Right after I had trusted the work of Christ through His death, burial and Resurrection, I had a person ask me if I had received the second blessing yet. Unsure of what that meant I asked him what he was talking about, and he said, “speaking in tongues as a manifestation of the coming of the Holy Spirit into your life.” This began a search for me to figure out if I was truly saved or not, and it was during this study that I was directed to 1 Corinthians 14. What I found out is that the Scripture is clear that proof of salvation comes through our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and our willingness to submit ourselves to the authority of the Word of God, not through the manifestation of any gift. It is interesting to note that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit can be mimicked by man and Satan. Our assurance is not to be gained through any external proofs (like speaking in tongues), but through the internal reality that is brought about by our submission to the Will of the Father, through our love for the Work of Christ. It is the inner working of the Holy Spirit which makes all this possible in our lives. Today, if you are trying to base your security for Christian life on external or emotional proofs, it is time that you learn to submit to the authority of the Word of God in your life, and find the peace of God that passes all understanding. Our relationship with God is based on our Love for Him that is manifested in our love for others. This is not normal or natural, that is why we need the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that the Word of God says comes into our lives the moment that we put our faith in the Word of Christ for our redemption.