THE LANGUAGE OF REVIVAL
“For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language,
That they all may call on the name of the Lord,
To serve Him with one accord.
A lot went wrong when man fell away from God. Our very nature was changed. The change effected every part of us, including our language. Zephaniah spoke about one of the results of the Spirit’s outpouring in the latter days, he said that we would be given a pure language. Zephaniah was actually referring to the language of the Spirit, the heavenly prayer language given to every person who is baptized in the Holy Spirit. This language is pure, it flows out of God Himself. As we experience the beauty and power of this spiritual phenomenon, it has an amazing impact on us. The pure nature of the Spirit brings cleansing into our lives as we yield ourselves to His supernatural flow. As a result, the more we exercise this heavenly language, the deeper and more profound is the impact that it has on our lives.
Albert Barnes talks about the connection between the condition of our heart and our words. He says the Spirit impacts both our heart and our words in his comments on this verse.
“God gave back one pure language, when, on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit, the Author of purity, came down in fiery tongues upon the Apostles, teaching them and guiding them ” into the whole truth” John 16:13, and to ” speak to every one in his own tongue, wherein he was born, the wonderful works of God” Act 2:8, Act 2:11. Thenceforth there was to be a higher unity than that of outward language. For speech is not the outer sound, but the thoughts which it conveys and embodies. The inward thought is the soul of the words.”
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a total game changer. Once we are baptized into His presence, our lives begin to experience permanent, supernatural change. One of the effects of this baptism is the overflowing nature of this anointing. This resulting overflow is expressed in various ways, one of which is Zephaniah’s “pure language”. As you begin to pray in tongues, you tap into the very current of life flowing from the throne of God. This life of God has a profound impact on every part of our lives. It effects our inner-man. One of the results of this is that we become more focused on God Himself. It also effects our emotions or our soul. This is one of the great blessings of this prayer language. Because of it’s therapeutic nature, we begin to experience the healing of our emotions. Many times, as you pray in the Spirit, the Lord will be bringing healing and restoration to your broken heart. Also, this prayer language effects our body. Praying in the Spirit brings us into an awareness of His Presence, this is the place of supernatural healing. Nothing compares to the flow of the Spirit you experience when you begin to pray in tongues. It may not be popular or trendy, but it is more than wonderful. If you are not experiencing this blessing, begin to call upon the name of the Lord. Just like Jesus said, “…how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him”.