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Class 8: Prayer that Prevails!


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Part 6: Listen to your heart

(This is part 6 of 9 parts in this class)


As you are speaking in tongues, don't listen to the sounds being formed by your mouth; listen instead to your heart where the Spirit is initiating what is being uttered. These utterances coming out of your mouth are from your heart and directed towards God. God searches hearts and knows what is on the Spirit's mind in His intercession for you.


Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:27 - NKJV


The Bible tells us,

He who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God.

1 Corinthians 14:2 - NKJV


Don't try to work out what's going on. Your mind has no part in this. It is your spirit that is praying and it is your spirit that is being built up in the process. Paul writes,

When a man is speaking in an ecstatic language (a tongue), he is no doubt building up his own spiritual life...If I pray in an ecstatic language, it is my spirit which prays. My mind is producing nothing at all.

1 Corinthians 14:4,14 - Barclay's translation