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Praying in Tongues

Prophetic Ministries · Prayer of Intercession

Show Notes-Praying in Tongues

‘Let Us Not be Ignorant’

Many teach that speaking or Praying in Tongues is the evidence of being filled with The Holy Spirit. To support this view, they refer to the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2. The writer of Acts never calls tongues “the” outward manifestation of the baptism of The Holy Spirit, but there is no question that he accepts it as “a” confirmation that this spiritual event took place.

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 12 not to be ignorant concerning spiritual gifts. He then proceeds to teach us that the gifts are diverse and not all Spirit-filled people operate in the same gifts. Tongues and the Interpretation of Tongues are among those listed in 1 Corinthians 12, and Paul did not take this occasion to mention that any were the prevailing evidence of being filled with the Spirit. Rather, he taught that all who are Spirit-filled have at least one supernatural gift. This empowering, in any of its expressions, could be said to be proof of spiritual baptism.
Regrettably, not all Spirit-filled Christians operate in their appointed gift or gifts. While this may convict them in the minds of others, this is not evidence that they have not been filled with The Holy Spirit. This action is subject to the dictates of each human soul and not necessarily a reflection of an absence of spiritual baptism. We’ll not be ignorant regarding the subject of Praying in Tongues; therefore, our study begins on the topic in this week’s episode.

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