(Sing Psalms And Spiritual Songs)
TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 5:18-19 KJV
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
You ought to be perpetually filled with the Spirit, and it’s something you can make happen for yourself. It’s not God’s responsibility to get you filled or drunk with the Spirit.
The instruction is that “you” get yourself filled with the Spirit by doing the things listed in Ephesians 5:18-19: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
This means speaking the Word to yourself in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, and then singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord through the Spirit—through praying in other tongues.
Paul said, “…I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15 KJV). “Singing with the spirit” is singing in other tongues, and that’s what he means by speaking to yourself in “spiritual songs.”
Therefore, to be filled with the Spirit, you ought to speak in tongues, sing in tongues, and make melodies in your heart to the Lord.
Maybe you’re facing challenges in your academics, finances, or even in your health, if you’ve received the Holy Spirit, happy are you! Get into your closet and act on the Word.
Tell yourself, “I’m what God says I am! Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! I am a victor in Christ Jesus! I can never be disadvantaged!”
Then sing the Word in psalms and hymns and make melody of the Word in your heart to the Lord. Speak in other tongues and declare the wisdom of God in your understanding.
1 John 4:4; Acts 2:4
Dear Lord, I thank you for the infilling of your Spirit. Your glory is manifested in and through me today, and your wisdom is seen and heard in my words and in my actions, because I’m full of the Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 7:1-35, Deuteronomy 33-34
Matthew 26:14-25, Exodus 36
Go ahead and sing a new song of the Spirit in worship to the Lord.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.