Satan wants to stop people from praying but especially he wants to prevent them from receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit and being able to pray in tongues, because if you pray Satan is powerless against you. He also knows that if you can pray in tongues, you can now pray all day long, while you are going about your normal life, because when you pray in the Spirit then your mind is unfruitful but your spirit prays.
As we read in first Corinthians chapter 14 verse 14, “for if I pray in a tongue my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.” When you pray satan wants to distract you and he plays on your mind. He puts all kinds of things, thoughts and distractions, in your mind but when you pray in tongues then you pray with the spirit and your mind is unfruitful, so he
cannot distract you.
Further he does not know what you are praying because you are praying mysteries to God. Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians chapter 14 verse 24, ” the one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.” So, what mysteries are we praying when we do pray in tongues? The Apostle Paul writes in Romans chapter 8 verse 26, “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words, and He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the Saints according to the will of God.” When we pray in tongues the Holy Spirit prays through us and
with us according to the will of God. Although we do not understand what we are praying the Holy Spirit intercedes through us according to the will of God and we are edified in our spirit, we are built up in our communion, our relationship with God. We read in 1st Corinthians chapter 14 verse 4, “the one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself but the one who prophesies edifies the church. Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is the one who prophesies than the one who speaks in tongues unless he interprets so that the church may receive edifying.” However, you first have to pray in tongues and be edified, be built up in your spirit before you can receive revelation from the Holy Spirit to be able to prophesy. The Apostle Paul further rights in 1st Corinthians chapter 14:18, “I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; however in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I might instruct others, rather than 10,000 words in a tongue.” We have to be praying in tongues all day, always, so that we are edified and built up so that streams of living water will flow through us and the Holy Spirit will be manifested in and through us. The Holy Spirit manifests in and through the Spirit filled believer, through prophecy, through revelation, through a word of knowledge, through healing, and miraculous working of the Spirit of God. The power of the Holy Spirit is manifested in and through those who are filled with the Holy Spirit and who stay filled with the Holy Spirit. You only stay filled with the Holy Spirit if you pray in the spirit, so that the Spirit of God flows through you, streams of living water that bring life to you, edify you and through you identify the body of Christ. We cannot bear fruit if we are not led by the Spirit of God; we cannot be led by the Spirit of God if the Spirit of God does not dwell in us and flow through us.
The only way that the Holy Spirit will flow through us is if we remain in constant prayer in the spirit and keep our relationship our contact with Jesus Christ alive; if we stop praying in the spirit stop communicating with God in the spirit then we become stagnant and unfruitful spiritually passive and spiritually dysfunctional. satan knows that when you continuously praying in tongues he is powerless against you because you are filled with the Holy Spirit power. That is why he discourages people and gets others people to discourage them to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and to pray in the spirit. Those who do not have the Spirit of Christ flowing through them are powerless against satan and that is why they cannot overcome, We need to be praying in the spirit to overcome the wiles of the devil and do the will of God. Are you going to allow satan to disarm you, to steal from you that which God has promised to you; the Holy Spirit power from on-high?
Are you going to remain powerless or will you seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ promised to those who obey Him and who wish to follow Him? Are you going to allow Satan to stop you from praying in tongues so that the Spirit of God can flow through you? The choice is yours because the promise is for all those who believe in Jesus Christ and who want to be fruitful in His kingdom. Choose today whether you will be an overcomer or whether you will be defeated by satan.
May Jesus bless you.