Rev. Wayne Sanders
The Gift of Tongues Is Unique To This Dispensation: Part One
January 19, 2022
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 "Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
In the Old Testament we see a position that we as believers have as an advantage that they didn’t have. The only people that moved in the Spirit of God were those that stood in the office of a prophets, the office of a king, or the office of a priest. One minister said that John the Baptist never spoke in tongues, so why do we need to?
Prophets under the Old Covenant:
1.Had not been born again;
2.They did not have a recreated human spirit;
3.They had never been made a new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17);
This was because Jesus had not yet come in His death, burial, and resurrection to redeem mankind.
“Therefore, they did not have the infilling of the Holy Spirit in the same way that a born-again, Spirit-filled believer does living under the New Covenant.”
We want the Holy Ghost and His gifts manifested in our lives according to the dispensation in which we live. And the gift of tongues and interpretation of tongues are unique to the dispensation of the Church Age.
Hebrews 8:6 (KJV)
6 "But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises."
Father, I set my eyes on Your Word and not on man’s opinion. I look forward to seeing all that You have for us in these last days. Speak to us and fill us with Your presence. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.