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October 19th, 2007

Being Spirit Filled

“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” Eph 5:18 (NIV)

My eleventh grade Sunday School teacher took three of us boys snow skiing in Keystone, Colorado. We had an adventurous time navigating the slopes and conquering the moguls. One snowy night, we experienced the glide of a sleigh ride pulled by a horse. Once we arrived near the top of the mountain, we entered an old cabin. Inside the cabin awaited a mountaineer cooking juicy steaks over an open fire.   

When I ponder the Spirit filled life, I envision giving over the reins of my life to the control of the Holy Spirit. I want God, by the power of His Holy Spirit, to have complete control of my life. The Spirit filled life is all about control. Are you willing to yield to the Spirit’s control? Are you willing to give the Holy Spirit the reins to your life?

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an event. You are baptized in the Holy Spirit at the moment of your conversion. Upon confessing Jesus as Lord of your life, you are simultaneously indwelt by the Holy Spirit. You are sealed by the Holy Spirit and have eternal security.

Being filled with the Holy Spirit is an ongoing process. As you daily yield to the Spirit’s control, the fruit of the Spirit is evidenced in your life. At salvation you got all of Him. In sanctification, He gets all of you.

Are you Spirit filled?  

“We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.” 1 John 4:13 (NIV)

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Friday, October 19th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Being Spirit Filled.
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