Walk in the Spirit!

Walk in the Spirit! Galatians 5:16…Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

 

This is what is going to set a Christian apart in these last days.

 

Many hardships are here and are coming, how we handle it is what is going to Glorify God.

 

As we look to what Jesus did at the Cross for us, we are given strength and help from the Holy Spirit to help us walk through the hard times. There are hard times for all… We all know the song about the wise man, who built his house on the rock…Think about it again.

 

Matthew 7:24-28 …I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

 

Walking in the Spirit is not reading your bible more. It is not praying more. It is not being spiritual. It is placing your faith in what He did every moment of everyday. Looking to Him, not yourself, then you have the Grace of God, and the help of the Holy Spirit to overcome, to bring you through, and then you are walking in the Spirit.

 

Trust Him. Look to Him. Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

My husband really helped me yesterday as I was going through a hard day. He said either you are where God wants you to be or you need to change to be where He wants you to be. If you are where God wants you to be, then let God work in you what He wants to and let Him change you into the person He wants you to be. If you are not where you are to be then you need make a change to get where He wants you.

 

There is a battle going on. This battle does not start until you are born again. Before that you just walk according to your fleshly nature (Eph. 2:2-3) As soon as you receive what Jesus did for you at Calvary, a war begins. But good news we can win the battle.

 

First, walking is to regulate one’s life, to conduct one’s self, to make due use of opportunities, to what are you occupying your life in, what are the activities of your life…

 

We are to walk in newness of life…Rom. 6:4

 

Walking in the Spirit signifies “by Supernatural power”, in contrast to “after the flesh”, “by natural power”.

 

We are to set ourselves to act under the guidance & influence of the Holy Spirit.

 

As we place our faith continually in what Jesus accomplished at Calvary, we are guaranteed to help of the Holy Spirit.

 

But when we turn to the law or man made laws we are denying the Spirit’s sufficiency to identify us as the people of God & to direct our conduct.

 

The Spirit is more than adequate to direct our moral behavior. The Spirit is the only sure guide for our behavior.

 

You will absolutely not gratify the desires of your sinful nature, IF you walk in the Spirit.

 

There is a battle between the sinful nature & the Spirit. We can be confident in the Spirit’s ability to guide us. Our every choice & every action and outcome of those choices and actions, depends on whether we are walking in the flesh or the Spirit. All aspects of life are to be directed & transformed by the Spirit. The Spirit produces a transformation of our character.

 

Life by the Spirit involves active obedience to the direction of the Spirit. Complete submission to the control of the Spirit. This is not done by observing the law or a law, but by believing what we have heard about Christ Crucified! Not by flesh, but by the Spirit.

 

As you place your faith in what Jesus did, you will be empowered by the Holy Spirit.

 

Let not our life be after the wills & motions of the flesh. We can not attempt to reach any kind of perfection by our own doings. The Holy Spirit is the only power to help us live the Christian life.

 

So today place your faith in what Jesus accomplished at Calvary for you and allow the Holy Spirit to direct and transform your life.

 

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