Filled with the Spirit- acts 4:31 the apostles needed “extra filling” or “extra energy” and power for special service. Note: the holy spirit power is for a purpose--- but that purpose is always for the glory of God, not for personal advantage of advancement.
The Fullness of the Holy Spirit
THE FULLNESSOFTHE HOLY SPIRITLUKE 4:1
LUKE 4:1And Jesus, FULL OF THEHOLY SPIRIT, returnedfrom Jordan and was ledby the Spirit into thewilderness
FULL/FILLED• Full of the Spirit- “state of being of thebeliever”Ex. Lord Jesus, John the Baptist,Apostle Paul and others are full of theSpirit all the time, it was a continuousstate...• Filled with the Spirit – “empoweringor anointing” for a special purposesand special task.
What are therequirements forexperiencing andmaintaining thefullness of theSpirit’s power?
• WE MUST TOTALLY SURRENDER THECONTROL OF OUR MINDS, WILL, ANDEMOTIONS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.GALATIANS 5:16What I say is this: let the Spirit direct yourlives, and you will not satisfy the desiresof the human nature.• Live, walk and be guided by the Spirit.• Let the Holy Spirit control all otheraspects of our lives.
RESULTS OF BEING FULL OF THEHOLY SPIRIT’S POWER.1. POWER TO WITNESS FOR CHRIST.FEARLESSNESS IN SPEAKING FORCHRIST.ACTS 20:22-24v.22 I dont know what will happen to me inJerusalem, but I must obey Gods Spirit andgo there.v.23 In every city I visit, I am told by the HolySpirit that I will be put in jail and will be introuble in Jerusalem.v.24 But I dont care what happens to me, aslong as I finish the work that the Lord Jesusgave me to do. And that work is to tell thegood news about Gods great kindness.
RESULTS...2. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE A LIFE THAT ISMORE PLEASING TO THE LORD.• Your life will bring Great glory and honor to theLord.John 16:14The Spirit will bring glory to me by taking mymessage and telling it to you.Philippians 1:9-11v.9 I pray that your love will keep on growing andthat you will fully know and understandv.10 how to make the right choices. Then you willstill be pure and innocent when Christ returns.And until that day,v.11 Jesus Christ will keep you busy doing gooddeeds that bring glory and praise to God.
RESULTS...3. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE A MOREHOLY LIFE.1 PETER 1:14-16v.14 As obedient children, do not conformto the evil desires you had when you live inignorance.v.15 But just as he Who called you is holy, sobe holy in all you do;v.16 For it is written: “be holy, because I Amholy.”
ISVAs obedient children, do not be shaped bythe desires that used to influence youwhen you were ignorant.NLTYou must live as God’s obedient children.Don’t slip back into your old ways ofliving to satisfy you own desire.1 PETER 1:14
RESULTS...4. YOU WILL BECOME MORE FRUITFUL.JOHN 15:16"You have not chosen me, but I havechosen you. I have appointed you to goand produce fruit that will last, so thatwhatever you ask the Father in my name,he will give it to you.
RESULTS...5. You will have more love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness,faithfulness, and self-control.GALATIANS. 5:22-23
RESULTS...6. You will be able to overcome yourfeelings of anger, lust, jealousy, envy,carnality, complacency, apathy, idolatry,divisions, inappropriate behaviour orspeech. GALATIANS 5:19-21
When you are FULL OFTHE SPIRIT you will beable to know the Lord in agreater way and fullyexperience His power,perspective and love.
Why are many notexperiencing thefullness of theSpirit’s power???
Reasons...1. Because they are not willing to denythemselves, take up their cross and followJesus in all aspect of life. Luke 9:232. Because they are afraid to give up their owncomforts and offer themselves as a livingsacrifice to the Lord. (Carnal Christians)Romans.12:13. Because they are afraid to witness.Romans 1:164. Because they are afraid to trust and obeythe Lord in all things. John 14:215. Because they don’t care the Lord’spurposes/ glorious destiny.
REASONS...7. Because they don’t want to submit to godlyauthorities who can guide them to higherlevels of maturity and fruitfulness. Heb. 13:76. Because they are unaware that they arestill infants regarding their maturity in theLord.2 PETER 2:2 (renounce childishness,maturity is necessary to experience thefullness of the Holy spirit.)8. Because of lack of prayer.9. They don’t have the Spirit of understanding.
CONCLUSION:•The Fullness of the HolySpirit is so important inserving the Lord...•It is a REQUIREMENT andwe must possess it, this isone of the QUALIFICATIONSfor spiritual service...ACTS 6:1-7