One in Messiah Congregation

קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


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Phone – 615 712-3931


A part of the Congregation of Israel

עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today, we sadly use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s.


Today is 1/27/2024

Yehovah has His own calendar which is deleted from the world


Shevat, the 11th month - Zach 1:7 - in English, scripture calls it Sebat, day 15


Today’s topic:

The flesh and the Spirit



The natural, carnal, fleshly body and the spiritual body of God



Gen.2 [9] And out of the ground made Yehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

[17] But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.

Gen.3 [5] For God doth know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Gen.6 [5] And יְהֹוָה Yehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.




Rom.8 [6] For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.


Carnal - 4559 σαρκικς sarkikos {sar-kee-kos'}

Meaning:  1) fleshly, carnal

1a) having the nature of flesh, i.e. under the control of the animal appetites

1a1) governed by mere human nature not by the Spirit of God

1a2) having its seat in the animal nature or aroused by the animal nature

1a3) human: with the included idea of depravity


de·prav·i·ty - moral corruption; wickedness:


1b) pertaining to the flesh

1b1) to the body: related to birth, linage, etc

Origin:  from 4561; flesh

Usage:  AV - carnal 9, fleshly 2; 11 times



The spirit of the world, the spirit of God


1Cor. 2 [10] … God had revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
[11] For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him?

Even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
[12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world,
but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

[13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
[14] But
the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
[15] But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man…





[1] Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand;[2] By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.

[3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures;[4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:[5] And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
[6] After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. (are dead)

[7] After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

[8] And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

[9] For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

[10] But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

[11] Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

[12] Now if Messiah be preached that he rose from the dead,
how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

[13] But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Messiah not risen:[14] And if Messiah be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

[15] Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Messiah: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

[16] For if the dead rise not, then is not Messiah raised:[17] And if Messiah be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.

[18] Then they also which are fallen asleep in Messiah are perished.

[19] If in this life only we have hope in Messiah, we are of all men most miserable.

[20] But now is Messiah rose from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.

[21] For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

[22] For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive.

[23] But every man in his own order: Messiah the first fruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at his coming.
[24] Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

[25] For he must reign, till he had put all enemies under his feet.

[26] The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

[27] For he had put all things under his feet. But when he said, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

[28] And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

[29] Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? (baptized for someone who is dead)

[30] And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

[31] I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Messiah Yeshua our Lord, I die daily.

[32] If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantaged it me, if the dead rise not?


Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.

[33] Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

[34] Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

[35] But some man will say, how are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?

[36] You fool, that which you sow is not quickened, except it die:

[37] And that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:[38] But God gives it a body as it had pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

[39] All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

[40] There are also celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

[41] There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory.

So also is the resurrection of the dead.


It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

[43] It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
[44] It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.


There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.


[45] And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

[46] Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

[47] The first man is of the earth,: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

[48] As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

[49] And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.


Quick recap:

Corruption - incorruption

Dishonor - glory

Weakness - power

Natural body - spiritual body

Living soul - quickening spirit

Earthy - heavenly

Mortal – immortality - below



[50] Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

[51] Behold, I show you a mystery;


We shall not all sleep, (be dead) but we shall all be changed,[52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


The last trump

[53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.


[54] So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

[55] O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

[56] The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

[57] But thanks are to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

[58] Therefore, my beloved brethren, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.




The underworld

07585 שְׁאוֹל she'owl {sheh-ole'} or שְׁאֹל sheol {sheh-ole'}

Meaning:  1) sheol, underworld, grave, hell, pit

1a) the underworld

1b) Sheol – the designation for the abode of the dead

1b1) place of no return

1b2) without praise of God

1b3) wicked sent there for punishment

1b4) righteous not abandoned to it

1b5) of the place of exile (fig)

1b6) of extreme degradation in sin


Usage:  AV - grave 31, hell 31, pit 3; 65 times





1067 γεννα geenna {gheh'-en-nah}



1) Hell is the place of the future punishment call "Gehenna" or "Gehenna of fire". This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.


Origin:  of Hebrew origin 02011


Usage:  AV - hell 9, hell fire – 12 times



02011 הִנֹּם Hinnom {hin-nome'}

Meaning:  Hinnom = "lamentation"




Luke 16

[19] There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
[20] And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
[21] And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
[22] And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
[23] And
in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
[24] And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue;
for I am tormented in this flame.

[25] But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and
you are tormented.

[26] And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us that would come from thence.

[27] Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house:
[28] For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
[29] Abraham said unto him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
[30] And he said, Nay father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
[31] And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.


Matt.10 [28] … fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.


Pss.16 [8] I have set יְהֹוָה Yehovah always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

[9] Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope. [10] For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will You suffer your Holy One (Messiah Yeshua) to see corruption.

[11] You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.


The resurrection of Messiah

Acts 2

[25] For David speaks concerning him (in Psalm 16 above) I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
[26] Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
[27] Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

[28] You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance.

[29] Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.

[30] Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Messiah to sit on his throne;

[31] He seeing this before spoke of
the resurrection of Messiah, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (Psalm 16)

[32] This Yeshua had God rose up, whereof we all are witnesses.

[33] Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he had shed forth this, which you now see and hear.

[34] For David is not ascended into the heavens (in this Psalm):


but he said (in Psalm 110) himself, Yehovah said unto my Lord, Sit on my right hand,[35] Until I make your foes your footstool.


Pss.110 [1] יְהֹוָה Yehovah said unto my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

[36] Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God had made that same Yeshua, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Messiah.




Watch for Wickedness


07451 רַע ra` {rah}

Meaning:  adj 1) bad, evil

1a) bad, disagreeable, malignant

1b) bad, unpleasant, evil (giving pain, unhappiness, misery)

1c) evil, displeasing

1d) bad (of its kind - land, water, etc)

1e) bad (of value)

1f) worse than, worst (comparison)

1g) sad, unhappy

1h) evil (hurtful)

1i) bad, unkind (vicious in disposition)

1j) bad, evil, wicked (ethically)

1j1) in general, of persons, of thoughts

1j2) deeds, actions


2) evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity

2a) evil, distress, adversity

2b) evil, injury, wrong

2c) evil (ethical) n f 3) evil, misery, distress, injury

3a) evil, misery, distress
3b) evil, injury, wrong

3c) evil (ethical)

Origin:  from 07489;

Usage:  AV - evil 442, wickedness 59, wicked 25, mischief 21, hurt 20, bad 13, trouble 10, sore 9, affliction 6, ill 5, adversity 4, favored 3, harm 3, naught 3, noisome 2, grievous 2, sad 2, misc 34; 663 times



07489 רָעַע ra`a` {raw-ah'}


1) to be bad, be evil

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to be displeasing

1a2) to be sad

1a3) to be injurious, be evil

1a4) to be wicked, be evil (ethically)

1b) (Hiphil)

1b1) to do an injury or hurt

1b2) to do evil or wickedly

1b3) mischief (participle)

2) to break, shatter

2a) (Qal)

2a1) to break

2a2) broken (participle)

2a3) to be broken

2b) (Hithpolel) to be broken, be broken in pieces, be broken asunder

Origin:  a primitive root

Usage:  AV - evil 20, evildoer 10, hurt 7, wickedly 5, worse 5, afflict 5, wicked 4, break 3, doer 3, ill 3, harm 3, displease 2, misc 13; 83 times



Eph.6 [11] Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
[13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.


Gen.6 [5] And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Lev.20 [14] … (see that) there be no wickedness among you.


The righteous observe…


Deut.6 [25] And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before יְהֹוָה Yehovah our God, as he had commanded us.



The unrighteous

1Cor.6 [9] Know you 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.

[11] And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Yeshua, and by the Spirit of our God.

[12] All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.




Gal. 5 [16] This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

[17] For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.

[18] But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law. (the Judgments)

[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



Watch your flesh


Eph.2 [1]… you had he quickened (made alive in the Spirit), who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2] Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:

[3] Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

[4] But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
[5] Even when we were
dead in sins, had quickened us together with Messiah, (by grace you are saved;)


[8] For by grace are you saved through faith (in Messiah’s blood); and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:


Grace - undeserved favor


5485 χρις charis {khar'-ece}


1) Grace

1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech

2) good will, loving-kindness, favor

2a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Messiah, keeps, strengthens, increases them in faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the godly virtues

3) what is due to grace

3a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace

3b) the token or proof of grace, benefit

3b1) a gift of grace

3b2) benefit, bounty

4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favors), recompense, reward

Origin:  from 5463

Usage:  AV - grace 130, favor 6, thanks 4, thank 4, thank + 2192 3, pleasure 2, misc 7; 156 times


5463 χαρω chairo {khah'-ee-ro}

Meaning:  1) to rejoice, be glad

2) to rejoice exceedingly

3) to be well, thrive

4) in salutations, hail!

5) at the beginning of letters: to give one greeting, salute

Origin:  a primary verb

Usage:  AV - rejoice 42, be glad 14, joy 5, hail 5, greeting 3, God speed 2, all hail 1, joyfully 1, farewell 1; 74 times



In closing for today:


I say again:

Gal.5 [16] This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. [17] For the flesh lusts 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 you (should) would.

[25] If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


2Cor.7 [1] … dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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