Must we be continually filled with Holy Spirit?


Clarify Share Report Asked April 19 2022 Mini Terri Tucker

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Excellent question, Terri! I wondered the same myself in my early Christian years. I have learned since that the command of Ephesians 5:18 is given to all believers to be filled, directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit, continually, every day of our lives.

Do not get drunk with wine, for that is wickedness (corruption, stupidity), but be filled with the [Holy] Spirit and constantly guided by Him.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit.
Don’t get drunk with wine, because it makes you lose control. Instead, keep on being filled with the Spirit —
Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit.

πληροῦσθε is Greek for "be filled".
V-PMM/P-2P This means it's a verb, a present middle or passive imperative, 2nd person plural. Since it's PRESENT tense, it means CONTINUAL ACTION.

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