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images(7)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.


images(5)Berbicara dalam bahasa lidah, adalah fakta bahwa seseorang telah menerima Roh Kudus. Menurut Lukas, setiap orang telah dipenuhi Roh Kudus dan mulai berkata-kata dalam bahasa lidah. Kemampuan ini diberikan kepada mereka oleh Roh Kudus. Berbicara dalam bahasa lidah, adalah fakta dari pembaptisan Roh Kudus dan kitab suci berkata bahwa mereka semua telah menerima manifestasi ini.

Karunia berbahasa lidah adalah salah satu karunia Tuhan bagi jemaat. Beberapa akan mampu untuk berbicara dalam bahasa lidah yang berbeda untuk membangun tubuh dari gereja.

Bahasa lidah adalah bahasa doa dan pujian langsung dari roh kita kepada Allah (1 Korintus 14:4-17). Saat kita berdoa dalam bahasa lidah kita berbicara kepada Allah dan bukan kepada orang lain. Orang lain tidak akan mengerti bahasa lidah ini. Itu adalah bahasa sorgawi antara roh manusia dengan Allah. Saat kita berdoa dalam bahasa lidah, kita membantu diri kita sendiri bertumbuh secara spiritual. Kita harus berdoa untuk kemampuan menafsirkan bahasa doa kita sendiri. Saat karunia bahasa lidah ini bekerja dalam membuka pertemuan, hal itu akan membawa penafsiran sehingga hal itu akan membangun seluruh jemaat!

Saat “pesan” dalam bahasa lidah diberikan, bukan lagi manusia yang berbicara kepada Allah. Tetapi Allah yang berbicara kepada manusia. Hal itu selalu digunakan dengan karunia penafsiran. Berbicara dalam bahasa lidah adalah karunia pertama Roh Kudus yang kita kerjakan setelah kita menerima Roh Kudus. Berdoa kepada Bapa dalam bahasa sorgawi kita akan melepaskan roh kita untuk bekerja dalam delapan karunia Roh Kudus lainnya. Tentu saja, setan telah melakukan serangan-serangan dalam bahasa lidah. Dengan menghentikan orang-orang Kristen untuk bekerja dalam karunia Roh ini, dia dapat menghentikan mereka dari kemajuan kepada orang lain!

Tidak ada dimana pun didalam kitab suci dapat ditemukan, atau dibuktikan bahwa karunia bahasa lidah atau penafsiran bahasa lidah dihentikan. Karunia bahasa lidah ini akan berhenti saat yang sempurna datang – saat Yesus datang – dan kita semua akan berbicara dalam satu bahasa.

Dalam keseluruhan kitab Kisah Para Rasul orang-orang diselamatkan dan mereka telah menerima karunia Roh Kudus dan mereka berbicara dalam bahasa lidah.

Pertama Kepada Orang-orang Yahudi, (Kisah Rasul 2:1-18) Yesus memerintahkan orang-orang percaya untuk menunggu pemenuhan Roh Kudus sebelum mereka mulai melangkah keluar dalam pelayanan. Mereka satu hati dalam satu ruangan pada hari Pentakosta pada saat pembaptisan Roh Kudus datang untuk pertama kalinya.

Lalu Kepada Orang-orang Samaria, (Kisah Rasul 8:1-40) saat pembantu gereja, Filipus pergi ke Samaria, mereka telah percaya kepada Yesus dan mereka telah diselamatkan. Lalu para rasul-rasul datang dari Yerusalem dan menumpangkan tangan atas mereka dan mereka dipenuhi Roh Kudus.

Kepada Musuh Mereka, (Kisah Para Rasul 9:1-31, 22:1-22, 26:9-24). Paulus adalah seorang pemimpin penganiayaan gereja, sedang dalam perjalanan untuk menangkap lagi orang-orang Kristen di Damaskus saat kilatan cahaya muncul disekeliling dia dan dia jatuh ke tanah. Disana dia bertemu dengan Yesus. Lalu Allah mengirimkan Ananias kepadanya dan menumpangkan tangan atas dia dan Paulus menerima baptisan Roh Kudus.

Kepada Bangsa-bangsa Lain, setelah Petrus diberikan penglihatan yang sama sebanyak tiga kali dan diperintahkan, “Apa yang dinyatakan halal oleh Allah tidak boleh engkau nyatakan haram“ Allah mengirimkan komandan pasukan Roma, Kornelius, teman dan sahabatnya untuk menerima keselamatan. Dalam Kisah Rasul 10 mengungkapkan bahwa Allah menghancurkan tradisi manusia. Bagi orang Yahudi, bergaul dengan orang non-Yahudi merupakan pantangan. Apa yang dilakukan Petrus menghancurkan hukum yang selama ini berlaku. Dengan kata lain, tradisi yang bertentangan dengan prinsip Allah haruslah dihapuskan dan diganti dengan kebenaran firman Tuhan.

Dalam pertemuan itu, Petrus menyampaikan fakta-fakta kebenaran Ilahi. Pertama sikap Allah terhadap manusia tidak bergantung pada syarat lahiriah seperti: penampilan, ras, kebangsaan atau tingkat sosial tertentu (34-35). Allah tidak peduli terhadap perbedaan suku bangsa. Kornelius tidak perlu menjadi orang Yahudi untuk memperoleh keselamatan, karena keselamatan ada dalam Yesus Kristus (43). Kedua, Petrus menyampaikan bahwa kehidupan, kematian dan kebangkitan Tuhan Yesus yang juga merupakan inti dari Injil bagi semua bangsa.




images(4)The most obvious reason to learn and understand that Islam is actually very simple, namely because Islam is the future. Yes, you read that correctly; Islam is the future. If current trends do not change dramatically, quickly Islam will surpass Christianity as a world religion. In fact, according to most statistics, it can happen in less than 20 years.
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, growing four times faster than Christianity. Currently they are practicing Islam amounts to about one-fifth of the world population. A Bible teacher from England, after seeing statistics recently commented: “If current trends continue, in 2055 half of the births in this world of ours will come from a Muslim family.”
Something dramatic and revolutionary is happening right before our eyes, and most Westerners see it clearly. The purpose of this paper is to inform readers about the growth of Islam that is very fast. Image to be depicted may surprise some of us. Others may be puzzled. While others may deny it. But this is a truth that must be told.Even by itself, the growth and spread of Islam is a powerful siren which evokes all Christians. Islam is not only a religion that is growing even faster in the world, but also in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The annual growth rate of nearly 4 percent in the United States. But there is strong reason to believe that the growth was increased to 8 per cent over the last few years. Before 2001, most reports indicate roughly 25,000 people convert to Islam annually. This does not sound so much. However, this annual report, according to some American Muslim leaders, has increased fourfold since the events of September 11.
Since September 11, the number of Americans who embraced Islam soared high. Only one month after the World Trade Center attacks, the report flows from the various mosques across the country. Ala Bayumi, Director of Arab Affairs at the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) on November 11, 2001, told a London daily newspaper, Al-Hayat, said this: Public non-Muslim Americans are now interested in understanding Islam. There are many signs, library ran out of books on Islam, Quran translation in English ranks first bestseller America.
Since September 11 the American public began to show a willingness to embrace Islam, thousands of non-Muslim Americans who responded to invitations to visit mosques, such as ocean waves constantly crashing the shore.
After testifying about the dramatic steps that have been taken by Muslims as a result of the September 11 attacks, Bayumi went on to say that: Amendment of religion is not reduced, and the amount is reduced as there were 50 years ago. Not as we expected a day after the events of September 11. Instead the 11th day that has passed the same as 11 years in history when people begin to embrace the new religion that teaches faith in God.
In an article in a British newspaper, The Times of London, on January 7, 2002, just four months since September 11, we can read: There is anecdotal evidence that shows more and more people embrace Islam since September 11, 2001, not only in the UK, but throughout Europe and America. An Islamic center in the Netherlands reported a 10-fold increase, while the New Muslims Project, which is housed in Leicester (England), and managed by a former housewife Roman Catholic Ireland, reported “new Adherent continuous flow”.
But the other side is more depressing is: more than 80% of American Muslims recently raised in a Christian church.

If there is an opinion that the rate of change of religion is greater than reported, that described above is true, then it means that as many as 60,000 Christians who grew up in a Christian household, switching converted to Islam every year. There is also the son of a pastor and grew up in a traditional devout Christian family, but later he converted to Islam while studying in high school. There are also many testimonies of bishops and pastors, missionaries, students of theology, and ordinary Christians who converted to Islam. Some of them even described himself as a former “person filled with the Holy Spirit.” We might say that it is impossible that once filled by the Holy Spirit. If some of us objected, why statistical data is not widely known?
We may wonder why we do not personally know the person who converted to Islam.There are some simple answers to this question. One of the reasons why there is a tendency like this, because most American Muslims are concentrated in metropolitan centers. For example, the Metropolitan Chicago is home to 350,000 Muslims. Metropolitan New York has the number doubled, amounting to 700,000 Muslims. Another important statistic shows why this issue is no longer spoken by the white church in America is because 85% of Americans who converted to Islam were African-Americans.
White American society are barely affected by the phenomenal as experienced by people of African-Americans. It is a sad explanation of the inconsistency and no unification of American churches. With Islam being wiped out clearly important cities. A holder Islamic authorities estimate that by 2020 most of the urban centers of America will be dominated by Muslims. But along with the increasing man who changes his religion, the faces of people who become Muslim also changing.
Within a short time after September 11, National Public Radio did a special program about Islam and those who embraced Islam after September 11: One of the important topics (in broadcasting NPD) is an interview with several young women at American universities who had embraced Islam through the Islamic Society of Boston, for example, at Harvard. They talked about the power and greatness of Islam, the appointment of the dignity of women in Islam, and the reason why they embrace Islam. The program was broadcast several times throughout the Americas.
From an article in The New York Times on October 22, 2001, we read some stories Jim haking: Nine years ago, Jim Hacking training to become a Jesuit priest. Now, he was a Navy lawyer in St. Louis. Last month he spent time explaining Islam in interreligious dialogue … He shahadah on June 6, 1998. “The thing I believe is that there is only one God, no one with her, she does not need a son to do His works , ”
There are a thousand stories like the story of Jim Hacking. Perhaps we have read a hundred stories were the same whether our response to this?


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