9 GIFTS MINISTRIES, INC. - "Got Gifts?"       I Corinthians  12:1-11

"divers kinds of tongues"

A Inspirational Gift

Supernatural utterance through the power of the Holy Spirit in a person that manifests as spiritual language.  The Holy Spirit energizes the tongue to edify believers through language and music.

Divers tongues is the most misunderstood and dynamic gift.  It is not your prayer language, but it can surface through intercession, conference, or through intercession, conference, or through the individual.

Supernatural utterance in languages not known to the speaker; these languages may be existent in the world, revived from some past culture, or "unknown" in the sense that they are a means of communication inspired by the Holy Spirit.  (Isaiah 28:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4, 10:44-48, 19:1-7; I Corinthians 12:10, 13:1-3, 13:2, 4-22, 26-32).

The spiritual gift involving ability to speak in foreign language(s) not previously studied or to respond to experience of the Holy Spirit by uttering sounds which those without the gift of interpretation could not understand.  At Pentecost the church received the gift to communicate the gospel in foreign languages to witness and prophesy.  In Corinth some members of the church uttered sounds the rest of the congregation did not understand  (I Corinthians 12-14).  This led to controversy and division.  Paul tried to unite the church, assuring the church that there are different gifts but only one Spirit.    (I Corinthians12:4-11).