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THE WORKS OF THE FLESH PART 1




The sins listed in Galatians 5:19-21 are not all of the sins identified in the Bible. They are a specific group of sins called "works of the flesh". An understanding of these sins will help you war against their attacks in your life. Here is the list:


Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like; of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)


Over the next few days we will take a look at these works of the flesh. Remember that we are eliminating the negatives so we can embrace the positives and manifest spiritual power in our lives.


Adultery is sexual intercourse by a married person with someone who is not their spouse. One of the first ten commandments from God was: "Thou shalt not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14). Both Jesus and Paul repeated the warning against adultery in the New Testament (Mark 10:19 and Romans 13:9).


Jesus expanded the meaning of adultery to include evil sexual desires of the heart and mind:

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matthew 5:27-28)


When a person commits adultery he is sinning against his own soul: "But whoso comitteth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul" (Proverbs 6:32). God will judge those who commit adultery (Hebrews 13:4) and they will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9).


If you are in an adulterous relationship, get out of it today! If you are engaging in pornography or lustful thinking, that is the same as adultery. Confess your sin and ask God to forgive you. Admit it, then quit it!


PRAYER:

My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.

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