WALK IN THE SPIRIT
Brothers, we are told plainly in these ten scriptures that follow, that we are spirit, that our flesh was crucified, and died there on the cross with Christ.
Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
We are told in these two verses that the flesh (our will, our desires, our envies, and lusts of every kind) wars against the spirit which we are now, after having accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Verse 17 says plainly that the flesh and the spirit are contrary to one another.Brothers we can not have it both ways. Either we walk in the flesh and after those things which are sin, or we walk in the spirit after those things which are both good and Godly.
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
We are born again under the spirit and are no longer under the flesh and the law.
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Brothers, reread the previous three verses of Galatians 5:19-21 and examine to see if these things are in your life. If they are, remove them now, and ask God's Holy Spirit, who has come to dwell inside you, to speak to you every time that you are tempted to follow the flesh.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Galatians 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
We who are Christ's have crucified the flesh, and we do not walk therein.
Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
If we are born again of the Spirit of God our creator. Then let us walk in the Spirit. Because we are now Spirit and not flesh.
Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Let us not be desiring now, things, stuff, possessions, etc. for these things are of the flesh, and of our former selves before Jesus came into our lives. Remember brothers that we are new creatures in Christ Jesus and that old things have past away. Please remember Lots wife who turned to look back at the destruction of Sodom, as God was destroying the City. She looked back after the desires of her flesh, and did what God told Lots and his family not to do.
God has told us very plainly here that we are not to return to the flesh and to follow after those things which are of the flesh, as listed above. But rather we are to follow after the Spirit which is of God and has come to dwell inside us because of Jesus who gave his life for us who are saved.
Walk in the Spirit my brothers, for His appearing is so very near.
God Bless you my brothers,