Summary: The 4-D’s and evidence of being spirit-filled.

These verses give a very straight set of instructions for the Christian. We are to walk like, talk like, live like, and conduct ourselves like Christians. We represent Almighty God, the creator of the universe, the great I am, we are the ambassadors of Christ. Now the 4-D’s and evidence of being The Spirit-Filled Christian.

1. The spirit-filled Christian will be Devoted:

A. By Study: II Tim.2:15, "Study to shew thyself

approved unto God..."

Ps.119:11, "Thy word have I hid in my heart.."

Do you know the word of God? Have you hid the

word of God in your heart to be a better

prepared witness for Jesus? Because we are like

an epistle, an open book; read of all men.

B. BY Surrender: Rom.12:1-2, "I beseech you

therefore brethren..."

I Cor.6:19-20, "Know ye not that your body is

the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,

which ye have of God, and ye are not your own."

God may be the owner, but is He the possessor?

C. BY Separation: I Tim.5:22, "Lay hands suddenly

on no man, neither be partakers of other men’s

sins keep thyself pure."

II Cor.6:17, "Wherefore come out from among

them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and

touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive


2. The spirit-filled Christian will be Dedicated:

A. By Loving God: Paul’s dedication to God caused

him to accept all the sufferings that came his

way, because he lived for Christ Jesus.

Paul received 40 stripes -1, 5 times.

Paul was beaten with a rod 3 times.

Paul was stoned and left for dead and dragged

outside the city, once.

Paul was shipwrecked 3 times.

Paul was jailed and imprisoned time and time

again, for the glory of God.

And in all this he counted it glory to suffer

for the name sake of Christ.

We say that we Love God, but does our actions

show it? Have we suffered unto blood? Have we

been imprisoned for our testimony? Have we lost

all, so that we can win souls to God? God help

us, we need to be and must be spirit-filled!

B. By Looking to God: We must keep our eyes on

Jesus (Peter walking on the water).

C. By Longing for God: Paul had 1 desire-to know

God. Phil.3:10 "That I may know Him, and the

power of His resurrection..."

3. The spirit-filled Christian will be Determined:

A. By Testimony: Paul counted the sufferings and

the problems as Joy, because they could not

move him or separate him from the Love of God

in Christ.

B. By Trials: Paul was determined to live for the

Lord regardless of the cost. He was happy to

endure all trials that would come.

Paul knew, Rom. 8:18, "..that the sufferings of

this present time are not worthy to be compared

to the glory that will be revealed in us."

4. The spirit-filled Christian will be Detained: There

must be a time of waiting before God in prayer.

A. Wait: Isa.40:31, " But they that wait upon the

Lord shall renew their strength; they shall

mount up with wings as Eagles..."

B. Plea to Pray: Men everywhere should pray.

I Thess.5:17, "Pray without ceasing."

C. Personal Prayer: Matt.6:6, "But thou, when thou

prayest, enter into thy closet..."

D. Powerful Prayer: James 5:16, "The effectual

fervent prayer of a righteousness man availeth


E. Patient Prayers: Acts 1:2, "They prayed for ten

days." Wait on God!

F. Prevailing Prayer: P.U.S.H.

Pray until something happens.


To be the spirit-filled Christian, is by the

design of God. Are you spirit-filled? Without the

spirit of God, you are bastards and not sons, you

are none of His.

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