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October 2010 - The Unlimited Language of the Holy Spirit

Tongues: The Unlimited Language of the Holy Spirit 

During World War II, there was tremendous fighting in the Pacific region against the Japanese who were taking nation after nation.  The U.S. troops suffered many casualties because their radio messages were being intercepted and deciphered by the enemy.  Military commanders searched for a perfect code that couldn’t be broken. It was discovered that Navajo soldiers spoke a “hidden language” only used in their families, which at that time had no alphabet or symbols and had never been written down.  So, Navajo men were trained and sent to the Pacific to use their language as the secret code that saved lives and won many battles.

One of the Japanese said, “What is that language? It sounds like they’re talking underwater.”  To them, it didn’t sound like much, but it was the language of the “Navajo Code Talkers” or “Windtalkers,” as they were called. Because the code talkers were so valuable, each one was assigned a Marine to protect them.  When U.S. soldiers were pinned down, the Navajo code talkers could send a message to activate military action in two minutes instead of what used to take hours! Their language identified the exact location of the enemy and enabled the Navy, Air Force, and Marines to target and destroy them.  These code talkers risked their lives to deliver their messages.   The Navajo code was vital to the victory in Saipan and every major battle in the Pacific. 

Speaking in Tongues, The Spirit Code

In the Church, there is a “Holy Spirit Code” vital to our victory in this world.  We are in a battle with the powers of darkness, a battle more intense than the battles fought in the Pacific region.  Lives and nations are being lost and we must have the help of the Holy Spirit now more than ever.  In Acts 2, God gave the Church a supernatural “code language” the devil could not break, called speaking with other tongues.   Since everything in this life happens by speaking, God gave us His language to speak supernaturally.  Believers not only worship in the Spirit, but they also speak out holy information, activate Heaven’s troops, and send reinforcements.  Just as the Navajo Code Talkers were protected by Marines, every believer has angels assigned to protect them.

We have access to all of Heaven’s resources through the blood of Jesus and the power and language of the Holy Spirit. This unlimited language gives unlimited access to all of the Holy Spirit’s resources.  The devil hates it when believers speak in tongues because mysteries are accessed and he cannot comprehend what is being said.  He tries to stop, confuse, and distract Christians to keep them from speaking divine secrets. In 1 Corinthians 14:2 the Apostle Paul writes, “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit, he speaketh mysteries” (divine secrets).  Verse 18 goes on to say, “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.” Paul valued praying in tongues, and he wished all the Corinthians spoke with tongues (1 Corinthians 14:5)!

I call speaking with tongues “God’s head by-pass operation.”  Why would God want to by-pass your head? You should know the answer to that!  One reason is that you have “blockages” there, and your thinking needs to change.  Religion and the devil will fight you about speaking in tongues, but praying in the Spirit is a secret, hidden, and unlimited language of dominion and revelation connecting you to the mind of Christ.

Jude 20 says we build up ourselves on our most holy faith praying in the Spirit. It takes faith to speak in tongues, so your faith is strengthened.  The book of James says that the tongue is the most difficult member of your body to control and it influences your entire body, so if you yield it to the Holy Spirit, you will gain victory in every other area.  Many receive healing for their bodies when they are filled with the Holy Spirit! Receiving the Holy Spirit will take all your receiving to a whole new dimension. 

God desires to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think according to the power working in you as you are strengthened with His mighty power. (Ephesians 3:16,20).  Speaking in tongues will take your prayer life to another level, strengthen your spirit, and give you an advantage over Satan’s strategies.  You will win in areas where you were previously defeated.  You now have the “Access Code” of the Spirit to help you activate and fulfill the plan and purposes of God.

MHM Missions Report 

To help you study more on this powerful topic, for a gift of $25 or more we will send you our brand new set called, “Tongues: The Unlimited Language of the Holy Spirit” (4 CDs) along with “The Holy Spirit: My Best Friend” (4 CDs) and “The Holy Spirit: The Person and His Works” (3 CDs).

Your partnership in prayer and giving enabled us to distribute our books in Portuguese to pastors and leaders in Brazil in September. Thank you for sending us to Nepal in November, helping us to bring in pastors from remote regions and put our Nepalese books into their hands.  In December we will again be part of the powerful Colombia leadership meeting touching South and Central America. 

These are days of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit around the world. Together, we carry out the Great Commission!  My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!

In Christ,

Mark and Trina Hankins

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May 2019 - Meditation

 

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night; and He shall be like a tree that’s planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm 1:2,3

The Hebrew word for meditate in verse 2 is “hagah.”  The Spirit Filled Life Bible has this note: “Hagah represents something quite unlike the English “meditation,” which may be a mental exercise only.  In Hebrews though, to meditate upon the Scriptures is to quietly repeat them in a soft, droning sound, while utterly abandoning outside distractions.  From this tradition comes a specialized type of Jewish prayers called “davening,” that is reciting texts, praying intense prayers, or getting lost in communion with God while bowing or rocking back and forth.  Evidently this dynamic form of meditation-prayer goes back to David’s time.”

Most blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green, It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7,8 Amplified

In 1 Timothy 4:15, Paul said to “meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.” When a tree is well watered, it is evident to all because you can see the fruit and the green leaves. In the same way, those around you can see the results of the Word working in your life. The fruit of blessing, health and peace is very tangible!

HOW TO MEDITATE

The dictionary defines the word meditate as this: to talk with yourself, mutter, cogitate; it is an inward and outward conversation; it means to study, chew over, think over, ponder, excogitate, muse, reflect, mull over, speculate. The wordcogitate” means to think deeply, think out, think up, dream up, and to hatch. Excogitate is to invent; create mentally. Christian meditation is NOT sitting on the floor with your legs crossed, humming to yourself and emptying your mind. Meditation is a relationship with the Word of God.

If you know how to worry or if you have been offended, then you know how to meditate. You constantly think about what could happen, what is happening and speculate about the results. It even affects your body and emotions! The Bible originated in the East where the culture is given to meditation and it has much to say about this exercise. Philippians 4:6,7 says not to worry about anything, but to turn those worries into requests followed by thanksgiving. God promises to surround your heart with His peace. According to verse 8, our part is to do something with our thoughts. We are to meditate or think about things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and begin praising instead of worrying.

 

According as His divine power has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 1:3,4

As Christians, we do not have to participate in the corruption around us. There is an escape! Because of the new birth, you are a partaker of Gods divine nature and have in you everything you need to overcome in life. Through meditation, the Word becomes engrafted in you and is able to save or restore your soul which is your mind, will and emotions (James 1:21). When you are speaking the Word of God, pondering, muttering, turning it over, digesting, and dreaming about all of these great promises that are given to you, you begin to draw up divine power, just like a tree draws water out of the soil it is planted in.

DELIGHT IN THE LAW OF THE LORD

David said his delight was in the Law of the Lord. What are those laws? They are His Word. They are the Law of Faith (Romans 3:27); the Law of Love (1 Corinthians 13); the Law of the Spirit of Life (Romans 8:2); the Law of Sowing and Reaping (2 Corinthians 9:6-11). Every Christian must be personally responsible to tap into the power of God in these areas in order to live above the corruption in the world.  Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, overflows with Davids love for Gods Word. He mentions meditation seven times. When you sing psalms like David, it is a form of meditation. He said, “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord,” Psalm 104:33,34.

PARTNERS IN CHRIST

This month we are offering six powerful messages entitled, Meditation: Moving from Information to Revelation and Trina’s teaching, Biblical Meditation – God’s Medication.    These messages will stir you up to make the Word of God your meditation - day and night.  We also want to offer you our Spirit-Filled Scripture Study Guide.  This is a powerful tool that will help meditate on the Word of God.  As you do this, you will see supernatural results in every area of your life.

We are getting ready to preach at a great church in Lusaka, Zambia and also at a wonderful faith conference in Nairobi, Kenya in May.  We love being in Africa and are expecting powerful times in the Word and the Holy Spirit.  Not only will we be ministering but we will also be distributing hundreds of books in these meetings.  The Word is multiplying around the World AND your faithful WORLD MISSIONS PARTNERSHIP is making this possible!  Thank you for being faithful to pray and also to give as we continue to train and equip believers around the World.  We pray you will prosper and be in health as your soul prospers with every need met according to God's riches in glory!

 

In Christ,
Mark and Trina Hankins

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