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Walking demonstrates faith.

Jesus told the man who had been sick of the palsy that he was to take up his bed and walk. That demanded faith. He had not been able to walk. The fact that he did get up and walk gave living evidence of his confidence in the power of Christ (see Matthew 9:2-7).

Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus. That was a walk of faith. When Peter’s faith faltered he began to sink (see Matthew 14:28-31). Faith made the miracle possible.

The person who walks in the Spirit has taken the filling of the Spirit by faith. As he moves through the day, he expects the Holy Spirit to control him. And control is what the Spirit-filled life is all about. Does the Holy Spirit control your life? If not, you are controlled by your sinful nature…the old nature…the old man.

It is time to discover who sits on the throne of your life. Who is King? Lord? Master? The Bible teaches that either God rules over that kingdom called your life, or you live under sin’s dominion. It’s as simple as that. See how Paul explained this struggle to the Christians at Rome: “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:12-14).

Walk in the Spirit!