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United Prayer@FBCS

February 22, 2019 8:00 pm

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Welcome to Faith Bible Church Singapore (FBCS)

At our church, we hope that through His Word and by His Spirit, and through the fellowship of the saints you will get to know and experience the Heavenly Father’s unfailing love for you.

John 1:17 (AMP)
17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.

By our Father’s Grace, we endeavour to teach His Word of Truth that Faith be imparted to your life. Then through Faith you may access His Grace all the time for yourself and for others, thus helping you to develop spiritually and helping your faith grow exceedingly.

The Heavenly Father has given FBCS this mandate, that is, “Prayer is Our Mission.” Through prayer we hope that you will fulfill the destiny that our Father God’s unfailing love has planned for you.

I pray that FBCS will be a blessing to you. Let us help you fulfill this unique plan that God has for your life.
May our Heavenly Father’s Unfailing Love pour out His abundance of Grace upon you!

 

#goodtoread

To understand speaking in tongues in church, we need to identify the different kinds of services. With proper understanding we will not forbid speaking with tongues during these services.TEACHING & PREACHING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 14:6 (NKJV) But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching?Paul wrote to the church in Corinth and said if he came speaking to them in tongues then it would not benefit them. Why will it not benefit them? The first kind of tongues is Personal Unknown Tongues and it is for speaking to God and not to man; no man understands it (1 Corinthians 14:2). No one would understand what Paul taught and preached if he did it with personal unknown tongues. Even if Paul came to them fellowshipping with them in unknown tongues, no one would understand what he was saying too. Personal Unknown Tongues is not to be used for teaching and preaching. Then Paul went on to say…1 Corinthians 14:18–19 (NKJV)18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.Paul said he spoke with tongues more than them. He reiterated he spoke to God with personal unknown tongues more than all of them. And he qualified this by saying that in the church to teach others, it would be foolish of him to speak in unknown tongues because no one would understand what he was teaching. Paul was not telling the Corinthian church not to speak in tongues in the church service. In fact, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:6 if he came to them it would benefit them if he prophesied to them. Prophecy is for strengthening, comfort, and encouragement (1 Corinthians 14:3 NIV). In the midst of teaching and preaching, the Holy Spirit could have Paul prophesy to minister to the people. Prophecy may come in two ways. It may come as a direct prophecy. For instance, Paul may prophesy with known tongues (language). Or prophecy could also come in the form of unknown tongues together with the interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:4-5 (NIV)4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified. Paul said he would like every one to speak in tongues to edify themselves. But he preferred they prophesy to edify the church. Then he taught that unknown tongues and interpretation of tongues were equivalent to direct prophecy in a known language; this is the second kind of tongues - Unknown Tongues for Prophecy. In conclusion, Paul said when he came to teach them he would not speak with personal unknown tongues. But to benefit them he should teach, prophesy (prophecy in known language or tongues and interpretation), bring revelation, and bring knowledge. Here again, Paul did not say not to speak in unknown tongues or prophesy in the service.- Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

To understand speaking in tongues in church, we need to identify the different kinds of services. With proper understanding we will not forbid speaking with tongues during these services.

TEACHING & PREACHING SERVICE 
1 Corinthians 14:6 (NKJV) But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching?

Paul wrote to the church in Corinth and said if he came speaking to them in tongues then it would not benefit them. Why will it not benefit them? The first kind of tongues is Personal Unknown Tongues and it is for speaking to God and not to man; no man understands it (1 Corinthians 14:2). No one would understand what Paul taught and preached if he did it with personal unknown tongues. Even if Paul came to them fellowshipping with them in unknown tongues, no one would understand what he was saying too. Personal Unknown Tongues is not to be used for teaching and preaching. Then Paul went on to say…

1 Corinthians 14:18–19 (NKJV)
18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 
19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Paul said he spoke with tongues more than them. He reiterated he spoke to God with personal unknown tongues more than all of them. And he qualified this by saying that in the church to teach others, it would be foolish of him to speak in unknown tongues because no one would understand what he was teaching. Paul was not telling the Corinthian church not to speak in tongues in the church service. 

In fact, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:6 if he came to them it would benefit them if he prophesied to them. Prophecy is for strengthening, comfort, and encouragement (1 Corinthians 14:3 NIV). In the midst of teaching and preaching, the Holy Spirit could have Paul prophesy to minister to the people. 

Prophecy may come in two ways. It may come as a direct prophecy. For instance, Paul may prophesy with known tongues (language). Or prophecy could also come in the form of unknown tongues together with the interpretation of tongues. 

1 Corinthians 14:4-5 (NIV)
4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.
5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
 
Paul said he would like every one to speak in tongues to edify themselves. But he preferred they prophesy to edify the church. Then he taught that unknown tongues and interpretation of tongues were equivalent to direct prophecy in a known language; this is the second kind of tongues - Unknown Tongues for Prophecy. 

In conclusion, Paul said when he came to teach them he would not speak with personal unknown tongues. But to benefit them he should teach, prophesy (prophecy in known language or tongues and interpretation), bring revelation, and bring knowledge. Here again, Paul did not say not to speak in unknown tongues or prophesy in the service.

- Cheong Yew Kwong
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread

There are different kinds of services for different purposes. Many preachers do not realise this. Many pastors forbid speaking with unknown tongues in church. But Paul himself did not forbid it. In fact Paul encouraged the Corinthian church to do so. We need to identify the kind of service where speaking in tongues is appropriate.PRAYER SERVICE1 Corinthians 14:2 (NKJV) For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.In a prayer service, we all come together as a congregation to speak to God concerning different issues. Whatever the Holy Spirit will have us pray, He will give the utterance in unknown tongues to direct our prayers. When the church comes together to speak to God concerning matters that God wants us to pray about, in unknown tongues, we pray in unity and in united prayer as a local church. When Peter was in prison, the church came together at Mary’s house to pray for him. Acts 12:5 (NKJV) Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.The Heavenly Father wanted them to pray because He wanted to deliver Peter. They came together to speak to the Father and they must have prayed in both known tongues and unknown tongues.Paul wrote to the Corinthian church saying God would deliver him again and again. Because of their help in prayer, the gift of grace was given to him as well as others for their deliverance.2 Corinthians 1:10–11 (NKJV)10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.Caught in the storm and being out on the sea for 14 days, the lives of Paul and those on board the ship were in danger. How did the church in Corinth know Paul was in danger of a shipwreck and know how to pray with understanding for him? There was no way they could have knowledge of this. The Holy Spirit led the Corinthian church to pray and direct their prayers for Paul’s deliverance, and gave them the utterance in unknown tongues.In prayer services, we all come together to speak to the Heavenly Father with unknown tongues concerning mysteries that the Father has knowledge of.Coming together in united prayer praying in unknown tongues, praying with supplication for family members, for your own self, and for the church members is very effectual and vital today. It is wrong to forbid speaking in unknown tongues in the church when they can together in united prayer make tremendous power available, dynamic in its working. United prayer with unknown tongues is very powerful because every one will be speaking with utterances given by the Holy Ghost and they will be in one accord.- Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

There are different kinds of services for different purposes. Many preachers do not realise this. Many pastors forbid speaking with unknown tongues in church. But Paul himself did not forbid it. In fact Paul encouraged the Corinthian church to do so. We need to identify the kind of service where speaking in tongues is appropriate.

PRAYER SERVICE
1 Corinthians 14:2 (NKJV) For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

In a prayer service, we all come together as a congregation to speak to God concerning different issues. Whatever the Holy Spirit will have us pray, He will give the utterance in unknown tongues to direct our prayers. When the church comes together to speak to God concerning matters that God wants us to pray about, in unknown tongues, we pray in unity and in united prayer as a local church. 

When Peter was in prison, the church came together at Mary’s house to pray for him. 

Acts 12:5 (NKJV) Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.

The Heavenly Father wanted them to pray because He wanted to deliver Peter. They came together to speak to the Father and they must have prayed in both known tongues and unknown tongues.

Paul wrote to the Corinthian church saying God would deliver him again and again. Because of their help in prayer, the gift of grace was given to him as well as others for their deliverance.

2 Corinthians 1:10–11 (NKJV)
10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 
11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.

Caught in the storm and being out on the sea for 14 days, the lives of Paul and those on board the ship were in danger.  How did the church in Corinth know Paul was in danger of a shipwreck and know how to pray with understanding for him? There was no way they could have knowledge of this. The Holy Spirit led the Corinthian church to pray and direct their prayers for Paul’s deliverance, and gave them the utterance in unknown tongues.

In prayer services, we all come together to speak to the Heavenly Father with unknown tongues concerning mysteries that the Father has knowledge of.

Coming together in united prayer praying in unknown tongues, praying with supplication for family members, for your own self, and for the church members is very effectual and vital today. 

It is wrong to forbid speaking in unknown tongues in the church when they can together in united prayer make tremendous power available, dynamic in its working. United prayer with unknown tongues is very powerful because every one will be speaking with utterances given by the Holy Ghost and they will be in one accord.

- Cheong Yew Kwong
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread
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