GIFT OF TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION By Pastor Sam Salau
The doctrine of speaking in tongues is one of the controversial doctrine among the Christian these days. More disturbing are the facts behind individuals claims for and against speaking in tongues. Some people held on to the fact that speaking in tongues is only reserved for the apostle, preachers and other representatives of God. Some thought that you can not speak in tongues by yourself, in fact, God is the only one that can open your mouth for you to speak in tongues. Others claim that praying in tongues is a deceptive way of invoking evil spirit and many other misconceptions. However, speaking in tongues is one of the signs prophesied by Jesus Christ to accompany all those who believe in Him. In other words, speaking in diverse tongue both at the point of baptism, gift to speak diverse languages and even to pray in unknown tongues are all the promises of Jesus to us all that believe in Him. The advantages of speaking in tongues and infilling of the Holy spirit in the life of a believer can not be compared to any other things on earth. Speaking in tongues can be seen as an evidence of infilling of the Holy Spirit, it can also be a gift to minister in a language that the speaker has never learn or known. Also, you can pray in the unknown tongue as the spirit will give you unterances. When speaking in tongues as a gift, the speaker is empowered to speak mysteries in an unknown tongues and this will made necessary the presence of an interpreter who operate in the gift of interpretation of tongues. This is a very detailed teaching on the gift of tongues and interpretations, I believe you will be blessed listening.