Greetings in the name of Jesus the matchless One!
We have covered so far four portals in our series ‘Portal Time Traveller.’ The last one we covered was the ‘Bread of Life’ – portal.
We now deal with the fifth – ‘Tongues’
Speaking in Tongues is the gateway, or portal into the supernatural, the door into all the other spiritual gifts Mark 16:17-18.
I have found in my own life that the more I speak in tongues, the more I pray and worship, operate in prophetic – seer realm with spiritual antennas opened into the invisible and gifts of the Spirit manifested.
What precedes that of course is my desire for spiritual gifts and earnestly coveting the best gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31, 14:1), in order to be more effective in my Christian walk and be a blessing to all those around and fulfil my call and commission for the Glory of God.
This began in my life years ago through the door of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit when I began to receive spiritual gifts God promised those who believe His Word. Those who haven’t been baptized in the Holy Spirit should do so.
God has made available to each one of His children a supernatural way of communicating with Him through the gift of tongues, to supernaturally build ourselves spiritually. When you pray in tongues, you are praying God’s will, directly to Him. It gets your mind out of the way so your spirit can commune with the Father. When you pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit Himself teaches you all things.
1 Corinthians 14:39 “Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.
Tongues is a face to face encounter with God – your access to His Glory.
1 Corinthians 14:2 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.
This is why the devil has fought speaking in tongues more than anything else.
To cite a few cases
Apostle Paul was responsible for writing most of the New Testament!
He said: “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than ye all.” (1 Corinthians 14:18)
John G. Lake said: “Speaking in tongues has been the making of my entire ministry.”
Kenneth Hagin had the divine ability to pray in the Spirit for hours. It was reported that he has prayed in Tongues for few days without stopping – praying and Interpreting Tongues.
Smith Wigglesworth who had a powerful ministry along with healings and raising the dead said: “It is a wonderful thing to pray in the Spirit and to sing in the Spirit, praying in Tongues and singing in Tongues as the Spirit of God gives you utterance. God has ordained this speaking in an unknown Tongue unto Himself as a wonderful, supernatural means of communication in the Spirit.”
There are many good reasons for praying in the spirit:
- Supernatural Praise (1Corinthians 14:15-17)
- Supernatural Power (Luke 24:49; Acts1:8)
- Supernatural Edification (1 Corinthians 14:4)
- Supernatural Prayer (Romans 8:26-27)
- Supernatural Refreshing (Isaiah 28:11-12, John 7:37-39)
- Supernatural Overcoming (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 Jude 20; Galatians 5:16)
- Holy Spirit Gifts Channelling (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) and much more
Tongues…a portal to the Presence and Power of God.
Giving yourself to long stretch of time praying in tongues will add to the weight of glory that you can carry and impart in people’s lives
Giving yourself to long stretch of time praying in tongues will be a vital key to tapping the miraculous and moving in the glory of God.
Words spoken in tongues by your tongue will determine the direction of your life, just like the rudder of a ship determines the direction a ship will go – if you continue in that direction, you will arrive there.
Use this great portal by praying in Tongues for long stretches of time, many hours daily and watch the miraculous unfold and God use you to perform His Will in your life
Praise the Lord!