“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.
We Need a Downpour
Do you remember a time in your life when you were more in love with Jesus than you are today? Do you feel like your heart has grown dry and distant compared to the passion you used to have for Him? You need a fresh awakening of His grace… you need a revival… you need a downpour! Hosea tells us that God longs to come to us like the rains, to soak the dry soil of our heart and nourish us with renewed life and vitality. If that is what you long for, this sermon series is for you!