Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. Star Wars 'May the Force Be With You'. There is no smaller measure for the grace that is to be in him than this — he is to be filled with the Spirit. The gospel worketh two ways —(1)Morally;(2)Powerfully.6. )Not spirits, but "the SpiritJ. . There is another great objection or pretence of drunkards yet behind, which is this, they happen to be in the company of these persons who engage them to drink healths, and these going often round, and there being an obligation on them to pledge their next neighbour, and to drink cup for cup, they are sometimes unhappily overcome of the liquor which presents itself so fast to them. View Sermon. But there is sin in lesser degrees also. Exposed by the Light. As drinking, so sobriety may be abused. "The Spirit will fortify both your bewitching magnetic ether of spiritualism. Scripture: Ephesians 5:18–20, Colossians 3:16. The exhilaration which they covet can only be felt periodically, and again and again must they drain the wine cup to relieve themselves of despondency. God does not love the sort of languid and lazy being which nothing stirs, and nothing stimulates. The attainableness of it.3. Thus we shall be vessels of honour, sanctified and made meet for the Master's use.(Anon. That the glory and excellency of our religion may appear.II. 3. It cannot, e.g., really drown dull care. Ephesians 5:16. In the last place, I am to offer to you some proper means and helps whereby you may effectually extirpate this odious vice.They are such as these:1. In order to be "filled with the Spirit," you must be the subject of the same ardent desire which is expressed in many parts of Scripture.5. Ephesians 4:24 'And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.' This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. We are in want of consolation; He is the comforter. Eadie, D. D.There is in the vice of intemperance that kind of dissoluteness which brooks no restraint, which defies all efforts to reform it, and which sinks lower and lower into hopeless and helpless ruin. Eadie, D. D.The command, "be filled with the Spirit," is virtually an injunction to pray more fervently for enlarged spiritual communication, and to cherish those influences already enjoyed. That this frame of heart is wrought in us by the Spirit or Holy Ghost that came down from heaven, is evident also in Scripture. But Christians are "filled" with the Spirit, whose influences are not only powerful, but replete with satisfaction to the heart of man. Here we reach the great transforming power in the world. Their understandings must be flattered. Beware of the strong drink of sense-bound intellectuality. Walking In Love. Lore and marriage are joy from heaven, in earthly cups. You shall be leaders in the world of thought, "you shall be as gods," you shall open men's eyes to the reality of things. Then, again, it is said that to drink freely is almost a necessary passport to a knowledge of the world. It is lawful to drink it not only for necessity, but sometimes for pleasure. Because of their necessity. If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. If any have this power and Spirit of the Lord Jesus, it is the mere favour of God: if any want it, it is long of themselves.7. That which makes this sin is, first, the not restraining of our extravagant desire and appetite, which I mentioned before, and, secondly, the actual gratifying and satisfying of our desires. V. IT WASTES THE SUBSTANCE AND TENDS TO BEGGARY. God is not sparing in the ministration of wholesome excitement. This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. Eadie, D. D.The command, "be filled with the Spirit," is virtually an injunction to pray more fervently for enlarged spiritual communication, and to cherish those influences already enjoyed. The inconsistency of the one with the other; to be drunk with wine is inconsistent with being filled with the Spirit.1. The gospel of our eternal hopes is the feast which crowns all; and the congregation in church, made up equally of friends and strangers, is a wonder of fellowship and a most pure joy of love. Birthdays and feasts are special indulgences and celebrations of the excitement of home life. In order to our being "filled with the Spirit," we must be aware of the magnitude of this blessing. Family life is God's wine of fellowship all the year round. Heavenly Father, I pray that I may submit to the leading and guidance of Your Spirit - that I may be filled to overflowing with His graces.. and live my life in … Either you are filled with and under the influence of the Spirit or you are filled with and under the influence of wine (which, remember, represents pagan worship and practices). There is not a drunkard that breathes but at one time or other is cast by his own verdict, he passes sentence against himself.4. E. Beaumont, D. D.I. God is not sparing in the ministration of wholesome excitement. For some, the change was faster than in others, but there was change, nonetheless. WHY THIS IS MADE A MATTER OF EXHORTATION TO US. This sermon was preached on April 17, 2016. The tendency of the experienced Christian often is to relax devotional habits and live on a grace that is past. The verdant glory of the earth, the tranquil heavens, and the works of our divine poets and musicians, are excitements worthy of heaven. Family life is God's wine of fellowship all the year round. One is material, or bodily: the other mental, or spiritual; and the lesson before us is that one is temporary, imperfect; the other finally effective, being eternal. Here we reach the great transforming power in the world. That is a legitimate desire. The first evil of drunkenness is that injury which is done to the body by it.2. See how Paul describes the Spirit-filled life in Eph.5:18-6: 9. The gospel of our eternal hopes is the feast which crowns all; and the congregation in church, made up equally of friends and strangers, is a wonder of fellowship and a most pure joy of love. (John Edwards, D. D.)Christians invited to partake of the Spirit freelyAnon.I. The reasons why Christians are so strictly bound to be filled with the Spirit.1. beloved, to be filled with the Spirit of wisdom is the highest wisdom. But observe, not His extraordinary gifts, which in no age are necessary to salvation, and were chiefly bestowed in the early ages, for the good of others, are here meant; but His ordinary influences, which are necessary to salvation (see vers. Pulsford. "The Spirit will fortify both your bewitching magnetic ether of spiritualism. And He hath given it for these three considerable purposes.1. "Give me this water," must be the cry of each, "that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw." The seasons are an ever-changing round of excitement. Wine, without doubt, was given us by our gracious Benefactor to delight the taste, and refresh the palate, especially when sorrow and trouble clog the mind, and begin to oppress and weigh it down. As wine is given to cure the infirm and fainting, so likewise to cheer and delight the sound and healthy. "Strong drink is raging," saith Solomon (Proverbs 20:21).6. If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. The attainableness of it.3. The inconsistency of the one with the other; to be drunk with wine is inconsistent with being filled with the Spirit.1. The intemperance of the tongue usually attends that of the brain. But what is it to be filled with the Spirit? Which brings me to the next thing observable, viz., the reason of the apostolical dehortation, expressed in those words, "wherein is excess": as much as to say, Re not drunk with wine, because there is a strange excess attends it. Those here addressed were the saints of God. They are no common drunkards, they say, and when they exceed in drink, they do not, like others, spend their money, but are drunk gratis. Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. (2) For those that are regenerated, and have received the spirit of the gospel and not of the world, there needeth a further supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:19).3. Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, Consider that this vice is condemned even by those that are guilty of it. Eadie, D. D.)Drunkenness to be avoidedJohn Edwards, D. D.I. 7. He does not put aside the flour of wheat because Christ is the true Bread. Weigh this express command of God in the text, "Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess."2. And these constantly present difficulties, complications, which baffle the prescriber of drugs. Besides, I say, after all, it is not fashionable to be drunk: I say, after all, that although instances of intoxication are lamentably numerous, the instances of sobriety, thank God, are a vast deal more so. There is another great objection or pretence of drunkards yet behind, which is this, they happen to be in the company of these persons who engage them to drink healths, and these going often round, and there being an obligation on them to pledge their next neighbour, and to drink cup for cup, they are sometimes unhappily overcome of the liquor which presents itself so fast to them. Mailing Add: 10 Gilstead Road Singapore 309064. The women of Ephesus as the priestesses of Bacchus danced round Mark Antony's chariot on his entrance into the city. A drunkard is a spendthrift: the extravagant drinker is profuse and lavish.3. That which makes this sin is, first, the not restraining of our extravagant desire and appetite, which I mentioned before, and, secondly, the actual gratifying and satisfying of our desires. God does not love the sort of languid and lazy being which nothing stirs, and nothing stimulates. Every new morning is a genial, delightful excitement. Ephesians 5:18-21. There should always be a sense of urgency in getting the gospel out. If any have this power and Spirit of the Lord Jesus, it is the mere favour of God: if any want it, it is long of themselves.7. Jul 28, 2019. Manton, D. D.)LinksEphesians 5:18 NIVEphesians 5:18 NLTEphesians 5:18 ESVEphesians 5:18 NASBEphesians 5:18 KJVEphesians 5:18 Bible AppsEphesians 5:18 ParallelEphesians 5:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:18 French BibleEphesians 5:18 German BibleEphesians 5:18 CommentariesBible Hub. (3)Their strength is weakened, that they cannot resist any temptation.(T. If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. And He hath given it for these three considerable purposes.1. And so we must keep on feeding on God's Word. Ephesians 5:1-6 – What is Love? To show the difference between the holy societies or meetings of the faithful, and the dissolute feasts of the heathens in honour of their idols. (John Edwards, D. D.)Christians invited to partake of the Spirit freelyAnon.I. ephesians 5:18-20. IT ENDANGERS THE HEALTH OF THE BODY. The dignity of His person should make us ambitious of such a guest, when He is willing to dwell with us. There are those who defend their immoderate drinking, especially of wine, by the serviceableness of it, to exalt their parts, and to make them witty.6. H. Evans, M. Ah! This then is the means of the process of becoming holy - so that the ultimate goal of our becoming holy as God is holy can be attained. Generally the shrewdest contrivers and executors of mischief are those who are not addicted to intemperance: and their very sobriety renders them the more able to do harm. There is another excuse made by some men, which, though it be not worth the answering, yet that I may remove all the pretences of drinking men, I will say something to it. I find in the eleventh chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, and the twenty-fourth verse, it is said of Barnabas, "he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith." Oh! It is a sensation of want — a desire to fly from himself, a craving after something which is felt to be out of reach, an eager and restless thirst to enjoy, if at all possible, some happiness and enlargement of heart, that usually leads to intemperance. The clear revelation we have concerning His agency, beyond all which was given in former ages of the Church, lays us under strong obligations to desire to be filled with His influences. That you may effectually abandon this vice, be careful to avoid all the occasions of it. Observe now, secondly, THE EXHORTATION, the encouraging exhortation: "be filled with the Spirit." Walk of Light (Ephesians 5:4-14) October 18, 2020 BK Smith Ephesians. When a person drinks wine, his behaviour comes under the influence of alcohol and it begins to change - he loses his inhibitions and does things that he would not normally do. The martyrs found an intensity of spirit quickening on the boundary between life on earth and life in heaven; not only proving that "death is abolished," but that all the joys of our earthly life are but poor shadows going before our eternal human delights. He does not put aside the flour of wheat because Christ is the true Bread. They must be decoyed by facts, and the science of things patent to their senses. Wine, without doubt, was given us by our gracious Benefactor to delight the taste, and refresh the palate, especially when sorrow and trouble clog the mind, and begin to oppress and weigh it down. It is from God, who is the author of all grace: "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ " (2 Corinthians 5:18).2. there are some who are tempted to drunkenness constitutionally. The surplus must be made up from earth. Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. By "the Spirit, the Spirit of truth, of life, of grace, of might, of wisdom and revelation, of Father and the Son, we are baptized, often termed the Holy Spirit, the eternal Spirit" here, is meant that Divine Agent, in whose name, as well as in those of the holiness, the Comforter, the Spirit of God, of Christ. Something being incumbent on us, in order to it. Lust and lewdness, whoredom and fornication, are the frequent attendants of extraordinary drinking.7. It is a sensation of want — a desire to fly from himself, a craving after something which is felt to be out of reach, an eager and restless thirst to enjoy, if at all possible, some happiness and enlargement of heart, that usually leads to intemperance. It is a sensation of want — a desire to fly from himself, a craving after something which is felt to be out of reach, an eager and restless thirst to enjoy, if at all possible, some happiness and enlargement of heart, that usually leads to intemperance. Weigh this express command of God in the text, "Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess."2. This teaching has sometimes been misunderstood. And yet I cannot say that this sort of men are wholly free from drunkenness; for it is possible they may be drunk even with their sobriety, i.e., with the conceit of it; they may be intoxicated with pride and arrogance, or with spite and malice, or with a heady confidence of success in their evil enterprizes. Children of Light. Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. Their understandings must be flattered. I AM TO ENTER UPON THE APOSTLE'S DEHORTATION, OR PROHIBITION — "Be not drunk with wine." Cato often lost his senses over his choice Falernian.(J. And He hath given it for these three considerable purposes.1. The tendency of the experienced Christian often is to relax devotional habits and live on a grace that is past. The reasons why Christians are so strictly bound to be filled with the Spirit.1. Eadie, D. D.)Grace expels viceH. Men are intoxicated with wine, and they attempt to "fill" themselves with it: but they cannot. It is from God, who is the author of all grace: "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ " (2 Corinthians 5:18).2. Sin, in every form of its indulgence, is to be looked upon as an intoxication. Pulsford.The human mind cannot be void. Wrath and fury, slaughter and bloodshed, are the cursed fruits of drunkenness. There are mysterious risings and fallings of the mental barometer. Scripture: Ephesians 5:18–20, Colossians 3:16. Observe now, secondly, THE EXHORTATION, the encouraging exhortation: "be filled with the Spirit." Oh! Consider the dreadful woes that are denounced against this sin. The gospel of our eternal hopes is the feast which crowns all; and the congregation in church, made up equally of friends and strangers, is a wonder of fellowship and a most pure joy of love. The verb 'be filled' means 'to fill up a deficiency; to fully possess; to fully influence; to fill with a certain quality.' "The Spirit" is our only safe inspiration. Lore and marriage are joy from heaven, in earthly cups. Thus we shall be vessels of honour, sanctified and made meet for the Master's use.(Anon. The dignity of His person should make us ambitious of such a guest, when He is willing to dwell with us. How dark his perception of the Atonement, how little did he see of what Jesus came into the world for! That you may effectually abandon this vice, be careful to avoid all the occasions of it. A. Eadie, D. D.The command, "be filled with the Spirit," is virtually an injunction to pray more fervently for enlarged spiritual communication, and to cherish those influences already enjoyed. There are some who say that the ability to speak in tongues is evidence of being filled with the Spirit. Christ hath taught us to pray for the Spirit (Luke 11:1-13). Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! Others defend their immoderate draughts after this manner; We are persons well bred, we cannot be so rude and unmannerly as to refuse our glass when it comes to our turn.4. Consider the dreadful woes that are denounced against this sin. Pulsford.The human mind cannot be void. Birthdays and feasts are special indulgences and celebrations of the excitement of home life. (2)The delight and relish of the soul is corrupted (Philippians 3:19). To check the temptation. Wine, without doubt, was given us by our gracious Benefactor to delight the taste, and refresh the palate, especially when sorrow and trouble clog the mind, and begin to oppress and weigh it down. In order to be "filled with the Spirit," we must yield ourselves to His influence — we must give ourselves up to the guiding of His agency.(J. And here we must consider His three offices — as He is our guide, sanctifier, and comforter.II. Ephesians 5:18 Sermons: Do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, Bible> Ephesians> Chapter 5> Verse 18. He has reached a high level and his religion has become, as it seems to him, self-acting. 1. In order to being "filled with the Spirit," you must make room for Him. The gospel worketh two ways —(1)Morally;(2)Powerfully.6. even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.'c. And the same amount of devotion will not fill them now as filled them a year ago. Generally the shrewdest contrivers and executors of mischief are those who are not addicted to intemperance: and their very sobriety renders them the more able to do harm. Then, again, it is said that to drink freely is almost a necessary passport to a knowledge of the world. One of the means is prayer. The seasons are an ever-changing round of excitement. This contrary principle hath such an influence on them, that the Spirit of the gospel hath no place in them. There is another great objection or pretence of drunkards yet behind, which is this, they happen to be in the company of these persons who engage them to drink healths, and these going often round, and there being an obligation on them to pledge their next neighbour, and to drink cup for cup, they are sometimes unhappily overcome of the liquor which presents itself so fast to them. The gospel of our eternal hopes is the feast which crowns all; and the congregation in church, made up equally of friends and strangers, is a wonder of fellowship and a most pure joy of love. Drop your burdens, forget your labours and sorrows, and soar above the dull plains of mortality, in a Divine exhilaration.(J. (3)It destroys domestic peace and tranquillity. His relation to Christ obliges us (Romans 8:9; Galatians 4:6). Among the direful effects and consequences of extravagant drinking this must not be omitted, that the soul and all its faculties are corrupted and debauched by it.False notions are drunk in with the wine: undue and unbecoming apprehensions are entertained. It is both excess in itself, and the cause and origin of many other excesses.1. Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. And here we must consider His three offices — as He is our guide, sanctifier, and comforter.II. Ephesians 5:18-21 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. "The Spirit will fortify both your bewitching magnetic ether of spiritualism. Manton, D. D.)The sin of intemperanceJ. And every minutest crevice left unfilled by good must, by the law against vacuum, be filled by something worse, something which must adulterate and may ruin at last the whole.(H. One of the means is prayer. Or rather the expression is — "Seek to be filled in your understandings, in your memories, in your consciences, in your will, in your affections, seek to be 'filled with the Spirit.'" 2. This is the genuine meaning of this clause of the text.Now, in drunkenness there is excess not only formally, but causally (to speak in the language of the schools). They cannot afford to indulge so costly a vice, but they only take these opportunities when they may have wine at others' charges.7. To the inhabitants of those places where it grows, for part of their ordinary drink. So, when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we are filled with faith. But what is it to be filled with the Spirit? This sin must be renounced, or the end of it will be death.(J. It imports our partaking of His influences and fruits in a large and plentiful manner; not indeed "without measure"; in this tense Christ only had the Spirit: nor so as to admit of no increase; thus we shall hardly have the Spirit in heaven. Fleshly baits are not the temptations by which superior men are caught. They talk of God; there is something about their creed that is so Jewish; they speak so much more of God, than of God in Christ. It cannot, e.g., really drown dull care. There is no smaller measure for the grace that is to be in him than this — he is to be filled with the Spirit. There are few vices out of which there is less hope of recovery — its haunts are so numerous, and its hold is so tremendous. And the same amount of devotion will not fill them now as filled them a year ago. Christianity and Temperance. Drop your burdens, forget your labours and sorrows, and soar above the dull plains of mortality, in a Divine exhilaration.(J. But observe, not His extraordinary gifts, which in no age are necessary to salvation, and were chiefly bestowed in the early ages, for the good of others, are here meant; but His ordinary influences, which are necessary to salvation (see vers. This is the contrast. That you may do so, learn to relish the pleasures of religion and holiness. Ephesians 5:18-21 THE EVIDENCES OF A SPIRIT FILLED LIFE They that are filled by the one are acted by a contrary principle.2. And the same amount of devotion will not fill them now as filled them a year ago. Beware of the strong drink of sense-bound intellectuality. This tremendous sin is all the more to be shunned as its hold is so great on its victims, that with periodical remorse there is periodical inebriety, and when the revulsion of a throbbing head and a sickening depression passes away; new temptation excites fresh desires, and the fatal cup is again coveted and drained, while character, fortune, and life are risked and lost in the gratification of an appetite of all others the most brutal in form and brutifying in result.