TOPIC: BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
TEXT: Ephesians 5:18-21(NKJV)
The Holy Spirit is the third Person in Trinity. He is the Promise and Gift of God to all believers in Christ. Jesus Christ told His disciples that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit had come upon them and they would be His witnesses in every part of the world (Acts1:8). In our text today, Paul admonished the believers in Ephesus not to get drunk with wine but to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
To be filled with the Holy Spirit means to experience the infilling of the power from on high which enables every child of God to be victorious in his or her Christian journey. Beloved, being filled with Holy Spirit is the key to enjoying abundant life in Christ Jesus. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we are bound to experience and express joy and peace. The Holy Spirit emboldens us to overcome oppression, depression and frustration.
Whoever is filled with the Holy Spirit will be empowered to live a life pleasing in the sight of God. As a child of God, note that God is always willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him (Luke 11:13). Ask Jesus to fill you with His Spirit and empower you to live a victorious Christian life. You need the Holy Spirit!
PRAYER: Dear Lord, fill my life with the Holy Spirit that I may live to honour and glorify your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.