KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 5:25 “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
Our key scripture is one of the amazing revelations that came to Apostle Paul. It says all Christians have relocated. They no longer live in the flesh but in the Spirit. (Romans 8:9) “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit. If so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you….” The Bible calls this life in the spirit as in Christ.
The dwelling place of the Christian is ‘ in Christ’. We live in the Spirit by our spirit which is one with the Spirit of Christ. (1st Corinthians 6:17). Romans 8:10 says “And if Christ be in you the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness”. A Christian is not a man or a woman of the flesh. It is the Spirit in Him that leads and rules him.
Our key scripture says “If we live in the Spirit let us also walk in the Spirit”. In the new testament Greek language from which the New testament was translated, there are a number of translations in the Greek given to the word “walk” depending on the intended meaning carried by the context of the message. In our key scripture the word in Greek is “stoicheo” from which the word “stoic”. This word means strong, rigid, firm, disciplined. The word walk therefore means “to proceed in a row as the march of soldiers, or go in an orderly manner”.
To walk in the Spirit therefore means to be disciplined and go in a strict order of the Spirit. There is no grounds for personal considerations. Every step must be in the path the spirit goes. One may ask, what is the practical way to walk in the Spirit? This question is answered in the following scripture. Romans 8:5 “For they that are after the flesh do MIND the things of the flesh; but they that are after in the spirit the things of the spirit”. The state of your mind determines where you are, whether the flesh or Spirit. The things of the Spirit are simply what the word of God talks about. When your mind is filled with the word of God and your considerations and desires are to honour what the word says, then you are in the Spirit.
To walk in the Spirit is to do what the word of God says. Living a life of faith is walking in the Spirit. This is the place of true liberty and peace.
I live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. I live above the dictates and influences of this world and the flesh. My life continually experiences God’s peace blessings and prosperity in Jesus name.
Galatians 5:16 “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”.
Romans 8:9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”