The Spiritual gift of speaking in tongues, or glossolalia, is an important part of the believers arsenal in listening to and obeying the voice of God. It is extremely useful in healing and prayer ministry. However, a great deal of the available teaching is misleading, and sometimes deceptive. There is a strong focus on the dangers, prompting believers to live in fear rather than faith, with almost no teaching on the uses of this gift.
Prompted by a comment by Mal Austin about my old article on speaking in tongues: Tongues – making it happen, on the Healing Prayer Ministries Network website, I’ve writen the first of a series on this topic on my Speaking-in-Tongues blog. The first of these new articles is called Tongues five years on.
I will be covering many aspects of the nature, purpose and exercise of the gift, including its usefulness in spiritual discernment, hearing God’s voice, addressing demons, and ministering intoÂ the spirit of a person.