Tag: Tongues

  • Seek to give that which you have received

    Seek to give that which you have received

    1 Corinthians 14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? The Corinthians were not the only ones to receive the Word of God.  Nor were they the only ones to preach the Word of God.  They weren’t the “special” ones who received the Word of God.  Likewise, […]

  • Focus on Jesus; the Head of the Church

    Focus on Jesus; the Head of the Church

    Seek a good testimony of God 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? 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth […]

  • Seek the understanding of men

    Seek the understanding of men

    1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. 22 […]

  • Seek that which teaches others

    Seek that which teaches others

    1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. Paul could speak with tongues more than anyone in […]

  • Seek to understand the meaning of the voice.

    1 Corinthians 14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 1 Corinthians […]

  • Seek to give a certain sound

    1 Corinthians 14:6-9 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 […]

  • Seek the greater thing

    But Rather 1 Corinthians 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Previously, I mentioned that there is not one positive verse in the New Testament concerning seeking […]

  • Seek not to be Mysterious

    3 Different Kind of Tongues 1 Corinthians 14:2-3 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. In verse 2, the Lord begins […]

  • The Focus on Self

    The edification of self The modern-day use of tongues is a focus on self; it is the edification of self.  The tongues speakers will often say that “tongues” is a “special heavenly prayer language.”  This phrase subtly identifies a tongues speaker as being “special” in a “heavenly” sort of way.  The phrase “prayer language” is […]

  • Tongues vs. Prophesy, (Madness or Order)

    The Corinthian Church had a problem with speaking in tongues.  Their speech was revealing what they were following.[1]  They were following after things that promoted themselves.  They were twisting God’s Word to make it seem like they were “spiritual.”  They all had their own interpretation of the Scriptures and they were imitating “spiritual gifts.”  Chapter […]