Inspired By GOD

SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL

THE HIDDEN MEANING

People near a memorial for the shooting victims outside a Tops grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., last May. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

INTRODUCTION

     In theses next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe refers to the language that a person acquires in early childhood because it is spoken in the family and/or it is the language of the region where the child lives. Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower shoes top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. Genesis 11: 1-9 NKJV

Biblical Word

     TONGUES – Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and some who do not understand or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind? But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” 1 Corinthians 14: 22-25 NIV

Reference

     Isaiah 28: 11-13 – If you won’t listen to me, then God will use foreigners speaking some strange-sounding language to teach you a lesson. He offered rest and comfort to all of you, but you refused to listen to him. That is why the LORD is going to teach you letter by letter, line by line, lesson by lesson. Then you will stumble with every step you take. You will be wounded, trapped, and taken prisoner. GNT

Significance

     Biblical Languages (Any of the Languages Utilized in the Original Writings of the Bible) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe commonly use the term ‘native speaker’ to describe someone who grew up speaking languages utilized in the Original Writings of the Bible, and who is full proficient in that language. I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.

December 4, 1913 – April 8, 2011

In Dedication to: Mrs. Lue Emma Porter (Aunt Doll)

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