Today’s devotion is from 1 Corinthians 14:4
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself…
The word edify comes from the word edifice…
To merit being called an edifice, a building must be important… like a towering skyscraper or a large or massive structure. An edifice is a large building, especially an impressive one.
When we pray, or speak in our heavenly language we edify, or build ourselves up into a massive, impressive, impenetrable structure.
Size matters when it comes to spiritual things… size matters when it comes to how big we are in God, and size definitely matters when it comes to the anointing and power of God that is operating in our lives.
Many believers do not have a revelation on the power of speaking in tongues. Even many Pentecostal believers do not have the revelation. Most believers do not speak in tongues nearly enough. Every time that you speak in tongues in your heavenly language, you build yourself up into a larger and larger, more significant, more powerful, more impenetrable edifice. Every time you speak in tongues you grow spiritually, you increase in your spiritual gifting’s, you strengthen in your authority and you grow in miracle working power.
If you study people like Smith Wigglesworth, Kathryn Kuhlman and other men and woman of God who were mightily used of the Lord in signs, wonders and miracles, you will see that they spent hours each day praying in tongues. Paul the apostle said, “I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you” The Amplified Bible says, “I thank God that I speak in tongues more than any of you or all of you put together”. (1 Corinthians 14:18)
When we get a revelation of the power of speaking in tongues, like Paul, we will begin to speak in tongues more than anybody that we know. As we do we will increase and increase and increase exponentially in the power of God. In fact, we will take a quantum leap into another spiritual dimension. Ask the Holy Spirit today to give you a greater revelation on the power and the significance of speaking in tongues. When you get that revelation, your life will never be the same again! - Selah