May 17: Discovering the Spirit Filled Life 

In this letter, let me start by saying there is another experience in which all believers should desire, after they become born-again. “This is that,” in which Jesus said all should receive…the infilling of the Holy Spirit. For it is after they receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit that the believer will be led by the Spirit in all truth, with boldness to witness and be a testimony. Yes, “this is that” where your spirit bears witness with the Holy Spirit. Walking in the Spirit will take walking by faith.

You might say this is the place at which Christ will begin to flow through you and out of you with such an anointing. This is where the Holy Spirit can and will manifest the Gifts of the Spirit to whom He wills as needed for the situation at hand. The power of God at work in the believer. As the believers waited, trusted God, and prayed in the upper room, there was a surrender of their own desires and wants and a great expectancy of what the Lord had promised to them. God’s promise to all believers who would surrender and desire for what He has promised. It is in Acts 1:8 that tells us how we receive the power to bear this fruit.

  • Acts 1:8, But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (KJV).
  • In Luke 11:9-13, And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (KJV).
  • As we see in Acts 1:12-15, Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And in those days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples and said, (the number of names together were about a hundred and twenty (KJV).

It’s time today to begin to desire hunger for this gift that Jesus has sent to all believers who would receive. Jesus said to seek, ask, and knock, you will be filled. Being filled with the Spirit will lead us into a better relationship with people and God alike. The fruit of the Holy Spirit will become noticeable in one’s life that is filled with the Holy Spirit.

As the Holy Spirit has His freedom, the gifts of the spirit will be manifested as is needed to build up the body of Christ. Begin today, walking in the very power that Jesus had on earth…a life of victory…for His glory. FILLED with the Holy Spirit.

Because of what Jesus did over 2000 years ago, His death, burial and resurrection we now have access to the Father and the Holy Spirit; who takes up residency within every born-again believer to whom will believe and receive. God has provided us with an abundant and fruitful Christian life.

  • Jesus said, in John 10:10, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly (KJV).
  • Also in John 15:5, I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing (KJV).

As stated above, Jesus has promised the one who abides in Him will bear much fruit. Galatians 5:22 – 23 tells us of the various fruit of the Spirit, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law (KJV). To better understand this wonderful infilling of the Holy Spirit, we must first understand the very nature and make-up of mankind.

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