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In the previous part of this series, I explained that what you need is not Prayer nor fasting to be baptized in the Holy Ghost. Rather, what you need is Knowledge. Before we proceed, I would like you to know the benefits of Speaking in tongues.


1 Corinthians 14:4 – “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.”

In Greek, the Word ‘edifieth’ as used in the verse quoted means “oikodomeō” which means to “charge”. When we speaks in tongues, what we are doing is that we are charging ourselves. The more we charge ourselves, the more electricified we are. The more electricified we are, the more we are on fire for God; and the more we are on fire for God, the more we are unstoppable and untouchable to the enemy.


Jude 1:20 – “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.”

When we read this verse of the scripture very well, we’ll see that we are admonished to build up ourselves on our most Holy Faith. This tells us that there is “The Holy Faith”, “The More Holy Faith” and “The Most Holy Faith”.

For us to really get the meaning of this ‘Most Holy Faith’, we need to go back to the Old testament(OT) system of the temple. In the OT, there was “The Holy Place”, “The Holier place” and “The Holiest place/The Most Holy Place”. It was in the Most Holy place that the Priest would make the atonement because that place signified the Presence of God.

In the same vein, we need to attain the presence of God by Faith; and it takes the “Most Holy Faith” to get to the “Most Holy Place”. That is attained by praying in the Holy Ghost


Roman 8:26(Amplified) – “In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words.”

Romans 8:34 – “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”

When you pray in tongues, what you’re doing is that you’re engaging the Spirit of Jesus in prayer. Jesus is at he right side of the Father for over 2000 years ago praying. He never ceases from praying neither is He tired.

When you also pray in tongues, you’re leveraging on this Divine ability to reign in the place of prayer and to pray the mind of the Father.


Ephesians 6:18 – “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

We are to make supplication for all saints in the Spirit which simplified means praying in tongues. When you read this verse of the scripture, some questions should run through your mind, like:

• Do I know all the saints?

• How can I know their needs?

• What about their names?

• is this possible at all?

Oh Yes! It is possible! The only possible platform that the Lord provided is that as you pray in the HOLY GHOST, you would just be tuned to pray in the Spirit. Although, you are just praying in the Spirit, you may be praying for a believer in India. A believer in India may be tuned to be praying for your own need as wel. Therefore, there is a supplication chain for all believers in the Spirit realm because we are all One Body.


There’s a mystery in the language we use to communicate as mortal or Immortal men.

As a mortal man, when I was serving in Imo State (An Igbo Speaking State), I was in market on that day, communicating in English with the woman. The discussion had glitches because of language barrier. She didn’t really understand me. But immediately I got to know that the woman understood Yoruba(My own mother tongue), we began gisting spent more time in discussing so many things together. She even gave me goods more than I paid for.

If I may ask, what made me and the woman talk for longer time and compliment each other? I communicated with her in her tongue. That’s the mystery of praying in tongues too. God’s mother tongue😄 is TONGUES. It’s the language of the Immortal. It’s the language of the supernatural.

It’s the language of God.

When you pray in tongues, you Catch God’s attention.

When you pray in tongues, you become God’s best friend.

When you pray in tongues, you become God’s gist partner.

God speaks to you.

He gives you heavenly inspired ideas.

He will be happy to dispense alot to you.

Can you pause a little bit and roar in tongues?





These are only few out of all the benefit of tongues.

See ya in the next series as I open our eyes to he different levels of tongues.

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