Everyone who receives the infilling of the Holy Spirit receives the gifts and authority that come with the infilling.
The most important of these gifts is the gift of praying in the Spirit or “tongues.” Everyone receives this gift with the infilling (baptism) of the Holy Spirit, but not everyone is able to release it. You may have to rebuke the spirit of disbelief.
Most difficulties are overcome with simple obedience. It is because for years every word that came out of your mouth first went through your brain. But the Spirit flows from the center of your being. You must disconnect the old pattern to allow the Spirit to flow.
Why pray in the Spirit?
Praying in the spirit it is the power to pray God’s perfect will! It is perfect prayer!
The Holy Spirit Himself is praying through your prayer language and bringing it before the Father. It makes you an intercessor and a powerful “prayer warrior.” He empowers you to pray effectively for anyone, anywhere and for any need.
“…the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”
Praying only in your known language has great limitations. It’s like going into battle armed with a pocketknife, while your seven-foot, double-edged sword sits in a box!
Are you ready for spiritual warfare?
“…build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.”
“Father, I want to be ready – I want to walk in righteousness. Lord, Jesus, I want to be filled with the Spirit. Holy Spirit, come and fill me, come and guide me into all truth. I put my trust in You. I surrender all of my “self” and give you my life completely. Fill me with Your love and Your gifts. I receive them now. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”