Keep in Step pt 2 by Ps Ben Saayman



Galatians 5:24-25 NIV “Those who belong to Christ Jesus, have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

Keep in step with the Holy Spirit and you create a rhythm to serving the Lord, It’s an inward posture of your heart that comes with God’s Peace, knowing that your heavenly Father is pleased with you & His heart is to shower you with every good blessing.
Living in the Spirit must result in a WALK in the Spirit (Our life in practice corresponding to the inward spiritual life energised by the Holy Spirit.
The flesh will always keep you out of the Spirit (any area where your flesh still controls you, you will be limited from real true freedom & potential)

Galatians 5:1 NKJV “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage

Live a Life.. And in abundance!!

John 10:10 TPT
The thief does not come except to steal, to kill and to destroy.
“I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it in GREAT ABUNDANCE .”

-We live… But very little of us come to realize that we aren’t living in that promise of abundance
God’s Great abundance.!

-All our transgressions/sin have been canceled, paid for, destroyed by the Blood of Christ.
-And now we have all received and need the Power of the Holy Spirit to catapult you forward into your new life.
-The same Holy Spirit power that resurrected our Lord and Savior from the dead, Is active and available to you.
The same Power to resurrect you into your new walk in life!
That Same spirit in us gives us that same power to live by the fruits of the Spirit..!

We are filled with His Fullness to display the character and nature of God as the fruit!
That evidence of the Holy Spirit at work in you…

Galatians 5 v 22 – 23 NIV “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience endurance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness , meekness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

– No Law can stand against the character and Nature of God…!
– Nothing in this world  can set itself up higher….
– No standard can meet or be weighed by this world against the character of God.

It breaks principalities against you
It breaks enemy powers against you.!
It breaks the rulers of darkness of today!
It breaks spiritual hosts wickedness…!

Ephesians 6 v 18 – 20 NKJV “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains;(paul not chained to the world, BUT CHAINED TO CHRIST) that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

This is how you can measure yourself.
How you walk in your new days as a believer.
-The world takes and doesn’t stop taking.
– A Believer Gives…! And never stops giving

1) Do you love God and others?
2) Do you have joy?
Because it comes from God
3) Do you have Peace knowing God is with you and on your side?
4) How’s your patience?
God is patience with you every day.
5) Are you still kind?
6) Is there goodness in you, desiring to meet someone’s needs today?
7) Are you faithful in what you attempt?
God is still faithful for you.
8) How is your meekness?
Gentleness gives life and understand life
9) Do you still practice self control over your thoughts and actions?

This is the question we should reflect on daily.
Something beautiful happens when we connect and stay in tune with the Spirit of God….
The world truly can’t overwhelm you..

Proverbs 24 v 16 TPT “For the lovers of God(the Righteous) may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again.”

Why does the unrighteous never rise?
-Self righteous
-Heardened heart
-Familiarity.. My ways..

Learn and ask God to show you a better way
God’s way
You can stumble perfectly in Christ. Saul did from his horse and see how God changed him
My mistakes are building block for better faith…. And trust.
My faith releases PEACE .
God’s perpect plan is set in motion… I’m excited…

John 14 v 27 TPT “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”

The only way that we can receive this peace is to let our Minds be controlled by the Spirit and to Trust in Him completely…
Within each of our Souls there is a Quest for peace in the broken areas of our lives.

Isaiah 26:3 NKJV “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind *rests* on you, because he trusts’ in you.”

The phrase “perfect peace” is shalom shalom in the Hebrew language. This same word repeated twice results in a beautiful picture of peace repeating itself. Shalom is often defined as a “completeness” or “soundness.”
Who wouldn’t love to have a sense of completeness or soundness of mind for whatever desire or situation they are facing today?
Of course every man or woman would like to have this kind of peace in their spirit, but how?
This perfect, complete peace is given to those who have their minds stayed on God, meaning that our minds are unflinching or firm.
A mind filled with the soundness of peace is unwavering in the midst of turmoil can Rest in assurance of God’s Faithfulness towards us!

The answer is found in the next line: because we trust Him.

-We trust Him with our fears and failures, to pick us up when we fall down.
-We trust Him with our hopes and futures, to fulfill the work that He has started in us.
-We trust Him with our marriage, our kids, our finances, our healing, or any other pressing need we have.
-We simply trust.

Trusting God allows our minds to stay firm and the result is a perfect peace. It all goes hand in hand. So why not reach up your hand today to be held in His? He is waiting with open arms for you to trust in Him.

Self control:
Even if you have all the other fruit of the spirit in operation, without the fruit of self-control to help you rein in your natural desires, you’ll be vulnerable to the devil’s persistent attempts to get you off course. And when he gets you off course, a whole lot of things can and will go wrong in your life.
Perhaps the Apostle Paul put self-control or temperance last when he listed the nine fruit of the spirit because it affects all the other forces of the spirit. It helps us control our natural, physical tendencies, so love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and meekness can flow in our lives unhindered.
Self-control is what keeps your flesh in check and you in line for all the promotions and victories God has for you.
Your flesh wants to pull you back into sin. Galatians 5 tells us that the flesh wants to get involved with things like “immorality, impurity, indecency, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions…envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like” (verses 19-21, Amplified Bible
When you focus on exercising self-control in your life, you’ll guard every area of your life—finances, health, relationships, career—everything. That’s a fruit worth investing in!
Self-control, on the other hand, is just that—perfect control of your OWN LIFE.
You may not be able to control what happens around you, but you can control the end result in your life by how you respond.
So, self-control is not self-suppression, as some may believe. It’s quite the opposite.

Self-control is a secret strength. Webster’s dictionary defines self-control as “possessing power, strong, having mastery or possession of, or having restraint of one’s self or one’s actions or feelings.”
That supernatural strength and power resides in the spirit of every born-again Christian, so it’s available to each of us!
Believe that today. It’s the beginning of your next victory.
How can you avoid falling into those wrong choices?

The Bible tells us.
Proverbs 4 v 23 – 26 NKJV “Keep your heart with all watchfulness, for out of it come the issues of life.
Put a crooked mouth away from you, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look right ahead, and let your eyelids look straight before you. Consider the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

1)First, guard what is going in your eyes and ears. The devil is promoting sin on every platform—TV, movies, internet, music, magazines and social media. The more you expose yourself to it, the weaker you become.

2)And second, be careful of the company you keep. The world is full of people whose lives are out of control. They do whatever feels good in the moment if they can get away with it. The Bible tell us to stay away from those kinds of people

If you want to grow in the spirit and develop the fruit of self-control, don’t hang around with people who are ruled by their flesh.

Love them, be kind to them, and share Jesus with them when the opportunity arises. But don’t spend a great deal of time with them because the more you associate with people who lack self-control, the easier it will become for you to indulge in things that aren’t right. So, choose your associations wisely.
When you do these two things, you’ll never have to look back from an unexpected place of pain and heartache wondering where you went wrong.

Titus 2 v 7,8 NKJV “In all things make yourself an example in good works. In doctrine show integrity, seriousness, sincerity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that your opponents may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about you.”

Your Lifestyle :
Your lifestyle is a silent witness. Showing people what it means to have Christ in you and for you isn’t going to come from sticking a Jesus fish to your bumper (that may even be a deterrent depending on how you drive!).
It comes from the fruit of the spirit living in you and flowing through you.

Bringing others to heaven with you—what better reason to bear fruit could there be than that?
G12 vision

2 Timothy 3 v 16,17 NKJV “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfectly prepared and thoroughly equipped for every good work.