If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. –Galatians 5:25
God wants His children to fly high in the Spirit. He has always wanted them to come up higher. He called Moses to separate himself and come up to a high mountain to meet Him (Exodus 24:12). God called Abraham to separate from his family and come up to God to see His plan for him (Genesis 12:1). God wants his people to rise above the flesh, above the ground and walk in the Spirit.
Man, in his fallen state has a tendency to gravitate towards the earth, toward the flesh. He prefers walking and running on the ground over flying. He is comfortable when he has solid support beneath. The flesh is comfortable being on the ground in the earth, it does not like flying, because it feels like its losing control. On the contrary, the spirit wants to fly above; soar with the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:17). It gravitates towards being led by the Spirit of God rather than being on the ground controlled by the flesh. Flesh is comfortable in the dust, spirit is comfortable soaring with God.
It is interesting to know that the snake which sneaked into the Garden of Eden and deceived Eve also lives in the ground. When you walk in the flesh and are earth-bound, you are treading on dangerous ground; where snakes lurk. When you soar high with the Spirit of God you are above the snake line, the devil has no control on you (Romans 8:13). God desires that you remain in cruising height and be always led by His Spirit.
Walking in the flesh is a dangerous place to be in, its where snakes live, its where the devil has his control and is very active. As a child of the Most High, walking in flesh is not an option. Walking in the Spirit is what He desires from us. Its where He can reveal His Wisdom and Mysteries to our heart. Its where Life flows. Its where we see and understand the Kingdom of God and reflect His glory.
Mind and the will of man is what controls whether you soar high in the Spirit of God or be grounded. Mind, if it is allowed to be controlled by the carnal nature will bring you down to the ground and make you feel comfortable there, but mind controlled by the Spirit of God and renewed by the Word of God will keep you comfortably flying (Romans 8:6). Renewing the mind with the Word and the realities of heaven will keep you afloat. Also, when you spend time with the Spirit of God and willingly yield to Him; He will carry you higher and reveal the realities of His Kingdom. You will operate on a higher dimension.
Enoch walked with God in the Spirit and was translated into God’s realm (Genesis 5:24). Abraham walked with God and was able to see the future Kingdom of God and gave up everything and lived like a nomad (Hebrews 11:8) Moses walked with God and gave up the Pharaoh’s Palace for the Kingdom of Christ (Hebrews 11:24-26). We are called to walk in the Spirit and resist walking in the flesh (Galatians 5:16)
Rise above the flesh, and cruise with the Spirit of God and keep the snake wallowing in the dust!
• Galatians 5:25
• Exodus 24:12
• Genesis 12:1
• Galatians 5:17
• Romans 8:13
• Genesis 5:24
• Hebrews 11:8
• Hebrews 11:24-26
• Galatians 5:16