Day 12

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A Warfare of Rest – Day 12 – Uttering Mysteries

“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.” (Luke 9:24-26)

As we cleanse our spiritual houses from fear and unbelief, close the open doors and seal up any holes by which the enemy has been gaining access to our lives, we also need to make sure we don’t leave the newly-freed areas empty.  The enemy is always roaming around, bombarding us with wrong thoughts, looking for ways to re-establish his rule in our lives. So it’s not enough for us to strive to enter into rest, we need to secure our position there.  And we do that by filling our lives with faith and truth.

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. (Jude 1:20)

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  (Ephesians 6:18)

Praying in the Spirit elevates our spirit into ascendancy over our mind, will and emotions.  Put another way, it puts our spirit man in the driver’s seat and prepares us to receive our directions from our GPS (Global Positioning System), God, who always knows the exact route we should take to get to His intended goal for us with the minimal amount of traffic and detours!

Praying in the Spirit is especially important in seasons of transition like the one we find ourlseves in right now.  God is about to open new doors for our lives, but we don’t yet know where those doors lead.  It’s a little bit like trying to navigate on a unfamiliar road in the dark. But that doesn’t mean we have to wander around lost or drive blind. So how do we get directions when we don’t know where we are going?

The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.  (Romans 8:26-27)

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. (I Corinthians 14:1-2)

Although we may not know the road ahead, God does.  And He already has the plan to bring everything into conformity with His eternal will so that we might be for the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:11)  We are able to tap into that plan as we pray in the Spirit, uttering with our spirit the mysteries of God.  In this way, we activate the power of agreement, bringing our spirits into greater alignment with the will of God.  And as we ask for the gift of interpretation, God begins to release revelation from our spirits into our minds of His plans and purposes.  In this, we become true sons of God, being led by the Spirit of God to create a channel for the will of God that is in heaven to be established on the earth.  (Romans 8:14)

Our Awaken Team felt stirred by God to pray together via conference call every morning during the consecration.  The vast majority of our time has been spent praying in the Spirit and we can testify that these have been times where we have sensed the tangible leading of the Holy Spirit and a release of downloads and revelation from heaven!  So we want to encourage you take time today, and every day during this consecration and beyond, to pray in the Spirit - building up your faith, uttering the mysteries of God and bringing yourself into ever increasing alignment with the soon-to- be revealed eternal will of God.

On behalf of the Awaken Team

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