Matt 3:11 As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
there is a DISTINCT difference between being born of the spirit and being baptised in the spirit
Bro hagin said, “the world needs to be taught to receive jesus, the church needs to be taught to receive the holy Spirit.
Acts 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. 45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
46 For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, 47 “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” 48 And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
SPEAKING WITH TONGUES; WHAT IS ITS USE AND BENEFIT?
1 Cor 14:1Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.
SCRIPTURE IDENTIFIES SPEAKING IN A TONGUE AS SPEAKING IN THE SPIRIT OR WE COULD SAY, “PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT”
1 Cor 12:10 “various kinds of tongues”
DIFFERENT KINDS… DIVERSITIES…DIFFERENT IN PURPOSE AND USE
28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. 29 All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? all are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they?
30 All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? 31 But earnestly desire the greater gifts.
ONE OF THE VARIOUS KINDS OF TONGUEs IS FOR THE USE IN A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY… AND NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE THAT.
14:26 What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; 28 But if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; And let him speak to himself and to God.
THE OTHER VARIATION OF TONGUES IS that ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE SPIRIT CAN PRAY IN TONGUES OR HIS LANGUAGE
14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.
18 I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all
19 However, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
4 One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself (BUILDS UP)
KNOX “He who speaks in an unknown tongue encourages himself”
BEK “He who speaks in an unknown tongue strengthens his own faith
Web “He who speaks in an unknown tongue receives an uplifting and strengthening influence”
Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God,
One translation say’s; strengthen yourself, fortify yourself, sustain yourself, praying in the power of the Holy Spirit.