“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16).
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” (Galatians 5:18).
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:13).
Galatians 5:22-23 shows that it is ONLY through the Spirit we can bear fruit that will glorify the Father (John 15:8). When we are really walking in the Spirit and being led by Him, it will be very evident to others (Acts 4:13). The Early Church flourished because they allowed the Spirit to have full control of their lives. His power was very evident in the growth and expansion of the gospel.
DANGER: You will never go forward in your spiritual walk by looking back at the past. Paul makes this very clear; “Brothers…one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,” (Philippians 3:13). Be led by the Spirit and experience glorious opportunities.