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Ephesians 5 : 18 Says – and do not be drunk with wine, for that is debauchery ; but be filled with the Spirit .
For the longest time i wondered why dose the bible use wine or strong drink as a comparison to being filled with the Holy Spirit ? until one day i saw it and understood it for the first time .
If someone is under the influence of strong drink it completely changes how they act and perceive matters and it dose not matter how smart or well trained they may be, strong drink still over powers and change how they act.
When they are not under the influence of strong drink they are well organized and sure footed but under the influence of strong drink they become tipsy and unorganized, plus now everything is funny in other words they are not the same person under strong drink as when they are not drinking.
The writer of Ephesians saw and made this connection , between being under the influence of the Holy Spirit in contrast to being drunk with wine .
Now lets turn our attention to being filled with the Spirit because both wine or the Holy Spirit affects how a person acts and conduct themselves .
When Jesus Christ walked this earth over 2,000 years ago doing the will of his father in heaven, he lived and conducted himself under the Holy Spirit 24/7 he used it to teach and preach the gospel, heal the sick, raise the dead , and even went to the cross and as a matter of fact until he took his last breath and said in Luke 23 : 46 – Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, Father into your hands I commit my spirit” when he had said this , he breathed his last.
Until Jesus breathed his last he was under the influence of the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit so how much those who has received him as their Lord and Savior do the same, that they may have the same power and ability to live a godly life in this dark world.
Galatians 5 : 22 SAYS – But the fruit of the spirit is love , joy , peace , long suffering , kindness, goodness, faithfulness,(v. 23 ) . Gentleness , self control against such there is no law.
Can you see from Galatians 5 : 22 and 23 that the whole Christian conduct is in the Holy Spirit as a natural part of God’s provisions for the life of the believer, Note : Many churches and people today think that the fruit of the spirit is talking about, the Holy Spirit’s fruit ( but ) the Holy Spirit dose not have fruit because fruit implies imperfection because fruit starts out as a seed which implies needing to grow to a full grown fruit ready to pick and eat and that is imperfection , were as the Holy Spirit is God , which is perfect , so is God the father and God the son also perfect .
So this fruit or attributes of the spirit is talking about ( man’s human spirit ) – did you not know that man has a spirit ? read 1 Thessalonians 5:23 in that scripture you will see that man has a spirit . ( this is the spirit that have fruit like love,joy,peace,long suffering exec spoken of in Galatians 5:22,23 .
This website is built on 100% of the same gospel that Jesus Christ preached and gave his life on the cross that this gospel would be covered by his blood and God the father in heaven backs this gospel , and sent forth Jesus Christ to proclaim it to the whole earth . then the Apostles and the early church continued to proclaim it with signs and wonders preformed though the Holy Spirit unto the ends of the earth even you and i are part of the wonderful gospel which began to be preached by the Lord Jesus himself over 2,000 years ago .