Monday, September 29, 2008

Acts 13:52

“And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.” (NASB)


“And the disciples were continually filled (pleroo: be full, complete, filled up, to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally) with joy (chara: joy, joyous, joyfulness, gladness) and with the Holy Spirit (hagios pneuma: Holy Ghost, Spirit of God; the spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ).”


And the disciples were continually filled up with the Holy Spirit and abounding in joy.


In the beginnings of the church, the men truly understood what Paul would go on to say later – one must be led by the Spirit. We’ve somehow categorized the Holy Spirit into two categories. He is either for the outlandish “pentecostals” to parade around or he is a virtually indistinguishable entity that no man can understand. I say our view must be a biblical one. The proper role of the Holy Spirit must return to the Body of Christ. Today, ask for knowledge of Who the Spirit truly is – then joy and filling can follow.

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