TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 5:18-19 KJV
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
You ought to be perpetually filled with the Spirit, and it’s something you can make happen for yourself. It’s not God’s responsibility to get you filled or drunk with the Spirit. The instruction is that “you” get yourself filled with the Spirit by doing the things listed in Ephesians 5:18-19: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” This means speaking the Word to yourself in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, and then singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord through the Spirit—through praying in other tongues. Paul said, “…I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15 KJV).
“Singing with the spirit” is singing in other tongues, and that’s what he means by speaking to yourself in “spiritual songs.” Therefore, to be filled with the Spirit, you ought to speak in tongues, sing in tongues, and make melodies in your heart to the Lord.
Maybe you’re facing challenges in your academics, finances, or even in your health, if you’ve received the Holy Spirit, happy are you! Get into your closet and act on the Word. Tell yourself, “I’m what God says I am! Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! I am a victor in Christ Jesus! I can never be disadvantaged!” Then sing the Word in psalms and hymns and make melody of the Word in your heart to the Lord. Speak in other tongues and declare the wisdom of God in your understanding.
Go Deeper: 1 John 4:4; Acts 2:4
Dear Lord, I thank you for the infilling of your Spirit. Your glory is manifested in and through me today, and your wisdom is seen and heard in my words and in my actions, because I’m full of the Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 7:1-35, Deuteronomy 33-34
Matthew 26:14-25, Exodus 36
Go ahead and sing a new song of the Spirit in worship to the Lord.