Emanna for 05/06/2019
How to Be Filled in Spirit
Eph 5:18-20 ...be filled in spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord, giving thanks at all times for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our God and Father,
Words of Ministry
Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs are not only for singing
and psalming, but also for speaking to one another. Such
speaking, singing, and psalming are not only the outflow of
being filled in spirit, but also the way to be filled in
spirit. Psalms are long poems, hymns are shorter ones, and
spiritual songs are the shortest. All are needed in order for
us to be filled with the Lord and to overflow with Him in our
Christian life.... Sometimes we are inspired by singing. But
on other occasions, speaking that is filled with pneuma
[Greek for the Spirit]
may be more inspiring than singing. If we are flat, short of pneuma, then our speaking will afford no inspiration. But if we are full of pneuma, then our speaking will have impact and will inspire others. This is not eloquence; it is utterance with impact.
[Another way to be filled in spirit is]
to give thanks to God the Father, not only at good times, but at all times, and not only for good things, but for all things. Even at the worst times, we should give thanks for all things to God our Father. This verse tells us to give thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The reality of the name of the Lord is His Person. To be in His name is to be in His Person, in the Lord Himself. This implies that we should be one with the Lord in giving thanks to God.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 434-435. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/8/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.