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The God I Never Knew: Does He Speak in Tongues?

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October 8, 2019
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Pastor Robert Morris Ministries

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The God I Never Knew: Does He Speak in Tongues?

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  • So, I'm telling you, listen, I understand that.
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  • Something used to rise up in me when this was read, too.
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  • I was trained.
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  • I was indoctrinated.
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  • I was indoctrinated this had passed away.
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  • ROBERT: This week the title is, "Does He Speak in Tongues?"
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  • So, we're going to talk about speaking in tongues,
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  • and I want you to understand that there is a gift of tongues,
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  • which we covered a few weeks ago when we talked about,
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  • "Is He Charismatic?"
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  • We went through the nine manifestational gifts
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  • of the Holy Spirit, "Is He Charismatic?"
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  • So, there's a gift of tongues.
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  • Now, listen to me carefully, though.
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  • There is also a grace of tongues.
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  • Please hear me.
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  • There is a message from God that could be in tongues,
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  • that needs to be interpreted if it's given in the church.
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  • That's what the Bible says.
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  • But there is a prayer language that is not from God,
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  • but to God, and we're going to see it very clearly
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  • in Scripture that you can pray in tongues.
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  • The Scripture is very clear on this, and so we're going
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  • to go through the Scripture and show it to you.
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  • So, this is different than the gift of tongues.
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  • Do you understand what I'm saying, because some of you
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  • will say, well, I don't have that gift.
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  • Every believer can pray in a prayer language to God,
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  • and I'll show that to you in Scripture, okay?
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  • So, there are three things I want to tell you
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  • about this prayer language.
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  • Number one, it's scriptural.
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  • It is scriptural.
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  • 1 Corinthians 14, look at Verse 2.
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  • "For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men,
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  • but to God."
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  • Notice he speaks to God.
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  • It's not a message from God.
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  • He speaks to God.
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  • "For no one understands him, however, in the spirit"
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  • notice those three words, and he's talking
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  • about speaking in tongues, "he speaks mysteries."
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  • So, he who speaks in a tongue speaks to God in the spirit.
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  • You have to notice that.
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  • I would like for you, you might want to even read
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  • that verse several times this week, and try to read
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  • it without any type of a bias.
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  • Just simply read what the Bible says, that "He who speaks
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  • in a tongue speaks not to men, but to God"
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  • to God, "for no one understands him.
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  • For in the spirit he speaks mysteries."
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  • So, Paul's talking about speaking in tongues,
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  • he calls it in the spirit, and says it's to God.
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  • All right?
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  • Okay, so now look down at Verses 14 through 17.
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  • Look at Verse 14.
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  • Watch your Bible carefully.
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  • "For if I", Verse 14.
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  • "If I pray in a tongue", if I pray in a tongue.
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  • Now, this is Paul talking, okay?
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  • "If I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays,
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  • but my understanding" -- this word here could
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  • be translated mind.
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  • 21 out of 24 times it's translated mind,
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  • so the understanding of my mind "is unfruitful".
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  • I don't understand it is what he's saying.
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  • "What is the conclusion, then?"
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  • Now, watch carefully what Paul says.
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  • "I will pray with the spirit."
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  • He's obviously talking about praying in tongues.
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  • He just said, Verse 14, "If I pray in a tongue",
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  • then I don't understand it.
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  • So, "I will pray with the spirit".
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  • Now, look at me just for a minute.
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  • I can kind of already feel a little resistance.
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  • I didn't write this.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • And I am fine with you arguing with the one who
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  • did write this, and Paul didn't write it.
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  • He penned it, but he didn't author it.
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  • This was God breathes.
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  • So, I'm telling you.
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  • Listen, I understand that.
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  • Something used to rise up in me when this was read, too.
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  • I was trained.
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  • I was indoctrinated.
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  • I was indoctrinated this had passed away.
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  • They used the verse in 1 Corinthians 13 that
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  • "When the perfect comes, that tongues will cease, but it also
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  • says knowledge will vanish away.
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  • Which means, whoever says that has no knowledge,
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  • if they believe, because they referred it to the Word of God.
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  • Now, the Word of God is perfect.
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  • But, Jesus is the perfect One.
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  • It says "We know in part, but when the perfect comes".
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  • See, everyone, we still know in part.
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  • We don't know in full.
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  • Let me tell you what that doctrine does.
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  • Please hear me.
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  • Well, let me say it this way.
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  • The trinity is not the Father, the Son, and the Holy Bible.
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  • And I'm not putting down the Bible at all, but the trinity
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  • is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
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  • and the Holy Spirit did not cease to exist or operate
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  • in 393 when Scripture was canonized.
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  • The Holy Spirit still ministers, and still moves,
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  • and He still speaks, and all of His fruit, and all of His
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  • gifts are available to all of His kids.
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  • So, let's keep reading, alright?
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  • I don't even know where I was, but I'm pumped up about it!
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  • Okay.
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  • Verse 15, we'll just start there.
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  • "What is the conclusion then?
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  • I will pray with the spirit."
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  • He calls praying in tongues with the spirit.
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  • Paul does, no, pardon me, the Holy Spirit does.
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  • "And I will also pray with the understanding.
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  • I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing
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  • with the understanding."
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  • In other words, I'm going to sing in tongues
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  • and I'm going to sing in the language I have understanding.
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  • "Otherwise, if you bless", that's another word for pray.
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  • You remember, how many times do you say let's bless the food?
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  • What do you mean?
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  • Let's pray. Okay.
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  • "Otherwise, if you bless", or pray, "with the spirit",
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  • that would be in tongues, "how will he who occupies
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  • the place of the uninformed say "Amen" at your giving
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  • of thanks", another word for prayer.
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  • Let's give thanks.
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  • "Since he does not understand what you say?
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  • For indeed, you give thanks well", or you pray well,
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  • "but the other is not edified", or strengthened.
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  • See, he is saying, listen, you've got to understand.
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  • If you're going to pray in tongues, people are not going
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  • to understand you.
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  • But the point is, you can pray in tongues, and he calls
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  • it, this is the greatest apostle that ever lived.
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  • He calls it "praying with the spirit", and in Verse 2
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  • he says, "in the spirit".
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  • Now, I was talking to a person one time who was against
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  • this and said, you know, he said if I pray in tongues.
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  • It doesn't really say that he did.
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  • That was a new one.
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  • I thought, you're kidding me!
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  • You don't think Paul prayed in tongues?
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  • And he said, no, I don't, and he said, and there's no
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  • Scripture that says he does.
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  • I said, are you sure about that?
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  • Because if you look down at Verse 18, it says
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  • "I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all".
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  • I thank God I speak in tongues more than all of you.
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  • Paul wrote that.
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  • See, what's amazing is that people who have a bias can read
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  • right over a Scripture and not see it.
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  • By the way, Verse 39 says, "Do not forbid to speak
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  • with tongues", and there are churches that have forbidden
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  • people, and there is a verse in the Bible that says
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  • do not forbid it.
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  • Now, if you want to talk about spiritual blindness,
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  • that's blindness!
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  • "Do not forbid to speak with tongues".
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  • We just read it in the Bible.
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  • Do you see the Bible says do not forbid?
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  • Have you ever heard of a church forbidding, though?
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  • How could they do that when it's in the Bible?
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  • So, I want you to know it's scriptural.
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  • Now we're going to see some more Scripture.
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  • Here's point number two.
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  • It's a benefit.
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  • It's a benefit to pray in a prayer language.
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  • 1 Corinthians 14 again, look at Verse 4.
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  • "He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself,
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  • but he who prophesies edifies the church."
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  • Now, again people use this like to put down praying
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  • in tongues.
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  • There are a couple of problems with that.
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  • First of all, this word, but, is a conjunction.
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  • It's in the Greek.
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  • It's a Greek word.
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  • It's in the Bible over 2.700 times.
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  • Okay?
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  • Most of the time -- most of the time, it is translated and.
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  • Most of the time.
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  • In other words, "He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself",
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  • and, "he who prophesies edifies the church."
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  • Let me say it another way.
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  • Some versions actually, newer versions,
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  • translate this on the other hand.
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  • In other words, "He who speaks in a tongue edifies
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  • himself, and he who prophesies edifies the church",
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  • but it could be this way.
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  • "He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself.
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  • On the other hand, he who prophesies edifies the church."
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  • Now, listen to me, though.
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  • There is a connotation in the Greek that it's trying
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  • to draw a difference between the two,
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  • so there is a difference.
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  • But, listen to the first part.
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  • "He who prays in a tongue, or speaks in tongue, edifies."
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  • This word means builds up, builds himself up.
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  • Could I just ask you something?
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  • What is wrong with that?
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  • Why all of a sudden did that become bad?
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  • When you read your Bible, you build yourself up.
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  • So, this again is talking about private and public,
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  • praying in a prayer language in private,
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  • but when in public, you ought to say words people
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  • can understand.
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  • That's the whole chapter.
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  • That's the summation of all of Chapter 14, in essence.
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  • So, let me say it another way.
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  • He who reads his Bible in private builds himself up --
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  • himself, but he who reads the Bible in public builds
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  • the whole church up.
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  • But it's not saying don't build yourself up when you're
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  • in private, it's just letting you know the difference
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  • between private and public, building yourself up.
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  • Now remember, Paul said in the spirit,
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  • and it was referring to tongues.
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  • There's no way.
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  • I don't see any way you can get around that, Verse 2,
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  • Verse 14.
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  • If I pray, if I speak in tongues, if I pray in tongues,
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  • he says, then my spirit prays.
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  • So, I'm going to pray in the spirit
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  • and with my understanding.
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  • Okay, watch this.
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  • Everyone knows Ephesians 6 talks about the armor of God.
  • 00:10:35.220 --> 00:10:39.030
  • The problem is that they stop where there is no period.
  • 00:10:39.060 --> 00:10:44.050
  • So, I don't have time to read it all, but it says,
  • 00:10:44.080 --> 00:10:46.180
  • "Put on the whole armor of God.
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  • You may be able to stand in the evil day, having done
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  • all to stand", you know, okay.
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  • It goes through the armor.
  • 00:10:51.090 --> 00:10:52.080
  • Look at the last two verses, Ephesians 6:17-18.
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  • "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword
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  • of the Spirit, which is the Word of God" semicolon,
  • 00:10:57.270 --> 00:11:03.140
  • "praying always with all prayer and supplication
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  • in the Spirit."
  • 00:11:07.110 --> 00:11:10.170
  • Now, add that with 1 Corinthians 14, where praying
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  • in the spirit is praying in the prayer language.
  • 00:11:13.140 --> 00:11:16.200
  • Look at Jude, Verse 20.
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  • "But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most
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  • holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit."
  • 00:11:22.090 --> 00:11:27.250
  • Okay, add that with Verse 4 of 1 Corinthians 14,
  • 00:11:27.280 --> 00:11:30.090
  • that says "He who speaks in tongue builds himself up".
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  • Edifies himself, builds himself up.
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  • And here we've got praying in the spirit.
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  • He says you need to build yourself up.
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  • How do you do it?
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  • Praying in the Spirit, praying in the Holy Spirit.
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  • Do you see that?
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  • Years ago, if you remember, I did revivals and crusades,
  • 00:11:47.150 --> 00:11:52.080
  • and they were mainly in Baptist churches.
  • 00:11:52.110 --> 00:11:54.200
  • So, I was in this Baptist church that had led the Southern
  • 00:11:54.230 --> 00:11:57.100
  • Baptist Convention in baptisms the year before.
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  • They'd led the whole Convention.
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  • And I was talking with the staff, and something came up
  • 00:12:03.030 --> 00:12:05.290
  • about tongues, and they said, well, you know,
  • 00:12:06.020 --> 00:12:08.270
  • our pastor prays in tongues.
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  • Now, he's a Southern Baptist pastor.
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  • And I thought, you're kidding me!
  • 00:12:13.280 --> 00:12:15.230
  • They said, no, he's very vocal about it.
  • 00:12:15.260 --> 00:12:17.280
  • He's taught on it.
  • 00:12:18.010 --> 00:12:20.200
  • And so, later I was with him and I said to him, hey,
  • 00:12:20.230 --> 00:12:24.120
  • I heard you pray in tongues.
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  • He said, yup.
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  • I said, why do you do that?
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  • And he said, just like this, it's just so simple.
  • 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:33.290
  • He said, well, the Bible says it builds you up.
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  • And I figure I need all the building up I can get.
  • 00:12:36.190 --> 00:12:41.130
  • Well, years later now, I figure I need all the building
  • 00:12:41.160 --> 00:12:43.050
  • up I can get, too.
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  • Why would you not?
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  • Is there anyone here that'd say, listen,
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:51.000
  • I'm just built up enough, Pastor.
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  • I just don't need any more building up!
  • 00:12:55.040 --> 00:12:59.080
  • All right, so you might say, okay, well,
  • 00:12:59.110 --> 00:13:01.030
  • I would love to do that, but I don't have the gift.
  • 00:13:01.060 --> 00:13:04.160
  • And, people say this.
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  • If God decides to give me the gift,
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:08.140
  • then He can give me the gift.
  • 00:13:08.170 --> 00:13:10.000
  • The only problem is we're not talking about the gift.
  • 00:13:10.030 --> 00:13:12.250
  • We're not talking about a manifestational gift.
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  • We're talking about a grace that all believers can pray.
  • 00:13:14.180 --> 00:13:18.250
  • So, let me give you point three.
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  • Here's number three, it's a choice.
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  • It's a choice.
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  • Let me show you again, 1 Corinthians 14:14-15.
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  • Paul says, "If I pray", if I pray.
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  • In other words, I've got a choice whether
  • 00:13:34.050 --> 00:13:36.090
  • I'll do this or not.
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  • "In a tongue, my spirit prays,
  • 00:13:37.090 --> 00:13:38.250
  • but my understanding is unfruitful."
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  • Verse 15, "What is the conclusion then?
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  • I will."
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  • I will.
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  • I choose.
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  • That's what the word will means.
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  • I choose.
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  • Someone says, hey, do you want to go to the movie with us?
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  • I will go.
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  • I choose to go.
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  • I will, or I will not.
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  • You have a will.
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  • God gave you a will.
  • 00:13:58.180 --> 00:14:00.020
  • Paul said, "I will, I will pray with the spirit,
  • 00:14:00.050 --> 00:14:03.280
  • and with my understanding."
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  • He made a choice to do it.
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  • See, it's a decision you make!
  • 00:14:06.160 --> 00:14:10.020
  • It's a choice you have!
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  • Please hear me.
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:13.070
  • You're not going to be at Kroger's one day,
  • 00:14:13.100 --> 00:14:19.090
  • and all of a sudden go into a trance, and grab the intercom,
  • 00:14:19.120 --> 00:14:24.110
  • and start speaking in tongues!
  • 00:14:24.140 --> 00:14:27.160
  • You can relax!
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:30.180
  • It's not going to happen that way.
  • 00:14:30.210 --> 00:14:32.290
  • It'd be like you walking by the offering box on your way out
  • 00:14:33.020 --> 00:14:35.100
  • of the sanctuary today, and a check jumps out
  • 00:14:35.130 --> 00:14:38.000
  • of your pocket into the offering box, and you say,
  • 00:14:38.030 --> 00:14:40.160
  • oh, look, I've got the gift of giving!
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  • Praise the Lord!
  • 00:14:46.180 --> 00:14:47.210
  • I've been asking the Lord to give me that gift,
  • 00:14:47.240 --> 00:14:50.270
  • and apparently He gave me that gift.
  • 00:14:51.000 --> 00:14:53.130
  • No, you have to get your pen out, and your checkbook,
  • 00:14:53.160 --> 00:14:56.240
  • and write out a large check.
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:15:01.030
  • Whenever we're going to talk about giving,
  • 00:15:01.060 --> 00:15:02.060
  • let's at least talk about giving, alright?
  • 00:15:02.090 --> 00:15:04.230
  • But, it's an act of your will.
  • 00:15:04.260 --> 00:15:07.200
  • If you have the gift of teaching, do you ever go into
  • 00:15:07.230 --> 00:15:10.080
  • a trance at Kroger's and just start teaching over
  • 00:15:10.110 --> 00:15:13.050
  • the intercom?
  • 00:15:13.080 --> 00:15:14.150
  • You just can't control it?
  • 00:15:14.180 --> 00:15:16.290
  • No, you can control it!
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:18.070
  • It's a choice!
  • 00:15:18.100 --> 00:15:20.190
  • Are you all following me?
  • 00:15:20.220 --> 00:15:22.060
  • Why would the Holy Spirit, through Paul,
  • 00:15:22.090 --> 00:15:24.130
  • in 1 Corinthians 14, why would He give instructions
  • 00:15:24.160 --> 00:15:29.060
  • on how and when to do it if it's uncontrollable?
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:34.280
  • It's not uncontrollable.
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  • You can pray in a prayer language.
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  • It's just totally up to you.
  • 00:15:40.270 --> 00:15:42.010
  • And here's my question.
  • 00:15:42.040 --> 00:15:43.040
  • Since it's scriptural and it builds you up,
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:45.220
  • why would you not?
  • 00:15:45.250 --> 00:15:47.140
  • Why would you not?
  • 00:15:47.170 --> 00:15:49.010
  • Someone said to me one time, well, I tried and it sounds
  • 00:15:49.040 --> 00:15:52.140
  • like gibberish.
  • 00:15:52.170 --> 00:15:55.060
  • Of course it does!
  • 00:15:55.090 --> 00:15:57.060
  • You don't understand it.
  • 00:15:57.090 --> 00:15:59.290
  • That's what the Bible says.
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  • You're not going to understand it.
  • 00:16:01.040 --> 00:16:02.060
  • And when a child speaks, you don't understand.
  • 00:16:02.090 --> 00:16:06.000
  • I gave you the illustration about Josh
  • 00:16:06.030 --> 00:16:07.130
  • and James a moment ago.
  • 00:16:07.160 --> 00:16:08.280
  • Please though, let me answer a concern that some
  • 00:16:09.010 --> 00:16:13.130
  • of you might have.
  • 00:16:13.160 --> 00:16:15.030
  • I used to actually have this same concern.
  • 00:16:15.060 --> 00:16:18.010
  • Well, Pastor, I just don't want to open myself up
  • 00:16:18.040 --> 00:16:20.210
  • to something evil.
  • 00:16:20.240 --> 00:16:23.130
  • Now, it's unbelievable now that I would ever think
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:27.230
  • that way, but I did think that way.
  • 00:16:27.260 --> 00:16:29.230
  • I even used to think that I might get a demon,
  • 00:16:29.260 --> 00:16:33.230
  • and that was the way I was taught.
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:34.260
  • You know, some of that stuff's demonic,
  • 00:16:34.290 --> 00:16:36.170
  • that's what I was taught. Okay.
  • 00:16:36.200 --> 00:16:38.090
  • If you remember, Luke 10, when we went through this a long
  • 00:16:38.120 --> 00:16:42.100
  • time ago though, the "Free Indeed" series though,
  • 00:16:42.130 --> 00:16:44.010
  • we showed Jesus talked about authority over demons,
  • 00:16:44.040 --> 00:16:47.240
  • and Jesus called them serpents and scorpions.
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  • Do you remember that?
  • 00:16:50.260 --> 00:16:51.290
  • He called demons serpents and scorpions.
  • 00:16:52.020 --> 00:16:53.190
  • Okay.
  • 00:16:53.220 --> 00:16:54.290
  • I think that Jesus just knew that one day people would say
  • 00:16:55.020 --> 00:16:58.250
  • that gifts of the Holy Spirit are demonic,
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:17:02.000
  • which is unbelievable to me that some would say it.
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:04.200
  • But I think He knew it, because listen to what He says
  • 00:17:04.230 --> 00:17:07.060
  • in Luke 11:11-13.
  • 00:17:07.090 --> 00:17:10.190
  • He says, "If a son asks for bread from any father among you,
  • 00:17:10.220 --> 00:17:16.160
  • will he give him a stone?
  • 00:17:16.190 --> 00:17:18.190
  • Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a", what?
  • 00:17:18.220 --> 00:17:22.260
  • "A serpent, instead of a fish.
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:25.090
  • Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer
  • 00:17:25.120 --> 00:17:26.250
  • him a scorpion?
  • 00:17:26.280 --> 00:17:30.030
  • If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts
  • 00:17:30.060 --> 00:17:35.040
  • to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father
  • 00:17:35.070 --> 00:17:38.200
  • give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
  • 00:17:38.230 --> 00:17:43.000
  • Straight out.
  • 00:17:43.030 --> 00:17:44.210
  • Do you really think that if you're sincere,
  • 00:17:44.240 --> 00:17:48.060
  • God's going to give you a demon?
  • 00:17:48.090 --> 00:17:50.130
  • Do you think you're really sincere and God's up there,
  • 00:17:50.160 --> 00:17:52.190
  • "He he he, here's a demon."
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:59.060
  • He's not going to do that!
  • 00:17:59.090 --> 00:18:00.160
  • Think about it again, the screwed up thinking
  • 00:18:00.190 --> 00:18:02.200
  • that's been talked about and taught.
  • 00:18:02.230 --> 00:18:05.040
  • It's crazy.
  • 00:18:05.070 --> 00:18:06.230
  • So, this lady, real honest, said, you know, it just
  • 00:18:06.260 --> 00:18:09.010
  • sounds like gibberish.
  • 00:18:09.040 --> 00:18:11.260
  • I said, well, when children talk, it is gibberish.
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:14.240
  • My little granddaughter, Addie, she went through a phase
  • 00:18:14.270 --> 00:18:19.060
  • where she would just talk your ear off,
  • 00:18:19.090 --> 00:18:21.210
  • but you couldn't understand one word she was saying.
  • 00:18:21.240 --> 00:18:24.290
  • And so, I just grabbed my iPhone one day and started
  • 00:18:25.020 --> 00:18:27.080
  • asking her some questions, so watch this.
  • 00:18:27.110 --> 00:18:31.020
  • What are you doing?
  • 00:18:31.050 --> 00:18:31.290
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:32.020 --> 00:18:33.290
  • ROBERT: Uh-huh.
  • 00:18:34.020 --> 00:18:34.180
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:34.210 --> 00:18:36.060
  • ROBERT: Uh-huh.
  • 00:18:36.090 --> 00:18:37.000
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:37.030 --> 00:18:41.160
  • ROBERT: Yeah, and what else are you doing?
  • 00:18:41.190 --> 00:18:43.060
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:45.070
  • ROBERT: Uh-huh.
  • 00:18:45.100 --> 00:18:46.060
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:46.090 --> 00:18:47.210
  • ROBERT: Uh-huh.
  • 00:18:47.240 --> 00:18:49.050
  • And then what else are you doing?
  • 00:18:49.080 --> 00:18:50.180
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:50.210 --> 00:18:52.260
  • ROBERT: Oh.
  • 00:18:52.290 --> 00:18:54.000
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:55.290
  • ROBERT: Uh-huh.
  • 00:18:56.020 --> 00:18:56.230
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:18:56.260 --> 00:18:58.140
  • ROBERT: Yeah, and what else?
  • 00:18:58.170 --> 00:19:00.290
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:03.240
  • ROBERT: Uh-huh.
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:04.200
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:19:04.230 --> 00:19:10.150
  • ROBERT: And then, what are you going to do?
  • 00:19:10.180 --> 00:19:12.120
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:19:12.150 --> 00:19:14.150
  • ROBERT: Uh-huh.
  • 00:19:14.180 --> 00:19:15.130
  • ADDIE: [Indiscernible].
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:17.170
  • [Applause]
  • 00:19:17.200 --> 00:19:25.150
  • ROBERT: Now, you can't tell me that's not cute.
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:28.030
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:19:28.060 --> 00:19:38.280
  • Don't you know that God thinks His kids are cute?
  • 00:19:39.010 --> 00:19:45.070
  • Paul said about praying in tongue, my spirit prays.
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:50.170
  • This is going to be a real simple question.
  • 00:19:50.200 --> 00:19:52.270
  • Isn't it about time you let your spirit pray?
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:58.290
  • It's by faith.
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:00.230
  • You open your mouth, get in the presence of God,
  • 00:20:00.260 --> 00:20:04.260
  • in your quiet time.
  • 00:20:04.290 --> 00:20:06.120
  • It's private, and you just yield your tongue
  • 00:20:06.150 --> 00:20:11.040
  • to the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:20:11.070 --> 00:20:12.080
  • Do you realize the Book of James says that no man
  • 00:20:12.110 --> 00:20:14.200
  • can tame the tongue?
  • 00:20:14.230 --> 00:20:16.040
  • Can I tell you something, though?
  • 00:20:16.070 --> 00:20:17.120
  • The Spirit can.
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:19.250
  • If you have a problem saying the wrong thing, and you do,
  • 00:20:19.280 --> 00:20:24.190
  • and so do I, why not yield your tongue to the Holy Spirit
  • 00:20:24.220 --> 00:20:29.180
  • every morning?
  • 00:20:29.210 --> 00:20:32.040
  • So, let me tell you my own experience.
  • 00:20:32.070 --> 00:20:34.100
  • Pastor Olen Griffing, who was pastor of Shady Grove,
  • 00:20:34.130 --> 00:20:36.270
  • now at our Grand Prairie Campus, he taught on the baptism
  • 00:20:37.000 --> 00:20:39.120
  • of the Spirit.
  • 00:20:39.150 --> 00:20:40.150
  • As a matter of fact, his teaching was very similar
  • 00:20:40.180 --> 00:20:42.100
  • to what I taught last weekend.
  • 00:20:42.130 --> 00:20:43.230
  • I learned that from him.
  • 00:20:43.260 --> 00:20:46.030
  • And so, Debbie and I prayed to receive the baptism
  • 00:20:46.060 --> 00:20:48.120
  • of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:20:48.150 --> 00:20:50.140
  • She said, I actually had some syllables come to my mind,
  • 00:20:50.170 --> 00:20:54.250
  • just like a prayer language, and I knew that's
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:58.120
  • what it was, but I was kind of afraid to say them,
  • 00:20:58.150 --> 00:21:01.290
  • but I did anyway, just privately, you know?
  • 00:21:02.020 --> 00:21:04.240
  • I didn't.
  • 00:21:04.270 --> 00:21:07.170
  • Then, a few months later, we were getting ready to go
  • 00:21:07.200 --> 00:21:10.190
  • to church one morning, and Debbie had this kind of weird
  • 00:21:10.220 --> 00:21:15.100
  • smile on her face, like she knew something
  • 00:21:15.130 --> 00:21:17.250
  • that I didn't know.
  • 00:21:17.280 --> 00:21:20.030
  • And I could tell.
  • 00:21:20.060 --> 00:21:21.090
  • Every time I passed her, she'd kind of, so I said to her,
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:26.010
  • what do you keep smiling about?
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.130
  • She said, well, I don't want to embarrass you.
  • 00:21:27.160 --> 00:21:29.290
  • It's okay.
  • 00:21:30.020 --> 00:21:31.010
  • I said, no, tell me, please.
  • 00:21:31.040 --> 00:21:33.080
  • She said, well, I couldn't sleep last night, so I got up
  • 00:21:33.110 --> 00:21:35.000
  • and went in the living room to read the Bible,
  • 00:21:35.030 --> 00:21:37.060
  • came back in, and she said, when I came back in, she said,
  • 00:21:37.090 --> 00:21:39.260
  • I heard you.
  • 00:21:39.290 --> 00:21:42.250
  • I said, you heard me what?
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  • She said, speaking in tongues.
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  • I said, I was asleep last night.
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  • She said, well, you were speaking in tongues.
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  • So I went to Pastor Olen and I said, Pastor Olen,
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  • Debbie says when I sleep, I speak in tongues!
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  • Do you know what he said?
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  • He said, yeah, that happens to a lot of hard-headed people.
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  • I had built up such a stronghold, that's what it is,
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  • in my mind against it, that my spirit
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  • had to wait for my body to go to sleep to pray.
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  • My spirit is sitting there like, okay, okay, go, okay,
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  • let's pray!
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  • So I said, well, what do I do?
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  • Pastor Olen said, well, when you're alone, put on worship
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  • music and have your quiet time, just open your mouth,
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  • yield your tongue, speak in a language you don't know,
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  • and just trust God.
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  • Let God speak.
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  • Let God pray.
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  • Let your spirit pray.
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  • It's a choice.
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  • Please hear me.
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  • So, I did, and a few months go by and he said to me,
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  • hey, are you praying in the spirit?
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  • I said, yeah, but I don't know why I said this.
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  • This is how hard-headed, I said, yeah,
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  • but I don't feel anything.
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  • I just kind of wanted him to know.
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  • I don't feel anything.
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  • He said, it's okay.
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  • It may take a while with you.
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  • And then one day I was preaching a revival, and I was
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  • in this hotel room, and I got up and I went up,
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  • right when the sun was coming up, to pray,
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  • and I was walking around.
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  • I remember there was a swimming pool out there,
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  • and I was walking around that pool, praying.
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  • And I thought, okay, I'm going to pray in the spirit.
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  • And I started opening my mouth, and when I started speaking,
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  • a flow started, and I knew I was speaking a language
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  • I didn't know.
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  • And I began to, I was doing this, and at times I was
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  • taking authority over things, and I knew
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  • I was doing that, but I didn't know what I was taking
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  • authority over.
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  • I just knew I was rebuking the enemy.
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  • At times I was almost weeping.
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  • I got down on my knees, and I remember later thinking,
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  • I don't know what the people thought looking out the windows,
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  • watching me out there just, you know.
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  • And then if they opened their window, they thought,
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  • yeah, he's from another country.
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  • But something changed, and that night, I remember
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  • that night, when I went to preach,
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  • something had changed, too.
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  • I had built myself up, exactly what Scripture says.
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  • I didn't read this verse, but Paul says, in Verse 5
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  • of Chapter 14, he said, "I wish all of you
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  • spoke in tongues".
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  • Now remember, that's the Holy Spirit writing through him.
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  • I wish all of you did.
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  • Well, I want to say something.
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  • As your pastor, I wish all of you prayed in tongues.
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  • I really do, and let me ask you this.
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  • Why wouldn't I wish that?
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  • If it builds you up, I want you built up.
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  • If it's part of your armor, I want you to put on the
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  • whole armor of God.
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  • Isn't it amazing how our enemy wants to do everything
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  • he can to keep us from walking in power?
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  • Because if we walk in power as believers, then we truly
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  • will be light and salt to this generation.
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  • We will be a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden,
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  • and I want to encourage you to receive the Holy Spirit
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  • fully, and to not be afraid of Him.
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