Series: Ephesians 2: Growing Up Into Christ
Title: "Be Filled With the Spirit"
"Do not get drunk on wine, which
leads to debauchery. Instead,
be filled with the Spirit."
None of the commands in Scripture, especially those that call us to action, will be effective unless we know what it is to "be filled with the Spirit". Being filled with the Spirit is, in itself, a command, and not a suggestion. That makes it vitally important we understand both the necessity of the Holy Spirit's presence in us and working in us. In this week's message, Author and Bible teacher, Charles Price, explains three categories of our relationship with the Holy Spirit, which will aid us in determining to what potential we are allowing Him to work in our lives.
The Holy Spirit is the member of the Godhead who operates in our everyday lives and experience. It is He who regenerates us, which means He imparts new life, and that life is His presence within us. But before the Holy Spirit works in us, He works on us first; that is, He works in drawing us to God, in opening our hearts up to Himself, and creating an appetite within us for the things of God. In submitting our lives to Christ, He then indwells us, seals us in Christ, empowers us, equips and guides us, and is the ongoing source of our strength and enabling.
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