A Reader wrote: The act of speaking
is not the evidence of being filled with the Holy
it is the evidence of one of the gifts of the Holy
gives to whom He chooses. and we cannot deny His
We are not dealing with God's ability to do or not to do. He is
in what He can do. We cannot tell Him what to do or what not
do. However, we cannot expect God to do what He has not
promised. There is a movement today that demands God to do
that and that makes God not our Sovereign, but our Servant. This
absolutely wrong. We have no creative powers and cannot
things into being. I believe if I went to a foreign country and
wanted me to speak to a people that I did not know their language
could enable me to do it. The reason I am saying this is
can do what is necessary for the time at hand; but He does not
us with what we want Him to do, but do not need.
This is what the Bible says about the gift of tongues. They were
gifts given to the 11 apostles that begin preaching without the
Testament. Read it in Mark 16:15. . . . They were only used
times in the Book of Acts.
The word of the Lord is perfect Ps. 19:7 In 1 Cor. 13: 8--10
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they
fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there
knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and
prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come,
which is in part shall be done away.
That which is perfect is neuter in gender. It refers to the
revelation of God in the New Testament. When it would come
three gifts mentioned would cease. Knowledge was intuitive,
directly from God. Prophesy was only given by a direct
from God. Tongues were given miraculously and was to confirm an
unconfirmed word at the time.
These evidently cease as sign gifts because they were no longer
after the Book of Revelation was written.
I trust this helps and that you understand that I am in no way
God's ability to do what He has promised or whatever is needed to