Flesh and Spirit – Passage #2 Introduction to lesson 4

Flesh and Spirit – Passage #2 Introduction to lesson 4



Ezekiel 11:19
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 11:18-20 (in Context) Ezekiel 11 (Whole Chapter)

new spirit–( Psalms 51:10 , Jeremiah 31:33 ). Realized fully in the “new creature” of the New Testament ( 2 Corinthians 5:17 ); having new motives, new rules, new aims.  


The thrust of lesson 3 was an undivided heart. God speaking to Ezekiel, (his chosen watchman to the Northern Kingdom of Israel), made a commitment and a promise. The promise was that a day would come when the entire nation of Israel would have a heart transformation, resulting in oneness of heart.

No longer would they serve God individually, one person here, and another person there. Every citizen of Israel would have within them the spirit directed desire and commitment to serve God as a nation.

They would be absolved of the desire to seek any other God. They would comprehend as a nation, that God, His son and the Holy Spirit are the source of “life eternal” and the only deserving recipient’s of worship.    

We also learned, in previous lessons, that Paul, (the Jewish, “Christ elected and commissioned Apostle to the Gentiles”), was directed to bring the Gentiles, [who would hear the voice of the Holy Spirit], to listen to and yield to the call of the gospel message of salvation from sin and eternal death.{“THE SECOND DEATH”}.

This Spirit instilled yielding to the gospel came though faith in the sacrificial healing power of the shed blood, death, resurrection, ascension and soon return of God’s one and only Son.




God’s gracious gift to all men is the only way to overcome the “birth-resident” of every human heart, Satan.

Satan has sought the disruption of humanities acceptance of “God’s Gift” of an “Undivided Heart” ever since the sin of our ancestral parents when they broke God’s law in the Garden of Eden.    

The heart is the absolute nerve center of life both spiritual and physical. If there is a heart problem spiritually or physically without restoration, repair or replacement the result is Death.

and I will put a new spirit within you;
meaning either the Holy Spirit of God, the author of, regeneration and renovation: this is represented by the ancient Jews F16 as the same with the Spirit of the Messiah that moved upon the face of the waters, ( Genesis 1:2 ) ; or the spirit of man, the seat of this renewing work; or rather the work itself, called “a new man”, “a new creature”, ( Ephesians 4:24 ) ( 2 Corinthians 5:17 ) ; and this is a new frame and disposition of mind, in which are new principles of light and life, grace and holiness; a new understanding of themselves and state, of God and of Christ, of divine things and Gospel truths; new affections for God, and all that is good; new desires after grace and righteousness, after God and communion with him, after his word and ordinances, and conformity to Christ; new purposes and resolutions to serve the Lord, and glorify him; new delights and joys, and in short all things become new. Instead of “within you”, the Septuagint, and all the Oriental versions, read, “in them”; and to this the Targum agrees;

TARGUM: The Aramaic translation of the Bible. It forms a part of the Jewish traditional literature,  in its inception is as early as the time of the Second Temple… The use of the term “Targum” by itself was restricted to the Aramaic version of the Bible, (see Bacher, “Die Terminologie der Tannaiten,” pp. 205 et seq.). In like manner, the Aramaic passages in Genesis, Jeremiah, Daniel, and Ezra were briefly called “Targum,” while the Hebrew text was called “Miḳra” (see Yad. iv. 5; Shab. 115b).

Read more: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=67&letter=T#294#ixzz1GCTOT9aq

Ezekiel Verses 14-21 The pious captives in Babylon were insulted by the Jews who continued in Jerusalem; but God made gracious promises to them. It is promised, that God will give them one heart; a heart firmly fixed for God, and not wavering. All who are made holy have a new spirit, a new temper and dispositions; they act from new principles, walk by new rules, and aim at new ends. A new name, or a new face, will not serve without a new spirit. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. The carnal heart, like a stone, cannot be made to feel. Men live among the dead and dying, and are neither concerned nor humbled. He will make their hearts tender and fit to receive impressions: this is God’s work, it is his gift by promise; and a wonderful and happy change is wrought by it, from death to life. Their practices shall be agreeable to those principles. These two must and will go together. When the sinner feels his need of these blessings, let him present the promises as prayers in the name of Christ, they will be performed.

Armed with the information above in this introduction, the next post or lesson 4 proper will flesh out “New Spirit” in this text and the scripture.  











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