Speaking In Tongues
What's happened is, there's a spirit is pushing against you. You just decide that's what it
is, and I'm going to get stronger! Push against me will ya? Okay - ooh, we'll see who's
stronger here! You just push and push - you just keep praying in tongues; and what
happens is, it just backs away, and the flow comes. Once the flow goes, there's no
awareness of any resistance there at all.
I found for example, that week after week after week, in congregations over New
Zealand, people come in, and there's a spirit resistance around the corporate body.
Why is that? Because individuals in the corporate body have not sustained a prayer life
to keep themselves free, so when they gather, the same resistance is there in t he
corporate body. That's why we have to play some very fast songs and energise you, get
Now if you really think about it, all we're doing is just the very things I just said you just
need to do in your private life; make your body move! So the purpose of getting
everyone to clap is - and you may not be a clapper. It's a shame, because the Bible
says: clap your hands, ALL you people! So you could write that one out of your Bible if
you like - but clap your hands. There's a reason for it.
Clap your hands, ALL you people; shout to God with a voice of triumph! So the Bible
tells us how to break through the atmosphere around us: clap strongly; and shout!
About 30 seconds is all it takes, and you've broken through! That's all it takes.
Why does it take so long? Why don't we come every week and we're fired up? Why
don't you spend five minutes before you get here, on the way in your car; instead of
having an argument with your wife, why don't you just pray in tongues? It'll do you much
better, do her much better as well, and pray STRONGLY in tongues!
You come in there - oh, come on! Let's get into it! Don't delay! Let's start straight away!
See, rather than carrying heaviness - don't have to carry heaviness because we've
been given our Holy Ghost to fill us with life!
And you know what happens is, the overflow; when you start praying strongly in
tongues, your body comes alive, it gets full of energy, it gets pumped up with life! Your
soul clears, your head gets clear.
Sometimes I get praying in tongues, try to go to sleep, I can't sleep. I'm lying there - just
like that you just can't sleep, so I KNOW it energises you. Just get going, see? Energise
Okay, here we go, fourth benefit of it - it brings forth the purposes of God. 1 Corinthians
14:2 - He that speaks in tongues, doesn't speak to men, but speaks to God, for no one
understands him. However, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
A mystery is something concealed, something you don't know, something that's hidden,
something someone's sort of co vered over, so you can't tell what it is. You think: well