Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional October 17th – Be Spirit-Controlled

(Allow The Spirit’s Guidance And Control)

TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 5:18 AMPC
“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit.”

A drunken man is likely to act in a way he wouldn’t when he’s in his right senses or under normal circumstances.

Now, the Greek term translated “drunk” in the verse above expresses a state of being full of drink to the point that it controls you.

However, the focus here isn’t the drink; the focus is on what should be controlling you. God is saying, “Don’t be controlled by wine; rather be full of the Spirit; yield to His leading and let Him control you.” He wants you to be full of the Spirit always!

Many Christians live ordinary lives because they’re not continually filled with the Spirit; they dabble in and out of it.

Meanwhile, the Word’s admonition is for you to be continually filled with the Spirit; be perpetually high on the Holy Ghost! That way, your life will be an unending stream of the supernatural.

When we talk about a life of constant victory, this is what we mean; it’s a life that’s Spirit-ruled and Spirit-controlled.

When you’re constantly filled with the Spirit, you’ll be able to see things God’s way; you wouldn’t operate at the ordinary plane of life that most people live on. You’ll function from a higher realm.

Learn to yield to the sway of God’s Spirit; surrender yourself to His leading. That’s the secret to a life of unending victories and ever-increasing glory.

Go Deeper
Acts 4:31; Ephesians 5:18-20

Dear Father, thank you for the joy of being filled with the Spirit every day. I worship your majesty, excellent splendour, power and glory in my life. I declare that I’m strengthened with your might in my inner man, walking in the dominion of the Spirit today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, Isaiah 46-47
John 6:22-29, 2 Kings 3

Spend more time fellowshipping with the Lord in prayer and the Word.

About the author

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.

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