Walk by the Spirit
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16)
Every Christian has the Holy Spirit.
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? (1 Corinthians 6:19)
“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)
“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14)
God lives in every Christian but not every Christian walks by the Holy Spirit. If we all did, Paul would have had no reason to command us to!
So how do you walk by the Spirit? The same way in which you received Him. We walk by… faith.
“Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain–if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith– just as Abraham ‘believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness'”? (Galatians 3:2-6)
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7)