October 27, 2019
How To Walk In the Holy Spirit
Text: Galatians 5:25
If we live in the Spirit, we will also walk in the Spirit. We all have the Holy Spirit but most of us don’t walk with Him.
When we walk in the Holy Spirit, our lives change. We can then walk in power and authority. When you have the Holy Spirit we have everything but we behave like we only have some of the benefits. We get to enjoy ALL the benefits of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 3: 2-6, 4: 4
The lame man’s healing at the Gate beautiful and his later praise of God in the temple led to 5,000 being saved. This is the power of the Holy Spirit.
Having the Spirit is one thing but knowing and learning how to use the Holy Spirit is a different thing. It’s like having legs and being unable to walk.
When we become believers and said yes to Jesus, we became sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1: 13).
We get the Holy Spirit by salvation.
The Holy Spirit gets us by total surrender.
The lame man sat outside the temple. We are sometimes in church physically our mind is somewhere else.
Only children complain about not being fed on the Word. We have to grow up and mature in Christ and feed ourselves on the Word.
The lame man asked for money when he could have asked for healing. Even after healing, his financial need wasn’t met yet. Yet he was grateful and praised God. When we have the Holy Spirit, we can worship God regardless of circumstances.
When we have the Holy Spirit, we can have the fruit of the Spirit. We are temple of the person of the Holy Spirit
Three Dynamic Ways to Walk in the Holy Spirit
1. Develop the fruit of the Spirit. We don’t just need the gifts but have character. It is our responsibility to develop the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
2. Develop intimacy with the Holy Spirit. If we have gifts without understanding the Giver, it is useless. Association and communion with the Holy Spirit makes us more like Him. We can talk to Him at any moment. When we have the Holy Spirit, we don’t care about circumstances or others lives, compare lives or compete but we are careful to protect the Holy Spirit inside of us and not quench the person of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:16)
3. Develop our burden for souls. We are called to be a witness and be a fisher of men. (Acts 1: 8, Matthew 4: 19)