As we continue to reflect on Romans 8:1-4, we see that the Bible is very clear that when a person trusts in Christ, they begin to walk by the Spirit the same instant. Christ wants us to know Him and to walk with Him moment by moment. It must be our desire as we walk with Him to become Spirit-determined believers. Because we are declared righteous, when we come to Christ, we have the ability to have the law fulfilled in us, because through the Holy Spirit we now have the power to do what the law expects us to do. The purpose of the gospel message is not to make us happy, but to make us holy. Interestingly genuine happiness comes to those who belong to Christ and are obedient to His will.