There are certain subjects in the Word of God on which many Christians agree to disagree. Some of these are legitimate differences of interpretation, while others can not be overlooked or taken lightly. One that must be taught accurately and precisely is the subject of this book, the filling of the Holy Spirit. The reason it must be correctly understood is that the dispensation of the Church-age is a time in which God has given us supernatural power to execute a fantastic and marvelous spiritual life, and it is only by the filling of the Spirit that we can live this life.
The filling of the Holy Spirit is vital to understand because it is the beginning of discovering the power that God makes available to us in the Christian life.
EPH 1:18-19I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might…
The filling of the Holy Spirit is an option. It is a choice every believer must make every day. Am I living today in God’s power, or am I going it alone, relying only on my own resources? It would be wise to heed the warning in EPH 5:15-17, “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
Before you read any further, be sure that as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you have confessed your known sins, if any, privately to God. This will bring you into fellowship with God, and the Holy Spirit will be able to communicate Bible Doctrine to you from the Word of God.
If you are an unbeliever, the issue is faith in Christ. You must be born again. It is only through faith in the One who took your place on the Cross, and paid the price for your sins, that you can become born again and saved. Please at this moment take the opportunity to tell God the Father, in the privacy of your own soul, that you believe in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as your personal Savior.
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