Do You believe being baptised by the Holy Spirit and speaking in tounges?
Readers please note ''can speak in tongues'' it's your choice to take this part of the present that is Jesus, or the whole. To fortify yourself, to guide you in praying in English, as a tool against the enemy when he's on the attack, to guide you when praying for someone, to release you fellings & tune in to Him..Mmj said:I do believe in speaking in tounges. Its one of the gifts that Jesus gives you if you ask for it. I believe that you can speak tongues because I asked for the gift and now I speak in tongues when I am in the Spirit and sometimes I don't realize that it's not english. I guess I just get really caught up in the spirit. Its Great!!!
Rahni,Rahni said:I used to go to a church that really emphasised speaking in tongues. A lady I met there told me that I should go home and practice, so I sat on the toilet and garbled and burbled and carried on... but it didn't feel right. It felt like I was forcing it, so I stopped. I decided that if it was going to happen than God was going to have to hit me with it. I'm open... I just want it to be God, not me pretending. :thumbs_do
I agree brother Will.I believe in speaking in toungues and a out pouring of Gods Spirit upon believers (i dont know if i would call it baptism in the Spirit....which to me implys the Holy Spirit does not dwell with the believer at the point of conversion).
I do not believe everyone can speak in toungues but only those God has given that gift to. It can be used as a prophetic gift (when interpretated) so its important that those who have it develop the gift.
One thing that doesnt sit well with me is the over emphasis placed on this gift today, i think all gifts are important and should be nurtured not just this one.
WOW that's crazy that she told you to "practice". You can't practice what comes from God supernaturally! It's like "practicing" to be a prophet!I used to go to a church that really emphasised speaking in tongues. A lady I met there told me that I should go home and practice, so I sat on the toilet and garbled and burbled and carried on... but it didn't feel right. It felt like I was forcing it, so I stopped. I decided that if it was going to happen than God was going to have to hit me with it. I'm open... I just want it to be God, not me pretending. :thumbs_do
I have a question regarding this scripture. Does this mean that every believer can do all these things? Paul says not in 1 Corinthians:Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues
Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Can you explain how those men in Ephesus were believers and yet hadn't even heard there was a HolySpirit? Acts 19:1-6When we are saved we are baptized into Christ and into the Spirit at the same time and then we do the ordinance of baptism in obedience and as an outward sign of what happened on the inside.
Please see my message on tongues on SermonCentral since I can't attach a file or post a link.
1. Some of it is merely emotional.
2. Some of it is a taught response.
3. Some of it is a vain repetition.
4. Some of it is demonic.
5. Much of it is disorderly or indecent.
6. Much of it lacks interpretation and thus unbiblical.
7. Many churches that claim to have the gift hold to other heretical doctrines.
8. If it is taught as a sign of salvation or special holiness it is unbiblical.
9. If it is anything but a human language it is unbiblical.
10. If the person loses control of himself it is unbiblical.