“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”
Galatians 5:16 KJV
Our opening passage is such a powerful one because we see Apostle Paul inform believers on what they ought to do to live above the lusts of the flesh. Apostle Paul instructs and urges believers at Galatia to walk in the Spirit.
What does it mean to walk in the Spirit? Walking in the Spirit means to give yourself unreservedly to the things of God. It means to give yourself primarily to the ministry of the word and prayer.
How could Apostle Paul be sure that walking in the Spirit would produce an inherent resistance against fulfilling the lust of the flesh. The answer is simple, the result of an unrelenting devotion to the ministry of the word and prayer creates a consciousness of who you are, what you have and what you can do in Christ at all times.
For instance, a man of the word and prayer will always be conscious of the fact that he is God’s workmanship and that he is seated with Christ in heavenly places far above principalities and power.
In Matt 26:41, Jesus said something very similar to our opening text. He said “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: ……”
Jesus was simply saying that your victory over temptation would be achieved with your ‘knees on the ground.’ Jesus’ statement can be easily be put as “If you don’t watch and pray, you will enter into (fall) into temptation” and rightly so.
Today, decide to spend time to pray and study your bible knowing that it is your security against the lust of the flesh.
Do this: Spend at least 45 minutes today praying and studying God’s word.