Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

The word filled here means to have a constant flow of the Spirit is continually flowing therefore being always full of the Holy Spirit. When a believer is filled by the Spirit, with the Spirit, they are walking in the Spirits way; talking the Spirits words and have understanding of the things of God.

Illustration: We are filled with the Spirit when we confess our sins. 

1John 1:If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

We are filled by the Holy Spirit when we yield to Him. Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

We can be filled if we have desire and prayer.  Matt.5:Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Every Christian should be filled with the Holy Spirit to give them power to serve HIM. Acts 1: 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

First Ref. Ex.35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

Let us close with these two Scripture verses: Eph.5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;   1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
To do God’s work we need to be constantly filled with the Holy Spirit!
[ This short study was prepared by Winston Sr Staples ]

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