I thought it would only be appropriate to give some examples of men in the Bible being filled with the Holy Spirit. We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit too, to enable us to live the life that God wants us to live. We cannot do it without Him as I have shared verses previously that God dwells in us to give us the power to overcome, without Him it is impossible. So let's review a few Bible characters who were filled with the Holy Spirit. I am not going to share the whole verses, but will share enough to peak your interest and you can read them.
Luke 4:1 Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:15 John the Baptist was also filled with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:1-4 the Pentecost Christians were also filled with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 4:8 Peter being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 4:31 At a prayer meeting, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 7:55 Stephen being full of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 11:22,24 Barnabas was a good man full of the Holy Spirit
Acts 13:9 Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit
Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Do you think that God is the same in Bible times, yesterday, today and tomorrow? I believe He is and He wants us filled with the Holy Spirit too, just like long ago. It will bring us so much joy because He will convict us of our sins and give us overcoming power. We will also be born again by the Spirit, He will give life to our mortal bodies. He will guide us into all truth, so that we may have the wisdom and knowledge to be saved. He will also speak of things to come. He will anoint us and abide with us and teach us. What a blessed privilege to be able to be so close to God that His Spirit abides abides in us. We can't possibly go wrong with a guide an teacher like that, can we? I hope these posts have helped you in understanding the work of the Spirit. It sure has helped me. God bless you in your walk with Him. Grandma Joan