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19 January 2019
“And these signs will follow those who believe; in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will raise serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; They will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be healed."
Mark 16:17-18, King James Version
“And when the day of Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place with one accord. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And forked tongues like fire appeared to them, and they sat on each one of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit had commanded them, and the mansions of the Jews were shut up. from Jerusalem, pious men from all nations under heaven. When this sounded on all sides, the crowd gathered together and was amazed, for they all heard them speaking in their own language, and they were all amazed and amazed, saying to one another: Behold, are not all these Galileans who speak , and how do we all? hear in our own language in which we were born Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the inhabitants? in Mesopotamia and in Judea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya around Cyrene and foreigners from Rome, Jews and proselytes, Crete and Arabs, we hear them speak in our tongues the works wonders of God, and they were all astonished and doubting, saying among themselves: What does this mean?
Acts 2:1-12 KJV
“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who had believed were astonished, as many as Peter came, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was also poured out on the Gentiles. Because they heard them speak in tongues, praising God..."
Acts 10:44-46, NIV
“And it came to pass that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper shores, came to Ephesus; and when he found some disciples, he said to them: Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed? And they said to him, "We haven't even heard if there is a Holy Ghost." And he said to them: "Into what then were you baptized?" And they said, "In the baptism of John." Da said Paul: "John truly baptized," the baptism of repentance, telling men to believe in the one who is to come after him, yea, in Christ Jesus." When they heard this, they settled on the name Baptize the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit descended upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied, and all the men were about twelve.”
Acts 19:1-7, NIV
“Now there are differences in the gifts, but the same spirit. And there are differences in administration, but the same gentleman. And there are differences in the effects, but he is the same God who works everything in everyone. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the benefit of all, because to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another by the same Spirit, the word of knowledge, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another, gifts of healing. by the same same spirit; to another to perform miracles; another prophecy; another discerning of spirits; other languages of different genres; to another, interpretation of tongues: But all this is done by the same Spirit, distributing to each one in particular as he wants... And God put some in the church, first apostles, then prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of help, of governments, of multiplicity of languages. All the apostles, all the prophets, all the teachers rs? Are they all miracle workers? Do you have any healing gifts? Do they all speak in tongues? interpret everything? But earnestly desire the best gifts; and yet I will show you a better way.”
1. Corinter 12:4-11, 28-31, NIV
“Though I spoke with the tongues of men and angels and had no charity, I have become like tinkling bronze or a tinkling cymbal. Charity never fails; if there are tongues, they will cease; either knowledge, it will disappear."
1. Corinter 13:1, 8, NIV
“Follow your love for your neighbor and desire spiritual gifts, but rather prophesy. For he who speaks in an unknown tongue does not speak to men, but to God; because no one understands him; mysteries. But the one who prophesies speaks to men for edification, exhortation and consolation. He who speaks in a strange tongue edifies himself; but he who prophesies, he edifies the church. I want you all to speak in tongues, but that you prophesy, because he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets them, so that the church may receive edification." Now, brethren, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will it do you if I do not speak to you by revelation, or by science, or by prophecy, or by doctrine? make a distinction in making sounds, how is one supposed to know what is a flute or a harp? if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle? That's how you are, if you don't pronounce words that are easy to understand with your tongue, how can anyone know what is being said? because you will speak on the air. Perhaps there are so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is unimportant. So if I don't know the meaning of the voice, I will be a barbarian to the speaker, and a barbarian to the speaker. Also, because you are eager for spiritual gifts, you seek to excel in building up the church. Therefore, whoever speaks in an unknown tongue, pray that he can interpret. Because when I pray in an unknown language, my spirit prays, but my mind is barren. So what is that? I will pray with the spirit and I will also pray with the mind: I will sing with the spirit and I will also sing with the mind. If not, when you go to bless with the Spirit, how can he who occupies the place of the ignorant say amen when you give thanks, if he does not understand what you say? Because in truth you give thanks well, but the other is not edified. I thank my God that I speak in tongues more than all of you: but in church I would have preferred to speak five words with my mind, to teach others with my voice, than ten thousand words in an unknown language. Brothers, do not be children in mind: but in wickedness you are children, but in mind you are men. In the law it is written: With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; and yet they will not hear me, says the Lord. Therefore, tongues are a sign, not for those who believe, but for those who do not believe; but prophecy is not for those who do not believe, but for those who believe. Now, if the whole church meets in one place and they all speak in tongues and the ignorant or unbelievers come in, won't they say you're crazy? But when all prophesy, and one comes who does not believe or is ignorant, he is persuaded by all, he is judged by all: And thus the mysteries of his heart are revealed; and so he will fall on his face and adore God and declare that God is truly in you. How is he, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let everything happen for edification. If someone speaks in an unknown language, let it be two or three at most, and of course; and that one interprets. But if there is no interpreter, he must be silent in the church; and let him talk to himself and to God. . . Therefore, brothers, try to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
1. Corinter 14:1-28, 39, NIV
How many Bible verses talk about speaking in tongues? ›
The word tongues is found 34 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right. Here are the 30 most important Bible scriptures on speaking in tongues.What are the words for speaking in tongues? ›
glossolalia, also called speaking in tongues, (from Greek glōssa, “tongue,” and lalia, “talking”), utterances approximating words and speech, usually produced during states of intense religious experience.Where in the Bible does it say everyone can speak in tongues? ›
But in 1 Corinthians 14:4 Paul says, “Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy”. Later in the same chapter he speaks of the possibility of all speaking in tongues (14:23) and of all prophesying (14:31).What does James 3 say about the tongue? ›
Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.What did Jesus say about speaking in tongues? ›
For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit. But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.Are there 2 types of speaking in tongues? ›
They distinguish between (private) speech in tongues when receiving the gift of the Spirit, and (public) speech in tongues for the benefit of the church.What happens spiritually when you speak in tongues? ›
The Bible says, “Building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” —Jude 20. Speaking in tongues stimulates faith and helps us learn how to trust God more fully. For example, faith must be exercised to speak with tongues because the Holy Spirit specifically directs the words we speak.What does it truly mean to speak in tongues? ›
Speaking in tongues, also referred to as gift of tongues or glossolalia, is a phenomenon that occurs when a person experiencing religious ecstasy or a trance utters incomprehensible sounds that they believe are a language spoken through them by a god or deity.What are the tongues 3 main responsibilities? ›
The tongue's main physiological function are: Tasting (gustatory sensation) Chewing (aiding in mastication) Speech formation.What are the three jobs of the tongue? ›
Your tongue is a muscular organ in your mouth that aids in chewing, speaking and breathing.
What is the sin of the tongue? ›
What are some of the destructive sins of the tongue? (Slander, lies, gossip, put downs, criticism, etc.) Consider the power of the media, which seems to thrive on gossip and slander and anything negative.Who was the first person to speak in tongues in the Bible? ›
The ability to speak in tongues is one of many potential spiritual gifts given to Christians by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). Every Christian is given one or more spiritual gifts. Speaking in tongues — like any other spiritual gift — is not guaranteed to any believer, nor is it necessary for salvation.What is the power of tongue? ›
Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” The tongue can be used as a weapon to harm and destroy or as a tool to build and heal.Who practiced speaking in tongues? ›
She says in modern day, speaking in tongues is a practice popular in the Pentecostal church; one that started in 1905. "It was a badge of honor for Pentecostals to be set apart. They wanted to be different from the majority Christian denominations," she said.Is praying in the Holy Spirit the same as praying in tongues? ›
He did not speak of a future prayer model that would supplant this. The apostolic injunction to “pray in the Holy Spirit” does not vary, modify or cancel out this model prayer as that would violate the unity of Scripture. “Praying in tongues” exists but it is distinct from “praying in the Holy Spirit.”How do I receive the Holy Spirit? ›
The path to receiving the Holy Ghost is to exercise faith in Christ unto repentance. We can become clean through qualifying for the effects of the Savior's Atonement. The covenants offered in baptism by authorized servants of God bring that cleansing.How do I pray to receive the Holy Spirit? ›
“Heavenly Father, I come to you in Jesus's name. Today, I ask you in Jesus's name to fill me with your Holy Spirit, to baptize me in his fire, and to clothe me in his power.What happens when you pray in tongues everyday? ›
3) Praying in tongues edifies you.
Another important benefit of praying in tongues is that it brings forth spiritual edification. Man doesn't have a spirit. Man is a spirit. The Holy Spirit resides in your spirit and edifies you from within.
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue” (1 Corinthians 14:14-19). In describing his own gift of speaking in tongues, Paul wrote, “my spirit prays” (1 Cor. 14:14).
What is the difference between the Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghost? ›
The Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit and a member of the Godhead. Elder Joseph Fielding Smith taught that “the Holy Ghost should not be confused with the Spirit [the Light of Christ] which fills the immensity of space and which is everywhere present.Do Baptist believe in speaking in tongues? ›
Southern Baptists have long viewed speaking in tongues with ambivalence, not exactly condemning a practice that's mentioned in the Bible, but not allowing it from its pastors and churches.Is speaking in tongues learned? ›
Kildahl, a clinical psychologist and professor at New York Theological Seminary, said here today that the Pentecostal practice of speaking in tongues constituted “learned behavior.”Is speaking in tongues its own language? ›
In short, speaking in tongues is a real language. It is not a known, natural language, but it is a supernatural language that is meant for direct communication with God. It is a language that cannot be understood without divine interpretation. The only thing that makes tongues real is faith.What are 5 functions of the tongue? ›
The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth covered with a moist, pink tissue called the mucosa. It is involved in licking, tasting, breathing, swallowing, and speaking. The papillae present on the tongue gives it a rough texture.What are the 2 things under your tongue? ›
Plica fimbriata refers to the small folds in the membrane on the underside of your tongue. The folds tend to run parallel to, and on either side of your frenulum. The frenulum is the web of tissue that connects your tongue to the bottom of your mouth.What are the 5 parts of the tongue? ›
The human tongue is divided into two parts, an oral part at the front and a pharyngeal part at the back. The left and right sides are also separated along most of its length by a vertical section of fibrous tissue (the lingual septum) that results in a groove, the median sulcus, on the tongue's surface.Where does your tongue start? ›
The root of the tongue is connected to the hyoid bone via the hyoglossus and genioglossus muscles as well as the hyoglossal membrane. The body of the tongue contains both extrinsic and intrinsic muscles (more on those in a second). The apex of the tongue is the bit at the end that makes contact with the teeth.How can I clean my tongue? ›
Stick out your tongue as far as it will reach. Position your toothbrush at the back of the tongue. Brush lightly forward and backward along your tongue. Spit out saliva that appears during the brushing and rinse out the toothbrush with warm water.What are the common problems of tongue? ›
Geographic tongue, fissured tongue, and hairy tongue are the most common tongue problems and do not require treatment. Median rhomboid glossitis is usually associated with a candidal infection and responds to topical antifungals.
How do we sin with our mouth? ›
Some of the most common sins we commit are related to speech: gossip, idle chatter, lies, exaggeration, harsh attack and uncharitable remarks. With a gift capable of bringing such good, we can surely cause great harm! - The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy (Proverbs 12:22).How powerful is the tongue Bible? ›
God tells us in His Word that the tongue has incredible power. We can use our tongue to bring blessings and life or curses and death. The saying "sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me" is simply not true.What is the important of the tongue in the Bible? ›
So, says Jesus, the tongue projects the thoughts and intentions of the heart. It is from within, “out of the heart,” that the mouth speaks (compare with Matthew 12:34; 15:18–19).Does the Bible talk about speaking in tongues in the New Testament? ›
The apostles spoke the gospel to the crowds in Jerusalem, and what they said could be understood by people speaking many different languages: “… we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” Acts 2:11. Later Paul also writes about the gift of speaking in tongues, in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14.What percentage of Christians believe in speaking in tongues? ›
You might find it surprising, or not, that 20% of American Christian church congregations have experienced the "spiritual gift" of speaking in tongues.How long have Christians been speaking in tongues? ›
Even though to many people “speaking in tongues” is a new phenomenon, it dates back to AD 31 when, on the Day of Pentecost, 120 disciples of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2:1-4).Should every believer speak in tongues? ›
The Bible says, “Building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” —Jude 20. Speaking in tongues stimulates faith and helps us learn how to trust God more fully. For example, faith must be exercised to speak with tongues because the Holy Spirit specifically directs the words we speak.What denomination prays in tongues? ›
She says in modern day, speaking in tongues is a practice popular in the Pentecostal church; one that started in 1905. "It was a badge of honor for Pentecostals to be set apart. They wanted to be different from the majority Christian denominations," she said.What is the difference between speaking in tongues and the gift of tongues? ›
Speaking in tongues, also referred to as gift of tongues or glossolalia, is a phenomenon that occurs when a person experiencing religious ecstasy or a trance utters incomprehensible sounds that they believe are a language spoken through them by a god or deity.Who was the first person to speak in tongues? ›