Summary: To show what does it mean to be filled with the Spirit of GOD.
Are you a Spirit-filled CHRISTian?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show what does it mean to be filled with the Spirit of GOD.
Exodus 31:3 (Amplified Bible)
31:3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,
Praise, worship and thank You very much for the Spirit of GOD dwells within us and we are already blessed with wisdom and ability, understanding and intelligence, knowledge in all kinds of craftsmanship. The Spirit of GOD is our seal, deposit and guarantee of GOD's promise for us.
2 Corinthians 1:22 (Amplified Bible)
1:22 [He has also appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee [of the fulfillment of His promise].
Ephesians 5:18 (Amplified Bible)
5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit.
Debauchery means excess in the pleasures of the table; gluttony; intemperance. But chiefly, habitual lewdness; excessive unlawful indulgence of lust.
Ephesians 6:18 (Amplified Bible)
6:18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).
Filled with the Spirit of GOD
A. Author and Central Character: Moses
B. Date written: 1447-1410 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
C. Purpose: To be a permanent reminder of God's redemptive act on Passover night; and of His care and direction, through the cloud of day and the pillar of fire of night, during His people's wilderness wanderings on the way to Canaan.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Each new generation of Israel
E. Main Theme: History of Israel from death of Joseph to the erection of the tabernacle
F. Key word: deliverance
G. Key verses:
Exodus 12:40-43 (Amplified Bible)
12:40 Now the time the Israelites dwelt in Egypt was 430 years.
12:41 At the end of the 430 years, even that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out of Egypt.
12:42 It was a night of watching unto the Lord and to be much observed for bringing them out of Egypt; this same night of watching unto the Lord is to be observed by all the Israelites throughout their generations.
12:43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat of it;
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit of GOD?
"And I have filled him with the Spirit of God,"
Filled or "male mala" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to fill or to be full
2. to be full of
3. accomplish, confirmed, concentrate, be fenced, flow, fulness, furnish, gather, replenish, satisfy, have wholly
(Source: Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge)
Filled with the Spirit of GOD - is an excellent spirit that no man can gain by study or learning, but it is all divine effort that GOD has given to man, man already has this even before the foundation of the world. [Ruach Elohim] - the Spirit of GOD.