Tongues, the Devil, and the Dirty Little Secrets of the Lukewarm Church

Tongues, the Devil, and the Dirty Little Secrets of the Lukewarm Church
I am not ashamed to write about or talk about speaking in tongues–why not you may ask–because the HOLY SPIRIT gives the gift of tongues. I want to pull off the cover of the dirty little secrets of the lukewarm church regarding speaking in tongues…

1. The enemy of GOD, who is Satan is out to rip the gift of tongues to shreds and why not? Tongues, a spiritual gift is one of the most tangible that testifies of a HIGHER POWER, namely GOD. You can tell people until you are blue in the face about the visions you’ve had; or the dreams you’ve had, or that you hear from GOD and people will reject your witness but speaking another language that you got all at once makes the Christian into a walking, living testament to GOD…and Satan wants to shut that down and he uses various methods to do it…

2. The lukewarm churches run by religious spirits want to shut down the moves of the HOLY SPIRIT, specifically the gift of tongues and they have a variety of “dirty little secrets” of how they go about it–and one way is to classify it as “non-sense” and to make it seem like just a bunch of gibberish–except for it literally is the HOLY SPIRIT taking control of the person’s tongue–so naturally the enemy wants to shut this down.

3. The lukewarm church will tell people who get this gift (in spite of the lukewarm church not promoting it–the HOLY SPIRIT won’t be muzzled…) it is something that needs to be private–don’t tell ANYONE you have this gift–keep your little light under your basket–don’t let that out of the box–people might find out about it and then what will happen if the HOLY SPIRIT is loosed on the lukewarm environment–can’t have that…

4. The enemy will create all kinds of ridiculous rules that will frustrate and negate the moves of the HOLY SPIRIT–try this one: the church will say–only people WITH tongues are going to heaven….what a huge lie of the devil–who is all about dividing the body of CHRIST–that’s about like saying only the prophets are going to heaven or only the people who have the gift of interpretation are going to heaven–So then you get a bunch of people in a church who have to fake tongues to feel part of the group or a bunch of people who feel left out and like something is wrong with them because they don’t have a gift that they can’t give to themselves because it is a gift of GOD like pregnancy is a gift of GOD…

Here is the scripture that proves GOD is in charge of spiritual gift-giving:

1 Corinthians 12:6-12 (KJV): 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same GOD which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the SPIRIT is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the SPIRIT the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same SPIRIT; 9 To another faith by the same SPIRIT; to another the gifts of healing by the same SPIRIT; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is CHRIST.

5. The devil will get the lukewarm church into the “shaming” mode–and then they treat anyone with that gift like they are freaks of course–because that’s only something who have a freakish pursuit of GOD would be involved in–“We don’t let anyone speak in tongues here–we aren’t that ‘into GOD’ at this church….”

6. Try this one on for size–at my old lukewarm church my husband who had gone to this church forever told me that years ago they had literally sent a pastor to the church to STOP a known movement of the HOLY SPIRIT including people speaking in tongues and THEY DID NOT WANT IT IN THEIR CHURCH–so a pastor was specifically sent from the church conference HQ to thwart this movement–I KID YOU NOT! Can you imagine what it will be like for these people if they don’t get right with GOD when they face the HOLY SPIRIT?

7. Then there is the devil’s “other end of the spectrum” tactics in which the churches make you think that if you speak in tongues you are good to go–like you have an automatic-in to heaven and you don’t need to do another thing–no more working out your salvation with fear and trembling… You have just scratched the surface of learning about GOD in your walk at any point… You will be learning about GOD for all eternity–speaking in tongues is a gift of GOD and not to be mistaken as a reason to put the Bible back on the shelf because you’ve made it….

So you see the enemy has created a LOT of confusion (which is the one thing he is good at) in the lukewarm churches with the wonderful gift of speaking in tongues. And like any gift that is complex if you receive it–read the manual–in this case the Bible and talk to its CREATOR about how to use it, WHO is GOD…

PS: if you want a great little FREE booklet on tongues, write me at kidsmktg@sbcglobal.net and I will send you The Walk of the SPIRIT, The Walk of Power–The Vital Role of Praying in Tongues by Dave Roberson.