Mystery Of Unknown Tongues
The Governing Body Of God
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts], but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth [him]; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men [to] edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them [is] without signification. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh [shall be] a barbarian unto me. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 1 Corinthians 14:1-15
What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:36-40
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. John 16:7-11
After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and [one] sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and [there was] a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne [were] four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast [was] like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast [was] like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about [him]; and [they were] full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:1-11
“The Age of the Kingdom. Beheld the Throne of the Lord high above in the hill called Mount Zion, holy and with the full accompaniment of ministering spirits and choirs. The Throne and the Throne room was seen as though it were a giant loaf of bread, living with the parts of the bread in animation and fully alive with the life of the ages within it. They that had overcome and who were now servants of the Lord would break off pieces of this bread and take it out unto the nations in the earth, those who had come into the Kingdom of God in this age that is dawning and who would be found as being “taught” the righteous and holy way of the Lord. As the Overcomers took this bread out in pieces unto the nations they would ingest it and would come into the same life that was found in the bread. When they did they were taught by that same bread the life of the Lord, they were not found lax in understanding or knowing the life of the Lord by ingesting this bread. No one in the nations was exempted from taking part in eating this bread and being enlightened by it, all were included in this as the whole of the earth was filled with this bread from end to end, there was no lack, all had enough and to spare of this bread of life which was shown as the Throne of the Lord.”
“As the Overcomers took this bread out unto the nations they spoke with a new language, a new tongue in a language that had not been in the earth before; it was a language that originated from the Throne of God and the mouth of God. It was a language that was pure and holy and had no taint or grounding in the world of men for it was a heavenly new language. As the Overcomers fed bread to the nations they also spoke this language and the nations came into the life of the Lord by both the bread and the language, the bread enlightening their eyes, the language enlightening their understanding. It was so that as the bread was ingested and the language heard that all mankind came into great joy and peace in the earth and in the world of men because of the pure holiness of this vocabulary, there was no mixture, it was pure and without duality. At first the language was used to instruct the nations as to the righteous standard of God, but as time went by the language became worship back unto the Father and to the Christ and to the power of His salvation. His salvation became also an object of worship as was His person so that the Lord in a continuance was exalted amongst the nations alone as the great savior of mankind and as the ruling entity in the age that had now come to the earth. Great honor is bestowed upon the Overcomers who receive this language, it is a language of heaven that has not been heard in the earth before. As I beheld this I saw four beasts with 4 heads and 4 faces each before the Throne crying HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD GOD ALMIGHTY WHICH WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME, THE WHOLE EARTH IS FULL OF YOUR GLORY. As they cried these words I recognized that it was this new language and that it was indeed the same language now spoken by the Overcomers who had gone forth to feed the nations with food, light and understanding.”
“At His right hand stood The Lord Jesus Christ as the great intercessor of the sheep, interceding continually for His lambs. I saw Jesus as He stood there in the midst of this billowing fire. He wore a white garment covered with a purple robe which I knew to be His righteous character and nature, the purity of who He is as a person. There was to the left side of the Throne an area wherein was a great room, but on the side of the room a small door. The door was bright, it was as though it were transparent off to the side of this room. Jesus walked from the right hand of the Father to the door and opened it and entered into another room on the other side of it, a much smaller room but its walls were transparent so that I could see through the walls and see Jesus inside the room. He had Angels attend to Him and they placed above and over the purple robe of righteousness another robe it was a new robe. I say these words in prophecy, I saw this in real time, it was another new robe that was placed upon Jesus. The robe was of pure white with blood red embroidered work which covered over it in a pattern that was very beautiful. The pattern of the embroidery had no starting point and no ending point, it was an embroidery that encompassed the entire new robe and had in it no ending of the embroidery nor any beginning of the embroidery. The garment covered over the purple robe but the purple robe was never hidden by it, the new robe was very bright in its color of blood red embroidery on white, but it was also transparent to see the righteousness of Christ beneath it. Once the robe was on Jesus, He turned and exited the room. As He did a great host of Angels in a choir and a great multitude of people before the Throne began to sing in high worship and with great joy. As Jesus came forth from the room and as He walked back to the right hand of the Father, the age of the Kingdom of God known as the “millennial” age of Christ began in not only the earth, but in the entire cosmos itself. The entire world of man and of the creation of the universe turned time and entered into the time of the long awaited for Kingdom of God.”
“As I continued to stand upon the paved work beholding the Throne set in the billowing fire I saw before the Throne seven lamps of fire which were the seven spirits of God. As the millennial age began in the world of man I saw the flames from each of these lamps increase in size and go out as though it were a thick haze of fire. The seven separate fires from the seven separate lamps came together as one fire from seven lamps. The fire rose slightly, then went forth into the world of men. This has never been before, it was a new motion of the spirit of the Lord in the earth and it was not even done in the original creation. The fire went forth and filled the entire world of man with fire. All the systems of men were burnt and destroyed, but at the same time the fire preserved the souls of men and of nations unto itself to become part of the Lord’s Kingdom in the earth, they that would be ruled by the Lord and kept by the Lord in that age that is dawning. The fire confirmed to the world of men that God had begun to reign now in men’s lives and that this reign was complete and thorough and was not lacking in any measure and that men had come to this place in time where they would see now wars to cease and economies to cease and factions to cease and death to cease all in the space of time in which the flame of fire went forth filling the earth with the seven spirits of God, which flame was in existence in the earth throughout the entire age of the Kingdom of God.”
Confirming yet again, none of the writings in the mystery series on unknown tongues forbids any to speak, intercede, interpret or prevent speaking in other tongues by the Holy Spirit. It is still a gift of the spirit, a working of the spirit therefore welcome. At the same time it must also be understood that tongues is but an earnest of something greater. It is not a gift one has to be envied of another nor does it set any other person in a higher place than those who do not have such experiences. However, the promise of the Lord is to turn to the earth a pure language, a language which has not been before, a language which is not restricted by those who do know the gift and those who do not know the gift, the pure language will in time be spoken by all. The pure language HAS NOT YET BEEN. No one can say that they now possess the pure language which will accompany the Kingdom age in the earth. But it will happen.
The following is to be taken as prophecy.
Remember that “Separation unto the Lord = a target for spiritual war.” When one walks in the gifts of the spirit no matter what they are, they do so in a separated state. Gifts of the spirit are used to comfort and edify the body of Christ and they can be found in group or gathered assemblies, but when the Lord begins to move on a person to bring them into the deeper things of the spirit, they will find themselves being “separated” from others. The areas of comfort and rest one knew before can be shaken to the core in place of a greater longing for the higher truths and promises of the Lord found in scripture. The gifts in and of themselves are righteous, but they are only part down payments of something far greater, and that includes speech in other tongues.
Understanding is needed to see how the Lord works in the gifts and in tongues. These things freely flow when one is in an assembly where everyone is doing it. But just as soon as the heart is drawn to come closer to the Lord, the gifts seem to wane, the assemblies once loved and cherished become boring and the fellowship one once had with other people becomes strained and harder than it was before. The Lord begins to draw a person into a deeper walk and they suddenly find themselves cut off, alone, separate and without much in the way of sideways fellowships. The things they once moved in concerning gifts begin to wane and they are left wondering what went wrong? In reality, the Lord is moving them into greater heights in His life and spirit and that which they once had becomes ground they can no longer walk in. Our thoughts are that we may have strayed or gone into deception or delusion or that the Lord is somehow angered with us when we suddenly find ourselves alone and out of our normal place of rest and peace. The entire apple cart so to speak is turned over and we find that we end up stripped, scourged, smitten and beaten, that our emotions cannot be trusted as they oppose the promises found in scripture, yet the emotions begin to play on the mind and one thinks that they have fallen out of love with God or favor with God. This all happens for two reasons.
First, so that God can draw them out of their safety zone and into a deeper walk with Him, which requires separations. And two, that this proves that the gifts of the Holy Spirit given during the age of the church are only in part, they are not in full. Something much greater is yet to come.
Now lest any think I blaspheme by stating that the gifts are only in part, I would ask you to think of one thing when using the gifts or speaking in tongues. How is it that your “mind” can “decide” when to use a gift? Whence comes the “unction of spirit” to use a gift? The early disciples in the upper room spoke as the spirit gave them utterance. How is it that one speaks when their mind is engaged? I have learned in my walk with the Lord in the deeper things that any engagement of my thinking mind becomes an area of resistance to the Lord, not compliance with the Lord. My mind trips up and confuses what is truth from error and it decides of its own volition to be used to “decide” when to walk in a gift. At the same time I remember speaking in tongues by the unction of spirit when intercession or a need presented itself and before I could think it the Holy Ghost was already praying through me in other tongues. Even with that experience numerous times, IT WAS STILL ONLY IN PART. I still had the ability to use my natural thinking mind to control the actions of spiritual gifts.
When the fullness of the Lord comes to us and the much more greater manifestations of spirit cause the in part gifts to fall away, then things concerning the mind will be much different. The mind at that point will put on firmly, and in a communion body, the mind of the living Christ. Before then it will still be in part gifts with interjected thoughts from the natural mind, after the mind thinking will be Christ’s mind and the gifts will give way to full measures of the power of God through spiritual manifestations.
The Overcomers will be granted the right to sit with Christ upon the Throne ruling and reigning with Him WITHOUT their natural thinking minds. Their minds will, like the partial gifts of the spirit, give way to Christ’s mind and full measures of the manifested spirit of the Lord in power and in glory. The world of men will tire of their silver and their gold and their savings and money and all they have worked to possess and they will instead come to the Overcomers to receive the “true riches”. When the full measure of the spirit of the Lord comes to the Overcomers swallowing up the partial gifts with the fullness of what God has purposed, then and only then will the Overcomers not use their natural carnal minds to think about God or God’s way. The carnal mind at that point, at the point of receiving the glorified body, will give way completely to the absolute perfect mind of the living Christ. The carnal mind will not just be swallowed up of the mind of Christ, it will exist no more in the Overcomers as it once did. The actual manifestation of the physical body into a deathless body will also happen in the thinking mind. Three areas will be glorified at His coming. The physical body will become immortal, the mind will become Christ’s mind, and the soul, which is the emotional make up of a person, will become perfect emotion not motivated by natural carnal thoughts, but motivated and maintained at all times by the power of the passion of the Lord for His creation.
The mystery of unknown tongues is that the greater unknown tongue, the best unknown tongue, the highest unknown tongue, the tongue of the new language given to the Overcomers first then all the world of men, that tongue alone will be CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD. Every soul in heaven or on the earth or under the earth will UNDERSTAND WITH A NEW MIND THE TONGUES BEING SPOKEN TO THEM. So then that which was a mystery before is a mystery no longer. It is a complete REVELATION OF THE VOCABULARY OF THE FATHER. Overcomers! This is the first thing which will come to you at the process of glorification! A NEW LANGUAGE. And this language will swallow up the gift of other tongues along with all the other gifts! A pure language, the language of the Army of the Lord! The language of the Father! The language of all they that will enter this Kingdom in this world and this Dear Overcomers, is right in front of us!
To be continued……………
Kenneth B Visscher