The GIFT OF TONGUES is one of nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit, listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. Let’s examine this from the viewpoint of the Bible.
Today, we will examine two of the BENEFITS OF THE GIFT OF TONGUES.
- SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS THE INITIAL BIBLICAL EVIDENCE OF HAVING BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. See Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6. As you can see each time Believers were Baptized in the Holy Spirit the initial evidence of this is they spoke in other tongues (languages). An individual who is desirous of being Baptized in the Holy Spirit will never be satisfied in his heart until he has it according to the Bible. Read the Scriptures given above, pray and ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit (Mark 11:24). Then, believe that He is answering your prayer, and listen to His voice speaking in your spirit heavenly words. Then, in faith simply speak them out.
- SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS AN ADDITIONAL WAY OF BUILDING UP YOUR FAITH. Jude 1:20 (KJV)
“20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” After being Baptized in the Holy Spirit, our daily practice should be that when we pray we should also pray in Tongues. Why? The Bible says by doing this we will BUILD UP OUR FAITH…