The Gift Of Speaking In Tongues- Part 8

By Dan


109) The bible does not give one scripture that says tongues has ceased already. 110) Probably 1Cor. 13:8 which says tongues will be destroyed and cease a) is what is used as an explanation to support an argument that tongues has ceased. 111) 1Cor. 13:10 says-But when the complete and perfect(total) comes a) the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away(become antiquated b) void and superseded). 112) So the rest of 1Cor. 13:8 says-As for prophecy it will pass away a) as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; b) as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth]. 113) 1Cor. 13:9-For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect). 114) 1Cor. 13:10-Again says-But when the complete and perfect(total) comes, a) the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away b) (become antiquated, void, superseded). 115) 1Cor. 13:12-For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection a) [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], b) But then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! c) Now I know in part (imperfectly) but then I shall know and understand d) fully and clearly, even in the the same manner e) as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].

116) All this has not happened yet. Perfection has not come yet, so tongues could not have been destroyed a) and ceased yet, just as knowledge has not been destroyed b) or prophecy passed away. c) We won’t need them when perfection comes(Christ’s perfect rule). 117) For Now we are living in this imperfect world. a) Tongues is needed just as much as it was when the Church was in its infancy. b) It was hard back then and they needed it, c) these times are perilous, so we definitely need tongues.

118) Tongues is the first gift Father God gave to the Church a) when the Holy Spirit came as a mighty rushing wind. b) God gave us tongues to communicate with Him c) in a supernatural language. d) It was to help us pray when we don’t know what or how to pray. e) The Holy Spirit aids when praying in tongues, it connects us to the power of the Holy Spirit. f) God does not take away gifts that help. g) It’s praying the perfect will of God. 119) Romans 11:29 says-For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. a) [He never withdraws them when once they are given , b) and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace c) or to Whom He sends His call.] d) Tongues is a grace gift. 120) James 1:17 says-Every good gift and every perfect(free, large, full) gift  a) is from above; it comes down from the Father of all b) [that gives]  light, in [the shining of] Whom c) there can be no variation [rising or setting]  d) or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. Beloved child of God, tongues is a perfect grace gift given by our Father.

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