Sunday, February 11, 2018

Speaking In Tongues

            What Is Speaking In Tongues?
Speaking in tongues is a Spiritual utterance (the Holy Spirit gives you a sound from within) and you utter it (release it). If the Spirit gives you a sound and you do not utter it, you would not speak in tongues.

Acts 2:4 (NKJV)
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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Acts 19:6 (NKJV)
And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.
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Importance of Speaking in Tongues
·       Speaking in tongues is the most important access we have into the realms of the Spirit. It is the gateway to the supernatural.
·       If you speak in tongues, you will walk in the Spirit. It is the easiest way to do so.
·       Speaking in tongues will help you walk in the gifts of the Spirit and mature quickly in the fruit of the Spirit.
·       Revelations will come easy when your spiritual eyes are open as a result of speaking in tongues.

Purpose of Speaking in Tongues
·       Speaking in tongues is for self- edification (building you up, charging up the Spirit man).

1 Corinthians 14:4 (NKJV)
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
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Jude 1:20 (NKJV)
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
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Romans 8:25-26 (NKJV)
But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
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Speaking in tongues is only for believers ONLY
·       Every believer ought to speak in tongues as a sign. In order to do so, submit yourselves to teachings on this topic and your understanding of the teachings will help take you to the next level.

Mark 16:17 (NKJV)
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name, they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
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Where Is the Holy Spirit?

-As recorded, the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost and there are no recordings of His return (going back).

Acts 2:1-4 NKJV
     When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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-For the believer, the Holy Spirit lives in us and with us.

Colossians 1:27 (NKJV)
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
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- We have been sealed with Him

Ephesians 1:13 (NKJV)
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
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Tracing The Holy Spirit Through Some Old Testament Scriptures
            -The Holy Spirit was present from the very beginning of creation.

Genesis 1:2 (NKJV)
The earth was without form, and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. The Holy Spirit is not a new idea for this generation or dispensation.
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-This scripture talks about the attributes of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 11:2 (NKJV)
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

-Our fruitfulness in life depends on the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 32:15 (NKJV)
Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, And the fruitful field is counted as a forest.
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