by David Cawston

Walking in the Spirit
David Cawston
Galatians 5:25

The resurrection opened up the allowance for the residency of the third person of the Trinity, The Holy Spirit to dwell with us.
John 16:7
7 "But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you."(NIV)

The New Covenant is a better covenant because there is the provision of the residency of the Holy Spirit in the life of every believer.

John 14:16-19
16 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--
17 "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
18 "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
19 "A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.(NKJ)

Jesus breathed on His disciples and gave them the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit after the resurrection in John 20:21-22
21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.

The benefit of the New Covenant is the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. That was something that the Old Testament saint never had the privilege of experiencing..

Therefore the New Testament is full of this expression:
Walk in the Spirit

This is a New Testament Concept!

Walking in the Spirit is not mystical! It is very practical!
It requires after a personal relationship with Jesus Christ:

I. An Anchor in the Word
Remember Jesus who was the Word made flesh spent 3 years with the disciples grounding them in Him before they receive the indwelling experience of the Holy Spirit.
Why Anchor in the Word.

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