“be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) is to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. This is a present continuous action and requires a believer to be (a) daily yielded to God, (b) daily in repentance with confession with godly sorrow, (c) daily allowing the word of God to richly indwell the inner man. Being controlled by the Holy Spirit empowers a believer (a) daily in spiritual battle (Spirit versus flesh) and, (b) daily in living out the person and character and conduct of Christ and in being obedient to the will of God.
Getting to the Root
When there’s an ugly weed in your flower bed, you know you must pull-up the root to prevent it from growing again. In the same way, when an ugly weed keeps popping-up in the life of a Christian, the remedy is no different. You must pull-up the root. Join us as we uncover some of the root issues that cause unnecessary hardships in the life of a believer.