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Demonstrating the Power of the Holy Spirit Within





 
WARNING--This post is 100% biased and written by someone who believes in speaking in tongues and does it many hours per day along with other "manifestations" of the Holy Spirit. This post is not an attempt to "convert" anyone to my way of thinking, only to publicly announce what I believe. Thank You.

There is a current "hot" blog right now dealing with the subject of speaking in tongues. Rather than attempt to add anything to the current discussion going on there, I thought I would simply bring back to the forefront, for anyone willing to go back in the archives, a couple of posts I wrote April 6 and 7 of this year. The first one was entitled "Why I speak in tongues so much" and the second one was entitled "The real reason I speak in tongues so much".

If you were to go back and read one or both of those blog posts, you find out real fast that there are no Bible verses and no theological positions. The reason for this is because way back in 1970 when a group of teenagers and a long haired dope smoking hippie led me into tongues, there were no Bible verses-only the power of the Holy Spirit in operation.

I have been discussing and debating people about speaking in tongues for 38 years. Pretty much it is a subject a person either wants to know more about and perhaps experience, or it is weird and to be ignored or disputed. Most Christians has never heard of tongues or seriously thought about the subject. Speaking in tongues is simply not an important issue to most Christians.

When I first was taught that speaking in tongues was available, it was something I wanted to do it. The blog posts I wrote in April document how God took the desire in my heart and fanned it into a daily habit I have practiced now for almost 40 years. Even yesterday while I was driving, I spoke in tongues out loud for almost 5 hours.

Those of you who have read many of my posts know beyond a shadow of the doubt that I love the Word of God and at times I have tried to teach it in its minute detail. Why then would I not want to get involved with a scriptural discussion regarding a subject I am so passionate about? Mainly because I just don't feel like arguing with people anymore about speaking in tongues. To me, it is so much a part of my life that it would be like arguing from a medical book the reason for drinking water or breathing. I find no need to defend something that is as much a part of me as the air I breathe or the water I drink.

I speak in tongues, and I speak in tongues MUCH. In public meetings I have spoken in tongues and given the interpretation of that tongue so that others may be edified. I have given thousands of words of prophecy over the years, mainly in a meeting when called upon by the leader to do it. I have given words of prophecy over couples I have married, children I have baptized and dedicated, over others I have helped ordain and once at a memorial service.

I have discerned more demons than I could possibly remember. I have received specific words of knowledge about situations as well as words of wisdom on how to handle situations. To me, this is called revelation, and I am not ashamed to admit I have received revelation thousands of times in my life. I have manifested faith so strong I could have walked on water. I have prayed for the sick and they have been healed. I have prayed for miracles and seen them happen before my very eyes.

I am not bragging, I am simply telling the truth. I happen to believe that God has given us spiritual power within the Holy Spirit we received when born again. Jesus told the disciples that they would receive POWER. This power is found in the inherent ability to manifest the Holy Spirit in the senses realm via the 9 gifts recorded in 1 Corinthians 12.

I know the vast majority reading this probably think I hit the pain pills too hard. I haven't taken any pills and I am simply relating what I believe and have proven by experience. What am I supposed to do with the pages upon pages of documented miracles I have been a part of over the years. Am I supposed to just dismiss them because I cannot explain them?

We can discuss and debate things 24 hours per day for decades and never arrive at any answer that has any power. As believers, we need to exercise our spiritual authority and manifest the spiritual power we have been given and not come up with ways to deny it. Paul prayed in Ephesians that God would open their eyes of their understanding to what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe!

Taped on the wall above where my wife works on the computer all the time is a page with a prayer on it. This prayer was placed as a comment after I had written a post last winter bemoaning my wife starting to come down with the flu. One of you took the time to write a prayer rebuking the flu and claiming the victory of healing for my wife. I copied that prayer and took it down to her that night. She read, she believed and she never did get much of that flu except for some cold symptoms and a little fatigue.

There is POWER in Christianity if we tap into it and then manifest it. We don't need a stage and a big expensive program. No, we just need a couple of believers who mutually believe in what is available from God because He has said so. My wife saw a miracle of healing that night last winter, and to remind her of God's power, she keeps that prayer taped where she sees it every day. I say thank you again for praying for her and thank God we have the power to manifest the Holy Spirit in such a way we can see signs, miracles and wonders.

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Kirk M+ is a retired minister living with his wife and animals in rural eastern Missouri You can find out more about kirk at his profile page .

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Linda Young(@savedbyegrace)

  Even yesterday while I was driving, I spoke in tongues out loud for almost 5 hours. B2Y, I don't mean to sound flip or argumentative, but curious: Why would you speak in tongues when you're by yourself? Who's listening? Doesn't God speak English fluently? Seems to me that it serves no purpose. Gee, that sounds kinda in-your-face and I don't mean that at all. Be sure to read that with *love* my tone of voice In love, Gracie


Martie Du Preez(@shawmane)

  I have read your blog entry and it filled me with such joy! Your way of living is my passion and even more! As a child of the Living God I know that He's not a respector of person and that I can have what you've got. Please pray for me here on the other side of earth for the fulfilment of my heart's desire. Martie


Hoyle Dabbs+(@tchable)

  Brother B2Y,

First of all, thanks for the warning. It is the type of warning which will cause me to gather in as close to the speaker as I can get. I love to enter into a service where the Holy Spirit has complete control. Some of these services are services of two. Only me and the Holy Spirit as you have described in your ride home. One would have to experience the miraculous things God does in one's life during a five hour prayer session in tongues. Just think of it. Five hours of praying in the perfect will of God. Brother, your ministry is going to flourish and keep flourishing as long as you continue entering into the Spiritual realm and worshiping in the Holy Spirit.

The two blogs you referred to I read at the time they were published. They were really a blessing for me as I am sure they were for anyone who read them with an open mind and no preconceived notions. One must remember the Holy Spirit is gentle and will never force us to believe or accept anything we choose not to. God wants us to love Him through our own free will. He wants to feel our love from our hearts not from fear.

Tongues is something most Christians reject simply because they were raised in a church or by parents who do not believe they are real. Some even believe they are of the devil and designed to disrupt Christian services. This is another ploy the devil uses to steal from us a gift which God gives us freely and a gift which will strengthen us in our service.

I loved the way you described tongues (and I'm sure you are including other Spiritual gifts) being so much a part of you they are like the water you drink and the air you breathe. My brother, I truly believe that is exactly how it should be in all our lives.

Yes brother, all the gifts are "real" and available for us today. God knew how hard it would be for His people to survive in a pagan world so He has equipped us with Power from On-High. We are soldiers of the Cross and He has armed us for the battle. Nothing the enemy can do will penetrate our faith because we are armed and equipped to face anything he can possible throw our way.

Pain pills? You are high all right but what you are high on is God and you are basking in His Holy Spirit. Keep drinking the wine of the Holy Spirit my brother. The time is late and it is a dangerous world we live in. The devil knows he only has a short time remaining.

When Paul reminded Timothy to stir up the gift of God which is within him, he was also talking to each born again believer. God has equipped us with every Spiritual gift and every Spiritual gift is found in the Holy Spirit who lives within each believer. The very Power of God resides within us. With the Power of the universe residing within us how could we possibly have a spirit of fear?

It is time for all Spirit filled believers to stand up and be counted. God has placed His Church on earth to be a light to the world. Sadly this light has been hiding under a bed somewhere for the most part.

The Spirit is calling, "come out from under the bed and shine like the Light of Eternity." All of us are eternal beings and when we do enter into the eternal state we want to lead every human who lives in our lifetime into the light with us, not the darkness. To do this we must stir up the gifts God has placed within each believer.

He who receives us receives Jesus and he who receives Jesus also receives God who sent Him. We must not fear rejection for he who rejects us rejects the One who sent us. We must continuously battle for these that God will open their eyes and they will see the Light.

A superior post my brother.

Blessings from NC
TchAble


Sandy Brooks+(@poodlelady)

  Amen Brother -keep up the good work!

To Grace : I don't know about B2Y but I speak in tounges because it's a lanuage only God understands, it's special, an intimacy with God that I really can't even begin to put into words. It's one of those things you have to experience to understand.


Kirk M+(@blessings2you)

  Thank you for the wonderful comments. The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14 that he spoke in tongues more than anyone else. I figure if it was good for him to do so much, it must be a good thing to do. All I know is that the more I speak in tongues, the closer and more vibrant my fellowship with God becomes. It is as if just He and I are alone in a cabin somewhere holding hands and communicating things from the depths of the heart no one else could understand. It is as if I am speaking His language.

You know, English is not God's primary language. When he put people on earth they all spoke one language according to Genesis. It was only at the tower of Babel that God divided the languages so man could not try to be God. Some of us believe that on the Day of Pentecost, God reunited the one language in speaking in tongues. We know that when one speaks in tongues it is the language of men or of angels. But, there is an aspect of speaking in tongues which is strictly "prayer language" which I believe is God's language.

I am not nor was I making any statement brother Wormwood about you "denying the faith". That was simply a blanket statement directed at Christians everywhere who seem to spend more time trying to prove things like speaking in tongues are unneeded than possibly seeing if the opposite might be true. I in way was implying anything that would produce hurt, and I apologize if it did. NOT my intent at all.

One of my personal "pillars of faith" is my absolute conviction that believers are to manifest the Holy Spirit and see the power and might promised to us in Ephesians. Due to how God worked with me in regards to speaking in tongues, I have no options but to stake my very life on what I have shared about the topic.

B2Y


Marsha Tyler Ronquist(@kraftykatz)

  B2Y, Great job, well written. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your blog and the comments. :-p KraftyKatz drinking tea and


Kirk M+(@blessings2you)

  Grandma,
Thank you for taking the time to share that lengthy but very moving testimony to our God's goodness and love. I am so thankful things turned out as they did, even if your "spiritual mom" had to depart a little early. Thank you and may God richly bless your heart for sharing.
B2Y


Mary Shellow+(@awesomewonder)

  B2Y AND GRAND MA God bless you both it good to hear others whom speak the same language keep allowing the Lord to use you and never stopped telling of His marvelous works. Its good to remind others that we are works in progress. But undoubtly this comes from reading your BIBLE-" Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth" If we don't read and understand it how can we get to Heaven. that's the whole problem you can't do it your way but Gods way.


Be encourage and stay in His Will

Awesomewonder aka Mary



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