And they were filled with the Holy Spirit

October 14, 2012

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The greatest need of the born again Christian is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. When we are under the control of the Holy Spirit, we will always glorify Jesus Christ. He will be exalted in our speech and in our behavior. The apostle Paul issued an imperative command when he wrote, “Be filled with the Spirit” (Eph 5:18). It is our duty and responsibility to be under the constant influence and control of the Spirit of God. The verb used by Paul is in the present tense which conveys the thought of always being necessary ie. “…go on being filled with the Holy Spirit.”

Bible References

  • 2 Chronicles 20:1 - 19
  • Acts 4:21 - 31