This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. 4, It is given us by the gospel, for that is called "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:2).5. And He hath given it for these three considerable purposes.1. The Bible teaches us that the Holy Spirit is distinctly a Person, that is, that He has personality. If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. It involves constant effort on our part. Sermon Bible Commentary. Their understandings must be flattered. As wine is given to cure the infirm and fainting, so likewise to cheer and delight the sound and healthy. Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. 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. It is lawful to drink it not only for necessity, but sometimes for pleasure. Something being incumbent on us, in order to it. 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. Crown him with many crowns . 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. (1)Their sight is blinded (2 Corinthians 4:4). (2)The delight and relish of the soul is corrupted (Philippians 3:19). He is talking about the will of the Lord. 19-21; Galatians 5:22, 23).2. This power to change came from yielding their lives to the control of God the Holy Spirit.II. 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. That is a legitimate desire. 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. 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. A sottish course of drinking injures the name and reputation, no less than the bodies and estates of men.4. The means how we come to be filled with the Spirit. Wine cannot fulfil their expectation — they cannot live habitually under its power; its fumes are slept away, and new indulgences are craved. We are in want of consolation; He is the comforter. The best of saints need to be cautioned against the worst of sins. Alexander the Great, who died a sacrifice to Bacchus, and not to Mars, offered a prize to him who could drink most wine, and thirty of the rivals died in the act of competition. The verdant glory of the earth, the tranquil heavens, and the works of our divine poets and musicians, are excitements worthy of heaven. beloved, to be filled with the Spirit of wisdom is the highest wisdom. There is a contrast between two habits here - the habit of drinking wine, and the habit of being filled with the Spirit. All Rights Reserved. "The Spirit" is our only safe inspiration. The spiritual capacities enlarge with time. (2) The gift of the Spirit more than compensates for the absence of the bodily presence of Christ.2. 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. Because of the analogy between wine and the Spirit; they are often proposed in Scripture as correspondent, or as having some likeness in their operations; as wine cheereth and exhilarateth the spirits: "It maketh glad the heart of man" (Psalm 104:15); so the Spirit filleth the soul, and exhilarateth it. "The Spirit will fortify both your bewitching magnetic ether of spiritualism. And the same amount of devotion will not fill them now as filled them a year ago. 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. God the Father has willed that we should be holy. Cato often lost his senses over his choice Falernian.(J. How dark his perception of the Atonement, how little did he see of what Jesus came into the world for! 4, It is given us by the gospel, for that is called "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:2).5. Drummond. That you may do so, learn to relish the pleasures of religion and holiness. Pulsford.The human mind cannot be void. Consider that this vice is condemned even by those that are guilty of it. 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. They cannot afford to indulge so costly a vice, but they only take these opportunities when they may have wine at others' charges.7. The knowledge of this is the support and recovery of man's life. Wine cannot fulfil their expectation — they cannot live habitually under its power; its fumes are slept away, and new indulgences are craved. There are few vices out of which there is less hope of recovery — its haunts are so numerous, and its hold is so tremendous. Just one tap away from sermons, blogs, and other resources. 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. In order to our being "filled with the Spirit," we must be aware of the magnitude of this blessing. Every new morning is a genial, delightful excitement. Men are intoxicated with wine, and they attempt to "fill" themselves with it: but they cannot. Christ hath taught us to pray for the Spirit (Luke 11:1-13). (1) If it be those that only profess Christianity, but are not yet really converted to God, they are in danger to be filled with a worse spirit, if not filled with the Spirit of God. Some others may say, 'I believe that God's will for my life is to bear a good testimony for Him that will bring souls to the saving knowledge of Christ.' 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. And this affords the most obvious illustration of what the apostle here means to teach. Drop your burdens, forget your labours and sorrows, and soar above the dull plains of mortality, in a Divine exhilaration.(J. Lore and marriage are joy from heaven, in earthly cups. So, when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we are filled with faith. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:19 simply tells us what being filled with the Holy Spirit is and, incidentally, as we’ll see, how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. 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. And these constantly present difficulties, complications, which baffle the prescriber of drugs. Their understandings must be flattered. It is lawful to drink it not only for necessity, but sometimes for pleasure. The gospel worketh two ways —(1)Morally;(2)Powerfully.6. Christ hath taught us to pray for the Spirit (Luke 11:1-13). There are higher pleasures men should be taken up with, namely, the joy of faith and a delight in holiness.2. Sermon Bible Commentary. It is lawful to drink it not only for necessity, but sometimes for pleasure. 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. Family life is God's wine of fellowship all the year round. As wine is given to cure the infirm and fainting, so likewise to cheer and delight the sound and healthy. 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. 4, It is given us by the gospel, for that is called "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:2).5. It is an ungrateful abuse of God's bounty. "Strong drink is raging," saith Solomon (Proverbs 20:21).6. Of course, if they are so filled with the Spirit, they feel no appetite for debasing and material stimulants.(J. Consider the dreadful woes that are denounced against this sin. But there is nothing mentioned in any of these passages about tongues. Sermon Bible Commentary. 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. It is injurious to the body, as well as the mind. Let us hear what men say for drink.1. Copyright © 2020 Life Bible-Presbyterian Church. Neither be drunk with the soul spiritualism. But Christians are "filled" with the Spirit, whose influences are not only powerful, but replete with satisfaction to the heart of man. He is no less than the Spirit of God, as our soul is the spirit of man (1 Corinthians 2:11). He must pray more, seek after godliness more, covet the best gifts more. 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, (2)It discourages devotion. Manton, D. D.)The sin of intemperanceJ. This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. And it follows from the same principle that a Christian must apply more and more to spiritual sources as life goes on. For the right understanding of which I premise this, that wine is one of the good creatures of God which He hath given for the use of men. For no man since Adam and Eve fell was ever holy as God is holy. Pulsford. There are mysterious risings and fallings of the mental barometer. Let him intoxicate himself with love, and joy, and peace, the fruit, as it were, of the True Vine, and there will be no possibility of intrusion from lower sources, because no room will remain for them. It has most lamentable effects on families. That God doth it through Christ the Scripture also witnesseth: "Which He hath shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour" (Titus 3:6).3. God does not love the sort of languid and lazy being which nothing stirs, and nothing stimulates. Ephesians 5:18-21. It is attained progressively and gradually. (1) The darkness of the understanding is ignorance; they are incapable of discerning between good and evil, know nothing of the nature and will of the true God. And if we do that, at the end of it all we shall be holy as He is holy. 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. Thus we shall be vessels of honour, sanctified and made meet for the Master's use.(Anon. Drummond.If there is any single vice which a man desires to eject from his character, or from another's, he can accomplish the end finally and completely, and only, by letting in the corresponding grace. (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. Let us hear what men say for drink.1. (1) The Spirit is the great promise of the New Testament dispensation. If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. And this affords the most obvious illustration of what the apostle here means to teach. THE PROHIBITION. Men may effect those mischiefs by their abstaining from immoderate drinking, which they could never be able to do if they drank extravagantly. (2)It discourages devotion. One of the means is prayer. Men are intoxicated with wine, and they attempt to "fill" themselves with it: but they cannot. 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. The means how we come to be filled with the Spirit. 4. He defrauds himself of what he might possess and imperils all he has by seeking to live on less. This contrary principle hath such an influence on them, that the Spirit of the gospel hath no place in them. 4, It is given us by the gospel, for that is called "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:2).5. The dignity of His person should make us ambitious of such a guest, when He is willing to dwell with us. 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. That we may answer the great and rich preparations of grace which the infinite love of God hath made for us by the merit of Christ and the promises of the gospel.2. (John 17:17). WHAT WE ARE TO UNDERSTAND BY BEING "FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT."1. I. One of the means is prayer. Neither be drunk with the soul spiritualism. Some excuse their drunkenness by saying, "It is to put away melancholy."5. Rodney Howard Brown in the Toronto Blessing, called himself the Holy Spirit bartender and claimed to be able to dispense the Holy Spirit to people like a bartender can dispense drinks! They that are filled by the one are acted by a contrary principle.2. That the glory and excellency of our religion may appear.II. 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. 3. In order to being "filled with the Spirit," you must make room for Him.4. He does not put aside the flour of wheat because Christ is the true Bread. 6. "The Spirit" will fortify both your understanding and your heart against all spirits, whether of the visible or the invisible world. Pulsford.The human mind cannot be void. 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). Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. First: The things: these two are put in opposition —1. 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. Then, again, it is said that to drink freely is almost a necessary passport to a knowledge of the world. (1) If it be those that only profess Christianity, but are not yet really converted to God, they are in danger to be filled with a worse spirit, if not filled with the Spirit of God. Christianity and Temperance. For the right understanding of which I premise this, that wine is one of the good creatures of God which He hath given for the use of men. In order to being "filled with the Spirit," you must make room for Him. Wine was given to cherish and refresh us when we are weak and languishing.3. The women of Ephesus as the priestesses of Bacchus danced round Mark Antony's chariot on his entrance into the city. 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. 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. 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. The inconsistency of the one with the other; to be drunk with wine is inconsistent with being filled with the Spirit.1. 3. Plato boasts of the immense quantities of liquor which Socrates could swill uninjured; and the philosopher Xenocrates got a golden crown from Dionysius for swallowing a gallon at a draught. We are the subjects of many influences which we cannot command. 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). The attainableness of it.3. What we have to do then, is to yield ourselves constantly to the whole process. Consider the dreadful woes that are denounced against this sin. Ephesians 4:24 'And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.' 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. Because of —. Drunkenness was indeed an epidemic in those times and lands. There should always be a sense of urgency in getting the gospel out. First: The things: these two are put in opposition —1. Now let me point out some few of the blessings that result from this communication of the "fulness of the Spirit," in all His holy influences, to our souls. Beware of the strong drink of sense-bound intellectuality. That you may do so, learn to relish the pleasures of religion and holiness. That the glory and excellency of our religion may appear. He falls into sin and begins to manifest the works of the flesh. None so fatherly as God; no gift so necessary as the Spirit.(T. 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. Neither be drunk with the soul spiritualism. This contrary principle hath such an influence on them, that the Spirit of the gospel hath no place in them. Beneath the surface of beneficent science are sores and sorrows which have been caused by no grave offence against, or neglect of, the laws of health. It is both excess in itself, and the cause and origin of many other excesses.1. Our relation to Christ will be most clearly proved and manifested by His Spirit dwelling with us (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13). He is no less than the Spirit of God, as our soul is the spirit of man (1 Corinthians 2:11). So the apostle telleth the Ephesians, Ye were not only darksome, but darkness itself, for the greater vehemency of the expression. Such as swearing, strife, licentiousness (Proverbs 23:19). (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. 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. The first evil of drunkenness is that injury which is done to the body by it.2. The form of the verb here indicates continuous or repeated action. WHY THIS IS MADE A MATTER OF EXHORTATION TO US. Plato boasts of the immense quantities of liquor which Socrates could swill uninjured; and the philosopher Xenocrates got a golden crown from Dionysius for swallowing a gallon at a draught. There is something special in this strengthening, healing, and cheering gift. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. There is not a drunkard that breathes but at one time or other is cast by his own verdict, he passes sentence against himself. The surplus must be made up from earth. See how Paul describes the Spirit-filled life in Eph.5:18-6: 9. 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. 2. Intro: Paul has encouraged them to walk circumspectly, now he defines what he means by circumspectly. WHY THIS IS MADE A MATTER OF EXHORTATION TO US. WHAT WE ARE TO UNDERSTAND BY BEING "FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT."1. 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, (2)Powerfully.6. II. "The Spirit will fortify both your bewitching magnetic ether of spiritualism. They must be decoyed by facts, and the science of things patent to their senses. This sin must be renounced, or the end of it will be death.(J. There are mysterious risings and fallings of the mental barometer. 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. 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. 19-21; Galatians 5:22, 23).2. THE SOLEMN CAUTION. Scripture: Ephesians 5:18. "The Spirit will fortify both your bewitching magnetic ether of spiritualism. Ephesians 5:18 Commentary; Ephesians 5 Resources - These are the updated resources for Ephesians 5 with multiple sermons and commentaries; Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, (NASB: Lockman) Greek: kai me methuskesthe oino, en o estin asotia, alla plerousthe en pneumati, Birthdays and feasts are special indulgences and celebrations of the excitement of home life. He does not put aside the flour of wheat because Christ is the true Bread. WHY THIS IS MADE A MATTER OF EXHORTATION TO US. WHY THIS IS MADE A MATTER OF EXHORTATION TO US. The tendency of the experienced Christian often is to relax devotional habits and live on a grace that is past. I conceive there is in the expression that which would imply the power of the Spirit to fill the soul of man. Not only were they to possess the Spirit, but they were to be filled with the Spirit, as vessels filled to overflowing, with the Holy Ghost. God the Father is like the General Manager of manufacturing corporation, and He gives the directive: 'Be thou holy as I am holy.' All we have to do is obey God’s command to be filled with the Holy Spirit, who reside in us. Sin, in every form of its indulgence, is to be looked upon as an intoxication. So, when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we are filled with faith. This is stated several times in the Scriptures, e.g. Six Ways to Avoid Being a Fool (Ephesians 5:15-17) October 25, 2020 BK Smith Wisdom Ephesians. "The days are evil." First of all, let us look at Him as the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Something being incumbent on us, in order to it. He defrauds himself of what he might possess and imperils all he has by seeking to live on less. Lust and lewdness, whoredom and fornication, are the frequent attendants of extraordinary drinking.7. We are in want of consolation; He is the comforter. That you may effectually abandon this vice, be careful to avoid all the occasions of it. Weigh this express command of God in the text, "Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess."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). Every new morning is a genial, delightful excitement. That you may effectually abandon this vice, be careful to avoid all the occasions of it. (2) To be filled with the graces of the Spirit. Weigh this express command of God in the text, "Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess."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). The means how we come to be filled with the Spirit. Lore and marriage are joy from heaven, in earthly cups. 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. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. “Being Filled With The Spirit” – Ephesians 5:18-20 1) Thanksgiving is the mark of salvation. This contrary principle hath such an influence on them, that the Spirit of the gospel hath no place in 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. (1) If it be those that only profess Christianity, but are not yet really converted to God, they are in danger to be filled with a worse spirit, if not filled with the Spirit of God. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 5:16 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. That we may answer the great and rich preparations of grace which the infinite love of God hath made for us by the merit of Christ and the promises of the gospel.2. I am not going to say that fashion has no place; I know fashion has a place; but fashion has no right to meddle with morals. Noah was, for aught I know, weary and tired as a husbandman; and by his inexperience, too, of the effects, he was overcome with drunkenness. 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. Pulsford.The human mind cannot be void. (3)Their strength is weakened, that they cannot resist any temptation.(T. The best of saints need to be cautioned against the worst of sins. 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. Manton, D. D.I. The verdant glory of the earth, the tranquil heavens, and the works of our divine poets and musicians, are excitements worthy of heaven. Drunkenness first sets the tongue a going, and then soon makes it run too fast.5. A. So I read in the first of Ephesians, and the seventeenth verse. And so we must keep on feeding on God's Word. They must be decoyed by facts, and the science of things patent to their senses. The women of Ephesus as the priestesses of Bacchus danced round Mark Antony's chariot on his entrance into the city. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. This contrary principle hath such an influence on them, that the Spirit of the gospel hath no place in them. God is not sparing in the ministration of wholesome excitement. That God doth it through Christ the Scripture also witnesseth: "Which He hath shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour" (Titus 3:6).3. (2) The gift of the Spirit more than compensates for the absence of the bodily presence of Christ.2. The means how we come to be filled with the Spirit. But in Romans chapter 8 we see that God has provided the means for us to deal with this remaining root of sin in our lives, and that provision is to 'walk after the Spirit.' And He hath given it for these three considerable purposes.1. Let him intoxicate himself with love, and joy, and peace, the fruit, as it were, of the True Vine, and there will be no possibility of intrusion from lower sources, because no room will remain for them. WHY THIS IS MADE A MATTER OF EXHORTATION TO US. The surplus must be made up from earth. 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. Lust and lewdness, whoredom and fornication, are the frequent attendants of extraordinary drinking. 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