Re: If I've been babtized by the Holy Spirit, why cant I speak in tongues?
1 Corinthians 12 explains that the manifestation is given to all believers, but He does not manifest Himself in the same way with every believer. Some are given the gift of tongues, some are given the gift of teaching, some are given other gifts. The gift that I really want the most is the gift of evangelism. We all are called to witness, but I am praying for more power from on High when I witness, and for Him to give me wisdom to say the right words when I share my faith with others. You have a special gift or gifts from God, and it may be the thing that lies closest to your redeemed heart. ( for it is God who works in us to will and to do His Good Pleasure), or it may be something you never dreamed of, ( this often happens as well). Find out what that gift is, ask God to fill you up , nurture that gift, and go out and use it to glorify Jesus, win souls, and edify the church.
Originally Posted by Kingsdaughter
1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
2 Corinthians 7:1- Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.