Is Speaking In Tongues For Every Christian Believer?
Accepting Jesus as your personal savior is the first step in taking your life into a wonderful adventure with God. There six simple steps to going deeper in your relationship with God that you need to know here. Isn’t it amazing how God wants to have a personal relationship with you? The Creator of the universe wants to know you! God is so good.
There are many people who have accepted Jesus, but they’ve not taken it to the next level. They may have just asked Jesus for redemption from their sins but not made any effort to go the next level and found a good strong faith church anywhere. There are others who accept Jesus but they end up becoming a bit religious. The go to church but they don’t end up seeing the power of God in their lives. No physical healings, no financial break-through, no supernatural acts of God, no words of knowledge or wisdom to help them in their daily lives. God wants you to live a prosperous life and show that to the world as He wants you to be a special people to Him (Deuteronomy 28:1,2. 1 Peter 2:9).
The only way to walk in the power of God is to be baptized in the Holy Spirit as it was demonstrated in Acts 2. With that baptism, there are nine gifts that you can operate in from the Holy Spirit.
How Do I Know I Have Received The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit?
The easiest way to know if you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit is the gift of tongues. Speaking in tongues is what EVERY believer receives when they are baptized in the Holy Spirit. God does not take over your body, nor does He control you. You receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit by faith, and the words come. You start moving your mouth and start saying what come to your lips. The more you speak, the more fluent you become.
Tongues is a language that you have neither learned or studied. Speaking in tongues is not God giving you the ability to speak Japanese (or any other language that is foreign to you) better.
Why Do Some People Speak Against Speaking In Tongues?
People who speak against tongues in the church and with every believers say things like, “It was something for the disciples at the time”, “Tongues has passed away”, or maybe “Tongues is God helping me to speak better Spanish that I studied”. Why would people speak again tongues? The best way to find out is ask them, “Have you received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and do you speak in tongues?” You will find out 100% of the people that speak against the gifts of the Holy Spirit have never spoken in tongues.
Why take counsel from someone who has never experienced something? How can someone who has never flown a plane teach you to be a pilot?
What Tongues Do
Speaking in tongues is a gift of God through the Holy Spirit who is on the earth with us today. Speaking in tongues does two things
- Tongues help you pray beyond your understanding and pray God’s Will
- Tongues build you up personally
Tongues are so important that Paul, the writer inspired by the Holy Spirit that wrote much of the New Testament boasted about how he spoke more in tongues that anyone else in 1 Corinthians 14:18.
Speaking in tongues is a gift for everyone in the church of Jesus Christ our Messiah, the Anointed One. There is so much more to say about tongues. If you want to see God’s plan for something, you need to always look at the start. There is no better place to see than to read the whole of Acts chapter 2. This excerpt really reveals His heart.
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
-Acts 2:1-4 (NKJV)
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