1 Corinthians Chapter 14 

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1 Corinthians 14

Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

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.

28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

48 thoughts on “1 Corinthians Chapter 14 

  1. “Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives—especially the ability to prophesy.

    “But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.

    “But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers…come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say. As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, ‘God is truly here among you.'”
    1 Corinthians 14:1, 3, 24-25 NLT

    Paul states that love is the highest fruit of the Spirit, while prophecy is the greatest gift of the Spirit. Then he tells us to seek both. Simply put, we should seek to demonstrate God’s wisdom and power through the demonstration of His character and nature. We should covet the gifts that best expresses His love to others.

    God is love and His heartbeat is souls. Prophecy is an act of love because it benefits others in a way that draws them closer to Him. Through prophecy, God can strengthen, encourage, comfort, convict, judge, or impart the revelation needed to initiate or solidify one’s relationship with Him. Thus, when we seek to excel in both love and prophecy, we cannot help but to lead others to God.

  2. Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives—especially the ability to prophesy. For if you have the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking only to God, since people won’t be able to understand you. You will be speaking by the power of the Spirit, but it will all be mysterious. So anyone who speaks in tongues should pray also for the ability to interpret what has been said. For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying, but I don’t understand what I am saying. Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand. For if you praise God only in the spirit, how can those who don’t understand you praise God along with you? How can they join you in giving thanks when they don’t understand what you are saying? You will be giving thanks very well, but it won’t strengthen the people who hear you.
    1 Corinthians 14:1‭-‬2‭, ‬13‭-‬17 NLT
    Thankful for the gift that God has given us
    He has able us to do great things

  3. Verses 13-15 MSG “So, when you pray in your private prayer language, don’t hoard the experience for yourself. Pray for the insight and ability to bring others into that intimacy. If I pray in tongues, my spirit prays but my mind lies fallow, and all that intelligence is wasted. So what’s the solution? The answer is simple enough. Do both. I should be spiritually free and expressive as I pray, but I should also be thoughtful and mindful as I pray. I should sing with my spirit, and sing with my mind.” It’s not about me, me, me; but, about bringing others into His marvelous light.

  4. 4. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

    14. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

    15. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

    Clearly he’s not suggesting that you don’t speak in tongues, but that you pray both with the spirit and with tongues. Praying in tongues edifies you, and in praying with understanding you can call out the names of your friends, family, church, city, Pastor, etc.

  5. 18,
    “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:”

    I thank my God, I speak with other tongues not more than others but I speak in tongue‘s .

    “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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  6. You may be worshiping God in a wonderful way, but no one else will be helped. I thank God that I speak unknown languages more than any of you. But words that make sense can help the church. This is why in church I would rather speak five words that make sense than to speak 10,000 words in a language that others don’t know.
    1 Corinthians 14:17‭-‬19

    Thank The LORD for His teaching. For given us teachers that are willing to teach us to work the altar when it is time to pray for the needs of the church.
    But do everything properly and in order.
    1 Corinthians 14:40 CEV

  7. 1 Corinthians 14 -34-35 (Amp) The women should kept quiet in the churches, for they are not authorized to speak, but should take a secondary and subordinate place, just as the Law also says. [35] But if there is anything they want to learn, they should ask their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a women to talk in church [ for her to usurp and exercise authority over men in the church]. Because back in old testament women were real quiet and shy. I will shout Jesus !

  8. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

    In this chaotic world we are living in I’m so glad that there is a place I can find peace when things seem to be going rough. I find that there is that peace that passes all understanding. So when we the church step up to face the storms of the world, just remember let Jesus speak to it first and calm the storm with perfect peace. What a comfort in knowing Jesus.

    I love the Kingdom!

  9. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
    33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

  10. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
    13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
    14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
    15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

    Paul is urging the church to become in unison and edifying one another. He is trying to direct them to being in an orderly form of moderation. The church in Corinth was chaotic times and was consistently speaking out of turn and out of line. pause directions to the church in Corinth is no different than the needs of our church all around the world to be in unison and in order. When we walk in order we become a much more powerful force.

  11. The church in Corinth is an example of most everything that can go a stray in a church. Thusly the lessons we get from the book of Corinthians stem from mistakes, which show us the correct path to follow. God is not the author of confusion and apparently the Corinthian church service had engaged in an abundant amount of tongue speaking, which in effect was confusing. The church service should essentially be structured in an orderly manner to facilitate a unity in worship and henseforth provide edification to the believers while exortining unbelivers.

  12. 1 Corinthians 14

    1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

    Again beauty of this chapter begins with charity. Pail expresses so detailed that yes we do pray in the spirit but again the focus goes to others. The reason God initially baptized us in the Holy Ghost was first our own salvation but it was to receive power to be a witness. If all I ever do is speak iin tongues how will anyone else know how to worship how to pray. Our
    Prayer time yes and even publicly but we can and should pray that others would learn and understand how to get to the place of this intimacy with God.
    Love is about others it’s not about my ability to speak in tongues or even what gifts God has bestowed upon me. I believe we can have all the gifts in operation in our life . Paul teaches we should pray for them but God also gives us the wisdom and knowledge how and when to use them. Love is again the greatest. Imagine that. God so loved the world….my prayer today is that I can be led and used in the gifts but my deepest desire is to really know I can love someone the way God has instructed without again receiving anything in return. Attitude gratitude with multitudes that’s the Kingdom of God . And with a smile.

    3-17 So, when you pray in your private prayer language, don’t hoard the experience for yourself. Pray for the insight and ability to bring others into that intimacy. If I pray in tongues, my spirit prays but my mind lies fallow, and all that intelligence is wasted. So what’s the solution? The answer is simple enough. Do both. I should be spiritually free and expressive as I pray, but I should also be thoughtful and mindful as I pray. I should sing with my spirit, and sing with my mind. If you give a blessing using your private prayer language, which no one else understands, how can some outsider who has just shown up and has no idea what’s going on know when to say “Amen”? Your blessing might be beautiful, but you have very effectively cut that person out of it.

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    Let’s think about this…Hum, this is interesting. Where do we start? Let’s look at the authority that God has given to the believer. First we understand that spiritual gifts come from God. Notice that God does not control the gifts once he gives them to us. You might say, “How can you say that?” Well, that is easy. The Corinthians had the gifts of the Spirit, but were out of order. If God controlled the gifts, there would be perfect order. The gifts are subject to the person (see verse 32). With that being said, look at verse 1. The Bible tells us to “desire” spiritual gifts. What does that mean…It means if you want some gifts, “desire” them.

    How do you receive spiritual gifts?
    *Desire them (see verse 1)
    *Pray for them (see verse 13)
    *Covet the gifts (see verse 39)

    Conclusion:
    There are more than just a couple spiritual gifts. Speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues are great. These gifts (along with the gift of prophecy) are “subject” to the person who is speaking. The person can speak or hold their peace (see verse 30). Even though this might seem hard to understand, it’s clearly written in the Bible and we must accept it. In conclusion, the Lord gives the believer spiritual gifts and God steps back and removes His control over the gift. God surrenders the privilege to control the person and the gift. If the gift is flowing through a person and the pastor asks for silence, the one who is being used must submit and be quiet. This is the will of God whether people think it is or not. Paul is putting the Corinthian church in order who assumed just because it was God’s gifts that it was God’s will to be out of order.

    Something to think about:
    We understand tongues, interpretation of tongues, and prophecy are subject to the believer…But what about the other gifts of the Spirit? What about the gift of healing and the gift of miracles? How many of the disciples “asked Jesus” to heal someone? Jesus told them to “Go heal the sick”. Why would these gifts be any different than the other gifts.

    Acts 14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
    9The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
    10Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.

    Do you see the authority Paul walked in? He did not ask God to heal the man. Paul had the gift and that gift was activated when Paul spoke the Word. There are certain preachers who have this same gift and walk in this same authority today. Our evangelist David Smith is one of them. God has given him a special gift and he does not have to ask permission to operate in the gift…he just has to perceive that the person he is praying for has the faith to be healed. How did this man of God receive this gift??? He probably just asked for it. More folks need to ask, seek, and knock for the gifts of the Spirit…

  14. 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

    35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

    What a great chapter explaining speaking in tongues and that it is for the church today. I wanted to add a little history to verse 34: Women did not sit with their husbands in the church during this period of time, they sat with the other women, so if one had a question, she would have had to speak out loudly to her husband sitting well away from her. You can see the confusion this would cause during the preaching. Jewish tradition say the women sat in raised galleries and were to observe only in certain ceremonies. They didn’t have the same privledges women take for granted today in education or in the church.

  15. Paul gives very specific instructions here to the church, not because they were ordained in the law but because they were necessary to avoid confusion in the church, especially of their unbelieving guests. ‘For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.’

    This speaks to the authority of the leadership in the house of God. When it comes to the administration of God’s house, they’ve been given the liberty to make those decisions that allow the operation of God’s house to run smoothly and effectively. This is done both for the clarity and unity of those working together and to ‘Let all things be done decently and in order.’

    All of our churches agree to teach and preach the same doctrine as a requirement of our fellowship, but each of them is administered according to what makes sense to the local leadership. Each of them are given the liberty to be unique in how they reach the lost and yet they point them all in the same direction! Just as in our praise, God has allowed that freedom of expression as we labor together to gather his harvest. We will always stand first upon the doctrine, but if we are to labor together in unity in the harvest, we need our local leadership to have the liberty to provide direction to the work God has called them to do. In Jesus name!

  16. 26 Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you. (NLT)

    We have have a duty we should commit to. We all have a purpose we should work towards and wish to see accomplished. But as we adhere to this commitments and see them through, we must work through selfless love and with the intention to see all prosper.

  17. THY KINGDOM COME
    KINGDOM ORDER

    39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
    40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

    There are extremists in every realm that would confuse the gospel. Some groups use this particular chapter to criticize and even control the moving of the Holy Spirit in the church. However, we glean from the words of the apostle here in his closing comment that he is speaking against confusion in the church. It is as if there was no order or structure to what was happening in the church in Corinth.

    Therefore GOD through HIS servant established order in the church for the operation of the Holy Ghost. It is obvious here to me that he is writing of the gift of the Spirit of Tongues with interpretation, seeing that he compares it to prophesy.

    Hence, his closing remark. Covet to prophesy. In other words desire to speak words from the Spirit that we know for sure that others will understand. In essence he is saying don’t preach a message in tongues so that no one knows what you are saying. He does not say to not speak in tongues while at church.

    Spiritual gifts have been the subject for the past 2 chapters. Therefore in the theme of the subject of the WORD of GOD we are not wise to assume that the apostle is all of the sudden speaking of the gift of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as on Pentecost.

    Lets be wise and prudent in Spiritual gifts, when we pray others, let them hear what we are saying for and over them, not quenching the Spirit, when he comes, but also being mindful to speak words that offer prophesy from the WORD of GOD and SPIRIT of GOD. They will feel something when we pray in the Spirit, but they will know something when we pray for them and they can understand what we are saying.

    This subject is rich and deep. Lets continually seek JESUS in sharing HIS Gospel.

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  18. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

    To edify is defined as to instruct someone in way that enlightens them or uplifts them morally, spiritually or intellectually.

    It is both good that we can edify both ourselves and the church. Let the Spirit of God flow and let God Speak to us all.

  19. 1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

    2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

    3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

    4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

    Prophesy is edifying for the church, God is speaking things into our life that are part of his plan for us, he is letting others know as well, prophesy isn’t done in private, or quietly, it’s done out loud, and with boldness that we can all receive the word from God and with joy, to celebrate,vwhat is to come, or to correct mistakes that may have been made, Get it right so God can continue to work in our lives, it’s our responsibility to take the word that was spoken to us as individuals, or as a whole church, an saturate it with prayer, and prepare for those things to come to pass!
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  20. And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
    1 Corinthians 14:25‭-‬26 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/1co.14.25-26.KJV

    This is where i got confused at one time; why would I fall on my face to pray. Then one morning it happened and the only thing I could do was pray. I was stuck to the floor. I couldn’t move. It was one of the most intense prayer times I ever had. I know that my prayer time hasn’t been what it was. I need to get back to that type of prayer. Jesus guide my heart to have that passion and seek you always in prayer.

  21. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

    I’m thankful today for orderly organized church. Yes we give room for God to
    Move anyway that He desires, but we have planned and prepared so that things run in a timely, smooth order.

    There is nothing worse than attending a service where there is no one in authority and everyone just does what they want when they want. God cannot operate in such an atmosphere. However when you facilitate order God can step in at anytime and people will recognize that Jesus just stepped into their midst and faith can operate and signs, wonders and miracles can transpire.

  22. 1 Corinthians 14:3, “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”

    Edification is “building up.”
    Exhortation is “encouragement.”
    Comfort is “strengthening.”

    Prophesying is for “building up, encouragement, and strengthening” the church body.

  23. I Love To Worship The Lord
    14-2
    Tongues
    Some make a distinction between tongues in this epistle and tongues reported in Acts. There the people understood what was said. here the listener cannot understand with out an interpreter. but because 1Cor this is the only tongues are mentioned

  24. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

    POFW is such a blessing!!! There will be other churches like POFW!!! ………….. to be like POFW the leadership would have to be hard workers and accountable just like Pastor and First Lady. Thank GOD for their lives, I would be dead without them………HALELUJAH!!!

  25. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

    I love this verse and repeat it often in my mind. Have you ever been in a situation/party/meeting of utter chaos?! Stop, pray, and allow God to be first in whatever you are doing. When He’s FIRST, there will be peace and not confusion, the verse clearly informs us so!

  26. 1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

    Paul gives us the priority of pursuing after agape love first and foremost.
    According to Strong’s the word FOLLOW means: to run swiftly in order to catch a person or thing, to run after
    to press on: figuratively of one who in a race runs swiftly to reach the goal
    to pursue (in a hostile manner)
    I remember as a young boy hearing one of my football coaches telling us to pursue, pursue, pursue the opponent with the ball. After seeing the deer in the headlight look on our faces, he explained pursue meant to follow after, chase, run down, don’t give up, keep going after him! We must pursue love with everything in us and then Paul says to desire (to burn with zeal, in a good sense, to be zealous in the pursuit of good) spiritual gifts. Love must be our first pursuit then the gifts can operate properly.

    [Gal 5:6 KJV] 6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but FAITH WHICH WORKETH BY LOVE..

  27. In this scripture, we are taught to use caution when speaking in tongues. The new visitors won’t understand what is spoken and essentially can cause them not to return. That there’s a place and an order for tongues & prophecies. It’s better to speak with understanding rather than tongues to an unbeliever! So, use wisdom and desernment before speaking to an unbeliever. Do all things in moderation and in order!

    22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

    “Shine Church”……..

  28. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

    13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

    14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

    15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

    16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

    17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

    18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

    19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

    20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

    21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

    22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

  29. But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say. As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you.”
    1 Corinthians 14:24‭-‬25 NLT

    People need to hear the Word of God spoken over them. They need to hear the Word of Faith and prophesy being professed by the mouths of believers.

  30. Letting the Love of God operate in me , so when someone approaches me then I’ll be able to speak life to an individual out of Love . then we can express Jesus in our lifes

  31. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

  32. 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

    4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

    To edify is to build up.

    To speak in tongues will build up our personal relationship with God. Preaching the gospel to others will build up the church.

    Simple enough right? The only way to build and grow the church is reach others with the gospel, and the only way to build and grow our relationship with Him is to talk to Him.

  33. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

    32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

    33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

  34. This chapter is usually used by people that don’t believe that speaking in tongues is for everyone today as it was back then. What they don’t see nor understand is that this is about the gifts of the Spirit. Including but not limited to interpretation and prophecy. There is no better proof to the fact that we may continue to speak in tongues today than verse 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
    40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

    Bro Michael Morgan has a great bible study that explains this to detail. I highly recommend it!

  35. “The one who prays using a private “prayer language” certainly gets a lot out of it, but proclaiming God’s truth to the church in its common language brings the whole church into growth and strength. I want all of you to develop intimacies with God in prayer, but please don’t stop with that. Go on and proclaim his clear truth to others. It’s more important that everyone have access to the knowledge and love of God in language everyone understands than that you go off and cultivate God’s presence in a mysterious prayer language—unless, of course, there is someone who can interpret what you are saying for the benefit of all.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:4-5‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    There are times when we use the gift of tongues to have a private and intimate conversation with God that is only for the two of us. Some things should just be between you and God but when it comes to prophecy that blesses you and others God will send interpretations. In everything we do we should pray boldly glorifying God and draw others in to join and create an atmosphere. I might not speak in tongues often but I do my best to come to the Lord in boldness, praising and worshipping Him.

  36. 15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
    To pray and sing with understanding requires that one spent the time to learn. It is not enough to just pray and sing at Church but we must spent time outside of Church so we can not only to pray and sing in the spirit but also in understanding.

  37. .

    12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

    Whatever we may seek after concerning spiritual gifts, we should seek that it edifies the church. For the purpose of building the kingdom. It should not be to give fame to our name or that we get any credit but to help others to build up those in need and be a blessing. We are all part of the body and every member of the body has a function specified to help the body.

  38. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

    This is a good scripture showing the place of tongues how they reach out to the unbeliever be a sign to them. Then how prophecy helps the believer and is not meant for a now believer.

  39. “Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    What shall I do?
    When we don’t know what to do ask the Lord. Ask him what. Pray in the spirit and build your faith. God will open doors and lead your steps

  40. “Therefore, believers, desire earnestly to prophesy [to foretell the future, to speak a new message from God to the people], and do not forbid speaking in unknown tongues. But all things must be done appropriately and in an orderly manner.”
    ‭‭1 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭14:39-40‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Everything must have balance and be done in an orderly manner. Like the scripture stated, God will not cause confusion. There are times when we are personally being edified and times where the church as a whole is being edified.

  41. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

    This is a very simple instruction, but it seems to be a mystery of how to obtain such a simple teaching. There are lots of things in this chapter that are debated among scholars and even have split churches over doctrine that have been built upon a single verse taken out of the entire context of the entire message that the apostle was trying to convey. The truth is that when it comes down to it, we just have to do what’s right and obey the Lord. Some differences in opinion or some would call “interpretation” should not divide us. It should just go to show our diverse nature given by God himself. “Keeping the main thing, the main thing “ my Dad would say. Keep it simple, in order, by the Word and we will be ok.

  42. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

    Every word we speak is to edify and exhort. Jesus help me to pray over people and join our faith together. I don’t want to use words in vain but words that will edify and exhort someone.

  43. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

    Every spiritual gift should be sought with the singular purpose of edifying the church. Anything else is selfish ambition.

    We will become like Simon the sorcerer, seeing what the Holy Ghost was doing but for financial gain. Spiritual gifts come with spiritual responsibility. We will be held liable for the lack of use and irresponsible use of such gifts.

  44. 1 Corinthians 14:24a
    if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all

  45. 19But in a church meeting I would rather speak five understandable words to help others than ten thousand words in an unknown language.

    There are many who love to talk just to talk. Give a few words of encouragement, love and support will go a long way to that individual.

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