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Walking In The Spirit

What is walking in the spirit?

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Following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. However, make sure you are hearing from the real Holy Spirit.
---Betty on 3/1/09

trudog,walking is the word used in the bible for life,or your the spirit denotes being saved and obeying God thru the guidence of the holy spirit,daily.our walk as believers is to be in love,or with love too all people,always.and always in submission to the word and will of God thru the holy spirit,in all decisions,and choices,and actions that we take,everyday.
---tom2 on 1/4/09

The moral history of a person may be of a mixed character, moments of sinning and moments of not sinning, this is not the same with a present moral state of the will. The present moral state of the will can be without sin, just because you have a moral history of sinning, does not mean you cannot be sin-free or sinlessness in the present moment, only Jesus Christ had a moral history of sinlessness. A current or present moral choice is right or wrong, indwelling sin is a present wrong choice. Because we had a history of sinning, we need to repent and be saved, if we sin again, we need to do the same.
---TRU-DOG on 1/3/09

Moral perfection is to love God and others with the whole heart, that is to say, one hundred percent, not seventy five percent and the rest to be selfish. Love and selfishness may be intermittent, but co-exist in the heart at the same time is naturally impossible, moral action is not of a mixed moral character, it is one or the other. "Entire Sanctification" is a condition or prerequisite for "Entire Justification". Can we still be tempted and sin? Yes! Our voluntary love, is not in concrete and fixed, in such a way that we cannot have moments of selfishness, our love and moments of selfishness, may intermittently succeed one another,any number of times, and that in succession and duration, but co-exit they cannot.
---TRU-DOG on 1/3/09

It is walking in the Holy Spirit of Christ. "And he said to all, If any desires to come after me, let that one deny themself, and take up their cross daily, and follow me." Luke 9:23.
---Eloy on 12/23/08

If you want to walk in the "spirit", and not the "flesh", you must obey Gods Holy Spirit. By strict logic or theory, two apposing kingdoms of absolute right(spirit) and absolute wrong(flesh), are separated from one another only by a mathematical line, it is the act of a single moment to effect a total transfer of our governmental relations and allegiance, it is a definite point between the exclusive control of one or the other. You can go from one kingdom to the other, indefinite number of times, but have relations and allegiance to both kingdoms at the same time is impossible.
---TRU-DOG on 12/22/08

By strict logic or theory, two apposing kingdoms of absolute right and absolute wrong, are seperated from one another only by a mathematical line, it is the act of a single moment to effect a total transfer of our governmental relations and allegiance, it is a definite point between the excusive control of one or the other. You can go from one kingdom to the other, indefinite number of times, but have relations and allegiance to both kingdoms at the same time is impossible.
---TRU-DOG on 12/22/08

To walk in the spirit is to obey God. What is this "flesh" you still have? How can your body, be a temple of the Holy Spirit, and be sinful at the same time? Why are we told to keep our temple clean, if it is dirty? Do you really think your body is evil or sinful? If so if you cut your leg off, are you more holy? The word "flesh" has a moral meaning,"sin" is used in an abstract sense, not an ontological sense. Our body is not evil or sinful, it is a means of temptation. When excited, if you consent to indulgence of innocent innate desires, which are essential to your nature, in a forbidden manner, you most certainly sin. I do not always choose to yield to my natural physical impulses or non-moral urges.
---TRU-DOG on 12/21/08

Disobedience(walking in the flesh), and obedience(walking in the spirit), may be intermittent, sometimes you obey and at other times you disobey, these may succeed each other, an indefinite number of times, but coexist they cannot. Obedience and disobedience are opposite moral states of choice, you must drop the one, and pass into the other, present moral choice cannot coexist with an apposing moral choice. When you obey God you are sin free. I believe in total freedom of sin, when you obey Jesus Christ, you cannot love God and hate Him at the same time, love and hate are eternal opposites, you cannot serve two masters.etc.
---TRU-DOG on 12/21/08

walking,aka living your life daily with the holy spirit,under Gods word,and obidient too both in all things.
---tom2 on 12/19/08

To live in the spirit and/or walk in the spirit one must have the indwelling of the spirit.
After the indwelling and by the indwelling the individual can work in the spirit accomplish many things in the spirit and all this is brought about by the continuing indwelling of the Holy Spirit and our turning ourselves physically, spiritually, and mentally over to the control of the Holy Spirit.
---mima on 12/19/08

the difference between being conscious of your mind and body, living life from those areas..

and being conscious of being a spirit being that has a mind and lives in a body, living life from the inner man according to God's word that is spirit, with a continual awareness of our Helper, the Holy Spirit working in our lives. seeing everything from the perspective of what God says about it and not so much from a sense knowledge - circumstantial perspective.

walking according to the active operation of the fruit of the spirit.
---opalgal on 12/19/08

A person's spirit/character does not grow by intellectual understandings, the only true understanding of what it means to walk by the spirit will be an INNER understanding that comes as a result of forsaking man's teachings (forsake worship center/building attendance, pastors, scholars, radio shows, commentaries, man's "sabbath DAY", H2O baptism, works, intellectualism, etc.).

Human accomplishment/acheivement has no spiritual value and cannot compete with the "works" that God did (John 6:28 and 9:3) for humanity. To believe otherwise is an insult to The Lord. The Lord has responded to this attitude of arrogance all throughout history with the "strong delusion".
---more_excellent_way on 12/18/08

The bible serves well to identify the savior sent by the creator, and much insight and wise counsel about human nature is also provided...
"in the word of the truth, the gospel" (Colossians 1:5), but if we do not first forsake mammon and become "clay to the potter", The Lord cannot teach us.

If we just simply acknowledge our spiritual unworthiness and that we were spiritually made in the image of God, we can let that "anointing" do it's work and teach us the "depths of God" (1 Corin. 2:10).

1 John 2:27
"as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie".

Only the anointing can properly teach what it means to "walk by the spirit".
---more_excellent_way on 12/18/08

We are to PREACH and SPREAD the Gospel (not TEACH). Many Christians will choose to be condescending and puffed up "teachers" (forsaking humility) so that...

1 Corin. 1:17
"the cross of Christ be emptied of its power". is their own personal choice to forsake humility and compete with Jesus, but that is not how to "walk by the spirit".
---more_excellent_way on 12/18/08

The term "walking in the spirit" can occasionally produce somewhat negative responses especially in the American south. Visions of people rolling in the aisles and speaking wildly in tounges is the first image that comes to many Americans minds. My conservative upbringing taught me that walking in the spirit was for the poor and uneducated country folk. I have been a Christian for over twenty years now but sadly have only recently discovered the true joys and challenges of walking with the Holy Spirit. I am sorry about my prior misconceptions however I am glad that I now walk in the spirit filled truth, most of the time.
---TIMOTHY on 12/17/08

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I heard this definition and I agree with it:

Walking by the Spirit is walking by the Word of God.

Since Jesus said, My words, they are spirit and they are life. So if we're following Jesus's words which are full of His Spirit, then we are walking by the Spirit of God, right?
---donna8365 on 12/17/08

Walking in the spirit>>You are no longer walking in the flesh! This is all I know. You will know it though. When someone ruffles your feathers, and you pray. A note: God cannot help you if you are walking in the flesh. A very, very, very, good reason to walk in the spirit of the living God.
---catherine on 12/17/08

Christianity has sometimes been characterized as feminine because the goal/objective is to have a peaceful and gentle spirit with genuine humility and a true admiration for all that is "good and right and true" (Ephesians 5:8 and 9).

The person at the well (John chap. 4) had experienced multiple love relationships, but they never really fulfilled her dreams. She was enthusiastically/passionately waiting for the Messiah. Because of her passion, Jesus's mention of "living water" peaked her interest.

The "spirit" in us must be the fulfillment of a dream. As God addressed humanity with the 'passion of Christ', we must address God with a passion.

Thank you, Nana, for loving my Lord.
---more_excellent_way on 12/17/08

Surely, as stated is a more_excellent_way !
---Nana on 12/16/08

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The correct phrase is...
"walk BY the spirit" (Galatians 5:16, 25 RSV).

The reason people want to believe that the verse should read "walk IN.." is because they don't want to discard their belief that we should simply 'walk by FAITH' that we have always been taught. We are supposed to have a "FAITH for FAITH" (Romans 1:17).

Hebrews 11:6 says that those who truly LOVE God (will "DRAW NEAR") will have 2 kinds of faith...

1) believe that God exists....AND...

2) believe that God REWARDS those who wish to "draw near" (LOVE Him).

Jesus gave us the HOPE of eternal life...
1 Corin. 13:13
"the greatest of these is LOVE" (not FAITH).

God is LOVE.
---more_excellent_way on 12/16/08

If a person wants to "draw near", they will have the "sword" and the "living water" (John 7:38, Acts 1:5, Rev. 7:16) of the spirit.

Ephesians 6:17
"the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God".

Unfortunately, many people want to be 'intellectual masters' (for their ego) and also seek the approval of pastors, scholars, fellow churchgoers, etc.). It would destroy the empire of the moneychangers if people started to "draw near" and "enter by the door" (John 10:1).

We should "HEAR His voice" (John 10:27) and live by the words that PRESENTLY proceed from the mouth of God (not the words of 2000 years ago).

1 Corin. 12:31.
---more_excellent_way on 12/16/08

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