Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
I. What being filled with the Holy Spirit looked like in the Bible 1. an event: Luke 1:41-42 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! … Luke 1:67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
I. What being filled with the Holy Spirit looked like in the Bible Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them:
I. What being filled with the Holy Spirit looked like in the Bible Acts 4:31 they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 13:9-10 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, "You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?
I. What being filled with the Holy Spirit looked like in the Bible 2. an ongoing experience: John the Baptist Luke 1:15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth. Jesus John 3:34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.
I. What being filled with the Holy Spirit looked like in the Bible Acts 6:3-4 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them Acts 9:17-19 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord- Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here-has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.“ Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.
I. What being filled with the Holy Spirit looked like in the Bible Acts 11:22-26 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, Acts 13:50-52 They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 5:18 …be filled with the Spirit. = a present continuous = be being
II. What being filled with the Holy Spirit is not A feeling
III. How can I know if I am filled with the Holy Spirit EVIDENCE that is EVIDENT Ephesians 5:18-21 NKJV … 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.
III. How can I know if I am filled with the Holy Spirit FRUIT Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
III. How can I know if I am filled with the Holy Spirit FREEDOM 2 Corinthians 3:17 … where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
III. How can I know if I am filled with the Holy Spirit ASSURANCE 1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:15-16 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
III. How can I know if I am filled with the Holy Spirit HOLINESS
IV. How I can be filled with the Holy Spirit BELIEVE John 7:38-39 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.
IV. How I can be filled with the Holy Spirit SURRENDER “ I have the Holy Spirit but does the Holy Spirit have me? ”