Read: Ephesians 3:14-19
Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God (Galatians 2:20).
Deepened Fellowship With God
The hunger for holiness is a hunger for God. Pascal prayed, “All that is not God cannot satisfy my yearning. It is God himself whom I seek and for whom I pray.” As our hunger is for more of God, so our satisfaction is in finding that “more.”
To be filled with the Holy Spirit is to keep every room of my soul opened wide to Him; to have Him move freely about the entire premises; to know the divine fellowship in every aspect of my life. To be filled with the Spirit of God is to know the comfort of His presence in my sorrows, the guidance of His wise correction in my mistakes, the glad sharing of His love in my joys, the inspiration of His mind in the new tasks that I undertake.
This deepened fellowship with God comes to us with something akin to the deepened human fellowship that we felt on our wedding day.
- A. Wood writes of his experience of entire sanctification: “I felt an indescribable sweetness permeating my entire being. I was conscious that Jesus had me and that the Heaven of heavens was streaming through and through my soul. From that hour the deep and solid communion of my soul with God, and the rich baptisms of love and power, have been ‘unspeakable and full of glory.’ There was a divine fragrance and sweetness imparted to my soul when the Saviour cleansed and filled it with pure love. It has ever remained with me, and I trust it ever will.”
The closer I walk, the sweeter He seems. Much fairer is He than all of my dreams. His love lights my way when pathways are dim, The closer I walk to Him.
— Haldor Lillenas