He who speaks in a [spiritual] tongue edifies and
improves himself… (1 Corinthians 14:4).
importance of praying in tongues can never be overemphasized. As a Christian,
to significantly improve your spiritual growth and comprehension, praying in
tongues is an extremely vital element. But sadly, there’re those who say,
“Well, our church doesn’t believe in speaking in tongues.” Understand that
speaking in tongues isn’t a denominational
phenomenon. Every Christian ought to speak in tongues! That’s where the secret
of power is.
Our opening verse says, “He who speaks in a [spiritual] tongue
edifies and improves himself….” The question is, do you want to improve
yourself? Do you want to operate at a new level of spiritual maturity and
efficiency this incoming year? Do you desire to make tremendous progress and
take giant strides in all affairs of life? Speaking in tongues will help. The
Bible says, “But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy
faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the
Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:20 AMPC).
Praying in tongues will help you make progress, and
cause you to rise like an edifice, higher and higher. The more you pray in
tongues, the more sensitive you are to the Spirit, to receive and follow His
guidance in all you do.
For example, maybe you don’t yet know the precise
steps to take to expand or advance your ministry, business, or career in the
coming year; take some time to speak in tongues. You’ll have spiritual insight
Another important advantage of speaking in tongues
is that it charges you up, like a battery. And when a battery is fully charged,
it works effectively and lasts longer. Satan may throw darts at you, to distract
you, but praying in the Holy Ghost makes you formidable; you’ll be able to
withstand anything, and resist every evil.
Any time you face challenges in your life, get into
your closet, and speak in tongues; charge yourself. When you’re done, you’ll be
filled with the wisdom to prevail and excel. Keep yourself perpetually “high”
on God’s power by speaking in tongues always!