When you hear the Word of God, faith comes to you, for the Bible says, "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God"(Romans 10:17). In other words, your faith is stirred and moves to a new and higher level each time you hear the Word of God and the Spirit of God unveils the revelation to your spirit.
Now, when your faith is elevated to a new and higher level in this manner, the next new level becomes your highest level of faith for this particular time. However, some Christians don't always live their lives from that peak point of faith. That's the reason the Spirit of God, through the Apostle Jude, admonished that you build up yourself on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. He's letting you know that praying in other tongues is a way to keep your faith at high peak all the time.
Thus when you've attained that high level of faith, which is the result of the unveiling of God's Word to your spirit, instead of retrogressing and operating below that level, you can build yourself up! You can remain established at that peak point of faith by praying in the spirit.
This is one reason you ought to pray in tongues often-- especially when the revelation of God's Word dawns on your spirit, and your faith is stirred. That's the way to established yourself at the high level of faith which the Holy Spirit has brought you into! That way, you'll find yourself always operating at your best.
Dear Father, I thank you for your faith that is stirred in my spirit each time I hear your Word. I also thank you for the wonderful privilege of praying in the Spirit, by which I get myself built up and establish at the high level of faith which I attain as a result of receiving the revelations of your Word. I declare I'm strong in faith, and living in continuous victory, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities July 13, 2008
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome