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Class 8: Prayer that Prevails!


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Part 4: Tongues: available to you

(This is part 4 of 9 parts in this class)


From the moment you are filled with the Holy Spirit you should expect to begin speaking in tongues. In the book of Acts on each occasion when believers were filled with the Holy Spirit they began to speak with tongues. The first occasion was on the Day of Pentecost.

Now when the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place...And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:1,4 - NKJV


The early disciples had been instructed by Jesus to stay in Jerusalem waiting to be baptised with the Holy Spirit. For this reason they were together in an upper room waiting when the Day of Pentecost arrived. On that day the promised outpouring of the Holy Spirit began that was declared by Joel the prophet. (Acts 1:4,5; 2:16-19.)

God is still pouring out His Spirit today so that you can be filled with the Holy Spirit. The moment you are you will begin speaking in tongues - if you will do what the believers did on that Day of Pentecost. What did the believers on the Day of Pentecost do? When they were filled they began to speak and as they began to speak the Holy Spirit gave utterance and to this utterance they yielded their tongues.

The Holy Spirit won't force tongues through your mouth. If you're going to speak in tongues you're going to have to open your mouth to speak and you're going to have to accept into your mouth the Holy Spirit's "groanings which cannot be uttered". He gives the utterance but you have to let what comes have voice.