Something life-changing happened to me a few days ago & since you were the willing vessel who enabled me to receive it, I want to share this with you in hopes you'll be blessed by it! Here's my testimony :)
I was born again @ age 9 & baptized @ age 12. I'm in my early fifties now. Have been walking with Christ Jesus through the years (more in prodigal mode in my youth), presently seeking Him, His Will & earnestly desiring the deeper things of God. Recently He impressed upon me that I needed to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, as I'd only been operating in the Baptism of Water/Repentance.
About that time, I found your channels & subbed. On 01/04/14, I asked the Lord for discernment & then watched your video on how to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, as evidenced by speaking in tongues.
You said something VERY important that I'd never heard anyone mention before. You said: "your FLESH will NOT want to do it!" (speak in tongues). This brief statement made all the difference! THAT WAS IT - the problem, the reason I'd been reluctant to receive this gift all these years, was because of my flesh! I grew up in the Southern Baptist church, ones that did not operate in the Spiritual gifts. So I'd been confused, fearful, reluctant in the past, since I'd never seen the gifts in action...& wasn't really sure what I might be "getting into ..." (~ my pride & ignorance)
I rebuked my flesh in prayer & at that instant, I began speaking in tongues!
I simply can't express what has happened since! In the natural, nothing changed. No bells rang, I didn't shake or shout or "feel" any different. I simply began to speak in tongues while in prayer.
I believe God gave me this gift now (at the new year), because I was at the end of my "rope of hope." I could not bear the thought of another year or more on this Earth. I told God in all honesty, that if He wanted me to go on, something would have to change. Well, that "something" was me, HE CHANGED ME! THANKS BE TO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT!
Now I truly understand why in Ephesians 6:18 we are instructed to "... pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people."