Only This Blocks your Blessings
Faith is the only way to receive blessings. There is only one thing that blocks your blessings. Find out what that is in this article.
Have you ever heard a teaching that if you refuse to forgive someone, you can be blocking your own blessings?
This is false—unforgiveness is not what stops the blessing. It’s your unbelief, which is demonstrated in your unforgiveness.
When a person refuses to forgive someone even though Jesus asked us to forgive one another just as He has already forgiven us, he is not fully trusting the Lord.
He is still insisting in his own ways, instead of placing faith in Jesus—like somehow if he forgives the offender, that person will get away scot free and Jesus won’t do anything about it.
The underlying unbelief is what blocks the person’s blessings. He is not able to receive because he is not willing to just surrender to Jesus and believe.
What about sin? Can sin block your blessings? No they can’t, but the unbelief produced by the condemnation and sin consciousness can cause one to feel unworthy to receive God’s blessings—it is a self-imposed stumbling block to faith.
“You husbands, in the same way, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7 WEB)
In the verse above, we see clearly that treating your wife badly can become a hindrance to your prayers.
A man who beats his wife can’t boldly stand before Jesus to receive every blessing.
His conscience will keep nagging to disqualify him from every blessing.
That’s how sinning produces unbelief which blocks your blessings.
How to Begin Praying in Tongues According to the Bible
“But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.” (Jude 1:20 WEB)
There’s faith, and then there’s a “most holy faith”.
Holy means to be set apart.
When we pray in the Holy Spirit, also known as praying in tongues, we are using a “most holy faith”.
It is a faith that is uncorrupted by worldly beliefs, unhindered by our mind’s tendency to produce unbelief in our hearts and un-limited by our understanding of Scriptures and God’s heart for us.
Praying in tongues is truly a gift that sets us apart unto God’s will—Jesus Himself praying for us through His Spirit living inside us, offering up praise and prayers that are perfectly aligned with God the Father’s will.
“In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don’t know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can’t be uttered. He who searches the hearts knows what is on the Spirit’s mind, because he makes intercession for the saints according to God.” (Romans 8:26-27 WEB)
It’s the gift that allows the holy Trinity to work in tandem, having free rein over your life—destroying whatever obstacles are in your way, orchestrating blessings in your path, building you up in all ways (body, soul and spirit) and even praying for others who need urgent help.
“So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest! And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.” (James 3:5-6 WEB)
As ignorant unbelievers, we once used the power in our tongues to speak death and destroy what is good in our lives, sabotaging our destinies.
“Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.” (Acts 2:3-4 WEB)
On the Day of Pentecost when Jesus poured out the Holy Spirit upon the church, the Holy Spirit manifested Himself as tongues of fire to show the nature of the gift of praying in tongues.
Through the gift of praying in tongues, God catches hold of our tongues and uses its power to burn away what is evil and set up what is good and life-giving in our lives.
When we pray in the Holy Spirit, also known as praying in tongues, we are using a “most holy faith”. It is a faith that is uncorrupted by worldly beliefs, unhindered by our mind’s tendency to produce unbelief in our hearts and un-limited by our understanding of Scriptures and God’s heart for us. Praying in tongues is truly a gift that sets us apart unto God’s will—Jesus Himself praying for us through His Spirit living inside us, offering up praise and prayers that are perfectly aligned with God the Father’s will.
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