Tongues And The Baptism of the Holy Spirit Aug 29, 2018 21:13:43 GMT -5 2fw8212a and Cletus like this
Post by John on Aug 29, 2018 21:13:43 GMT -5
the topic is kind of about the teaching to pray in tongues, it was mentioned elsewhere on this forum as grade A bologna. And before i get into what i want to say i want to say I agree with that to a point. and that point is a lot of whats being taught is false. When i had hands laid on me it was by three people at once. two deacons and one older lady who was the one who was the one who was over the prayer team. she was good too. she organized shifts and 24 hours a day someone was praying for the church and any prayer needs mentioned to them. anyway. The lady said receive The Holy Spirit and in a tiny whisper out came another language but it startled me and i stopped talking. She told me several times to try again, you can do it. i still remember her words... it just kinda bubbles out. when she said that i could see in my minds eye little bubbles going up. I dont think i was taught to do it, but how to let it come out. She did coach me and got me going. I said all that not to defend teaching it but to say this....I think some people out there do have the gift but are not aware they do.
Again, whats being taught in some places is false, but some people do need a nudge, others dont. And i am not really saying this to start a debate just to share my experience. If my experience is not worthy of considering, then please, dont consider it.
I was at a tent revival. The minister laid hands on me, and I was slain in the Spirit. While I was laying on the ground, I had stammering lips. I had this experience in times past, and someone said to speak forth, and I did. This is all I know about the experience and tongues. When I pray in tongues, I will always be inspired to give the Lord praise and worship afterward. It is always that way. That makes me think the words being spoken is praise to God. I can't imagine the devil would inspire anyone to praise the Lord.
This stuff about sitting back and judging a person's prayer language isn't Biblical. I am not concerned with trying to determine if there is more than one angelic language or if they are speaking in an earthly tongue. There is no need for me to concern myself with that. Now if a person is giving a message in tongues, I should judge the interpretation to make sure it lines up with the Bible, but not judging people's prayers.