The Record of Speaking in Tongues – Part 1

There is so much misinformation regarding the manifestations of holy spirit that the most people know
about it is absolutely contrary to the Word and Will of God. People see snake handlers, people slain in
the spirit others rolling in the isles and they think that is the holy spirit working. It couldn’t be further
from the truth! God is a God of decency and order
1 Corinthians 14:40 (KJV)
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
and it is not decent nor orderly to doing the things that the “Full Gospel” churches are doing. So over the
next few weeks we will delve into what exactly the manifestations are. We will be focusing on speaking
in tongues and the records of speaking in tongues. Just who spoke in tongues, why did they speak in
tongues and when did they speak in tongues. We will see what speaking in tongues is good for and
when to speak in tongues.
We will start in the Book of Acts and read the first account of the outpouring of the holy spirit.
Acts 2:1-4 (KJV)
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the
house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the
Spirit gave them utterance.
Just four short verses sum up the whole experience of greatest event in history and tonight we will delve
into and expand those verses for your understanding and enjoyment.
Verse one says “and when the day of Pentecost was fully come”
Pentecost is a holy day in the Jewish calendar; it takes place fifty (penta) days after the Passover. The
record of the first Passover is in Exodus chapter twelve. Israel had been in the land of Egypt for four
hundred years and most of that time as slaves to the Egyptians. God had sent Moses to bring the
Children of Israel out of Egypt and by great signs and wonders had convinced Pharaoh to let the Children
of Israel go. The last night before the Egyptians thrust out the Children of Israel God instituted the
Exodus 12:1-14 (KJV)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall
take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house
take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make yourcount for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep,
or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of
the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post
of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter
herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and
with the purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the
morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your
hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land
of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the
13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the
blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the
land of Egypt.
14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD
throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
Pentecost comes exactly fifty days after the Passover.
Leviticus 23:15-21 (KJV)
15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought
the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer
a new meat offering unto the LORD.
17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine
flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD.
18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young
bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat
offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the
19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year
for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the
LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.
21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye
shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout
your generations.So the Passover and Pentecost had been instituted by God thousands of years before the birth and
death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So, what does it mean “fully come?”
These two holy days, Passover and Pentecost, were a shadow of what was to happen one day.
The sprinkling of the blood of goats and cows could never take away the sins of Israel, but, the
blood of Jesus Christ did! So on the day of the Passover when Israel was killing the Passover
lamb Jesus Christ hung on the cross dying for you and for me and when he said “it is finished”
he, Jesus Christ, meant the redemption of mankind. Jesus Christ had completely redeemed
mankind. He made a way for anyone who wills to, to be delivered from the power of darkness.
1 Corinthians 2:6-9 (KJV)
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor
of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained
before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of
man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Hebrews 9:11-12 (KJV)
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect
tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place,
having obtained eternal redemption for us.
1 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even
Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Jesus Christ WAS the Passover lamb that year what no one else could do Jesus Christ did making a way
for eternal salvation for anyone who will!
So when it says that the Day of Pentecost was fully come it means that it had been coming from Genesis
chapter three.
Genesis 3:14-15 (KJV)
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above
all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat
all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall
bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
It, the seed of the woman, IS Jesus Christ! The word “bruise” is the word to break or crush. All
the purposes, all the plans, all the scheming of the Devil will be CRUSHED by the seed of the
woman.Women do not give seed to the baby. Women have the eggs, men have the seed. So why does it
say “her seed?” Because God created the seed within Mary. There was no man involved.
All throughout history the Devil had tried to get rid of the Christ line, the lineage that would
ultimately bring into this World the Savior Christ Jesus and he could never do it. So, men and
women of God stood throughout the ages so that the Redeemer Jesus Christ could redeem
mankind. His accomplishment was manifest ON the Day of Pentecost.
So, what God had kept hidden from before the foundations of the World is about to be manifest
for the first time by twelve men.
Acts 2:1 (KJV)
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
They who? The twelve Apostles. By this time Judas had gone out and killed himself and was
replaced by Matthias.
“In one place” The place was the Temple NOT the upper room. In verse forty one it says there
were about three thousand souls added to the Church. About three thousand wasn’t everybody
that was in attendance those were the ones that BELIEVED. There is only one place big enough
to hold over three thousand people and that is the TEMPLE! The Apostles were in the Temple at
the hour of prayer.
Now you have to see the use of pronouns to get the full grasp of this.
Acts 2:1-4 (KJV)
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Who are “they?” The eleven Apostles and Matthias of Acts 1:26
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the
house where they (the twelve Apostles) were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them (the twelve Apostles) cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat
upon each of them (the twelve Apostles.)
4 And they (the twelve Apostles) were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
One of the great, most important things to point out here is who did the speaking. The Apostles
did! They chose to move their throats, their mouths and push air over their vocal chords. This is
FREE WILL NOT POSSESSION! They chose to do it and they could start and stop any time
they wanted to.
1 Corinthians 14:32 (KJV)
32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
This is a great principle! God has given us free will and the spirit that is in every born again believer is
subject to the believer. You choose to speak and you choose not to. The spirit is subject unto you!Acts 2:5-11 (KJV)
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that
every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and
Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews
and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Galileans were uneducated people and, yet, they were speaking in other languages and the people that
were there understood them and the testimony of those witnesses was that they were speaking “THE