“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.
Our Pudding of Proof
“The proof is in the pudding.” It’s a phrase we sometimes hear when someone wants proof of a claim. So, what about our claim of loving Jesus Christ? How do we show proof of that claim? Listen as we uncover the “pudding of proof” for those who truly belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.