Glossolalia


Cryptography is a means of communication between two parties that alienates a third party from intercepting, interpreting or using the information transmitted for its own purpose. 

In the world of finance, cryptography is the system that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are run on to prevent tampering and equivocation.

But Cryptography, as  with all original ideas, has its origin in God. It’s the idea behind speaking in tongues; perfectly communicating with God in a world with so many demons. It is the language of Christ; spoken through the Holy Ghost in name of Jesus by the Church. 

In war, armies are compelled to use cryptography to communicate battle plans from one command to another with the sole aim of preventing the enemy from deciphering what’s being communicated.

 The Bible says that Satan, the enemy of all mankind, has certain administrative rights in this world. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, he is referred to as the god of this world. Ephesians 2:2 calls him the prince of the power of the air. It is no news that Satan is fluent in all human languages; accounting for significant portions the vocabulary in use today from Latin America to Vanuatu in Oceania. Listen to people talk and it’s not hard to hear Satan’s input in etymology.

The  very languages of men wreak of weakness and fear.

Speaking in tongues therefore provides a means to communicate with God without being eavesdropped on by the enemy. It is the conduit of refreshing by which Christians can rest, restrategize and rehash onslaughts against the wicked one.

1 Corinthians 14 elucidates how valuable speaking in tongues can be. Aside from being the dialect of God, it is a means  of thanking God in a way that’s most meaningful to Him. 

Speaking in tongues has a sanctifying effect on our physical bodies and  can also be a means of discerning the Lord’s specific mind about a matter that may not be covered by the scriptures when it wells up in prophecy. 

Most importantly, speaking in other tongues is vital to spiritual growth. Three scriptures attest to this immense benefit; making it one of the very important aspects of the Christian faith. Isaiah 28:9-11, 1 Corinthians 14:4 and Jude 20 all point to the value that speaking in tongues is. 

It isn’t a denominational phenomenon but a Biblical one. The original Greek translators called it, Glossolalia,  meaning, ‘the language of the tongue.’

 And in punctuating this piece, God himself endorsed speaking in tongues.

In Mark 16:17, Jesus said, “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;

Shalom!

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