In the Spirit.
Galatians 5:16 KJV This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
In the late 90s while I was in the choir of a church, though a teenager. A man of God taught us a simple song. “But I say walk in the Spirit and ye shall no way fulfill lust of flesh.” The song sounded funny and pleasant to us, and we sang it without having the full knowledge of it.
In like manner, so many of us are Christians by confession and not by transformation. We believe in Christ and do not trust Him. We accept some principles of the Kingdom and trash others. Some people recite every chapter and verses of blessings, protection, favour and the likes in the Bible word for word. But for conditions to receiving these declarations, which is obedience, they skip it.
I was having a conversation with someone last week and he said something that shocked me. He said, “I wanted to ask her if she is always in the Spirit.” It shocked me because I used to believe that one can’t be in the Spirit always. Now I’m seeing a picture of my old self in him. The offspring of a lion is a lion and nothing less. We are of the Spirit and must live always by the Spirit.
The Bible advised that we walk in the Spirit because we are on a journey to our precious Home, Heaven. And if you are not in the Spirit, I like you to one who sleepwalks. And it exposes such a person to grave danger of collision or a great fall.
It’s difficult for anyone of the flesh to know the ways of the Spirit and as well difficult for one of the Spirit to go in the ways of the flesh. The saved and sanctified naturally hates sin not dislike. 1 John 3:9 KJV Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
The reason you still find it difficult to live without sin is probably you are not born again or you are struggling with sin on your own. The cub of a lion doesn’t struggle to become a lion, he becomes a lion naturally. Quit thinking the other way round. Let the mind of Christ be in you. One who is born of the Spirit is spirit and can never walk in the flesh.
Holy Spirit is the lifeline you can’t do without.
Let us pray: I receive the grace to be in the Spirit always.
Written by DareSijo