The Interpretation of Tongues

This next gift is where the Holy Spirit will give you the interpretation of the tongues that you have either done for yourself or when they are being done by someone else in a church setting.

Here are the two main verses telling you where the gift of interpretation will come into play with the gift of tongues:

  1. “If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.” (1 Corinthians 14: 27-28)

  2. “Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.” (1 Corinthians 14:13-14)

The first verse has to do with others interpreting a tongue when it is done in a church service. The second verse is showing you that the Holy Spirit can give you the interpretation of your own tongue as you are praying in it all by yourself.

Again, another very powerful gift that you can ask to receive from the Lord if you would like to tread into these kinds of deeper waters with Him.

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  1. JD - October 4, 2018 at 4:33 am

    This is where you need to pray for discernment that the both of you are actually hearing or feeling from the Lord that these people do or do not have the gift of tongues or interpretation of tongues.

  2. Ellard Lee Jensen - September 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I was taking a course in koine Greek when this Greek professor told of an experience that he had with a tongue speaking group at an AOG church. He went to one of their meetings and rattled off one of the Psalm in Greek. He then related that this woman got up and gave an interpretation that was totally different from the Psalm. When he revealed what he had done, the entire group broke up in total bedlam. What this tells me is that those who claim to have the gift of interpretation really do not and I would suspect that many who claim the gift of tongues really do not but simply are babblers, having deceived themselves.

    • Bryan - September 27, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Amen. I believe there are many people who have deceived themselves into thinking they can speak in tongues or they “prophesy” over others in vague generalities that could fill a horoscope in the Times Union paper. I believe that the people of God need to practice more discernment.

      • Barbara - October 7, 2018 at 2:23 pm

        And discernment is one of the gifts of the Spirit. I believe you and I am saddened.
        I’m preaching on this tonight. Please do not let the fake turn you off to the real thing.Please know that the existence of a COPY is proof than the ORIGINAL or real thing does exist.

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