I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine about the immune system, how drinking a particular kind of tea, helps make the immune system stronger.
Then I told her that Christians have a prayer language, called praying in tongues / praying in the spirit that does the same thing even better, and she said I have never called in sick before.
To be honest, I knew it was the grace of God, but only connected it to the Holy Spirit recently.
Then she said, well everybody should be praying in tongues then. I said yes they should then I tried to explain to her that it’s one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit comes as a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. I received the gift in the early days of me given my life to Jesus.
It took a while for me to take it seriously and pray regularly in my new prayer language.
Looking back now, I guess the Lord knew the attacks I was going to face in my Christian walk, well His grace has kept me, and I am still standing, Praise the Lord.
When we pray in tongues, we edify ourselves, power is received, and one feels much better than before prayer started. We are also talking directly to God and speaking the language of angels, praying for God’s perfect will, and building our Faith, and much more.
I know we live in a scientific world and folks want to see prove of the benefits validated in the laboratory.
Well, I will give that to you. Just hold on a little bit.
As a form of meditation, it does quiet the mind.
Dr Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist, compared brain scans of Christians praying in the spirit together with Buddhist monks meditating and Christian nuns praying, it showed that the Frontal lobe went quietly in the mind of Christians praying in tongues.
To fully understand what this means, one need to know what the functions of the frontal lobe are.
Functions of the Frontal lobe:
Helps us achieve our day to day activities – such as
Thinking, planning, reasoning, control and manage emotions, make decisions and solve problems.
For this part of the brain to be healthy to be used in clear thinking and discerning activity, it’s best that it’s not overwhelmed by too much information. Therefore meditation, especially praying in tongues helps it(Frontal lobe) to go quiet and rid of unnecessary information.
How Praying in tongues, helps in physical healing.
Dr Carl Peterson a brain specialist (did the study at ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.)Discovered that praying in tongues and worshipping in tongues, the brain releases chemicals secretions that go directly to our immune systems giving 35 to 40 percent boost to the immune system. These compounds help the body heal the vital areas. The enemy has deceived the whole world (a lot of people), God has gifts to give out freely.
Until next time, keep Believing, Keep Hoping & Keep Loving