Praise the Name of Jesus.
I have been in the Lord for more than thirteen years. I have had the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, recieve infilling very often, base my life on His Word…but was yet to receive tongues. before anything I wish to reassure those who need it….The Lord, now I know, leads His people as HE knows they require. Not as per our wishes. there are so many plain teachings about the gift of tongues and I am someone who reads so much…yet this was not opened to me.
This year, on the beginning of passion week, I was lead into a fast. For the first time I was attempting a long fast of several days. I fasted for three days. On the fourth day, I was in a downcast mood. Every now and then I ask my husband for permission to go for fellowship and he refuses. This year again I requested and once again lovingly he refused. lol…
After he left for work and the children for school, I went online to search for some videos of praise and worship to join in. I came across a video of a Pastor Jon, leading a prayer to receive tongues. I prayed with him and I received TONGUES,
I am a self conscious most introverted person, incapable of laughing out loud, let alone talking to people who are not familiar to me. I have tried so many times to pray in tongues and never was able to get beyond saying Hallelujah innumerable times.
What came out was a form of groaning in unintelligible sounds which did not sound at all divine or musical to my conscious mind as I thought it would be. At the same time I was bent over in effort and shivering from head to toe. This I knew as familiar as His presence so I was somewhat reassured. I could stop and start at my own will but I didnt want to… weeping uncontrollably ,in between I started laughing with joy too because I knew I was on a direct hotline with the Holy Spirit!
After this experience I was severely tested. I doubted myself, wondered whether I was making it up… I didnt know what to think. Two things gave me relief… as I wept in my confusion and called on Father God, He spoke in His small still voice…”all these years I have led you…I alone…do you think I will let you suffer wrong?” and then scripture “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:9-11
I kept on praying tongues throughout the day and it now settled into a language I recognized…syllables at a speed which I otherwise am unable to produce. I also realise that my conscious mind goes on a sort of “lie-low state” when I pray in tongues…
I still am on a high… its been now four days and already I feel the difference within me… I am joyful, I am not so worried what others will think of my faith… Hallelujah… I cannot stop praising Him. Hallelujah!