I believe in the New Testament experiences in the Holy Bible. I myself speak in tongues, and I believe I was filled with the Holy Spirit on the date that I was born again in 1982. I believe I was baptized in the Holy Spirit with the utterance of speaking in another language, I do not know what that language is...I believe it is a heavenly language that I speak to my heavenly father with. I have on occasion in the past spoke aloud in my heavenly language in a church along time ago and there was a interpreter there. That has been many years ago
I believe when we are saved, the Holy Spirit came to reside inside us. There are many different giftings as stated in the bible, I do not believe that every person receives the gift of speaking in another language. May God correct me if I am wrong in this thinking. I known some great women and men of God who do not speak in tongues.
This is in fact a Spirit sent from our Father in Heaven that is holy and righteous and good. He will only lead you down the path of holiness and truth. There is no holiness or righteousness in ourselves...It all comes from God's Spirit, and as we allow His Spirit to abide in us, we display the fruits of the Spirit---love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control.
We can also grieve the Spirit of God. He is very sensitive to our sinful nature. Walking in the flesh will grieve Him, we have to be very careful to walk in all God has for us, and that is in continual communion and fellowship with the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
I pray that His Spirit would be rooted inside of you and bring forth these righteous fruits in the name of Jesus.
Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit! Let His Spirit sink deep down into your heart. It will be like a rushing river overflowing joy and peace out, a continual feast with our bridegroom Jesus!
Oh Father in Heaven, I pray that You fill us with Your precious Holy Spirit! Help us to walk in His steps, letting Him lead us and guide us into all the grace and truth of Jesus Christ! We love you Jesus, and pray that we might bear the fruits of the spirit as well as the gifting's. Teach us what our gifts are and enable us to walk fully in them...Amen!
1 Corinthians 12:1-3
1 Corinthians 12:4
1 Corinthians 12:8-10