Speaking in other tongues is one spiritual activity you must take seriously! If you've not been praying this way, you're missing too much! Paul said, "I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all" (1 Corinthians 14:18). He could brag about it because He understood the immense benefits of speaking in other tongues. No wonder he had such remarkable results.
Speaking in other tongues is an important way to accomplish a God-given purpose. It's a way to "quick-charge" your spirit and cause you to respond very quickly to spiritual things. As you pray in tongues, the anointing is stirred within you and, suddenly, you're turned into another man.
When you're born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, the power of God comes to reside in you. This power is triggered or set in motion when you speak in other tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:4 says, "He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself..." The Greek word translated as "edifieth" means "to construct or to build up, to embolden or charge up like a battery." The scripture is therefore telling us that the one who speaks in other tongues builds up himself like an edifice; he emboldens himself and charges himself like a battery.
Speaking in tongues is the solution to fear and timidity. If you've ever become timid about anything, activate power within you by speaking in other tongues; you'll find yourself dealing wisely and soundly in the affairs of life. Also, if you want to operate at the highest level of faith which you've attained, then you must consistently speak in other tongues. In Jude 1:20, the Bible says when you speak in other tongues you're building yourself on your most holy faith. That means the Spirit of God is able to take God's Word right into your spirit where it produces God's kind of faith.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. As I speak in tongues as your Spirit gives me utterance, teach me to take advantage of this quick charge to stir up boldness within me, operate on my most holy faith and cause changes in my world, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities February 12, 2008
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome