Works of the Flesh ( Dr. Terry Welsh Notes)
Works of the flesh:
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 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. 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.
adultery, Moicheia (#3430) adultery
fornication, Porneia (#4202) illicit sexual intercourse; adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.; sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18; sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11; metaph. the worship of idols; of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols
uncleanness, Akatharsia (#167) uncleanness: physical; in a moral sense: the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living of impure motives
lasciviousness, Aselgeia (#766) unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence
idolatry, Eidololatreia (#1495) the worship of false gods, idolatry; of the formal sacrificial feats held in honour of false gods; of avarice, as a worship of Mammon; in the plural, the vices springing from idolatry and peculiar to it
witchcraft, Pharmakeia (#5331) the use or the administering of drugs; poisoning; sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it; metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
hatred, Echthra (2189) enmity; cause of enmity
variance, Eris (2054) contention, strife, wrangling
emulations, Zelos (#2205) excitement of mind, ardour, fervour of spirit; zeal, ardour in embracing, pursuing, defending anything; zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing; the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal; an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy
wrath, Thumos (2372) passion, angry, heat, anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again; glow, ardour, the wine of passion, inflaming wine (which either drives the drinker mad or kills him with its strength)
strife, Eritheia (#2052) electioneering or intriguing for office; apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one’s self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts; partisanship, fractiousness
seditions, Dichostasia (#1370) dissension, division
heresies, Hairesis (#139) act of taking, capture: e.g. storming a city; choosing, choice; that which is chosen; a body of men following their own tenets (sect or party) of the Sadducees, of the Pharisees, of the Christians; dissensions arising from diversity of opinions and aims
envyings, Phthonos (#5355) envy; for envy, i.e. prompted by envy
murders, Phonos (#5408) murder, slaughter
drunkenness, Methe (#3178) intoxication, drunkenness
revellings, Komos (#2970) a revel, carousal; a nocturnal and riotous procession of half drunken and frolicsome fellows who after supper parade through the streets with torches and music in honour of Bacchus or some other deity, and sing and play before houses of male and female friends; hence used generally of feasts and drinking parties that are protracted till late at night and indulge in revelry
and such like: Toutois (#5125) these Homoios (#3664) like, similar, resembling; like: i.e. resembling; like: i.e. corresponding to a thing
Works of the flesh continued:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived : neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit * the kingdom of God.
abusers of themselves with mankind,
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient : but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know * , that no * whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 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.
love, Agape (#26) brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence; love feasts
joy, Chara (#5479) joy, gladness; the joy received from you, the cause or occasion of joy of persons who are one’s joy
peace, Eirene (#1515) a state of national tranquility, exemption from the rage and havoc of war, peace between individuals, i.e. harmony, concord; security, safety, prosperity, felicity, (because peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous) of the Messiah’s peace; the way that leads to peace (salvation) of Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is the blessed state of devout and upright men after death
longsuffering, Makrothumia (#3115) patience, endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance, patience, forbearance, longsuffering, slowness in avenging wrongs
gentleness, Chrestotes (#5544) moral goodness, integrity, benignity, kindness
goodness, Agathosune (#19) uprightness of heart and life, goodness, kindness
faith, Pistis (#4102) conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it: a. relating to God: 1. the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ b. relating to Christ: a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God; the religious beliefs of Christians; belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same; fidelity, faithfulness, the character of one who can be relied on
meekness, Praotes (#4236) gentleness, mildness, meekness
temperance, Egkrateia (#1466) self-control (the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, esp. his sensual appetites)
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
righteousness, Dikaiosune (#1343) in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God; the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God; integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting; in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due
and truth Aletheuo (#226) to speak or tell the truth; to teach the truth, to profess the truth
Note: Regarding Love and Righteousness.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17). Love of the Brethren is Righteousness with Yahweh because: Righteousness is obedience to Yahshua’s commandments (Romans 6:16) and Yahshua commanded that we love one another as he loved us (John 13:34, John 15:12, 1 John 3:23) and love fulfills the law (Romans 13:8-10, Galatians 5:13).
So, when we receive the Holy Spirit, it bears Fruit in us beginning with Love or Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit and we are translated into the Kingdom of Yahshua (Colossians 1:13).