Friday, March 3, 2017

Works of the flesh defined according to the Bible

Joan Boney ... apostle/prophet

Galatians 5 ... 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, 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.

Adultery:  sexual unfaithfulness to husband by wife or to wife by husband ... divorced woman who marries another man ... man who marries divorced woman.

Mt. 5:32 ...  Jesus says ... Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Romans 7 ... 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 

I Cor. 7 ...  10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

Mt. 5:28 ... Jesus says ... 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.


Fornication:  sex outside of marriage ... two become one flesh at time of sexual intercourse. 

I Cor. 6 ...  15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.


Uncleanness:  defrauding another for gain  

I Thess. 4 ...  6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.


Lasciviousness:  lust (not just sexual but other lusts also) ... could be lust for power, for money, for praise of men, for things, for glory of man

Mt. 4 ... 1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil...  8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

I Jn. 2 ...  15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.



Col. 3 ...  5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.


 Witchcraft:   Trying to bless or curse, but with power not of God.

Examples of witchcraft today:  Clicking glasses together at dinner, trying to evoke "good luck" or "charm" from some unknown source ... Sports fans often try to evoke curses or evil upon opposing team by strange hand signals ... belief in various superstition such as bad luck for 3 to use same match  and saying such as things always happen in threes which is saying of man but not in Bible and not even correct always. 



I Jn. 4 ... 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.


Variance:  Disagree ... quarrel ... to "vary" with another and enter into verbal disputing

II Tim. 2 ...  23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.


Emulations: To try to equal or surpass another, typically by imitation.

Jude ...  17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers (imitators) in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Acts 20 ... Paul says to the church ...  29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.


Wrath:  Extreme anger, often with malice ... wanting to see enemy get what you think he deserves.

Romans 12:19 ... Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.


Strife:  Usually verbal disputings to try to put another person down and get the best of him in fleshly disagreements.


Seditions:  Advocating the overthrow of established authority, often through rioting or demonstrating.

My kingdom is not of this world, says Jesus ... Jn. 18


Heresies:  Trying to establish doctrine different from Bible ...

Titus 3 ... 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. 


Envyings:  Desiring that which another has for yourself.

Romans 13 ... 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 

Murders:  The taking of a natural life and bringing a natural death ... or the taking of something from another which brings the form of death, making that person lifeless.


Drunkenness:  The Bible defines drunkenness as a work of the flesh, a sin of the flesh, not an illness.

Eph. 5 ... 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;


Revellings:  "Partying" ... participating in worldly orgys of the flesh.


Gal. 5 ... 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.

If you are born of the Spirit of God you cannot continue in these works of the flesh.  One by one, you will put such away, yielding to God's Spirit.

Gal. 5 ...  22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.