A Warning to Unbelievers.

For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, to whom He said, “This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest,” and, “This is the refreshing”; yet they would not hear. Isaiah 28:11,12.
Holy Spirit Fullness. Isaiah the prophet under the prophetic anointing speaks about the day in which God will speak to His people through supernatural prophetic utterance, “stammering lips and another tongue.” The interpretation of this verse goes beyond the historical context of the prophecy of the judgment of Israel, as the apostle Paul interprets it in light of the experience of the Corinthian church (1Cor. 14:21).
In verse 22, he refers directly to the fact that tongues are a sign for the unbeliever of God’s presence, message, and power. I would suggest that we are in need of the manifestation of this supernatural gift in our fellowships today.
Sadly, far too many of us live behind our sacred fences of doctrines of man given to us by men with long beards and pointy hats. There are many truths in the Word of God, we should embrace all of them to the best of our God given ability.
I would ask you, when was the last time someone spoke in a known or unknown tongue with an interpretation that lead to someone coming forward and asking for salvation as is expressed by verse 22 of 1 Corinthians 14.
I would add verse 25 to this as proof text to the truth of the Word of God as it should be understood (please put aside your denominational doctrines and read the Word of God for yourself).
Let me share a true event that happened years ago (hence the longing for the manifestation now) in a fellowship in which I belonged but on that day I was not present but the experience was retold many times after by our pastor.
During praise and worship after a song that brought the congregation into the high praises of God, a woman stood and spoke in a known tongue she had never spoken in, and sat down, a man stood next and gave the interpretation in English and sat down. A pronounced period of silence followed in which three men who were Greek sailors stood up and walked forward and asked for salvation. They had come to the church because they had a tremendous desire to know Jesus. The words of the utterance spoke directly to them in their native tongue. I would suggest that verse 25 came to pass in their lives that day.
I am not lead by experiences, but I am encouraged by their manifestation. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to meet a need. They are supernatural!

Advertisements

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. englishfiftysomething
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 17:20:59

    never trust something told to you. Only believe what you hear for yourself.

    Reply

    • Mannyr
      Jun 11, 2013 @ 17:34:13

      Welcome friend, I guess you have never read the Bible. Just for the record we practising Christians do not lie as a way of life. The experience was shared because it speaks to where people who do not know Christ live. The supernatural manifestation speaks of something only known in the heart of an individual and God. Many sadly enough even in the body of Christ do not believe God can do this today. Thanks for commenting.

      Reply

  2. Chris
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 01:33:56

    It is true, Manny. The gifts of the Spirit are supernatural.

    We each have our own gifts. I asked God as a teenager for the gift of tongues, and He said “no.” Most of my experences with tongues have been negative. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it done the way the Bible says it is to be done. I know in many churches the adults all break out in tougues at the same time. There is a church in my town where this is done. It is not correct, and it confuses the youth.

    I believe that the experience that you have shared is true. God can and does work through the speaking of tongues in our day.

    I did a study on tongues for a friend one time and it’s on one of my computers around here. (I’m looking for it now.) If i run across it, maybe I’ll share it here.

    We need the Holy Spirit’s power now more than ever.

    God’s blessings my friend…

    Reply

    • Chris
      Jun 12, 2013 @ 03:28:30

      I searched the computer that I typed the study on and it wasn’t there.

      If I find it, I’ll email you a copy, Manny.

      May God bless you and your family…

      By the way, I did not hear God say “no” to me audibly. I’ve heard people speak of God talking to them and I am always cautious when they say this. If it matches up with God’s Word then I’m ok. Otherwise, I doubt that it was really God speaking.

      God “speaks” to my heart through his Holy Spirit. I have experienced the groaning that the Apostle Paul speaks of.

      Reply

  3. Delight in Truth
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 00:42:15

    This is probably one of the most controversial topics today for Christians. Cessasionists will not even consider tongues either as gift or as a sign of baptism in the Spirit.

    There are known tongues which can be interpreted in the setting of evangelism and exposure of sin ( I have personally observed this) which you alluded to based on 1 cor 14:21, but there are also tongues which edify the believer personally… These are mentioned in 1 cor 14:2

    “2For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit.”

    Of course these have to be done orderly and strictly according to Paul’s instruction…

    I like the fact that you went into a controversial topic Manny!

    Reply

    • Mannyr
      Jun 13, 2013 @ 17:27:27

      Part of my reason for posting this topic is what you touched on about Christain Cessasionists. Their view point is sad to say the least. Having come to meet my Savior in a Baptist setting partially due to the Christ like character of my first pastor who for me was a living example of Christ. I wanted what he walked in. Soon after my new birth, the Holy Spirit began leading me to experience His presence and the reality of a walk with Him in areas that were frankly spoken of in a way which I had a hard time trying to understand their (my pastor and his following) view point in regards to a Spirit filled lifestyle.

      Down through the years the reality of the Holy Spirt lead life has proven time and again in many ways that the choice to pursue what the Bible says for itself is a life not only of adventure, but of discovery of the facts of the reality of what is our promises presented to us in Scripture. We are not second class citizens— by that I mean what they, the early church received we are able to receive also. No less! My God and savior delights in my pursuing Him at His word as expressed plainly and simply for me to understand and thank Him for.

      Your input Delight is of course right on. It grieves me a lot to feel that we live so far from His promises. I went under instructions from The Holy Spirt to my beloved pastor and spoke the verses and teachings He gave me to ask about in concern as to why my pastor spoke against the Baptism of the Holy Spirt and the manifestation of His gifts. I received the pat answer he was taught form his seminary and the official Southern Baptist tradition. It broke my heart that this man of God held this position which he shared with me because it would mean his live-li-hood would be shut off if he preached and practiced otherwise.

      I will always have a special place in my heart for this dear man of God whom our Lord used to teach me the solid foundation truths from the Word of God. Truths i have based my life on and will always be grateful for his teaching and building on Christ as foundation.

      As far as controversial topics they need to be addressed now more than ever as we as a body descend into the on slot of the panic of Satan’s fear manifesting as to his soon coming demise. I will stand down with a closing reminder. The gifts of the Holy Spirt are always given to meet a need—they are need based! Proper instruction is always the only way to travel.

      That after all is why we have the instruction book.

      Reply

      • Delight in Truth
        Jun 13, 2013 @ 19:11:15

        Thank you for sharing your story. Those who experience the baptism and the filing of the Holy Spirit as described in Scripture understand what you are talking about.

        Interestingly, in the last 10 years or so I have noticed a certain movement in traditionally cessationist churches, a movement of interest in the looking into the gifts of the Spirit, and lots of talking about it.

        Christians who are solidly grounded in Scripture are beginning to see that cessationism with respect to gifts is a man made doctrine.

        I have personally received a message of prophecy/knowledge from God via a person who has such a gift. The message was authentic because it revealed information that only myself and my wife had access to, and moreover what God said came true. It was a message of dire warning regarding false teaching that my son was receiving in a “Christian” private school.

        These are the things that build up the body of Christ and these gifts are necessary for it.

        Thanks again.

        Reply

If you enjoyed the post, please let me know: like it, share it, subscribe to it, or leave a comment (I read and respond to every remark). God bless you.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: