Summary: When Jesus said Greater works than these shall you do, because I go to My Father, Do you suppose that, that was going to be possible according to our own abilities and our own will power?
The Holy Spirit (part 2)
Why not, be Spirit filled?
You know you don’t have to be, my oldest sister told me, when I first started going to a spirit filled church.
You don’t have to be spirit filled to go to heaven she said and a lot of other people have given the same advice to others over the years.
And she was right, you don’t have to be filled with the spirit to go to heaven.
You know, the accuser has been telling the saints the same thing forever and ever, trying to quench the spirit.
Its just gibberish, you can’t even understand what a person is saying when their speaking in tongues.
And he would be right you can’t, unless it happens to be your native language that was being spoken.
Acts 2:6 NKJ.
6. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.
It was a miracle, they all heard in their own language that day.
There have been times I’ve heard of instances, that missionaries spoke their heavenly prayer language in a foreign land
and it was the very language of the people they were trying to help, it was a miracle that day to.
It’s a miracle every time one speaks in tongues, because your speaking Gods language,
Imagine that, direct communication with God through the Holy Spirit!
It drives the devil crazy when it happens,
Because he wants to make us think, that we should want no part of it, if we don’t understand it,
When the real truth is this, he is the one who doesn’t understand it, not one single syllable of it.
You know how it drives someone crazy, when they walk into a room and they think someone is talking about them and they don’t have any idea what was being said,
that’s how it is with the accuser and the gift of tongues!
Back in the day, do you remember when telephones were party lines,
Certain people (though they would never admit to it) eavesdropped on every ones conversation and well you can imagine the rest.
that’s how the accuser is with our normal language, he’s the biggest eavesdropper of all time,
looking for every little opportunity to gain the advantage on us, so he can confront and condemn us with it later,
but not with tongues, our heavenly prayer language, cause it leaves him flat footed in the dark, doing nothing but wondering what was said.
Praise God for His wonderful Gift to us!
Do you think that God would give us a gift that wasn’t good for us?
Matt. 7:11 NKJ
11. If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
James 1:17 NKJ
17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Only the devil could try to turn around something so wonderful, So powerful, so awesome,
As being filled with the presence of God, through the Holy Spirit and make it seem wrong.
When Jesus said “Greater works than these shall you do, because I go to My Father”
Do you suppose that, that was going to be possible according to our own abilities and our own will power?
No way! would that ever be possible, unless we could have access to the same power He did, working within us leading the way!
Acts 10:38 NKJ.
38. how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Which brings us to another miracle of Being filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues,
Is the healing characteristics of it, not only for others you pray for, but for yourself as well!
Ill. The Physical Benefit of Speaking or Praying in Tongues
God has made provision for you and I to be whole, to be well and to have access to His healing process.
There is a study that has been done by Dr. Carl Peterson, M.D. (the husband of author and evangelist Vickie Jamison Peterson).
This Study revealed that there is an available healing power that can be released from our own bodies for our own benefit.
Dr. Carl Peterson, M.D. worked on this study at ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma a few years ago.
Being a brain specialist he was doing research on what the relationship was between the brain
and praying or speaking in tongues, some amazing things were discovered.
Through research and testing he found out that as we pray in the Spirit, or worship in the Spirit,