Holy Spirit speaks to God on our behalf in mysteries we cannot understand (1 Corinthians 14:2). He is the Advocate promised by Jesus (John 14:26). Unless the tongues we are uttering can be translated by someone with the gift of interpretation of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:10), what leaves the mouths of Holy Ghost-filled Christians are all mysteries, even to the individual speaking. This analogy is one that I've been sharing lately after being inspired by a story told by a woman of God: I can pray for a five bedroom home because this is what I want. However, what if what God has in mind for my home isn't five bedrooms, but ten? Thinking of a spiritual matter in practical terms really grants us the ability to understand a concept we may not have previously been able to understand. With that being said, from the analogy that I've shared, can we agree that we do ourselves a disservice when we do not open our mouths and allow Holy Ghost to pray to the Father for that ten-bedroom home as opposed to our five-bedroom home? It is the same with anything. Another example can be danger around a corner that we cannot perceive for whatever reason. Because Holy Spirit can perceive it and knows that danger is coming, as we open our mouths to pray in our prayer language (in tongues) the Lord's perfect will for us is being spoken (Romans 8:27). What we cannot do for ourselves, God is always able to. As a reminder, words have power. A review of The Book of Proverbs or James 3:1-12 can enlighten you.
I'd like to move on to addressing Christian leaders by saying, not all have ungodly agendas. I have been blessed to be positioned around great men and women of God who love their sheep dearly. With that being said, we are told that at some point we would encounter doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1). Currently, there are doctrines within many Christian denominations that purposefully remove the power of God from their teachings (2 Timothy 3:5). For them, either God no longer does that, or, we no longer receive the Holy Ghost that way, if at all, and so on. These leaders either: 1.) Do not believe what they preach or 2.) Are deliberately by the powers of evil teaching lies to you and your family. Both are very dangerous. Holy Spirit removes the need for man to teach us. 1 John 2:26-27 tells us:
“26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in Him.”
In a world of needing to feel validated, can you see why mere men would rather exalt themselves as the powerful ones? In doing this, they refuse Holy Ghost His rightful place. It is without a doubt dangerous to try to be in competition with Holy Spirit. A human in this position will surely lose. Often times the worst part is, God's glory will depart and they and sometimes their followers will have no idea.
Here's the deal, if we as Christians believe that God works ALL things together for our good because He loves us (Romans 8:28), we must also believe that when Holy Spirit prays to God for us because we know not how we ought to (Romans 8:26-27), God's perfect will is being prayed on our behalf, just as He (His Word) says. The problem is we don't trust God—understandably so. It's very hard to trust someone we do not know. Begin there. Get to KNOW Who God is (John 1:1).
The Spirit of Truth cannot ever lie or be false in any way. The Word of God is powerful and when we know it, we are less likely to be deceived. Can you see why speaking in tongues is so controversial?
1.) Tell God you desire a RElationship with Him. He will help you through all of what you will face on your journey with Him. Seek Him to truly know Him.