final lesson of our eight part series on Supernatural Biblical Prayer, we
will study how and when to pray in supernatural Tongues.
I would like to start this lesson by asking
the following questions of you. “Is salvation important?” “Is
water baptism important?” “Is paying tithes important?” “Is
Of course, the answer to all of these questions is
Now I would like to ask another question of
you. “Is there anywhere in the Bible where an entire chapter is
devoted exclusively to any one of the above mentioned Bible
Doctrines?” The answer to this question is “No.”
As important as each of these Doctrines is,
not one of them has an entire chapter devoted exclusively to it.
However, there is an entire chapter devoted exclusively to the subject of
praying in other Tongues. That is the fourteenth chapter of First
Corinthians. This speaks to me very strongly. This is why I
always tell people who criticize praying in other Tongues, “If you’re down
on Tongues, it is just because you’re not up on the Bible. I believe
I can help you with that.”
Let’s look at some primary reasons when and
why every Believer should pray in supernatural Tongues.
Is Praying According to God's Perfect Will
“And He that searcheth
the hearts knowethwhat is the
mind of the Spirit, because He maketh
intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:27)
Plain and simple, when the Holy Spirit
moves on you to pray in other Tongues, that prayer is always according to
the perfect will of God. I always tell people, “When the Holy
Spirit’s doing the praying, it’s just not possible for those prayers to go
unanswered.” Submitting to the Holy Spirit in prayer is submitting to
the perfect will of God in prayer.
“And we know that all things work together
for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his
purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
The Apostle Paul started this sentence with
the word “and.” The word “and” is a conjunction. It is a
connecting word, letting the reader know that the subject is not being
changed. Paul was letting us know that he is still talking about
praying in other Tongues. This means that he is telling us that “all
things work together for good” for those who yield themselves to praying in
It is my belief that the Believer who
resists the subject and the practice of praying in other Tongues can never
see the perfect will of God for their lives. This is why Paul prayed
in Tongues so much.
“I thank my God, I speak with tongues more
than ye all:” (1Corinthians )
The Apostle Paul received revelation
directly from the Lord Jesus, which resulted in his authoring approximately
two-thirds of the New Testament.
If praying in Tongues was so
important to him, it should be equally as important to all of God’s
children. Praying in Tongues keeps our spirits sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit just as it
did with Paul.He does have a voice of His own, you know.
Keeps the Believer Built Up & Encouraged
“He that speaketh
in an unknown tongue edifieth himself ...”
The word that Paul used for “edifieth” actually means, “to build oneself up, to
cause encouragement to come.”
Speaking experientially, when despair,
depression, discouragement and even death confronts us, praying in other
Tongues is a great means of staying built up and encouraged in spite of it
all. Praying in other Tongues is similar to putting a battery on a
charger to keep it strong and functional. Praying in Tongues keeps
our spiritual batteries strong and functional.
“For with stammering lips and another
tongue will he speak to this people. To whom
he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause
the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.”
Here the Prophet Isaiah looked into the future and
spoke of a day when the Holy Spirit would indwell Believers, enabling them
to speak in a supernatural prayer language. He is referring to
praying in other Tongues. Notice, Isaiah said that it would bring
rest to the weary. Notice, he also said that some “…would not
Unfortunately, some Believers today do not believe in this
precious, edifying and refreshing experience.
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on
your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,” (Jude )
The subject of the entire Book of Jude is
the importance of maintaining a firm grip on the faith. One of the most important keys to help the
Believer to have confidence in what they know is praying in other
Tongues. Jude said, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that praying
in Tongues would keep us built up in what we are constantly learning from
Faith does not come
by praying in Tongues. Faith comes only by hearing the Word of God
over and over. (Romans 10:17) However, once faith is developed, praying in Tongues helps the Believer
to maintain a firm grip on the faith they have developed. If it were
not true, Jude would not have said it.
“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep
water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.” (Proverbs 20:5)
The Holy Spirit is the very wisdom of God.
(Proverbs 8:1-36) He lives in His fullness deep down on the inside of
every Spirit-filled Believer. (Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 1Corinthians ) There are times when the Believer
does not know what to do in a certain situation. During those times,
praying in other Tongues will cause the wisdom needed to come up
Praying in other Tongues is like pumping a
pump. The more you do it, the more wisdom flows up from deep down
inside. This is what the Bible refers to when it says, “…a man of
understanding will draw it [wisdom] out.” When that wisdom finally
comes up as a result of praying in other Tongues, there is nothing more
edifying, encouraging or refreshing.
Offers Perfect Praise to God
"For he that speaketh
in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but
unto God …” (1Corinthians 14:2)
literally says, “He that speaketh in an unknown
tongue… speaketh unto God beautifully, fully and
One could use every
adjective available, literally exhausting the dictionary, in their effort
to praise God perfectly in their native language. However, they will
never be satisfied and neither will God until they learn how to praise Him
beautifully, fully and honestly in supernatural Tongues.
“…when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy
giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not
what thou sayest? For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.”
A brief explanation
is in order here. Paul is saying that when someone is asked to give
thanks for a meal, they should not do so in other Tongues. The reason
being, no one at the table can understand that prayer but God.
Therefore, praying over a meal should always be done in a known language so
that everyone can agree with what they have heard.
something else that Paul said here. He said, “For thou verily givest thanks well...” Let’s focus on the “…givest thanks well” part for a moment.
When Paul said that
praying in Tongues “givest thanks well” he used a
word that has a root meaning of “properly, beautiful, good, valuable and
virtuous.” So actually what he said was, “Praying in Tongues gives
thanks unto God properly, beautifully and in a good, valuable and virtuous
manner.” He had already stated that praying in Tongues gives praise
to God “fully and honestly” earlier in verse two of this same
By putting the two
words that Paul used together, we see clearly that there is just no better
way to give proper thanks to God than to do so in other Tongues.
Giving thanks to God in other Tongues is proper, beautiful, good, valuable,
virtuous, full and honest. This is why God appreciates it so.
This is why all Believers should appreciate the Gift of Other Tongues, even
as God does. Why would anyone want to rob God of something that He
yearns to receive?
supernatural Tongues is the only way the Believer can pray according to the
perfect will of God every time without fail.
Praying in supernatural
Tongues keeps the Believer built up and encouraged in their faith walk no
matter what they are facing.
Praying in supernatural Tongues is the
only way to give perfect, absolutely perfect, praise to Almighty God for
If you have not yet
received the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as
evidenced by speaking in supernatural Tongues, you can do so today.Just click and connect.With the Holy Spirit, that is!