Jesus the Magician? Archaeological Find Unlikely As Earliest Reference to Jesus Christ
The above words prove that groaning in itself is a type of tongues because only the Spirit of God can make such intercession through us. And the next verse in Romans 8: 27 speaks about the Holy Spirit [interceding] praying according to the will of God who is jesus. Jesus also at the end of this conversation about prayer, He ends the conversation by saying in Luke11: 13, “… how much more will your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!. ” For what? For praying persistently or unceasingly (Luke 11: 8). Here He clearly instructs the disciples, If God’s will needs to be done on earth as it is in Heaven, then they need the Holy Ghost to pray through them.
The next question is, Did Jesus groan in the Spirit? Yes, “.. He [Jesus] groaned in the Spirit and was troubled. “(John11: 33). This shows that He spoke in tongues. Jesus ” Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplication, with vehement cries [tongues] and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear (Proverb 8: 13; Psalms 97: 10). “(Hebrews 5: 7).
Jesus Himself have clearly told the secret to praying such powerful prayer like Himself who prayed in tongues, by telling them [the disciples] to ask the father for the good gifts of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11: 13). Jesus promised the same gift to them later and He told His disciples to wait for “The Promise of the Father… ” and He also calls it as “… baptized with the Holy Spirit…. ” (Acts 1: 4, 5). He even refers to this Promise as that which “you have heard from Me; ” This confirms that Jesus has already promised this particular gift to his disciples. Jesus also promised His disciples and said, “And these signs will follow those who believe; In my Name they will speak with new tongues. “(Mark16: 17).
These information’s He gave to the 11 disciples privately because they were seeking Jesus on how to pray and walk in the power in which Jesus Himself walked. How can Jesus tell them or make them understand [if they had not seen Jesus speak in tongues?], that they will also speak in tongues if they believe. When Peter started speaking in tongues, he was not at all surprised by this phenomenon, but he explained it clearly to others what was happening. If Peter was taken by surprise when he spoke in tongues, how could he have explained it to others, If he had not seen Jesus speak like that and if they did not seek for what Jesus had
Comparing the above two verses it clearly shows that the kingdom of God is the extension of God’s rule from heaven in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. This shows that when Jesus instructed the disciples about prayer, when He said them to ask the father, “Thy kingdom come… “, In other words Jesus was telling them to ask the father to send the Holy Spirit to come in to them so that they can start praying perfectly according to the will of God in tongues, as Jesus Himself was praying (Luke 11: 2). In Luke 22: 44, Jesus being in agony, He prayed more earnestly [i.e. more intently]. Being in agony is to feel weak. So only in the verse before this verse in v43, “an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. “. These types of prayers are Holy Ghost inspired prayers.
Jesus himself says in Matthew 5: 19, “Whoever does and teaches…. he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. “. According to this verse He himself challenges that those who teach others should themselves do what they teach others. If He himself did not pray in tongues, Why should He promise the 11 disciples, personally meeting them, He rebuked their unbelief and promised, “And these signs will follow those who believe; In my Name they [i.e. you] will speak in new tongues. “(Mark 16: 17). If the disciples did not seek to pray in this supernatural prayer language, Why should Jesus meet them personally and promise them that they will also speak in tongues if they believe. This shows clearly that Jesus have spoken in tongues and the disciples have seen it and were desirous to receive it in their lives. Thus Jesus finally promised to them that they too will speak like Him in tongues if they believe.
We must also understand this is a sign tongues [i.e. Gift of speaking in new tongues to men whose language we do not understand] (1Cor 14: 22; Acts 2: 11). My question is, if God wants other men to hear the marvelous works of God through His sons and daughters, how much more will He be desperate to hear His sons and daughters speak the wondrous mysteries of His plan to Him, So that He will answer them? (1 Cor 14: 2; 2: 11-12). Praise the lord!