Day 5 of Truth!!!
If you don’t have time to bible study today then you can consider this your bible study for the day by reading it!!!
Motto verse Hebrew 13-8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
The spiritual gift of speaking in tongues was a gift given by God to those he chose. But even to this day, some believers reject that gift or have disbelief in it. The apostle Paul indicated that there is a time and place for it though which is Gods timing. He did say he would rather have a church as a (whole) that prophesied verse an entire church as a (whole) that spoke in tongues so that it wouldn’t cause a distraction to unbelievers.
1 Corinthians 14:22
22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is not for unbelievers but for believers.
But the Apostle Paul also warned the church not to forbid that gift.
1 Corinthians 14:39
39 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
Let’s take a look and see what Gods word says about speaking in tongues.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people.
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues.
After Jesus’ resurrection and accession the speaking of tongues still existed. The next verses prove that.
3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
1 Corinthians 14:5
5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
1 Corinthians 14:18
(Paul) 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
1 Corinthians 14:21-22
“With other tongues and through the lips of foreigner I will speak to this people, but even then they will not listen to me says the Lord.
I’ll finish with the verse that I started with. Hebrew 13-8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. If this verse is true then so is Gods ability to give the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues. For those that are in the body of Christ that reject this gift, lets stop rejecting Gods gift so we as a whole can begin to experience God the way the first church in the book of Acts did, so that today’s church can receive the same power that God gave them.