How Praying in Tongues Helped Miraculously Avert an Airline Disaster

Apostle James Alford (Apostle James Alford Facebook page)

Years ago, I was scheduled to go on a business trip. Because of the distance, I had to take a plane.

It seemed like a normal day and a normal trip, but little did I know there would be one act of obedience that would save my life. After we boarded the plane and taxied onto the runway, the pilot came over the intercom and said our flight was delayed. At that moment, I heard the Spirit of God say, "Begin to pray in tongues."

I didn't know why God had said it, but I obeyed. It had to have been at least an hour or an hour and a half that we sat on the plane, and the entire time, God kept saying to me, "Keep praying." We waited so long that they even shut the plane's engines down.

After the wait, our time to take off finally came. God said to me, "Don't stop!" As I continued to pray, the pilot revved the engines up, and the plane proceeded to accelerate down the runway.

Right at the point of takeoff, the pilot hit the brakes and drove off the runway. At that moment, the Spirit of God said, "Now you can stop praying." The pilot then came over the intercom and said one of the engines had gone out,and if we had tried to take off, we would have crashed.

Over the years, I have thought about this event many times. God performed a miracle that day in my life and many others. The most interesting thing is that He did it through the power of tongues.

Listen to the podcast titled Unleashing the Power of Spiritual Tongues, and learn how speaking in tongues will bless your life.

James Alford is an apostle and founder of Righteousness Ministries International Church in Marietta, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business from Piedmont College and is the author of Free From Captivity and The Jesus Equation. Apostle James and Kezia have two sons, Mykel and Jayson.


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