SPEAKING IN STRANGE LANGUAGES IS A REST-55) Father God, beloved child of God, wrote in 1Cor. 14:21-It is written in the Law, by men of strange languages and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and not even then will they listen to Me, says the Lord. He is quoting from the old testament. 56) He was referencing Isaiah 28:11-12. a) No, but [ the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons]. 57) Isaiah 28:12- To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest a) [the way to true comfort and happiness] b) that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing-c) yet they would not listen [to His teaching]. 58) So God knew there would be those who wouldn’t believe. a) He provided tongues for a true rest and refreshing (Is. 28:12). b) So speaking in tongues gives you rest and refreshing, tongues is a rest. 59) Heb. 4:10 says-For he who has once entered [ God’s] rest also has ceased from the weariness and pain] of human labors. 60) Speaking in tongues provides relief from weariness and pain-there will be an ease in your labor.
61) Remember when speaking in tongues you are speaking mysteries to God. a) Who knows what incredible things you could be praying. 62) Lam. 3:26 says-It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation ( the ease of the Lord). 63) Israel did not believe God and never entered His rest because of hardened hearts. a) 40 years was He grieved with them. b) Ps. 95:11 says- wherefore I said in my wrath that they would not enter My rest(Hebrew word(menuchah)). c) This is the same word used as rest for stammering lips in Isaiah. d) Hebrews 4:5-talks of the same passage in Ps. 95-where it says, they shall not enter God’s rest. e) then in 11, it says let us labor to enter the rest of God. f) Maybe it’s talking about tongues, to enter that rest(same Hebrew word-menuchah). 64) Matthew 11:28 says-Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden-a) overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. b) [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls] 65) Matt. 11:29 says-Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, a) for I am gentle(meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, b) and you will find rest(relief and ease and refreshment and recreation c) and blessed quiet for your souls. 66) Matt. 11:30 says-For My yoke is wholesome(useful, good-not harsh, hard, sharp, or a) pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant) b) and My burden is light and easy to be borne. 67) Again, God says-tongues is a rest and God says it’s His rest and refreshing in Isaiah 28:12. What this means is, that your activities will be Spirit directed, for the Lord will have worked in you His will and the desire for you to do(Ph. 2:13) and there will be an ease to it.