“As the body without the spirit is dead” (James 2:26), so the believer without HOLY SPIRIT-dependency is dead in his Christian walk.
THE HOLY SPIRIT is more important to us now in this life than the breath in our nostrils.
If then, the breath in your nostrils is indispensable to living daily, how much more THE HOLY SPIRIT to daily life?
Believers living without depending on THE SPIRIT, have a form of GODliness but without His Power. The Supply of THE HOLY SPIRIT brings The Power of GOD to function powerfully.
During a missionary journey, Paul found about twelve believers in Ephesus, who, although had believed in JESUS, had never heard of THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Paul then re-preached The Gospel to them, and they were re-baptised in THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS.
Paul laid hands on them, and THE HOLY SPIRIT came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. (Acts 19:6).
And with that, The Gospel took off in Ephesus and the whole subcontinental region!
There in Ephesus and beyond, Paul ministered “in demonstration of THE SPIRIT and of Power”, “in mighty signs and wonders, by The Power of THE SPIRIT OF GOD” (1 Corinthians 2:4; Romans 15:19), “so that all who dwelt in Asia heard THE WORD of THE LORD JESUS, both Jews and Greeks. Now GOD worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them… And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. So THE WORD OF THE LORD grew mightily and prevailed.” Acts 19:10-12, 18-20.
The Fellowship and Presence of THE HOLY SPIRIT brings The Power. And when The Power comes, we are able to do POWERFUL things in JESUS according to His Will, Purpose and Plans for our personal lives and others’, (Jeremiah 29:11).
This is why our LORD said,
“you shall receive Power when THE HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8.
Depending entirely on THE HOLY SPIRIT, being led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, seeking and having His constant and continual Supply is Eternal Life-critical.
Like the foolish virgins (Matthew 25), those who are not continually filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT, led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, always depending on THE HOLY SPIRIT, will be left behind in The Rapture. In fact, they ARE the foolish virgins who will miss The Rapture.
To not depend on THE HOLY SPIRIT, be led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, surely seek and have His constant and continual Supply, is as eternally foolish as not believing in JESUS.
Three ways in which we must have and function by THE HOLY SPIRIT
When a person believes in JESUS CHRIST, his spirit is immediately born again, literally.
As soon as he believes, he is literally washed in THE BLOOD OF JESUS, as a man would have a good shower. This occurrence is unseen. But it does take place.
Then immediately, his spirit is made new by THE HOLY SPIRIT. The spirit of the man (gender-neutral) is completely made a new one which had never existed, just like a new-born baby.
THE HOLY SPIRIT thus now dwells in this new spirit of the man.
This is the first and fundamental way every believer in JESUS receives THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THE BLOOD-washing and THE HOLY SPIRIT’s Renewing create the new man – “saved us, through The Washing of Regeneration and Renewing of THE HOLY SPIRIT,” (Titus 3:5).
“Therefore, if anyone is in CHRIST, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.
You see, when JESUS created man He breathed “the breath of life” into his nostrils, (Genesis 2:7).
When He created The new man in Himself through His Death (Shedding of His BLOOD) and Resurrection, He this time around breathed His Eternal SPIRIT into him saying that Resurrection Evening: “Receive THE HOLY SPIRIT.” (John 20:22).
The Christian therefore has THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST by believing in Him. With this, we receive and house “The Power that works in us,” (Ephesians 3:20).
Again, this is the first and fundamental way every believer in JESUS receives THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Then, there is the second time of receiving THE HOLY SPIRIT. On this occasion, the believer is baptised with Power and Fire from Heaven, and given tongues — supernatural language(s) of his own by which to securely and all-powerfully communicate with GOD, (1 Corinthians 14:2, 5, 39).
This was what happened on The Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, and also happened to the about twelve disciples in Ephesus (Acts 19), and happens to any believer who fervently seeks The Baptism of THE HOLY SPIRIT today.
Speaking with tongues is an indispensable and POWERFUL Divine Treasure.
There were many critical situations in which I was delivered and prospered by GOD when I spoke with tongues. Speaking with tongues daily and always is indispensable to living a powerful, victorious and prosperous life.
On the very rare occasion that I would start feeling unwell or discouraged, when I speak with tongues I swiftly feel very well and re-energised.
This is because, speaking with tongues releases The Fire and Power of THE HOLY SPIRIT into the electrical and chemical activities of the cells of body, and thereby dispels and destroys darkness from the members.
Speaking with tongues releases Divine POWER into our whole spirit, soul and body. Being The Working of THE HOLY SPIRIT, It infuses THE SPIRIT OF LIFE into us to make us free from the law of sin and death, (Romans 8:2,26-27).
In fact and in Truth, as aforesaid, when we speak with tongues intensively, our whole spirit, soul and body experience HOLY SPIRIT Homeostasis. (In biology, homeostasis is the state of proper, stable and optimal functioning of living organisms such as humans).
When we speak with tongues, the very electrical and chemical activities of the cells, tissues and organs of the body are literally powered, and cleared of darkness as The Light of JESUS and The Fire of THE HOLY SPIRIT come flooding and blazing in.
And the devil flees from the blinding, overpowering Light and the blazing, raging Fire! Hallelu-YAH!!! Glory to GOD!
Depression, fear and other oppressions of the devil are dispelled and destroyed when you speak in tongues.
As shared by Pastor Todd Smith on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural about two years ago, The New York Times reported some neurological benefits of speaking with tongues. And there are plenty more that I have personally experienced over the years.
Most importantly, when you speak with tongues, you are also speaking the mysteries of GOD (1 Corinthians 14:2) into manifestation: His Plans of good, and not of evil — to give you a future and a hope, (Jeremiah 29:11).
There were occasions when it felt as though I had hit a roadblock. But upon speaking with tongues intensively, JESUS CHRIST “The One Who breaks open”, clears the way for me – just as He has said, “I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:16,19).
This is by THE HOLY SPIRIT. The “road” and “rivers” in that Scripture are The Guiding and Flow of THE HOLY SPIRIT to help us out of wilderness and desert situations; out of difficulties, (John 16:13; 7:37-39). THE HOLY SPIRIT will readily and easily help us if we ask Him, yes, if we pray and seek Him, (Jeremiah 29:11-14).
Speaking with tongues brings knowledge, clarity and direction by THE HOLY SPIRIT to know what to do in time of need. As you speak in tongues watch for, note down and act on thoughts and ideas that GOD will be giving you, acting only as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT. This is a very important part of all prayer.
“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” Colossians 4:2.
As led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, you must also make decrees and declarations with Statements, Phrases and Words He gives you in your understanding (your natural language) when speaking with tongues. What we command, decree and declare as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, are acted upon and carried out by the holy angels into manifestation.
(NB. This also applies to some Statements, Phrases, Words and Songs received in dreams by THE HOLY SPIRIT. They must be decreed, declared and sang repeatedly as long as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT for angelic action).
When you speak in tongues, you get emergency response and assistance from Heaven. GOD sends His angels, power and favour to help with your need.
I wrote in a previous Word how THE HOLY SPIRIT said to go to a very important government institution urgently for a very important document only obtained by prior online booking and vetting appointment — with weeks of waiting. It is a highly-guarded security installation.
When I arrived, military and police officers guarding the entrance would not let me in without an appointment slip.
I went away and stood somewhere within the cluster of government departments, and prayed in tongues for sometime. Then, I sensed the release of THE HOLY SPIRIT to go again.
When I did, a new team of officers had taken over guarding duties. And very miraculously, THE LORD made a way for me to go in (because I went and prayed in tongues!).
Not only that, as I had been seeking but momentarily forgot when I entered, a secret service operative I spoke to about my need to get the document urgently, asked me: “Do you want to see the director?” “YES!” I responded with recognition of the Divine Intervention.
He directed me to the boss’s office, and the man AMAZINGLY gave me VIP treatment in obtaining the document.
Glenn Arekion, a guest on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural about 11 years ago testified of an AMAZING Divine Intervention on an airport tarmac when he was in transit on his way back to London, by speaking with tongues.
He said: “I was 21 years old; it was my first missionary trip on mainland Africa. I went to Ivory Coast, and I was preaching in Abidjan [the Ivorian capital]. And on my way back, I had to be in transit in Ghana [a neighbouring country]. And so I took the plane from Abidjan to Accra [the Ghanaian capital].”
“When I got to Accra, the immigration officer who met us at the bottom of the stairs [when disembarking], said: ‘Everybody on that plane is not going to London. You are all going back to Abidjan, because you are all illegal immigrants.’”
“I said [to him]: ‘I am not Ivorian. I am a British citizen. I’m going back to London.’
“He said: ‘No, everybody on that plane is going back to Ivory Coast’.
“I said: ‘Where would I go to? I don’t know anybody over there [in Ivory Coast…]’
“He said: ‘Then we will take you to jail!’
“When I heard the word ‘jail’, I was like, ‘No, I’m not going to jail…’
“And this man was rude…and this man was like, ‘No, you are not going to London…’ And, ‘By this time,’ he said, ‘besides, the plane…your connection to London has already left…your plane is already gone.’
“Now, I knew in my mind if something supernatural didn’t happen, I’m going to jail somewhere in Africa…
“So I began to pray in [a] supernatural language [speaking with tongues]. I kept praying. And I prayed out loud; I didn’t care. Because I wanted to get out of Accra to go back to London.
“As I prayed, I heard The Voice of THE LORD: ‘See that man over there? I want you to go and talk to that man.’
“As I was heading towards the man, the immigration officer said: ‘Hey! Where are you going?’ I said: ‘I’m not talking to you…I’m going to see that man.’ He said: ‘No, where are you going?’ I said: ‘I’m not talking to you…I want to see that man.’
“And I saw the man. I said: ‘Sir, I’m supposed to be going to London. And they want to deport me back to Ivory Coast.’
“He came back half-hour later, with a brand new ticket on a different airline; which I didn’t pay for. And took me back home to London.”
Sid Roth (the host of the show) then asked Glenn (the guest): “Could that have ever happened, if you didn’t pray in THE SPIRIT [speak with tongues]…?
Glenn replied: “First of all, if I didn’t pray in that supernatural language, I would not [have known] what to do. I would have panicked, and be afraid, and find myself in a jail.
“But The Scripture says, ‘With an unknown tongue, He will speak to His people.’
“So, when I prayed in [an] unknown tongue… [a] supernatural language, I heard The Voice of THE LORD [which told] me what to do.
“[Speaking in a] supernatural language will get you out of any problem you may find yourself in.”
Speaking with tongues in any difficulty always brings Divine Emergency Assistance to deliver us.
Speaking with tongues also perfectly releases the fire and poison of the tongue to neutralise and destroy the devil and his evil works. For “the tongue is a fire…full of deadly poison.” (James 3:6, 8). And “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” (Proverbs 18:21).
Hence, when we speak with tongues, the tongue being fire and full of deadly poison, the fire, the deadly poison and the death in the power of the tongue are released to destroy the devil and his works – “to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10). And thus have GOD fulfil all the good pleasure of His Goodness in your life.
The death part of the power of the tongue (the fire and deadly poison) is to be used to destroy the enemy, not other people (with unGODly words).
When a believer speaks with tongues he speaks mysteries [hidden secrets/plans by GOD] to GOD, (1 Corinthians 14:2), and by this Satan is confounded and consumed by Tongues of FIRE!
Ordinarily, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16 NLT). Much more, the earnest prayer of a righteous person speaking with tongues has great power and produces wonderful results.
Speaking with tongues literally releases “The Wonderful Works of GOD” by The Fire Power and SPIRIT OF GOD (Acts 2:11, 3-4), and clears Satan’s hindrances out of the way to advance The Kingdom of GOD in your life and others’. Speaking with tongues prospers us exceedingly.
Speaking with tongues literally releases The Power of GOD against Satan and his hindrances, and BLASTS him with them out of the way.
When we speak with tongues, Satan is literally blown up in the spiritual much more than the most powerful bomb does in battle in the natural.
Kevin Zadai shared a very insightful and Faith-boosting revelation about how praying with tongues deals devastatingly with the devil in battle, that JESUS demonstrated to him.
He said: “…He started talking to me about prayer, and He actually took me to a place in the United States. And He showed me where they had tested the nuclear weapon, the first nuclear weapon in the white sands missile range in New Mexico.
“He took us to the top of the mountain that’s on that property, and there’s all white sand out there.
“We were (me and JESUS) were standing there…and He said: ‘Kevin I want to show you how effective you are in prayer, and believers when they pray they are effective.’
“He said: ‘Start praying in THE SPIRIT right now; yield to THE SPIRIT OF GOD and watch what happens.’
“And when I started praying, there was this lit up explosion in the white sand out in front of us as He pointed to it. And The Power that came from my prayer started to explode upward and outward.”
Screenshot of dramatisation in an ISN production
You can also watch the video clip (58 seconds):
Praying in tongues POWERFULLY blasts out and removes obstacles out of the way. Satan and Satan’s hindrances are destroyed out of the way when we speak with tongues.
As I shared above and in previous Words, I have experienced this time after time. Time and time again.
Speaking with tongues also literally stops the devil the thief from coming to steal, kill and destroy.
Judy Brooks, a guest on a recent edition of Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural shared this AMAZING testimony of GOD’s Protection and Deliverance when she spoke with tongues during a tornado:
“I did not live near a railroad track, but suddenly I heard a train coming. And my home began to vibrate. And it felt like my home was going to explode. And I began to run through my house, praying in THE SPIRIT [speaking with tongues]. And as I ran through the house praying in THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT led me to open the front window and to go open a back window to release the pressure. And when I did, I fell straight on the floor before THE LORD. And I prayed in THE SPIRIT throughout the entire tornado. And suddenly it stopped. When the tornado was over, I went outside. It looked like a bulldozer had bulldozed across the street, and all around me homes were flattened.
Every home was damaged except my home. And even the trash can was sitting outside with the lid still on it when it was over with.”
Speaking with tongues literally releases The Power of GOD against the devil and stops him right in his tracks, then bludgeons him to turn and flee with his tail between his legs.
As aforesaid, when we pray in tongues, we speak GOD’s Plans into manifestation.
Kevin Zadai said JESUS also told him: “Kevin, while we are on the subject of praying in tongues, did you know that that’s the number one way to participate in the supernatural?
“When you pray in tongues, you are taking what is from THE SPIRIT Realm, and you’re taking It through your spirit, out your vocal cords. And it’s a transaction that starts to come into this physical realm.
“It is the easiest, fastest, most supernatural thing you can do every day.”
Below is the video clip (54 seconds):
Speaking with tongues releases unimaginable riches — both spiritual and physical — to us.
Kevin Zadai also shared that, while in Heaven, JESUS told him about a rich young businessman who was his friend.
He noted that, JESUS said if the young man was praying in tongues regularly he will be four times richer than without speaking in tongues.
A third way we must have and function by THE HOLY SPIRIT, is to always seek and be filled with THE SPIRIT in doing things that pertain to life and GODliness.
In this way, The Anointing of THE HOLY SPIRIT comes upon us to do things Divinely – things that can NEVER be accomplished naturally.
As THE LORD said: “…you shall receive Power when THE HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).
We can, and MUST only do The Things of GOD when filled with THE SPIRIT. Otherwise, The Things of GOD are done carnally, as common in The Church today.
Much of the praise and worship; studying, preaching, teaching THE WORD; praying; prophesying; and fellowship is carnal. Not led by THE SPIRIT.
So much carnality has been cultivated in The Church so much so that, smoke machines and fake smoke are used and released during some services instead of “smoke from The Glory of GOD and from His Power,” (Revelation 15:8; Isaiah 6:4; 1 Kings 8:10-11).
Ministry must only be done by speaking according to THE SPIRIT and by “The Ability Which GOD supplies”; and The Glory is only experienced when “THE SPIRIT OF GLORY AND OF GOD rests upon you.” (1 Peter 4:11,14).
This is why Luke wrote repeatedly that JESUS, Peter, Paul, and The Church performed supernaturally when “filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT”, (Luke 4:1; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 13:9).
When you do The Things of GOD while filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT, you receive ad hoc Anointing to perform with “The Glory that excels.” (2 Corinthians 3:10).
ad hoc (adverb): when necessary or needed.
(adjective): created or done for a particular purpose as necessary. (Definitions from Oxford Languages).
The Anointing of THE HOLY teaches us concerning all things, and guides us into all Truth. If we seek Him, THE HOLY SPIRIT will give us downloads and lowdown of anything we need to know and do according to CHRIST.
As He has said:
“However, when He, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, has come, He will guide you into All Truth; for He will not speak on His Own Authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of What is Mine and declare it to you. All things that THE FATHER has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-15.
THE HOLY SPIRIT even teaches us things in the natural, such as cooking (I often ask Him for meal ideas and receive wonderful cuisines you won’t find in any cook book), playing musical instruments (it happened during The Azuza Street Revival and still happens today), any subject (for a few years now, He has been teaching me a lot of neuroscience for praise, deliverance and warfare), and so on.
THE HOLY SPIRIT will anoint you with and teach you any Wisdom and Knowledge you need in this life, and you will excel with “The Glory that excels.” (2 Corinthians 3:10).
“But you have an anointing from THE HOLY ONE, and you know all things. But The Anointing Which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same Anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as It has taught you, you will abide in Him.” 1 John 2:20,27.
“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but Which THE HOLY SPIRIT teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 2:13.
We must only do The Things of GOD by The Anointing of His HOLY SPIRIT. Otherwise, it is by evil spirits. If it is not by GOD, it is by the devil.
This is why our LORD JESUS said: “Take heed that no one deceives you.” (Matthew 24:4; Ephesians 5:6).
It cannot be overemphasised: The Things of GOD must only be done by His SPIRIT and Grace.
“So he answered and said to me: “This is THE WORD OF THE LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My SPIRIT,’ Says THE LORD OF HOSTS. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ” Zechariah 4:6-7.
“If anyone speaks, let him speak as The Oracles of GOD. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with The Ability Which GOD supplies, that in all things GOD may be glorified through JESUS CHRIST, to Whom belong The Glory and The Dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11.
GOD Himself only created the heavens and the earth when His SPIRIT was hovering over the waters, (Genesis 1).
And JESUS was only declared THE SON OF GOD by His FATHER, and then launched into Ministry and warfare when THE SPIRIT OF GOD descended and alighted upon Him in the Jordan, and thence led Him into the wilderness, (Matthew 3:16–17; 4:1).
To do anything by GOD, from GOD, of GOD, for GOD and in GOD, It must be with GOD. One must of indispensable necessity surely seek THE HOLY SPIRIT, be anointed and led by Him to do anything by GOD.
In all things in which we live and move and have our being in CHRIST JESUS, there is one encompassing way the believer must walk daily, yes, night and day: be led by THE HOLY SPIRIT in everything you do. Only go when He says go. And only come when He says come.
“Trust in THE LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear THE LORD and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:5-7.
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what The Will of THE LORD is.” Ephesians 5:15-17.
On 9/11, some believers were delivered from certain death because they heard THE LORD and obeyed immediately.
One such is a sister who was an army colonel and right in the strike zone of the third highjacked plane when it hit the Pentagon (the headquarters of the U.S. Military in Arlington, Virginia – just outside Washington, D.C.).
I once read the testimony of another American sister.
She said she was on vacation in Israel and in the company of another sister in CHRIST. (I’m not sure if they went there together).
They had agreed the day before to meet at and visit a wonderful souvenir shop popular with western(?) tourists the next day at a particular time.
When she arrived on time, the other lady was nowhere in sight.
She waited and waited but there was no sign of her.
Eventually, she thought to just go into the shop while waiting for her.
She said upon entering the shop, she suddenly heard supernaturally: “Get out now!”
Immediately, she hurried out.
As soon as she got out (and I think a safe distance away), the shop blew up. A bomb had been planted, targeting tourists.
When the two of them eventually met later, the other sister stated that THE HOLY SPIRIT told her (that morning, I think) not to go to the shop. But had no way of contacting the sister.
The sister who did go to the shop admitted being so dense not to have likewise heard THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THE LORD said to each one of the seven churches (both the fully obedient and the disobedient) in the book of Revelation:
“He who has an ear, let him hear what THE SPIRIT says to the churches.” Revelation 2:29.
Like a 24-hour news channel, THE SPIRIT is always speaking what we must know and do. But most believers don’t tune in to hear Him and obey. But are rather preoccupied with the affairs and affections of carnal life.
Hearing and obeying THE SPIRIT is FAR MORE important than the air we breathe. Breathing “The Eternal SPIRIT” (Hebrews 9:14) by always hearing and heeding Him are what make us live and thrive and reign in this life, and in The Age To Come, Eternal Life.
I marvel at how a lot of believers depend on other people for counsel and direction, but not THE LORD Who has ALL and PERFECT Wisdom, (Colossians 2:2-3).
The Person you IMMEDIATELY go to in anything, is THE LORD; not your spouse, pastor or any other person.
It is good to get GODly Counsel from others, but you must never substitute THE LORD with anyone, including your husband or wife, “that in all things He may have The Pre-eminence.” Colossians 1:18.
Surely seek THE HOLY SPIRIT daily with every breath you breathe. And be led by Him in everything you do.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.