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Non-Tongue Speakers Roll Call Poll Survey

Discussion in 'Testimonial Forum' started by JesusIsFaithful, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. I do not have God's gift of tongues even though I believe it can exist today

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  2. I do not have God's gift of tongues, & although Biblical, does not exist today in USA

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  3. I had faked tongues, but no longer

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  4. I had practiced tongues as taught by others, but consider that as faking and unBiblical

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  5. I had spoken in tongues for private use, but I shun it now to pray normally

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  6. I had spoken in tongues at one time with interpretation, but never again after that

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  7. I had spoken in tongues at one time without interpretation, but never again after that

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  8. I had spoken in tongues in both ways, with interpretation & without, but never again after that.

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  9. I have given people the tongue, but never spoken in God's gift of tongues or otherwise;)

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  10. Other

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  1. JesusIsFaithful

    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    Since the poll for Tongue Speakers Roll Call only had one vote as of last count, then I shall make one that I can vote in.

    I believe in God's gift of tongues which is ONLY of other men's lips to speak unto the people for why it can never be for private use and that is why His gift of tongues when manifested in the assembly WILL come with interpretation.

    Maybe in some missionary outreach that God is still manifesting tongues to preach the gospel unto others, but I am not seeing it today when believers claim that same tongue to be for private use, and I am even more contentious towards that tongue when gained by a supernatural phenomenon of feeling what they assume to be the Holy Spirit coming over them as happening on the believer later in life as a saved believer already.

    There is no need for that in USA churches when every one speaks the same language.

    Since Paul exhorted the gift of prophesy for believers to edify the church by, and since tongues with interpretation is for that purpose of edification, then there will be no tongues in USA.

    And since we do have the written word of the KJV available to us... then we should be thankful that we can receive our edification by the written word of the KJV.

    I do not have God's gift of tongues, and I have never spoken supernaturally in tongues, but I have faked it as instructed by Don Reed, founder of Crossing Paths Ministry which after a while, I had stopped since I could make it into a habit and it would feel like second nature to me that I might be tempted to think that I was finally speaking in tongues when I am not.

    Anyway.. the poll will be multi choice voting poll.;)
     
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    Stranger Well-Known Member

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    Just because you were a liar, doesn't mean others were. So, what gifts are you faking now?

    Stranger
     
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    Because someone gave you bad advice so then have you decided that everyone else should follow your lead instead following the advice of this Don Reed fellow or perhaps even the lead of the Holy Spirit? To me that is what you are saying. Probably others here are reading you the same way, whether they have a gift of tongues from God or not.

    There are a lot of wrong roads. Because you changed roads doesn't mean that it must now be as you might say, "My way or the highway". God is really able to lead people to Him who are sincere and want for themselves what God wants for them without your help or even in spite of your help.

    God at times uses us, but He really does not require our help. We are not to force feed others in any case. God never did. Jesus as a man of flesh never did. When we come to God we must surrender to Him... not to the way that @JesusIsFaithful leads. JIF makes mistakes as does Amadeus. The answer is always follow Jesus rather than any man no matter how good his message may sound.
     
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    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    I got the idea about 30 years ago that I wanted to have a prayer language. My wife and I were at a seminar, and they happened to ask if anyone wanted this gift. I went for the chance.

    We were ushered into a side room where some fool tried to get us to make sounds.
    To this day, I don't know what kept me from dressing him down one side and up the other. But, I didn't. I just got out of my seat and walked out. (Didn't even sneer at him.)


    I went and sat in the car by myself, crying, and asking God why I had to see something so phony when all I wanted was to be closer to Him.

    The next thing I knew, I was talking to the night air in what sounded to me like a cross between German and American Indian.

    I've never really seen any great effect from my "tongue", but I do know that I always feel a huge sense of peacefulness whenever I pray that way.
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    Well, I consider it faking when Don Reed told me to just babble and then the gift of tongues will come. After a while of doing it, it seem like a habit and thus I considered it as faking it when I had stopped because tongues wasn't coming.

    Later on in the years to come...the Lord has edified me to expose tongues for private use as hardly abstaining from the appearance of evil of the devil's tongues that has been in the world BEFORE Pentecost as scripture confirms in Isaiah 8:19. The Lord also showed me the origin of that devil's tongue and it is usually associated by a spirit coming over a believer later in life of a saved believer where they not only assume that was the Holy Spirit, but assume that tongue to be for private use because it wasn't coming with interpretation.

    So how are you walking now, Stranger?
     
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    Stranger Well-Known Member

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    (1 Cor. 14:39) "Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues." Why would God say this and yet tell you something else? Seems you may have been listening to some 'devil's tongue'.

    What gifts are you faking now?

    Stranger
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    Since the instructions is for decency and order in the assembly, why is it that you keep applying it for justification for tongues for private use? That makes you coveting for tongues without interpretation rather than coveting to prophesy.

    Devil's tongues existed long before Pentecost. Isaiah 8:19 confirms it as well as secular reports of ecstatic tongues existing long before Pentecost came with the real God's gift of tongues which was prophesied specifically for speaking unto the people in foreign languages of men.

    You cannot call sinners away from that kind of tongue and their spirits unless God's gift of tongues is JUST for speaking unto the people in foreign languages for why tongues will come with interpretation in the assembly.
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    What I have shared can only be edification & reproof for others trying to get tongues like I was taught to.

    But I was talking about how believers have gotten actual supernatural tongues by what they believe was the Holy Spirit coming over them apart from salvation and I point to that as apostasy ( 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 ) for why that tongue does not come with interpretation as opposing the real God's gift of tongues that does comes with interpretation in the assembly because it is of other men's lips to speak unto the people ( 1 Corinthians 14:21 ). It can never be for private use just because it comes with no interpretation. That is when you have to discern the spirits and the tongues it brings. 1 John 4:1-6
     
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    (1 Cor. 14:28) "But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. (1 Cor. 14:39) "...and forbid not to speak in tongues."

    Why do you forbid to speak in tongues when God says not to?

    Stranger
     
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    amadeus Well-Known Member

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    You keep on using that phrase "for private use" as if God never gave a gift to one person to encourage that person, to edify that person for his selected function in the Body of Christ. God gives whatever is necessary to each person who is to be a part of the Body of Christ to accomplish the function which person is to perform as that part. Would that not sometimes include gifts that perhaps many other parts of the Body would not receive because for them they are not necessary? To be the part we are to be as God wants us to be we must be prepared for that role. That is not private use. That is the means that God has selected to prepare that person for the role which He has given to him.

    Do you even know what all of parts of the Body of Christ are much less what all of the functions of all of those parts are to be?

    "Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
    Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me." John 21:21-22
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    Why did Paul said for him to keep silent in church when there is no interpretation when he ended that chapter with "forbid not to speak in tongues"?

    If tongues was really for private use, who is Paul to say for any one in church to be silent when you believe the Spirit prays in tongues?

    Why is there no instruction for when the Spirit pray in the church?
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    And you act as if God cannot edify the believer directly by speaking to him directly and using scripture to edify him directly.

    For believer to use tongues for private use as Frank Lee teaches... is to tell the other members in the body of Christ that interprets that he has no need of them ( 1 Corinthians 12:20-21 ), because he can do his own interpretation too, but that is not what the scripture teaches in 1 Corinthians 12:7-12 .

    I do believe you had claimed that you can do your own interpretation too.

    My point is that what you guys are sharing does not line up with all of scripture, not as much as you want it to, so you are reading Paul's words wrong & out of context of the message Paul had meant.

    I know you have done this for a long time, and it seems so absurd to you that your tongues cannot be of Him at all, but all I ask you to do is go before that throne of grace and pray normally, asking Jesus to remove any foot of pride that may be blinding you so you can hear Him prove that kind of tongue is not of Him.
     
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    God can edify the believer as He will. We should not presume to tell God how He can or cannot work His work. It is His work even if it happens to be in you or me. We simply need to give Him access. This permitting Him to come in and work in us is what really is the free will of men.

    What is interpretation? Is it not understanding? Why do you insist that God may only speak a person or work in a person in a "still small voice"? That is how He chose to speak to Elijah, but we are not Elijah and our work as part of the Body of Christ is not the work that was Elijah's. Would you put blinders on God as the driver of a wagon puts blinders on the horse pulling his wagon? The horse needs guidance. God does not.
    I made no such claim. The interpretation given to me , if any, is the understanding that I need when God decides that I need it if my heart is open to receive.

    I am sorry my friend but you have twisted the words that Paul wrote to fit the interpretation that you have decided is forever settled by God alone; Not by you or by me or by anyone else.

    If you were paying attention, I previously said that I have done just exactly what you have asked, but not because you asked it. I daily go to the lowest room with God completely empty of any ideas or doctrines or beliefs and if I need to be lifted up again He does the lifting. I have not done this one time only but daily for years. You are so busy arguing that you are right and that anyone who disagrees is wrong that you continue to leave out God. Repeatedly I have also said that God alone gives any increase, but He will not increase us if we don't seriously empty ourselves before Him of everything we are and everything that we hold... such as doctrines or beliefs.
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    If you were paying attention, I previously said that I have done just exactly what you have asked, but not because you asked it. I daily go to the lowest room with God completely empty of any ideas or doctrines or beliefs and if I need to be lifted up again He does the lifting. I have not done this one time only but daily for years. You are so busy arguing that you are right and that anyone who disagrees is wrong that you continue to leave out God. Repeatedly I have also said that God alone gives any increase, but He will not increase us if we don't seriously empty ourselves before Him of everything we are and everything that we hold... such as doctrines or beliefs.[/QUOTE]

    Obviously by your testimony of going to the lowest room in prayer, it has not prevented you from exalting yourself just as other have exalted you when you came out of that lowest room in prayer.

    It is new age mentality to empty yourself in seeking an increase or filling or whatever.

    For God to use tongues for all the supposed benefits for the individual tongue speaker and yet not give those same benefits to all believers to have for their individual benefits also makes God a respecter of person within the body of Christ, and hardly the God of love.

    You do not see yourself clearly as you think you do, brother. Neither do the ones that exalt you at my expense or others' expense. We can only reprove by the scripture in exposing the works of darkness.

    Fair warning to you, brother. Because you do empty yourself on a regular basis in seeking this increase, when an evil spirit does come in for leaving yourself wide open like that in letting a thief break through, may He remind you to call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to save you, even if you cannot utter it out loud, He knows your thoughts, and He will come to the rescue. The deliverance may be quick or it may take a while, but pray for His mercy and hope in Him and He will deliver you from that evil spirit. The Holy Spirit is still in you, but that kind of practice can be like "he who let, will let till he be taken out of the way", meaning the restraining power of the Holy Spirit will continue to let you believe this lie until all restraining power of the Holy Spirit is out of the way for evil spirits to come in, even though the Holy Spirit is still in you since He is your seal of adoption.

    I am not kidding around here, brother. You are asking for something like that to happen. There are seducing spirits and then there are evil spirits that destroys. The devil is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. I am praying to Jesus Christ to be ready to come to your aid because I believe He is leading me to pray for you to help you when you put yourself at risk like that.
     
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    Well I have immersed myself again in this thing and again God simply says to leave it alone one more time. I would guess that you are a good Christian man working to do God's will. So am I, whether you believe me or not. God is the most important thing in my life. A person does not have to be in your mold or in mine to please God. 24/7 as they say these days I strive to work with Him instead of for myself and yet still I still find myself coming up short.

    Give God the glory!
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    Well scripture below says something is wrong with what you just said.

    1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

    Remember, brother... when evil finally comes... call on Jesus Christ and know that He is in you to kick it out, but I hope after that, He impresses upon you to quit opening yourselves up like that and just pray normally at that throne of grace in being intimate with the Bridegroom since He is coming soon.
     
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    Because in the Church there needs to be an interpreter.

    Who is Paul to say? Strange question. Makes no sense. You need to rephrase it.

    Because no instructions are needed to the one praying in the Spirit.

    Stranger
     
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    JesusIsFaithful Well-Known Member

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    Confusion is hard to convey to you when you are in it.

    Where are the instructions for tongues for private use? If you believe it can be for self edification... as well as for the Holy Spirit in uttering prayers.... where are the instructions for private use as well as for use in the church for the Holy Spirit to utter prayers?

    If tongues can be used for the Holy Spirit uttering prayers, how can Paul tell any one to be silent instead of saying, if there is no interpretation, it is prayer time for the Holy Spirit... in the assembly?

    But no. You read tongues for private use in a chapter where Paul was talking about why prophesy is better than tongues in the assembly. That is modern day tongue speakers' wishful thinking, wresting Paul's words which Peter said ... to their own destruction.

    2 Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
     
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    I told you, no instructions needed.

    Because unless there is an interpreter, then the gift of tongues is not to be exercised in the church. What is hard about that?

    No one is wresting Paul's words but you. "Forbid not to speak in tongues"

    Stranger
     
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    There are two very different interpretations of 1 Corinthians 14, and you will never get agreement on this chapter. Best to move on.
     
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