“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered,” Romans 8:26.
“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance,” Acts 2:4.
“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful,” 1 Corinthians 14:4.
There is a language of the Spirit that is unlike any language upon this earth. It comes to us through the unction and anointing of the Holy Spirit.
And yet, even if these words are unintelligible with others, deep down inside we understand and know what is being said.
It’s true of course, that when the gift of tongues is uttered in a church or group setting, that one must pray for the interpretation to be given. For without an understandable language of this earth, then the groanings, the mysteries, will not benefit those who might hear them.
But our prayer language is much different than that, for as God speaks to us through His Holy Spirit, we are built-up in our most holy place. We are comforted; we are guided; we are strengthened, and we are given wisdom.
This heavenly language has been so misunderstood and misinterpreted over the centuries. It has continued to be a highly debated source of inquiry and contention, and yet, God has given this marvelous resource to us to benefit us in so many ways.
When a man or a woman studies, their mind is hooked to the content of what they are reading, and the information over time, becomes knowledge to them.
As we know, the word of God, the scriptures, are like a honeycomb to those who would meditate upon it, and they then become like a tree planted by the river, drawing their sustenance from the ever-flowing words of life.
But the words of the Spirit run deeper than this. To be sure, their truth must be substantiated by scripture, but the Rhema quality of them, announces things that oftentimes are not as specific as those written down in scripture.
Scripture speaks in divine truth, and in general terms, we find life and meat for our bones. But if one is taking a journey, they must have everything that they need at their disposal.
And in traveling or in merely just living out our daily lives, we need to know that “this is the way, walk ye in it,” Isaiah 30:21.
Jesus spoke to the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus, and as we know he was blinded for a time by the bright light of the countenance of the LORD. Then he was told to go to a certain street and to meet a man in town there.
“As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, LORD?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.” The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank,” Acts 9:3-9.
Jesus certainly got Paul’s attention, and then was told where and what he was to do, and Ananias as well, was given new revelation knowledge about this man.
Without the voice of the Holy Spirit, Paul would have been lost, and would have been in a quandary as do what was happening to him.
“Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the LORD said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, LORD.” And the LORD said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.” But Ananias answered, “LORD, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem; and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.” But the LORD said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake,” Acts 9:10-16.
Ananias knew of Paul and the persecution that he had done to the Christians, and in his own mind, it would have seemed logical to not see the man, and certainly not to welcome him into his home. But the Holy Spirit, had a different agenda in mind.
Those words that come to us during our time of prayer, or whatever we are doing, will give us instructions to our spirits.
We will be refreshed and renewed.
We will be given revelations concerning our lives and perhaps the lives of others. And just like the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well, we will draw spiritual water, and an ever-flowing river, that will fill us and lead us ahead down the road and unto eternal life.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?