Walking In The Spirit…. At Your Convenience?
When one accepts Christ into their life, they not only receive the wonderful gift from God to obtain Salvation from the death of sin, but they also have accepted the changes God will give them. This means that God will begin changing their way of thinking because the Holy Spirit now flows throughout their soul. Those changes will bring about loosing that desire to sin. The Holy Spirit is living inside, and with the Holy Spirit living in you, the Holy Spirit will not lust after the sins of the world. Many people say that people who have chosen to allow the Spirit to do their walking for them, they are just radical Christians and too obsessed with being perfect. It is not about being perfect, it is about being holy and following all of God’s Word. And God never intended for us to just pick and choose parts of the Bible that suited our sinful lives, He sent His Word to obey it completely.
It makes no sense at all that if someone claims Christ as their Saviour yet continues to willfully sin. That makes the Holy Spirit look not so holy after all, because something holy will not choose sin over purity. So many people have come up with an untrue doctrine that once they accept Jesus into their heart, they are covered no matter what they do. They couldn’t be more wrong because they have made a claim that God is satisfied with sin. The Spirit of God will never, and I will repeat that, NEVER, sin. So how can we claim that its okay for us to sin and participate in the things of the world when God’s Word tells us just the opposite. People that make this claim are not only making excuses for their sins that they refuse to give up, but they are also fighting against the Holy Spirit that lives within them and disobeying God’s guidance. The Word has made it perfectly clear that walking in the Spirit does not mean it is just fine to live in sin by choice. And if you are willingly going out and doing things that the Bible says NOT to do, then you are fighting the Spirit inside you to do the good things God is pleased with.
God is not pleased with sin, He does not say anywhere in the Bible that once we are saved we can go out into the world and do whatever we want to do even if its displeasing to Him. The Lord God above has given written instructions on how we are to live as a born again child of His. Some people will be angered by this message, but, I am not here to stroke egos or to make someone feel warm and fuzzy. I am here to give the truth of the Word of God. And the truth of the Word of God says we are to allow the Holy Spirit to make our lives holy by allowing Him to make our choices for us. When we succumb to His lead, we have nothing to worry about because the Holy Ghost will only lead you to walking a holy life. No, I am not saying you will be perfect, no one is perfect. No human except for Jesus Christ will ever be sin free, however, there is a huge separation between slipping up and intentionally sinning. You can achieve holiness, but only if you allow God to do your walking for you. If you give over your life to Jesus and submit to God, the Holy Spirit will lead you to victory over sin. Making excuses for your sins will get you nowhere but a one way ticket to the bonds of sin. Walking in the Spirit will lead you right to kingdom of God.
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
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 5:16-25
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