HOW TO WALK BY THE SPIRIT
It will help you if I show you clearly from the Word of God what the spirit life is, and how to walk in it. First of all let us turn to 1 Cor. ii. 11, where Paul says, “Who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the SPIRIT of the man, which is in him?” Here we have the statement that the “spirit of the man” alone has knowledge of the man; and “even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God.” None can know about God, only as the Spirit which is of God comes from God to reveal Him and His mind, to the believer, through the medium of his human spirit. The human spirit is the organ for the reception of the Spirit of God, and through which He reveals truth to the mind, and gives the knowledge of God. Hence, continues Paul, “We received not the spirit of the world.” There is a “spirit of the world.” People forget that. They ticket the world as “things,” but there is a “spirit” of the world, and some “spirit” must work in us—either the Spirit which is of God, or “spirits” instigated by Satan, i.e., the “spirit of the world,” the “spirit of error,” etc. How can you know the way to shut your spirit against all these spirits outside in the world, unless you understand how to co-operate WITH THE SPIRIT OF GOD in the things of God?