Speak in tongues


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by : Ptr. Jerome Tupe


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Speak in tongues

  1. 1. Speaking in Tongues
  2. 2. What is the Speak in tongues? • Speaking in a foreign languages. • It is a gift of the Holy Spirit for believers.
  3. 3. Mark 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;(NIV)
  4. 4. God never makes a mistake, He never changes and He gives only perfect gifts. Therefore when He gave the gift of "speaking in unknown languages" ("tongues") to the church on the day of Pentecost, He knew exactly what He was doing. The gift of "tongues" was a perfect gift. God has not changed His mind about the gift, for He never changes.
  5. 5. James 1:17 (NIV) Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (MSG) Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.
  6. 6. God is a supernatural God! He can fulfill the deepest longings of our hearts with His love and power. Speak in Tongues is one of the instruments that He works through in order to do this.
  7. 7. The Bible describes three different manifestations of speaking in tongues
  8. 8. Speaking in other tongues Evidential tongues - The initial evidence when someone is baptized in the Holy Spirit.
  9. 9. Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
  10. 10. Acts 2:4 (NLT) And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
  11. 11. Acts 10:44-46 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter asked,
  12. 12. Acts 19:2-6 "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" he asked them. "No," they replied, "we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." "Then what baptism did you experience?" he asked. And they replied, "The baptism of John." Paul said, "John's baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus." As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in other tongues and prophesied.
  13. 13. The interpretation of tongues • The ministry gift of tongues, giving a message in tongues in a public worship service, which is to be interpreted.
  14. 14. 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
  15. 15. 1 Corinthians 14:26 What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.
  16. 16. • This gift is only given in certain situations, as the Spirit wills. Therefore, not all Christians are used in this gift. 1 Corinthians 12:30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?
  17. 17. Unknown tongues
  18. 18. They can also be Heavenly languages - tongues of angels 1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
  19. 19. Intercessory tongues- the ability to pray in other tongues, or "In the Spirit” 1 Corinthians 14:2 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.(NIV)
  20. 20. Pray in the Spirit in order to pray beyond our limited human understanding , speak mysteries to God and edify or strengthen ourselves
  21. 21. 1 Corinthians 14:4 (NIV) He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. (NLT) A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally, but one who speaks a word of prophecy strengthens the entire church.
  22. 22. Ephesians 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
  23. 23. Jude 1:20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
  24. 24. • Speak in tongues is your Prayer language. Praying in Tongues Creates an Awareness of God’s Indwelling Presence. 1 Corinthians 14:4 (MSG) The one who prays using a private "prayer language"
  25. 25. • Paul. His faith was very strong, he said: 1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. • If it was good for Paul, then it’s good for you.