Why We Do What We Do : Speak In Tongues.

| Spiry Tee

"A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally, but one who speaks a word of prophecy strengthens the entire church."
1 Corinthians 14:4 NLT

There is a lot of misconceptions in the church worldwide concerning the gifts of the Spirit. There is a huge number of believers in Christ who don't accept that spiritual gifts are a present day blessing. They believe that the gifts died with the first century church.

It is not true because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. The Holy Spirit is still filling people today as He did to the early church. The gift of the Spirit is for everyone who believes. "For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is for you and your children and for all who are far away [including the Gentiles], as many as the Lord our God calls to Himself.” (Acts 2:39 AMP).

This same Holy Spirit is the one who gives spiritual gifts liberally as He desires including the gift of speaking in tongues. "Now there are [distinctive] varieties of spiritual gifts [special abilities given by the grace and extraordinary power of the Holy Spirit operating in believers], but it is the same Spirit [who grants them and empowers believers]." (1 Corinthians 12:4 AMP).

When we speak in tongues we speak words that the mind can not fathom. Many get scared when they hear such unfamiliar syllables coming out of them. They want to speak what they can understand.  But the Bible says that when we speak in tongues we speak mysteries and that directly to God. "For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries." (I Corinthians 14:2 NKJV).

Do not be afraid of speaking in tongues.  It is one of the greatest blessings of the new testament. Speaking in tongues builds your Spirit, refreshes your soul and repairs your body. When you speak in tongues you quick charge your own spirit and you make power available which is dynamic in it's working. There's nothing that activates or cultivates life-consciousness more than speaking in tongues.

What was promised through prophet Isaiah has been fulfilled and made available to us: the gift of speaking in tongues. "For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”; Yet they would not hear." (Isaiah 28:11‭-‬12 NKJV).

As I speak in tongues I make tremendous power available which dynamic in its working. I cultivate life-consciousness as I blast in tongues.

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