HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” (Ephesians 5:18)
Some of the effects of being filled with the Spirit are:
1 The holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.
2 The fullness of joy so that the heart is constantly radiant. This does not depend on circumstances but fills the spirit with holy laughter in the midst of the most trying surroundings.
3 The fullness of wisdom, light and knowledge, causing us to see things as He sees them.
4 An elevation, improvement and quickening of the mind by an ability to receive the fulfilment of the promise, “We have the mind of Christ.”
5 An equal quickening of physical life. The body was made for the Holy Ghost, as well as the mind and soul.
6 An ability to pray the prayer of the Holy Ghost. If He is in us there will be strange accordance with God’s working in the world around us. There is a divine harmony between the Spirit and Providence.