How to Live and Walk in the Spirit

“HOW TO LIVE AND WALK IN THE SPIRIT”


GALATIANS 5:16-26

16 – I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the Flesh.
17 – For the lust of the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and those are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things you wish.
18 – But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
19 – Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanliness, lewdness,
20 – idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 – envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 – gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
24 – And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 – If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit.
26 – Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Now, by simply reading what was mentioned in the Bible, we may not really understand what the apostle Paul meant by the “works of the flesh”. What I did is that I took all the negative qualities mentioned and listed down their definition. Here’s what I got:

WHAT ARE THE WORKS OF THE FLESH?

1. adultery – Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse.
2. fornication – voluntary sexual intercourse outside marriage
3. uncleanliness – not taking care of the “temple of the holy spirit”
4. lewdness – Preoccupied with sex and sexual desire; lustful.
5. idolatry – Blind or excessive devotion to something other than God.
6. sorcery – witchcraft or use of spells
7. hatred – a feeling of intense dislike; enmity towards another human being
8. contentions – An assertion put forward in argument. A striving to win in competition; rivalry / The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate.
9. jealousies – the state or quality of being jealous
10. outbursts of wrath -A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion:
11. selfish ambitions – living for yourself; feeding your ego
12. dissensions – Difference of opinion; disagreement.
13. heresies – An opinion or a doctrine at variance with established religious beliefs
14. envy – A feeling of discontent and resentment aroused by and in conjunction with desire for the possessions or qualities of another.
15. murder – To kill another human
16. drunkeness – Drunkenness is the state of being intoxicated by consumption of alcoholic beverages to a degree that mental and physical faculties are noticeably impaired
17. revelries – Boisterous merrymaking. ( Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline. )

Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

I pray that everyone who gets to read this note will repent and turn from their old ways and will instead accept Jesus Christ as their own personal Lord and Saviour. God Bless!

10 Things the World Wants You To Believe In

Finding our purpose in life has always been a struggle. We succeed in some things, but we fail in some. It’s a constant struggle to find true happiness. Man has tried to do things his way and still ends up feeling lost and unhappy.

Here are 10 things that the world wants us to believe in, mostly  in ourselves and let’s see what the Word of God really says about it.

1. Happiness is inside every one of us. It is up to us to figure it out.

But the Word of God says:

My soul finds rest in God alone: My salvation comes from Him. (Psalms 62:1)

2. Your purpose in life is to become the best human being you can possibly be.

It’s not about You. It’s all about God and your relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ.

The Word of God says,

“He must become greater, I must become less. (John 3:30)

3. In life, change is constant so just go with the flow and let things happen.


But the Word of God says,

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)

4. Life can sometimes disguise hardships into nutshells of lessons – try to learn from your problems.

But the Word of God says,

Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him. (Psalm 37:3-5, 7a)


5. Your mind is your greatest reliable asset – your friend. So learn to trust it always.

But the Word of God says,

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. (Jeremiah 17:7)

6. Don’t give in to fear. Have the courage to face up with your problems head on.


But the Word of God says,

If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your mountain, “MOVE!” and it WILL move… and NOTHING will be  impossible for YOU! (Matthew 17:20)

7. Only when you love yourself first can you truly love others.

But the Word of God says,

“You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with all your mind” (Deuteronomy 6:5).  “This is the greatest and first commandment.  The second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Leviticus 19:18).

8. Your relationship with others reflects who you really are. You can learn a lot from people around you.

But the Word of God says,

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will counsel you and watch over you. – Psalm 32:8

9.  Real independence comes from how you react to life and not how it affects you.

But the Word of God says,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

10. Love is the answer to life’s questions.

But the Word of God says,

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. (Proverbs 16:20)


Whatever the question, GOD is the ANSWER!

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