Speaking in tongues, is the fact that a person has received the Holy Spirit.According to Luke, everyone has been filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues. This ability was given to them by the Holy Spirit. Speaking in tongues, is the fact of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the scriptures say that they have all received this manifestation.
The gift of tongues is a gift of God for the church. Some will be able to speak in different tongues to build up the body of the church.
Tongues is the language of prayer and praise directly from our spirit to God (1 Corinthians 14: 4-17). When we pray in tongues, we talk to God and not to others.Others will not understand tongues. It is a heavenly language between human spirit with God. When we pray in tongues, we help ourselves grow spiritually. We must pray for the ability to interpret the language of our own prayer. When the gift of tongues work in opening the meeting, it would bring the interpretation so that it will build the entire congregation!
When the “message” in tongues is given, no longer the man who speaks to God.But God speaks to man. It was always used with the gift of interpretation. Speaking in tongues is the first gift of the Holy Spirit we do after we receive the Holy Spirit.Pray to the Father in the heavenly language we will release our spirit to work in eight other gifts of the Holy Spirit. Of course, the devil has carried out attacks in tongues.By stopping the Christians to work in the gift of the Spirit, he can stop them from progressing to others!
No where else in the scriptures can be found, or proved that the gift of tongues or the interpretation of tongues is stopped. The gift of tongues will cease when the perfect comes – when Jesus came – and we will all speak one language.
Throughout the book of Acts people are saved and they have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, and they spoke in tongues.
First To the Jews, (Acts 2: 1-18) Jesus instructed believers to wait for the fulfillment of the Holy Spirit before they started stepping out in service. They are one heart in one room on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit comes baptism for the first time.
Then To the people of Samaria, (Acts 8: 1-40) when auxiliary church, Philip went to Samaria, they have believed in Jesus and they were saved. Then the apostles came from Jerusalem and laid hands on them and they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
They are the enemy, (Acts 9: 1-31, 22: 1-22, 26: 9-24). Paul was a leader of the persecution of the church, was on his way to catch again Christians in Damascus when a flash of light appeared around him and he fell to the ground. There he met with Jesus. Then God sent Ananias to him and laid hands on him and Paul received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
To the Gentiles, after Peter was given the same vision three times and ordered, “What are declared lawful by God you should not be declared unlawful” God sent a commander of Rome, Cornelius, friends and companions to receive salvation. In Acts 10 reveals that God destroys human tradition. For Jews, mingle with non-Jews is taboo. What did Peter destroy the law that had been in effect. In other words, traditions contrary to the principles of God should be abolished and replaced by the truth of God’s word.
During the meeting, Peter convey the facts of divine truth. The first attitude of God toward man does not depend on external requirements such as: appearance, race, nationality or certain social level (34-35). God does not care about the difference tribes. Cornelius does not have to be a Jew for salvation, because salvation is in Jesus Christ (43). Second, Peter said that the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, who is also at the core of the Gospel to all nations.