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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."

5. Apply what you know. John 1: 12, "Ask and you will receive the Spirit." Act as if you have received the fullness of His power. Luke 11 :9,10.

Results of Being Filled With All of the Spirit's Power

1. Power to witness to those who need salvation. (Acts 1 :8)

2. Power to live a victorious Christian life (Acts 20:22-24) Great glory and honor will be given to the Lord. (John 16: 14)

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)


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