Tongues — and its great importance and aid to Prayer
The LORD is instructing me to teach more about the Importance of [what He says about the many who do not understand the great importance of] speaking in Tongues and praying in Tongues.
Though many evangelicals put this teaching aside and discredit it, thinking that The Gift of Tongues has ceased [having been given only to the Early Church until the Word of God was written], these same Evangelicals need to understand they have cut off their Spiritual Arm by rejecting the truth of Tongues.
The fact is, The LORD is saying to me: “They have literally severed the receiving of much Revelation Knowledge [to be gained through speaking in Tongues]. By their ignorance of the Work of The Holy Spirit in the World Today, they have hurt themselves deeply.”
Let us look at Scripture about the use of Tongues.
Why were Tongues given in the first place, and what did God wish to accomplish by promising Tongues to every Believer?
There is no record that Jesus himself ever talked in tongues, it is most likely because He had no need to talk in tongues. Yet, Jesus made this statement:
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover,” Mark 16:17-18.
It follows that IF Jesus said Tongues would follow those who are Believers, then we should also talk about Tongues.
Many today treat this subject as if it had a “plague” upon it and would infect someone but in reality this is because they have been deceived to false teachings.
Let me now make two observations about Tongues and the Scriptural Teaching:
In mentioning the signs which would follow all believers, Jesus mentioned that believers would SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.
This should stop many skeptics who make light of Speaking in Tongues!
The fact that Jesus himself listed it as a real sign of true Believers makes this a very vital point.
When we consider the FIRST MENTION PRINCIPAL of studying Scripture [the first mention of any scriptural event will contain main points to help understand the event and to follow through on farther study of that teaching.],
The Day of Pentecost when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit came upon Believers, it should be noted at this FIRST EVENT, that ALL BELIEVERS, both Men and Women did speak out in Tongues, altogether, at the same time!
It was important that the Holy Spirit did come upon them ALL, then the same account records how they ALL SPOKE in Tongues.
Since the Scripture does say that All who received the outpouring of the Spirit [in that Fist Mention of the Spirit Baptism], then why is it so hard to believe ALL who are Baptized with the Holy Spirit will talk in Tongues?
This is the first of a study dealing with problems many people have with the Talking of Tongues.
It is clear that there are then many do not understand Tongues.
Later Scriptures list several things about Tongues that seem to many on the surface, to contradict the above teaching.
For instance in 1 Corinthians 12:30 the Scripture ask the question: “Do all speak with Tongues and do all interpret [tongues]?”
It is clear from the immediate context that the answer was NO, to all the questions. According to this verse NOT ALL SPEAK WITH TONGUES. What is the meaning of this?
Many have argued that ALL will not speak in tongues, based upon this passage. The answer is plain to those who understand of the context.
The writer is talking about MINISTRY GIFTS, of which one gift mentioned happens to be a Special Gift of Tongues and also another special Interpretation of Tongues.
Not ALL Believers are MINISTERS. Not all are called to be a Five-fold Minister.
The Five Fold Ministry has special Gifts that not ALL BELIEVERS HAVE. The Ministry Gifts include
- Gifts of Miracles and Gifts of Healing [or.. the Gift of Evangelist];
- The Gift of Helps or Governments [or the Gift of Pastor].
Certainly nobody would argue that all Believers are Ministers, much less Five-fold Ministers! It is plain common sense and also proven fact that not all are God called Ministers.
Here is the Scriptures I reference above, and as you read these please note that GOD SET “SOME IN THE CHURCH” [not everyone, but SOME].
“28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?” 1 Corinthians 12:28-30.
Of course, the only answer to these questions is NO.
What many are confused about here is that there are evidently more than ONE KIND OF TONGUES, since one passage says NOT ALL and another teaches ALL!
The Scriptures do teach that there are more than one kind of tongues. The word DIVERS KINDS OF TONGUES says it well.
Divers mean “many different kinds of”, which shows us that there are NOT just one kind of Tongues Gift. To some then they have a Gift of Tongues that evidently ALL BELIEVERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN.
Then there are those who have been given MINISTRY TONGUES, then again, there seems to be clearly given different languages gift of tongues where the Tongues were known languages.
The following Scriptures tell us about the many different kinds of Gifts and different kinds of tongues.
“7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will,” 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.
The Holy Spirit does give then the Gifts of the Spirit severally as He determines to give them, and there are different kinds of Gifts.
So, what kind of Gift of Tongues was given on the Day of Pentecost?
The Spirit teaching says that these Gifts were PRAYER AND PRAISE TONGUES. The Believers were all PRAISING GOD AND EXTOLLING THE GREATNESS OF GOD. The Holy Spirit does then give ALL BELIEVERS a Gift of a Special Ability to Praise and Pray to the Father. That Gift is PRAYER TONGUES! All the Believers who represent All Believers who RECEIVE THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, will be given the gift of Tongues, which is for the Special Aid in Prayer.
This Gift of PRAYER TONGUES is mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 14.
“14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also,” 1 Corinthians 14:14-15.
Please notice that the verse 15 says that one can be given a gift of Prayer Tongues, and also a gift of Singing Tongues. I personally have done both, and many others as well.
In verse 14 it says: “if I pray in an unknown tongue”. There is no doubt then that there is a Prayer Tongue, which is good for Believers, given to them to help them pray. In the same verse it says that a Believer can pray for the understanding of his/her prayers, so that their understanding will be helped.
Farther Scriptures indicate the Prayer Tongue. In reading 1 Cor. 14, one soon sees this teaching:
“2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries,” 1 Corinthians 14:2.
Note that when this Gift of Tongues was in action that the one being addressed was GOD AND NOT MEN. Therefore understand that one can PRAY TO GOD in a special form of prayer that only God can understand! It also goes on to explain that when praying this way one receives understanding of Mysteries. [Hidden truth/s that can only be heard in the Spirit!
Again the Apostle Paul spoke about the HELP ONE CAN RECEIVE by praying in Tongues. It seems that one who prays in Tongues is built up, or strengthened. Indication is that this building up is in SPECIAL REVELATION KNOWLEDGE that can only be gained by praying in Tongues! See this here:
“3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church,” 1 Corinthians 14:3-4.
Please note the word “EDIFIETH” that simply means that one can BUILD UP HIMSELF by praying in Tongues. But to contrast this sort of praying, the One who Prophesied does edify others [or the Church]. [Right now because we are studying Tongues, I will not say much about Prophesying, but only to say it is ANOINTED PREACHING [a special Gift of the Holy Spirit which enables a man/woman to preach with Spirit Understanding specially given.]
To conclude this particular teaching, I will give one more Scripture reference which gives a very clear picture and understanding of praying in Tongues [or the Prayer Gift] given by God to help one pray.
There is a teaching in Romans chapter 8 that indicates that the Holy Spirit can HELP US PRAY when we do not know how to pray. As a believer, I can testify to you that there are many times I do not know how to pray. In those times the Holy Spirit can PRAY FOR ME to God the Father, and in doing so he gives us a very SPECIAL GIFT OF HELP. This is in fact “Praying in the Spirit”. The fact is, ever since I was Baptized with the Holy Spirit, MY LIFE CHANGED from the time I was able to pray in Tongues. The reason is because the Spirit does know EXACTLY HOW TO PRAY WHAT YOU NEED. Verse 27 below says that He [The Spirit] searches the heart/s and knows what is the mind of the human spirit. He then knows exactly how to word our prayer.
OH WHAT A GLORIOUS HELP! He will even word our prayer to God for us, and the prayer will then become A PERFECT PRAYER.
If any believer does not know how to pray, and has never received the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, he is greatly handicapped as he goes through his life experiences. Is this not one of the reasons why The LORD Jesus warned his Church to NOT LEAVE TOWN WITHOUT THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT!
“25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God,” Romans 8:25-27.
I have said a lot, and much more could be said, but hopefully I have said this to you who are in need of understanding will be helped to find this wonderful Gift of Tongues!
I can only wish I had known sooner this Gift, but I was taught wrong about this Special Gift that is received as part with the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.
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I have written this Teaching with the Help of my Spirit Teacher, the Blessed Holy Spirit.
LORD, help those who do not pray in tongues!
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
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