Way Of Life And Revelation 

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25 ESV)

That which is called Christianity is essentially a spiritual thing, and not an earthly order or system, and every fragment of it has to be entered into in a spiritual way, by way of Life and Revelation. There is all the difference between imitation and Life. Oh, what a difference there is between seeing a thing in an objective way and coming into it in Life! It is just there that the wonder, the glory, the vitality, the energy, the power of things is found. Youhave perhaps talked for years about things in the Wordof God, as in the Word of God, and you believed themand gave them out as truth, and after doing that for yearssuddenly you saw what they meant, and the whole thingcame in another way. All your talking, andpreaching, and believing before was quite true, quiteright, correct as to doctrine, but what effect had it onyou? Now that it has broken like this it is transfiguring,and has brought real joy and delight, life and ecstasy.That is what we mean by entering into things by Life andby Revelation. In other words, it is coming into things bythe Spirit and seeing....

If we become spiritual in this sense, if the Holy Spirit is the commanding reality in our life, and we are walking by the Spirit, we are bound inevitably to come into all God's thought. The Lord wants a people to come into His full thought. That is only possible as they cease to be governed by some outward order of things, and learn what it is to move with God in the Holy Spirit.

By T. Austin-Sparks from: Life in the Spirit - Chapter 6

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Bible verses: Galatians 5:25
Topics: Life

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