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Summary: Do we know what causes spiritual internal conflict? There are 17 works of the flesh. 4 sins of lust, 2 sins of superstition and not knowing God, 9 sins of the temper, 2 sins of the appetite.

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DO WE KNOW WHAT THE 17 WORKS OF THE FLESH?

OR SPIRITUAL INTERNAL CONFLICT

THERE ARE 17 WORKS OF THE FLESH!

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr Kyfingers@aol.com

I. PLEASE COME AND STUDY WITH ME WHAT IS SIN?

WHAT ARE THE WORKS OF THE FLESH?

A. FEW ARE EVER TAUGHT HOW DANGEROUS THE WORKS OF THE FLESH ARE?

B. DO WE KNOW? How can we avoid what we do not know?

C. WHAT IS SIN? BIBLICAL ANSWER:

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

D. FROM WHERE DOES SIN COME?

James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

E. SIN STARTS AS A SEED, THOUGHT, A DESIRE AND GROWS.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

II. SIN IS BOTH ADDICTIVE AND BUILDS A TOLERANCE.

A. HABITUAL/ ADDICTIVE:

The settled tendency or usual matter of behavior

A behavioral pattern acquired by frequent repetition

Dependence

Compulsive need for the use

A habit

Physiological need and symptoms if not satisfied or withdrawal

Persistent compulsive use known to be harmful

The need to resort to on a regular basis

Behavior becomes automatic, unthinking

Becomes mental makeup

B. TOLERANCE:

Sympathy or indulgence for practice conflicting with one’s own value system.

The capacity of the body to endure more and be less responsive to a substance

Repeated use making less effective

III. TWO KINDS OF SIN

A. COMMISSION

B. OMMISSION

IV. SIN CAN BE MORE THAN THE DEED OR THE ACT,

SIN CAN INVOLVE THE THOUGHT PROCESS.

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

V. THERE IS A TRAIL THAT LEADS DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO SIN.

1. ANGER

2. CONTROL

3. FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE (Perfectionist)

4. PAIN

5. BITTERNESS

6. ALIENATION

7. REJECTION

8. DIVISON

9. INDEPENDANT --- REBELLIOUS SPIRIT

10. HATRED

VI. THERE ARE 17 WORKS OF THE FLESH, THESE WORKS WILL ALWAYS BREED SPIRITUAL CONFLICT WITHIN AND WITHOUT!

Galatians 5:16-21

[16] This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

[17] For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. [18] But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. [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.

VII. THERE ARE FOUR MAJOR CLASSIFICATION OF THE WORKS OF THE FLESH:

1. 4 SINS OF LUST

2. 2 SINS LACKING TOTAL SUBMISSION TO GOD, SUPERSTITION

3. 9 SINS OF THE TEMPER

4. 2 SINS OF THE APPETITE

VIII. HERE ARE THE 17 WORKS OF THE FLESH. DID YOU KNOW THEM?

1---4 ARE LUSTFUL , SEXUAL IN NATURE.

1. ADULTERY

Sexual violation of marriage.

Unlawful sexual relationships between man and a woman.

2. FORNICATION

Voluntary sexual relationship with unmarried.

3. UNCLEANNESS

Pornographic material, written, pictures, computer, book, magazine.

Written or spoken.

What is the opposite of pure.

Sodomy, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Bisexual, Bestiality

and all sexual perversion.

4. LASCIVIOUSNESS

Uncorrected, undisciplined thoughts and desires of the heart and

mind. ---CONDUCT OR LANGUAGE.

Lewdness, wanton, lustful, indecent, undisciplined, unmanaged

behavior.

Flying or playing loosely.

To follow one’s passions and lust and desire to a point of no shame

or public decency.

THE NEXT TWO ARE SINS OF SUPERSTITION AND LACK OF KNOWING

THE WORD OF GOD AND A LACK OF RESPECTING GOD.

5. IDOLATRY:

Worship of any thing other than God.

Worship spirits, talk to the dead,

graven images, any thing on which our extreme passions and

affections are set.

To trust in a person, place or thing, or institution with equal or greater

than God’s authority or word or church.

6. WITCHCRAFT

Superstition is a practice that comes from fear, ignorance, or the unknown.

A notion maitained despite evidence to the contrary.

Magic spells, incantations, charms, potions, sorcery, black magic,

irresistible influence, spiritualism.

ESP, talking to the dead, ---

using drugs to bring spiritual feelings.

Horoscope, reading the stars, superstition.

THERE ARE 9 WORKS OF THE FLESH DEALING WITH THE TEMPER.

7. HATRED

INTENSE HOSTILITY FROM FEAR, ANGER, OR A SENSE OF INJURY.

Lack of forgiveness, extreme dislike,

8. VARIANCE

Incompatible, opposite,

To be disagreeable, disputing.

To be in conflict.

A license to be contrary.

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