Why Tongues is a Gift for All Believers

Why Tongues is a Gift for All Believers

The subject of speaking in tongues shouldn’t be controversial nor should it be spooky. The Bible is full of verses about this gift that God intended for all believers to enjoy. Here are 25 points from scripture about tongues.

  1. God’s will is for all believers to speak in tongues. Acts 2:38-39

  2. Speaking in tongues, also known as praying in the Spirit or in the Holy Ghost, allows us to talk to God perfectly, spirit to Spirit. I Corinthians 14:2

  3. When we speak in tongues, we are speaking forth mysteries. It releases revelation from God to us, helping us know what to do. I Corinthians 2: 9-16, I Corinthians 14:2

  4. It edifies us, like charging a battery. When we get tired, empty, worn out, we can recharge and get refilled by praying in the Spirit. I Corinthians 14:4, Ephesians 5:18

  5. Speaking in tongues helps us to worship God. I Corinthians 14:15-18, Ephesians 5:18-19

  6. It helps us to hear from God. I Corinthians 14:21

  7. When we speak in tongues, we speak directly to God and He speaks to us. I Corinthians 14:2, I Corinthians 14:13

  8. It helps us pray for the lost. Romans 8:26

  9. When we pray in the Holy Spirit we pray the perfect will of God. Romans 8:28

  10. Praying in the Spirit will cause things to work for our good. Romans 8:26-27

  11. Tongues works to make us more Christ-like. Galatians 4:19, Romans 8:26-29

  12. Speaking in tongues helps us to flow with the Holy Spirit and operate in His gifts. I Corinthians 12:1-11

  13. If tongues is interpreted, it is considered equal to prophecy. I Corinthians 14:5

  14. It is the evidence that you have received the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:2-6

  15. Speaking in tongues brings rest and refreshing. Isaiah 28:11-12

  16. It is a sign that God is real. Acts 2:1-41

  17. Tongues helps us to draw near and fellowship with God. James 4:7, I John 1:3

  18. Praying in the Holy Ghose helps us when we don’t know how to pray about something. Romans 8:26

  19. It enables us to pray for others. Romans 8:26

  20. It allows our prayers to get through to heaven without demonic interference, because the devil cannot understand what we are praying and cannot stop it. Romans 8:26, I Corinthians 14:2

  21. It brings about the manifestation of God. Acts 2:1-43, I Corinthians 12:1-11

  22. Praying in tongues helps us to surrender our wills to the will of God. Matthew 26:36-45

  23. It helps us walk in the fruit of the Spirit. Galations 5:22-23

  24. Praying in the Holy Ghost helps us to take dominion over our tongues. James 3:1-18

  25. It releases the fire of God. Acts 2:1-4

You may not have known that speaking in tongues has so many benefits and is mentioned so much in scripture. I hope that you will study what the Bible says about speaking in tongues to see for yourself. And if you haven’t received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, simply ask the Lord to baptize you. Your life and your spiritual walk will be radically transformed.

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