So it can be said that the Holy Spirit is the voice between man and God and God and man. The Holy Spirit will help us in the inner man; in the mind, with our emotions and our will to line up to the very will of God.
“Tongues” or “speaking in tongues” is one Bible doctrine that has been the ridicule, slander and object of blasphemy on the part of man, yet it is God’s very way to communicate to and through man.
Can we afford to reject this blessed gift given to man? The blessings of the Holy Spirit given to us, our helper.
Just because we are ignorant of it’s purpose or benefits, does not make it wrong or to be ignored. When it comes to spiritual matters, God’s Word must be obeyed and followed in order to receive the blessings of the promise.
Even the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” has become a forgotten teaching and thought of as not necessary in today’s church.
May I ask the question, where is the “power” of the church? The “church” is the people. If we “the people” “the church” are not accepting and allowing the “Holy Spirit” free reign in our lives, in our church; we will not have the power of “the church” of Acts. We will become a people, a church without power.
Remember God’s ways are not our ways. Let’s begin to let God do in us what He desires to do in us and be that vessel in which He has created us for. Believe His Word and apply His Word for today.
- In Hosea 4:6 (NKJV) God says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
Just because man cannot understand God’s ways does not make it right.
Do we lower to the human plane before we can believe that He has a better way, a good purpose in them?
When discussing the various gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians, chapter 12, Paul referred to the prophecy of the Holy Spirit and pointed out that it foretold the coming of the gift of tongues to the New Testament Church. He also made mentioned of the prophecy in Isaiah, and gave one of the great purposes of the gift and that it should be a sign to unbelievers.
- Isaiah 28:11 (NIV) Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose (trust or rest)”— but they would not listen.
You might say that the in-filling of the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit alive in us. The church of Acts were brought together, unified, even though they spoke several different languages, for the purpose of “Evangelizing the Gospel” spreading the good news of Christ.
Speaking in “Tongues” is an outward sign of one “filled with the Holy Spirit” which also bears witness with your spirit for strengthening an individual and edifying the body, “the church”.
This is a mystery to the world but it is God’s divine plan for “the church” and all mankind. Yes, the Holy Spirit directing and empowering one’s life!
As always, Love in Christ Jesus,