A lot of christians today,do ask this very question, HOW CAN I BE FILLED WITH THE HOLYSPIRIT. nowadays an average christian doesn’t believe he/she can actually be filled with the holy spirit.they believe only people who are called by God like the pastors,teachers,evangelists,prophets and apostles are the ones that need to yearn for this fulfillment of being filled with the holy spirit .
Now when Jesus Christ promised of sending us a comforter he was definitely talking about the holy spirit Ephesians 3:17 say “may Christ through your faith dwell in your heart” if you are born again you know that Jesus is dwelling in you through the holy spirit remember the holy spirit is the greatest gift of God to man,and is a member of the God head.
WAYS TO BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
1)BE BORN OF THE SPIRIT:
Remeber in John chapter 3 jesus was addressing a man;Nicodemus by name who came to Jesus by night to ask him questions about the kingdom of God.And Jesus answered and said except a man be born again he cannot ever see the kingdom of God,and Nicodemus bewildered thought he has too go back into his mothers womb. was clarified by Jesus telling him that”i assure you,solemnly i tell you,unless a man is born of water and the spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God
We have too be born of the spirit in other too be filled with the holy spirit, because flesh begets flesh and spirit beget spirit and don’t forget A man is a spirit He has a soul and lives in a body.
2)PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD:
Now all believers as soon as they accept Jesus Christ into their lives, as their lord and personal savior already have measure of the holy spirit deposited in them so all believers need to build, that is what Paul meant when he said we should come to the fullness of christ so a personal relationship with God by communicating with him with the help of the holy spirit.
3)ALWAYS YIELDING TO AND OBEYING THE WILL OF GOD:
Now the holy spirit is a person he has feelings a much as he is our friend,he is also our teacher and instructor and guardian that helps us keep the will of God.Now we all know God loves us,he cares,he wants us too come closer too him but lets not omit the fact that he is lord over our lives.The holy spirit comes alongside with power to do the work of God and too become his witnesses in Acts1:8 Jesus said to his disciples”But you shall receive power when the holy spirit is come upon you and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth” Now a great man once said with great power comes great responsibility so if you are filled with the holyspirit and is baptised also what are you going too use it for.
4)YOUR HEART MUST BE MADE READY AND SANCTIFIED:
Listen you are already filled with the holyspirit but we need too come to the fullness of him by subdue yourself and making God lord over your life he will help you,you don’t have too be holy holy holy that is why the holy spirit is there to correct your mistakes and you must definitely have a ready heart to serve under Godswill and Purpose for your life
The holy spirit came on few men in the old testament for special tasks e.g David,Samson,Elisha,joshua but we livein a time now that he is freely poured out to everyone who will receive him
Acts2:17″And it shall come to past in the last days i will pour out my spirit upon all flesh.
God bless you all