Articles by Roy Hession
'BE filled-Now' is more than the title of this small book. It actually summarises in three words the heart of the message of grace to which these chapters lead. It is not, be filled tomorrow, when we hope we shall have improved, but be filled now in the midst of our failure and current need-as we are, where we are. And after this now, the next now. Such an experience of present tense blessedness for needy people can only be possible as we are given a new sight of the grace of God making every blessing available on street level. It is in this context we are to hear the word, 'be filled with the Spirit'.
On what basis can we have real fellowship with God and our brother? Here I John 1:7 has come afresh to us. I f we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sin. What is meant by light and darkness, is that light reveals, darkness hides.
Walking in the light is simply walking with Jesus. Therefore there need be no bondage about it. We have not necessarily got to tell everybody everything about ourselves. The fundamental thing is our attitude of walking in the light, rather than the act. Are we willing to be in the open with our brother - and be so in word when God tells us to?
The only basis for real fellowship with God and man is to live out in the open with both. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another. To walk in the light is the opposite of walking in darkness. Spurgeon defines it in one of his sermons as the willingness to know and be known. As far as God is concerned, this means that we are willing to know the whole truth about ourselves, we are open to conviction.