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      SWORDS Bible Study: Problems and Solutions 2

      By Mari


      (All caps for emphasis only)

      (SWORDS: Strong Women Of Rightly Dividing Studies)


      2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.



      If you know God’s will for you, but do not know how to walk in the Spirit.



      The number one solution is to read and study the word of God!  Because the word of God tells us that we CAN know and understand that the Lord not only wants us to walk in the Spirit, but directs us to do just this! The question is how do we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh?

      Walking in the Spirit is a CHOICE we make.

      For me, KNOWING it is a CHOICE, that it does not just automatically happen, helped greatly!

      Gal_5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

      It also helps to know that we are in a constant spiritual battle!

      To be of useful in the daily battle we must renew our mind daily in the word of God and not conform to the way of the world!

      In the word of God, we have the mind of Christ!

      Rom_12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

      1Co_2:16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

      Our only offensive weapon is the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

      It is through the word of God that we learn to make our choices. (Read Ephesians 6:10-20)

      Eph_6:17b…… and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

      Some things ARE automatically given to us when we first believe. We are made ALIVE in the Spirit of God, and we are led by the Spirit and are the sons of God. This is our position in Christ and nothing can ever change this position in any way.

      Rom_6:11  Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

      Reckon is a straightforward word.  It simply means to make a calculation, settle accounts and to ACCEPT SOMETHING AS CERTAIN. You reckon it!

      When you accept as certain that YOU are DEAD UNTO SIN, but ALIVE UNTO GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, you can then understand and make the clear choice to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh.

      Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 

      Our choice as a believer is whether we will walk after the flesh (in sin) or after the Spirit:

      Rom 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

      So how do we walk in Him? What are the “mechanics” so to speak?

      We make the conscious CHOICE to do so! We choose to believe God!

      We began being alive in the Spirit and being led by the Spirit the moment we believed!

      This is NOT an action on our part because the moment we heard the gospel of the grace of God and believed, GOD made us ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED, made alive in the Spirit and led by the Spirit.

      Eph_1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

      However, WALKING IN THE SPIRIT, or walking in the flesh is the CHOICE WE MAKE!

      Walking in the Spirit is not a work, just as believing is not a work but a choice made, a reckoning we make to be so, the frame by which we think. Like putting on the new man.

      It is not an action or a work, but a RECKONING. Accepting as certain that we CAN and ARE to choose walking in the Spirit, and not in the flesh.

      Gal_5:16  This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

      Gal_5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 

      We walk in the Spirit by making the choice to do so!

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