The slavery AGENT – sin
“YHVH passed by before him and proclaimed: YHVH YHVH El (Echad), merciful and gracious, slow to anger, rich in goodness and truth; keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation, forgiving:
- Iniquity – avon,
- Transgression – pesha’,
- And sin – chataah,
and that will by no means acquit the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and upon grandchildren, unto the third and unto the fourth generation!” Shemot 34:6,7
Ruach HaKodesh shows us that our old nature, the evil nature, that is present in every human being since his conception, and that can only be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, manifests itself by:
- Iniquity – avon: perversity, from the root avah – to bend, twist distort: Tehilim 38:7,5; Shemuel Álef 20:30; Shemuel Bet 19:20; Melachim Álef 8:47; Yeshaiahu 21:3
- Transgression (pesha’): a revolt, rebellion against legal authority: Hoshea 8:1; Tehilim 51:15; Mishle 10:12; 28:21
- Sin (chatah): miss the way, miss the mark, the goal: Shofetim 20:16; Melachim Álef 8:47; Yeshaiahu 43:27; 1 Jo 3:4
“For all have sinned, missed the Mark, and do not reach, keep failing in reach the Mark – the Glory of God, His perfections!” Romim 3:23
the Solution, of the holy one, for sin
“"Seventy sevens have been decreed for your people (Israel) and for your holy city (Yerushalayim) to:
- putt an end (lekale) to the transgression – pesha’,
- to make an end (lehatem) of sin – chatat,
- to forgive (lekapper) iniquity – avon
[The Kippur, by the blood of Seh HaElohim – Yeshua HaMashiach – 1st comming]
to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal vision and prophet, and to anointing the Kodesh Kadoshim, the Most Holy Place.” Daniel 9:24
[Tzemach Tzadik – Yeshua HaMashiah, The Lion of Yehudah – 2nd comming]
The redemption “of the slave of sin”
“I am YHVH your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, so that you would not be their slaves. I have broken the bars of your yoke, so that you can walk upright… I, yes I, am YHVH; and beside Me there is no Savior… I didn't burden you by requiring grain offerings, or weary you by demanding frankincense. You have not spent money to buy me sweet cane or filled me with the fat of your sacrifices. Instead, you have burdened Me with your sins and wearied Me with your iniquities. I, even I, am He that blots out your transgressions for Mine own sake; and your sins I will not remember.” Vaicra 26:13; Yeshaiahu 43:11, 23-25
“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Mashiach Yeshua.” Romim 3:24
Every human being is a transgressor of the Tzidekat HaElohim – HaTorah, which makes him a slave of sin. This was the answer Adon Yeshua gave to the Jews who had believed Him and questioned Him:
“Yeshua answered them: Most certainly (Amém, Amém) I tell you that everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin. A bondservant does not live in the house forever, but a son does remain forever. So if the Son (Mishley 30:4; Yeshaiahu 9:5(6)) makes you free, you will really be free.” Yochanan 8:34-36
Therefore, the solution for the sinner in bondage lies in his redemption, but, as a slave, he can never redeem himself or pay the ransom for himself and, as Adon Yeshua said, a slave does not remain with a family forever and will have to go away!
The price of the redemption, the ransom?
The demanding of the Torah : “The soul who sins is the one that will die!” Yechezqel 18:4,20
Therefore, the ransom price is life, the soul! But, life for life, or soul for soul, that is to say, the life of a free man for the life of a slave! (Shemot 21:23) For this reason:
“It is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.” ‘Ivrim 10:4
Also “No man can by any means redeem his brother nor give to God a ransom for him, for too costly is the redemption of their soul. (And must be let alone forever!)” Tehilim 49:8(7),9(8)
Since sin is against the Eternal God, so the payment has to have eternal effectiveness! Therefore, the payment can never be done by someone finite and under bondage!
For this reason the good News of God reveal that He Himself, the Eternal God (Yeshaiahu 7:14; 9:5,6[6,7]) became flesh to pay the price – the ransom – dying!
Because He is Eternal, His death payed in full and forever the debt with the Eternal Justice, leaving it at the sinner’s disposal – freely, by His grace – this redemption – freedom by the payment of the ransom – HaPessach!
This work of HaMashiach is the fulfillment of all the patterns and prophecies of the Tanach concerning redemption!
yeshua Hamashiach – Hakippurim olam
“Mashiach Yeshua, Whom God set forth to be the Kapparah (an atoning sacrifice) for sin, through faith in His blood, for a demonstration of His righteousness.” Romim 3:25
The Ark-Cover – HaKapporet or the Mercy Seat was to be sprinkled with the blood of the goat of the sin-offering in Yom HaKippurim – the Day of Atonement(s) (Vaicra 16:15), representing, figuratively, the execution of the just death sentence of the Torah, turning the court into a propitiatory, in a mercy seat, a place of fellowship (Shemot 25:21,22)!
But hakapporet has to be sprinkled with the blood that makes kippur! Without haddam, here is what happened to the men in Beit-Shemesh:
“For YHVH smote the men of Beit-Shemesh, because they had gazed upon the ark of YHVH. He killed of the people 50,070 men; and the people mourned because YHVH had smitten the people with such a terrible slaughter. The men of Beit-Shemesh asked: Who is able to stand before YHVH, this holy God?” Shmuel Álef 6:19,20
The absolute answer is: Nobody! Only presenting haddam that makes kippur!
The truth testified:
- by the shadow – the sacrifices testified by the Tanach, and
- by the substance: the reality, the fulfillment in the Brit Chadashah,
is that HaMashiach completely satisfied the just demands of a Holy God in terms of the judgement on sin by His death upon the tree (Devarim 21:22,23).
So, the death of Yeshua is the ultimate sacrifice that completely satisfied the demand of God against sin, diverting His holy wrath, letting Him be propitious, favorable to the sinner, to him that, placing his trust in His work, declares that He is Faithfull and True!
“Propitiation is not placating a vengeful God but, rather, it is satisfying the righteousness of a Holy God, thereby making it possible for Him to show mercy righteously.” (The New Scofield Reference Bible, Romans 3:25 –Propitiation)
to be continue…