how to be filled by holy spirit and speak in tongues?

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how to be filled by holy spirit and speak in tongues?

Post by email » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:29 am

God bless for that am really encouraged ,now again another question arises i am eager to be filled by the holy spirit it has been my prayer but i do ask myself how do i know am filled ,like the day of Pentecost they spoke in tongues can i fast and ask the lord to fill me or already i have him since am saved ? help me to understand please because I have always wished to pray in tongues or in spirit, thanks.
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Re: how to be filled by holy spirit and speak in tongues?

Post by m273p15c » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:09 am

Tongue-speaking was a miraculous gift of the Holy Spirit limited to the first century. If you had the gift, there would be no doubt, because tongue-speaking was intended to be an amazing sign to convince unbelievers (I Corinthians 14:20-22).

With the exception of the apostles and house of Cornelius (the firs Jewish and Gentile converts, respectively - Acts 11:15-18), people only received spiritual gifts through the apostles laying their hands on people (Acts 8:13-20; II Timothy 1:6; Acts 19:4-6). Without apostles today (Acts 1:21-26; I Corinthians 15:7-8; Matthew 19:27-28), there is no way to receive these spiritual gifts. You can read more about the types of baptism discussed in the New Testament, including baptism of the Holy Spirit, here: ... ptism.html

Furthermore, spiritual gifts were meant only to confirm the divine origin of the apostles' and prophets' message (Mark 16:17-20; Hebrews 2:1-4). Once that message was fully revealed and confirmed as being from God, then their usefulness was over. Like a child growing and leaving childish toys behind, the mature church has left the fascination of spiritual gifts behind (I Corinthians 13:8-13). This was foretold even in Old Testament prophecy concerning the church, that miraculous gifts and prophecy would cease (Zechariah 13:1-6).

Friend, Pentecostal groups that teach the need for modern tongue-speaking and baptism of the Holy Spirit are in great error! I would encourage you to find a group that is teaching all of God's truth, and not just part of it (Galatians 1:6-8).
May God help us to love truth sincerely and supremely (II Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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