8. What are the conditions for discovering the will of God? What is the relation of the filling of the Spirit to spiritual gifts? Those who are filled with the Holy Spirit have unique spiritual power in leading others to faith in Christ (Acts 1:8). 30. Romans 8:16 says, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” It is God’s intent to assure those who have put their trust in Christ that they are saved and that they can expect God’s salvation to carry them through into eternity. In summary, the “filling of the Holy Spirit” is not a feeling or an emotional experience, but rather, the yielding (abandoning) of the believer’s life to the Lord. 2. PRAYER. 13:25; Instead, the Christian should view sin through the cross of Christ, as Paul did, which kept him from temptations of the world (Gal. According to the Bible, there appear to be two evidences that a person is indeed filled with the Spirit: Those who are filled with the Holy Spirit have unique spiritual power in leading others to faith in Christ (Acts 1:8). From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. However, the full implications of putting our faith in God usually come later when we face the issue of whether Christ is really the Lord of our life. 34. How is the fruit of the Spirit achieved? Prayer To Be Filled With The Holy Spirit: Below, we are going to be looking at some prayers to be filled with the holy spirit. According to the Bible, there appear to be two evidences that a person is indeed filled with the Spirit: Most Christians readily recognize their need to be filled with the Holy Spirit to become more effective in evangelism and be all they should be in their family. After they had âÂreported all that the chief priests and elders had said to themâÂ (verse 23), they held a wonderful prayer meeting, after which â the command is given, “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.” Speaking of the Holy Spirit as a fire within us, Christians are exhorted not to quench Him or suffocate Him. Worldliness will choke the Word and make it unfruitful (Matt. Christians who are walking with the Lord experience guidance in their decisions, and this is one of the evidences that their relationship to God is real. In Acts 9:17 shortly after his conversion, Paul was said to be filled with the Spirit. Another important aspect in Christian experience is the doctrine of assurance, that is, the Spirit of God’s working in the life of a yielded Christian can bear witness to the fact that he is actually a child of God. 5:18-6:9). I have said that there is one baptism of the Holy Spirit, but there are many fillings with the same Holy Spirit. How does worldliness choke the Spirit of God? It is important to distinguish the indwelling from the filling of the Spirit. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”, Guidance of the Spirit. Spiritual growth toward maturity is revealed in Ephesians 4:11-16: It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 5:18...be filled with the Spirit. ... Acts 13:9 [Full Chapter] Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him. 6:13) is in the present tense. Accordingly, a number of times Christians are exhorted in the Scriptures to yield themselves wholly to God. In Romans 6:13 1. Those who are filled with the Holy Spirit have a divine enablement to fulfill their social roles and responsibilities, particularly in family and working relationships (Eph. 7. Christians are exhorted, “Be self-controlled and alert. The Search of the Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20), 1. Pray to be filled with the holy spirit. The epistles of Paul contain exhortations to us to meet the conditions of the filling of the Holy Spirit. John 2:10 and said, "Everyone serves the fine wine first, and then the cheap wine â¦ 17. The four steps to being filled with the Holy Spirit are: What does it mean to be “filled with the Holy Ghost?” After the 120 believers had spent ten days praying, meeting in obedience to Christ’s command (Luke 24:49), they received the baptism and the gift of the Holy Spirit promised by Christ (John 14:16-18; Acts 1:8). He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly (heart) shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38). What is the relation of the filling of the Spirit to worship? This is true as Christ stated, “You cannot serve both God and Money” (Matt. states, “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”. Zechariah also was filled with the Spirit at the time of Johnâs birth (Luke 1:67). And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:19 simply tells us what being filled with the Holy Spirit is and, incidentally, as weâll see, how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. John F. Walvoord, long-time president of Dallas Theological Seminary, was one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of his generation. Can the Spirit of God fill a person more than once? 5:16), that is, they walk, or live their life, in the power of the Holy Spirit. What was the first time that an assembly was filled with the Spirit? God is gracious, however, and in many cases does not immediately deal with the matter. Does a person who is filled with the Spirit get more of the Spirit? 12:12-13). The Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles. Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education.His personal education includes a B.S. “ We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” (Rom. Ephesians 5:18 - And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; How is the Spirit of God related to special skills? How is the spiritual life related to the indwelling Holy Spirit? Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, was said to have been filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:41). What is the remedy for grieving the Spirit of God? 1. As Christ expressed it in the Sermon on the Mount, “No one can serve two masters. It is obvious, however, that all Christians do not have the same degree of spirituality, or wisdom, or yieldedness to the Lord. What does the exhortation of 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Christians are distinguished from non-Christians as those who have been born again, who have received eternal life, who are baptized into the body of Christ, who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and who are sealed by the Holy Spirit. Again, spiritual simply means having to do with the work of the Holy Spirit. But the steps to being filled with the Holy Spirit were summarized by Jesus when He said, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. The beautiful thing about the Holy Spirit is that God wants you to be filled often. This definition of spiritual implies that to be Spirit-filled is not the same as being emotional. Therefore, we should not put out the Spirit’s fire or quench the Spirit, but we must present our bodies as a living sacrifice to the Lord. Because we are saved, we have been prepared to do this because God has declared that such a sacrifice is “holy and pleasing to God.”. : “If we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. The most important text in Pauls writings to show this is Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 11:29; Acts 2:2-4aIn this daily devotional Pastor Guzik gives us an encouraging Word from the Scriptures for everyday. 35. 27:18; It is, therefore, a dangerous thing for a Christian to live outside the will of God. In the New Testament it is clear that the entire work of God on behalf of the believer is related to the question of whether he is filled with the Spirit. Notice that it is in or by believing that we are filled with joy and peace. 27. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism. Bible Studies. First Corinthians 3:1 states, “Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ.” How can one define the difference between a Christian who is spiritual and one who is not? Ask him to make the reality of his nearness known to you. âThe Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are â¦ Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Leah: The Woman No Man Loved But Every Woman Envied (Gen. 29:15-35). Learning how to be filled (controlled and empowered) with the Holy Spirit is the most important discovery of the Christian life. Experience the â¦ Acts 2:4. 16. It is a definite experience. acting on the basis of faith in the Word of God (He who believes in me). 10. 33. ‘Filling’ describes an experience that can be repeated (Acts 2:4-8).”. This is made clear in John 16:12-13, Tragically, multitudes of Christians do not know how to be filled with the Spirit. 3. A Christian has to face evil on various fronts. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a D.Min. What were some of the instances of the filling of the Spirit in the book of Acts? The filling of the Holy Spirit is frequently attached to some utterance in which the Spirit of God used individuals to express the truth of God. Ephesians 5:18 says, âDo not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.â I argued Sunday morning that verses 19â21 describe the effects of being filled with the Spirit. It is not too much to say that the Holy Spirit of God is the key to effective Christian life and service, and apart from His ministry to us, the Christian life is fruitless and empty. 9. I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. Be filled with desire to live your life in relationship with this real, tangible God who loves you. 13:8-52). 31:3; Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. But eventually the Christian has to face his departure from God and adjust his relationship to the Lord. This fruit is made possible by the filling of the Spirit and the believer’s living union with Christ (cf. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Paul and Barnabas were filled with the Spirit a number of times (Acts 9:17; How would you summarize the importance of the indwelling Holy Spirit in relation to the Christian’s life and service? the exhortation is given, “Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.” The concept is that of offering our bodies as a living sacrifice in contrast to offering a sacrifice of something dead. 31. In his own strength a believer cannot lead a Christian life; he needs the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit each step he takes. Following the command to be filled with the Spirit, Paul mentions that the Spirit-filled believer should exercise worship of God, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Christ anticipated this when He predicted that “streams of living water will flow from within [the Spirit-filled believer]” (John 7:38). position as a saint be made effective in his spiritual In the Old Testament this was sovereignly given and was not available for everyone. 35:30-35). Judg. 6:24). Explain the option that is before Christians indicated in Matthew 6:24 and Romans 6:13. It has the connotation of a continuous replenishment, an ongoing state of being filled. How does drinking wine serve as an illustration of the filling of the Spirit? How does the New Testament differ from the Old on the subject of the filling of the Spirit? Conclusion. 2. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. What is meant by “grieving the Spirit of God”? âBeing led by the Spirit,â âwalking by the Spirit,â and âkeeping step with the Spirit,â spiritual parallels to âbeing filled with the Spirit,â are â¦ John 15:5; 1 Cor. Against such things there is no law.” The filling of the Spirit produces this character-transforming fruit which should be true of every Christian. | The Bible Panorama/The Holy Scriptures in Picture and Story/Internet Archive Book Images/Wikimedia Commons The phrase "filled with the Spirit" is loaded with unfortunate connotations, but it need not be, according to a scholar of early Judaism and Christian origins at a Pentecostal seminary. He shall never take wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb. 22. Paul reveals that if one continues to sin against God, it can result in physical illness or even death. The two options before Christians are whether we should serve God or whether we should serve wickedness. 4:30). He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. 14:6, What are some instances of the filling of the Spirit in the Gospels? 38. Presenting or offering ourselves to God takes the form of a living sacrifice. Open your life and let him speak to you about whatever is causing you trouble. 29. The martyr Stephen was filled with the Spirit before he was killed (Acts 7:55). 21. Baptism by the Holy Spirit is not manifested by speaking in other tongues (languages). When sin enters the life of a Christian, the Holy Spirit is hindered in His ministry and He is “grieved.”. 5:18). The apostle Paul exhorts in Ephesians 5:18: And donât get drunk with wine, which is rebellion; instead be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit. 28:3) Most of the references concerning the filling of the Spirit occur in the New Testament. Every Christian is indwelt by the Spirit, but every Christian does not heed the direction and instruction of the Holy Spirit. LIVING TRIUMPHANTLY by Francis Dixon Key Verse: â And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spiritâ (Acts 13:52) How vital it is for every Christian to understand the New Testament teaching about the Spirit-filled life! In 1 Peter 5:8-9 Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, was said to have been filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:41). from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. How is living by the Spirit illustrated by walking? which states, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. Sinning against God was defined in the Old Testament as grieving the Spirit (Isa. 1. Another passage dealing with this is Hebrews 12:5-6, “You have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: ‘My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.’ “ As Hebrews makes clear, God may discipline a Christian who has wandered from the path of righteousness. Here are the 40 best Bible scriptures on being filled with the Holy Spirit. Eph. We will look at them in detail in future messages. Accordingly, the spiritual life and the life of being filled with the Spirit involve not resisting or quenching the Holy Spirit, not grieving the Holy Spirit by unconfessed sin, but walking by faith in the Holy Spirit. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. Many Christians have different ideas about the fullness of the Holy Spirit. How does Satan deal with a Christian? from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty’s existence. Paul said in I Corinthians 12:13 that all believers are baptized by the Holy Spirit, that each believer is given different “gifts” by the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12:4-11), and that no single gift is for every believer (I Corinthians 12:29-30). In 1 Thessalonians 5:19 The group of Christians who met together for prayer following this incident were filled with the Spirit (Acts 4:31). And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for â¦ 10:10; The filling of the Spirit is not getting more of the Spirit, but it is a question of the Holy Spirit empowering and getting control. A Christian is warned against fulfilling the desires of the sinful nature, and the acts of the sinful nature are itemized in Galatians 5:19-21. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. 16:13). 19; Bible verses related to Filling Of The Holy Spirit from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance. I conclude by asking, Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? He wants us to let Him take control of our lives. There are several places in the Bible where the âfillingâ of the Spirit is mentioned (e.g., Acts 4:8, 31; Acts 13:52), but the classic New Testament verse is Ephesians 5:18 (ESV): â And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.â Undoubtedly, the Spirit of God was behind the work of the inspiration of the Old Testament, and those who wrote Scripture were guided infallibly in what they wrote. Ephesians 5:18. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.Dr. Acts 4:31 The Spirit of God, who has given us new life and has taken up residence within us, wants to fill our lives with His goodness and power. 24. The Holy Spirit and His power is the secret of victory as the Christian yields to Him and allows the Holy Spirit to lead and direct. A second command, however, is given in Ephesians 4:30. How does the Old Testament distinguish those who were sinning against God and those who were yielded to God? The truth of assurance of salvation is also mentioned in Galatians 4:6, 1 John 3:24, and in 1 John 4:13. The following two tabs change content below. Acts 4:31 pentecost prayer miracles But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in Godâs love as you wait for the mercy of â¦ In other words, we should not keep on doing this as Christians, but, as he states, “rather offer yourselves to God.” Here the verb is in the aorist tense, which has the thought of doing it once and for all. Paul again was filled with the Spirit according to Acts 13:9. Clearly joy in Christ is the mark of being filled with the Spirit. The believer is commanded by God to be filled with the Holy Spirit. In the King James Version it is translated “quench not the Spirit.”. 20. Unfortunately, few Christians have faced these important doctrinal distinctives; they have not fully yielded themselves to God and have not fully confessed their sins to the Lord. Series 28 Study 6 FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. Being filled with the Holy Spiritâsubmitting to the Spiritâs controlâis an ongoing experience in the Christian life. From Scripture we learn that the Holy Spirit is God. 32. Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 36. The Spirit-filled life results in heartfelt worship and thankfulness to God, along with godly relationships. Many times the disciples “were filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 4:8, 31; 6:3; 7:55, 9:17, 11:24, 13:9, 13:52), yet there was no mention of tongues (other languages) being spoken. There Christians are commanded, “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”, Unfortunately, in human experience it is difficult to be holy and to continue at all times in situations entirely surrendered to the Lord. Worship. 13. 6:34; Matthew 12:31-33. once one is a living sacrifice, he then can be guided into what is God’s perfect will. 5:19-20). Sam. As the Spirit of God serves as a teacher to the one who wants to teach, He will guide him into all truth. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other” (Matt. But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him, Acts 2:38-39 Peter said to them, âRepent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Behind the scene and not seen by the natural eye is the continued work of Satan seeking to destroy the Christian. It is probable that the Holy Spirit was involved in the miracles of the Old Testament, though they are not attributed to the Holy Spirit specifically. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. An illustration of this is the servant of Abraham seeking a wife for Isaac in Genesis 24:27, 8:26). That is why Ephesians 5:18 translated literally is “keep being filled.” Peter, who was filled on the day of Pentecost, was said to be filled again in Acts 4:8. In the Old Testament the filling of the Spirit seems to be sovereignly given, while in the New Testament the Holy Spirit was given to those who were spiritually yielded to God. The verb translated “Do not offer the parts of your body to sin” (Rom. Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit. It is possible even for a new Christian to be filled with the Spirit, as illustrated a number of times in Scripture. The permanent indwelling of the Spirit is not for a select few believers, but for all believers. and the workmen who built the tabernacle (Ex. “Filling” has nothing to do with the manifestation of “tongues.” Being filled by the Holy Spirit is not getting more of Him, but Him getting more of the believer! What is the relation of the filling of the Spirit to assurance of salvation? 26. There is only one God and He is the third divine person of the Trinity. The matter of guidance comes in where the Word of God is not specific. 4. There Paul writes, “I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 11:27-30), The effect of being filled with the Spirit not only transforms a Christian’s character but also empowers his spiritual gifts. The night before His crucifixion Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17). Intercession of the Holy Spirit. How does the spiritual life relate to progressive sanctification? The filling of the Holy Spirit can be described as the influence the Spirit exercises over us when we yield ourselves to Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to pour his love out on you. Baptism with the Holy Spirit â Question 15 One of the most important ministries of the Holy Spirit is that of âfillingâ of the believer. A number of important results come when a person is filled with the Spirit. â¢â¢ Various Greek scholars and bible commentators point out that the Greek present imperative tense is used in this verse. An important portion of Scripture that refers to the filling of the Holy Spirit is Ephesians 5:17-21: Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. How does Romans 12:1-2 fit into the picture of the spiritual life? The filling of the Holy Spirit may (and should) be instantly regained by first knowing God’s means of forgiveness and cleansing: the blood of Christ (I John 1:7); and secondly, by knowing God’s method of forgiveness and cleansing: the confession of the Christian (I John 1:9). Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” The illustration of a person whose whole body has been affected by wine is used to describe how the Spirit of God, who indwells every believer, can extend His ministry and His power to all aspects of an individual Christian’s life. Unlike the Holy Spirit’s ministries to the believer in regeneration, baptism, indwelling, and sealing, His filling can be lost due to disobedience (sin). 3. When The Sun Finally Rises: Wrestling With The Past (Gen. 32:22-32), 2. Likewise, a Christian who is living by faith is walking a step at a time. The effect in verse 19 is very musical. What does it mean to live by the Spirit? using the Word of God as inspired by the Holy Spirit. cf. According to the Bible, we all need the Holy Spirit. Bible search results. As you engage these prayer, pray them with faith and receive a fresh baptism of fire in jesus name. Through this entire process, however, it is clear that the Christian remains saved because he is saved by grace and not by works; but he will not enjoy his salvation to the full if he is not yielded to God’s Spirit, and he will lose fruit in eternity. The Corinthians who were addressed in 1 Corinthians 1:2 as “those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours” are nevertheless classified as either spiritual or worldly. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph. He grieves, He knows, He is eternal, He encourages, He gives understanding, He gives peace, He â¦ Having taken this step, Christians are to continue in their spiritual lives by being transformed in their minds, enabling them to detect what God’s will is for their lives. mean in relation to being filled with the Spirit? 1. As mentioned earlier in Romans 12:1-2, When we are saved we recognize that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that God is saving us. 11:24; In forgiving a Christian, God is not simply acting mercifully, He is acting justly because Christ has paid the price for our sins and has made it possible for God to restore those to fellowship who have fallen short. How are Christians distinguished from non-Christians? Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Christ predicted that His disciples would teach the truth (John 16:12-15), 19. 13:22). Here is a collection of Bible verses about being filled with the Holy Spirit. The filling of the Spirit gives the believer power to live the Christian life. In the case of Samson, the Holy Spirit’s filling gave him superhuman strength (Judg. The secret of determining God’s will for our lives is to yield to God wholly first, and then God is free to reveal what He wants us to do. Progressive Sanctification. 6:24). The Search Of The Wise Men (Matthew 2:1-12), Christmas Searches: Expository Sermons For Christmas, 3. 2. And it is by the Spirit that we abound in hope. repentance of all known sin in your life (come to me), receiving God’s offer of the Holy Spirit to those who obey Him (drink). The remedy for this situation is confession as stated in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Because a Christian has already been saved, justified, and promised fellowship with Christ in eternity, when sin enters his experience, confession is the secret of cleansing from this sin. The act of worship is also a work of the Spirit in the life of a yielded believer. Scriptures warn, however, that if a Christian continues in sin and continues to grieve the Holy Spirit he can experience God’s chastening judgment. Acts 2:2-4a Those who are spiritual “live by the Spirit” (Gal. Jesus calls Him our Comforter. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” In this passage, as in Romans 6:13, the thought is to present ourselves to God once and for all as a specific act. 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