And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit – Ephesians 5:18
Our opening verse in the original Greek rendering is expressed in present continuous language. This means, for you to be effective in your Christian walk and live the transcendent life in Christ to the full, you have to be continually filled with the Spirit—not just for one day—but always. Praying in tongues is very beneficial in this regard; you can pray in tongues anytime you want to, and be filled with the Spirit. It’s not difficult at all to be continually filled with the Spirit.
The Word of God shows us in the ensuing verses, right after our opening verse, how to experience this constant infilling of the Holy Spirit. It’s by “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). Notice it didn’t say, “…speaking to one another…” when it says “speaking to yourselves…” it means each of us speaking to himself.
For example, when you say “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want; the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world!” That’s you speaking the Word to yourself; edifying yourself with the Word of God. Speaking the Word to yourself in this manner is one of the ways to get yourself continually filled with the Spirit.
Secondly, it says, “…Singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord….” This refers to singing in the spirit; making spiritual melodies in your heart to the Lord. It doesn’t have to be melodious to anyone else; you just go on singing in the spirit, all by yourself. Next, it says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” That means you give thanks to God for all He’s done for you; you testify of His wondrous works in your life, thanking Him for His love, kindness, grace, mercy, and glory in your life! You can also minister to others as in Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Consciously practice these, and get yourself continually filled with the Spirit, for an all-day, all time life of victory and dominion through the Holy Ghost!
For more, please read and study: Acts 4:31; 1 Corinthians 14:2
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Blessed heavenly Father, I exalt and worship you for your great love, grace and power in my life! Thank you for bringing me into a life of peace and joy in the Holy Ghost! To you be all glory and dominion forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.