Being Filled with the Holy Spirit

By Rick Bayer, August 14, 2022

Luke 11:5-13

5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. Luke 11:5-8

yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as V. NIV

he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence. V. 8 NLT

yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. V. 8 ESV

9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9-10

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:11-13

Holy Spirit is a with personal characteristics

Every Christian has the Holy Spirit but not every Christian is filled with Holy Spirit.

Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18 NLT

How to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

  1. Eagerly the Spirit v. 9
  2. Recognize God’s in your life v. 10
  3. Believe that God is a v. 11-12
  4. for more of the Spirit in your life v. 13

“The greatest need today is for men and women who know Jesus Christ as Savior to be filled with the Holy Spirit. If we are not filled with the Holy Spirit, we are sinning against God.” — Billy Graham

as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:5b NIV

For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5 NLT

And the believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52 NLT

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 NLT

Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT