“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4)
On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples of Jesus, and immediately they began to speak in tongues. However, an important point you should note is that the disciples spoke with tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:4 (The Living Bible) says, they“began speaking in languages they didn’t know, for the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.” The Good News Bible puts it this way: “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”
Whichever translation you use, one thing is clear: it’s the Holy Spirit that gives us the ability to speak in other tongues. Contrary to what the skeptics say, it’s not something you force out of your mouth or try to do; it’s the Holy Spirit that enables you to do it.
However, it’s important for you to know that though it’s the Holy Spirit who gives the ability, you’re the one who has to open your mouth in faith and speak those tongues, as He gives you the ability. So take advantage of this divine enablement of the Spirit today; speak in tongues! Praise God!