WHY YOU SHOULD “SPEAK IN TONGUES” A LOT!

By | December 12, 2010

Why I Speak in Tongues

Doctrine of “Tongues”

The significance of “The Promise Of The Father” and the use of the definite article.

So Many Christians No Longer Speak In Tongues

So Let The Word Of God Speak

Only promise of the Father

That is called THE promise. Think about this there is only ONE promise that our heavenly Father makes that the King James Bible calls THE promise

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This Promise stands

Head & shoulders above any promise in the bible. It is the “EVEREST” of all His promises.

OF THE MOUNTAIN RANGES

Its peak is higher than all

Luke 24:49 (KJV)

“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”

This promise is worth receiving. Will you hold up your move through life to make certain that you receive this promise in the way that God our Father intends you to.

Acts 1:4 (KJV)

“And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded his disciples to wait to wait for this promise before getting on with what he had already told them to do.

So the big questions are:

1 did they wait & get this promise of promises?

2 did they then teach us to receive this same promise before we set out to serve the LORD JESUS?

Acts 2:33 KJV

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

They received THE promise of the FATHER, what did the other see & hear? [KJV] 1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Paul is saying that he spoke more than one tongues of men by learning them & having them flow under the power of the HOLY SPIRIT & also spoke the tongues of ANGELS under flow of the power of the HOLY SPIRIT

Acts 2:39 KJV

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

We are in the line of this. YES WE ARE!

If you are saved by the blood & resurrection of Jesus Christ because you have faith in him & repent of your sins, then this promise is for you.

Galatians 3:14 KJV

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

What is the “blessing of Abraham” that has come to us? It is THE promise of the HOLY SPIRIT through faith – just like all the Jews converts had.

Our minds have to be “washed” with Spirit.

We have to “replace” natural thinking with “spiritual” thinking. The way to replace is to “displace” you do not have to dig it out, to make a hole & then fill the hole

You displace as a boat does moving through the water. You let the word of God renew your mind and fill you with faith to receive the promises of God especially THE promise of the Father – the HOLY SPIRIT

[KJV] Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Read & re-read: 1 Corinthians 14:2

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

This is an important verse that we will come back to. For now just read & think about it. What does it mean to you?

The Rainmaker

The Holy Spirit is the “Rainmaker”. He makes things happen. He causes the spiritual harvest in our lives.

Joel 2:23

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

The former & later rains are thee 2 seasons of rain that bring the crops to full harvest. Rainfall in the promised land was completely different from farming in Egypt which had flooding (irrigation) from the river Nile.

[KJV] Leviticus 26:4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

For some reason I so love this next verse! This promised land is SO different from the land of captivity. Read the next verse – see in your mind’s eye this rolling land of valleys & hills. It is beautiful, lush & green in season. As they walked in holiness the rich seasons flowed year by year. Springs & streams in abundance. The rains coming when needed to ensure the harvest. What a land! That’s us when then HOLY SPIRIT flows through us;

[KJV] Deuteronomy 11:11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:

[KJV] Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

This is what we want for the land of our lives. This is what the flowing of the HOLY SPIRIT gives – stability & fruit of harvest.

[KJV] Psalms 68:9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

Have a look for yourself! Actually “Tongues is more like an artesian bore flow up from our innermost being out through our mouth in a language that communicates directly with the heart of our God.

Paul spoke in tongues a lot:

More than anyone!

1 Corinthians 14:18 KJV

18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

What do you think of that?

Paul says at least three times

“be followers of me as I am of Christ.”

[KJV] 1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

[KJV] 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

[KJV] Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Just why so many are not prepared to follow Paul in this “speaking in tongues”, is a mystery to me.

Paul gives 3 reasons why He spake in tongues.

[KJV] 1 Corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

Reason 1

He Speaks Directly to God & God understands him

[KJV] 1 Corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

Reason 2

He is “in the Spirit”

1 Corinthians 14:2

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

Reason 3

He speaks “Mysteries”

1 Corinthians 14:2

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

Okay let’s look at these in more detail. Let’s see this as far as we’re concerned. Let’s look in such a way that will impact upon us in our lives.

Reason 1

I Speak Directly to God & God understands me and

1 Corinthians 14:2

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

You speak BUT it is your spirit that is praying

1 Corinthians 14:14

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

Your understanding is unfruitful. So you don’t understand what you are saying! That’s the whole point – your thinking understanding mind is bypassed

Your mind with any doubts

fears or natural reasoning is bypassed! You are speaking directly to God, heart-to-heart from your spirit to his spirit

1 Corinthians 14:14

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

No one can interrupt me

NOT even can my own mind. I put myself into God on purpose as a simple act of will by starting to speak in tongues. All thoughts (though they keep on coming into my mind cannot not hinder the prayer or influence it).

God has chosen prayer

as a means of having his way in our lives & his plan for mankind.

Tongues is one of the many forms or types prayer. How many different types of prayer can you think of? There is no doubt that “speaking in tongues” is one of the essential types of prayer that we are called to practice in our daily lives.

There Are Two Distinct Types Of Tongues

You should understand that there is a distinct difference between “speaking in tongues” in our individual prayer life and experience as opposed to bringing a “tongues message in a meeting” by speaking out in “tongues” while knowing that there is someone who will interpret those tongues present, knowing that God will give you the interpretation to speak so that the whole church might be edified.

Actually even if you are not certain that the tongues that you urge to speak have no interpretation you may speak in tongues “under your breath.” Just how great is out God!

In other words speaking in tongues in our private life edifies us and speaking in “tongues with interpretation” in a meeting edifies everybody in the meeting.

Reason 2

I am “in the Spirit”

1 Corinthians 14:2

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

As opposed to your “natural mind & reasoning directing my prayers.”

You are in the spirit!

By speaking in tongues I put myself to walk in the spirit & not in the flesh & natural thinking. How many times have you wished to be “in the spirit” The apostle John was “in the spirit” on the Lord’s Day [KJV] Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

You are “in the spirit” while you’re talking in tongues. This means that you are open to hear the voice of God speaking to you. What sort of things is God say to us?

Well he leads us in what we should pray about with our understanding, he guides us in the way that we should go and he has general Fellowship with us which is always a great comfort

Reason 3

I speak “Mysteries”

1 Corinthians 14:2

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

Mystery –

special initiation that brings revelation

Mystery implies a special knowledge that comes from certain tests and conditions.

And initiation process that has to be followed in order to gain insight and understanding – something that is only a revelation by a certain path or procedure –

not open to sight without initiation. A process that gives salvation and understanding, I can get beyond the limitations of the mind and draw on the flow in the wisdom of the Spirit who is the infallible guide.

Wisdom of the spirit

The wisdom from above NOT from our natural sources

[KJV] James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Look at the qualities of this wisdom

There are several mysteries in the word of God

There is the mystery of iniquity – [KJV] 2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

There is the mystery of godliness – [KJV] 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

There is the mystery of the kingdom – [KJV] Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

There is the mystery of his will – [KJV] Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

There is the mystery of Christ – [KJV] Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) & [KJV] Colossians 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

There is the mystery of the gospel – [KJV] Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

There is the mystery of God – [KJV] Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; & [KJV] Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

There is a mystery of faith – [KJV] 1 Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

There is the mystery of the seven stars – [KJV] Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

There is a mystery of the woman – [KJV] Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

That’s quite a few mysteries!

Mysteries –

things beyond comprehension of the natural mind. I can access the source of all wisdom and let him guide me. Speaking in tongues is the way that allows the Spirit of God to speak directly to my spirit. I can pray myself out of the natural state and into the spiritual where I can receive wisdom in all its spiritual mystery.

A comparison look

Paul spoke in tongues a lot – 1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: KJV

Paul had lots of revelations & understood lots of mysteries

2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. KJV

The direct link

I am praying myself into a direct link spirit to spirit by passing by the mind with all its limitations & gain access to the thoughts that come from the mind of the spirit.

Romans 8:5 KJV

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:6 KJV

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Mind of the spirit

The mind of the spirit is not the mind of the flesh. The mind of the spirit is constantly refreshed & inspired by the spirit (from the spirit).

God speaks spirit to spirit

He speaks via the spirit to our spirit. God reveals things to us via spirit to spirit

1 Corinthians 2:6

6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: KJV

[KJV] 1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

1 Corinthians 2:10

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. KJV

So speaking in tongues puts you in the spirit who searches all the deep things of God

WOW – keep speaking in tongues – this will do you good!

The Spirit guides in all truth

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

It is the spirit who will guide us into all truth.

Our Lord Jesus tells us in the gospel of Luke that the holy spirit will never harm us and so speaking in tongues can never harm us.

the disciples asked the Lord Jesus to teach them to pray in the same way that the disciples of John had been taught to pray by John. He starts out by giving them the pattern of what is called the Lord’s Prayer. He continues in this by saying that we have a need for the holy spirit and he says that God will never give us anything that will harm us. He says that if we being evil as fathers would not give our children something that harm them so than God the Father will never give us his children something that will harm them, he is speaking about the gift of the holy spirit

The gift will never harm you!!!!!!!!!!!

[KJV] Luke 11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

[KJV] Luke 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

[KJV] Luke 11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

[KJV] Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

When you read these four versus, surely you can be totally assured that you will never be harmed by receiving the Holy Spirit

TONGUES ARE THE SIGN

Watch for another blog where I will show from King James Bible that this absolutely true. You can trust the word of God absolutely.

I can access the source of all wisdom

& let him guide me.

I can simply pray myself

out of the grip of a natural thinking state & into the spiritual thinking state.

This is where I can receive wisdom in all its spiritual mystery.

How does he/she do that? They say.

Look At:

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

This man who said

“I speak in tongues more than you all”

The Spirit Judges

1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

You will be able to make righteous judgments – when you speak in tongues a lot along with reading your King James Bible you are very hard to deceive or trick because you can make spiritual judgments. My mind can be fooled BUT my spirit has an ally.

Romans 8:16

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

“beareth witness” there is a flowing together of your spirit & the HOLY SPIRIT

We walk in the Spirit

to bring Death to the flesh – natural mind

Galatians 5:16

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

THINK PAUSE WHAT DOES “SHALL NOT” MEAN?

Remember the witness is with our Spirit NOT our mind.

Romans 8:16

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

There are main 2 VOICES –

the voice of the MIND and the voice of the SPIRIT.

1 Corinthians 14:14

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

Yes we can hear one voice in our mind and another in our Spirit. We have to learn to take notice of the voice in our SPIRIT.

Romans 8:11

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

So the HOLY SPIRIT mingles with your spirit & quickens your mortal body & so your mind

Joined – spirit to spirit

Look at the comparison here in these verses

1 Corinthians 6:15-17

15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. KJV

In other words

If sleeping with any woman at all means that in a special fleshly way you are permanently joined HOW MUCH MORE will you be joined to the SPIRIT OF God

It is the spirit not the mind that searches the deep & hidden things of God.

1 Corinthians 2:10

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

It is the spirit not the mind

that searches these things – they are revealed to us through our spirit NOT our mind.

1 Corinthians 2:12

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

We receive the spirit of God that we might know what is freely given to us!

We might not ever know if we only listen to our mind.

The spirit of the world certainly cant help us very far.

1 Corinthians 2:13

13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

We speak in the words that the spirit teaches. The voice of the spirit compares spiritual maters with spiritual.

If you are not in the spirit you can’t receive them. This helps explain why there is so much incorrect teaching. As you know what you are taught or what you believe has a direct effect on your behaviour. You can only tell the truth one way – you can tell a lie in lots of ways. There is one truth & many lies about any matter or subject.

Natural psyche – psychology – from the head – can’t know the things of the spirit.

Praying in tongues is the doorway to the realm of the spirit – the access to the infallible source of wisdom.

Romans 8:7,27

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

The spiritual judge all things

1 Corinthians 2:15

15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

Judge all things but unable to be correctly judged in return!

You might fool my mind BUT as a frequent tongues talker you will not fool my spirit.

My spirit is spiritual

Look at this mighty verse

[KJV] 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

What do you make of that?

When you speak in tongues a lot yoou can tell when you are beng taught things that do not gel with your spirit and so alike others before you, you can search out the scriptures in the King James Bible

[KJV] Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Will you become like these saints of old? The spirit of God bears witness with my spirit

Romans 8:16

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Bears witness with our spirit NOT our minds!

Do you know the difference between the voice of your spirit & the voice of your mind.

The yoke of your spirit

The yoke of your mind

Which would rather be under bondage to the “spirit” or the “mind”? Christians miss out on the Lord because they are under the yoke of the natural mind. Be a constant tongues talker & escape the yoke of the natural mind. So we speak in tongues to communicate directly with God. So we speak in tongues for a period & we are moved from being dominated by our senses to being led by the spirit.

Galatians 5:16

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

When we walk in the spirit we will not fulfil the lusts & desires of the flesh.

We must walk in the spirit to escape the lies & false teaching & outright heresies & practices that try to ensnare our faith.

So when we speak in tongues we pray alive our understanding & revelation of the gospel – the secrets of God that we so much need.

This is why I speak in tongues – so I keep on speaking in tongues!

So we speak in tongues!

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