Paul teaches a wonderful lesson about the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12, but he starts off that lesson off by saying that you can’t be spiritually ignorant. A spiritually, ignorant Christian doesn’t even sound right, but, unfortunately it is a truth for far too many. If you do not know how to function in the gifts satan can take you as one of the ignorant ones and exercise his power over you.
The nine gifts of the Spirit are for us today; they are what give believers the supernatural edge they need to operate in the world.
Praying in tongues facilitates the entrance into the gifts of the Spirit.
You may be praying in your prayer language when all of a sudden you move into divers tongues with interpretation and God gives you the solution to that problem you have been dealing with or person you have been praying for.
If you don’t pray in tongues, you are preventing the gifts from working in your life. You can only handle them with a certain level of the Spirit. To operate in the gifts, you need to have the rivers flowing. The rivers mentioned in John 7:38, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Those rivers are what cause you to have takeover power. God designed you to have takeover power. You are not normal and praying in tongues will cause you to live above the norm because the gifts can function in your life at any moment.