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John 20:22

The reason this is so important is that there are those that advocate that John 20:22 is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, therefore, making available the Holy Spirit for people to become members of the Body of Christ. Whereas, Acts 2:1-4 is the baptism of the Holy Spirit which has to do with providing the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the members of the Body of Christ.

Whatever happened…?

John 20:22
And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
1. There were no tongues mentioned, nor any other manifestation.
2. Nothing else was ever said about the occurrence.
3. It only occurred with a few of the disciples.

What is the correct understanding of John 20:22?
John 20:22
And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

They were either saved like we are as a result of John 20:22 or they were not. In other words they became members of the Body of Christ or they did not. If they became members of the Body of Christ in John 20:22 they would have been baptized into the Body of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:13, making John 20:22 the first case of the baptism of the Holy Spirit that Jesus was referring to in Acts 1:5. Since we can know that is not the case, unless they were baptized into the Body of Christ twice, we then need to look for another understanding of what happened in John 20:22.

We know that within the Old Covenant, the Spirit would come upon selected people and then withdraw Himself depending on the situation. But within the New Covenant, we are promised that the Comforter is to be within all believers and He will never leave us.

Ephesians 1:13-14
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the Gospel of your salvation — having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14) who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

John 14:16-18
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17) that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.

John 7:38-39
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. 39) But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

John 16:7
But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

John 16:7… Jesus told the disciples that His separation from them was in their best interest. As long as He was with them in person, His work was localized. And it would be impossible to communicate with them equally at all times and in all places. The coming of the “Counselor” would equip them for a wider and more potent ministry.
(The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, pg 156-157)
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So now the question is: how does one receive the Holy Spirit and become a member of the Body of Christ and what does that mean?

1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Romans 8:9
However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

We are able to see a person is baptized into the Body of Christ by the Spirit. Now to think that a person can have the Spirit of Christ without being baptized into the Body of Christ is an incorrect Biblical interpretation. In other words, for a person to belong to Christ without being a part of His body is ridiculous, 1 Corinthians 12:13.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.

The way you get into the body of Christ is…

Acts 1:4-8
And gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, which, He said, you heard of from Me; 5) for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. 6) And so when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” 7) He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8) but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

Acts 10:44-47
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. 45) And all the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon the Gentiles also. 46) For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, 47) “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”
Peter says, “Just as we did,” referring to (received) the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; or in other words, the baptism of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Acts 1:5. Simultaneously they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. This is expressed in Acts 2:4, but not John 20:22.

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

In Act 11:15-17, Peter is telling the story of what happened in Acts 10:44-47 to the circumcised believers in Jerusalem.

Acts 11:15-17
And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, just as He did upon us at the beginning. 16) And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, “John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 17) If God therefore gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?


Peter said that the Holy Spirit fell on them “as He did on us at the
beginning.
” The beginning, which he is referring to, is in Act 2:4 not John 20:22. We can know that because He references it to the words of Jesus that were spoken by Jesus for the first and only time in Acts 1:5.
Acts 1:5
For John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
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We are left with the question, what happened in John 20:22?
We need to look at the options.

1. Two ways of viewing it:
A. The first is that they received the Spirit temporarily as Old Testament saints did. I reject this option based on the fact that at the time of John 20:22, it was the New Covenant and all in-dwellings would have been permanent.
John 14:16-17
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17) that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.

B. A second option is that they received the Spirit (indwelling) at the time of John 20:22 permanently. But this option would conflict with the points made prior concerning the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of the Holy Spirit happening simultaneously.
This view would require that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit occurred in John 20:22 and the baptism of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:1-4.

Hence, this perspective would make the indwelling of the Holy Spirit a different experience than the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The most important experience for us is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (regeneration). Regeneration would be forced to take a back seat to a lesser important experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Simply put, this is because of the great emphasis within the Scriptures on the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The promoting of the lesser experience over the far greater experience is Biblical insanity. Therefore the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit happen simultaneously.

Note: To make it clear, the baptism of the Holy Spirit is regeneration, which is a one time event that results in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that is permanent. The filling of the Holy Spirit is made available by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (baptism of the Holy Spirit). The filling of the Holy Spirit is where spiritual gifts are manifested.

John 14:23
Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.

John 17:26
And I have made Thy name known to them, and will make it known; that the love wherewith Thou didst love Me may be in them , and I in them .

Also note that in John 20:22 there were no tongues. Peter never makes reference to John 20:22 as when He received the Holy Spirit and became a member of the Body of Christ. Why would Peter not build on the most important event which would obviously be the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and refer to it, if that’s what occurred in John 20:22? Peter testifies to just the opposite experience referring to the time when he received the Holy Spirit in Act 2:4 (Acts 10:47).

2. Another option.
Could John 20:22 be a reference to a future event that was to happen at the time of Acts 2:4? I reject this option because it makes little sense as to why Jesus breathed on them. Why would Jesus refer to a future event by breathing on them while at the same time saying that they should receive the Holy Spirit and then nothing happened other than He breathed on them? I think not.

3. John 20:22… Something happened.

Note: Many very unusual things were occurring during this same period of time. For example:

John 20:14
When she had said this, she turned around, and beheld Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.

John 20:19-20
When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20) And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

John 20:26
And after eight days again His disciples were inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst, and said, “Peace be with you.”

John 20:30
Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;

John 21:4
But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
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What I am suggesting is that the approximate 42 days
between the resurrection and Acts 1:5 to Acts 2:4
were unique to all other times.

I see the possibility of a double application to John 20:22.
1. A reminder that the Helper is coming, as Jesus said in John 14:16-17. 2. An actual experience.

This was an actual experience. It was not the indwelling of the Holy Spirit but a sampling of the power of the Holy Spirit to come.

Testifying, declaring and reminding them the significance of the fact that He really was Jesus risen from the dead. Moreover, the Holy Spirit that He said was coming was about to come.

So the best way I can explain what I think happened, even though it’s probably not exactly correct, is a powerful spiritual experience, which occurred when He breathed on them. The Holy Spirit’s anointing came and went like the wind. Shortly after that experience, they went to wait in the upper room to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5). The baptism of the Holy Spirit was the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (regeneration) that was manifested with the filling of the Holy Spirit and the speaking in tongues.
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In conclusion we see:
1. John 20:22 was a spiritual experience but not the baptism (indwelling of the Holy Spirit} spoken of in Acts 1:5 for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
2. We see the fulfilling of Jesus words in Acts 1:5 in Acts 2:4 -- the baptism of the Holy Spirit. That resulted in them being filling with the Holy Spirit which resulted in them speaking in tongues (other languages).
3. We see the fulfilling of Jesus’ words in Acts 1:5 extending to the Samaritans in Acts 8:15-17 and the Gentiles in Acts 10:44-46 and all the believers in Jesus’ and John the Baptist’s followers prior to Acts 2:4 in Acts 19:4-6.
4. We see that within the Church: the Body of Christ, there is only One Spirit and One baptism.
5. We, as members of the Body of Christ, are all given a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. We also observe that no common gift is given to all members.
6. We see that speaking in tongues is a legitimate gift for the churches that all should recognize. A church, where everyone speaks in tongues is just as out of balance as a church where no one speaks in tongues, according to I Corinthians chapters 12 and 14.

The solution to the problem is to correctly refer to the baptism of the Holy Spirit as the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (regeneration). As a result of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the filling of the Holy Spirit is made available where the spiritual gifts are manifested such as speaking in tongues.

Have You been
filled with the Holy Spirit
since you have believed?

 

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Speaking in Tongues

The reason that I am writing this section is because of an easily correctable error that has been causing much dissension within the Body of Christ for many years. Some do not rightly divide the Word of God in regard to the difference between the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the filling of the Holy Spirit and how each relates to speaking in tongues.

A person possessing the true gift of tongues, more than likely, will not be arrogant and prideful towards other Christians that do not have the gift. He will not use his gift as a means to cause division within the body of Christ. The first thing we need to understand in approaching the subject of tongues is...

A person cannot be in the Body of Christ (saved) without having the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:9
However you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

We need to point out that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is when God lives within someone’s physical body. Since many advocate that tongues is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit, which all can and should have, we will approach the subject from that point of view.

1 Corinthians 12:30
All do not speak with tongues, do they?


1. The Biblical History

I do not believe that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit occurred before the fall of man.

Genesis 3:8
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

After the fall as before, there was no indwelling of the Holy Spirit within man.

Genesis 6:3
Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

Later we see God indwelling certain people temporarily with few exceptions.

1 Samuel 16:14
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.

Psalms 51:11
Do not cast me away from Thy presence, and do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Note: This indicates not all old covenant believers were indwelled by the Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel 2:1-2
Then He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!” 2) And as He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me.

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2. Biblical History -- The Promise of a New Deal to Come

John 7:37-39
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38) He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” 39) But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

John 14:16-17
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17) that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.

John 15:26-27
When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me, 27) and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

John 16:7
But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

Acts 1:5
For John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

Acts 1:8
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.

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3. Biblical History, The Result of the New Deal.

We receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit by being baptized into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit.

Jews
Acts 2:1-4
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.

Note: Two different things occur here --
1.] The baptism of the Holy Spirit, as Jesus said would occur in Acts 1:5.
2.] The filling of the Holy Spirit with the manifestation of speaking in tongues.

Samarians
Acts 8:14-16
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, 15) who came down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16) For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Gentiles
Acts 10:44-47
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. 45) And all the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon the Gentiles also. 46) For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, 47) “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”

Acts 19:1-7
And it came about that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper country came to Ephesus, and found some disciples, 2) and he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” 3) And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4) And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5) And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6) And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. 7) And there were in all about twelve men.
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4. Biblical History -- How the New Deal happens.

Acts 1:5
For John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Key Words: All made to drink.....One Spirit

Ephesians 4:3
Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:4 says One Body ... One Spirit
Ephesians 4:5 ... One Baptism

All born-again Christians are baptized into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. That is regeneration where our identity is changed before a Holy God, by God, forever because of Jesus. And we are given at least one supernatural gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8) For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9) to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10) and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11) But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

Not your will - His will! He is the giver and obviously by the context there is no common gift for all.
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5. Biblical History, Don’t Distort It.

Romans 10:9 does not say that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, (and speak in tongues) that you shall be saved;

John 5:24 Does not say: Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears the word, and believes Him who sent me, (and speaks in tongues), has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

John 16:8 does not say: And He when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment, and attempt to get everyone to speak in tongues.
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6. Biblical History -- Dangers

Galatians 1:8
But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

Often the human mentality is to go seek after a sign or experience, rather than simple faith in Jesus Christ.

Ask yourself -- do you emphasize more that a person needs to speak in tongues or that a person needs to trust Jesus?

Mark 8:12
And sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”

Luke 11:29
And as the crowds were increasing, He began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah.”

Christianity certainly has experiences. Nonetheless, we should not promote the experience. Rather, we should promote Jesus Christ who is the One who gives the experience. Satan knows that the mentality of man is to seek after signs and experiences. Therefore, Satan gives signs and experiences to the saved and to the unsaved. Consequently, signs are given to the unsaved to keep them from Christ and the saved in order to keep them from a Biblically balanced life. Test the spirits!

1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God;

With most people, when they have a spiritual experience, they automatically assume the experience has come from God, rather than Satan the deceiver. This mentality causes many of them to fall into the pit of deception.
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7. Biblical History, Truth.

To teach that speaking in tongues is a spiritual gift is correct. But let’s keep in mind that there are only three cases of speaking in tongues in the book of Acts.
Case #1. Acts 2:4 and Acts 2:11 are the same event...
Acts 2:11
Cretans and Arabs-we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.
This is the sign tongue on the day of Pentecost.
It came as a result of being baptized by the Holy Spirit and filled with the Holy Spirit simultaneously. This was a unique situation in which the baptism and the filling of the Holy Spirit were given simultaneously. However, it does not always occur in this way.
When a person is born again (regenerated) saved, he is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ, and it always occurs this way with no exceptions. The filling of the Holy Spirit may or may not occur at that same time. This is evident by the fact that born again believers are told to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 5:18
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Note: Acts 2:4 is the first case of the baptism of the Holy Spirit that Jesus spoke of in Acts 1:5.

It should be noted that the speaking in tongues in Acts 2:4 is not tied to the baptism of the Holy Spirit but to the filling of the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is regeneration. Whereas the Filling the Holy Spirit comes as a result of regeneration.

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

Case #2. Acts 10:44-46
The key phrase from vs. 45 is “poured out upon the Gentiles also.”
This refers to the Acts 1:5 - Acts 2:4 baptism of the Holy Spirit - regeneration. Vs. 46, which says, “speaking in tongues exalting God,” refers to the Acts 2:4, which is the filling of the Holy Spirit resulting in the Pentecostal tongues.

Case #3. Acts 19:1-6
This case is unique to their day in as much as it was a transitional time. You had believers that had not received the Holy Spirit. The reason is that when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost, He only fell on the believers in the upper room. Then those from the upper room went throughout the lands asking those that had previously believed in what John the Baptist had said about Jesus and those that had believed in Jesus before His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead if they had “received the Spirit since they believed.” But in our day when we believe in Jesus, we automatically receive the Spirit.
Romans 8:9
Paul asked a simple question in Acts 19:2, “And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”
Why did Paul ask that question? The reason is simple. Receiving the Holy Spirit when one believes is the norm for all believers, but those in that unique transitional time from Old Covenant to New Covenant were making the necessary adjustments as God brought them to light,
Acts 19:3
And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.”

The very fact that Paul equates the receiving the Holy Spirit in Acts 19:2 with the baptism of the Holy Spirit in Acts 19:3 reinforces the point that Paul is being true to Jesus’ words in Acts 1:5 that came about in Acts 2:4.
Acts 19:5 And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Same as Acts 1:5 – Acts 2:4)

Nowadays the correct question to ask is, “Have you been filled with the Holy Spirit since you have believed?” It would not be, “Have you been baptized with the Holy Spirit since you have believed?” This would be redundant since they happen simultaneously through believing and Spirit baptism.

Also note that in the book of Acts that there are six cases of receiving the Holy Spirit or being filled with the Holy Spirit. In these six cases, there is no mention of speaking in tongues; but there is mention of other spiritual manifestations. Acts 2:41, Acts 4:8, Acts 4:31 Acts 8:17, Acts 9:17 Acts 13:9

In Acts 4:31, the result of being filled with the Holy Spirit emphasizes speaking the Word of God with boldness not the speaking in tongues.
Acts 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak the word of God with boldness.

In the Book of Acts, there are only three cases of speaking in tongues.
In the rest of the New Testament, tongues are addressed only in I Corinthians chapters 12,13,14. Twenty-five books of the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation do not mention tongues.


One of the most important teachings is found in I Corinthians 14:37-38 referring to, women speaking in the churches and tongues.
I Corinthians 14:37-38
37) If any one thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment. 38) But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

So then if one is spiritual, desiring to follow the Lord’s commands, he will not permit women to speak in church and will not forbid the speaking in tongues. Otherwise he will not be recognized.

Tongues
There appears to be different kinds of tongues.
To the unbelievers (SIGN) Acts 2:4
Prayer tongue (to God) 1 Corinthians 14:2
To the Church (with interpretation) 1 Corinthians 14:26
Normal speech. (communication) 1 Corinthians 14:9

Comparison
Acts 2:3-4 No control vs. control I Corinthians 14:28
Acts 2:3-4 To heathen vs. to the church I Corinthians 12:7-11
Acts 2:3-410:46..19:6 No repetition vs. repetition I Corinthians 14:26
Acts 2:3-4 Man understands vs. no man understands 1 Corinthians 14:2

 

 

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