Well, dear reader, we took some detours I had not counted on, but the most important thing is to follow the Holy Spirit! Now we are will continue our series on Reverend Ken Hagins “Prayer Study”. Grab your coffee or tea and let us delve into this rich and wonderful subject!
Speaking with tongues is a way we can magnify God. It says in Acts 10:46 concerning Cornelius and his household (Please think about that, precious reader, God spoke about his HOUSEHOLD….his ENTIRE family!)“For they heard them speak with tongues and MAGNIFY GOD….”
I was a Christian minister for several years before I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I used to go down to the barn and get up in the hayloft to pray. I prayed and had some wonderful time with the Lord in prayer.
However, I still went away from those times disappointed, although I was blessed. I would try to tell God how much I loved Him. I would use all the descriptive adjectives I had at my disposal to tell God how wonderful He is. I would exhaust my vocabulary and leave that place of prayer feeling disappointed in my spirit that I had not said what I wanted to say. My spirit felt like I had cheated it.
It’s just like going to ta restaurant to get something to eat. I don’t mind paying for food, but I don’t like walking up to the cash register to pay for something when my stomach is still crying, “You cheated me!” I would go away from that place of prayer unsatisfied, with my spirit crying, “You cheated me!” because my spirit wanted to pray, too, apart from my understanding–my mind.
1 Corinthians 14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, MY SPIRIT PRAYETH, but my understanding is unfruitful.
One of the things I appreciate about being filled with the Holy Ghost is speaking with tongues. From the day I was Spirit filled to this day, I have worshipped and magnified God, praying and singing in tongues, and I have communicated with God by this means every single day.
I have never again left the place of prayer with my spirit crying, “You cheated me.” I have never left the place of prayer with the feeling that I didn’t say what I wanted to say because my spirit had been divinely enabled to say what it wanted to say by the Holy Spirit who indwells me.
I would not argue and fuss about it, but I simply feel sorry for folks who can’t see the truth of the Bible about praying in tongues. I want them to enjoy the blessings of God, too. Praise the Lord! If I have something good, I want others to enjoy it. I don’t want to be selfish!
I used to eat quite a lot of ice cream. My wife had a recipe for cherry nut ice cream, and I thought that was the best ice cream I had ever tasted, so I wanted to share it. Another woman wanted the recipe, so my wife shared it with her.
When I have something good, I want to share it with someone else. I wouldn’t argue with anyone about whether that ice cream is the best; I would just share it with them and give them the recipe. And, spiritually speaking, if I have something good, I want to share it with others, too.
I want to invite you to come on in to this Biblical experience of speaking with other tongues and begin to communicate with God supernaturally through praying in the Spirit. God want to do so much more for you. He wants to communicate with you in a more effective means than just by your native language; He wants to communicate with you supernaturally through the precious Holy Spirit.
I hope you enjoyed and gleaned much from the article today, dear reader. I love the refreshing myself! Come back tomorrow when we will talk about “Tongues: A Means of Praying Supernaturally”. Have a wonderful and blessed day, dear reader!! I will see you soon!!