What God has done for me because of the Word of God I have learned in The Way Ministry is a lot! Speaking in tongues is one of the foundational truths that I learned in the ministry that brought deliverance and continues to.
I was raised in a loving Christian family with a great dad and mom, older brother, older sister, and younger brother. We all faithfully attended a wonderful Christian church, which I am thankful for. I don’t know exactly when I got born again, but it was probably pretty early in life. Going to church was good—it was a positive group of people to be surrounded by—but it seemed like there should be more.
After high school, I remember talking with my brother and his sharing about speaking in tongues. I remember also saying to him, “That is for you; that is for you.” I had heard speaking in tongues somewhere before, but it seemed confusing and out of order. My brother and his wife shared with me about a Bible class, which sounded interesting, so I signed up for the foundational class on Power for Abundant Living. I loved how Dr. Wierwille taught with concreteness from the Bible regarding the goodness of God, salvation, believing, speaking in tongues, and many other life subjects, answering questions I had. I loved when he taught about Jesus Christ and what he accomplished for us, all the way through to Pentecost and the receiving of the holy spirit and speaking in tongues. I wasn’t just supposed to take it by faith like I had heard from others. I really enjoyed the class and how it built on God’s Word, dispelling darkness with the light.
Then, Dr. Wierwille got to those final sessions when speaking in tongues was coming up. The way he taught God’s Word on this subject like he had with others, once again very systematically with “what is available,” “how to receive,” and “what to do with it after we have received,” brought clarity and desire. I spoke in tongues for the first time in that eleventh session of the class, and how exhilarating it was, and still is, knowing that speaking in tongues is concrete proof in the natural realm that I am born again! I don’t have to go by feelings anymore, like, “Am I good enough to be born again?” which can sure come and go.
To be able to speak in tongues in my private prayer life and in a believers’ meeting with interpretation, and to know the benefits of it is awesome! I am very thankful to know the rightly divided Word of God regarding speaking in tongues and many other areas of life. Thank you to The Way Ministry for all the Word of God that has been taught and lived for over seventy-five years and onward!