He Speaks All Languages
Wisdom's Corner
He Speaks All Languages

Mithridates, the renowned king of Pontus and Bithynia, who was vanquished in war by Pompey, understood the languages of the five and twenty nations which he had under his dominion; he never conversed with the men belonging to these nations through an interpreter, but spoke with each in his own tongue just as fluently as if he had been a native of the same state. (Short Tales and Anecdotes From Ancient History by William Smith, 1866, p.50)

God through prophecy had promised to send His Son. He had promised that His Son would bring a way so that all men could come to Him. Before Christ ascended back to heaven, he told the apostles to go to Jerusalem and wait there. He would send the Holy Spirit.

On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came down upon the apostles. In Acts 2:4 we read, "And they all were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." Then in verse 8 we read that all the people listening said, " And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?" This was the first outward sign that God was communicating with all men with His new covenant.

God is Creator of all the world. He created man. He gave men different languages at the Tower of Babel. God can speak every language. He not only can speak the languages, he understands the languages. So it does not matter what language anyone speaks, God can understand him when he prays to Him.

I am glad that we have a God that can understand us, no matter what language we are praying with. He is not like some man - made gods that only speak one language. He is the All Powerful God.

Keep reading your Bible. Study it so that you know how to obey God. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2002

Published by The Old Paths Bible School