Spirit-led, Spirit-fed, That Old Sinful Life is Now Dead

There are benefits to being Spirit-led and Spirit-fed. It will lead to victorious living.

Updated: Friday, August 5, 2022

STM Bible Lesson

Picture of a desert sunset for the spirit-led bible lesson Galatians 5:25
If the Holy Spirit is living in us, let us be led by Him in all things.
Spirit-led – Galatians 5:25 (NLV)

Live a Spirit-led life

Galatians 5:25

If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled {guided} by the Spirit.]. (AMPC)

Do you live a Spirit-led and Spirit-fed life? In other words, a life led by the Holy Spirit in all things. As well as nourished by the spiritual food, God’s Word. A life like Jesus Christ, the perfect example. You do realize, that you must have the Holy Spirit living in you! Otherwise, it is not possible.

How do you benefit?

  • You are freed from the Law of Moses. Which includes but is not limited to the Ten Commandments (Galatians 5:18).
  • It will be possible to change from doing what your sinful self wants, to doing what God wants (Galatians 5:16-17).
  • You will have eternal life as an heir of God (Romans 8:13).

If you do what your sinful old selves want you to do, you will die in sin. But if, through the power of the Holy Spirit, you destroy those actions to which the body can be led, you will have life. 14 All those who are led by the Holy Spirit are sons of God [Romans 8:13-14 (NLV)].

Did you know Jesus, like the Children of Israel (COI), had a wilderness experience*. He spent 40 days in the wilderness led by the Holy Spirit. Their wilderness experience lasted 40 years**.

Be Spirit-fed

It is the task of Spirit-led ministers to feed/look after God’s children. For this reason, Jesus told Peter to “feed my lambs and sheep” [read John 21:15-19 (15-17)].

Peter later tells the elders (bishops or overseers) to “Feed the flock of God which is among you” [1 Peter 5:1-4 (2)]. It is important to realize this is about spiritual feeding, not physical. A good example can be found in Acts 6:1-7 (1-4).

It is not right that we should neglect preaching the word of God in order to serve meals [to people] [Acts 6:2b (AUV)].

So you might ask, “With what were they to feed the children of God?” The simple answer is the word of God, your spiritual food. In fact, Jesus made this point clear in His response to the devil in the wilderness.

Luke 4:4

Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written,Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.‘” (WEB)

Born-again believers live two lives at the same time, a spiritual and physical life. So, the spiritual part of you needs food as well as the physical part. If you want to have eternal life, you need spiritual food, the word of God; spirit-fed. A final point, Jesus said:

The words I have spoken to you are [from the] Holy Spirit and [they give] life [John 6:63b (AUV)].

The old sinful life is now dead

Those of us who belong to Christ have nailed our sinful old selves on His cross. Our sinful desires are now dead [Galatians 5:24 (NLV)].

We know that our old life died with Christ on the cross. This was so that our sinful selves would have no power over us, and we would not be slaves to sin. 7 Anyone who has died is made free from sin’s control [Romans 6:6-7 (ICB)].

Finally, if you have the Holy Spirit living in you. Allow yourself to be led by the Holy Spirit. Feed on God’s word for proper spiritual development. Then you can be dead to that old sinful life and sinful ways. So, be Spirit-led my friends in all things!

Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim.

Related studies/lessons/snacks for further Spiritual growth:

See what is available on the Sound Truth Ministry website.

Reference Scriptures

Note: parenthesis encloses the key verse(s).

Galatians 5:16-26 (16-18 and 24-26); Romans 8:12-17 (13-14); John 21:15-19 (15-17); 1 Peter 5:1-4 (2); Acts 6:1-7 (1-4); John 6:60-71 (63); Romans 6:1-14 (6-7)

Footnotes: * Jesus in the wilderness: Luke 4:1-13 [(1 and 4); compare: Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12,13] || ** COI wilderness experience: Exodus 12:37-18:27.


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