twenty-seven years of knowing Jesus Christ as my
Savior and Lord, Jesus promised "rivers of
Living water" but I could not find it.
I experienced God's touch in a powerful way
during the many crisis's of my life, but
my daily walk with Jesus lacked power to be a
was missing in my relationship with Jesus?
I had a dramatic conversion--Jesus delivered me
from a demon I had invited in by playing the
Ouija board. I tried to be a good
Christian after my conversion. I
read and meditated on the Word. I prayed
and attended church. Yet, I was still critical,
controlling, co-dependant, selfish, and could
not control my temper.
the problem was not with the Lord Jesus Christ,
I knew that Jesus is all-powerful and perfect.
The problem was me. What was I doing
I first became a Christian, I inquired of the
Lord about speaking in tongues. I was
afraid to try because of my channeling
experiences of the past. I knew that there
were scriptures concerning tongues in the bible,
so I asked the Lord for the prayer language.
The language came forth and gave me great peace.
progressed, I became involved with a church that
said speaking in tongues was of the devil.
I stopped speaking in tongues for about 20
years. Speaking in tongues was
uncomfortable and seemed weird to me and since
the churches could not agree on the experience,
I thought I better leave it alone.
one evening the hunger for a deeper spiritual
walk with Jesus returned, I was reading in the
scriptures about the miracles preformed by Jesus
and His Apostles. I discussed
exorcism and deliverance with a Christian friend
who had cast out many demons. She told me
that speaking in tongues was a necessity when
casting out demons. I was
taught by my current denomination that the
miracles were a dispensation to establish the
Christian church. I wanted to believe that
was true. I didn't want to behave like
those emotional Charismatics-- yet, I needed the
power of God in my life. Is there a
Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
the Bible is true or it is not. It is all
or nothing. I began searching for a
Charismatic church that was not too scary for
me. I began to raise my hands in worship.
I became "Baptized in the Holy Spirit"
and started to quietly and cautiously speak in
tongues again after 20 years of denying the
power of the experience. I attended
a classes on the Holy Spirit and prophesy.
The church teachers began to show me how to hear
the voice of God and how to obey God through the
power of the Holy Spirit.
to Speak in Tongues
You must be a
born-again Christian to speak in tongues
through the Holy Spirit. There should be a
trusted minister with you for encouragement
Christ to Baptize you in the Holy Spirit.
Begin to pray
by permitting your spirit to make and form
words or syllables with your tongue and
until the words flow smoothly.
You may ask
the Holy Spirit for an interpretation of the
unknown words you are speaking.
Another person might have the interpretation
in English or you might speak the
interpretation as you spoke in tongues.