Rev. Wayne Sanders
Purposes of Speaking in Tongues
January 20, 2022
1. Initial evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit and His infilling presence is speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4).
2. It is to magnifying God:
45 "And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished . . . because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 "For they heard them SPEAK WITH TONGUES, AND MAGNIFY GOD. . . ."
3. Edifying Ourselves: In First Corinthians 14:4, Paul makes the statement that “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue EDIFIETH HIMSELF. . . .” To edify means to build oneself up.
20 "But ye, beloved, BUILDING UP YOURSELVES on your most holy faith, PRAYING IN THE HOLY GHOST.”
This is only scratching the surface of the importance of this gift being given to you to further the kingdom of God in the earth.
Remember how the Apostle Paul revealed to us in 1 Corinthians Chapter 11 about rightly discerning taking the Lord's Supper? Then in Chapter 12 he explains to us about the nine gifts of the Spirit?
All of this will never be useful to us unless we see why God gave them to us and how we are to use them,
We will see more clearly as the Lord reveals to us that the key to all of this is love. When we get to Chapter 13 it has often be referred to as the Love Chapter,
Father, I am so grateful for those that you have put in my path that truly love me and I truly love them.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.