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This week we break down the definitions of the works of the flesh listed in Galatians 5 from the original Greek. As we take a look at the meanings of the words we find that we as Christians may in fact be practicing some of these works in our personal lives and in our churches. Paul warns us that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. It is the hope that those who hear this message will grow in their relationship with Christ. We cannot overcome the works of the flesh out of our own strength but it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can overcome the flesh. Works in the Greek means business and employment. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death. When we feed our flesh and allow sin to reign in our lives it pays the wages by the works listed in the Bible. As we take a look at these words we will see a lot of things that are being taught from the pulpits of our churches like prosperity and the evangelical movement are teaching Christians to live by their flesh and not by the Spirit.