THE POWER OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”Acts 1:8
After His resurrection, the Lord spent quite some days appearing to and instructing his disciples. One big, final instruction was as relates to the work and assignment He gave them- the task of World Evangelization.
Jesus asked them to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the promise of the Father. That promise, He said, will bring them an enduement with power. The Greek language is a very rich one. As such, what is a simple word to us in English turns out to be a very rich one with varied meanings and applications in the Greek language.
Jesus employs the word Greek word ‘dunamis’ here which literally means explosive, miracle working ability. It connotes inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature.
The spirit man of the New Creation has been recreated by God to be a container of divine power. The Christian isn’t ordinary. When he receives the baptism of the Holy Ghost, he receives supernatural ability to do the impossible.
Quite interesting is the word ‘dunamis’ that Jesus used. It’s the same word we get ‘dynamo’ from. Have you ever seen a dynamo before? Growing up in West Africa, where bicycles were more than just leisure articles but a mode of transport, several of them had dynamos attached to the rear wheel. This little device basically powered the headlamps. The harder you cycled, the more electric power was generated to power the lamps; basically the brighter the lamps shone.
In essence, slow movement meant dimness and vice versa.
The Holy Spirit empowers us in the same way. He’s like the dynamo attached to our human spirit whilst speaking in tongues is like the pedaling of that bicycle.
The more we pray in tongues fervidly and with fervency, the more power we generate!
I believe this phenomenon was in Jesus’ mind long before the scientists found out about the dynamo.
You want to generate more power?
You need more illumination?
You need more clarity and direction?
The answer is very simple: Pray more in tongues. And don’t just mutter words, pray with passion!
Engage your dynamo today. Resident within you is all the power you’d ever need!
Speak in tongues now!
I’m built up, thriving on my most holy faith, making progress by the supernatural, and rising like an edifice, ever higher and higher, as I pray in the Holy Ghost! I’m never confused, or in the dark, or disadvantaged! in life. Glory to God!
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