But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. John 23, 24
Jesus told the disciples this very fact. He always warned them about the devil. If you don’t think so, go back and refresh your memory or take a fresh look at it like I did. He refers to him as the prince of this world and say that he has been judged. There is no option for him, he is defeated forever, Jesus took back power and He gave it to us.
Jesus will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. He told the disciples that the devil was coming and could not find anything in Him. That’s not true of us, however, and we must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to help us through praying in tongues. He refreshes and restores us, warns us, helps us to pray when we don’t know what to say. He is the Comforter. Advocate, Teacher.
Jesus warned Peter, that the devil wanted to sift him as wheat. Jesus had breathed on them, so I was thinking they had power. But they could not cast out devils in some instances because of their unbelief. So was it just the fact that Peter was not speaking in tongues? We know he had a temper, was able to deny Jesus, that he was restored. You see, Jesus tried to warn him.
He helps us to discern spiritual warfare. He is the Spirit of the Living God. What He is not is an accuser or tormenter, He convicts of sin but does not remind us of it, continually, We know who that is. It is important and for us to cast down those mental arguements that disagree with God and bring our thoughts into obedience, the obedience of Christ, although God wants us to obey Him.
There are so many teachings and mixtures of religions, it take praying in the spirit to discern. Most people are ” Oppressed of the devil. ” The Holy Spirit will help you discern if something else is present to cast out. It is important to have a good Bible based church or teaching, be careful of who you let pray for you. I hope this blesses you today, trust Jesus, trust the Holy Spirit. Tongues is a spiritual gift not to be taken lightly, the is Spirit of power, love and a sound mind. And if your like me, you need Him. Be blessed. Rebecca Jones