Tongues have always been a stumbling block for many people, even thought the Word of God speaks clearly about “Tongues,” or, “Languages.”
If Christians have so many differences regarding tongues how much more strange would it be for a Jew? I needed proof, so I asked God that if ‘tongues’ were for today and did come from Him, that He would give me such a special tongue that I would never doubt again!
On the 11th of March, 1982, I invited a friend and a sister in the Lord, Felicity Waddington, to come and visit me. I told her of my special request to God. We waited upon God in prayer and then she started speaking in tongues, and interpreting it. She said,
“What I have promised is yours. Take it.”
I opened my mouth in praise. Suddenly I was caught up in such intensity, as if I was surrounded by fire! Even my friend felt it! The tongue flowed rapidly, and it felt as if it reached the very throne of God!
I then realized that I had experienced the supernatural! The gift of tongues!
As it is Written: “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and come to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.” Acts 2:3-4
Mark was due in at that time. I thought that if he should find me in such a state, he would have thought I was out of my mind.
As it is Written: “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. . . because they are Spiritually discerned.” I Corinthians 2:14
The Holy Spirit knew my anguish and immediately stopped the flowing of the tongue. Praise God, He knows our hearts!
From then on, I knew that the tongue was for today and was from God!
And as I EXPECTED, He totally granted my request!
Praise His Name forever!
© Mishkan Ed
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