“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).
The fact that you’ve received the Holy Spirit doesn’t mean you’re always filled with the Spirit. To be filled with the Spirit doesn’t mean you’ve lost your mind as some people think! It means you’re functioning under the control and influence of the Holy Spirit twenty-four hours every day. That’s how God wants you to live.
Note that you don’t get filled with the Spirit simply because you said, “I’m filled with the Spirit.” There are things you do to get filled with the Spirit. They’re listed in the nineteenth verse of Ephesians chapter five: “Speaking to yourselves” (not others) in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” This is how to be filled with the Spirit.
“Psalms’ are spiritual poems sung or spoken to God in worship. “Hymns” are songs of thanksgiving and praise directed to God or about God. “Spiritual songs” are prophetic songs that come to you from the realm of the spirit. Such songs are filled with the Word of God, and sometimes they may come to you in other tongues. Then he says to “make melody in your heart to God.’ Your melody might not sound melodious to someone else, but you’re getting so blessed as you sing to the Lord!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Never leave home or embark on any endeavour without being filled with the Spirit. A good way to always get yourself in the flow of the Spirit is to start by speaking in other tongues. Before long, the words and songs of the Spirit will well up in you.
You can’t be filled with the Spirit and experience sickness, failure, or lack. Your spirit will continually be energized for victory and success every day.