Walking in the Spirit - My Own Experience

A Christian desiring to learn walking in the Spirit, should seek godly counsel from mature God-fearing fellow Christians, especially those elderly saints who know the Lord and have walked in the Spirit. It’s like you don’t go to a secondary student and ask him things that are being taught in the university. Hence, for spiritual things, seek counsel from a Christian who is at the spiritual level to give you the correct advice.

When I became a Christian, I had a desire to enrol in a Bible School. However, the Lord did not permit me to do so. The Lord led me to a School of Practical Ministry in California where I had a real encounter with God. As in Zechariah 13:9, He brought me into the fire to purify me and burn away the dross of my life, every resistance, fear, doubt and unbelief burned away and drawn me close to God and back to the first love – Jesus.

The Holy Spirit taught me for about 3 years, giving me revelations and trained me to walk in the Spirit for a power ministry that He has called me. Miracles after miracles followed me with many demonstrations of God’s power (1 Corinthians 2:4-5). Click http://www.ckrm.org/?p=566

Being young in faith without any formal theological training, many pastors, Church leaders including my close Christian friends, counsellor and mentor find me weird and kept their distance.

The Lord revealed to me that He has trained me differently and very few would understand me unless they are also walking in the Spirit.

Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

We can do the impossible (miracles) when we are able to see the invisible. However, we need to have an encounter with God. The encounter with God strengthens our faith level. Our faith moves the hand of God to perform miracles.

Bill Johnson said, “Without an encounter with God, one can have all the theology/Bible knowledge and still go to hell.”

There is always a struggle & conflict between faith & logic. The devil deceives and plants doubts in us through our logic. The way to faith is difficult. Live by faith --- not by sight, and God will do miracles in your life.

We can never understand God if we are to use our reasoning and logic (Proverbs 3:5, Isaiah 55:8). The Bible is full of examples of people who were willing to obey God’s voice instead of logic and were blessed beyond measure because of it.

We can only walk in the Spirit with divine empowerment. Without divine empowerment, it is impossible to do the will of God perfectly and consistently. We may not be able to fulfil God’s will in our life if we are not sensitive to His leading (Romans 8:14).

Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

All real ministries are carried out by the anointing & empowerment of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). Without the Holy Spirit, there is no power of overcoming evil in the world, no power of establishing righteousness.

Many teachers of the Bible simply lack revelation of what the Bible really said about the Holy Spirit. The Word and the anointing of the Holy Spirit are our best teachers (John 14:26, 1 John 2:27).

Walking in the Spirit is walking by faith. The Bible says, “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:22-24).

Galatians 5:25, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

Galatians 5:16, “Paul says then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

Galatians 5:22-23, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”

Galatians 5:18, “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.”

Faith is difficult to understand because it rises above the five senses --- seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, & feeling. However, the only way to live a godly life is by faith. Jesus did not follow the five senses. He lived by faith and completely trusted in the Word of God. He could then be victorious over the devil.

When we live by faith, we have to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit who is our Counselor, Helper, and Navigator. It is through faith that leads us to believe. It is through our belief that we will obey God. It is the belief in Him that we earn our righteousness.

Faith comes with deed so we must act in accordance to what has been prompted to us. It is only when we take a step forward to move by faith then we will be able to see the hand of God’s moving.

“Abraham believed the Lord, and He credited to him as righteousness” (Genesis 15:6). “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). Doubt is faith in reverse.

Walking & seeing in the Spirit are what make us different. God gives the Spirit without limit (John 3:34). When the Spirit of the Lord rest on us --- the Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, power, knowledge and of the fear of the Lord, the Bible says that we will delight in the fear of the Lord. We will not judge by what we see with our eyes, or decide by what we hear with our ears (Isaiah 11:2-3).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This statement: "Faith is difficult to understand because it rises above the five senses --- seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, & feeling."

implies one who looks for miracles, has no faith.

kim seng

Paul Ang said...

Dear Kim Seng,
Faith is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We need the gift of faith in miracle ministry.

Anonymous said...

One who looks for miracles is someone that has faith and believing that something unusual will happen.