Prayer for the Gift of Tongues
Most of the participants on the calls pray with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Some people believe that you should not pray in the Spirit or in tongues in the open or a group. However,Jude 1:20 says, “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.”
Receiving the Holy Spirit follows the same pattern as do all the promises of God. It begins by accepting God’s Son Jesus Christ as your Savior. You make Him Lord and authority of your life and He personally dwells within you (John 14:23). You receive forgiveness of sins by simply believing that you are forgiven. You receive the reality of Christ in your life by believing what His Word says; that he abides in you because He says He does. To receive God’s promises, you simply believe them and act out on that belief.
Jesus didn’t only offer us a way of life; He offered us power to live His way of life. He offered the baptism of the Holy Spirit for them that believed. The evidence of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, as seen several times in the Bible, is receiving a heavenly language. As you speak this language, it activates the functions of the Holy Spirit. You don’t beg for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, or for the heavenly language. You simply ask for it and believe you receive it based on what God’s Word promises. The Holy Spirit prompts you, or gives you utterance (Acts 2:4) to speak in a heavenly language. You then act on that utterance, and as a step of faith you begin to utter the syllables and words which suddenly come to your thoughts. More than a language, it is an articulation and release of God’s Spirit, which when spoken, performs the works of the Holy Spirit.
HOW TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES.
* Be born again.
- “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13)
- “When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.” (Acts 19:5-6)
- “So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
- “… Faith without works is dead.” (James 2:20)
- “And they were all filled [diffused throughout their souls] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other [different, appropriate] languages, as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words.]” (Acts 2:4)
* Now, ask, believe and begin to speak in your heavenly language as the Holy Spirit gives you the ability.
Pray this prayer:
“Heavenly Father, I believe your Word is true. I’m just going to believe Your words with childlike faith. You said in Your Word that if I ask for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and just believe you at Your Word, then I have received it. I am asking you to fill me with Your precious Holy Spirit. Jesus, Your Words say that you are the Baptizer. Baptize me in the Holy Spirit. I believe I am receiving right now. The Holy Spirit is within me. By faith I accept Him. Now Holy Spirit rise within me as I praise God. I expect to speak in tongues as you give me utterance.”
*Now Speak. Release your tongue and let words flow out of your mouth that don’t make sense to your understanding because the Holy Spirit is speaking for you. Speak them out loud by Faith and trust in the Holy Spirit speaking for and through you. Faith is an act. Don’t even speak English or a language that you know. Speak the syllables on your lips. You are speaking in a new tongue. It sounds like gibberish? It’s repetitive?Don’t go by what it sounds or feels like. GO by what the Bible says about it. It’s a promise; it’s yours. You have done what the Bible told you to do. Continue praying to God in tongues and expect to experience the Comforter, the Intercessor, the Counselor, the Advocate, the Strengthener, the Standby, and the Source of power.
The Word of God is the seed. Satan is the fowl of the air that attempts to steal it (Matthew 13:4 and Matthew 13:19). In other words, he’ll sometimes come to your thoughts, attempting to convince you that your experience is not authentic. Stand by what the Bible says about it, not what your thoughts, your friends or even your church says about it.
Jesus gave a simple command, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs WILL accompany those that believe: In my name they will drive out demons; THEY WILL SPEAK IN NEW LANGUAGES…” (Mark 16:15-17 AMP).