You may have seen the news this week that Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby prays in tongues. Not only at meetings, and not on occasions, but daily. And not only is this daily, but it takes place at 5 am each day. This supernatural prayer is even discussed by Justin Welby in terms that are as matter of fact as the sky being blue or the earth being round, describing it as ‘“not usually an immensely ecstatic moment”.
Prayer in tongues is a normal, regular, part of his “daily discipline”.
This has, for many, opened up a conversation about praying in tongues; what it’s purpose is, why pray in tongues, how to pray in tongues, and what actually is praying in tongues.
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And for anyone wanting to get straight to the heart of speaking in tongues, head straight to chapter six, “Praying in Tongues”.
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Evangelical leaders have long noticed that Jack Hayford's approach to speaking in tongues doesn't fit the stereotype. He shuns sensational display, warns against excesses, and is never emotionally overwrought.
This revised and expanded edition includes fourteen fresh teachings from Pastor Jack to further explain what he believes about spiritual languages. In sensible, biblical terms he describes how tongues-speaking is neither gibberish nor emotional exuberance, but rather an intimate encounter with the heart of God. In a broad appeal that crosses denominational lines, Hayford makes a persuasive case for accepting tongues as a normal part of a Christians experience.
Again, tongues is not an extraordinarily rare spiritual event, but as much a part of daily faith as it is for Justin Welby.
So by this point, you will have read all about what tongues is, what it means, and how it needn’t be a mystical one-off. Author and speak Don Nori believes and puts into practice the belief that any true Christian can speak tongues, without obstacle or fear.
You Can Pray In Tongues is about as practical and easy as it gets.
Written for the seeker, not for the intellectual, you will find this book will move this phenomenon into the realm of the reachable. Yes, praying in tongues is for everyone. God has so designed it. Everyone means you too.
The book carefully reviews scripture and outlines step by step how to make praying in the spirit, a normal part of your Christian life. Additionally, it contains a brief history of praying in tongues through the ages as well as the remarkable experiences of children and young people. The grace of the Lord is abundantly lavished upon the seeker as he discovers the wonders and the miracle of praying in tongues.
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January 23rd, 2019 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon