SINGING IN THE SPIRIT
Singing or speaking
in other tongues, is the ability given by God to an individual, to sing or speak in a language not known or understood by
that individual. The language could be one of the common languages, or it could be an obscure or totally unknown language.
is very likely that in this service, you will hear the people spontaneously begin to sing praises to God, both in english
and in other tongues.
The New Testament speaks of three different ways of singing praises to God:
There are 150
PSALMS recorded in the Old Testament. The PSALMS were the only songbook part of the Bible, that the church used for many
There are many HYMNS with which we are all familiar, many of which are in the church songbooks.
SPIRITUAL SONGS, which is the individual's expression in song of worship to God, without the aid of words and melody written
by someone else.
If any of these expressions of worship seem confusing, just pause for a moment, and see if there is
not a glorious harmony of heart and voices, lifted in the true worship of God.
1 Cor.14:15 says: "What is it then?
I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with
the understanding also."
Ephesians 5: 18-19 says: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with
the Spirit. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the