Walking In The Spirit.

As Christians the bible tells us to walk in the spirit so we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. We find the fruit of the spirit in the book of Galatians chapter five. The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. These are contrary to the flesh so that we cannot do the things that we would.

By nature we are born into the flesh. Because we do not understand the nature of God by birth, we naturally begin life walking in the flesh. Once we come to Jesus through faith, there should be a change in our nature. Some of the lusts of the flesh include adultery, fornication, envy, wrath, drunkeness, etc. Those who fulfill the lusts of the flesh remain unsaved. They do not bear the fruit of the spirit. One cannot possibly bear the fruit of the spirit without first being born of the spirit of God. Once we come to Jesus, we are a new creature in Christ, old things have passed away, behold all things are become new. A tree in know by it's fruit, according to the scripture.

Many today compromise the word of God. They say that one can walk after the flesh from time to time and be o.k. However, the bible tells us a good tree cannot possibly bring forth corrupt fruit. Neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. We should not listen to the doctrine and commandments of men rather than God. The bible tells us sin dwells in the flesh. It also says that he who is born of God cannot sin. Those who are in the spirit have mortified the flesh with it's deed. We are to mortify our members which are upon earth through the spirit of God. If the spirit of God dwells in us, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is life because of righteousness.

If we are not walking in the spirit, we need to make our calling and election sure. We can not overlook the fact that we remain fulfilling the lusts of the flesh because men tell us it is ok. If we are still fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, we remain unsaved regardless of what man says. The bible tells us to let God be true and every man a liar.

To walk in the spirit, we must keep our eye upon Jesus. The bible tells us if our eye be single, our whole body is full of light. However, if our eye be evil, our whole body is full of darkness. Unfortunately, many professing Christians walk day to day having eyes full of adultery, which is a fruit of the flesh. They are beguiling unstable souls, with an heart they have exercised with covetous practices. They are cursed children which have forsaken the right way and gone astray. They continue walking in the lusts of the flesh. While doing this, many deceive their own heart and believe they are ok. No unclean thing will be accepted of God. If any man is still walking after the flesh, he will not inherit the kingdom of heaven, according to the scipture. We must walk in the spirit, and not after the flesh before we can be pleasing to God.

We must walk in the love of the spirit. We must walk in the spirit, and not in the flesh if we expect to see God. Otherwise we will be rejected of him. Love is the fulfilling of the law. However, many walk with a heart full of bitterness and envy which also are lusts of the flesh. The bible tells us bitterness defiles many. It is not ok to walk in any of the lusts of the flesh, including bitterness and wrath. There is no little sin in the sight of God. Many are as Cain, who slew his brother Abel because his work was righteous. Cain envied Abel to the point that hatred began to breed. This led to his murder of Abel. The bible tells us if we hate our brother without a cause, we are murderers at heart. A Christian should not walk in hate. All murderers will have their part in the lake of fire, according to the scripture.

If we are going to be pleasing to God, we must walk in the spirit, and not in the flesh. The bible tells us we who are dead to sin by the body of Christ, how can we live any longer therein. Are we truly dead to sin, or do we deceive ourselves. Let us make our calling and election sure. Let us walk in the spirit. God Bless.

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