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    Quote Originally Posted by miknik5 View Post
    And I need to be able to speak in tongues for HIM to work in my life?

    No one is saying you have to speak in tongues to be blessed. There are zillions of ways that the Lord blesses His children. I'd say we all should allow Him to bless us however He leads us. I'd also say just because someone is joyful and happy in their blessing you and anyone else including myself should never be angry about it or defensive about it. Something is wrong when our reaction to someone's blessing is defensiveness and annoyance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenFTW View Post
    If anyone wishes to be prideful here, I have a simple solution for you. God determined that we needed the gift of tongues, and He also decided that you didn't. It, the gift, is a blessing and it edifies us and builds our most holy faith (Jude 1:20). It seems that God saw that such a gift would be a help unto us, as for you I suppose He didn't. So you can see yourself as stronger, having greater faith, and less doubt, whatever to just let us operate in peace a gift God bestowed upon us for the Church and ourselves.

    Thats one way to look at it if you're jealous or feeling robbed, or even if for some reason you feel looked down upon.

    Of course the better alternative wouldn't be to see tongue speakers as weak, but just simply, gifted in a particular way as are you, making up the whole body. Each part essential, and having its role within the Body of Christ. No need for judgement but exhortation, encouraging another to operate in the things the Lord has gifted us, and edifying one another.
    Ok I understand

    to each of us is given the measure of CHRIST

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    Quote Originally Posted by miknik5 View Post
    What did you mean that unbelief stops all flow?

    unbelief of THE LORD?
    or did you mean unbelief of being given the gift of speaking in tongues?


    Lord help my disbelief...if you will give me the gift of speaking in tongues, (or any gift for that matter) it will help my belief?


    that doesn't sound right

    that sounds as if we are asking for a sign
    and it sounds as if we base our faith on tangible visible signs
    Maybe I used the wrong word. If we don't believe its' for us today, then would we receive?
    Jeepers Creepers...we gotta get new peepers.

    Mat 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joaniemarie View Post

    No one is saying you have to speak in tongues to be blessed. There are zillions of ways that the Lord blesses His children. I'd say we all should allow Him to bless us however He leads us. I'd also say just because someone is joyful and happy in their blessing you and anyone else including myself should never be angry about it or defensive about it. Something is wrong when our reaction to someone's blessing is defensiveness and annoyance.
    I'm not angry about it
    I'm angry when it is suggested that all should have a certain gift

    As if they are the ones who get to decide

    HE does
    and HE gives as HE chooses

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    If anyone wishes to be prideful here, I have a simple solution for you. God determined that we needed the gift of tongues, and He also decided that you didn't.
    So then you have something to be prideful about and other should look up to you because you do? It would seem you have a need to perform something outwardly as a sign you have something that they have not or desire not. It’s what the unbelieving Jew performed requiring a sign by a work they could do and call it evidence they had something that others are not given.It as a work of self rightousnes makes the cross without affect.

    It, the gift, is a blessing and it edifies us and builds our most holy faith (Jude 1:20). It seems that God saw that such a gift would be a help unto us, as for you I suppose He didn't. So you can see yourself as stronger, having greater faith, and less doubt, whatever to just let us operate in peace a gift God bestowed upon us for the Church and ourselves.

    We walk by faith and not by sight after something we could do like make a sound without any meaning and call that self edification, a form of pride.

    Thats one way to look at it if you're jealous or feeling robbed, or even if for some reason you feel looked down upon.
    It would seem you have been deceived into believing the lie that God is still bringing new revelations as prophecy that can be added to the prophecy, which is already sealed till the end of time Why would you think other feel robbed?

    Either a person has the Spirit of Christ or they do not belong to Him The eveidence is we believe God as He gives us a new desire as new creatures to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miknik5 View Post
    I'm not angry about it
    I'm angry when it is suggested that all should have a certain gift

    As if they are the ones who get to decide

    HE does
    and HE gives as HE chooses


    There are so many things we are told to ask for and being blessed is one of them. If we don't ask., we won't have. We ask in faith believing. You have not because you ask not. That is Biblical. We can put whatever "subject" in the line as to what we ask for. God wants me to be a participator with Him. What a JOY and Blessing that is!! Co-laborers IN the work.

    Also., 1Tim.6:17 tells us that God gives us all things to RICHLY ENJOY. God gets glory when we are joyful. The Amplified Bible says "Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Oh dear that hits the Pharisees in the head. Why God worked it out that He is glorified when we are blessed I don't know but He did!! And I'm sure thankful for that too!!

    Oh why do so many believers think that God gets glory when they are miserable? That is not our loving heavenly Father who gave His very best; His Son Jesus for us. Because God soooo LOVED the world He gave His ONLY begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him will not perish but have everlasting life. He sooo LOVED He GAVE. And He keeps on giving and giving forever after and that kind of love is the kind that we have and should be reflecting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joaniemarie View Post

    There are so many things we are told to ask for and being blessed is one of them. If we don't ask., we won't have. We ask in faith believing. You have not because you ask not. That is Biblical. We can put whatever "subject" in the line as to what we ask for. God wants me to be a participator with Him. What a JOY and Blessing that is!! Co-laborers IN the work.

    Also., 1Tim.6:17 tells us that God gives us all things to RICHLY ENJOY. God gets glory when we are joyful. The Amplified Bible says "Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Oh dear that hits the Pharisees in the head. Why God worked it out that He is glorified when we are blessed I don't know but He did!! And I'm sure thankful for that too!!

    Oh why do so many believers think that God gets glory when they are miserable? That is not our loving heavenly Father who gave His very best; His Son Jesus for us. Because God soooo LOVED the world He gave His ONLY begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him will not perish but have everlasting life. He sooo LOVED He GAVE. And He keeps on giving and giving forever after and that kind of love is the kind that we have and should be reflecting.
    HE gave HIS SON

    Thats THE GIFT


    Oh, that all would want for THAT GIFT


    Dont you think THAT is TREASURE alone?
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    God only gives the Holy Spirit to those that obey Him.....

    "And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him." (
    Act 5:32)

    In the last days there will be many false prophets and false teachers even showing great signs and wonders to deceive if possible Gods very elect (Matt 24:24)

    "Wherefore you shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire (Matt 7:16-19).

    God has given us a test to know if something is really of God or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garee View Post
    So then you have something to be prideful about and other should look up to you because you do? It would seem you have a need to perform something outwardly as a sign you have something that they have not or desire not. It’s what the unbelieving Jew performed requiring a sign by a work they could do and call it evidence they had something that others are not given.It as a work of self rightousnes makes the cross without affect.




    We walk by faith and not by sight after something we could do like make a sound without any meaning and call that self edification, a form of pride.



    It would seem you have been deceived into believing the lie that God is still bringing new revelations as prophecy that can be added to the prophecy, which is already sealed till the end of time Why would you think other feel robbed?

    Either a person has the Spirit of Christ or they do not belong to Him The eveidence is we believe God as He gives us a new desire as new creatures to do so.
    Reread and reevaluate what was said.
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    Regenerated men, who are regenerated by God's Holy Spirit, through faith in Jesus Christ, and through the gospel of our salvation, do not babble when they pray. Nor do they become possessed and flop around on the floor or start to quiver while babbling. That kind of "spirit" is not of God.

    Either you are deceived or you are attempting to deceive others if you promote or support that type of nonsensical and wicked behavior.

    God is not the author of confusion, nor is He a liar. God's Holy Spirit is not acquired by men like when one purchases an item from a grocery store.

    John 3:8

    The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

    It is the free gift of God given to those He has chosen for salvation according to to His predetermined plan.

    Ecclesiastes 5:1,2
    Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. 2b Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

    James 1:21
    Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

    Ephesians 1:13,14

    In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
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    He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

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    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

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    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.



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    Quote Originally Posted by joaniemarie View Post

    YES. I love to sing in tongues because it flows easily. Something about singing is flowing and calming. Little children sing a lot.
    I like to sing in tongues when I'm going about my day and do it around unbelievers too because if I speak in tongues - they think you are talking to yourself and might be crazy. But when I sing - they just think I'm full of joy and that I'm foreign....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by miknik5 View Post
    HE gave HIS SON

    Thats THE GIFT


    Oh, that all would want for THAT GIFT


    Dont you think THAT is TREASURE alone?

    Why assume I don't because I appreciate His many blessings now that I am one of His children? I don't get your reasoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace777x70 View Post
    I like to sing in tongues when I'm going about my day and do it around unbelievers too because if I speak in tongues - they think you are talking to yourself and might be crazy. But when I sing - they just think I'm full of joy and that I'm foreign....lol
    I like to stick out my tongue while singing...makes the pastor really mad, but hey.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace777x70 View Post
    I like to sing in tongues when I'm going about my day and do it around unbelievers too because if I speak in tongues - they think you are talking to yourself and might be crazy. But when I sing - they just think I'm full of joy and that I'm foreign....lol


    Totally with you on that!! Don't be praying in tongues around unsaved people or they will think you are crazy. And or around believers who don't believe in speaking in tongues for that matter. They think you have a devil. Yes, singing around both groups of people covers it. Smart man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggido View Post
    I like to stick out my tongue while singing...makes the pastor really mad, but hey.....
    Am so jealous...~
    Jeepers Creepers...we gotta get new peepers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonesoffire View Post
    Ok, well do you worship the Lord? If so...you may start speaking. But, I would think that unbelief stops all flow to us.
    Thats wrong Stones, worship the Lord with my heart is not automatically getting the gift of speaking in tongues.
    And no scripture support your claim. Also this means before the Pentecostal movement came no christian was able to worship the Lord, because nobody spoke in tongues!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcontroversal View Post
    None.....God understand my English just fine..................and were you praying in Chinese, German, Japanese or Swahili.........which language were you using......?
    i always thought it interesting all those times Jesus praying to His Father, not once it mentions Him speaking this angel language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88 View Post
    This thread is dedicated to lifting up the "least" of the gifts; but sometimes the least can be great***I will share the benefits of speaking in tongues from 40 years of experience***I have been involved in all faiths***my first Church was Billy Graham's church in Western Springs, Illinois***He was pastor of that Church in 1943, but I actually attended it in 1975 when I was first saved***PURPOSE----My purpose is not to engender strife and arguments about tongues, so if you don't like, believe, or practice tongues this is not for you; but if you are Spirit Filled and can speak in tongues I want to encourage you with what I have learned***My first benefit I would like to share is the healing that comes from speaking in tongues***as a new Christian I was messed up from drugs***I tried to be like George Harrison and take 800 acid trips; my girlfriend's sister took 400 acid trips***I only got to 200 but it did have a negative affect on my life and thinking***my pastor and I would pray in tongues for up to 5 hours a day***this sounds extreme but it brought healing along with God's Word and the love of the small congregation...
    ***Supernatural Ministry***another benefit of speaking in tongues is supernatural ministry***when you pray in tongues at times you are praying for others that are in need***my pastor was praying in tongues years ago and had a vision of his prayers going up and over to help those in China***I had an experience about 15 years ago when I was praying in tongues and later was watching the news and a terrorist was captured before he could blow up a plane; the Lord revealed to me that when I was praying in tongues this was part of defeating this plot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwint View Post
    Sad thing for all believers which not got the gift of speaking in tongues.You made an experience but what finally was the Key for the healing? Long prayer? Singing and praying in tongues? It was the Lords Mercedes because he saw your heart.
    According your experience all christians which have not the gift of speaking in tongues are 2nd class christians, because they never can experience what you did.
    And bible says clear that not all christians will get the gift of speaking in tongues. I dont believe in a 2 class christianity.
    All believers receive the gift of holy spirit and within that gift are nine manifestations. (1 Cor. 12:8-10)

    All believers can manifest the gift they have been given.
    But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 1 Cor. 12:7 Tongues is not a separate "gift" - it is a manifestation of the gift of holy Spirit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notuptome View Post
    To speak or to pray to God without understanding is not a Christian endeavor. There is no edification without understanding. The Holy Spirit ministers understanding to us when we are troubled that we might be comforted and have the peace that God provides.

    1 Corinthians 14 the first 24 verses makes this abundantly clear.

    1 Cor 14:6 ¶ Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
    7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
    8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
    9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
    10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

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    You said the first 24 verses of 1 Cor. 14 - Why did you skip 1-5?

    Follow after charity (love) and desire spiritual things (pneumatikos) but rather that you may prophesy. For he that speaks in an tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God: for no man (the man speaking) understands; howbeit in the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaks in an tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church. I would that you all spake with tongues, but rather that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. . . .

    All things are to be done in love . . .
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    Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2
    Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. Pro. 12:25
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Ps. 19:14
    The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Ps. 33:11
    We learn to walk spiritually the same way we learn to walk physically-by walking.

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