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Apart from the Apostle Paul who wrote more than the other Apostles on tongues, it was first recognized as one of the aspects of the coming of The Holy Spirit at pentacost in Mark’s Gospel, Chapter 16 and verse 17. From there, it is next mentioned in Acts chapter 2, verse 4. A careful reading reveals that the “Tongues of Fire” which was the beginning of the working of God’s Spirit in a new way. It was the beginning of the “Church”, known as the “Body of Christ”. After the 120 believers were empowered in the upper room, then Peter went outside to speak to the crowds who had gathered because of the sound of a rushing wind.

First there was the audible and then  visible manifestation of The Holy Spirit’s coming in the upper room. With Peter acting as their spokesperson, for the newly formed Body of Christ, he began to speak to the crowds and very soon they recognized the miracle that was taking place. You see, Pentecost is one of the annual festivals that occurred each year, 50 days after the Passover. The 50 days are 7 weeks of days plus one, or 7 times 7 +1 = the 50 days called Pentecost. My point is that this was a High Holiday for the Jews, therefore Jerusalem was packed with travelers from many lands and language groups. The miraculous events were complicated further for the visitors when they recognized that they were hearing Peter and perhaps some of the others of the 120 from the upper room, speaking in there native “dialect”. It was not just a Greek hearing Peter speaking Greek. They where even hearing in their own individual dialect of their birth!

The “tongues movement” is a modern day perversion of what the Bible says! These people will use some hard to understand passages in Paul’s epistles, which almost seem to contradict what happened at Pentecost, to make a case for this babbling that they call tongues, when tongues was something totally different at the time of the Holy Spirits coming.

What I might refer to as the second Pentecost occurred at the house of Cornelius, a Roman Centurion whose household also were about to receive the “second coming”, so-to-speak, of the Holy Spirit unto the Gentiles and they were all saved and baptized. The very same falling of the Spirit at Pentecost happened to show the Jewish believers that God had included the Gentiles in Salvation!  Tongues was never meant to be transformed into what those in the “Western World” have created and probably was for that original purpose primarily, if not solely!

Because of my exposure to the “spirit world”, which includes those spirits or “Angels” who belong to Our Creator and those who fell with Satan, I have learned that Satan is the ultimate imposter and impersonator for he has always, since his fall,  tryed to be worshipped  and has succeeded in deceiving many into thinking that he is god! Those who practice the occult have themselves experienced utterances and many demonic experiences and some even speak in tongues! This has been documented by people who have studied the various occultic practices such as being a “medium” or today they like to be called “channelers” but more often than not,  practice what they think is the worship of God, or having a relationship with demons who are their “spirit guides” and they do things for these very wicked people that practice such things. The bottom line is this: when you play with fire, what happens? You get burned in ways that you never imagined. There is a very high price to pay for such activities, don’t play with spiritual fire!

After more than 50 years as a believer, I have not seen a more dangerous deception from Satan than the Tongues Movement! It is normally the young and untaught Believer that will fall for this  perversion of God’s Word. Most who allow themselves to be drawn to these groups is the desire to be special, even better than others in some way. It is also likely supported by the Sin of Pride which is considered to be the worst sin of all because most sins are derived from or through Pride!

First, consider the fact that NO individual Spiritual Gift is possessed by every believer. There is no chapter in the Bible that supports such a belief that says that everyone should seek the Spiritual Gift of Tongues. All believers in Christ by Faith receive at least one “Gift” from the Holy Spirit at the time of Redemption. No individual has ALL of the Gifts of The Spirit and NO single Gift of the Spirit is given to ALL Believers!

I have heard two young women pray in so-called “Tongues” but they did nothing more than  a lot of babbling. One of the women is my cousin. I am not at this time claiming that the gift of Tongues no longer exists, but I am saying that you need to be VERY careful about who you allow into your lives! These women were deceived! There are gifts given to believers according to the plan of God through His Holy Spirit but we are not in any way in control of which gift or gifts that we receive! It is solely a work of God in our lives! If you meet someone who is part of a group who believes that you are somehow not a Spirit filled Christian apart from the practice of Tongues then get as far away from that person as possible because they are themselves deceived or intentionally deceiving others!

Now, a little about myself. I started experiencing spiritual events at the age of 18 and at that time Satan appeared no further than two feet from my face. It was in a well-lit room and in the presence of my wife and younger sister. My sister saw Satan appear in front of me from across the room and was extremely frightened by what she saw happen to me. My wife saw nothing! It was late 2009 when she finally told me that she also saw Satan but had been too terrified to even talk to me about it. This was 37 years after the event happened! I saw demons when I was in my twenties, both awake and in my dreams. A demon tried to possess me near the top of Mount Diablo in California while camping. Demons are territorial and this was the demon that the Native Americans had worshipped on that small mountain for 5000 years, according to the sign at the very top of this mountain which I saw the following morning, after the event. I did not have any idea what Diablo meant until sometime later. I had no idea that I was camping on “Devil Mountain”! I have since learned that I have the “Gift” called “Discerning of Spirits” which allows me to recognise those who belong to Satan as well as “Tares” or false Christians in the “Body of Christ”. It is a very difficult Gift and one that I would not have chosen if I had been given the choice!

Most people believe the truths of God’s Word because it is empowered by the Holy Spirit for all Believers and I do as well. The difference is that I have first hand experience as well because I have lived many of the Truths contained in Bible. There is no reason to fear Satan if you are truly ‘Born Again” because Satan has no power over you unless you allow it through deception or by practicing the forbidden arts which are the “Occult”. Make sure that you know what God’s Word really says by your own personal study and by sitting under the teaching of a Spirit filled Pastor.

I invite anyone who reads this to contact me with your questions.