True, you don’t have to speak in tongues. You don’t have to speak in tongues to be a good Christian or get to heaven, but you don’t have to deny yourself the blessing either. However, let me give you some biblical perspectives on why you should speak in tongues.
Firstly, Jesus said speaking with other tongues is A SIGN THAT IS PECULIAR TO HIS FOLLOWERS.
Mark 16:17 says, “And THESE SIGNS SHALL follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.”
Secondly, every member of the Early Church spoke in tongues when they were baptised in the Holy Ghost. Read the biblical references of the infilling of the Holy Ghost in the book of Acts of the Apostles: Acts 2:14; Acts 10:44-46; and Acts 19:1-7
Acts 19:1-7 puts to silence the teaching that when you got born again, you automatically received the baptism in the Holy Ghost. Again, notice that not a single person failed to speak with tongues when they were baptised with the Holy Ghost. To say, “I am baptised with the Holy Ghost but I don’t speak in tongues” will not only be wrong biblically but it will also mean that your experience is unbiblical.
Let me ask you a question: Why would you want to reject a manifestation that Jesus Christ clearly said would be a distinguishing sign with ALL who believe in Him? Are you born again genuinely but not yet baptised with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be ministered to.
PRAYER: Father, I choose not to do myself disfavour by rejecting a manifestation that Jesus Christ said would distinguish those who believe in Him. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 20:1-22:24; Matthew 7:15-29; Psalm 9:1-12; Proverbs 2:16-22
Dearly Beloved of God,
Greetings to you in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
You are specially invited to the 2023 edition of our ANNUAL SCHOOL OF MINISTRY (ASOM).
Date: 2nd – 4th February 2022 (Thursday – Saturday).
Time: Thursday – 5pm, Friday – 8am & 5pm, and Saturday – 8am (GMT+1)
Ministering: Rev. Olusola + Oyenike Areogun (Hosts)
Venue: The Dream Centre Headquarters, Close to November 27 Interchange (Ona baba Ona Bridge) before the State Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
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Jesus is LORD!
Rev & Rev (Mrs) Olusola Areogun
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