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Understanding the Spirit (Part 6)
1. The Holy Spirit is a seal upon the lives of believers showing God’s ownership of us, our security in Him, His authority over us, and His protection of us. We are sealed unto the day of redemption, thus nothing can keep us from receiving all God has promised us.
2. Believers are commanded to be filled with the Spirit (to be under the influence and control of the Holy Spirit). Ephesians 5:18
3. Prerequisites to being filled with the Spirit are:
-we must deal with sin in our lives (Ephesians 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 John 1:9)
-we must acknowledge God’s right to our lives (Romans 12:1; 6:13; Galatians 2:20)
-we must live a life of dependence on the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16)
4. Some of the results of the filling ministry of the Spirit (Christlike character, Galatians 5:22,23; acceptable worship and praise, Ephesians 5:19,20; right relationships in marriage, the home, on the job and in church, Ephesians 5:21ff.