In Galatians 5:25 it says, “If we live in the spirit let us also walk in the spirit.”  What does this mean and what are the practical applications for us to do so?  In the beginning, the triune Godhead said to let us make man in our image.  The Godhead created mankind as spirit, soul, and body.  God breathed His spirit life into a created human body, and a living soul was formed.  Before Adam fell, all was in order.  His spirit was alive toward God and his soul and body were in submission to his spirit.  After Adam’s temptation and fall, his spirit became dead to walking with God and communing with Him, spirit to spirit.  Adam’s soul life took domination and his physical body began to die.  When Jesus came into the earth and fulfilled the law and the prophets, he subsequently took upon himself, on the cross, the sins and sin nature of humanity, removing the hand writings and ordinances that were against us, grounding them out and nailing them to the cross.  Now, with the drawing of the Holy Spirit, and acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, our spirit man is made alive, or regenerated back to its original intent.  It’s alive and able to communicate with God, spirit to spirit.  When Jesus said it was finished on the cross, the Father tore the veil in the temple from top to bottom, signaling that the way into the holy of holies, or spirit realm was open.  The problem we still have to contend with is the soul of man and body that is not yet regenerated like unto the spirit.  But did God only save one third of us, or was the blood of Jesus and the new covenant sufficient to save our souls and redeem our bodies also?  Didn’t the Lord say in the scriptures that we are to be perfect as He is perfect?  And that we are to grow up into Him all aspects, and we are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds and that we are to put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh; for in Him we live and move and have our being.  If the Lord stated it in His word, then there must be the sufficiency to do so.  So, where are we missing it and having so many problems and unanswered prayers?  In Hebrews 5:14 it states that having our senses exercised we may discern between truth and error.  What senses is the writer talking about?  In our regenerated human spirit, we have all the senses of our outer man, including a communion faculty, an intuition faculty, and a conscious faculty.  The communion faculty allows us to speak to God, such as praying in the spirit with the tongues of men and angels.  The intuition faculty allows us to hear the voice of God.  And finally, the conscious faculty discerns the origin source of all spirit thought.  These faculties must be exercised and trained to properly walk in the spirit where Jesus lives, moves, and has His being.  Then, as we correctly come to where He is and abide in Him, He will author and finish His own faith substance in us.  Then we will ask what He wills and it shall be done unto us. In my next blog we will examine the faculties of the human soul and body, including a faculty called the hidden man of the heart and look into certain scriptures that tell us how to successfully learn to walk in the spirit.  God Bless!

-John McDaniel