Walking in Christ
“As therefore you have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in Him” Col. 2:6
Receiving Christ is a very wonderful experience, yet it is only a beginning, only a foretaste of the riches of our Christ. Many Christians desire to experience all that Christ is and live by Him in all things.
Basic Elements of the Christian Life, Volume 1, by Witness Lee & Watchman Nee, Living Stream Ministry, Chapter 5, pg. 37
Walking in Christ is different than walking with Christ. We may experience both, but walking in Christ is a much deeper experience. After we have received Christ, we should walk in Him. To walk in Christ means to live, to act, to behave, and to have our being in Him. Although we have this desire, we may feel short in actually walking in Him. There are some traps we may fall into as we try to walk in Him: improving behavior, establishing “rules” to live by, living by right and wrong, and asking ourselves “What would Jesus do?”. These are not the same as walking in Christ.
There are some key points we need to know to enter into this experience. This can be illustrated with the example of a locked room. When you enter the room “you are then walking in Christ”. You first need the correct key and you need to know how to use it to unlock the room. Once you learn how to open the door you are then able to enter the room. When you are in the room all the items of the room become available to you. This is what it is to walk in Christ.
The key to walk in Christ is our human spirit. It is only by using our spirit that we can walk in Him.
You can read more about walking in Him in the “The Key to Experiencing Christ - the Human Spirit” in Basic Elements of the Christian Life, Volume 1. Request Your Free Copy.