How to Walk by the Spirit
Are you like many western Christians who have been taught little about how to sense their spirits? Do you have trouble even defining what spirit sensations feel like within you, much less recognizing them? This training was birthed from Mark’s passion to live out of his spirit, and thus release the anointing of God. The problem he faced was lack of clear biblical definition as to what his spirit felt like. So Mark looked up every verse in the Bible on heart and spirit.
Like Jesus, We Can Walk and Live by the Spirit
If Jesus was aware of s(S)pirit sensations within Him, and lived constantly out of them, then we must learn to do the same. The foundation of this book is the 1200 verses in the Bible which mention “heart” or “spirit”. You will look up many of them, answering two key questions: “What does this verse teach is a possible spirit-level characteristic or feeling?” and “When have I experienced such a spirit sensation? What did it feel like?” The goal is that you come away with a vocabulary to describe the spirit, and an awareness of the Holy Spirit's movements within you. You will learn how to radiate Christ out through your spirit. You will learn how to walk by the Spirit and not carry out the desires of the flesh (Gal. 5:16). You will learn to live as s(S)pirit-conscious as Jesus did. You will also learn to sense the spirits of those around you. By doing this, you will be able to minister heart to heart or spirit to spirit (Mk. 2:8).
How to Walk by the Spirit Package Offers You...
|How This Helps You
You look up every verse in the Bible containing the words "heart" or "spirit."
|You journal about the verses, letting God reveal things to you.
|In the DVDs, you hear Mark's heart and what God was showing him.
You learn to sense the heart/spirit of others.
|The training materials sort the 1200 verses into 18 key categories.
You learn precise definitions
Appendices on soul/spirit connections are included.
How to Walk by the Spirit
This 136-page workbook guides you in a biblical meditation on the words heart and spirit. You read hundreds of verses on heart and spirit. You record what you are discovering and when you have experienced these heart/spirit sensations yourself, gaining an understanding of what your heart/spirit feels like inside you. You journal and ask the Lord what He wants to speak to you concerning the verses you are exploring. There are suggested group activities at the close of each chapter.
Chapters explore what the Bible has to say about the following topics: What does living out of my spirit look like? How do I define my spirit in practical enough terms so I will be able to feel its movements? What are the functions of my spirit? Does the Bible really say I have emotions in my spirit? What are the character traits that I could have in my spirit? What does the Bible say my spirit does? What things affect my spirit? How do I sense God's movement within my spirit? How do I release God out through my spirit? The answers to these questions will be practical, down to earth, biblical and something you can wrap your head and heart around.
As you look up hundreds of verses you will be praying over them, asking, "God, teach me to sense my spirit, and Your movement within my spirit."
Related Items to Deepen This Message
How to Walk by the Spirit DVDs - Revised & Expanded 15th Anniversary Edition
12 sessions, lengths vary from 25-45 minutes each
These are ideal for focused learning with the How to Walk by the Spirit book and for use in classroom settings. They are identical in content to the CDs. For maximum results, draw together some friends into a home group or Sunday school class and watch the DVDs over a 12-week period. Practice what you are learning weekly, sharing your results together. The DVDs bring an anointed trainer to your group, and your interpersonal sharing gives you instant feedback and confirmation that you truly are learning how to sense your spirit and walk by the Spirit! An unbeatable combination.
How to Walk by the Spirit CDs - Revised & Expanded 15th Anniversary Edition
12 sessions, lengths vary from 25-45 minutes each
These are ideal for repetition and review as you drive, work or exercise. Hearing Mark teach this series releases an impartation, revelation and spiritual understanding which, if internalized, will completely transform your life. Mark shares his struggle and story in a humorous and down-to-earth way that relates to every listener. Every time you review this series the Holy Spirit reveals more to you. Do yourself a favor and listen to them over and over until the revelation is complete. Rushing on to another topic without internalizing this truth does not result in cultivating Christian spirituality.
CDs and DVDs Contain the Following Identical Sessions
- The Vision of Spiritual Intimacy
- Defining Man’s Spirit
- The Nature of Man’s Spirit
- Emotions Within Man’s Spirit
- Character Traits Within Man’s Spirit
- Activities of Man’s Spirit
- Things Which Affect Man’s Spirit
- Sensing God Within Your Spirit
- Releasing Miracles Out Through Your Spirit
- Ministering Heart To Heart
- Our Spirits’ Activity While We Sleep
- The Day dawns, the Morning Star Arises In Our Hearts
Lives Transformed as People "Walk by the Spirit"
Pastor Keith Carlisle has completed this training module with Christian Leadership University
I was amazed as I began to look at all the scriptures that speak of our heart/spirit and its various activities that Dr. Virkler points out in his book How to Walk by the Spirit. By searching God’s Word I gained insight as to not only what man’s spirit is, but also what my spirit feels like when it is moving within me. I have found that extremely helpful in my day to day journey with the Lord. I had not considered defining my spirit until Dr. Virkler suggested that man’s spirit is the deep, underlying motivations and attitudes and character of a man.
Following is some of Keith’s two-way journaling for this course:
You realize that without My anointing on a person’s life they are simply attempting by self-effort to do what only I can do. I want you to seek My anointing on your life above all other things. Without it you are just spinning your wheels, as you would say.
My anointing doesn’t come by your trying harder in your life to gain it, for it is not by your works. The anointing can only come from Me and you don’t earn it. However, I do fill those who hunger and thirst after Me. Realizing your need is important and I know that you understand that. Consecrate yourself to Me, My son, and continue seeking Me with all your heart.
Remember the times you have prayed for people and your hands felt as if they were on fire? That was My anointing upon you at that moment. You didn’t work that up, I placed it upon you.
Lord, I have felt that from time to time but never on a consistent basis. Why not?
You still struggle with believing how much I really love you and the yielding of yourself completely to Me.
Lord, I don’t know how to change that.
Believe My Word simply as a child would believe and trust Me just like your children trust you. I do not desire to withhold any good thing from you. Rest in Me, My child, and My love for you. I know what I am doing, be patient and wait. Remember, My strength is made perfect in your weakness. Delight yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart. I love you!
Remember, I am the one who will sanctify you for your life’s work. I will not let you miss this, My child. The more you get to know Me and listen for My guidance, the clearer your ministry and anointing will become to you. Be patient, My child, and follow Me as I lead you. I am delighted that you are getting to know Me as a person. I love you as Father loves you and as Jesus loves you. Rest, My child, and trust Me to reveal Jesus to you in new and fresh ways.
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Take It to the Next Level
To ensure that this message transforms your life, we offer you four options. Any of these choices will assist you in internalizing this teaching, helping you to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only (James 1:22) and allowing you to produce a bountiful harvest in your life.
Opportunity 1 – Host a home or church group
This home group in Slovakia shows the excitement of learning to hear God's voice together!
We learn more quickly if we are surrounded by others who are seeking to master the same skill. Pray and ask God who you know who might want to grow in this truth also and open your home to them for 10-12 weekly sessions (or host a small group in your church). We provide several resources to help you present this powerfully and effectively in a group setting, including DVDs and application activities. Experience the joy of cultivating skills together with a group of friends! Discover how to create and post your group…
Opportunity 2 – Hire a Personal Spiritual Trainer to coach you
Coaching or discipling is the method Jesus used to train the twelve disciples.
When you team up with someone ahead of you in an area to mentor you, and you share your questions and steps of growth with them, receiving their counsel in return, you ascend more quickly into mastery in that area. We have trained coaches who have mastered this topic who will commit to working with you for a 90-day period.
- The name of this PST Training Module is: Increasing the Anointing
- Discover how to hire a PST for $1 a day to coach you in this training experience
- Click here for the steps to sign up for a Personal Spiritual Trainer module
Opportunity 3 – Take this as a college course from home
Earn college credit while being apprenticed to mastery in this area! This topic is available as a course which you can take from your home through the distance learning program offered at Christian Leadership University. You may enroll in this course as a lifelong learner or apply it toward an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree.
- The name of this CLU college course is: REN206 Increasing the Anointing
- Learn how you can take CLU courses from your home
- Click here for the steps to enroll in the corresponding CLU course
Opportunity 4 – Host a seminar for your community
Transform your church and region by hosting a weekend seminar with an anointed trainer, where an impartation is released by the Holy Spirit into your community. Mark Virkler and others are available to be scheduled.