Walk In The Spirit
Gal. 5:25 - "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."
The spirit refers to the renewed nature of man, renewed through Christ, first through baptism by the putting to death of the old man (Romans 6:4) and then by the renewing of the mind (Romans 12:2; Titus 3:5, 6). Only by the continued purposing to follow the spiritual rather than the fleshly desires can we live with God and be one with the Father (1 Corinthians 6:17).
Without Christ, man is carnally minded.
A. Works of the flesh - Galatians 5:19-21.
B. Sensual, "having not the spirit" - Jude 19.
C. "To be carnally minded is death" - Romans 8:6
D. Not "spiritually discerned" - 1 Corinthians 2:13, 14.
E. Old man corrupt - Ephesians 4:22, 23.
F. Spirit of antichrist - 1 John 4:3.
God dwells in one who possesses the spirit of Christ.
A. Spirit is life - Romans 8:10.
B. Temple of God - 1 Corinthians 3:16.
C. Spirit of truth - John 14:17; 1 John 4:6
D. Lust of flesh contrary to spirit - Galatians 5:16-18.
Possession of the spirit.
A. Comes through obedience - Romans 6:4-7; 1 Corinthians 12:13.
B. Promised through faith - Galatians 3:14.
C. Makes one a son of God - Romans 8:14; Galatians 3:26.
D. Unites the body of Christ - 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13, 19, 20, 27; Ephesians 4:4.
E. Unites one with God's spirit - 1 Corinthians 6:17; Romans 8:4-11.
Christ is the source of the Christians' spirituality.
A. Flesh crucified if in Christ - Galatians 5:24
B. Not under the law - Galatians 5:18; John 4:22-24; Romans 8:2.
C. Confession of Christ makes one's spirit of God - 1 John 4:2.
D. Faith in Christ saves - Ephesians 2:1-8; Romans 8:1.
E. Indwelling of Christ brings fullness of God - Ephesians 3:16-19.
F. Hope of eternal life - Romans 8:11, 13.
G. Righteousness through Christ accomplished - Ephesians 5:9; Galatians 5:22, 23.
H. Example of Timothy as one with Christ's spirit - 1 Timothy 4:12.
I. Unity of spirit among the church makes for the "bond of peace" - Ephesians 4:2; John 17:20; Romans 15:5, 6.
God's spirit is provided through His word.
A. Is sword of spirit - Ephesians 6:17.
B. Supplied through prayer - Philippians 1:19.
C. Strengthened by faith in Jesus, "rooted and grounded" - Ephesians 3:16, 17.
A. "Let us walk...in the Spirit" - Galatians 5:25.
B. "Keep the unity of the spirit" - Ephesians 4:3.