The Spirit Led Life by James Robor
Aug 6, 2017
Hearts on Fire Christian Fellowship
What does it mean to live a spirit led life? How do we walk in the spirit? How do we overcome our flesh? How can we improve our ability to hear God’s voice and be led by the Holy Spirit? How can we live a victorious life in Christ?
(All scriptures are New King James version unless otherwise stated)
1. Galatians 5:16 – 26
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
a. vs 16: It’s impossible not to fulfill the lust of the flesh without walking in the spirit
b. vs 17. The flesh and the spirit are at war with each other.
c. vs 19. People whose live such lives, without repentence, without effort to change – the Bible says they will not inherit the kingdom of God
d. verse 24. Those are Christ’s have crucified the flesh
2. Romans 8: 5- 8
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to 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, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.
a. vs 5. those who desire spiritual things thing about spiritual things.
b. Setting your mind….
WORSHIP AND THE WORD
FOCUS…STUDY…PLANNING…THINKING WHAT YOU WILL SAY, DO
c. vs 6 To be carnall minded is death, to be spiritually minded is life and peace
d. Romans 8:31 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
3. Three Ways to Walk in the Spirit
– Speaking in tongues
b. God’s Word
4. Scriptures On Soaking
Psalm 131:2, NKJV
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Psalm 4:4, NKJV
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.
Psalm 37:7, NKJV
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him.
Matthew 11:28-30, NKJV
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Isaiah 40:31, NKJV
But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.
Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Reference Article on Soaking
Is Soaking Prayer in the Bible?
Soaking in the presence of the Lord opens up the heart to Divine romance and intimacy. It allows the Lord to show His love to you and you to fall in love with Him. Much as a married couple find that their love and intimacy deepen as they spend more and more time together, so our love for the Lord grows through intimate times of fellowship with Him.