The plhrovwLanguage of Ephesians Ephesians 3:19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled plhrwqh`te(V2PAPS of plhrovw) up to all the fullness of God. (NAS) This verse tells us that the CONTENT with which the believer is filled is ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.
Fullness Of God Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (NAS)
The plhrovwLanguage of Ephesians Ephesians 4:10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill (plhrwvsh/ V3SAAS of plhrovw ) all things. This verse identifies the AGENT whose responsibility it is to see that the filling is done. THE ONE WHO DECENDED AND ALSO ASCENDED.
Who Is The Agent? The Second Person of the Godhead. God the Son, the Executor of the Plan, the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself
The plhrovwLanguage of Ephesians Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled ( plhrou`sqe V2PPPM of plhrovw ) with [ by means of ] the Spirit, (NAS) This verse identifies the INSTRUMENT to be used in carrying out the filling.
Who Is The Instrument? The third person of the Godhead. God the Holy Spirit, the Revealer of and Restorer to the Plan.
The Trinity At Work • The Content is “the Fullness of God, the Father” • The Agent with the responsibility to see that it is done is God the Son • And the Instrument to be used in getting it done is God the Holy Spirit
“filled with the Holy Spirit” 14 times by Luke Luke 1:15 Acts 6:3 Luke 1:41 Acts 6:5 Luke 1:67 Acts 7:55 Luke 4:1 Acts 9:17 Acts 2:4 Acts 11:24 Acts 4:8 Acts 13:52 Acts 4:31 Acts 13:9
“filled with the Holy Spirit” 1 time by Paul Ephesians 5:18
pivmplhmi + genitivepneu`ma Found in Luke and Acts Induement Temporary Speaks of “content” Empowers “supernatural” service Relates to “temporary” spiritual Gift function Ceased totally by AD96
Temporary Spiritual Gifts Apostle–ceased in 96AD Prophet–ceased in 96AD Word of Wisdom–ceased in 96AD Word of Knowledge–ceased in 96AD Miracles–ceased in 96AD Healing–ceased in 96AD Discerning of Spirits–ceased in 96AD Faith–ceased in 96AD Tongues–ceased in 70AD Interpretation of Tongues–ceased in 70AD
plhrovw+ejn+dativepneu`ma Found in Ephesians Indwelling Permanent Speaks of “means” Empowers the “spiritual” life Relates to “permanent” spiritual gift function Still functioning today
Permanent Spiritual Gifts Pastor/Teacher Evangelist Teacher Helps Mercy Exhortation Giving Ministry Administration Leadership