Wednesday, March 30, 2005

explain this verse? 1cor 14:32

1 Cor 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets
We each have a human spirit and by our will we control whether or not we allow God's Spirit to speak through us. This was in reference to speaking in tongues in an assembly, it could bring confusion and God is not the author of confusion. I question if such tongues are truly of God if they are spoken to annoy and confuse. Tongues mean languages, why speak in an unknown tongue in public if no one is their to interpret them? Prophecy is speaking from God directly by revelation, not to add to the Bible but for the good of those hearing. This too is subject to the individual. God's Spirit is a gentleman. The prophecy may be the interpretation of the unknown language, all things in order...Gary   1 Cor 14:27  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
1 Cor 14:28  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
1 Cor 14:29  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
1 Cor 14:30  If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
1 Cor 14:31  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
1 Cor 14:32  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
1 Cor 14:33  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

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