So, by faith, you can receive the power and fresh The Spirit of God is not a liquid, like water. In Ephesians 5:18 it’s written: “… be filled with the Spirit To be filled with the Spirit means that you have received the Holy Spirit, and are walking in and being obedient to the light He gives you, and are filled with power to live a life for God, partaking of spiritual gifts... .” This is a simple and good exhortation. And … 2016 "Be Continually Filled With The Holy Spirit" Ephesian 5:14-21 By Pastor Ray Sleiman Ephesians 5:14-21 (ESV) 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Look at 1 Cor. Wantonness, profligacy, wastefulness. He would satisfy the craving, so far as it is natural, by a divine enthusiasm, brighter and stronger than even duty to God and man, breaking out in thanksgiving, adoration, and love. Look over at Galatians 5:16. You cannot get just part of a person. In fact, the opposite is true. April 3rd. (If you would like to receive Pastor Harris’ weekly sermons via e-mail, Click here). 12:13. As you step out in faith He fills you with the Spirit, empowering and enabling you to accomplish His will. The nation of Israel, for example, was taken up by God and blessed in a special way, and God demanded of that nation a higher form of conduct that He expected from the Gentile nations, because they were not blessed in the same way as Israel was. Ep). Song of Solomon 7:9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak. Again, the verb voice here is passive. 3) “Psalms” refer primarily to the Old Testament psalms put to music, but the term is also used of vocal music of any type. Deuteronomy 21:20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. It i something that God does in you and He will do so in the Christian as long as you do not grieve the Spirit – which we already talked about in Eph. From a compound of a and a presumed derivative of sozo; properly, unsavedness, i.e. The Baptism of the Spirit inducts the person into Christ’s Body and comes as salvation; it marks that point in which the Spirit indwells the believer. Verse 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; Music holds an important place for the Christian, because it is the response of the heart over the joy of salvation. There is the idea of fullness; as in a glass being filled to the brim and overflowing. This new creation that we are (2 Cor. A modern psalm would be something like “O Worship the King.”, 4) Hymns center more on songs of praise and differ from psalms only in that they specifically praise the Lord Jesus Christ. Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural. The various Psalmists sing about a wide range of subjects – the majesty of God, His grace and mercy, and His mighty works, petitions are brought to Him, as well as thanksgiving for answered prayer. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. In the New Testament, Peter was “filled with the Spirit” and gave a powerful sermon to the religious leaders (Acts 4:8). Our persisting in the vine. Here are four practical ways that I have learned to stay continually filled with the Holy Spirit: Every day I make the decision to walk in obedience to God. But be filled with the Spirit.--The antithesis is startling, but profoundly instructive. The rest of the early Christians also spoke with such boldness when they were filled with the Spirit (4:31). Another evidence of a spirit filled life is in giving thanks. Our opening verse in the original Greek rendering is expressed in present continuous language. 5:21). Ephesians 5:18 is obviously parallel with Colossians 3:16. And be not intoxicated with wine, wherein is dissoluteness. Romans 8:9 makes clear the importance of this indwelling. Because we are still infected with sin, it is impossible to be filled with the Spirit all of the time. From these examples we see that the “filling of the Spirit” occurs at salvation and then subsequently to it many times, so it is neither the baptism of the spirit, nor a “second blessing,” and neither is it the sealing of the spirit. The third practical consequence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is mutual submission to other believers: "and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ" (Eph. It has been part of the church from its foundation and it will be part of our activities in heaven where we will join in the chorus of praise singing the song of the Lamb (Rev. Ephesians 5:19 simply tells us what being filled with the Holy Spirit is and, incidentally, as we’ll see, how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. It is to be part of your worship of Him. From pleres; to make replete, i.e. Paul is “filled with the Spirit” again in Acts 13:9, and he rebuked Elymas the magician. 1) The verb here “to be filled” has several connotations. I don’t send over just my mouth by itself. I am, exist. The final secret to the continual filling of the Holy Spirit is persisting in the … Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! It is something on going. Only our obedience to God’s commands allows the Spirit freedom to work within us. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; be not. The filling of the Spirit and the Baptism of the Spirit are not the same, though a person is filled with the Spirit when they are baptized by Him. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc. Nothing could be a more radical change or more opposite in nature. It is not an option for the Christian. We need to make the most of the time God has allotted to us. Paul's admonition should not be taken as it is routinely translated even to this day as "be filled with the Spirit" (NIV, NRSV, ESV).Clearly, Paul is not commanding the Ephesians to be filled with the Spirit in the sense that Luke describes various individuals as "filled with the Holy Spirit" such as in Luke 1:15, 41, 67; Acts 2:4; 4:31. • My lawn watering example is intended to capture the sense of both continually and continuously. What are the different elements of our music? When I think about things I can do for other people to bless or help them, I always sense God’s power and enthusiasm (see Acts 10:38). Music is primarily a response of joy to salvation and all its ramifications. This means, for you to be effective in your Christian walk and live the transcendent life in Christ to the full, you have to be continually filled with the Spirit—not just for one day—but always. Those who are mature understand that the purpose of their existence is for the Lord’s glory and not their own. A Hymn would include songs such as “May Jesus Christ Be Praised” and “Worthy is the Lamb.”, 5) Spiritual songs were probably songs of testimony that covered a broad category of any music that expresses spiritual truth. Every person who is saved was placed into the Body of Christ by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. 31:2). As I pointed out last week, we have been given wisdom and we need to live accordingly. That is how you live in keeping with God’s will. Believers lives are to be marked by this. Let me quickly put that idea to rest. But, except, however. Dutchess County That sense was used earlier in Eph. If you are filled with the Spirit you will bear His fruit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”. 1:13,14 that were sealed with the spirit at salvation. Left on our own we quickly become spiritually weak and return to self-centered ways of living. When Paul was “filled with the Spirit” he received his sight back (Acts 9:17). We need him continually. To see this, let’s look at the verse phrase by phrase starting at the beginning. 6) Being filled with the Spirit is also not some stoical act of your will. Note here as well that the songs are sung to other believers. “However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Every Christian needs to be filled with the Spirit with our wills brought into submission to His. It is something that happens to you, not something you actively acquire for yourself. 4) Thanksgiving is the mark of worship. The greatest evidence of this life of faith and being filled with the Spirit are the changes made in your heart toward God and exhibited in your praise of Him. 2) Thanksgiving is the mark of wisdom. 3) Another connotation of being filled is that of permeation, like salt placed on meat to infiltrate it and thus preserve it and flavor it. Genesis 19:32-35. 12:13. This is brought out clearly by the contrast Paul makes: “Do not be drunk with wine, but be filled with the spirit.”. The music of believers is focused on God, and therefore done in edification to one another. Remember that we must always understand the context if we are going to interpret a passage correctly. A prolonged form of methuo; to intoxicate. We must continually be filled with His power. Note again that to sing with our hearts means that our music takes its origin from within our hearts and then through our hearts it is channeled to God. Let the Word of God fill my mind. Walking worthy of your calling in humility, gentleness, patience and love (4:1,2); Fulfilling your role in body by using your spiritual gift(s) to build up one another (4:12-16); Walking in a renewed sense of mind (4:17-24); Being selfless and considerate of others in your dealings with them (4:25-32); Imitating God in love (5:1-6); Walking as children of light (5:7-14) and Living by wisdom (5:15f). 7) Melody comes from the word “psallo” – and means specifically “to pluck on a stringed instrument” especially a hand harp, which if you wanted to get technical, the closest instrument we have to that now would be a guitar, but is used for a wide range of instruments. Let me add here before I move onto the sealing of the spirit, that the filling of the spirit is not some “second blessing,” or spiritual “zap” from God that moves a person into some ecstatic state as some have claimed is evidenced by speaking in tongues or having visions. The psalms magnify God primarily by focus on the nature and work of God, especially in relation to the life of a believer. Many scholars believe that certain scripture passages such as Col. 1:12-16 were used in this manner. None of these things can be faked for very long. Obedience is done out of compulsion. There exists no little confusion what it means to be “filled with the Spirit.” I hope to clear up any confusion you may have this morning as well as challenge you to live according to what our text says. The Ephesians, I learned later, actually were a very spiritual group of believers, but it wasn't because they didn't speak in tongues, because they weren't filled with the Holy Spirit. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether. The normal presentation of teaching in the New Testament is that once we are blessed by God in whatever way we are blessed there should be a corresponding walk. That happens only once and it is the pledge of God’s promises to you. God desires songs offered in praise to Him from a heart filled with the Spirit and the quality of that sound is unimportant – organ, choir, guitar, drum, homemade flute – all can be equally pleasing to God. You may sing well, you may sing poorly, but God wants you to sing. Passage: Ephesians 5:15-20 Service Type: Sunday Bible Text: Ephesians 5:15-20 | Speaker: Dave Bitcheno | This week Dave Bitcheno speaks about the power of the Holy Spirit and not only being filled but CONTINUALLY filled with the Holy Spirit. The word filling seems awkward when referring to the Holy Spirit’s entrance into our lives. 5:18b has been predominantly translated “but be filled with the Spirit” to convey that the Spirit is the content with which the audience is to be filled. The charismatic movement has caused most of the confusion on what it means to be “filled by the spirit” by equating it with the “baptism of the spirit” and the bestowment of the charismatic gifts. When you resist the Spirit you grieve Him and when you stubbornly refuse to obey Him, you quench Him (1 Thess. And, how can we be filled with the Spirit? 5) This is not some process of progression in getting the Holy Spirit. It basically means to make a sound. The Ephesians, I learned later, actually were a very spiritual group of believers, but it wasn't because they didn't speak in tongues, because they weren't filled with the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul exhorts in Ephesians 5:18, “And don’t get drunk with wine, which is rebellion; instead be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit.” In the Greek text, the word for “be filled” is actually in the continuous present tense, giving the verse the meaning, “Be continually filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit.” 4:30. The Apostle Paul wrote, “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but … To be filled with the Spirit is to live with the Word of God permeating every area of your life. We can’t get along without him. If you walk by the Spirit (are under His control) you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. Therefore, I want to try to answer two questions today: What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? This morning we come to another one of those texts that has often been ripped from its context and misinterpreted. 5:17) has abilities that we did not have before, including being able to understand and discern spiritual matters. A thankful heart cannot exist apart from the working of the Spirit in the life of the individual. God wants us to use our voice and instruments to praise Him as an expression of our joy in Him. Turn to Ephesians 5:18-20. We could legitimately translate this verse this way: “Be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.” Wuest translates it as “Be constantly controlled by the Spirit.” John MacArthur says we could translate it literally with something like “Be being kept filled with the Spirit.” A new creature filled with the spirit is in submission to God and therefore will have a submission to others that belong to God. for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. A genuine Christian is a radically changed creature. Remember, wisdom is living according to reality. A person who is drunk is someone who has lost control of their mental and physical abilities due to the influence of the alcohol they have consumed. The thankful heart recognizes the truth of who God is and bends in worship before Him with gratefulness that the creator of the universe loves them. Every believer is to be involved in this. The verb voice here is passive. Giving thanks in all things demonstrates that a person has come to grips with the reality of their own finiteness and need for God’s provision and intervention in every point in life. Ephesians 5:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 5:18, NIV: "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.Instead, be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, ESV: "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, KJV: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;" | The Bible Panorama/The Holy Scriptures in Picture and Story/Internet Archive Book Images/Wikimedia Commons The phrase "filled with the Spirit" is loaded with unfortunate connotations, but it need not be, according to a scholar of early Judaism and Christian origins at a Pentecostal seminary. They are therefore thankful for all that He does. Both texts are followed by joyful singing, thankfulness to God, and instructions about wives and husbands, … Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular, Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular. contrariwise. 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