Lesson 09 - Interpreting Your Tongues
By: Colette Toach
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Apostle Colette Toach

Seven Ways to Hear God Prophetically

Lesson 09: Interpreting Your Tongues

Lecturer: Apostle Colette Toach

Have you had a desire to move into not just giving a prophecy, but to interpreting tongues? The problem with learning is that you can make a mistake and hey, a prophet faces enough rejection as it is without having to make mistakes that others will pull out and use against you!

In the Prophetic Courses offered by AMI (www.apostolic-movement.com) we teach our students how to practice the gifts of the spirit, by using themselves as the guinea pigs! In this way if you make a mistake, only you will notice and it also saves the person that you would speak incorrectly over.

If you would take this one simple principle and practice in your prayer closet, before stepping out and speaking over others, when you finally do get the chance to step out, you will be confident, anointed and ready to be used of the Lord, having gone through all the baby steps on your own.

At first you might feel a bit strange prophesying and interpreting to yourself in the quiet of your own room, but press on, because you are not only learning to flow in the gifts, but it will also draw you closer to the Lord and give you a keener spiritual ear. It is hidden and in the secret that you will learn to stand in boldness as a prophet, not out in the crowd where everyone is watching you.

Learn to find your feet and to flow in the spirit before you stand in the local church and speak. Let it be that the first time you stand to speak a word publicly, you are so confident and anointed, that it looks like you have been doing it for years!

Below is an exaample on how to interpret his tongues. I encourage you to apply this principle as a project this week and to note your progress. You might be surprised to find out how much fresh revelation you receive from the Lord!

Example

Book: The Prophetic Ministry (From The Way of the Prophet series)
Chapter: Signs of the Prophetic Calling

Prophetic Ministry (Interpreting Your Tongues)

I remember hearing a lady tell me once, "You know, in my private prayer time I pray in tongues and then I interpret my own tongues."

I thought, "Fanatic! She's deceived, overemotional, getting carried away."

But the Lord was saying to me, "I want you to do that."

I said, "But Lord, that's a flaky thing. I mean, folks getting their own revelations? The Bible says that the gifts are given for the building up of the Body. If you are going to reveal something to me, surely it is for somebody else?"

The Lord said, "Are you not part of the Body?"

So I tried it. I prayed in tongues then interpreted, "Behold says the Lord, I am with you to lead you along the way." I thought, "Hey, that sounds pretty good." I prayed more tongues. "And you shall not be afraid, but you shall do exactly what I tell you to do, says the Lord. And I will take you by the hand and I will show you exactly which way to go."

Did I make that up? I do not have a clue, but I just began to do it. I began to pray in tongues and then pray in English whatever came to my mind.

Eventually it came to the place where I found that I would always pray in tongues when I was alone and then sometimes I would pray in English. I remembered an incident once from our family prayer meeting, where I prayed in tongues and somebody else then prayed in English. My late Dad who often understood my tongues in the Spirit, started to laugh and he said, "Do you know what? He just prayed in English what you prayed in tongues."

I began to realize that sometimes we are interpreting without even being aware of it, because when you pray in the Spirit, you are praying what the Spirit has inspired you. And when you pray in the Spirit in the natural language you are still praying what the Spirit has inspired you. I found that I could now pray in tongues and pray in English. And I understood what Paul was saying. He said, "I will pray with my spirit and I will pray with my understanding. I will sing with my spirit and I will sing with my understanding."

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