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Be Controlled By The Spirit

Be Controlled

ByThe Spirit

 

 

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).

 

   The Greek term used in the above verse expresses much more than being full of drink. It actually means to be full of it until it controls you. The focus here is not on the drink. For some people, that’s where they want to stop; they’ll say “Yea, the Bible says don’t be full of drink until it controls you. That means I can drink, so long as I don’t get drunk and loose control of myself.”

 

 

       That’s not the point of emphasis; the focus is not on the drink, but on what should replace it. God doesn’t want you to be controlled by wine; He’s saying, “Don’t be controlled by wine; rather be full of the Spirit; yield to His leading and let Him control you.” He wants you to be full of the Spirit always!

 

 

     Many Christians live ordinary lives because they’re not continually filled with the Spirit; they dabble in and out of it. Meanwhile, the Spirit’s admonition is for you to be continually filled with the Spirit; be perpetually high on the Holy Ghost! That way, your life will be an unending stream of the supernatural. When we talk about a life of constant victory, this is what we mean; it’s a life that’s Spirit-ruled and Spirit-controlled.

 

 

    

       When you’re constantly filled with the Spirit you’ll continually see things God’s way; you wouldn’t operate at the carnal level of the ordinary man. At the ordinary plane of life, they think wrong, talk wrong and act wrong. But when you’re controlled by the Spirit, you walk in the will of the Father! You’ll function from a higher realm. Learn to yield to the sway of God’s Spirit; abandon yourself to Him to be controlled by Him. That’s the secret to a life of unending victories and ever-increasing glory.

 

 

Prayer

 

Dear Father,

thank you for the joy of being filled with the Spirit every day. I extol your majesty and worship you for your excellent splendour, for your power and glory in my life. I declare that I’m strengthened with your might in my inner man, walking in the dominion of the Spirit today in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

 

FURTHER STUDY

 

Acts 4:31; Ephesians 5:18-20

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

 

1 Year Bible reading plan: Galatians 5:16-26; Jonah

2 Year Bible reading plan: 1Timothy 5:11-18; Jeremiah 40

Aisha Ahmad

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