TOPIC : SPEAKING IN TONGUE -THE TOOL FOR REST
Scripture :Isaiah 28: 11. For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
Beloved, I welcome you to another moment of encounter!
Yesterday, we observed that when men are filled with the Holy Spirit they begin to speak in tongues! Today, our focus is speaking in tongues as a tool of the Holy Spirit.
Why speaking in tongues?
This is a great question many sincere persons have asked.
Must every body speak in tongues? The answer is yes! If you are not speaking in tongues then you are not filled with the Holy Spirit. The evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is speaking in an unknown tongues that you didn’t learnt before;
Acts 2: 4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
You will notice from the above scripture that when the early church was filled with the Holy Spirit, they all began to speak in tongues while the Holy Spirit supplies the utterance.
Another sincere question is, “can’t I serve God without speaking in tongues?” Why not?
You can serve God without speaking in tongues, the only thing is that service will be ineffective. Jesus mentored his disciples for three and half years, then he asked them to wait for the Holy Spirit before going out to render any service:
Luke 24: 49. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Acts 1: 8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
So, the empowerment ministry of the Holy Spirit is so vital for a successful christian life. So everyone needs the Holy Spirit and His arrival is signalled with speaking in tongues.
Otherwise, He would come you wouldn’t even know!
When the Holy Spirit arrives, certainly, nobody around you can claim ignorance of it. He turns you to another person altogether! He fires you up with audacity, boldness and restful confidence!
Please note that speaking in tongues has two types:
A. Divers kinds of tongues: This is speaking in tongues in an assembly/church gathering. It must come with interpretation.
B. Devotional kinds of tongues. This is speaking in tongues that is for private purpose not the general gathering /church gathering.
The following are benefits of speaking in tongues for a devotional/private life:
1. Speaking in tongue guarantees rest spiritually(Isa.28:11-12)!
Our anchor scripture reveals that with a stammering lips and another tongue will God make the weary to rest. This implies that speaking in tongues guarantees rest to your soul.
Beloved, are you weary, frustrated about life? Do your friends and loved ones forsake you or stab you in the heart?
I have a good news for you, the Holy Spirit is here for you to make you rest from your toiling and tiredness.
Allyou have to do is cooperate with Him by receiving Him into your heart. And if you have already received the Holy Spirit then look for a quiet place and blast in tongues.
Thespeaking in tongues is not just a Pentecostal thing but your organ of interaction with the Spirit! So as you speak in tongues for a long period of time you will begin to sense this calm atmosphere in your spirit and the Holy Spirit begins to witness to your spirit that issues of concern are settled. That matter that has given you sleepless nights is over, go and rest, over that your child that has become a concern to you.
You can be rest assured that your marital issue is a done deal. In whatever capacity you desire rest, just go ahead and speak in tongues for considerable period of time, you will certainly call me and testify.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Where do you want to spend eternity? Answer it to yourself.
– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Lord I receive rest and the grace that speaking in tongues brings into my life in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy rest to every weary soul, let your joy be full again in the name of Jesus.
– The God of perfection perfect all that concerns you now in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.