We must have our priorities set correctly and keep them if we are to do what is best with our lives and not just what is good. Look over at Galatians 5:16. The third practical consequence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is mutual submission to other believers: "and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ" (Eph. We need to make the most of the time God has allotted to us. They even understand that trouble and trials bring about even greater maturity so they are thankful even for the negative aspects of life. Only our obedience to God’s commands allows the Spirit freedom to work within us. It is something that is necessary for all Christians to do if they are to live the Christian life at all. And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 4:30. Many people can sing with their lips or make skilled sounds on instruments, but if the heart is not included, it is not spirit filled music, and thus lacks in its ability to truly praise God or be a spiritual blessing to others. Every believer is to be involved in this. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.” If you do not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, then you are not saved. Paul's admonition should not be taken as it is routinely translated even to this day as "be filled with the Spirit" (NIV, NRSV, ESV).Clearly, Paul is not commanding the Ephesians to be filled with the Spirit in the sense that Luke describes various individuals as "filled with the Holy Spirit" such as in Luke 1:15, 41, 67; Acts 2:4; 4:31. Obedience is done out of compulsion. Do note as well that the verb is in the command mood. Song of Solomon 1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. The thankful heart recognizes the truth of who God is and bends in worship before Him with gratefulness that the creator of the universe loves them. They stay in the home of Aquila and Pricilla where the church in Ephesus meets (see 1 Corinthians 16:19). Look at 1 Cor. Giving thanks for all things is a demonstration that a person has come to humility and is poor in spirit, and that they in reality deserve nothing, and so they see everything they have received as coming by God’s grace. You believe what God has said and in faith you step forward and do what He says, trusting Him for the future results. A person may be very moved emotionally when they are filled with the spirit, but then again they may not. This is brought out clearly by the contrast Paul makes: “Do not be drunk with wine, but be filled with the spirit.”. Jesus said that they would be “baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now,” and then some ten days later on the day of Pentecost, Acts 2:4 says, “And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving the utterance.” I have always found it curious that those in the charismatic movement claim this as the foundation for speaking in ecstatic “unknown tongues,” yet the “unknown tongues” turn out to be languages known to those present, but not to the speakers, for the languages spoken are listed in verses 9-11. 1) The verb here “to be filled” has several connotations. The verb voice here is passive. If you invite me to come to your house, you get all of me. How is it that we can be filled with the Spirit? Let the Divine Spirit, in Whom you, believing, are, pervade your being, as water fills the sponge.” There exists no little confusion what it means to be “filled with the Spirit.” I hope to clear up any confusion you may have this morning as well as challenge you to live according to what our text says. You cannot get just part of a person. The Israelites sang after their escape from Egypt. The context here is in the midst of the sixth practical ramification that Paul has given in this book. Walking worthy of your calling in humility, gentleness, patience and love (4:1,2); Fulfilling your role in body by using your spiritual gift(s) to build up one another (4:12-16); Walking in a renewed sense of mind (4:17-24); Being selfless and considerate of others in your dealings with them (4:25-32); Imitating God in love (5:1-6); Walking as children of light (5:7-14) and Living by wisdom (5:15f). 5:19). And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). If you walk by the Spirit (are under His control) you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. In view of all that God has done for us in bringing us to salvation in Jesus Christ, there are implications to how we should daily live. The greater the influence of the alcohol the less control they have. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; be not. It is something that happens to you, not something you actively acquire for yourself. When Paul was “filled with the Spirit” he received his sight back (Acts 9:17). (845)-298-8481, Loving the Brethren, Living Your Life, Behavior Toward Outsiders – 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12, God’s Will: Your Sanctification – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Extending Ministry – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13. The filling of the Spirit gives the believer power to live the Christian life. For comments, please e-mail  Church office, Subscribe to Pastor Harris’ weekly Sermon Notes via email – Click Here, Grace Bible Church Genesis 9:21. BEING CONTINUALLY FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT As believers it is so important that we live and minister in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is possible to quench the Spirit and grieve the Spirit through our sin. A sailing ship is moved along by the wind when it fills the sails and pushes the ship forward. Because this is not something that happens just once, then “being filled with the Spirit” cannot be either the baptism of the Spirit or the sealing of the spirit. April 3rd. It has been part of the church from its foundation and it will be part of our activities in heaven where we will join in the chorus of praise singing the song of the Lamb (Rev. Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular, Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Paul is “filled with the Spirit” again in Acts 13:9, and he rebuked Elymas the magician. Let the Word of God fill my mind. Song of Solomon 7:9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit”. 5) This is not some process of progression in getting the Holy Spirit. It is also used of trumpets and peals of thunder. Eph. We do not give thanks for things we think we deserve – the human heart invariably thinks it merits good things. Ep). We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at the time of our salvation but we are filled by Him when we submit to Him. People may say, “Thank you” out of common courtesy or because they are genuinely moved by some special gift, but to be thankful in all things the individual must be filled by the Holy Spirit. We need him continually. 1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: …, Psalm 63:3-5 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee…. God desires songs offered in praise to Him from a heart filled with the Spirit and the quality of that sound is unimportant – organ, choir, guitar, drum, homemade flute – all can be equally pleasing to God. Every Christian needs to be filled with the Spirit with our wills brought into submission to His. Drunkenness comes from an unnatural craving for excitement, stimulated by unwholesome conditions of life, physical and mental. That happens only once and it is the pledge of God’s promises to you. But, except, however. This means that it is not a one time event in the life of a Christian. 1:13,14 that were sealed with the spirit at salvation. The clause ἀλλὰ πληροῦσθε ἐν πνεύματι in Eph. Paul is “filled with the Spirit” again in Acts 13:9, and he rebuked Elymas the magician. 2) Not the “baptism of the Spirit” – 1 Cor. Those who are foolish allow themselves to be influenced and controlled by outside forces such as alcohol, drugs, etc., but those who are wise understand that genuine life exists only in God and so they want to live their lives to the fullest extent possible completely under His control. To be filled by the spirit is to be influenced by Him so that you are no longer in control. At the same time, some Greek scholars, as noted above, say that the "be filled" in Ephesians 5:18 has the continuous sense of "go on being filled" with the Holy Spirit. One of the most thrilling aspects what Paul says here about music is that there is no mention about the quality. We can’t get along without him. As I meditate on various scriptures, I find the energy of the Holy Spirit being released in my soul (see Ephesians 5:18–19). It is to be part of your worship of Him. 4) Another meaning in being filled is being totally controlled, as in a person who is filled with some emotion and that controls them. Let me add here before I move onto the sealing of the spirit, that the filling of the spirit is not some “second blessing,” or spiritual “zap” from God that moves a person into some ecstatic state as some have claimed is evidenced by speaking in tongues or having visions. He does not fill a person the way cold milk fills a cup. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. • My lawn watering example is intended to capture the sense of both continually and continuously. Thus, “be ye filled in (the) Spirit,” may be lawfully paraphrased, “Let in the holy atmosphere to your inmost self, to your whole will and soul. One of the radical changes in our lives is this desire to have God in control of us. The kind of thankfulness he talks about in this verse can only be exhibited in a life that is filled with the Spirit. Submission is not obedience for it is done willingly. The final secret to the continual filling of the Holy Spirit is persisting in the … Any sound offered to God from a spirit filled heart. 158 Myers Corners Road This morning we come to another one of those texts that has often been ripped from its context and misinterpreted. the habit which sends everything to wreck and ruin. We must continually be filled with His power. And … It is not an option for the Christian. A person who is drunk is someone who has lost control of their mental and physical abilities due to the influence of the alcohol they have consumed. Giving thanks in all things demonstrates that a person has come to grips with the reality of their own finiteness and need for God’s provision and intervention in every point in life. There are no exceptions to this, and it occurs only once at salvation. It says, “2 For even as the body is one and [yet] has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. Our opening verse in the original Greek rendering is expressed in present continuous language. As I pointed out last week, we have been given wisdom and we need to live accordingly. The phrase “Be filled” literally means to continually be filled. That is the only way you can take advantage of opportunities and know they are coming from God. Ephesians 5:19 simply tells us what being filled with the Holy Spirit is and, incidentally, as we’ll see, how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We could legitimately translate this verse this way: “Be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.” Wuest translates it as “Be constantly controlled by the Spirit.” John MacArthur says we could translate it literally with something like “Be being kept filled with the Spirit.” It i something that God does in you and He will do so in the Christian as long as you do not grieve the Spirit – which we already talked about in Eph. (If you would like to receive Pastor Harris’ weekly sermons via e-mail, Click here). It basically means to make a sound. The apostle Paul commands in Ephesians 5:18 that we be filled with the Spirit. Scripture says that we must be continually filled with the Spirit, not just once or twice. A thankful heart cannot exist apart from the working of the Spirit in the life of the individual. 2) Speaking – from “laleo” and it means what it sounds like: “la, la, la”. The Ephesians, I learned later, actually were a very spiritual group of believers, but it wasn't because they didn't speak in tongues, because they weren't filled with the Holy Spirit. Wantonness, profligacy, wastefulness. Passage: Ephesians 5:15-20 Service Type: Sunday Bible Text: Ephesians 5:15-20 | Speaker: Dave Bitcheno | This week Dave Bitcheno speaks about the power of the Holy Spirit and not only being filled but CONTINUALLY filled with the Holy Spirit. 3) Thanksgiving is the mark of maturity. A person filled with anger (Lk 6:11) is controlled by that anger, a person filled with sorrow (John 16:6) or fear (Luke 5:26) is controlled by those emotions. 15:3). A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc. The charismatic movement has caused most of the confusion on what it means to be “filled by the spirit” by equating it with the “baptism of the spirit” and the bestowment of the charismatic gifts. “Be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) God wants you to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit, so you can walk in a more victorious, fruitful life as a Christ follower, and be a blessing to those who do not yet have knowledge of Jesus. And be not intoxicated with wine, wherein is dissoluteness. You may sing well, you may sing poorly, but God wants you to sing. 12:12 & 13. And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 NET). Music is primarily a response of joy to salvation and all its ramifications. I think being filled with the Spirit means, basically, having great joy in God. Romans 8:9 makes clear the importance of this indwelling. Those who are mature understand that the purpose of their existence is for the Lord’s glory and not their own. Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You will either be under the control of one or the other. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether. The Baptism of the Spirit inducts the person into Christ’s Body and comes as salvation; it marks that point in which the Spirit indwells the believer. A genuine Christian is a radically changed creature. In Ephesians 5:18, in the Greek verb tense that Paul uses, it would be literally translated, “be being continually filled with the Holy Spirit.” That is a very ongoing operation. It is something on going. I pray your life will be marked by wisdom and you will be in submission to the Spirit, controlled by Him, filled with Him. 6) Singing simply means to sing with the voice. To resist the filling of the Spirit is to be in blatant disobedience and to minimize its importance is to in rebellion against the clear teaching of the Scriptures. 2016 "Be Continually Filled With The Holy Spirit" Ephesian 5:14-21 By Pastor Ray Sleiman Ephesians 5:14-21 (ESV) 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. In Acts 13 we find Paul, Barnabas and the other disciples “continually filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.”. As I meditate on various scriptures, I find the energy of the Holy Spirit being released in my soul (see Ephesians 5:18–19). 12:13. The various Psalmists sing about a wide range of subjects – the majesty of God, His grace and mercy, and His mighty works, petitions are brought to Him, as well as thanksgiving for answered prayer. They are therefore thankful for all that He does. I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist. Genesis 19:32-35 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father…. The prophets and apostles that wrote the scriptures did so as they were “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet. To be filled with the Spirit is to live with the Word of God permeating every area of your life. To be filled with the Spirit is to be under the His control. If you are filled with the Spirit you will bear His fruit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”. When I think about things I can do for other people to bless or help them, I always sense God’s power and enthusiasm (see Acts 10:38). Clearly joy in Christ is the mark of being filled with the Spirit… When I think about things I can do for other people to bless or help them, I always sense God’s power and enthusiasm (see Acts 10:38). 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