...I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.
Today's focus discussion is believers being Spirit-filled to accomplish the mission given by Christ. The question now becomes what does it means to be filled with God's Spirit? It means to be spiritually equipped for special service that God has called us to perform in His mission field. We know that God gives spiritual gifts according to His good pleasure and some of the gifts are teaching, healing, speaking in tongues, the gift of ministering, and the spirit of discernment. Each gift is given to edify the body of Christ as each operates in the unity of the Spirit because there is one body and one Lord (Ephesians 4:3-4).
Being spirit-filled is the result of being baptized in the Spirit by Christ Himself. This comes after the believer accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Believers maintain their spirit-filled lifestyles by being loyal the truth of God's Word and obeying it in totality. Being spirit-filled believers manifest the holiness of Christ as all believers are members of God's holy nation of priests. Spirit-filled believers are set apart from this world and look peculiar to the world. This is because believers see things from God perspective and have committed themselves live according to God's standards and His holy Word.
Faith causes all believers to live a spirit-filled life.
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