I. In the Old Testament

Ex. 31:3--Bezalel filled with the Spirit of God
Ex. 35:31 LXX--filled with the divine spirit of wisdom

II. In the New Testament

  1. John the Baptist and his parents
    Luke 1:15--filled with the Spirit from his mother's womb
    Luke 1:41--Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
    Luke 1:67--his father Zechariah was filled with the Spirit
  2. Jesus
    Luke 4:1-2--full of the Holy Spirit after baptism
  3. Apostles on day of Pentecost
    Acts 2:1-4--they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
    being filled not the same as being baptized in the Spirit
    1. found before Christian age
    2. repeatable (Peter--three times; Paul--twice)
    3. illustration of pouring water on a glass within a bowl
        pour out, baptize, fill
  4. Jerusalem church
    Acts 4:8--Peter filled with the Holy Spirit
    Acts 4:31--all filled with the Spirit and spoke boldly
    Acts 6:3--seven men full of the Spirit and wisdom
    Acts 6:5--Stephen full of faith and the Holy Spirit
    Acts 11:24--Barnabas full of the Holy Spirit and of faith
  5. Paul
    Acts 9:17--Saul to be filled with the Holy Spirit
    Acts 13:9--Saul, called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit
  6. Christians at Antioch of Pisidia
    Acts 13:52--disciples filled with joy and with the Spirit
  7. Command to all Christians
    Eph. 5:18-21--be filled with the Spirit
    1. be filled--not Spiritual drunkeness
    1. plural
    2. passive command
    3. present continuous--keep being filled
    2. participles modifying
    1. speaking to yourselves
    2. singing and psalming
    3. giving thanks
    4. submitting to one another

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