Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
Praying in the Spirit has really fallen out of popularity in our modern world. The tragedy is this, we are spiritual beings living in a spiritual world. Being able to perceive and operate in the spiritual realm is vital in this darkened world we live in. Our prayer language is critical in being able to live as a spiritual being in a spiritual world. This brings us to the third reason we should speak in tongues. Our prayer language helps build ourselves up in our most holy faith. Bible faith is the supernatural ability given to us by the Spirit of God to perceive the things of the Spirit. Just as we have the five senses in the natural world: taste, hearing, sight, touch, and smell: we have spiritual senses as well. The ability to experience the spiritual realm was destroyed by the fall of man; however, this ability to perceive God was restored by the cross and the outpouring of the Spirit. We take advantage of this benefit as we yield to the Spirit and pray in tongues. As we spend time praying in the Holy Ghost, our faith is strengthened. Our awareness of God becomes stronger. We hear His voice when we read the Word. We see His glory displayed in His creation. We feel His presence falling upon us. This is the realm of faith.
Often times, we think of faith as “blind faith”. Actually faith is not blind at all. Faith is when the things of the unseen world become real to you. The unseen world of the Spirit is tangible. It is very real and becomes more and more perceptible to us as we spend time in the Spirit. The prayer language is given to us by God to access this unseen world. The more you pray in tongues, the more real heavenly things become to you.
Brothers and sisters, build yourselves up in the most holy faith praying in the Holy Ghost. We live in a dangerous world, riddled with unbelief. Our protection from this unbelief is the tangible presence of God. As we pray in tongues our faith is strengthened, we begin to hear His voice, see His glory, and feel the touch of His hand upon our lives.