We’ve seen the instruction concerning using the word as a sword and praying with the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17-18) Now we get to move forward to new realms. I’ve found that as I continue to pray in the Spirit, often words in English will arise in my heart. Sometimes they just “pop” suddenly to mind, other times they sort of “float up” from the depths of my inner being. In those moments, I speak those words out loud. It may be a specific scripture. “Himself bore our infirmities!” Other times it might be something that speaks to the problem at hand, scriptural, but not an exact quote, “I speak hope to the heart of my friend!” In some instances, I’m not sure what it means, but if it passes the test of being consistent with the Bible, then I speak it. God knows stuff I don’t know!
These are wonderful weapons, placed in my heart by the Spirit of God, and meant to be spoken as part of the intercession He is making. This is a real-time manifestation of 1 Corinthians 14:15a “What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. NKJV” God has given us so much; it seems silly to fail to take advantage.
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