|Posted by Bishop Gerri Janeway on February 18, 2011 at 8:55 AM|
Medical Benefits of Praying in Tongues February 15, 2011
Our “Footprints” for today are found in (Jude 1:20) But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Praying in the Holy Ghost refers to praying in your prayer language. It is praying in tongues.
The Holy Spirit knows how to pray in the will of God even when we don’t know the will of God. Have there not been many times in your life that you prayed for God to do His will about something when you didn’t know what His will was in that particular instance? (Romans 8:26) Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:27) And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
During a season of the Church not allowing the gifts of the Holy Spirit to move, speaking of tongues is often forbidden, claiming it is of no use while in Church. This is absolutely not true. Tongues build up the individual. Tongues make us able to pray according to the will of God. Yes it is best to pray in English (or a known language) when you are ministering in a group. Usually intercession is saved for your time alone with God or at a group intercessory time. (1 Corinthians 14:4) He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. Some thought that tongues were of no value since you weren’t to speak in tongues, but preach in a known language.
Paul was one who wrote more of the New Testament that anyone one else. (1Co 14:18) I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all. He was a powerful Apostle. He is an example of faith and the workings of the last day church. He commented about his praying in tongues calling it “more than ye all.” In other Words, he spent many hours alone with God and praying in his prayer language. That along with His time in the Word of God, is what prepared him for ministry because you build up your most Holy Faith praying in the Holy Ghost. (Jude 1:20) But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. One of the first things that I learned in Bible school was to pray in tongues to build up my spirit man before ministering the Word of God.
In this next scripture, Paul wrote in (1 Corinthians 14:15) What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. And also Paul wrote in (1 Corinthians 14:39) Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. (1 Corinthians 14:18) I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all. (1 Corinthians 14:19) Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Your prayer language is powerful. The Bible said that praying in the Holy Spirit builds you up (Jude 20). In addition in research done by Dr Carl Peterson of O.R.U in Tulsa some interesting facts have been discovered. Praying in your prayer language releases a chemical which boosts your immune system by 30-40%. I have always been fascinated when scientists who usually try to prove the Bible is wrong, do just the opposite. They prove that it is right! When scientists look far enough they will always prove that God is right, because He is!
I hope you enjoy except of an article forwarded to me from the now deceased Charles and Frances Hunter newsletter…The Benefits of Tongues! - Interesting Research!!!
Here is a very interesting health thought. Dr. Carl Peterson of O.R.U. in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a brain specialist and was doing research on the relationship between the brain and praying or speaking in tongues. Some amazing things were discovered!!!
Through research and testing, Dr. Peterson found that as we pray in the Spirit or worship in the Spirit (our heavenly language) there is activity that begins in the brain. As we engage in our heavenly language, the brain releases two chemical secretions that are directed into our immune systems giving a 35-40% boost in the immune system. This promotes healing within our bodies. Amazingly, this secretion is triggered from a part of the brain that has no other apparent activity in humans and we don't use it. It is only activated by our Spirit-led prayer and Worship.
We need to pray in our prayer language more than we ever have before.
Charles and Frances Hunter walked in a healing ministry for many years. I first heard them minister in the early 80’s. They have prayed for thousands and thousands sick people according to the Word of God. But the good thing about their ministry is that they teach others to pray and believe for healing as well.
One last thought… Just because the Lord is emphasizing your heavenly language today, don’t forget that you are also built up by the Word of God. We can read this in (Romans 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Spending time feeding on the Word of God builds your faith and praying in your prayer language strengthens your inner man. This produces your Most Holy Faith. Your “Most Holy Faith” is when the gift of Faith goes into operation. The gift of faith (1 Cor 12:9, Jude 20) is the God-kind of faith. The old timers used to call it “praying through daily.” Of course the Word says in (Matthew 6:33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. This is where they learned to pray through first each day; a very good and beneficial practice. (John 15:7) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
If you have not received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues, you must receive it. You do not have to go to Church to get it. You can get it at home alone. I did. I recommend to you the book written by “Kenneth E. Hagin, Sr” now deceased called “Why Tongues.” It is put out by Harrison House of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Study this little mini book and your faith will grow to receive from God your prayer language. It is a beautiful thing. I was born again at age nine but twenty three when I was baptized with the Holy Spirit. It totally changed my life. It empowered me. I just wanted to be a house wife and mother who loved the Lord. God had other plans from the beginning. When you have a calling on your life, you cannot ignore it.
Prophetess Frances Lloyd