Graceful Truth — Walking in the Spirit

FORGETTING THE REAL PROBLEM

Bill Elliff Walking in the Spirit

Politicians, social scientists, and every man on the street argue about what's wrong with the world. ""It's the government,"" they say. ""If we would just adopt this form of government (the one they agree with), everything would be right."" There are as many ideas as there are people. But we are wasting time. God has already clarified this, of course, as He always has upon any subject that matters. THE EVIL There is only one primary thing wrong with the world. Paul identifies it in Galatians, Chapter 5 as ""the flesh."" It's a term that means man in his humanity...

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NO TURNING BACK

Bill Elliff Walking in the Spirit

NO TURNING BACK

The true follower of Christ will do exactly what his/her name implies: they follow. This means, of course, that over the miles of their journey God will take them to new destinations. They will go away from some habits, places, relationships, etc., and into others. THE BACKWARD PULL But it is always tempting to go back. The Israelites, traveling to the Promised Land, were pulled in a moment of need to return to the ""leeks and onions"" of Egypt. Jesus in the New Testament reminded his followers that ""no one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back...

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The Simple Secret of the Christian Life

Bill Elliff Walking in the Spirit

""But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh."" (Galatians 5:16) One of the most remarkable things about true Christianity is its simplicity. ""Follow Me,"" Jesus said to some fishermen and they ""left their nets and followed Him."" These two words indicated simple trust and movement. And those disciples were led by Christ into amazing effectiveness and power. Here, the apostle Paul under the Spirit's inspiration tells us for all time the simple reality again. “Walk by the Spirit,"" he says, “and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.""...

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