Following Divine pattern in the spirit.

The Apostle Paul said this about following divine order among the people of God:

“How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

This pattern as revealed to Paul by the Holy Spirit is meant to guide Christian gatherings, from being tempted to use spiritual gifts in fulfilling the lust of the flesh.

This is something that must be done in an orderly manner under a corporate anointing, by the leading of the Holy Spirit under the leadership of the local Pastor. It however has to be done for the edification of the Body of Christ.

But this can’t be done effectively under a corporate anointing, if each individual member of the Body of Christ has not been doing it privately. You can’t exercise spiritual skills effectively under a corporate anointing, if you have not been exercising such skills privately, during your regular personal time with the Lord God.

Spiritual skills are better developed during your personal devotional time with the Lord. If you’re making mistakes with your skills during your personal devotion time with the Lord, He will not only correct you. But He will also instruct you and direct you in the right way, so that you may become fruitful with those gifts.

It’s better to get corrected privately by the Lord; than to end up being corrected under the corporate anointing.

This is how any child of God can get weaned into spiritual maturity, by the Spirit of the Lord God Who lives in him. If you can’t take correction, instruction and direction from the Lord when you’re alone with Him, you won’t be able to take it under a corporate anointing; either from those with authority over you or from the Holy Spirit. And that says a lot about many within the Body of Christ today.

As Paul said above you can have a revelation or teaching from the Lord, while you are in the spirit. And another person can have a psalm in the spirit also, at the same time and about the same thing. The Holy Spirit moves sometimes in this way, so that we may acknowledge His presence amongst the people of God.

Our acknowledgment of His presence gives Him the opportunity to do more in such gatherings. The Holy Spirit can’t do much amongst the Christians who will not acknowledge Him in their midst.

But at the same time the Holy Spirit can also move in another person, to divulge your revelation and teaching in psalms and spiritual songs (other tongues), without a pre acknowledgment of such revelation. Another member of the same Body of Christ may be led by the Spirit, to start interpreting your revelation for the edification of everyone present, without even knowing that the Holy Spirit is leading him to do so.

A life that is completely surrendered and yielded to the Lord will always be used by the Lord. The life that is still struggling to disengage from the things of this world, will struggle with spiritual discernment.

Such a Christian is still struggling to grow up into the things of God’s Kingdom. His attachment and relationship with the world are keeping him behind in the things of God’s Kingdom.

Some often wonder why the local Pastor will not give them any responsibility in the Church. When you’re disengaged away completely from the things of this world, the Lord will reveal your readiness for certain responsibilities to the Pastor. Wait for your time.

This is why some often unintentionally and misguidedly through their lustful desires in the flesh, will interrupt and disrupt the flow of the Holy Spirit under a corporate anointing, because they are still struggling spiritually to move with the flow of the Holy Spirit. They have not been privately developing spiritual skills with the gifts in their lives.

It’s important that everyone flow together as God’s Spirit is moving with each individual gift, within the whole Body of Christ under a corporate anointing (Psalms 133).

The thoughts of evil may go through the mind that’s not being renewed, before the devil ensnares the mouth to speak evil. That’s why the renewal of the mind on a daily basis is important for every child of God.

As long as you’re alive on this earth the enemy will keep on infiltrating your mind with evil thoughts. But it’s the responsibility of every child of God to bring those thoughts down in obedience to Christ with spoken words.

Stop asking God to take evil thoughts away from you. You have the authority in the name of Jesus to deal with it. God can’t do what He has given you the authority to do. He doesn’t have the authority over those evil thoughts anymore. You have it. Now use it to change your life.

That’s why Paul said again:

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled”.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NKJV

Your obedience is fulfilled when you start using your spiritual authority over those evil thoughts from the enemy.

But as we sing in the spirit (other tongues), we are taking the focus away from the traps of the devil in the spirit. He flees away in terror of you, whenever you chose to rather be focused on Jesus instead of him, while you’re in the spirit.

The devil projects images of evil to the mind or even the thoughts of them with words, so as to target believers in Christ Jesus. If you’re not smart enough to recognize his tactics, you may get yourself caught in his trap. This is why it’s important to renew your mind on a daily basis by meditating on God’s word.

That’s how the devil operates against the mind of the Christian, that is not being renewed. Many have found themselves saying or doing, the things which they never wanted to say or do because of this.

They say things that comes to their mind without weighing the origin of what they are saying. Is it from God or is it from the devil? But the renewed mind has been trained to recognize such tricks as being from the devil and is able to stop the enemy.

Singing in other tongues.

Singing in the spirit or other tongues helps the believer in Christ Jesus to develop intimacy with the Lord. It helps us to put the tongue in check from saying what we don’t need to be saying, as we yield it to magnify the Lord in the spirit.

There are a lot of things that we often miss out of with the Lord, when we are not giving ourselves enough time to tarry in the spirit before Him.

You can do a lot of things in the spirit and by the Spirit, to resolve the issues of your life, as you are spending more time in the spirit before the Lord. It’s the moment of intimate fellowship with the Lord. It’s the moment when the heart is completely yielded for the Lord to minister back to you, as you are ministering to Him in the spirit.

Moments of great exploits in the spirit are missed, when we are not spending enough time – singing in the spirit under the corporate anointing.

Church meetings that are being rushed through, because of timing issues are the ones that are often missing out of a lot of blessings from the Lord. God wants to do much more in their midst, but they are constraining themselves with time by rolling everything away.

You do have access into the two spiritual worlds of both God and of the devil, when you are singing in the spirit (other tongues). You are never alone in this realm of the spirit.

There are angelic beings available to minister to you, as you are praising and worshipping the Lord in other tongues. They are attentive to you, and ready to act in carrying out your words of command.

Anything that a Spirit filled Christian says from that realm, is backed up by the angels in enforcing them. It will come to pass, and nothing is able to hinder its fulfillment, because the angels of God always excel in power concerning all of their activities.

There are those who like to focus on their personal problems, while they are singing in the spirit. Obviously, they have fallen for the tricks of the devil.

What they are doing with this type of posture before the Lord, is the glorification of the works of the devil. So, they won’t get anywhere with it. It’s impossible for the Lord God to minister back to them, with their focus being on their problems; instead of focusing on Him and on all that had been done for them in Christ Jesus.

By focusing on Jesus while singing in other tongues, we are bringing Christ’s solution into any situation that we are praying and interceding about at that moment. We are bringing heaven into the situation, for intervention in that particular circumstance. This is very important especially in the midst of spiritual warfare.

Singing in other tongues is what gets us into that place with God, where His power begins to envelop us.

Are you often in your private time of devotion singing in the spirit (other tongues) to the Lord? When was the last time that you sang in other tongues to the Lord?

Making melodies in the spirit. 

As you’re getting more and more comfortable to speak with God in your heavenly language, you will need to learn how to be making melodies in your heart to the Lord also.

This becomes easier as you’re getting freer in the spirit, to boldly communicate with God in other tongues:

“For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭14:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

According to this scripture text the devil doesn’t understand what you are uttering with melodies in your heart to the Lord. By making spiritual melodies in your heart, you are putting the enemy on his toes, because you are speaking mysteries that he does not understand.

The devil only understands your natural language. You never learnt to speak in your heavenly language with the brain. It is coming out of your born-again spirit man. Your born-again spirit man speaks and understands the language of heaven.

So, the devil can’t understand what you are saying in other tongues. And because he has no access into the realm of your born-again spirit man, he is confused about what you are up to. You have become dangerous to him.

Making melodies to the Lord in the spirit is what releases you into the realm of the spirit, where you will begin to speak, as you are seeing and understanding spiritual things from that realm. You will begin to issue out heavenly declarations on this earth, based on what the Lord is opening your spiritual eyes of understanding to see.

It’s very important to let the holy scriptures be your guide while in the spirit. The devil is a master deceiver. He knows how to send negative signals through your mind in such moments, so as to confuse you and get you off track while you’re in the spirit.

His goal is to distract you by creating confusion within you, about the voice of the Lord and his own. The devil knows how to make natural things look scriptural to you. And sometimes he will use Bible scriptures to confuse your biblically sound doctrines about those things.

Being grounded and rooted in God’s word will help anyone to escape his tricks. God’s word will always guide you into every spiritual truth, so that you can’t ever be confused by the enemy. A Christian who is not being guided by the word of God – the Bible, can be easily deceived by the devil.

It’s from this realm of the spirit that you are able to see, the protection that belongs to you in Christ Jesus, and use it to advance His Kingdom on the earth.

When you are speaking in other tongues, you are releasing God’s power to manifest, what you are seeing in the spiritual realm into your physical world. You are encoding in other tongues a message to the Lord, which the enemy is never able to decode at all.

That’s what terrorizes the devil about this supernatural ability in your life as a Christian. The devil does not know what you are about to drop on him, when you are making melodies to the Lord in the spirit.

That’s why Paul said:

“Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:17-19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Apostle Paul is saying here that we must “understand what the will of the Lord is.” This is important as you are getting into the realm of the spirit, where you can literally get yourself spiritually lost in the dive of God’s glory.

Spiritual melodies in the heart becomes powerful, when you are doing it with the understanding of God’s will for your life. You can’t make spiritual melodies effectively to the Lord, if you’re not aware of His will for your life. The scriptures are there to guide every Christian into the will of God.

There are many mysteries of God that are waiting for us as Christians to tap into them, as we are singing in other tongues and making melodies to the Lord.

Preach in season and out of season. 

I do remember an encounter that I once had with a wizard, while on a missionary trip to Kogi State, Nigeria some decades ago. I witnessed firsthand how a witch doctor can mimic speaking in other tongues. The devil is a master imitator of spiritual truth. He does it to deceive gullible Christians even today.

This wizard was making incantations as he was uttering his falsehoods in other tongues. But much more revealing at the time to me, was that he actually did believe that the incantations, that he was making were powerful. Yes, the devil believes also in his own lies and deceptions.

What eventually exposed him was his own acknowledgment to the people who were nearby at the crusade meeting, that the ability of the Christians in our meeting to speak in other tongues, was hindering and disturbing his activities in the area. He finally acknowledged that there is another power that’s more powerful than that of the devil.

He had tried everything possible to stop and interrupt the crusade without any success in the spirit. So, he had decided to mimic what he had observed the believers in Christ Jesus doing as we were praying. But it wasn’t long before he realized that he couldn’t mimic the Holy Spirit:

The scripture says:

“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!”
James 2:19 NKJV

The devil believes also, but he trembles whenever we use the name of Jesus against him. This man had an encounter with the power of God, which rendered his evil works completely useless.

He eventually repented on the second day of the Crusade. He got saved and got delivered while listening to the gospel of Jesus Christ being preached. His testimony later on caught many of his followers by surprise. They all repented also and started to follow Jesus.

A whole community received Jesus through the testimony of the witch doctor, who was well known for his evil works among them.

What I want to point out here is that this man had faith in the evil works that he was doing, just as a Christian can claim to believe in God also.

Our faith in God is positive, but his own faith was evil and negative. But how much faith do the children of God have in the power of God, that’s available to them on the earth today?

Especially as you are making melodies and singing spiritual songs to the Lord, you need to have faith in God for the supernatural at any time and anyhow.

We have so many weapons of spiritual warfare at our disposal today to change the world as Christians.

Are you using your authority in the name of Jesus, to declare healing and deliverance with your tongue into the lives of those around you?

You have the authority in the name of Jesus on your tongue, to declare healing and deliverance over your community and nation. You also have spiritual gifts that you can be tapping into, by singing spiritual songs and making melodies to the Lord.

There is tremendous power available to you when you are making spiritual melodies to the Lord. Many have often been taking it for granted that the power of God within them is able to change their world.

Whereas the wicked people of this world do have faith, in the wickedness that they are perpetuating around us every day. Isn’t it sad to note that there are certain Christians, who are afraid of the devil and his evil works? But when it comes to God’s power being available to heal and deliver the captives, they become skeptical about it.

Isn’t it really shameful to see the agents of the devil using their fake power on the earth, while the people of God with the real authority and power, are having a cold foot with the authority on their lips and faith in God within their hearts.

The devil has his agents on the earth, who are working for him. If the agents of the devil are prepared to die for what they do believe, why are certain Christians not as bold as they ought to be, in speaking truth to the darkness around them?

But as the army of the Lord, we need to not only believe in the power that’s in the name of Jesus, to work wonders for us. It’s time now to rise up in unison, and start using our authority in the name of Jesus; instead of getting ourselves involved with the shenanigans of the world that’s around us.

It is the declaration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that hinders the powers of darkness. My personal encounter with that former wizard beside the Benue River of Kogi State, Nigeria proved this to me. Satan and his evil forces are rendered powerless when we are preaching the gospel, so as to heal the nations and set the captives free.

That’s what BVIM’s mission to the end of the earth is all about. And we are committed to doing this until the return of the Lord.

The declaration of the gospel of Jesus Christ from your mouth has the power in it to prevent and stop the satanic activities within your community. Satan can’t stand in the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that is being proclaimed in the demonstration of the power of God’s Kingdom.

Singing spiritual songs and making melodies in the heart to the Lord, is what connects your tongue as a believer in Christ Jesus with the Spirit of God inside of you. Your mouth will begin to speak the wisdom of God, instead of speaking the wisdom of this world.

This makes it difficult for you to get ensnared by the tricks of the devil. Singing in other tongues and making melodies in the spirit, has to become part of the lifestyle of the Holy Spirit filled believer in Christ Jesus.

This spiritual experience takes you into God’s glory. And when you are inside of His glory realm, you will begin to speak as you are seeing from His glory. You will begin to speak about the miracles of the Lord to stop, what the devil is doing around you.

The solution to heal and transform your community is not with the governments or their medical experts. This is a spiritual warfare that the Body of Christ worldwide will eventually win. Christ had given us the victory over the enemy already. We just need to rise up in unison to enforce it.

There is a miracle in the heart and on the mouth of every believer in Christ Jesus. The declaration of the works of the Lord is the declaration of miracles, signs and wonders. And it is basically the declaration of the Lord’s glory.

The Bible said about Jesus after His first miracle:

“This miracle in Cana was the first of the many extraordinary miracles Jesus performed in Galilee. This was a sign revealing his glory, and his disciples believed in him.”
John‬ ‭2:11‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Miracles are what reveals the glory of God for us to see. When you are declaring the sick as being healed, from His glory realm, power is released to manifest what you are declaring.

This was what happened at Cana as Jesus declared, to the service men at the wedding in Cana to do what He had said. As they acted in obedience to Him the miracle took place.

As Jesus once said:

“I speak what I have seen with My Father.”
‭‭John‬ ‭8:38‬a ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus had the glory of God, the Father within Him when he gave them the instruction, to fill up the vessels with water at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. He was speaking to them as He saw in the spirit, what the Father was doing.

And you can also tap into His Spirit that’s within you today. You will begin to see what the Lord is doing, and you can declare it, so as to change your world.

Your positioning in the spirit concerning this is what makes you dangerous to the devil. He knows you from afar and flees away in terror from you.

Yes, you can put him far away from around your house also. He knows where you are living, but he can’t come near it. That’s how powerfully you are protected from evil as a child of God.

There are heavenly hosts all around you and everything that belongs to you. Their mission is to protect you and your stuffs from getting into the hands of the devil.

Your tongue will begin to declare what you are seeing in the spirit, and the glory of the Lord will be manifested, instead of you being ensnared by the enemy.

You can dwell in that glory realm and under His anointing for as long as you want, because of His presence within you.

This is how you overcome. This is your position of victory in Christ Jesus. Stand strong in it, unmovable and unshakeable by the devil:

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭15:57-58‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


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