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Tongues of The Spirit.Part One

posted Dec 3, 2012, 3:23 PM by tes johnson   [ updated Jan 10, 2014, 4:50 PM ]
THIS STRANGE LANGUAGE

So lets begin with  the creation of the earth and God breathing His Holy Spirit into mankind !

At this point we wonder what language heaven has and how communication occurred before
Adam and Eve

The Holy Spirit  entered the world on the first day bringing the Light which was not a "visible"
Light , as we know It, but the Holy Spirit who is Jesus

And we have the imagery of The Holy Spirit Of God brooding over the waters in Genesis

Then we have  the creation story depicting brief glimpses as Gods Holy Spirit moulds and shapes
His creation and we can almost picture a potters wheel in motion

In this simplistic imagery that God gives to us, we never see everything and it is as if
we are "blinded by the Light"  and the abundance of revelations" are withheld from us
, 2 Corinthians 12:7

Then on the 6th day "God knelt down" He bows down, He leans down, He reaches down to Adam to breathe
the first breathe of life into Adam to make Adam a "Living soul"

Not that God needs to kneel down or bend down or that He cannot do what He wills from where He
is and not that He is'nt everywhere at the same time....but in order to relate Gods intimacy here

We use this picture of a "leaning down" to Adam , so that we can catch a glimpse of Gods working

Now we wonder what language Adam had ?

And so Adam is given a "partner" and "One becomes Two" so that the "Two can become One"

Now there is a need for "communication"

And this is where we begin "Tongues Of The Spirit"

A tongue given by "The Holy Spirit"

And Adam and Eve would have to learn to use this tongue given and learn to communicate

As indeed we all have to learn a language from the first syllable onwards

I refrain from calling this tongue a "foreign" tongue as it was already known of in heaven from where
it came

Genesis 11:1


"And the whole earth was of one language, and of One speech."


GO OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH


In Genesis 11:1-8 all the people of the earth began to build together in one place called Shinar

and we all know this as the tower of babel

Again this building and working together was against the instructions of the Lord God as God said


in Genesis 1:28 we read "Go out, be fruitful, subdue and fill the earth"

As we know later in the gospels God also said "go into all the earth and preach the gospel" Mark 16:15

Therefore once more mankind disobeyed Genesis 11:4

Then in Genesis 11:7 God says "Come let us go down"

Once again we see a reflection of Genesis 1:26 "Let us make man in our image"

Who is God speaking to ? do you think ?

Yes to Himself , that is Father,Son, Holy Spirit, the Godhead

It certainly was not the angelic host, but rather God speaking to God


And so in Genesis 11:7 God says "Come let us go down and confuse their language" !

[quote]Not that God needs to kneel down or bend down or that He cannot do what He wills from where He
is and not that He is'nt everywhere at the same time....but in order to relate Gods intimacy here[/quote]

And so the people were scattered over the earth  each to his own language (tongue)

Each was given  "Tongues Of The Holy Spirit"

And the tongue they used before they could not remember or use, but instead they opened their mouths
and began to speak out this new language 

[quote]And Adam and Eve would have to learn to use this tongue given and learn to communicate

As indeed we all have to learn a language from the first syllable onwards

I refrain from calling this tongue a "foreign" tongue as it was already known of in heaven from where
it came [/quote]

So mankind was dispersed as God had ordered

So "God sent confusion ?" and you might remember this verse 1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV

God is not the author of confusion !

Well 1 Corinthians 14:33 is speaking of order in the Church  which could be contributed to Prophesy
or to tongues with interpretation

Whether it be teaching, prophesying or tongues and the use of the tongue in all the earth


SURPASSING GREAT REVELATIONS


You might say "I don't believe the gifts are for today"

Well you could say "we all have the gift of the tongue" but how might we use this gift of God given
at creation and at babel ?

We might use the gift of teaching Gods Word by using  the tongue

Prophesy being another gift to use with the gift of the tongue

Encouragement is a gift where the tongue is used

Leadership and Evangelism all need this gift of the tongue

And then we come to "The gift of tongues" where we go out and preach the gospel in all nations

As it was meant to be "in the beginning" dispersed and equipped to go out

(Yes Im coming at this subject from a different angle .I know annoying )

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So now we have journeyed from the tower of babel to Paul and the Church and we come to
 2 Corinthians 12:7

What are these revelations ? how , when , what ?

What was concealed and hidden and buried for for 14 years ? only to be resurrected ?

Well lets read 2 Corinthians 12:1-7

Here Paul speaks of himself and He speaks of the "third heaven" this is the place "where God is"

This is why Paul speaks of "surpassingly great revelations"

Paradise which is mentioned here bring us back to the "Garden of Eden" where man first received

"A Tongue" and so there is a time to speak and a time not to speak and 14 years later Paul delivers
his message


MISUSE OF THE TONGUE

So now the garden of Eden and a   tongue is heard from a  messenger Genesis 3:1

I wonder how this serpent knew the language of Adam and Eve ?

So doubt came into the mind of Eve yet Adam did nothing

Misuse of the tongue can lead to so many thorns !

Go to Romans 3:13  Psalm 140:3


The asp can  kill almost instantly and lies hidden away not being seen until suddenly it attacks

The poison of the asp spreads quickly through the system and after time produces death

And so Adam and Eve who until that time had a unique and unhindered relationship with God
fell into "death"

And God now had to "walk"  [figurative] to find Adam and Eve

They had already departed or were departing from "Where God was"

So that God had to find them (not that He did not know where they were or that He had to walk
to find them or ask what they had done)

Now the serpents bite brings to us the results below

And in order to come against this we use "wisdon and discernment" 

1 Peter 3:12  2 Corinthians 12:16 1 Thessalonians 2:3  see Paul here using wisdom and he says : 2 Corinthians 4:17 :these light and momentary thorns, (sorry troubles)

But we who are "His" rejoice because we have the "Fruit" of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23

Rather than the opposite fruit brought about by the serpent bite

Galatians 5:17   For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is
 contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what
 you want. 

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What "surpassingly great revelations" Adam and Eve must have had ? to have that knowledge of God and to be in that state of life ?

And so Adam and Eve were dispersed to fill the earth