The Activity of the Spirit in the Church, Part 45
August 15, 2013
The Activity of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Church Age believers, part 45.
All of these rivers ultimately flow into one amazing, limitless body of water, and that is Christ!
One way to get a sense of this is to study the subject of fullness in the epistle to the Ephesians. Eph 1:7-10, 1:19-23, 3:14-19, 4:7-13, 5:17-21.
ginosko means to learn to know a person through direct personal experience, implying a continuity of relationship -
- to know, to become acquainted with, to be familiar with.
This is what it means to be filled with the Spirit.
To be filled by the Spirit is to be filled with the love of Christ.
The subject of love comes up in 26 out of the 27 books of the New Testament in over 200 verses.
Several of the expressions the New Testament uses for love are very similar to the superlative expressions used for Christ.