SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS
A GREAT BLESSING
…I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also
(1 Corinthians 14:15).
There’re Christians who after several years of being born again have never spoken in tongues. They’ve done themselves a great disservice.
Some only spoke in tongues on the day they received the Holy Spirit. They often reminisce over that spontaneous experience they once had as though it’s meant to be a one-off experience. But the Scriptures
teach that speaking in spiritual tongues is to be a regular part of your prayer life.
Speaking in tongues is a great blessing for every Christian, with inexhaustible benefits. Christians who speak in tongues often are hardly ever sick, fearful, or discouraged; they’re on top always, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
Having received the Holy Spirit, you’re enabled to speak in tongues of the spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One that gives the utterance to speak in other tongues. On the day of Pentecost, the Bible says, “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4).
Notice it doesn’t say the Holy Spirit spoke with tongues; it was the disciples that spoke with tongues. They didn’t form the words from their heads; they spoke as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.
The latter part of Acts 2:4 in The Living Bible says the disciples “…began speaking in languages they didn’t know, for the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.” The Good News Bible says “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”
Some say they’re waiting for the Holy Spirit to take over their lips before they speak in tongues; that’s not how it works. You can speak in tongues anytime, anywhere, and for as long as you choose. The Holy
Spirit already gave you the ability; therefore, go ahead and speak in tongues even now, as an act of your faith in the Father’s fulfilled promise in Christ.
Dear Father, what a blessing it is to build up myself, like an edifice, as I pray in tongues. Even now, I’m charged up like a battery, formidable, able to withstand anything and win always. I experience divine success, dominion, and victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen
1 Corinthians 14:14-15; Joel 2:28: Jude 1:20
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 2:1-25 & 2 Samuel 20-21
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Corinthians 4:1-10 & Proverbs 1