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    In the same way about bowing to pressure, you don't have to turn to your neighbor and say (fill in the blanks here) "blah, blah, blah", or wave your hanky on command or what ever.
    Thank you.

    I think that is one of the most annoying things pastors do.

    Not exactly sure what the real reason is that they do that, or if they even know the psychological strategy they are employing, but it makes everyone in the congregation uncomfortable. Even if they've been there for a decade and know almost everyone, the most willing of them look uncomfortable when they do it.

    There's something more to that command and it's one of the biggest reasons I can't stand going to church.

    Church just isn't all about the Bible anymore. None of 'em are.

    That's why I struggle to partake.

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    As I am still learning about this phenomenon, I have some questions for all here who speak in tongues.

    1. How often do you speak in tongues in front of others?

    2. When you speak in front of others, how long do you speak in continuous 'tongues-language' before stopping, on average?

    3. What is the longest period of time you have continuously spoken in tongues and what was the scenario, setting, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONEmeansONE View Post
    As I am still learning about this phenomenon, I have some questions for all here who speak in tongues.

    1. How often do you speak in tongues in front of others?

    2. When you speak in front of others, how long do you speak in continuous 'tongues-language' before stopping, on average?

    3. What is the longest period of time you have continuously spoken in tongues and what was the scenario, setting, etc?
    It's called praying in the spirit, there are no rules of the flesh, it's "as led".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONEmeansONE View Post
    As I am still learning about this phenomenon, I have some questions for all here who speak in tongues.

    1. How often do you speak in tongues in front of others?

    2. When you speak in front of others, how long do you speak in continuous 'tongues-language' before stopping, on average?

    3. What is the longest period of time you have continuously spoken in tongues and what was the scenario, setting, etc?
    1. Speaking in front of others, the kind of tongue that is the 1Cor 12:10 gift, the congregational tongue that needs an interpretation, and you ask "how often". I move in that gift but only as the Holy Spirit would urge me. Probably 2-3 times a year or so. My pastor also speaks in tongues and like me, also interprets.

    2. Those occasions when I do release a message in tongues it isn't long. Comparing to natural language I'd say it's comparable to 3-4 sentences. The message is entirely of the Spirit so does not run parallel to any worldly tongue in terms of how much or how long the interpretation will be. Those that interpret will no doubt have a prophetic gift since there is fellowship in that flow.

    3. How long or how much at one time? I will have to refer to the "devotional tongue" which Paul spoke of in 1Cor 14 and where he said "I speak in tongues more than any of you". There are days when I feel under a Spiritual burden to press in. I will go through the day praying in tongues, singing in tongues and when in certain forceful moments I release and interpretation out of the moment and go right back into praying in tongues. This will be as I drive, walk in the yard, in the house, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONEmeansONE View Post
    As I am still learning about this phenomenon, I have some questions for all here who speak in tongues.

    1. How often do you speak in tongues in front of others?

    2. When you speak in front of others, how long do you speak in continuous 'tongues-language' before stopping, on average?

    3. What is the longest period of time you have continuously spoken in tongues and what was the scenario, setting, etc?
    1. Not a lot. No reason for it really. I will pray in tongues in front of my wife at home if I'm just sitting here praying. At church but that's not really in 'front' of them. Just while I worship and praise. Or in a prayer group where we're all praying in tongues.

    2. Not really relevant in light of #1. Other than say a message in tongues like FB was talking about. Not very long for that usually. Haven't done that in awhile. I will speak in tongues and interpret some if I'm teaching as part of the teaching gift.

    3. I think I did an all-nighter like 12 hours one time. I've been through many seasons of praying in tongues several hours a day. That's always during my private prayer time. But I am constantly praying in tongues under my breath throughout the day.
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    Just to add this verse that Paul wrote:

    1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    It's called praying in the spirit, there are no rules of the flesh, it's "as led".
    Thank you.

    Yes, I was just curious what each person's experience was with it.

    Do you call it praying in the spirit when it's done before a congregation to give a message, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONEmeansONE View Post
    Do you call it praying in the spirit when it's done before a congregation to give a message, etc?
    Not praying. But giving a message in tongues by the Spirit. This is tongues from God to man to be interpreted. So not praying which is to God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ONEmeansONE View Post
    Thank you.

    Yes, I was just curious what each person's experience was with it.

    Do you call it praying in the spirit when it's done before a congregation to give a message, etc?
    Yes, no distinction really, it's "as led".

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Yes, no distinction really, it's "as led".
    When you say "as led", does that mean you just do what you feel like doing at the time or you are given verbal directions in your mind or .... ? How do you know you're being led?

    What do you mean by that exactly?

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