RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DAILY DEVOTIONAL;
Tuesday, April 17th , 2018;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
GROWING BY TONGUES ;
(God’s Recipe For Your Spiritual Development)
TO THE BIBLE – Ephesians 3:14-16
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man”
This prayer by Apostle Paul was written for us to know the heart of our heavenly Father. It shows how interested God is in your spiritual development. For you to grow and develop in your Christian walk, you’ve got to acquaint yourself with the Holy Spirit through fellowship and speak in other tongues often.
Any Christian who has received the Holy Spirit but doesn’t speak in tongues, wouldn’t grow spiritually. Some people might not agree with this, probably because they think speaking in tongues isn’t for every Christian, but that’s not true. Speaking in tongues is God’s recipe for your spiritual development. Therefore, I urge you not to join those who criticise it or downplay its importance.
1 Corinthians 14:4 (KJV) says, “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself…,” that means he builds himself up like an edifice (a large, massive imposing structure) and he instills boldness into himself. The Living Bible translation renders the scripture thus: “So a person “speaking in tongues” helps himself grow spiritually…” (1 Corinthians 14:4 TLB). That’s development from within you!
Speaking in tongues isn’t optional; it’s a requisite for your spiritual growth and development. Is there any course study in school you find very difficult to comprehend? Or have you been denied what’s rightfully yours? If only you’d speak in other tongues, you’ll see miracles. This is why Jude 1:20 says, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.”
As you speak in other tongues, whatever challenge you face will only turn out to your advantage; it will energise your spirit and give you dominion over the circumstances of life. You’ll rise up from inside and discouragement and fear will be dispelled.
Isaiah 28:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:2 AMPC
Dear Father, I thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit and the privilege of speaking in other tongues. As I speak in other tongues, your fire is kindled in me and my spirit is filled with energy and strength to surmount the challenges and break through every obstacle that I face, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 16, 1 Samuel 1-2
Mark 3:1-7, Leviticus 17
Spend quality time today to speak in tongues, while setting your mind on the Word, knowing that there’ll be a positive