BILL: But Paul and Jude and Jesus said that people would come and they’d fall away, fall away. And by 500 A.D. the Church had gone into complete fallen away. And all the truths of the New Testament had been done away with or formalized into a religious form or belief but there wasn’t any experience of it and so they taught the words but not the experience. A form of godliness but no life and power in them. Well that was a thousand years that was all lost. But in 1700 with Martin Luther God started the restoration of the Church. That’s called the Second Reformation. So just to give you a nutshell view of it. The 1500’s was the Protestant Movement. Mainly it was justification by faith and breaking away from the old Dark Age Catholic Church that had become to be established. And justification by faith and all of that goes with it. I mean hours on that. Then in 1600 you had the Anabaptist Movement of water baptism by immersion. That was added back into the Church. Then in the 1700’s you had John Wesley and the whole holiness movement of sanctification, living a holy, victorious life. Then the 1800’s you had the divine healing movement with A.B Simpson, a Presbyterian who got revelation of healings and the atonement and started teaching you can be healed, delivered in your body as well as saved in your soul and spirit.
BILL: Then in 1900 we had the Pentecostal Movement where for the first time since the early days God restored back the gift of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues.
BILL: And that, and then that’s the reason in my book that I talk about “Seventy Reasons for Speaking in Tongues” and then in the latter part talks to people who say why don’t all Churches teach this?
KYNAN: Yeah. Yes, yes.
BILL: And I say well in the Protestant Movement you had the Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and Lutherans, churches formed from them. In the Evangelical Movement of 1600 are your Baptist Churches and Evangelical Churches sprung up from them. In the Holiness Movement you had your Nazarene, Methodist, all the holiness churches, Church of God, all those holiness churches sprung up. But that wasn’t a part of the revelation. Then 1800 you had the Christian and Missionary Alliance sprung up from A.B. Simpson’s teaching but they didn’t have the revelation on speaking in tongues. When in 1900 when the Pentecostal Movement came there was a release of the restoration of the Holy Spirit’s gift of your own spirit language and then all the churches from thereon that have been established in the Pentecostal Movement, then the Restoration Movement, the Charismatic Renewal and the Faith Movement, Prophetic and Apostolic, all of those teach the speaking in tongues through the spirit in them. And that’s the reason if you’re a Baptist, Methodist or Evangelical you weren’t taught that the Holy Spirit gift is for us today cause it was not restored yet back into the Church.
KYNAN: Now Dr. Hamon, let me ask you something. What is the connection between this revelation of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues and the Church living victorious today? How important is that for believers to understand?
BILL: Well in my “Seventy Reasons for Speaking in Tongues” book I explain that there are so many things it does for you. One of the best things to illustrate it is you got your own building and a hydroelectric power plant! And it’s a Holy Ghost power plant!
KYNAN: I love that!
BILL: And what it is is the Bible says be filled with the Spirit! Well it was like they build a dam. I went through the Hoover Dam out there. They build a dam to make a reservoir and a river lifts up, fills it up. Then they have overflow things where if it gets too full it can overflow. But down in the lower part of the dam they have these great big water gates and they have a great big gate that opens up and there’s a turbine in there. And that turbine, zzzzz, you know it’s like a big ol’ airplane blades you know in their engine and curved blades and then when that water hits that it turns it real fast and it turns a great big dynamo and this big dynamo is like Ezekiel says a wheel in the middle of a wheel starts turning and I looked in the dam and they had about twenty of them big as this building, you know, and they started “mmmm” and they produce electricity. Now we have the water gate is our mouth.
KYNAN: Come on!
BILL: You got to open your mouth!
KYNAN: That’s good.
BILL: And then you have a turbine called a tongue.
BILL: And when Jesus said out of your innermost being shall flow rivers of living water and when that river comes up it flows through your turbines. It turns a dynamo of your spirit when the Holy Spirit are one and it generates the love of God, the power of God, the gifts of the Spirit, everything that heaven has to offer can be generated by praying in tongues!
KYNAN: Oh that’s powerful!
BILL: It’s the generator, it’s the activator!
KYNAN: So if I’m hearing you correctly every single believer has access to this Holy Spirit power that you’re talking about.
KYNAN: And as we begin to place a demand on this dynamo on the inside of us…
KYNAN: …which is the Holy Spirit, we’re going to see that power flow through us. So this is what Jesus meant when He said “out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water.”