Speaking in Tongues in the Bible – It’s Easy, Here Is How!

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Speaking in tounges/the baptism of the Holy Spirit has been a subject that has been misunderstood by a lot of people for quite some time. It’s actually not that complicated when God teaches you about it! Most people are ok with the term baptism of the Holy Spirit but they get hung up on the speaking in tongues part. God made this available to us today in such an easy fashion it takes the carnal mind to complicate it!

How does a born again believer speak in tongues according to the Bible? When a person is born again through Jesus Christ they receive all things pertaining to life and godliness through the knowledge of God/Jesus. That includes the Holy Spirit! A believer received the Holy Spirit when they got born again. Knowing and understanding this they can now ask God for the evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit by speaking in other tongues. They believe they received what they just asked God for by faith. Then the believer speaks what God told them in tongues by faith! (See 2 Peter 1:2-4, Luke 3:16, Luke 24:49, Acts 2:1-4, Mark 11:22-24)

  • 2 Peter 1:2-4 (KJV)  Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,  3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
  • Luke 3:16 (KJV)  John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
  • Luke 24:49 (KJV)  And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
  • Acts 2:1-4 (KJV)  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  2  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  3  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  • Mark 11:22-24 (KJV)  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  24  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

It’s so simple a child can receive it! It’s simple just believe! That’s the short quick answer but it’s the truth! No need to overcomplicate it. We just need to become like little kids more and believe! If your still confused or wondering about it don’t worry. We’re going to take some time and break this whole thing down so it’s super simple to digest spiritually according to scripture.

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What Exactly Is the Baptism Of The Holy Spirit With The Evidence Of Speaking In Tongues

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Before we go into specific details about how to speak in tongues we need to address a couple of important things about it. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. So let’s take a moment to hear what the Bible says on the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. Once we have a clear understanding of what the baptism of the Holy Spirit is, then we will be able to receive and speak in tongues by faith easier.

The reality is people have heard so many different things on this subject they don’t know what to believe. This is why I want to go step by step with scriptures so we can have a clear painted picture of this promise. Once we hear the word of God on the subject it will become super simple to speak in tongues by faith! (Do you already know what the baptism of the Holy Spirit is but have just had a hard time receiving the speaking in tongues portion by faith? Then scroll down to “How to Speak in Tongues by Responding to the Impulse of the Holy Spirit”)

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a promise from God to every born again believer. It’s a special baptism of fire meant for all born again believers. The visible manifestation of this event is speaking in other tongues. This baptism comes from Jesus Himself. He is the baptizer and one who paid the price for this to be available to everyone who gets saved through Him. In scripture John the Baptist, baptized people in the water but this is what he said about Jesus.

  • John 1:33 (KJV)  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
  • Mark 1:8 (KJV)  I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
  • Matthew 3:11 (KJV)  I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
  • Luke 3:16 (KJV)  John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

The Difference Between Being Filled And Baptized

Before I explain how to speak in tongues by faith, we need to address the difference between being “filled” with the Holy Spirit and being “baptized” by the Holy Spirit. The reason is one of these events is accompanied by speaking in tongues while the other is not. Both are important!

Remember when a person is born again through Jesus Christ everything pertaining to life and godliness is given to them. That includes all the great and precious promises. These promises manifest through the knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ!

  • 2 Peter 1:2-4 (KJV)  Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,  3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

According to scripture, Jesus is the one who will baptize born again believers with the Holy Spirit and fire. One of the things that trip believers up is the difference between being “filled” with the Holy Spirit and being “baptized” with the Holy Spirit. One of these represents externally by faith what already happened internally through Jesus Christ.

To be clear there are only four people I’m aware of that was filled with the Holy Spirit inside them during this specific time frame when Jesus was on earth. In other words in the New Testament before His resurrection. John the Baptist, Elisabeth his mother, Zacharias his father and Jesus were all filled with the Holy Ghost.

What’s also particularly interesting is when they were filled, they did something verbally, apart from John who was in the womb. However, John sure spoke loud about Jesus when he was out of the womb. Elizabeth spoke about Jesus, and Zacarias prophesied about Jesus. They all basically had some sort of confession of Jesus being the messiah/savior.

Jesus’s experience was slightly different because He was born with the Holy Spirit inside Him. When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit came “upon” Him and He prayed.

The word filled in the Greek is pletho G4130.

  • Thayer’s definition is to fill, to be fulfilled, or to be filled.

Let’s take a look at these scriptures for clarity.

  • Luke 1:13-15 (KJV)  But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.  14  And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.  15  For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.
  • Luke 1:41-42 (KJV)  And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:  42  And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
  • Luke 1:67 (KJV)  And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
  • Luke 3:21-22 (KJV)  Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,  22  And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
  • Luke 4:1 (KJV)  And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Other than those four people, no one else was “filled” with the Holy Spirit during this specific time while Jesus was with them. It’s important to notice, three of them were “filled” with the Holy Ghost. However, Jesus was born with the Holy Ghost cause Mary was a virgin and God was His Father. So he didn’t need to be “filled” up a second time because He was already full of the Holy Ghost from birth.

So John was baptizing the people here in the water, he even baptized Jesus in water. The difference is when Jesus was baptized in water compared to the others, He prayed. Then heaven opened up and the Holy Spirit descended “upon” Him. This is when Jesus was endued with power from on high. Basically how the disciples was endued with power from on high in Acts chapter 2 in the upper room.

Here is some food for thought to keep in mind while reading the rest of the article.

  • Why didn’t heaven open for anyone else who was baptized in water?
  • We know Jesus was already full of the Holy Spirit from birth. So we know this baptism wasn’t for him to be “filled” with the Holy Spirit. Is it possible that Jesus was not only baptized with water but also with the fire/power of the Holy Spirit at this very moment? Is this why the Holy Spirit came “upon” Him?
  • Why did no miracle occur through Jesus before the Holy Spirit descended upon Him? Why did miracles begin occurring after the Holy Spirit descended upon Him?
  • Why did Jesus pray while He was being baptized? We don’t know what He prayed during this very moment but is it possible that He spoke in other tongues?
  • We know John the Baptist died before Pentecost. However, Zacharias and Elizabeth were most likely still alive. Since they were already filled with the Holy Ghost then why did they need to go receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, where they all spoke in other tongues?

This occurred during the time before the death/resurrection of Jesus. The disciples were not filled with the Holy Spirit when they were walking with Jesus back then. However, the day of Pentecost in the upper room was after the death/resurrection Jesus. Look at what Jesus said here.

  • John 7:37-39 (KJV)  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  39  (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given;because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
  • John 16:7 (KJV)  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
  • John 16:13 (KJV)  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Jesus can’t lie and will only speak the truth. So what is he saying? We know according to scripture that Jesus will be the baptizer of the Holy Spirit/fire. The word “baptize” is a different Greek word than what we just learned about for “filled”.

The word baptize in the Greek is baptizo G907.

  • Thayer’s definition:
    • to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge (of vessels sunk)
    • to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one’s self, bathe
    • to overwhelm

So this is a different experience that Jesus is referring to. This will only happen after Jesus is glorified through His death/resurrection. This was for the disciples and also born again believers today. That’s when this promise will become available.

Notice a couple of key things he points out about this in John 7:37-39.

  • If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink
  • He that believeth on me
  • as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water
  • (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given;because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Notice this promise is for anyone who is thirsty for God. This isn’t something for people who aren’t thirsty. You have to have a desire to want what God has to offer.

Notice you have to believe, know and understand what Jesus is saying about this. This isn’t for people who don’t believe Jesus or His Word. Do you choose to trust Him on the subject or someone/something else?

The scripture states that out of their belly shall flow rivers of living waters. This is referring to the Holy Spirit and describes this event as something flowing from within you, outward. Kind of like how when Elizabeth, Zacarias, and Jesus were all “filled”. They all had some sort of verbal experience to accompany it such as confessing the truth about Jesus, but it wasn’t speaking in other tongues. They were declaring and believing who Jesus actually was, which was the messiah and savior! Today when people become born again believers they confess Jesus as Lord! That confession of faith accompanies them being filled with the Holy Spirit and being born again.

Again, to be clear the word “baptize” is different than “filled”. Basically, when people are baptized with the Holy Spirit there is a different type of verbal experience that accompanies this. The external manifestation of what has been given to them internally through Jesus Christ. Which is speaking in tongues. Stay with me through this post so I can explain it more in-depth.

After the death/resurrection of Jesus Christ, He appears to the disciples and breathed into them to receive the Holy Spirit just like how God breathed into Adam. This is when the disciples became born again and “filled” with the Holy Spirit.

  • Genesis 2:7 (KJV)  And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Some people say that if you don’t speak in tongues, you don’t have the Holy Spirit. That statement couldn’t be further from the truth cause when the disciples became born again and filled with the Holy Spirit inside them, they didn’t speak in other tongues. Kind of like when John the Baptist, Elizabeth, and Zachariah were all “filled” with the Holy Spirit but none of them spoke in other tongues.

  • John 20:21-22 (KJV)  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.  22  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
  • Luke 5:35-37 (KJV)  But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.  36  And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.  37  And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
  • John 4:14 (KJV)  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
  • Luke 24:49 (KJV)  And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

The disciples were now born again living souls that are filled with the Holy Spirit. This relates to how Jesus also spoke about not putting new wine in old wineskin or it will burst. This is what Jesus meant about a well being in them springing up to everlasting life. This is the new wine-filled inside them which is the Holy Spirit springing up into everlasting life.

However, the promise where the Holy Spirit comes “upon” them and they are endued with power from on high came later. That’s what Jesus is referring to in Luke 24:49. Jesus still speaks about the importance of this promise coming “upon” them. This is when they will be endued with power from God! This is when faith comes alive through the knowledge and understanding of what Jesus gave them. This is the evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit when it’s seen in the natural.

Some people say that speaking in tongues is not important. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Jesus expressed this promise to the disciples who were now filled with the Holy Spirit! He still sent the disciples to go receive this because it was extremely vital in our walk with God. So we need to pay attention to this topic ourselves and thirst for this promise to manifest as well!

Notice this promise is going to come upon them and they will be endued with power from God.

The word “ye be endued” in the Greek is enduo G1746.

  • Thayer’s definition: to sink into (clothing), put on, clothe one’s self
  • Strongs’s definition: (in the senese of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively): – array, clothe (with), endue, have (put) on.

Think of it like this. Before you go out to a very important engagement you make sure you’re prepared and wearing the right set of clothes for the occasion. Well, in other words, God is about to dress them properly for the occasion! What’s the occasion? The disciples going out to witness to all the world with not just doctrine but also with the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s take a look.

  • Acts 1:4-5 (KJV)  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.  5  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
  • Acts 2:1-4 (KJV)  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  2  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  3  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  • 2 Timothy 3:5 (KJV)  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

To be clear it does also mention at Pentecost that they “were filled” but the word “were” is past tense. I believe the disciples “were filled” from John 20:21-22. (See Genesis 2:7 also) This is when they were filled with the Holy Spirit and became born again. So when they were at Pentecost they were still filled from that occasion when Jesus breathed in them and said receive the Holy Ghost! They just haven’t been baptized or clothed yet. In other words, the evidence of what happened inwardly did not manifest externally yet. Think of it like this a river is constantly flowing and that river needed to flow outwardly.

Think of it like this if I fill up a travel mug of water at my house and preserved it. Then I bring it with me when I go to a friend’s house. Is the mug still full of water? Of course!

However, the water reaches its full potential when it is used for something such as pouring a glass for a friend who is thirsty or drinking the water yourself. Maybe using the water to clean some dirt off something.

The point is the water can sit idle in the mug and no one knows what’s inside it. However, if I want to pour a glass of water it requires the water to flow out of the mug. Now it’s visible externally and helping someone who needed a drink. So it is possible to be filled with the Holy Spirit and not speak in tongues but the water isn’t being used to its full potential. Our cup is supposed to runneth over continually by the river of living water! It’s constantly being filled and overflowing.

  • Psalms 23:5 (KJV) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
  • John 7:37-38 (KJV) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

After the death/resurrection of Jesus when you’re baptized with the Holy Spirit. The scripture states the Holy Spirit comes “upon” you and you will speak in tongues.

This is when heaven opened up and the disciples were endued with power from on high. They were baptized with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. God clothed them and they all had a visible manifestation that was vocal. They all spoke in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them the utterance. This is when the Holy Spirit came “upon” them. Just like how the Holy Ghost came “upon” Jesus when he was endued with power from on high. Remember Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit from birth. When the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus like a dove it was a external manifestation of what already was inside of Jesus! (See Luke 3:21-23)

This is what Jesus was referring to when He spoke of the river of living water flowing from the belly. This is the outward manifestation of the Holy Spirit they already had within. They all spoke in other tongues! This is when they were all baptized with the Holy Spirit. This is when they were endued aka clothed with power from on high.

This isn’t the only place where people spoke in tongues. After this event at Pentecost had taken place, Phillip went to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and signs/wonders followed. Signs and wonders followed Phillip cause he was endued with power/baptized in the Holy Spirit. The people who heard him believed what he preached and received it gladly. In other words, these people got baptized in water for the remissions of sins. They were now born again and began to follow Jesus as well.

  • Acts 8:12-13 (KJV)  But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.  13  Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

Later on, John and Peter heard that these people got saved but did not receive the Holy Spirit. Now we know they were filled/born again but the scripture says the Holy Spirit didn’t fall “upon” them yet. They were not yet clothed/endued on the outside from the Holy Spirit. The water from the fountain within (Being born again and “filled”) had not yet flowed out as a river of living water. (Being baptized by the Holy Spirit/fire coming “upon” them) So Peter and John took a trip to go pray for them to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

  • Acts 8:14-17 (KJV)  Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:  15  Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:  16  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)  17  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Back in those days, you couldn’t just phone a friend like we have the luxury of today. John and Peter thought this was well worth the journey to go to Samaria just to pray for them to have this experience with the Holy Spirit! So clearly they took what Jesus taught them/told them to heart! Freely they received so freely they gave!

Notice the verbiage used here though, “fallen upon”. They didn’t use the word “filled” here, they used “fallen upon”. Think about that a moment.

The word “fallen” in the Greek is epipipto G1968.

  • Thayers Definition:
    • to fall upon, to rush or press upon
    • to fall into one’s embrace
    • to fall upon one, i.e. to seize, take possession of him
    • of the Holy Spirit, in his inspiration and impulse

This represents a type of embrace from the Holy Spirit. Every born again believer is filled with the Holy Spirit. However, not every born again believer embraces the impulse from the Holy Spirit when He says to speak. If they did then they would speak in other tongues. Don’t worry it’s super simple cause the Holy Spirit is the teacher.

How To Speak In Tongues By Responding To The Impulse Of The Holy Spirit

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I would have loved for someone to just show me what’s about to be shown you in scripture. I remember I was searching for this experience so long but I was so confused! I had a faith problem going on and I didn’t even know it. The reality is you have to become like a child to receive it. Just use simple child-like faith! Let me explain.

Let’s take a look at a couple of scriptures here to start painting a picture.

  • Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  • Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)  But without faith it is impossible to please him:for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
  • Luke 11:11-13 (KJV)  If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?  12  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  13  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
  • Mark 11:24 (KJV)  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

The first thing I want to point out is Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith! Through what He has done, the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues is now a promise given to us. Not only did He make this available but He is going to write the faith upon our heart to receive it as well.

We also know that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him by faith! He wants us to seek Him and enjoy the process cause He is going to teach us things along the way and we will be rewarded.

Jesus also tells us whatever we desire that when we pray believe we have received and we shall have it. Remember you have to thirst for the rivers of living water to flow from your belly. You must have a desire to want what God has to offer.

Can Jesus Lie? Of course not! So if you desire and ask God for the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues He will honor it!

So how do you speak in tongues? Once you have a desire and an urge about this gift from God then all you have to do is pray and ask God to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Then ask Him to tell you a word to speak in other tongues by faith!

Then quiet down and listen to your heart. God will drop a word into your thoughts that you don’t know the meaning of. However, you will know how to pronounce it or how it sounds internally. Just speak out externally what you hear the Holy Spirit give you internally by faith! It’s really that simple! Don’t believe me? Check out these verses!

  • Proverbs 20:27 (KJV)  The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
  • Luke 6:45 (KJV)  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

The truth is if we believe God just gave us a word to speak out by faith when we asked. Then we will speak it out by faith cause out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks! God will drop the thought of a word in other tongues in your Spirit but you have to speak it out by faith! That’s the Holy Spirit giving you the utterance on the inside cause He lives inside you!

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

Maybe you think you just made up some word in your thoughts? Do you really think it’s you coming up with the word? Pfffft, flesh and blood has not revealed that to you but God the Father just did! Look what Jesus said here.

  • Matthew 10:19-20 (KJV)  But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.  20  For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
  • Matthew 16:17 (KJV)  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
  • Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  • John 1:1 (KJV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • John 1:14 (KJV)  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

I know these are two different scenarios in the Bible but it’s important to see what he said! The answers are clear in the Bible if we just look!

In Matthew chapter ten Jesus has to prepare them. He says when they deliver you up and basically put you on the stand don’t try to figure out what to do or say in advance. However, in the hour or at that moment, it will be given to you what to speak! Then He clarifies to them, IT WON’T BE YOU SPEAKING BUT IT WILL BE THE SPIRIT OF THE FATHER SPEAKING IN YOU! Why would Jesus have to clarify that? It’s simple, He knew they thought it would be them speaking. Just like how Jesus clarified to Peter! He basically says Peter you didn’t come up with that from your own thoughts but my Father revealed it to you! Why did He have to clarify that to Peter? He knew Peter thought he was able to come up with that on his own! So He was teaching Peter how God spoke to him through his thoughts or whatever brought him to that conclusion of that statement about Jesus!

The Word is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart. We also know Jesus is the Word made flesh. So Jesus aka The Word was actually discerning Peter’s thought and teaching him how to recognize the Fathers voice speaking to him.

This is the same scenario here! Once you ask God for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and a word to speak in other tongues. Quiet down and listen! He will drop a word in your thoughts/spirit! You didn’t come up with that word on your own! God gave you it! It doesn’t matter how it sounds or if it feels weird. Faith is believing and if you truly believe it was God who just gave it to you. Then your heart will speak it out loud by faith!

I hope this has blessed you as much as it has me! If you just spoke that word out by faith let me be the first to say congrats! God has a huge smile cause you responded with the faith of a child! Now you have been officially clothed/endued with power! Read Matthew Chapter 10 and Luke Chapter 10! Go out into the world with the power from on high and watch what God does!

Bible Scripture Reference

  • Speaking in Tongues in the Bible – It’s Easy, Here Is How!
    • 2 Peter 1:2-4
    • Luke 3:16
    • Luke 24:49
    • Acts 2:1-4
    • Mark 11:22-24
    • What Exactly Is The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit With The Evidence Of Speaking In Tongues
      • John 1:33
      • Mark 1:8
      • Matthew 3:11
      • Luke 3:16
    • The Difference Between Being Filled And Baptized
      • 2 Peter 1:2-4
      • Luke 1:13-15
      • Luke 1:41-42
      • Luke 1:67
      • Luke 3:21-22,23
      • Luke 4:1
      • John 7:37-39
      • John 16:7
      • John 16:13
      • Genesis 2:7
      • John 20:21-22
      • Luke 5:35-37
      • John 4:14
      • Luke 24:49
      • Acts 1:4-5
      • Acts 2:1-4
      • 2 Timothy 3:5
      • Psalms 23:5
      • John 7:37-38
      • Acts 8:12-13
      • Acts 8:14-17
    • How To Speak In Tongues By Responding To The Impulse Of The Holy Spirit
      • Hebrews 12:2
      • Hebrews 11:6
      • Luke 11:11-13
      • Mark 11:24
      • Proverbs 20:27
      • Luke 6:45
      • Acts 2:4
      • Matthew 10:19-20
      • Matthew 16:17
      • Hebrews 4:12
      • John 1:1
      • John 1:14

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