Daily Bread 9/8/2022


    Daily Bread – September 8, 2022 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) 1 Corinthians 14:13 – Therefore, he who speaks in a tongue should pray to put it into words. Utterances From The Heart The gift of tongues is the first utterance of the Holy Spirit that comes out of the river of God (John 7:38-39; Acts 2:4,33). It is the result of the fire of God coming upon the tongue and lips of man (Acts 1:5, 2:3). These tongues of fire fill every dimension of man’s being with every syllable spoken. The fire of God produces utterances from the heart that teach men to speak out of the Spirit, instead of the intellect; and bring forth revelation, knowledge, prophecy, and teaching (1 Corinthians 14:6). The gift of tongues is viewed as a kind of New Testament prophecy, as explained by Peter on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:13-19). Paul reveals it to be the means by which we speak directly to God in the Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:2). It is an expression of the Spirit that bypasses the intellect of man and affects every realm of man’s being. At the same time, it should distill into an utterance of prophecy that can be understood by all. The utterance everyone can understand would be as unknown to the speaker, and as absent from his intellect, as the tongues itself. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen