Based in Okeechobee, Florida, Aaron is a husband, father, pastor and author. his latest book is: “Redeem the Story (coming fall 2019).

Be Filled With the Holy Spirit

Be Filled With the Holy Spirit

How many times have you had to put gas in your car? My guess: A lot! Did you know, as Christians, we need to be filled with the Spirit continually just like how your car needs gas continually?

In Ephesians 5:18 Paul writes: "...."but be FILLED by the SPIRIT" (CSB, emphasis added). This is FIRST a COMMAND but ALSO is something in the original language that is on going! Meaning asking to be FILLED with the Holy Spirit is not a one time thing...it's a continuous thing! It's something we should ASK God for everyday!

1 John 2:6 says, "The one who says he remains in him should walk as he walked" (CSB).

Only when we are FILLED with the SPIRIT can we begin to live a life that reflects Jesus' life.

Only when Jesus was FULL of the Spirit in Luke 4:1 could He be LED by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil for 40 days. And Jesus could only begin His ministry in Luke 4:14 in the POWER of the Spirit because He had first been FILLED and LED by the Spirit.

We must first be FILLED to be LED and we must be LED before can we live in the POWER of the Holy Spirit. Jesus revealed the pattern in Luke 4. Follow Jesus and you'll see that He lived a "Spirit-filled life!"

Today, ask Jesus to FILL you with His Spirit, to LEAD you and to operate in the POWER of His Spirit. You won't regret it!

READ:

  1. Luke 4:1-14

  2. 1 John 2:5-6

REFLECT:

In the comments below, what did the Lord show you in the above Scriptures (that you are willing to share)?

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AJH

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