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SPEAKING IN TONGUES



I ran a search on the internet for "Speaking in Tongues" and I couldn't believe some of the things that were being said about this beautiful evidence of the indwelling holy spirit. It is amazing that something spoken of so highly in the New Testament could be maligned so. I thought I would tackle the subject. This page is a simple declaration from Scripture showing (hopefully) that speaking in tongues is God's will. I also wrote a more detailed page entitled "More on Speaking in Tongues". If you are interested, Click here

Jesus said that one of the signs following those who believed in His name would be that they would speak in new tongues (languages). (Mark 16:17)

Jesus said that one of the signs following those who believed in His name would be that they would speak in new tongues (languages). (Mark 16:17)

Jesus, after He was resurrected from the dead, gave His Apostles instructions to wait in Jerusalem because, in a few days, they were going to receive what God promised them, which was the holy spirit. He told them that after the holy spirit comes upon them, they would be clothed with the power from Heaven. (Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:8) Jesus called this experience the baptism of the holy spirit. (Acts 1:5)

So, about 8 to 10 days later, on the day of Pentecost, the Apostles were the first to receive the promised holy spirit. It says that "they were all filled with the holy spirit, and began to speak in other languages as the spirit enabled them." (Acts 2:4) The initial evidence of receiving the holy spirit was speaking in tongues. On that particular day the languages were understood by people who were watching this amazing outpouring from Heaven occur right before their eyes and, in amazement, they testified that the Apostles were speaking the great and wonderful things of God. (Acts 2:11) In another place, some others testified that those who were speaking in tongues were speaking words that magnified God. (Acts 10:46)

Some time later another Apostle was sent by the will of God named Paul, who wrote many things about speaking in tongues. He spoke in tongues a lot (1 Corinthians 14:18) and had some insight, as well as revelation on the matter. These are a few things that He wrote to the believers about speaking in tongues.

When we speak in tongues:
1. We are speaking to God (1 Corinthians 14:2)
2. God is speaking to us (14:21)
3. We are giving thanks well (14:17)
4. We edify ourselves (14:4)
5. We bring rest to our souls (14:21 from Isaiah 28:12)
6. We are praying with our spirit (14:14)
7. And it is the spirit that makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:26 & 27)
8. We mortify (blow to smithereens) the deeds of our lower nature (Romans 8:13)

It is the spirit that searches out the deep things of God. (I Cor. 2:10)

Jude wrote that we build ourselves up on our most holy faith when we pray with the holy spirit. (Jude 20)
And last but not least, it was our Master Himself who said, before the holy spirit was given, that "the hour was coming when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24)

WELL THE HOUR IS NOW HERE!



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