Recharge, Reboot & Reset

“RECHARGE, REBOOT & RESET”

INTRO: At Jubilee we are in 40 Days of Prayer:

  1. For a specific personal miracle.
  2. For a church-wide refreshing (Acts 3:19).

I. SIMILARITIES BETWEEN SMART PHONES & SMART PEOPLE:

  1. They need to be recharged regularly or will quit working.
    1. The harder the use, the more often charging needed.
    2. Recharging happens fastest when turned off.
  2. They need a good signal to work efficiently (close to the source & a sensitive receiver).
  3. At times they need to be rebooted.
  4. At times they may need to be reset.

“Holy convocation” – periodic scheduled times to disconnect from the normal schedule to worship and seek God (Ex. 12; Lev. 23; Num. 28-29).

II. PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT – ONE OF THE MOST EFFICIENT WAYS TO RECHARGE THE SOUL & SPIRIT.

  1. To pray in the Spirit is to pray in tongues (1Cor. 14:14-15).
  2. For all believers (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6-7; 1Cor. 14:5).
  3. Three unfounded concerns to speaking in tongues:
    1. I’m not spiritual enough to speak in tongues.
    2. I’m afraid tongues will come out at the wrong time.
    3. What if I get a counterfeit? You won’t (Luke 11:11-13)!

III. 7 BENEFITS OF PRAYING IN TONGUES (1Cor. 14:18):

  1. You recharge your soul and spirit (1Cor. 14:4a; Jude 20).
  2. You give thanks well (1Thess. 5:18; 1Cor. 14:16-17).
  3. You pray the will of God into existence (Rom. 8:26-27; 1Jn. 5:14-15).
  4. You speak the mysteries of God into your life and realm of influence (1Cor. 14:2).
  5. You bypass the intellect (1Cor. 14:14; 1:27; 2:11b, 14).
  6. You’ll be shown what God has for you (1Cor. 2:9-12).
  7. You’ll be shown truth & future things (Jn. 16:12-15).

CONCLUSION: Do your soul and spirit need some recharging? Pray in the Spirit (tongues)!