Tongues in spiritual warfare and intercession:

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Rom 8:26-27)  (NKJV)

(Isaiah 59:19b) When the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. (NKJV)

Glenn Arekion (The power of praying in tongues) says that praying in tongues is part of the offensive armour of God. The 6 items of a Roman soldier that Paul lists in Ephesians 6:13-18 don’t mention by name the 7th, the long lance (pilum) which was the most offensive weapon.  The lance could go through a shield as well as the soldier holding it and also bend upon impact making it unusable for any opponent to use afterwards.  But straight after the 6 items (helmet of salvation, belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel of peace, shield of faith, sword of the Spirit which is the word of God) are named Paul says “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” (NKJV)  Paul is implying that praying in tongues is our main offensive weapon, like the pilum.

In remembering that ‘our struggle is not against flesh and blood’ (Eph 6:12) we need to remember to overcome in a spiritual way.  The enemy is confused and disempowered by tongues.                                                                      (2Cor 10:4 NKJV) For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.

The Message says ‘ God’s Word is an indispensible weapon.  In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long.’  (Eph 6:in 13-18)

From Mahesh Chavda ‘The hidden power of speaking in tongues’: God’s love song always exults the Lord, but it can take many different forms.  We have to learn to just let it flow as the Spirit leads us. Sometimes our song will be like water tumbling down over rocks, very intense and pointed and with a nature of warfare and aggressive faith behind it.  At other times it will be like a gentle flowing stream.As we learn to flow in the Spirit, the Lord oftentimes will give revelation to our minds.  We may see people’s faces or the impression of nations or international events or other prophetic things.  If we simply stay in the flow and don’t try to understand  or figure these things out with our own minds, the Lord will increase our capacity and fill us to overflowing like a mighty river pouring through us to do His work.  It is much easier (and wiser) for Him to pray the agenda and for us to simply give voice to it.

From Kenneth Hagin ‘Tongues:Beyond the Upper Room’: How do you know when you’ve prayed through on a specific matter?  The sense of heaviness lifts, and you have a note of victory in your spirit.  You’ll either laugh or sing in the Spirit. (If you never seem to get to the place where you have that note of victory in your spirit, perhaps you haven’t prayed long enough in tongues!)

(2Cor 12:9-10 NIV) But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.      (TEV v.9b) I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ’s power over me.

(Ps 24:8) Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.                                         (1John 4:4) Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.                                                                         (Prov 18:21 NIV) The tongue has the power of life and death.