Today's Pause for Prayer 07-02-2020

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • Michael Blank
  • Category: Prayer Alerts

Ladies and Gentlemen, LET THE CHURCH ARISE and PRAY in our Spirit!

Bible LINK = 1Corinthians 14:1-25

Let His Love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives—especially the ability to Prophesy.

For if you have the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking only to God, since people won’t be able to understand you. You will be speaking by the Power of the Spirit, but it will all be mysterious. But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.

A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally, but one who speaks a Word of Prophecy strengthens the entire church.

I wish you could all speak in tongues, but even more I wish you could all prophesy. For prophecy is greater than speaking in tongues, unless someone interprets what you are saying so that the whole church will be strengthened.

So anyone who speaks in tongues should pray also for the ability to interpret what has been said. For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying, but I don’t understand what I am saying.

Well then, what shall I do?

I will PRAY in the Spirit, and I will also PRAY in words I understand. I will SING in the Spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.

For if you praise God only in the Spirit, how can those who don’t understand you Praise God along with you? How can they join you in giving Thanks when they don’t understand what you are saying? You will be giving thanks very well, but it won’t strengthen the people who hear you.

I Thank God that I speak in tongues more than any of you.

But in a church meeting I would rather speak five understandable words to help others than ten thousand words in an unknown language.

Dear brothers and sisters, don’t be childish in your understanding of these things. Be innocent as babies when it comes to evil but be mature in understanding matters of this kind.


Dear ones, this is how we FIGHT our unseen enemies!  This is how we drive out the DARKNESS! This is how we DECLARE with our mouths exactly what we Believe in our hearts!

So you see that speaking in tongues is a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is for the benefit of believers, not unbelievers.

Even so, if unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your church meeting and hear everyone speaking in an unknown language, they will think you are crazy.

But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say.

As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you.”

Make it so Dear LORD, make it so!

LORD JESUS, we truly do NOT understand what is happening in this world today! We must have Your Wisdom and Your Revelation Knowledge about what we are witnessing on a daily basis. Speak to our hearts and let us SEE this “storm” as You SEE this troubling times. We know that this is NOT the Tribulation, but it is the beginning of sorrows.

Your Word clearly states that in the last days lawlessness (evil) will abound and the love of many will grow cold.   Matthew 24:11-12

We ask ourselves – What would Jesus DO and what would Jesus SAY?

Listen to the words of this Gospel Hymn from Alan Jackson:

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His Word shall not fail you He promised;
Believe Him and all will be well.
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!


Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful Face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the Light of His Glory and Grace


Amen and Amen!