Actions of the Flesh vs Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
The first article the is not in the text it was added and should be dropped. The word spirit should not be capitalized. You do not walk in God but the prompting of the spirit, he gave you. This is talking about our new nature.
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The word fulfil is the Greek teleō  and is translated several different ways but it comes from the word telos. Teleo is the verb form of the noun telos. They both can be translated end. It can be reaching the end of a series. Reaching the 7th game of the world series. The 7th game would be teleo now the last out the walk off because you have 1 or more runs more than the other team and they have already had their chance in that inning to score and failed to do so would be the telos. A simpler example might be the tail of a dog the tail is the end of the dog but teleo would be the entire tail where telos would be the tip of the tail the very end of the dog. So you reach the end of your fulfilment not the end of all fulfilment.
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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.
So it becomes apparent that God desires that we don’t get to the point we fulfil the lust of the flesh!
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Instead he wants us to have the fruit of the spirit
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It is interesting you can find reference to this as far back as Genesis 3:15 it talks about enmity between the woman's seed and the devil's seed. The devil inspires the works of the flesh and the spirit the works of the spirit and you decide which to follow. These will always oppose each other.
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The unsaved or Natural Man (1 Corinthians 2:14) cannot understand this for he does not have holy spirit so he cannot understand it because it is spiritually discerned.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
It is interesting you can find reference to this as far back as Genesis 3:15 it talks about enmity between the woman's seed and the devil's seed. The devil inspires the works of the flesh and the spirit the works of the spirit and you decide which to follow. These will always oppose each other. It’ like two animals headbutting.
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The unsaved or Natural Man (1 Corinthians 2:14) cannot understand this for he does not have holy spirit so he cannot understand it because it is spiritually discerned.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Could this be any more clear? If you follow the spirit you are not under the law.
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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.
Let's break this down a bit.
We have
The Lusts of the Flesh
adultery
fornication
uncleanness
lasciviousness
idolatry
witchcraft
hatred
variance
emulations
wrath
strife
seditions
heresies
envyings
murders
drunkenness
revellings
and such like


Many of these words are synonyms for each other.
Adultery
Original Word: μοιχεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: moicheia
Phonetic Spelling: (moy-khi'-ah)
Short Definition: adultery
Definition: adultery.
Now some of the texts contain the word adultery and some don’t. It is not in the oldest texts and there is disagreement between scholars about it.
Added Sin here is some more information on the subject please come back if you check it out.
This is from the Lamsa Bible:
(Lamsa Bible) Galatians 5:19 For the works of the flesh are well known, which are these, adultery, impurity, and lasciviousness
Notice there are only 3 things listed were in KJV there are 4 things listed. The meaning for fornication and adultery are almost the same. In our day and time it means extra marital sex but at the time of the writing both pre and post marital applied. The word used in KJV means after you are married porneia is the word for premarital sex but could be either depending on the context. It boils down to meaning sexual immorality
Fornication
porneia: fornication
Original Word: πορνεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: porneia
Phonetic Spelling: (por-ni'-ah)
Short Definition: fornication, idolatry
Definition: fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry.
Used 26 times in the Word of God all translated fornication.
We get our word pornagraphy from this Greek word. I also find it interesting that it is metaphorically idolatry. In the Hebrew scriptures there are references to whoring after other gods (Exodus 34:15, 16 Leviticus 17:7, Judges 2:17 there are in the area of 80 uses as whoring for other Gods.)


Uncleanness
akatharsia: uncleanness
Original Word: ἀκαθαρσία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: akatharsia
Phonetic Spelling: (ak-ath-ar-see'-ah)
Short Definition: uncleanness, impurity
Definition: uncleanness, impurity.
It is used of morally unclean or impurity, it is used 10 times that way in the Greek Scriptures.
Lasciviousness
aselgeia: licentiousness, wantonness
Original Word: ἀσέλγεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: aselgeia
Phonetic Spelling: (as-elg'-i-a)
Short Definition: wantonness, lewdness
Definition: (outrageous conduct, conduct shocking to public decency, a wanton violence), wantonness, lewdness.
I looked up lewdnesson dictionary.com some of the synonyms lewd, obscene, pornographic, profanatory, profane
This word is used 9 times translated  lasciviousness (6x), wantonness (2x), filthy (1x).
Idolatry
eidólolatria: image worship
Original Word: εἰδωλολατρεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: eidólolatria
Phonetic Spelling: (i-do-lol-at-ri'-ah)
Short Definition: worship or service of an image
Definition: service (worship) of an image (an idol).
It is used four times all translated idolatry
Witchcraft
pharmakeia: the use of medicine, drugs or spells
Original Word: φαρμακεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pharmakeia
Phonetic Spelling: (far-mak-i'-ah)
Short Definition: magic, sorcery, enchantment
Definition: magic, sorcery, enchantment.
We get our word pharmacy from this word. If anyone tells you the word of God says nothing about the use of drugs they do not know what they are talking about. More of witchcraft is based in the use of drugs in particular mind altering drugs than in incantations although that is a part of it as well.
It is used 3 times and translated  sorcery (2x), witchcraft (1x). Both the other uses are in the book of Revelation.
Enmity
echthra: enmity, hostility
Original Word: ἔχθρα, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: echthra
Phonetic Spelling: (ekh'-thrah)
Short Definition: enmity, hostility
Definition: enmity, hostility, alienation.
This word means hatred when you break it down. It first shows up in Genesis 3:15
Variance
eris: strife
Original Word: ἔρις, ιδος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: eris
Phonetic Spelling: (er'-is)
Short Definition: contention, strife
Definition: contention, strife, wrangling.
Wrangling according to dictionary.com means to argue or dispute, especially in a noisy or angry manner. Sounds like a person I have encountered recently.
Jealousy
zelos: eagerness, zeal, rivalry
Original Word: ζῆλος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine; Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: zelos
Phonetic Spelling: (dzay'-los)
Short Definition: eagerness, zeal, rivalry
Definition: (a) eagerness, zeal, enthusiasm, (b) jealousy, rivalry.
Used seventeen times translated  zeal (6x), envying (5x), indignation (2x), envy (1x), fervent mind (1x), jealousy (1x), emulation (1x).
Wrath
thumos: passion
Original Word: θυμός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: thumos
Phonetic Spelling: (thoo-mos')
Short Definition: an outburst of passion, wrath
Definition: an outburst of passion, wrath.
It is used eighteen times translated wrath (15x), fierceness (2x), indignation (1x)
Strife
eritheia: rivalry, hence ambition
Original Word: ἐριθεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: eritheia
Phonetic Spelling: (er-ith-i'-ah)
Short Definition: ambition, rivalry
Definition: (the seeking of followers and adherents by means of gifts, the seeking of followers, hence) ambition, rivalry, self-seeking; a feud, faction.
From the commentary for the REV: commentary
The Greek is eritheia (#2052 ἐριθεία).  In Aristotle it “denotes a self-seeking pursuit of political office by unfair means” (BDAG).  It contains tones of selfish ambition, strife, rivalry, etc.  Those who attempt to get ahead unfairly, and build rivalries, show this.  For a more complete understanding, see commentary on Romans 2:8; “selfish ambition”
2:8. “selfishly ambitious.” The Greek is eritheia (#2052 ἐριθεία).  Spicq (Theological Lexicon) says, “…eritheia is used seven times in NT, including twice in the sin lists (2 Cor. 12:20, Gal. 5:20), along with eris [strife], which indicates that the former does not have the same meaning as the latter and is not derived from it. …it was formed from eritheuomai, “work for hire.”  The erithos is a day laborer; the term is used especially for weavers and spinners.  As a result, the term eritheia (paid work) originally had a positive sense, but it came to mean that which is done solely for interested motives (“What’s in it for me?”).  Hence the meaning: contrive to gain a position…not in order to serve the state, but to gain honor and wealth.  From that developed two other meanings: 1) dispute or intrigue to gain advantages; or 2) personal ambition, the exclusive pursuit of one’s own interest.  These connotations of intrigue, disputations, and chicanery appear in all the NT texts.”  Aristotle used the word of those who seek political office by unfair means, and Philo wrote, “The only stable government is one in which there is no strife and no intrigue [eritheia]” (Spicq, Vol.  II, p. 70). “The idea is “base self-seeking,” the “baseness” that cannot shift its gaze to higher things” (TDNT).  It is a complex word that takes on different meanings in different contexts, so attention to the context is important.  Meanings include selfishness, selfish ambition, rivalry, base self-seeking, and the use of dishonest means to get personal gain (particularly in political circles).
Seditions
dichostasia: standing apart, dissension
Original Word: διχοστασία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: dichostasia
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-khos-tas-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: division, dissension
Definition: division, dissension, standing apart.
This word is used three times both the other usages are translated divisions that would be a good way to translate this word.
Heresies
hairesis: choice, opinion
Original Word: αἵρεσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: hairesis
Phonetic Spelling: (hah'-ee-res-is)
Short Definition: a self-chosen opinion, a sect
Definition: a self-chosen opinion, a religious or philosophical sect, discord or contention.


Envyings


phthonos: envy
Original Word: φθόνος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: phthonos
Phonetic Spelling: (fthon'-os)
Short Definition: envy, a grudge
Definition: envy, a grudge, spite.
This word is used 9 times and is always translated envy each time one of the verses is Mark 15:10 where it says  “For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.” this was the motivation for killing Jesus.
Murders
Like the word adultery is not in all the texts also it does work in the context so there is no absolute here.
Drunkenness
methé: drunkenness
Original Word: μέθη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: methé
Phonetic Spelling: (meth'-ay)
Short Definition: drunkenness
Definition: deep drinking, drunkenness.
This word is used three times each time translated drunkenness,  an intoxicant, i.e. (by implication) intoxication:—drunkenness.
Revellings
kómos: a village festival, revel
Original Word: κῶμος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kómos
Phonetic Spelling: (ko'-mos)
Short Definition: a feasting, revealing
Definition: a feasting, revealing, carousal.
From word study helps from bible hub:
(originally, village-merrymaking that took place at the gathering of the grapes, Souter) – a riotous party (drunken feast) which hosted unbridled sexual immorality; hence, revelings (debauched "partying").
[2970 (kṓmos) had the original meaning, " 'a carousal,' such as a party of revelers parading the streets, or revels held in religious ceremonies, wild, furious, and ecstatic" (K. Wuest, Word Studies, Vol 2, Pastoral Epistles, 1 Peter, 112).]
The end of verse 21 reads “shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” I don’t believe it is talking about eternal life but rather rewards. If you live by works of the flesh you will not receive rewards that are available to those who walk by the spirit.
The word for inherit is the Greek word kléronomeó.
kléronomeó: to inherit
Original Word: κληρονομέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kléronomeó
Phonetic Spelling: (klay-ron-om-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I inherit, obtain
Definition: I inherit, obtain (possess) by inheritance, acquire.
For one to inherit you must already be a family member.


The Greek for saved is the word sōzō
to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
one (from injury or peril)
to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
to save in the technical biblical sense
negatively
to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment
to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance
Here you have two very different words with two different meanings.
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.
Fruits of the spirit
Love
Joy
Peace
Longsuffering
Gentleness
Goodness
Faith
Meekness
Temperance


LOVE
agapé: love, goodwill
Original Word: ἀγάπη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: agapé
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-ah'-pay)
Short Definition: love
Definition: love, benevolence, good will, esteem; plur: love-feasts.


What can anyone say that hasn’t been said about agape? The one thing I am sure of is that God’s love is not an emotional response. All you have to do is look at how people treated the father and you know it cannot be an emotional response. There are those who hate God and yet they are allowed this choice they are not dealt with at once. God affords these people the chance for redemption for their whole life.


JOY


chara: joy, delight
Original Word: χαρά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: chara
Phonetic Spelling: (khar-ah')
Short Definition: joy, gladness
Definition: joy, gladness, a source of joy.


I believe it is possible to have joy even if you are not happy. Joy is an effervescence that comes from within where happiness is conditional based on your circumstances. You can tell this by the Greek word used chara is always spiritual in nature.


Peace


eiréné: one, peace, quietness, rest.
Original Word: εἰρήνη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: eiréné
Phonetic Spelling: (i-ray'-nay)
Short Definition: peace, peace of mind
Definition: peace, peace of mind; invocation of peace a common Jewish farewell, in the Hebraistic sense of the health (welfare) of an individual.


It is an inner quietness born of strength, uneffected by external conditions. It is closely related to the Hebrew word shalom A well wishing to another.


Longsuffering


makrothumia: patience, long-suffering
Original Word: μακροθυμία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: makrothumia
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah)
Short Definition: patience, forbearance
Definition: patience, forbearance, longsuffering.


Technically this word means to hold back anger for a long time or slow to anger. This a quality you see attributed to God throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. It won’t last forever as is evident by the flood. There will come a day of reconing but on God’s schedule not ours.


Gentelness


chréstotés: goodness, excellence, uprightness
Original Word: χρηστότης, τητος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: chréstotés
Phonetic Spelling: (khray-stot'-ace)
Short Definition: goodness, benignity, kindness
Definition: goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness.


It means to be willing and ready to do good for people. If you see someone who is in need you want to help them.  It is a virtue that penetrates your whole being. It does not however mean your a wimp Jesus Christ was the most gentel person who ever liveed yet he drove the money changers and those selling animals for sacrifice that were low quality from the temple. See longsuffering.


Goodness
agathosune: goodness
Original Word: ἀγαθωσύνη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: agathosune
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-ath-o-soo'-nay)
Short Definition: goodness
Definition: intrinsic goodness, especially as a personal quality, with stress on the kindly (rather than the righteous) side of goodness.


This word means to have a moral excellence. It means you are honorable you can be trusted. Goodness is not self-absorbed or comfort-oriented.  Many of the tasks will not be easy of comfortable. Think of Ananias when he was told to go heal Saul who would become the man to recieve the greatest revelation ever revealed but up to that point was murdering members of the body of Christ.


Faith


pistis: faith, faithfulness
Original Word: πίστις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pistis
Phonetic Spelling: (pis'-tis)
Short Definition: faith, belief, trust
Definition: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.


Pistis can be translated either faith or faithfullness here faithfullness is the better of the two. Faith means to trust or have confidence in. Faithfullness means continued faith or perseverance.


Meekness


prautés: gentleness
Original Word: πρᾳΰτης, τητος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: prautés
Phonetic Spelling: (prah-oo'-tace)
Short Definition: mildness, gentleness
Definition: mildness, gentleness.


This means you have a quality of humility that you understand that you are limited and that there is something bigger and more unlimited than you and you will go with what that


Temperance


egkrateia: mastery, self-control
Original Word: ἐγκράτεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: egkrateia
Phonetic Spelling: (eng-krat'-i-ah)
Short Definition: self-mastery, self-control
Definition: self-mastery, self-restraint, self-control, continence.


You are in control of yourself. We are in control of what we are doing we have mastered our desires  especially his sensual appetites. This is all free will. You are under control of nothing other than what you choose to do based on the word you know.




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