January 24, 2022
1 Cor. 12:28
28 "AND GOD HATH SET SOME IN THE CHURCH, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, DIVERSITIES OF TONGUES”
I know that we have spent the last few weeks discussing the gifts of the Spirit and I hope you are not getting tired of it., but I feel that we need to finish what we started.
There is a private gift of tongues that has been offered to every born-again believer, but we can clearly see that not everyone will receive these gifts because they have been convinced that these nine gifs stopped when the apostles died. Remember these are not called the Gifts of the Apostles, but are called the Gifts of the Spirit and, believe me when I tell you He, the Spirit, has not died.
So with that in mind, let's look at the public side of speaking in tongues.
Excerpt from "The Holy Spirit and His Gifts Study Course" by Kenneth E. Hagin:
“Paul said that not everyone would be used in what we call the public ministry of tongues, for he said in First Corinthians 12:30, '. . . do all speak with tongues? . . .'
The obvious answer is no because in this verse Paul is talking about the public ministry of diversities of tongues which is a ministry gift denoting more the prophetic office, not the devotional gift of tongues."
Thank You, Father, for clarity on this subject as we continue to look into this more closely. I pray the You cover us today with supernatural peace. Thank You for giving us divine health too. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen, and Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.