Praying in Tongues

2 October 2011


1. Introduction


2. Functions and Purpose of Speaking in Tongues


(i) Speaking in Tongues: Activates your spirit man


(ii) Speaking in Tongues: Opens a direct flow of communication with the Holy Spirit


(iii) Speaking in Tongues: Energises your spirit man

Body becomes quickened with energy and life.

Soul – your mind clears and you become sinsitised to voice of the Holy Spirit. (Prov. 20:27)


(iv) Speaking in Tongues: Brings forth the purposes of God

e.g. Mt. 13:11 Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.

e.g. 1Cor. 4:1 Stewards of the mysteries of God.

e.g. 1 Cor.14:19 Teach others also = also teach self.


(v) Speaking in Tongues: Initiates flows of revelation

- Flows – spontaneous, flow of thoughts and ideas

- Pictures, visions

- Thoughts

- Inner knowings

- Ideas and inspiration - Insights to Word of God

- Insights to own life                - Gifts of the Spirit

- Warnings. cautions


(vi) Speaking in Tongues: builds and edifies your spirit

- strengthens (Eph 3:16)         - Sensitises the spirit

- develops capacity                 - surfaces fleshy limitations


(vii) Speaking in Tongues: Fills you with the Holy Ghost