The Bible is full of encouraging words and commands about keeping your life pure. Do you know it’s not because God doesn’t want you to have any fun? It’s because He loves you. God knows what’s in store for you after your actions.
Galatians 6:8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
So, if we’re not to do the things our flesh wants to do, what are we to do? I challenge you, go kneel down by your bed for 5 minutes and pray. Or, go slowly read a chapter from the Bible. When you do this you are sowing to your Spirit. You will be blessed. Guaranteed.
- Some people don’t have a clue about what this is.
- Others have heard of it and wonder.
- Some think people who do this are looney.
- Others think it’s totally normal.
I confess to you that I fall into the last category. Speaking in tongues is an enormously helpful part of my prayer life. You’ve heard the commercial, “Don’t leave home without it!” That’s how I feel about this. It is vital, even essential to my being an effective Christian.
What is Speaking In Tongues?
Well it is a supernatural gifting of the Holy Spirit to speak fluently in a language you’ve never learned, yet still without understanding what you’re saying.
Why Would I Ever Want To Do That?
#1 Because Jesus said so!
- Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
- If Jesus said that as a believer, I would speak in new tongues then He must have had a reason. I have found that He did…
#2 Speaking in Tongues let’s me deliver a message from God to the church which is then interpreted by someone for the church’s encouragement or to build them up. (See 1 Corinthians 12 & 14) This has happened to me a few times. It was awesome. Plus I’ve heard this many times in our church and others.
#3 Speaking in Tongues let’s me deliver a message from God to someone of a different tongue who hasn’t heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (See Acts 2) This has happened a few times to me. People of another language have informed me that something I said in tongues was something they understood.
#4 Speaking in Tongues helps me to pray effectively for myself and others. This is the way I use it most.
- Rom 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
So, here the Holy Spirit is praying God’s perfect will through me. I have seen so many miracles happen because of this kind of prayer it is amazing. I’ll share more on this later.
#5 Speaking in Tongues builds up my faith (See Jude 20)
#6 Speaking in Tongues helps me to get wisdom from God. I pray with my spirit then I pray that I might interpret what was said. (See I Corinthians 14) When I interpret it I often get great wisdom from God. Oral Roberts testifies that this is how he found out from God how to build a University.
#7 Speaking in Tongues was and usually is the first evidence of someone being filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 2, and many other places in the Book of Acts.
If you’d like to learn more about this, you can listen to my message on it at:
I also recommend Andrew Wommack’s teaching on this topic at:
God bless you
I’ve been noticing something interesting in the media (news, movies & shows). I’m sure you know this but they don’t make any room for God.
So many shows are about the badness or goodness of mankind. They depict a world in which God does not exist, has no voice or doesn’t matter.
But this is a lie. The portrayal of this world view is a lie. It does not tell the whole story.
God is present. He is real.
Many don’t see Him because they reject Him.
Many don’t see Him because they’ve never heard the Gospel. But God is real. He is present. He is available to all who call.
He has made a way to be active in your life. He doesn’t like to barge in. He likes to be invited.
Give God an invitation to move, work, act, speak in your life today.
The Bible says that anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
His name is Jesus.