“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God” (Eph 5:17-21)
To be filled with the Holy Spirit is God’s command to His children! It is not just His ‘suggestion’. We cannot afford to be passive, to ignore or to rebel against God’s Word! This is the truth: No unbeliever can receive or be filled with the Holy Spirit. They may receive a religious evil spirit, a fake ‘holy spirit’ but never the real Spirit of the Living God that comes with the power of resurrection!
What are the signs that you, child of God, are filled daily with the Holy Spirit? Please read and meditate on the scripture above! There are for signs that identify the Spirit filled believer:
*Speaking spiritually (not just quoting scriptures but actually imparting life the hearers) to always bless others!
*Singing spiritually (there is a melody in your heart that makes your voice gracious and sweet when you speak) to always encourage others!
*Submitting one to another out of respect for Christ who lived a life of submission to God the Father! The Spirit filled believer is the only consistently and honestly humble person on earth!
*Always giving thanks to God for everything! The Spirit filled believer is genuinely grateful to God for his life! This gratitude is seen in him always.
The main word here is the word ‘always’! All believers give thanks to God when things are good. The difference with the Spirit filled Christian is that he gives thanks to God ALWAYS and FOR EVERYTHING! If you say that you are a Christian, but you grumble or become bitter during difficult times, there are only two options: you are either not saved or you are saved but not Spirit filled! This blessed revelation, this necessary wisdom, can only come during painful times. That is why God allows trials to come from time to time, to bring us in touch with the truth! Because only truth sets us free from the bondage of lies and deception!
Le me say this: Facebook may not attract the most spiritual men and women on earth. It may not be the best way to speak deep things to others. But for me, I am ready to use any means to reach your spirit to point you to my Lord, Jesus Christ! I pray that you receive the Word of God deep into your heart until it changes you to become more and more like Him! Amen!