Thursday, 14 February 2013


There is a huge difference between being half filled and filled. A full cup is full and running over, not just a few drops in the bottom. On the day of Pentecost. Act 2:4  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them that ability.
Notes :  When speaking of the Overseeing Craftsman of the Tabernacle, named Bezaleel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; the Old Testament says:
Exo_31:3  And I have  filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all workmanship,

Concerning John the Baptist and His Parents Elizabeth, and Zechariah note the following:
Luk_1:15  For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall neither drink wine nor strong drink. And he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
Luk_1:41  And it happened as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
Luk_1:67  And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
Refer also to Acts 4:8; 4:31;  Acts 13:9

Eph_5:18  And do not be drunk with wine, in which is excess, but be filled with the Spirit,
PNT  “Wine was at that time the usual intoxicating drink. The passage forbids intoxication, which was a common vice of the time.
Excess. "Riot," in the Revision. How true! Enjoyment is not to be sought, as the world seeks it, in wine, but rather be filled with the Spirit. Then your songs will not be bacchanalian.#
There must have been  some similarity in the ecstasy of a Spirit-filled believer and a drunken wine-bibber.  Peter says on the Day of Pentecost, These men are not drunk as you suppose.... but this is that spoken of by the Prophet Joel. No doubt the Infilling of the Spirit of God brought such Joy and emotional release that they wondered what was going on.

1. Seek the Infilling of Spirit. The Lord Jesus Himself said in John 7 “out of your innermost being would flow rivers of Living Water. This spake He of the Spirit...
2. All were filled on the Day of pentecost. Many in the Bible were Filled and In our day Multiplied  millions of believers have been Filled with the Spirit.

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