Speak In Tongues Consistently · Tuesday, September 11th · Pastor Chris
He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself…(1 Corinthians 14:4).
For you to experience serious spiritual growth, you must speak in tongues consistently. Praying in tongues is an effective means of spiritual communication with the Lord; it transcends the natural mind or intellect (1 Corinthians 14:14). You’re stirred when you speak in tongues; the anointing wells up like currents from your spirit. That anointing works on your mind such that you’re transported to the higher realms of the supernatural.
According to our opening verse, you edify yourself when you speak in tongues. "Edify" derives from the Greek word "oikodomeo," which means to construct or build up, much in the same sense as building or constructing an edifice. The idea given to us by the Spirit of God, through the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 14:4 is that, when we speak in other tongues, we build up ourselves, like an edifice, brick by brick, as you would a physical structure.
In Acts 20:32, Paul said to the brethren at Ephesus "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up…." Connecting this with our text lets us know that speaking in tongues works in conjunction with the Word to build your spirit. If you want to grow stronger spiritually, not only should you study and listen to God’s Word, you should also speak in tongues frequently.
Besides, when you pray in other tongues, you build your faith: "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost" (Jude 1:20). Speaking in other tongues is therefore a necessary requirement for your spiritual growth and upliftment. If you’re born again and have received the Holy Spirit, you can and should speak in tongues frequently. You don’t need to wait for special prayer times; wherever you are, speak in tongues. It will condition and programme your spirit for the life of success and dominion.
Dear Father, I thank you for the wonderful blessing and the refreshing of the Spirit which I experience today as I speak in other tongues; my life is transformed, and my spirit is conditioned for success, dominion and victory, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y: 1 Corinthians 14:2;1 Corinthians 14:14,14:39
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Reading Plan : Proverbs 29-31 ;2 Corinthians 11:1-15
2 Year Reading Plan : 2 Thessalonians 3:11-18 ;Jeremiah 29