How To Pray With Pastor Chris On Yookos
I read a very inspiring article at http://www.pastorchrisonline.org on how many good use of the prayer times with Pastor Chris. Here is the gist of the article by Pastor Lanre, it will bless you immensely.
“….Pray fervidly in tongues and let the fire in our spirits burn to His glory…”
“…Pray fervently in tongues, desiring that the influence of His Word and the deposit of His grace in our lives should spread abroad…”
“…Oh! How glorious to be led by the Spirit of God. No wonder we march on victoriously in triumphal excursions in life…”(Culled from Oct Tweets from PastorChrisLive)
This are some of the yooks Pastor Chris Often sends about Praying in Tongues.
What are “Tongues?”
When a person accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, he is born again which means his spirit is recreated (1 Cor 5:17). When this person receives the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit imparts his spirit with the ability to communicate in a new heavenly language, which is generally called tongues. In Mark 16:17-18, Jesus said “….they shall speak with new tongues….”. This is one of the New Testament realities. The people of the Old Testament didn’t have this privilege. The closest reference to it is in Isaiah 28:10-12.
Now, All can Receive this Ability
The ability to speak in tongues is a glorious gift that is available to every child of God who has received the Holy Spirit. If you are born again but you haven’t been filled with the Holy Spirit, the Lord wants you to receive Him today. Your salvation is the only qualification you require to receive the Holy Spirit. Now you can simply ask by faith and receive Him into your Spirit.
Say these words out loud in faith, expecting to receive:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for the Gift of the Holy Spirit. As Your Child, I now receive Him by faith to come and dwell in my heart. I receive Him into my soul and my body. I receive Him into every fibre of my being. I am now filled with the Holy Spirit, and according to Your Word in Acts 2:4, I speak with other tongues as He gives me utterance, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen”
(culled from “The Power of Tongues” – Rev Chris Oyakhilome, Phd)
You have received the Holy Spirit! Now open your mouth by faith and begin to utter those words of the Spirit that are coming from your innermost being. Praise the Lord!
When I pray in tongues, what can I expect?
In any endeavor, having an expectation positions you for better results. What can you expect when you pray in tongues? 1 Cor 14:4 (Amp) says the one who prays in an unknown tongue edifies himself.
The amplified version adds the synonym “improves” himself. This means that when you pray in tongues, you can expect to be improved! Pastor phrased it as : the self-improvement program of the Holy Spirit for you! So now, there’s no limit to how much you can improve. Nothing or no one can set a limitation on you. Most remarkably, Jude vs 20 (Amp) says “make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher….praying in the Holy Spirit”.
This means you can make progress and rise like an edifice as you pray in the Spirit. An edifice by any imagination is an unavoidable structure. It means you make progress till you can’t be ignored!
When you refer to an edifice, you don’t look down for it, you always look up for it. That’s how you become. Your stature in life is improved. Your influence and impact cannot be ignored, regardless of the sphere you are involved. Thanks be to God!
Praying in tongues allows you to communicate at the God level. It is communication that is out of this world. It’s comparing spiritual with spiritual. It is spirit to spirit. It is communication that is beyond the throes and frailties of the earth realm.
At this communication level, there are no limitations, only possibilities. You are not communing with man, but with God (1 Cor 14:2). What a privilege! This is fellowship of the God-kind.
It is too vital and honorable to be missed. When you pray in tongues, your spirit is engaged. You are sensitive to the sublime signals of the Spirit and as Pastor taught us, you are synchronized with the accuracy of God’s plans, purposes and timing.
One of new creation realities is that the Holy Spirit dwells in us. During the HLC in Houston, Pastor Chris opened our hearts to a glorious truth about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us. He said:”the Holy Spirit doesn’t want to live in us to be apart from us, but to be so mingled with us that we are one entity!” 1 Cor 6:17.
So as we pray in the spirit, we activate the power and increase the influence of the Spirit over our spirit, mind, body and affairs. We are subsumed under His influence so that our expressions are now under his influence and control. In this state, mistakes are impossible. You function rightly and accurately all the time!
Getting more out of my Prayer Times
- 1 Cor 14: 14-15 shows us a simple but profound truth about the pre-eminence of praying in tongues. Pastor Chris has expounded this to us in detail. Train yourself to always start by praying in tongues instead of praying with your understanding. The spiritual is greater than the physical. Why start with the lesser? And in most cases, the understanding is limited so if you are faced with a situation you don’t understand, and you are praying in your understanding, that will be quite frustrating.Always pray with the spirit first, and then with your understanding if required, for by then your understanding would have been energized and under the influence of your spirit. This is the order. It works.
- When you pray in tongues, stay engaged long enough for the power to rise within you. It may take a while, as you try to keep distractions out, but stay with it. Pray until divinity takes over. You will know when this happens. Often, Pastor specifies in the Tweets how long we should pray, and how (fervently, passionately). Follow the instructions closely. You will get the results.
We are forever grateful to Pastor Chris for the Yookos.com. We may not know how far this will go, but we know that we are in it all the way and the days ahead will be even greater than the days behind!
Pastor Lanre Alabi