SPEAKING IN TONGUES IN ACTS
INTRODUCTION Speaking in tongues has been a very controversial subject for many churches for decades. The Pentecostal Churches have a positive outlook on this subject, but many other Churches believe speaking in tongues is not for today’s believers.
THE DAY OF PENTECOST “When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it Filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided Tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
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The apostle Paul referred to it as speaking in tongues and used it continually in prayer. Specific passages that talk about this are in the New Testament book of Acts and 1 Corinthians. The gift of tongues id directly from Jesus through His Holy Spirit, the reason for providing us the language is that it can help us know Him and grow in His nature and power. That’s the main reason Satan has tried so hard to keep believers from knowing and receiving the truth about the gift. Some believe the gift is not for today. Like salvation, the heavenly language is asked for and received by faith, so the language is available from the very first moment of salvation. Acts 2: 1-4; Acts 10:44-47; Acts 19: 1-6. The language is available when you want to have intimate fellowship with Jesus through the person of His Holy Spirit. 6. Kelsey, Tongue Speaking 7. Watson E. Mills, Understanding Speaking in Tongues. Having fellowship with the Lord through the special prayer language is not a prerequisite for being saved, nor is it the only evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit. However, in almost every instance mentioned in the New Testament, regarding thousands of people who received the baptism with the Holy Spirit, the specific way in which it was known was by hearing them speak the new language (tongues) Acts 2:1-4; Acts 10:44-47; Acts 19:1-6; Acts 2:38-39, and other scriptures.
I believe the speaking in tongues or the