Day 9

Forty Days of Preparation Daily Devotions

Day Nine 
Walking in the Spirit
Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal 5:16 But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). AMP
 Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
To walk in the spirit is to live in obedience to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Your recreated human spirit is prompted by the Holy Spirit in the ways you should go. Walking in the spirit will keep you out of trouble and in the will of God. Commit to walking in the spirit. You will be blessed as a result.
 A. Walking in the Spirit Fulfills the Law. 
Rom 8:4-8 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 
Gal 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 
B. Walking in the Spirit Brings Revelation. 
1 Cor 2: 9-16 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 
C. You Have to Purpose to Walk in the Spirit. 
Col 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 
Eph 5:18-20 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 
Eph 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit. [Prov 23:20.] AMP 
D. Walking in the Spirit Starts With Being Born of the Spirit. 
John 3:5-7 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  
1. 2 Cor 5:17 We Are Now New Creatures in Christ 
2. Spiritual Rebirth 
3. Spirit of Man is the candle of the Lord
E. Being Filled with the Spirit is a Continual Process. 
Jude 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 
F. Maintain Living Contact With the Father. 
1.      Prayer 
2.      Worship  
 G. Walk in the Spirit.
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  
1. Crucify the Flesh 
2. Set Your Affections 
3. Immediately Obey the Prompting of the Spirit 
4. Give the Word of God First Place in Your Life 
Sample Prayer: Father, I purpose to walk in the Spirit from this day forward. I ask you to teach me and lead me by your spirit. In Jesus Name, Amen.  
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