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My first encounter with tongues was in 2004, when I gave my life to Jesus. First let me lay some background. Before I knew the Lord I was deep in the occult, hooked on every drug that has a name, and running from God. He was chasing me and I knew it, but I was still running. One night, I was all alone and I started telling God off, I shouted question after question, even cussing him out with things I blamed him. The next day my sister made me go to church with her.

I get there and have to sit in the front because my sister was best friends with the pastor. The worship started and I started to feel something I've never felt before, it was like love and peace became tangible and was giving me a hug. Then, I had an intense anger raise up in me and I heard a voice in my head saying, "I will not give my life to Jesus!!!" It was the first time I realized this wasn't even my thought. I had a demon inside me and this was the first time I felt disconnected from it. All of a sudden the lady on the worship team locked eyes with me and started shouting something in tongues and what ever she said, I was in snot and tears, the demon was ripped out of me and I was shaking and trembling under the intense power of God. Afterword the pastor came up and said, "I feel like the Lord wants me to change my sermon" and preached on everything I shouted at God. I gave my life to Jesus that night. The tongues was never interpreted, but the impact on my life gave enough interpretation.

The next day I was searching through scripture and found 1 Corinthians 12-14. I read it and prayed, "Lord you say ask and it will be given to me, seek and I will find, knock and the door will be open, so I ask for the gift of tongues. A few seconds later my tongue started moving and then when I spoke a whole language came out. I've been praying the same language for the last 14 years, and has been a precious gift that draws my heart closer to the Lord in worship.

Tongues for me is like downloading something off the internet, if you open the file mid way and just see coding, you have no clue what the full download will look like. When we pray in tongues, our spirit prays and things get downloaded into our spirit that will then manifest in our lives whether it be a deeper understanding of scripture and the nature of God, personal breakthrough and victory, wisdom to pour out and help a friend. The more I pray in tongues the more I see divine encounters line up. I believe when we pray in tongues, we are praying the perfect will of God.

1 Corinthians 14:2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
 

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That which has no understanding but is emotionally discerned as to be a thing from God cannot be evaluated by Scripture... yet God promises that Scripture is the way to go for understanding! Certainly a dilemma wouldn't you say? 

Heb 4:12

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
KJV

 

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1 hour ago, enoob57 said:

That which has no understanding but is emotionally discerned as to be a thing from God cannot be evaluated by Scripture... yet God promises that Scripture is the way to go for understanding! Certainly a dilemma wouldn't you say? 

Heb 4:12

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
KJV

 

Not just emotionally discerned but coming from death to life, from not having God in my life to being filled with Him. To being suicidal, depressed, and angry to feeling peace, joy, and love, which is biblical. The Kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, What I experienced is what the bible says is the Kingdom of God. I personally believe she rebuked the demon in tongues and I was set free. Jesus said we know by the fruit. Many people know the word of God, yet the power of it is not manifest in their lives.


Paul didn't understand what he was praying, so he did both.

1 Corinthians 14:14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.

 

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15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 
16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 
17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 
18  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. 
19  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 
20  And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. 

Mark 16:

You are not alone my brother in Christ. 

I too was baptised in water and about a month later seeking to be baptised in the Holy Spirit I burst forth speaking in a new tongue and I was instantly healed 

there and then from some 25 years plus of cigarette and marijuana smoking, along with alcohol drinking and my addiction to shooting up speed. 

That very afternoon set free from my demons, the old man, all of it wonderfully by the power of God within me. 

That was on 1st December 1996 and I have been praying in tongues ever since, enjoying multitude miracles, healings, blessings and the power to overcome the 

trials and tribulations that come against my faith and my walk. 

And I am still worshipping in spirit and in truth in a disciplined Bible obedient Pentecostal church werein everybody is baptised in water and the Holy Spirit, 

and all have the sign of receiving the indwelling Holy Spirit by speaking in tongues: Our personal spiritual prayer language given by God so that we may transcend our carnal

limitations and pray the deep things needed for our souls and our faith. 

10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God. 
11  For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God. 
12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 
1Corinthians 2:

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In The Revival Fellowship we are obedient and in full accord with the instructions laid down by the apostle Paul in 1Corinthians 14 on how to conduct a formal 

worship and communion meeting in a Spirit-filled church - 

thus we still operate the three voice gifts of the Holy Spirit (separate and distinct to the signs referred to in Mark 16: that is all who believe and receive the indwelling 

Holy Spirit shall know through the sign of speaking in a new tongue). 

diversity of tongues followed by interpretation to a max of three times 

up to three gifts of prophecy - God speaking to his church to give comfort and to edify us. 

 

I reside in Australia but we do have an assembly or two in the U.S.A. 

https://trffresno.org/ 

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- Wanting to be baptized, unknowingly of anything much 'christian' I went to my aunt's and uncle's and grandmother's Apostolic Pentecostal church.

Which was in another town an hour and a half away where they lived. And they have a strict dress code and such.

I was baptized on Resurrection sunday and was ask to come back for midweek service to 'tarry for The Holy Ghost' I didn't know what that meant but thought it couldn't be bad.

So when we were worshiping God I started speaking in tongues! Which to make a long story short ended up making my family member indignant with me for one not submitting to their religious regulations and two because none of them had nor never have received The Holy Spirit's gift of tongues although they had been in that church many years tarring for it.

I was a bad witness for them to their adult children whom they had witnessed to about their great church regulations of holiness. So I became family enemy number one to prove me unfit for anything with God or family. Years later my aunt & uncle actually tried ruining me in Court they lost twice and made things look even worse for themselves in the eyes of my cousins. 

I guess you could say they made me look like the white sheep of the family. That uncle died of cancer after my many attempts to reconcile our relationship but to no avail. 

But my experience with The Holy Spirit's gift of tongues has been good as I also pray to interpret as well. Tongues of God's Holy Spirit is for God communicating with us too.

 

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On ‎8‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 1:30 PM, Waggles said:

In The Revival Fellowship we are obedient and in full accord with the instructions laid down by the apostle Paul in 1Corinthians 14 on how to conduct a formal 

worship and communion meeting in a Spirit-filled church - 

thus we still operate the three voice gifts of the Holy Spirit (separate and distinct to the signs referred to in Mark 16: that is all who believe and receive the indwelling 

Holy Spirit shall know through the sign of speaking in a new tongue). 

diversity of tongues followed by interpretation to a max of three times 

up to three gifts of prophecy - God speaking to his church to give comfort and to edify us. 

 

I reside in Australia but we do have an assembly or two in the U.S.A. 

https://trffresno.org/ 

- Hi, in the Greek it says 'Unknown Tongue'.  - 1 Cor.14:27,28

Being 'The Tongues of Angels'.

Which there is need of interpretation by one which either has 'the gift of Interpretation'. Or of the one speaking 'The Tongues Of Angels' 'praying for the interpretation'.

On this account let it be of 'two or three' with interpretation by the gift of interpretation. The use of 'the gift of Interpreting tongues' being in The Assembly.  

And one just 'praying for the Interpretation' is in Private. As this latter has been my experience, (in confirmation of truth being revealed) after I 'prayed for the Interpretation'. When I 'prayed in the spirit' I 'pray for the Interpretation' which is when I'm given it.  So 'I pray in the spirit I will also pray with the understanding'. 'I will sing with the spirit and I will also sing with understanding'.

An Example: One Friday I was praying for the Assembly I was to attend that Sunday. I prayed aloud in the spirits Tongues Of Angels and then I prayed for the Interpretation/understanding.

Then I prayed to God in my language the prayer He had given me in the spirit language.  And it was confirmed that Sunday as it was the same message the Pastor gave the Assembly.  So the prayer I sought from God in the spirit's gift of tongues of angels was preached to the Assembly. Now, I'd call that a Pastoral message from God Himself. It was a message of where the spiritual direction the Assembly would be going. (after the Pastor had left) No surprise to me since he taught he and Jesus were Head of that Assembly at a church acceptance class of new members. Which after that first class I decided I wasn't going to 'join' under him. But it was the Lord's will for me anyway as now I'm a true non-denominationalist.

 

- With the known 'Tongues Of Men' as on the day of Pentecost no Interpretation is needed. 

But just of such ones to translate what was said from their own language of what was said from The Spirit.

Which no 'gift of interpretation' nor prayer of Interpreting from the one speaking is needed.

And there may be no certain number of two or at the most three speaking, of any turn.

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Just a caveat.

The Corinthian Church excelled in the gifts of the Spirit but was also the most rebuked for their carnality.

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Here is a scripture:

1Co 13:8-12
(8)  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
(9)  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
(10)  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
(11)  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
(12)  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
 

Now I know that many use this scripture as either referring to the rapture of the church or that since the time that the last book of the bible, Revelations, was written that knowledge was now complete, and at about this time or even when the 12 were off the scene, they say that the sign gifts had ceased.

Well let us look at what it actually says: "When "that" which is perfect is come", it does not say when "he" who is perfect is come, but rather when "that" which is perfect is come.

And of course it is talking about a future date.

But what future date?

When the last book of the bible was written, didn't man just still know in part? And do we just still know in part today?

Of course we still do, you would have to be a liar if you said otherwise.

When "that" which is perfect is come, I believe is referring to exactly that, that is, when everything is brought to a state of perfection, which will happen after the time of the great white throne of judgment, which will be the age of perfection, and some call it the eternal age, wherein God creates a new heaven and a new earth.

Rev 21:1
(1)  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

It is at this time that we shall no longer just know in part, but we shall know even as also I am known.

We will no longer need tongues then.

Act 2:38-39
(38)  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(39)  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

What is the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Act 10:45-46
(45)  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(46)  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

Remember that the context of a lot of what Acts chapter 2 talks about is speaking in tongues, and Acts chapter 10 associates the gift of the Holy Ghost with tongues, and tongues are for all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call, even unto the time that everything gets brought to a state of perfection.
 

 

 

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On ‎8‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 11:51 PM, Joshua-777 said:


1 Corinthians 14:2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 
 

Hi Joshua-777,

That is wonderful bro. My experience was in the `60`s high up in the highlands of New Zealand at a young people`s camp. I received the fullness of the Holy Spirit and appreciate that he builds my spirit up as I communicate with this heavenly tongue. So it has been over 50 years since then and how blessed we all are that the Lord Himself would give of His Holy Spirit to His people to make us more like unto Himself.

Good point to remember is that the precious Holy Spirit is given so that we focus on the Lord, for that is whom He has been given to glorify the saviour and Lord Jesus Christ. Always, but always focus on the Lord. The different moves of the Holy Spirit went astray somewhat when people focussed on the Holy Spirit and not on the Lord.

`However when He, the Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify me, for He will take of what is mine and declare it to you.` (John 16: 13 & 14)

regards, Marilyn. 

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