Works of the Flesh Gal 5:16-21

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 Galatians 5:16-21 Works of the Flesh  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO       

  They are:

  1. Conceived by lust (v. 16)
    1. Jas 1:14-15
  2. Contrary to the Spirit (v. 17)
    1. Didn’t have war until saved, but now you have a way to fight
    2. Walk in the Spirit (can’t if in law)
    3. Rom 7:18-19
  3. Magnified by the law (v. 18)
    1. Not controlled by law
    2. We have laws and a totally lawless society
    3. Saying “NO” means “Do It”
    4. Rom 7:7-8

Three Categories:

Flesh

  • Adultery – Thought and Act, Matt 5:28
  • Fornication – the Act, Even when married, Matt 19:9
  • Uncleanness – morally unclean, includes Iniquity, Wickedness, Filth
  • Lasciviousness – no restraint, Inordinate affection and homosexuals, II Cor 12:21 in Corinth
  • Drunkenness – too much to drink, Eph 5:18
  • Revellings – Bashes, parties, dances; i.e. Mardi Gras; I Pet 4:3-4

Eyes

  • Idolatry – idols and covetousness – Acts 17:23; Col 3:5
  • Witchcraft – employing sorcery –  Exercise of supernatural powers; I Sam 15:23
  • Emulations – striving by imitation – To equal others in accomplishment or quality; Rival; Peer Pressure
  • Envying – Painful resentment of an advantage enjoyed by another accompanied by desire to possess the same advantage

Pride

  • Hatred – To cross – Prov 10:12, Hatred stirreth up strife, but love covereth all sins
  • Wrath – Discord, state of being in disagreement, controversy – Matt 10:35-36 -Rage expressed vehemently and accompanied by bitterness – Prov 27:3-4
  • Strife – Fight, quarrel, state of distrust or enmity – Often bitter – Prov 15:18
  • Sedition – Resistance to lawful authority, tumults, rebel – Barababas, Lk 23:25
  • Heresies – Opinions and doctrines contrary to the truth – Comp. Acts 24:14
  • Murderers – Killings – see I Jn 3:15

Results:

Such an one won’t inherit the kingdom of God.  Because you gave in to the flesh here and received your reward here (like the prodigal son), although you are still a son of God, you spent it with riotous living and will not receive an inheritance.

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