Monday, July 25, 2011

Art of Living #20

Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #20 : "Be filled with the Spirit." (Eph.5:18).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : To be filled with the Spirit of God can be equated to a man under the influence of the alcoholic beverages. In the natural, the man who is a drunkard spends his time working and then the first thing he wil do after he comes out of his work place is to visit a bar to take a bottle of wine in to his body. After he gets drunk, immediately he loses contol of himself and starts to feel as though he is out of all his miseries and all the realities of earthly sorrows that weighs him down. He becomes merry in his soul for a while and will feel like he is out there in to the midst of some great adventure of life on the sea (Eccl 9:7; 10:19). God originally created wine for men to know that making merry by wine is just for sometime and they will only be able to do it on occasions of blessings only (Amos 9:14; Psa 104:14-15), but seeking God to fill us with Himself through His Spirit will make us continue with the same effect of adventure through out our life (Eph 5:18). God invites us to come to Him to buy from Him regular wine and milk to sustain our spiritual life and be in ectasy always.

Getting baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues is just a initial filling of spiritual wine that God gives as a approval for more and mroe filling of the Holy Spirit through out a believer's life time (Luke 11:13). But then many believers who were eager to be Baptized with the Spirit never used the spiritual gift of tongues daily in their prayer time to get filled again and again with the Holy Spirit. What a sad thing! God always gives all believers the gift of personal tongues to speak with God and edify themselves in order for them to be filled with the Spirit of God again and again, even daily, every moment of one's life by using this gift (1 Cor 14:2-4). Ectasy of the Spirit filling will take over us and draw us close to God in our mind and knowledge as we continue to speak more and more in tongues. It is one thing to be baptized in the Spirit once, but it is another thing to keep being filled again and again daily and serve the Lord with joy (Isa 28:11-12).

If you have not still received the gift of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, start to seek God for this unique experience as it belongs to you and all those who are saved (Acts 2:38-39; 10:44-47; 11:17). If you have already received it, begin to pray in the personal prayer tongues more and more and keep building a bigger building for God to dwell in your life and GLORIFY GOD AS A MIGHTY WITNESS OF JESUS IN OUR GENERATION (1 Cor 14:18). Learn to live in the continious ectasy of God and walk in the adventure of a lifetime in God. GLORY TO GOD! The ecstacy never dissipates and the adventure never ends for a lifetime when you are filled again and again daily by the Spirit of God. Best Wishes! Blessings....

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