The Spirit of Order

Posted in: Gifts of the Holy Spirit, 0635
By Dr. Larry Ollison

The gift of the interpretation of tongues is the supernatural explanation by the Holy Spirit of the meaning of an utterance in an unknown tongue that is in an understandable language to the hearer. Since the gift of tongues is God to speaking to man, without an interpretation, there would be no purpose.

While it is the Spirit who gives utterance because the Holy Spirit is the one distributing the gift as He wills, the one who receives the gift is not a mindless robot without control. Through wisdom and prudence (common sense and good judgment) and by the prompting of the Holy Spirit, the one receiving the gift operates in the gift.

The Holy Spirit will never bring confusion or chaos. When the Holy Spirit has a word from God to be spoken in an unknown tongue and interpreted, it is for the purpose of deliverance, edification, or correction and must be able to be heard. Anyone who creates noise or confusion, so that the individual delivering the word from God is not able to be heard, is out of order.

“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints” (1 Corinthians 14:33).

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