Questions And Answers About Speaking In Tongues
Sermon shared by Bill Burnett
Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Weíll look at all the references to speaking in tongues from Acts in just a moment.
Some think that ďtonguesĒ are stupid and ďfoolishness.
1 Cor 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Cor 1:26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
1 Cor 1:27 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;
How many know that if God gets a hold of our tongue Ė weíre in good shape?
Letís keep an open mind today as to what the scriptures teach.
1 Cor 14:1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Paul reminds them that they must pursue love in whatever gift that we might have.
4. Objections To Speaking In Tongues
F. "Iíve Heard That Tongues Is Of The Devil?"
"Is It Possible That People Who Speak In Tongues Are Given Over To Satanic Influence?"
Story of Ron Rearick in prison.
Satan will always counterfeit the real in order to stop people from receiving the fullness of Christ.
However, fear of the counterfeit cannot be a proper motivation for the believer. Itís faith not fear that leads me to an experience with the Lord Jesus.
Banks deal with the counterfeit by having their workers become familiar with the real. The same goes with us.
Get to know Jesus and Heíll help you to deal with the counterfeit.
Luke 11:11 "If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
Luke 11:12 "Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
Luke 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"
In the protection of Godís love I can be assured that when I ask for the Holy Spirit, thatís exactly what Iíll receive.
Donít be afraid of the Holy Spirit by the bad experiences youíve had.
G. People Who Speak In Tongues Are Only Making The Words Up And They Have No Meaning To God Or Anyone Else.
One of the reasons this doubt stumbles so many is a basic misunderstanding of the operations or functions of the Holy Spirit.
He has been given to us as the helper and as an aid. It is Godís gift