How to be sure you are filled with the Spirit


There are many benefits of being filled with the Spirit. The initial evidence of being filled with the Spirit is to speak in other tongues. This is not the only evidence of being filled with the Spirit, but it is the initial manifestation of being filled with the Spirit.

In addition to this initial evidence of being filled with the Spirit, you will notice that you are receiving more light and revelation as you study God's Word. You will experience a new boldness and power in witnessing. The presence of God in your heart and your expression of praise and worship will take on new meaning. These are just a few of the benefits of being filled with the Spirit.

In the bible we can see that the believers were speaking in tongues and magnifying God. When you receive the Holy Spirit you will have the supernatural ability to speak in other tongues.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES?
Many people have lumped all speaking in tongues together into one basket, so to speak, but we can see from Scripture that there are at least two different purposes for speaking in tongues.

The first purpose for speaking in tongues that we can see in the Word of God is the "gift of tongues" which is used for ministry purposes in the local congregation. This gift of tongues requires an interpretation. This might also be called the public manifestation of tongues. This manifestation is used, as the apostle Paul said, for ministry "in the church."

Another purpose for speaking in tongues is for personal ministry of edification. This might be called the private manifestation of tongues and does not necessarily require an interpretation. This manifestation is available for every believer, as the apostle Paul said, "to edify himself."

EDIFY: "To charge up". Just like charging up a battery, our spirit will be charged or built up with strength and power as we pray in tongues.