Power of the Tongue
The tongue is one of the smallest members of the body but its importance cannot be over-emphasized. It carries the taste bud and allows us to enjoy different flavours but it also carries the power of life and death that can cause favours or disfavor. In essence, any careless and unguarded comment can spell doom for individuals and nations.
Scripture says we should tame the tongue and we have another admonishment to bridle it. The believer needs to surrender his/her tongue to the control of the Holy Spirit 24/7 so that our words can be seasoned to minister sufficient grace to the hearers. Perverse conversations should be far from us such as gossip, misrepresentations and blatant lies.
There are two primary purposes for speaking in tongues. One is to edify the individual believer who exercises the gift of tongues. The other is to combat racial and cultural prejudices among different people groups and thus promote Christian unity amongst diverse peoples as contained in the Acts of the Apostles.
Tongue speaking edifies the church and are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers (I Cor. 14:22a). Every born again child of God receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit at conversion (1 Cor 12:13). It is our duty to allow Him increase while we decrease by Him filling us. What better way to do this but by speaking in tongues.
Let no man or Woman deceive or derail you from this beautiful gift from God Himself. When we speak in unknown tongue that even devil himself cannot decode, we are communicating in heavenly language which goes straight to the ears of our Maker.
Do NOT copy or practice from television or from any so called Man of God. Let Jesus Christ Himself do all His Work.
For those that desire more of the Power of the Holy Spirit, study the first 3 chapters of the book of Acts.
As you do so, study Galatians to help you get rid of sin in your life so that the Holy Spirit will illuminate in you some more. Have a fabulous week ahead
God bless you
Peace and Love
Yours in Christ Jesus, FTA