KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
QARAY - KARAITES قريظة
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
(THE GIFT OF SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGES
There are two types of manifestations on the part of those claiming to speak in tongues.
1. There are those who claim to be speaking an unknown language. This would most likely sound like gibberish.
2. There are those who claim to speak actual languages that they normally could not speak or understand.
Even at Pentecost the disciples were suddenly given the gift of understanding foreign tongues in order to preach to other nations.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.Utterly amazed, they asked: "Aren't all these who are speaking Galileans?Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome,,Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
The Holman Christian Standard Bible gives us the most accurate translation of what speaking in tongues actually means:
Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech.
Speaking in tongues is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit in which an individual is given the ability to speak a foreign language when communication would be otherwise impossible.
Speaking in Tongues is not gibberish!!!:
This is not what praying in tongues means. Remember the word babble means:
To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds:
However this word derives from the Tower of Babel where the languages of the earth became divided. Therefore the sound of babbling is really the sound of languages that cannot be understood. The speaking of babble is actually the gift of understanding or communicating in foreign languages
IN THIS MODERN ERA IN WHICH TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSLATION TOOLS ARE SO READILY AVAILABLE THE GIFT OF TONGUES WOULD BE ALMOST NON-EXISTENT AND UNNECESSARY.