Did You Know…..
That the Holy Spirit is so powerful that it can make the word of God understood by everyone, no matter what their native tounge may be. From English to languages deemed as dead or untranslatable. The Apostles of Jesus certainly had an experience.
On the day that would come to be known to us today as “The Day of Pentecost” the 11 Apostles, along with the new chosen apostle Matthias were gathered together in one place, it was there that phenomenal things occurred.
“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” – Acts 2:2-4 NKJV
Those of us who grew up watching cartoons are familiar with the lightbulb over the head signifying one being enlightened, but this- the tongues of fire over the heads of the apostles – was something much more miraculous. And what does the Bible mean “speaking in tongues”? Could it mean speaking in gibberish or talking with your tongue doing odd actions?
There in Jerusalem, that sound caused those dwelling there to gather together. Those in attendance were marveled that they could each understand the Apostles as they preached. The Apostles were Galilean. Those in the crowd were of different ethnic groups and from different nations; such as Parthinians, Medes, Cretans, Arabs, Mesopotamians, and more. Every person in the crowd was hearing the word in their own language! That’s a lot of languages. Lots of people from different places. Being amazed and perplexed, those in the crowd asked each other what this occurrence could mean? Other could not wrap their minds around this miracle, and thought those who believed were just under the influence. (Acts 2: 5- 13)
Whether your first language is English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Korean, Indonesian, Hebrew, Chinese Italian, and more; the word of God can be understood by all.