The Real Evidence of the Holy Spirit is Not Tongues

The Real Evidence of the Holy Spirit is Not Tongues

October 17, 2019 100 By William Hollis


Many Pentecostals and charismatics claim that
spiritual gifts are the evidence of the Holy Spirit, but is that really what the Bible
tells us? It’s time to UNLEARN the lies. UNLEARN Hey, welcome to UNLEARN. My name is Lex, and I’d like to invite you
to join us each week as we UNLEARN the lies and dig deeper into the truth of God’s Word. If you like this video, be sure to subscribe
and click the bell icon to be notified when we post new content. Now, let’s get started. I’m sure you’ve heard people say the evidence
of the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues, or some other spiritual gift, but that’s not
what the Bible says. The Bible actually warns us about false prophets
who will do signs, wonders, and miracles but they will lead people astray. “If there arises among you a prophet or a
dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes
to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’ — which
you have not known — ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words
of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know
whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and
fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast
to Him.” – Deuteronomy 13:1-4 Did you catch that? False prophets can do signs and wonders. One great example of this is when Pharaoh’s
magicians were able to reproduce many of the signs that Moses did. They were not working in the Holy Spirit,
but they were able to mimic the signs that Moses. This is why the Bible tells us to test the
spirits. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but
test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out
into the world.” – 1 John 4:1 Yeshua warned us that false prophets would
be able to do signs and wonders, and there is a possibility they might even deceive the
elect. “For false christs and false prophets will
rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” – Matthew 24:24 It’s scary to think that God’s people might
be led astray by false prophets, and Yeshua also warns us not to be deceived even when
people come in His name claiming that He is the Messiah. “And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take
heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, I am
the Messiah, and will deceive many.” – Matthew 24:5 These false prophets even call Him Lord, and
claim they are doing wonders in His name, but in reality, they don’t even know Him. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’
shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many
wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never
knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” – Matthew 7:21-23 These false prophets practice lawlessness,
and do not do the will of the Father. If these false prophets can do signs and wonders,
then we cannot claim that such things are the evidence of the Holy Spirit. Most pentecostals claim that speaking in tongues
is the sign of the Holy Spirit, but numerous pagan cults practiced a form of tongues. In fact, it was quite common in pagan temples. For example, the Dionysian cults, the Prophetess
of Delphi, and the maidens of Bacchus all practiced a form of ecstatic language. The cults of Osiris, Mithra, and Eleusian
all practiced ecstatic tongues, claiming them to be supernaturally induced languages. Even the Greek philosopher Plato referred
to a number of people who spoke in tongues while they were praying. Therefore, we cannot say that speaking in
tongues is the evidence of the Holy Spirit. So, what is? Listen to what Yeshua had to say about this
topic. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you
in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn-bushes or
figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit,
but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can
a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is
cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” – Matthew 7:15-20 The evidence of the Holy Spirit is the fruit
not the gifts. If you are walking in the Spirit, you’ll produce
the fruit of the spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22-23 If a person’s not producing the fruit of the
Spirit, then they’re not walking in the Holy Spirit, because you’ll know them by their
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