1 Corinthians 12 10a
“GIFTS OF DISCERNMENT AND TONGUES!” (1 COR. 12:10B)
A. THE DISTINGUISHING OF SPIRITS! (10B)
This is a most valuable gift in the Body Christ! Sol anything? 1 Kings 3:9
“So give Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Thine?”
SN ability to perceive the source/motive/nature of someone’s ministry/message
All called grow discernment “sheeps clothing/inwardly rav wolves” fruits! Illus. NonPro
1 John 4:1-2 “Don’t bel every sp/test sp see if from God” - test bib one - prev rev!
Examples: Acts 8:17-24 “all wanted do minister!”
Mark 3:11-12 - *was this true mess? * what wrong w/it? - nt sp led/sensitive!
1. BE OPEN TO GOD GIVING YOU SP PERCEPTION
someone maybe preaching/ministering - “No don’t listen!” illus. off/come me!
you may sensitized warning flag doctrinal/attitude arrogance
someone who creating fear by min! Neh. 6:10-13 illus. Olympic prophesy/response!
2. BEWARE OF THOSE WHO CLAIM THIS GIFT!
Illus. Pastor’s wife-falsely accusing a man of “child molest” later untrue/runined “oops”
B. TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION (10C)
SN ability to spk/und a lang never learned!
Background: JTB “I bap wat/HS fire” I come cast fire earth how wish kindled already!”
Acts 2:1-12 - HS poured out - gave SN proof/God - ability cross lang barrier
conf lang how God sep man in his rebellion -Rev tower babel - bring all together Christ
spoke of Jesus promise to enable worldwide witness Acts 1:8 Moses/who made mouth?
1. TONGUES IS NOT A GIFT FOR EVERYBODY! got yet? tongues 1/how many?
Many say if bap sp/spk in tongues - all did in Acts! Nt bap Sp/nt saved!
Either nt saved or you are a carnal Christian until have this exp!
Tong don’t make anyone sp! - Corinthians tongues coming out ears! Carnal!
Acts is a hist record what happ - nt always what happ! Where’s wind?/fiery tongues?
3 sep occurrences 3 grps bapt HS Acts 2/8/10 Peter Mt. 16:18-19 *do key? Acts 1:8
1 other time Acts 19 - along w/prophesying - nvr individual exp - always grp!
1 Cor. 12:29-30 - don’t buy lie “gotta prime pump: “sha na na na she rode honda!”
2. TONGUES IS A PRECIOUS PRAYER LANGUAGE! (1 Cor. 14:1-4)
maybe a known lang/unk! (1 Cor. 13:1) illus. pastor Chuck French
In the ch only used with interp (14:12-17) then limited in scope (14:27-28)
- if sp dir use tongue/he give meaning! - goal is to build up sts/nt blow out sinners!
If God gives you a tongue/pray interp! illus. Hayah! - more like a prophesy!
Don’t be afraid of this gift - esp blessing in pers prayer life/worship!
Nvr know Paul had it didn’t mention it! 14:18-19 times words can’t spk/realese/edify
14:14 - mind unfruitful but sp is praying and praising God
God may give you this gift - it will be a blessing - may give to you in mtg
ask interp-expect one!
I didn’t spk in tongues nt Bapt Sp/nvr sought it-no one script seeking this exp either!
God use one I have already - set it on fire first!