We are continuing our Teachings in The Law of Moses from Deuteronomy 10.20.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, WHAT IS SIN?
And with that said, let’s read the first part of Deuteronomy 10.20.
DEUTERONOMY 10.20 YOU SHALL FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD.
The Hebrew Word for Fear is YA’RAY that means to be Frightened and to Revere.
The word Revere means to regard with Respect with a slight degree of awe, or fear.
So I would say that fearing GOD is to Revere GOD, Respect The LORD Our GOD, and Fear Him.
THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH THE BIBLE STANDS IS TO OBEY EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. AND THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN FROM GENESIS THROUGH DEUTERONOMY. THAT IS OBEYING GOD.
DEUTERONOMY 6.4, MARK 12.29, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4
DEUTERONOMY 6.4 IS THE STATEMENT OF GOD. HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.
HEAR IN HEBREW, AS YOU ALL KNOW, IS SHEMA, MEANING, HEAR AND OBEY. HEAR AND OBEY GOD. OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. AND KNOW, BELIEVE, AND UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.
MESSIAH YESHUA ALSO SAYS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT COMMANDMENT IS, HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. MARK 12.29
THAT IS A STATEMENT OF GOD. OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND KNOW AND BELIEVE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.
THAT IS OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING.
Now, will the human mind be more likely to Obey GOD by Respecting The LORD with a little awe and fear, or will that person be more inclined to Obey GOD if he or she Fears GOD and Respects Him?
I don’t know about you, but it’s easy for me to Obey GOD because not only do I Respect GOD, and Love Him, I Fear GOD. I do not want to be punished by Him for deliberately disobeying The LORD my GOD.
Add to that, I enjoy being obedient to GOD. For me it’s a blessing to know and understand what The LORD requires of me. So I’m happy to obey Him. I know that I’m doing right in the sight of The LORD when I obey Him. And I know that it pleases Him, and it makes me happy to obey Him.
And that makes for a good relationship between GOD and me because I do what He says. I don’t even question Him.
When you look at the great ones in The Bible, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, The Prophets, The Disciples and Apostles of Messiah, and many women, and Yeshua The Messiah Himself, and many others, all Obeyed GOD, and I’m sure they Feared GOD.
Messiah Yeshua did not fear GOD because He is GOD. But being GOD, Messiah is required to obey His Spoken Word because GOD’S Word and Doctrine are for the heavens and the earth. For GOD Himself, and The Angels in Heaven, and for all mankind on earth. DEUTERONOMY 32.1-2, 1 PETER 2.21-22
1 PETER 2.21-22 MESSIAH’S EXAMPLE FOR US TO FOLLOW IS, DO NOT SIN.
OF ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THE MESSIAH YESHUA DID, THE EXAMPLE HE LEFT US TO FOLLOW IS, WE SHOULD NOT SIN.
Yet the Church never explains what sin is. And many Messianic Congregations never explain what sin is. Why is that?
SO, WHAT IS SIN?
THE DEFINITION OF SIN IS NOT A HIDDEN SECRET IN THE BIBLE.
THE DEFINITION OF SIN IS CLEARLY EXPLAINED IN BOTH THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS.
AND IT IS SIN THAT HAS CAUSED THE WORLD AND THE PEOPLE IN IT SO MUCH GRIEF. AND IT IS CLEAR AS CRYSTAL WHAT SIN HAS DONE TO PEOPLES AND NATIONS THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES.
SIN IS DESPISING THE WORD OF THE LORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
SIN IS BREAKING GOD’S COMMANDMENT. GOD’S COMMANDMENT IS ANY OF GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
SIN IS DISOBEYING GOD. DISOBEYING THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE BECAUSE EVERY WORD OF GOD IS HIS LAW FOREVER.
THE SIMPLE EXPLANATIONS OF SIN IN THE BIBLE FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE ARE WRITTEN IN 1 JOHN 3.4 IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, AND NUMBERS 15.30-31 IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
1 JOHN 3.4 READS, WHOSOEVER COMMITS SIN, TRANSGRESSES ALSO THE LAW, FOR SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.
THE LAW IS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.
NUMBERS 15.30-31 BUT THE SOUL THAT DOES ANYTHING PRESUMPTUOUSLY, IN WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE, WHETHER HE WAS BORN IN THE LAND,OR A STRANGER, THE SAME REPROACHES THE LORD. AND THAT SOUL SHALL BE CUT OFF FROM AMONG HIS PEOPLE.
BECAUSE HE HAS DESPISED THE WORD OF THE LORD, AND HAS BROKEN HIS COMMANDMENT. THAT SOUL SHALL UTTERLY BE CUT OFF. HIS SIN SHALL BE UPON HIM.
WHEN YOU SEE THE WORD SIN, OR INIQUITY, OR EVIL, WICKED, WICKEDNESS, OR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE BIBLE, KNOW THAT SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES, OR DESPISING THE WORD OF THE LORD, OR BREAKING GOD’S COMMANDMENT, ANY OF HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE. OR NOT OBEYING THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD. ROMANS 6.1-2
GOD’S WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE NEVER ENDS NOR DOES THE WORD OF GOD EVER CHANGE. PERIOD.
ISAIAH 40.8, 1 PETER 1.23-25
THE DEATH OF MESSIAH YESHUA DID NOT ABOLISH THE TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.
ON THE CONTRARY, GOD PUT HIS LAW OF MOSES IN YOUR INWARD PARTS, AND WROTE IT IN YOUR HEART TO OBEY HIM WHEN YOU CAME TO FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.
JEREMIAH 31.31-34, HEBREWS 8.8-12, HEBREWS 10.16-17
BUT ALONG THE WAY, FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, NUMEROUS BIBLE TEACHERS HAVE TAUGHT, AND CONTINUE TO TEACH THAT JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS AND YOU NO LONGER ARE REQUIRED TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES, THEY SAY. IT’S NO LONGER IN EFFECT, IT’S ABOLISHED THEY SAY. AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG. A DOCTRINE FROM SATAN.
AND BY DOING WHAT THESE FALSE TEACHERS TEACH, THEIR PEOPLE CONTINUE IN SIN, BREAKING GOD’S WORD AND HIS LAW OF MOSES. AND THAT GETS THEM AND THE FALSE TEACHERS IN A HEAP OF TROUBLE. AND IF THEY ARE NOT IN TROUBLE NOW, THEY WILL BE UNLESS THEY REPENT AND TURN TO GOD AND OBEY EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND THAT INCLUDES HIS LAW OF MOSES.
2 PETER 2.20-22, EZEKIEL 36.26-28, 1 SAMUEL 15.22, MATTHEW 7.21-23
2 PETER 2.21 RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OBEYING GOD, OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.
2 PETER 2.22 THE DOG TURNING TO ITS OWN VOMIT AGAIN IS SYMBOLIC OF TURNING TO SIN AGAIN.
WHILE THE HOG ROLLING IN THE MUD IS SYMBOLIC OF A PERSON HAVING HIS OR HER SINS FORGIVEN IN MESSIAH BUT RETURNING TO A LIFE OF SIN. EZEKIEL 18.21
SATAN INTRODUCED SIN TO THE WORLD. THE POPULAR EVENT IS WRITTEN IN THE SECOND AND THIRD CHAPTERS OF GENESIS IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN WHEN THERE WERE ONLY TWO HUMAN BEINGS ON EARTH, ADAM AND EVE WHOM GOD CREATED TO LIVE FOREVER IN A PERFECT AND SINLESS SETTING IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
BUT SATAN SHOWS UP, AND SAYS TO EVE, HAS GOD SAID, YOU SHALL NOT EAT OF EVERY TREE IN THE GARDEN? AND EVE SAID TO THE SNAKE, GOD SAID, YOU SHALL NOT EAT OF THAT TREE IN THE MIDST OF THE GARDEN, NEITHER SHALL YOU TOUCH IT, LEST YOU DIE.
AND SATAN THE LIAR SAID TO THE WOMAN, YOU SHALL SURELY NOT DIE, FOR GOD KNOWS THAT IN THE DAY YOU EAT OF THAT TREE, YOUR EYES WILL BE OPENED AND YOU SHALL BE AS GOD KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.
SO ADAM AND EVE DISOBEYED GOD. THEY ATE FROM THE TREE OF WHICH GOD TOLD THEM NOT TO EAT. AND YEARS LATER, AS GOD SAID, THEY DIED. AND THEY LOST THEIR ETERNAL LIFE TO LIVE FOREVER IN THE PREFECT AND SINLESS SETTING OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
AND SIN BECAME A PART OF HUMAN LIFE THAT REQUIRES BLOOD FOR ATONEMENT, TODAY, THE BLOOD OF MESSIAH YESHUA.
GENESIS 2.15-17, GENESIS 3.1-6, GENESIS 5.5, HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 51.7,CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 51.5, LEVITICUS 17.11
LIES, AND DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD WHICH IS SIN ARE OF SATAN.
BUT WHEN YOU FEAR GOD, ALONG WITH YOUR LOVE AND REVERENCE FOR GOD, YOU WILL OBEY GOD. BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL OBEY GOD HAPPILY.
BUT MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT GOD REQUIRES OF THEM. IT IS RARELY TAUGHT. AND WHAT GOD REQUIRES FROM ALL MANKIND IS OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD AND HIS LAW OF MOSES. AND KNOW AND BELIEVE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.
AND SINCE MOST BIBLE TEACHERS WILL NEVER TEACH WHAT GOD REQUIRES FROM EVERY LIVING HUMAN BEING, THE MAN AND WOMAN OF GOD MUST READ AND LEARN, AND LIVE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. AND THAT INCLUDES HIS LAW OF MOSES. AND HIS LAW IS NOT DIFFICULT. AND IT’S A JOY TO LIVE BY GOD’S LAW. 1 JOHN 5.3
HEAR WHAT MESSIAH YESHUA SAYS ABOUT FEARING GOD IN MATTHEW 10.28.
DO NOT FEAR THOSE WHO KILL THE BODY BUT ARE NOT ABLE TO KILL THE SOUL. (THE SOUL IS THE LIFE OF THE PERSON) BUT RATHER FEAR HIM, FEAR GOD WHO IS ABLE TO DESTROY BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL.
YET THE CHURCH DOES NOT TEACH WHAT SIN IS. NOR DO MANY MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS TEACH WHAT SIN IS.
AND IT IS SIN THAT GET’S US INTO BIG TIME TROUBLE WITH GOD.
AND SIN IS THE REASON FOR THE PROBLEMS OF LIFE AND ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD.
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD WILL ONE DAY DESTROY THE WORLD, AND MOST PEOPLE IN IT, BECAUSE THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE DISOBEY GOD. THEY BREAK HIS LAW OF MOSES, THEY DESPISE THE WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE, AND THEY BREAK HIS COMMANDMENT.
ISAIAH 13.9-11, ISAIAH 24.4-6, ISAIAH 26.21
But most people do not fear GOD because in their minds they have no reason to fear GOD. They don’t know what sin is, or don’t care what sin is. And they continue to live their lives in sin.
And, because huge numbers of people are taught the lie of satan that Jesus abolished the Law of Moses by His death on the cross.
WHEN YOU, THE MAN OR WOMAN OF GOD KNOW WHAT SIN IS, BREAKING GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, DESPISING THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS COMMANDMENT, YOU WILL VERY GLADLY OBEY GOD, AND DO WHAT HE SAYS. AND THAT RESULTS IN ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
YOU OBEY GOD, YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, AND YOU HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.
AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL.
Messiah, Who is GOD ALMIGHTY, at His Passover Seder, or the last supper, when He broke the board of matzah, and gave a piece to His Disciples, spoke these Words saying, Take, eat, this is My Body.
And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink all of it for this is My Blood of The New Covenant which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. MATTHEW 26.26-28
MESSIAH YESHUA GAVE HIS LIFE AND SHED HIS BLOOD FOR OUR ATONEMENT. NEVER TO ABOLISH THE LAW OF MOSES. MATTHEW 26.18, LEVITICUS 17.11
Messiah’s Disciples obeyed GOD, except Judas Iscariot. And they lived by Torah, The Law of Moses.
In fact, The Bible tells us that The Messiah Yeshua taught them The Word of GOD, and they kept and obeyed The Word of GOD.
And they no doubt feared GOD having heard Messiah teach, Do not fear those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear Him Who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
JOHN 17.6, 8, 14, 17, 20, 23, 24, ISAIAH 49.5-6
MESSIAH TOLD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN THAT THE MEN YOU GAVE ME HAVE KEPT YOUR WORD. AND THEY HAVE RECEIVED YOUR WORD BECAUSE I GAVE THEM YOUR WORD. AND THAT OTHERS WILL BELIEVE THROUGH THEIR WORD.
AND MESSIAH SAID, I IN THEM, AND YOU IN ME THAT THEY MAY BE PERFECT IN ONE. THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SENT ME, AND YOU HAVE LOVED THEM AS YOU HAVE LOVED ME. JOHN 12.45,49, JOHN 14.9
ISAIAH 49.6 THIS IS PROPHECY. GOD GAVE MESSIAH YESHUA TO BE A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES TO TEACH THE GENTILES THE WORD OF GOD, THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES. MESSIAH’S TEACHING IS FROM GENESIS 1.1, AND IS TAUGHT THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
Let’s look at some wonderful blessings that take place in our lives when we Fear GOD, and Respect and Reverence The LORD Our GOD. PROVERBS 9.10
THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM.
WISDOM COMES FROM GOD. DANIEL 2.20-21
GOD WILL BEGIN TO GIVE YOU WISDOM WHEN YOU BEGIN TO FEAR GOD AND OBEY WHAT HE SAYS. THAT IS GOD’S PURPOSE FOR US TO FEAR HIM, TO OBEY GOD.
I thought that I would look up the meaning of Wisdom in Webster’s Dictionary. For the Fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom.
Wisdom is described as 1. The quality or state of being wise; Discernment or Insight. 2. Scholarly knowledge or learning. 3. Wise sayings or teachings. See Wise, the dictionary reads.
Let’s finish Proverbs 9.10 that reads, The Knowledge of The Holy is Understanding.
The Hebrew for Holy is K’DOE’SHEEM, meaning HOLY ONES, OR SAINTS. The HOLY ONES OR SAINTS are those who Fear GOD, and are Holy as GOD is Holy, Obeying every Word spoken by GOD in The Bible.
LEVITICUS 19.2, 1 PETER 1.15-16
PROVERBS 1.7 The Fear of The LORD is The Beginning of Knowledge.
GOD begins to give us knowledge when we begin to Fear GOD and do what He says in The Bible.
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD GAVE KING SOLOMON GREAT WISDOM. 1 KINGS 4.29-34
A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SOLOMON’S WRITINGS OF THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES IS THIS, WITHOUT GOD ALL IS VANITY.
ECCLESIASTES 12.13 SOLOMON CONCLUDES THAT THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. GOD’S LAWS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE WRITTEN THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN.