One of the ways you can build yourself up in your most holy faith is by praying in the Holy Ghost. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most powerful ways. The Word of God says in Jude 20; But ye, beloved, building yourselves on your most holy faith by praying in the Holy Ghost.
Praying in the Holy Ghost (or the Holy Spirit) is praying to God in your heavenly language (tongues). And the only way you can speak in your heavenly language is that you must be born again. Trying to speak to God in your heavenly language (tongues) without being born again you’re setting yourself up for defeat and disappointment. Once you are born again, (meaning you already confessed Jesus Lord over your life according to Romans 10:9-10), the Spirit of God dwells on the inside of you immediately. Not next week, or two minutes later, but immediately. The moment you confess Jesus, and truly believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead; the transformation take place right then and there. God’s Spirit dwells on the inside of you upon believing and confessing.
The enemy has kept many believers from receiving this powerful free gift (praying in tongues) from God because they believe it passed away with the last Apostles. Acts 2:1-4 says, and when the day of Pentecost was 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 all the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Notice the word began… that means praying in tongues didn’t stop! It continues!
The devil wants to rob people of this gift because he knows you’ll never be defeated another day in your life. The devil doesn’t understand this language. The devil has no access to your conversation when you’re praying to God in the Holy Spirit. One may ask the question, as a born again believer do I have to speak in tongues? No you do not, but you are sure missing out on a powerful gift if you don’t! Praying in your heavenly language (tongues) has many benefits to the believer. The manifestation of praying in the Holy Spirit is praying in tongues.
John 14:16 says, I will pray the father and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. In John 14: 18, Jesus says, I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. In (John 14:26) He says, but the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Notice the word Comforter is capitalized in the Bible because the Comforter is God Himself (The Holy Spirit!). ….Jesus said He’ll never leave you or forsake you.
Before I go on to explain how you can speak in your Heavenly Language (tongues), there are some benefits to speaking in tongues:
- He (Holy Spirit) will build you up in your most Holy Faith (it stimulates faith) and keep you in the love of God. (Jude 20-21)
- He (Holy Spirit) will show you things to come. (John 16-13-15)
- He (Holy Spirit) will lead and guide you into all truth. (John 16:12-13)
- He (Holy Spirit) will empower you to be a witness. (Acts 1:8)
- He (Holy Spirit) will reprove you of your sins. (John 16: 7-11)
- Tongues are for spiritual edification. (1 Corinthians 14:4)
- Praying in tongues is praying in line with God’s perfect will. (Romans 8:26)
- Praying in tongues is a means of keeping free from worldly contamination. (1 Corinthians 14:28)
- Praying in tongues enables us to pray for the unknown (the mystery of things). (1 Corinthians 14:2)
- Praying in tongues gives spiritual refreshing. (Isaiah 28:11-12)
- By praying in tongues, you give thanks perfectly. (1 Corinthians 14:15-17)
- Praying in tongues brings the untamed “natural” tongue under subjection. (James 3:8)
- Praying in tongues helps us to intercede for others (Ephesians 6:18)
I will now explain to you how you can receive the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the Evidence of Speaking in Tongues” so you can be built up in the Lord and you will no longer be defeated by the devil. Praying in tongues will enhance your entire walk with the Lord. You will be so built up in the Lord that whatever punches the devil throws at you he will not win.
First, you must understand that the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost. You don’t have to tarry, plead, or beg for this gift. All you have to do is receive. Acts 2:1-4 says, and when the day of Pentecost was 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 all the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Secondly, the only qualification for receiving the gift of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues is that you must be born again. As the righteousness of God you have a right to receive this gift. Acts 2:38-39 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 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”.
Third, it is scriptural to expect to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues after the laying on of hands. Acts 8:17 Then laid they hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. (However, many people receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues without hands laid on them, especially when they’re hunger for more….)
Fourth, expect the Holy Spirit to give the utterance but you must provide the voice. Acts 2:4 “and they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance”.
Fifth, you must disregard any and all fears that come from foolish teachings that said you might receive a counterfeit. God is Righteous and He will not give you a bad gift. Luke 11:9-13 “And I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 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?
Sixth, you must open your mouth wide and speak as an act of faith to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. It is as though you are drinking a glass of water. You cannot drink water with your mouth closed. Yield to the Holy Spirit.
Prayer to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the Evidence of Speaking in Tongues.
(This is for the born again believer and if you’re not born again you can be born again – Romans 10: 9-10)
Our Father, in the Name of Jesus, I understand that the Gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost. I also understand that I do not have to tarry, plead, or beg for this gift, all I have to do is receive. Father, I am born again. Therefore, I expect to receive this gift and what I expect is for the Holy Spirit to give me the utterance as I provide the voice. I disregard any fears that came from foolish teachings, saying I will receive a counterfeit gift. For I know that you are a righteous God and you will not give me a bad gift. As an act of my faith I will open my mouth wide and speak and I will receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. In the Name of Jesus.
Now open your mouth and begin to speak in your Heavenly Language. Don’t try to figure it out with your mind because your mind doesn’t know. Your spirit is praying in line with God’s Spirit!
I pray this teaching has been a blessing to you as you begin to use this powerful gift your Heavenly Father has given unto you and your life will never be the same!
Part two will continue next month – teaching on the “Misconception of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the Evidence of Speaking in Tongues”.