06/14/2020 - By Pastor Todd Nathan
And do not get drunk with wine for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting (selfless yielding) to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-21)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
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Spiritual talk. You may be wondering what that exactly means. Is it the jargon we use as believers in the way we address each other? Is it some type of code language that only follows of Jesus can understand? Is it just a goofy title? There is a language of the heart for every believer in Jesus Christ that is a result of being continuously filled with the Holy Spirit and having the Word of God richly dwelling within. The Apostle Paul said, don't be filled with something that is really a depressant (wine) but rather be continuously filled with the Holy Spirit - who is more like a stimulant - challenging you, convicting you and energizing you to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ. He tells us in Ephesians 5:18-21 and Colossians 3:16, which are worded very similarly, that we are to address one another with Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs. We are to sing and make melody in our hearts to the Lord. We are to be thankful always and for everything. We are to teach and admonish one another. All of this is only possible if we are filled with the Holy Spirit continuously AND we have the Word of God dwellings within us! Without both, the language of our hearts will be more about us, about our selfish desires, and that reflects and unrefined, unchanged heart!