(Galatians 5:22) If you have the gift of tongues, but have not His fruit....you are not living a Spirit-filled life. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. Ché has authored numerous books. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to 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. Scripture tells us that God freely gives the Holy Spirit “to those who hear and obey Him” (Acts 5:32). You are my friends if you do what I command. Psalm 73:23-28, Declare what is to be, present it– let them take counsel together. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. 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. “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. 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. 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. First I must have a saving relationship with Him. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. 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. But you know him, for he lives with you and will bec in you. 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? My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at the time of our salvation but we are filled by Him when we submit to Him. My site is not intended for those experiencing issues with active addictions, unrepentant infidelity, uncontrolled mental health disorders, nor abuse. So, by faith, receive the power and fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit! 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. Subscribe to TPT Whisper devotions to receive two inspiring readings in your inbox each week! “If you love me, keep my commands. Yes, there is a glorious, one-time experience of being baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5). For more information about Ché Ahn, his ministries and his resource materials, visit: Every day I make the decision to walk in obedience to God. Ephesians 5:18, What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? And when he comes, he will expose sin and prove that the world is wrong about God’s righteousness and his judgments. Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness. Likewise, if He has called you to lay hands on the sick or speak life to the dead, you equally can through Christ.  This could be a book in and of itself. For you will be surrounded with fruitfulness” (Matthew 5:6 TPT). Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. About TPT The filling of the Holy Spirit, then, can vary in the life of each believer. 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. And there is also a lifestyle of ongoing infilling and encounter with God (Acts 4:31) “…be filled with the Spirit” (Eph 5:18) Paul writes ‘be filled’ in the present continuous tense in the Greek. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. But they understood their need to stay full of the Holy Spirit — to "go on being filled" — in order to effectively preach the word of God confirmed by the supernatural spiritual gifts. This is my command: Love each other. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! You may want to immerse yourself in a global revival hotspot, like China, India, Africa, Brazil, and Indonesia. 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. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. It seems to me that most people have limited the Holy Spirit baptism to speaking in tongues instead of walking in power. Here are four practical ways that I have learned to stay continually filled with the Holy Spirit: 1. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. Then, Tozer lists the six important things which the Christian must either remember, or do, if he, or she, is ready to be filled with the Holy Spirit: 1.) Ephesians 4:30-32, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If I have Him, I have EVERYTHING! Being filled with the Spirit will make you a blessing to those who do not yet have knowledge of Jesus. “Our lives were totally changed when we learned how to be filled with the Holy Spirit as a result of your ministry. “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. Negatively, a believer in Christ can "quench" or "grieve" the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:30). Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Jesus said, “How enriched you are when you crave righteousness! Was it not I, the LORD? + Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Rather, you come under the control of the Holy Spirit twenty-four hours each day, and you become more sensitive to … 6. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I am emphasizing a distinct experience here because there seems to be a pattern with this taking place after a person’s conversion. A wife asked me this question. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Ask God to give you the Holy Spirit. 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 … Now remain in my love. 5. Jesus said, “AS YOU HAVE BELIEVED SO BE IT UNTO YOU.” If I hold on to sin, I forfeit the power of God’s Spirit. Being filled with the Spirit will make you a blessing to those who do not yet have knowledge of Jesus. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Note also in Ephesians 4:30 the sealing action of the Holy Spirit. No matter how precious a specific sin is to me, even if I really love my bitterness, gossip, unforgiveness, greed, pride, self-righteousness, lust, or hatred and cherish it, it has to go if God says it is sin. I must understand that Christ is sufficient for me, I can be content if I have Jesus. The Holy Spirit is a living Person [therefore, the Christian must relate to the Holy Spirit as the Person He is] (pg. I must be willing to turn away from every sin in my life and turn to Christ instead. The purpose of the power of the Holy Spirit is for making us into witnesses (Acts 1:8). That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. You have traveled with him for over three years, enjoying close fellowship with him and witnessing a multitude of miracles and unprecedented teachings. 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. 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. I have said that there is one baptism of the Holy Spirit, but there are many fillings with the same Holy Spirit. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” II Corinthians 6:16-18, You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. 2.) I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. Soaking Prayer: 5 Keys to Staying Filled with the Holy Spirit in Prayer ‘Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters!’ (Is 55:1) 1. Do not quench the Spirit. 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. 3. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. 4. For we are the temple of the living God. NOTE: The Peaceful Wife is not a licensed marriage counselor, therapist, pastor, or psychiatrist. When you are filled with the holy spirit, you can never lack comfort. He must be my highest purpose and my greatest Treasure. The Spirit is a Spirit of life as well as truth, and the first thing that he always does is to make everything living and vital. Christians all know about God, we study about Jesus every week in church, but the Holy Spirit? Psalm 66:18, And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will come upon us and we will receive power, tongues were not mentioned in Acts 1:8. Let The River Flow: How to stay filled with the Holy Spirit Paperback – November 8, 2012 by Judy C Newton (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Imagine you are one of the twelve disciples sitting with Jesus at the Last Supper. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. 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.”. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. The Holy Spirit is the greatest gift to the Church next to the gift of salvation. It helps me stay hungry for the more that God has for us. Psalm 27:4, But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Statement of Faith. Being filled with the Spirit will make you a blessing to those who do not yet have knowledge of Jesus. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. You will also receive a free ebook copy of Prayers on Fire, PLUS two additional free ebooks if you sign up for our weekly devotional. The Holy Spirit is often the forgotten member of the Trinity. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. Being filled with the Holy Spirit has to be a daily experience, in the same way you drink water every day. Every day I make the decision to walk in obedience to God. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. But, we couldn’t do it without Him. But, let’s talk about a few basics: 1. But here’s the truth: It’s to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away the Divine Encourager will not be released to you. Psalm 86:11-13. Keeping myself focused on the big picture gives me a holy dissatisfaction with the status quo. We are sealed as if inserted into a Holy-Spirit-envelope that is addressed to Jesus. 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. 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). When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, there will be no room for self, works of the flesh or human pride. Translation Philosophy Quote: One last thing: Neither in the Old Testament not in the New, Nor in Christian testimony as found in the writings of the saints as far as my knowledge goes, was any believer ever filled with the Holy Spirit who did not know he had been filled. I have the “control knob” that determines how much of God’s Spirit fills me. (American King James) Psalm 22:3, Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. And this experience was what propelled them into greater levels of fruitfulness and effectiveness in ministering to others. You don’t lose your mind when you’re filled with the Spirit, as some people think! Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. 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. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Be engrossed with Jesus Christ (pg. Holy, Holy, Holy. 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. 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. So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? These may be people in your environment: your pastors or anointed, godly individuals in your church or city. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them. Because we are still infected with sin, it is impossible to be filled with the Spirit all of the time. 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. I must desire God far above everything and everyone else. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. If you are born again, there is no doubt that you have the Holy Spirit within you (see Romans 8:9). 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. Scripture tells us that God freely gives the Holy Spirit “to those who hear and obey Him” (Acts 5:32). When he comes again to finish the work of redemption, we will no longer need this sealing. Being filled with the Spirit is a gift from God if I am a disciple of Christ, but it is also a command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. He is a sought after conference minister, apostolic leader and moves powerfully in spiritual gifts and healing. 57). I cannot have both sin and God. Each encounter with the Holy Spirit is unique and powerful in its own right. Knock, and the door will be opened for you” (Matthew 7:7 TPT). We need both. A Spirit-filled life will always result in a life that is filled with the fruit of the Spirit. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces — even to the remotest places on earth! Continue to thank God for filling you with the Holy Spirit every time you pray, because you received HIM when you yielded to faith and began to act out your belief by praising God. He is our power source to be the godly women God commands us to be. Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! The final secret to the continual filling of the Holy Spirit is persisting in the … “We have come to ask you to share on television how to be filled with the Holy Spirit with millions of others. John 14:12, 16-17a I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. Your hearts are filled with sadness because I’ve told you these things. Ché Ahn, and his wife, Sue, are the Senior and Founding Pastors of HRock Church in Pasadena since 1994. A Life of Being Filled. 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Repent of your sin: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and … And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. 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. If God has called you to be a wife and mother, you can do so through Christ. So, by faith, receive the power and fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit! 58). Against such things there is no law. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. I think being filled with the Spirit means, basically, having great joy in God. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead. I am a “God chaser,” and those whom he has anointed carry his glory. John 15:1-17. Thank you for the spiritual quest question of “How does one FEEL after being "filled by the Holy Spirit"?” The question of subjective feelings of the Holy Spirit arouses mixed feelings within Christians and Christian denominations. How to be filled and stay filled with the Holy Spirit – FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Prayer teaching , Christian Living , Personal Development in God , Marilena Fackerell's Writings Being filled with the Spirit is at the core of our Christian life experience. $10.00 — Paperback $10.00 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. 2 Corinthians 1:22. Jesus must be my God, my Savior and my LORD. Therefore, I want to try to answer two questions today: What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? I grieve His Spirit and cannot be filled to overflowing with His power again until I repent (turn 180 degrees from my wrong doing and turn to Christ). Jesus said, "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; … I think it might help you follow me if I tell you at the outset where I am going. We have the daily opportunity to offer our lives to God as “his sacred, living sacrifices” and to “live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart” (Romans 12:1 TPT)—it is our authentic expression of worship. Our persisting in the vine. Only our obedience to God’s commands allows the Spirit freedom to work within us. Yet there is something more for believers to embrace: the power of the Holy Spirit. Advocate: An advocate is someone who publicly supports you. And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. I continually focus my eyes on the vision of a great revival and harvest. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 3.) He is the third person of the Trinity and God himself. 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). This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 2. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.