Tongues Often Come First

August 8 2021
Tongues Often Come First

Bible Passage: I Corinthians 12:1

  • I. God doesn’t want you to be ignorant about the things of the Spirit.
    “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant”!
    (1 Corinthians 12:1).!
    It’s essential to know and understand the Holy Spirit and why we should be filled!
    With the Holy Spirit.!
    II. Reason 1 why believers should pray in other tongues is that tongues are the initial evidence
    of the infilling of the Holy Spirit.!
    “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in!
    One place. And suddenly, there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it
    filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like
    as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began
    to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4).!
    o Speaking in tongues is the outward manifestation of the inward force of the Holy Spirit.!
    o It is the initial sign of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.!
    It is supernatural evidence of the Spirit’s indwelling.!
    o “While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
    And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter,
    because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard
    them speak with tongues, and magnify God” (Acts 10:44-46).!
    o Paul asked certain disciples if they had received the Holy Spirit since they believed (see Acts
    They said they had not heard of the Holy Spirit. They had been baptized!
    Into John’s baptism.!
    Paul said, “John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying!
    Unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after!
    him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”!
    When they heard this, they were baptized in the Name of The LORD Jesus.!
    o First, when they heard that Jesus was the One who was coming, they were saved.!
    o Second, they were filled with the Holy Spirit—they spoke in tongues and prophesied.!
    “And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they
    spake with tongues, and prophesied.”!
    III. Simon, the former magician, wanted to purchase the ability to impart the infilling of the Holy
    Spirit (Acts 8:9-24).!
    The Holy Spirit is not for sale.
    Simon saw signs—miracles and devils cast out—so he believed and was!
  • Baptized.!
    “And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy!
    Ghost was given, he oered them money, saying, Give me also this power, that on
    whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost”!
    (Acts 8:18-19).!
    o He “saw” the Spirit imparted.!
    o He tried to buy it!!
    The Baptism in the Holy Spirit provides an inner power that becomes an!
    Outward force to bring the realities of Jesus to others.!
    God wants you to be filled with the Spirit. God has done everything for you except the
    receiving part. You have to do that. The words in other tongues will come.!
    You can be filled with the Holy Spirit! Let’s do it!!
    Pray with us:!
    “Heavenly Father, I ask You according to Acts 19:6, to fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I have been
    born again, and now I want this precious gift You oer. In Jesus’ Name, I receive the Holy Spirit
    with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Amen.”!
    Now speak! The Holy Spirit will give you a new language.
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