When we lived in Muskogee years ago there was a church that offered classes on speaking in tongues. I had a friend that was a member of that church and we’d always have a friendly debate about that. He finally joined the baptize church but always informed me he could speak in tongues.
Back in the day when the men of God spoke in tongues, they spoke to others in their own dialect. They were not unknown tongues, they were languages that were understood.
Ephesians 5:18 says, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the spirit.” Have you ever been around a drunk man. He seems to have more power and he certainly is more talkative.
Perhaps many of us need the filling of the Holy Spirit today to make us more talkative, not to speak in an unknown tongue which does no go to the hearer, but power to speak the gospel to others. This is the kind of tongues movement we need in this day and time. Let’s use our tongues today to spread the good news instead of gossip!