Whenever your flesh rises up with desires which threaten your fullness, ask Jesus to cover those enemies of your soul with His blood. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Finally, I am intentional about receiving impartation from others who are full of the Holy Spirit. Psalm 73:23-28, Declare what is to be, present it– let them take counsel together. I think it might help you follow me if I tell you at the outset where I am going. I have the “control knob” that determines how much of God’s Spirit fills me. Matthew 12:43-45. Against such things there is no law. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 3. I Timothy 6:8, I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. A river produces power. Seek, and you’ll discover. If we need to drink plenty of water on a daily basis to be healthy, how much more should we drink of the Holy Spirit by asking him to fill us so we can stay spiritually sharp and healthy? Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. I cannot have both sin and God. But you know him, for he lives with you and will bec in you. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I am emphasizing a distinct experience here because there seems to be a pattern with this taking place after a person’s conversion. It helps me stay hungry for the more that God has for us. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. He is a sought after conference minister, apostolic leader and moves powerfully in spiritual gifts and healing. He is our power source to be the godly women God commands us to be. What's The Secret To Enjoying Constant Communion With The Holy Spirit? I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. I must understand that Christ is sufficient for me, I can be content if I have Jesus. Was it not I, the LORD? (Which obviously eliminates grumbling and pouting and self-pity and bitterness and scowling and murmuring and depression and worry and discouragement and gloominess and pessimism!) For when I am weak, then I am strong. They include the following truths. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them. I Thessalonians 5:16-22, Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. But as for me, it is good to be near God. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! 45:21-22, One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. 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. Not so … When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, there will be no room for self, works of the flesh or human pride. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. He is the third person of the Trinity and God himself. I have said that there is one baptism of the Holy Spirit, but there are many fillings with the same Holy Spirit. I can choose to allow my sinful flesh to have control, or I can ask God to fill me with His Spirit and invite His Spirit to have full control. Ché has authored numerous books. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), “I’ll Show Him!” – Why Revenge Kills Relationships, Giving All of Myself to Christ – a Prayer, View thepeacefulwife’s profile on Twitter, First I must have a saving relationship with Him, How to Break Up with Your Boyfriend Respectfully. The Holy Spirit in you, a deposit at point of salvation as a guaranteed mark of God’s ownership over your life and my life 2 Corinthian 1:22 New Living Translation. The Holy Spirit is the greatest gift to the Church next to the gift of salvation. “Our lives were totally changed when we learned how to be filled with the Holy Spirit as a result of your ministry. I Corinthians 6:19-20, And who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. As God has said:“I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Hebrews 10:26-31. The beautiful thing about the Holy Spirit is that God wants you to be filled often. Jesus said, “How enriched you are when you crave righteousness! Note also in Ephesians 4:30 the sealing action of the Holy Spirit. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. To follow up on that, we want to explore why you’re not being filled with the Holy Spirit. Stay Filled With the Holy Spirit. We are filled with the Spirit so God can flow through us like a powerful river to impact others. Here are four practical ways that I have learned to stay continually filled with the Holy Spirit: Each one of us was made to manifest the glory of God and host his presence. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. I cannot hold anything back from God. I can choose to grieve God’s Spirit. Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. The believer is commanded by God to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 1:22. Of course, I believe the two encounters could happen simultaneously (see Acts 10), but testimonies tend to show that this infilling of the Holy Spirit comes as a distinct encounter following a believer’s conversion. The Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles. But, we couldn’t do it without Him. When I get up in the morning and later throughout my day, I have made it a daily habit to ask the Father to fill me afresh with the Holy Spirit. So, by faith, receive the power and fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit! Jesus said, “If you truly desire to be my disciple, you must disown your life completely, embrace my ‘cross’ as your own, and surrender to my ways” (Luke 9:23 TPT). Being filled with the Spirit is a gift from God if I am a disciple of Christ, but it is also a command. I have to be willing to lay my entire heart and soul bare before Him and to lay still as I allow Him to search the darkest corners of my soul with the blazing light of His Word. Now we are sharing Christ with others wherever we go.” They handed me a generous check with this request. Thank you for clicking on our video. The filling of the Holy Spirit, then, can vary in the life of each believer. During prayer, there should be time for silence. Any sin has to go. So, He gave me five things we could do to stay filled with the Holy Spirit. Scripture tells us that God freely gives the Holy Spirit “to those who hear and obey Him” (Acts 5:32). This is my command: Love each other. By faith we can be filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered to live fruitful lives. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. Receive. The Holy Spirit is a gift that is given to everyone who follows Christ as Savior and LORD. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of guilt. For the last 14 years, I have tried to remain constantly filled with the Holy Spirit. Here the Holy Spirit is seen as a river. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. And, how can we be filled with the Spirit? Pray. In the dream my wife and I were in a very large room near the entrance, in the room were many people all seated at long dining tables. Statement of Faith. Recently, we wrote a blog post on what the Holy Spirit is. Ché is the founder and president of Harvest International Ministry, a worldwide apostolic network of churches in over 60 nations with the common vision of “Changing Lives, Transforming Cities, and Discipling Nations.” He is also International Chancellor of the Wagner University, an international network of apostolic training centers established to equip the saints for kingdom ministry. For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. The weight of responsibility I carry, the people for whom I am responsible, and the family God has entrusted to me ALL need me to be filled with, led by, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. I’m writing this post to explain a phenomenon that I used to detest as a younger Christian, yet strangely enough, am personally experiencing myself more and more of. Those with severe marriage issues or who have experienced abuse, please seek one-on-one, trusted counsel (medical, legal, and spiritual) as appropriate. The truth of the matter is that it is “to your advantage” that Jesus returned to his Father—because you need the Holy Spirit to be your Divine Encourager! About TPT Not only does the Bible repeatedly remind me to “be filled (continually) with the Spirit,” it also reveals HOW to be and stay filled! Your hearts are filled with sadness because I’ve told you these things. As I am growing in my faith, I don’t see this trend going in the opposite direction, and so now at this point, I am begging for some theological and biblical reflection on this phenomenon. Keeping myself focused on the big picture gives me a holy dissatisfaction with the status quo. 43″When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. There are a number of things that we learn about the filling of the Holy Spirit. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. We need both. 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. 6. Any information presented here is intended to encourage women to strengthen their walk with the Lord and any decisions women make are ultimately between themselves and Christ. Imagine you are one of the twelve disciples sitting with Jesus at the Last Supper. You are my friends if you do what I command. (Acts 4:31) Here are five things you can do today to be filled with God's Spirit: 1. Even if you have received an infilling of the Spirit before, why not choose to receive more? Luke 11:13 says, “If imperfect parents know how to lovingly take care of their children and give them what they need, how much more will the perfect heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit’s fullness when his children ask him.” So, in faith ask the Father to fill you, and by faith receive that infilling. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. At first, it may be only silence, but over time, you will grow accustomed to the way that the Holy Spirit speaks to you. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. I can choose to hold on to sin. My parents raised me Christian. I think being filled with the Spirit means, basically, having great joy in God. Ephesians 5:18, What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? What's The Key To Staying Connected To His Awesome Power? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. | 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. Being filled by the Holy Spirit is not getting more of Him, but Him getting more of the believer! As we continue to desire more of God, honor the Holy Spirit, and surrender our hearts to him, staying continually filled and overflowing in the Holy Spirit will be a natural and everyday occurrence for us. Philippians 4:12-13, I must go on boasting. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. “If you love me, keep my commands. Now remain in my love. Therefore, I want to try to answer two questions today: What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? It seems to me that most people have limited the Holy Spirit baptism to speaking in tongues instead of walking in power. But not only joy. An Unclean Spirit Returns. Here are four practical ways that I have learned to stay continually filled with the Holy Spirit: 1. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. Whom have I in heaven but you? He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You might naturally ask the disciple next to you, “What in the world is he talking about?”. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, or because of these surpassingly great revelations. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. Translation Philosophy All of a sudden, he tells you that he is about to leave the earth and asserts that you will be better off if he goes. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. If you find that you have a strong hunger for impartation, consider visiting another church, city, or nation where a move of God is taking place. “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. I continually focus my eyes on the vision of a great revival and harvest. A wife asked me this question. I must desire God far above everything and everyone else. In our leadership culture today, we tend to deny emotions we perceive as ‘weak’, and strive to always act in strong, faith-filled way. God will get all the glory from a truly Spirit-filled life. Many times the disciples “were filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 4:8, 31; 6:3; 7:55, 9:17, 11:24, 13:9, 13:52), yet there was no mention of tongues (other languages) being spoken. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is more than just a doctrine to believe; being filled with the Spirit should be a vital personal experience! NOTE: The Peaceful Wife is not a licensed marriage counselor, therapist, pastor, or psychiatrist. It is something I have a choice to do or to not do. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 2. Being filled with the Spirit will make you a blessing to those who do not yet have knowledge of Jesus. The Holy Spirit With You. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Psalm 86:11-13. Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. They were all filled and equipped with the Holy Spirit and were inspired to speak in tongues — empowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned. 2. This is an attitude of the heart. 1. 1. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? The Holy Spirit comforts us in times of affliction and hardship. I’m writing this because I feel that I have two audiences reading; both of which I want to explain w… Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. So, by faith, receive the power and fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit! So Ill start with my conclusions and then give the biblical support. Jesus must be my God, my Savior and my LORD. BE STIMULATED DAILY (Stay Filled With The Spirit) TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 5:18 AMP “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit.” LET’S TALK The fact that you received the Holy Spirit at a specific time doesn’t mean you’ll always be filled … If I have Him, I have EVERYTHING! We at Hobart Assembly welcome you and are blessed to have you. Knock, and the door will be opened for you” (Matthew 7:7 TPT). I can choose to grieve God’s Spirit. Negatively, a believer in Christ can "quench" or "grieve" the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:30). He must be my highest purpose and my greatest Treasure. Psalm 139:23-24, If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. We are sealed as if inserted into a Holy-Spirit-envelope that is addressed to Jesus. I often say, “The presence of the Holy Spirit is not just the icing on the cake—it is the cake!”. The purpose of the power of the Holy Spirit is for making us into witnesses (Acts 1:8). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. And … This type of encounter has been described in many different terms, such as being “baptized in the Holy Spirit,” receiving the “gift of the Holy Spirit,” or being “filled with the Holy Spirit.” Regardless of which term you use, these men and women of God definitely received the same thing: the power of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit was the One Jesus told us would be the reason and the means to do what He called us to do, which was to be witnesses to Him throughout the entire world. The Holy Spirit refreshes us daily with hope and love. Discover The Answer In This Week's Episode Of "The Helper"! 5. Throughout the history of the Church, many great generals in God’s army were able to identify a distinct experience when they received the power of God. In John 14:16-17 Jesus promised that he would send his Holy Spirit to live in all of his followers. God wants you to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit, which will help you walk in a more victorious, fruitful life as a Christ follower. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Helper—but if we are not vulnerable and authentic with God, we cannot receive the assistance He desires to give us. “We have come to ask you to share on television how to be filled with the Holy Spirit with millions of others. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. If it has been a while since you have prayed in tongues, make a commitment now to pray often in the Spirit. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. I must abide in Christ, in His Word, and in prayer. Also gratitude in verse 20 — perpetual gratitude, gratitude for everything. Do not quench the Spirit. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. The Holy Spirit cleanses, sanctifies and justifies us. You may want to immerse yourself in a global revival hotspot, like China, India, Africa, Brazil, and Indonesia. “I am the vine; you are the branches. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. Psalm 66:18, And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. At that moment the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. After Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, he received the Holy Spirit as it descended on him as gently as a dove (Matthew 3:16). The Holy Spirit restrains evil. If He places His finger on something and says it cannot stay, I must be willing to get rid of it right then and there. I must be willing to praise, thank, and exalt God alone in my life. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. If you desire to be filled with the Spirit more than anything else in life, stay on that train....ride it all the way into the station. This in itself tells us that the Holy Spirit is a permanent resident within us until Jesus comes again. 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