35) The New York Times had an article of a research study done in the United Kingdom about speaking in tongues. 36) The study followed 1000 evangelicals. 37) The research conclusion was that speaking in tongues consistently and regularly resulted in having fewer mental disorders than those who don’t speak in tongues. The New York Times affirmed that speaking in tongues is valid. The University of Pennsylvania 38) conducted a study in the neuroscience department on speaking in tongues. 39) They took people praying in tongues and analyzed the brain. 40) They took a look at what was going on in the the brain activity. 41) The frontal lobe which controls the speech of a person, when they prayed in English was active, it was firing. 42) When they transitioned to speaking in tongues, all the activity in the frontal lobe went dormant. 43) It affirms 1Cor. 14:14-For if I pray in an unknown tongue my spirit [ by the Holy Spirit with in me] prays but my mind is unproductive [it bears no fruit and helps nobody].
At O.R.U Carl Peterson 44) studied the effect of praying in tongues on the immune system. 45) It was concluded that if you pray in tongues consistently and extendedly, the immune system of the individual gets boosted 35-40%. 46) The immune system gets activated. Praying in tongues impacts the part of the brain where the immune system is centered-the hypothalamus. 47) The hypothalamus is activated when you pray in tongues and it releases a supernatural immunity in the body. 48) The tongue is connected to the brain when one is speaking English and when praying in tongues it is connected to the individual’s spirit.
IN YOUR SOUL:-49) when praying in tongues God can work on things deeply embedded such as fears, anxieties, and stress. He’ll work on these to get to the root. 50) He’ll give strength on the inside so you can handle the world. 51) So you can gain victory over fears, anxiety, stress, panic, attacks, worry, etc. These are enemies of the soul. a) because what goes in the soul can affect the body and health, God will work on these things first before seeing healing in the body manifest. Again, as said before God works on the principle of little by little(Ex. 23:30 says-Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and are numerous enough to take possession of the land). b) Prov. 14:30 says-A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.
IN YOUR SPIRIT:-52) you will be able to move mountains by building up your spiritual muscles and you will be able to push back the plans of the enemy. 53) Jude 20 says-But you beloved build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice, higher and higher] praying in the Holy Spirit. 54) So beloved child of God, it is a crucial thing to pray in the spirit consistently and extendedly to build your whole being up.