Society & Reality: True Word of Yah: Denying the Flesh & Why You Should Listen
This lesson is going to help you identify the reasons why you should deny the Flesh. You will learn to Identify the obstacles that ha'satan has placed before you as well as the Promise of Yah to all who obey His Words.
First off, let us identify what flesh really means for this topic.
Strong's Greek: G4561- σάρξ sárx, sarx; probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specially), a human being (as such):—carnal(-ly, + -ly minded), flesh(-ly).
But if the Ruach of him that raised up YAHUSHA from the dead dwell in you, he that rasied up HAMASHIACH from the ded shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Ruach that dwells in you. Threfore, brethern, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye will die: but if ye live through the Ruach do moritfy the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many are led by Ruach Yahuah, they are the sons of Yahuah.
Romans 8:11-14 has some words we will examine closer.
Mortify: G2289 θανατόω thanatóō, than-at-o'-o; from G2288 to kill (literally or figuratively):—become dead, (cause to be) put to death, kill, mortify.
Outline of Scripture usage: by death to be liberated from the bond of anything, literally to be made dead in relation to (something) 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death G2289 in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Why is it important to put to death our flesh? What is some of the flesh desires or traits that make living for the flesh wrong?
1. Vanity - Ecclesiastes is full of verses about vanity.
1: inflated pride in oneself or one's appearance : conceit
2: something that is vain, empty, or valueless
3a : dressing tableb : a bathroom cabinet containing a sink and usually having a countertop
4: the quality or fact of being vain
5: a fashionable trifle or knickknack
excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.; conceited:a vain dandy.
proceeding from or showing pride in or concern about one's appearance, qualities, etc.; resulting from or displaying vanity:He made some vain remarks about his accomplishments.
ineffectual or unsuccessful; futile:vain hopes; a vain effort; a vain war.
King Solomon became vain with his knowledge to the point he gave up his faith of Yah and followed other religions. He had gained so much for Yah, yet he went the ways of his many wives.
Another note worthy person to understand is Jezebel. Name Meaning—This heartless woman with a bloody history belied the name she bore, for Jezebel means, “chaste, free from carnal connection”; but by nature she was a most licentious woman. She was a voluptuary, with all the tawdry arts of a wanton woman. Thus no name could have been more inappropriate for such a despised female. She is found in these scriptures 1 Kings 16:31; 18:4-19; 19:1, 2; 21:5-25; 2 Kings 9 Baal had no more dedicated devoteé than Jezebel. None could match her zeal for the worship of Ashtaroth the famous goddess of the Zidonians, as zealous and liberal maintenance of hundreds of idolatrous priests clearly proves
licentious 1: lacking legal or moral restraints; especially : disregarding sexual restraints
2: marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness
Video on Jezebel Spirit and how to identify it- Jezebel spirit caught on tape
2. Coveting- Exodus 20: 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Webster- covet: : to wish for earnestly covet an award 2 to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately or culpably The king's brother covetedthe throne.
Covet: Strong's 2530- חָמַד châmad, khaw-mad'; a primitive root; to delight in:—beauty, greatly beloved, covet, delectable thing, (× great) delight, desire, goodly, lust, (be) pleasant (thing), precious (thing).
Examples of this can be found in every day life. If you see the new smart phone or someone with a new car and think you wish you had it, but do not really need it. The phrase "Keeping up with the Jones'" is not someting to brush off. It was coined for a reason.
Classical examples of coveting by a patriarch is Jacob as recorded in Genesis 27:35-37, Achan - Joshua 7:21; Samuel's sons - 1 Samuel 8:1,3; Saul - 1 Samuel 15:9, 19; False prophets - Isaiah 56:10-11
3. Disobediance: Colossians 3:1-6
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
Dictionary.com Disobediance- lack of obedience or refusal to comply; disregard or transgression.
The KJV translates Strong's G3876 in the following manner: disobedient (3x). Romans 5:9 For as by one man's disobedience G3876 many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Children and Disobedience:
Children of The Beast System: Video about disobedient children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8ZrxGaY-lA
Juvenille Aressts 2017: In 2016, law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made an estimated 856,130 arrests of persons under age 18, 58% less than the number of arrests in 2007. (number maybe down, but that is still alot of children) https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/qa05101.asp
Disobedience in the Last Days
2 Timothy 3:1-7
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Knowing about how to identify the flesh and what to do in regards to killing the vanity and coveting and disobediece that comes with it is found in Scripture when you read it. As Yah to fill you up with Life= The Word of Elohiym.
Yahuah cannot live inside of you if you are doing the same old things and thinking the same old ways. You are trying to life for flesh and Spirit. That will cause you torment and become double minded, that is why you must kill the flesh.
No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
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