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ACTS 29 TODAY

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The Benefits of Meditation on the Word

 

Meditation on God’s Word is one of the most important

guidelines I could give you for unlocking divine

mysteries through praying in the Holy Ghost. For more

than a quarter of a century, I have endeavored to pray

in tongues just as much as possible in my own walk

with the Lord, and I have reaped rich rewards. And

some of the greatest benefits I’ve experienced have

come from meditating on the Word as I pray.

What is meditation? Meditation is the process of

assimilating God’s Word into your soul and spirit. As

you meditate on the Word of God, the Holy Spirit takes

God’s counsel in the form of the Word and reconstructs

it in your spirit in such a way that it becomes your

insight, wisdom, and counsel.

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Meditation can take you from simply acknowledging

that God’s Word is true to having the Word en-grafted

into your spirit. In other words, the Word not only

becomes a part of you, but as it becomes implanted in

your heart, you become a part of it!

 

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Meditation on the Word And Praying in Tongues

 

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I gave you some practical guidelines about what to do if

you only have three hours to spend with the Lord. But

that doesn’t negate the fact that the more you pray in

tongues, the more clear and definite the divine channel

becomes through which God communicates with you.

It is to your eternal benefit that you pray much in the

Holy Ghost, building yourself up on your most holy

faith.

As you pray in tongues, the Teacher of your new nature

uses the supernatural language He brought all the way

from Heaven to begin an illumination process inside of

you. Within that language resides not only the

mysteries of God’s plan for your life, but the

understanding of all Scripture.

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Therefore, the Holy Spirit lives in hope of the day that

you’ll give yourself over to the meditation of God’s

Word. When you do, you make His ministry of

illumination so much simpler.

I consider it to be a blessing that my mind is unfruitful

while I spend three or four hours praying in tongues.

Why? Because I’ve learned to employ my mind with

God’s Word while my spirit is praying. It has become

automatic for me: When I sit down to pray in tongues, I

pickup my Bible and start reading.

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My favorite practice is to take a book like Galatians,

Ephesians, or Philippians and just read that book over

and over again while I pray in tongues for hours. Often

I sit in a chair or lie on the floor and pray an hour or

two. Then I set my open Bible in a convenient place and

start walking around the room praying.

I pray for a while, my spirit listening in case the Holy

Spirit says something through that channel of

communication. Then I go back to the Bible and read

the entire book through again,still praying in tongues.

I’m glad that my mind and my spirit can receive from

God at the same time. The Holy Spirit takes all the

accumulated knowledge that I’ve deposited into my

mind through reading something in the Bible over and

over, and He uses it for the day-and-night meditation

process.This is where much of the revelation

knowledge I receive originates.

 

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Meditating on the Word In the Early Church

 

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Meditating on the Word while praying isn’t something

new or unique to me. Think back to the early apostles.

In Acts 2, the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit

on the Day of Pentecost. Then in Acts 6, they faced a

problem regarding the fair administration of food

among the believers.

The apostles said, “Look, it isn’t right that we are

distracted from the Word of God to serve tables. Let’s

appoint some men who are highly esteemed among you

for this job so that we may give ourselves continually to

the Word of God and to prayer” (Acts 6:2-4).

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Now, what part of the Word did the apostles give

themselves to? All of the Old Testament promises.

Remember, that’s all the Word they had at that time.

They couldn’t open a Bible and have the entire

foundation of the Church laid out before them on their

lap like you can!

So the apostles gave themselves continually to all the

Old Testament promises while at the same time giving

themselves to prayer. What kind of prayer would the

apostles be talking about? Well, what experience was

freshest in their minds? They had just received the

promise of the Father — the baptism in the Holy Ghost

with the evidence of speaking in tongues. So they were

praying in that new language the Holy Spirit had given

them!

The apostles prayed in tongues continually while

meditating on the promises of the Old Covenant. This

practice helped establish the foundation of the Church,

because God was able to bring forth the mysteries of

Christ.

We can also see the principle of meditating on the Word

while praying in the Spirit in the life of the Apostle

Paul. Remember, except for Jesus, Paul received more

revelation knowledge than any other man since Moses.

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We already know one of his keys to receiving that

revelation knowledge: After he was filled with the Holy

Ghost, he made the statement that he prayed in tongues

more than anyone (1Cor. 14:18). But meditation on

God’s Word was another important key.

You see, Paul said he was a Pharisee, a “Hebrew of

Hebrews” (Phil. 3:5). That means he began to memorize

the Old Testament scriptures for seven hours a day

beginning at the age of three.

I believe that all of the Old Testament scripture stored

inside Paul, combined with his praying in tongues

“more than ye all,” were crucial in enabling Paul to

receive so much revelation knowledge for the

foundation of the Church. That revelation knowledge

brought the Old Covenant together with the New

Covenant.

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As far as I can ascertain, Paul was the only apostle who

thoroughly understood the relationship between the

Law and our covenant with God through Jesus Christ —

the law of the Spirit of life: For the law of the Spirit of

life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of

sin and death(Rom. 8:2). Today that understanding

seems common place, but in Paul’s day, it was unheard

of. And two keys that enabled Paul to receive such a

depth of revelation knowledge was praying in tongues

and meditating on the Old Testament scriptures.

 

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

SERVANT LARRY

 

 

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I just noticed today that I had started this blog in

January-2013 and so it has been 7 years now of doing

the ACTS 29 TODAY BLOG.

Usually I am much better at starting projects than

finishing them, but with a blog its like there’s no

finishing line, so I just keep writing about spiritual

truth every week.

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NOT ME IN THIS PIC

I just want to take this opportunity to share for those

who might be new, or have never heard where the

name of my blog came from…Acts 29 today.

 

After some 20 years of GOING TO CHURCH, I was in a

great time of transitioning from just GOING TO

CHURCH…TO BEING THE CHURCH. As believers we

don’t go to church, because WE ARE THE CHURCH, SO

WE CANT GO TO SOMETHING WE ARE.

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It was a very different time and I knew God was

beginning to send me to the nations, but with NO real

help from anyone except the Holy Spirit it was one

small step at a time.

 

I will never forget the day when I was driving home

from somewhere and the Holy Spirit spoke to me very

clearly, and said; LARRY, WHEN YOU GET HOME READ

ACTS 29 … TODAY.

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As soon as I got home I went into the house and got my

Bible, opened it up to the book of Acts, and went

straight to chapter 29…WHAT !!! NO CHAPTER 29…LETS

SEE, 28 BUT YUP, THERE WAS NO CHAPTER 29.

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WOW, well I was greatly disappointed to say the least,

and I ask the Holy Spirit, you did say Acts 29 right? YES

ACTS CHAPTER 29…AH, WELL, IN MY BIBLE ACTS ONLY

HAS 28 CHAPTERS, THERE IS NOT A CHAPTER 29.

 

Then the Holy Spirit spoke this to me, YOU CANT FIND

CHAPTER 29 ….. BECAUSE THAT’S THE CHAPTER YOU

ARE GOING TO WRITE.

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Peter, James, John, and Paul, all wrote their chapters,

and now…ITS YOUR TURN…TO WRITE YOURS.

 

WOW, WOW, WOW, ANOTHER AMAZING

CONFORMATION ON MY WAY TO THE CALL OF……………

MANY LANDS AND MANY PEOPLE

 

That experience really stuck with me, and knowing that

it was time to write my chapter was such a

conformation to go to the nations.

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Of course this was a result of the praying in the Spirit

many hours a day for those 2 years in the truck, as I had

prayed out the perfect plan of God for my life, and now

I was beginning to walk those plans out in the natural

world.

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Because the spiritual world has authority over the

natural world, when you pray out the plan of God for

your life in the spirit, at some point the natural world

HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LINE UP WITH

THE SUPERNATURAL PLAN THAT GOD

HAS FOR YOU.

 

THAT MEANS THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD NOT BE IN

YOUR LIFE WILL FADE AWAY, THE PEOPLE THAT

SHOULD BE IN YOUR LIFE WILL APPEAR, THE DOORS

THAT WERE ALL CLOSED BEFORE NOW WILL OPEN,

ALL OF THE SUPERNATURAL PROVISION THAT YOU

WILL NEED TO FULFILL YOUR CALL WILL NOW BEGIN

TO MANIFEST (BECOME VISIBLE), AND YOU WILL HAVE

A HARD TIME NOT SEEING THE PLAN OF GOD FOR

YOUR LIFE AS IT UNFOLDS IN FRONT OF YOU….ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO NOW….IS WALK IT OUT.

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So that is where the name of my blog came from, and

that was about 25 years ago, and since then I have gone

to many lands and ministered to many people by GODS

ABILITY AND HELP, ALL GLORY TO GOD.

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO READ AND FOLLOW

THIS BLOG, AND TO ALL OF YOU WHOEVER AND

WHEREVER YOU MAY BE WHO HAVE EVER HAD ANY

PART IN MY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, WHETHER IT

SEEMED GOOD OR BAD, HAPPY OR SAD, IT WAS ALL A

PART OF MY DEVELOPING IN GOD TO THE POINT I AM

TODAY, THANK YOU.

 

I WILL ALSO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAY IF I

HAVE EVERY HURT, DISAPPOINTED, OR SINNED

AGAINST ANY OF YOU AT ANYTIME, (AND GOD KNOWS

I HAVE).

WILL YOU PLEASE FORGIVE ME

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ME AS I CONTINUE TO

PRAY OUT AND WALK OUT HIS PERFECT PLAN FOR MY

LIFE.

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ALL MY LOVE…LARRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well happy new year from acts 29 today world headquarters in sunny warm Chiang Mai Thailand.

 

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I Just wanted to share a few things that Came into my Spirit while thinking about 2020, and I know most people equate it to 2020 vision.

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I certainly see that and agree with that also, but another thing I immediately thought about 2020 was that 20+20= 40 and that is a number in the Bible that appears over 150 times.

 

 It is a number of great importance, just some examples

 

Jesus Temptation

Matthew 4:1-3a “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit

into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And

after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was

hungry. And the tempter came and said to him.”

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Israel’s Testing

Joshua 5:6 “For the people of Israel walked forty

years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men

of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because

they did not obey the voice of the LORD; the LORD

swore to them that he would not let them see the

land that the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give

to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

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The Flood of Forty Days and Nights

Genesis 7:12 “And rain fell upon the earth forty days

and forty nights.”

 

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  • Forty stripes was the maximum number allowed for anyone to be punished (Duet 25:3).

  • The prophet Jonah prophesied of the impending destruction of Nineveh if they didn’t repent and gave them forty days to do so and they eventually did repent and the entire city-state was sparred.

  • Moses sent spies into the Promised Land and they were there for forty days and forty nights before returning to give their report about the land (Numbers 13:25, 14:34).

  • The prophet Elijah went forty days and nights without food or water while on Mount Horeb.

  • Jesus appeared for forty days after His resurrection from the dead and the disciples and many others witnessed His appearance.

  • When Israel disobeyed God, He gave them over to their enemies for forty years (Judges 13:1).

  • King Saul reigned over Israel for forty years (Acts 13:21) as did David (2 Samuel 5:4, 1 Kings 2:11) and Solomon (1 Kings 11:42).

  • The holy place of the temple was forty cubits long (1 Kings 6:17).

  • Ezekiel bore the evil of the house of Judah for forty days (Ezk 4:6).

 

 

The one common denominator of all of these events is after the 40 days or years or cubits or lashes, everything CHANGED.

 

40 in the Bible refers to TESTING, TRIALS, OR PROBATION, and then EVERYTHING CHANGES AND MOST OF THE TIME IT WAS DRAMATIC CHANGES.

 

So simple put what I am seeing for 2020 is a time of great change, and in all areas of life all over the world.

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The most important one being the Spiritual changes, the dramatic changes that will take place in the Church (GODS PEOPLE, NOT A BUILDING). Just like we won’t even recognize the world around us in 10 years from now because of all of the changes that are, and have, and will take place in those 10 years technology wise.

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The true Church (we are the Church not a building) is going to shake off the dust of man made doctrines, doctrines of dEVILS, and all of the man junk that has made its way into the Church of today, (while they were sleeping the enemy came in and sowed the tares).

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The true Church is waking up even now and even tho there is a great apostasy going on and all of the fake Christians are falling away from the true Christ, the remnant will STAND, SHINE BRIGHTER, AND NEVER LOSE THE FAITH.

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THEY THAT ENDURE UNTIL THE END WILL BE SAVED, IT TIME TO GET YOUR E. S. P. ON MY FRIEND.

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ENDURANCE…STEAD FASTNESS…AND PATIENCE.

next time will resume with the book report the walk of the spirit the walk of power.

 

until next time

servant Larry

 

 

 

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TISS THE SEASON

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Well, from all of us at ACTS 29 TODAY (that would be me) I just want to share a few things about this season, and I would invite you to do your own research if you want to find out the truth about it.

 

There are of course many obvious things associated with Christmas that are not true, like the date of Jesus birth, the 3 or how many wise men there really were… were not present at His birth.

 

But more important than these obvious things is the truth that The Christmas that is celebrated today, as with a large degree of Christianity itself is from PAGAN ROOTS.

 

Just do your research, and you will trace it all the way back to Nimrod who built the tower of babel, and Constantine added Christianity into the mix of what was originally the worship of the sun god on the equinox December 25th.

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So the question is; WHAT SEASON IS IT AND CAN WE REALLY MAKE JESUS THE REASON FOR IT?

After all of my research on this subject, I can no longer say JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON….BECAUSE

THE SEASON IS PAGAN FROM THE WORSHIP OF THE SUN AND HAS ALL OF ITS ROOTS IN PAGANISM.

 

SO I CANT SAY JESUS IS THE REASON FOR A PAGAN SEASON OF SUN WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 25TH THE EQUINOX.

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The early Church would have never ever taken part in a pagan worship of the Sun day (ever wonder where sun-day came from) December 25th.

 

So please do your research about these things as it is of utmost importance, you can start by watching a 3 part series on youtube called WHAT YOUR PASTOR NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT CHRISTMAS

 

Next you can read the book PAGAN CHRISTIANITY just google it, between just these 2 sources of history you will absolutely see how, and why, we have gotten to where we are today.

 

Now sad to say, most people will not read the book or listen to the series on youtube, but hopefully the people who read these blogs are not in that crowd and really want to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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Yes I am extremely thankful for the birth of Christ, whatever day that was, and I am thankful for that EVERYDAY AS WELL.

 

BUT I CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAGAN ROOTED CHRISTMAS SEASON OF THE MODERN WORLD.

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JESUS IS NOT THE REASON FOR THE SEASON THAT IS ROOTED IN PAGANISM OF SUN gOD WORSHIP ON THE 25TH OF DECEMBER THE EQUINOX.

 

Do your due diligence, stop following the crowd like lemmings going over the cliff.

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Blessings and next time I will share what I am sensing in the SPIRIT FOR 2020

LARRY

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HOW TO SPEND 3 HOURS WITH THE LORD

 

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(by Dave Roberson)

 

From time to time I have been asked what I consider to

be the most powerful way for a person to spend three

or four hours in the Presence of God if that’s all the

time he has to do so in a given week. After many years

of praying and waiting on God, my answer boils down to

these three basic things:

1.Worship and praise(which supplies the sustaining

power needed for the duration of our trials, trading our

weaknesses for Christ’s strength)

2. Confession of God’s Word(speaking to the

“mountains” in our lives that need to be removed

—sickness

3. Praying in tongues(the supernatural language that

or pain, finances or torment, worry or fear, etc.) not

only edifies but supplies revelation knowledge)

You see, it isn’t the general messages that you hear a

minister preach for an hour each week that will change

your life. The anointed teacher or pastor can only

supply some of the information required for needed

change.

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But the real change comes when in the privacy of your

own home, you apply the Word to the problems you are

facing. Your life is transformed in direct proportion to

the private time you spend praying in the Spirit and in

confession of the Word and worship.

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Now, it’s important to understand that the guidelines

I’m about to give you for spending time with God are

just that — guidelines. They are not a set formula that

you must follow to the letter in order to enjoy

fellowship with the Father.

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Just follow the leading of the Holy Spirit as you develop

these three areas in your walk with God. As you do, you

will enjoy a new dimension of answered prayer and a

strong, continual awareness of God’s Presence.

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The First Hour: Worship

 

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The first hour I would enter God’s Presence in worship,

praise, and thanksgiving. I’d say,“Here I am, Father. I

don’t have any needs to present, because all of my

needs were met at the Cross two thousand years ago.

I’m just here to fellowship with You because You’re my

Father and I’m your child. I’m going to ascend on Your

holy hill and see how high I can go praising and

worshiping You.” My goal is to develop a relationship

with God based on fellowship instead of need.

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Too many times believers enter into God’s Presence

only when they are instructed to do so in church or

when they need something. But one of the highest

forms of worship is to enter into His Presence in our

private lives to praise and worship Him as our

Heavenly Father simply because our name is written in

the Lamb’s Book of Life.

God is exceedingly glad that we are His children and

that He is our Father. And as a Father who enjoys His

children, He wants to spend time with us fellow

shipping around His throne. He likes it when we lift up

holy hands and tell Him just how much we love Him in

pure fellowship.

So how do we enter the Presence of God? Well, the Holy

Spirit was sent to glorify Jesus(John 16:14). His entire

ministry is to bring you into Jesus’ Presence. Then Jesus

in turn brings you into the Presence of the Father. And

the same principles Jesus taught His disciples about

entering into the Father’s Presence applies to entering

the Presence of Jesus.

Jesus said, “When you pray, say, …Our Father which art

in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name(Matt. 6:9). That word

“hallowed” means to sanctify His Name in our lives,

raising it high above everything else. It means to enter

His Presence with reverent worship.

Hypothetically speaking, we are always in God’s

Presence. We have Jesus’ Name. We can petition God at

any moment of the day.

But when we have time to enter the Presence of God

with protocol, then let me tell you right now, there is a

way that pleases Him.

First of all, there is a way to offer myself to God in

private worship. The first part of me I should offer up

before Him is my soul — my intellect, my will, and my

emotions.

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I may not feel like offering up my soul to God. No one

may be leading me to do so. A band doesn’t follow me

around, creating an atmosphere for worship. I don’t

always have a cassette or a compact disc available to

play worship music for me. But when I enter into God’s

Presence offering my soul, I almost always end up

worshiping Him in spirit.

Secondly, when I come before Him, I am to show Him

respect. An ambassador will show honor to an earthly

king by bowing before him and offering him gifts. How

much more should I show respect as I enter the

Presence of the King of Kings with the offering of my

soul?

Sometimes we forget whose Presence we are entering

into. Yes, Jesus is our best Friend.Yes, He is our

Confidant. But when we approach Him with a petition

or with worship, He is our High Priest, and He deserves

our highest honor and respect.

For that very reason, it is highly important that we do

not let our soul wander off down the street to solve

some problem when it is supposed to be worshiping the

King of Kings. If we want our soul to be blessed by the

King, then we must keep our soul in the Presence of the

King. To do otherwise would be highly disrespectful, to

say the least.

 

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The Second Hour:

 

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Confession of God’s Word Then I would spend my

second hour with the Lord reconciling the problem I’m

currently facing to the Cross. How? By replacing with

the words of my mouth the image of the problem that

the devil sends my way with the image that is in the

Word. That is my inheritance and my right as a

believer.

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As I entered the second hour, I’d say, “Father, I thank

You that devils are subject to me. I thank You that

disease, which is caused directly or indirectly by devils,

is subject to me in Your Name. I thank You that I have

been delivered from poverty and that it is also subject

tome in Your Name. I thank You for all these things,

Father.

“Now if You will excuse me, Father, the devil is

invading my territory. So I’m going to use the faith and

the Word You have given me to meet that invasion

head-on with the power of confession.

“You said that if I do not doubt Your Word with my

heart and if I confess it with my mouth,the same

incredible power that wrought the most phenomenal

miracle of all, the rebirth, will also operate to remove

my mountain.

”So I would spend the next hour hurling the confession

of God’s Word directly at my problem. I’d talk to that

mountain in my life the same way Jesus talked to the fig

tree in Mark 11:14.

For example, if I was dealing with financial lack, I’d

confess something like this over and over: “Poverty, you

have been reconciled to the Cross. Jesus Himself has

borne my poverty by an act of grace. Though He was

rich, for my sake He became poor that I through His

poverty might be made rich [2 Cor. 8:9].

“Do you hear me, poverty? I have a covenant with God.

You cannot stay in my life. You are cursed. You are

leaving my life!

“And, prosperity, I call you in from the north, the south,

the east, and the west! Finances,I command you to

increase! I am enforcing my rights as a believer by a

gift God has given me— the confession of faith in His

Word!” For that entire second hour, that’s how I would

talk to that mountain of poverty, cursing it and

commanding it to move out of my life.

I’ve had the time of my life just picking on the devil,

doing exactly what I’ve just described. I don’t think

anything makes him more upset!

Now, someone may say, “I can understand worshiping

God for an hour, but isn’t confessing the same thing

over and over to your problem a form of begging?” No,

it isn’t. You are begging God when you ask Him again

and again for something He has already provided, such

as healing or deliverance from an addiction that has

kept you in bondage.

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Confessing the Word of God is using the faith God has

already put in your heart to enforce what He has

already said about your problem. Once we have prayed

the prayer of faith over the problem, we are not to talk

to God about the problem — we are to talk to the

problem about God!

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The Third Hour: Praying in Tongues

 

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Finally, as I entered the third hour I’d say, “Well,

Father, I have reconciled that problem to the Cross. I

have aggressively wielded the sword of the Spirit, the

Word of God, this last hour and have changed a few

things in the Spirit. I thank You that I have received my

answer.

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“But now will You excuse me, Father? I need a little

edification, a little strengthening of my spirit man, a

little praying out of the mysteries of Christ.” Then I’d

spend that third hour praying in tongues. I’d just lie

down, sit down, or walk back and forth, building myself

up on my most holy faith as I prayed in the Holy Ghost.

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When you do that, many times you will start feeling so

edified that you won’t want to quit!You’ll say, “I think I

will tag another hour of praying in tongues onto this

one!”

You see, I have found something I can do during that

third hour on purpose, just because I want to, that

carries a promise from God to edify the part of me in

which I’m not supposed to doubt — my heart.

What am I saying as I pray? Most of the time I don’t

know because my understanding is unfruitful. But I do

know that my spirit is communicating divine secrets

and mysteries before the Father and that I am building

myself up on my most holy faith in my inner man, or

my heart.

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So if I had only one three-hour time period that I could

spend with the Lord during a week,that would be the

way I would spend it. If for some reason I only had one

hour that I could spend in prayer that week, I would

break it into three segments of twenty minutes apiece

for worship, confession, and praying in tongues. All

three kinds of prayer are designed to benefit you and to

make you receptive to the finished work of the Cross.

 

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until next time

servant Larry

 

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Edification Doesn’t Spell Feelings

 

A lot of times, people look for feelings when they pray

in tongues. That’s why I pin people to a chair during

corporate prayer — to help them get beyond looking for

feelings.

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“Do you ever feel anything when you pray in tongues,

Brother Roberson?” Oh, yes, don’t get me wrong. I

welcome the emotions when they come. Once in a while

something will build and build and build in my spirit

until it is finally delivered to my soul, and then my

emotions go,“Wow!” But I don’t judge whether I’m

receiving anything based on what I feel. I just keep

praying in tongues, believing the Word that says I am

edifying myself.

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You see, tongues originate in your spirit by the power of

the Holy Spirit. Emotions are added when the tongues

pass through your soul. That’s why whether you shout

or whisper in tongues doesn’t make a lick of difference

to the outcome of your prayer if you’re the one who

added the emotions.

In my early days of praying in the Holy Ghost, I thought

that maybe I wasn’t praying effectively if I didn’t feel a

tingling in my fingers or rise to a certain state of

emotional “high.” Then I went through a period of time

when every time I prayed in tongues, an emotional war

would wage on the inside of me. I almost quit praying

because I thought Heaven had been closed against me. I

was judging whether or not I was getting through to

Heaven on the emotions I was or was not experiencing

in prayer.

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Now I know that edification doesn’t spell feelings.

Praying in the Holy Ghost is a step deeper than our

emotions. Emotions belong to our soulish realm, but

power and edification belong to the spiritual realm.

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The Holy Ghost even leaves our intellect out of praying

in tongues. That’s a big blow to our carnal pride! We

may pray three hours in the Holy Ghost without God

ever letting us in on what we were praying about!

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For example, one time I had a vision of Old Mexico, and

I prayed and prayed in the Spirit,trying to find out

when that vision would come to pass. I badgered God

about it, asking Him why He wouldn’t show me more of

the coming revival I had seen in the vision. “Please

show me what meeting it was that I saw,” I prayed.

“Show me what I have to do.”

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Finally, the Lord interrupted me one morning in prayer

and said, “If I tell you in English what I have planned

for you, you will just mess it up!” He was right, because

later when I found out what it would cost to fulfill what

He wanted me to do in Mexico, I needed a lot of extra

edification just to handle it!

So praying in tongues is deeper than your emotional

realm. It comes from your spirit — the foundation upon

which your life rests, the part of you that the Holy

Ghost was sent to nourish, teach, and edify.

That may not mean you’ll always enjoy wonderful

emotions. But edification is the necessary process by

which you are transformed to the Word you have heard

— the Word that sets the standard in your life.

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The Role of Worship _______________________________________________

So edification doesn’t necessarily include my emotions.

If I want feelings, I worship,because that is designed to

bring the godly emotions I need for fortification to my

soulish realm.

You can’t do anything better in the midst of a trial than

to worship. Worship sustains you,stabilizing your

emotions to go through the trial victoriously.

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However, you don’t want to just be sustained through a

problem; you want to go further in God and be set free

from it. That is the job of the Holy Ghost, and that is

where praying in tongues comes in, because all

permanent change comes from within.

That’s why James said you are to count it all joy when

you fall into temptations, testings,and trials. Rejoice in

the midst of your afflictions, your infirmities, your

perplexities. Just count it all joy. As you turn all of your

attention to God, releasing your emotions in

admiration and worship of your Father, that joy will

stabilize your soulish realm, which is the part of you

the devil likes to operate against.

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

SERVANT LARRY

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ACTS 29 TODAY

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How To Effectively Pray in Tongues

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There seems to be a need in the Church for some down-

to-earth, practical teaching on the “how-to” of praying

in tongues. So let me give you some basic guidelines to

help you effectively “build yourself up on your most

holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.

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It Isn’t How Loud Or How Soft You Pray

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People come to me all the time and ask, “How do you

pray in tongues, Brother Roberson?”

I just simply answer, “I pray like this,” and then I

demonstrate, praying quietly under my breath.“

But don’t you pray out loud?”

“No, not usually,” I reply. “God isn’t hard of hearing.”

(Of course, if I do pray louder, He isn’t nervous either!)

Then someone asked me, “Well, what about warring

tongues?”

I asked, “How do you do that?” The person

demonstrated, almost screaming in tongues.

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“Why do you yell like that when you’re talking to God?”

I asked.

“Well, I thought I was talking to the devil.”

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you talking to me boy? NO I AM TALKING TO GOD.

“No, no, First Corinthians 14:2 says you’re talking to

God. Now, you can pray that loud if you want to. But I’ll

tell you what, it won’t be long before your tonsils will

be playing Bach’s Fifth Cantata! You’re going to blow

those tonsils out!”

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So there is the group that says, “You aren’t getting

anywhere with God praying in tongues unless you pray

in a warring tongue.” They scream and shout in

tongues, thinking they’re addressing the devil.

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But the issue isn’t whether you shout or whisper when

you pray in tongues. You aren’t producing any more for

the Kingdom of God by yelling in tongues than you are

by praying in tongues under your breath, because it’s

the Holy Spirit who supplies the language. You didn’t

create it; He created it. And if the Holy Spirit is the

Originator of the language, it is always full of power.

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(The same is true with worship: It isn’t how loud or how

quiet you worship; it’s how much of your entire being

you pour into every statement of adoration. You can’t

truly worship the Lord while your mind is wandering

off down the street analyzing some problem.)

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When I first began traveling in the ministry, I used to

walk back and forth in my motel room, praying in the

Holy Ghost. I was still very ignorant about prayer, so I

would pray in tongues just as loud as I could. I thought

that increased volume made my praying more

powerful. I hadn’t learned yet that God isn’t deaf and

that He can hear my prayer anywhere and in any tone

of voice.

Later I came to realize that the moment the Holy

Spirit’s supernatural language comes out of my mouth,

it is released to God. It doesn’t make any difference if I

am whispering or shouting; the words that come out of

my spirit in tongues still mean the same because I’m

talking to God.

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Is Fervency in Prayer a Requirement?

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You may ask, “What if I don’t pray real fervently when I

pray in the Holy Ghost? After all,doesn’t James 5:16 say,

…The effectual FERVENT prayer of a righteous man

availeth much?

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Yes, it does say that, but James is talking about the

prayer of faith in that verse. The prayer of faith occurs

when you line up your sights on some “mountain” in

your life and say,“Mountain, move!” That kind of

fervent prayer avails much when you have enough

strength in your character to stand your ground against

hell or any other opposition until that mountain moves.

But if you don’t have enough strength of character yet

to do that, praying in the Holy Ghost will help bring you

to a place where you can hold your ground until you

receive your answer.

So whether or not you’re praying fervently in tongues

doesn’t really matter. It just depends on what God is

doing in your spirit.

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For example, sometimes the Holy Spirit gets quite

forceful in my spirit as I pray in tongues,and I feel like

I’m fighting something. But when that forceful unction

lifts, I let it lift. I trust the Holy Ghost to lead me; He

knows what I’m praying about. But I don’t stop praying.

I just go back to praying quietly under my breath.

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Pray to a State of Peace

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At the church I pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we meet

together regularly to pray as a corporate body. At these

prayer meetings, I often have everyone sit down and

“glue” themselves to the chair. They are to do nothing

but sit there and pray in tongues.

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Over the years, some people have had a hard time

doing that because their flesh was still“on the go.” They

couldn’t even sit and pray in the Holy Ghost for two

hours without moving. It was obvious that they weren’t

well acquainted with themselves or with the Holy

Ghost.

Sometimes in prayer I enter into such a state of peace

that I just lie on the floor for two or three hours.

Everything is so quiet, I don’t even want to move. At

those times, the Holy Spirit begins to teach me things

from His Word, and the truths He reveals seem so

crystal clear.What a wonderful place in the Spirit that

is!

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But most Christians don’t know anything about the

place of utter peace that can be reached through

praying in tongues. They have never stayed still long

enough in prayer to get acquainted with it.

“Do you have something against walking while you pray

in tongues, Brother Roberson?” No, I have nothing

against walking and praying. But there comes a time for

learning discipline in prayer and for getting acquainted

with the Holy Ghost. These can often best be

accomplished by keeping your body as still as possible

while your spirit prays out the mysteries of Christ in

tongues.

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prayer-warrior

UNTIL NEXT TIME

SERVANT LARRY

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