Episode 241

Prayer 2021 - August 31 - What Jude Had to Say About Prayer

Scripture For Today:

James 5:18

“Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

What Jude Had to Say About Prayer

These past several sessions we have been learning what various Apostles had to say about prayer. We started with Paul, then Peter, then John and also James. Now, I want to look at one of the shortest chapters in the Bible, written by the Apostle Jude, and see what he had to say about prayer.

Let’s read from Jude 20: 

“But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost…”

Praying in the Holy Spirit is praying in the Holy Ghost – the term Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost are interchangeable. So Jude, right here is talking about praying in the Spirit.

What Jude said here, agrees with what we already learned Paul said to Church at Corinth. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:4, 

“He that speaks in an unknown talk EDIFIES himself…”  

Speaking or praying in tongues edifies YOU. The word “edify” means to build up. So, praying in tongues edifies, or builds up, the believer. 

Now, we see in Jude 20, it says, “But you, beloved, BUILDING UP YOURSELVES on your most Holy Faith, praying in the Holy Spirit…”

Praying in the Holy Spirit is a means of spiritual edification and a way to spiritually “build yourself up” or in other words “get stronger in the faith.”

This will not “GIVE YOU FAITH,” because Romans 10:17 clearly says that Faith only comes by “hearing the Word of God.”  But praying in the Holy Ghost helps you to BUILD UP the Faith you already have. Amen!

I believe we are foolish to try and take a text out of the context of its setting and try to prove something with it. I’ve seen some pastors take Jude 20 and try to prove that praying in tongues GIVES us faith. But that is not what this verse says.

Again, Romans 10:17 clearly tells us that Faith ONLY comes from “hearing, and hearing from the Word of God.” Amen.

Praying in tongues, or the Holy Ghost, helps you to BUILD up the Faith you already have. Amen!

I want to pray for you right now that you are grasping this context of Jude 20 and that you will start to pray in other tongues during your prayer time. This will help to build yourself up, spiritually, into a powerful man or woman of God. One that the devil will tremble at YOUR presence and one that God the Father can bless – because He sees how powerful in the Spirit you have become.

Let’s Pray! 

Beloved, I pray above all else, that YOU would prosper and be in health, even as you mind, your will and your emotions prosper – so YOU can share the Gospel with others and tell them what wonderful things Jesus has done for you – once you accepted Him as your Savior. Most important of all – is the forgiveness of your sins and the Gift of everlasting life. Amen!

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Bob Thibodeau

Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

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