27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
Romans 8:27 (NLT)
This is another verse that tells us the added benefits of praying in Tongues. As explained earlier, when we pray in Tongues, the Holy Spirit prays through us. He is on our side fighting our battles and presenting our case. According to the above verse, the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying. It means God the Father is listening to all our Tongues. In other words, all our prayers including Tongues get to the Throne of God. This is good news.
The subsequent part of the verse tells us the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
What does that mean? To put it simply, the Holy Spirit knows his job. He knows the system and he knows how his way around the system to get our prayers answered in the most favorable terms to us. This is why the above verse says “pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.” Our prayers will be answered in harmony with God’s own will.
This sounds like the equivalent of getting a competent tax accountant to file our tax returns. In Singapore, most of us do not engage tax accountants to do our taxes. We don’t have many of them around. However, based on what I know, there are a lot of them in countries like Australia where the income tax rate is higher and more complex. So, if you are working and paying taxes in Australia, it is good to get yourself a good tax accountant. This guy knows the system and is able to help you to submit your forms in the way that will minimize your taxes without involving any illegal activities. Chances are the fees that you pay will be lesser than the savings you gained from the reduction of taxes. This example tells us that getting professionals who know the system to help us enables us to get things done faster and cheaper.
The Holy Spirit is the professional we need. He dwells within us and knows everything about us. As I mentioned before, he is not God’s watchdog. He is our friend. He wants to help us more than we want to be helped. He wants to prosper us beyond our wildest dreams. He wants to heal us more than we want to be healed. This is his nature. I think it is time we show our appreciation for the Holy Spirit by treating him like a friend and not like a watchdog.
One way of doing so is to pray in Tongues as often as we can. Praying in Tongues is easier than conventional prayers because we don’t have to concentrate to pray. You can still pray in Tongues under your breath while walking on the streets. You can do while driving or even in the toilet. Just remember to do it under your breath when you do it in public or people will think you are insane.