Purpose of this Session
We will consider tongues in detail in a later session but in the context of intimacy it is worth mentioning briefly the place of tongues. The language of the Spirit is given to us to ‘talk to God’.
“For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.” (1Cor 14:2)
Tongues, which is a gift for every believer, is given that we might enter into deeper fellowship with our God. The place of tongues in the prayer life of the believer cannot be over-estimated. God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must do so ‘in the Spirit’. Tongues allows spirit-to-spirit communication:
“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays...” (1 Cor 14:14 NKJV)
The Holy Spirit within us carries us through the process of praying in the Spirit into deeper places of fellowship with God, and more effective participation with God in intercession.