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Speaking in Tongues in the Church are listed below:
Point #1 (Verse 1) Prophesying is preferable because it
is charitable, unlike speaking in tongues, which no
man in the church understands.
Point #2 (Verse 2) By speaking in an unknown
tongue you do not to speak to men, but unto God:
because no man understands what you are speaking,
even though you're speaking mysteries in the spirit.
Point #3 (Verses 3-4) Speaking in tongues in the
church gathering is not useful to the church, because
it only edifies the speaker; but the church cannot
understand the words of the tongue or language. But
prophesying edifies the church because through it we
can speak unto men for their edification, exhortation,
and comfort. The church gathering is not for speaking
to God alone, but also for speaking to one another
(Ephesians 5:19). Therefore, to speak to God alone
and not to men in the gathering of saints shows lack
of spiritual order. If when we come together in
fellowship we turn our backs against ourselves to
speak to God alone, we abuse the purpose of
corporate worship. If we must speak alone to God, it
should be in our private worship, as our Lord has
taught us in Matthew 6:5 and 6.
Point #4 (Verse 5) Paul preferred that all the church
would rather prophesy than to speak in unknown
tongues, because speaking with tongues is less than
prophesying, except it is accompanied by
interpretation so that the church may receive
Point #5 (Verse 6) Speaking with tongues to men
does not profit them, only speaking to them by
revelation, knowledge, prophesying, or by doctrine
that can edify them.
Point #6 (Verse 7) Even lifeless objects, such as pipe
or harp, which produce sound are more useful or
intelligible than speaking tongues that do not give a
distinction in the sounds made to the ears of men.
coolPoint #7 (Verse A degree of certainty and
distinctiveness of meaning is required in every sound
given in the church to build up, equip and perfect the
saints for their spiritual life's battles.
Point #8 (Verse 9) You can utter by the tongue words
easy to be understood; and except you do so you
would be speaking into the air. Mark this term, "to
speak into the air". It refers to the same exercise that
is termed "to speak not unto men but to God", "to
speak to yourself and to God". This is not a
commendable exercise in the church gathering, where
we come together to speak to one another, as well
as to ourselves and God.
Point #9 (Verse 10) All the many kinds of tongues in
the world are with signification or meanings. This is a
clear evidence that Paul was not treating the voices
or tongues of angels, as some would wish he was
doing in this chapter.
Point #10 (Verse 11) Speaking in tongues to men who
do not understand the tongues makes you a
barbarian to them and them a barbarian to you.
Point #11 (Verse 12-13) The zeal for spiritual gifts is
insufficient for the church gathering, except it seeks to
excel in edifying the church. Therefore the person that
speaks in an unknown tongue should pray that he
Point #12 (Verse 14-17) When you pray in an
unknown tongue in the church meeting, your spirit
prays, but your understanding bears no fruit to the
church; thus they will not be able to say "Amen" to
what they do not understand, even though you do
give thanks well in the language you employ. To
solve this problem you have to make sure that your
understanding bears fruit to the church while your
spirit is praying to God.
Point #13 (Verse 18-19) Paul spoke with tongues more
than all the Corinthians; thus it is clear that he was
not rebuking them because he was unable to speak
in tongues. Speaking in tongues more than them
could either be quantitatively or qualitatively;
whichever it was, Paul was discrete enough to rather
speak five words that could be understood in the
church, so that he might teach others also with his
speech, than to employ ten thousand words in an
unknown tongue that they would not understand.
Point #14 (Verse 20-22) Many Brethren are children in
the understanding of this matter of tongues because
they fail to understand that tongues are for a sign,
not to believers, but to unbelievers; whereas,
prophesying is not for the unbelievers, but for the
believers. This point should shame those who push
for tongues as a prayer language for believers.
Point #15 (Verse 23-25) If all the speakers in the
church speak with tongues, and there are any
unlearned persons, or unbelievers there, they will say
that the congregation is full of mad men. But if every
speaker prophesies or preaches the gospel by the
power of the Holy Spirit, the unbeliever will be
convicted and judged by all of them, through their
preaching; and the secrets of the heart of the
unsaved are thus made manifest by the plainness of
the anointed preaching; so that he falls down on his
face and worships God, and reports that God is in the
church of a truth!
Point #16 (Verse 26) Every spiritual activity in the
meetings of the saints should be done unto edifying
Point #17 (Verse 27-28) Speaking in an unknown
tongue in the church should be by two, or at the
most by three, and that by course; and let one
interpret. But if there is no interpreter, let the person
who intends to speak in tongues KEEP SILENCE in the
church; and speak to himself, and to God. Speaking to
himself and to God in the church should not be to the
hearing of men otherwise he would be disobeying
the instruction to keep silence. This is a clear
prohibition of speaking unknown tongues in the
church without interpretation.
Point #18 (Verse 29) The prophets are to speak by
two or three, just like the speakers of unknown
tongues, and the other is to judge the prophecy. This
includes the interpretation of tongues, which is placed
on equal rank with prophesying.
Point #19 (Verse 30-33, 40) Orderliness should be
maintained in Christian meetings.
Point #20 (Verse 39-40) We should covet or desire
strongly for the gift of prophesying, and not forbid to
speak with tongues, provided it obeys the conditions
already given in this chapter, in order to maintain
orderliness and decency in the church gatherings.
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According to her, every mother has a way of reacting when you tell them you aren’t ready for marriage.
Even though some of these reactions are funny, it’s what an average Nigerian faces from his mother.
Here are Nigerian Mother’s reactions when you are not ready for marriage According to Ada Bekee
#1. The Ones Who Won’t React or Show Any
These mothers understand you better than any other
person. They know you are just doing initial ‘gra gra’.
After all, when you were young you swore never to
eat chicken again after watching your grandpa killed
one. Now, your favorite food is grilled chicken and
vegetable salad. Nkogheri… That’s what it is. Period.
#2. The Ones Who Immediately Becomes
When you tell these Nigerian moms that you aren’t
getting married anytime soon, they become
suspicious. They will be like, why would a young,
handsome, successful, able-bodied man doesn’t want
to get married?
She’ll be like, “Bia nwokem, talk to me… Are you
gay? Are you in a cult? Are you impotent? What’s the
meaning of this madness? Talk to me, I’m your
#3. The Ones Who Will Take Matters Into Their
These Nigerian mothers would always take matters
into their own hands. They don’t have time to waste,
all they need is a grandchild. So, they don’t have time
for a long talk, they will just go and get you a wife
with or without your consent. When your madness
fades away, your wife would be waiting for you.
These mothers don’t take nonsense, either you marry
willing or they marry for you.
#4. The Ones Who Would Start Insulting You
These ones are like Patience Ozokwor of Nollywood.
She will be like, “Kitikpa racha gi anya there!” “You
will not marry na gini me?” “Odika isi gi mebiri
emebi, okwa ya?” If care is not taken, she’ll give you
one slap to reset your senses or stone you with her
#5. The Ones Who Would Immediately Invite
Pastors To Pray For You
These ones believe that the devil is at work. And
whatever is responsible for this demonic declaration
would have to be handled through intense
#6. The Ones Who Want To Carry Your
These ones are more interested in having
grandchildren. So, they would first seek clarification
before knowing how best to proceed. She’ll be like,
“you say you will not marry? Ngwanu help me
understand first… Children Nko? How are you going
to do it? Because I must carry my grandchildren!
#7. The Ones Who Would Start To Recall Your
They will start telling you your history right from the
night you were conceived. They will be like “Don’t
you know your pregnancy nearly killed me? After
carrying you in my womb for 9 months, 2 weeks and
days, you have the audacity to tell me you will not
#8. The Ones Who Will Grab A Knife And Rush Out
These ones are the funniest of them all. Once you tell
them you aren’t getting married soon, they would
grab a knife, rush out, and wail to everybody that’s
willing to hear.
She’ll be like, “Mama Donald! Come and hear wetin
this my pikin dey talk! E say him no go marry until
him die! Nor be craze dey worry am ” Then she’ll
proceed to act like she wants to kill herself so they
would hold her…
#9. The Ones Who Would Burst Into Prayers
These ones will reject your claim not to marry
anytime soon and start sending fire to all their
enemies. To them, this is the handiwork of the devil
and God must punish all of them.
#10. The Ones Who Will Start Laughing Scornfully
These ones won’t say much rather than laughing
scornfully. After laughing hard until tears come out of
her eyes, she’ll be like, “Kai! you are very funny! I
didn’t know you were such a comedian.
#11. The Ones Who Will Start Crying Like Someone
These Nigerian Mothers will break into tears once you
tell them you aren’t ready for marriage. As far as
they are concerned, their enemies have finally
#12. The Ones Who Will Check If You Are Running
These ones will always check if you are running
temperature. Because for you to spit out such
gibberish, you must be having a fever.
- on Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:23 am
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- Topic: 12 Ways A Nigerian Mother Reacts When You Are Not Ready For Marriage
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