Tongues and Prayers

Tongues and Prayers

Tongues and Prayers

Today I will be dwelling on TONGUES AND PRAYING.
Tongue talking helps the believer a great deal. In fact in so many ways the believer himself cannot fully grasp. I will try and make this short by breaking it up into parts, but first things first.
Father in heaven, it’s another day for your word to go do that which you sent it. This do o Lord, so your people could be edified and all glory be made fully manifest in you. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.

I want to believe that you already can speak in tongues but if not, you can desire it and ask God for it. Speaking in tongues is the simple prayer language given to the believer as a secret private weapon that the devil cannot decode. “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.” 1 Corinthians 14:2,
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” Jude 1:20 I will explain.

In the Old Testament, tongues was regarded as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech but in the New Testament it’s the Greek word “glossa” pronounced (gloce-sah) it’s of uncertain affinity; the tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one not naturally acquired) tongue.

IN THE BOOK OF Mark 16:17 it reads, And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues
Amongst other things the believer in Christ is endowed with is the gift of this prayer language, tongues. The verse says these signs shall follow them that believe”. Are you a believer in Christ? Then you qualify. It didn’t say the pastors, prophets or any other office holder in the body of Christ but the verse says “them that believe. That means you, yes you reading this write up. You say, “Well in my church we hardly speak. It’s only when the spirit gets a hold of you in deep prayers that you may burst into tongues” really? Where in the Bible did you find that?

In the book of Acts, it reads And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4

That was at the beginning. The Holy Ghost is already here today. You don’t have to FEEL anything to speak in tongues. It’s an act of faith not feelings. That verse in Mark 16:17 says nothing about understanding, simply says believe. That is why it is faith. There is nowhere in the scriptures God expects you to understand Him. He simply says BELIEVE and you will RECEIVE. Mark 11:24

When you are speaking in tongues, you are already in the spirit. For no prayer can reach the throne of Grace without the help of the Holy Ghost. You think you know how to pray? The Bible says you don’t.  “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought… Romans. 8: 26

But let me ask this question first. What does it mean to pray? Let me answer that by saying first what prayer is not… Prayer is not how loud you can shout. It is not how much you can gyrate. It is not how much repetition you can muster within a short time. Prayer is simply talking to your heavenly Father and I mean talking, nothing else.
Another question; we all have or had fathers at a point in this our mortal existence or at least someone we looked up to or still do. How do you communicate with that person? Do you have to shout and quake in frenzy repeating the same sentence over and over again? Surely the one you are speaking to would wonder if all is well with you.
Now I know there are some times you really need to raise your voice when dealing with spiritual matters. The psalmist in several places talked about shouting unto God… in triumph, joy, celebrations etc and that too can happen when casting out demons and no other time that I can find the proof in scriptures. When we are in a warfare yes, you may shout all you want as long as there is enough faith to back up your demand but not when we are praying to God. That is why scripture says you don’t know how to pray correctly but the Spirit helps us “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26

You need the Holy Ghost to pray correctly. How? Speak in tongues.
That is the only way the devil cannot highjack your request. Not just that, you send perfect prayers to God through tongues. “And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:27 Speaking in tongues even in the public place might sound embarrassing to you but hey, wait a second! Wasn’t that what King David did in public when the wife thought he was a crazy old fool? Dancing and acting clamorously foolish. She ended up being the only woman in scripture barren from her offense.

The word  halal, (pronounced haw-lal’) in Hebrew means to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively, to celebrate; also to stultify:–(make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool(- ish, -ly), glory, give (light), be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, (sing, be worthy of) praise, rage, renowned, shine.

If God delights in you acting clamorously foolish for Him even in public, what’s your problem?
Is it that you are too Hi-tech, sophisticated or too highly placed in the society to be seen in fellowship with your heavenly father? Common, we are talking about your creator here. This is not even for Him but for you. He is the self existing one, the “panto-cratos” (The Almighty) the ‘el God, the Gadowl. As a matter of fact, He actually really does not need you but He chose to love you despite all your vicissitudes, vacillations and prevarications.

Whaaat! Ashamed? No, I believe better things of you. In the past you did not know but now you do. Do not be ashamed to praise your father even in public for He will be proud of you and even come down to visit that situation. Scripture says “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalms 22:3. You are not a physical Israeli but an adopted child of the Almighty God. “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” Romans 8:17 “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Ephesians 1:5-6 God will personally deal with your enemies or that life threatening gangrenous situation like in the case of King David. He does not want anything but praise and worship from you. That was why He made you in the first instance“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Revelation 4:11 He just wants an opportunity to be able to reach you to bless you for you. The Apostle Paul wrote “What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” 1 Corinthians 14:15. This tells you it is a matter of choice, you will to either sing of speak in tongues; it is a prayer language for the believer like I told you earlier.

Part of The Benefits.
When you get into speaking in tongues you are actually dealing with issues in the perfect way God wants it dealt with, that is what scripture says. Romans. 8: 26-27. That is the best way to fellowship with your Father in heaven. It is as easy as you got born again. No stress. It is all by faith. Just open your mouth and God will fill it with the language of heaven. Do not try to reason out what to say. You are not meant to understand it. “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.” 1 Corinthians 14:2 Just like you can open your mouth to speak in whatever language you know to speak, same way. You do not have to turn up a knob or throw a switch; you just speak and you can switch from English to another language without stress.

Have you ever tried praying for thirty minutes in your understanding without repeating yourself? Well, God is God. He knows exactly why He gave that prayer language gift, so you can spend time with Him in prayers, at least one hour just like Jesus, though His was a minimum of three hours. Matthew 26:40-46 Again like we are told in Romans 8:26-27, WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PRAY but the Spirit helps our weaknesses in praying in tongues. In fact the Apostle Paul called it tongues of angels. 1 Corinthians 13:1

You build up yourself spiritually. “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:4. It is like building blocks, you set things for yourself. Jude 1:20. Whatever structure (weak or strong) that you want to have is up to you.

If the roots are deep and strong the tree does not worry about the wind “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8. It is prayers coupled with knowing the scriptures that can take you there.

I can never over emphasize this. God wants you in fellowship with Him for your good. Give this a shot. Make out time, for starters maybe after work at night or even early before work. Just speak in tongues for fifteen to thirty minutes (15-30mins) see what you get. That does not mean you can’t pray in tongues in the day time. It is a prayer language for all times.

Scientifically, it has been proven that something actually happens to the believer when he speaks in tongues as against someone else who just conjures up some incomprehensible monologue of broken gibberish. Please go to this YouTube link below. The video you will find at this link  might interest you.

My parting word on this for now is that you consider the turtle; he makes progress only when he sticks his head out. Step out in faith and ask God for the manifestation of the gift, it is already your portion, And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues Mark 16:17 The qualification there is “THEM THAT BELIEVE”. Are you a believer? Then claim it and boldly step out for it like the Apostle Peter but please ignore the boisterous wind and sea you are going to feel and see around you, be focused. “And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus Matthew 14:28-29

Please note this,
The Lord shall galvanize you and yours and fill your heart with gladness, praises shall not cease in your habitation, Amen.
God Bless You.

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