To get to know God’s Presence and Spirit, you must empty yourself and release hatred, misconceptions, and grudges against those who hurt rather than help.
“Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not be drunk with wine … but be filled with the Spirit” (NKJV). The word “filled” in Greek is the “continual” present tense and literally translates “be continually filled with the Spirit.” There is one baptism in the Holy Spirit, but many fillings. ”
But how do we keep our passion fresh?
“Every day I give my heart afresh to Jesus and ask Him to fill me anew with the Holy Spirit. I also soak in the presence of God. ”
“Soaking is literally spending enough time on a regular basis in a yielded position that you become “marinated” or “pickled” in the Lord (a term derived from the verse in Ephesians). As we are “continually filled” with the Holy Spirit, we are transformed into God’s image. We delight to do His will.”
“When I spend this time with Him, I come empty-handed with no list of prayers or expectations. I come to receive His agenda, not mine. I find that soft instrumental worship music sets the tone as I simply sit or lay before the Lord. I let the Holy Spirit take me where He wants to go. ”
“Sometimes I see visions or the majestic works of God in the Spirit, or I see Jesus. I may receive strategies or correction, but I always leave refreshed, encouraged and directed by His love! But whether alone in your living room or joined by thousands of people, you can stay filled in the Holy Spirit. Doing so will change your life. ”
– Che Ahn…
I could not say it better.