Some have said of the Holy Spirit, “One baptism, many fillings.” True. But the Bible says, “One baptism, daily fillings” is the need of each of our lives. Paul said, “Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16 – King James Version). How is the inward man to be renewed daily? Paul prayed that the Christians might “be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man” (Ephesians 3:16).
Let the believer who receives the gift of the Holy Spirit continue to be filled with the Spirit daily, for only His might and strength enables us to:
WALK IN THE FULLNESS OF THE SPIRIT
God commands us: “Walk and live habitually in the Holy Spirit – responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh – of human nature without God.
If we live by the Holy Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16, 25 – Amplified Bible).
Nothing less than this daily walk in the Holy Spirit will enable us to live a victorious, Spirit-filled life. The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit can be resisted (Acts 7:51). The fire of the Spirit can be quenched (1 Thessalonians 5:19). Bitterness, pride, coldness of heart, and a host of other sins will result. Nothing has been a greater stumbling block to those who would tum to Jesus than to see Christians who, claiming to be baptized with the Holy Spirit, have lost the Spirit’s power and presence in their lives. Lose that fresh flow of the Rivers of Living Water of the Spirit (John 7:38, 39), and there is nothing left of the Spirit filled life. In that case, no amount of words, outward show, or demonstration will ever bring forth good and lasting fruit, or glorify Christ.
HAVE YOU RECEIVED?
“Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” “Be filled with the Spirit” an essential part of THE ONLY FOUNDATION for your life. Dear friend, while reading these pages has the Lord revealed to you your need to obey and receive this precious gift? Are you filled with the Holy Spirit and anointed with power? Do you desire to know God’s will? Do you want to bring forth fruit? Are you frustrated by defeat?
Are you hungry for God? Be encouraged with His promise: “Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be filled” (Luke 6:21).
“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4).
God wants you to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. God’s fullness is for you.