08/06/11

Live and walk in the Spirit

Galatians 5:25 - If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


Today's message is a very important message to all of us. We all believe in Jesus Christ and also call ourselves Christians. This term Christian literally means 'little Christ'. It is claimed this term was used in the early Apostolic Church by others as slang for the believers of Jesus Christ because they behaved like Him and were so full of Him.

In today's message the word translated as 'live' just does not mean to be alive but means more as to enjoy life. Also the word translated as 'walk' just does not mean to travel or follow, but emphasizes on following in an orderly manner more like an army that marches.

The Lord is telling us today, if we really are children of Spirit, enjoying life in Spirit and not in the flesh, let us also walk in an orderly manner. Let us look as people of one destination having one purpose in life and walking step by step, hand in hand towards that purpose.

One of the main problems in Christians is that most of us became Christians or are Christians to save our own lives. We are more bothered about going to heaven ourselves than any other thing.

When Jesus Christ came on earth as man He did not come to worry where He goes but was more worried about where we go. He knew if He did the will of the Father, the Father would make sure He is with Him and will be glorified in Him.

Our purpose should be Christ's purpose. We should stop living more for ourselves and live more for the Kingdom of God. Our thought should not be where we are going but where our brothers or sisters are going. If we are in Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord Who is the Power of Jesus' resurrection will make sure that we too will be resurrected and will be glorified in His Son for Jesus called us brother and we are part of the Family. How can the Father leave his sons to perish, whom He loves so dearly that He paid a great, great price to gather them?


[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, forgive us for we are called by your Name but are far from carrying your Name in our lives. People who see us ask us which God we follow for they do not see You in us. You are almighty God and ever loving God. Even in your rest we would not let the donkey to die in the pity, You will make sure we will be saved. Lord, help us to trust in You for our lives and more do the purpose You have given us in your Son Jesus Christ. Let people know You by just seeing us and know your glory by our way of life...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[ Reference Scripturesr ]
Galatians 5:19-26
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 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.
22 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 Christís have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Matthew 11:28-30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
(All rights are with God)