Walking by the Spirit

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on January 29, 2006
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alking by the Spirit

II Corinthians 3:17 and 18 The spirit does not have its own independent will or initiative, but rather is a supernatural vehicle by which our Lord can abide in us and guide us. Therefore, Paul states: "the Lord is the Spirit." The spirit enables us to enjoy a oneness relationship with Christ.

John 14:3, 18, and 28 "I will come to you" is a direct reference to the indwelling of holy spirit.

John 14:22 and 23 God and Christ make their abode (dwelling) in the believer by means of the holy spirit.

John 14:8-11 The relationship of Christ and God

John 14:12-26 The relationship of Christ to the believer via the spirit

To walk by the spirit means to walk by the Lord. To walk by the spirit always begins with obedience to the Lord's commandments. Obedience to the Lord's commandments begins with knowing his words.

John 14:15, 21, 23, 31; 15:10, 12-14, 17 Being obedient to his commands is the heart of walking by the spirit.

The spirit and the Word are corresponding realities.

John 14:26; 15:12-15 Teach you all things, bring to your remembrance

I Corinthians 2:12-16 That we may know, the mind of Christ

Romans 8:5 -14 The way many speak today, "the spirit told me this, the spirit lead me," is not the way believers in Acts spoke. The book of the Acts of the Apostles should be called the Acts of the Spirit. What is very apparent through Acts is that Jesus is leading the Church via the spirit.

Galatians 5:13-26 Fruit is revealed by the way we walk.

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