Straight talk on speaking in tongues.
Which of these statements do you believe in?
- Tongues are not real.
- Tongue is the language in heaven
- Tongues are for special set of people
- Tongues build up faith
If you agree with the first two sentences, stick with this blog post. If you accept the last two sentences, this write up is for you. The many controversies people have about “tongues” make it very necessary for us to talk about it. I mean, the strange language Christians say. What do you think? First, lets start by establishing that the language of the recreated (someone under the authority of Christ) man is tongues. You know why? “…these signs shall follow them that believe…” Mark 16:17-18. So, if you believe, why do you need tongues?
- BUILD YOURSELF WITH TONGUES
- PRIORITIZE TONGUES
- CONSIDER YOUR FAITH
• BUILD YOURSELF WITH TONGUES
“He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; …” (1 Corinthians 14:4).
The first benefit of tongues is in its power to charge you up in the spiritual way, especially when you combine it with the word of God, it makes you a spiritual giant. Don’t forget your answer in the pop up question. Speaking in tongues emboldens you and take away the spirit of fear. If you find it hard to preach, because you think speaking in tongues is for other people, listen, there is no limitation as to what the Spirit of God can do in your life. There is just a secret. Spend quality time speaking in tongues.
• PRIORITIZE TONGUES
“… I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: …” (1 Corinthians 14:15).
What is your answer again to the first pop up question? Tongues are not real because you don’t believe what you say anytime you speak in tongues? This is the truth. When you speak or pray in an unknown tongue, you don’t have to understand what you are saying because words come from your spirit and at that time your understanding (that is, your mind) has no part in it. The way the Bible puts it, you pray first with the Spirit, before you consider praying with your understanding. This is the rule of thumb. Anytime, it has to do with prayers, prioritize tongues.
CONSIDER YOUR FAITH
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,” (Jude 1:20).
This is how it works, as your faith moves up to a new level, it becomes your highest level of faith. Your duty is to never live below the highest level of faith you attain. The more you speak in tongues, the more you fellowship with the Holy Spirit, because you are speaking His language. Refuse distraction. Bring your mind under control when speaking in tongues and as the power of God rises within you, it will flood your mind and body until it consumed you with the divine power. However, you need to remember that it is not just about speaking in tongues. Spend quality time speaking in tongues.
Hear the conclusion of the matter.
Know this, know peace. Tongues are real. It is the Spirit’s language and it is for everybody.
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