But is that what it's really about? Notice it says that they were breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God v46 Some would like to take this to mean that they engaged in house church, but I think it is really more simplistic than that. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. Acts 2:1-4 Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. I was filled with the Spirit and spoke in tongues the second I believed. There he writes The Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Our responsibility is to make His place available. John MacArthur adds A Christian can accomplish no more without being filled with the Holy Spirit than a glove can accomplish without being filled with a hand. Francis Chan — God put His Spirit in us so we could be known for our power. In these verses being filled with the Spirit is contrasted with being filled or drunk with wine. Spirit is also contrasted with human wisdom.
There are at least seven ways in which we may study the characteristics of the Spirit-filled life. There are millions of churches on this planet with tons of different names, but have you ever heard someone refer to a church as being Spirit-filled? They held a prayer and praise service! In short, such submission to one another is not natural but supernatural as the Spirit empowers each member of the body to have an attitude of humility and selflessness. Here at Neighborhood we enthusiastically affirm the indwelling, empowering presence and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church. I now thank You for filling me with the Holy Spirit and directing my life. Faith trust in God and His promises is the only way a Christian can live by the Spirit. Unity: An important aspect of this building up work of the Holy Spirit is to join diverse people into a single body united around Jesus and the central tenets of the gospel Eph 2:19-22; 4:3,12. He will keep his finger on that issue in your life until it has been put to death in you by refusing to feed it.
The apostle Paul was careful to place the focus of the people he ministered to on the power of God and not on the wisdom of men. If you are a Bible scholar, but have not His fruit. He has been filling Christians around the world for all of these centuries. Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth. If the presence and power of God are in manifestation and people still leave, what of it? Did you ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit? She attended all of them for a period of time and then left.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. In this passage we see a real example of the power of God to heal. Soon greasy doctrines slid into the church. But the idea of being filled by the Spirit is more about an ongoing sense of God's Spirit working in a person's life, not a one-time experience. Were added is in the signifying the power to produce this addition came from an external Source! For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker would soon take me away.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, exult in Christ Jesus, and do not rely on human credentials 11 He gives capacity, burden, and direction for witnessing. This church is producing spiritual people and not clock watchers and time servers. He did not want to bring attention to his own persuasive words or enticing speech. It's not like God has hidden the blueprint from us. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. What is my opinion about this? I admire that the most about His work.
However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way, 7 He commands and directs people. This is but a little type of that richer resurrection life which the New Testament reveals. Jn 15:26 The asks What is the chief end of man? For these believers it is simply a matter of doing the best they can to conform to certain expected standards. The Divine Gift God has given us His Spirit so that we can experience intimacy with Him and enjoy all He has for us. Notice particularly the characteristics of those men of whom we are definitely told that they were filled with the Holy Spirit. The filling of the Holy Spirit, then, can vary in the life of each believer. He was then in his early 80s and near the end of a long and fruitful ministry.
It is for those not satisfied with the status quo. In a truly Spirit-filled and Spirit-led church visitors will come to see what God is doing among them. Because we are still infected with sin, it is impossible to be filled with the Spirit all of the time. In the same way, we as Christians do not depend on feelings or emotions, but we place our faith trust in the trustworthiness of God and the promises of His Word. In addition to teaching the normalcy of Spirit-filling, the book of Acts also avers that this filling is instantaneous. May we come to the end of our own wisdom, strength and sufficiency! If I go here, do this, do that, don't do this, don't do that, do this, do that, I'll be safe.
Both can be defiled and both can be holy. Ahab was dispirited and sullen because of Naboth's unwillingness to sell his vineyard. I pray this in the name of Jesus. They are led by the Spirit, hear only the Spirit, and live by the Spirit. How to walk in the Spirit Faith trust in God and in His promises is the only means by which a Christian can live the Spirit-directed life. But I thought I had to have the gift of speaking in tongues to be filled with the Spirit. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way 3 He regenerates to new life.
. When we trust only the teachings of men, we will always run the risk of error creeping in. One who is only beginning to understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit should not be discouraged if he is not as fruitful as more mature Christians who have known and experienced this truth for a longer period. Others teach a relative concept of filling in that they treat the Spirit as a substance which we get a little at a time. As Wayne Detzler says The Christian church can only adequately fulfill its function in the world when every member knows this Spirit fulness. To be clear, there is an important difference between the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the filling of the Holy Spirit. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.