Topic: A Continuous Refill
SCRIPTURE READING: Ephesians 5:18 GNB
“Do not get drunk with wine, which will only ruin you; instead, be filled with the Spirit.”
Apostle Paul wasn’t talking to people who didn’t know about the Holy Spirit when he said, “…Be filled with the Spirit.” So, why then did he admonish them to be filled with the Spirit, even though they had already received the Holy Spirit? It’s because receiving the Spirit and being filled with Him always are two different things.
Receiving the Holy Spirit is a one-off experience, but you’re to be filled with the Spirit always! The same verse in the Amplified Classic Version says to “…ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit,” which means always be filled, all the time. The prophets of old didn’t have this experience. They had the Holy Spirit come upon them occasionally. Today, the Holy Spirit doesn’t just come upon us; He lives in us; our spirits are immersed in Him, and we can be ever filled with Him, Hallelujah!
There’re things you do that get you filled with the Spirit; for example, “Speaking to yourselves (not others this time) in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19 KJV). Never leave home or engage in any activity without being filled with the Spirit. An excellent way to always get yourself in the flow of the Spirit is speaking in other tongues. You can’t be filled with the Spirit and be defeated in life; no! Your spirit will continually be energized for victory and success every day.
Make up your mind to be filled with the Spirit continually. It’s not something you need only when faced with a problem or when you want to prepare for a special event; no! When the Bible tells us about being filled with the Spirit, it puts it in continuous language. You ought to be perpetually high on the Holy Spirit and walk in the Spirit constantly.
Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 2:13
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the precious gift of your Spirit. I’m eternally grateful for the privilege to be filled with the Holy Spirit always! I’m led by the Spirit, synchronized with Him to always walk in tandem with your plan and purpose for my life, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
One Year Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 12, Psalms 146-150
Two Year Bible Reading
Colossians 4 :1-9, Jeremiah 14
Take the next 15 minutes to speak in tongues, sing to yourself in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
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