What Language Is Speaking In Tongues
In the book of Acts we read about Pentecost and how Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and he began to speak in other languages as if they were his native tongue. This happened three times, on each occasion different people heard him speak in their own dialect. When this happened, these people who had never before heard anyone speak like that suddenly started talking in tongues themselves. What did Peter do? He preached the word of God. So, what does this mean to us today? Well, let’s take a look at how we can learn to talk in tongues ourselves.
The first step is praying for the gift of tongues. Ask God to fill you with the spirit of prophecy so that you will have an understanding of every language spoken on earth. Then ask Him to give you the ability to speak those same languages whenever you want to. If you believe that God has already given you the power to pray as He wishes, then you are well on your way to learning to speak in tongues yourself. You see, there is no such thing as something being yours because you bought it or won it in some kind of contest. Only God owns everything. We call our possessions ‘ours’ because we think that somehow we deserve them. But really, all things belong to God alone. Even when we earn money from our labor, we still pay taxes on it just like any government employee would. Our wages don’t become ours until we spend them. And even then we must return it to God as a tithe (10%).
So, how do you know if you are ready to start speaking in tongues? There are several signs that could indicate that you are ready. First, you should be able to understand the meaning of words that you previously couldn’t decipher. Second, you should be able to communicate directly with someone by using whatever language you’re trying to acquire. Third, you should be able to predict events based on information you receive through prayer. For example, I prayed once for my car to break down and it did! Another time I asked God to make me rich and guess what? I got exactly what I asked for! Finally, you should be able to interpret another person’s speech into your own dialect.
If you believe that you are prepared enough to start practicing your new-found skill, here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way. Make sure you get up early in the morning so that you’ll have plenty of time to devote to studying. Set aside thirty minutes twice a day to practice. Take breaks between sessions so that you don’t burn out too quickly. It may help to keep a notebook where you write down anything you say in tongues. Also, try to use the same dialect over and over again. Once you master one language, move onto the next until you’ve acquired them all. Finally, remember that you need to love Jesus Christ in order to speak in tongues. Without His presence you aren’t going to have much success.
Now, let’s get right into it. Here are two lists of common words used in most Christian dialects of various world languages and their English translations. These are very basic but useful lists to memorize. Memorizing them gives you a good foundation upon which you can build more advanced vocabularies.
(1) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(2) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 – = /., : ;?! @ ” * # $ % &
Once you’ve memorized these lists, you can begin to build your vocabulary. Remember that you want to focus on words related to the topic you’re currently studying. Keep your notes handy because you may come across a word you don’t recognize. At first, it might seem difficult to pronounce certain sounds like g, j, s etc., but eventually you’ll find that your mouth will automatically form those sounds. It takes some getting used to, though.
Another tip I’d like to share with you is to always use short sentences instead of long ones. Short sentences are easier to digest than long ones. In addition, it’s better to use less complicated grammar structures when speaking in tongues. Complex sentence structure can sometimes distract your mind from focusing on the message and cause confusion.
Here are a couple of examples of simple sentences followed by their translations:
Simple Sentence: Hello
Translation: Good Morning
Simple Sentence: Thank you
Translation: Thank You
Simple Sentence: How are you doing?
Translation: Fine, thanks
Simple Sentence: Please hold the door open for me
Translation: Please Hold the Door Open for Me
There you have it! Now you have the tools you need to start speaking in tongues. Use them wisely and soon you’ll be conversing in foreign dialects like a true believer.
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