Saturday, April 18, 2015

Devotion: Why I Speak In Tongues


There is a power that comes from the baptism of the Holy Spirit that is shunned by some religious denomination.  And while many have associated this power with  “the gifts of the Holy Spirit” (I Corinthians 12:1-11), the power that we are speaking of is not the same, even though it comes from the same source.  In the last meeting Jesus had with his disciples before he ascended into heaven, he told them that when “the Holy Spirit had come upon them, they would receive power” (Acts 1:8) to testify of him to the entire world.  The power that Jesus spoke of was a special anointing that would enable them to do things beyond or outside of themselves.  Included in this power was the ability to speak in an unknown languages or “the ability to speak in tongues.”

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4),

While “speaking of tongues is a part of the baptism of the Holy Spirit experience,” many denominations, for various reasons, have chosen to forgo any discussions on speaking in tongues.  Today’ inspirational message is about “the power of speaking in tongues;” however, if you do not believe that this power is for you, in this modern day, then this message is truly not for you.  This just happens to be one of those spiritual things that you have to completely believe in, in order to receive;  “for he that speaks in an unknown tongue, speaks to God, not unto men and he edifies himself” (I Corinthians 14:1-4).

As always, we pray that this message will bless you, inform you, and that you will be the better for having read it.  If blessed by this message please share so that others may be blessed as well.  Amen.

Enjoy your blessings - KW

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