Many People I have spoken to in my 31y5m24days in the Lord say that It is a Gift and therefore not everyone has it. That Gift is mentioned in 1Corinthians12vs10. It is also in other parts of the Word. My experience is that when you receive the Holy Spirit, you will speak in other Tongues (Languages). Isaiah28vs11-12 says “for with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people…….. Here is a Prophecy about what happens today.
When Jesus said in Mark16vs15-20 that these Signs would follow believers (5 signs) He knew that this Scripture would be needed in the Last Days because so many people would be deceived. He knew (because he is the Word made flesh) that He had to identify His people. It was a Short term and a Long term Prophecy. According to the Scriptures, 7 days after He spoke those Words, 120 People were Gloriously filled with the Holy Spirit and they Spoke in other Tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
I thought I was a Christian for at least 6 years before I received The Holy Spirit with the evidence of Tongues. I was totally deceived by a figment of someone’s imagination. Only when I truly was obedient to the Gospel did I get the whole Package. On the First day of the Church (Acts2) Peter explained what had Happened! This time he was speaking as a Christian for the First time. When this was heard (the Tongues) by the people gathered for the Feast of Pentecost, they wondered what it was. Some said they were Drunk. All of them were amazed and were in doubt. Peter stood up and said that this was Prophesied by Joel (ch2vs28). He said the Spirit was necessary and that the sons and daughters would Prophesy.
Peter also told us how to get it!! When the gathered multitude asked what can we do he said “Repent and be Baptised and you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost”. 3,000 People were added to the Church that day! If they had not heard those Tongues they would probably not have known about the Church, much less been part of it. The Holy Spirit gives these Signs as an Identification of Believers who have believed the Gospel. If people don’t believe then they don’t have the Signs. However, even after people do believe and have the “Signs following”, they can be tricked into not replicating their experience!
In two other places in Acts do people receive the Holy Ghost and they Speak in other Tongues. That should be enough to Prove beyond doubt that when the Holy Ghost comes into a person, they Speak in other Tongues. This not a gift we are talking about here!! It is a Sign because the “Gifts” are for use when we gather together as an assembly. Then the up to 3 Gifts of Tongues are Interpreted by course by people with the Gift of Interpretation. Then up to 3 Gifts of Prophecy. God is actually Speaking to the assembly directly! Wow! Every Christian can Speak in Tongues but not all Christians exercise the Gift of Tongues. No confusion here. Enjoy!