Eph 5:18:- And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.
Now how do you get drunk with wine? Of course you drink it, Lots of it. You see in Paul’s time the alcohol content in their wine was so weak that you’d have had to drink lots and lots of it for hours to get drunk.
And so how shall we get drunk (filled) with the Spirit? Very obvious you drink it, lots and lots of it. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12:13:- For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have all made to drink into the Spirit.
Jesus also said in John 7:37-38: In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
How can you drink the Spirit? Paul said “Those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit” (Rom 8:5). And so we drink the Spirit by setting our minds on the things of the Spirit. What does ‘setting the mind on’ mean? Colossians 3:1-2 says “Seek the things that are above… set your mind on things that are above”. Therefore ‘setting the mind on’ means seeking, directing your attention toward, being devoted to.. So drinking the spirit means seeking the things of the spirit, directing your attention to the things of the spirit, being devoted to the things of the spirit.
Another question, so ‘what are the things of the Spirit?’ Well the thing of the Spirit is the word of God. Jesus said The things that I have spoken to you are Spirit and Life (John 6:63).
So drinking the Spirit means setting our minds on the things of the spirit. And setting our minds on the things of the Spirit means directing our eager attention to the words of Jesus; the word of God. If we do this long enough we will get drunk with the Spirit. In fact we will get addicted to the Spirit. Not only that the most important thing is also prayer. Jesus said to his disciples in Luk 11:13: “If you then who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” If we want to be filled with the Spirit we must pray for it.