In Acts 2 we find the promise of Jesus in Acts 1:5 fulfilled. 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. 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). Because this is not something that happens just once, then “being filled with the Spirit” cannot be either the baptism of the Spirit or the sealing of the spirit. the habit which sends everything to wreck and ruin. Scripture says that we must be continually filled with the Spirit, not just once or twice. • My lawn watering example is intended to capture the sense of both continually and continuously. In, on, among. One of the most thrilling aspects what Paul says here about music is that there is no mention about the quality. In fact, the opposite is true. 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. Dutchess County Ep). This principle is true when we come to the New Testament, bles… Any sound offered to God from a spirit filled heart. The apostle Paul commands in Ephesians 5:18 that we be filled with the Spirit. When you get the Holy Spirit, you get Him all because He is a person, not some mystical force. What does that mean? 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. It is something that happens to you, not something you actively acquire for yourself. As I pointed out last week, we have been given wisdom and we need to live accordingly. Even if you cannot carry a tune in a bucket, you can make music that pleases God because He looks at the heart. The prophets and apostles that wrote the scriptures did so as they were “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet. We need to make the most of the time God has allotted to us. We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at the time of our salvation but we are filled by Him when we submit to Him. 12:12 & 13. To be filled by the spirit is to be influenced by Him so that you are no longer in control. Clearly joy in Christ is the mark of being filled with the Spirit… The Holy Spirit already lives inside of all Christians, but many are not living in His fullness. Some examples from the Old Testament: Bezalel was “filled with the Spirit” and its only evidence was his artistic abilities (Ex. It basically means to make a sound. | 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 can only be done as you live by faith. Again, take note that this is a command. They are therefore thankful for all that He does. We must continually be filled with His power. In Acts 13 we find Paul, Barnabas and the other disciples “continually filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.”. The Israelites sang after their escape from Egypt. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.” If you do not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, then you are not saved. The filling of the Spirit gives the believer power to live the Christian life. Another evidence of a spirit filled life is in giving thanks. Verse 20 states: Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 1) Thanksgiving is the mark of salvation. At the same time, some Greek scholars, as noted above, say that the "be filled" in Ephesians 5:18 has the continuous sense of "go on being filled" with the Holy Spirit. The effect in verse 19 is very musical. It is not an option for the Christian. Believers lives are to be marked by this. Give Thanks (Ephesians 5:20) Right at the beginning, Paul writes that the second evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is giving thanks. There are no exceptions to this, and it occurs only once at salvation. 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. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. If you are filled with the Spirit you will bear His fruit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”. The Ephesians were Spirit-filled believers and they spoke in tongues, just like the Corinthians did. Look at 1 Cor. For comments, please e-mail Church office, Subscribe to Pastor Harris’ weekly Sermon Notes via email – Click Here, Grace Bible Church 5:17) has abilities that we did not have before, including being able to understand and discern spiritual matters. 3) Thanksgiving is the mark of maturity. That happens only once and it is the pledge of God’s promises to you. In the New Testament, Peter was “filled with the Spirit” and gave a powerful sermon to the religious leaders (Acts 4:8). Ephesians 5:18 is obviously parallel with Colossians 3:16. 2) Speaking – from “laleo” and it means what it sounds like: “la, la, la”. Our lives should be marked by the evidence of His presence within us. 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. Paul wrote to the Ephesians. If you invite me to come to your house, you get all of me. We are no longer what we were, but something new. Wantonness, profligacy, wastefulness. Paul is “filled with the Spirit” again in Acts 13:9, and he rebuked Elymas the magician. To make drunk; pass: I become drunk. Turn to Ephesians 5:18-20. 5:19). 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;" 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. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether. We find it as a part of worship from early in Genesis (4:2) to the end of Revelation. 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. Let the Word of God fill my mind. “Be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) God wants you to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit, so you can walk in a more victorious, fruitful life as a Christ follower, and be a blessing to those who do not yet have knowledge of Jesus. To be filled with the Spirit is to be under the His control. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father…. It is to be part of your worship of Him. And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. We are to be filled with the Spirit – striving to submit to Him in all areas, and as we do He in turn empowers us to fulfill His will. 5) This is not some process of progression in getting the Holy Spirit. This is brought out clearly by the contrast Paul makes: “Do not be drunk with wine, but be filled with the spirit.”. You will either be under the control of one or the other. We have already seen in Eph. So, by faith, you can receive the power and fresh 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). 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. 5:21). It says, “2 For even as the body is one and [yet] has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. So Ill start with my conclusions and then give the biblical support. The phrase “Be filled” literally means to continually be filled. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). We do not give thanks for things we think we deserve – the human heart invariably thinks it merits good things. In our passage this morning, Paul continues on this general theme of walking in a manner worthy of our calling in Jesus Christ by living in wisdom and not foolishness, and so Paul states here: 8 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc. That is why Psalm say seven different times to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” Certainly there is also the aspect of the trained musicians that make beautiful sounds unto the Lord as is detailed in the temple worship, but God’s primary interest is the heart of the person singing for the song is to be a response of a person filled with the Spirit. 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. 4:30. Remember, wisdom is living according to reality. How is it that we can be filled with the Spirit? Negatively, a believer in Christ can "quench" or "grieve" the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:30). And, how can we be filled with the Spirit? 6) Being filled with the Spirit is also not some stoical act of your will. “However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. 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. The greater the influence of the alcohol the less control they have. Genesis 19:32-35. Because we are still infected with sin, it is impossible to be filled with the Spirit all of the time. 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. Some people in the days of Paul, and I’m told, even in some cultures today, believed that the spirit world could be entered through drunkenness. A thankful heart cannot exist apart from the working of the Spirit in the life of the individual. There are many reasons why we need the filling of the Holy Spirit, but in the verses surrounding Ephesians 5:18 there are at least five good reasons why every Christian MUST be filled with the Holy Spirit… You may sing well, you may sing poorly, but God wants you to sing. From pleres; to make replete, i.e. We need him continually. 158 Myers Corners Road Let me provide a little background for you, however. Well, it is all which Paul has already talked about. 2) Thanksgiving is the mark of wisdom. Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess. Every Christian needs to be filled with the Spirit with our wills brought into submission to His. 1:19 where Paul says the purpose prayer was “that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”. But be filled with the Spirit.--The antithesis is startling, but profoundly instructive. 1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: …, Psalm 63:3-5 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee…. Our opening verse in the original Greek rendering is expressed in present continuous language. To be filled with the Spirit, you pray for Him to do it – it certainly is in keeping with His will since He commands it. A new creature filled with the spirit is in submission to God and therefore will have a submission to others that belong to God. We must have our priorities set correctly and keep them if we are to do what is best with our lives and not just what is good. 6) Singing simply means to sing with the voice. This new creation that we are (2 Cor. 15:3). To the artificial and degrading excitement of drunkenness St. Paul boldly opposes the divine enthusiasm of the Spirit, one form of which was scoffingly compared to it on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:13). A person filled with anger (Lk 6:11) is controlled by that anger, a person filled with sorrow (John 16:6) or fear (Luke 5:26) is controlled by those emotions. 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. Its origin is probably from the chatter of children first learning to talk and it is used to describe birds chirping. There is the idea of fullness; as in a glass being filled to the brim and overflowing. In Acts 13 we find Paul, Barnabas and the other disciples “continually filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.” This is true in all dispensations. Many scholars believe that certain scripture passages such as Col. 1:12-16 were used in this manner. 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. To see this, let’s look at the verse phrase by phrase starting at the beginning. Let the Divine Spirit, in Whom you, believing, are, pervade your being, as water fills the sponge.” Eph. In both cases the true Christian is still baptized and indwelt by the Spirit, but they are not “filled” with Him. We need his filling every day. I think it might help you follow me if I tell you at the outset where I am going. 1) Not a particular event: The command here to “be filled” is in the present tense, therefore it speaks of something that is continuing, not something that happened once. Look over at Galatians 5:16. 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. Look over 1 Cor. 1:21). In Ephesians 5:18, in the Greek verb tense that Paul uses, it would be literally translated, “be being continually filled with the Holy Spirit.” That is a very ongoing operation. It is something that is necessary for all Christians to do if they are to live the Christian life at all. 1:13,14 that were sealed with the spirit at salvation. This would include many of our modern choruses as well as songs such as “He Touched Me” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”. As I meditate on various scriptures, I find the energy of the Holy Spirit being released in my soul (see Ephesians 5:18–19). The rest of the early Christians also spoke with such boldness when they were filled with the Spirit (4:31). Mental ability is diminished, speech is slurred, coordination declines. Paul is “filled with the Spirit” again in Acts 13:9, and he rebuked Elymas the magician. First, every believer in Jesus Christ is baptized by the Holy Spirit. From a compound of a and a presumed derivative of sozo; properly, unsavedness, i.e. To be filled with the Spirit is to live with the Word of God permeating every area of your life. When Paul was “filled with the Spirit” he received his sight back (Acts 9:17). He is not content with warning us of its ruinous excess, or urging the strictness of stern self-restraint. profligacy. I don’t send over just my mouth by itself. His control of the individual is not in the sense of a puppet or robot, but rather a directing influence that causes you to live differently than you would otherwise. And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 NET). The Ephesians are filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:6) Acts 19:8-10 Paul and Timothy make Ephesus their base for the next three years (53-56AD) (see Acts 20:31). 8) Our music is to be expressed to one another, in private and always to the Lord. 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. A person may be very moved emotionally when they are filled with the spirit, but then again they may not. Submission is not obedience for it is done willingly. I am, exist. 2) Not the “baptism of the Spirit” – 1 Cor. 4) Another meaning in being filled is being totally controlled, as in a person who is filled with some emotion and that controls them. God wants us to use our voice and instruments to praise Him as an expression of our joy in Him. 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. contrariwise. Let me quickly put that idea to rest. The final secret to the continual filling of the Holy Spirit is persisting in the … Our persisting in the vine. It is possible to quench the Spirit and grieve the Spirit through our sin. They stay in the home of Aquila and Pricilla where the church in Ephesus meets (see 1 Corinthians 16:19). 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.” We were dead in our trespasses and sin, slaves of Satan, but now we are alive in Jesus Christ and servants of righteousness. 1) The verb here “to be filled” has several connotations. Worship of course is more than merely giving of thanks, but the thankful heart is one that is ready to also give praise and glory to God. 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. In view of all that God has done for us in bringing us to salvation in Jesus Christ, there are implications to how we should daily live. It is part of our celebration of worship and therefore not really evangelistic, though God may use words of songs to move unbelievers. 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. Remember that we must always understand the context if we are going to interpret a passage correctly. 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. 31:2). Whatever being filled with the Spirit means, it is not an option for the Christian. 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. Giving thanks for all things is a demonstration that a person has come to humility and is poor in spirit, and that they in reality deserve nothing, and so they see everything they have received as coming by God’s grace. It is also used of trumpets and peals of thunder. This morning we come to another one of those texts that has often been ripped from its context and misinterpreted. The word filling seems awkward when referring to the Holy Spirit’s entrance into our lives. The Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles. This is the chapter that deals with spirit given gifts such as tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, etc. BEING CONTINUALLY FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT As believers it is so important that we live and minister in the power of the Holy Spirit. Music is primarily a response of joy to salvation and all its ramifications. He does not fill a person the way cold milk fills a cup. Left on our own we quickly become spiritually weak and return to self-centered ways of living. Not, lest. 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. 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. (If you would like to receive Pastor Harris’ weekly sermons via e-mail, Click here). Those who are foolish allow themselves to be influenced and controlled by outside forces such as alcohol, drugs, etc., but those who are wise understand that genuine life exists only in God and so they want to live their lives to the fullest extent possible completely under His control. This means that it is not a one time event in the life of a Christian. Therefore, I want to try to answer two questions today: What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? 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. Once again this aspect of the Spirit-filled life reflects and draws together a principle found in many other places in Scripture. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we are moved forward into greater holiness and service for our Lord. 3) “Psalms” refer primarily to the Old Testament psalms put to music, but the term is also used of vocal music of any type. Many people can sing with their lips or make skilled sounds on instruments, but if the heart is not included, it is not spirit filled music, and thus lacks in its ability to truly praise God or be a spiritual blessing to others. 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. You cannot get just part of a person. Ephesians 5:18 commands that we be filled with the Spirit; however, it is not praying for the filling of the Holy Spirit that accomplishes the filling. A sailing ship is moved along by the wind when it fills the sails and pushes the ship forward. 5) The evidence of being filled with the Spirit is having the fruit of the Spirit. The believer is commanded by God to be filled with the Holy Spirit. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; be not. Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.” I argued Sunday morning that verses 19–21 describe the effects of being filled with the Spirit. Every believer is to be involved in this. The context here is in the midst of the sixth practical ramification that Paul has given in this book. (845)-298-8481, Loving the Brethren, Living Your Life, Behavior Toward Outsiders – 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12, God’s Will: Your Sanctification – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Extending Ministry – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13. Obedience is done out of compulsion. As you step out in faith He fills you with the Spirit, empowering and enabling you to accomplish His will. 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). A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. Song of Solomon 1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. Genesis 9:21. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: Ephesians 5:18 Don't be drunken with wine in which (Ephes. The clause ἀλλὰ πληροῦσθε ἐν πνεύματι in Eph. April 3rd. Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. It is something on going. 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. Thus, “be ye filled in (the) Spirit,” may be lawfully paraphrased, “Let in the holy atmosphere to your inmost self, to your whole will and soul. 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. I pray your life will be marked by wisdom and you will be in submission to the Spirit, controlled by Him, filled with Him. 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. The verb voice here is passive. When you resist the Spirit you grieve Him and when you stubbornly refuse to obey Him, you quench Him (1 Thess. Genesis 19:32-35 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father…. Nothing could be a more radical change or more opposite in nature. Note here as well that the songs are sung to other believers. 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. Only our obedience to God’s commands allows the Spirit freedom to work within us. Both texts are followed by joyful singing, thankfulness to God, and instructions about wives and husbands, … Drunkenness comes from an unnatural craving for excitement, stimulated by unwholesome conditions of life, physical and mental. 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. 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.” And … As we are filled with the Spirit we again see the world from God’s perspective and seek to please Him and serve others. To resist the filling of the Spirit is to be in blatant disobedience and to minimize its importance is to in rebellion against the clear teaching of the Scriptures. 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. And be not intoxicated with wine, wherein is dissoluteness. The expression of our music is both through voice and musical instruments. 12:13. 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. But, except, however. The filling of the Holy Spirit, then, can vary in the life of each believer. Jesus said that they would be “baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now,” and then some ten days later on the day of Pentecost, Acts 2:4 says, “And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving the utterance.” I have always found it curious that those in the charismatic movement claim this as the foundation for speaking in ecstatic “unknown tongues,” yet the “unknown tongues” turn out to be languages known to those present, but not to the speakers, for the languages spoken are listed in verses 9-11.
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