Full of the Holy Spirit

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18)
 
It is very important that you understand several things about the Holy Spirit. His main job is to point people to Christ. Jesus said, “He will speak about me.” He doesn't talk about Himself; He points people to Christ. When you find people who only want to talk about the Holy Spirit, and they never mention Jesus, something is wrong! The whole focus of the Holy Spirit is Jesus! 
 
The Holy Spirit’s primary job is to point people to Christ. He is the quiet partner behind the scenes in the Trinity. His secondary job is to help the believer.
 
I love this verse where Paul says, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,” (Ephesians 5:18).
 
In other words, God wants you to be filled with Him. This means you are not filled with yourself. You do not want everyone to applaud you. Instead, you want to be filled with Him. 
 
Because you have confessed your sin and gotten right with the Lord, you are filled with the Holy Spirit. When you are dependent on the Holy Spirit, you won’t get more of Him. You have all of the Holy Spirit that you will ever get the moment you give your life to Christ. Subsequently, as a believer, He gets more of you. As you surrender to Him, you won’t live for the flesh; instead, you will live for the Holy Spirit. 
 
This Scripture says, Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will, (Romans 12:1-2).
 
God wants you to know His will. The aspect of presenting your body and surrendering your flesh to the Spirit of God is saying, “God, I want my body to honor you, but also, I want you to change my mind from the inside out. I want to think like you want me to think.” As you surrender to Him, He does a work in your life. He reveals what He wants you to do. This happens afteryou surrender to Him. Are you living full of the Holy Spirit?
 
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Johnny Sides - March 13th, 2023 at 5:37am

You left out the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

That is over and above the filling you get on the day of salvation.

If you read thru the New Testament, anyone who got baptized in the Spirit did one main thing. They boldly went out and proclaimed the name of Jesus. In other words you could not shut them up about Jesus.

Betty Jane Laughlin - March 13th, 2023 at 7:46am

Thank You, Jesus, for changing me from the inside out, which is a continuous process for me. Thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit to help me each day.

Kosondra Turner - March 13th, 2023 at 11:11pm

No I’m not, pray for me

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