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SermonGodly Language or Tongues of Pentecost
An all-creatures Bible Message

Godly Language or Tongues of Pentecost
 
A Sermon Delivered to
The Compassion Internet Church
 
15 May 2016
 
Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor

Scripture References

Genesis 11:1-9
1 Chronicles 28:9
Isaiah 66:3
Acts 2:1-4
1 Corinthians 13:1, 8

Godly language or tongues of Pentecost are the heavenly words we speak in a language not our own so that people of that other language can hear and understand Godís message to them.
 
This is a gift of the Holy Spirit and not something we do ourselves.
 
There are whole churches built upon the premise that all believing born again Christians should be able to speak in tongues (a Godly language), but we believe that if those words are not heard in the native language of another person who is present, what these people are speaking is not from God.
 
Furthermore, we donít need to speak in this Godly language for Him or His angels to hear and understand the inner depths of our soul, because God understands the intent of our heart, soul, and mind.
 
This is also what David told his son Solomon in 1 Chronicles 28:9Ö

9. "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
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We donít need to speak in a Godly language for He already knows the intent of our thoughts before we even form the words in our mouth.
 
And since today is Pentecost, we thought it would be nice to explore this Godly language a little further.
 
The basis of this Pentecostal experience comes from Acts 2:1-4Ö

1. And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
 
2. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
 
3. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
 
4. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
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This happened so that the people of other ethnic origins, who were gathered there, would understand Godís message to them and believe, but note carefully that this Godly language or tongues of Pentecost was given to them by the Holy Spirit for others to believe; it did not come from their own mind.
 
In Genesis 11:1-9, we are clearly told that God wanted more than one language, for when everyone spoke the same language it would lead to evil, as we can plainly see happening all over the world within various groups of people.

1. Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.
 
2. And it came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
 
3. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
 
4. And they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."

They were not doing this to glorify God, but to try to satisfy their own greedy intentions.
 
They didnít need to make a name for themselves by building a tower to reach heaven, which is really impossible; all they needed to do was believe in the Lord their God and become His peacemaking children who live in His heavenly will, and they would have a name better than any name they could make for themselves.
 
So what did God do?

5. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
 
6. And the LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
 
7. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
 
8. So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
 
9. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.
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In this situation, God scattered the people because they were working against the heavenly will of God.
 
Our concern for the people, who fake a Godly language or tongues, is that the Lord may reject them because, like the people of Babel, they are going against Godís heavenly will.
 
These people are really no different than those who go against Godís heavenly will by further corrupting His creation by causing pain, suffering, and death to millions of humans and billions of animals every year.
 
And, some of these people are one and the same, for once we go against Godís heavenly will in one area, it becomes easier and easier to go against His will is other areas.
 
This is really the same thing that Isaiah is telling us in Isaiah 66:3Ö

3. "But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog's neck;
He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood;
He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol.
As they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delights in their abominations,
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As we can plainly see, the people Isaiah is speaking to are no different than the people of Babel, or the people of today, who continue to go against Godís heavenly will and continue to corrupt His creation.
 
We also believe that the reason the Jews have no prayer for flesh foods, while having prayers for all other foods, is because their ancient sages knew that the killing and eating of animals was against Godís heavenly will; and, there are no Godly languages that many people think they are saying that would make the eating of flesh foods acceptable to God.
 
Think about what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:1Ö

1. If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
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We believe that Paul is saying this because one of the easiest of the gifts of the Spirit to fake is tongues; and the only ones who are fooled by such so-called Godly language are some of the people around those who do this, and by doing this the person is showing their lack of heavenly love.
 
Our love for God must be unconditional; it must have no limitations, and must include the whole of His creation, including all other human beings, and the animals, and the environment in which we all live.
 
There isnít any Godly language or tongues that can convince God that it is acceptable to exploit, kill, or eat any of His animals; for any knowing act of harming any part of Godís creation shows that such people donít fully love God.
 
Now letís think about what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:8Ö

8. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

True and unconditional love never fails; it is always in Godís heavenly will.
 
And Paul goes on to explain that all of these gifts of the spirit will be done away with, for none of them, including tongues are needed in heaven.
 
All God desires, or has ever desired, is our obedience and to live as His peacemaking children who act according to His heavenly will.
 
We donít need any Godly language to speak to God.
 
We only need to speak in our own thoughts and language, in His heavenly love; and He will hear every thought and word.
 
Amen.

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