TONGUES, INTERPRETATION, PROPHECY
It is very
possible, that in this service, you may hear different manifestations of this gift. In seeking God, we must desire all, and
the very best gifts of the Holy Spirit.
It is very possible that you may hear someone begin to speak in tongues. You
will note, that generally, the entire congregation will give their attention to the speaker. The congregation will wait,
often in total silence for a time, until someone begins to speak. The english words that follow the speaking in tongues,
is the interpretation of what the first speaker has spoken.
It is also possible, that the attention of the congregation
will be given to someone, who immediately and spontaneously delivers a message in english, without being preceded by someone
speaking in tongues. This is the gift of prophesy in operation explained in 1Cor. 14.
1Cor. 12:6 says: "And there are diversities
of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all."
Acts 2:17 says: "And it shall come to pass in the
last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your
young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams."
1Cor. 12:10-11 says: "To another the working of
miracles; to another prophesy; to another the discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues; to another interpretation
of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."
14:3,5,12 says: "But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
I would that ye
all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh in tongues,
except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
Even so ye, for as much as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts,
seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church."