[quote style=”boxed”]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. EPHESIANS 5:18-19[/quote]
Every christian should maintain a constant state of drinking. According to Paul, we are to continue consuming and drinking. Of course, I’m not talking about beer, wine, or hard liquor. No, I’m talking about the Holy Ghost! You and I are to be filled with the Holy Ghost and we are to stay full to the overflow.
The Greek rendering of what Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:18 is “be being filled.” In other words, we are to stay at it, consistently drinking of the Spirit. We are to continue in a constant experience with the Holy Spirit.
Paul tells us to “be NOT drunk with wine, wherein is excess; BUT…” There is both a comparison statement and a contrasting statement made here. “But” is a conjunctive word used to suggest that there is a state of drunkenness we can have that doesn’t come from wine. In contrast to alcohol, we have the Holy Ghost. You see, it’s ok to be drunk, BUT, you and I should be drunk with the Holy Ghost!
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DRUNK PEOPLE ACT OUT
Drunk people are care-free. Drunk people are relaxed and happy. We are to be drunk (care-free, relaxed and happy) from being filled with the Holy Spirit!
When we are drunk on the Holy Ghost, Paul tells us there is no “excess,” which translates to debauchery or unsavedness (referencing CWSB & Strong’s). So, drinking is totally acceptable if it’s the Holy Ghost we’re drinking.
BENEFITS OF DRINKING
When you are a Holy Ghost FILLED and FULL person, Paul says that you will be “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Here, he shows us the characteristics that will show up in the lives of Holy Ghost drinkers. It’s a benefit to you and the Lord when you fill yourself up with the Holy Spirit!
Let me sum all of this up: It’s OK to drink. Born again, believing Christians need to get drunk. HOWEVER, we aren’t drinking the carnal, natural wine of the world. We are drinking of the supernatural, heavenly, Holy Ghost wine. So, get drunk and be constantly filled with the Spirit!