"Walking in the Spirit" is essential for Christians to obtain Salvation

The Apostle Paul states that if Christians are NOT "walking in the Spirit" then God sees them as "walking in the flesh" (Rom 8:1).

If Christians are "walking in the flesh" (meaning, they are carnally-minded and NOT heavenly-minded - Rom 8:6) they will receive "condemnation" (John 5:24) at the Great White Throne Judgment (Luke 13:23-24) rather than the words spoken by Jesus - "enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" (Matt 25:21, 23).

For Christians to meet God's requirements for entry into Heaven after their death, God requires them to be "approved" and for their name to written in (and NOT blotted out) of the Lamb's Book of Life:

(2 Tim 2:15)  "Study to show thyself APPROVED unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

(Rev 21:27)  "And there shall in no wise enter into it [God's kingdom] any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but THEY [whose names] which are written in the Lamb's book of life."

(Rev 3:5)  "HE [the Christian] THAT OVERCOMETH [Satan's temptations to commit sins and rebel against God], the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will NOT BLOT HIS NAME out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels."

  Therefore:

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If not, then you are probably NOT 'born again'!

(John 3:3-5)  "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he CANNOT SEE the kingdom of God...[and]...he CANNOT ENTER INTO the kingdom of God."

Salvation is more than simply accepting Christ as Savior and then "believing" (James 2:19-20).

(James 2:19)  "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."

Take this statement to mean that the devils KNOW who Jesus Christ is - without them exercising any faith! 

They also KNOW they have NO SALVATION - only judgment waiting for them (Matt 8:29).  If Christians exercise much the same level of faith in Christ as the devils exercise actual knowledge (meaning, their 'faith' is NOT supported by any 'works of faith' - James 2:26), then they too have NO SALVATION!

It is Satan's plan to corrupt the True Gospel of Jesus Christ that requires the following CONDITIONS to be met from this 'simple gospel' that will rob most Christians of eternal life with Christ.

The True Gospel requires the following points to be accepted and applied by Christians in their Christian life:

  • Acceptance that every sinner needs a Savior (John 4:42) to be saved from their sinful nature (Rom 10:9-10) inherited from Adam and Eve (1 Cor 15:47-48).

  • Every new Christian is to study the scriptures to become "approved unto God" (2 Tim 2:15) and to also tell if other Christians either believe "the Truth" as contained in the scriptures (John 17:17; Titus 1:9) or have succumbed to a lie by embracing the doctrines and traditions of men (2 Thes 2:11-12 and Matt 15:3).

  • God requires His people to experience the New Birth (John 3:3-8) so as to be able to "see" the Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:3).

  • God's grace is provided to help His people replace their values from the things of this world (as sinners) to the things of God's kingdom (2 Peter 3:18 and Col 3:2) while allowing for the occasional 'mistake' to be made along the way (1 John 1:9-10).  The process of learning is through trial and error that leads to God's correction (Heb 12:7-8). 

  • After the new birth, God's 'child' is expected to grow from an immature "babe in Christ" (1 Cor 3:1) through the stages of being a "strong young man" (1 John 2:14); a "father" (or mature figure - 1 John 2:14) and into a "good soldier of Jesus Christ" (2 Tim 2:3).

  • It is only through these spiritual growth stages that Christians are able to overcome Satan's "devices" (2 Cor 2:11) that are aimed to rob God's people of their Salvation (1 Thes 3:5).  ALL Christians are required to overcome Satan's lies and deceptions in much the same manner as Jesus overcame his temptations from Satan some 2,000-years ago (Rev 3:21-22).

  • Each Christian is to determine what role he or she has in the spiritual "body of Christ" within their local congregation (1 Cor 12:27-31) such as a "hand" ministry; a "foot" ministry; an "eye" ministry; a "nose" ministry or a "mouth" ministry (1 Cor 12:14-18). 

  • Along with each of these ministries, God the Holy Spirit distributes the necessary "spiritual gifts" to enable each bodily "member" to function according to God's will (1 Cor 12:11) as their role allows.

 

Christ cannot 'function' in this world if those within His church are "walking in the flesh" that often brings about in disunity or continue to accommodate sin in their lives and prevents God's will being done (Matt 12:50).  As God is "holy" (Lev 11:44-45) He demands that His people also become "holy" (1 Peter 1:16) because without "holiness" being apparent in each Christian's life, "no man will see the Lord" (Heb 12:14-16).

This website hopes to help Christians appreciate these truths, apply them and to grow stronger in the faith:

(Eph 4:15-16)  "But speaking the truth in love, may GROW UP INTO HIM in all things, which is the head, even Christ: {16} From whom the whole body [members - 1 Cor 12:14-18]  fitly joined together [in love - 1 Thes 3:12-13 and John 15:12] and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love."

Feel free to send me any comments or questions you may have.

Blessings!

 

Appreciative Comments

The following unsolicited comments were received from a pastor who considers this website contains good Bible teaching.


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Subject:
 Appreciation
Date:
 16-07-2017 07:16
From:
 Pastor Stephen
To:
 Alan Manson

 

This is an enquiry e-mail via https://christianspiritwalk.com/ from:
Pastor Stephen

Your articles are inspiring, educative and good for teaching. May God continue to enrich your life more and more in Jesus' name.


From YouTube

The following comments were received from a person titled 'Shiloah Journey' on YouTube, who made the following (edited) comments that were directed to me about my video:

"Alan, I thought your presentation worthy of real consideration by all who would examine themselves in the light of the fact that Revelation 12 sign did not manifest in the physical at that time! I believe this is a true sign from our God to us...

...I like your chart...

...There is something special in it. Something "living" in it. How can I sense a loving heart behind it? Don't know - just do. SO important - that the heart can be read as much as the intellect!

...These are my thoughts. I send them with love. I believe most of us are continuing in love for one another, as we are commanded to do, while we wait for our Saviour to return."

Below is the chart referred to in the comments and in the video:

Gods_Judgment_of_His_People

Click on this link to view my 15-minute video titled, 'Analysis of the (apparent) Non-event of the 23rd Sept Great Sign' to appreciate how God viewed the reactions of Christians in the lead-up period towards the Great Sign, and to see how God uses a variety of means in which to sift His people to see if they are either 'wheat' or 'chaff'.  You can also read all of the comments of Shiloah Journey.  

God often sifts Christians by allowing Satan to instigate our fiery trials (1 Peter 4:12) on His behalf (Luke 22:31-32), however on this occasion, it is my belief that God used the Great Sign as a means of personally sifting His people in these Last Days for His own purposesThe video helps explain this claim a little better.

(1 Thes 2:4) "But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts."

(Prov 17:3) "The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts."

 

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