“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.
Why Should I Believe in Jesus?
Jesus made some pretty outrageous claims during His time on earth… claiming to be sent from God, claiming to be equal with God, claiming to have always existed, claiming to have the power to forgive sins, and most of all, claiming to rise from the dead. Why should anyone believe His claims? Today’s message looks at seven major historical evidences that lend remarkable proof to the claims of Jesus. If He truly was who He claimed to be, then the most important question in all of life is, “What will I do with Jesus?”