Later Paul also writes about the gift of speaking in tongues, in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14. Because of the diversity of ways to use the same gift, God will always have some type of ministry you can participate in regardless of gender, age, or any other factor. All I ask is that you keep your comments sweet and encouraging. Should we seek to have it? Now, this is important because you do not baptize unbelievers or unsaved people. None of the later Epistles mention speaking in tongues.
And after awhile, all of a sudden, my spirit is standing straight up at attention! It will feel and sound strange at first but as you go along and increase the time you will suddenly start to receive revelation from God, new giftings you never had before and an understanding of things in the spiritual realm you never had before — directly from God. When I was seeking this particular gift, one of my objections was that I could not see why we needed to speak in a language that we did not understand. We find his correction in 1 Corinthians 12-14, the defining chapters on how to properly understand spiritual gifts. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. I feel I am a wolf in among sheep.
Luke 11:11-13 Throughout Chapter 14 of 1 Corinthians Paul encourages us to pray in tongues, and pray with our understanding. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. It is unscriptural teaching which says that all who are baptized by the Holy Spirit will speak in tongues. Make sure you emphasize the need for God to enable people to do whatever it is that you are motivating them toward. The Holy Spirit did not direct Paul to write that the tongue is unknown. The whole issue of tongues has been very confusing for many people, especially since it has received a lot of attention within certain movements in the past fifty years or so. Some are gifted with the ability to dig and study and research, and then summarize the results with clear words that are helpful to others.
The Lord knows every test, trial or attack that is coming up, and desires to see us prepared to meet and overcome it by implementing this valuable tool of praying in tongues. If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. There is therefore now no condemnation to me, for I am in Christ Jesus. That is a big danger of the power of God. There will always be the need for love, therefore love will never drop off.
These have been speaking gifts. In the same token, if you use the gift of tongues publicly, then it must be interpreted otherwise people will think you are nuts! We could simply seek out those with the gift of tongues and send them to the nations that speak that tongue. God does intervene in supernatural ways performing miracles when and wherever He pleases to do so. But this is both selfish and wrong. But the speaking gifts of prophecy and teaching are not the same as the special leadership gifts of being a prophet or a teacher.
People with the spiritual gifts of exhortation are used by God to encourage people to reach their potential in the Lord by following after the Him and His ways. But I wanted everything God had for me and I could see that it was in Scripture, so I went out on a limb and stood up in a church service—actually inside a hockey stadium—when the minister announced she was going to pray for us to have this gift. What was your greatest hindrance and how did you overcome it? In every other place where the word is used it means languages. First Corinthians 14:39-40 says: Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. While Paul explained that it was not the greatest gift, and that there were greater gifts like prophesying, which he encouraged them to desire, he still said he spoke in tongues more than them all. No one person has all the gifts, nor are we to seek the gifts.
Repeatedly it was the Jews who asked for a sign. How contrary this would be to such Scriptures as Acts 20:32; Eph. However there are times that it is necessary and at those moments it is important that you are able to let the fire of the Spirit burn loud and freely. Because they are full-time pastors already and because they have a passion to bring healing and revival to American churches which desperately need it, they feel they need to focus on the American church. Has Speaking in Tongues Ceased? And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. The gift of speaking helps me in my business every day in many ways: inspiring my employees, counseling clients and representing my company in the community.
He was willing to pay money so that everyone on whom he would lay his hands might receive the Holy Spirit like that. One of the most contentious debates today is whether speaking in tongues has ceased. It is clear and unmistakable that speaking in tongues was a gift limited to men and is never to be exercised by women. That is extremely serious because our words determine our life, says the Bible. The one upon whom the gift was bestowed was merely an instrument through whom God wanted to communicate His message. However, he is scared to death of believers who learn how to move in the freedom of the Spirit.