BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
BE FILLED Carries the Meaning in Greek of REPEATEDLY BEING FILLED.
1. Believers must experience constant renewal –
Eph 4:22-24 that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth. Rom 12:2 Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
2. By repeatedly being filled with the Spirit –
Eph 3:14-19 For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know Christ's love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
3. This helps us live to please Christ –
Heb 12:14 Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,
BELIEVERS ARE TO BE BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT SUBSEQUENT TO REGENERATION Acts 1:5 For John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
Acts 2:4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.
1. Yet they are to be filled with the Holy Spirit repeatedly.
2. For worship, service and witness –
Act 4:31-33 When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. 32 The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 With great power, the apostles gave their testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Great grace was on them all.
3. Our walk is after the Spirit –
Rom 8:1-2 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don't walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
BELIEVERS SHOULD EXPERIENCE REPEATED FILLINGS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT BY –
1. Maintaining a living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ –
Gal 3:5 He therefore who supplies the Spirit to you, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?
2. Being filled with Gods Word –
Col. 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.
3. Praying, giving thanks and singing to the Lord –
Eph. 5:19-20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (20) Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1Cor 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
4. Serving and doing what the Holy Spirit desires –
Rom 8:1-14;Eph 4:30 Don't grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Gal 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.
1Thes 5:19 Don't quench the Spirit.
RESULTS OF BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
1. Speaking with joy to God in Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs v19 above.
2. Giving thanks v20 above.
3. Fruit bearing –
Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
DIFFERENT MEASURES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT –
John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.
1. The Mosaic portion –
Num 11:17 I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit which is on you, and will put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you not bear it yourself alone.
Num 11:25 WEB Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was on him, and put it on the seventy elders: and it happened that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.
2. Mosaic portion divided into 71 portions — not more anointing more machinery –
Num 11:16-17 Yahweh said to Moses, "Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17 I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit which is on you, and will put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you not bear it yourself alone.
Num 11:25-29 Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was on him, and put it on the seventy elders: and it happened that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did so no more. 26 But two men remained in the camp. The name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested on them; and they were of those who were written, but had not gone out to the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp. 27 A young man ran, and told Moses, and said, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp!" 28 Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered, "My lord Moses, forbid them!" 29 Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit on them!"
3. Elijah portion –
2Kings 2:9-10 It happened, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you. Elisha said, please let a double portion of your spirit be on me. 10 He said, "You have asked a hard thing. If you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so."
4. Double portion – 2Kings 2:9-10 above.
5. Elijah portion on John the Baptist –
Luke 1:15-17 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. 16 He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord, their God. 17 He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
6. Earnest of the Spirit –
2Cor 1:22 who also sealed us, and gave us the down payment of the Spirit in our hearts.
2Cor 5:5 Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.
1John 4:13 By this we know that we remain in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
Php 1:19 For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
7. The Spirit without measure –
Isa 11:2 The Spirit of Yahweh will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yahweh.
Isa 42:1 "Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights-- I have put my Spirit on him. He will bring justice to the nations.
Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound.
Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed, 19 and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.
Acts 10:38 even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
8. The fullness of God –
Rom 15:29 I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the Good News of Christ.
Eph 3:19 and to know Christ's love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
9. The rivers of living water –
John 7:37-39 Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink! 38 He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water." 39 But he said this about the Spirit, which those believing in him were to receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus wasn't yet glorified.
10. The full anointing of the Spirit and the enduement with power from on high –
Luke 24:49 Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."
John 14:12-17 Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father. 13 Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it. 15 If you love me, keep my commandments. 16 I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever,- 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world can't receive; for it doesn't see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you.
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