How to Interpret Tongues

I was asked this question recently by one of our Partners/Members and I thought it was a great question. Enjoy.

How do we interpret our speaking in tongues?  I am seeking an answer to a problem. Thank you.

Interpretation of Tongues is a gift of the Spirit listed in the nine gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12. It operates like all the other gifts, by faith and as the Spirit wills. These 9 gifts don’t operate like the gift of the speaking in tongues or praying in tongues that we all receive when we are filled. Those words we can speak at anytime and all the time – He is always giving the utterance in an unending stream.

The gift of Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues in Chapter 12 are different.  They are distinct “gifts of the Spirit” just like a gift of healing or a word of wisdom. Therefore, the interpretation itself or the ability to interpret a tongue is a gift of the Spirit and is given, as He wills. Vs.11

The bible does say though, Pray that you may interpret. So, it is certainly available to us. I like to read that verse in this way: Pray, in a way that, ye may interpret. What do I mean by, in a way? I mean pray, In tongues, in a way, long enough and with the right kind of fervency, that your mind goes quiet and you know, when the things (that He gives) come floating up out or your spirit. You’ll know when you’re there. It’s a wonderful thing.

The gift of interpretation of tongues will usually operate when you are in the spirit – speaking in Tongues, ministering in the Spirit to others, etc. But, because this gift is given as He wills, we can’t just make it happen or work it like we do with “Speaking in Tongues as a prayer language” which we can work any time we desire. There’s a distinct difference. With our prayer language, He’s always giving us the utterance and ability to speak in other tongues we can do it right now.

As you are speaking in tongues (if the gift of Interpretation of Tongues is to begin operating in you) a knowing comes upon you. An inward knowing that says, “hey, that’s an interpretable tongue.” Somehow the tongue seemed different to you, something about it was weightier, it sounded different to your ear and inner-man and you recognized it was interpretable. That’s the beginning of the gift! That’s the unction that you are looking for to take the next step forward, which is to speak out the interpretation, by faith. You say, how do you do that? You won’t know how to do THAT until you first have the unction first.

When you have the unction or knowing – that it is an interpretable tongue – then you must step out and speak in faith, that which is given to you. Usually, it will be just a word or two and as you speak those words out in faith more words will come. This is what happens in services where a person “has” the gift of interpretation of tongues.

It can and does happen though in our everyday lives.

Example. One time I was under duress concerning a car I owned. It was nearing the end of its useful life and I needed to do something. I didn’t have the money to just buy a new one.  I really didn’t want to borrow money. I only had a few days to make something happen and I had people depending on me. God what am I going to do? What am I going to do? You know the situation.
So as I’m driving this car praying in tongues and asking God what am I going to do? All of a sudden my tongues changed, they sounded different, it was kind of like I was listening to them as an observer, rather than just speaking them forth like I always do, if that makes sense. 
Then I had the knowing that they were “interpretable tongues” so I took the next step and spoke out in faith that which came to me (out of my spirit by the Holy Spirit). “You won’t need to take out a loan. I have provided a car for you.”
Well, those words comforted me in that situation and caused a new faith to come on me not to worry but wait for the miracle. I had my answer!
A few days later a friend of my wife’s old school mate called and said they had a car that the lord had put on their heart to sow to us, if we would just drive down and pick it up. Glory to God!

Things like that do happen, just not all the time. And you can’t make it happen. If we could we would.

For every time I’ve had that kind of thing has happened to me, I’ve had a hundred just as miraculous things happen this way…
A better way. Or should I say a more common and every day way to know and get answers to problems.

BTW, if you don’t have the book, “How you can be led by the Spirit of God” by Kenneth E Hagin, I recommend it highly. I try to read through it at least once a year. I’ll quote a bit here for you.

pg.12 “I have learned through these many, many years. In every crisis of life I have learned to look to my spirit inside me. I have learned to pray in other tongues. While I am praying in other tongues, guidance comes up from inside me. This is because my spirit is active. My body is not active, my mind (my soul) is not active, but my spirit is active, and it is through my spirit that God is going to guide me. Sometimes I interpret what I am praying in tongues, and through the interpretation I receive light and guidance. But most of the time, that is not so. Most of the time, just while I am praying in tongues, from somewhere way down inside, I can sense something rise up in me, It begins to take shape and form. I cannot tell anyone mentally how I know it, because my understanding has nothing to do with it. But I know on the inside of me what to do.” Kenneth E. Hagin    ———–

I like to say this, Speaking in tongues is like taking a bucket and lowering it down into the well of your spirit. Speaking draws it up and out! (The answer you need or seek is in there.) As you continue speaking in tongues you draw out everything you need to succeed. The answer. The solution.

I have found – time and time again – that, while I am speaking in other tongues, revelation comes up. Or a word of knowledge. Or another gift of the Spirit will take form and manifest. In any case, the answer comes up in that bucket with the living water.

I put it this way, “if, every day, you were drawing water out of a well with a bucket and rope, every day, every day. Same bucket, same rope. Wouldn’t you know if something else came up in that bucket?” “Hey, what’s this shoe doing in my bucket, what’s this answer doing in my bucket?” It’s just like that.
Instead of just more water, your answer came out, too!– many times in the form of an interpretation of tongues, but more often simply just a “knowing” that you have what you were praying for and that it is taken care of. God moved on you behalf.
But, my main point here is that it came out of the same place, the same well.Praying in tongues helps us to not only locate where this well is, but also where these answers come from. And draws them out.

Heres an article I wrote on the subject, “Out of the Belly” 
“The answer you seek will come out of your mouth.”

Here’s also a video that touches on the subject.You Must Speak His Words into the Earth

I hope this helped.
Prosper,
A.J.Hemstrought

Knowing the Holy Ghost (it’s not heresy)

Knowing the Holy Ghost (it’s not heresy) by A.J.Hemstrought
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I’m here to influence you and the way you think about the Holy Ghost. If that’s not something you want – someone like me influencing you about who God is, and whether He’s in the earth, and whether He’s a person – then this isn’t the channel for you. Because if you stick around long enough, you will be convinced!

If you do want to know the Holy Ghost as God. If you do want to know Him in the earth. If you do want to know him as a person, then stay tuned. Subscribe to this channel. Like it! Because we’re going down this road.

The Holy Ghost is God in the earth today and you walk with Him by saying words. He is a person. He is in the earth. He is the One that Jesus sent. And He’s the One we’re supposed to get to know and to walk with.

Here are some questions that you must ask yourself and, frankly, get settled.

#1: Is the Holy Ghost God? Now, most people would say, “Yes.” They would just give a casual, “Yes, well, the Holy Ghost is God.”

#2: Is He in the earth? And again, yes. We preach – I have volumes on this – proving that the Holy Ghost is the part of the Godhead Who’s in the earth today.

#3: Is He a person? Is He a divine being, is He a divine “person?” Yes.

You have to ask yourself these questions. It matters! If He’s God and He’s a divine Person then you should be worshiping Him.

I’m here to help. I’m here to influence you in your thinking of whether Holy Ghost is God, whether He’s in the earth, and whether He’s a Person. That’s part of my job, it’s what I do, to influence you and the way you think about the Holy Ghost; and yes we will end up worshiping Him – if you knew him as God you would worship Him.

If you hear what I’m saying and the Holy Spirit starts to minister to you; and then you take that next step because you know He’s God, you know He’s in the earth, you know He’s a person (you should worship God) – if you knew Him as God you would worship Him – if you begin to worship Him, He will begin to rearrange your thinking so that you begin to walk with Him as God in the earth today, and life will be completely different.

I’m telling you, when you meet the Holy Ghost and you know – you have the realization that comes over you – that He is God, you have nothing else to do but worship Him, and learn how to walk with Him.

He the Holy Ghost is as much God as the Father is and Jesus is.

Let me just talk to you about this for a second – have you ever heard of the Apostles Creed? The Apostles Creed is something that all churches today have in their doctrine; this is very fundamental, and regardless of their individual beliefs – whether they believe in baptism, or tongues, or anything else – they still believe in this, do you understand? This is what you have to believe or you’re considered a heretic.

So listen here, the Apostles Creed:

“We believe in One God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible; and we believe in One Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, light of light, very God of very God, begotten – not made – being of one substance with the Father by whom were all things made…”

And it goes on here to talk about Jesus,

“Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. In the third day He rose again, according to the scriptures, and ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of the Father. From thence He shall come again.”

Now this right here – this is a doctrine that if you don’t
believe it you’re considered a heretic. You understand? So according to this, Jesus ascended into heaven, sitteth (sits, now, presently) at the right hand of the Father in heaven, and shall come again – which means He hasn’t yet. Where is He? Ah, He’s still in there!

“From thence He shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead whose kingdom shall have no end. And we believe in the Holy Ghost,” Here it is, “We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord,” This is your doctrine, “We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life,”

Can I say that? Can I call the Holy Ghost Lord?
“No, you’re a heretic!” No, I’m not a heretic.
“We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, Who

proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped.”

“We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord… Who is

worshiped.”
You can worship the Holy Ghost.
“The Holy Ghost, the Lord, is worshiped and

glorified, Who spake by the prophets.”
The Holy Ghost is a person. He’s a divine person, He is God as equal

to the Father and the Son, and He is to be worshipped; and frankly, you can call Him Lord.

The purpose of this Creed is to provide a doctrinal statement of correct belief and orthodoxy, and if you veer from it then you’re called a heretic. But here I am telling you that you should worship the Holy Ghost because He’s God in the earth today, and people would say that that’s heresy. They would consider me a heretic because I’m doing what the Word says to do, and what our Creed says to do. I’m worshiping the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life.

So, this is in everyone’s doctrine, and people that do
worship the Holy Ghost are often called heretics. I’m one who worships the Holy Ghost, and I’ve had people say that this is heresy. Is it heresy? Not at all.

Acts 24:14 – “But this I confess unto thee,
that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers.” The God of my fathers. Not only Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but the God of my fathers from 381AD. You understand? The God of our fathers of the faith.

So if you are one of us, a Holy Ghost worshiper – and there are more, and more, and more of us every day; more people coming into this understanding that the Holy Ghost is God and that you should worship Him – if you are one of us, a Holy Ghost worshiper, then you’re with a group of people who are correcting the wrong that we’ve been living under for so long, of calling the Holy Ghost a power, or an influence, or a force, or a feeling. We’re correcting it! Listen: we’re correcting it, and we’re calling the Holy Ghost God, and we’re worshiping Him – which enables us to fulfill the full dispensational authority of the Holy Ghost; it enables Him to fulfill the full dispensational authority that He’s been limited in. We’ve limited the Holy One.

Jude 1:3 – “It was needful for me to write unto you and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.” Is this making sense? “Well, brother, you sound contentious over this.” I am earnestly contending and pleading with you that you

receive the Holy Ghost as God, and know Him as a person. Worshiping the Holy Ghost is Orthodox. I’m not a heretic when I worship the Holy Ghost; you should do it too.

So, we’ve found that He is God, and He is in the earth. Yes! He’s the One in the earth. Is He a person? The Holy Ghost is not a force, He’s not an anointing – He’s a person. He is God; He is a person; He is in the earth – you should worship Him, and it’s orthodox to do so. I know it sounds strange because you haven’t been taught that, but that’s the fact; and that’s where we’ve missed it.

Your worship of Him increases His personhood towards you. I probably haven’t stressed this enough, but that’s one of the reasons that worship is so important. Yes, God wants your worship, but worship does something to you. When I sit there and I say, “I worship You Holy Ghost,” it does something to me – it says to me that the Holy Ghost is God, that He’s a person – and as I’m worshiping Him it solidifies that fact. If you will worship Him, His personhood will be revealed to you. If you will worship Him, He will come and meet you, and you will meet Him; He will look upon you; He’ll visit you.

How to Receive the Holy Ghost and Speak in Tongues (step by step)

How to receive the Holy Ghost and speak with other tongues (step by step). In this Video we will walk YOU through it. By the end of this message you will be able to “Speak with other tongues” and magnify God. Blessings. A.J.Hemstrought

From the text: “The purpose of this message is to have you meet the Holy Ghost as God and to begin to speak as He gives you utterance–which would be in other tongues. If you listen, by the end of this message that’s where you will be–receiving and speaking. Those of you who are hoping to be “filled with the Holy Spirit” and begin to “speak with other tongues”, stay tuned, we are going to walk you through the entire process, and by the end of this message you will have received.”

How to Receive the Holy Ghost and Speak in Tongues: Audio Only

Our Purpose and Mission

“Our mission is to get you to know the Holy Ghost as God in the earth today, and teach you how to walk with Him.”  A.J.Hemstrought

The Holy Ghost is God in the earth today and you walk with Him by saying words – speaking in agreement with His words. It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t matter if you are Catholic. It doesn’t matter if you are Protestant. It doesn’t matter if you are Orthodox. It doesn’t matter if you are Anglican. It doesn’t matter if you are Baptist. It doesn’t matter if you are: Southern Baptist, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Pentecostal Holiness, Word of Faith, Evangelical, Methodist, Calvinist, Mennonite, Presbyterian, Reformed, Anabaptist, Mennonite, Amish, Quaker, Assemblies of God, Church of God, Messianic, Full Gospel, Charismatic, Apostolic, Seventh Day Adventist, Non-denominational, Independent, Life Church, Rock Church, New Life Church, or a New Life Family Faith Church, etc. 

The “Society” (the Metropolitan Holy Ghost Society) is for everyone! I’m not telling you that you have to leave your denomination or your church.

Our job here at the Society is to get you to know the Holy Ghost as God in the earth today and teach you how to walk with Him. That’s what we do. Every week we are bringing you something else that helps you to know the Holy Ghost, that He is God. You understand? He is God in the earth today. The Father is in heaven and Jesus is at His right hand and they both sent the Holy Ghost to be in the earth. And the Holy Ghost… He’s in the earth TODAY! So, our job is to get you to know Him as God in the earth today and to walk with Him.

You can be a “Society Member”, you can belong to “the Society” and listen to these messages if you are any one of those various denominations – listed above. It doesn’t matter what your background, church, or denomination is. The realization has to come to you that the Holy Ghost is the Living God and that He is in the earth and how I get to walk with Him – by saying words. Our job is to introduce you to the Person of the Holy Ghost and to teach you how to walk with Him.

We minister to people from all over the world and from all denominations and we introduce them to the Holy Ghost and how to walk with Him.

It’s a message who’s time has come. 

A Word of Encouragement

Dear Holy Ghost Worshiper,
Your situation is not unique. There seem to be people all over the earth who are hungry for God and have no one to walk them through the process – of Knowing Him and walking with Him. I have learned over the years that this journey is a personal one and more often than not we must stand alone. Yet, you are not alone. I am here. You are there, but each of us is divinely connected whether here or there by the Living Holy Spirit (Who is God in the earth today). I can pray for you right now and He will touch you. By the way, He is pleased by your pursuit of Him!
When I say, “I Worship You Holy Ghost”, believe me, I stand alone… Not one of my ministry friends preach this message of Holy Ghost Worship, and I’ve been in the ministry for 30 years. Yet, daily worshiping the Holy Ghost is one of the greatest joys of my life! In fact, I’ve made more “spiritual progress” in that “room of Holy Ghost Worship” than in any other one thing. Praying in tongues would be a very close second.
Learn to worship the Holy Ghost and pray in tongues every day. Make a priority out of it. I recommend at least one hour daily. As you spend time using the words “I Worship You Holy Ghost” and spend time speaking in other tongues you are getting to know Him as God in the earth today. He will lead you. He will fill you. He will completely CHANGE YOU and how you think! If I can help in any way let me know. My e-mail can be found on under contacts. I also recommend this series:
Entering the Room of Holy Ghost Worship
A. J. Hemstrought
2 Corinthians 3:17-18

You have to LOVE Speaking in Tongues

THIS is THAT which WAS SPOKEN! –This is the pattern of how the Holy Ghost does things. Wouldn’t it be good to know HOW the Holy Ghost (Who is God in the earth today) does things? If you can learn how He does things, you can get into agreement with Him and have Him do things for you. When you start enjoying speaking in other tongues that’s when things come to you. You have to LOVE speaking in other tongues! I love the Holy Ghost, and speaking in tongues is one of the greatest joys of my life. A.J.Hemstrought

You have to… LOVE Speaking in Tongues (audio only)

The Ministry of the Prophet

The Ministry and Office of the Prophet
5 part series by A.J.Hemstrought

“It may seem like you’re floundering where you are at. That’s because you are supposed to! You’re not supposed to be where you are at. You’re supposed to be in a different place.
You’re supposed to be at a higher place. So, you are going to have to listen with the ears of your spirit; and the voice of the Lord will begin to talk to you; and begin to lift you up; and begin to put you as the person you are supposed to be; and begin to put you into the place you are called to be – from the foundation of the earth. God has made a way for you. God has set a place for you. God has put a position for you and you need to begin moving in that direction and begin to occupy it; and stand there; and be strong in the Spirit; and be the voice of victory in the place and position of authority that you are supposed to be in.”

Part One: How to Partner with the Office
Part Two: Benefiting from the Anointing
Part Three: Imparting and Teaching, (Impar-Teaching)
Part Four: Becoming Partners
Part Five: The Mouthpiece of God

Faith for Speaking with Tongues

This message will increase your faith in speaking with other tongues. Power will come after the speaking. Speaking with other tongues is God’s foremost method for you to have his will done in your life. It was His idea. It was His plan. In order for the Holy Ghost to do anything in the earth He must speak words. In order for Him to do anything in your life you must speak His words. Build your faith in Speaking with other Tongues. A J Hemstrought

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