Let The Inward Man Show Up!
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church (1Corinthians 14:3-4).
Fear creates the perfect environment for satanic activities. The latter part of our opening scripture shows how you can build your spirit strong against fear; it says, “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself.” The word “edifieth” derives from the Greek word “oikodomeo” which means “to build up or to make bold” .
When you speak in tongues, you embolden your spirit; you charge up your spirit. Your spirit, at that point, rises like a giant from within you and dominates the outward man—the body with its senses. Thoughts of fear are at once dispelled, while boldness and faith are stirred within you! This is the solution to fear and timidity.
Praying intensely and passionately in other tongues is a means of energizing your spirit for victory. In 1 Corinthians 14:18, Paul said, “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.” That was his secret. Through speaking in tongues, the life and power of God inherent in his spirit was activated such that it completely inundated his physical body! So much so that on a certain occasion, while on the Islands of Malta, a venomous viper fastened itself on his hand, yet Paul wouldn’t respond in fear. Rather, very calmly, he shook the snake into the fire and suffered no harm (Acts 28:1-5). His spirit had gained the ascendancy over fear.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” However, you have to activate that power from within through speaking in tongues. This makes your spirit come alive, such that your faith proclamations in crises are from a vantage position of rest and power.
As I speak in other tongues today, my inner man is stirred and energized for victory and success; thoughts of fear, timidity and weakness are dispelled, and I take dominion over every adversity, walking on through transcendently, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Act 4:31; 2 Timothy 1:7; Isaiah 54:15
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Acts 9:32-43; Ezra 1-3
2 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Corinthians 8:1-8; Isaiah 8