“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.
Persevering When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
How is it that two people can go through a terrible hardship and one will come out the other side bitter, while one comes out better? How is it that the Apostle Paul wrote his most joyful letter while in chains as a prisoner? Are you facing hard times right now? Do you sometimes think that God is being unkind? If so, this series will help you learn to see life through God’s eyes, which makes all the difference in how we respond to life.