What Does It Mean to Have a “Spirit-filled life”?

Question:

Please explain what it means to have a “spirit-filled life.” By Rev. Sam Harris

Answer:

I hear so many Christians talking about “living” for God and “the Spirit leading me,” who are self-oriented in their lives. They seem to glory in their “spirit-filled lives.” The Bible warns us that Satan can imitate the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 11:12-15). How do you deal with people who may be under this influence?

First, a little background….

When I accept Jesus as my Savior, I am confessing my sins and asking Him to cleanse my heart and come and live in my life. When I invite Him to live in my life, I am asking Him to be Lord of my life. In asking Him to be Lord of my life, I am asking that He direct my life through the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. Jesus reminds us in John 16:13 that “when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Holy Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all truth….” That “truth” is only found in God’s Word. The Holy Spirit will never tell us to do anything that is contrary to God’s Word! . . .

 

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