Spirit Filled

What do you think when you hear the phrase, “Spirit filled?”

If you’re like me, when I thought of the question, I thought of someone being so anointed with the Holy Spirit of God, that they prophesy, speak in tongues and display many mighty miracles, like in the book of acts.

I have spent years wondering why, even though I know that I am saved by the blood of Jesus and have received the Holy Spirit’s power, evidenced by a changed life, I had never spoken tongues or displayed any other manifestations of the Spirit.

Then God show me that this has been a widely misunderstood teaching in the church today.

God showed me, when someone is anointed by the Spirit, it is not for them to manifest signs and wonders, it is for ministering to other people.

Even the verses in Ephesians 5:18-19 which says, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord…” allude to ministering to others, by encouragement.

If the person you are ministering to needs a sign or miracle then the Holy Spirit will direct you and give you the power needed as He did for Jesus.

In Luke 5:17, the day Jesus healed the man whose friends opened the roof to lower him down, states, “…and the power of God was present for Him to perform healing.”

Father, thank you for leading us into all of the truth. Help us please, to always search the Scriptures to learn the truth of Your word so that we will not be deceived. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.