On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was first poured out upon the early church. A wind from heaven filled the upper room, tongues of fire sat upon each of the believers, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then, they began to speak in tongues: “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4)
What is speaking in tongues and what is its purpose? There is a lot of confusion, misunderstanding, and controversy over this topic, but that does not need to be the case. God has given this valuable gift to the church for a reason. There is power in praying in tongues, and this gift should be sought for and used by God’s people.
In this message, I help bring clarity into what speaking in tongues is, some of its various purposes, and how this gift is a powerful weapon of spiritual warfare and intercession. At the end of the sermon I led a time of corporate praying and singing in tongues, along with ministry to receive this gift.