“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.
O Holy Night
A song most of us know as “O Holy Night” is a favorite of many, but the origin is not as commonly known. First written as a poem to be read in a Christmas service in France, the original French version is a powerful reminder of the truth and good news of that holy night our Redeemer was born.