Spiritual Gifts of Tongues
Tongues: A Spiritual Gift Definition
The spiritual gift of Tongues has three purposes within the assembly of Christ Followers:
- PRAYER LANGUAGE: Used during periods of prayer, allowing the holy Spirit to pray through the Christ Follower when he/she does not know how to pray (Romans 6:26, 27)
- PROPHETIC LANGUAGE: Receive divine messages from God for the benefit of Christ’s Church, understanding that someone with the gift of Interpretation of Tongues must be present to interpret (1 Corinthians 12:10, 28 and 1 Corinthians 14:13-19)
- UNLEARNED LANGUAGE: Enables a person to speak an unlearned language for the purposes of evangelism (Acts 2:1-13).
These are the biblical examples of the Holy Spirit may choose to use the “tongues of men or angels” (1 Corinthians 13:1).
Deliver Divine Messages to the Church
I believe God has called me to communicate messages to the body of Christ. He has given me the gift of Tongues by which God speaks through me.
Deliver the Gospel to Unlearned Language Groups
I believe God has called me to cross-cultural ministry. He has given me the gift of Tongues so that I can communicate the Gospel to unlearned language groups.
I believe God has gifted me with a Prayer Language, so that His Spirit may pray through me.