Part 1: VEILS OF LIMITATION

SERIES: BOLDLY PAST THE VEIL

By Pastor Philippi

Part 1: VEILS OF LIMITATION 


Move Past the Limitations

We are in a season where the enemy has not stopped us, but he has put limitation on us. We think as long as we are moving we are okay, but we don’t realize the potential God has for us. Just moving may put you in the top 20% of Christians, but that is not enough!

Roosevelt said, “It’s not about what stops you, but what limits you.”


In towns there are signs saying, ‘Don’t use engine retarders.’ It isn’t a brake, it is something on an engine that takes the engine down so you can’t go as fast. I’m afraid the enemy has put engine retarders on a lot of us. Our momentum has been brought down.


Transformation Through Removing the Veil

2 Corinthians 3:12-18 reveals that we should not be held back, if we turn to God he removes the veil. We can be face to face with God with nothing between. This causes our face to shine with His brightness as we become more like Him. We are being transformed, not reformed.


Those who read the Bible without being saved are reading it with a veil. They have read the book, but don’t know the author. There are things on their eyes to prevent them from seeing the full glory of God. In the spirit realm a lot of us are not seeing the full glory or the full opportunity He has for us.


Moses’ face would glow from being in the presence of God. The longer he was away from it the more the glow on his face would fade. We need to stay in His presence to keep the fire going, to keep the fire glowing. It is the direction you are looking. When you’re looking away from Him you are veiled; at Him you are being transformed.


The Oil of Supply is Past the Veil

2 Kings 4:1 A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.” (NKJV) According to ancient Jewish tradition her husband was Obadiah who protected and fed 150 prophets. She is in bankruptcy because it took everything they had to take care of those prophets. This world is like a creditor, it wants you owing it. Fear, loneliness, depression and worry do that too. You will stay in this condition until you get beyond the veil for God to bring freedom.


Beyond the Veil is Jesus, Our Oil, Our Source of Life

2 Kings 4:2 So Elisha said to her… Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.” (NKJV) I don’t have anything except… except… except. We get into a mindset where the world has exhausted us, with our marriage, finances, or spiritual life. Life can seem meaningless. We are in the last days where the pressure is increasing. The devil knows he has a short time.


Elisha means ‘turning to God.’ Elisha is a type of God. Her husband is a type of provision we have lost. We wonder where our help comes from. Elisha said, “A little bit of oil is all you need.” Jews believed olive oil was the stuff of life. If you mix other things with oil it will stay separated. Oil is pure. There is something in your life that will never mix with this world. There is something in you that will never get diluted. Call it up. You can never lose what Jesus gave you.


Right after I got saved I had received the Holy Ghost and the enemy came to me and said, “That falling out in the Spirit is really weird; and that speaking in tongues, that’s not real. And did those people really get healed?” He had me going and then he overplayed his hand. “You know, you’re probably not even saved.” That jar of oil that can’t be mixed, lost or diluted rose up in me and I said, “Wait a minute, I know what God has done! If you lied about that, you’re probably lying about deliverance, healing and the gifts!”


Take Action to go Beyond the Veil

Praise Him when all else is gone. He told her to go borrow vessels. You need to give God opportunities. Say, “Yes, Lord, whatever You want.” She borrowed all of the containers she could from everybody. Shut the door and start pouring; you’ve got to keep pouring.


We must take action regardless of our feelings. If you are depressed the worse thing you can do is nothing. You don’t feel like going to church, I’m going to worship at Saint Mattress today. It is not about what you feel or don’t feel. Get over yourself. I will tell you how to get out of that. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, and Churchill were plagued with depression. Teddy Roosevelt said the reason he had so much energy was in his mind he was outrunning the dog of depression. He never was delivered from depression, he outran depression. Just keep pouring in the area you feel lack no matter what you think or how you feel. Get busy and do something. Sow seed, do acts of kindness. Take the garbage out, do the laundry. Work with someone who is where you want to be.


God Tore the Veil to Give Us Access

True confidence doesn’t come from the praises of others, but from knowing you are a child of the King! You can always exceed your limits if you know where you should be and who your daddy is!!


Every nail hole was an access point for us; the lance in His side and the crown on His head. Nothing was broken, but everything was pierced. That veil was His flesh. Three out of the four gospel writers tell us the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom. Now everybody has access to the very throne room of God. Take advantage of your privileges. You have unlimited access. God’s promise is sure and it is seated behind the veil in His very presence where He has invited us to be (Heb. 6:18-20)!


We are taking you beyond the veil. You are not stopped, you are limited. God, break every limitation on our church, our families, on finances, health, and marriage. Break the limitations! In Jesus name we break through the veil of limitation, it is a lie. What are you going to pour out to make room for Him? What are you going to do differently to allow His pouring forth?

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PART 5: ACTIVATING THE POWER PLANT

SERIES: WHY I SPEAK IN TONGUES

By Pastor Philippi

PART 5: ACTIVATING THE POWER PLANT


Two Types of Water / Two Types of Christians

Imagine the damn where behind it the water is very deep and calm. The water then goes through a gate and gets pressurized causing a torrent of water coming out rushing and raging. It is not deep or even necessarily wide, but a raging torrent. They can power an entire area by the rushing waters going through the gate.


This points to two kinds of Christians: some are the ones who like a calm Christianity, those who want things to go easy. Yet God is using those difficulties to build us. The left side is good for fishing, boating, water sports, and sitting on the edge.


There is nothing wrong with that, but we need to get beyond lazily fishing and floating and start getting to the power that is on the other side of that damn. In these last days we don’t need the entertaining, relaxing and calm part of Christianity. I am not against any of that, but we call Sunday a service. It is something we do, not just receive. God is trying to get us to the place where we don’t just meet needs and be nice or tickling ears, but teaching the truth in power. We are living in a time where drug addiction is rampant with many things wrong in society. A cute religion won’t get it done.  We need services where God breaks in and changes the service. We have to have a move of the Holy Ghost in power to break some of the oppression we are experiencing in our city.


Flowing Water Result in Tongues

The water is the Holy Ghost going through our lives. When He does, one of the things that happens is we speak in other tongues. We all have the water, the question is how fast is it flowing? We need to press in. If you haven’t been baptized in the Holy Spirit you need to, and the evidence is speaking in other tongues.


There is a difference between being filled with the Spirit and baptized in the Spirit. You can be full of the Spirit and yet not baptized. I can take a water bottle that is full of water, yet when you are baptized you are put into a larger vessel. There is a difference between being filled with and immersed in. That’s why we immerse in water baptism, we are completely dead to this life and alive to the next life. To be baptized is to be immersed.


The Gift of Tongues is a Sign of Power

Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, (NKJV). Some people’s prayers are just a gripe session or a woe is me session. You need to pray in the Holy Ghost. As you do that you are being built up because of that water rushing through you.


2 Timothy 1:6-7 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV) It is in you, but you must stir it up.


Let me explain laying on of hands. If your battery is dead and need jumped, you find another battery and you put two cables on your battery and connect it to the dead battery. Then all of a sudden his motor is running. I believe speaking in tongues is your pony motor that gets your big engine going. A pony motor is a smaller one that helps start a very large motor. Tongues are a sign that the power is there. We are talking about activating the power plant. Speaking in tongues doesn’t force anything on, it is a sign that the power is there. You are the battery that can ignite something in someone else’s life.


Peter goes to Cornelius house and he wasn’t even supposed to be there as a Jew. God showed him food and told him to eat. God said, “Don’t call what I give you unclean. If I serve it up it’s clean. Don’t come against my children, I died for them and made them clean.” He goes into the unclean house and began to preach and the Holy Ghost fell on them. How did they know? They began to speak with other tongues. He used it as proof to the elders that God had saved them. God filled them with the Holy Ghost and they spoke with tongues just like we did.


There was a revival at Samaria and everyone was getting saved. Yet, no one was receiving the Holy Ghost. So Philip and Peter went down and laid hands on them.

Simon the sorcerer saw what happened when the apostles laid hands on them and he wanted to do that. They were speaking in tongues is the only thing that explains why Simon would want to buy it.


Years later they found some disciples who had been saved by John the Baptist’s ministry. They then introduced Jesus to them and updated their experience. Then they said, “Have you heard about the Holy Ghost?” They hadn’t even heard that there was a Holy Ghost. They laid hands on them and they spoke with other tongues. When you’re saved you have the Holy Spirit, you just are not immersed in the Holy Ghost. There is a baptism you can be immersed in. Not just He in you, but you in Him. Speaking in tongues is proof something has been activated and the power of God is flowing in you.


Activate the Gifts From the Father

2 Timothy 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. (NKJV)


Acts 1:7-8 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.  8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…” (NKJV)


In Romans 12:1-8 Paul lists seven gifts of the Father because you are created with these gifts. Sometimes we see these in people before they are even saved. These seven gifts are kind of like personalities: Prophecy, Service/Helps, Teaching, Encouragement, Giving, Leadership, and Mercy. Everyone is at least one of these. If you like to give, then pray, “God, give me something to give.” Encouragers are put on the front door team. A prophetic personality is black and white thinking. Things are definite. We put prophets on the prayer team, not the front door.  Put a prophet and mercy together and you have trouble. The prophecy guy says, “The Bible says!” The mercy guy says, ‘Let’s forgive them.” We need every one of these seven gifts in the church. Everyone comes at the problem from a different direction. We need all seven, so quit judging each other.


Activate the Gifts from Jesus

Jesus is the head of the church so his gifts are the fivefold ministry for the purpose of equipping the saints. My job is to equip you and send you into the ministry. Your job is not to come here to be entertained. It is not how many we seat, it is how many we send.


Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. (NKJV) Ephesians 4:11-16 reveal gifts from Jesus as that of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor / Teacher.


Activate the Gifts from the Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: (NKJV). A large part of the body is ignorant of the gifts.


1 Corinthians 12:4-11 reveal the 9 gifts of the Spirit are: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healings, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues.


These work better when you have the nine fruits of the Spirit. Faith works by love. When you don’t have the fruit and you’re operating in the gifts you become fruity. You are a granola Christians, flakes, nuts and fruit. You can have all the gifts of the Spirit and not really be all that spiritual. Spirituality is not about how many gifts you have, but how Christ like you are.


Something for You to Do

When the Jews at Pentecost realized their sin they asked the apostles, “What shall we do?” Peter responded in Acts 2:38-39 “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” (NKJV)


What shall we do? It is not enough to have head knowledge, you need heart knowledge. You need a plan to put this in action. In salvation and in power you shall receive the gift.


The gifts didn’t stop when John the apostle died. Can you imagine John on his death bed, “If you need healing you better get here.” It takes just as much power to keep the church going as it did to get it started. That power of the Holy Ghost is still available for anyone and everyone. You can’t explain it away; it is there in the Word of God. Why put something in the Word that won’t apply for over 1,900 years?


The promise is to great grandchildren, as many as God calls. It goes from Jerusalem to Samaria to all the world, and the promise comes all the way to Journey Life Center this morning. We have enough of Amish Christians. Why use a hand saw, when you could be using an electric saw? Let’s not rent the tools, let’s get the tools for ourselves!

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Part 4: TEACHING ROCKS TO SPEAK

SERIES: WHY I SPEAK IN TONGUES

By Pastor Philippi

Part 4: TEACHING ROCKS TO SPEAK


Language Brings Together

Twins develop their own language at a very young age no one else can understand but each other. They have a special sharing of DNA and connect through language. Every people group on the planet has their own language. Language is the most common thing they share. It shows up most when you are in a different country. McDonalds can make you feel like you’re back in the U.S. Language brings us together the most.


We are living in a kingdom called heaven. We have a king and subjects in this kingdom. There is a lifestyle and a language in the kingdom; more than just Christianese. There is a heavenly language. If you worship God in another country it is wonderful to hear fellow brothers and sisters speaking in tongues. There doesn’t seem to be any accents in tongues. It is a powerful gift.


Why I Speak in Tongues

  • It brings REST and COMFORT. Praying in tongues brings peace. It is like putting your feet in the river
  • It is a POWER PLANT. Your tongue is the turbine. Something is happening through the Holy Ghost.
  • It downloads MYSTERIES and uploads my PRAYERS. It is my private prayer LANGUAGE to GOD. The devil doesn’t know what you are saying. You may not know what you are saying. It is the Holy Ghost speaking through you.

The Gift to Speak to God

That breath from God gave Adam the gift of speech. God gives you the ability to communicate with Him when He breathes new life into you the day you were saved. That is your birthday that is more important than your physical birth. (Die twice and you live once.) God’s gift to man was Jesus Christ. The Son’s gift was the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s gift is the gift of language.


Significance of Rocks / Significance of You

It is a miracle we are able to speak, but a greater miracle we can communicate with the Divine, the throne room of God. That should bring wonder to you. It is a greater miracle than teaching a rock to speak.


The scripture compares us to rocks and stones. Joshua took 12 stones when he needed a testimony when he crossed the water. David found five smooth stones as weapons. God uses stones as a weapon and that is you. God took the law and wrote it on stones and now it is you. The priest had stones on his vestments representing the 12 tribes of Israel. The Lord bears us on His chest.


Jesus is the living stone and the corner stone (1 Peter 2:4). And you as a Christian are a living stone (1 Peter 2:5). We are not bricks, they are man made, formed by men. God takes us in our natural state and fits us into the building. Every one of you has a place in God’s house. If you are not in your place there is a hole in the wall. There is no one on the role call whose name is Some One Else.


Listen to what this scripture in Peter reads like from The Message.:

1 Peter 2:4-5 Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. 5 Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God.


God is taking stones and turning them into living stones to be part of His house. You are the new tablet that God is writing on (2 Corinthians 3:3). Your testimony is as strong as the Ten Commandments. Share your testimony, what God has done with you. They can argue with your theology but they can’t argue with your testimony.


Oil Comes From Rocks

Deuteronomy 32:13 “He made him ride in the heights of the earth, That he might eat the produce of the fields; He made him draw honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock. (NKJV) People could have found oil a lot sooner if they could have read the Bible. The Bible knew where oil was before they even knew they needed oil.


He is pulling His word out of you so you can be a minister and testimony to the people. He is drawing honey out of the rock. He is drawing oil out of the rock and you are that rock. Psalms 114:8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of waters. (NKJV)  He is talking about you.


Teaching Rocks to Speak

God is teaching rocks how to speak. He is doing a miracle. Speaking in a heavenly language is a miracle. Matthew 3:9 and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. (NKJV)


God says, “I’m going to populate heaven. I will find the people who belong to me. I will not leave any rock unturned. If I have to I will turn rocks into children.” He took you who were hell bound and changed you into a living child of the king. I am a child of the king! I was dead and lifeless, but now I belong to Him. He takes rocks that cannot speak and gives them a language to praise Him.


God is a rock collector. We should go to sleep singing, in the valley singing, going through hardships singing, on the sick bed singing, in the midst of need singing. We should praise Him when we wake up and when we go to bed (Psalms 149:1-9). When we praise God it is warfare even though it may not feel like it to you; it feels like it to the enemy. These rocks are rising up in the last days to take our place in the kingdom of heaven.


Spiritual breath is your prayer language with God. Let everything that has breath (spiritual breath) praise the Lord. That’s you! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

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PART 3 UPLOADS AND DOWNLOADS

SERIES: WHY I SPEAK IN TONGUES

By Pastor Philippi

PART 3 UPLOADS AND DOWNLOADS


God Downloads Into You

Romans 8:26-27 tells us the Spirit helps in our weaknesses. It points out the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered according to the will of God. God comes alongside us in our weakness and makes us strong. You don’t have to pray alone, the Holy Ghost is interceding for you. Even the Son is interceding according to the will of God. We pray amiss if we pray our desires instead of His.


When we are praying in our heavenly language an upload is going on with our prayers going up exactly like they should. You can’t mess up the Holy Spirit interceding for you. Another thing that can happen is a divine download with the Holy Spirit loading things into your spirit. There can be a download of strength or mysteries in the Spirit. Much of that is while you speak in that heavenly language.


Matthew 10:19-20 But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;  20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. (NKJV)  The minute you need to speak the Holy Ghost download will come in. Witnessing sometimes works like that. God may give you great ideas while you’re talking with someone about Him.


It says, “the Spirit of your Father speaks in you.” God’s voice sounds like your voice because He speaks through you; spirit to Spirit through the filter called you. Sometimes when God speaks to you He has very poor grammar because He is speaking through you.


He Downloads Edification

Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, (NKJV) You can speak in your heavenly language for a long time. Keep with it when God is leading you. It is for your edification. It builds you up and gives you strength . I can feel myself growing in strength, growing in the presence of God.


He Downloads Mysteries

A mystery can only be known through revelation (Ephesians 1:9). We are talking to God mysteriously. You can’t know it on your own. God will reveal things to you that you have no way of knowing. There are some things only God can teach you. As you pray in the heavenly language He is downloading mysteries and that causes you to speak boldly (Ephesians 6:19).


We need people that when the devil roars you know how to roar back. Many only want to talk about how bad things are. We don’t’ need to give glory to the devil. We need boldness in our speech.


Ephesians 5:31-32 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. (NKJV) There is a joining of Christ and the church and in those sweet moments He downloads mysteries into your life. Paul says in chapter three verse ten that the mystery of the manifold wisdom of God might be known by the church.


Mysteries Uploaded as we Speak in this Heavenly Language

If you pray in a tongue your spirit prays (1 Cor. 14:14). Only spirit can talk with Spirit. You have to talk in your spirit to have an effective connection to His Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:4-5 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification. NKJV


God gives you boldness and allows you to upload it to somebody else (Eph. 6:19). You have the power to bless people through your spirit. Paul said, “I wish you all spoke with tongues.” You need edification, but don’t take over a worship service unless there’s an interpreter so we can all be edified. If you’re walking in the Spirit it is an adventure.


You May Need an Upgrade for the Downloads

There is more computer power on a phone today than there was in the first space ship that went to the moon, but when you compare that to a brain it is spitting into the ocean. Here’s the problem, you can’t download everything. The little computer won’t take everything. It gets full. Your spirit is little while we are trying to download the mysteries of God. If you want more, there are memory upgrades. You can take any computer and add memory to it. You need all of the Word you can get in your memory bank. We need to increase our capacity for God. Jesus said, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:12-14 (NKJV)


We need enlarged. Psalms 119:32 I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart. (NKJV) We need an enlarging mindset like Jabez. 1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. (NKJV) Get that in front of you all of the time, enlarge, lengthen, and stretch.


Stay Charged

We must keep our battery charged. You can have all of the memory and computer, but if you don’t keep it plugged in it will run out. You have to stay plugged in. God won’t speak to you because you’re all of that. You must stay connected to Him to receive His uploads and downloads.

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Part 2 THE POWER PLANT

SERIES: WHY I SPEAK IN TONGUES

By Pastor Philippi

Part 2 THE POWER PLANT


The Church Needs the Power of the Holy Ghost

The problem with the church world is they are operating without a lot of power. If you took the Holy Ghost out of some churches, how long would it take to realize He was gone?


How do we get power into the church and what does speaking in tongues have to do with it? We can’t settle for operating in our power. You can lift a stone by your own power or use leverage with a pry bar and a stone and move many times more the weight. We need leverage. We need a source of power to see sick people healed, marriages restored and people off drugs. I have been there; it takes the power of God to break some things.  It doesn’t take fancy preaching or programs, but the power and presence of the Holy Ghost.


Why over history do some places develop much faster than other locations? Why did China develop quickly in the middle ages and Africa did not? The answer is in having strong animals to help with the work. We need something to help us.


Access to Power for Yourself

We need the power tools in the church. I’m tired of Amish church. You don’t need a hand saw when you can use an electric saw. Some church members, like the Amish, don’t own them, they just rent them; they get blessed by watching others. God promised you the power tools, get your own.


Acts 1:4-8 talks about receiving dunamis (dynamite) power, including power to witness through receiving the Spirit. Many of you are witnesses of God’s power through healing, salvation for your family and deliverance for your friends. One definition of leverage is the use of a small initial investment to gain a very high return in relation to one’s investment. He will take that yes of yours and leverage it into miracles.


How Does This Work?

The flow of the water is the Holy Spirit. Water creates power, but only when it is moving. If you are just sitting in church and collecting water you walk out and slosh; it has to be flowing water. You can’t put the turbine in a lake, but in a fast flowing river. They call it hydro electric power; we call it the Holy Ghost. The water always flows, the choice is, do you want to stick a turbine in it? That water flowing through the gates turns the turbine and takes what is mechanical and turns it into electricity. As the Holy Ghost comes across our lives and flows we feel the Holy Ghost, but it is not just so we can feel good. When you are feeling the Holy Ghost you should look for someone to lay hands on.


I am going to present you a new explanation. The water is the Holy Spirit.

John 7:37-39 “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, (NKJV)


It comes out of you as it comes in you. You are the power plant; quit looking at preachers as the power plant. Get it straight from the source of heaven. The gate is your mouth. There is power in what you say. If you’re speaking negatively that is generating a negative power. If you are a gossip it generates friction. If you are deceitful and lie that is a Watergate.


We don’t always feel it, but the Holy Ghost is always flowing. The enemy always works too. You need to get your Holy Spirit gate flowing by praising through your mouth. There is power in praise; blessing through what God wants you to speak instead of what the enemy wants you to speak. When you speak the things of God the water flows.


“The word is in you in your heart and in your mouth. (Romans 10:8)” You have to speak it. The turbine is your tongue. That is the part that spins. The tongue is not the power, the tongue talking is the evidence there is power; it is the initial evidence. Your tongue starts speaking the praises of God as you speak in another language. When you speak in tongues your motor is running, the power is on.


Benefits of Tongues Only if You Use Them

When you speak in tongues you are edified (Jude 20). You can speak in tongues for hours and you will feel yourself getting stronger. You need to spend time with your prayer language. Some of you speak in tongues so infrequently you think it is neat, but you don’t flow. If you get in His presence you can speak in tongues any time. Some think they can’t unless God takes over their tongue. He won’t make you do anything. It’s not Him talking, it’s you under the influence of the Holy Ghost; it’s called an utterance.


It is not either God does it or I do it. No. Am I doing this in my strength? How does it come together? Two soldiers are in the battle. One is shooting away and another is an airman flying in a jet with a smart bomb. Who is more effective? That is the difference! Some of us are in jet aircraft loaded down with big weapons. Both of us are working, but one of us is working with the power of the Holy Ghost.


Put on Jesus, that’s us in the jet (Romans 13:14) and the devil doesn’t know who you are. The devil knocks and Jesus answers. Be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). In Ephesians chapter 6 Paul tells us to be strong in the Lord because we wrestle against spiritual hosts. Then he says in verse 18 and 19 “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…  19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,” (NKJV) This utterance is speaking in tongues. Look at Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (NKJV)


Tongues is a power producing plant, one that Paul wanted and used. He reminded Timothy to stir up the gift in him. This is your responsibility. The power plant is available to you to be powerfully effective for Him. He has made it assessable to you if you will begin to use it. It is His power given for you to walk in.

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