Be continuously filled
Today's Scriptures: Ephesians 5:15-18, Acts 2:4; 4:31; 9:17; 13:9
In July, 2018, I had a very different and enlightening understanding of today’s topic. It was one of those days of Bible Study, and I was reading Ephesians. I realized that when Paul said “be filled with the Spirit”, he was not just asking them to have the Holy Spirit. They were followers of God, and had accepted Christ, and if Christ had resurrected, then the Holy Spirit was present with them. So, Paul told them to be filled with the Spirit in the sense that they needed a constant filling of God’s Spirit. How so?
The word used in the original language is “pleusta” which roughly means to be “controlled, intoxicated, totally influenced by a power greater than yours.” Also, the tense used in the verse is present tense, which in the original language was an indicator of continuous action. So, in essence, Paul was saying, “be being filled.”
Yes, as a believer, you are already baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit, but a constant walk with the Lord requires a constant filling. Let God work his way within you each and every day, because in continuity lies the power.
Prayer Point: Father, I ask for a fresh outpouring of your Holy Spirit upon me and in my walk with you in Jesus Name. Help me to continue tirelessly in my pursuit of you.