Can I Tongues? 

Tongues!… Shanda!

I once listened to a man of God say, which one would you rather be? A believer, not able to pray in the Holy Ghost or a believer being able to pray in the Holy Ghost (speak with tongues). I don’t know what your answer might be, cos I’ve met a lot of people who have sort of classified tongues to be for a selected few, and therefore, they pretend to be cool without it, but I do know what my answer to that question is… Definitely a believer vomiting all the Holy Ghost tongues I can vomit.

Before I proceed, let me say…and I’m going to be staunchly unapologetic on this one because that’s what it requires – No one should ever allow any minister quench their desire for the baptism of the Holy Ghost. I repeat, no one! You should never allow that. You know why? It’s simple. That’s cos your personal relationship and fellowship with God is your responsibility! No one else’s.

There’s going to be more and more posts boarding around this topic. So, I’m just going to be laying a foundation first. You know, I’m more than convinced as much as I’m convinced about Jesus being the ONLY way to the one true God (that’s just the most eternal and sure phenomenon I can think of) that every believer can and is expected to communicate with the language of the spirit (speak with tongues). This testimony is as strong as the testimony of Jesus in my spirit (I wish you could glimpse how strong that is).

Okay! Enough of that. Let me break off the first veiled doctrine that came to mind. I’m sure most people know this part of scripture, so I’ll just go straight to the point.

Acts  2:4,7-8

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?  2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

 
I’ve heard a lot of folks say; “Well, true all of the guys were filled with the Holy Ghost, but not all spoke with other tongues”, and their reason?…”is that it is as the Spirit gave utterance, therefore, he gave to some and didn’t give utterance to some”.

Let me start with saying that verse 2 of that chapter stated something specifically. Luke wrote and said; they were ALL filled with the Holy Ghost, and I’ll like you to understand that he was still talking about that ‘ALL’ when he said they began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. You have to understand that the whole of verse 2 is one statement broken down into 3 parts, and you’d actually understand that he was not referring to some of them speaking with tongues but to the ‘ALL’ which he mentioned in the first part of the statement. Therefore, the statement simply means; ALL were filled and ALL began to speak with tongues.

Secondly, Luke said they began to speak as the Spirit gave them utterance. Take it from the top with me now… they were ALL filled with the Holy Ghost, and ALL began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. What do you think that means? You should have caught that already yeah? Luke told us that they ALL began to speak as the Spirit gave them utterance because the Spirit gave to them differing abilities and utterances of different tongues. So, they could hear one speaking the tongue of Medes; another, that of the the Elamites; another, that of Phrygia, and many others that were present.

I’ll end with this point. Even verse 7 and 8 confirms it all. It says; and they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, behold, are not ALL these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we EVERY MAN in our own tongue, wherein we were born? See that? He said; every man!…and folks I tell you, every means and meant every.

Stir up the desire for the baptism of the Holy Ghost instead, not trying to cage and kill it, and the first step towards that is believing aright and having the right knowledge and mentality towards this.

P.S: A preacher said and I quote “The Kingdom of God is IN the Holy Ghost!” Shanda! 🙌🙏. That’s a statement of truth!

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8 thoughts on “Can I Tongues? ”

  • I appreciate your thirst for the Holy Spirit! However, you may want to delve deeper into New Testament scripture on spiritual gifts before exhalting the capacity for glossolalia (the term for speaking in tongues).

    In Romans 8:26, Paul tells us that the Spirit’s intercessions for us are too deep for mere language… therefore, the language of the Spirit cannot be glossolalia.

    In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul ranks demonstrable spiritual gifts by their value to the church. The gift of tongues is pretty low on his list in verse 26: ” And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues”.

    It’s important for those of us that are spiritually gifted to keep this in mind– not every spiritual gift is bestowed upon every believer. Verse 29-30 “Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? “

    • But perhaps of the utmost importance here is that Paul ends chapter 12 with this admonishment: “Mow eagerly desire the greater gifts. And I will show you the most excellent way”… and Paul goes into a grand exposition on the nature of Love, in one of the most popular chapters of any of Paul’s letters- 1 Corinthians 13:)

      • …And you know, him talking about a more excellent way was not to cancel out everything he’s been talking about in chapter 12. He started with love cos that’s the most important factor and then in chapter 14 goes back on to Prophecy and Tongues. And I believe you know chapters were created for easy reading and location. To tell you, he was still talking about the same thing he was about in chapter 13 in 14, that is, showing them a more excellent way. You know he continued to say specifically; FOLLOW after CHARITY and DESIRE SPIRITUAL GIFTS but rather that ye may PROPHESY. See that? Telling you the point of why he had to talk about love first.
        See? Starting a post already 😊😂
        I’ll make sure to clarify all that needs to be, in another post of course.

    • I love this. Prompts more clarity on the subject. But, permit me to answer or clarify these things in another post. If I try to answer, I’m going to be writing another post 😊. So, since I already decided I was going to be publishing more posts on this, then it’s just the right opportunity

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