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The Need for and Value of Praying in Tongues

The Need for and Value of Praying in Tongues

 Scripture:1 Corinthians 14:14

 “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.”

 Reflection

In the time of Paul, not every Christian was endowed with the spiritual talent of being able to converse with different tongues. Paul claimed in 1 Corinthians 14:5 that he wished everyone in Corinth possessed this talent, but it is obvious that this was not the case.

According to bibleref.com, Paul exhorts the Corinthians to long for the gift of prophecy among the other gifts. He explains why using it in church services is preferable to using the gift of tongues if an interpreter is not available. Everyone benefits from prophecy, but only the speaker benefits when praying in tongues without an interpreter. Any service should only have two or three tongues speakers, and even then, only one at a time, with interpreters following them. The same holds true for the gifts of prophecy and discernment of spirits. Any worship gathering should follow the principles of maintaining order and strengthening the church. On the extent to which these gifts are given or should be exercised, modern churches are divided.

But more importantly, I concur with Bishop Dag Heward-Mills that “the ability to pray in tongues is probably the best gift that God gave to ministers.”

I want to explain to you why praying in tongues is so crucial and beneficial for every minister or believer today.  Each of the following points has a biblical foundation, so I urge you to research them and take in those verses for your own benefit.

1. When I pray in tongues, I charge myself up like a battery (1 Corinthians 14:4)

2. When I pray in tongues I am immediately inspired by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4)

3. When I pray in tongues I am praying from my heart(spirit) 1 Corinthians 14:14

4. When I pray in tongues my prayer is dictated and directed by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4)

5. When I pray in tongues, I operate instantly in the Spirit realm (1 Corinthians 14:1)

6. When I pray in tongues other people do not understand what I am saying (1 Corinthians 14:1)

7. When I pray in tongues devil’s do not understand what I am saying (1 Corinthians 14:1)

8. When I pray in tongues, I can hear the voice of the Spirit by interpreting my prayer (1 Corinthians 14:13)

9. When I pray in tongues I can pray for long hours like Jesus (Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12)

10. When I pray in tongues I can practice intercession for souls, families, and nations (Ephesians 6:18).

11. When I pray in tongues, I can speak to myself and to God. This helps me to concentrate on God everywhere I am (1 Corinthians 14:28)

12. When I pray in tongues, I give thanks and praises very well (1 Corinthians 14:17)

13. When I pray in tongues it is a sign to the world that Christ is in me (Mark 16:17)

14. When I pray in tongues, I have taken the first step into supernatural things (Acts 2:4)

15. When I pray in tongues, I am exercising faith (Galatians 3:5)

16. When I pray in tongues, I am doing what great men like Paul did (1 Corinthians 14: 18; Hebrews 6:12)

17. When I pray in tongues I can pray against my enemies (in their presence) without their knowing what I am saying.

18. When I pray in tongues I can pray and think (1 Corinthians 14:14)

19. When I pray in tongues I can pray and study (1 Corinthians 14: 14)

20. When I pray in tongues I can pray and read my Bible (1 Corinthians 14:14)

21. When I pray in tongues I can pray and read other books(1 Corinthians 14:14)

22. When I pray in tongues i can pray and watch videos (1 Corinthians 14:14)

23. When I pray in tongues I can pray and listen to music (1 Corinthians 14:14)

24. When I pray in tongues I can pray and have my bath (1 Corinthians 14:14)

25. When I pray in tongues I can pray and dress up (1 Corinthians 14:14)

26. When I pray in tongues I can pray and walk (1 Corinthians 14:14)

27. When I pray in tongues I can pray and write (1 Corinthians 14:14)

28. When I pray in tongues I can pray and cook (1 Corinthians 14:14)

29. When I pray in tongues I can pray and work in the office (1 Corinthians 14:14)

30. When I pray in tongues I can pray and do my hair (1 Corinthians 14:14)

31. When I pray in tongues I can pray and drive my car (1 Corinthians 14:14)

32. When I pray in tongues I can pray and wait for the bus (1 Corinthians 14:14)

Therefore, no matter how busy your schedule is, you can still pray anytime and day because God may one day ask you how well you utilized your 24-hour day. Do you pray every day?

 PRAYER

I PRAY FOR A FRESH OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TODAY ON US AS WE CONTINUALLY PRAY BOTH IN OUR UNDERSTANDING AND IN THE SPIRIT IN JESUS’S NAME, AMEN.

I’d like to know your opinions on what I’ve said as well as your thoughts, comments, and other contributions to this message. You could email your comments to the following addresses or leave a comment on the information provided below.

Please let me know if you think you might need spiritual counselling for whatever issue you’re currently facing, and my team and I will be happy to provide it for you.

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Send your prayer request via those emails as well. I would love to join my faith and pray with you on your needs.

Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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