On Speaking in Tongues - Nazarene Israel (2023)

On Speaking in Tongues - Nazarene Israel (1)

Satan is the prince of this world and Satan's legal and legal systems prevail here on earth. The reason Satan's systems prevail in nations is because people insist on trying to govern themselves according to their own wisdom and understanding. But men are not the Lord, and the thoughts of men are not the thoughts of the Lord, neither are their ways his ways.

Isaiah 55:8-9
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."

People try to establish systems of government that suit them, not realizing that Yahweh requires an entirely different form of government for His people, based on entirely different principles. Lord willing, we will try to explain these principles in this book.

It may seem a little strange to talk about establishing righteous government on earth by explaining tongues (and the relationship between tongues and prophecy), but as we will see, these spiritual gifts are the key to establishing the righteous spiritual government the Lord desires for His people. people Israel.

As we will show, the essence of prophecy is hearing the voice of Yahweh (the still, small voice) and then speaking, singing, or writing to share what you hear so others can understand.

In contrast, "speaking in tongues" means hearing the voice of Yahweh, but speaking in a way that is not understood. To speak in a true tongue, however, one must still hear from the Lord, and then try to communicate what is heard: and that is a good thing, for, as we shall see, speaking in tongues is often a first step in prophecy.

Before we begin, it is worth mentioning that there are two different types of prophecy:

  1. prediction (forecast); AND
  2. Speak (speak in a different way according to the Spirit, but without predicting anything).

Prediction (forecast) is the type of prophecy that most people think about. "Thus saith Jehovah" prophecies generally fall into this category. A good example of prophecy (prediction) is found in 1 Kings 17:13-16.

Melachim Alef (1 Kings) 17:13-16
13 And Eliyahu (Elijah) said to him: “Do not be afraid; go and do as you say, but first make me a cake and bring it to me; and then do something for yourself and your child.
14 For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: The vessel will not run out of flour, nor will the cruse of oil fail, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.
15 So she went and did according to the word of Eliyahu; and she and he and his house ate for many days.
16 The vessel did not run out of flour, and the vessel did not dry up, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke by Elijah.

Eliyahu (Elijah) heard the voice of Yahweh and then spoke what he heard Yahweh say to her. In doing so, he foretold (predicted) that the widow's jar of flour would not run out and that her jar of oil would not run dry.

Furthermore, although the Apostle Sha'ul never said, "Thus saith the Lord," he did at times foretell (or foretell) what would happen in the future. A good example of this is found in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-8
7 Because the mystery of the Torah's absence is already at work; only now does he stop until he gets out of the way;
8 and then the unrighteous one will be revealed, whom the Lord will kill by the spirit of his mouth...

In contrast, the second type of prophecy is direct narrative. This is closely related to prediction, except there is no prediction. Speaking is hearing what the Lord is saying and then sharing what He has heard (usually speaking, singing, or writing). This is also part of the definition of prophecy.

H5012 naba' (נבא); a primitive root; to prophesy, i.e. to speak (or sing) by inspiration (in prophecy or plain language):

While predicting the future is fascinating, we must not lose sight of the fact that whenever someone listens to the Spirit and then speaks (or writes or sings according to what he has heard), he is prophesying. That's because the essence of prophecy is hearing the voice of Yahweh and then sharing what you heard (whether spoken, written or sung).

When David sinned with Bathsheba, the prophet Nathan was sent to tell King David that he had sinned.

Shmuel Bet (2 Samuel) 12:7-8
7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord God concerning Israel: I anointed you king over Israel and delivered you from the hand of Saul.
8 I gave you your master's house and your master's wives to support you, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that were not enough, I would have given you much more!”

Nathan then predicted the punishments that would befall David and his family, but the act of telling David of his sin was not a prediction but a revelation. That is, Nathan was simply delivering a message from Yahweh.

the word in hebrewנבאit means "bubbling", like water gushing from a fountain, or "sprouting", like buds from a tree. The allusion is to put good and vital things out of the mind.

When prophesying, one hears the things that come from Yahweh and then speaks them clearly and freely. When the flow is not free, however, one speaks with stuttering lips and often with slurred speech; and the result is that one "speaks in tongues."

Isaiah 28:11-12
11 For in a stuttering tongue and in a foreign language he will speak to this people,
12 To him he said, This is the rest wherewith thou shalt rest the weary, and this is refreshment; but they would not listen.
11 כִּי בְּלַעֲגֵי שָׂפָה וּבְלָשׁוֹן אַחֶרֶת | יְדַבֵּר אֶל הָעָם הַזֶּה:
12 אֲשֶׁר אָמַר אֲלֵיהֶם זֹאת הַמְּנוּחָה הָנִיחוּ לֶעָיֵף וְזֹאת הַמַּרְגֵּעָה | וְלֹא אָבוּא שְׁמוֹעַ

As we will see, prophesying is much better than speaking in tongues, for while prophecy can be understood, tongues cannot be understood (unless someone has the gift of interpretation or an interpreter is present). And yet, speaking in tongues is a very good thing, not only because it is an evidence of hearing His voice, but also because it can be a stepping stone to learning to prophesy.

But if speaking in tongues can lead to prophecy, what does Scripture tell us about it?

The Renewed Covenant speaks of “tongues” five times. In chronological order, these references are:

  1. Marcos 16:17;
  2. Atos 2:1-13;
  3. Atos 10:44-48;
  4. Acts 19:5-7; AND
  5. 1 Corinthians 12-14

There is a problem, however, as the first reference (Mark 16:17) contradicts the last (1 Corinthians 12-14). Well, that's a problem because John 10:35 tells us that Scripture cannot be broken.

Yochanan (Johannes) 10:3
35 "If He called Elohim ['gods'], to whom came the word of Elohim (and the Scripture cannot be broken)..."

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If Scripture cannot be broken, then it is also impossible for Scripture to contradict itself, for if two passages of Scripture contradict each other, then logically one must be broken for the other to be fulfilled. (By definition, if two Scriptures contradict each other and one is true, the other must be false.)

It is no small thing to suggest that a particular passage of Scripture is illegitimate and should be removed from the canon. This type of analysis should be handled very carefully. However, if there is a passage of Scripture that really shouldn't be there, we must be aware of it so we don't practice false worship based on false teachings.

According to Metzger's textual commentary on the New Covenant, the first reference in the New Covenant to speaking in tongues (Mark 16:9-20) is absent from the oldest known manuscripts, including the two oldest known Greek manuscripts, the Old Latin Codex, the Syriac (Aramaic) Sinai, from about one hundred Armenian manuscripts and also the two oldest Gregorian manuscripts (c. 897 and 913 CE). Furthermore, both Origen and Clement of Alexandria tell us that Mark ends at verse 16:8 (Butcher). Furthermore, the Church Fathers Jerome and Eusebius testified that verses 9-20 were missing from almost all Greek manuscripts known to them. So we can also see that Mark 16:17 contradicts the last reference (1 Corinthians 12-14).

If in all the oldest known manuscripts Mark 16 ends at verse 8, then everything after Mark 16:8 must be a later addition to the text. This would mean that Mark 16:17 was not originally in Mark (but was added later). This would mean that we must never use Mark 16:17 as a basis for any kind of teaching.

What lesson? If we read it carefully, we can see that the language of Mark 16:17 indicates that all who follow Yeshua must speak with "new tongues". That is, if someone does not speak in "new tongues", then that person is not following Yeshua (and therefore will not be saved).

Mark (Mark) 16:15-1
15 “Go into all the world and preach the good news to every creature.
16 Whoever believes and is immersed will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
18 they will pick up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

The specific language of Mark 16:17 makes speaking in tongues and handling serpents "decisive evidence" of one's salvation; and there are some denominations within Christianity that treat these things as such. Some of these denominations have even been known to bring poisonous snakes into their secluded places (where unclean animals cannot enter) and allow their members to touch them (and speak in tongues) to test their faith. But is it really God's will that we bring deadly serpents to our remote places of worship?

There are several problems with Mark 16:17, but what concerns us most is that it contradicts 1 Corinthians 12:8-11, which tells us that not all believers will speak in tongues, but that the same Spirit will give different gifts to each one. . of us.

Korinth Aleph (1. Korinther) 12:8-1
8 For to one was given the word of wisdom by the Spirit, to another by the same Spirit the word of knowledge,
9 another faith in the same Spirit, another healing in the same Spirit,
10 other miracles, other prophecy, other discerning of spirits, other varieties of tongues, other interpretation of tongues;
11 But all this is done by one and the same Spirit, distributing to each one as he wants.

Sixteen verses later, 1 Corinthians 12:27-30 tells us the same thing.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 12:27-3
27 Now you are the body of the Messiah and separate members.
28 And these Elohim installed in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then miracles, then gifts of healing, help, administration, variety of languages.
29 Are all apostles? Are they all prophets? Are they all teachers? Are they all miracle workers?
30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do they all speak in tongues? Do they all interpret?

If the Spirit gives each of us different gifts, how is it necessary for everyone to speak in tongues? And if we try to speak in tongues when we don't receive that gift, aren't we really trying to exercise gifts that the Lord didn't really give us?

And what tries to exercise a gift that the Lord has not really given us but false worship?

Many believers feel that something is wrong with this kind of "required reading in tongues" and have been suspicious of speaking in tongues. It's a shame, because legitimate languages ​​are legitimate gifts and have hidden value for us as a step towards rebuilding our nation.

To understand what the legitimate gift of tongues really is, let's look at the other references to tongues in the renewed covenant and see if we can spot any useful patterns.

Many believers are familiar with the miracle of speaking in tongues in Acts 2.

Massim (Acts) 2:1-13
1 When the fullness of the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty storm, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 Forked tongues like fire appeared to them, and one sat on each.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there dwelt in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude gathered together and were confused, for each one heard them speaking in his own language.
7 Then they were all astonished and amazed, and said to one another, Behold, are not these all Galilean speakers?
8 And how do we hear, each in his own language in which we were born?
9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites living in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and parts of Libya bordering Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretans and Arabs, we hear them speaking in our own languages ​​the wonders of Elohim.
12 Then they were all astonished and confused, and said to one another, What do you mean by this?
13 Others mockingly said, “They are full of new wine.”

Acts 2 was the first time the Spirit was poured out en masse, and there are several important things to note about this key event. In Acts 2:

  1. A forked tongue (as of fire) miraculously appeared over the head of each of the speakers;
  2. The disciples began to speak in languages ​​other than native Hebrew and/or Aramaic;
  3. Foreign pilgrims arriving for the festival were given the gift of interpretation on a large scale, so that each of them could hear and understand the “language” spoken in their own native language.
  4. Yahweh gave the miracle of interpretation on a large scale.

Tongues and interpretation are mentioned elsewhere, but flames of fire appear nowhere else, and the gift of interpretation in tongues was never again given on a large scale. Why? Also, since prophesying is better than speaking in tongues, why did the older believers (ie the disciples) just speak in tongues instead of prophesying?

The reason the senior believers spoke in tongues in Acts chapter 2 was because it was the first time the Spirit was poured out en masse. As we will see, speaking in tongues is a natural result of being filled with the Spirit. Prophecy is also a natural result of being filled with His Spirit, but it requires a much deeper connection to prophecy than speaking in tongues, and not all believers have such a deep connection when they first receive His Spirit.

As the long-time believers only spoke in tongues (instead of prophesying), Yahweh gave the pilgrims the gift of mass translating in tongues so that everyone could hear (and therefore believe) the Good News in their own language. ).

The gift of tongues was later given to Cornelius (and those with him) in Acts chapter 10. (As we explained inIsrael two Nazarenes, Cornelius was actually the first of the Ephraimites to return to the people of Israel).

Massim (Acts) 10:44-48
44 While Kefa [Peter] was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.
45 And those of the circumcision who believed [that is, the believing Pharisees] were astonished, all who came with Kefa, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was also poured out on the Gentiles [the Ephraimites].
46 For they heard them speak in tongues, and they glorified Elohim.
Then Kefa replied:
47 Can anyone stop the waters, so that those who have received the Holy Spirit are not immersed, as ours are?
48Y commanded them in the name of the Lord to be immersed. So they asked him to stay a few days.

In Acts chapter 2 (above), the senior believers spoke in tongues when filled with the Spirit. In Acts chapter 10, however, it was the new believers who spoke in tongues. Because these new believers did not prophesy and because there was no interpreter present, no edifying message was conveyed. However, the fact that new believers spoke in tongues served as a sign that they had just been saved (which also surprised the believing Pharisees, verse 45).

But why should it serve as a sign that one has just been saved, that one must speak in an unknown tongue? As we will see in the next section, this is because speaking in tongues is an indication of listening to the voice of the Spirit and trying to speak in accordance with the voice of the Spirit. This is a very positive step, as the first step in prophesying is listening to Yahweh's voice and then trying to speak according to what you hear.

In the nineteenth chapter of Acts, the apostle Paul laid hands on those who had just been saved. This time, however, the newly saved not only spoke in tongues, but also (at least some of them) prophesied.

Massim (Acts) 19:5-7
5 When they heard this, they were immersed in the name of Master Yeshua.
6 And when Saul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
7 Now the men were about twelve in all.

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So, from 1 Corinthians 12 to 14, the apostle Paul talks about spiritual gifts in three full chapters. Since Scripture does not waste space (and since people used to write with quills in the past), we must realize that everything that Paul explains in three full chapters must be very important.

Paul begins by saying that he doesn't want us to ignore spiritual gifts:

Korinther Aleph (1 Corinthians) 12:1
1 As for spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant of the following:

Paul then clearly tells us that not everyone is given the same spiritual gifts; but there will be a variety of spiritual gifts, though it is the same Spirit who gives all these different gifts.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 12:4
4 There are different gifts, but the same spirit.

As we mentioned earlier, one of the reasons Mark 16:17 cannot be inspired is that it contradicts Sha'ul's writings here. Mark 16:17 requires all who are saved to speak in tongues as a mandatory sign of being saved. This contradicts verse 4, which tells us that the Spirit bestows different gifts on each of us (although it is the same Spirit working in and through us all).

Korinth Aleph (1. Korinther) 12:8-1
8 For to one was given the word of wisdom by the Spirit, to another by the same Spirit the word of knowledge,
9 another faith in the same Spirit, another healing in the same Spirit,
10 other miracles, other prophecy, other discerning of spirits, other varieties of tongues, other interpretation of tongues;
11 But all these things are done by one and the same Spirit, who specifically distributes to each one what he wants.

Although some people speak in tongues when they are first saved (and even later), Paul is very clear that not all of us will receive the same spiritual gifts. We are still members of his body, even if we don't speak in tongues.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 12:27-3
27 Now you are the body of the Messiah and separate members.
28 And these Elohim installed in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then miracles, then gifts of healing, help, administration, variety of languages.
29 Are all apostles? Are they all prophets? Are they all teachers? Are they all miracle workers?
30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do they all speak in tongues? Do they all interpret?

The answer to Sha'ul's many questions in verses 29 and 30 is no. Not all are apostles. Not all are prophets. Not everyone is a teacher. Not everyone works miracles. Not everyone receives the gift of healing. Not everyone is given the gift of tongues, and not everyone is given the gift of interpretation. Some people receive these gifts, some do not. None of these groups is superior to any other.

Then, as if saying something cryptic, Shaul tells us to sincerely wish them the best gifts. In doing so, it tells us that some of the gifts are "better" (or more desirable) than others.

31 On the contrary, long for the best gifts. And yet I will show you a more excellent way.

So Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 that love (KJV: mercy) is the greatest of all spiritual gifts. Since Elohim is love (1 John 4:8, 16), Paul is essentially telling us that without love none of the other spiritual gifts mean anything.

Korinther Aleph (1 Corinthians) 13:1
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but do not have love, I am like resounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.

Shaul then tells us that love is superior to prophecy, tongues and all other spiritual gifts. This is very important to realize because without love nothing we do has lasting value.

Korinth Aleph (1. Korinther) 13:8-10
8 Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will fail; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will disappear.
9 For we know in part, we prophesy in part.
10 But when what is perfect comes, what is partial will end.

Some think this passage means that after we start to love, we will stop speaking in tongues (and also stop prophesying). However, this cannot be the meaning of Shaul, for all the apostles loved and also spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Then, in chapter 14, Paul tells us that in addition to love, we should also pursue the rest of the spiritual gifts. However, the spiritual gift we should most seek (alongside love) is the gift of prophecy. This is because, although no one is edified when we speak in a language we do not understand (unless someone interprets), when we prophesy, others can be edified.

Korinth Aleph (1 Korinther) 14: 1-
1 Seek Love; and covet spiritual gifts, but above all what you can prophesy;
2 For he who speaks in tongues does not speak to men, but to Elohim, because no one understands him; but in spirit he speaks [only] mysteries.
3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for edification, admonition and consolation.
4 He who speaks in tongues builds himself up; but he who prophesies builds up the congregation.
5 I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more that you prophesy; for the soothsayer is greater than the one who speaks tongues, if he does not interpret them; for the congregation to be edified.

When someone speaks in tongues, he is personally edified by what he hears in the Spirit. A prophet, however, hears the same thing as one who speaks in tongues, but since he can articulate (and express in human language), others can be edified as well.

Tongues, then, are to prophesy what infant speech is to mature speech. While it's fine for a baby to try to speak, if the baby is to eventually become a mature, fully functioning adult, their language needs to mature as well. Likewise, tongues-speakers should work to develop their ability to articulate what they hear in the Spirit so they can speak in human language to benefit and edify others in the congregation.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 14: 6-9
6 Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what good is it to you unless I speak to you by revelation, science, prophecy or doctrine?
7 Even inanimate things, whether flute or harp, if they make a note, unless they make a difference in the notes, how will you know what is played or played?
8 For if the trumpet gives an indistinct sound, who will prepare for battle?
9 So you too, if you do not speak words that are easy to understand, how can anyone know what is being said? Because you will speak on the air.

When we hear the voice of the Lord in the spirit, we can edify others by speaking according to revelation, knowledge, prophecy, and/or doctrine. However, in order to build others up through any of these means, our speech to others must first be clear.

Since the purpose of speaking in the assembly is to edify the assembly, we must remain silent unless our speech edifies the assembly. Therefore, he who speaks in tongues must keep silent unless an interpreter is present: if his unknown tongue edifies no one, then he does no real good.

Korinth Aleph (1. Korinther) 14:10-1
10 There can be so many kinds of languages ​​in the world, and none of them are meaningless.
11 Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the tongue, I am a stranger to the speaker, and the speaker is a stranger to me.
12 So are you, inasmuch as you are zealous to seek spiritual gifts, whether for the building up of the congregation, which you seek to excel.
13 Therefore, let him who speaks in tongues pray that he also translates.
14 For when I pray in a foreign tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

In verse 13 Paul tells us that he who speaks in an unknown tongue must also pray that he may interpret it so that his speech may be understood.

In other words, the one who speaks in an unknown language must pray to prophesy before the congregation so that his speech can also edify others (and not just himself).

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Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 14:15-1
15 What is the conclusion now? I will pray with the spirit and I will also pray with the mind. I will sing with the spirit and I will also sing with the mind.
16 Otherwise, when you bless with the Spirit, how can he who is in the place of the ignorant say “Amein” in his thanksgiving, if he does not understand what you are saying?
17 For you give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Those who speak in tongues (the stuttering lips variety) must continue to prophesy. They must remain broken and put their own thoughts aside so that they can hear (and therefore speak) the Still Small Voice more clearly.

Shaul tells us that he thanked Elohim for being able to speak in tongues; and yet I would rather speak five words of prophecy (that can be understood) than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Korinther Aleph (1. Korinther) 14:18-1
18 I thank my Elohim that I speak in tongues more than all of you;
19 but in assembly I would rather speak five words with my mind to teach others than ten thousand words in tongues.

Only by speaking with his understanding could Sha'ul build the body. Paul tells us, however, that those who speak in tongues do well to speak in tongues because they serve as a sign to unbelievers that the speaker is saved.

Korinther Aleph (1. Korinther) 14:20-2
20 Brethren, do not be wise children; but be children in malice, but mature in understanding.
21 In the Torah it is written:
“With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; and in all this they will not listen to me, says the Lord.
22 So the tongue is a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers; because prophesying is not for unbelievers, but for those who believe.

The language here is difficult and we must work to understand it. Paul tells us that prophecy is for those who believe, while speaking in tongues is a sign for those who do not believe. However, Paul cannot mean that tongues are never used to show those who believe that someone has just been saved, as this is clearly how it was used in Acts chapter 10, where we are told that the newly saved spoke in tongues. .

Massim (Acts) 10:44-48
44 While Kefa [Peter] was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.
45 And those of the circumcision who believed [that is, the believing Pharisees] were astonished, all who came with Kefa, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was also poured out on the Gentiles [the Ephraimites].
46 For they heard them speak in tongues, and they glorified Elohim.
Then Kefa replied:
47 Can anyone stop the waters, so that those who have received the Holy Spirit are not immersed, as ours are?
48Y commanded them in the name of the Lord to be immersed. So they asked him to stay a few days.

What Shaul means is that it is good for a believer to speak in tongues publicly because it is difficult for even non-believers to ignore the fact that someone is speaking in an unknown tongue. When an unbeliever sees a believer speaking in tongues, it can give him a witness that something is happening from Elohim.

However, Paul also tells us that it is not good for the whole congregation to speak in tongues when an unbeliever enters the congregation because the unbeliever would probably say that all the people are crazy.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 14:23-2
23 Now if the whole church comes together in one place and they all speak in tongues, and some who are unlearned or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?
24 But if everyone is prophesying, and an unbeliever or an ignorant person comes in, he is convinced of everything, he is convinced of everything.
25 And thus are revealed the mysteries of his heart; and thus, prostrate, he will worship Elohim and proclaim that Elohim is indeed among you.

Although foretelling (predicting) is sometimes difficult to understand even for believers, even unbelievers can understand it.advance- to say when he who reveals the things of the spirit does so in an intelligible way. When the prophet uses words of revelation, then the secrets of the unbeliever's heart can be revealed, and the unbeliever can be struck in the heart and then fall down and worship Elohim.

However, prophesying is superior to speaking in tongues, even in public. If the unbeliever can be struck in the heart when a prophet presents the things of the Spirit in a meeting, then the same unbeliever can be struck in the heart in a public place.

If we remember that the tongue is to prophecy what infant speech is to mature speech, we can also draw some interesting analogies with the human family.

In human families, parents do not expect their babies to use adult language at the same time. You are happy when your child makes some noise, even if it only sounds like baby chatter (for example, tongue noise). However, as the child grows, the parent expects his child's speech to grow and mature, just as the speaker in tongues is expected to prophesy. And when guests enter the house, parents can understand what the baby is saying, but guests may not understand unless parents interpret for them.

However, some Christian denominations encourage family members to continue talking like babies to celebrate the fact that their babies are talking like children. However, what if the entire community got down on all fours and crawled across the floor to celebrate the fact that their babies are crawling? Or if everyone left? Wouldn't your guests be uncomfortable?

Likewise, we are our Father's children, and while He is thrilled when we learn to speak in His voice, will He be pleased if we continue to babble like children? Or will he not be much happier as we move towards mature language (ie prophecy)? And isn't that the intended meaning of Shaul in 1 Corinthians 13?

Korinther Aleph (1 Corinthians) 13:1
11 As a child, I spoke like a child, understood like a child, thought like a child; but when I became a man, I gave up boyish things.

While we should always rejoice when someone speaks in tongues for the first time, we should also encourage them to continue their spiritual progress so they can learn to prophesy (to uplift others). However, Paul tells us that we should never forbid anyone to speak in a tongue when an interpreter is present (since that would be tantamount to forbidding prophecy). However, when people speak in tongues, they must do so in an orderly manner:

Korinther Aleph (1. Korinther) 14:26-2
26 How is it, brothers? Every time you come together, each of you has a psalm, a teaching, a tongue, a revelation, an interpretation [ie, Elohim gives you something to share].
Let everything be done for edification!
27 If someone speaks a foreign language, there should be two, or at most three, each in turn, and one should translate.
28 But if there is no interpreter, shut up in the congregation and speak for yourselves and for God.

However, remember that not everyone can interpret tongues, and Paul tells us that it would be better for the congregation if those who speak in tongues prayed silently when no one was present to interpret.
But even if an interpreter is present, everything must be done in an orderly manner. Israel is the army of the living Elohim; and in an army all things must always be done with care and order.

Speaking of which, Shaul says that those who share for the benefit of all must be orderly and speak in a way that benefits all. Those who speak must take turns one at a time.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 14: 29 –
29 Let two or three prophets speak, and the others judge;
30 But if something is revealed to another who is sitting down, the first one should keep silent.
31 For all of you can prophesy individually, so that everyone learns and everyone is encouraged.

Since order is important, it is good for those who prophesy to take turns as well. Even if someone is prophesying and a brief word of revelation is given to someone else, all present should honor the prompting of the Spirit by remaining silent and allowing the one receiving the revelation ample time to say what the Spirit is revealing. he.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 14:3
32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets, which means that the prophets must control themselves. They don't need to drop anything or make a mess in any way, but they do need to learn to control their minds.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 14:3
33 For Elohim is not a God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.

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Finally, Shaul tells us about women prophesying in congregations. Some have wrongly concluded that just because women cannot teach (or lead a meeting), they also cannot speak or prophesy (or speak in tongues) in a meeting. This usually stems from a misunderstanding of 1 Timothy 2:12-15.

Timotheus Aleph (1. Timotheus) 2:12-15
12 And I do not allow the woman to teach, nor to have authority over the man, but to be silent.
13 For first Adam was formed, then Havvah [Eve],
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman who was deceived fell into the transgression.
15 However, he will be saved by having children, if he perseveres in faith, love, simplicity and self-control.

However, Paul cannot tell us that women are not allowed to speak in meetings, for as we move on to 1 Corinthians chapter 14, we see Paul pointing out the erroneous conclusions of an unknown Corinthian writer who claims that women's meetings they must not speak. What we see is that Shaul disagrees with this author.

If we remember that there are no quotation marks in ancient Hebrew (or Greek), we can see that Paul disapproved of this unknown Corinthian writer's claim that women were not allowed to speak in meetings.

Korinth Aleph (1 Corinthians) 14:34 –
34 [Quote] “Their wives are silent in meetings because they cannot speak; but they must be submissive, as the Torah says!
35 And if you want to learn something, ask your husbands at home; because it is a disgrace for women to speak in the congregation.”
[End quote.]

Shaul berates the unknown Corinthian writer by asking him some questions.

Korinth Aleph (1 Korinther) 14:36
36 What?! [Oy!] Did the word of Elohim come from you originally? Or did it just come to you?

In the past, many people have taken verses 34 and 35 as a "second witness" that women are not allowed to speak in meetings (along with 1 Timothy 2:12-15). However, this doesn't really work because unless we assume that Paul is quoting someone else in verses 34 and 35, verse 36 seems to come out of nowhere as it is totally inconsistent with the other two verses. Verse 36 only makes sense if we understand verses 34 and 35 as a quote from an unknown letter writer.

We can verify this when we return to the source languages. In the Greek Textus Receptus, verse 36 begins with the Greek preposition "woe" (Strong's Greek G2228).

G2228 and (ouch!); a primary particle of distinction between two related terms: disjunctive, or; comparing this:

This particle indicates a distinction (or contrast) between the things it unites. In other words, it tells us that there is a contrast between verses 34-35 and verse 36. When used at the beginning of a sentence, this particle can mean "What?!" or "What nonsense!" This particle e (ouch!) sounds like the Hebrew expression "Oy!" and has approximately the same meaning.

In the Aramaic Peshitta this word appears asאו(hey) J. Payne Smith's Compendious Syriac Dictionary tells us that the Aramaic word או indicates a simultaneous expression of admiration, pain, and guilt, much like the Hebrew expression "Oy!"

או: interjection, vocative expression, astonishment, pain, rebuke; ~ Oh! Oh!

1 Corinthians 14:36.
36 Wow! Did Elaha's word pass you by? Oh! Did it just come to you?
או דלמא מנכון הו נפקת מלתה דאלאהא. או לותכון הו בלהוד מטת.

Shaul could only have rebuked the speaker's comments in verses 34 and 35. He says, “I have never heard of a commandment in the Torah that tells us that women must remain silent in assemblies. So you wrote this commandment yourself? Or are you the only one who heard?

Some authors suggest that the "Torah commandment" mentioned by the unknown Corinthian letter writer is actually Genesis 3:16.

Achieved (Genesis) 3:16
16 I will greatly increase your pains and your pregnancy; in pain thou shalt bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you.

While Genesis 3:16 supports male leadership (both in the home and in congregations) and indicates a supportive role for women, silence is not a command for women. Therefore, we need to understand what Saul actually said in 1 Timothy 2:12-15:

Timotheus Aleph (1. Timotheus) 2:12-15
12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but [in general] to keep silent [about leadership in assemblies].
13 For first Adam was formed, then Havvah [Eve],
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman who was deceived fell into the transgression.
15 However, he will be saved by having children, if he perseveres in faith, love, simplicity and self-control.

There is no favoritism with Elohim. Although women are not allowed to lead a meeting when they are gifted by the same Spirit as men, why shouldn't women be allowed to speak according to the Spirit (ie, speaking in tongues or prophesying)?

If a woman is prophesying according to the Spirit and you stop her speaking, aren't you actually quenching the Spirit?

The meaning of Shaul is: “The Torah does not tell women not to speak up in meetings! You make things up!"

Then he goes on to say:

Korinther Aleph (1. Korinther) 14:37-3
37 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or a clergyman, then know that what I am writing to you [and not the unknown author of the epistle to the Corinthians] are commandments of the Lord.
38 But whoever is ignorant, let him be ignorant!

Paul concludes by telling the Corinthians that while prophecy is a much better spiritual gift than tongues, care must be taken not to forbid people to speak in tongues, as this can help them learn to prophesy.

Korinther Aleph (1 Korinther) 14:3
39 Therefore, brethren, desire to prophesy; but do not forbid speaking in tongues.


Korinther Aleph (1 Corinthians) 14:4
40 Makes everything decent and in order.

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