Isn't speaking in tongues proof of the indwelling of the Holy
Spirit? Otherwise how can we know if He dwells in us?
We can't assure that one has received
the indwelling of the Holy Spirit just because they speak in tongues.
Even demon-possessed people can speak in tongues. You should know
that devils could make people speak in strange tongues fluently
under the name of Jesus Christ.
If we say that speaking in tongues
is proof of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, then this is definitely
incorrect from a biblical standpoint and puts us into the sin of
blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:30 says, "Do
all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?"
Because the Holy Spirit is God's Spirit, He can by no means be with
sin and neither can He dwell in a person who has sin in his heart.
We should not believe that one has
received the Holy Spirit just because he speaks in tongues, but
should first examine if he has received the forgiveness of sin by
believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. If someone
thinks that he has received the Holy Spirit just because he has
some kind of special experience, such as speaking in tongues, it
could be that he is being tricked by a shrewd deception of Satan
(2 Thessalonians 2:10). The Holy Spirit is a gift that is given
by God to people who have received the forgiveness of sin through
In answer to the second question, the
Holy Spirit is God Himself and the Spirit of truth. Therefore, He
works together with the gospel of the water and the Spirit. He does
not work according to human will. He leads sinners to believe in
the gospel of the water and the Spirit, teaches the truth to the
righteous, and also quietly preaches the gospel, which is God's
will, together with them. He doesn't come on people with fire-like
emotions or irresistible vibration of bodies. God gave the Holy
Spirit to the righteous, whose sins were blotted out by obeying
the true gospel of the water and the Spirit. He taught them that
they have become God's children. The Holy Spirit testifies in the
hearts of the righteous that they have become sinless and completely
righteous through the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
Therefore, if someone speaks in tongues
but still has sin his heart, the spirit in him is definitely not
the Holy Spirit, but the spirit of Satan. If you want to have the
indwelling of the Holy Spirit in your heart, you should believe
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Then the Lord will bless
you with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.