12 Things to Know About Speaking in Tongues!

To know about speaking in tongues is like acquiring a knowledge that tends towards infinity. Have you been side-lined in the church because you can’t speak in tongues? Are you confused about the subject matter? Or you are getting frustrated about Christianity because of this spiritual gift? Don’t worry!

Today’s sermon would clear the confusion and open your mind to understand the cogent facts to know about speaking in tongues.

What is Speaking in Tongues?

Speaking in tongues can be a temporary sign used by God upon you to show the unbelievers that you are from the LORD. It can also be a spiritual gift which has a permanent tendency in you to speak an untaught foreign language.

Controversy About Gift of Tongues

Many false teachings are everywhere about the gift of speaking in tongues and I am also careful not to contribute to the heresies online.

Every word I share with you today is based on the sincere content and context of the subject matter in the Bible coupled with my non-conflicting personal experience with the LORD.    

Note the following truth:

1. Speaking in tongues is solely controlled by the Spirit of the LORD.

2. There is nothing like meaningless language; you either speak an earthly meaningful language or heavenly one interpreted for you by the Holy Spirit. Don’t forget that the source of language starts from heaven. QUOTE Tower of Babel

3. If you speak and there is neither a human interpreter nor the divine Interpreter, it is wise to shut up so you won’t run into brain trouble.

4. It is absolutely wrong and ungodly to go learn ‘speaking in tongues’ in a school of theology or under the supervision of anyone.

5. The LORD chooses who would posses the gift, so it is not a mandatory ticket for everyone. However, it is not a factor for your entry into heaven.

12 Revelations to Know About Speaking in Tongues

1. The speaking in tongues on the day of Pentecost were real languages of some tribes.

“Then they were all amazed and marvelled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?”” (Act 2:7-8)

2. Speaking in tongues is a sign from the LORD, you can’t acquire it through the church doctrine or School of theology.

“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues.” (Mark 16:17)

3. None of the disciples of Jesus who experienced the Day of Pentecost made a sermon for compulsory “speaking in tongue”.

4. Paul mentioned another dimension of speaking in tongues which Apostle Peter referred to as confusing.

Paul says: “For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.” (First Corinthians 14:2)

Apostle Peter referred to Paul’s statement: “as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.” (Second Peter 3:16)

5. I authoritatively share with you that Devil hears speaking in tongues, so don’t be deceived!

6. There are many false teachings about this topic, so don’t be desperate about this spiritual gift.

7. Speak in tongues is NOT the mandatory sign to show spiritual baptism. Many occurrences of spirit-filling without speaking in tongues were recorded. Please read: Act chapter 2:37-42; 8:26-40; 9:1-19; 13:44-52; 16:11-15; 16:25-34; 17:1-10a; 17:10b-15; 17:16-33; 18:1-11; and Act chapter 18:24-28

8. This spiritual gift is not a supremacy to others. Read First Corinthians chapter 12 verse 7 to 11.

9. It is an act of disorderliness when everyone is speaking in tongues in the church without any interpreter. (First Corinthians 14:26-29)

10. Paul’s wish is for everyone to speak in tongues and that is not God’s commandment. (First Corinthians 14:5)

11. When the Holy Spirit controls your private fellowship to the Lord, it is possible your tongue switches from the language you know to an unknown one. I experienced such, it is real! (First Corinthians 14:2)

12. Speaking in tongues was the first sign proving the evidence of Spirit-filled but it was not the only sign approved by the LORD.

It is obvious to know about speaking in tongues that it is utterance given by the LORD and not through learning a language sequence or saying rubbish. It is good to note that no misconception of Paul’s statement shall justify the bastardized model of speaking in tongues in our generation.

I speak in tongues and can interpret as well but I dear not abuse the gift if there is no inspiration from the Holy Spirit.

I encourage you to be focused in the LORD and appreciate the spiritual gift He gives to you. Please, don’t be desperate to speak in tongues because it might put you in more spiritual and psychological troubles you don’t deserve.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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