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September 1, 2020

The Importance of Praying in the Holy Spirit’s Language


[This past Sunday morning my brother, Tim Sheets, released a message that will help the Body of Christ …]

“On July 14, I heard the Lord say, ‘For the Church to see the change it desires, it must partner with Holy Spirit. It is not an option.’ On July 21, He said, “I will now introduce Holy Spirit to the world. He will function in visible leadership in the Ekklesia in worldwide ways and with explosive power.”

“About five years ago, I asked the Holy Spirit, ‘Why tongues? Why a Spirit language? What is the reason behind it beyond the day of Pentecost when people could hear of Your glorious works in their own language?’ From that day on, the Bible tells us the apostles and the Church practiced speaking in other tongues. I am still receiving revelation from His answer. He said, ‘It’s governing intercession.’


My initial thought was, ‘Of course it is! How did I miss that? How did I miss that it is about government?’ It is about many other things, but it is also about governing. It is about the governing of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit leads the heirs of God, the joint heirs with Christ, in intercession with this language. It is the governing language of Christ’s Kingdom on the earth. It is Spirit language that helps the King’s Ekklesia to rule and reign with Him as governing heirs on the earth. That is one of the vital strategic meanings of ‘tongues’.


This is part of the restoration of the dominion mandate that God gave man in Genesis 1:26-28, ‘...Have dominion and subdue the earth...’ The Bible says He will fill us with His power and His presence and that He helps us to pray governing prayers in restored Spirit language (the language of the Spirit). We also pray in our natural language— prayers which we pray in authority in Jesus’ Name. This is what I believe Zephaniah 3:9 is talking about when it says, ‘For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.’ It is meant to unify the Church, not divide it as it so often has. It is meant to help us war together against principalities and powers opposing the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom in the earth. God has given us spiritual weapons meant to demolish corrupt cultures and warped philosophies. We are given these weapons to tear down barriers so that the lost can receive God’s Truth. This is why the Holy Spirit prays Spirit-governing prayers through His Ekklesia.


“Church, we need to pray in tongues. This is a weapon of our warfare. We need to pray in the Spirit so much more than we are. We need to get comfortable with it. We need to pray governing, Holy-Spirit-language-prayers, and advance Christ’s Kingdom on the earth.”


“In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don’t know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can’t be uttered. He who searches the hearts knows what is on the Spirit’s mind, because he makes intercession for the saints according to God.” (Romans 8:26-27; WEB)


Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray in the language of the Holy Spirit—in tongues—for a while. If you have never received this gift, pray in your native language as led by the Holy Spirit.

  • If you haven’t yet received this wonderful gift, this is the perfect day to ask God to give you the gift of tongues! Look at Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4, and Acts 19:6, then pray and receive.

  • Ask God for a new wave of Holy Spirit baptisms on this generation of Believers.

  • Declare, “The Ekklesia of God will receive new understanding of praying in tongues. We will intercede in the Spirit more than we ever have before."

A prayer you can pray:


[Pray in the language of the Holy Spirit—in tongues—for a while. Or pray in your native language as led by the Holy Spirit.] Lord, thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit and the prayer language He gives us. We so often have no idea how to pray. It’s comforting to know You made a way for us to pray unceasingly by partnering with the Holy Spirit and using the language He gives us. Thank You for the revelation that this is a governing language. We can see that we can pray into the expansion of Your Kingdom without having to know what we are asking for. You line our prayers right up with Your Will and Your Word when we pray in tongues.


Lord, in the Jesus Movement and the Charismatic Movement, You poured Your Holy Spirit out in great measure. So many of us were filled at that time. The Body of Christ today needs a new and fresh move like that. Encourage pastors and other leaders to teach us about this gift. Fill those that have come into the Kingdom in the last decade or two. Pour Your Spirit out again afresh and new. Let an army of tongue-praying Christians be added to the Ekklesia’s ranks, so the Kingdom can be expanded more quickly! Thank You, Jesus. Amen.


Today’s decree:


We will govern with the Lord as we pray in the language of the Spirit.