May 2017 Newsletter
The Holy Spirit’s gift of speaking in tongues is His best and greatest gift to the individual believer.
By Bill Hamon
Did you know that more than 600 million believers have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, yet most people do not utilize this precious gift to its full potential? It is like receiving a million dollar gift and only using a fraction of it.
Our spirit language is the major key that unlocks the door to our spirit life and all of the attributes and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. If we would dedicate at least thirty minutes a day to the Holy Spirit for praying in our spirit languages we could begin to change our world! Tremendous power would be released in the Church worldwide, and the Kingdom of God would be demonstrated in every nation as a witness of the Lordship of Jesus.
What is “the Baptism of the Holy Spirit” or “the Gift of the Holy Spirit”?
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for every believer to receive and practice, just as every believer in Jesus is to be water baptized. It is an experience received when God baptizes a believer’s born-again spirit with the ability to pray in an intelligent language that his or her natural mind did not learn and does not understand.
It is the greatest gift a Christian can receive, for it is the giver and operator of all the other gifts and graces of God. There are so many reasons for us to pray in tongues, but the biggest reason is that Jesus paid a great price for us to use this most valuable gift.
I have found from my in-depth studies and a lifetime of experience that there are at least 70 reasons for every Christian to be praying in tongues every day. Let me share a few of those with you.
The Holy Spirit directs our spirit language to pray prayers in accordance with the will of God. Probably the only time we can be assured that we are praying 100 percent in the will of God is when we are praying in our spirit language. God always answers requests made in alignment with His will.
Our spirit language activates our supernatural new creation nature and sets us aflame with heavenly passion. This opens the door into God’s storehouse of wisdom, power, revelation, and supernatural ministry.
Speaking in tongues does the same thing for our spirit that our heart does for our body. Our heart beats and pumps blood throughout our entire body for life and health. Speaking in tongues pumps the presence of God throughout every cell of our being.
Praying in tongues turns the light of revelation on in our minds, enabling us to hear the voice of God and see what Jesus wants to do.
As believers receive revelation and increase their faith in God and His Holy Spirit power within them, then we will begin to see the miraculous power of God manifest.
Sandy Catalano, an elder at our church, was praying in English and then switched to her spirit language. Suddenly all the things and people that she had planned to pray for started flashing through her mind faster than the frames of an old movie reel. Sandy thought, “Lord, it is going too fast. There is not time enough for me to pray about each one of these requests at this speed.”
God spoke to her and said, “When you pray with your natural mind and language, it takes place at the speed of sound. But when you are praying with your God-given spirit language, you can pray and communicate at the speed of light.”
All nine of the fruits of the Holy Spirit are activated and increased within us by praying in our spirit language: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. If you really want to grow in love, then invest more time praying in tongues.
Worshiping and singing praises to God in tongues causes our inner being to be filled with the presence of God. You can sense the peace of God flooding your soul as you pray in your spirit language.
Praying in our spirit language is mainly for edification of the individual. However, the remaining “gifts of the Spirit” are given to believers to meet the needs of others. They are the nine manifestations of the Spirit: word of wisdom, word of knowledge,
gift of faith, gift of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, various tongues, and interpretation of tongues. The gifts demonstrate that our God and Savior Jesus is alive and active in the world today. Praying in tongues with our spirit language can activate the gifts of the Spirit and it is the activator that produces the faith needed to believe for the manifestation.
Speaking in tongues is the key to our victory, because faith is the victory that overcomes. The more we pray in our spirit language the more we charge our spirit with faith and power.
Our redeemed spirit, saturated with the Holy Spirit, is like a power-generating dynamo within our being where all of Jesus’ gifts, graces, power, and attributes are generated within and through us . The more that we pray in tongues the more power the dynamo generates.
We could also say our spirit language “uploads” our desires, petitions, worship, and heart longings to God’s hard drive. Praying in tongues also downloads mysteries from the mind of Messiah and imparts them into the hard drive of our spirits. Praying in tongues empowers us when we are weak, comforts us when we are saddened by life’s circumstances, intercedes for us according to the will of God, and is a faithful friend on whom we can always depend. When we do not know how to pray as we ought, we can just turn the praying over to our spirit language and the praying will go directly to the heart of the matter with the wisdom and power of God to meet the need.
What can 30 minutes of spirit language praying do?
One Spirit-filled psychiatrist said that if he could get his patients to pray in the spirit for at least thirty minutes every day for thirty days, then they would not need to see him anymore. Why? Because the spirit language prays from the subconscious area of man. The Holy Spirit sheds God’s light on those hidden areas of the subconscious, and then the spirit language roots them up and washes them out of the soul. Praying in tongues has even been found to give a boost to our immune system!
How do you receive the Holy Spirit?
The same way you received the gift of eternal life. First, you must receive revelation and understanding that the gift is for you. Second, have confidence that what you ask the Lord for is exactly what He will give you. Third, you must receive by faith. Ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit, then exercise the faith to begin speaking in other tongues.
What an awesome responsibility we have to allow the spirit language to accomplish all God’s purposes, appropriate all His benefits, and empower us and demonstrate the power of God and Lordship of Messiah Jesus. Amen and Amen.
Dr. Bill Hamon is recognized worldwide as a pioneer and father in the restoration of prophets and the activation of believers in their prophetic ministry.
The greatest leaders of faith, power and gifting prayed in tongue without ceasing.
At the end of May 2017, we celebrate the biblical feast of Shavuot. This feast was originally fulfilled on Pentecost 2,000 years ago with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but the greatest fulfillment is happening now. On Shavuot, the Jewish people presented two leavened loaves of bread to God, representing the two streams of humanity—Jew and Gentile. God still needs the two streams to make His One New Humanity. It’s as if the Jewish believer in Messiah needs the Gentile believer, and vice versa, to form a “complete” New Humanity.
Ephesians 2:15 says, God “create[d] in Himself One New Man [Humanity] from the two [Jew and Gentile], thus making peace.” The Hebrew word for peace means “completeness.” This union of Jew and Gentile in Messiah will release the same Glory that Jesus carried in human form! In John 17:22, Jesus said, “And the Glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.”
As the Jewish remnant is restored to its original olive tree, the greater fulfillment of Pentecost with the same miracle resurrection power that raised Messiah from the dead will be restored: “For if their [the Jewish people] being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?” (Romans 11:15).
The entrance to this Glory and all the gifts of the Spirit is the same as at the original Pentecost in the Book of Acts. The sign was a flame of fire and speaking in tongues. Hundreds of millions of believers worldwide now speak in tongues. But very few follow Paul’s example. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:18, “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.”
The greatest leaders of faith, power and gifting prayed in tongues without ceasing like Paul. It doesn’t say “tongues” in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, but it says to “pray without ceasing.” You cannot pray without ceasing in a known language! You will run out of words. So it must be tongues!
I have tried to pray in tongues without ceasing, but I find myself forgetting. The flesh, habits, demonic opposition and preoccupation with other things hinder me. It is possible to pray in tongues silently without even moving your lips, so there is no reason not to pray in tongues without ceasing. This is why I am so excited about a book called Seventy Reasons for Speaking in Tongues by Dr. Bill Hamon, the father of modern-day prophecy. It takes 30 days to make a new habit. I believe if we will read one reason a day for speaking in tongues over the next 70 days, it will become a lifestyle.
Let me whet your appetite.
The Bible says when you pray in tongues, you praise God well, you pray perfect prayers and since you don’t understand them, you are praying in perfect faith. I believe I prophesied the ministry I have today over 40 years ago by praying in tongues. I believe I literally stop the devil before he can cause damage by praying in my spirit language.
Those who give a Pentecost offering of $35 or more ($42 Canadian) will receive Dr. Bill Hamon’s book and his two-CD series, along with my DVD/3-CD series Personal Trainer for Tongues. This will answer the hard questions about tongues and lead you into your own experience of speaking in tongues. Imagine—over 60 years of supernatural ministry with Bill and over 40 years of my experience coming to mentor you!
Our ministry is poised to be a voice for God throughout the entire Middle
East with Middle East Television, which is included in the basic programming package for every home that has a television set in Israel! Only God could have done this great miracle. Your Pentecost gift will move us forward to the prophetic call of Romans 11:26: “And so all Israel will be saved.” I am also believing that, as your prayer life increases by praying in tongues, God will grant you and your house your own “only God” miracles. Praying in tongues will prepare you to receive the fresh Fire and Glory of Pentecost!