TO BE FILLED...
1. WE MUST BE THIRSTY,
2. WE MUST BELIEVE THE PROMISES OF GOD,
3. WE MUST BE SURE OF OUR SALVATION,
4. DECIDE WHO IS GOING TO BE EXALTED.
I want to say something else about being thirsty for the things of God and having our thirst quenched.
If I thirst for the filling of the Holy Spirit I will be filled. Once I first drink of the Holy Spirit, (having the Holy Spirit dwelling in me as a result of the NEW BIRTH), nothing will ever quench my thirst outside of His presence.
I have meet people who claim to have known the Lord and now claim to be atheists or part of a cultic religion. They claimed that Jesus was not enough truth and that now they have real truth. I either have to believe them or believe God's Word that once we are truly saved we will never thirst again. I choose God's Word.
Once we are saved there is a spiritual well deep within us that will spring forth, gush out, when we learn to walk in a Spirit-filled life style. Now, this is true or False. If God's Word is not correct here then can I believe it anywhere? We have a well of life, a well of thirst quenching life, a God-filled deep within us, waiting to come forth to bless the nations.
We talk about getting out of the way so that can come forth, but what does that mean? My new book titled "EXPERIENCING THE BEAUTY OF BROKENNESS" takes about the broken and poured out life, which is a life in the Spirit. It is a 7-day a week for 10 weeks intensive on the life of being broken and humbled before the Lord. It is long enough to get us in the habit of getting our thirst quenched by the daily Spirit-filled life and not attempting to satisfy the flesh through worldly endeavors.
John 4:13-14 ESV Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, (14) but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..