Sunday, 6th February, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18 KJV)
When I just started in ministry, whenever I had an upcoming programme or event, I always knew I had to be prepared by being filled with the Spirit. I practiced being filled with the Spirit. When I got filled like that, there was always a manifestation of the supernatural. But later on, I thought to myself, “If being filled with the Spirit every now and then could be so wonderful, how about staying filled with the Spirit?”
That power and glory that was available and in manifestation during those events, I wanted it always, for my daily life. And I discovered that being filled with the Spirit could actually be always, I went for it and stayed there! It’s like swimming: there’s a way one might swim and get drowned; there’s also a way to swim and remain afloat. I discovered I could swim in the Spirit and stay afloat.
I discovered that was what God always wanted for us: staying filled with the Spirit, which was much easier than being filled occasionally. It’s a practice. You can go from practicing being filled with the Spirit sometimes, to being filled every day; and then learn being filled always.
Study and meditate on Ephesians 5:18-21 (AMPC) to learn how to be filled and stay filled with the Spirit. It’s the best life! You can’t stay filled with the Spirit and be dominated by sickness, failure, or lack. You’d discover that your results are endlessly increasing, your life is forward and upward, and you walk in blessings only. Hallelujah!
"I’m fully yielded to the Spirit and under His full sway twenty-four hours each day. I’m effective in my Christian ministry, and I walk in blessings only and to the full, and my life is one of unstoppable success and ever-increasing glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Acts 4:31; Ephesians 5:18-21 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 25:31-46 & Exodus 31
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 15:32-41 & Psalm 1-2