SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Do not be drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18
If you say you are entirely sanctified and have never been baptized in the Holy Spirit, you have deluded yourself. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ’s seal on your regenerated and sanctified soul and is your inauguration in service for your Master.
A man and woman, when married, know it; and they can tell you the day when they were. A person who is baptized with the Holy Spirit knows the very moment , the very place, the very spot the transaction was done, and will never forget it.
It should be “photographed” in your mind that you will never forget it through time and eternity.Unless you have had a definite, personal Pentecost, you are suffering spiritually. Go down before God, and let Him do a definite work of grace in your heart and life. Let Him fill you with His Spirit.
PRAYER THOUGHT: “Fill me, Holy Spirit, with Your purity, power, and presence.”Amen.
SOURCE: OSWALD CHAMBERS’ DEVOTIONS FOR A DEEPER LIFE