Looking at other texts we come to the same conclusion. “He said to me, ‘Son of man, stand up on your feet.” “The Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet.” “Then the Spirit lifted me up.” “The hand of the Lord was upon me there, and He said to me, ‘Get up and go’”. “Then the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet.” “Then the Spirit lifted me up.” “The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Stand up!’” “Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, ‘Stand up in front of everyone.’” Ezekiel 2:1, 2; 3:12, 22, 24; 11:1; Joshua 7:10; Mark 3:3. My dear friend, don’t be fooled. Jesus came to give us a new Spirit. The old one has bound us down to sin far too long. God wants to free us up from the spirit of animalistic behavior. He wants to give us a Spirit of freedom, dignity and self-control. Get up and get out of those churches that are binding you down to sin. The tongues of Acts are just that, tongues that spoke different languages of the world. At the time of Pentecost thousands of Jews from “every nation under heaven” were in Jerusalem. The disciples did not have time to learn all their languages. God provided them with the ability to speak their tongues: languages. That is all it is. It is not important for salvation in any aspect. If it was, Adam would have had to speak in tongues. Elijah would have spoken in a babbling tongue. John the Baptist and Jesus would be recorded as having spoken in babbling tongues. But the God who hears us before we speak doesn’t even need us to speak. How would a “deaf and dumb” person be saved otherwise? Two more aspects about “tongues”. If those “tongues” are not teaching the teachings of Jesus: Stop sinning, be perfect and keep the Ten Commandments in order to earn your eternal life, they are not of God. This book is written in “tongues”, the tongues of those who speak English. It is of the Spirit of God because this “tongue” teaches you the teachings of Jesus. “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love…” (1 Corinthians 13:1). Remember, Love is the keeping of ALL the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 11:1). The second aspect is, “We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.” Acts 5:32. Those who claim they are of God and “have the Spirit” but are not obeying the Ten Commandments do not have the Spirit of God. It is just that simple. (2 John 1:8-11). No, the teaching of Jesus is, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:7, 6. Jesus and Jesus only. Don’t let a church, a minister, a pastor or a priest try to tell you “what it means”. Jesus has already done that. If those people don’t agree with Jesus have nothing to do with them. They are not of God. Prayer is a special time for Christians. It is a time when we can come into the presence of God and let it all out. He has a big shoulder to lean on. A large ear to hear. Let me give you two personal experiences of prayer. I could give hundreds but these two might help you. A friend in prison who was studying with me and had accepted the truth became sick. He came and asked if I had anything to take the pain away. I told him I did not but that I would give him what I had. I placed my hands on his head and quietly asked Jesus to heal him. He came back about a half hour later and told me that he was no longer sick. Another time I was studying at a table on the dorm floor. We were asked to go to our bunks or go outside so the floor could be cleaned. I decided to go outside. When I got outside it was raining. I turned around to go back in but the door had closed. I did not want to get wet. I raised my hand to Jesus and asked Him to stop the rain until the door opened. The rain stopped over our yard, the clouds rolled away and the stars came out. When the door opened an hour later the rain poured down again. Thank you Jesus. James 5:16.