"Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
(Genesis 11:9 KJV)
In the Holy Bible an interpreter may be of two kinds. He may be a translator, one who conveys the meaning of words spoken or written in one language to persons reading or speaking in another, and he can do this either orally or in writing. The other possibility is the interpreter may be one who interprets Bible prophecy by telling the meaning, significance, and understanding of prophetic dreams, visions, and messages of divine origin. Again, this could be written or spoken.
The confusion of man's language during the building of the Tower of Babel caused by man’s arrogance and at Our Awesome God’s command resulted in the human family becoming a multilingual race. This created the new professions of interpreter and translator. While the gift of interpretation was used by many as the years went by (Genesis 42:23 & 2 Chronicles 32:31 KJV), this gift was given to Jesus Christ's faithful disciples in 33 AD by the Holy Spirit to uplift the followers by teaching in their own languages (Acts 2:4-11). Other wonderful gifts were given to this group with instructions on how to use them.
Interpretation became more important as languages and visions changed. Some interpretations were false and self-serving.
We often over-look the instructions on how to use these gifts and how to identify those that are given by the Holy Spirit. Read 1 Corinthians 12 through 14 but read carefully verses 12:7 and 14:26-27. These tell you that if people don't understand or aren't uplifted, one should be silent. This gift is not for your glorification but for Our Awesome God's glory and honor. One’s ability to interpret is marvelous but it must be used wisely and with the understanding that it must glorify God, not us.
Like all gifts that Our Awesome God gives, from interpretation to pastoring to teaching to cleaning the church, we must do our best with the ones we have and not take them to use for any other purpose than for the glorification of God as He wants it done. If it is done any other way or for any purpose than God's, we will get in trouble eventually.
Come join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a program for children called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM.. We have a Prayer Meeting and Bible Study that meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday.
Flo & Bill