Tongues: The Unlimited Language of the Holy Spirit
During World War II, there was tremendous fighting in the Pacific region against the Japanese who were taking nation after nation. The U.S. troops suffered many casualties because their radio messages were being intercepted and deciphered by the enemy. Military commanders searched for a perfect code that couldn’t be broken. It was discovered that Navajo soldiers spoke a “hidden language” only used in their families, which at that time had no alphabet or symbols and had never been written down. So, Navajo men were trained and sent to the Pacific to use their language as the secret code that saved lives and won many battles.
One of the Japanese said, “What is that language? It sounds like they’re talking underwater.” To them, it didn’t sound like much, but it was the language of the “Navajo Code Talkers” or “Windtalkers,” as they were called. Because the code talkers were so valuable, each one was assigned a Marine to protect them. When U.S. soldiers were pinned down, the Navajo code talkers could send a message to activate military action in two minutes instead of what used to take hours! Their language identified the exact location of the enemy and enabled the Navy, Air Force, and Marines to target and destroy them. These code talkers risked their lives to deliver their messages. The Navajo code was vital to the victory in Saipan and every major battle in the Pacific.
Speaking in Tongues, The Spirit Code
In the Church, there is a “Holy Spirit Code” vital to our victory in this world. We are in a battle with the powers of darkness, a battle more intense than the battles fought in the Pacific region. Lives and nations are being lost and we must have the help of the Holy Spirit now more than ever. In Acts 2, God gave the Church a supernatural “code language” the devil could not break, called speaking with other tongues. Since everything in this life happens by speaking, God gave us His language to speak supernaturally. Believers not only worship in the Spirit, but they also speak out holy information, activate Heaven’s troops, and send reinforcements. Just as the Navajo Code Talkers were protected by Marines, every believer has angels assigned to protect them.
We have access to all of Heaven’s resources through the blood of Jesus and the power and language of the Holy Spirit. This unlimited language gives unlimited access to all of the Holy Spirit’s resources. The devil hates it when believers speak in tongues because mysteries are accessed and he cannot comprehend what is being said. He tries to stop, confuse, and distract Christians to keep them from speaking divine secrets. In 1 Corinthians 14:2 the Apostle Paul writes, “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit, he speaketh mysteries” (divine secrets). Verse 18 goes on to say, “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.” Paul valued praying in tongues, and he wished all the Corinthians spoke with tongues (1 Corinthians 14:5)!
I call speaking with tongues “God’s head by-pass operation.” Why would God want to by-pass your head? You should know the answer to that! One reason is that you have “blockages” there, and your thinking needs to change. Religion and the devil will fight you about speaking in tongues, but praying in the Spirit is a secret, hidden, and unlimited language of dominion and revelation connecting you to the mind of Christ.
Jude 20 says we build up ourselves on our most holy faith praying in the Spirit. It takes faith to speak in tongues, so your faith is strengthened. The book of James says that the tongue is the most difficult member of your body to control and it influences your entire body, so if you yield it to the Holy Spirit, you will gain victory in every other area. Many receive healing for their bodies when they are filled with the Holy Spirit! Receiving the Holy Spirit will take all your receiving to a whole new dimension.
God desires to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think according to the power working in you as you are strengthened with His mighty power. (Ephesians 3:16,20). Speaking in tongues will take your prayer life to another level, strengthen your spirit, and give you an advantage over Satan’s strategies. You will win in areas where you were previously defeated. You now have the “Access Code” of the Spirit to help you activate and fulfill the plan and purposes of God.
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Your partnership in prayer and giving enabled us to distribute our books in Portuguese to pastors and leaders in Brazil in September. Thank you for sending us to Nepal in November, helping us to bring in pastors from remote regions and put our Nepalese books into their hands. In December we will again be part of the powerful Colombia leadership meeting touching South and Central America.
These are days of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit around the world. Together, we carry out the Great Commission! My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!
Mark and Trina Hankins