Manifestation Gifts, Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Gifts

Reasons for Speaking in Tongues

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:4 NKJV

Why was speaking in tongues such a beneficial inclusion to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? Why do believers need the benefit of speaking in tongues? Here are some scriptural reasons:

1. It is a manifestation of the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:4, 11; 1 Cor. 14:2)

2. Jesus commanded us to receive His gift. (Acts 1:4, 5:32; John 14:16-17; Eph. 5:18)

3. We are exhorted to be filled with the Spirit and pray in Tongues. (Gal 5:22-25; Rom 8:14; 1 Cor 12:7-11; 1 Cor 14:15; Eph 5:18; Acts 19:2; 2 Cor 3:18)

4. Speaking in Tongues is a great gift given to believers. (1 Cor. 12:31, 14:4)

5. It enables us to have spirit-to-spirit communication with God. (John 4:24; 1 Cor 15:25; Gen 2:7; Rom 5:12; John 3:3-5,16)

6. Praying in Tongues builds and increases our faith. (Rom 12:6; Jude 1:20; Mark 9:23; Matthew 9:29)

7. Praying in Tongues activates the Fruit of the Spirit. (Gal 5:22-23; 2 Cor. 3:18; Rom 8:29; 1 Cor 13)

8. Praying in the Spirit empowers us to “pray without ceasing”. (Eph. 6:18; 1 Thess 5:17; Matt 26:41; Luke 18:1; Luke 21:36; 1 Cor 14:15)

9. The Holy Spirit through Speaking in Tongues directs us in praying Gods will. (Rom. 8:27; 1 John 5:14-15)

10. Praying in Tongues quiets the mind. (1 Cor 14:2, 14)

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Please also read: 6_steps_to_receive_Spirit_Baptism[1]

* Some information adapted from the May 2013 edition of Charisma Magazine.
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