“That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Romans 8:4 KJV
In Romans 8 Paul provides the “Big Picture” of what Jesus Christ has done for each believer. He fulfilled God’s plan through His death and resurrection. But the question arises, how does this plan become a part of our daily life?
The fulfillment of God’s plan for our lives is that we experience His power in every part of our lives.
In today’s scripture Paul does not say that we fulfill the requirements of the law, but that Christ’s victory is fulfilled in us by the Holy Spirit.
We must remember that Jesus defeated the power of sin on the cross “FOR US”; however, He wants to extend that same victory “IN US”, through His Spirit.
God has a plan for our lives; however, it will never be complete until we surrender to His Spirit and allow Him to take control of our lives. It is through our surrender that we experience Gods power to walk out God’s righteous requirement of holiness in our lives.
Did you know that we are either walking according to our flesh or His Spirit? In other words, our lives are marked by obedience to the Holy Spirit or obedience to our flesh (man’s nature without the Holy Spirit). It is the Spirit of God that helps us do what we cannot do on our own. By allowing or by walking after the Spirit of God, we choose life in Christ.
Dr. Tony Evans says it best: When walking in the Spirit, “You must rest all of the weight of your soul on God’s power, not your own.” We must allow God’s Spirit to work in us to help us to do what we could never do on our own. The word walk refers to our entire way of life.
Whatever you face today we have the assurance that victory is possible through God’s Spirit.
“For it is God that worketh in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure”
Philippians 2:13 KJV