“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
One of the evidences that one has received the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues. Mark 16:17.
Glossolalia which means speaking in angelic tongues was first recorded in Acts 2 when the disciples received the Holy Spirit and it was described as a miracle during Pentecost.
“They were all filled and equipped with the Holy Spirit and were inspired to speak in tongues—empowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned!”
Acts 2:4 TPT
The disciples were given the Holy Spirit, as promised by Jesus while He was still with them and was about to ascend into heaven. While they were gathered together in the upper room on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended on them like tongues of fire and they began speaking in tongues. Hallelujah! It was indeed a great miracle as it gave the disciples boldness to preach the gospel which recorded three thousand souls receiving the Lordship of Jesus that day. Hallelujah
Paul speaking about the advantage of speaking in tongues says, the one who prays in tongues advances his own spiritual progress. He strengthens himself.
Speaking in tongues helps us to pray on things ordinarily we wouldn’t have remembered to pray about.
“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.”
Romans 8:26 NKJV.
Jude 1:20 in the AMPC says, “But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit.” Glory to God.
This how you get built, this is how you win. This is how you build faith concerning that miracle you desire.
This is how you repel fear, this is how you live in boldness, authority and dominion.
Pray in the Holy Spirit as often as you can.
When in doubt, pray in tongues of the spirit and you will receive clarity from God.
“For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 14:2 NIV
Take the advantage of praying in tongues today. It’s a gift from God to you.
If you don’t pray in tongues and desire to, say this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I thank you for your Holy Spirit giving to me. Today, I declare I believe in the Holy Spirit, and I receive Him with the evidence of speaking in tongues in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Now begin to pray in the Holy Spirit as you receive utterance .
This devotional was written by Apostle Wilson, founder and lead pastor, Grace Reality Centre.
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