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Speaking in tongues (one more)?

Discussion in 'Friendship Court' started by Quiet Storm, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm Back in Shepherd's arms

    Hey, everybody. I need to know one more thing about speaking in tongues for those who have already: What does it feel like? Because although I'm a silent prayer, sometimes I silently mouth words, and a few weeks ago I thought that I may have been speaking in tongues. It didn't feel like I expected it to (like your tongue feeling light and fluttering on its own); it felt the opposite.... like it was a ton of steel and was difficult to move but moved at the same time. If it is, I honestly thought it was uncomfortable. Not because it made me feel uncomfortable but it.....didn't feel relaxed. And I also didn't care for it because I like to understand what I'm saying in a conversation with God and with it happening every ten seconds, it seems like a burden more than anything. Not a burden, but you know what I mean?
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  2. Sharky

    Sharky Rockin dude!

    I'm not sure what that feeling you had was but i can tell you speaking in tongues for me isn't hard. I let my spirit take over for me. I just go shalamba latatata.
  3. OLDoMiNiON

    OLDoMiNiON Senior Member

    i believe that speaking in tongues is not meant to be understood by yourself. It's a way, for your spirit to talk to God without any interference from your mind! :) It is a a way for your spirit to talk to God about things that you cannont express by way or your own words, or language.

    Doing so should not be a burden, it should be a release! It is the holy spirit speaking through you, and building you up. In the Bible it says that we should do it regularly, to help build us up, and edified! It is a gift from God!

    Acts 2:4
    All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

    1 Corinthians 13:1
    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

    1 Corinthians 14:5
    I would like every one of you to speak in tongues but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.

    1 Corinthians 14:6
    Now, brothers, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?

    1 Corinthians 14:39
    Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

    In private it should be an unknown prayer to God, and you should feel better for doing it.
    In public (i.e. in a meeting), it should always have an interpretation, and will be a prophesy/revelation/encouragement to the people who hear it!

    These are gifts, don't be scared of them, welcome them! But at the same time, don't strive too much to get them, and end up missing the main point in life, and thats to love, and server God! Let the holy spirit work in you, and when you he is ready he will bless you with one or more of the gifts!

    Njoy ;)
  4. SpiritPsalmist

    SpiritPsalmist Heavy lean toward Messianic Supporter

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    Well. . .while speaking in tongues should not be burdonsome, it also is not necessarily all fluttery and light. Sometimes you must purpose to let the Holy Spirit speak through you and it is not necessarily comfortable.

    This part of your prayer time is for the Holy Spirit to speak to Jesus regarding what you need (Rom 8:26-28) It is also a time where you are praising God and worshipping in a language that is known to God only. And also, praying for others for things that the Spirit knows but you do not need to know.

    Sometimes as you pray in tongues different thoughts will come through your mind and I use that as a tool to pray in english for whatever the thought is that went through my mind. Then when you run out of words in english start speaking in tongues again.

    As scripture points out you should also seek to intrepret and you can intrepret what you speak. As I see it . . .when you're praying in tongues and those thoughts come into your head that is a form of interpretation and while you may not know exact details, you sense enough to know the direction in which to pray.

    Just keep on doin' what you're doin' and don't allow the enemy to cause you to be distracted.


  5. MetalBlade

    MetalBlade Defender of the Faith

    How do you speak in toungues? I thought you could only do that if you were a prophet. I can speak a little French does that count???? ;)
  6. shout2thelord

    shout2thelord adopted aussie :)

    no it is a for all beleivers metal blade
  7. unitedistand

    unitedistand Crying for the Bridegroom

    shout, not necessarily for all believers. Check it out: 1 corinthians 12:29, 30 

    29 [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles? 

    30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 

    The gifts of the Holy spirit are for all believers, but not all of the gifts of the holy spirit will be in operation for the believers. It's as the Holy Spirit wills for each person (1 cor 12:4-13).

    ex: my mom has helps, but I have tongues, prophecy, miracles, faith, word of wisdom, healing and discearnment (probably more, but that's what I do know offhand).
  8. shout2thelord

    shout2thelord adopted aussie :)

    om available for all beleivers then. I meant you dont have to be special ie prophet or preacher to speak in tongues.
  9. Tami

    Tami Your friendly neighborhood FUNdie at your service!

  10. OLDoMiNiON

    OLDoMiNiON Senior Member

    I think God wants us all to speak in tongues, and more so to prophecy. He calls them the greatest of the spiritual gifts. They build you up, and bring you closer to God! Tongues as a personal thing to edify youself, and prophecy as a collective thing to edify the church aswell as the individual!

    pray about it, and ask God to give you the gifts! we should eagerly desire them! ..and they are kewl anyway, so why shouldn't we ;)