Question of the Day: Is It Possible To Write In Tongues

I have often heard and witnessed people speaking in tongues.  However as I scour the internet and other blogs I often see where people have written in tongues.  Is this possible?  Where in scripture does it indicate that tongues can be written and read by us?

If you have any thoughts or answers please let me know.  I have never seen where anyone has been able to write and read in tongues.  Was English even a language in Biblical days?  If not then how can we transcribe this Spiritual gift into everyday letters, sounds and words?  There is scripture in Acts that says that when they spoke in tongues all in each language represented there all understood in their own language.  There is also passage in Corinthians where Paul speaks of the gifts of the Spirit but each time that I have seen it mentioned in the Bible it has been spoken not written.  thoughts?

Looking forward to getting your responses.

Be Blessed,

RiverAngel42

Acts 2:1-13

1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. 5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs–in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

1 Corinthians 12:6-11

6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

1 Corinthians 14:2-5

2For those who speak in a tongue do not speak to other people but to God; for nobody understands them, since they are speaking mysteries in the Spirit. 3On the other hand, those who prophesy speak to other people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 4Those who speak in a tongue build up themselves, but those who prophesy build up the church. 5Now I would like all of you to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. One who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

33 Comments

  • The Gift

    God gave me the gift of speaking in tongues and writing in tongues. I have journals filled with it. It is not written in english. I’m not sure of the language. I have yet to get it translated.

    • Anonymous

      I have also been given this gift and the knowledge that there are indeed others who are writing in this beautiful language. I have been searching for someone who shares this gift. I can translate if it is similar.

      • Kavik

        Hello,

        I’m a Linguist and would like to see some examples of written ‘tongues’ and, if you have it, supposed accompanying translations/interpretations.

        The only glossolaia (‘tongues’) I have ever seen written is the so-called Light Language which is a non-Christian glossolalia .

    • Hi I also received the gift of speaking in tongues.FIRST I actually sang in tongues and prayed firstly they sounded Russian then as I grew stronger in my faith I wrote in my own alphabet things that could be translated to Hebrew and Aramaic.However sometimes I am afraid to use this gift for I do not know of anyone who also writes in tongues.Just like you I have a notebook were I started to write in my alphabet but in tongues but more recently out of nowhere I started writing in hebraic characters with no previous knowledge and even if I had seen something smilier it always turn s out to be a word with a legit meaning. The last time this happened was tonight.I thought I would just draw some characters cause I felt lead to it but that it would have no meaning however one word I could easily translate it meant guard other times it makes sense but there sometimes when I mistake on letter. still though I feel happy once I can translate I also feel fear because this does not happen to anyone around me and it is odd enough too sing in a prayer language then actually writing in it and having it make some sort of sense.leaves me perplexed and wondering if this is from god or the enemy.i believe it is from god because He has given beautiful words of people in the Bible that otherwise I would not know naturally and has caused me to know their meaning.

  • karen vaughn

    In recent days I found myself writing in tongues. It happens when I don’t have words to describe how I feel. I put the pen on the paper and pray and write- then cry. I feel something come out of my gut and a lot of relief. Does anyone else write in tongues? I really never heard of it before it happened to me.

  • Niya

    Wow I’ve been looking for answers to this for over 10 years now. I first experienced this 12 years ago and could not find one single thing online about it. This is blessing me to know that others have experienced the same gift. I can’t translate but I do see symbols that appear to be Arabic/Aramaic as well. I have been hesitant to share these journals though.

  • Kathy M

    Yes I also write in tongues not sure what language it is I believe it very old, I gotten the gift about eight years ago! Not sure why God would give it me. It means a lot to me he would choice me for I am sure who to tell.

  • Kavik

    I suspect the reason why the manifestation of languages (‘gift of tongues’) was only something spoken was because in Paul’s time, most people could neither read nor write in their own language, let alone a foreign one.

    Paul also recognizes translation (‘interpretation’) as being separate because in his day, all readings in the temple as well as any teaching, prophesies, prayers, etc. were required to be rendered in Hebrew, not Aramaic (though Greek was slowly gaining acceptance as an alternative to Hebrew in certain areas).

    The way this was typically done was that the ‘teacher’ (usually a rabbi) would speak/read in Hebrew and a person standing near him would translate what was said into Aramaic (or Greek as the case may be). This translator had a specific title, but it escapes me at the moment. This idea of someone speaking and someone else translating is one of the reasons why speaking a language and translating (“interpreting”) a language were considered two separate things in Jewish culture even though they go hand-in-hand.

    Thus we see two separate manifestations – languages (“tongues”) and translation (“interpretation”).

    • V.Lo

      I can also have this gift. I have been practicing it for a couple of years now. I knew in my spirit that there are others who share this gift, but have had the hardest time finding someone to talk to about it. I’m curious if it’s the same or a different dialect. It’s amazing how God works isn’t it?

  • V.Lo

    May I see a sample of your friend’s writing? I’ve been practicing writing in tongues for a few years now and am curious to see if its the same dialect.

  • ALAN BOWMAN

    At this present time I am wanting to use the internet to reach other countries ( therefore other languages and it can mean unlearned alphabets too ! ) To write a simple ” Arise and Shine ” in Bulgarian took Google Translate and the use of an iPhone with an additional Bulgarian alphabet . Long winded . Then last night I had a dream about writing and I said to someone ” I sometimes speak in tongues ” . praying later God reminded me of Roberts Liardon mentioning a woman in the USA who in Asuza Street or later was 1) baptized in the Holy Spirit 2) Spoke perfect Cantonese 3) COULD WRITE CANTONESE ( a different alphabet ) . As a result they sent her to be a missionary in that part of the world .
    At the beginning , Day of Pentecost , they spoke in KNOWN LANGUAGES recognised by those visiting Jerusalem . We think of speaking in tongues as meaning ” a completely unknown tongue ” . But Paul speaks of ” tongues of MEN and angels . What you have faith for will determine what you receive . If one person can write in an UNLEARNED EARTHLY LANGUAGE that will be a great asset for spreading the gospel …… what a resource to win mobile phone contacts in a foreign country and MESSAGE THEM IN A TONGUE GIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT . ” Is anything too difficult for me ! ” .

Leave a Reply