I Corinthians 14
I Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. We are to desire to prophesy! Why?
I Corinthians 14:3-4 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, (build up: wisdom, piety, holiness, happiness) and exhortation, (summons, import, consol, refresh), and comfort (to stimulate or calm). 4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
Paul in referring to the gift of tongues wishes for all to speak in tongues.
I Corinthians 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
The next verses 6-12 are explaining verse 5, if you have the gift of tongues you are to pray God will give you also interpretation of tongues also. vrs 13
I Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children (doing evil in ignorance), but in understanding be men. READ I Corinthians 3:1-5 Are you babies in Messiah or are you mature ready to receive the meat of the Word? Are you still a denomination or are you part of the Israel of God? Galatians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:12-13; Romans 11:24-26; We have been grafted into Israel, the commonwealth, by faith in Messiah who was of the tribe of Judah. READ HEBREWS CH. 10 New and living way!
I Corinthians 14:21 / Isaiah 28:11-12 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith Yahuweh.
This is God himself speaking to His people but they will not hear.
I Corinthians 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 23-25 is explaining the importance in the assembly of prophecy. Verse 26; How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
This is why in Hebrews 10:25 you are not to forsake the assembly of believers. It is to edify one another.
The rest of this chapter is explaining procedure of how to, verse 39-40 says: Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40Let all things be done decently and in order.
I ask you, do you reverence God? Do you deny Paul’s teaching? If you do; you are an enemy to the cross of the Christ. If you’re a pastor who teaches against these things you deny the ministry of the Holy Spirit and Yahuweh will deal with you.
Father I pray for your mercy on these men, Holy Spirit I pray that You break the ignorance of these false teachers and they are humbled before You, that Your people be edified.
Halle lu YAH