The link below will take you to the callofthesoul.org web site where the video class can be viewed and the rest of the notes are posted….
Victory over the ‘works of the flesh’ is GUARANTEED by doing one (1) thing…and you CAN DO THIS:
walk after the Spirit.
Let’s begin by looking at Galatians 5:16 in some different versions.
But I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never carry out the desire of the flesh. (Lexam)
Here is my advice. Live your whole life in the Spirit…(Phillips)
But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). (AMP)
What I am saying is this: run your lives by the Spirit…(Complete Jewish Bible)
Heading: Live in the Freedom that Christ gives you…. ‘let me explain further, live your life as your spiritual nature directs you.’
First things first…..
What is it that this verse in Galatians is telling us to put first?
Walking and living by, in, through, after, according to….the S(s)pirit.
You will notice the upper case and lower case ‘s’ …. there is a reason for this. In short, you are a spirit, and you are to serve God with your spirit, your spirit ‘following’ the Holy Spirit and then your soul and body ‘bringing up the rear’!
If you will live as a spirit, a new creation in Christ, move after the Holy Spirit with your spirit, be sensitive to the Holy Spirit with your spirit, you will start to see the ‘flesh walk’ diminish more and more in your life. You will get up every day with this one (1) goal: to walk ‘after’ the spirit.
Following this verse we have two lists: the works of the flesh and the fruits of the S(s)pirit. The one list we don’t want to do, the other list we do want to do. Yes?
Getting rid of the ‘dirty water’ (the works of the flesh)
Again going back to our key verse: “Walk in (after) the S(s)pirit and you WON’T FULFILL any desires that come upon you to walk in the flesh.
Walk in the Fruits of the Spirit and YOU WON’T FULFILL the works of the flesh.