Importance of praying in tongues: Part -1
Sometimes when we talk about tongues we think of it as a spiritual gift that one has to possess. Speaking in tongues is the evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in a believers life. Speaking in tongues as a prayer language is different from speaking in tongues as the gift. Sometimes believers are content with their spiritual experience to the extent we convince ourselves saying it is a gift and it is given only to a few.
Your ability to speak in your prayer language is the evidence of the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of you. When you pray in your prayer language as Paul the apostle would say in 1 Corinthians 14 : 2 – For he/she who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God,
I want to encourage those of you who are part of our ministry to exercising praying in tongues. I want to share greater revelation about speaking in tongues and its importance. It is a love language dear believer, your Heavenly Father understand and knows your heart when you begin to speak in tongues. We live in a very important moment of time – Kairos moment , a time when the Holy Spirit is moving around the world and he desires to use every one of us in the “ greater works” . The greater works that Jesus spoke about. Greater works is not just to see great miracles, (yes that’s one part of it ). The greater works is to love like Christ loved. To exhibit the fruit of the Spirit is possible only as we exercise and activate the praying in tongues.
Importance of praying in tongues : Part – 2
By Arul Joseph
Speaking in tongues helps us fine tune us to hear the voice of the Spirit clearly. Jesus repeated at different times mentioned let him/her who has ear let him/her hear what the Spirit in saying. You and I need to have a hearing ear. unfourtunely , many in the body of Christ are deaf to what the Spirit is saying. Their hearing is fleshy , they give themselves to hearing foul language and hence cannot hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Dear Believer , when we are praying in tongues our spiritual ear’s are open to hear the voice of the Spirit.
What if someone says “ I don’t think I heard the Spirit speaking to me” – I just use my common sense.
Proverbs 3 :5,6 says “Trust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6[b]In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him,
And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Amp.version
To trust in the Lord by hearing is a major part of learning to walk in Obedience. Christ invites us to hear him when he is calling .When we speak in tongues we become familiar to the promoting and the nudges of the Holy Spirit. When we heed to those promptings , nudges even red flags he is directing our path.Speaking in tongues helps us to remove obstacles that block our way. When we speak in tongues we are committed to following Rom 12 : 2 the perfect will of God. The Holy Spirit interprets the heart of God and speaks it so we can be His sheep – for my sheep hears my voice John : 27.
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Importance of praying in tongues : Part 3
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— Eph 6: 18
When we pray in tongues the Holy Spirit intercedes through us-Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Rom 8 : 27.
When you and I pray in tongues the Holy Spirit intercedes in and through us. To intercede in the greek would have English equivalent words such as to appeal, to plead on behalf of… the Holy Spirit intercedes before God on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will ( Amp.v)
When a believer prays in tongues the Holy Spirit prays the perfect will of God. Dear believer , don’t you wanna pray the perfect will of God in your life ? Just imagine this for a moment – you are not second guessing if it is the will of God or not…. You are hoping will my prayers be answered or not … you pray the perfect will of God and God answers your heart’s cry. Pray in tongues for your Church, pray in tongues for your pastor , pray in tongues for your husband and wife, pray in tongues for your children.
Listen, what if some one ask well wouldn’t God hear our prayers if we pray in English or Tamil or any human language. Well the answer is this , yes he will answer you .I want you to consider the two word I’m going to use, one is a native language and the other is mother tongue…. English or Tamil might be our mother tongue but when we pray in our native (prayer language) the Holy Spirit puts you on the priority list and the angles begin to act on your behalf immedietly.
Dear believer, the Holy Spirit is there to help you, He wants to guide you , he wants to teach you…. When you pray in tongues you can walk in greater assurance and confidence knowing God will answer all your prayer….
Pray in tongues all the time…
Importance of praying in tongues – Part 4
Choose worry or Worship – Arul Joseph
What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. Paul the apostle while talking about speaking in tongues makes a point about how to pray in tongues and with understanding and to sing as well. There are different kinds of Churches around the world , how do we know if there is authentic worship happening in the Church? We can speak about cooperate worship and individual worship as well. There was a time when Jesus was ministering and he was surrounded by Pharisees and Scribes. He quotes to them a passage from Isaiah saying :” this people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me and in vain they worship me . You and I can be that hypocrite if we fail to understand the motives of the pharisees. They wanted to exalt their tradition more that giving room for freedom to worshiping in the Sprit. Your heart will move in one direction and you lips with speak something contrary and claim it as worship.
Jesus mentioned in John 4 : 23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” – how to choose to worship when we face pressures and different things are craving for our attention.Many people are worried about many things , they are not able to focus on the one thing, that is to see the face of Jesus and to worship Him with all our heart & mind. Paul the apostle had the solution in 1 Corinthians 14 chapter when he says I will pray in the Spirit and sing with my spirit. True worship is one that is initiated by the Holy Spirit and led by the Holy Spirit. So then there is no room for flesh. Today many so called worship songs are initiated in the flesh and does not lead us into the presence of God. True worship initiated and pioneered by the Holy Spirit is transformational. You cannot come out the same way you entered into the presence of God. You come out as a transformed person.
Dear Believer, – I want to encourage you to consider your worship because it will eliminate every form of worry. To answer the question we asked earlier when we worship with our understanding and in the Spirit, as we sing in the spirit true authentic worship happens while glorifying and honoring Jesus and it is the delight of our Heavenly Father. Our prayer language is given for our personal and corporate worship. Let the living waters (Holy Spirit ) flow in your houses, in your churches , in your personal life. That you can says as the Psalmist said “ my cup runneth over” (KJV)
Importance of praying in tongues – Part 5
Testimony : the Holy Spirit knows the perfect will of God.
One time I was praying in tongues and I felt the urgency to go to my son’s school. This happened few years earlier. Then I remembered we had to turn in a district of Change letter from our city to the city our kids were going to school. It so happened when I was praying in tongues the Holy Spirit quickened me and reminded me to go to School. So I asked the details from my wife and I went to the School only to find out …had I been few hours late they would have shut down our application and my son would not have been able to study in a top rated school. Dearly beloved , I am sharing this for the Glory of God. God has plans for you and your Children. He desires that you pray in tongues so the perfect will of the father will unfold in the lives of our Children. God has the best for our Children.
When we pray in tongues we pray mysteries. The way we define mysteries is something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks MYSTERIES.(I Cor 14 :2 )NKJV. Our human minds can be so spiritually dull to fathom the depth of Christ love for us and for our families. Praying in tongues helps us to partake of the mysteries that involve our families, our church, our City and our nations.
When we pray in tongues we pray the perfect will of God to a situation so when we walk by faith , God desires that we walk in confidence of His will. The righteous shall be bold as a Lion (Pro 28: 1). Dear Believer , God wants you to walk in his perfect will in the decisions you make on behalf of yourself and your family. Pray in tongues and enjoy the mysteries of God, as He downloads His agendas. Be the one who exercises performing God’s will . Pray in tongues more !
Importance of praying in Tongues – Part 6
1 Corinthians 14 : 1 “ Pursue Love, and desire Spiritual gifts : I want to highlight the part desire Spiritual gifts. Did you know the more you pray in tongues you activate the 9 spiritual gifts in the bible. None of these spiritual gifts are given so you and I can boast and say I have such a such gift. Spiritual gifts are given for us to serve in the kingdom of God except the gift of speaking in tongues.
When we pray in tongues the Love of God is poured out in our hearts.Romans 5 : 5, when we have love for God and love towards others the gifts of the spirit will function effectively. Today I want to challenge some of our readers, do you have anythings that is clogging your Spirit from allowing the Holy Spirit to flow in and through you. Are you harboring un forgiveness in your heart?
Let go ! Let go of all the hurts and wounds and put on love. Love genuinely and love unconditionally and you will see the Holy Spirit use you. When you pray in tongues , the Holy Spirit will stir love in your heart. You cannot separate the Holy Spirit and love, He is the spirit of love. Do you want the gift of prophecy, do you want the gift of healing, do want the gift of discerning of spirit and interpretation of tongue, then begin to pray in tongues more.
Here are some practical ways to pray best in tongues. Worship Jesus and pour our your heart in the presence of God . Sing loudly and keep praising Jesus , allow the flood gates of the Holy Spirit to gush in and through you. Do not doubt in your heart thinking am I praying in tongues or not, Does God know what I am speaking or am I making things up…… get past all these thoughts , get deeper where your mind is not invited to this place of intimacy. Desire spiritual gifts today , God wants to use you for His Kingdom and pray in tongues more !