The Lord expects every lukewarm fence rider to either be a believer who accepts the Gospel message and Christ Jesus 100% or rejects the Gospel message and Christ Jesus 100%. There is no middle ground—no compromising. Thus, those individuals who claim to be Christians yet are living their lives halfheartedly and powerlessly need to get off the fence and either firmly declare that they will be FOR (hot; brotherly, sisterly, friendly) or AGAINST (cold; antagonistic, unreceptive; apathetic) Christ Jesus. The bottom line is that either Christ Jesus is indeed every believer’s EVERYTHING, or He is nothing to any believer!
The old adage about ignorance being bliss is not absolutely true, and, as such, was not a credible excuse in my case. Whereas I once did believe wholeheartedly in this expression, I now, on a spiritual footing, have to disagree with those people who believe “ignorance is bliss” is a “wise” saying. Not knowing who God is, not knowing His covenanted promises that He has made with His people, not knowing how He operates in His people’s lives, and not knowing how He expects His people to operate in this world, according to His Word, is ignorance that does not promote happiness.
Speaking in “tongues” is basically a supernatural act, which means it belongs to the realm of “signs and wonders.” Nevertheless, believers do benefit from speaking in “tongues.” For this reason, it is important for believers to understand that the “tongues” spoken on the Day of Pentecost set the stage for two miracles to happen: (1) a supernatural speaking miracle, “and” (2) a supernatural hearing miracle.