17 Works of the Flesh - Bind and Rebuke it in Jesus Name

Galatians 5: 16-21

DO WE KNOW WHAT THE 17 WORKS OF THE FLESH? 
OR SPIRITUAL INTERNAL CONFLICT
THERE ARE 17 WORKS OF THE FLESH

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.

9. EMULATIONS
Striving to excel, to be better than the rest, seeking to surpass,
rivalry, competition, can’t stand anothers success.

10. WRATH
Lasting, long term anger.
Fits of rage 
Violent, exposive anger
Blow up in words and/or actions
Domestic or Civil turmoils
Turbulent passion

11. STRIFE
Strong hostile feelings --- disagreeable
Argumentive, debates, quarreling, struggle, dispute

12. SEDITIONS
Not supportive, will not help the program,
rebellious, not submitted to authority
divisive, stir up trouble and discontentment,
break up friends, have the social cliques, factions, resist, rebel.

13. HERESIES
Failure to conform to good standards.
Having contrary religious opinions.
To deny truth.
To keep opinions that are contrary to the standard.
Dissention, deviation.

14. ENVYINGS
To desire what another has, to debase others, jealous of good fortune, resentful, not satisfied, 
A sense of superiority

15. MURDERS
To kill, to take the life out of, 
to spoil or marr another.

TWO SINS OF THE APPETITE
16. DRUNKENNESS
Drinking bouts.
Out of control, to excite spirits,
to be a slave to something, overcomed by the power of emotions.
GIVEN TO EXCESSIVENESS --- IMPAIRED PHYSICAL OR MENTAL STATE.

17. REVELLINGS
A party hardy spirit.
excessive feasting, loud music, orgies,
activities given to pleasure.
To make happy or merry.

SIN WILL: 
1. TAKE YOU FARTHER THAN YOU PLANNED ON GOING.
2. KEEP YOU LONGER THAN YOU PLANNED ON STAYING
3. COST YOU MORE THAN YOU PLANNED ON PAYING.

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