There is a question that people are thinking in their minds "Is the Holy Spirit always about speaking in tongues?" The answer is absolutely not. The Holy Spirit is not always about speaking in tongues, although I believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the physical evidence of speaking in tongues according to Acts 2:4. Yes, speaking in tongues is the physical evidence of a person being baptized in the Holy Spirit, and Gifts of the Holy Spirit are in operation according to 1 Corinthians 12:8-11. But the true evidence of a person having the Holy Spirit inside of his life is having spiritual fruits according to Galatians 5:22-23. Yes, a person who has a heavenly gift of tongues should use their prayer language daily to receive daily fullness. But, spiritual fruits are more important than the gifts.
The job of the Holy Spirit is not just to enable you to speak in other tongues, dance, jump, shout, fall on the floor, and lay hands on sick seeing the sick recover, although they are the moving of the Holy Spirit. But, you got to think about the various jobs that the Holy Spirit performs. According to John 14:26, Jesus promised that the Father will send down the Comforter in His name. What is the Comforter? The Comforter is the Holy Spirit, also known in the Greek term parakletos, meaning helper or counselor. It means that He can comfort you in trying times, help you bring what you learned in classes and studied into rememberance during exams, and bring revelation. Also, the Holy Spirit leads and guides us into all truth. In addition,according to John 16:9,14, the Holy Spirit convicts us on where we sinned and fell short of God's glory.
Acts 1:8 states that you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. Why did the Holy Spirit give us power? He gave us power to be witnesses, speak his word with boldness, and to live right. In addition according to Romans 15:16, the Holy Spirit sanctifies us, meaning that He can also help us to stay saved
Is it possible to have the Holy Spirit in you and not speak in tongues? Absolutely, yes!! According to Ephesians 1:13, 4:30, because you're saved, you are sealed with the Holy Spirit, meaning stamp of approval.
Why did I write this message? Well, I wrote this message because it's been on my heart. My point is that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and a biblical thing, not a denominational thing. The incident that disturbed me is when the elder at my home church, who is in Florida on an apostolic project, talked about how he shut off Charles Stanley because of his statements on tongues being used as psychology. Also, the elder was judging Charles Stanley as not having the Holy Spirit because he doesn't believe in speaking in tongues. I myself find nothing wrong with Charles Stanley. Neither did my late pastor. Charles Stanley is a great preacher and teacher, and he teaches on the Holy Spirit more than any other preacher. I don't care about Charles Stanley's theology, as long as he preaches sound doctrine. What I meant is as long as he preaches biblical doctrine.
I want to tell you that just because you speak in tongues doesn't mean that you're a Super Christian. Don't look down on Christians who don't speak in tongues and believe in tongues. They're your brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. As Christians, the issue of tongues is not the central theme of the Gospel. The central theme of the Gospel is salvation through Jesus Christ.
If you enjoy this message, give me an amen!!