be being filled

In the Greek, however, this word here, ‘be filled’, is literally ‘be being filled’. In other words, it is not a command that we be filled once-for-all or even occasionally, but that we be filled continually.

It is not a static experience.

The figure the Lord Jesus uses of the fullness of the Spirit in John 4 is of a spring of water leaping up in us. ‘The water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up unto eternal life’ (v. 14, R.S.V.). There is nothing very static about that!

Roy Hession

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