His creation and His handiwork are enough evidence of His majesty, love and power. “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows forth his handiwork.” – Psalm 91:1
Just as He has reason for sending His Son to the world, even so, He has reasons for sending and giving the Holy Spirit to us. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit has a lot of heaven’s blessings for the Church. For example, the gift of tongue is meant foe every believer, and exercising this precious gift has a lot of benefits that cannot be exhausted.
While God does not expect us to exhaust His gift because He knows we can’t, He expects us to take advantage of it and get the best we can out of it.
What are the benefits of speaking in tongues?
SPEAKING IN TONGUES CONNECTS US TO GOD’S WILL
When we pray in tongues, we bypass our human thoughts to tap into God’s higher thoughts. We build up and edify ourselves. We pick up on dangers or opportunities we would otherwise miss. Romans 8:27 tells us when we pray in tongues, we pray the perfect will of God.
When we pray from our own minds, it can be so easy to focus on our own plans and desires and completely miss God’s higher plans. God’s plan is not always obvious. Those are the situations where we need our prayer language the most.
“Romans 8 says we don’t know what we should pray for as we should, but the Spirit makes intercession FOR us with groaning which cannot be uttered”.
It says He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. So when we pray in tongues, the Spirit can pray God’s perfect will through us until we develop an understanding of it for ourselves. Then we can target our prayers and act on them until they’re answered.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES BUILDS YOUR SPIRIT
When the heat’s really on, do you ever find your faith withering? Speaking in tongues builds your spirit and helps you give thanks.
The battles we face every day can cause even mature believers to cower under pressure, unless those believers have spent time daily with the Holy Spirit.
“Jude 20 says to build yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.”
Spirit-led prayer will refresh you, giving you strength to fight another day. The apostle Paul wrote that he who prays in an unknown tongue gives thanks well. Praising God in our heavenly language truly deepens our gratitude, unleashing the power of God into our circumstance.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
PROTECTS YOUR PRAYERS FROM THE ENEMY
1 Corinthians 14:2 says that when we speak in an unknown tongue, we speak “divine mysteries” or secrets. “For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God: for no man understand him; however in the spirit speaks mysteries.”
It’s like a godly code, foreign to the powers of darkness. Paul admits that our “understanding is unfruitful” when we pray like this, but don’t assume that turning off your brain is negative. When we turn off our human thoughts, we quit trying to tell God what to do and instead let the Holy Spirit communicate directly on our behalf.
SO HOW CAN YOU EXPERIENCE SPEAKING IN TONGUES?
It comes when a believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit. You don’t have to be perfect. Just hungry. Ask God to allow the Holy Spirit to wash over you and to fill you with that same power he gave to the disciples that day in the upper room.
Paul wrote, “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.” He even said he wished the whole church would speak with tongues. Obviously it was valuable in Paul’s life and ministry, and it’s valuable to us.
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