“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.
Walking in the New Life, Part 3: Set Apart
As God’s children, we are set apart by Him and for Him. But what does it mean to be “set apart”? Does that really apply to us, today? Join us as we take a look at the strong emphasis Scripture maintains on this truth of being set apart from the rest of the world.