Re: New Track: "Freaking Wasted" [on PapaJesusGhost]
12 And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others were mocking and saying, “They are full of [n]sweet wine.”
14 But Peter, [o]taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. 15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the [p]third hour of the day; 16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:
17 ‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says,
‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL [q]MANKIND;
AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY,
AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS,
AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS;
“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,”
Be drunk on Jesus, not wine.. I get drunk on Him hahahahaha… He makes you laugh heavy Get some deliverance FIRE on your life! hahaha.. I love you and forgive you of your sins by the Blood of Jesus
I truely appreciate your heart and desire to love Jesus extravengantly. But I find it hard to see that those scriptures actually say “get drunk and hammered in the Holy Spirit.” Could you ellborate for me why you personally think that.
If it is ok, I would like to share my understanding of those particular passages.
The Acts passage
The people watching those at pentacost thought the disciples were drunk for a particular reason. Each disciple was literally speaking in a different language, say German or Spanish. Not everyone in the crowd spoke the same language, so when they heard each disciple speaking different languages they assumed that they were babaling nonsense. But in truth others that heard their language could understand. So they were not stumbling around like drunk people, they sounded drunk because people could not understand a foreign language.
The Ephesians passage
The scripture says not to be drunk, but be filled with the Holy Spirit. So we must look at the fruits of the Spirit, which is what we are to be filled with.
Eph 5:9-10 (for the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
I am not saying we cannot be filled with joy, but to have lack of control and to stammer around constantly like a drunk person is found no were in the word.
I would appreciate your view of this, if you would be willing.