TODAY'S TEXT: "For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit, he speaketh mysteries" (1 Corinthians 14:2)
The devil does understand the scriptures. The Bible tells us of the battle that ensued between Jesus and the devil when the prince of darkness came to tempt him just after finishing a lengthy 40 days fasting and prayer program. One of the interesting parts of this story was the way the devil quoted from the scriptures to back up his position. He told Jesus in Luke 4:9-11
"And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone"
That was quoting straight from Psalms 91 of David's prophetic vision and prayers of protection for the Lord and for as many as we believe through him. Even in our day to day to live as believers, we all can attest to how much of the scriptures the devil knows because if you are like me you will know the countless times he has quoted scriptures and turn it on its head to tempt, deceive and destroy. This the devil has mastered over the years! However, what the devil hasn't mastered is the operation of tongues! The devil understands the scriptures but does not understand the mystery of tongues!
The scripture for today in 1 Corinthians 14:2 tells us that our 'elevated discourse' is direct communication with God. No man understands what you are saying, no devil does! Even fellow believers can't decode the mysteries been spoken when you pray in tongues except they are given the interpretation by the Spirit of God! This is how sacred this spiritual communication is!
The devil understands scriptures but does not understand tongues. And one major reason for this is because the operation of tongues is for those who have been filled with the Spirit of God, and even for such, the gift of interpretation has to be given. Now for the devil to understand your 'elevated discourse' with God the devil must also be filled with the Spirit! We know that won't happen anytime soon! It's a closed case. And what that means is that you can always get on a 'devil free lane' communication with God by always praying in the Spirit! Hallelujah!
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