Some people receive a gift of tongues when they get saved and receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and others do not. In this end times we see a whole lot of counterfeit, demonic and/or fake tongue talking going on. Once again, the devil impersonates and copies everything that is of Jesus and Holy. If you do not have the Holy Spirit yourself to help you discern what is going on then you will be deceived and unable to discern the counterfeits.
The ‘power’ and ‘abundant Christian life’ is not about prestige, or money, or fame. The Lord is talking about the Holy Spirit will give you ‘boldness’ to witness to others about the saving message of Jesus Christ. That is the ‘power.’ The ‘abundant life’ is that the Lord will provide everything you need, open doors for you to witness, and you will experience supernatural miracles. The Lord will make your life rich and prosperous in your walk with the Lord, but this has nothing at all to do with gaining money and material possessions. God is not in the business of giving people material wealth. God is in the businesses of making fishers of men. There is a war going on. Satan is warring against the Lord. God needs people who will witness for Him to get people saved from Hell. -Admin-
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 (NKJV)
Immediately before Jesus’ ascension, the disciples eagerly asked the resurrected Savior His intentions for Israel: “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6 NASB).
Jesus never answered their query, informing them instead of the imminent, personal ministry of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).
We all have piercing questions we would like answered. But we are not to be overly occupied with them. Our real need is for power to enjoy and experience the abundant Christian life. Our most pressing demand is the divine enabling to know and follow Jesus Christ.
Jesus made it clear. What the apostles needed and what we need today is the power of the Holy Spirit.
Are you experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit on a consistent basis? Are you aware of His equipping and enabling in matters that are too difficult for you?
As God’s child, you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. He will release His power through you to meet every demand, every problem, every emergency, every circumstance. Just call on His Name.