When it comes to that place in our life where we are required to make an important decision, most Christians honestly desire to make the right choice, the one that is in line with the Word and Will of the Lord. They realise quite correctly, that it will be all round more successful if they have God on their side in the decision they are about to make! The question is however, “how do you know what God wants you to do in the situation you are facing?” First of all, the most important thing to remember is that God’s Word is His Will, thus He will never want you to make a decision that would be contrary to His Word. Your decision must always be in line with His written Word, the Bible! For instance, there is no question whatsoever about whether or not you should be considering a divorce, because God’s Word says clearly that Jesus opposed divorce and so divorce does not even become an option and you know that God wants you to pray for reconciliation (Mark 10:3-12). The same holds true for any form of separation of the family unit, as this has a negative impact on every member of that family. Any decision you have to make that will lead you into debt, is not according to God’s Word either, because it is written that we are to owe no man anything but to love him (Rom. 13:8). Running up debt that you know you will not be able to repay, is contrary to His Will. If you find yourself in a financial crisis and want a way out however, ask your Heavenly Father to help you, and He will show you how! The Bible says in James 5:5-6: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. This portion of Scripture assures us that God will give you the necessary wisdom you need in every situation if you ask Him for it in faith. Then ask Him to confirm His leading and guidance, for out of the mouth of two or three witnesses the truth shall be established the Bible tells us in (Matt. 18:16), and one of these confirmations should come from His Word. However, I know of times, unfortunately, when someone has claimed to truly want to hear from the Lord concerning a certain decision they must make, but they have actually made up their mind already as to what they are going to do, and are just seeking God’s “permission”, so to speak, by claiming to seek His counsel. If the answer they receive from the Lord doesn’t suit them, they find an excuse to do their own thing anyway! You will never hear from the Lord if do not intend taking His advice, because He knows your heart, whether you really want to do His will, or want to justify the decision you have already made deep down inside! You need to put the whole situation and set of circumstances at His feet and pray, “not my will Father, but Yours”, and then trust Him to show you what to do. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. (Pro 3:5-6). Always remember that He loves you, you are His child and He only wants what is best for you. He alone knows what the future holds and His timing is always perfect. He promises to show you what decision you must make if you seek Him with all of your heart.(Heb.11:6) After you have enquired of Him, patiently await His answer, and until you have certainty in your heart about His answer, do not do anything in haste! Remember that “when in doubt, do nothing!” You will have the assurance of the peace of the Holy Spirit within you when
we can choose to remain in a difficult marriage situation. God wants you to be saved. if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God. We choose to use our will to come in line with His! The decision is always yours to make. then you make the decision to pray according to His Will. sexual perversion etc. then it does not come from the Lord. so this is why it is so important to make the right choices. because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. The soul consists of the emotions (I feel). 3:16) For God so loved the world. PROVIDING YOUR NEEDS (Php. He chose to take the way of the cross on account of our sin. delivered from abusive substances and that all you needs be met.you make the right decision. is a wonderful example for us. for example. Man consists of body. so you have to decide whether to turn left or right. if
.28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head. to preach deliverance to the captives. is of course straight forward. to set at liberty them that are bruised. because God created you with a free will and you are responsible for your own choices. drugs.from alcohol. the intellect (I think and the will (I will). (Joh. you make the choice as to which way you want to go. AT THAT POINT. He certainly did not feel like it. The following illustration explains this truth clearly: Say now that you are travelling by car along a road which comes to a T junction. that we. spirit and soul. SETTING THE CAPTIVE FREE . It is the WILL that must establish our decisions. and thou shalt not be beneath. that he gave His only begotten Son. we can choose to lose weight. we can choose to select what we watch on TV! Jesus Christ. (Luk. Although emotions are an important part of man. being dead to sins. you cannot blame God for any of the bad choices you make or may have made. both the possible LEFT turn and possible RIGHT turn are at the same place. healed. If you are being pressurised forced to make a decision in haste. which I command thee this day. You cannot continue going straight on ahead as the road ends there. then give it some time. and thou shalt be above only. but have everlasting life. Note what God says to Israel i Deut. but made a choice with His will that was in agreement with His Father’s will. and not the tail. that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish. and recovering of sight to the blind. they must not be the deciding or regulating factor used to govern our lives. For example.
GOD’S REVEALED WILL
Making a decision concerning His revealed Will according to His Word. 2:24) Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree. 4:18) The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me. The Lord never pressurises you. praying to His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane. 4:19) But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. to observe and to do them: Each decision we make determines our future. He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted. HEALING (1Pet. nor is He the Author of confusion. should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. SALVATION. If you are agitated when having to decide on an issue.
At Pentecost after the Holy Spirit had been poured out and Peter proclaimed the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Note “all men everywhere”. and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. ask the Lord which way to go. He made a decision and he acted upon it! At church services people often go up for the alter call . Yet there was that time when you were at the T junction and could choose to turn left or right. repentance toward God. He that hath the Son hath life. A choice to spend your Eternal life with God however. repentance means: to change your decision. we read in Acts 17:30: And the times of this ignorance God winked at. 20: 10 and 15). the distance between you and the T junction gets further by the minute until you are miles away from where you made the choice. After a person has made a decision to give his life to the Lord. the further you move away from the point where the decision was made. guide you and remind you of everything Jesus commanded. In Greek – the original language in which the New Testament was written. an Eternity with God the Father and Jesus Christ (life). still regarding repentance.. In Hebrew – the original language in which the Old Testament was written – it means to change direction. Read your Bible prayerfully so that the Holy Spirit can teach you. which is very good. Read Revelation.
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REPENTANCE AND CONVERSION
This means an about turn from your present way of life. the people asked this question: What must we do brothers? Then Peter said unto them. The most important decision you will ever be called to make in this life. He will give you the right direction to take. The further you travel down that road. The turning point in his life was when he said: I will arise and go to my father.you choose to turn LEFT and carry on driving. his life can only be changed by learning to know God’s will through His Word.. Repent. that God hath given to us eternal life. and convict you of sin and righteousness. We hence come to the conclusion that there are only two possible choices for us. is to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour so that you will inherit Eternal Life. When you reach a cross road in your life. but serves no purpose at all if it does not produce in them the signs of a changed life.nobody is excluded. and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. In fact the Left turn and the right turn go in completely opposite directions. and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. and this life is in His Son. Paul tells us in Acts 20:21: Testifying both to the Jews. A good example in the Bible is the prodigal son in Luke chapter 5. and that is the very best decision you will ever make! The following are the basic steps to take when making this all important decision: The choice is yours. or an Eternity in the pool of fire with the devil and his evil powers (death).. and repentance is the first requirement. (1 John 5 :11-12) And this is the record. and also to the Greeks. and to follow God’s ways and instructions as prescribed in the Bible. (Act 2:38) And. would mean that your whole life must be committed to God in trust.
To have yourself baptised after conversion is actually an act of obedience. because of God’s great mercy and grace.. and will sup with him. renew our days as of old. Church of Thyatira(Rev 2:21) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication. or else I will come unto thee quickly. and we shall be turned. and repent. Repent. It is God who draws us according to John 6:44 No man can come to me. Church of Pergamos (Rev 2:16 ) Repent. Church of Sardis (Rev 3:3) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard. Our Heavenly Father has always responded to a heart of repentance. Church of Ephesus: (Rev 2:5) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen. and the way of faith in Jesus Christ becomes a way of peace and joy! In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 we see that Jesus exhorted five of the seven churches to REPENT. and thus it behoved Christ to suffer. and repent. and he with Me: but we must make the final choice. That is a misconception. starts the process of repentance within us. Do not allow the moment of grace and mercy pass you by without you responding! Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them.. (Luke 24:46-47) And said unto them. Peter gave these instruction from God: Repent and be baptised. and knock: if any man hear My voice. and hold fast. It is a decision you have to make. Church of Laodicea (Rev 3:19) As many as I love. except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. except thou repent. or else I will come unto thee quickly. I will come in to him. and do the first works. The Holy Spirit. 3:20 : Behold. In Mark 16:16 Jesus says: He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved. and open the door. and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. but he that believeth not shall be damned One often hears a believer say that he will have himself baptised when the Holy Spirit convicts him to do so. If therefore thou shalt not watch. Because we are sincere in our remorse and repentance. and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all
. and repent. The believer’s baptism after conversion is a command of the Lord to the believer and is inspired by the Holy Spirit. We read in Rev. Thus it is written. we are made aware of our love of God. O LORD. I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore. and we read in Lamentations 5:21: Turn thou us unto thee. and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. and will remove thy candlestick out of his place.. The road to walking with God always begins with repentance and conversion – (giving you heart to Jesus) – whether we are making this decision for the very first time or we may have back slidden and are coming back to the Lord.Repentance is a choice. I stand at the door. and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. and she repented not. I will come on thee as a thief. You choose to obey or not.
We. beginning at Jerusalem. (Heb 12:25-29) Father God’s desire is to build the character of His Son Jesus within the lives of those who have received Him as their Saviour. but also heaven. In Matt. confessing it for what it is. and believe the gospel. forgive. It has nothing to do with “feelings” or emotions. And this word. You have the power to forgive. Jesus’ words are very clear in Mark 1:15 when He says: The time is fulfilled. But if ye do not forgive. whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. repenting of it and turning our back on it. much more shall not we escape. that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. and no one else can do it for you. let us have grace. This is how you break the power of the tormentors over your life. we read this in the Book of Hebrews. Yet once more. who know Jesus as Lord are being conformed to His image day by day as we choose to yield ourselves to the working of the Holy Spirit.nations. in other words we should have already forgiven our debtors when we ask our Heavenly Father to forgive us. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth. As we see clearly in Mark 11:25 the Father will not forgive our trespasses if we have unforgiveness towards another. He will heal the broken hearted and give victory in every battle. We have to acknowledge all sin in our life. As an example let us consider the difficult situation where a husband has been
. Yet once more I shake not the earth only. neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Your prayers are not even heard when you harbour unforgiveness in your heart. if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. This response from us causes God to draw close to us and meet our needs. therefore forgive every single person unconditionally regardless of what they have done to you. God said that in the last days everything that can be shaken will be shaken. You choose!
Mark 11:25-26 And when ye stand praying. if we turn away from Him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised. and foolishness to hang on to any unforgiveness. It is actually just wisdom working for your own benefit to forgive. as of things that are made. Repentance is a choice you have to make because nobody else can make it for you. 6:12 we read this verse of the Lord’s prayer: and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye. signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken. Choose to live a life of repentance and walk in His peace and provision. The Greek translation uses the past tense in this verse: as we have forgiven our trespasses. To forgive is once again a choice of your own free will. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved. See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh. saying.
you could be praying from a position of pride. they had to wear an apron . She could be holding in her hand. submit yourselves unto the elder. Get rid of it immediately before it bites and kills you. just think of Jesus Christ who had to hang upon that cross as a guilt sacrifice for you and me. God’s agreement is simply this. What ever you do. Do not wait for a “feeling . love. In Luke 14.unfaithful to his wife. It is impossible to draw close to God with a proud heart. He will remove your iniquities as far as the East is from the West – and He will remember them NO more! Hallelujah! (Read our book The power of Forgiveness) God’s instructions are always extremely practical and logical and always aimed at benefitting you. to show that they were slaves.. He owes her trust. and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud.. Once again you need the help of the Holy Spirit. and God says that He RESISTS the proud – He actually avoids them. but do not allow the moment of the grace of God to escape you. And the devil would just love to be able to convince her to hold onto all these accounts! But we must keep in mind that Father God has a great number of accounts against us in His hand. that if you tear up the accounts owing to you by others. Jesus gives a very fundamental illustration of the “proud”.a slave’s apron. Yea. lowly attitude of a slave towards others – this is what the above phrase intimates. and giveth grace to the humble. ye younger.. Right throughout our Christian life many opportunities present themselves where we
. do NOT coddle unforgiveness as a poisonous snake to your breast. A lack of humility is another reason for why people’s prayers are not answered . that he may exalt you in due time: Note that the Bible says HUMBLE YOURSELVES – this is an action we must take. That is why Peter says: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God. It is not scriptural to pray for the Lord to humble you. He does not need our favour and gifts. but only YOU can become HUMBLE – can clothe yourself with humility. that he may exalt you in due time: The phrase “clothed with humility” makes one think of the slaves of those days. DECIDE to lay aside all pride and arrogance and CHOOSE to humble yourself. God can certainly humiliate you if necessary. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God. all of you be subject one to another. a heap of accounts owing to her. You will feel so much the better for having done so. support etc. So Peter is saying here that we should have the humble. WE have to humble ourselves. It describes guests at a wedding who chose to seat themselves in the front seats – which were probably being kept for the guests of honour – and then they were so humiliated when they were asked to take the seats in the back! Rather CHOOSE to sit in the lowly place and you will never have to experience such humiliation.YOU DECIDE . respect. He desires to help and save us from destruction. Choose to forgive! You make the decision!
(1Pe 5:5-6) Likewise. God is Almighty. but because His love for us and His mercy towards us is so great.
even though He said that He and the Father are one. Take note – it does not depend on our feelings. and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. He CHOSE to lower Himself! If you and I want to be lifted up. You CHOOSE and you ACT. and became obedient unto death. and took upon Him the form of a servant.
THE FEAR OF THE LORD
The fear of the Lord is also a choice that you have to make. The extent to which we are obedient to God. it is a DECISION followed by your action.can choose to be the least and humble ourselves – take advantage of those occasions because Jesus says in Luke 14:11: For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased. He humbled Himself. which was also in Christ Jesus: Who. 111:10) The fear of the Lord is not being terrified of an almighty God who is just waiting to strike you when you make the smallest mistake! Your Heavenly Father loves you. 2:9-11) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him. but he decided that he wanted to elevate himself – and look at the results! He FELL ! (Isa. Jesus was always obedient to His Father’s commands and it is this trust and obedience God wants to find in you and me. 2:5-8) Let this mind be in you. being in the form of God. Why was He highly exalted? Not because He was the Beloved Son of the Father. thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation. Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the
. but because He fulfilled the conditions. As you know Satan was once an archangel whose beauty and wisdom were unsurpassed.we read this in Proverbs and in the Psalms. and things under the earth. we need to humble ourselves. God cannot make it for you or force it upon you. as illogical and ridiculous it may seem to the world. (Pro 1:7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever. (Joh 10:30) I and My Father are one. Once again. and things in earth. (Joh. It is a Bible principle. What did He do? He humbled Himself and descended to the lowest level – death on the cross. but He loves you too much to allow you to stay the way you are ! His purpose for your life is to change you into the image of His Son Jesus as you yield yourself to His Holy Spirit. of things in heaven. 14:13). and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man. because He was on the same level as God. (Psa. to the glory of God the Father. (Php. Have I been so long time with you. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. And see what happened to Jesus: (Php. and yet hast thou not known Me. Just think of the attitude of Jesus and then that of Satan. On the other hand. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. even the death of the cross. Jesus did not deem it necessary to exalt Himself. The Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom . we choose! Jesus’ complete obedience to His Heavenly Father indicated His total “fear of the Lord”. indicates the extent of our fear of the Lord. 14:9) Jesus saith unto him. and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.
in other words. the Lord says that to “fear Him” is a CHOICE we make. OUR CHOICES determine our lives – NOT an “incomprehensible force”! WE CHOOSE LIFE OR DEATH – that is what God says in Deut. I want to make the following statement: your problems are the result of the lack of decisions or the wrong decisions made by your forefathers or by you. (Psa. Once again this is a misconception. However in Jesus’ Name. 28 – God spells it out very clearly for all to understand that OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD BRINGS BLESSINGS AND DISOBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD BRINGS CURSES. It is very important that you realise this so that you choose to do so – CHOOSE and ACT. It is so simple! You and I must just DECIDE if we are going to be obedient or disobedient. and that is just not right! He certainly is our Father in Heaven. but I will not answer. puts it this way: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb 10:31) The fear of the Lord is to hate all evil. but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. they shall seek Me early. our creator and the creator of Heaven and of Earth ! Too many Christians these days address God as their “buddy”. OUR DECISIONS. that I have set before you life and death. because according to the above scripture . He pulls the strings and decides whether blessings or curses are going to be your lot. but they shall not find Me: For that they hated knowledge. and how sayest thou then. 112:1-
. and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof. 30 and also Deut. People who do not respond when they hear the voice of the Lord! (Pro 1:28-30) Then shall they call upon Me. also in the New Testament. that both thou and thy seed may live: With reference to this scripture. (Pro 19:23) The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied. 30:19.
BLESSINGS AND CURSES
Many Christians still believe in “fate”.Father. but respectively so! Matthew wrote in the New Testament: And fear not them which kill the body. – then our choices affect our descendants too because that is what God also says in Deut. blessing and cursing: therefore choose life. for who He is. In other words. (Mat 10:28) And the writer of the Book of Hebrews. 30:19. They sometimes even say that God is this “incomprehensible force” that manipulates man like a puppet on a string. he shall not be visited with evil. we can break that bondage. we suffer the consequences. But that is not what the Bible tells us! (Deut. Isaac and Jacob. Shew us the Father? We have to respect and honour the God of Abraham. in the same way that God hates it! This DECISION concerns a very important matter and is a warning to people who play around with the grace of God. It is a decision made with our will. that a “power” beyond their control decides whether their lives are going to be blessed or cursed. Perhaps our forefathers were disobedient and because of their bad choices. It would be good for you to prayerfully read Deut. There are so many Christians who still attach having the fear of the Lord to a feeling. 30:19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you.
but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. and it filled all the house where they were sitting. ye have heard of Me. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire. and began to speak with other tongues. as the Spirit gave them utterance. being assembled together with them. Then Peter stands up and explains to the onlookers what has taken place and we read in Acts 2:38-39: . (Act 1:4-5) Then we see in Acts chapter two how this was fulfilled: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come. including his descendents. you can receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Thus we see that the promise of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is still for all believers today – but we must make a decision to choose to receive this wonderful Gift from God. saith He. they were all with one accord in one place. And not only any old CHOICE. and to all that are afar off. Then Peter said unto them. For John truly baptized with water. Repent. that decision does not only affect him. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD. which. For example. that I have set before you life and death. (Act 2:1-4) Note that the evidence of having received the infilling of the Holy Spirit was that they all spoke in other tongues. The choice is ours whether or not to be filled with the Holy Spirit and receive the gift of a
. but others as well. and to your children. but a CHOICE based on the Word of God.e. commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem. blessing and cursing: therefore choose life. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind. free from the whirlpool of calamities in your life. Then you can expect life and blessings. and to Jacob. you will have to make a CHOICE. In the book of Acts we read that the risen Jesus told His disciples to go to Jerusalem and await the outpouring of the Holy Spirit which His Father had promised to those who believed. that your DECISIONS also affect your descendents. and that thou mayest obey his voice. If you want to come out of. if a man CHOOSES to be unfaithful to his wife and runs away with someone else. to Isaac. and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. but wait for the promise of the Father. and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life. and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. that delighteth greatly in His commandments. Pay attention to Deut. For the promise is unto you. even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 30:19-20 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you. i. that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God. and it sat upon each of them. to Abraham.2) Praise ye the LORD. And. you and your descendants!
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. This theme runs right through the Bible. to give them.
After you were saved and baptised in water as a believer.
In My name shall they cast out devils. (Read our Book Experience the Holy Spirit) Remember that you do not have to wait for a feeling . I cannot overemphasise the importance of speaking in tongues. to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit with your spiritual prayer language. And we also read the words of Jesus in Mark 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe. that it is not meant for every Christian. teaching on spiritual warfare and the full armour of God in Ephesians chapter 6 says in Eph. and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. and I will sing with the understanding also.new Heavenly language.it is a DECISION. Then some believe. as the Spirit gave them utterance. Paul. cooking. and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit. 6:18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. including you. often. How will you ever be able to be successful in you spiritual battle against sin and Satan’s attacks. When you are baptised in the Holy Spirit. CHOOSE to speak in new tongues. and pray often in your prayer language – when you are driving. See what Jude says in Jude 20-21: But ye. IS FOR EVERYONE OF GOD’S CHILDREN. Start today to CHOOSE and just watch the growth in your spiritual life which will then manifest itself in your physical life as well. God gives the vocabulary – but you do the speaking. Note the fact that THEY began to speak. praying in the Holy Ghost. There are still those who prayed in tongues once the day they received the infilling of the Holy Spirit and never again. Keep yourselves in the love of God. a DECISION of your will. so that you and your descendents may LIVE !
. in obedience to God’s Word. is a CHOICE. (1Co 14:14-15) For if I pray in an unknown tongue. through incorrect teaching. However once again the emphasis falls on the fact that it is not reliant on our feelings – to pray in tongues. building up yourselves on your most holy faith. Pray in tongues. without your FULL armour which includes praying in tongues? Read Jude 21 and 22 again and then read Jude 15 that speaks of the terrible ungodliness that will take place in the End Times – He uses the word ungodliness four times! How will the Christian be able to guard himself against this ungodliness during these evil times? BY PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT – that’s what verses 21 and 22 are saying. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit. my spirit prayeth. beloved. speaking in tongues is not the result of an inner explosion. once you have been baptised in the Holy Spirit. and that is truly sad because it is such a powerful spiritual weapon. looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. they shall speak with new tongues. YOU CHOOSE to do it. daily. Therefore CHOOSE . gardening – at any given opportunity. . and (they) began to speak with other tongues. Build yourself up in your spirit man and guard yourself against the evil in these times. YOU CHOOSE to pray in tongues as the Spirit leads you – and it is not an emotion.it is YOUR DECISION.LIFE.Praying in the Spirit is part of this armour. sing in tongues. Please do not think that this experience is just for the Pentecostal or Charismatic believers! On the contrary. . not the Holy Spirit. Magnify the Lord in this way and at the same time be waging spiritual warfare. Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. but my understanding is unfruitful. It is your DECISION ! Thus we see that our entire Christian walk is not based on feelings but actually on making practical decisions and carrying them out.