Devo Why Tongues Part 15
Acts 9:10-19 (NIV)
10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” 13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” 17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus.
1 Corinthians 14:18 (NIV)
18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
Here we see the third time the after the day of Pentecost that someone was filled with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Paul was said to be filled, but here there is no mention of tongues. The was the writer gives the account is as though in passing and not detail. We find latter though Paul states he speaks in tongues more than anyone, so we know Paul did receive tongues after he was Baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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