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Episode 216 06262018
💥 Gibberish or God? Discern REAL Speaking in Tongues | Prayer Power Pt. 3
On this episode of #CrackYourBible, we’re talking about the power of prayer, specifically praying in the Spirit, also known as Speaking in Tongues. So often people are absolutely confused and turned off by the Gifts of the Holy Spirit because of fraudulent wolves in sheeps’ clothing who have infiltrated the Church. It’s time for Christians to recognize that Jesus taught His disciples to PRAY! Satan has used so many fraudulent teachers in the Church who mock and discourage people from using the most powerful tool in your spiritual arsenal - and that’s praying in tongues. If you ever feel weird, awkward of phony, it’s time to learn the TRUTH about God’s most powerful gift to you.
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✝️ *From the Bible we know that:*
-One who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men, BUT TO GOD! 1 Corinthians 14:1-2
-People began to speak in other tongues as the SPIRIT gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4
-Paul said that he wanted ALL to speak in tongues, and even more to prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
-Paul spoke in tongues more than anyone. 1 Corinthians 14:18
-It is a MYSTERY that God reveals to us while speaking in tongues, such as that we shall all be changed when Jesus returns. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
-We are to put on the whole armor of God AND praying at all times in the SPIRIT! Ephesians 6:10-20
-When you speak in a tongue, pray that you may interpret also! 1 Corinthians 14:12-15
-Man has flesh, spirit and a mind. Romans 8:5-6
-Our spirit is perfected while our mind & body is being sanctified. Hebrews 10:12-18
-Our flesh is not good, and we struggle with it, even after we become believers. Romans 7:18
-Our mind has to be renewed each day. Romans 12:2
-You do not have, because you ask not. James 4:2-3
-Worldly people are devoid of the Spirit whereas believers are to build themselves up by FAITH AND PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT! Jude 1:17-21
-You give thanks well enough because your spirit is perfected. 1 Corinthians 14:17
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How do we know that the phase "pray in the Spirit" means praying in tongues? Because we're commanded multiple times in the new testament to pray in the spirit, but how do we know that means praying in tongues and not be focused on God when you pray or pray earnestly?
Thanks for your clips. They're very well done! So I started to practice on this utterance/speaking in tongue business, boy oh boy, were you right about attacks ;) Worth it though and God's right there, so I'm not worried. I have more and more mornings where I wake up with worship songs already in my head and there's revival going on here.
Oh no, I'm a believer 'Baptist' and my teacher was a 'Pentecostal' and she speaks in tongues. I thought the tongues were just for the pentecostals 'cause I heard some of my baptist preachers preach 'it is evil' and they defy the pentecostal belief. But I was praying a lot those days, reading my Bible a lot too. I loved the Lord and thought, I wanted this gift if it comes from my God. So we started praying out loud and I was able to concentrate the first few minutes, then I just lost my focus. But, I knew I wanted it. I still wonder why? To this day!
For years I thought I had the gift of tongues but I was never really sure and I always felt unsure, I was going though a Spiritual battle and I was speaking in what I thought was tongues and I heard the Lord say stop, so I stopped, but then, I was unsure if that was the Lord or Satan, so I stopped for a while but started again but prayed Lord if this is not from you help me to know for sure and be filled for real, I left the part out, I had been clearing my mind asking God to speak to me, which I found out that you should never do! And I heard Satan say the G D word and I was almost asleep and that woke me up and scared me so that when I googled cleaning your mind and found out, that was a no no, anyway back to the tongues, God led me to a women bible study, and we were having a time of letting the Holy Spirit take control of the class so the leader was anointing and pointing people out and praying over them, I told her all this stuff, and she ask me if it was coming from, my stomach which it wasn't so I searched on YouTube ways to know if you are truly filled with tongues, figured out I was not filled, I asked God to take that from me and forgive me, fill me with the true tongues, the next night, was Friday night and my family went to bed early so it was just me and God and I watched preaching, On tv the topic, was getting filled with the Holy Spirit, God set it up I prayed and it wasn't long I was filled with the true gift of tongues, and it was flowing from my belly like living waters! And it was powerful! I was overjoyed and praising God, I do daycare, and the kids were before being stressful, now what they were doing, did not stress me out at all it was, it was like wow, I could not believe it, it was amazing! it was confirming, I went back to class the next weds and our leader prayed with me, told me to pray in the Spirit so I did, she stopped me and asked what happened and I told her, she told me she knew it wasn't the true tongues before, but didn't want to tell me, she wanted God to reveal it to me, now she could feel the Spirit and knew I was filled, she had me give my testimony, I thought I would share it here, in case there are others that are unsure if there filled. I have grown so much in my walk, I pray in the Spirit daily, it is a true gift from our Lord!
Growing up, we (my siblings and friends) played church, went to church, and we went to revivals in the neighborhood weekly... some of us spoke in tongues, some didn’t (including me). Anyway I’ve never heard the Bible the way you teach it and I thank God for you/your channel and all they ways you’re pulling us into the scriptures...😘
I have never spoke in tongues that I know of. I was saved many years ago by Gods great mercy. I didn't even ask him I really didn't even want it. I couldn't controle it. I had to go. I have never spoke in tongues. I know it is not of my will but of Gods. Do you automatically get the holy spirit or is it like he told the apostles, to wait and he would send the spirit?
Praise God! This was one of my favorites, so far! I have experienced things when I thought God was speaking to me thru other people. For instance, I was walking thru Walmart in a wealthy suburb and praying in my mind about if I should pursue reading a book about a famous Medium whose book said exactly how to contact your spirit guides. i said in silent prayer, God, I get the creeps when I read this book. For some reason, I can't finish it. Should I be reading this? I said in my head... I turned into the next aisle and a very petite Asian woman came up an embraced me and said, God loves you. Well, I got chills.. Good chills. But I also, at the same time convinced myself that it was a coincidence, until I heard this video. Now I am convinced HE sent her to me. Bless you Rachel!
I do wish you hadn’t shown us that. I didn’t watch the exorcist because I didn’t want those images in my head. I was ironing, listening to you, and happened to look up at the wrong moment. Images are powerful. Know that please
I take your point. I’m still at the freaking out stage, forgive me. But there’s also the teaching of the “whatsoevers”. I don’t fill my very rich imagination with evil images if I can help it! It gives Satan a way in
Can you please unpack how would I personally start speaking in tongues. Because even though I am a born Christian and belong to Roman Catholic Church I never once heard a priest sermonise about anything remotely related to this. Therefore your can understand how foreign a part of Scripture this is to me. I would like my family and partner to pray perfectly too. But in order to explain it to them I need to understand it myself. So please. If u can reach me personally on any platform. Whatsapp or email. Do let me know. I will be waiting for your input.
This just sparked something in me. For a while now I've wondered how I had such a strong faith and wisdom (like I knew that homosexual relationships was a sin) when I was a kid. My parents never taught me anything besides there is God and Jesus was a guy who did nice things. I think I know now - I was praying in tongues. My grandma said I would wake up in the middle of the night and speak odd words, but it was like I was talking to angels. She was (apparently) in awe. I even have a memory of talking to an angel, who was going to send my message to God. I drifted away from my faith when I stopped!!! I'm afraid that I don't know how to do it now >.<
I’m new to understanding and learning about Jesus and God. When I was small I turned away from the Church and I was very confused about things. I tried recently to read the Bible and it was very confusing and scary to me at the time, I think the Devil was trying to lead me astray because I would hear and see things that would disturb my sleep during this time. I always felt something deep inside of me that wanted to call out to God and understand this all, and your video on praying made me cry. It was powerful and I need to read the Bible again and I’m following your videos for guidance, I actually found your channel after viewing some videos from A Call for an Uprising. I’m scared to speak in tongues because I don’t think I’ll be able to do it the way I am right now. I feel like I need to understand more and commit myself more to Jesus but this is helping me understand what prayer is much more and I am less afraid. Thank you. I don’t know if this comment makes sense but I wanted to share with you my feelings about this.
I've been praying a prayer for God to give me the desire to pray. Opening myself up to praying in the spirit has been critical to that. I prayed in the spirit for the first time after watching this video a few days ago, and I've done it a few times. I'm back watching the video again, and like your dad did, I keep thinking I'm making it up. Maybe I should pray for God to give me a sign of confirmation too.
My story is sooo long but cut a story short.. I started reading the bible, from the top. I got to a part were Noah was naked in the tent and his son Ham went in, I hate to read it a few times and I was like “ what ?? “Why ? What happened?? I was like , I don’t understand ( am sure it won’t be the last )but for abut 1/2 days I kept thinking abut it , trying to figure it out. Soooo ( I still can’t believe it ) I went on YouTube and you were the first one that popped up and your status said cracking your bible and abut Noah and Ham! Omg you definitely cracked my head and now am hooked! Thank you for your YouTube videos they do help people like me... 🙏🏼
I often got asked if I'd been baptised in the Spirit but never really understood what that meant. Does someone have to pray over you or like your dad did can you just ask God directly to give you the gift?
I finally know what is meant by praying in spirit. Thank you so much this has been a huge topic that I've needed asnwers to.
I just want to say you're beautiful and I love what God is doing through you and you father. I want to have a relationship that is strong and evident and a faith that is unshaken. God bless you so much!
Thank God for answering my prayer. I wasn't able to pray in tongues, I didn't think it was a gift for me. Mentally I asked the Holy Spirit to allow me to pray in tongues and my request was granted! Now that I know that I can do it I will do it as often as possible. I'm not sure what I was saying in that prayer but it felt good. Thanks to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit for allowing this to happen for me. 🙏❤️🙏
I have prayed in the spirit. And I remember my husband telling me that God was trying to console me at that moment. We were having issues in our marriage and the devil was using my husband against me, he would say I was satan's child and that God wasn't with me. Or that I was a curse for him. He knew it was wrong. But it surprised me. But of course not long after that he was telling me that how If I wasn't sure if it was of God or if the toung speaking was from satan. I really haven't tried since, in fear.
Shoot just last night he was telling me why I was going to church, (even though he was the one driving), if I wasn't going to change. The reason he said that, was because he was telling me that I shouldn't be afraid to speak in tongues or preach the word. And I confronted him and told him, "well every time I do you put me down." And that's when he accused me of not changing so why was I going to church. I'm confused, frustrated, hurt, trapped, and don't want to go on anymore. But I know I must.
Back in the 1998, when I was freshly "born again" I was laying in bed, frustrated at how my prayers seemed so fake and shallow, and I just blurted out "Lord, I don't know what to pray. Tell me what to pray for." Then like warm water pouring through me, my voice started "bubbling up" and next thing I know I am blurting out what sounded to me like some strange, ancient language. It was very powerful and very real. This went on for about a half-hour. Mind you, I'd had no knowledge of "tongues" at the time nor had I ever come across it in my "secular" up-bringing. The next time I met with the roving-Pentecostal preacher who was discipling me, the first words that came out of his mouth upon seeing me were "You got the gift of tongues, didn't you!" "What is that?" I asked. He proceeded to teach me virtually the same things you and your pops are saying. Ain't the Holy Spirit awesome!?
I need help here!! I've always been confused with speaking in tongues. When my mother does it...its as if something literally jumps into her body. I've asked her..."Is it you doing it?? Speaking it yourself?" She always explained that something just comes over her. Hmmmm....others have prayed over me saying..."Just let it out!" I was always thinking..."Let what out?" "Are you asking me to just mumble like a baby?" Help me understand...please. I want this gift, but want to know it's real.
Thank You for your ministry.. I really need what you teach.. you are waking up the lion in me that I allowed to sleep for too long.. it is time.. time to arise and be strong in spirit and to become who God created me to be.. God bless
I'm sorry but I do believe that seeing horror stuff like that opens doors that I don't want to open. I just want to learn about Jesus and become a better follower of him. If I will randomly see stuff like that in your videos I will have to stop watching your stuff. Sad because I do like watching your videos.
+Rachel Stephens I'm sorry that's just too scary. I don't like opening doors. I pray to God to protect me. At this point in life I want to learn but I don't like exposing myself to that. I used to be able to watch scary movies but ever since I started reading the bible that stuff is too scary. I'm not going to go look for that when I'm not prepared.
With the baptism of the Holy Spirit, I received Portuguese and the speaking in tongues. It was overwhelming and beautiful. It can feel awkward at first because the mind cannot comprehend, but it is beautiful how God gave us this beautiful way of communicating with Him, and it is so powerful! Praise God!
The girl from the movie was speaking in Latin from the Roman Church, in which the priest knew, it’s not the same as speaking in tongues. I don’t know if I had spoken in tongues or not, they (my old church had a class in such) I don’t know if that’s a thing, teaching of speaking in tongues.
Rachel I have been glued to your channel for days now and have been blessed by many of the messages God has opened my heart to hear through your words. I just turned 50 years old last month and have been a Christian since the fifth grade. At different times in my life I've cringed at the utterance of tongues in my presence because I thought that people were faking it. I too believed just as your dad spoke of that if God gave me the gift of tongues it would be similar to the analogy used about the movie The Exorcist. Thank you and your father for unlocking the truth about spiritual prayer for me. I'm in my office and just prayed my first spiritual prayer in tongues. Something that I've been wanting to do for decades and I couldn't because of my own fear and ignorance. I get it now....I truly get it now and I feel like I've been let out of chains. I feel like my mind has been holding my spirit back my entire life. Almost like an over protective parent guarding their precious child. CONTROL!!!! In my older age I feel like I'm finally starting to grow. THANK YOU!!!
For me I've struggled with doubting and thinking what if it's not God .. But I honestly can't at all deny what I felt are what took place the first time I prayed in the spirit .. With that being said it has to be God , but how do I grow in my prayer language because it's the same each time.
I've been wondering if it's possible to lose the gift... I remember when I was 14 I was able to speak in tongues until one night I was praying in tongues but also very afraid because I felt something weird on my bed and in my room, the louder and faster I prayed, the worse it got. After that night I was afraid to speak in tongues again, so I never did it. Now I'm 28 and I still can't do it... Did I lose it forever? I wonder what happened? It's a question I've been asking myself for 14 years... I will keep trying, this video made me realize I might have been still in fear or wanting to be still in control... I don't know, I'm a bit confused right now.
'A Thousand Thanks' to you and your dad. I surely needed to hear this. I know you don't like to have comments on a video unless we've listened to the first or second video on the same topic. I am glad I listened and I will go and listen to the first two.
I am letting you know, I don't have a clue to why it is not happening for me. I catch myself in long talks with God, but never in tongues. I am an old believer, and believe in all spiritual gifts. I am not ashamed nor am I afraid, it just hasn't happened yet.
I'm going to go into my room and ask the holy spirit to come over me and give me utterance. I've never done it before. but about 5 minutes ago I felt a rushing encouragging feeling that I knew was god, and I had a word. I want the holy spirit to take over me.
Amen and Amen, when the enemy is trying to distract me this is the gift he always attacks. he will have me doubting the gift he will send folk who question the "ability" to speak in tongues. Yet I should be fighting back harder Ephesians 6:18...praying always with all prayer and supplication -in the Spirit-...and <3 Romans 8:26 <3 Lord! Come like a rushing wind! JEHOVAH! Just when it was getting blurry...then you pop up as a suggested video! Glory be to God. Thank you great video! P.s. Blessing upon the Stephens family!
When speaking to God directly, praying silently is perfectly fine. God hears all of your thoughts and will honor them according to His will for you.
However, for the purposes of praying in spiritual warfare, praying out loud is necessary. The reason why Romans 10:9 says that if we confess with our mouths the Lord Jesus...is because when we speak out loud we are "legally" revoking ownership rights of our spirit from Satan and forming a new covenant with Jesus. You are putting everyone on the realm of the spirit on notice that you now belong to Jesus! But this can only be done out loud because Satan and his kingdom can't read your mind. They can only put thoughts into your mind. Similarly speaking, when we are in spiritual warfare we must speak out loud when it comes to binding and loosing, breaking curses and soul ties, casting out demons, etc. This way EVERYTHING in the realm of the spirit can hear. And when you have the proper power and authority (i.e. you are in Christ, you have His Spirit living in you and you are praying in God's will) the demonic forces have to obey [depending on rank (spiritual wickedness in high places, powers, rulers of darkness, principalities, etc.)]. With silent prayers, you can ask God to help you (asking Him to send His Spirit to help you, asking Him to send His angels to assist you, etc.), but you cannot command demons to submit to you in the name of Jesus without speaking out loud. Hope this clears things up a bit.😁
I wanted to ask a question please Rachel. I just started attempting praying in the spirit recently and I think I started to really do it today because of your videos. Thank you for that. But my question is : when I am praying in tongues do I have e to know exactly what im trying to get across to God while doing so? Like, do I think of what I want to say to him then try speaking in tongues to get that message to him? Because I felt like I was doing it but I didn't know specifically what I was praying about
Thank you so much for the feedback...im so happy bevause im sure I've been doing it with everybody's advice, and the main thing that helped me is just specifically asking Jesus to help me stay in the spirit..and KNOWING in my heart that the reasons I wanted to start doing so we're good and pure and aligned with God's plans for me. I cannot believe it took me so long to realize that exactly what I was looking for in life was Right INSIDE ME.
Jaclyn, if I want to pray about a specific individual or situation -- and really don't know what I should be specifically be praying about -- I will be thinking about that person or situation, whilst praying in tongues, trusting that the Holy Spirit's utterances are in reference to what I'm thinking about.
Hi Rachel.. I praise God for your videos and for the way the Holy Spirit is using you to minister..
I'm from a traditional orthodox Syrian Christian family who depend a lot on traditions than on the Bible. I studied in a Christian college and during a period of deep depression, started reading the Bible and came to know the Lord. This was in 2003-2004. Being from a traditional family, it took me a while to gather the courage to undergo baptism, and finally got baptised on March 4, 2018. Then started severe trials in my family and personally - which I equate to the way Jesus was driven to the wilderness after being baptised.
My doubt is this - how does one know if they've been baptised with the Holy Spirit or whether it was just baptism with water? I actually was more patient, more loving and more considerate prior to even reading the Bible than what I am now.. Does that mean I somehow had the fruits of the Spirit earlier, before knowing the Lord? Also, there are so many people who are gentle, kind, selfless, generous - all of which are fruits of the Spirit - who never read the Bible or who believe in Jesus Christ. What then, is the source of their actions? Because the thief comes to steal and destroy..
This does not mean that I don't believe in Lord Jesus Christ.. but I lack for an answer when I'm asked these questions..
I'm sorry but I can't believe you showed those move clips from that movie. I'm here to listen to you because I am really enjoying your teachings. I finally found someone who is not afraid to tell literally what we should know about the Bible. Please just remembered that some people have a fant of Hart. And I spent most of my nights fighting off things that look like that. And people please don't say well you shouldn't be watching Rachel then.
+Rachel StephensRachel I respect you and I love your work but Jesus doesn't want us to watch or to read things like this it's demonic. And as I was younger and becoming a Christian yes I did go through spiritual warfare and my own trials and tribulations and I am 43 years old. I overcame it and I'm strong but I do not believe that seeing these things would make any Christian comfortable. I know Revelations and I know what is to come and believe me when I tell you as you already know it's not going to be pretty and you know as the Bible say men's Hart's will fail them from fear. That is not us. I just wanted to say you are really smart and you answer questions that I've always wanted to understand about Noah and the Nephilim. Steve Quayle talk about the times that are coming. Have you heard of him.
I am newly subbed to your channel, and I do believe Father led me here, as I have been praying for guidance on this very subject. I have a hard time understanding speaking in tongues in this day and age. I understood perfectly that in the book of Acts, it was a gift from Father so that the Apostles could begin to spread the gospel. That makes perfect sense to me. :) My pastor speaks in tongues, and to me, it sounds like gibberish, and I really did not understand the importance. Especially as the bible also says speaking in tongues does not profit us without interpretation (paraphrasing). It has led me to doubt, more confusion, and separation from Father. I am hoping that as I move on to part 4, it will begin to make more sense to me. I am such a logical-minded person, but I also absolutely believe in the supernatural, and God's power, and I have my whole life. I just don't know where to go from here. Feeling very lost and confused lately, and feeling especially like my prayers - especially for the healing of others, go unanswered. And I am very concientious about being focused on Father when I pray. My prayers in my mind always, always, always lead to a huge outpouring of emotion - I almost always cry, either for others, or over my own sins. Yet I still have a disconnect. Perhaps it's because I am not properly praying in the spirit?
My hang up when praying in tongues is, I keep hearing the same sound over and over, and I start to think, you are just repeating the same noise and it means nothing. I try not to focus on what sounds are coming out and instead focus on praising God from my heart, and hearing the Holy Spirit. But I find that my "sentences" all end with the sound "ta" and it drives me crazy. When this happens I usually stop, breath, praise God, and start back up again. For the longest I wouldn't pray in tongues because I was afraid it was demonic, because every time I started, shortly after things in my life would start falling apart. Now that I have seen your videos, I understand that happens because the demons and satan don't want me praying in tongues, and I don't have to fear them, I just need to focus on obeying the Holy Spirit, and everything will work out ok, according to God's plans :)
Doesn't anyone find the term "gibberish" mis-placed in the mouth of a "Christian?" If you look deeper, you will find that the supernatural is entirely absent from their theology, and from that of their "heroes." When reading through the book of Acts, God regularly winds up using people who take issue with His original instructions, but follow through anyhow, to the future benefit of the Body of Christ. In addition, those instructions seem to come by methods not connected with reading or interpreting scripture, but appear in conversational form. I think one needs to decide what the true value of the book of Acts really is.
I've spent all evening watching this series and am yet to know how to initiate this kind of prayer. I've spent tearful nights of fervent prayer wondering where I was falling short because speaking in tongues does not happen for me..I have asked for it, I have told God to let it happen if it was his will. never. i know the Holy Spirit is within me because my entire life has changed as well as my desires, I've even had a few prophetic dreams of small details that came quickly true. My family thinks I am not saved because I can't speak in tongues. I feel if everyone insists so much, perhaps there should be a lot more guidance, not just insistence.
My wife speaks in tongues. Tongues still exist. Theres a verse in the bible that says we beleivers are blessed with all spiritual gifts. Im blessed by my wife speaking in tongues. I dont have the gift. But I recieve it in the spirit by my wife. My gift is mercy. And my wife is blessed by my gift. But all the gifts of the spirit of are value. I would like to speak in tongues. But none the less the gift in others is a blessing to me. And so are all the gifts of the spirit.
I am a new subscriber and I just want to thank you for your words of God's truth. You are so blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with our Heavenly Father and with your earthly father. I needed to learn more about prayer and you and your father have helped me greatly on how to pray. Thank you and God Bless you both.
I found your video series on prayer. As well as your website last night. Thanks. They were very helpful. So i have another question since i dont use any of the social media sites you have links to on your site. People that try to practice or hone the gift of prophecy as if its a skill to be mastered. God himself told me this is using the bible to perform witchcraft. What are your thoughts on this?
Thank You so Much,, you've gotten me around a few corners of doubt in my mind .... we all hear so much, spells can stick, twisting paths a thought normally wouldn't take. Staying focused now for me will be keeping God present, everyway I can.
When I was 13 (1979) I had not heard about GOD, Jesus or the Bible. I felt an emptiness and was searching for something. For what? I didn't know. I was invited to attend a few churches with a classmates. Then, I found what was missing in my life in a Southern Baptist Church.
The Preacher spat Hell, Fire and Brimstone from the pulpit. I was terrified, but captivated.
That man literally scared the hell out of me. I was afraid to do anything wrong for decades.
When my Preacher passed away, the next few Preachers got farther and farther away from the type of preaching I grew to love. I didn't feel revival anymore. I didn't want to go to church anymore. I didn't feel the Holy Spirit in that building anymore.
I eventually fell away and started following the ways of the world, but still prayed and read my Bible.
I've gone to other churches in search of the Holy Spirit. Baptist preachers don't seem to allow the Holy Spirit past the threshold anymore, much less revival. Choirs are quiet and dull just like the preaching. Everyone seems too afraid to offend someone. They don't seem to be in the saving business anymore.
Then I found you. Thank you for allowing our Heavenly Father to fill you with the Holy Spirit and for not being afraid to say His son, Jesus', name.
I've prayed longer, with emotion and more meaningful in the past few days than I have in the past few years.
I thank GOD for you and your no nonsense ways. I really appreciate it.
Belinda Lewis that’s a heartbreaking thing, so many churches have fell away from that old time gospel, where you were reprimanded in your sins. People want their ears tickled, they even have gay denominations now, Lord help us! I am thankful for this YouTube channel!
Hey rachel, so i git it about the speaking in tounges, but what about people loosing control over their bodies when "in the presence of the holy spirit". According to me that really is a sign of demonic possession, cause nowhere the bible says that u loose control over ur body when the spirit comes over you let alone when the holy spirit cam over jesus, the bible never said that he started swinging around in the river. So my question is: is the loosing control over ur body really a thing or it's a deception of satan and demonic possesion?
I tried praying in the spirit tonight, but I don't think it worked. I know you're not supposed to be able to understand what you're saying, but how do you know the difference between praying on Tongues and speaking jibberish?
You won’t understand « word per word » per se, because it is letting the words flow by the works of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes God will show you whether it was a personal edification or whether it was an intercession prayer. But the mind cannot comprehend it. You have to have faith and be bold and let it out. It is a very powerful way to pray!
One important aspect to good PRAYER is creating atmosphere(worship music) and mood(private place)then I enter in with praise and thankfully words to GOD immediately i not aware of outside thoughts or my surroundings im focused on the LORD and i began to speak in tongues. Its so refreshing...
You don't do it, in the sense you don't create the syllables & words. The Holy Spirit gives you the words since He knows all languages of angels & humans. Your mind will be unfruitful because you won't understand.
So, i was just telling Jesus........I really like you.
I tried running away from you....the holy spirit brought me back.
There's been a change in me i don't quite understand...but i think this is going to be amazing.....Thank you💖
Oh I always thought that speaking in tongues was only for Charismatic Pentacostal churches; and that THEY are not normal Christians; so I thank you for correcting me; and giving to me new understanding
Blessings to you, T_Borg. You may want to start off with learning the basics of Christianity -- acknowledging your sin against almighty God, God's act of caring for you through the sacrificial death of Jesus at the cross on Calvary, which paid for your sins; Jesus' resurrection from the dead, and your need to repent & put your trust in Jesus for salvation.
I’ve never had a positive thought about people speaking in tongues thanks to one view from a very big Church that I saw a television and decided to join I wanted to get saved and was brought into some room and they commanded me to speak in tongues I couldn’t and was told I wasn’t saved. It caused me to spiral out of control in my life thinking nothing but terrible things about the Church and how they could turn a willing person away this is the first time I understood what tongues mean thank you so much for this thanks
Amen! I love this series. I never realized how important it was until now! I know you're not supposed to say when you fast but I'll go on a three day fast and I'll also pray for this spiritual gift so please keep me in your prayers.
Your dad’s testimony on receiving tongues had me in tears. My experience of receiving the Holy Spirit with evidence of tongues was pretty much the exact same. Immediately after I started, there was profound joy and thankfulness followed by doubt. I began thinking that I sounded like an idiot, and that I was trying too hard but I knew the source of those thoughts and fought right through it. I knew what I had just experienced was supernatural and a beautiful gift from Jesus Christ.
Quick story - a few days ago I began praying in the Spirit while I was driving my dog to his training lessons. I prayed and prayed, having no clue what I was saying to God, but was just overwhelmed in Him at that moment. I parked my car, got out and my dog got away from me. (This is traumatic for my little boy and I because last year, right after I came to Christ, my previous dog had been hit by a car right in front of us and died) as I was chasing him down this busy street, I was in sheer panic and was reliving that same moment when my other dog had been killed. Anyway, after leaving my car keys on the street and chasing him, my son in tears screaming and crying, my dog ran right into the arms of this random person who just happened to be the right place at the right time. That was totally God, and I believe with all my heart and soul that because of my praying in the Spirit just minutes before, saved my dog’s life and spared my son and I of more trauma.
I love you and your dad with all my sisterly love and praise God and thank Him from the depths of my being for this video series.
Amen! Our dog is more like a sibling to my son, and our Father in Heaven knows how much joy he brings our little family. It’s just proof that your spirit and His Spirit are in communication even when you have no clue what you’re praying for.
Heidi, I am so glad to know everything worked out. God says that not even two sparrows fall to the ground outside of His knowledge, so it's good that even in the Spirit, God watches out for animals too!
I was raised in a church that looked down on speaking in tongues..but when I looked into the Bible for it myself..speaking in tongues made sense. I was still skeptical but then speaking in tongues became more prevelant and I witnessed strong holy spirit believers speaking in tongues and even perform healing. These things never happened in the church I grew up in. And now that I'm watching this video it began to make total sense...my only concern is that you claim to follow right doctrine but you're promoting the ESV. Not saying we can't read the ESV...but there are many flaws in that version.
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