“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25). Many of us have heard the expression “walk in the Spirit” all our lives, but what does it really mean? I believe it means incredible, clear direction and unclouded decisions. The Holy Spirit provides absolute, clearly detailed instructions to those who walk in Him.
The early Christians did not walk in confusion. They were led by the Spirit in every decision, every move, every action. The Spirit talked to them and directed them all day long and no decision was made without consulting him. The church’s motto throughout the New Testament was: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 11:15).
Walking in the Spirit means being worry-free no matter what happens to you. Paul is a good example for us to follow. There are many examples in the Word of Paul’s walk in the Spirit, but let’s look at a couple of instances.
The Spirit warned Paul that his trip to Jerusalem would result in his being taken prisoner and what happened? “A certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. . . . He took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, ‘Thus says the Holy Spirit, “So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.”’” (Acts 21:10-11). Paul was being warned so that he could be prepared.
If we are to walk in the Spirit, we must believe God for supernatural deliverance from every bondage of Satan. Paul and Silas were in prison but the Word tells us that “at midnight [they] were praying and singing hymns to God” (Acts 16:25). God created an earthquake and opened the doors of the prison “and everyone’s chains were loosed” (verse 26).
In spite of your circumstances, arise in the Spirit, start praising, singing, and trusting God — and watch him deliver you!