Speaking in tongues
byBluebowon 01 Jan, 2016 11:06
Hi, I have been taught that speaking in tongues is important. And I have been prayed for. But, I don't know whether I've really received the gift of tongues, or that I'm saying things from my mind. How will I know?
byAndrew propheton 12 Jan, 2016 04:01
My dear, speaking in tounges is a gift just as the other 8, (1 corinthians 12), let's say Healing. You will only operate in any of the gifts by faith, their is no sensation one feels, but you see the results. Now for this case tounges, when you speak it's not fruitful to your mind but your spirit is edified. With gifts, it's more of the results, rather than the sensation. So without faith you will not operate in any of the nine. To know if you have the gift of tounges, then, is to get edified as you speak (1 corinthians 14: 4). May you be encouraged.
byfloramaeon 17 Jan, 2016 07:53
i have already received the gift of speaking in tounge,but i will not deny i have lost it because of backsliding..can i have it back?
bykakson 12 Feb, 2016 02:31
Yes flora if you rededicate your life totally to the Lord and seek Him, you will find Him and get anything you desire, for its His will that you speak in tongues.
byAlmawrighton 12 Feb, 2016 03:26
You don't lose your gift if that's what God have given you, if you back slide your gift is not gone, god is waiting for you to tap back into it, you need to know God don't give up on you its the devil trying to keep you from doing what God have given you..if it speaking tongue or being a good cook in the kitchen of the house of god..just turn back to god and you will see. God don't give up on us..
bydoescripturesagreeon 28 Feb, 2016 01:11
Hello bluebow, I've done long hours of study on the Subject of miraculous signs and wonders. I've study the signs that Christ, his apostles and that other believers has done. But I only used scriptures for my final end result for what I believe about this subject . I say my friend test yourself. Test to know if speaking in tongues is important. Use all scriptures that speak about this subject. If you just use parts of scripture you won't receive the full meaning on this subject.
TEST YOURSElF 2 Corinthians 13:5 Take a good look at yourselves to see if you really are believers. Galatians 6:4 Each one of you should but your actions to the test. 2 Chronicles 19:7 Judge carefully. Job 13:9 Would it turn out well If he (God) looked you over carefully? Hebrews 4:12 The word of God is living and active...It judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.
TEST EVERYTHING 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Put everything to the test. Ecclesiastes 7:23 I used wisdom to put all those things to the test. 1 John 4:1 Put the spirits to the test to see if they belong to God... Jeremiah 6:27-28 I want you to test the way they live. All of them are use to disobeying me...All of them do vey sinful things. Revelation 2:2 You have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not. You have found out that they are liars. Act 17:11 They studied scripture careful every day. They wanted to see if what Paul said was true.
AUTHORIZATION Matthew 22:29 Jesus replied, "You are mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures." Acts 18:28 He proved from the Scriptures... *I suggest you find out if the Scriptures authorized you to speak in tongue. Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith Examples of people authorized to do signs in God's name: 1) Luke 5:17 They heard that the Lord had given Jesus the power to heal the sick...Luke4:36 With authority and power he (Christ) gives orders to evil spirits. And they come out! 2) Matthew 10:1 He (Christ) gave them (the 12 disciples) authority to drive out evil spirits...Acts 2:43 The apostles did many wonders and miraculous signs....Acts 5:12 The apostles did many miraculous signs and wonders among the people...v16 Crowds even gathered...They brought those were suffering because of evil spirits. All of them were healed. 3) THE 3RD WERE THE BELIEVERS, which includes the apostles also because they are believers but others had done these signs whom wasn't apostles. Mark 16:16 Here are the (((miraculous signs))) that those who believe will do. In my name they will drive out demons. They will speak in languages they had not known before. They will pick up snakes with their hands. And when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all. They will place their hands on sick people. And the people will get well. Acts 6:3-6 Brothers, choose seven of your men. They must be known as men who are wise and full of the Holy Spirit. We (the Apostles) will turn this important work over to them. Then we can give our attention to prayer and teaching the word...v5 They chose ((((Stephen))). He was full of faith. He was full of the Holy Spirit. (((Phillip)))), Procorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas were chosen too. The group also chose Nicolas from Antioch. He had accepted the Jewish faith. The group brought them to the apostles. Then the apostles prayed and placed their hands on them Acts 6:8 Stephen (wasn't an apostle and he wasn't Jesus Christ but the apostles chose him, a believer of Christ) was full of God's grace and power. He did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. Acts 8:6-8 The crowds listened to Phillip (he is not an apostle and he isn't Jesus Christ but he is a believer chosen by the apostles) They saw the miraculous signs he did. They all paid close attention to what he said. Evil spirits screamed and came out of many people. Many people who were disabled or who couldn't walk were healed.
CONCLUSION Jesus, the apostles and the seven the apostles had chosen are the only people given authority to drive out demons and to perform other miraculous signs mention in mark 16:16-19. Satan out side of God's authority are performing fake miraculous signs and wonders Mark 13:22-23 (in the end times) False Christs and false prophets will appear. They will do signs and miracles. They will try to fool God's chosen people if possible. Keep watch! I have to you everything ahead of time. Ephesians 2:2 He (Satan) is the spirit who is now at work in those who don't obey God. 1 Thessalonians 2:9 His work will be seen in all kinds of fake miracles, signs and wonders. Revelation 13:13 He (the beast out of the earth, which is call the false prophet) performs great signs.... Acts 19:13-16 Some Jews went around driving out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of Lord Jesus to set free those who were controlled by demons. They said, "In Jesus' name I command you to come out. He is Jesus that Paul (Apostle Paul) is preaching about. Seven sons of Sceva were doing this. Sceva was Jewish chief priest. One day the evil spirit answered them, "I know Jesus. And I know about Paul (Apostle Paul). But who are you?" Then the man who had a evil spirit jumped on Sceva's sons. He overpowered them all. He gave them a terrible beating. They ran out of the house naked and bleeding. Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me (Christ) on that day, 'Lord! Lord! Didn't we prophesy in your name? Didn't we drive out demons in your name? Didn't we do many miracles in your name?' Then I will tell them clearly, 'I never knew you. Get away from me, you who do evil!' Only Jesus, the apostles and the seven the apostles chose had authority to do signs. The signs are mentioned in mark 16:16-19. The Apostles laid hands and spoke to other people to besides the 7 and when that happened some spoke in tongues. But now that all these people are dead and the bible is complete. The miraculous signs and wonders in mark 16:16-19 Don't happen anymore. But Satan is still producing these signs today through people and many people are going to Hell and few to heaven. MANY Philippians 3:18 Many people live like enemies of the cross of Christ. II john 1:7 Many people who try to fool others have gone out into the world...they are enemies of Christ. I John 4:1 Many false prophets have gone out into the world. I John 4:3 You have heard that the enemy is coming...Even now he is already in the world. 2 Thessalonians 2:12 Many will not believe the truth. They will take pleasure in evil. They will be judged Titus 1:10 Many people refuse to obey God. Matthew 24:12 Because evil will grow, most people's love will grow cold. Matthew 24:5 many will come in my name. They will claim, 'I am the Christ!' They will fool many people. II Peter 2:1 there will be false teachers among you. In secret they will bring in teachings that will destroy you...v2 Many people will follow their shameful ways. They will give the way of the truth a bad name Matthew 24:11 Many false prophets will appear. They will fool many people. Matthew 24:9-10 All the nations will hate you because of me. At that time many will turn away from their faith. Matthew 7:13 The gate is large and the road is wide that lead to death and hell. Many people go that way.. FEW Luke 13:23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them, "Try very hard to enter through the narrow door. I tell you, many will try to enter and will not be able to. Matthew 7:14 the gate is small and the road is narrow that lead to life. Only few people find it. Matthew 22:14 "For many are invited but few are chosen. Mark 13:22 Falses Christs and falses prophets will appear. They will do signs and miracles. They will try to fool God's chosen people.
bydoescripturesagreeon 28 Feb, 2016 01:53
I forgot to mention Cornelius. I also forgot to mention the believers Paul encountered on the road of Ephesus. The power to speak in tongues is shown by the Scriptures in three ways. All three ways have the real and only apostles present. Acts 19:6 Paul placed his hands on them. Then the Holy Spirit came on them. They spoke in languages they had not known before. Acts 10:44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message...v46 They heard them speaking in languages they had not known before. Acts 2:1 The day of Pentecost came. The believers all gathered in one place...v3-4 They saw something like tongues of fire. The flames separated and settle on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to speak in languages they had not known before...V5 Godly Jews from every country in the world were staying in Jerusalem...v6 they each heard the believers speaking in their own language...v13 some people in the crowd make fun of the believers...v14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven... JESUS TOLD THE 12 APOSTLES AHEAD OF TIME THAT POWER WOULD COME ON THEM Act 1:8 you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. Then you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem. THOSE ARE THE THREE WAYS
Conclusion 1) The apostles spoke in tongues first. 2) The apostles place hands on some and spoke the word to some and (((then))) the people spoke in tongues. So without apostles present who gives you the authority to speak in tongue?
bydominikadoon 03 Mar, 2016 23:01
It's a function of the holy spirit. Receptivity of d holy spirit is wat is needed and not d presence of the apostles
bystandingon 04 Mar, 2016 19:49
Hello, im Luckner.i just wanna know if the prophets in A.T spoke in tongues also.how can i pray in tongues because i already receive that gift.
bydoescripturesagreeon 08 Mar, 2016 03:30
@dominikado You say, "It's a function of the holy spirit. Receptivity of d holy spirit is wat is needed and not d presence of the apostles"
IS THAT STATEMENT FOUND IN SCRIPTURES OR SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT? Proverbs 27:2 Let another person praise you, and not your own mouth. 2 Corinthians 10:18 Those who praise themselves are not accepted. Those the LORD praises are accepted. John 3:34 The One whom God has sent speaks Godís words. John 7:18 Someone who speaks on his own does it to get honor for himself. But someone who works for the honor of the One who sent him is truthful. There is nothing false about him. 1 Corinthians 2:13-14,16 We donít use words taught to us by people. We use words taught to us by the Holy Spirit. We use the words of the Spirit to teach the truths of the Spirit. Some people donít have the Holy Spirit. They donít accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. Things like that are foolish to them They cant understand them. In fact, such things cant be understood without the Spiritís help.
I spent sometime writing this, I put some thought into this, tried not to be to hasty with the reply and sorry it's long.
Now this statement of yours...research carefully all new testament scriptures related to speaking in tongues. Now this takes time but it's worth it my friend In my research using only scriptures I found no evidence of people receiving this miraculous power of tongues without the presence of an Apostle of Christ.
AUTHORIZATION Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith The miraculous signs describe in mark 16:17-18 are the only miracles authorized by Christ for believers to preform after his death, burial, and resurrection. Speaking in tongues is one of those miracles described in mark 16:17-18. Apostles are believers but have authority as apostles. Paul and apostle Peter each rised a person from the dead. That is not part of the authorization of miracles Jesus described for believers in mark 16:17-18 to perform but these are Apostles. On the topic of the miraculous sign of tongues it's very vital to your faith to ask: Who, what, where, how and when. Please get these answers from scripture. I going to do a research paper soom using mostly scriptures on the subject on miraculous signs authorization. The fake miracles beliefs are sending many people to hell who believe they are Christians. Mark 13:22 Falses Christs and falses prophets will appear. They will do signs and miracles. They will try to fool God's chosen people. Matthew 24:5 many will come in my name. They will claim, 'I am the Christ!' They will fool many people. II Peter 2:1 there will be false teachers among you. In secret they will bring in teachings that will destroy you...v2 Many people will follow their shameful ways. They will give the way of the truth a bad name Matthew 24:11 Many false prophets will appear. They will fool many people.
Like I said before, Conclusion 1) The apostles spoke in tongues first Acts 2:1-5, v14-15, 1:8 2) Second, The apostles place hands on some and spoke the word to some and (((then))) the people was given the power to speak in tongues. Acts 19:6 & 10:44
SO WITHOUT THE APOSTLES PHYSICALLY PLACING HANDS AND SPEAKING THE WORD TO PEOPLE TO GIVE THEM THE POWER TO PERFORM THE MIRACLES AUTHORIZED BY CHRIST IN MARK 16:17-18 HOW ARE PEOPLE SPEAKING IN TONGUES? ??
SPEAKING IN TONGUES: *WHO? Believers, First Apostles, second other believers who are not Apostles... *WHAT: the miraculous sign and miracle of speaking in tongues (mark 16:17-18) *WHERE: In the early church to edify believers ( 2 Corinthians 14:5) and outside of the early church as a sign for non- believers (2 Corinthians 14:22). And speaking in tongues are actual human languages from around the world that the person who is speaking has never learned before but able to speak it (acts 2:4-12). *HOW: The Apostles received this miraculous sign first by God from heaven (Acts 2:1-5, v14-15, 1:. This was considered by Christ a "baptism by the Holy Spirit and Fire" (Matthew 3:11, Act 1:5&v8). Not all believers will receive that baptism which gives the ability to do miraculous signs which includes speaking in tongues. The second to receive this miraculous sign/baptism was the believers who the Apostles placed hands on and or spoke the word to. (Acts 10:47&v44, 19:6). There is more than 1 baptism (Hebrews 6:2). There are two different kinds of baptisms. The second baptism is described in Acts 2:38-41 and in many other scriptures (mark 16:16). Most believers will receive the second baptism (Matthew 28:18-20) because the Apostles are all dead so they can no longer baptize people by laying of the hands (Act 8:17, 19:6) or by speaking the word (Acts 10:44 & 10:47). *WHEN: during the early church, speaking in tongues is not present today because the apostles are dead, the people they placed hands on are dead and the people they physically spoke the word to are dead. These are the bible accounts my friend on speaking in tongues. Please much sure your own accounts much scriptures. God's Word.
YOU TEST 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Put everything to the test. Ecclesiastes 7:23 I used wisdom to put all those things to the test. 1 John 4:1 Put the spirits to the test to see if they belong to God.. Jeremiah 6:27-28 I want you to test the way they live. All of them are use to disobeying me...All of them do vey sinful things. Revelation 2:2 You have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not. You have found out that they are liars.
TEST YOURSELVES 2 Corinthians 13:5 Take a good look at yourselves to see if you really are believers. Galatians 6:4 Each one of you should but your actions to the test. Job 13:9 Would it turn out well If he (God) looked you over carefully? John 6:29 God's work is to believe in the One he has sent. Matthew 9:37 there are only a few workers. 1 Corinthians 3:13 The fire will test how good everyone's work is.
bydoescripturesagreeon 08 Mar, 2016 03:50
Correction: the yellow face with the shades suppose to Acts 1:8