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Home Group – Lesson 7

Sons and daughters walk in the Spirit

In the book of Romans chapter 8 we see how important it is to see things through our spiritual eyes. It is a completely different way of living, totally opposite to the world, that is why we stumble so many times. However it is so worthy it as it is written: “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” (verse 6).

Yeshua sent His Spirit to be our comforter and helper. He does not want us to be alone, but to have a counselor and friend in our daily life. The point is that we need to be aware of Him. We should open the door to Him and not silence His voice: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4.30)

Sometimes we really need to command to our souls: “Be still and submit to the Holy Spirit, He is in control, not you!”

The creation waits for the revealing of the sons of God. Who are the sons of God? The answer is on verse 14: “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

Yeshua said to Nicodemus: “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3.8)

Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2.14)

One way of connecting ourselves with the Holy Spirit who dwells in us is by praying in tongues (praying in the Spirit).

Paul said he used to pray in tongues more than all the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 14.18). Why? Because he knew he would be building up himself: “The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself.”(1 Corinthians 14.4)

In the book of Jude we also read about that: “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” (Jude 1.20 KJV)

There is another interesting passage where we can understand the effects of praying in tongues. In Ephesians 6, Paul tells us to put on the armor of God. After describing all its parts he says in verse 18: “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”

In other words, we could say: “how do we put on the armor of God? By praying in tongues! When we do that it is easier to move into worship and the Spirit even reminds us of the Word of God we need for that moment!

Read the whole passage in Ephesians 6 and see if it makes sense for you:

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.”

Let’s practice and become sons and daughters of God filled and led by His Spirit, experiencing and revealing His Glory to this generation, in Yeshua’s name!