He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself… – 1 Corinthians 14:4
One of the synonyms for the Greek word translated “Edify” is to charge; like you would a battery. The rendering in the Amplified Translation is very inspiring; it says, “He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself….” Moreover, in Jude 1:20 (AMP) the Apostle Paul admonished, “But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit.” This is how you get charged in the spirit and embolden yourself.
Is there any challenge before you that seems insurmountable? Are there projects you want to undertake, and you’re somewhat not sure what steps to take? Activate the wisdom and power of God by praying in the Holy Ghost, until you’re filled with the Spirit. If someone were timid, and began the exercise of speaking in tongues consistently, it won’t be long before he becomes bold and sound. For someone who’s weak, it’s the same thing; he’d become strong! Glory to God!
When you speak in other tongues, and your spirit is charged, it takes over your mind! Whereas there was fear in your mind, your spirit will rise like a giant from within and dominate the outward man. Paul said to Timothy, “…Stir up the gift of God that is in you…” (2 Timothy 1:6). One of the ways to do this is speaking in tongues!
Some Christians easily fall into temptations because they don’t speak in tongues sufficiently; consequently, their spirit is weak. Every little dart from the enemy throws them off balance. Refuse to live an ordinary life. There’s power in you; stir it up always. In your privacy, speak in tongues! When you’re on the go, speak in tongues! When you’re on the job, speak in tongues! This isn’t for a particular Christian denomination; it’s for every child of God. Get yourself charged in the Spirit; rise like an edifice, moving from glory to glory!
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My life is excellent and full of glory, because I’m continually filled with the Spirit. I function from a vantage position of boldness, audacity and victory in Christ Jesus, where I don’t struggle but enjoy a blissful life of success, and an unending stream of the miraculous, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Ephesians 5:18; Acts 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:6