Are your sins, Past , Present and Future forgiven? Or the one Sin is forgiven ?
We hear that Jesus bored our sins at the cross, ok, i’m not saying that it’s wrong but let’s go deep and understand why Jesus died..Did Jesus died for the sinful(verb) actions and deeds or for the Imputation and Penalty of Sin(noun) ?
In this note, i will share a bit of something that already shared on FB about the word Sin.. Hope you beloveds be blessed by it..
First, let’s study the word SIN ( this study, i took from the preaching of Pastor Prince “How to be dead to Sin”) ( and indeed i found the word SINS 5 times and all as a NOUN)
In Romans the word Sin is mention
45 times – in Greek -hamartia-(NOUN) (SINGULAR, people place or thing) “notice, every time that’s a Noun is never about us, please do not forget this because will help you to understand all this post
Only once – hamartano– SIN (VERB) a sinful action and deed
Every time that we find in Romans Jesus death or our death with Him its always in the “Past Tense”
(NOUN) (HAMARTIA) WEBSTER DICTIONARY
tragic flaw; noun; a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy
We can’t forget that
In the Greek is :
“Aorist Tense”– Denotes a act and a definitive action in the past… In other words, It has happen!!
Perfect Tense– Denotes a act completely done, completely ended and never to be repeated with a result effect in the present.
This two tenses are used every time that is talking about Jesus Death or our death with Him, our Co- crucifixion
When Jesus Cried at the Cross “ IT IS FINISHED” its a perfect tense, means that will not be repeated again. He as finished the work of removing our sins once and for all.
Romans 5:13 is a important scripture that’s helped me understand the entire Bible. It says, “until the law.” That’s during the time of Moses. The law was given nearly 2,500 years after the fall of Adam. Until then, God wasn’t imputing man’s sins unto them. Until the time that the law was given, man sinned, but God wasn’t holding their sin against them.
The religious system has taught us that God is this Holy God who’s angry and cannot tolerate sin!!!
Religion has taught us that when Adam and Eve sinned (see Gen. 3:1–7), God instantly cast them out of His presence because He couldn’t stand to with sinful man.
That’s not what Romans 5:13 is saying. Until the time of Moses, God wasn’t holding mens sins against them. God is a merciful God.
He didn’t instantly start judging man and bringing punishment upon his sin. God was actually merciful toward men for nearly the first 2,500 years of existence. Then the law came and was in effect for the following 1,500 years until the time when Christ came.
Before the law came, sin was not counted against man. (See Rom. 5:13.) ( we will see that the main purpose of the Law was to show man his identity
Here’s how God dealt with Adam and Eve when they sinned against Him:
The LORD God said, Behold, the man is BECOME ON OF US, TO KNOW GOOD AND EVIL: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, AND EAT, and LIVE FOREVER: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the [c]cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life.
Was love not rejection that motivate God take Adam and Eve from the garden..Now that we know what means the word sin let’s see what says
John 1:29 Behold the Lamb of God that take the SIN,(not sins) of the World… do you remember what means SIN NOUN ? (HAMARTIA) WEBSTER DICTIONARY
tragic flaw; noun; a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy
John here was telling that Jesus was coming to cancel the imputation of one sin..
Now, let’s see what says Romans 5
Rom 5:17 For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin(HAMARTIA) abounded, grace did much more abound:
Rom 5:21 That as SIN (Hamartia)had reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
In the context of Romans 5 Paul is talking about the “ONE JUDGMENT AND CONDEMNATION” that came upon ALL man… By the disobedience of Adam all Humanity became Guilty before the Lord.
We saw already through the bible that one man act , one man offense that death reign. We saw that we were made sinners by one Mans disobedience .
We saw that SIN (HAMARTIA) came into the World By Adams fall
Now, i searched on the bible and Only 5 times we found in the New Testament mention forgiveness of SINS. Hey, but which SIN? see this:
Act_5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. (HAMARTIA, NOUN (SINGULAR)– a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy )
Act_13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: (HAMARTIA,NOUN- (SINGULAR)- a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy )
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins (HAMARTIA,NOUN (SINGULAR)- -a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy )
and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.Eph_1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (PARAPTOMA, NOUN, (SINGULAR)- to fall beside or near something a lapse or deviation from truth and uprightness a sin, misdeedCol_1:14
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (HAMARTIA, (SINGULAR)- a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy )
So, i make this conclusion, we are forgiven of the major SIN, n .. Don’t take me wrong, i’m not saying that when we SIN(verb, Greek (hamartano) we are not forgiven, yes we are, forever. but what I’m a saying is that Jesus died for the imputations of SIN, that came by ONE Man offense and that was the sin that needed to be forgiven.
Let’s look for Romans 6
The bible says in Romans 6:23: the wages of sin is death, but the gift of god is eternal life through Jesus Christ our lord
What Paul is talking about? which death, which sin? Let’s the word Death in greek..
DEATH – GREEK WORD “thanatos” (properly an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively):
ITS THE VERY SAME WORD THAT PAUL USED IN ROMANS 5:14- nevertheless (death) Thanatos reign From Adam do Moses .
Romans 5:17 for if by one man’s offense Death (Thanatos) reign by one.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of ADAM’S SIN (HAMARTIA) is DEATH (THANATOS); but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Its clear that Paul is saying that the only death that brought death was by ONE man SIN, our sinful actions can’t bring death to our inner man.
Let’s see 1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from All unrighteousness
Frist of all we need understand that John is not talking to believers, its for agnostic (unbelievers)
Lets see what the Bible says in the original Greek the word confess;
Confess- Greek ( Homologeo)– to assent, that is, covenant, acknowledge: – con- (pro-) fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.
Paul Ellis” said.. The Greek word for “confess” does not mean review your sins in the old covenant fashion, it means to agree with or say the same thing as another. It means agreeing with what God has said, which is the essence of faith. “
SIN and SINS are both NOUN, the same That we addressing here since the Beginning.
So, what John is saying here for unbelievers is..
If we agree with what God has said God He is faithful and just to forgive our SIN
We saw that the purpose of the Law is to show mean is sinful condition in Adam.. Primarily is not about doing but is BEING
In Romans Rom_3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the LAW is the knowledge of SIN. Which SIN? hamartia(SINGULAR) (NOUN)
First a lesson in psychology made by me, emanuel , im not psychologist but i can say this with boldness : It’s by realizing who you are that you will find the true happiness in your life, not by the attempt to do something to achieve happiness.
In our daily lives we are confronted and pressured by people’s opinion that try to mold our being. And most of the people just let be lead by that,
And the result will create a big frustration in their lives because their are leading their lives by doing not by being who they really are
Every time that Paul and other Apostles address the Word Sin and Law together its always mentioning the word Hamartia(NOUN) never an action.. In the New testament we found 49 matches of the two words together. Don’t forget Hamartia it’s a NOUN(“SINGULAR, people ,place or thing)
The Law convinced man of their being (adam’s nature) to recognize that they need and savior.. That’s why Jesus died for the imputations of SIN, not for sinful action and deeds..
The Law the ministry of condemnation 2 Cor 3:6-9 had the Job to bring the condemnation ( katrakima) that Paul mention in Romans 5:16..
Its by realizing who we are that we will change.
Even the Holy Spirit came to convince of BEING not DOING, read this:
John 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin (hamartia) sinful nature (BEING) (unbelievers), and of God’s righteousness (BEING) (believers), and of the coming judgment
When Pauls says In Romans 6:14 For SIN (HAMARTIA,NOUN(SINGULAR) shall not have dominion over you because you are not under Law but under Grace
Paul is saying that its impossible for the old sinful nature have dominion over you because you are not under Law to convict you of that but because you are under Grace that convict you of your righteousness
Once again I make the questions, Did Jesus died for the sinful actions and deeds or for the imputation of Sin?
For the imputation of Sin. So, if the old testament its a picture of Jesus, what kind of Sacrifice were made it in the Old testament? For the sinful actions and deeds of the people or for the imputation of Sin? We know that when man sinned there was a a sacrifice but lets go to the root of all
Lets see what the bible says about it,
Hebrews 10:4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins
Once again, which word Paul is addressing here? the same word hamartia (NOUN)
Here more a few verses where the word SINS in Greek are a NOUN (SINGULAR)
Hebrew 10:3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of SINS.
See the contex of this passage of Hebrew 10
11 Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins (HAMARTIA). 12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins(HAMARTIA), good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.
Did you noticed? Here one is talking about the old covenant sacrifice and other about the New covenant sacrifice.in the two Paul (we think Paul wrote) addressed SIN as NOUN, Singular, not Plural)
But i tried to Find in Hebrew the cognate word for Sin offering to make sure and this is what i found
Chatta’ah – is from the Hebrew verb chata’ meaning, “to miss the mark or goal,” which is precisely the meaning of hamartia.7
So, the same word that is used in the New Covenant “HAMARTIA” SINGULAR SIN that Paul talking about the death of Jesus, the Imputation of Sin, is the same word that in the Old testament is used for the propitiation of SIN.. with shows that The Old sacrifices was a shadow of Jesus, the root of the sin offering was not for people sinful actions and deeds but for the penalty of Sin that came through Adam’s fall.
And I was searching the word sin offering in Leveticus and than in the Old Testament, and SIN OFFERING is only one word in Hebrew. Which word? CHATTA’AH !!!!!!
In all entire Old Testamant Sin offering has the same meaning in Hebrew that Hamartia as in Greek!!!!!!
And I search in Old testemant translated in Greek and the Word Sin offering is HAMARTIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because of The first act of disobedience God provided and skin of the lamb… To cover their nakedness, not to take way sin
The same way the sacrifice made every year just cover sin Heb_10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
This is a Picture of the Cross where Jesus Died for the imputation of Sin..not for sins
The same way Jesus died for the imputation of Sin, in the old testament the sacrifices was made it by the same IMPUTATION OF SIN not by mans actions
The three of the knowledge of good and Evil is the picture of the Law.. Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the Law..
The old Sacrifice was made every year for the remembrance of Sin, because that bible says that once a sacrifice was made there’s no more consciousness of Sin.. So, i believe that the main reason of annual sacrifice was to make man remember who they were..
Now we can understand why there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ..
Jesus died once and for all for the imputation of Sin, and we died with Him, the only condemnation that was upon us was Adams sin, not our action and deeds.. And Jesus canceled a the cross.. The same way today, even when we sin (HAMARTANO) we have no condemnation because we are dead for SIN (HAMARTIA) ..
Its impossible for a believer be under condemnation again.. The condemnation that Adam brought was canceled once and for all at the cross.. Its Vital to understand the difference between word SIN, NOUN and SIN, VERB
We all want lives that Exalt Jesus, but if we miss to understand why we are dead to sin NOUN we will never have the power to overcome SIN VERB
The sacrifice of the Lamb only could be for something that requires forgiveness.. The only SIN that required any sacrifice was the IMPUTATION of SIN.. So that was the SIN to be forgiven ..
SO today we are eternally forgiven because Jesus died once and for all for the ONLY CONDEMNATION THAT WAS Upon our lives, ADAMS SIN..
We are eternally, saved, forgiven, accepted, loved, Highly favored, because of what Jesus at the cross once and for all…