Tongues 1

Posted: August 15, 2013 in Tongues
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Tongues

TONGUES 1

What is tongues?  Is speaking in tongues biblical?  Let’s begin with the following scripture.

Acts 2:1-4  When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly, a sound like the
blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what
seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  ALL OF THEM WERE FILLED
WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND BEGAN TO SPEAK IN OTHER TONGUES AS THE SPIRIT ENABLED THEM.

This scripture tells us that “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to SPEAK IN TONGUES.”  But
who are they that were speaking in tongues?  Let’s read a scripture that proceeded this one.

Acts 1:12  Then they returned from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city.  When
they arrived, they went upstairs TO THE ROOM where they were staying.  Those present were PETER, JOHN,
JAMES, and ANDREW;  PHILIP and THOMAS, BARTHOLOMEW and MATHEW;  JAMES the son of Alphaeus and
SIMON the Zealot. and JUDAS son of James.

THOSE THAT WERE SPEAKING IN TONGUES WERE THE APOSTLES.  When they spoke in tongues, Judas (who
betrayed Jesus) had died and Mathias was now the new Apostle.  According to Acts 2:14, it is also probable that
Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the early believers of about 120 were also present speaking in tongues.

Let’s read one more scripture.  It takes place after Jesus was resurrected and appeared to the Apostles.

Luke 24:52  Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.  And they STAYED CONTINUALLY
AT THE TEMPLE, praising God.

The APOSTLES AND EARLY BELIEVERS (ABOUT 120) WERE THE FIRST TO SPEAK IN TONGUES.  They were heard
doing this in a house.  THE HOUSE WAS MOST LIKELY A TEMPLE where they worshipped and prayed continually
and not the upper room where they stayed.

Next week, we will read what the Apostles and early believers were saying in the temple when they were speaking
in tongues.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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