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Speaking In Tongues Prophecing

I was reading some answers to the tongues question and it raised another question. How is speaking in tongues prophecing?

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 ---Rev_Herb on 5/14/06
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Depends on your view of prophecy, it is not like the great prophets of old, but it can be God encouraging the congregation. Prophecy is more then fortelling the future, it is the pophet being open to the message that the Lod is giving. This is someone acting in a prophetic role, as opposed to someone acting in the office of the Prophet.
---mike8384 on 4/15/07

Prophesying is giving a word from God. Sometimes it is given in tongues. In this case, as Paul says, there should be an interpretation given so others can understand it (always required with public speaking in tongues)either by the person given the message or another person. Always test prophesy to see if what is being spoken lines up with word of God and is to encourage and not destroy.
---Matthew on 7/24/06

1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
1 Corinthians 14:38-39 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
---Exzucuh on 7/23/06

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
1 Corinthians 14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.
---Exzucuh on 7/23/06

I know exaclty what u mean. I attend a church that alway's speaks in tongues. We are one of the most spiritaul churches you will ever attend. We believe in laying hands on people. Never letting a soul go down. In my church one of our motto's is we are not just a congregation we are family! There is not many churches like us. We are one of the many few. Who exactly do what god has asked. Who is not afraid to step out of there confert zone.
---Tianda_Jonse on 7/23/06

A good while back in my church, my Pastor was preaching, and then he stopped, he started speaking in tongues, all was quiet. then he interupted what he had said, that there was going to be a storm coming from the north, to someone in the church and that the church needed to pray. Within 10 minutes someone came running in the church to tell a man and his wife that their grandson stopped breathing. The gift of tongues are real. Just because the Apostles died, that doesn't mean the spirit died.
---Rebecca_D on 5/22/06

Tony Byer,I totally agree with you on this subject, but you won't be able to change many minds on this. People get set in their beliefs and they won't hear you. Some people can't comprehend and don't understand. I attend a church that practices speaking in tongues.
---Thomas on 5/22/06

Tony Byer,I totally agree with you on this subject, but you won't be able to change many minds on this. People get set in their beliefs and they won't hear you. Some people can't comprehend and don't understand. I attend a church that practices speaking in tongues.
---Thomas on 5/22/06

God warned against adding to His Word, so those who claim to be speaking for God are treading very dangerous ground. In the New Testament, every time the gifts of tongues was evident, an apostle was present. I therefore do not believe in tongue speaking it serves only to bring a false sense of spiritual security to those who think that they have something that other christians dont have. We should be seeking the fruits of the Spirit..LOVE and not counterfeiting one of His gifts.
---Tony_Byer on 5/22/06

M.P. tongues with interpretation during the service is equal to prophecy.(1Corinthians 12:10) I appologize for not making it more clear as to what I was saying. In 1Cor. 12 the tongues there are the gifts of the Spirit, as He wills, but a believer baptized in the Spirit can pray in tongues as he/she wills.
---Rickey on 5/15/06

Amen!! You can't argue with Scripture.
---Debbie on 5/15/06

1 Corinthians14:3-5 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to exhortation,edification and comfort. (Paraphrasied)Tongues with interpretation edifies the Church as does Prophesy. 1Corinthians14:37-39 (Shortened) if any man thinketh himself to be a Prophet or Spiritual, needs to acknowledge this is the commmandments of the Lord. But if a man's ignorant let him be ignorant. Covet to prophesy , forbid not to speak with tongues.
---Darlene_1 on 5/15/06

2co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. I think we need to go back to the Scripture and let the simplicity that is in Christ answer these questions. Our intellectual reasoning minds will override the simplicity of the Word. Tongues, interpretation of tongues, and prophecying is exactly what the Scripture says it is. The best way to understand these things is to experience them.
---Debbie on 5/15/06

Tongues is not a "recitation" but instead an utterance of the Holy Ghost spoken out of the mouth. Did the interpretation itself convey the "spirit" of Psalm 23 without actually speaking the whole passage? If so, then the interpretation was of the Spirit. Even if the whole shebang was fake, it still does not nullify the gifts itself even though it was a good try.
---Linda6563 on 5/15/06

Revelation is not "new truth". Revelation is the uncovering or unveiling of truth that has always been there but just hasn't been seen with the eyes of the understanding yet (Eph.1:17-23). The book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ is about Jesus Christ (the man) in the midst of His body (the candlestick), definitely there but as yet unseen in His fullness.
---Linda6563 on 5/15/06

So if tongues with interpatation is pophecing, and I get up and speak in tongues to prophecy and yet no one interpets then I only spoke in tongues.

What about the guy that got up in church and said the 23 psm. in Spanish and some one got up and interperted it totally wrong. They didn't even know what the guy said in Spanish. Was that prophecing?

When you prophecy, is it a new revealation from God? or sometning already in the bible?
---Rev_Herb on 5/15/06

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Mike M--Many things are measurable bio-chemical reactions. Hunger and satiation are measurable bio-chemical reactions. Does that make them not real? So are states such as anxiety and fatigue. Technically, every thing we do and think either produces, or is produced by, "bio-chemical" reactions.I can't prove it, ( and perhaps it can't be measured) but I'm positive that prayer causes such reactions too.
---Donna2244 on 5/15/06

Prophesy is a message from the Lord that is more personal than what is found in Scripture. It is usually a caution or encouragement for a certain group of people. BUT it's nothing "new" to be added to the fact, if it doesn't agree with the Word of God and the character of God, it should be rejected as not genuine.
---Donna2277 on 5/15/06

'Tongues with interpretation is prophecying.' Are you sure about that Rickey? I thought the purpose of interpreting was simply to make clear what the other had said. It is not my understanding that EVERYTHING said in tongues is prophesy and having someone able to interpret the words doesn't suddenly make it prophesy. Some people pray in tongues in public and another will interpret, that does not turn the prayer into prophesy.

Moderator - M.P. is correct.
---M.P. on 5/15/06

Rev. Herb, Please do not take offence at this question. I have a bit of a problem with anyone with a title of Reverend. I can only, in good conscience, call one Person Reverend, my Lord Jesus Christ. We, too, have been addressed as Reverend, but never have allowed it to remain that way. I just wondered on your reasoning. I did not ask this to offend, just curious.
---Debbie on 5/14/06

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1co 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: These are not all the same gift, they are very different. If an interpretation and prophecy were the same thing, they wouldn't be addressed separately.
---Debbie on 5/14/06

So when one is prophecing is he geting a new revelation from God? If not why do it? If so, why not write it down and add it to the bible.
---Rev_Herb on 5/14/06

Tongues with interpretation is prophecying.
---Rickey on 5/14/06

Speaking in tongues is a measurable bio-chemical reaction. It is one of the signs of the apostate church in America, gnostic to the core.
---MikeM on 5/14/06

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So I walk into your church and I hear someone speaking in tongues, are they prophecing or just speaking in tongues, how can I tell?
---Rev_Herb on 5/14/06

In my experience, I have given a message in tongues with an interpretation in English. I have not considered this to be prophecying. I have prophecied which is in English. There has not been a message in tongues with it. The prophecies have been in the form of edification and encouragement for the people present. They always line up with the written Word of God. I have also given personal prophetic messages to people. These too, are for edification, and sometimes a confirmation of a promise made by God.
---Debbie on 5/14/06

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