God has done—and continues to do—many miracles, but I consider two of His miracles to be superior to the rest. The first of the two greatest miracles is what I call the “father of all miracles.” It is greater than God’s creation of the whole universe. It is when God transforms a sinner into a saint.
The “mother of all miracles” is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Bible declares that the tongue is the most powerful member in the human body. The tongue is so set in the body that it can sanctify the body for God’s use or set it on hell’s fire for the devil’s use. “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8).
No man can tame the tongue, but God can. When God baptizes a person in the Holy Spirit, He tames the tongue by having it speak the language of His Spirit. It takes great faith and trust in God to allow Him to have us speak in a heavenly spirit language that our mind does not understand or know what is being spoken. That is one reason why the Holy Spirit’s gift of tongues is the second greatest miracle.
If you have exercised faith to receive the gift of eternal life, then you have experienced the greatest miracle. If you have believed and received the gift of the Holy Spirit by yielding your tongue to speak in unknown tongues, then you have experienced the second greatest miracle. Never let the devil tell you that you do not have faith, for if you have been born again and received your spirit language, then you have exercised your faith for the two greatest miracles in Christianity. Believing God to meet your need for personal divine healing or a miracle is secondary to the two greatest miracles.
Paul told Timothy, “Stir up the gift of God which is in you” (2 Tim. 1:6). The word “activate” is synonymous with “stir up.” The gift of eternal life, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are within you.
The Spirit Language is an Abiding and Active Ability
Every Christian needs the gift of the Holy Spirit. If you have received God’s gift and Jesus’ gift, then you need to receive the Holy Spirit’s gift. God’s gift was His Son given for the redemption of the world. Jesus gave the Holy Spirit as a gift to His Church. The Holy Spirit gives all Church members the gift of their own spirit languages when He baptizes them with the Holy Ghost and fire. This was in fulfillment of the prophecy that John the Baptist gave concerning what Jesus would do for His followers: “He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Acts 1:5). “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4). “Gave them utterance,” means that the Holy Spirit gave to their spirits the ability to speak forth in a supernatural spirit language. It was not their learned native tongue but another tongue that was unknown to them. It was a gift given, an abiding ability imparted to their inner spirit-being.
This gift becomes a permanent capability and characteristic of the new man in Christ. The inner spirit man can speak at will in his spirit language the same as the natural physical man can speak at will in his native learned language. Man’s natural mind and his inner spirit both have access to the mouth for speaking. Apostle Paul said that he could speak at will in his language of the spirit the same as he could speak at will in his learned languages. This is what we want to discover—all the ways we can speak in our spirit language to glorify God, do the works of Christ, and grow to maturity in Christ Jesus.
An Illustration from a Computer
Receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit can be compared to the time I received the gift of a computer from my office staff. I could do so much more with it than I could do with my old manual typewriter. When I wrote my first book, The Eternal Church, in the late 1970s, I wrote all the material for the nearly 400 page book first in longhand and then typed the material with my manual typewriter. It took me three years to finish the book. When I wrote my tenth book, I finished it in three months with the computer.
However, I have only learned the basic essentials of the computer. I am probably using a mere 10 to 20 percent of its capability. I have not taken the time to be trained in all the ways it could help me write, do research, and communicate. This is an example of most Christians in their use of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Most Spirit-baptized Christians just have the essentials of the gift. They spoke in tongues when they received the gift and they pray in tongues now and then. They are using only 10 percent of all that the gift can do for and through them.
It is time to discover the other 80 to 90 percent of the valuable benefits, powerful purposes, and miraculous ministries that are available to the Christian who has received the divine ability to pray and minister in his or her spirit language.