It still amazes me how many people are afraid of praying or singing in tongues. However, I am more amazed at the number of people who have their spiritual prayer language but do not understand God’s purpose for giving it.
18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all;
19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.
21 In the law it is written:
1 Corinthians 14:18-21
“With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; And yet, for all that, they will not hear Me,”
Says the Lord
The gift of tongues is another way God uses to speak to you; by His Spirit to your spirit and when you have the interpretation it is equal to prophecy.
Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.
1 Corinthians 14:39