“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit”
There is something within every man, woman, boy, and girl. The Bible tells us that Jesus knew ‘what was in man.’ Whose we are determines ‘what is in us’ and ‘what is in us’ is the evidence of whose we are.
Human nature, with which all of us are born, will not enter into the kingdom of God unless it is changed. This change is called being born again. And what this means is that the Spirit of God creates something new; He takes out of us the heart of stone that rebel against God, and He puts into us a new heart which trusts God and follows His ways. He establishes Himself as the new ruling principle of our life. When we accept the Lord Jesus Christ into our life, we are a new creation, the old is gone the new has come.
If now we are in Christ Jesus, then we are living in the Spirit thus we ought to start walking in the Spirit. If it was by the free and sovereign power of the Spirit that our new spiritual life came into being, then the way that new life should be lived is by that same free and sovereign power. It thus therefore means do what you do each day by the Spirit; live your life in all its details from waking up in the morning until going to sleep at night by the enabling power of the Spirit.
There are only two ways to walk: walking in the spirit or walking in the flesh: the choice is yours. The more you enable the power of the Holy Spirit to work in your life, the more you be- come Christ like. You need to make the choice, the decision, and the initiative, to empower God’s will in your life.
Walking in the Spirit is what we do when the desires produced by the Spirit are stronger than the desires produced by the flesh, and we must continually soak our minds in God’s Spirit to overwhelm the sinful nature.
We must daily commit our sinful tendencies to God’s control; daily crucify them and moment by moment draw on the Spirit’s power to overcome them. Take an inside look at your life today, make sure your old nature has been crucified, Christ lives in you, and you live in a manner that encourages others to become Christians. Ask God to examine your life and show you any areas not given over to Him and let Him have total control.
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