Holy Spirit



4. The fact that you say that it is not lawful to sing songs to the Holy Spirit has bewildered me. Does this mean that he who sings with other tongues does not praise the Lord? I don’t think that singing with other tongues is humanly possible. Could it be a gift of the Spirit to praise God alone?



Brother, you have misunderstood both the question and the answer I gave. Because if you read carefully both the question and the answer, you will see that I did not say at all that to sing songs with (or by) the Holy Spirit is not biblical, but I said that it is not biblical to sing songs to the Holy Spirit. To sing with the Spirit, that is to say, to sing with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, is perfectly biblical, in that the Scripture speaks of this singing with the Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:15). This is a supernatural ability a believer receives when he is baptized with the Holy Spirit. However, since a believer sings with the Spirit, his songs are not addressed to the Holy Spirit but to God, for Paul says that he who speaks in a tongue speaks to God (1 Corinthians 14:2). However, what I have just said refers to singing with other tongues.

Instead, in the question and the answer I have put on the site I speak about the singing in a known tongue (in our case, the Italian language). I give you some practical examples: there are some believers who sing ‘Spirit of God, I praise You, I adore you, come and baptize us, fill us with love etc.’ yet these words addressed to the Holy Spirit, that is, the Third Person of the Godhead, cannot be supported through the Scripture. Jesus praised (in Hebrew) the Father (Matthew 11:25) and not the Holy Spirit. In the epistles written by Paul, Peter and John, and in the writings of the prophets there are no songs (nor prayers) addressed to the Holy Spirit. Do you understand now? I hope you have no doubts about this matter. …. However, one thing must be clear, speaking in tongues, even if it is not understood by the person who speaks in tongues, is addressed to God and not to the Holy Spirit. In other words, the Holy Spirit is that Person of the Godhead who prompts a believer to praise God and also His Son because Jesus said that the Spirit will glorify Him (John 16:14). But the Spirit does not prompt a believer to sing to the Holy Spirit, that is, to Himself.

The Godhead is comprised of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are three different persons. For instance, when Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to His disciples, He said that He would pray the Father and He would give them another Comforter; He did not pray the Holy Spirit but the Father. And I could give you many other examples like this.

I really hope that you have understood my teaching.