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Lost My Prayer Language

I no longer have my prayer language. I was saved and filled with the spirit 1n 1974, but fell away almost immediately. I have begged God to refill me and confessed my sins. Please help me. Do I need deliverance? Do I need someone full of the Spirit to pray and lay hands on me. Please help me.

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DFW: I will suggest that you do not worry yourself but trust in God and continue to walk with Him. God can arrange whatever(deliverance or anointed touch) is necessary to give you His gift back.
---Adetunji on 12/27/12

elena, I don't have a prayer language and just wanted to set the record straight since this blog is about prayer language. when I talk to God, I carry on a conversation with Him in Jesus name.
---shira4368 on 12/26/12

This for Shira4368, wow! Been a busy day wanted today thankyou
I thought I had left.finnish the post left for you but it''s been hectic for me..Ps.37:1-2,Ps.9:6,Pro.10:10
,Pro22:6. CNT has help me alot! Strange here, no real friends but I refuse to look back! Going on with the lord.I won't compromise God has been sooooo good! To me
I am notice how some neighbors
NOW respect me.Your Life style best witness sometimes.. lol ELENA
---ELENA on 12/23/12


I take your response to heart with gladness.
---Phil on 11/27/12

Phil, I will tell you this with love, I don't want anyone to say that I am mean with you. But I have to correct you, You say:

"If the saint only knew what was in store for them, they would not be standing against one another."

If they are real saints, they know what is in store for them. They are the one's with faith. Faith in the promise of God. How can he not know what is in store for him? Impossible. It is the unsave who does not what is in store for him. He will not believe it. He has no faith.
By the way, Paul preached the same gospel the others preached, only it was for the Gentiles. He was chosen by Jesus Christ, just like the others.

Love, I said this with love.
---Mark_V. on 11/26/12

People can be so very cruel and malicious when they respond to those with whom they disagree. :(
---love.wins on 11/24/12

The graphic presentation of Christ crucified in the mind, the discovery that self-deception is the rule and not the exception, and the realization that if we got all our deserts we would cease to exist, all aid in seeking God for grace for ourselves and others.

If the saint only knew what was in store for them, they would not be standing against one another.

Apostasy from Paul's message, and embracing a different evangel, started in Asia [2Ti 1:15].

The fruit of it is the mongrel Christendom is today.
---Phil on 11/25/12

People can be so very cruel and malicious when they respond to those with whom they disagree. :(
---love.wins on 11/24/12

It is a good thing you lost your prayer language because it would have been from Satan. If you believed you once had a prayer language you were never the Lords you were Satans.

The Lord asked his true followers to pray in a manner that used a model of suggestions to communicate your needs and seek Gods will, there is nothing to suggest there is a special language to speak to God, yet Satan wants you to believe you are converted by speaking nonsense because all confusion and chaos and deception lies with Satan. Choose Gods word if you want to pray to God pray in this manner Matthew 6:9.
---Follower_of_Christ on 11/24/12

I have had a similar experience. I was saved and filled with the Spirit and spoke in tongues. Then immediately quit speaking it. I lived out in the world until I returned in repentance unto God.

The Holy Spirit given language I had received at an earlier age was restored to me.

It depends on you. You need not beg God, he is waiting for you to in faith receive that language back again.

If you need to, build your confidence, feed on God's word in his mercy and forgiveness toward you. And read and confess the scriptures concerning speaking in tongues/praying in the spirit.
---jan4378 on 11/22/12

Show me the Scripture passages that state that anyone has a "prayer language" and I'll be glad to help you.
God gave you a language, pray to Him in that. Unless you want some "super spiritual" thing that you can use to tell others you are better or "more Spiritual" than they are.
---Elder on 10/18/12

//I no longer have my prayer language//
try using your native tongue. it works
---michael_e on 10/18/12

DFW, the confession you made to God in 1974 could not have been a confession with a contrite heart. When the Spirit makes someone alive together with Christ, there is no failure with God. That persons disposition changes. Maybe you just had a religious experience. Got yourself all pump up and joyful but there was no true faith. Search you heart to see if you have true faith in Christ. We must see whether or not we have any genuine love for the biblical Christ. For we know such love for Him would be impossible without regeneration. Examine the fruit of your faith. We not need to have perfect fruit to have assurance. Does the Holy Spirit bear witness to your spirit, that you are a child of God? Again, examine your heart.
---Mark_V. on 10/18/12

This is a dire situation, indeed. No: you only need to come clean before the Lord thy God. Ask God to please restore the joy of your salvation.
---pat on 10/16/12

Phil, You say,

"The Word of God, not the "Bible, but all that God has spoken, has been fulfilled through Paul. There is no more, til Christ Jesus returns."
all that from (Col. 1:25). That's so wrong. you added, all the word of God not the Bible. Then said all the word of God was fulfilled by Paul til Christ returns. You made a mountain,
Paul was given a stewardship from God. He was to fulfill his stewardship to the saints, the mystery which had been hidden from ages and from generations, but now being revealed to the saints. Here is the mystery, (v.27) To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the gentiles, Which is Christ in you, the hope of glory"
---Mark_V. on 10/16/12

Sincere thanks for your answer Phil!
---Legends on 10/16/12

---Legends on 10/15/12 "Are there written accounts about the abrupt cessation of the gifts"

It was a gradual cessation, based upon Israel's defection, and the secret economy of grace that was given to Paul to unfold.

The spiritual giftings (charismaton) were evidence of the nearness of the Kingdom of God on earth. It is a kingdom for a peculiar people chosen by God to administer, through His Christ. It was not given nor promised to the other nations.

Israel rejected, as a nation, this offer. The offer was made in every place Israel was scattered, ending in Rome, the Gentile capitol.

Paul's imprisonment took place many years after the Corinthian epistles. During that time, the giftings were diminishing.
---Phil on 10/15/12

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---Legends on 10/15/12
Paul is the only apostle commissioned to minister to the Gentiles. Ac 13:47 Ac 22:21 Ac 26:17 Ro 1:5 Ro 11:13 Ro 15:16,18 Ga 1:16 Ga 2:2 Ga 2:8-9 Eph 3:1 Eph 3:8 Col 1:25 1Ti 2:7 2Ti 1:11 2Ti 4:17

Col 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God.

Paul had the fullest and latest revelation of God to the Gentiles. The last and least of the Apostles was commissioned to us, the nations.

The Word of God, not the "Bible, but all that God has spoken, has been fulfilled through Paul. There is no more, til Christ Jesus returns.
---Phil on 10/15/12

Christian at least tried to give a timeframe as to when the gifts(according to his blog, specifically tongues/LANGUAGES) ceased to operate. He stated, they ceased when the Bible was completely written.
Do you agree with that? What date was the Bible completely written? Are there written accounts about the abrupt cessation of the gifts(knowlege, wisdom, healing, prophecy, tongues aka LANGUAGES, etc) on that date.
OR is the proof of cessation singularly found in the interpretation of this one verse.
If that's the case, Could the interpretation be incorrect?
---Legends on 10/15/12

There's still no answer from you even after quoting these verses.
---christan on 10/13/12

At Sinai, Israel thrice swore to keep the law, God swore to keep His promise to make them kings and priests above the rest of the nations.

Does He swear, and not perform? Do you know?

Men will always fail. God cannot fail.

Israel is God's politcal arm on earth. That will never change. He is not done with them. They are not cast off.

He made no earthly promises to anyone else, ever.

In order to save us, He removed us to heaven, away from earth where the Hebrew holds sway.

New creations, fitted for heaven, not earth.
---Phil on 10/14/12

Phil, you do well to quote from 2 Corinthians 5:7, Galatians 6:15, Ephesians 2:15 which contain the words "new creation". Now I ask, what is the Holy Spirit declaring in these verses? That the "new creation" has nothing to do with the sinner being "born of the Spirit". If not, what's this "new creation"? There's still no answer from you even after quoting these verses.

As for "Israel must be born again, and enter the Land." Are you talking about the physical Israel that entered Canaan or what? Because I'll tell you that all who entered Canaan in the OT were not born of the Spirit, for there were unbelievers in the nation of Israel!
---christan on 10/13/12

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---christan on 10/12/12 "Huh? Would you like to then enlighten us of what your idea of a "new creation" is?"

I can only cite Holy Scripture as evidence. I cannot enlighten anyone.

2C 5:17 So that, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: the primitive passed by, Lo! there has become new!

Ga 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation.

Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances, for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace,
---Phil on 10/13/12

---christan on 10/12/12 "..enlighten us of what your idea of a "new creation" is?"

Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Re 21:1 . And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.

Re 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.

By faith and God's glorifying, we are already part of the new heaven and new earth to come, a thousand years after His return to earth. We will dwell on earth then, for we are His workmanship, new creations, not regenerated men.

Israel must be born again, and enter the Land. It is not for the body of Christ.
---Phil on 10/13/12

I no longer have my prayer language.
---DFW on 10/9/12

Me too.

I used to pray in french, butithas been long while since i prayed in french
---francis on 10/13/12

DFW, start with repenting of your sins. You still have the "imperishible seed of righteousness" inside of you.

God promised to never leave you nor forsake you, but you must repent of your sins. Go to God with an honest heart and tell Him you miss him and want to come back to Him and ASK Him to help you do that.

Don't seek tongues. Why zoom in on your tongues? That's the least important part of your concern (or should be). SEEK HIM...not tongues. Be honest with God....repent of all of your sins and ask God to help you come back to Him (and He will answer a prayer like that).
---anon on 10/12/12

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"A totally new creation is different than being born again." Phil

Huh? Would you like to then enlighten us of what your idea of a "new creation" is?

One would think that being "born of the Holy Spirit" would have been the ultimate of a "new creation". How else can a man that's made of dust, "dead in sins and trespasses" even regenerate himself to being Holy as God is Holy?

Mind you, "being born of the Holy Spirit" is what gets the sinner from the point of death to a saint, whereby after his earthly life, he will inherit God's kingdom as promised by God Almighty.
---christan on 10/12/12

1. According to Scripture, the speaking of "tongues" is a particular event that was prophesied by Joel in the OT. And ALL prophesies from God must be fulfilled as such was in Acts 2.

2. Speaking of "tongues" is an understandable language according to Scripture, "because that every man heard them speak in his own language." Acts 2:6 - not some garbage rambling noise.

3. Since this prophesy of "tongues" by Joel is fulfilled, I do not see any other prophesy with regards to speaking of "tongues" anymore.

After the Bible is complete, the speaking of "tongues" are done away with, as taught by Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:8.
---christan on 10/12/12

---Legends on 10/11/12

In order to enter the Kingdom of heaven on earth, one needs to be "born again".

It was primarily an injunction to the Jews, and included those of the nations who became their disciples.

It does not apply to the Body of Christ. A totally new creation is different than being born again. Much different.

Israel will one day obtain what we have, after their time on earth fulfilling the Covenant they agreed to at Sinai, with new hearts and new minds and the Law written on their hearts.
---Phil on 10/12/12

PART 1 OF 2:

This is what Scripture declares of salvation from God:

"For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9

"FOR IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance, seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame."
Hebrews 6:4-6

The salvation that comes to the sinner from God is guaranteed!
---christan on 10/11/12

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PART 2 OF 2:

To say one's saved by God's grace is to acknowledge God love. Paul describes God's love:

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 and

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, SHALL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS, OUR LORD." Romans 8:38,39

Saying you can lose your salvation is saying Christ's death at Calvary couldn't save you even after God demonstrated His love in the death of His Son. That's blasphemy!
---christan on 10/11/12

Any specific date?
Are you saying that perfection(meaning the new creation) came AFTER Paul wrote 1Corinthians. People were born again BEFORE Paul wrote the verse about "when the perfect comes". Gifts operated from the upper room outpouring day until the time of Paul's writing, "I thank God, I speak with tongues more than you all."
Therefore according to this timeline, if gifts stopped operating when THE PERFECT COMES, then no one had "the new creation" until after First Corinthians was written???
I'm may be confused with what you mean. Or you may want to think this one out a little longer. Love you either way you go!
Please explain the specific time when you think gifts ceased.
---Legends on 10/11/12

---Legends on 10/10/12
In chapter 13 of 1st Corinthians Paul, still speaking of spiritual gifts, refers to them as being like minority-hood (v11)G3516 nepios, and the three-fold highest graces, faith, expectation and love are all that would remain for maturity.

The secret of a new creation in Christ, the perfect man, was revealed later, and the manifestation of gifts was no longer evidence of faith.

Perfection, the new creation in Christ 2C 5:17, arrived and superceded those gifts.

Timothy was not healed, and Paul's own gift was suspended. The spiritual gifts always accompany the hearalding of the Kingdom, which has been abrogated, for now.

Everything is in spirit at present.
---Phil on 10/11/12

\\ I no longer have my prayer language. I was saved and filled with the spirit 1n 1974, but fell away almost immediately. I\\

What happened to you in 1974 says a lot about the spiritual validity and power of "getting saved and speaking in tongues" if you could fall away almost immediately, doesn't it?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/10/12

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God knows what is really true about you. If you care, He knows this.

Peter had been filled with the Holy Spirit, but still he became able to play "the hypocrite" against those Gentile-background Christians at Antioch > Galatians 2:11-13. So, even if someone is a major leader in the church, a person can actually so betray the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ's own brothers and sisters, like Peter did.

But look at how Peter became able to write those two epistles. This shows me he learned from his errors and became a mature person who could write these two letters by inspiration and from his own experience of God's love.
---willie_c: on 10/10/12

DFW...You need to wait for the Holy Ghost to fill you. You do not control HIM. Those in the upper room were waiting for something they did not understand, yet the Holy Ghost came and filled them as Jesus said the
Comforter would. Although there were times in the Bible when hands were laid on people, it is not always necessary.
---KarenD on 10/10/12

Darlene gave a very good suggestion.
I have to believe the Spirit hasn't left you. BUT as we ALL sometimes do, we left the presence of God. Guess what? God has been there all the time!
Phil, what exact point in biblical history did "the perfect" come and gifts stop working? Any specific date?
Just wondering?
---Legends on 10/10/12

The gift of languages was evidence of the Lord's disciples empowerment for works and service.

It does not apply to the nations. It is for the hearalding of the nearness of the Kingdom and the coming King.

The spiritual gifts were in part til the perfect came, the new creation in Christ. They are no longer functioning.

You cannot lose what you did not possess. However, if you are called of God, and justified by faith in Christ, begin studying the word of God, and prayer for a realization of Him.

We, the body of Christ, seek faith, expectation, and love, the greatest gifts.
---Phil on 10/10/12

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//Do I need deliverance?//


tongues is not evidence. many serve a false Savior (flesh) and do many great deeds in His Name, and Jesus will not recognize them on His day.
---aka on 10/9/12

I would suggest you need to stop seeking the tongues and start seeking the giver of tongues God. Go to God and repent of all your sins,ask Him for the release of what ever He desires in your life that you may glorify Him and be of service to His Kingdom. If you spoke in tongues then remember it was because the Holy Ghost gave you utterance,you can't do it alone but the Holy GHost doesn't leave us unless we become so evil God removes Him. Once you've repented,then spend your time in the Bible,in prayer and praise to God,the closer you grow to God the more likely you will again speak in tongues. No don't seek men to lay hands on you,its all God.
---Darlene_1 on 10/9/12

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