Thursday, 21 July 2016
SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS NOT A PREREQUISITE (PRECONDITION) FOR ONE TO BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE RECEIVED THE SALVATION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OR TO BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO HEAVEN:
QUESTION by Brother T: The question is that many believers think that if as a Christian if you did not Speak in Tongues then you don't have the Holy Spirit and you're not complete, and you're not a full Christian
RESPONSE by KEVIN MIRASI: Amen Brother T, No, it’s not a must for One to speak in Tongues to be considered to have received the Salvation of The LORD Jesus Christ or to be able to enter into Heaven. The Holy Spirit distribute Gifts as He determines (as He wills); Only The Holy Spirit of The LORD determines (according to His will) who operate in which or what Gift (s) of The Holy Spirit.
The Gifts of The Holy Spirit are as follows: The Word of Wisdom; The Word of Knowledge; Faith; Healings; Working of Miracles; Prophecy; Discerning of spirits; Different kinds of Tongues; Interpretation of Tongues.
One can desire (pray) earnestly for any of the Gifts (even more than one of them); but The Holy Spirit will distribute the Gifts to a person (or any other Persons) according to His Will (as He Determines). Only He (The Holy Spirit of The LORD) determines.
Therefore, Speaking in Tongues is not a Prerequisite (Precondition) for One to be considered to have received the Salvation of The LORD Jesus Christ OR to be able to enter into Heaven.
1st Corinthians 12: 4-11 ‘“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”’
1st Corinthians 12: 27-31 ‘“Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.”’
Your Brother in Christ Jesus and a Shepherd of The LORD,