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The Edification Process

Are you beginning to grasp just how wide and deep and

high this subject of tongues really is? Well, there is

much more territory to explore! Let me take you

further now into the edification process that occurs as

you allow the Holy Spirit to pray through you.


What Does It Mean To Edify Your Spirit?


First Corinthians 14:4 tells us what happens when we

pray in tongues for any amount of time:

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue EDIFIETH

HIMSELF; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

The word “edification” is derived from the word

“edifice,” which means a massive, magnificent building.

So when you pray in tongues, you are actually erecting

a superstructure, a divine operation, on the inside of

your spirit to house the anointing of God and to qualify

you for your divine calling.

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Most of the time when ministers preach on the subject

of tongues, they emphasize the fact that when you pray

in tongues, you charge up your spirit the way you would

charge up a battery in the natural. They tell you that

your spirit is actually receiving a spiritual charge, a

tangible force or anointing something like electricity.

Then later when you lay hands on someone, that

tangible force goes “pow!” and the power of God goes

into that person to heal, deliver, and set free.

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Well, that’s true as far as it goes. However, before that

tangible anointing is manifested through a person, he

must go through the edification process that causes it to

manifest. No to many Christians seem to know anything

about that process. Often they think that they receives

some kind of “magical” charge from praying in tongues

that will immediately begin to operate through them.

I used to believe like that. I thought God would anoint

me just as I was. Little did I know that He wasn’t at all

intending to leave me in my carnal state! That isn’t

what edification is all about.

I remember what a surprise it was to me when the Lord

started to use me after I had spent several months

praying in my prayer closet. The second meeting I ever

held, the Holy Spirit prompted me to call a woman out

of the audience. I was scared; this was all new to me. I

told the woman, “Ma’am, you have something wrong

with your body, and God wants to heal you.”

Then I laid my hands on both sides of her face, closed

my eyes, and began to pray my hardest prayer. But in

the middle of my prayer, this lady left! Talk about

humiliating! I was too embarrassed to open my eyes.

Here I was, standing in front of a crowd of people, and

the woman I was praying for had just left!

When I had exhausted everything I could think of to

pray and finally got brave enough too pen my eyes, I

looked around to see where the woman had gone — and

there she was lying on the floor! I thought, Oh, Lord,

look at that! That must be what it means to receive a

charge from praying in the Holy Ghost!I didn’t know

what to do. But when the woman got back on her feet,

she was healed!

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For a long time, that was all I thought being edified in

the Holy Ghost meant God was charging up my spirit,

pouring a powerful anointing into me to use when

ministering to others. But as I kept praying in tongues, I

began to realize that there was much, much more to

this edification process than anyone had ever told me.


The Devil Can’t Understand the Mysteries


Some people wonder what effect we are having on the

devil and his plans when we pray in tongues for

edification. One thing we are not doing is ordering the

devil around. He doesn’t even understand what we are


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The Word says that when a man prays in an unknown

tongue, he isn’t talking to men; he is speaking with God

(1 Cor. 14:2). If I don’t understand what I am praying,

why would it be the devil’s business to know? Why

would God allow him to have the upper hand on me? If

the devil understands the mysteries and I don’t, then he

has an edge on me.

That’s why I can’t accept the idea that the devil can

understand us when we pray in tongues. When we

begin to pray in tongues for personal edification, we

enter into a holy “closet,” and our born-again,


spirit is locked in a divine communication with God

Himself. It is a personal communication, a holy

communion, and the devil cannot enter there.

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If I were to call the President of the United States and

he personally answered the telephone, you would find

me passed out on the floor from shock! The President is

much too busy of a man to talk to me.

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On the other hand, my Heavenly Father is continually

administrating over the life of every believer both in

Heaven and on earth. Yet when I speak with tongues, I

immediately enter into divine communication with God

Himself. He picks up the “red telephone” on the other

end and says, “I know that’s you, Roberson, and I know

what you want. And because the Holy Ghost in His

wisdom is praying this prayer in your stead, I want you

to know that the answer is on its way — and there is

nothing the devil can do about it!”

That’s why the devil hates praying in tongues — because

he has absolutely no idea what we’re saying to God, and

it makes him nervous!

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Why doesn’t he understand? Well, look back at the

temple built under the Old Covenant.Within the temple

was the outer court, where the people sacrificed to God;

the inner court,where the priest offered sacrifices to

God on behalf of the people; and finally, the Holy of

Holies, where God’s Presence dwelt. Only the high

priest was allowed in the Holy of Holies once a year to

present the blood sacrifice for the Israelite people.

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If the devil had ever had the audacity to try to break

through that veil and penetrate the Holy of Holies, he

never would have made it. It was completely out of his

jurisdiction; he had no access there. The temple is a

shadow or type of the believer. As a believer, my body

is the temple of God because the Holy Spirit has come

and made His abode on the inside of me. My flesh is the

outer court; my soul the inner court. But my born-

again, recreated spirit is a type of the Holy of Holies —

and nobody, but nobody except my High Priest is

allowed inside there.

So when I pray in tongues, Satan has no idea what God

is saying to me. Why? Because the Holy Spirit creates

that supernatural language within my Holy of Holies,

and it is outside of all satanic jurisdiction.

I know a man whose sister was in a car accident. She

was transported to the hospital, her life hanging by a

thread. This man was a faith man. As he headed for the

hospital as fast as he could drive, he confessed over and

over, “My sister will live and not die;

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she will live and not die!”But every time this man

would make his confession, “She’ll live and not die,”

something would shatter his emotions so badly that it

just shook him up from the top of his head to the

bottom of his feet. Then the thought would hit, She’ll

die!This happened again and again as the man sped

toward the hospital. It was really shaking him up.

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Then suddenly through the gift of the discerning of

spirits, God opened this man’s spiritual eyes. (The

discerning of spirits allows you to see into the realm of

the spirit, whether angels or demons.)

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When God opened this man’s eyes, he saw two demons

— one sitting on his left shoulder,the other on his right.

Every time the man would make his confession, “She’ll

live and not die,”one demon would scream through his

ear to the other demon, “She’ll die! She’ll die!”

Then the Lord spoke to the man in his spirit: “Make

your confession, and then begin to praying tongues.” So

the man made his confession one more time and began

to pray in tongues. After a while, one of the demons

looked around the back of the man’s head at the other

demon and said, “ What do you think he’s saying?”

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The other devil said, “I don’t know, but is it burning you

the way it’s burning me?”“Yes,” the other demon

answered. “Do you think we should leave?” So they left.

And you may as well know, the man’s sister lived and

did not die!

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The Anointing Within: Inoculation Against Deception


I’ll tell you another important benefit of becoming

familiar with the way God communicates: When you go

into a meeting where someone is teaching false

doctrine, that wrong teaching won’t be able to

penetrate into your spirit. You’ll be able to discern

what is going on as you sit in a meeting. Is the devil

attacking the service and the Holy Ghost fighting for it?

Or is a“wolf” behind the pulpit, trying to steal the wool

off the sheep?



You see, developing the ability to discern what is not

true, even if it is spoken from behind the pulpit, is one

of the first results of consistently praying in tongues.

Praying in tongues is an inoculation against deception.



Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit came, He would

guide us into all truth (John 16:13). No wonder John

later said this about the Holy Spirit:

These things have I written unto you concerning them

that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have

received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that

any man teach you: but as THE SAME ANOINTING

TEACHETH YOU of all things, and IS TRUTH, AND IS NO

LIE, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in

him.— 1 John 2:26,27



What did John mean when he said that you have no

need that any man teach you? Well,the truth is, most

deception takes place behind the pulpit. That’s where

great religious movements are born that deny half of

the Bible. For instance, when the devil talks church

leaders into removing the right to speak in tongues out

of their bylaws, that particular denomination takes a

step into deception.

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Just because someone stands behind a pulpit doesn’t

make him right. He is only right if his teaching lines up

with the Word of God. Truth is truth and stands by its

own merit.


So how are we going to know when someone is teaching

wrong doctrine, whether intentionally or out of

ignorance? By the anointing inside of us that is truth

and does not bear witness to lies.

In the legalistic, ultra-Holiness church where I was first

born again, the people would do all sorts of things to

raise money for the church, such as selling

“anointed”pieces of a cutup preaching tent (I was first

in line to buy one of those!), “anointed” oil, water from

the Jordan River,and even wallets that were never

supposed to go empty. (I went broke buying that wallet

— and then I even lost the wallet!) Or sometimes we

were told to give a love offering to prove God for our

lost loved ones or to have a visiting prophet prophesy

over us.

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But the Gospel is not for merchandising, and none of

the things of God are for sale —absolutely none of

them. So after praying in tongues every day for a year, I

went back to visit my old Holiness friends. But when

they started using the familiar “gimmick” tactics,

urging the congregation to give a love offering to “buy”

some coveted blessing, my spirit went dead. I thought,

What’s wrong with me? I used to get all excited just like

everyone else when they talked about this kind of thing.

Have I back slidden without knowing it?

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No, I hadn’t back slidden. The Spirit of Truth inside of

me, my Teacher who cannot lie and bears witness only

to the truth, had been activated through many hours of

praying in tongues. He was causing me to discern the

lies that had deceived me in the past but could not

deceive me anymore.


This is just one more reason why I strongly disagree

with people who say that if you pray too much in

tongues, you’ll get “weird.” A person who makes a

statement like that is void of understanding. He would

never say such a thing if he understood the role this

basic gift plays in hearing the voice of God and

becoming familiar with the channel through which He

speaks. No one who loves people would deliberately

deprive the Body of Christ of such a blessing!


The Candle of the Lord


Let’s look at one more scripture regarding how the Holy

Spirit communicates with us. Proverbs 20:27 has

something profound to say about the subject:

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all

the inward parts of the belly.

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What an incredible statement! My human spirit is the

part of me that is created in God’s image; it is the

candle of God. In other words, it is the part of me that

the Holy Spirit ignites to illuminate my understanding

of Himself, imparting unto me revelation knowledge.

What do we do with a candle? We don’t have much use

for one in a bright room. We light a candle when the

room is dark. We put it on a tabletop, and it throws

illumination into the entire room.

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With God’s candle, our spirit man, the Holy Spirit

searches out all the inward parts of the belly — all the

dark places in our lives that need the light of His truth.

This is the same searching process that takes place in us

as we pray in tongues. He who searches the heart knows

the mind of God and makes intercession for us

according to the will of God (Rom. 8:27).

The Holy Spirit teaches us everything we cannot

discern. He shows us mysteries and divine secrets we

need to know about God and His ways. He is our first

and foremost Teacher.


If we let the Holy Ghost teach us, at times we will enter

into different realms of anointing s during prayer, such

as tongues for interpretation or the deep groaning s of

intercession. There will be times when He will teach us

mysteries during our prayer vigils. But no matter what

happens in prayer, we will always come out the

beneficiary if we yield our “candle” to the Holy Spirit,

allowing Him to illuminate our inmost parts with the

light of His truth.



You have desired to know Me. You have desired the

intimacy of the Spirit that can only come through

edification and worship.

Hear what the Spirit would say. For I desire to

fellowship with you. I desire to operate through you in

My power so that others might be blessed.

Come aside and come up higher. Begin to fellowship

with Me, and I will begin to fellowship with you.

And even though the path grows narrower, I will take

you into a holy communion with Myself, for it is

through My fellowship with you that your hunger and

thirst is quenched.(word given thru Dave Roberson)




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What You Have That the Old Testament Saints Didn’t

As you begin to pray out the mysteries of Christ in other

tongues, what happens? You open up the channel. Now

you can experience direct communication with God —

something the Old Testament saints longed for but

couldn’t experience.


Jesus said concerning John the Baptist that there had

never been born of a woman a greater prophet than

John (Matt. 11:11). I read that years ago and thought,

How can that be? What about Elijah? John the Baptist

didn’t have the miracles in his ministry that Elijah had.


I thought Elijah was quite a great prophet. Think about

what he accomplished in his ministry: raising the dead,

stopping armies with fire from Heaven, flying off in a

chariot. Those are some great exploits! But Jesus said

that John the Baptist was greater. Why? John didn’t

perform miracles. All he did was eat wild locusts and

honey and tell people to repent.

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So why would Jesus say that about John the Baptist?

Because of all the prophets under the Old Covenant,

this man had more knowledge of Christ than any of

them. God chose him to be the forerunner who would

preach about the coming Messiah.

Then Jesus made an even more remarkable statement.

He said that the least in the Kingdom of God is greater

than John the Baptist! Imagine — Mary Wallpaper and

Joe Public are greater than the greatest prophet under

the Old Covenant!

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Why is that? Because the prophets of old weren’t born

again. They hadn’t received the new nature or the

baptism in the Holy Spirit. They didn’t have unlimited

access to God. But as a tongue-talking, praying

believer, you do!

When we were born again and received the nature of

God, the most important thing we received was the

capacity to understand spiritual things. That’s why

Heaven sent us the Teacher of all teachers to come and

make sure we attained the discernment, wisdom, and

understanding of everything that God is.


I have the Teacher living inside of me, and my channel

is open. Now He is going to teach me how to go all the

way in to attain the highest God has for me.

He has bypassed all the trash in the soul and the flesh

and has deposited Himself in my “power plant,” my

spirit man. Now He says, “I want to teach this man his

authority in Christ. He keeps praying in tongues, so he

must want Me to teach him about it!

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“So I’m going to bring his new nature forward with all

the authority that has been given to him. And anything

in the flesh or soul realm that gets in the way is going to

end up looking like it’s in the undertow of the Titanic!”

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The Four Ways The Holy Spirit Communicates

Having located the channel through which God speaks

to us, let’s discuss the four basic ways the Holy Spirit

uses that channel to communicate.

First, He communicates by the inner witness.

The Bible says that the Kingdom of God, which is within

us, is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost

(Rom. 14:17). The Holy Spirit who dwells inside of us is a

continual Source of absolute peace. He will continually

pour His peace throughout our being if we will let Him.

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Therefore, the inner witness is often manifested as a

disruption to that flow of God’s peace,alerting us to a

wrong turn, a problem, an obstacle, etc.

Second, the Holy Spirit communicates by revelation.

The reason God communicates with our spirit and not

our physical mind or intellect is that our spiritual mind

has the capacity to receive and store millions of bits of

information per second. That kind of reception is in

God’s class!

When the Holy Spirit speaks to us in our native

language, He has slowed Himself down to ultra-slow

motion, such as the way a camera is set when filming a

plant’s growth. That’s what it’s like for the Holy Spirit

when He has to slow down to speak to us in the

language we understand.

So the Holy Spirit loves to communicate by revelation.

He likes to encapsulate an entire revelation and send it

through that same channel. All of a sudden, the

revelation hits your spirit and explodes outward. You

receive the entire revelation in a hundredth of a


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For instance, you may be praying in the Holy Ghost,

meditating on the Word regarding a pressing problem

in your business. All of a sudden a revelation capsule

explodes inside and you exclaim, “My gosh! I know

what to do for the next ten years! And I got it in half a


So you call all your business partners together, and it

takes you fifteen days to lay out the plan you received

in a half a second by revelation. Why? Because your

spirit has to feed one little piece of revelation

knowledge at a time to your intellect, which then

converts it to your native language.

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Do you want to increase these types of experiences in

your life? Then spend time praying in the Spirit. You

will keep the channel wide open and promote peace

and edification in every area of life.

Third, the Holy Spirit communicates by the audible voice.

You may be thinking about something else, when

suddenly He says something in your spirit that seems

audible to you. You hear it as clearly as if someone

were standing next to you speaking.

I wish God would communicate to me this way all the

time so I could hear Him that clearly. But He doesn’t. In

fact, I have only heard God audibly one time in my

entire life — at the Kathryn Kuhlman meeting that I

related earlier. He called my name three times and

then said something to me about my ministry.

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Other than that one time, the Lord has always

communicated to me inside of my spirit. I twas just a

matter of developing my ability to know when it was

Him and when it wasn’t.

The fourth and less common way that the Holy Spirit communicates is by vision.

For example, the Lord sometimes communicates to me

through what I call “teaching visions.” These types of

visions assist me at times in understanding the Word of


I usually only receive these teaching visions when I am

praying in tongues while meditating on the Word, or

when a strong anointing comes on me as I’m testifying

or preaching. When the visions occur, they explode

across my mind with lightning speed.

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So whether by inner witness, revelation, audible voice,

or vision, the Holy Spirit always communicates through

the same channel — that supernatural doorway into

another world. Our part is to open that channel by

praying in the Holy Ghost so we can begin to learn how

to discern the voice of God.




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Identify the Channel of Communication


In the natural, you don’t hear with your ear one day

and with your big toe the next. In the same way, your

spiritual anatomy isn’t designed for God to

communicate with different parts of your spirit man

depending on what day it is. Every time God talks to

you, He will communicate through the same channel.

Therefore, if you can isolate and identify that channel,

you can open a door to a spiritual treasure house that

no man can close.

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When we hear God’s voice, it seems as if it comes from

somewhere deep down in the center of our being and

rises to our mind. Most of us have enough sense to

know it doesn’t originate in our natural mind; it comes

up to our mind.

I always wondered where that deep inner well was that

God’s voice came from. I wanted to discover how to

uncap and monitor it so I could listen to the Holy Spirit

on purpose, just because I wanted to hear Him.

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Well, in First Corinthians 14:14, it says that if I, Dave

Roberson, pray in an unknown tongue, my human spirit

is doing the praying under the influence of the Holy

Spirit. I came to realize that if that’s true, then

somewhere within my spirit the Holy Spirit has to bring

that supernatural language into existence and then

deposit it in my spirit. A transfer of those tongues has

to take place from the Person of the Holy Spirit to my

human spirit. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be me doing the


The Lord once gave me an inner vision to show me how

the Holy Spirit transfers His super-natural language to

my spirit. In the vision, I saw the outer man and the

inner man. The outer man, the fleshly man, was the

darkest of the figures. The soul was another shade

lighter, and the spirit man was absolutely light.

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I saw the Holy Spirit literally creating or bringing into

existence His supernatural language in my spiritual

mind, which was actually encased within the natural

mind of my outer man.

What science has labeled the subconscious is actually

the spiritual mind. Scientists say that it possesses

incredible ability that far exceeds the operational

capacity of the physical brain.

So when the Holy Spirit creates His supernatural

language in you, those tongues originate way down

deep in your spirit and then come up into the recesses

of your spiritual mind, which lies within your physical

mind. This explains the fact that when the Holy Spirit

speaks, it is not a surface speaking. It comes from the

depths of that spiritual mind and bursts outwardly into

your intellect.

That’s why if you don’t let the tongues come out of your

mouth, those supernatural words will bypass your

mouth and drift up to your thoughts, and you’ll “hear”

the tongues in your natural mind.

Now, as long as you let the supernatural language that

the Holy Spirit creates come out of your mouth, your

mind is free to think of other things. For instance, I’ve

made it a regular practice to read the Word while I pray

in tongues.


But what if you stop that flow and stop speaking those

tongues out? Can you pray in tongues in your mind? Not

effectively, because you actually complete the channel

of prayer by allowing the Holy Spirit’s language to come

out of your mouth.

If you don’t speak out that language (and it can be just a

quiet whispering under your breath), eventually your

mind will shift over to something else and dismiss the

tongues, and you’ll find you have stopped praying. You

have cut short the flow of prayer coming through God’s

channel of communication.


The Door to Another World


When you pray in tongues, you immediately put

yourself in the Spirit, because you open the door to

another world. You have opened the channel to your

own human spirit, giving your-self direct contact with

the Holy Spirit. So let’s isolate the door through which

God’s voice comes so you can recognize when He is

speaking to you.

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After the vision that showed me how the Holy Spirit

transfers His language to the human spirit, the Lord

instructed me to do something very unusual. (During

this experience, I was under a heavy anointing,

unaware of my physical surroundings. It sounded like

His voice was coming from everywhere.)

He said, “Son, now I want you to learn to locate the

channel through which I communicate with you.” (Most

of us operate out of that channel without any idea

where it is!)

Then the Lord instructed me, “Pray in tongues for a

while.” I obeyed until He told me to stop. Then He said,

“Now listen.”

As I kept quiet and listened, the tongues continued to

come up from my spirit and explode across my

intellect. Even though I wasn’t speaking the tongues out

of my mouth, I could “hear”them loud in my mind. I

realized then that the channel through which the Holy

Spirit creates His supernatural language is the same

channel through which He brings revelation,

visions,prophecy, and so forth, to my mind.


Get Acquainted With God’s Channel Of Communication


I’ll tell you the truth — the only reason I can teach on

these matters in detail is that the Holy Spirit taught

them first to me in detail. And He couldn’t have done

that unless the channel of communication between me

and God had opened up so I could accurately discern

His voice.

You see, it is as you pray in tongues that the channel is

actually opened through which God communicates.

This is what happens when tongues for interpretation

operates. The tongues open the channel for what is

about to come. Once that channel is open, the Holy

Spirit can send the interpretation through in the same

manner He sent the tongues.

Then the more you pray in the Holy Ghost, the more

familiar you become with that channel and the greater

your ability to recognize when God comes across the

same channel with a vision or with revelation

knowledge in your native language.

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As you consistently give yourself to praying in tongues,

that channel of communication will become

increasingly clear and definite. You’ll find it easier and

easier to enter into the rest of faith as you learn to shut

out the world and hear the voice of God within. It won’t

be long before you’ll immediately know the difference

between mental energy and the inspiration of the Holy



But if you’re not consistently allowing the Holy Spirit to

create that supernatural language in your spirit as you

speak it out of your mouth, it will become much more

difficult to shut out The external circumstances. You

won’t find it easy at all to monitor your spirit for what

God maybe saying to you.


As I faithfully kept praying in tongues, I learned how to

listen to that channel. I know now where His voice

comes from. I know where visions come from that burst

suddenly across my mind. I also know where revelation

knowledge comes from, because all of these things

originate in the same part of my spirit.

I know how to shut down in the middle of all kinds of

chaos and monitor that channel through which God

communicates. I may receive an inner witness, a check

or warning signal, or a vision. I may hear Him speak to

me in English. No matter what turmoil is going on

around me, I can shut it out and wait for whatever I

need to come through that channel of divine

communication — and you can do the same!

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The Channel Through Which The Holy Spirit Speaks


We can never receive enough teaching on an

intellectual level to make us victorious in

life. Therefore, if we don’t learn to fellowship with the

Godhead in the realm of the Spirit, we will never

progress very far in fulfilling our divine call.


We’ve seen that it’s our awesome privilege to have the

third Person of the Godhead living inside us to oversee

God’s plan for our personal lives. But in order to take

advantage of the Holy Spirit’s expert leadership, we

have to understand how He communicates with us as

we pray in other tongues.


You see, the Holy Spirit always speaks through the same

channel. We need to become familiar with that channel

so we can differentiate His voice from every other

voice, thought,and impression.


First, we must understand that God always communes

with our spirit. If we don’t know how to identify the

difference between God communing with our spirit and

the devil fooling with our mind, we will walk in the

wrong direction most of the time. Why? Because the

devil has studied mankind for six thousand years, and

he has learned some unique ways to set us up and keep

us walking around in circles in our lives.

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—————-The Spirit, Soul, and Body of Man——————-

In order to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit in your

daily life, you first have to understand the operation of

the spirit, soul, and body of man.

I have sat under many teachers on this subject. Most

isolate all the verses they can pertaining to the spirit,

the soul, and the body. Then they may draw three little

circles on a chalk-board and outline the characteristics

of the three parts of man, saying, “This is your

spirit.This is your soul. And this is your body.

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I didn’t have too much trouble understanding the

operation and characteristics of the body. But I had a

hard time grasping the difference between the soul and

the spirit.

According to the great Bible teachers of our day, the

soul consists of a person’s mind or intellect, his will,

and his emotional faculties. It is the part of man that

needs to be renewed by the Word. I totally agreed with

this. And I knew that when man’s spirit departs from

his body, his soul goes with him. But beyond that, I

couldn’t quite understand how man’s spirit fit into the


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So as I tried to understand this subject, I asked God,

“Lord, what is the difference between me and a dog?”

Now, I like dogs, but they don’t have a spirit. They don’t

go to Heaven the way people do.

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Animals do exist in Heaven, but they didn’t go from

here to there. They were created in Heaven. They live

there. As far as anyone knows, animals born here on

earth just return back to the dust after they die. But

evidently, dogs do have a soul, because they have

intellect, emotions, and a will. So what is the difference

between a dog’s soul and mine? It is this: My soul finds

immortality within an immortal spirit.

When God created my emotions, my will, and my

intellect, He held these forces in His hand and said,

“This is the soul of man.” But within what confines

would He house these forces that make up the essence

of who I am?

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This is where the operation of the spirit came in. God

created these forces that make up the soul and placed

them in an eternal substance called the spirit. It is the

immortal spirit encompassing the soul that gives the

soul its eternal nature.

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—————-Characteristics of Man’s Spirit———————

We can gain some insight into the spirit of man by

looking at what Jesus said in Luke16:19-22:

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in

purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every


And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which

was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed

with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table:

more-over the dogs came and licked his sores.

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was

carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich

man also died, and was buried.

Even though the rich man died and was buried — even

though his flesh or his body was in the grave — in verse

23 it says that his spirit went somewhere else:

And IN HELL he lift up HIS EYES, being in torments, and

SEETH Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his


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There it is in black and white — the spirit man has


Notice it also says that the rich man was “in torments.”

That is speaking of strong emotions. So the rich man’s

spirit man also had emotions.

Now look at verse 24:

And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on

me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his

finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am

tormented in this flame.

My goodness, people in Heaven have fingers, and

people in hell have tongues! We better think about this

for a moment. Either our spirit man possesses all the

rest of the body parts as well, or there is a bunch of

spiritual tongues and eyeballs lying around in hell

while spiritual fingers float around Heaven!

It stands to reason that if my spirit man has a spiritual

finger, tongue, and a pair of eyes, he also has every

other body part as well. That is basic.

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In fact, let’s take it a step further. If I were to separate

my inner man from my outer man and leave the two

standing next to each other, my physical body and my

spirit man would look a lot alike  except for the fact

that my spirit would be without defects. In fact, all the

defects that were programmed into the human race

when Adam fell would be gone.

Now, if my outer man were to hold up his finger and

say, “What is my finger made out of?”you would say,

“It’s made out of flesh.” If you answered in more detail,

you’d say, “It’s made of cells, blood, bone, and many

small compounds.”

Well, if my physical man is made out of physical

material that you can name, what about my spirit man?

What if my inner man held up his finger — which the

passage in Luke 16 proves the spirit man has — and

asked, “What is my finger made out of?” You would

say,“Well, uh, a heavenly substance. Hmmm, let’s see

—spirit.” You wouldn’t be able to break it down any


So my inner man fills my outer man finger for finger,

hand for hand, arm for arm, leg for leg. I have physical

eyes and spiritual eyes. My spiritual eyeball fills my

physical eyeball.

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Let’s take this a step further. Within my inner man is

the nature of the new creation, containing such

spiritual forces as love, peace, joy, and dominion. The

inner man is my stabilizer in life. He never fluctuates

up and down. His only inclination is to go up higher in

the realm of God.

The part of me that fluctuates between up and down is

the emotional make-up of my soul through which my

spirit man operates. My emotions want to go to the

highs of extreme happiness one day and to the lows of

deep depression the next. But my spirit man never

wants to go anywhere but up into the high places with


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My inner man fits into my outer man, and one day my

old outer man is going to say, “I quit.” At that moment, I

— my spirit man — will step out of my body and go

home to Heaven. It will be glorious!So I have a spiritual

brain that fits into and operates through my natural

brain in this physical body. It is within my spiritual

brain that the soul is housed.








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Watering the Seed of God’s Plan

Don’t you wish there was a Book of Roberson, a Book of

Larry….(insert your name!), that followed the Book of

Revelation? If there was, I could look up the chapter

that represented the particular year I was living: “Let

me see, this is the fifty-third year of my life, so I’ll turn

to the fifty-third chapter. Look here, I’m supposed to go

to this city and preach at this church next month. Glory

be to God, thank You, Father, for the Book of Roberson

that has Your plan for my life in it!”

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There is no such book in the Bible. But such a book does

exist! The moment you were born again and the Holy

Spirit came to dwell within you, that book was

deposited on the inside of your spirit. That book is

God’s perfect will for your life in seed form.

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On the inside of that seed is the “DNA” programming

for God’s entire plan for you. And if you’ll yield to the

Holy Spirit, He will bring forth its contents, causing it to

grow into a strong, deeply rooted tree of blessing and

divine purpose. He will continually work God’s plan,

searching your heart moment by moment and praying

the will of God for your life way out ahead of you.

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You see, the leadership of the Holy Spirit is not a whim

or a passing thought. When you’re following His

direction, your life will not be like this: “Oh, I think God

wants me to go to that city tomorrow.” Then the next

day, “Oh, I’m not sure whether or not He wants me to

go.” And the following day, “Oh, I think He really does

want me to go.”


The Holy Spirit doesn’t run things the way a natural

man does. He doesn’t play with your life. He is out for

your success! But you have to cooperate with Him by

allowing Him to pray through you.


When Jesus said that out of your innermost being shall

flow rivers of living water (John7:38), He was speaking

of the Holy Ghost. So the more you pray in the Holy

Ghost, the more you water the seed that contains God’s

plan. As you continue to pray and sow to the Spirit, you

will eventually reap from the Spirit, for the seed will

sprout and grow into the will and the direction of God

for your life. The more the seed grows, the more

prevalent God’s plan will become.

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As you continue to walk after the Spirit, that divine

direction will become so strong in your life that it will

be almost impossible for you to walk in the wrong

direction. God’s direction will no longer be hard to

catch; it will be hard to miss. You will literally have to

get past God to fail!

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God’s wisdom and guidance will gradually consume and

overtake you, until the voice of the Holy Spirit becomes

louder than the enemy who surrounds you with

adverse circumstances and proclaims you are going to

fail. And at every level of God’s plan that you attain, the

anointing of His Spirit will be there to give you the

grace to fulfill His perfect will.


I’m telling you, the devil is so afraid that you’re going to

get hold of this message and run with it. I don’t think

you have any idea how afraid the devil is of prayer. You

see, he knows he has only one chance to keep you from

fulfilling the purpose you were born to fulfill: He has to

get you out of prayer so that you stop allowing the Holy

Spirit to work God’s plan for you. Other than that

strategy, the devil doesn’t have a chance, because

greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world

(1 John 4:4)!

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‘Well Done’

So why is it so vitally important that you learn how to

release the power of the Holy Spirit in your life to walk

in God’s perfect will? Because just as sure as you

breathe, at the appointed moment in God’s time scale

that all creation has longed for, Jesus will split the

eastern sky at the sound of a great trumpet.

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On that day, when you behold Jesus face to face, what

will He say to you? Will you be able to stand there

knowing that you chose to believe in God enough to

abandon your life to Him while it still made a

difference? If so, you will hear the words, “You did a job

well done, My good and faithful servant.”


I’m trying to help you understand the value of the

Lamb’s reward for fulfilling your call.On the day you

stand before the Master, you will trade everything you

possess for just one nod of approval, one look from His

eyes, that says, “Well done.” You will trade it all to know

that He knows the hell you went through to give your

whole life to your call; He sees the multitudes you took

home to Heaven with you. Nothing can replace that


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Someone may say, “But I don’t have time to pray.” Of

course, you don’t, because you’ve never taken your

Holy Ghost “calculator” and calculated what your lack

of prayer has cost your character and your life. If you

ever did, you’d say instead, “I don’t have time not to



Whatever you are not doing, you are not doing it

because you don’t want to. If you aren’t praying as you

should, the reason is simple: you don’t want to.


“Well, I have a career. I don’t have time to pray that

much.” But you are in that situation because it is what

you chose.“Can I have a career and a strong prayer life

as well?” You don’t know what a career is until you

release the Holy Spirit to help you fulfill it by His


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You have a call. No one else has it. God would have to

arrange something else for the Body of Christ if you

failed to find and fulfill what God has called you to do.

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But you can find your divine call. You’re still on this

earth; you’re still breathing. You still have the

opportunity to release the Holy Spirit in prayer to help

you find and fulfill God’s perfect will for your life. Are

you going to let your lazy flesh cheat you out of hearing

those words,“Well done”? I don’t think so!





For you desire to be led by the Spirit.You desire to be

led from this natural place to that natural place.But

know this: Long before I lead you to be a force for Me in

the natural,I begin to lead you in the spiritual.For I lead

you from glory to glory,from a place of unrest to a place

of rest so that when I give you what I would have you

do, it will stand the fire and pass the test.So enter into

My grace.You have yet to experience the best that I

have. For it is a place of rest, saith the Spirit of Grace.

(word given by the HOLY SPIRIT thru DAVE ROBERSON)


until next time




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The Conference Table of God

For the sake of our finite minds, let’s imagine the

conference table of God in eternities past.At the head of

that great conference table sat God the Father. At His

right hand sat Jesus Christ, and at His left, the Holy

Spirit. The subject of the conference: the planning of


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God laid everything out on the table included in His

great plan. He said, “We’ll create this,and We’ll create

that, and then We’ll create people.” Then He started

going down through the generations, looking ahead to

His plan for each person to be born on this earth.

Finally, He reached Dave Roberson’s name.

God laid out His plan for Dave on the table, from Dave’s

birth through every great thing He had called him to do

to fulfill his calling. Then Jesus (who at the time was

known as the mighty Logos, the Word of God) stood up

and said, “Knowing what will happen at the appointed

time, I will go forth and redeem Dave.”


Next the Holy Spirit stepped up and said, “At the

appointed time, I will go forth and baptize Dave’s heart.

I will also take a supernatural prayer language with me

to help Dave pray out the mysteries of God’s plan,

because I was here with the Father when He planned

Dave’s life from the beginning.”


God planned not only my life at Heaven’s great

conference table, but your life as well. He planned not

only your life, but even the lives of all the female babies

of various tribes and peoples who were killed because

they were the firstborn and not a male. God had a

carefully laid-out plan for each one of those little

unwanted babies. In fact, there has never been a person

born on this earth for whom God neglected to plan his

or her life from beginning to end.

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And who knows God’s plan for you? Who better than

the Holy Spirit, who was with God the Father when He

planned it? And now the Holy Spirit lives within you

and searches your heart to find out if you’re on the

wrong or the right path.


Your natural mind can’t tell you if you’re on the right

path. But the Holy Spirit says, “If you will release Me, I

will help your weaknesses and begin to make

intercession for you according to the will of God. I will

work God’s plan for your life.”

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Nothing Can Separate You From God’s Plan

I can’t spend six hours praying in the Holy Ghost and

worshiping God without the Holy Spirit taking the plan

of God His perfect will for my life and enforcing it out

ahead of me.As I pray, the Holy Ghost will lay hold of

and remove every boulder and every mountain that

stands in the way of my fulfilling the perfect will of

God. And who is a match for the Holy Ghost?

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That’s why Romans 8:28 goes on to say this:

And we know that all things work together for good to

them that love God, to them who are the called

according to his purpose.

Why will all things now work together for good?

Because the Holy Ghost is the One who seizes hold of

everything that is contrary to God’s will for my life and

uses His power to replace it with God’s perfect plan.

And He does it because I have found out how to release

the perfect will of God into my life.


Now you can see why Romans 8 ends with such a note of


Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors

through him that loved us.For I am persuaded, that

neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,

nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,Nor

height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able

to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ

Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39


How can I be so convinced that neither height, nor

depth, nor any creature, nor things present, nor things

to come can separate me from God’s plan and His love

for me? Because I discovered how to walk after the

Spirit and not after the flesh. I found out how to allow

the Holy Spirit to work God’s plan in my life as I pray

much in the Holy Ghost.

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Yielding Your Authority To the Holy Spirit

This is where I get excited. In His infinite wisdom, the

Holy Ghost knew what to target in order to help us in

our infirmities. Certainly He wasn’t going to try to

conquer our soul, our mind, our will, our intellect, or

our emotions first. Most of us have proven beyond any

reasonable doubt that we can be pushed around in

those arenas. We get mad at each other; we fall into sin;

we live on the edge of carnality; we can’t overcome our

soul enough to pray as we should.


So the Holy Spirit just by passed all that mess our

wavering soul, our defeats, our up-and-down emotional

roller-coaster rides, our whimpering, our swelled

speeches of doctrinal error, our lying down in defeat,

and our little deceptions. Instead, He went straight into

the depths of our spirit the new creation that contains

all the authority Jesus transferred to us:


And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power

is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

GO YE therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them

in the name of the Father,and of the Son, and of the

Holy Ghost.  Matthew 28:18,19


Then the Holy Spirit said to each of us, “Look, little one,

you’re being whipped because you’re puny and weak

and your spirit has no understanding of revelation. But

your spirit man does have a new nature, a capacity to

understand spiritual matters, and the spiritual

authority I deposited in you when you were born again.

“So, excuse Me, but I’m here now, and I would like to

borrow your authority from you. You see, I need a

conqueror. And although I am the all-powerful Holy

Spirit, I can’t do anything in your life without your


“First of all, I need your permission and authority to

pray through you. Will you give that to Me and let Me

help you fulfill God’s perfect will for your life?

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”You see, the Holy Spirit has a handicap us. He would

have finished taking care of mankind’s mess a long time

ago if it wasn’t for His handicap. He can’t even pray

through us until we give Him that authority! Only when

we yield our authority to Him will He transfer His

supernatural language to our spirit man, giving us

utterance to pray mysteries before the throne of God.

If we are wise, we will lend our authority to the wisest,

most powerful Being in the universe, the One who

moved on the face of the deep and separated the upper

and lower firmaments. He who has all that power needs

only our authority to operate it in our lives.

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The moment we start praying in the Holy Ghost, we give

Heaven the authority to create that prayer in our spirit

so we can pray the mind of Christ. As we yield our

authority to Him by praying in the Holy Ghost, we turn

Him loose to move us into God’s perfect will for our


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