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The Spirit of Intoxication

John 16:7
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away.  Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Advocate
Champion
Upholder
Supporter
Backer
Promoter

John 14:16-17
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – 17 the Spirit of truth.   The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him.  But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

Ruwach – roo’-akh
Wind, Breath – Not a normal breath but “a violent exhalation” – “blast of breath”

The Holy Spirit comes with Power

Ephesians 1:13-14
13 ….When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of his glory.  

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.

Ephesians 5:18
18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

5 Takes - Eph. 5:18
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In the Greek it is in the present imperative tense.  “Be Continuously being Filled”
-This verse is addressed to every Christian.
-This is a command from the Word of God.
-It is an invitation from God to experience abundant life.
-The Word compares fullness of the Holy Spirit to drunkenness.

Acts 1:4
4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.

Acts 2:1-4
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 2:13
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Acts 2:14-15
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!

The Holy Spirit is the source of the fruit of joy.

The Holy Spirit intoxicates us with joy.

Joy is not something you need to work up.

1 Thessalonians 1:6
6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

Luke 10:21

21 At that time Jesus, full of Joy through the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 1:9
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of Joy.

Isaiah 61:1
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

    because the Lord has anointed me

    to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

    to proclaim freedom for the captives

    and release from darkness for the prisoners.

 

Disturbing Accusation

That they are just too emotional.

If we had a greater understanding of God’s reverence then we would not be so happy all the time.

Matthew 22:37
“…Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

Enthusiasm

entheos "divinely inspired, possessed by a god," from en "in” + theos "god”.

You have been washed in the Blood of the Lamb.

You have been filled with the Holy Spirit.

You have been Baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 16:11
11 You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

 

The Holy Spirit intoxicates us with love.

The more time you spend with the Holy Spirit the more you are going to fall in love with Jesus.

The Holy Spirit constantly puts the focus on Jesus.

Song of Songs 1:1-2
1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.
2 “May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine.

Apostle John

Son of Thunder
Apostle of Love
Last Supper

Ephesians 5:18
18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

-Do not get drunk on wine – that’s a sin.
-It leads to nothing good.
-Be filled with the Holy Spirit – be drunk on Him.

Romans 5:5
5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

-Just saturate my heart with love, until I am just intoxicated with love for God.
-Intoxicated with the Joy that God wants to have in my life.

The Forgotten God

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