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The conscience is a very important part of our being that helps us to line our lives up with God’s perspective on things. Conscience is from two Latin roots “con” meaning alongside/with and “science” meaning knowledge and it means to “know along with”. The conscience operates along with our normal senses and a sort of sixth sense, a sense of what is right and wrong, good and evil.
John 8:9 MKJV And hearing, and being convicted by conscience, they went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, until the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
Romans 2:14-16 MKJV For when the nations, who do not have the Law, do by nature the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law unto themselves; (15) who show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and the thoughts between one another accusing or even excusing one another, (16) in a day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
The Good Conscience
1 Timothy 1:5 MKJV But the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned,
Hebrews 13:18 MKJV Pray for us; for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
Romans 9:1 MKJV I tell the truth in Christ, I do not lie, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,
The Corrupted Conscience
1 Timothy 1:19 MKJV holding faith and a good conscience, which some have put away and made shipwreck as to faith.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 MKJV But the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons, (2) speaking lies in hypocrisy, being seared in their own conscience, (3) forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
Titus 1:15 MKJV To the pure all things are pure. But to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
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This has been one of the many questions Christians ask. The question normally comes from evangelicals and Pentecostal who believe that we need the Holy Spirit and therefore there is the need to know how to walk in the spirit. In this article you will be given one key to walking in the Spirit. The key is to understand that when you become born again, you have a glorious new nature which is given to you by Jesus Christ. The new nature is Christ in you, a perfect, righteous and holy nature in the image of God that is incapable of sin:
1 John 3:9 Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of Go. John 3:3-8 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God! That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
The above Bible verses sums up everything we need to know in walking in the Spirit. Our old nature which is our flesh does and desires to sin all the time. We call it the sin nature of man. But the spirit does not sin, neither does the spirit desire to sin. Our new nature is God’s nature – it is God’s seed within you. Since God does not sin nor does He desire to sin – so your new nature does not desire to sin either. I know this is shaking the theology of some Christians. We can go on further to ask what or why do Christians sin? The answer is because of the flesh. The flesh is the mind and until we renew our mind we will continue to sin. The flesh cannot be educated into holiness it has to be fully and totally crucified.
When a person is born-again’ by the living Word of God the person receives eternal life and a new eternal nature was created within you. You don’t create it, it happens the moment you got saved. This new eternal nature is ‘born of God’ and is the true you. Knowing this key is your journey to walking in the Spirit. To summarize the first key to walking in the Spirit is to know that your new nature is born of the Spirit.
How does one stop doing the sinful works of the flesh?
First: Repent of your sin and have faith towards God through accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (II Corinthians 5:17)
God does not take sinful man and give him a self-improvement course. He creates a new creature. The old things pass away. The works of the flesh are to be replaced by the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Second: Be filled with the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who will enable you to walk in the ways of the Spirit instead of the sinful ways of the flesh: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:17)
Third: Realize you cannot be freed from the works of the flesh and walk in the Spirit through your own effort. The Apostle Paul described the struggle he had in his own effort to live a Godly life: For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. (Romans 7:15-19)
Paul experienced the difficulty of living a holy life but he continued to pursue this goal despite his failures. Ask God to put a desire to be holy in your heart. Whenever you fail and sin, confess it immediately and ask the Holy Spirit to help you overcome it. This is how you learn to walk in the Spirit and… There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death… That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. (Romans 8:1-9)
The fruit of Christ-like qualities only develop as you walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.This is why it is so important for believers to understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit.