Revivalist Bert Farias writes in the spirit, style, and plainness of speech of the old timers.
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The Flaming Herald, from Bert Farias
Friday, June 22, 2018
2 Secrets to Paul's Ministry the Church Needs to Recover Today
I believe there were two great secrets to the apostle Paul's ministry that we need to pay close attention to. The first is his continual use of praying in tongues.
I believe there were two great secrets to the apostle Paul's ministry that we need to pay close attention to. The first is his continual use of praying in tongues. (Affirm Films/YouTube)
I believe there were two great secrets to the apostle Paul's ministry that we need to pay close attention to. The first is his continual use of praying in tongues.

Praying in Tongues

Paul said it this way:

"I thank my God I speak in tongues more than you all" (1 Cor. 14:18)

The Amplified translation, Classic Edition, reads even stronger:

"I thank God that I speak in [strange] tongues (languages) more than any of you or all of you put together ..."

As the principle writer of the New Testament, the apostle Paul's private use of speaking in tongues was his key to revelation knowledge and to his understanding of the mysteries of God. How do you think he received revelation of the post resurrection truths and the new creation realities he lays out in the epistles? No other apostle received these revelations—not even the original apostles of the Lamb and those who walked with Jesus in his earthly ministry. How do you suppose Paul received the mysteries of Christ and the church? He understood them enough to write them on paper. I propose to you that one of his great secrets was how much he utilized his private prayer language and use of tongues. It is a key to revelation knowledge.

The late Lester Sumrall was asked how often he spoke in tongues. His response was rather terse but thought provoking: "When I'm not preaching." Let us take a lesson from him.

Fasting

The second great secret to the apostle Paul's life and ministry was fasting. While rehearsing his many trials and tribulations that he suffered for the gospel he says this:

"in weariness and painfulness, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness" (2 Cor. 11:27). read more
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