KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 14:4 ” He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church”.
Apostle Paul, among the many great revelations that the Holy Spirit taught him was the important truth about speaking in tongues. Our key scripture teaches us that “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
The word edify means to build. It comes from the noun edifice, which means building. Praying in tongues builds one up as a building is erected. It can also be compared to a body builder going through his regimes of exercise to develop his muscles and get very strong. The same happens to the man who consistently prays in tongues. You grow and develop spiritually. Another meaning to the same scripture is compared to charging a battery. One gets spiritually charged up by praying in tongues. In actual fact your spiritual senses begins to develop as you consistently pray in tongues.
In 1st Corinthians 14:18 apostle Paul states “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all”. He reveals the secret to His spiritual exploits. Your spiritual eyes begins to open up and you are able to see visions as you pray. Your spiritual ears also opens up and you are able to hear the Spirit of God telling you mysteries that nothing could reveal to you.
Dear child of God, it is a great privilege to pray in tongues. It is the door to the supernatural realm. Jude 1:20 “But ye beloved building up yourselves on your most Holy faith praying in the Holy Ghost”. Praying in the Holy Ghost actually builds you up spiritually.
Most of us do not have enough time for God. There are so many things that occupy the attention of most Christians.
What can one do to grow spiritually through praying in tongues?.
Set times for prayer.
Pray concentrating on the Lord.
Do not allow your mind to run around all sorts of things
As you focus on the Lord you would be ready to hear the voice of the Spirit as He talks to you.
Spend a great deal of time praying in tongues.
If you would maintain your consistency of praying in tongues you would definitely grow in the spirit and would enjoy life in a more glorious way.
Heavenly Father I pray that as I pray in tongues, open up my spiritual senses so I could effectively discharge my roles to affect many lives.
1 Corinthians 14:2 ” For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
1st Corinth 14:14 “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful”.