How To Speak In Tongues
Now that you know from previous teachings why one speaks in tongues and when one speaks in tongues, I know that you would like to receive into manifestation the power of the fullness of the Holy Spirit. I know that you would like to speak the wonderful works of God and magnify God. To do this there is one thing you must do and that is to believe God's Word. Surely you do believe God's Word for what He has promised He is not only willing to perform, but He is able to perform. I can assure you upon the integrity of God's Word that when you speak in tongues you will be speaking the wonderful works of God and magnifying God.
Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. -- Acts 2: 11
For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. -- Acts 10: 46a
Before you can tap into any of God's resources you must know, first of all, what is available. You know speaking in tongues is available because the Word of God says all born-again believers have the holy spirit within them, which is the ability to speak in tongues. Next you must know how to receive it, which is set forth in the following paragraphs.
Let me unfold the keys to you and shortly you too will be speaking the wonderful works of God. Acts 2: 4 says, "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost." They were all filled, nobody was missed. Nobody ever gets missed if he has heard The Word and if he believes it and then acts upon it. God is always faithful and nobody then can be passed over. Do exactly what I tell you to do down to the most minute detail.
Paul in I Thessalonians 2: 13, thanked God that "when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God." You too must follow God's truth as told in the Word of God. But if you think this is just myself, writing or speaking to you, you will never receive. If you know that what I am saying to you are words which the Holy Ghost has spoken and is speaking to you by me, then you too will manifest the greatness of the power of God. If you will literally do what I ask you, then you can manifest the fullness of the abundance of God, the wonderful power of God.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and [they] began to speak .... -- Acts 2: 4a
They, the people, did the speaking.
Have you ever thought through the mechanics of speech? You with your own vocal chords have to do the speaking. The same mechanics that are involved in speaking English or any other known language are involved in speaking in tongues. For instance, if I say, "I love the Lord Jesus Christ," what did I mechanically do? I moved my lips, I moved my tongue, I moved my throat, I made the sound and I had to think. All this is involved in the mechanics of speech.
You say audibly, "I love the Lord Jesus Christ." What did you do? You moved your lips, your throat and your tongue to speak. You formulated the words; you pushed them out.
The only difference between speaking in tongues and speaking in English is that when I say, "I love the Lord Jesus Christ," I have to think. When I speak in tongues I do not think the words I speak. God gives the words to my spirit, and I formulate them on my lips. I do not think the words, but they are there when I move my lips, my throat, my tongue.
Believe to be very natural and at ease. You have to move your lips, your throat, your tongue; you push the air through your voice box to make the sounds. You have to formulate the words, but the words you speak, as in Acts 2: 4, are as the Spirit gives you utterance. What you speak is God's business, but that you speak is your business. I make the sounds, but the words that I speak are given to my spirit. God gives the utterance, and they are words that magnify His name; they are speaking the wonderful works of God. This is the greatness of the manifestation of speaking in tongues.
If you understand the mechanics of speaking in English or in any other language that you know, then you understand the mechanics of speaking in tongues. If you are born again of God's Spirit, the power is in you, but you have to do the speaking - not God - you do it. You will have no difficulty with God; the only difficulty you will have is in your own mind and your understanding of what you have to do. You, not the Spirit, move your lips; you move your tongue; you move your throat; you give the words sound by the power of God that is in you. Thus you are speaking forth the wonderful, wonderful works of God. How simple and beautiful it really is.
Acts 2 is the order of action for the Church.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive [lambano, * ye shall manifest] the gift of the Holy Ghost [pneuma hagion]. – Acts 2: 38
This is for the Church Age in which you and I live. When you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe that God raised Him from the dead, you have ‘remission of sins’.
The Word says, "ye shall receive." You are to manifest in the senses world the proof that you have received spiritually. As you manifest, you speak the wonderful works of God; you magnify God.
John 7 tells us a great truth that you and I need to understand when we manifest forth the power of the Holy Spirit.
... Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. -- John 7: 37b, 38
There are two Greek words for "receive" used in relation to receiving the holy spirit. Dechomai means "to receive the inherent power and ability." Lambano means "to receive to the extent of outwardly manifesting."
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. -- Romans 10: 9
The word "belly" stands for the depth of the soul of a man. "Out of the innermost being of that man shall flow rivers [not little streams] of living water." When you receive into manifestation the power from the Holy Spirit, you do not receive more spiritual substance; you just receive into evidence, into manifestation in the senses world, what you already spiritually have within. Manifesting the holy spirit does not mean you have been given something new; you are simply manifesting to your senses what you have within. The gift is already in you. God gave you the ability to speak in tongues when you were born again. The act of speaking in tongues is your responsibility; you already have the potential. If you don't speak in tongues, it isn't because God hasn't given you the ability. God through His Son promised, "out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."
This is what Jesus Christ spoke and what He told the apostles before He ascended. Out of their belly, out of their innermost being, would flow rivers of living water. So when you begin to speak in tongues, you formulate the words, you speak forth the words and let them bubble, let them flow freely, not trickle. When you start speaking in tongues, let it flow with one sound right after the other. That is what The Word says and that is what it means.
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? -- Luke 11: 11
Suppose you had a son who was hungry and you had bread in your house, if he asked for it, would you give him a stone? I am sure you would not.
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? – Luke 11: 12
If ye then [as fathers], being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? -- Luke 11: 13
The word "ask" is the same word as "demand." Do you know why you can demand payment on a check? Because the money behind it is already in the bank. All you have to do is walk up to the cashier's window and ask for the money for that check. "How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask [demand it of] him?" Why can we demand the holy spirit? Because it already has been given to us.
I want to call one more thing to your attention. The fullest cargoes of life come in over quiet seas. When the oceans are rough, the ships lay out in the deep; but when the oceans quiet down, the great cargo ships come into the harbor. The greatest cargoes of our spiritual life come in over our quiet inner seas. One of the things that the Word of God has done to me is to give peace to me on the inside so that I can receive the abundance of the power of the fullness of God.
He therefore that [who] ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? -- Galatians 3: 5
How do I minister the holy spirit to people? Do I do this by the hearing of faith? Yes! I do not do this by the works of the law.
I am ministering the holy spirit to you, teaching you exactly what to do. After you have read my instructions, I want you to close your eyes and sit quietly. Remember that when I have ministered the holy spirit to you, I want you to move your lips, your throat, your tongue. You make the sounds.
Sit quietly and do exactly as I instruct. Remember the Word of God says in Job 29: 23, "And they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain." To drink you have to open your mouth. In John 20: 22 Jesus instructed the apostles before the ascension to breathe in. He opened his mouth wide and he breathed in. In a moment I want you to open your mouth wide and breathe in.
While you are sitting, follow this instruction. Open your mouth wide and breathe in. You are not going to receive anything more spiritually; you are now going to manifest the spirit's presence. Just breathe in. Open your mouth wide. While you are breathing in, thank God for having filled you with the fullness of the power of His holy spirit. Don't beg Him; thank Him for it.
When you begin to speak in tongues, move your lips, your throat, your tongue. Speak forth. When you have finished one sound, speak another. Do not pay any attention to what you are thinking. You formulate the words; you move your lips, your throat, your tongue; you say it. You are magnifying God no matter what the words sound like to your ears. It is your part to speak in tongues; it is God's part to give the utterance.
Keep moving your lips, your throat and tongue. Formulate another sound. You have to formulate the sounds differently on your lips. God has given them to your spirit. They are in your spirit coming on your tongue; you have to speak them out. You are speaking the wonderful works of God; you are magnifying God; you are speaking in tongues. The external manifestation is your proof in the senses-world that you have Christ within. Get bold in it; let it flow out; let it effervesce. "Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." Keep on speaking. God is giving the words to your spirit; your spirit is bringing them up to your throat, and you are bringing them out.
"Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ and by the power of God that is within me, I now minister the fullness of your holy spirit into manifestation in this believer's life." Breathe in deeply and now begin to speak in tongues as I have just instructed you.
Isn’t God wonderful?
If you can speak one word, you can speak ten thousand words; because if you can speak one word, you have the power, the God-given ability, to speak more. Every time you speak remember that you are edifying yourself spiritually, building yourself up. You are speaking the wonderful works of God; you are magnifying God. You have the proof now in the senses world that you have Christ within, that you are a joint-heir with Christ.
In a moment I want you to speak again; to speak once more so that you become fluent and confident from experience. To learn another language by using your mind would take months; but to speak in different tongue happens instantly. God knows the tongue, so He gives it to your spirit and you speak it forth.
Anybody who knows even the slightest bit about languages knows that "beep, beep, beep, boop, boop, boop" would not be speaking in tongues. Speaking in tongues is speaking a developed language. Now once more I want you to speak in tongues. Just get quiet. Move your lips, throat, and tongue, and start speaking again. Keep on speaking. You are speaking the wonderful works of God, magnifying God. You now have proved to your senses that Christ is in you and that you have the power of the Holy Spirit. This is the greatness of God's wonderful power to you as a believer.