Christians are encouraged to “Walk With Christ”, but can we really walk with Him, when by our sinful nature we’re very different than Him? The prophet Amos wrote, “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3) Instead of trying, and failing, to walk with Christ, this episode of The Good Path discusses how to “Walk In Christ”. 

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In the last episode we discussed the only 3 Laws we need to know in this life;

The Law of the Flesh
The Law of Sin
The Law of the Spirit
Of these 3 Laws the ultimate Law for a believer in Christ is the Law of the Spirit...

The Law of the Spirit is important to every believer in Christ because - Romans 8:4;

How do we LIVE ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT?

Who is supposed to teach us how "Not to live according to the Flesh" and how "To live according to the Spirit"? (2Corinthians 5:7)...

Could early Christian leaders misinterpreted what "Living in the Spirit" meant? Have religious leaders ever misinterpreted scripture before?

In Numbers 13 God tells Moses to send a leader from each of the 12 tribes of Israel to "Explore" the Promised Land... But, Israel didn't walk by faith, they walked by sight because they misinterpreted God's command.

The early church leaders needed rules to keep believers "Orthodox"... Creeds, rituals, and doctrines, became "Laws" or "Principles" of the Faith... But, they weren't faith, they were physical proof of a believers adherence to the rules...

The Church, began in the Spirit, but eventually devolved to practices that were according to the flesh...

Rules of the flesh can't be applied to the Spirit... The Spirit is as the Spirit does...

Paul agrees with this, Romans 8:9;

I understand this is a difficult concept to grasp, and it's even harder to apply to everyday real life... but that doesn't mean, just because it's difficult, that it wasn't what God intended...

Is it difficult to go against what has become the acceptable approach to following Christ and "Living in the Spirit"? John 6

John 5 - Jesus fed the multitude and calmed the storm

John 6:35 - Jesus says He is the Bread of Life

John 6:51 - Jesus says His flesh is bread

John 6:52 - Those listening to Jesus misinterpreted what He meant

John 6:53-57 - Jesus clarified  what He meant 

John 6:60 - The disciples struggle with the statements of Jesus

John 6:61 - Jesus tells His disciples that just because something is difficult, they can't ignore the truth

John 6:63 - The words of Christ are only difficult when we interpret them through the flesh, because His words are Spirit

The "Law of the Spirit" says, "All things are possible to him who believes". (Matthew 19:24-26)
Now, go back to what Paul said about the 3 Laws that rule our existence on this earth;

The Law of the Flesh
The Law of Sin & Death
The Law of the Spirit
There's a "Law of Gravity"... 

It's the same with the "Law of the Flesh" and the "Law of Sin & Death".

Gravity has the power to pull things down, unless a stronger power intervenes between gravity and the thing affected by it...

God intervenes, between the law of the flesh and the law of sin & death with the law of the Spirit...

By faith in our redemption, which was obtained by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we are snatched away from the law of sin & death and held for eternity away from its power because of the righteousness of Christ. That is the "Law of the Spirit" that Paul spoke of and the work of the "Advocate" that Christ spoke of... All of us, who are "Born From Above", have that same "Advocate" living within us and sustaining us beyond the power of condemnation and death...

Read 1John 3:19-23 again;

Colossians 2:6 tells us that we should "Walk In Christ". How? The same way we received Christ...