The Spirit of God is ‘of self discipline’. 

2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Someone full of this Spirit should be a very disciplined person. This means they would be known to be obedient to God’s Word. 

Acts 4:31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

True Christians full of the Spirit are focussed on evangelising a lost world! This was not a baptism in the Holy Spirit that was outpoured in Acts 2. Being filled is an extra measure available upon request accompanied by obedience and for the purpose of building and sharing faith in God. It is not described anywhere in the bible as being accompanied by a supernatural feeling. For a comprehensive description of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit see the study by that name in the First Principals study series. The above passage cannot be cited as an example of praying for the baptism of the Holy Spirit because it is not the fire branded, end of days, universally translated, outpouring event. It is a prayer for boldness!

The bible describes a number of individuals who were filled with the Spirit. 

Acts 6:5-6 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the Apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

Two of these men went on to be miracle workers. There is no mention of either of these men performing miracles before the laying on of the Apostle’s hands. There is no evidence in Scriptures that all these men did miracles. Furthermore there were examples of other very significant men who were ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’ but never did did miracles or spoke in tongues. 

Luke 1:15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth.

John the Baptist never did miracles or spoke in tongues but he was perhaps the most Spirit filled man that ever lived (Mt 11:11)! Jesus also never spoke in tongues. 

Ephesians 5:17-20 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

All disciples are commanded to be filled with the Spirit! This involves singing. 

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

This singing also involved worship that is in accordance with the Word of God! 

Being filled with the Holy Spirit is not about tongues or miracles but about obedient, energetic, living and powerfully witnessing to a lost world. There is nowhere in the bible where it talks about a Spirit filled church. This is a hugely arrogant claim as it assumes that ALL the individual members are filled with the Spirit at once and at all times. It is based on sweeping claims based around tongue speaking (of the babbling kind) and presense of miraculous gifts (most often false miracles). A chuch truly in step with the Spirit would be very evangelistic, obedient and steers away from ethnocentric ideology and tradition and unified in all these (Ephesians 4:3). 

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