The benefits of walking in the spirit cannot be overemphasized; it is a process that invokes unbelievable blessings and spiritual wisdom in those who follow that path.
What does it mean to walk in the spirit?
Walking in the spirit can be referred to as the process of taking righteous steps and patterning your life affairs in accordance with the will of the Holy Spirit.
To walk in the spirit, one must be able to control the affairs of the flesh by connecting them with the affairs of the Holy Spirit. This can be done by following the guidance of the Holy Ghost at all times, all things, and places.
As a Christian, walking in the spirit is essential to your salvation process. A Christian is empty without the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ knew this, and that was why he promised to send us the comforter after he is gone.
You can see this in the book of John 14:16-18 (King James Version), And I quote. Verse 16 “And I will pray for the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;”
Verse 17 “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
Verse 18 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
In these scripture verses above, we can fully understand that the Holy Spirit was sent to us by our Heavenly Father through his son Jesus Christ to comfort us and give us the zeal to keep obeying the commandments of God.
Moving further in same John 14 in verses 26
The Bible quotes, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
The above statement is the correct function of the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. As believers of Christ, we need the Holy Ghost to teach us continuously and constantly remind us of the atonement of Jesus Christ, which will subsequently increase our faith in Him and help us endure until he comes again.
However, with all that has been said above, we can glimpse how beneficial it is to walk in the spirit. This article will be giving out five more benefits of walking in the spirit, and they include;
- Ability to resist temptations
- Ability to face life challenges
- Spiritual Growth
walking in the spirit will change our mindset evenly. Our natural mind will now be controlled by the influence of the Holy Spirit, which will increase our understanding of life. We will be able to manage our affairs better and improve in all ramifications of our lives.
Ability to resist temptations
This is very much true about walking in the spirit. Walking in the spirit will help us overcome temptations when they arise, and the Holy Spirit will help us escape them. When we walk better in the spirit, we need to pray continuously for the ability to resist temptations. Even Jesus Christ, while he was on earth, wanted the spirit to be constant with him; that’s why he prayed at all times. From the Lord’s Prayer, “…And lead us not into temptations and deliver us from all evil.” We can see that Christ prayed for the ability to resist temptations and all forms of evil vices. These are great lessons and examples every Christian should emulate.
Ability to face life challenges
life is full of different difficulties and challenges. Some of these challenges cannot be handled by human strength alone; we still need the help of the Holy Spirit to make the right choices and set out the best solutions to our problems.
Your spiritual growth is paramount to the kingdom of God, your father. He wants us to be highly spiritually inclined to understand all things about his kingdom. He is always ready to give us wisdom in any area we lack. And we can only grow spiritually when we have decided to follow the Holy Spirit’s councils and walk according to his righteous guidance.
The ability to discern righteously and correctly can only be given by the Holy Ghost. Walking with him will help you hear his voice in your hearts and direct you to know the answers to all things. The spirit of discernment is a gift given to the children of God that are living righteously; the gift helps them acknowledge things easily and teaches them the best things to do in all situations. So if you want to receive this gift as well, you need to live more righteously and work in the spirit continuously.
In conclusion: This article has just given you the tip of the iceberg of how beneficial it is to work with the spirit. You can know more benefits and enjoy more benefits when you begin walking in the spirit by following the guidelines above. The Holy Spirit dwells in us individually and understands us perfectly; all we have to do is allow Him to keep dwelling in us by inviting him always through righteous living.
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