Living in the Spirit

 

Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives. (Galatians 5:25)

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. (1 Cor. 4:20)

Gala 5:16 (NKJV) I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Romans 8:1-3There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin

How to live and walk in the Spirit

1.      Walk by Faith1 Corinthians 2:4-5My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.

Galatians 3:11 “But thatNo one is justified by the law in the sight of God isevident, for “the just shall live by faith.”

2.      Let the Word of God be your Daily Guide

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4: 12(Amp.)

Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action). 2 Timothy 3: 16Amp.

3.      Live and Walk in Love

“For you were called to free­dom, brethren; only do not turn your free­dom into an oppor­tu­nity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Gal 5:13. 13)

For the whole Law is ful­filled in one word, in the state­ment, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not con­sumed by one another. (Gal 5 14–15)

4.       Reverence the Lord (and receive strength) through daily raise and worship

Eph 5:18 "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."

Ps. 28: 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabits the praises of Israel (Psalm 22:3).

In thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore (Psalm 16:11).
For the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10).

5.      Don’t Hold Offenses

Ephesians 4:2-3ESV With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ecclesiastes 7:21-22ESV Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.