UNLOCKING THE POWER
Before I start the third Teaching in this three-part series; I would like to review Teachings one and two.
The first teaching was called FLIPPIN THE SWITCH
So how do I flip the switch?
·YOU MUST SWITCH FROM ASKING GOD-PETITIONING HIM (Quit Praying for it) (THE I AM GOING TO GET IT MODE)*****
· (START THANKING HIM) (THE I’VE ALREADY HAVE IT MODE)
· In, other wards when you Quit Praying and Start Thanking him for it (YOU ARE AT REST BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT TRYING TO GET IT YOU’VE ALREADY GOT IT)
· QUIT PRAYING START THANKING
· WITHOUT THE RESTIN THERE ARE NO BLESSIN
· So, how do you know when you are at rest? When there is a peace and confidence there
· And Vice Versa- when you have that peace and confidence you are at rest in the Lord
· Once you flip the switch don’t flip it back (Double-mindedness)
· Let me just say this: you will need the Promise hidden in your heart and the Help of the Holy Spirit
When you are asking in prayer for something (you are striving) but when you come to that place of peace and confidence-I got this it’s mine (that all can come to with God’s help) (then you are at rest) then that is where you will receive your miracle. You must move from one side to the other and stay there and don’t go back: this is not optional. Is this important; it’s the difference between Receiving or coming up empty handed.
Let’s review Teaching number 2-Standing on the Promises unlocks the Treasure Chest
Romans 12:1,2 (KJV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
2 Peter 1:2-4 (KJV)
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature
(IT’S THE MAP TO HIDDEN TREASURES AND WHEN YOU FIND THE TREASURE CHEST IT CONTAINS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING WE NEED)
Psalm 119:11 (ESV)
11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Hebrews 4:12 (HCSB)
12 For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.
So, do you want to be a Devotional only Christian or one that moves in the Power of the Book of Acts? What’s the difference? The Devotional only Christian is saved but stuck and not experiencing that intimate relationship with God and the Power to go along with it.
So, how do you Unlock the Power?
Please listen to what I say before you turn me off. If you are not experiencing that intimacy and the power of God, this will bring that to you. Before I experienced this gift, I was powerless; but afterwards when I starting using it then it changed my life. What I am talking about is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with Speaking in Tongues.
There are some of you out their who have never heard of this; please keep listening and check out what I say in the Bible; to see if it matches up. Some of you have heard of it; but formed an attitude against it. This is probably due to people saying it’s of the devil or just gibberish. That’s what they said about the apostles and the thousands who were baptized in the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. Then there are some of you who were like I was. You have been Baptized in the Holy Spirit; maybe for years; but you have neglected the gift. Your thoughts were I got it; but after that you didn’t really see any value in it or results from having it. So, it just laid dormant.
Speaking in Tongues is like recharging the batteries or refilling your tank.
1. Builds you up (makes you strong when you are weak)
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,”
Praying in the Holy Spirit is SPEAKING IN TONGUES)
2. Keeps you in God’s Love
(you don’t’ have to pray for God’s love- you have the controls and you can open up the valve)
“keep yourselves in the love of God”
3. Love is Oil for your Faith
“but faith which worketh by love”
And this Love helps your Faith to work
(another benefit is it helps you to walk in faith)
4. Unlimited Power
(You and I need this additional power)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you”
(Boldness and Anointing and Spiritual Fruit and Gifts operating like you have only imagined)
5. Rest and Refreshing
(kind of a spiritual vacation)
Isaiah 28: 11,12
“For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.”
(Like a power nap or vacation)
6. Protected Hot line to God
(Just you and God nobody else can listen it) English isn’t like that) Do you know how important that is)
I Corinthians 14:2
“For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.”
7. The More you do it the More Benefit you Receive
(Paul did it more than all of them and look what he did)
1 Corinthians 14:18 (ESV)
18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
When you compare it to English or your native tongue which is not a protected line-Speaking in Tongues: must have a barrio or be encode(so Satan can’t hear it or understand it) and its stronger than English(you shall receive Power-is a reference to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues-English/Native Tongue they already had and the Holy Spirit knows our needs better than we do(touched with our infirmities, etc.)
Some might ask “Can you be healed without the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of Speaking in Tongues?
Yes, is the answer!
Remember this: Jesus never intended for anyone NOT to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit with Speaking in Tongues. Paul, Peter, John, and virtually all the 1st Century church were Baptized in the Holy Spirit and Spoke in Tongues. It was the norm.
Without the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with Speaking in Tongues you have a nice new Chevy Impala. It will get you there. With it, you have a NASCAR. You have more power and you will get there faster and easier. It’s like a Turbo Charger. So, the better choice is obvious; but you get to make the choice. For me it was a no-brainer.
God is a Spirit and we must worship him in Spirit not in the flesh(who he is and not who we are which will always lead to condemnation.
There are three operating Modes I believe:
1. Non-existent (don’t have it for many reasons)
2. Auto=Pilot (you get it and then just neglect it) You have a little more power
3. Pro-Active (Paul said I Speak in Tongues more than you all) Builds you up (power)
When I started majoring in Speaking in Tongues and Meditating in the Word my life changed (that is the understatement of the year)
If you receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues and you begin to speak in tongues and believe that power is within you and building (that’s exactly how it will be).
If you don’t receive it; your power will be limited. If you receive it but neglect speaking in tongues your power will be less.
Do you realize that millions of Christians throughout the world including me Speak in Tongues. It is the Power Source. It will take you from a mere ordinary person with no power to a Powerhouse for Jesus. You will be able to do what they did in the Book of Acts church; like raise the dead; heal the sick, etc. It will make you bold. You name it.
Acts 2:38-39 (ESV)
38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you 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 for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
- Separate experience that can be had right after Salvation
-Children here means future generations
-Those who are far off means the Ends of the World (Time and Scope)
Power that isn’t focused will dispersed and just not do the job. (wit-more-mop) Promises that aren’t backed with power will come short of their mark
Did you know that you can whisper in tongues? You obviously can’t do it in some public situations. You can train yourself to do this. Then you can mix it with meditating (thinking on the Promises at the same time) and you will have a powerhouse flowing in you.
If you would like to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with Speaking in Tongues; Please pray along these lines
Prayer to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with Speaking in Tongues
Begin Praising the Lord in English
Now quit speaking in your native language
And with simple child-like faith receive and start speaking in Tongues.
Refuse to speak in English.
It may just be a Word of two. A syllable or two. Just keep at it. It will grow.
You may feel weird at first.
You might question is it me or is it the Holy Spirit doing this. It’s both.
The Holy Spirit gives you the language as you open your mouth and speak it out. It’s like on demand.
This is so important. Don’t take no for an answer. Keep doing it until you break through
(If you are unable to break through now; then continue to do this at home until you do)
And for those who have been filled and have let Speaking in Tongues do dormant in their life; I pray for a mighty refilling; just receive it.