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WALKING IN THE SPIRIT by Funkamazing(f): 9:50am On Jun 09
Learnings from today's fellowship

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25


Marrying into a royal family requires that you are trained in the royal way. I am sure Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle who married Britain's princes went through training (and is still being trained) on mannerism, etiquette, carriage, communication, etc. The bible passage above is telling us that to come into the family of Christ (spirit), we have to stop manifesting the works of the flesh. As new-royal folks, we need to stop sitting anyhow, talking anyhow, associating with the wrong crowd, dressing anyhow, etc.

If the royals of this world can require and insist on these for anyone marrying into their family is it too much for God to ask?

HOW TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT
1, LOOK TO JESUS: When we are in the family of Christ, we need to keep walking in the spirit. Romans 8:5 says " Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires." We need to recognise that we are no longer of the flesh and therefore SET OUR MINDS on the things of the spirit. How do we set our mind? Hebrew 12:2 tells us ... " Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Please note that we cannot look into Jesus if we are still holding onto the things of the flesh. That is why Hebrew 12:1 tells us to 1st " lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us". Then, we can walk in the spirit.

2, SOW IN THE SPIRIT: There are 24hours in a day, give 2.4hours to God's business. Reading the bible, praying, Praise and worship, listening to Godly messages, etc. The more time you spend with a man, you copy the man's character. Spend more time with God to be more like God.

3, BE QUICK TO FORGIVE: Apart from our sins also not being forgiven, when a person offends us, the person is being influenced by a certain demon. Failure to forgive and forget means that demon is still being retained in that person's life. Also, the demon of anger will keep having his way in your own life which is an open door for demonic attack. That is why God FORGIVES AND FORGETS our sins when we become born again to keep the old demons permanently away.

4, LISTEN TO THE PROMPT OF THE SPIRIT: This is what leads to life. This is where your task is differentiated from the others. Where God leads you on your very own journey. Where you walk with God alone and no one else understands you and you don't understand sometimes. But if it's the spirit of God's prompt, it leads to life. John 10:27-28 tells us it's His sheep's that hears and follows Him " MyNow the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25


Marrying into a royal family requires that you are trained in the royal way. I am sure Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle who married Britain's princes went through training (and is still being trained) on mannerism, etiquette, carriage, communication, etc. The bible passage above is telling us that to come into the family of Christ (spirit), we have to stop manifesting the works of the flesh. As non-royal folks, we need to stop sitting anyhow, talking anyhow, associating with the wrong crowd, dressing anyhow, etc.

If the royals of this world can require and insist on these for anyone marrying into their family is it too much for God to ask?

HOW TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT
1, LOOK TO JESUS: When we are in the family of Christ, we need to keep walking in the spirit. Romans 8:5 says " Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires." We need to recognise that we are no longer of the flesh and therefore SET OUR MINDS on the things of the spirit. How do we set our mind? Hebrew 12:2 tells us ... " Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Please note that we cannot look into Jesus if we are still holding onto the things of the flesh. That is why Hebrew 12:1 tells us to 1st " lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us". Then, we can walk in the spirit.

2, SOW IN THE SPIRIT: There are 24hours in a day, give 2.4hours to God's business. Reading the bible, praying, Praise and worship, listening to Godly messages, etc. The more time you spend with a man, you copy the man's character. Spend more time with God to be more like God.

3, BE QUICK TO FORGIVE: Apart from our sins also not being forgiven, when a person offends us, the person is being influenced by a certain demon. Failure to forgive and forget means that demon is still being retained in that person's life. Also, the demon of anger will keep having his way in your own life which is an open door for demonic attack. That is why God FORGIVES AND FORGETS our sins when we become born again to keep the old demons permanently away.

4, LISTEN TO THE PROMPT OF THE SPIRIT: This is what leads to life. This is where your task is differentiated from the others. Where God leads you on your very own journey. Where you walk with God alone and no one else understands you and you don't understand sometimes. But if it's the spirit of God's prompt, it leads to life. John 10:27-28 tells us it's His sheep's that hears and follows Him " My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. "

5, PRAY IN TONGUES: The gift of tongues is given at redemption, but its manifestation waits till sanctification.Romans 8:26 tells us us, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Ephesians 6:18 tells us to pray always in the spirit.

6, LONG FOR THE THINGS THAT MAKE GOD HAPPY: This, in summary means obeying God.

God bless you.

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