And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:5 ESV) I want you to carefully re-read Romans 5:5 above and notice the double outpouring in that verse. It is the mystery of the three dimensions
Filled with the Spirit
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders,..” (Acts 4:8 ESV) Peter and John were brought before the Jewish council for healing a lame man. Acts 4:8 gives us an astonishing description of Peter as he stood accused by the Jewish leaders. It says Peter was “filled
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:17 KJV) Let me share a simple but critical truth regarding the infilling of the Holy Spirit. I will encourage every one of us to personally study the things I will mention here because space will not permit me to elaborate.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 ESV) It is intriguing the Lord compares the drunken state with that of the Spirit-filled life. It turns out wine’s influences upon us have remarkable similarities to that of the Spirit’s operations. Drunkenness is a sin
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him (John 3:34, KJV) John speaking of Jesus said God did not give Him the Spirit by measure. This implies God gave Jesus the fullness of the Spirit. What is this fullness? The NET Bible
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16, KJV) I have focused on the mysteries of Christ in you since the beginning of the year, and how to cultivate a sweet, enjoyable, and practical fellowship with the Holy Spirit. The Father
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4, KJV) The hallmark of Christianity is the Holy Spirit, that is, God in the believer. The Bible repeatedly urges us to “be filled” with the Holy