Sid Roth - Pray in Supernatural Languages
Hello. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. So what did the first Jewish believers in the Messiah know that maybe is almost a mystery to this generation? They knew something because I have a book that tells me they prayed for people that couldn't walk, and they could start walking, that people that were blind and they could see. They knew something. Well we have found not only an ancient prayer that they used, but I'll go so far as to say and the Bible says it was THE prayer to unlock the supernatural. Do you want to learn that? Me, too.
You know, I was just reminding myself. I said, self, do you remember when you were not even a believer in the Messiah and you were disrupting that prayer reading with those nice, squeaky, religious Christians who were trying so hard to convince you Jesus was the Messiah. But there was one thing that intrigued me immensely. They said they had a supernatural language that came from God. And I know a lot of people say they don't want non-believers to hear the supernatural language, but it intrigued me no end. And so then after I became a believer in the Messiah I wanted that supernatural language.
So I went to a meeting and someone prayed for me, and they said, well speak in that supernatural language. And I, you know, no one told me that maybe I can't. I'm glad I didn't know anything. I was almost like a little child. You know, that's the way you're supposed to be. And I started speaking in a supernatural language. But then immediately a little voice in my head said, you're making it up. Now none of you ever had that problem. Well that little voice I'm sure is talking to many people. And so I stopped. I mean, I love God. I don't want to make something up. And one day I was with a rabbi that received Jesus, an orthodox rabbi, and he began, he said, he called me over because I had met him before. He said, "Sid, come over here. This woman wants prayer". This woman was pregnant and the doctor said had a stillborn baby.
Now I'm a brand new believer. You're asking me to pray for a dead person to come back to life? I didn't know what to pray. And so all of a sudden I started praying in my supernatural language that I doubted was really from God. And after we finished praying she left. And the rabbi said to me, "Sid, where did you learn that ancient form of Aramaic"? I barely speak Hebrew. I did my Bar Mitzvah in Hebrew. And when he said that he not only said it was an ancient form of Aramaic, he told me what I was praying, because he knew that language. And he said, "You prayed that the child, the spirit of the child is with God the Father and be at rest". I said that.
Now no way I could have said that with my mind. And after that point I never doubted that that language was real. You see, when you pray in supernatural language, as you do what I did, a mind bypass, which means you're not dropping down, not from your mind, you're dropping down to your spirit, and you're not praying from your mind. You're praying from your spirit. Now since your mind doesn't know what you're doing, your mind will argue with you. So you say, mind, be still. I'm putting my spirit in charge.
And so when you pray in that supernatural language there is no doubt, none. None whatsoever. You're praying with perfect faith. How would you like every prayer you pray with, not 99.9 percent, because that doesn't span in the faith arena, 100 percent, pure faith every time you pray in that supernatural language. And not only is it 100 percent, see, you're dealing with the tip of the iceberg when you see someone with a problem. Ninety-five percent of that iceberg you can't see with the natural eye.
That's true today. You're making decisions, you're praying for people on that little bit of the iceberg, the tip that you see, but the action is in the invisible world. What if the Holy Spirit knew everything that would make things right. You don't know that, but God knows that, and you could pray by the Holy Spirit perfect prayers in perfect faith. Do you realize what a weapon that is? Do you realize why someone doesn't want you to do this? Do you realize why the church, and I hate to say this, even where they believe in tongues has demoted it to the back of the church, and in some churches out of the church? Well it is controversial, yes. It drives the devil crazy. Of course it's controversial.
Let me tell you something. By the time I finish teaching you, you're going to not be able to stop praying tongues. It's going to break out within you. But when I come back I'm going to tell you what you're doing when you're praying in tongues. And I can tell you this, I'm back. Do you know what I mean by I'm back. It's not that I'm backslidden. I've never been backslidden, and praise God, because of His mercy. I've never been backslidden since I'm believer. But I'm back. Here's how I'm back. I used to pray one hour a day. In the early days I'd walk with the Lord, and then I got to visit Him. Because I didn't even realize the magnitude of what I was doing. But I'm back. I'm back. I'm praying one hour a day.
How would you like all, get that, A-L-L, all things to work together for good in your life? Well God says that. You quote in Romans 8:28, right? But you don't look at the verses before Romans 8:28. It describes praying in supernatural languages. So what causes all things to work together for good in your life? Praying in supernatural languages. How could we have missed it? But we did. Let's talk about some of the benefits of speaking in tongues. Healing.
Let's go back to the verse before Romans 8:28, Romans 8:26: "Likewise the spirit also helps in our weaknesses". I looked that word up. Guess what it means in the Greek? Our sicknesses. Do you realize when you're praying in supernatural languages you're praying perfect prayers of the areas in your life that have to be rectified to get rid of the sickness that has its ugly hook inside of you. I mean, I'd be praying in tongues day and night if I understood this. The second thing, second benefit, how would you like to praise God all the time? The truth is you don't have the ability in English to praise God 24/7. But listen to this.
First Corinthians 14:17: "For you indeed give thanks well when you're praying in tongues". You're giving thanks. You're not just giving thanks, you're giving thanks well. You want to give thanks well? Pray in tongues. Number three, you become God inside conscious. There was a book that intrigued me so much many years ago. It was written by Brother William Lawrence. It was called, "Practicing the Presence of God". When you know that you're praying from your spirit, you're praying God's words. Do you realize that? You are practicing the presence of God. And as you begin to, as a matter of fact I'll give you a tip.
Next time you pray in tongues, just realize and concentrate. I had a guest that explained this. It's called drop down to your spirit. And as you willfully drop down to your spirit, practicing from your mind, you're not praying anyway, interesting enough, you're praying from your mind anyway, but you're praying from God inside consciousness. When I'm praying from supernatural languages I am conscious of God every second because it's coming from my spirit, not from my mind. And if you can be conscious of God in everything you do, do you realize that the same presence that Brother Lawrence had, he was a monk, a dishwasher, crippled, and the highest people of the land would seek him out because there was such an explosion of the love of God pouring out of this man.
So it's got nothing to do with the money that you have. It's got nothing to do with the education that you have. This man had no money. This man had no education, but he was conscious of God. And everyone wants to believe that God is personal. Everyone wants to know this God. And you will, it will pour His love, the more you pray in supernatural languages, the more his love is going to pour out on everyone you come in contact with. Let's suppose your spouse is not a believer and they take you to a cocktail party, and you go because you love your spouse, and you don't preach to anyone because your spouse, don't you preach to anyone. That's never happened to here. Right?
You won't have to. His love will be drawn to you. I mean, all right, number four, supernatural inner healing and forgiveness. You don't realize it, but the first few years you're praying in your supernatural language you think you're praying for the whole world. Wrong. You're praying for yourself. You're getting yourself bailed out. You're getting yourself. Listen, we're imperfect people who were parented by imperfect people because they're parents were imperfect. You expect to be perfect over night? You took a whole lifetime to be imperfect. So by praying in tongues you're having tremendous inner healing and becoming normal so the Master can use you. The fifth thing, supernatural protection.
I interviewed a woman that prayed in tongues for an hour and then went to the grocery store. And as she got out of her car someone pulled a gun on her and said, get back in your car, took her to a wooded area. What she didn't know is this man was wanted by the police for having raped and murdered 40 women that looked like her profile, looked like her. Do you know because she prayed in tongues she had supernatural protection. I'm going to tell you something, she would have been number 41 if she didn't pray in tongues. This guy not only did not rape her, not only did not murder her, but gave himself up to the police and received Jesus. Six, you'll get such revelation from God when you pray in your supernatural language. Do you want more revelation from God? You're going to be sensitive to God's voice. You're going to walk in His tangible presence. You're going to have supernatural favor and peace. Even the chemistry of your brain will change.
Let me read this, an amazing report from Dr. Carl Peterson, M.D., brain specialist. Through research and testing, he found out when we pray in the spirit there is activity that begins to take place in our brain. As we engage in our heavenly language, the brain releases chemical secretions that are directed in to our immune system, giving it a boost. This promotes healing within our bodies. Amazingly, this secretion is triggered from a part of the brain that has no other apparent activity in humans and is only activated by praying in tongues. I'm going to pray for you to all to pray in tongues and move into multiple languages, and be the people that God has called you to be, fulfill your destiny.
I told you that we have uncovered the ancient key to the power of the first Jewish believers in the Messiah, and it's right in the Scriptures. Let me read this to you. Acts, Chapter 6, Verse 4. And I'll read it first in the English, and then I'll read you what the Greek says. This is the English. It's the apostles and they're saying, "We will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the Word". You're familiar with that. But this is what it says in the Greek: "We will give ourselves continually to THE Word and THE prayer". What was THE prayer? Paul will give you a clue. He said in First Corinthians 14, Verse 18, "I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all".
He was southern y'all. The man that wrote most of the New Testament thought it was important enough to speak in tongues more than anyone else. And in First Corinthians, Chapter 14, Verse 5, in the Greek, it says, "I want you all to speak in tongues". That should close the case. I want you all to speak in tongues. Now you must be born again in order to get the gift of the Spirit of God and along with the gift comes different gifts. And everyone has the ability to speak in THE prayer, because otherwise Paul would not have said, "I want you all to speak in tongues". But there are special types of tongues that not everyone has that gift. For instance, if you're in a congregation you might speak in tongues and someone will have an interpretation.
Not everyone has that gift, but everyone, Paul wants to speak in THE prayer language. And so if you're born again I'm going to teach you just briefly, and we're going to have a miracle happen for you right at home, right where you're watching, right now a miracle is going to happen for you. You are going to speak prayers, perfect prayers with perfect faith for the rest of your life. Do you want that? Okay. Now Acts 2:4 says, "And they," emphasis on the word "they". "And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues". Who spoke with other tongues? "They" spoke with other tongues.
Did the Holy Spirit do the speaking? "They" spoke with other tongues. Here's the deal. You don't open your mouth and make a sound, no one else will. You're saying, I'm waiting for God to take over my tongue. I'm glad you weren't Peter. I mean, we made fun of some of the things Peter did. But he walked on water. Do you know why he walked on water? Jesus is walking water and Peter says, "That's pretty cool. Can I do that"? Would you think that? Could I walk on water like that? And so Jesus said, and Peter said, "If you move my legs for me I'll come Jesus". No, he didn't say that. He stood up. He knew how to walk. He'd been doing it his whole life. No big trick. And swings his foot out. Who did the walking? Who does the talking? We do. And supernatural languages. You get it?
Peter walked. Here's what happened. Peter did his part and God did His part. Your part is to speak from your spirit. I don't know what to say. So far, you're perfect. It's called unknown tongues. Perfect. A-plus. But what if it's not from God? Well what if it is from God? My Bible says if a child asks for bread, his father is not going to give him a stone. How much more will He give the Holy Spirit to those who ask in the name of Jesus? Get it straight. You're either a believer or you're not a believer.
So I want everyone that had either has never prayed in supernatural languages, that's you at home, or has, but didn't realize what they were missing, to stand up. And the others, I'll pray for your salvation. Come on, stand up. Come on. Come on or I'll embarrass you on international TV. Give me a break. Okay. Now remember what I just taught you. Don't be like Peter, saying, I don't get out of the boat. That's Peter Jones. You don't know him. Be like Peter in the Bible. Get out of the boat. Talk by faith as quickly as you can. Say out loud, "In Jesus name., take the words that come out of my mouth as worship unto you".
Stop, stop, stop. Why did I say stop? I wanted to show you have total control. This is the only gift of the spirit. You can stop and start praying in English. You can stop and start praying when it's from your spirit. Now I want you to just concentrate that you're speaking from your spirit. Drop down right now and begin to speak in tongues again. Drop down. Do that little lesson.
Stop for a second. I want to teach you something. I don't know if you heard me, but I found out that when I have prayed through or accomplished the major thing God wanted when I was praying in a language that I didn't understand, things that I didn't even know, I have found I start not laughing hysterically, but laughing in tongues. There's a difference. And I don't know if you heard me, and I'm just going to do it for your sake right now. But I was doing this before in the spirit. I said something like this: ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. The Holy Spirit is saying, devil I got you again. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Come on, again. No, not ha, ha, ha, tongues.