20 Reasons Why It Is So Important To Speak In Tongues

Being baptized in the Holy Spirit does not make one believer better than another. There are no inferior believers in God’s Kingdom.

But what the Baptism in the Holy Spirit does do is create an advantage. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and more specifically, speaking in tongues, gives access to greater realms of God which benefits us deeply and those around us profoundly.

This post is not an apologetic defending Spirit baptism but its for those who have experienced the fullness of the Spirit and want to go deeper in understanding it’s power and benefits.

In this article, I’ll share with you two lists. The first list defines five general, yet very important reasons, about what happens when we speak in tongues. The second list gives much more specific reasons why it’s so important to engage the Spirit by speaking in tongues.

Five General Reasons to Speak in Tongues:

1. When we are speaking in tongues, we are speaking directly to God.

This answers the, ‘who am I speaking to when I pray in tongues?”. When we are speaking in tongues, we are speaking in a language God has given us to speak to him with.

1 Corinthians 14:2 “For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God,”

2. When we speak in tongues, we are speaking mysteries.

Mysteries are invitations into greater depths of God’s heart and greater realms of revelation. We begin to get access to these mysteries by praying in the spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:2“… in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

3. When we speak in tongues, we strengthen ourselves.

When we speak in tongues we are given the ability to strengthen, i.e. bulk up, the spirit man.

1 Corinthians 14:4 “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself,”

Jude 20 “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

4. When we speak in tongues, we build capacity for God.

Praying in the spirit widens our capacity for the life of God and builds and strengthens our connection with our spirits and God’s.

Ephesians 3:16, 19 “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man… 19 “… to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

5. When we speak in tongues, we experience personal transformation.

The Holy Spirit has come to not only empower the believer but to make them more like the Jesus. Sin’s influence weakens as we make room to strengthen our spirits ushering us into the Power of Christ within us.

Romans 8:29 “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

Here are twenty reasons why speaking in tongues is so important:

  1. Tongues were the visible proof that the disciples received the Holy Spirit (Acts 2).
  2. Tongues were the sign that Christ’s church had been born in both to the Jew (Acts 2) and the Gentile (Acts 10).
  3. Speaking in tongues is what convinced both Peter and the governing church authority (the Apostles) that the Gentiles are saved and could be saved (Acts 11).
  4. Speaking in tongues was a vital part of both the Apostle Paul’s life and teaching (1 Cor. 14:18).
  5. Speaking in tongues is tied to the Gospel of Marks great commission (Mark 16:14–20).
  6. Speaking in tongues is the supernatural language given by God to believers thus it is the language of the God’s Spirit and His Kingdom.
  7. Speaking in tongues gives us gives us spirit to spirit communication with God (Rom. 8:26-27).
  8. Speaking in tongues allows us to access the mysteries of God (1 Cor. 14:2).
  9. Praying in tongues is the number one way believers strengthen themselves (1 Cor. 14:2).
  10. Speaking in tongues tames the tongue which James says in the most unruly member of the body (James 3:1–12).
  11. Praying in tongues is always the perfect prayer (Rom. 8:26-27).
  12. Praying in tongues releases miraculous intercession for people whom we know and those we don’t.
  13. Praying in tongues is governmental because it accesses the heart of God and prays what He wants to do on earth (Rom. 8:26-27).
  14. The gift of tongues and interpretation of tongues is used by the Holy Spirit to both edify and strengthen the church (1 Cor. 12, 14).
  15. Speaking in tongues can actually lead people to repentance.
  16. Praying in tongues is the main way we fulfill the mandate to pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17).
  17. Speaking in tongues is part of our spiritual armor (Eph. 6:18).
  18. Praying in tongues brings our spirit into unity with God’s purposes.
  19. Praying in the Spirit renews our minds.
  20. Praying in tongues builds the interior life of the believer.

Hopefully, these two lists will help you start and/or strengthen your journey in living out the Spirit-filled life.

Question: How has praying in the Spirit benefited you? What has been your journey? Are their questions you still have about the Baptism in the Holy Spirit? 

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6 years ago

So good! When I don’t know how to pray, or when I am overcome with emotion and unable to pray, I speak in tongues until I feel release. It’s the “Spirit” who gives me utterance when I am otherwise unable to pray.

Sandile
1 year ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

How then is a speaking in tongues christian not better than the none when looking at the list of benefits. Which tongues are you referring to here? Dialect or the other

Sunday Kingdom
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandile

please can you just look at his first statement?👉Being baptized in the Holy Spirit does not make one believer better than another. There are no inferior believers in God’s Kingdom. And also it depends on individuals i.e how deeper you are in the lord🙏

Godwin Solomon
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandile

By that, he is saying – that you pray in tongues is not a bases to which you feel or think you are better than another who doesn’t. You can reflect this even from the words of Paul (1cor. 15:2-10).
You are not better, you are advantaged. I think this sentence shouldn’t be miss-understood – because all we can do or be are all products of God’s Grace. Shalom

25 days ago
Reply to  Sandile

Holy spirit tongues

Victor
6 months ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

You say tongues are the evidence that a believer has received the Holy Spirit. But I say the fruit of the Spirit is the evidence that the Holy Spirit is present in the life of a believer. The Scripture says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23). Jesus said, “By their fruit, you shall know them.” (Matthew 7:16). The real evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer is the manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit… Read more »

Victor
5 months ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Hi Pastor Greg,

Thanks for your kind comment. God bless you too.

Maxi Kleinhans
28 days ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Victor made a valid point especially regarding the fruit of the Spirit that cant be faked and are a better indication of a spirit filled life. I Fall short and lack greatly in some of the fruits. I agree that many people fake speaking in tongues. I mean I tried it and I just make random sounds but I will be lying if I say I didnt feel a deeper connection even if according to me I just made random sounds and formed random words. Just thinking about it actually now stirs something in me

Glenda
5 months ago
Reply to  Victor

Victor, it is very strange how you omitted scripture 1st Corinthian 14:2. “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not to man but unto God for no man understands him. Howbeit it in the spirit he speaketh mysteries”. That scriptures says it all. It is not debatable. You should not pick and choose what you will believe in the Bible. Be blessed and pray to Gods to open your eyes on the meaning of the above scripture. You are missing out on a lot if you ignore the scripture above.

Victor
5 months ago
Reply to  Glenda

Hi Glenda, I didn’t deliberately omit 1 Cor. 14:2 because I thought it contradicted my view. The reason I didn’t talk about 1 Cor. 14:2 was simply because I didn’t think it was necessary to use this verse to make my point. Now that you have brought it up, let’s talk about it. In 1 Corinthians 14:2, Paul says: “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not to man but unto God for no man understands him. Howbeit it in the spirit he speaketh mysteries”. Now, if you look at this verse in isolation, it might seem as… Read more »

Harrison
2 months ago
Reply to  Victor

Thank you Victor for sharing deep genuine insights. It makes a lot of sense. I personally had been struggling to understand this topic for years and it also feels very uncomfortable to hear people repeat the same two-three by-hearted words over and over again in a cyclic manner claiming them to be tongues. I wonder whom does it benefit and how.

Victor
5 months ago
Reply to  Glenda

1 Corinthians 14;2: “For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for [because] no one understands him, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.” According to this verse, the reason that the tongue-speaker is speaking to God and not to man is because no one in the church congregation can understand what the speaker is saying. Note that this verse does NOT say that the reason no one understands the tongue speaker is because the tongues are meant only for God. That’s not what the verse says, Instead, the verse says the reason… Read more »

David
4 months ago
Reply to  Victor

I agree with you. I find it ironic that “Pentecostals” can so misconstrue what happened on Pentecost. They generally miss the entire point and make it about themselves personally instead of about communicating with others.

Henry
3 months ago
Reply to  Victor

God bless you for your zeal to prove speaking in tongues is not for us. Please forgive me, I have to say that you started your arguement on fruit of the Spirit and gift of the Spirit. These are two different aspects you are mixing. Fruit of the Spirit is evident through your continuous walk with Jesus, walking in His commandments and doing His will commissioned to each one. Gift of the Spirit is literally a gift, you ask it and its yours. You dont ask. You dont desire, it’s okay. That’s you. Those who encourage the Body of Christ… Read more »

jeff simberg
26 days ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Greg to me it is the 1st resort in praying

Rev. stephen owusu
5 years ago
Reply to  Barbie

Good morning dady, how are you doing, i hope by the grace of God you are doing well. By he way, am a Rev. Minister in Ghana and you have made me understand what the tongues mean and the work of it, thank you very much. Thank you, God bless you.

10 months ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

How do you learn to speak in tongues

Sydney
9 months ago
Reply to  James

It is spoken by Faith.
If you have accepted Jesus, talk to the Holy Spirit to fill you. Then by faith, speak.

Jacob Varughese
6 years ago

Dear Pas. Greg,
Its an awesome post about the importance of speaking in tongues and has inspired me to give more emphasis and apply constantly. Thank you for listing at least 20 reasons here, it could not keep track of them all on Sunday.
Jesus is so awesome, thank you for going after this. I feel you are following His heart well. Grateful for you being my pastor.

Jacob.

William Zamora
5 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

I’ve been a Christian for 21 years.. I’m one of God’s Generals in his army and I had read the entire Bible 151 times and did not know the power or effectiveness of tongues until you gave specific answers thank you tremendously..

Corinne
3 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Me either lol.

Ronald Hunte
6 months ago
Reply to  William Zamora

Goodmorning Pastor Greg. This is a topic I have been wrestling with for years in my walk with God. Since I have a desire for more of God in my life I think I am now encouraged and won over to make this practice of speaking in tongues a part of my daily morning devotion. I haven’t experienced the full enjoyment of it yet but I am persevering until I experienced what you said. I am opened to receive more of your teaching on this subject. Partners in God’s kingdom , Bro. Ronald Hunte.

Ronald Hunte
6 months ago
Reply to  Ronald Hunte

In addition I expressed my thankfulness for sharing on this important topic. God’s blessings.

Benjamin Lamptey
6 months ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Wonderful piece of enlightenment. God richly bless you Man of God. I have been speaking in tongues while walking, working and doing chores at home. The spirit influenced me right. This compilation of yours is a clear confirmation of Truth. They are all rich points no one can underestimate in his/her walk with God. The benefits are innumerable awesome. This is a study of a life time. God bless you richly Pastor Greg.
VICTORY IS INDEED OURS.
Benjamin Lamptey, Ghana.

Endalkachew
10 months ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Since I started speaking in tongues, I have joy uncontrollable in my life. Knowing these 20 benefits will encourage me more so I would like to say thank you so much!!

David
6 years ago

Please prove to me through scripture that “praying in the spirit is the perfect prayer.”

David
6 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Thank you for the response. I do pray in the Spirit and with my understanding. There is a danger of getting lazy in prayer if you only and always pray in tongues. Especially when laying on of hands. Those receiving the prayer need to know what you are praying over them so they can be encouraged in their faith. Also if I’m partnering in prayer, I want to hear my partner pray in my understanding so I can agree with them.

Corinne
3 years ago
Reply to  David

I’m glad that you brought this up as I thought the same thing. I used to think that God would get upset with me because I mostly prayed in tongues. I used to abhor the way I prayed, comparing my prayers to others. God told me that I have a child like heart & simplicity of heart. He showed me not to complicate prayer. To pray simply without fancy words etc. I still struggle with my natural prayers a bit. But do you believe that if I continue to pray in the spirit, my natural prayers will make better sense… Read more »

Corinne
3 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Spot on accurate Pastor.

Freddie Osborne
11 months ago
Reply to  Corinne

I began Speaking in what I believe to be tongues this morning. I have been praying for this gift and also reading about it. My prayers where for Gods will to be done in my life and if speaking in tongues was a gift God wanted me to have that he would bless me with it. Early this morning while out on my front porch I felt and overwhelming feeling to start speaking but wasn’t sure of what was fixing to come out. Once it started it just kinda took over. I had cold chills all over and was simply… Read more »

6 years ago

One of my favorite articles you’ve written, Pastor Greg. It has been common practice for me to pray in tongues for hours every day, not always at one time but when I am at work or in the car or on my walks a lot of it is spent praying in the Spirit. I love that you started the article by saying that being baptized in the Holy Spirit does not make us better than other believers, that’s such a good word! It doesn’t make us better but it definitely gives us access to deeper realm of Daddy’s heart. Like… Read more »

6 years ago

When I don’t know what to pray about, I speak in tongues. The Holy Spirit knows what I should be praying and requesting God. Great post!

Diego
6 years ago

I Believe fully in the Death and ressurection of Jesus Christ and have asked for forgiveness and repented truly. I was raised Catholic and baptized as a baby but I feel like I could not declare my faith truly. I also disagree with many of the Catholic teachings and I want to be baptized in a Bible Believing Trinity Believing Church. Will then I be able to speak and pray in tongues?

Jenebiwari Ogolo
6 years ago

Thank you pastor I do pray in tongues. But after reading the post I desired more of praying in tongues. Today I pray for hours without stopping.

Matthew Fulton
5 years ago

Pastor Greg, hello! I want to learn how to pray in tongues because I see how essential it is in in the Word of God in the apostles’ teachings. I’ve been fighting impulsive swearing and blaspheming of God in my mind and I just want it to end and I want to be clean for the Spirit to speak. I declare the end of this evil in my mind in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thapelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Thank you pastor for the clarification which explains that the gift of tongues is God’s work in a believer that makes him to be in sync with God’s mind and purposes. It is faith manifested all we have to do is to just yield to His leading

Andy
5 years ago

Pator Greg. Thank you for your post. It is simple and easy to understand and follow. I am enlightened about the importamce and need to speak in tongues. Please how can I receive the gist of the Holy Spirit and be able to speak in tongues.

gottbekannt
3 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

I have tried all these steps many times, have been prayed over by many people who have this gift — with no results. What do you think I have to do?

Ebele Nwaelene
2 years ago
Reply to  gottbekannt

You have to have given your life to Christ before asking the Holy Ghost to fill you. Then tell Him “I receive you”. What you do then is to try speaking without thinking.

Amos onyeje
5 years ago

Thank you pastor Greg for this post. @Diego, you can still be fully baptised in the ghost and enjoy the full benefits of praying and speaking in tongues as a Catholic, I am a Catholic and a member of the Catholic charismatic renewal in the Catholic Church and by the grace of God am baptised in the holy ghost and speak and pray in tongues and it has really helped my prayer life. I will advice that u ask for the Catholic charismatic renewal in your parish and join, God bless you.

Gary
5 years ago

Is speaking in tounges a gift for anyone to receive or is it a spiritual gift for some people?

Karen Chubay
5 years ago

I have been teaching the bible the last 10 years in China and I definately believing in speaking in tongues but my question is “Isn’t it disrespectful to our Holy Awesome Father if we speak in Tongues as we drive or clean house or read the Bible?” When I am talking to someone I give them all my attention and I don’t spend hours talking in tongues because I work 8 hours a day, cook, clean, laundry, teach and prepare lessons for another 8 hours a day and then sleep. thank you for answering me because there are only a… Read more »

Anita.
5 years ago

This is really amazing. Thank you Pastor Greg. I really desire to speak in tongues. God help me and may his spirit fill me.

janet mireku
5 years ago

Do we only have to speak in tongues to show that we are really baptised with the holy spirit

Bright
4 years ago

Let’s stand up. Look someone in the eye, and think about how many times that person may have missed what God had for him. Join your hands if you can, with two or three people, and tell each other that there’s no need for any more defeat! We can overcome! There is enough power to overcome! Jesus has already finished the work.” Pray for each other that the Lord will help us to overcome. We should not lose. There is enough grace, enough power, for victory.

Thank you, Jesus.

Juan P Mejia
4 years ago

There is more power in a drop of the blood of our Lord Jesus than in all of Satan’s kingdom. “Through Thee Will we push down our enemies; Through Thy NAME! Will we tread them under that rise up against us!! ” The Lord has recently brought me back. Satan wants believers to not pray in tongues. And if you do, to do it as little as possible. The more I pray in tongues the more I realize of that. A few years ago, when I received it, the Holy Ghost, “who is a person” revealed to me the fact… Read more »

James
4 years ago

Been sharing about the reason why we should speak in tongues. and I came up on your message. this message has helped me to share at my church. God bless you . Bishop James. From Nairobi Kenya.

David J. McCollough
4 years ago

Great post, Pastor Greg!
As a Bible college instructor in Singaore, I required my students to attend a prayer “laboratory” where we prayed in tongues all day, 9am – 5pm. Of course, we took lunch and tea breaks, but we got some good prayer in. Busy students learned to pray through to victory!

Blessings,
David

David McCollough
4 years ago

They had to write up a simple lab report of their experience in the prayer lab. I only kept one testimony, it was from a man named Paul Lee. He told of how he didn’t think he could make it, praying all day in tongues. Then after praying to past 2pm, he noticed it was getting warm. He checked the air conditioner, but it was still the same temperature. Then, he writes, he realised God’s power had just flowed through him, because he had had a back problem. He said it felt really good. He determined to pray more in… Read more »

David McCollough
4 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

I think you’re right, Pastor Greg, he was likely praying for his own healing.

Blessings,
David

Juliet evans
4 years ago

I believe God has blessed with the gift of healing and I can speak I tongues fluently. I prayed for a daughter who had backache n she got instant healing. Though at a point I felt like it’s not real but I am beginning to embrace it so I went on to pray for a sister who is blind hoping she will get instant healing but have not got any calls from her. So anxious how should I handle this and how do I know the holy Spirit wants the sister to be healed through me?

Edward
10 months ago
Reply to  Juliet evans

Thanks so much pastor. The topic speaking in tongues has been a very controversial topic and am glad the Holy spirit through you have made me to understand it. My question is so praying in the known tongues how effective is that. You said when you become born again the spirit of God dwells in you but Baptised in the holy spirit the spirit dwells on you

CESARIA CRISTOVAO
4 years ago

Hi Pr. Greg Simas. Thanks for your help. Will everyone pray in tongues in the same way? With the same noise and the same words? I’m starting to pray in tongues and the sounds are different and the speed is also different. Some brothers pray very slowly and I pray very fast. Pastor, praying in tongues, can I have my marriage saved? I going to rejoin my husband? My husband Will warm up? My husband has been away from me and I have been away from him for many years and he is very cold about me. I hope that… Read more »

Mpakpa Mbayate Modeste
4 years ago

Only yesterday I discussed with a Jehovah witness about the speaking in tongues.For them they take as an Alphabetical language which was spoken by the apostle so today it is not relevant the speaking in tongue.The tongues of the day of pentecost was came in a form of prophecy but after that all those who receive it, is for their own good in the sense that formostly it help all to pray. One without the baptism of the Holy Spirit cannot travail in prayer.Rom8:26-27.

Donna
3 years ago

Hi,
How can speaking in tongues lead people to repentance. Is there a bible reference for this?
Thanks
Donna

Corinne
3 years ago

Thankyou Pastor Greg, I have recently returned from backsliding. I previously used to get quite frustrated in regard’s to my prayer life. As I believed I was just no good at it. I used to compare my prayers to other believers. I know now that the enemy was trying to keep me discouraged & he was doing a good job of it. I struggled with pray to God & thought “you are different to other believers, your prayers are pathetic to God & myself. Since coming back to Him I pray for certain aspects of my life in the natural,… Read more »

Dave
3 years ago

Greg currently my wife and I are separated. We are both believers. She is planning to move 1000 miles away from me and currently refuses to answer any of my calls. I am baptized with the Holy Spirit. If I were to start spending much time daily praying in the Spirit would that effect her and bring restoration to our marriage. Are you familiar of testimonies of others having this result? God bless you brother.

THILOSHNEE JUTA
3 years ago

good day pastor, Thank you for the importance of speaking in tongues. but doesnt the bible say it is better to interpret what is prayed in tongues, than to speak it, as when you speak in tongues, yes it edifies a person, but at the same time wont you want to know what is god telling us through his holy spirit. I believe worshiping in tongues one would not need to be told, but if you are praying in tongues to someone else wouldnt that person want to know what god has said to him, to reveal what is being… Read more »

Josephhina Mukalele
3 years ago

Wow this is really amazing and true…I learned a lot thank God for your life Sir. May the Lord bless you and move you to next level in Jesus name.

Bolaji
3 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Pastor Greg,great evening to you Sir, thanks for the wonderful piece on speaking in tongues always which I was just been made open to& supported by your message. Infact it really helps to speak in tongues, l as a person easily worries,but since l started praying always in tongues, l feel joyful and faith-fill even on the face unseemly situation. Thanks & God bless.

Marcin Lewandowski
3 years ago

Dear Reverend Simas, I have been speaking in tongues for 16 years now and I know tongues are from God. However, I have noticed for the past 4 years that whenever I speak in tongues that same day, indeed, immediately, weird and even dangerous things start happening: fights with people get hostile and unreasonable, I have close call car accidents that aren’t my fault, etc. As soon as I seize speaking in tongues these things cease, as soon as I resume they do to. Could these actually be INCANTATIONS, the words of prophecy that disturb and provoke the spiritual realm… Read more »

D. Karanja
1 year ago

Dear Marcin, I had similar experiences when I started praying in tongues, and yes I do believe your tongues were genuine and not incantations. If they were incantations, the enemy would not have bothered to intimidate you because you would have been on his side. I believe you had a breakthrough in prayer and warfare and must have destroyed some of his works. I overcame this by applying the Word of God – Luke 10:19 says that Jesus has given us power to trample on serpents and scorpions, and power over ALL the power of the enemy, and that nothing… Read more »

Kumje peter
2 years ago

I am very grateful for my dear pasta from Nigeria. at any time I begin to speaks with tongues I am edified and my spirit prays always!

Mariam Oghome
2 years ago

Hello Pastor Greg,
What a spirit inspired exposition about speaking in tongues!
One of the ways I got converted from Islam about 15years ago was after hearing a group of Christians speaking in tongues, something inside of me witnessed to me that they were communicating directly with God and my soul yearned for it, shortly after I gave my life to Christ and in less than a week I was speaking in tongues as a new convert.
Glory be to God, 15 years and still in the love and the service of the master!!!

2 years ago

Even the Son of Perdition truly knows he needs to speak in tongues so he does much in the holy spirit.

Simbarashe
2 years ago

My faith has been build so strongly, truly I’m amazed by some of the things that are happening in me.

Zechariah
2 years ago

So great message for all believers God bless you and grant you promotion Amen

Harold
2 years ago

Greatful and blessed

Raphael
2 years ago

I am grateful, for this message sir. I am battling with that spirit of prayerless life, but when I started praying in tongues of recent I feel safe and that kind of joy in my life. I will appreciate to receive your message on my mail.

Junaid Esau
2 years ago

I find little worth in praying in my learned language. Paul said that he spake in tongues more than the entire Corinthian church put together.

Esther
2 years ago

I am so blessed with this word, may God continue to use you to preach his word in Jesus name.

Augostines Bokaako
1 year ago

I am fully satisfied with what I have read about praying in tongues is like I can read it repeatedly. Thank you very much.

Praise
1 year ago

True speaking in tongues has benefited me a lot because i speak in mystery which the enemies can’t understand

Ken
1 year ago

One of my pastors once told me that when you are praying in the spirit the devil will run away from you because he’s not understanding what you are saying. is it true? And can you just start to talk anyhow in prayer and say, you are praying in the spirit? (My denomination is the presbyterian church in Nigeria)

Kenan G.A
1 year ago

Does the spirit gives you only one thing to keep repeating in prayer when you are praying in the spirit?

Marilyn
1 year ago

Hello Pastor Greg, I really enjoyed reading your blog concerning speaking in tongues, I myself pray in the spirit (speak in tongues) daily. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit many years ago. I am corresponding with you because I like how you clearly explain & help others with their questions. I have two questions to ask you. In my heart & life I do know the answers to the two questions I am about to ask you because I have lived & walked in the Spirit for many years but I am mentoring a young Pastor’s wife ( my… Read more »

Arlene
5 months ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Hi Pastor Greg, An excerpt from your response to Marilyn’s comment says: “We know the Apostle Paul was prayed over by Ananias to be filled with the Holy Spirit in Acts 9:17 and spoke in tongues (1 Cor. 14:18). I do believe that one can receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, without “initially” speaking in tongues, but if you are baptized in the Holy Spirit you will “eventually” speak in tongues. ” Do you mean that tongues as evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts is the same thing as the spiritual gift… Read more »

1 year ago

Good evening Sir.
Is it true that Speaking in Tongue is the initial evidence of Baptism of the Holy Ghost?. And also is this emphasising that it’s every Believer who has baptised in the Holy Ghost must speak in tongues?

Taiwo Williams from Nigeria.
1 year ago

Good day Pastor Greg.
Thanks for your post on speaking in tongues . My son has been telling me to speak in tongues but I do it seldomly though I’m a believer to the glory of God. When I was praying yesterday I heard Holy Spirit clearly that ‘pray in the spirit’ and I obeyed so today I came online to know more so your post has clearified it to me. But I want to ask if speaking in tongues means praying in God’s will does it mean tongues can change someone’s prayer request?

Thanks.

Naboth
1 year ago

Am blessed to learn from you Jesus and now am strengthened in my life. God bless you for your teaching. Pastor Naboth- Uganda

Naboth
1 year ago

Am interested to learn from your teachings

ANN KINYUA
1 year ago

Hello,just stumbled across this gold-mine summary of the Bible.
Thanks alot.
I realized that when I am woken up in the middle of the night to pray,I found out that praying in my normal Language-English was very limiting and honestly boring…
The the Holy Spirit prompted me to pray in tongues.
I find that hour is too sacred for me to wake up and start telling God of my problems, but very rewarding when I just dive into tongues at that time.

ANN KINYUA
1 year ago

Ann Kinyua – Nakuru – Kenya.

Christopher Mlodzeni
1 year ago

Hello Pastor Greg. I am Pastor Christopher from Malawi- Central Africa. My question is; According to 1 Corinthians 14:13 and verse 27 we are directed to pray for the interpretation of the tongues when they are publicly uttered in a congregation service, what if there is no definite response in regard to the meaning of the spoken tongues for the edification of the church? You may elaborate on that verses as well pastor.

Aina
1 year ago

I really thanks for this platform for something i was looking for some years, what should i do for me to speak in tongue as a child of God, because i sometimes stuck when praying and at the end i end up don’t know how and what to pray for although in mind i know what is in my mind, do i need to baptized in water as this is also to became a full born again child of God? please help

garyt
1 year ago

quite some years ago I came to the conclusion that I could no longer live my life in such a way that it dishonored my loving Lord Jesus by not being a doer of His Word.I had received the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues many years ago but neglected cultivation of a closer relationship with the Lord according to the pattern set forth in the Scriptures.So I ask Him about the gifts that the Holy Spirit wants to to bring into my life and what are the value of them and what I… Read more »

Aina
1 year ago

Thank you for encouragement Greg, I really willing to be baptized both in Holy Spirit and in water in Jesus name, and i know the Holy Spirit helps me to find the right person help me to do so

Rienie van Coller.
11 months ago

I pray everyday for the heavenly gift to pray in tongues but it does not happen.Why? Please help me to know how to pray to receive this gift from God.Thank you.Gods richest blessings.

Ode joshua
10 months ago

more grace and wisdom from heavenly above sir

Ode joshua
10 months ago

some people did told me that is nonsense unless the holy spirit enters you before u speak

Amos Jackson
10 months ago

Thanks Pastor Greg for the light!
Each time I prayed in tongues, I always find some scriptures flashing out in my mind. I want to know if this is right?

Tara
9 months ago

Thank you for this, Pastor Greg. I stumbled across your article during my search regarding information about speaking in tongues. I have only been praying in tongues for a little over a year, and it is wonderful. It also seems to come out at all times of the day (not out loud, generally just loud enough for just me to hear)… when I’m alone, in my car, listening to music and during worship service. So it’s not only when I have my dedicated prayer time. Is this unusual? I’ve never heard anyone else stating that this is common for them… Read more »

Gloria
9 months ago

Thank you for posting this article, may the lord bless you. I have found that when I pray, Though I intend to pray in english I often burst into tongues for a good 90% of my prayer time. I felt confused about why i spoke in tongues in so much and this article laid my worries to rest.

Fred Thuma
8 months ago

Am greatly blessed of the in depth of the article. Awesome!

Kishor Thapa
8 months ago

When someone pray in tongue ( Holy Spirit) inside Church ,is he/she have to translate that to Church,what he\she is praying ?

How important is Holy Spirit in Church ?
How important is wonder & miracle ?
How important is praise & worship in Church ?

Regards
Kishor Thapa
West Bengal,India

joseph
8 months ago

I wish so much I could pray in tongues. Have been asking for this gift for almost 20 years, have been to various charismatic retreats and prayed over dozens of times… no result. It is so frustrating to ask and not receive :-((

Terry Steelman
8 months ago

I find it interesting that the book of Acts describes people being filled with the Spirit and speaking real, known languages. But, I don’t see or hear anyone “seeking” it? It just happened. No one was being taught, told to beg, say hallelujah over and over, lift your hands for hours on end, or just have faith and believe that what comes, no matter how ridiculous it sounds, will be the baptism of the Spirit. Why is it different today from the beginning? What about when tongues cease?

jessica
7 months ago

I been speaking in tongues in my dreams for the past 6 years but thank God it manifested last year and it actually feels good and soul lifting to know that we communicate with God directly while speaking in tongues Thanks pastor

Carl
6 months ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Hi Pastor Greg, Interesting article! I’d like you to clarify something for me. Your article presumes that speaking in tongues is meant for all believers. But does that not contradict 1 Corinthians 12:30 which teaches that not all believers speak in tongues? I know some people might respond to this question by saying that there are two types of tongues – one is called a prayer language tongue (1 Cor. 14:2) and it’s meant for all believers whereas the second type is the gift of diverse tongues (1 Cor. 12:30) which is exercised only by some. The problem I have… Read more »

KING MELCHIZEDEK
5 months ago

Hi, Pastor Greg. Thank you for this article on speaking in tongues. I actually discovered only yesterday that this kind of prayer transports information from our spirit to our mind. Our spirit knows all things by the unction from the Holy one but our mind awaits this enlightenment. Speaking in tongues enables this transfer of divine knowledge and understanding. This equipping is important because our battles are won or lost in our mind.

Mike
4 months ago

Thanks Greg. This is such a great article. I recently bought Sam Storms book, ‘The Language of Heaven’ which has been gold, particularly for those from a conservative and reformed background. I have always been inspired by Jackie Pullinger’s (Chasing The Dragon) testimony about praying in tongues and how it led to a signigicant ministry with heroin addicts. Praying in tongues was a major way that people came through withdrawal symptoms etc. I think the Spirit’s fullness and praying in tongues maybe a very important tool for christians journeying with addiction issues and who want freedom. Looking forward to more… Read more »

Frank Peters
3 months ago

Is it ok for me to pray tongues all through my prayer time from the beginning to the point I stop praying? Without mentioning a word in English or languages I understand

Travel Arokapiti
3 months ago

Wonderful informations you have here and thanks. I have several questions I speak in many tounges and tones high voice or low and I pray in the Spirit normally 3 times a day in worship. But having more than 5 encounters with the Lord each day or most days. Now my question is that why do I burst in tounges whenever I sense there is an evil spirit or demons around or in my house? Its like I feel I was at battle in the Spirit or spiritual warfare and anger towards evil rises in me.And yet the bible says… Read more »

Judy
2 months ago

I’ve prayed for tongues. I thought I did one night late I’d stayed up reading then I started singing a hymn & before I knew it I was singing other words & I felt myself almost leave my body. I felt I was in an out of body experience almost between me & God but as I realized it it scared me & I stopped. I’ve tried other times & it’s never been that deep. I feel I don’t need to hear my words & I’m ok but if I hear myself I can’t. Also, pastor (because I wasn’t sure… Read more »

Abiodun LAWAL
2 months ago

Just encounter this teaching after having a class on Why speaking in tongues. I will sit down to study and have more understanding in Jesus name.

My suggestion – channel to PDF for easy download.

More anointing of God upon you.

Michael
1 month ago

A nice research work on speaking in tongues

1 month ago

BEST ARTICLE I’ve ever read about speaking in tongues

angielyn sandiego
1 month ago

When im receiving the gift of the spirit,i spoke in tongues..like there was also a burning sensation inside my stomach,that the feeling like it twisted inside until i started unkniwn language which i cannot controlled,i cannot close my mouth,..i felt like my whole body was uncontrollably shaking..i cant control myself but speaking tongues aloud like there was a force insode my stomach that i want to burst out..that heavenly,wonderful and awesome feeling is incomparible.i was feeling so heaven when my tears of joy flowing on my cheeks..i felt so happy.i felt like i was drunk on His presence that i… Read more »

Maxi Kleinhans
28 days ago

I would just like to ask where in the Bible it states that speaking in tongues can actually lead people to repentance and then I wondered if you pray in tongues, what do you do with your thoughts? For example, I am praying for my dad to be released from the stronghold of addiction and witchcraft and my sister from homosexuality. Do I think about those issues while Im praying? If I do/should then why cant I just pray normally?

Danny Cosmos Okutu
13 days ago

Pastor Greg God richly bless you for your wild wisdom given to you by the holy Spirit.
Is a blessing reading your clear view on the subject speaking in tongues.

Am prophet Danny Cosmos from Ghana.

Hope to hear from you most times great man of divine wisdom.

Blessings

Nicholas Cipolla
2 days ago

On benefit or reason number 19 it might be better said that praying with our understanding and praying in the spirit by speaking in tongues is a PART of the renewed mind? Are you with the Way? I was just on here looking up the benefits of tongues cause I lost my cheat sheet. I like everything you said. Great study.

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