Summary of "Our Flesh" topic so far...
(includes reviews of breaks # 34-39)
SO many, if not almost ALL, of the pastors, teachers, ministers and ministeretes
today either ignore or incorrectly teach about the 'flesh' by their emphasis
of the Great Commission along with the threats of the 'severity of God,'
'Our flesh' is a serious topic, one that needs to be KNOWN, UNDERSTOOD
and TAUGHT; it is truly a topic of peace and understanding.
Knowing the truth about our 'flesh' as a Christian helps explain Romans
...knowing that the goodness of God leadeth
thee to repentance...;
The severity of God does NOT lead anyone to repentance, as is obvious these
the difference in goodness and severity and to whom each is given is stated
in Romans 11:22 - Behold
therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity;
but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise
thou also shalt be cut off.
severity of course referring to the OT, the gospels and the apostles doctrine
which are still considered OT in doctrine - see Hebrews
and the goodness of God directed to the Gentiles
through the teaching and preaching of Paul ONLY.
not mixed in with OT, Gospels, Acts 1-8 and
1) Christians of hope from a peace and
joy in believing (Romans 15:13)
and a peace which passeth all understanding
2) Christians of the riches of the full assurance of understanding;
3) People of being a true Christian as they are taught all the false
and wrongly divided word of truth - which is truly considered 'vain
babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness And
their word will eat as doth a canker... concerning the truth have erred...
(II Timothy 2:15-18). and
creates counterfeit Christians which in truth, will be part of Satan's
army against the true Christ (Revelation 16:13,14).
Break #34 - "Please God, Please Man or Please
Our Own Flesh"
Break #35 - "In the Flesh"
Job 5:7 - Yet
man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Romans 8:8 - So
then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Galatians 1:10 - For
do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet
pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
II Timothy 2:4 - No
man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that
he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
I Thessalonians 4:1 - Furthermore
then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as
ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would
abound more and more.
Romans 8:9 - But
ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of
God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none
Same concept as being 'dead in sin' as a lost person (Ephesians
2:5) or 'dead to sin' as a saved person (Romans
Of course, I am not meaning ... now we can use our liberty
for an occasion to the flesh.
The word 'sin' in the above verses is used as a noun, not
Remember, WE are always alive but our flesh is 'dead' (even though it sure
keeps active for a dead 'being,' eh!) See Romans
8:10 - And if Christ be in you,
the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
It is dead because it is full of sin just waiting for the final judgment
fire of I Corinthians 3.
It certainly doesn't mean that our flesh is 'inactively
dead' - see what Paul says in Romans 7:15+.
Break #36 - "Operation of God"
Hebrews 4:12 - For
the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints
and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The circumcision of Christ
A circumcision made without hands
The putting off the body of the sins of the flesh
Being buried with him in baptism, risen with him.
(not a water baptism, by the way)
Having all of our trespasses being forgiven (not just gone into remission)
Having all of the ordinances being blotted out - nailed to his cross!
Christ triumphing over principalities and power!