WHAT IS PRAYING IN TONGUES
The first occurrence of speaking in tongues was on the day of Pentecost during a roaring windstorm when the church started. (1)
Jesus had appeared to his apostles many times after his death explaining that the Holy Spirit would come after he departed. (2)
The second notation was when Cornelius was converted and baptized by Peter. (3)
The third event was when John baptized Paul in the name of Jesus their leader. (4)
When you pray in tongues it is the spirit who directs your words of praise to the Lord. (5)
It gives rest to the soul, edifies the believer, magnifies God, and your spirit feels restored. (6)
Paul said while praying in the spirit no one can curse God or make false claims about Jesus in the congregation. (7)
Praying in tongues can be public or private, but a message of prayer in public must present communication. (8)
He expressed that he would like everyone to speak in tongues, but warned that not everyone had interpretation (9)
When you pray in tongues in private there is no need for understanding of the words you are saying or its application. (10)
It is not to show God’s power, but a sign to the unsaved of how the faithful can speak to God in heavenly conversation. (11)
Praying in the spirit is controversial but for those who pray in an unknown language it is a blessing and manifestation. (12)
There are times when we are not sure what we should pray for, but the spirit pleads for us in harmony with God’s desire. (13)
Jesus said those who believe in Him shall speak new languages and after saying that was lifted to heaven, higher and higher. (14)
By Estelle P. Shrum
1. (Acts 2:1-4)
2. (Acts 1:1-11)
3. (Act. 10:30-33) (Acts 10:44-46)
4. (Acts 19:1-7)
5. (Ro. 8:16)
6. Acts 10:46), (1 Cor. 14:2-5)
7. (1 Cor. 12:3)
8. (1 Cor. 14:6)
9. (1 Cor.14:5), (1 Cor. 14:13), (1 Cor.14:26-27)
10. (1 Cor.14:14-15), (1 Cor.14:2)
11. (I Cor.14:22)
12. (1 Cor.12:7-10)
13. (Ro. 8:26-27)
14. (Mk. 16:17-19)
For reference please read (1 Corinthians, Chapters 12,13,14). It is also in Acts Chapter 2.
1. Paul said, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” (1 Cor. 13:1)
2. Paul said “Charity never faileth: but where there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away”. (1 Cor.8-10). (The perfect has not come yet).
3. Paul said, “Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret”.
4. Paul said, “ But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. ( 1 Cor. 14:28)
5. Paul said, “Let women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
6. Paul said. “ To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another, discerning of Spirits; to another diver kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues”.