Acts 4:23-31 When the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, they were emboldened to speak even contrary to religious authorities then. They didn't pray for protection from persecution. Instead, they prayed for more healing, signs and wonders through the name of Jesus. Paul encouraged the Ephesian church to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit. We need to be continually filled with the Spirit and to minister out of a Spirit-filled abundant life.