READ YOUR RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL


“SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS A GREAT BLESSING.
THURSDAY, MAY 5TH, 2022.

“…I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15).

There are Christians who, after several years of being born again, have never spoken in tongues. They have done themselves a great disservice. Some only spoke in tongues on the day they received the Holy Spirit. They often reminisce over that spontaneous experience they once had as though it was meant to be a one-of experience. But the Scriptures teach that speaking in spiritual tongues is to be a regular part of your prayer life.

Speaking in tongues is a great blessing for every Christian, with inexhaustible benefits. Christians who speak in tongues often are hardly ever sick, fearful, or discouraged; the are on top always, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.

Having received the Holy Spirit, you are enabled to speak in tongues of the spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One that give the utterance to speak in other tongues. On the day of Pentecost, the Bible says, “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4).

Notice it does not say the Holy Spirit spoke with tongues; it was the disciples that spoke with tongues. They did not form the words from their heads; they spoke as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.

The latter part of Acts 2:4 in The Living Bible says the disciples “…began speaking in languages the didn’t know, for the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.” The Good News Bible says “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”

Some say they are waiting for the Holy Spirit to take over their lips before they speak in tongues; that is not how it works. You can speak in tongues anytime, anywhere, and for as long as you choose. The Holy Spirit already gave you the ability; therefore, go ahead and speak in tongues even now, as an act of your faith in the Father’s fulfilled promise in Christ.

PRAYER:
Dear Father, what a blessing it is to build up myself, like an edifice, as I pray in tongues. Even now, I am charged up like a battery, formidable, able to withstand anything and win always. I experience divine success, dominion and victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen

FURTHER STUDY:
1 Corinthians 14:14-15
World English Bible
14 For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

Joel 2:28
World English Bible
28 “It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
    and your sons and your daughters will prophesy.
    Your old men will dream dreams.
    Your young men will see visions.

Jude 20
World English Bible
20 But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
John 2:1-25;2 Samuel 20-21

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 4:1-10;Proverbs 1