ALL FILLED

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…

Why do we all need to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Actually, there are many answers to that question found in the Bible. The Holy Spirit fills us with boldness to testify about our faith. Stephen teaches us that we can look into heaven and have a glimpse of Jesus and His glory when we are filled with the Spirit. The disciples needed the Holy Spirit to fulfill their individual callings. Even Jesus, ministering as a man filled with the Holy Spirit, was totally dependent on this anointing for Him to move in the power of signs and wonders. Tozer shows us from the Bible why we too need to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

“His presence fulfilled that whole list of fragrances found in the holy anointing oil. When New Testament believers were anointed, that anointing was evident. Read it in the book of Acts:

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. (2:4)

They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. (4:31)

But he [Stephen], being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven. (7:55)

While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (10:44)

The list goes on.

“I am happy to tell everyone that the power of the Spirit is glad power! Our Savior, Jesus Christ, lived His beautiful, holy life on earth and did His healing, saving deeds of power in the strength of this oil of gladness.

We must admit that there was more of the holy oil of God on the head of Jesus than on your head or mine—or on the head of anyone else who has ever lived. That is not to say that God will withhold His best from anyone. But the Spirit of God can only anoint in proportion to the willingness He finds in our lives. In the case of Jesus, we are told that He had a special anointing because He loved righteousness and hated iniquity.”
The book of Hebrews tells us about the oil of joy, this is the joy that totally fills our hearts when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. What an amazing gift, we are filled with power to do His work and joy to want to do it. So ask the Lord to fill you again with His Spirit, this is really the source of our Christian life.

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