(From: GALATIANS #7 - 5:13-6:10)
L. 5:13-6:10 SPIRIT-WALK TRIUMPHS OVER FLESH-WALK
1. 5:13-15 THE FAIR LAW OF LOVE REPLACES THE BONDAGE OF LAW
a. 5:13 LAW OF LOVE REPLACES BONDAGE OF LAW
HuMEIS gar ep’ e-leu-theRIa e-KLEthe-te, a-delPHOI;
For you, brothers, were called for freedom;
MOnon meten e-leu-theRIan eis a-phorMEN tesarKI, alLA diA tes aGApes douLEUe-te alLElois.
only usenot the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be bondmen one to another.
b. 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the, You shall love your :neighbor as yourself.
ho gar pas NOmos en heNI LOgopePLEro-tai, en to, A-gaPEseis ton pleSIon sou hos se-auTON.
c. 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another look that you be not consumed one of another.
ei de alLElous DAKne-te kai ka-tesTHIe-te  BLEpe-te mehup’ alLElon a-na-loTHEte .
2. 5:16-24 HOW THE SPIRIT-WALK FREES FROM THE FLESH-WALK
a. 5:16 But I say, Walk in Spirit, and you shall in no wise fulfill thelust of theflesh.
LEgode, PNEUma-ti pe-ri-paTEIte, kai e-pi-thuMIan sarKOS ou meteLEse-te.
b. 5:17 FLESH IS ALWAYS CONTRARY TO SPIRIT
hegar sarx e-pi-thuMEI kaTA tou PNEUma-tos, to de PNEUma kaTA tes sarKOS;
For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh;
TAUta gar alLElois anTIkei-tai ; HIna meha eAN THEle-te TAUta poiEte.
for these are contrary one to another; that you may not do what thingsyou would.
c. 5:18 But if you are led by theSpirit, you are not under law.
ei de PNEUma-ti Ages-the, ouk esTE huPO NOmon.
d. 5:19-21 WORKS OF FLESH BAR FROM KINGDOM OF GOD
pha-neRA DE es-tin ta ERga tes sarKOS, AtiNA es-tin:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, what are:
porNEIa , a-ka-tharSIa , aSELgei-a ,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
ei-do-lo-laTRIa , phar-maKIa , ECHthrai , Eris , ZElos , thuMOI ,
20idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, wraths,
e-riTHIai , di-chos-taSIai , haiREseis ,
factions, divisions, heresies,
PHTHOnoi , MEthai , KOmoi , kai ta HOmoi-a TOUtois;
21envyings, drunkennesses, revellings, and the like of these;
ha proLEgohuMIN, kaTHOS kai proEIpon,
of which I forewarn you, as also I did forewarn,
HOti hoi ta toiAUta PRASson-tes ba-siLEIan TheOU ou kle-ro-noMEsou-sin .
that they who practice such things shall not inherit God’s kingdom.
e. 5:22-23 NO LAW TOUCHES THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
ho de karPOS tou PNEUmaTOS es-tin aGApe, chaRA , eiREne,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
ma-kro-thuMIa , chresTOtes , a-ga-thoSUne, PIStis ,
longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
praUtes , egKRAteia ; kaTA ton toiOUton ouk EStin NOmos.
23gentleness, self-control; against :such there is no law.
f. 5:24 And they of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts.
hoi de tou ChrisTOU IeSOU ten SARka esTAUro-san  sun tois paTHEma-sin kai tais e-pi-thuMIais.
3. 5:25-6:6 TRUE WORKS FOLLOW A TRUE WALK IN THE SPIRIT
a. 5:25 If we live by theSpirit, by theSpirit let us also walk.
Ei ZOmen PNEUma-ti, PNEUma-ti kai stoiCHOmen .
b. 5:26 Let us not become vainglorious, provoking one another, envying one another.
megiNOme-tha keNOdo-xoi , alLElous pro-kaLOUme-noi, alLElous phthoNOUNtes .
c. 6:1 LET THE SPIRITUAL RESTORE THOSE OVERCOME
A-delPHOI, eAN kai pro-lemphTHEANthro-pos EN ti-ni pa-rapTOma-ti ,
Brothers, even if a man be overtaken in any trespass,
huMEIS hoi pneu-ma-tiKOI, ka-tarTIze-te ton toiOUton en PNEUma-ti praUte-tos ;
you the spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness;
skoPON se-auTON, mekai su pei-rasTHES.
looking to yourself, lest you also be tempted.
d. 6:2 Bear the burdens of one another, and so fulfill the law of the Christ.
AlLElon ta BArebasTAze-te, kai HOUtos a-na-pleROsa-te ton NOmon tou ChrisTOU.
e. 6:3 For if one thinks himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself.
ei gar doKEI tis EI-NAI ti, meDEN on, phre-na-paTA he-auTON.
f. 6:4 GOOD WORKS BRING TRUE JOY (Tit. 3:8)
to de ERgon he-auTOU do-ki-maZEtoHEkas-tos,
But let each prove his own :work,
kai TOte eis he-auTON MOnon to KAUche-ma HExei, kai ouk eis ton HEte-ron.
and then shall he have the glorying for himself alone, and not of the other.
g. 6:5 For each shall bear his own :burden.
HEkas-tos gar to Idi-on phorTIon basTAsei.
h. 6:6 But let him that is taught in the word share in all good things with him that teaches.
Koi-noNEItode ho ka-teCHOUme-nos ton LOgon toka-teCHOUNti en PAsin a-gaTHOIS.
4. 6:7-10 CERTAINTY OF HARVEST ARGUES FOR GOOD SOWING
a. 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.
MeplaNASthe ; TheOS ou muk-teRIze-tai: ho gar eAN SPEIreANthro-pos, TOUto kai theRIsei.
b. 6:8 THE TWO HARVESTS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT-WALK
HOti ho SPEIron eis ten SARka he-auTOU ek tes sarKOS the-RIsei phthoRAN ;
Because who sows unto his own :flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
ho de SPEIron eis to PNEUma ek tou PNEUma-tos theRIsei zo-EN aiOni-on .
but who sows unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life.
c. 6:9 And let us not be weary in the well-doing: for in its ownseason we shall reap, if we faint not.
to de kaLON poiOUNtes meen-kaKOmen : kaiROgar iDIotheRIso-men, meek-luOme-noi .
d. 6:10 CONCLUSION: DO GOOD TO ALL
Ara oun, hos kaiRON Echo-men, er-gaZOme-tha to a-gaTHON pros PANtas,
So then, as we have opportunity, let us work the good toward all,
MAlis-ta de pros tous oiKEIous tes PIste-os.
and especially toward themof the household of the faith.
NOTE: The fruit of the Spirit manifested in our lives is the key to understand this passage, and the key also to victorious Christian Living. “Rees Howells, Intercessor” by Norman P. Grubb, 1951, reveals that the Holy Spirit demanded of Rees, that he allow himself to be possessedby the Spirit. This is completely voluntary on our part. Demon Possession is a take-over through deception by the darkness of this world. Spirit-possession is definitely completely voluntary on our part.
One man in England practiced for 10 years, hours each day, until the demons so completely possessed him that he could manifest ectoplasm through his body up to 40 pounds of weight. If a medium would so serve Satan, couldn’t we as believers for whom Christ died, offer ourselves up to God as a living sacrifice? This is what Paul beseeched us to do in Romans 12:1-2.
But Oswald Chambers says there are few of us willing to pay the price for such a Spirit-filled walk. He himself nearly lost his mind as he struggled over this decision for over 6 years. Once he made it and God took over, he then had one of the most fruitful lives as can be found in all of Christendom.
He who follows in the train of Rees Howells, Oswald Chambers, George Muller, H.A. Baker and others of like ilk, will neverregret the decision once it is made. But to make it? It is to accept “death” to the self-life and the flesh-walk.
In the light of this, we can then more clearly understand this passage of Galatians.
Consider also that the fruit of the Spirit is linked with the tribe of Issachar – the tribe of sensitivity, faithfulness and obedience. Thisis the potential in an unusual way for the “First Nations People.” We need to pray that manyfrom this heritage will make this decision to take their part victoriouslyin the “One New Man.” We need all 12 of these nations and peoples moving harmoniously for the fullness of the purposes of God to take place! What a privilege that God asks us to pray and intercede for this to take place. China in the Home-Church Movement has had members raised up in this “Martyr-like spirit.” Jesusas the Son of Godhas set us the example. Many have seen and heard His call and responded completely. To reach every nation, tribe, tongue and people before His return, we need to believe for many more to be raised up from the continents, nations and special-group peoples. - J.A.W.