Wednesday, January 27 2021
To another different kinds of tongues. I Corinthians 12:10
The gift of tongues has been definitely downplayed over the centuries as being foolish or even non-existent, but it is very important to understand its function and to implement it within the church.
There are different kinds of tongues and although there is not a lot of teaching in the word concerning them, one has to operate in faith believing he has received it and the instruction from the Holy Spirit how to use it! I personally believe that everyone can have a prayer language to speak directly to God in an intimate love language between the two of you. There are also prophetic tongues that must have interpretation, and there are supernatural expressions of tongues as used in Jerusalem when the 3000 were saved.
As the apostle Paul instructed the church at Corinth, he said that tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to unbelievers. And he also said that everything must be done in order so that if the whole church speaks in tongues that unbelievers wont think you are crazy which is the norm in many Charismatic churches!
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty. I Corinthians 1:27
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin