The Spirit-filled life is not monastic; it’s missionary. It gladly engages in God’s mission to the world. It embraces Christ’s call to be “in the world but not of the world. The fullness of the Holy Spirit produces genuine.
To be filled with the Spirit is not an option. It’s your obligation. And that means that to fail to be filled with the Spirit is a sin. The only way you can be filled with the Holy Spirit is to depend upon him and to receive him through the ways and means that he provides.
Bible says “be filled with the Holy Spirit” which means, it is in the present tense. It means “keep on being filled.” The experience of being filled with the Spirit is continuous and ongoing, not once and done. It implies hard work!
So many believers refuses to work hard to grow their spiritual life and all that they can do is being jealous and antagonistic to those who are working hard to keep the fire burning.
Jealousy is that sneaky sin that comes upon us unexpectedly, unannounced, and most certainly uninvited that result into antagonistic. Jealousy can take the form of eagerness to obtain something that you don’t have, and this form of it is associated with covetousness and idolatry. Covetousness is the worship of something (a house, a car, a job, a ministry) or someone (a husband, a child, a friend) that another has. Covetousness is so egregious to God, that he included it in the Ten Commandments.
A committee of ministers in a certain city was discussing the possibility of having DivineRoyalty to serve as the guest speaker in particular Christian community, Finally, one young minister who did not want to invite DivineRoyalty stood up and said: Why DivineRoyalty? Does he have a monopoly of the Holy Spirit? There was silence.
Then an old, godly minister spoke up: “No, he does not have a monopoly of the Holy Spirit; but the Holy Spirit has a monopoly of DivineRoyalty. Does the Holy Spirit have a monopoly on your life? If not, the good news is you can make God’s Spirit to lead you. You see, Spirit-filled Christians like DivineRoyalty are just ordinary people like you and me. What made them different is they learned how to marinate their mind with scriptures and live by it.
But I tell you what: You can decide if you want to be a Spirit-filled Christian or remain in your level of faith. It’s completely in your discretion. You can decide if you want to grow or not. But you have to realize that your decision can lead you to be closer to God or farther away from Him.
Hey, I know you do have desire to be a God’s champion and be closer to God, which means, you have to work hard and failure to do so, you are like someone who look at him/herself in a Mirror and go away and forget what he/she looks like. You are Gods choice.