Saturday August 20, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.- Galatians 5:25 (KJV)
LISTEN : What a privilege to walk with the Holy Spirit of a Holy God! Christians are special people bought by the precious blood of Jesus Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit of God. We’re people who practice spiritual religion; a religion based on faith in Christ. So if we profess to believe a spiritual religion, let’s walk in the Spirit – let’s show in our lives and conversation that the Spirit of God dwells in us. If we live in the Spirit, or “by the Spirit”, let’s demonstrate that we’re spiritually alive (Romans 8:10).
Sin has not only brought on men a physical death, and made them liable to an eternal one, but has also induced upon them a spiritual or moral death. They’re dead in trespasses and sin, can’t make themselves alive to God, nor can any creature give them life; not the ministers of the word, nor the angels in heaven, only the blessed Spirit is the spirit of life from Christ; who entering into them, frees them from the law of sin and death (Romans 8 : 2); and implants a principle of spiritual life in them, whereby they live a life of faith in Him. From Him we enjoy holiness and communion: and because the apostles made use of the Holy Spirit and couldn’t do anything without him, believers are asked to walk after the Spirit.
Beloved, let’s walk in the Spirit: or “by the Spirit”; that’s, by his help and assistance, according to the rule of his word, and under his influence and direction as a guide, for there is a union between the Holy Spirit of God and us, the Spirit is a life giver, it’s our life, and we live more from him than from any principle in ourselves. Henceforth, let’s manage all our conversation according to the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. So that as those who only live in the flesh, walk in and after the flesh, and its inclination; we who live in the Spirit ought to produce, and will produce, things suitable to the power (Holy Spirit) that works in us.
Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do?
1. In your daily living, don’t make room for the inordinate desires of the flesh.
2. Practically demonstrate to the society the faith you profess.
3. Encourage fellow believers to walk in the Spirit.
4. Create a conducive atmosphere in your life for the Holy Spirit of God.
Daily Task : As Christians, let’s show in our lives and conversation that the Spirit of God dwells in us. Let’s demonstrate daily that we’re spiritually alive.
Daily Reflection : Living in the Spirit and walking in the flesh is the beginning of frustration and failure for any christian.
Prayer : Blessed Father, I ask for grace to live and walk in the Spirit; I refuse to walk by the dictates of my flesh, but by the guidance of the Holy Spirit in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Prophetic Word : Today, I decree upon your life, grace to walk in the Spirit. May God connect you to the source of grace that never fails in Jesus Christ ‘ name.