They cannot afford to indulge so costly a vice, but they only take these opportunities when they may have wine at others' charges.7. Something being incumbent on us, in order to it. Among the direful effects and consequences of extravagant drinking this must not be omitted, that the soul and all its faculties are corrupted and debauched by it.False notions are drunk in with the wine: undue and unbecoming apprehensions are entertained. Manton, D. D.)The sin of intemperanceJ. There are some who think that being filled with the Holy Spirit is to be filled merely with some kind of power or force. Consider the dreadful woes that are denounced against this sin. There is no smaller measure for the grace that is to be in him than this — he is to be filled with the Spirit. God has blessed us with spiritual blessings, and has made us his adopted children. Lust and lewdness, whoredom and fornication, are the frequent attendants of extraordinary drinking.7. 4, It is given us by the gospel, for that is called "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:2).5. Birthdays and feasts are special indulgences and celebrations of the excitement of home life. The knowledge of this is the support and recovery of man's life. Christ hath taught us to pray for the Spirit (Luke 11:1-13). And yet there are some at our disposal. Family life is God's wine of fellowship all the year round. Manton, D. D.I. In the last place, I am to offer to you some proper means and helps whereby you may effectually extirpate this odious vice.They are such as these:1. Care dies hard. (1) If it be those that only profess Christianity, but are not yet really converted to God, they are in danger to be filled with a worse spirit, if not filled with the Spirit of God. December 15, 2019; David Hughes; Ephesians; Details Listen Getting Along With God-Can You? Not only were they to possess the Spirit, but they were to be filled with the Spirit, as vessels filled to overflowing, with the Holy Ghost. Lust and lewdness, whoredom and fornication, are the frequent attendants of extraordinary drinking.7. who can describe the blessing of being filled with faith? By "the Spirit, the Spirit of truth, of life, of grace, of might, of wisdom and revelation, of Father and the Son, we are baptized, often termed the Holy Spirit, the eternal Spirit" here, is meant that Divine Agent, in whose name, as well as in those of the holiness, the Comforter, the Spirit of God, of Christ. Consider the dreadful woes that are denounced against this sin. Of course, if they are so filled with the Spirit, they feel no appetite for debasing and material stimulants.(J. First of all, let us look at Him as the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. A sottish course of drinking injures the name and reputation, no less than the bodies and estates of men.4. It imports our partaking of His influences and fruits in a large and plentiful manner; not indeed "without measure"; in this tense Christ only had the Spirit: nor so as to admit of no increase; thus we shall hardly have the Spirit in heaven. It divests the man of his native dignity, and sinks him below the brutes. This mens that upon the condition of our confession, He will heal the breach that sin has caused. "The Spirit" is our only safe inspiration. The intemperance of the tongue usually attends that of the brain. Ah! No matter what they tried, from resolution-making to rigorous enforced self-discipline, they still went back to their vice and remained helplessly under its control. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. I AM TO ENTER UPON THE APOSTLE'S DEHORTATION, OR PROHIBITION — "Be not drunk with wine." Men are intoxicated with wine, and they attempt to "fill" themselves with it: but they cannot. There is another great objection or pretence of drunkards yet behind, which is this, they happen to be in the company of these persons who engage them to drink healths, and these going often round, and there being an obligation on them to pledge their next neighbour, and to drink cup for cup, they are sometimes unhappily overcome of the liquor which presents itself so fast to them. Neither be drunk with the soul spiritualism. (Romans 13:13.). And He hath given it for these three considerable purposes.1. "The Spirit" is our only safe inspiration. If by the indulgence of your appetite, you unfit your hefty for the service of the mind, or your mind for the service of God; so waste your substance, as to defraud your family of a maintenance, or your creditors of their dues; become enslaved to a sensual habit, and fascinated to dissolute company; are diverted from the duties of religion, or the business of your worldly calling; awaken criminal desires and excite guilty passions; stupify your conscience, extinguish the sentiments of honour and banish the thoughts of futurity; you are chargeable with a criminal excess. Read with trembling (Isaiah 5:11).3. Beneath the surface of beneficent science are sores and sorrows which have been caused by no grave offence against, or neglect of, the laws of health. But the Spirit fills Christians, and gives them all the elements of cheerfulness and peace — genuine elevation and mental freedom — superiority to all depressing influences, and refined and permanent enjoyment. But so as to have every power and faculty of the soul subject to the authority, and under the influence of the Spirit; to have His influences rendered more mighty and operative in us, producing their proper and genuine effects; as greater light, life, power, purity, comfort, strong faith, a fully assured and confirmed hope, fervent love, an uniform meekness and patience, a full conformity to God, and close and constant communion with Him; filling us with all his fulness (Colossians 1:9-11; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 7:37); making us taste great sweetness and delight in Him, so as to aspire after full perfection (Philippians 3:13, 14).II. Weigh this express command of God in the text, "Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess."2. One of the means is prayer. There are few vices out of which there is less hope of recovery — its haunts are so numerous, and its hold is so tremendous. Every meal is a pleasurable excitement. Volume 5 — #4147 — Ephesians 5:7-8 We are to walk as children of the light. Cato often lost his senses over his choice Falernian.(J. Thus we shall be vessels of honour, sanctified and made meet for the Master's use. (1) The Spirit is the great promise of the New Testament dispensation. Wine cannot fulfil their expectation — they cannot live habitually under its power; its fumes are slept away, and new indulgences are craved. 1. The first evil of drunkenness is that injury which is done to the body by it.2. Wine, without doubt, was given us by our gracious Benefactor to delight the taste, and refresh the palate, especially when sorrow and trouble clog the mind, and begin to oppress and weigh it down. But observe, not His extraordinary gifts, which in no age are necessary to salvation, and were chiefly bestowed in the early ages, for the good of others, are here meant; but His ordinary influences, which are necessary to salvation (see vers. Pulsford.The human mind cannot be void. This tremendous sin is all the more to be shunned as its hold is so great on its victims, that with periodical remorse there is periodical inebriety, and when the revulsion of a throbbing head and a sickening depression passes away; new temptation excites fresh desires, and the fatal cup is again coveted and drained, while character, fortune, and life are risked and lost in the gratification of an appetite of all others the most brutal in form and brutifying in result. Sin, in every form of its indulgence, is to be looked upon as an intoxication. That you may do so, learn to relish the pleasures of religion and holiness. We must make use of the appointed means.III. And here we must consider His three offices — as He is our guide, sanctifier, and comforter.II. But the Spirit fills Christians, and gives them all the elements of cheerfulness and peace — genuine elevation and mental freedom — superiority to all depressing influences, and refined and permanent enjoyment. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 5:16 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources Intro: Paul has encouraged them to walk circumspectly, now he defines what he means by circumspectly. (Ephesians 5:18-21) As husbands and wives submit to the Lord, and then to each other, there will be harmony in the home. (2) To be filled with the graces of the Spirit. It cannot, e.g., really drown dull care. To the inhabitants of those places where it grows, for part of their ordinary drink. A drunkard is a spendthrift: the extravagant drinker is profuse and lavish.3. So, when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we are filled with faith. Manton, D. D.)LinksEphesians 5:18 NIVEphesians 5:18 NLTEphesians 5:18 ESVEphesians 5:18 NASBEphesians 5:18 KJVEphesians 5:18 Bible AppsEphesians 5:18 ParallelEphesians 5:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:18 French BibleEphesians 5:18 German BibleEphesians 5:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)The delight and relish of the soul is corrupted (Philippians 3:19). I know it requires much courage, and much firmness of purpose in many cases to refuse the inducements, and to give a denial to the temptation to indulge in excess in drink. That the glory and excellency of our religion may appear.II. Birthdays and feasts are special indulgences and celebrations of the excitement of home life. This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. They cannot afford to indulge so costly a vice, but they only take these opportunities when they may have wine at others' charges.7. It generates other vices — impure lustings, angry passions, profane language, insolent manners, obstinacy of heart, and contempt of reproof. Scripture: Ephesians … Eadie, D. D.)Grace expels viceH. Time is short even if you live to be 130 years old. Wrath and fury, slaughter and bloodshed, are the cursed fruits of drunkenness. This tremendous sin is all the more to be shunned as its hold is so great on its victims, that with periodical remorse there is periodical inebriety, and when the revulsion of a throbbing head and a sickening depression passes away; new temptation excites fresh desires, and the fatal cup is again coveted and drained, while character, fortune, and life are risked and lost in the gratification of an appetite of all others the most brutal in form and brutifying in result. 8. There are those who defend their immoderate drinking, especially of wine, by the serviceableness of it, to exalt their parts, and to make them witty.6. The seasons are an ever-changing round of excitement. The soul has its periods of high and low pressure. The best of saints need to be cautioned against the worst of sins. He not only perceives the necessity for wholesome gladness of heart in his disciples, but admits the encouragement of special moods or seasons of cheerfulness. None so fatherly as God; no gift so necessary as the Spirit.(T. Noah was, for aught I know, weary and tired as a husbandman; and by his inexperience, too, of the effects, he was overcome with drunkenness. THE SOLEMN CAUTION. Wrath and fury, slaughter and bloodshed, are the cursed fruits of drunkenness. Drunkenness was indeed an epidemic in those times and lands. Because of their necessity. There are several kinds of "material" relief which excite, deaden, regulate our bodily functions. God the Father has willed that we should be holy. We must make use of the appointed means.III. It is recognized by the Church itself in the appointment of thanksgiving days and special services — when we are summoned to show our gladness in a livelier strain. His life on earth was truly holy as God is holy. Where can such a pattern be found? He has reached a high level and his religion has become, as it seems to him, self-acting. I am not going to say that fashion has no place; I know fashion has a place; but fashion has no right to meddle with morals.