“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). When a person is filled with wine or alcohol, every aspect of his being is controlled by it. Likewise, we are to be controlled completely by the Holy Spirit. We must get ourselves out of the way and allow the Spirit to influence and control everything in our lives. Jesus said, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Mark 8:34). He is either Lord of all or not Lord at all. Be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit.
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” (Ephesians 3:16). In this prayer, Paul’s request is for believers to be strengthened in the inner man. The power, which is provided by God, is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We as believers must rely on the Holy Spirit to give us the strength to accomplish His will for our lives. Many of us will place our trust in our own abilities to get through the day and will not even give any regard to God. However, our trust should be in God and in the Holy Spirit to give us the strength needed for the day and every day. Remember the words of Solomon; “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). Trust God. Have a Blessed Day! T4GM.ORG
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7). Paul was writing this to encourage Timothy, a young preacher. He was saying to him then and us today, don’t be afraid of this world and what it will do to us. Fear is not part of the Christian’s vocabulary. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but he put in us the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, He gives us the power to overcome, love for all people, and a sound mind that is full of peace in the raging storm. Isaiah wrote; “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10). Trust God, rely on Him and His Word.
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” (Romans 8:9). It is not required for anyone to have to beg for the Holy Spirit; it is a free gift bestowed on every believer who receives Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. It is the Spirit of God who marks us and makes us His child. If you are born again, you are indwelt with the Holy Spirit, and He is ready to fill you and control your life. All you have to do is to be yielded to Him. Submit yourselves to the Lordship of Christ and allow Him to be Lord of your life. Have a Blessed Day!
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Romans 8:15-16). When we accept Christ as our personal Savior, the Holy Spirit, who comes to dwell in us, show us that we are children of God. Through the Holy Spirit we are adopted into God’s family and now we cry to our Father, our dear Father. Just meditate on the awesome idea that you are a child of God; that you are part of God’s family. Allow that permeate your soul and thoughts today. If you are not a child of God and don’t know Christ, then go to my website http://www.T4GM.org and click the link “How To Become A Christian.”
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit” (Romans 8:5). Our flesh will be tempted. When temptation strikes how do we react? Do we give in to Satan’s devices and allow our human nature to dominate, or do we conquer them? There is an answer; the power to escape the snare of Satan is God’s gift; His indwelling Holy Spirit. Jesus was tempted in ALL points, just as we, but He overcame because He lived His human, fleshly life by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. TEMPTED IN ALL POINTS, just as we, Yet, without sin, because His mind was set to honor God. If you desire to live, the victorious life in Christ then “be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) Have a Blessed Day!
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14). This verse raises a question; “Are you being led by the Holy Spirit?” As a true child of God, we are lead by the Holy Spirit. Like a shepherd does his sheep, the Holy Spirit goes before us and directs us. However, we have a choice to be obedient and be led by the Spirit of God or disobedient and be guided by our own human flesh. The choice is yours. Notice, those that are led by the Spirit, are the sons of God. Be a child of God; let the Holy Spirit guide you today.