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Pentecost occurs 50 days after Easter. After Jesus died and rose again he spent 40 days with the people.Then he ascended into Heaven. Before he left he told the disciples to go into Jerusalem and wait for the promise.

Pentecost

Pentecost

Pentecost occurs 50 days after Easter. After Jesus died and rose again he spent 40 days with the people.Then he ascended into Heaven. Before he left he told the disciples to go into Jerusalem and wait for the promise.  The disciples met and prayed for 10 days then Acts 2 tells us that they heard a wind and saw like tongues of fire come and rest above each person’s head. Then the people began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.  We call this the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  

There are two kinds of baptisms.  The first baptism is with water.  The second baptism is with the Holy Spirit. 

God gave the world his son so that we might perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).  This is salvation.  After we receive this gift we are then called a child of God.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift to God’s children.

When the baptism of the Holy Spirit happens to a person then person starts to speak in an unknown tongue.  That tongue is unknown to them but not to God.  Sometimes the tongues will be for used for spreading the salvation message to others like in Acts 2 with people from different countries.  It has been my experience that tongues is used in prayer.  

Praying in your natural language is good.  However, when a person prays in tongues it is like a super charge engine.  Your prayers get to God much faster because the enemy can’t interfere. The enemy does not understand your words.

I remember the summer I got baptized in the Holy Spirit.  I prayed in tongues most every time I prayed.  I did not know what I was praying for, but sometimes Avis would put pictures of people or  things on my mind.  I can tell you that during this season of my life God answered so many of my prayers.  When a person prays in tongues then they are praying from their spirit.  

I remember I had prayed for a long time over various situations.  Then the summer I started praying in tongues most of the situations I prayed for previously were being answered left and right.  One of those prayers was that my family and I were going through a rough time.   Someone had stolen the then husband’s identity and our income tax refund was being held up. We could get no where with the IRS. Then after praying a woman came to us and fixed the issue.  

Then after continuing to pray in tongues I became bolder.  I had more power.  I could feel like electricity over my hands and body.  I started to learn about healing and casting out demons.  The Bible came more alive to me.  Words started jumping off the page as I read the Bible. I could hear God’s voice clearer. I heard God tell me to say certain  things to people.  It’s so exciting to be used by God!  It’s like a good kind of drug. You do it once and you want to keep being used by God over and over again! 

If your spiritual life is not what you would like it to be.  If you feel caught in a rut with God.  Then I challenge you to first accept the gift of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ.  Then I challenge you to ask Father God for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  All you have to do is ask.  He is a good father and knows how to give good gifts!

If you want to read a good book on speaking in Tongues and the baptism of the Holy Spirit the Bible is a fantastic source. Also, Kenneth Hagin wrote a book called “Tongues” which is insightful. 







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