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Posted on November 15, 2011
Anyone who has the Holy Spirit and has prayed in tongues knows how you feel during and afterward – you feel lifted up, comforted and “high spirited.” This is because you are being edified when you pray this way.
This is supported by 1 Corinthians 14:4: “He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself…” Another translation says, “builds himself up.” Webster defines edifying as building up in Christian knowledge; improving the mind in faith and in holiness. Jude 1:20 states: “…my loved ones, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.”
My research on this subject was brought on through an assignment for our praise team: we had to state a goal or change we wished to see come to pass. I wasn’t happy with us not “entering in” while we were on stage. How can we help the congregation enter in if we haven’t, yet? As leaders, we should already be in that place.