Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Many Christians firmly believe that
they are saved and are assured of having eternal life, based on a few
simple actions taken in compliance with a few selected verses from
the Bible. They further presume certain privileges and rights,
reserved for the children of God. They even go as far as likening
themselves to Jesus and calling Him their elder brother. They claim
that Christ is living in them but there is no evidence. There is no
evidence of godliness in their lives. They claim to have received the
Holy Spirit but there is no manifestation of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus commanded His disciples: “Go
into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He
who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has
disbelieved shall be condemned. 17“These
signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will
cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18they
will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it
will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will
recover.” Mark 16:15,16. Jesus said: ”These signs will accompany
When the Holy Spirit was given on the
day of Pentecost, those who received the baptism in the Holy Spirit
spoke in tongues. Thereafter all those who received the Holy Spirit,
spoke in tongues. If you are baptized in the Holy Spirit, you will
speak in tongues. As Peter said in Acts 2:39 “For the promise is
for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the
Lord our God will call to Himself.” 
The signs are not a guarantee of
salvation. They are CONFIRMATION that you have believed and received
what was promised. They are confirmation that Jesus is in and with
you, but you must stay WITH Him until the end to have eternal life.
Tongues is given to ALL who receive the
baptism in the Holy Spirit. It is a sign to the unbeliever, that the
person who never learned a tongue speaks and prays in a tongue that
was given to him. It is the sign that he has received the Holy
Spirit. The tongue has a purpose. “2For
he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God. Indeed,
no one understands him; he utters mysteries in the Spirit.” Verse 4
“The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself.” 1 Corinthians
14:2,4. The Holy Spirit assists him in praying according to the will
of God. We read in Romans 8:26 “In the same way the Spirit also
helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but
the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too
deep for words; 27and
He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is,
because He intercedes for the saints according to the will
of God.” When you pray in a tongue the Spirit prays through
you and you are built up in your spirit. That is why we need to pray
in tongues, we need to pray in the Spirit. Such tongues are not for
God gives Spiritual Gifts to those who
are already baptized in the Holy Spirit. Those gifts are for
edification of the assembly of believers. Such are prophecy and
tongues with interpretation. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 14:3,4 “But
he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, encouragement,
and comfort. 4The
one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who
prophesies edifies the church.”
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit
results in supernatural manifestation of the Spirit in and through
the Spirit filled believer. These are manifestations not invoked but
result from our communion with Jesus. The Holy Spirit will speak to
us, guide us and confirm things to us, tell us things to come, will
give revelations. The born again child of God is led by the Holy
Spirit. His confirmation and direction comes from Jesus, through the
The Holy Spirit baptism confirmed with
the ability to speak in tongues is for all who believe and obey
Jesus, repent and are baptized. Never give up seeking for the Holy
Spirit baptism and never give up praying in tongues once you have
received it. It is your personal power line to edify and build you
up. It is not just for some, but for all who wish to walk in the
Spirit and receive their confirmation and direction from Him. The
signs will FOLLOW. They will not CEASE. They CEASE when the believer
stops following Jesus.
May Jesus bless you.

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