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Galatians 5:25 (NIV) Since we (have life) live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
1 John 2:20 ye have an unction (anointing) from the Holy One (Christ), ye know all things. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of (from) him (Christ) abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Two Spirits as One– Christ’s and Ours
John 3:6 (NIV) Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
1 Cor. 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Paul also uses the term “the spirit,” speaking of the mingled spirit in man by Christ’s spirit of life in and one with our spirit. Since the moment of our receiving Christ we received the "Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" as water could receive tea. We become one, never to be separated. Now we are to learns to conduct our daily walk under the influence of “the spirit,” if we are to NOT fulfill the sinful desires of our still sin-laden flesh (Rom 8:3).
Romans 8:3 (KJV) For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in (under the influence of) the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Note that Gal 5:16 does NOT say “Don’t fulfill the sinful desires of the flesh in order to be walking in the spirit.” NO, that would be for us to walk independent from Christ’s Spirit of life trying to make our self walk righteously – we would fail. We may be well intentioned but we are then walking separate from Christ’s empowerment – this would be “the flesh” in action.
No, we must be “led by the spirit,” meaning we must simply be willing to agree with and walk in accord with “the spirit’s leading.” When we are willing to be subject to the spirit, then our soul-self is humbly yielded to Him. We then can live Christ out, trusting Him to supernaturally move us and empower us to walk in accord with “the spirit.” This is the only way to NOT fulfill the desires of the flesh.
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Romans 8:14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons (no longer children) of God.
Galatians 5:25 If (since) we live (have life) in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
I trust and pray that this series may be of help to those who sincerely desire to “walk in the spirit.”