PRAYER LANGUAGE VS. GIFT OF TONGUES

PRAYER LANGUAGE VS. GIFT OF TONGUES
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Many don’t understand that the gift of tongues and our prayer language are really two different things. Same tongue, but two different uses. We are told in I Cor. 14:13: “Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.” This is “speaking” in tongues in the church, and is the gift mentioned in 1 Cor. 12.

On the other hand, there is praying and singing in tongues, which is mentioned in 1 Cor. 14:14-15, “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful (meaning I don’t understand what I am saying). What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.”

It is the latter that we call our prayer language which I believe we should be using at all times, praying continually, which leads to spirit-led prayer with our understanding. That needs no interpretation. This is what Jude is talking about in vs. 20, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.” (Written and first posted January 28, 2013).

Ray E Horton

Serving the Lord as encourager, reconciler, intercessor and prophetic teacher of God's Word, primarily in person and on Facebook, as well as writer and editor. Beyond, or as part of, the Ministry of Reconciliation that we are all called to, I am serving the Lord and His people as a minister of prayer at a local church, and encouraging the brethren locally among people I know, and worldwide on Facebook

3 Comments

  • Reply March 31, 2020

    Roger L. Frederick

    I am close to 77 years old. I receive the gift of the Holy Ghost at age six.

  • Reply March 31, 2020

    Roger L. Frederick

    I have spoken in tongues a vast majority of the days of my life since. I’m convinced. One of the best things about it is that it is a Heavenly Language and therefore Satan does not have the opportunity or ability to understand it. Many times it happens as I’m getting up in the morning. It seems to set the stage for that day. Often it is a very short onesided conversation. The Gift of Tongues has other reasons to be spoken. Interpretation of a Message from the Lord. It can be for the congregation and it can be a message to the individual.

    • Reply March 31, 2020

      Roger L. Frederick

      As well sometimes it is just a pure way to praise and worship the Lord. Spoken in word that edifices Him!

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