The Baptism of the Holy Spirit & Speaking in Tongues
Praise Jesus one of the most popular subjects that continues to surface over and over again is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and ”speaking in tongues”. Speaking in the “language of angels” (prayer language) or “tongues”, is just one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit which are referred to in 1 Corinthians 12 – 15. Some believe if you do not speak in tongues then you don’t have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, but this belief is “speculative” at best AND I have personal testimony from MANY sources that this is NOT the case.
Why would you not want the gift??
GO AFTER IT
GO AFTER ALL THE GIFTS
Where to Begin
As with all things spiritual we don’t really know how important some of these gifts are because we cannot see the results from our perspective (in this dimension). I’m perpetually fascinated by what must be going on in the spiritual world around us. The impact that speaking in tongues must have in the spirit world has to be utterly amazing.
But anyway … here are some helpers to get you going …
First let me hook you up with one of my all time favorite Bible teachers, Andrew Wommack. He isn’t perfect … none of them are … but when it comes to understanding 90% of the Bible and the meaning of the scripture “spritually” he is right on target.
What I really like about him is that he is not “theologically” trained by the forces of evil (e.g. the structured paganized formal education institutions). He is actually trained directly by God throught he school of hard knocks. And his understanding of the things is “child like” just like Jesus wanted it to be.
Andrew Wommack – The Holy Spirit
Andrew explains in the MP3 entitled “Speaking in Tongues” how EVEN HE struggled with receiving the gift and it took him quite some time to “losen up” and let it happen.
Pastor Daniel Sweet – Speaking in Tongues
Next I am including links for you to download Daniel Sweet’s teaching on Speaking in Tongues. This is a 7 part audio MP3 teaching. Each section is short and the total time is only about 30-40 minutes.
Please consider sending Pastor Sweet a “gift” for this teaching. Here is a link to his ministry: http://www.gods-word-first.org/
The password is = “godislove”
You might want to read over my articles on this subject because I share perspectives learned over years of wondering and soul searching.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The Key is “Letting Yourself Go”
If you cannot learn to let your “emotions” loose with the Lord and let your tongue soar into the spritual world, your ability to receive this gift will be hampered. Receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is meant to be an emotional moment. It doesn’t have to be that way but in my years of study and personal experience is almost always is emotional. Everyone I have ever known that has struggle to receive it were the types of people who were trained from birth NOT to be emotional and had difficulty letting their emotions go.
THIS IS YOUR GOD
THIS IS BETWEEN HIM AND YOU
HE LOVES YOU