Praying in Tongues

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Moving in the Prophetic Gift

Sharing again a message some 5 years ago about moving in the Prophetic Gift.

Some are saying you can learn how to be a prophet or to prophecy, but I say, it is God who does it.

You don’t learn it in a book or a school.  It is in God’s School of the Spirit.  He moves in the prophetic and says things only He can say.

Praying in Tongues

Many are gifted with the tongues even now, yet they do not use the gift.

I speak first of all about the Prayer Tongues.  The reason why everyone who has ever been baptized with the Holy Spirit initially speaks in tongues, is because it is the prayer language.

The great gift then given to each one baptized is to aid them and enable to to pray and walk on in total understanding and victory.

Without such praying, man only stumbles along and in uncertainty the difficult trail of life and ministry.

Years ago, when I was a Baptist Preacher, I did not even believe one could pray in tongues, or much less speak in tongues.  I was taught by my Baptist teachers that tongues were only for the early church to help them, because they did not have a completed Bible.

Therefore, they said that tongues were to help them understand, because they had no Bible.

They went on to deduct that: when the Bible cannon was completed, then tongues ceased, because the word was totally sufficient for all understanding and spiritual.

I was under this false teaching and did not even believe in speaking in tongues.  I would go pray sometimes for hours, crying out loudly as if God was deaf.

I looked up to heaven, as if I had to find Him there.  I was told that there would come a lifting, or as they called it a breakthrough.

There were many times I did not even want to pray.  Or, I did not even know what to pray about.

I remember times when I was in such a state of dried up discouragement and doubt that it was the last thing I thought I could do or wanted to do is to pray.

Little did I know that God has given His believers the prayer help gift of tongues, for just such a time.

Yes, that is right, a gift of Spirit Prayer which is the Holy Spirit praying through the believer the “Perfect prayer”.

The scriptures tell us that His Spirit speaks words we cannot speak and interprets the perfect Will of God for us, praying through to victory.

Had I known that god had such a gift,…. I would probably never fallen as a preacher or, left the ministry years ago.  I would not have failed and quit.

I would have been enabled through a special gift of the Prayer Tongues which would have built me up and sustained me.

I could have simply yielded to pray at any needed time and have prayed in the Spirit, and the prayer would have been the perfect prayer to help me right then.

But instead, I did not even know there was such a gift.  Struggle then was all I knew. Pray long and hard, and pray for a lifting.

Well, I might add, there is something to be said even for such praying, for many great Christians only knew that and had that.  But, in times of great need and difficulty then they were handicapped, because so many times we do not even feel like praying or know how.

All believers know that there are difficult times which make it all but impossible to continue.  Many drop out in defeat.  Quit and go back into a backsliding mode.

There are difficult days, and times.  Then there are times we absolutely cannot even understand what or why god wants us to do something, or even how.

The times I speak about are times that can either make or break you.  Such times are a great trial and difficulty.

Is it no wonder then why the LORD told His followers before He left them….  “Do not leave Jerusalem until you are endued with power!”

It was because Jesus knew the need for Spiritual Prayer which enables one to preserver.

Jesus knew that they would not understand or even know what to do in all of life’s difficulties without the special spiritual gift of praying in tongues.

Jesus knew that they would need the spiritual spirit prayer tongues, so He warned them, do not leave or begin ministry until you have the power of prayer.

This is the main reason why everyone baptized with the Holy Ghost speaks first in prayer tongues.  Because everyone receives this spiritual gift first to help them.

It is a help gift of the spirit to face all areas ahead in the road.  Then afterwards, other tongues gifts or revelation gifts are given of the spirit given such, as the ministry gift of tongues.

By this gift comes special heavenly messages revealed by one gifted and in interpretation, who makes it plain in the spirit.

I have come to know from the scriptures and from experience of speaking in tongues, that the gift then is also praying and receiving mysteries.

That is right, mysteries.  Things you do not know without the Spirit telling you.  I know it to be revelation knowledge.  The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14 that when one prays in tongues, he prays not to men, but to god, and that the results is mysteries revealed.

The divine enablement into special revelation, leading to knowledge beyond human understanding.  That is what exactly then tongues are given to accomplish.

How can any man understand without the spirit?  Then we know the holy spirit speaks the revelation.

Then further we know that the gift of spiritual language can lead one to understanding of the future events.

Having said all this, let me admonish you to take up your gifting of tongues …….  And use it.  It has been given to you to help you and to build you up.

Then, friend, why have you stopped praying in tongues?  Why and for what good reason can you name do you neglect this gift?

I get up often in the early morning.  Many times I have heard the LORD speak to me and say first, before I really get into prayer: pray in tongues!

I hear then the spirit within me speaking in tongues, and then I hear Him say: “Repeat it out loud.”

In other words, make those words spoken by your own mouth and it will become yours.

I have personally been pulled through tough places, and difficult times by this method of praying in tongues.  Hear and repeat what the Spirit prays…

The LORD told me that when one prays in tongues, the devil cannot understand the language.  When the devil [who may be listening in to your prayers] hears the plans of God, etc, he then can move to block or cause those plans to fail.

Thus the LORD said to me: “Pray out loud in tongues then keep the interpretation within your heart.

Do not speak what you hear unless the devil will hear and move to defeat you.”

He said the devil cannot get into your mind unless you give him access.  So block the devil out and remain silent.

He went on to tell me to speak or write that only which He tells me to write or speak.  In such an event the devil cannot do anything to defeat the will or purposes of God by moving to block the believers.

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I have written this teaching in obedience to my blessed LORD and the Holy Spirit.

I pray that understanding will come to aid all God’s people and that in that understanding they will definitely be overcomers of all things.

Added Scripture:

“For one who speaks in an unknown tongue does not speak to people but to god; for no one understands him or catches his meaning, but by the spirit he speaks mysteries [secret truths, hidden things],”   1 Corinthians 14:2.

“Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may [be gifted to] translate or explain [what he says].  For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unproductive [because it does not understand what my spirit is praying],”   1 Corinthians 14:13-14.

“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.  And he who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the spirit is, because the spirit intercedes [before god] on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will,”   Romans 8:26-27.


~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
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Ken DeweyEvangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder ofOUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES in Belen, New Mexico, USA.  He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words,  Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry.
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Praying in Tongues — 1 Comment

  1. Every time in the Bible when they speaks in tounges every one understands what they say because they speak FROM God not ‘to’ God! This is the spirit of Jesus, the spirit of prophecy which Paul says is for the beleivers while speaking in an UNKNOWN tounge are for the unbelievers (who speaks FROM there own spirit.
    “My” Spirit is not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of God speaks FROM God, not ‘to’ God. Does God need to speak to himself through us???
    No where does Paul says that the speaking in ‘unknown’ tounge is the Holy Spirit who speaks nor does He say they are baptized in the Holy Spirit. He says clearly what every one can read that it is a spiritual ‘gift’ not a baptize in the Holy Spirit. Some churches has twisted Pauls teaching into doctrines and this is one of the reason the churches are powerless which all false teaching automatically leads to. 

    “For if I pray in a tongue, my (NOT the Holy Spirit!)spirit prays, but my mind is unproductive,” 1 Corinthians 14:13-14.

    Paul says that without understandable words one speak into the air. The greek word for air is psyche which means one speak with the own psyche, NOT the Holy Spirit!

    “except ye utter by the tongue words EASY TO BE UNDERSTOOD how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air,” 1 Corinthians 14:9

    The reason Paul says that one shall speak understandable(from what one hear God says TO you) is that one shall edify others. The gifts of the Spirit is always for edifying others therefore can a speaking in an unknown tounge never be from God.

    “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue (from his own spirit) edifieth himself, but he that prophesieth (speak what he hears God say) edifieth the church,” 1 Corinthians 14:4

    “be not children in understanding howbeit in malice (wickedness) be ye children, but in understanding be men,” 1 Corinthians 14:20

    Next verse is exactly what it says NO words because it is more of a deep feeling, a heavy burden on the heart, to pray for things one does not know why one do it. Many times I’ve been praying for things because of this heavy burden and first a long time afterwards I have been aware of that such a problem (that I was praying for) existed. I have always prayed in my own understandable language and the heavy burden on the heart is the groaning which is NO words and no speaking in tongues!

    “the spirit himself intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words,” Romans 8:26-27

    Paul says clearly that the “unknown tounge”, the laungage which no can understand is unfruitful which means that it will not give the ‘fruit of the spirit’. Therefore he also says that one must pray with understanding because all our speech MUST give divine understanding.

    “if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also, I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also,” 1 Corinthians 14:14-15

    Many say that this verse means that Paul himself spoke ‘in unknown tounges’ but actually what he says is that he because of that He speaks directly from revelation from God he speaks in an understandable spiritual fruitful tounge which is edifying to the church more than every one else. Sad to say is that everyone does not interpret what he says with the spirit but with the flesh. And the flesh is unfruitful.

    “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all,” 1 Corinthians 14:18

    Therefore is the only Holy Spirit the tounge that is understandable and the only sign of that God is in you!

    “But if all prophesied (NOT spoke in an unknown tongue), and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all and so falling down on his face he will worship God, AND REPORT THAT GOD IS IN YOU is in you of a truth,” 1 Corinthians 14:24-25

    The Lord does not say that He will speak in an unknown tongue as the tongue which Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 14:2 but in ‘other’ tongues which is something else.  Men of other tongues are those who God uses to speak prophecy FROM Him and still they will not listen. 

    “In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people, and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord,” 1 Corinthians 14:21

    Hope this will edify those who does not speak in some ‘unknown’ tongue and give them comfort in that honestly praying from the own heart with fully understandable words is enough.  The devil will not flee from us because of incomprehensible words from our own spirit, but because of our perfect obedience to the commandments from the voice of the Lord.

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