Pastor Luke Ahrens
My Church Filled With God’s Power | The Power of Mutual Ministry
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:10d
1A) Quick Review: Tongues is first a call to Worship our Great God.
2A) Defining the Manifestations of Tongues and the Interpretation of Tongues:
• The Manifestation of Tongues: A Spirit inspired message of worship in a known or unknown, human or angelic, language leading to edification.
• The Manifestation of the Interpretation of Tongues: The Spirit enabled ability to interpret the message and/or the meaning of the message.
3A) Tongues: Communicating and understanding a Spirit-inspired message.
4A) Tongues is a subcategory of Prophecy and a cousin to Dreams. (Acts 2:1-21)
5A) Messages from God in Prophecy, Dreams, and Tongues can often be difficult to understand and may require interpretation. (Numbers 12:8; 1Cor. 13:8-12)
6A) Spirit empowered interpretation leads to greater awe of God, which is the heart of worship!
Conclusion: Prophecy and Tongues: Stirring up a longing to be Face-to-Face with the LORD, forever in His presence.