Mar 16th 2009, 06:44 AM
Today at church I was filled with the Holy Spirit, but I'm kind of second guessing if I really was because I didn't speak in tongues like i've seen everyone else speak in tongues. I don't remediable speaking in tonuges to i feel to the ground and started crying out to God saying thank you and then all of the sudden my tounge started to like i don't know how to expalin it but i was speaking in a laugnaged i didn't udnerstand kind of like baby geberish.
Mar 16th 2009, 03:32 PM
If you spoke in tongues, stop doubting.
Mar 18th 2009, 01:10 AM
I will be more descriptive for you Xel'Naga. Shaniesa - You may have spoken in tongues, but from this point on you are going to hear many sides as far these go. However in order to learn more about how to deal with those things you need you should be grounded in the Torah and especially 1 Corinthians since it talks alot about this subject.
Mar 18th 2009, 01:47 AM
I concur with Xel, if you spoke on tongues then you would not be doubting....
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Mar 18th 2009, 07:56 AM
If you're confused, ask God to make it clear to you.
Mar 25th 2009, 09:08 PM
When I was baptised in the Holy Spirit is startled me. I was in Dollar General and I was mummering and it surprised me. Ask God to make it clear to you and if you do have this gift ask him how to use it for His glory.
Mar 25th 2009, 10:12 PM
What is it with speaking in tongues? Do you realize that speaking in tongues is only for you? Read 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for[a (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=53&chapter=14&version=50#fen-NKJV-28678a)] he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.
Do you know what you are speaking? If there is a translator, then maybe you can also understand what you are talking about. If someone is speaking in tongues, but they do not understand, then what use is it to them? What mysteries do you utter with your spirit? It is a VERY touchy thing to speak in tongues, but yet not have a translator with you.
Personally, I agree with Paul and would rather hear that all of you prophesied. Hearing that people spoke in tongues, but not have a translator around, truly makes me question.
Something that speaking in tongues without a translator reminds me of during my own dark days with magic and witchcraft is ghost writing. For those of you who don't know, ghost writing is when you let your hand freely draw/write. The ghost writers become better, and eventually draw elegant pictures, or write beautiful poems/stories. They believed that it was a spirit guiding them, when in reality it is a demon. Speaking in tongues without knowing about it freaks me out in the sense that I do not know it. I know God, and I have a personal relationship with Him. He relveals Himself through His word, but speaking in tongues is speaking in "mysteries" (v2). Why would God let what you are speaking through your own mouth and using your own tongue to be a mystery? It seems demonic to me.
Mar 26th 2009, 02:01 AM
1 Corinthians 14:23 - If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
This should make it pretty clear that the gift of tongues isn't something that happens in a regular church service or the like. It was a gift from God to the apostles so that they could share the gospel with those who didn't speak the same language as them. I believe that the Holy Spirit may still do this today under the same circumstances (for example, a missionary in a foreign country may get the gift and be able to communicate with the locals in a different language), but it's not something that people just do randomly.
Please don't take offense to this... I'm just trying to point out what the scriptures actually say on the subject.