Our Daily Walk

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:

17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].

18 But all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ [making us acceptable to Him] and gave us the ministry of reconciliation [so that by our example we might bring others to Him],

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God].

20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God.

21 He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness].  AMPL

Jesus Christ knew no sin thus who better to pattern our daily life by than Him!  This is why I continuously emphasize the fact that we must not allow our focus to be redirected to secondary topics at the expense of this fundamental Truth.

Our daily walk is where our battles are won.  Man’s ego will constantly attempt to raise its ugly head in the small things which may be overlooked unless we remain vigilant.  When we become ambassadors for Christ, people look at our actions and words to determine if we truly represent the life of Christ so we should take command over our daily walk and pay close attention to those words and actions that are clearly self-serving and fail to express unconditional Love.

Paul also wrote by THE SPIRIT in Galatians chapter 5:

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.

FATHER would not urge us to walk in THE SPIRIT if we were unable to do so.  When we walk in THE SPIRIT, we will walk in Agape Love and we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.  How simple it is once we embrace this Truth.  This is who we are in Christ so we should embrace our ambassadorship without question.  We will no longer produce the works of the flesh as we become mature in this understanding.

The test of our level of maturity in Christ can be assessed in each of us by simple observation of our fruit:

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.

We are not in competition with anyone and we are not to use this list to exalt ourselves above our brethren.  Let us simply and humbly walk in the light produced by walking in THE SPIRIT as FATHER has enabled us to do.

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