The Power of your Tongues is in the Scriptures you Know

Throughout my years of praying in tongues, I have consistently heard believers who also possess the gift emphasize the importance of reading the bible alongside praying in tongues. Initially, I did not understand the connection between praying in tongues and scriptures.

Recently, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I gained a deeper understanding of the link between the two and in this article, I will be sharing this revelation with you.

Your words are swords

The first thing you need to note is that the connection between scriptures and praying in tongues is rooted in the understanding that the words we speak hold power.

While words may seem ordinary in the physical realm, they are swords in the spiritual realm.

The words of thoughtless people cut like swords. But the tongue of wise people brings healing.

Proverbs 12:18

The Bible even goes as far as to compare the word of God to a double-edged sword, emphasizing the strength and impact of words.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Spiritual territories and scriptural understanding

The second point to consider is that in the spiritual realm, believers possess territories. Essentially, if you have a territory in the spiritual realm, it must be fought for, safeguarded and nurtured.

So, how does one engage in battle? Well, the answer lies in the utilization of swords, which is where prayer comes into play. Prayer involves speaking words and making declarations.

When you make these declarations, they act as a form of protection for your territory in the spiritual realm. The size of your territory is determined by the strength of your words or, in other words, how powerful your weapons of warfare are.

While every word that you speak is a sword, not every word is considered a sharp sword. When the Bible refers to the word of God as sharper than a double-edged sword, it emphasizes the effectiveness of God’s word.

While humans may speak words that resemble swords, they may lack the sharpness required to cut or pierce. In the spiritual realm, these words have less impact compared to the word of God, which is the sharpest sword.

The word of God is highly effective in safeguarding your spiritual territory and protecting the blessings given to you by God.

It is important to protect the goodness that God has deposited within you, as the enemy constantly seeks to steal the blessings bestowed upon you. Just as Jesus warned, the enemy aims to steal, kill, and destroy.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10

By immersing yourself in the word of God, your words become more powerful and effective in the spiritual realm. This sharpens your spiritual weapons, making you more effective in spiritual warfare.

Two believers can both pray in tongues, but their effectiveness may differ. The believer with a greater knowledge of scriptures will be more powerful in the spiritual realm compared to the one with less scriptural understanding.

When you pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit utilizes the words that reside within you to communicate and make declarations in the spiritual realm.

If you have scriptures stored within you and have honed your words through reading scriptures, the Holy Spirit will use those scriptures and words as sharp swords to help you fight your spiritual battles.

This enables you to delve deeper into the spiritual realm, claim a larger territory, enhancing your influence and effectiveness.

Strengthened faith

Reading more scriptures leads to gaining more knowledge, which in turn increases faith. The Bible emphasizes the importance of faith in pleasing God and deepening our relationship with Him.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

The stronger our faith, the more we can connect with God and engage in prayer, including praying in tongues through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

When a believer experiences dry tongues and stops speaking in tongues, it is not because the Holy Spirit is withholding more syllables for them to speak; rather, it is a result of losing faith in the effectiveness of their prayers.

This loss of faith is often linked to a lack of sufficient knowledge of scriptures, as faith comes by hearing the word of God as it is written in Romans 10:17. By immersing yourself in scriptures, knowledge is gained, making your faith strong.

With a solid foundation of scriptures, faith is nurtured, enabling you to persevere in praying in tongues even when faced with challenges. This unwavering faith allows believers to continue the spiritual battle without giving up.

When you speak based on scriptures, your words create a pathway for you in the spiritual realm regardless of any blockages.

Scriptures strengthen your faith to the point where you can easily commune with God. God is interested in what is written in the scriptures because He is the author. The more interest you have in His word, the more you will have to discuss with Him.

The Holy Spirit within you can only use the scriptures you have and the level of faith you possess to address your concerns and help you commune with God. He will also make your tongues diverse and fluent, allowing you to pray for long without fatigue.

The example of Apostle Paul in the Bible is a clear illustration of this concept. He said that he spoke in tongues more than anyone else, which was likely due to his extensive knowledge of scriptures.

While he did not explicitly explain this connection, it is evident that a deeper understanding of scriptures leads to stronger faith and more powerful tongues.

Therefore, if you are struggling with praying in tongues, focusing on reading and studying scriptures can significantly enhance your ability to pray effectively. Your faith will be strengthened through scriptures, ultimately leading to more impactful tongues. Blessings!

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