Pastor Ron Roddey
"The Holy Spirit And Unknown Tongues"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Acts Chapter 2 & 1st Corinthians Chapter 12
2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one
accord in one place.
2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty
wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it
sat upon each of them.
2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak
with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every
nation under heaven.
2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and
were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own
2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another,
Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia,
and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about
Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the
wonderful works of God.
2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another,
What meaneth this?
2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and
said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be
this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the
third hour of the day.
2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour
out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those
days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth
beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be saved.
2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God
did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge
of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because
it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover
also my flesh shall rest in hope:
2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me
full of joy with thy countenance.
2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch
David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us
unto this day.
2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an
oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he
would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having
received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth
this, which ye now see and hear.
2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath
made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and
said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what
shall we do?
2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that
are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save
yourselves from this untoward generation.
2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same
day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done
by the apostles.
2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men,
as every man had need.
2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and
breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and
singleness of heart,
2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.
12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts,
brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols,
even as ye were led.
12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the
Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus
is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God
which worketh all in all.
12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit
12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another
the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of
healing by the same Spirit;
12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to
another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to
another the interpretation of tongues:
12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing
to every man severally as he will.
12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members
of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be
Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to
drink into one Spirit.
12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the
body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of
the body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the
whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as
it hath pleased him.
12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor
again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more
feeble, are necessary:
12:23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less
honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely
parts have more abundant comeliness.
12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body
together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members
should have the same care one for another.
12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or
one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily
prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,
helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all
workers of miracles?
12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all
12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more