Reasons Why Praying In Tongues [1]

Thursday 26th December 2019 Prayer Devotion

Scripture Reading:- 1 Corinthians 14:1-25

Topic:- Reasons Why Praying In Tongues [1]

Text:- Romans 8:26

The Apostle Paul wrote and spoke much about the subject of speaking in other tongues, and he apparently practiced what he preached, for he said, “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.” See 1 Corinthians 14:18.
The purpose of this particular topic is to briefly set forth ten reasons why every Christian should speak in tongues and to help believers see the blessings that can be theirs through daily appropriating the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

1. The Word of God teaches that when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we speak with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance. Speaking in tongues is an initial evidence, or sign, of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. See Acts 2:4.

2. Paul encouraged the Corinthian Christians to continue the practice of speaking with other tongues in their worship of God. He also encouraged them to speak in tongues in their individual prayer life as a means of spiritual edification, or building up. See 1 Corinthians 14:4.

3. Paul also stated I pray in an unknown tongue, but my understanding is unfruitful. When you pray in tongues, your spirit is in direct contact with God, who is a Spirit. When you speak in tongues, you are talking to Him by divine, supernatural means. See 1 Corinthians 14:4.

4. You are speaking mystery to God which can be understood only by God. What you are saying only God understand what you are saying even not known to satan. No one will be able to know what you are praying about. See 1 Corinthians 14:2b.

5. Speaking in tongues eliminates the possibility of selfishness entering our prayer life. For instance, if I pray a prayer out of my own mind and out of my own thinking, it may be unscriptural. It may be selfish. But just because I know how to pray doesn’t mean that I know what to pray for as I ought. The Holy Ghost is not going to do our praying for us. He is sent to help us pray. Speak­ing with other tongues is praying as the Spirit gives utterance. It is Spirit-directed praying. And it eliminates the possibility of selfishness in our prayers. See Romans 8:26.

6. Believers should speak with tongues is that it helps them learn to trust God more fully. It builds one’s faith to speak in tongues. Speaking in tongues stimulates faith and helps us learn how to trust God more fully. For example, faith must be exercised to speak with tongues because the Holy Spirit supernaturally directs the words we speak. You see, we don’t know what the next word will be. We have to trust God for that. And trusting God in one area helps us learn to trust Him in another area. See Jude 20.

Prayer Points:- Help me oh Lord God henceforth to continue to pray in spirit and in tongues, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Have A Wonderful Boxing Day

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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