If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit (Gal. 5:25 KJV).
Walking in the Spirit is the key to experiencing God to the full, and enjoying the life that Christ came to give you. Jesus said He came to give us life, so that we could enjoy it until it overflows (John 10:10). Unfortunately, some Christians’ experiences have left them feeling like Christ came to suck the life out of us.
When the Israelites left Egypt, God promised them “a land flowing with milk and honey”. Did they enjoy this land? They certainly did, but only for a short time. The rest of the Israelites’ story tells of calamity after calamity, because they did not keep the Word of God. The Israelites’ story is a solemn admonition and instruction to us today (1 Cor. 10:6).
The Christian life is lived in the Spirit of God. Living in the Spirit cannot be duplicated, fabricated, or produced by human efforts. It is the manifestation of the very life of Jesus Himself, as we yield to Him. Every blessing, grace, and benefit that eternal life has bestowed upon us, is conditioned as we walk in the Spirit.
We received the Holy Spirit at salvation, when we accepted Jesus. The Lord now commands us to allow the Holy Spirit to guide our lives.
What is the difference between “live in the Spirit” and “walk in the Spirit” in our verse above? See Rom. 8:9. Declare that “I am alive in the Spirit, and ordering every step of my life, as directed by the Spirit of God”.
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The walk of the Spirit is the walk of the Word. Start training yourself to live as the Word of God has clearly instructed you.
Ask the Father to help you grow in the walk of the Spirit every day.
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