The gift of tongues has been a hot topic between me and a friend. He and his family have both spoken in tongues and have gone to churches where they speak in tongues… not to say it us random gibberish but… well… to the rest? Yea, it is. I did a considerable amount of reading on the subject, and after which, yes! It is a gift and it is real! BUT from my understanding of the two bibles I cracked and the googling I did on it, it IS something you understand. My friend was stating how it is from spirit to spirit and not for us to understand, and how is that right? What I read was that it was to people who discern what the spirit was saying! God giving them that, and then they are able to understand it! Why would God not give it to US for US to apply on our discipleship? But to our spirit which I guess we have no control over according to my friend if it is for that to understand and not us, so how could that be free will? Help me to comprehend the gift of tongues PLEASE! And how it is applied! If it is just meant for your spirit, why? Why wouldn’t we understand it? Why would God do that to just send it to our spirits as though it is separate from us and who we are?
|June 7, 2015 at 11:38|
It’s real 🙂
*Your prayer language : It’s a ”heavenly language” that you don’t understand, but neither does Satan. It builds up your spirit.
*Earthly Languages: For example; I’m worshiping and praying and *BAM* I start speaking in Spanish fluently
For interpetation: Someone in the room has the gift of interpetation, and translates it for the congregation.
|June 7, 2015 at 19:45|
From my understanding, the “prayer language” is helpful because sometimes we consciously don’t know what to pray for, so the Holy Spirit intercedes and prays for/through us. Does that make sense? I haven’t done a ton of research, nor have I prayed in tongues, but from the few books I read about it, that’s what is see. 🙂 It is most definitely real.
Has anyone here prayed in tongues? I really really want to know what happens right before, during and after.
|June 8, 2015 at 09:19|
okay, thank you! That definitely clears up a few questions! I still would like to know more about it, like the why’s… I understand that sometimes we don’t know what to pray for, and it takes over, but why can’t we discern that? Do we? Why can’t we know what it is we ourselves are praying for? Would that still be the gift of tongues when that occurs, or are our spirits just talking? Sorry for the multiple questions, I am just genuinely curious!
|June 8, 2015 at 21:28|
Awesome questions! I just wish I could answer them lol! But what I wrote is pretty much my full knowledge of tongues right now. I definitely want to watch more messages on them, as well as find some good books and look deeper into what the scripture says.
But I do just feel like…although humans are capable of enormous achievements and understanding, by heaven’s standards we’re so limited. It’s like…sometimes there’s stuff we really want to say, or pray about, but we can’t quite put it into words; sometimes if we give it some thought we can.
But when we pray in tongues, perhaps what we need to pray about is so complex we simply can’t “get it” right now, even if we can feel it.
|June 9, 2015 at 16:03|
I’ve spoken in tongues before. It was only once (when I got saved), 8 or 9 years ago, though. I don’t remember it that well, but to a degree. So AdventureGirl, I’m not sure it’ll be that helpful, but I can try to help you out…
Before: I’d just prayed the prayer of salvation. Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure I had JUST finished when God took over.
During: This is an odd comparison, but please bear with me. You know how in horror movies when someone becomes possessed by a ghost/demon, the spirit in them starts controlling them? Well, speaking in tongues is kind of like that. God just takes over your speech and starts speaking through you (I’m describing the prayer language type of tongues here). I didn’t know what I was saying, but it was really rapid. And unfortunately, I don’t remember what it sounds like (the most I can tell you is that it wasn’t full of vowel sounds). :/
After: Um… I don’t really recall this part either. At all. Which leads me to believe that nothing real special happens after you’ve spoken in tongues, except for maybe awe at the fact that you just spoke in tongues. Haha!
Okay, after typing that, now I really wanna know what I said in that prayer! xD
As for speaking in tongues in general, this short video does a pretty good job of summing some things up.
|June 10, 2015 at 10:20|
Marissa~Thank you for sharing! So you prayed out loud?
|June 10, 2015 at 13:45|
|June 10, 2015 at 16:46|
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