The Holy Spirit is a real person. In fact, He is as real as the people you see everyday. He is your divine helper and unseen partner in life. When
you are filled, overflowing with the Holy Spirit, He will cause you to
speak the hidden mysteries of God. You will speak solutions to your

  1. On the day of Pentecost, devout men were immersed by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke in different languages (Acts 2:1-5, AMP).
    1. The Holy Spirit gave them utterance (speaking in tongues); He gave them the ability to speak in other languages they did not know.
      1. When you yield to Him, you become immersed in Him (Acts 10:44-46).
      2. The immersion is called the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
    2. Be assured when you speak by the Spirit of God, you're not speaking curses (1 Corinthians 12:3).
    3. Every Believer has the ability to speak in tongues; however, everyone does not have the ability to interpret tongues (1 Corinthians 14:1-14, AMP).
      1. When you speak in tongues, your spirit prays by the Holy Spirit, but your mind won't have any understanding of it.
        1. You are speaking to God and building yourself up in the Lord.
        2. You speak divine secrets and answers to your life.
        3. You can also sing and bless in the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:15, 16).
      2. When edifying others, it is best to interpret the tongues or prophesy to them.
      3. Pray for the interpretation of your tongues before you pray.
      4. If you give thanks in tongues it is a perfect thanks; however, bystanders may not understand (1 Corinthians 14:17).
        1. Be sure to use discretion when praying in tongues in front of those who don't understand.
        2. Doing so may cause unnecessary confusion.
    4. Speaking in tongues is a divine sign to the unbeliever (1 Corinthians 14:18-22).
    5. Remember when speaking in tongues and prophesying by the Holy Spirit, everything must be done decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:23-40).

Scripture References:

  • Acts 2:5, AMP
  • Acts 10:44-46
  • 1 Corinthians 12:3
  • 1 Corinthians 14:1-40, AMP
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