Baptism of the Spirit gives you the language to confidently go before your heavenly Father with your desire to discover the deep things of God – He will give you the devil-overcoming, kingdom-destroying words to walk in the treasures of His Wisdom.
What is speaking in tongues?
A: God sent the Holy Spirit to give us power, transform us into effective witnesses and to put us in contact with the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 14:4, 2:10).
The Apostle Paul said, “For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying…” (1 Corinthians 14:14). We see here that the “I” who was doing the praying was Paul. He did the speaking in an unknown tongue, but his spirit did the praying.
Your empowering for ministry comes by receiving what’s commonly called the “Baptism in the Holy Spirit.” When you are baptized in the Holy Spirit, an extraordinary thing happens: You are able to speak in another language. The Holy Spirit gives the utterance, but you do the speaking. The Holy Spirit will supply the words—words that are unknown to you—but you have to supply the sound. When you pray in tongues, you are praying “in the spirit.” Just as your language is the voice of your mind, praying in tongues is the voice of your spirit. It is your spirit speaking mysteries to God (1 Corinthians 14:2).
If you desire to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit you can by praying this prayer:
My heavenly Father, I am a believer. I am Your child and You are my Father. Jesus is my Lord. I believe with all my heart that Your Word is true. Your Word says that if I will ask I will receive the Holy Spirit, so in the Name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I am asking You to fill me to overflowing with Your precious Holy Spirit. Because of Your Word, I believe that I now receive and I thank You for it. Now, Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise my God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me the utterance.
George and Terri Copeland Pearson share the value of praying in tongues on this month’s BVOV Broadcast (link to broadcast) so you can confidently go before your heavenly Father with your desire to discover the deep things of God by being baptised in the Spirit and speaking in other tongues. Devil-overcoming, kingdom-of-darkness-destroying power will be yours as you walk in the treasures of His wisdom.