Thursday, 2 April 2015

GOD'S PILL 2015: CAPSULE 14

WALKING IN THE SPIRIT

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ KJV)

Let's carry on from where we left off. I promised to attend to the commonly asked question 'what does it mean to be spiritually minded or walk in the spirit?'. But before we do that, consider Galatians 5:16, it says if you walk in the spirit, you will not fulfil the lust of the flesh. That is to say both are mutually exclusive, they don't mix, it's either one or the other. They are direct opposites. A better way of putting it, is what Christ said to Nicodemus in John 3:6 'That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit'

Please pay close attention to the dynamics in Galatians 5:16, when you want to overcome the flesh or prevent the flesh dominating your thought, you should walk in the spirit. Let me put it another way, the way you overcome darkness is to shine light or walk in light. In the physical when you enter a dark room , you don't try to get rid of the darkness by shovelling it out. What you do is put on the light and the darkness will disappear. For instance in Genesis chapter one when God wanted to get rid of the darkness, He ordered light in. The way to overcome the flesh is not by struggling with it. You do not walk in the spirit by refusing to walk in the flesh. This is a simple but fundamental principle that you need to grasp if you are to succeed in walking in the spirit so that you don't fulfil the lust of the flesh. With this in mind, let's look at what it means to walk in the spirit.

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭63‬ KJV)

To walk in the spirit simply means to be guided by the word of God. See the above statement from Christ. Let's break it into two parts . The first part simply explains the consequence of walking in the spirit or flesh ( see parallel statement Romans 8:6), the second part then defines or describes the spirit...... that is the WORD. The word of God is the mirror of the spirit or spiritual world (James 1:22-25). You cannot see the spiritual world with your naked eye but you can focus on it and navigate it with your mind through the word of God. When your thoughts are guided by the word of God, you are automatically walking in the spirit and not in the flesh and this produces life and peace (Romans 8:6, James 1:25, Galatians 5:16). This principle is crucial and central in all things spiritual. You see your life moves in the direction of your dominant thought whether you like it or not.

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭20-22‬ KJV)

The above is a simple demonstration of walking in the spirit to achieve good health, this can be applied to every aspect of your life, health, wealth, freedom from sin and demonic oppression .

CONCLUSION
DON'T STRUGGLE WITH THE FLESH FOCUS YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE SPIRIT

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk