John 14:16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 That is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
Acts 1:8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
THERE IS A DUAL WORKING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER
THERE’S THE NEW BIRTH…
JOHN 4, “The water I give you will be a well of water springing up to everlasting life”
JOHN 7:37 HE SAID, “Out of your inner most being (belly) shall flow rivers of living water”
THOSE ARE 2 SEPARATE EXPERIENCES OF THE SAME SPIRIT.
PERSONAL BENEFIT. (9 FRUIT OF SPIRIT)
AN ENDOWMENT OF POWER for SERVING THE LORD. (9 GIFTS OF 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.
THE USE AND BENEFIT OF TONGUES (HEAVENLY LANGUAGE)?
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.
PAUL TEACING THE CORINTHIANS ABOUT 9 GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
1 Cor 12:10 “various kinds of tongues”
DIFFERENT KINDS… DIVERSITIES – DIFFERENT IN PURPOSE AND USE
IN THE 28TH Vs PAUL REFERES TO “VARIOUS TONGUES” AGAIN TALKING ABOUT THE BODY OF CHRIST AND THE DIFFERENT MEMBERS.
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…
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
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.
1 Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
1 Cor 14:4 “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.
Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”