Are You Filled With the Holy Spirit? – How to Know if You Have Received The Holy Spirit
Getty Images / Yuichiro Chino
Do you have the Holy Spirit? If you answered yes, how do you know? How can you be sure He resides within? This video published by below explains this issue. Learn how you can know for sure the Holy Spirit resides in you by watching this informative episode.
What Some Think Indicates a Filling of the Holy Spirit
Many believers today feel speaking in tongues, uncontrollable body movements, like falling down or hysterical laughter, or the ability o heal others or yourself is evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling. However, according to this video, Galatians 5:16-21 paints a very different picture. In this chapter, various indications are laid out that reveal the Holy Spirit is not present, then goes on to explain how we can know we do possess the Holy Spirit in verse 22-23.
Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control: against such things there is no law.”
When You Show Evidence of the Spirit, You Know It’s There
By exemplifying the fruits of the Spirit, you know you have the Holy Spirit living within. This doesn’t mean you are perfect, without sin or never lose your temper. It simply means that overall, you have gentleness about you, you try to exhibit self control, etc.
It’s All About Control
According to this video, you know you are filled with the Holy Spirit, when you are “controlled” by God. The issue of control was addressed in the passage in Galatians. It is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, self control. In much the same way that a wind fills a ship’s sail and causes it to go one way or the other, the Holy Spirit indwells a believers heart and orchestrates their life’s direction. Watch the video to learn more.