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 wihin us that will spring forth, gush out, when we learn to walk in a Spirit-filled life style.
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 RSIM USA.