What Are the Requirements for Experiencing Fullness of the Spirit's Power?
1. A person must totally surrender the control of their mind, will and emotions to the Holy Spirit as directed by Bible. (Gal. 5:16) At conversion a believer becomes complete in Christ but usually does not learn what it means to be completely filled with the Spirit's power - maturity is necessary. (Eph. 4: 15,16) All believers have the Holy Spirit, but few experience the fullness of His power. (Acts 1 :8)
2. We are commanded to be filled with the Spirit as the wind completely fills the sails of a boat and empowers and directs it. (Rom.8:6-8)
3. We are warned not be drunk with wine or things that temporarily satisfy our appetites, but to filled with the Spirit. (Eph. 5: 18)
4. We are directed to let the Spirit's overflow all other aspects of our lives. (John 7:37,38)
5. Each day and every moment requires a new filling of the Spirit's control as Peter was filled with the Spirit repeatedly. (Acts 2:4,4:6, 4:31) No Christian can reach their potential without the filling of the Spirit. (2 Cor. 3:18)
6. The Spirit's filling is necessary to gain in wisdom, knowledge and insight. (Rom.12: 1,2) We must confess our sins and let Him cleanse us from all unrighteousness to be filled with the Spirit. (I Jn. 1 :9)
7. The Spirit cannot illuminate our minds, warms our hearts, clean our consciences or motivate us until we yield all controls to Him. (Luke 9:23,24)
8. We need to fellowship with other believers to stay refined. (Heb. 10:24,25)
What Are the Specific Conditions For Being Filled by the Spirit?
1. Asking the Lord for forgivness of our sins of commission, omission, disposition and predisposition (Acts 2:38) "Repent and be baptized... for the remission of sins and you will receive the Holy Ghost." Sonship - Gal 4:6 - "Because you are sons, God has sent us the Spirit of His Son into your hearts." Desire. John
2. Have a desire for the Spirit's filling and control - John 7:37-39, "If anyone thirsts let him drink. Isa. 44:3
3. Have great Faith. "The Spirit is given to all those who believe." Gal. 3: 13,14 Obedience. Acts 5 :32. "He gives the Holy Ghost to those who obey Him. "
4. Be wiling to wait on the Lord's timing Luke 24:49, Acts 1 :4, "Wait for the promise of the Father." Do not be in a hurry. Prayer. Luke 11: 13, "The Holy Spirit is given to those who ask the Father for Him."
Results of Being Filled With All of the Spirit's Power
1. Power to witness to those who need salvation. (Acts 1 :8)
3. You will be able to live a life that is more pleasing to the Lord. (Phil. 1:9-ll)
4. You will be able to live a more holy life. (I Pet. 1:15,16)
5. You will be able to have greater discernment (Heb. 5:14)
6. You will be more fruitful. (John 15:16)
7. You will have more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. (Gal. 5:22,23)