The Holy Spirit - The Spirit's Language

The Holy Spirit - The Spirit’s Language 

1 Corinthians 14:2 If you praise him in the private language of tongues, God understands you…for you are sharing intimacies just between you and him.

  • The Holy Spirit is a Person
    • Who Has Desires
      • Intimacy with Him Fulfills His Desire
        • Brings About his Manifest Presence and Works
  • As a Person, with Desires and Purpose
    • The Holy Spirit Has a Language 
      • Prophecy
      • Dreams
      • Circumstance
      • Word of God
      • Tongues

4 Types of Tongues

  • The First Two Are as a Sign to Unbelievers
    • 1. Public Demonstration
      • I Corinthians 14:22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers.
        • “the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to speak another language of this earth, specifically a language that we do not know how speak from our own experience or education.”

                Disciples on Day of Pentecost - Acts 2:5-11

  • 2.  Tongues for Interpretation 
    • Conversely - Language of Heaven
      • I Corinthians 12:10 “...to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues”
        • Interpret NOT Translate (Transcend Our Human Understanding)
          • Without Interpretation, the Church can not be edified 
            • see I Corinthians 14 
        • This TYPE of Tongues Requires 
          • Maturity
          • Restraint
          • Discernment
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      • 3. Tongues for Personal Prayer
        • I Corinthians 14:14-15 “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.”
          • Two Types of Personal Prayer
            • In Understanding (for Us, English or Spanish)
            • In the Spirit
        • Jude 20-21 “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God
        • Prayer in the Spirit Builds Us Up
          • The Power to Be a Witness - Thru the Holy Spirit
            • Peter - From DENIER to DYNAMO
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      • 4. Tongues for Intercession
        • Romans 8:26-27 “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God”
          • Spirit Helps in Weakness? - Not Knowing What to Pray
            • Limited Understanding
              • Issues in America -
                • How do we react?
                • How do we pray?
                • Allow the Spirit to Pray thru Us
    •     The Spirit Prays According to the Will of God

God’s Desire - Concerning YOU

  • I Corinthians 14:39-40 Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.
    • God Desires You Understand the Holy Spirit’s Gifts and Their Order
  • I Corinthians 14:5 I wish you all spoke with tongues
    • As We Learn of His Power, That We Receive the FULLNESS of His Gifts 
      • To Be the Best Version of What God Created us to Be