SIN

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This writing is not for entertainment, but for enlightenment, and education. It is an inspirational piece designed to encourage believers in a time of turmoil in our world today, with hope and some understanding.

Submitted: September 26, 2016

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Submitted: September 26, 2016

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SIN

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgments ………………………………………... page 2

What is sin? …............................................................... page 3

Where did sin come from? ………………………………. page 3

What was considered the greatest sin, and why? …….. page 4

Who committed the first sin? ……………………………. page 6

What was the result of sin in the lives of those in the past,

and what did it mean for our future? ……………………….. page 6

How do we recognize sin in our lives? ………………… page 10

How do we know when we are sinning? ………………. page 10

How does one sin? ………………………………………. page 11

When do we sin? ………………………………………… page 13

What are the wages of sin? …………………………….. page 13

How do we get away from sin? ………………………… page 14

How do we fight sin? ……………………………………. page 14

Will sin end, and when? ………………………………… page 17

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

 

I want to acknowledge first and foremost, my Father, my friend, my protector and Savior in my time of need.  He is God, the Father, Christ Jesus (Yeshua), the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,” He is my fortress, my sanctuary, under His wings will I abide.”  These phrases mean so much.  We cannot make it in this world of chaos if we don’t have Christ Jesus in our hearts.  We have to constantly meditate on the Father and the Son, to gain some spiritual enlightenment and insight on what is happening and why.  Christ Jesus is our mediator between us and our Father in heaven.  You cannot have one without the other, it is written!

I also want to acknowledge my family, my children, my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus (Yeshua). It is in these times that we have to know what we are fighting against, and where we stand.  You can’t know your future until you have studied your past.  You have to know how to use the weapons that you have been given, and stand on the promise that you will be secured. 

 

SIN

What is sin?  Where did sin come from?  What was considered the greatest sin, and why?  Who committed the first sin?  What was the result of sin in the lives of those in the past, and what did it mean for our future?  How do we recognize sin in our lives?  How do we know when we are sinning? How does one sin?  When do we sin?  What are the wages of sin?  How do we get away from sin?  How do we fight sin?  Will sin end, and when?

So many questions, with so little time.  If it’s any consolation, the answers to all of our questions will come in due time.  I am here today, by the grace of God, to answer a few.  Well, at least to give you the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective. 

I do not have all of the answers, only God does.  I have in fact received some enlightenment through His grace that I hope you find interesting.  Enlightenment comes from God, through the spirit.  All we have to do, is listen and accept it.  How you ask, by accepting God in our spirits and opening our hearts and our minds to the Higher Power, which is God.

Before we get started, I would like to introduce myself.My name is Deborah, pronounced: De-Vo-rah in Hebrew, not Debra. The name Deborah, was given to me by my father. The name, Deborah means, “bee” in Hebrew.  It is the name of the biblical heroin, who was a prophetess for God.  She was a female judge, counselor, military leader/liaison who led an attack and fought with Barak against the oppressors of the Israelites.  Among all of these things, she was just a woman in the service of her God. 

The Israelites were very particular in the naming of their children.  The names all had a spiritual meaning.  Meaning, that it could come from something that caused an emotion, an event, a condition, trials or tumult.  The names had to have a tangible meaning.  Something around them, that they could see, touch/ feel, hear, smell or taste. 

People in the ancient times were much more spiritually connected, with our Father in Heaven and with nature than we are today.  There were miracles and communications going on in those days like you would not believe.  From the Bible we’ve learned that it was very common place for people to communicate with the angels.  The definition for an angel is: Messenger of God. 

Some communications came through dreams or visions, others through hearing in the spirit, and yet others with direct contact.  Some humans, were also used as messengers of God along with the angels.  These elite groups of people were known as prophets.

Prophets were given special inside information about events that were to come, or instructions to pass along to those whom God chose. The majority of the Prophets didn’t live like regular people.  Some prophets had to travel to different places to deliver God’s messages. 

It was those prophets who had to distance themselves from the ways of the world. Because they had to travel through so many strange places, and encounter so many different types of people, they had to be careful.  Some prophets even lived in caves.  Again, not all prophets were secluded, or travelers, some lived among the population.  These were the stationary prophets, who were assigned to specific areas or people.  It was the prophets job to alert, warn and instruct God’s people.  Not every message was a message of ill fortune or destruction.  Some messages, were messages of good fortune and blessings, and what should be done with them.  In spite of all of the wonders happening around them every day, people still sinned. 

One would think that a person or group of people would be out of their minds to sin period.  God was so much more closely or physically revealed in their lives in the days of old.  God had the angels actually walking amongst them, and communicating with them first hand.  These people were witnessing miraculous events occurring right before their eyes.  This brings us back to the previous 13 questions.  The questions that started this whole conversation.  Well, it is time to dive right into the main course.

Starting with the very first question: What is sin?  Sin is the direct opposite of God’s Will, his commandments, his instructions or wishes as it were.  When we go against or disobey what God has instructed us to do with his laws or commandments, we have sinned.  It is at that point that we need to know what God’s laws and instructions are, and what His Will is for us.  With this knowledge we know that the opposite of what God stands for is sin.  Sin is evil and brings us closer to death.

Second question: Where did sin come from?  Sin came from God’s nemesis, who goes by many names.  You may know him as Lucifer, the fallen angel.  You may also know him by other names, like Satan, Beelzebub, the dark one, prince of the air, just to name a few. 

He was one of God’s right hand angels; like Michael and Gabriel.  His desire was to over throw God and rule in heaven because he felt that God was giving too much attention and putting too much emphasis on mankind among other things.  The other things we won’t get into, because we are only focusing on mankind and not the universe as a whole.  Also humans were mortal and a weaker species.  He rebelled at the fact of having to bow down or become submissive to a lower specie than himself.  Lucifer was one of the most beautiful of angels, this also caused him to become very arrogant.  He found other angels that shared his beliefs and they formed a union.  Their intentions were to attack and over throw God, and take over Heaven.

God commanded the angels to serve mankind, because we were his special creation.  Well, let me rephrase that, not serve, but monitor and oversee.  We were created with a soul, a spirit within a fleshly vessel. We were vulnerable and that made us even more unique. We were not able to fly or go from realm to realm, but we were given a free will.  God wanted us to desire to serve him, and not be made to serve him.  Angels were not created with souls, or flesh as humans.  They did not bleed or die as humans die. 

They had supernatural powers and could travel from realm to realm.  So because we were made of flesh this made our bodies more fragile, and because we had a free will we had to be monitored to make sure that we were moving according to God’s plan.

Lucifer’s plan is to take down mankind, and make God’s creation fail.  This is his ultimate and only goal for mankind.  To destroy us by any means, and by doing this cause God to grieve. You see, when we sin we are subject to the laws of the heavens in the end.  This means that we are not judged by man’s laws on earth, but by the laws of God in Heaven.  This is what Lucifer wants.He wants God to have to punish and destroy His own creation.  Lucifer’s plan is where sin came from.  A desire to get even with God so bad, by destroying something that He loves, by making Him have to enact judgment on his children. 

Now, I do have to take us back a notch to Lucifer’s plan to overthrow God’s Kingdom, and what happened when he got too cocky and tried it.  I will say that whenever one underestimates their target, they get a rude awakening.  When he underestimated God, he got kicked out of Heaven along with all of his companions in crime.  They were banished from Heaven into the nether regions of earth.  Within the earthly realms they were to remain until the final judgement.  Now they were not physically on earth like we are as humans, but within dimensions, but they are able to travel to and fro as spiritual entities and demons.  Some are able to take on various forms, and some are more stationary in their forms.  You see Lucifer wants more than anything to mimic what God did in being able to produce a human child of his own and also to be born in the flesh as Yeshua (Jesus).  

The deal is that they really don’t look like us fully, but they were able to take on a human form in order to communicate and fit in better, than if they had wings-a-blazing.  The bible did say that when man was created, God said let us make man in our own image.  This leads me to believe that man was indeed created in the image of God, but maybe not the whole image.  We don’t look exactly like God, because He is a spiritual being.  We don’t truly know what God looks like, but in many references, we are told that you cannot gaze upon Him and live.  This means that He is energy, a life force.

The answer is in depth, to explain where sin came from.  You see sin came from a being that was once one of God’s special angels, who wanted more than what he was supposed to have?  He wanted to undo everything that God built and held special.  He decided to achieve this by being anti-God. 

This now brings us up to the third question: What was considered the greatest sin and why?  Well that is something that some people get a little confused about, because they don’t fully understand it.  You see you have to take the question all the way back to the beginning of when man and woman were created.  When God made Adam and Eve, he gave them their instructions and rules of do’s and don’ts. 

When you follow rules and instructions to the letter, then you are being obedient, but when you alter from the rules or instructions, you are no longer being obedient.  This was the case with Adam and Eve. 

God wanted them to tend the garden, by maintaining it and also tending to the animals.  Things were really not as carefree as you might think.  

I don’t mean that they were treated like slaves and were worked with no rest.  What I do mean is, that they were not waited on hand and foot.  I’m saying that Adam and Eve had tasks that they had to perform.  They had to name the animals, tend to the garden among other assigned duties.  They also had to eat to sustain and maintain their fleshly vessels. 

As God gave them their list of duties they were advised or instructed not to do certain things or eat certain things or go to certain areas.Adam and Eve were told that they could eat of any of the fruits and vegetables from all areas except from the two trees in the center of the garden.  The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life. 

Now we all know the story of Eve and the serpent in the garden, and how Eve was seduced into eating the fruit.  Not only was she seduced into eating the fruit, but she also did some seducing herself, by getting Adam to eat of the fruit as well. 

The serpent used Eve’s since of curiosity to reason with her as to why God would not want her or Adam to eat of the two trees.  Eve being naïve and innocent and not knowing what a lie was or the meaning of deception, believed him.  So by a play of words the serpent was able to trick Eve.  By choosing to take the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and eating it, Eve committed the act of disobedience.  When Adam chose to eat of the fruit as well, he also committed the act of disobedience.  Adam was the man, the first one created in the image of God.  He was supposed to be the leader and Eve his helper and mate.  He was not supposed to eat of the fruit, he was supposed to be obedient no matter what.

Now I know some people wonder if the serpent actually got the fruit and gave it to Eve to eat, or what actually happened.Well now this is where it also gets interesting.  You see the serpent was not able to touch neither of the two trees.  He could only con and direct Eve, and she had to be the one who actually reached out and physically grabbed the fruit from the tree.  She had to choose of her own free will to take of the fruit and eat it.  She also had to be the one to convince Adam to eat the fruit, because Adam would not have fallen for the serpent’s con.  So you see the greatest sin was the first sin committed, which was the sin of being disobedient to God’s instructions. 

They deliberately did something that they were instructed not to do.  By doing this they have now opened the gates of destruction onto the world.  That’s all Satan wanted, was just that little crack in the door, in order to stick his foot in.  We know that after eating the fruit Adam and Eve became aware of their physical status of being uncovered. 

They knew that they had different body parts and this caused them to be uncomfortable, so they covered themselves. 

Now for the fourth question: Who committed the first sin?  We know this to be Eve and Adam.  I say Eve and Adam, because Eve ate first.  Whether they were coerced into doing it by one of Satan’s minions or not, they still had to choose to commit the sin. 

It also gets interesting, because in order for Satan to know who to attack and how, means that he had to be somewhere listening and watching, right?  They had to have been studied from the very beginning.  He knew when they would be separated, because his plan would not have worked if they were together.  So he caught Eve by herself while Adam more than likely was off tending to assigned tasks.  We also know that he used a creature that God made in order to approach Eve.  He was not allowed to come in his form. Coming in his form would throw off the plan, because there was not supposed to be anyone else human form or otherwise in the garden.  At that point Eve would have had more questions than Satan would have wanted to answer, which would have damaged his plan.

Fifth question: What was the result of sin in the lives of those in the past, and what did it mean for our future?  After the sin of disobedience had been committed, and Adam and Eve’s awareness had been opened, God questioned them.  God looked for them in the garden and asked them why were they hiding from Him?  Adam and Eve were afraid, knowing that they had did something wrong.  Adam answered God by saying that they knew that they were uncovered and wanted to know why they were denied this awareness earlier. 

Conversations were had that day for sure, and there was great disappointment!  Now don’t think for one moment that God was not aware of what had transpired.  He let everything play out, in the hopes that His creation would not betray Him.  God was grieved in His spirit, for multiple reasons.  His plan for man would be altered now.  He knew that He had to do something that would also cause Him sorry.  We can definitely assume this because He loved His children, and what parent wants to have to punish their children.  He knew that he had to remove His creation from the beautiful Utopia that He had created for them to dwell in.  They would now have to physically fend for themselves in a more hostile environment.  No longer under the protection and fruitfulness of the garden and all that it provided.

So now, after God had questioned Adam and Eve, and was told who initially prompted the curiosity and caused the disobeying of God’s will, the serpent was summoned.  God then exacted his judgment on the serpent and Adam and Eve.  Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, and was also told that they had to till the soil for food.  They would eat by the sweat of their brow, meaning labor.  No longer would everything be provided for them like when they were in the garden.  Eve was told that they would multiple as the animals that they had tended to, but her labor would be hard and painful. 

As for the serpent, he was told that he would have to crawl on his belly for the rest of the generations, and that he and the woman’s seed would always have strife between them.  He would bruise her heel and her seed would bruise his head.  So we know what that means, it means, mortal enemies forever.  One would always try to kill the other.  God made sure that after Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, they could never return.  He did this by putting Cherubim at the entrance of the garden with a flaming sword turning every way.

This did in deed grieve God greatly because now He would have to exact this deed down to every generation of the seeds of Adam and Eve.  So from that day until this one, sin has been in our nature.  A part of us as it were. 

Why you ask, because Eve is the mother of life, it was from her womb, that all other life sprung forth.  God personally formed Adam from the earth and Eve from within Adam.  Going forward, the first physical birth came from Eve.  But yet and still, Adam had to lay the seed, and Eve had to carry it.  This was the goal of Satan from the beginning, to corrupt the first fruit so that the seed going forward would be contaminated.

Now because of this contamination, man that was once pure was no more.  The trust that God had for his special creation was no longer the same.  If man had passed the test and not taken the bait from the serpent, man would have been made immortal anyway.  That was the plan, that is why the trees were placed in the garden in the first place.  The hope was to see if man could completely and whole heartedly follow God’s instructions, and not falter.  If man had not been removed from the garden, then he could have also reached out and became immortal as well, never to die. 

This would have been done by eating from the Tree of Life.  That special privilege was taken once the first sin was committed. 

So God had to get them out of the garden.  You see everything is a test, in some form or fashion, because Satan wants to continue to try and corrupt as many of God’s children as possible.  So he keeps going before God and petitioning or wagering as it were to do so. 

If you look at the first offspring of Eve; Cain and Abel, you will see sin working.  Cain was a tiller of the land, a farmer, and Abel was a shepherd.  Cain gave the first of his harvest, and Abel the firstlings of his herds.  You give God the first best, not seconds. Cain was selfish by nature, because of sin, and he did not want to give offerings.  He did not give from his heart.  Abel on the other hand gave whole heartedly wanting to please God. 

Now where would they even get the notion of offerings to try to appease God?  Well, I would say that that bit of information came from Adam and Eve.  They had to have told their children of their mishaps from the garden and their punishment.  

They felt that they needed to try and make it right with God again.  They told their sons that they had to try and please God, and show Him their loyalty and love, by making offerings to Him. 

We know from the Bible that God looks at your heart.  So He knows when you are faking, or not.  Cain’s heart was not pure, so God was not pleased with his offerings.  This made Cain very angry and jealous of Adam.  God still communicated with them at that time, so He and Cain did talk. 

One dreadful day, we all know the story, Cain and Abel were conversing in a field somewhere.  More than likely it was about God, and how God always accepts Abel’s gifts and so on, then one thing leads to another.  Now they are fighting and Cain gets the best of Abel.  Now Abel was a man of peace and loved his brother.  He probably tried to reason with Cain on how to get God to approve his offerings.  But we all know how that turned out.  Once envy, jealous and rage set in, you are on a path to no return. 

Death in the form of murder, has now been introduced into God’s creation.  So from this we know that Adam and Eve taught their children about offering and talking to God, and this was passed down throughout their generations.  You see before the ten commandments, which was in the time of Moses, man had to show God that they wanted that connection again. 

God watched as the earth populated and He saw a few good men as it were, and a lot of bad ones.  Evil had taken over so badly throughout the populated earth, that God decided to take action.  This grieved God greatly to the point that He was sorry that He created man.  This is where Noah comes in, because of his following of the offering and his righteous living, he found favor in God’s sight.

God communicated with Noah and advised him to build a very large ship.  He told Noah that a great flood would cover the land, and that he and his family would be spared.  This would occur only if he does what has been commanded of him.  Of course Noah got to work, and Noah was spared.

The punishment for sin is death.  This punishment was something that had already been determined, but not just any kind of death, but a death of the flesh.  To have the privilege of living in the physical or earthly form taken from you.  The spirit or soul lives on, but goes from the physical world or dimension to the next plain or phase. 

You see being born of flesh on earth was, and still is a privilege.  It kind of puts you in the mind of an avatar.  The spirit or soul is the charging mechanism for this vessel, that we inhabit.  I went a little further into the explanation than I had intended to, I just needed to put that out there. 

Now back to how the sin affected mankind, once it was committed.  It affected mankind, because once the line was crossed, the dark gate was opened and man unwittingly let out Satan’s wrath upon the earth.  Satan was free to unleash all kinds of evil on mankind. 

The key was that he could not do anything, until man committed that first initial act of sin.  Everything that was not of God was unleashed; fear, doubt, pain, harm, suffering, heartache, despair, death, jealously, lying, barring false witness against your fellow man, pride, arrogance, stealing, killing, idolatry, lustful desires of the flesh, desires for the same sex, desires for animals, desires for the unearthly beings as well, etc. you get where I’m going with this. 

There was no bloodshed, man and beast were at peace with one another, they were able to communicate as well, but now all of this would change.  The spiritual connection between man and animal and man and nature would be affected from now on.  After being removed from the garden, Adam and Eve had to be clothed.  This had to be done by the shedding of blood. 

The future generations would now have to live with the choices that were made by their forefather and foremother.  The future generations would now have to pay the price and try to make amends with God. 

This is where the offerings and sacrifices came in.  It is man that now has to choose God, as his Father and Savior. 

God did all of the reaching, and communicating with man.  Man now has the task of seeking God, and praying for forgiveness, and doing everything humanly possible to stay in God’s grace and mercy.  Keep in mind that man had to try and reach out to God himself before Jesus came.  When Jesus (Yeshua) came he paid the price for our sins with divine blood.  That was the only way that we even had a chance to enter into heaven again. 

We have to try with all of our might to rebuild the bridge that was destroyed by man.  We also have to fight everyday of our lives a battle for our souls, because of mistakes from the past.  From the time that we wake into the physical world, we are tempted by materialistic devices from Satan and his minions.  We are attacked by trials and tribulations, in our lives, our loved ones as well as others are used against us.  I will get more into that later on in the letter. 

When we slumber, we go into a subconscious sleep where our physical bodies are resting, but sometimes we are still fighting.  The only difference when you are asleep is that your physical body is not actually fighting, but your spiritual one is.  Some people feel the effects of the spiritual battle on the physical body. 

We will have to battle for our souls until the second coming of our Lord and Savior, God’s Son.  We know Him by different names, based on our religions or faiths. One being Jesus, in the American term, and Je’shua or Yeshua in the Hebrew term.  There are other names in other cultures that believe in God’s only begotten Son.  Either way, whatever name we give to our Lord and Savior, we know that He is the One to end this reign of evil.  We know that if He did not come to earth to redeem the sins of man, that mankind would be no more.  That is what sin meant to our forefathers and foremothers of the past, and for us in the future.

Sixth question: How do we recognize sin in our lives?  Well, that question you can answer also with a question.  How can you not recognize when you have no joy, no peace, when all of your happiness is gone, when you have strife between one another, physical and mental ailments, death, etc.?  Anything that causes discord and ill feeling, unraveling peace in your spirit and mind among other things that we will cover now.  

You see all of the things that I mentioned in the above passage from question five, is how you can recognize sin in your life.  You see God did not create fear or doubt, hatred, or jealousy, arrogance, pride or vanity.  He is not the father or lies, or fornication, or adultery, barring false witness against your neighbor causing harm or pain.  He does not condone killing out of anger or lust, envy or jealousy.  He does not want us to covet our neighbors’ property our neighbors’ husbands or wives. 

God is the one true living God, our Creator, so how can you worship an object that was made from your hands.  This form of worship is called idolatry.How can you create something from what you call your hand?  Your hands were given to you by God, the Creator.  The body that houses your soul does not belong to you, it is only a temporary housing.  Why do you think your soul leaves it, when your time is up?  This is something that we must understand.

God is a God of love, truth, light, peace, harmony, good health, long suffering, full of patience, etc. everything that is good.  But then you have to know what good is in order to know what bad is, right?  All of the things that God had planned for us was good.  We were not supposed to die, or ever get sick, or ever be in pain emotionally or physically.  Our hearts were to always be filled with joy and happiness.  Joy and happiness, is when you feel elated in your spirit and it does not cause discord to others.  To give some examples of knowing sin; when things happen to you, to cause the opposite of everything that I just mentioned that the good things were. I know that that sounds a little sarcastic, but it is true. 

Seventh question: How do we know when we are sinning?  You know that you are sinning, because of a conviction in your spirit.  The knowledge of right and wrong, that was also contained within the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, was also instilled in us as well.  It was passed down through the seed of man.  You could call it your conscience.  You see your spirit is still linked to God, because He is our Creator.  It is He, who is tugging at that spiritual goodness, that still lives inside of us.  We all have a right side and left side, one that is good and one that is not.  You will hear from both sides all of the time.  They will be fighting within you.  That is the constant battle that I mentioned earlier on.  When you get that guilty feeling that you just can’t shake, like you know that you have done something wrong. 

It’s that feeling that hits you in the pit of your stomach, or this constant feeling of letting someone down, or hearing that voice, that says you know that you were wrong, for what you did, right?  It questions you, and makes you think about your actions.  Whether it is to someone, or even yourself. 

God still loves us and wants us to return to our spiritual nature, and stop clinging to the carnal fleshly nature.  You see the carnal nature is the one that Satan appeals to with his tricks, and other devices of deception that he uses.  I will discuss more in-depth in a minute.

Eighth question: How does one sin?  Well this one gets interesting as well, because we sin in three different ways, I was told.  I will explore each one more in-depth, but first I will just name them.  First, we sin with our minds, our thoughts.  Next, we sin through speech, with our mouths, and finally we sin physically, with our actions. 

You see Satan and his group of fallen angels are able to manipulate their way into our minds, by thoughts and suggestions.  Which goes back to question seven, where you have the left and right sides of your brain.  Your conscience, is where your conviction of ill deeds is brought before you for awareness.  It is the good side that tries to get you to fight off, or let go of the bad thoughts that come to you.  You sin when you continue to linger or hold onto those bad thoughts and suggestions.  If you keep going back to them after they have been introduced, and not let them go, you are now sinning.You want to know why you are sinning, because the next phase from thought is action. 

Those bad thoughts could be wanting to say something to someone, or do something to someone that you should not say or do.  This also means if you do something to yourself, that is not right in God’s sight.  You see when you sin with your mouth, you are speaking something to or about someone that could cause an ill effect to occur.You could even speak something on someone to cause harm.  Your words can cause a person’s spirit to be grieved, they can take what you say and cause harm to themselves or someone else.  It can be done by losing something material, losing a job, losing their freedom, or losing their life.  The actions can go multiple ways. 

One thing that we have yet to understand, is that words have power and effect.  We are actually able to speak things into existence; this was the authority that was given to us through Christ Jesus. Now it does go further back to Moses’ time as well, but that is for another time.

What this means, is that from the beginning, the Word was spoken from God, the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  Creation was spoken into effect, by God.Creation was made within seven days. 

What we do not realize, is that when we speak forth something from our mouths, we give it power.  Whether it is good or bad, once it goes forth from your mouth, you cannot take it back, because now it is in the wind, being carried.  That is why when you say something harmful to someone, and you realize it by way of your conscience, you can apologize for it, but you cannot retract what you said.  You can only hope now, that it does not have the effect that you originally intended it to have on a person or situation. 

Satan, the prince of the air, wants and loves when we say things to one another out of anger and strong emotion, because the emotion gives it power in the wind.  

Now when we take physical action, it affects us all, whether it is an object or person, that the deed is done to, because that object also belonged to someone, or even to you yourself.  Either way you look at an occurrence, it first had to be a thought. 

Now on a lot of occasions, we catch ourselves saying something before we even knew what we were saying, or doing something before we even realized that we had done it.  You have to have that control to think before you speak or think before you act.  This happens when we are moving too fast.  The only other way is if you are possessed and have no control over your actions at all.  This does happen, but it is for another time, place and letter.  We are now talking about what you do have control over.  We are talking about you actually having the option to choose right or wrong.  Just to put this out there as well, which is very important. 

I still want you to get an understanding of how we sin a little deeper.  You see the three ways that I just mentioned are the ways that we sin, but something has to cause or trigger it.  So what could possibly trigger us?  I can tell you that you use them every day of your life.  If you said your five senses, then that would be correct.

We are attacked with our five senses every day, because we live in a carnal world.  Have you ever heard the term, “carnal sin?”  It means, sin of the flesh.  The enemy attacks us by our eyes, what we see.  He attacks us by our ears, what we hear.  He attacks us by what we can physically touch and the feeling we get from what touches us.  We are attacked by what we can taste.  Last but not least, by what we can smell. 

What I mean by these senses include: seeing that person that you lust after, or that material thing.  It could be a car, some money, a place, anything that can cause you to lust.  If you can’t see it, then you don’t know what it looks like.  The second thing; is what you hear, which could be a seductive voice.  The sound of a roaring of a car that you want, anything that you can physically hear, to make you want it.  if you can’t hear it then, you may not want it either.  The third thing; is what we can physically touch, that feels good to our hands or in our hands.  Also what touches us and feels good to parts of our bodies.  Fourth we are attacked by what we taste.  This one is really important in the sin of gluttony.  Fifth, is by what we can smell, which could be in the form of that beautiful woman’s perfume, or that handsome man’s cologne.  It could be food that smells good, to make us want it, or something that does not smell good to us, to make us loathe it.

Our five senses are used to attack our sense of reasoning, that is what happened to Eve in the garden.  She was attacked using her five senses.  Her sense of curiosity, which was the mental attack, which had something to do also with what she saw.  Also with what she could gain from consuming the forbidden substance, goes along with the mental seduction. 

God gave us a list of ten commandments and laws to live by.  This was done in order to rebuild our relationship with Him, and be at peace and harmony with one another.  Satan tries to come between us and those laws and commandments on every turn.  He does this because, he does not want us to rebuild our relationship with God.

Ninth question: When do we sin?  That is an easy one.  We sin every single day of our lives.  Now if you want to know how, then listen up closely. 

From the beginning when we wake up from our slumber, we are being attacked by our arch enemy.  Believe it or not, just like in the real world, when you apply for help of some sort, you are assigned to a case worker. This is also true in the spiritual world.  All of God’s children are assigned to case workers.  Satan’s fallen angels all have rank and authority like God’s angels do, because he is trying to imitate God’s Kingdom.  His bad angels are assigned different tasks as well.  We are assigned to them, and they study us, so that they can know how to attack us and with what. 

They are with us every day, looking for weaknesses to gain entrance into our sanctuary so that they can contaminate us.  They look for our fears, our joys, our dislikes, things that anger us, our desires, our lusts for people, places, things, etc.Anything, that they can use against us to make us weak and tempt us into going against God’s plan and commandments for us. 

Our major weakness is our hearts, our love which is also our greatest strength.  You see when you have a family member, a friend, your own personal family, even your love for your fellow man, he uses it.  He attacks that more than anything, because emotions come from the heart.  Not the physical heart, but the spiritual one. 

Remember when I said that we have two bodies; a physical one and a spiritual one.  Well he can’t do anything with the physical one, but try and stop it from working, by destroying the flesh, that one is used to pump blood to our organs, that is it.  But the spiritual one is where all of the emotions come from.  This is the one that he attacks with hatred, envy, jealousy, sexual lusts and desires for the wrong things.  Pride, greed, gluttony, arrogance, vanity, slothfulness, etc.  All of the things that create an emotion, comes from there.  Also the spiritual mind, this is what controls the physical body, our thoughts.  This is where the thoughts and suggestions come from.

Tenth question: What are the wages of sin?  The wages of sin are death.  What that means, is when you work, you get paid. 

When you sin, you are working towards the destruction of the soul, mind, and body of yourself and others.  You are working against everything that God has built and called precious.  So the payment for these actions is death. 

But what kind of death is this referring to?  It is referring to the death of the physical body, and condemnation of the spiritual soul for all eternity.  Again, your spiritual soul is energy, and energy never dies or scientifically speaking, is not destroyed, but transformed.  Our souls are transformed from the physical state to the spiritual realm, when our physical bodies die.  The vessel is no longer there to house the soul, which is what keeps it in the physical or earthly plane.

The physical death can occur in many ways; one, by the body going through its natural life’s expectancy.  From the biblical passages in Genesis, this was approximately 120 years.  Meaning, that the body is designed to only last for so long, and then the deterioration of cells and tissues occur.  In the days of old, people lived to be almost a thousand years old.  All of that changed after mankind did so much evil in the sight of God, and he decided to cleanse the earth, with the great flood. The countdown clock was reset and started to tick sooner.  Also the physical death can come in the form of a traumatic event, like being fatally wounded, or drowning.  Some kind of way that causes trauma to the body, where the soul is basically forced out.  When the body is damaged so badly, that it cannot be repaired.  This is something that we have to look forward to when we continue to sin and transgress and do iniquity. 

Eleventh question: How do we get away from sin?  The answer to that question is, you don’t.  You see sin is all around us.  Sin was introduced into the world when Adam and Eve fell for the temptation of the serpent, and ate from the Tree of Knowledge, disobeying God’s direct command.  Because of that action, the portal was opened, and will not be closed until the second coming of Christ Jesus.  That is when the great and final battle for souls will take place.  Good, verses evil, the big showdown.  Sin shows its ugly head in some shape, form or fashion on a daily basis.  The object of the game is to exist and be separate.  This means that although sin is all around you, you do not have to indulge in it.  This is where your choice, or free will comes into effect. 

You see you have to choose to sin, of your own free will.  This even means, if someone has a gun to your head, you still have the choice to die in righteousness, or live in sin.  I know that, that is a harsh way of putting it, but it is the truth.  That is what it comes down to, are you willing to give up your physical life on the earth in righteousness or live by sin.  What we fail to realize, but see every day, whether we want to accept it or not, is that physical death is not the end.  We are introduced to the other side all of the time, by passed on love ones, and other things.  Getting into those other things, will be for another time as well. 

Twelfth question: How do we fight sin?  This is a good question.  Since we know that we have to endure sin until the end, what can we do?  We have to seek God through Christ Jesus more diligently now than ever, it is not too late! 

We have to study and learn God’s word.  His word has to become a part of us, a part of our everyday lives.  We are the final biblical cycle before the great whoa of man, our time is the time that was mentioned in the Book of Revelations. 

However, you need to know what you are fighting against.  By being able to recognize what sin is, you are able to fight it.  I will give you some examples.  Some examples of sin right here in our daily lives is racism, which classifies under hatred for someone that is different from you.  Whether it be the color of their skin, the way they talk, the way they look, our differences in general. 

Pride, or arrogance, thinking that you are more than the next person. Maybe because of who you are, what you have, or your social status, because you know more than the average person, etc.  Having improper or overly active sexual desires for anyone or anything, lusting.  Having a desire for multiple sex partners at one time. You are a sight eater.  You can have just eaten and gotten full, but because you see someone else with something, you’ve got to have it.  You want it even if you are not hungry. 

You feel the need to talk about someone because you don’t like the way they look or talk.  You are judgmental of people that you don’t even know, because you don’t like the way they look or talk.  You instigate arguments and start fights between people by spreading rumors. 

You see someone you don’t like on the streets or anywhere and you attack them, or get someone else to attack them.  You kill someone because you are upset that they have more than you or you just don’t like them.  You want someone else’s mate.  There have been many wars fought over women.  You see something that does not belong to you and you decide to take it instead of asking for it or working for it.  You lay around all day and wait on people to take care of you, when you are not disabled, or have any condition to cause you not to earn for yourself.  You hate someone without just cause, when you should not hate.  You act or speak out of anger to cause someone emotional or physical pain.  You want power and glory for yourself and not to glorify God.  You blasphem the name of God, and His Son, Christ Jesus (Yeshua).  You do anything for money, going against your morals.

Addictions are sins of weakness created by Satan, to put your mind in bondage.  Addictions can come from overly indulging in anything where you cannot function without it.  Drugs, alcohol, food, sex, money, appearances, are all forms of addictions, that cause you to not be able to focus properly.  Not being secure with who you are as a person, and you have the intense urge to change yourself.  Altering your body in ways that go against God’s design for you.  I just wanted to name a few of them.  Of course there are many more, but for the sake of time, we’ll stop here.  You get the gist of it. 

So now how do we fight all of this sin that’s around us on a daily basis.  You fight sin successfully the way you would in any competition, battle or war.  You have to know the patterns of your opposer or enemy.  Have you ever noticed matches of physical skills, like; boxing, martial arts, basketball, football, etc.  All of these sports, show you one major thing, and that is to know your opponent and their skills.  You have to study them in order to do this, and you’d better believe that we have been being studied from the beginning.  So our job is to do our homework as well. 

You see everyone in the underworld knows us because we are God’s children.  We are elements of light on a game board of darkness.  The goal is to completely stamp out the light.  So you have to fight sin with God’s word, His instructions, messages and clues that were left for us. 

We have to know our past, and the vices that were used to entrap us and cause us to sin.  We have to know the consequences that occurred after we committed these sins. 

You learn from your past by what has been handed down to you, if you are fortunate enough to have something to reference.  These references can be outright visual clues, or stories that have been handed down.  The Bible is our reference to our past.  More and more modern discoveries have been made based on bible references.

 Multiple encounters have been documented by multiple narrators, and it tells us how God loved us and intervened on our behalf in more ways than one.  Also it tells us that because of our curiosities for what we don’t know or understand, and the desire for the things that we want, we can be coerced into actions. 

In fighting sin, we also have to commune with God daily through Jesus (Yeshua).  You have to study God’s word, and seek Him diligently. You have to put on the whole Armor of God, which is His word.  His word has to become a part of you, inside and out.  You have to walk the walk.  Now, I will not say that all of God’s messages for us have been revealed, or given to us.  I would be very confident to say that a lot of information has been suppressed from us, also a vice of the enemy, denial of knowledge.  This is why you have to learn how to meditate and find the peace that God has given you. 

You must build a strong relationship with God, through Jesus (Yeshua).  You have to do this through prayer every single day, because again, you are attacked every single day. That is where the fresh anointing daily plays the role.  You must understand, that God gives us joy, through recognizing who He is, and communion, and that no one can take our joy away unless we allow them to. Please know that that someone is the enemy.

Also never forget that Jesus (Yeshua) came here to teach us how to rebuild our relationship with God through prayer.  Jesus (Yeshua) came to show us how to fight the enemy, by allowing Himself to be tempted.  He showed us that we can resist the enemy, by knowing God’s word, because that is what He used against the enemy.  Remember when He taught His Disciples, The Lord’s Prayer.  This prayer you say daily.  Jesus (Yeshua) is our mediator with God.

Everything that we looked at, that was the opposite of God’s plan is sin, so you have to know what God’s plan for you is and strive towards it.  You have to ask God for His help in being strong spiritually, mentally and physically.  You have to have a spiritual discipline that can only come from God, through Jesus (Yeshua).  So you have to go to Him as a humble child seeking their father’s help and protection.  We know that the enemy uses different vices against us, so we have to study everything that is not of God, so that we can recognize it when it comes our way.  We then have to resist those temptations and traps that he sets for us. 

He sets traps for us in our minds, with thoughts and suggestions.  He sets traps for us in our speech, the things that we say.  He sets traps for us in our actions, the things that we do.  So we have to check our words at the doors of our mouth before they go out.

We have to have discipline and more control over our actions before we act.  These things can only be accomplished by having God, The Father and Christ Jesus (Yeshua), The Son in our lives.  For it is by His grace are we saved.  By the sacrifice of The Son of God that we were given an opportunity to be able to go home.  The Son of God paid for our sins with His very life.  His blood was shed for the sake of the world. 

Thirteenth question:  Will sin end, and when?  The answer to this question is; yes, sin will end.  It is just a matter of time, and the clock is ticking.  There are events that must take place on earth before this happens though.  A lot of details have been revealed to us in the Bible, through different books, from Daniel, to John, to Revelations among some others.  It will end with the second coming of the Son of God.  This fact is also mentioned in the Book of Revelations, Matthew, etc.  The way the story is told, there will be a great final battle between good and evil.  Good is already prophesied to win, and that everything that is not of God, will be defeated and removed.  There will be a new paradise, and God’s children that endure will be able to live there, along with the Son of God who will rule over them in peace and harmony.  That is something definitely worth looking forward to. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgments ………………………………………... page 2

What is sin? …............................................................... page 3

Where did sin come from? ………………………………. page 3

What was considered the greatest sin, and why? …….. page 4

Who committed the first sin? ……………………………. page 6

What was the result of sin in the lives of those in the past,

and what did it mean for our future? ……………………….. page 6

How do we recognize sin in our lives? ………………… page 10

How do we know when we are sinning? ………………. page 10

How does one sin? ………………………………………. page 11

When do we sin? ………………………………………… page 13

What are the wages of sin? …………………………….. page 13

How do we get away from sin? ………………………… page 14

How do we fight sin? ……………………………………. page 14

Will sin end, and when? ………………………………… page 17

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

 

I want to acknowledge first and foremost, my Father, my friend, my protector and Savior in my time of need.  He is God, the Father, Christ Jesus (Yeshua), the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,” He is my fortress, my sanctuary, under His wings will I abide.”  These phrases mean so much.  We cannot make it in this world of chaos if we don’t have Christ Jesus in our hearts.  We have to constantly meditate on the Father and the Son, to gain some spiritual enlightenment and insight on what is happening and why.  Christ Jesus is our mediator between us and our Father in heaven.  You cannot have one without the other, it is written!

I also want to acknowledge my family, my children, my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus (Yeshua). It is in these times that we have to know what we are fighting against, and where we stand.  You can’t know your future until you have studied your past.  You have to know how to use the weapons that you have been given, and stand on the promise that you will be secured. 

 

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What is sin?  Where did sin come from?  What was considered the greatest sin, and why?  Who committed the first sin?  What was the result of sin in the lives of those in the past, and what did it mean for our future?  How do we recognize sin in our lives?  How do we know when we are sinning? How does one sin?  When do we sin?  What are the wages of sin?  How do we get away from sin?  How do we fight sin?  Will sin end, and when?

So many questions, with so little time.  If it’s any consolation, the answers to all of our questions will come in due time.  I am here today, by the grace of God, to answer a few.  Well, at least to give you the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective. 

I do not have all of the answers, only God does.  I have in fact received some enlightenment through His grace that I hope you find interesting.  Enlightenment comes from God, through the spirit.  All we have to do, is listen and accept it.  How you ask, by accepting God in our spirits and opening our hearts and our minds to the Higher Power, which is God.

Before we get started, I would like to introduce myself.My name is Deborah, pronounced: De-Vo-rah in Hebrew, not Debra. The name Deborah, was given to me by my father. The name, Deborah means, “bee” in Hebrew.  It is the name of the biblical heroin, who was a prophetess for God.  She was a female judge, counselor, military leader/liaison who led an attack and fought with Barak against the oppressors of the Israelites.  Among all of these things, she was just a woman in the service of her God. 

The Israelites were very particular in the naming of their children.  The names all had a spiritual meaning.  Meaning, that it could come from something that caused an emotion, an event, a condition, trials or tumult.  The names had to have a tangible meaning.  Something around them, that they could see, touch/ feel, hear, smell or taste. 

People in the ancient times were much more spiritually connected, with our Father in Heaven and with nature than we are today.  There were miracles and communications going on in those days like you would not believe.  From the Bible we’ve learned that it was very common place for people to communicate with the angels.  The definition for an angel is: Messenger of God. 

Some communications came through dreams or visions, others through hearing in the spirit, and yet others with direct contact.  Some humans, were also used as messengers of God along with the angels.  These elite groups of people were known as prophets.

Prophets were given special inside information about events that were to come, or instructions to pass along to those whom God chose. The majority of the Prophets didn’t live like regular people.  Some prophets had to travel to different places to deliver God’s messages. 

It was those prophets who had to distance themselves from the ways of the world. Because they had to travel through so many strange places, and encounter so many different types of people, they had to be careful.  Some prophets even lived in caves.  Again, not all prophets were secluded, or travelers, some lived among the population.  These were the stationary prophets, who were assigned to specific areas or people.  It was the prophets job to alert, warn and instruct God’s people.  Not every message was a message of ill fortune or destruction.  Some messages, were messages of good fortune and blessings, and what should be done with them.  In spite of all of the wonders happening around them every day, people still sinned. 

One would think that a person or group of people would be out of their minds to sin period.  God was so much more closely or physically revealed in their lives in the days of old.  God had the angels actually walking amongst them, and communicating with them first hand.  These people were witnessing miraculous events occurring right before their eyes.  This brings us back to the previous 13 questions.  The questions that started this whole conversation.  Well, it is time to dive right into the main course.

Starting with the very first question: What is sin?  Sin is the direct opposite of God’s Will, his commandments, his instructions or wishes as it were.  When we go against or disobey what God has instructed us to do with his laws or commandments, we have sinned.  It is at that point that we need to know what God’s laws and instructions are, and what His Will is for us.  With this knowledge we know that the opposite of what God stands for is sin.  Sin is evil and brings us closer to death.

Second question: Where did sin come from?  Sin came from God’s nemesis, who goes by many names.  You may know him as Lucifer, the fallen angel.  You may also know him by other names, like Satan, Beelzebub, the dark one, prince of the air, just to name a few. 

He was one of God’s right hand angels; like Michael and Gabriel.  His desire was to over throw God and rule in heaven because he felt that God was giving too much attention and putting too much emphasis on mankind among other things.  The other things we won’t get into, because we are only focusing on mankind and not the universe as a whole.  Also humans were mortal and a weaker species.  He rebelled at the fact of having to bow down or become submissive to a lower specie than himself.  Lucifer was one of the most beautiful of angels, this also caused him to become very arrogant.  He found other angels that shared his beliefs and they formed a union.  Their intentions were to attack and over throw God, and take over Heaven.

God commanded the angels to serve mankind, because we were his special creation.  Well, let me rephrase that, not serve, but monitor and oversee.  We were created with a soul, a spirit within a fleshly vessel. We were vulnerable and that made us even more unique. We were not able to fly or go from realm to realm, but we were given a free will.  God wanted us to desire to serve him, and not be made to serve him.  Angels were not created with souls, or flesh as humans.  They did not bleed or die as humans die. 

They had supernatural powers and could travel from realm to realm.  So because we were made of flesh this made our bodies more fragile, and because we had a free will we had to be monitored to make sure that we were moving according to God’s plan.

Lucifer’s plan is to take down mankind, and make God’s creation fail.  This is his ultimate and only goal for mankind.  To destroy us by any means, and by doing this cause God to grieve. You see, when we sin we are subject to the laws of the heavens in the end.  This means that we are not judged by man’s laws on earth, but by the laws of God in Heaven.  This is what Lucifer wants.He wants God to have to punish and destroy His own creation.  Lucifer’s plan is where sin came from.  A desire to get even with God so bad, by destroying something that He loves, by making Him have to enact judgment on his children. 

Now, I do have to take us back a notch to Lucifer’s plan to overthrow God’s Kingdom, and what happened when he got too cocky and tried it.  I will say that whenever one underestimates their target, they get a rude awakening.  When he underestimated God, he got kicked out of Heaven along with all of his companions in crime.  They were banished from Heaven into the nether regions of earth.  Within the earthly realms they were to remain until the final judgement.  Now they were not physically on earth like we are as humans, but within dimensions, but they are able to travel to and fro as spiritual entities and demons.  Some are able to take on various forms, and some are more stationary in their forms.  You see Lucifer wants more than anything to mimic what God did in being able to produce a human child of his own and also to be born in the flesh as Yeshua (Jesus).  

The deal is that they really don’t look like us fully, but they were able to take on a human form in order to communicate and fit in better, than if they had wings-a-blazing.  The bible did say that when man was created, God said let us make man in our own image.  This leads me to believe that man was indeed created in the image of God, but maybe not the whole image.  We don’t look exactly like God, because He is a spiritual being.  We don’t truly know what God looks like, but in many references, we are told that you cannot gaze upon Him and live.  This means that He is energy, a life force.

The answer is in depth, to explain where sin came from.  You see sin came from a being that was once one of God’s special angels, who wanted more than what he was supposed to have?  He wanted to undo everything that God built and held special.  He decided to achieve this by being anti-God. 

This now brings us up to the third question: What was considered the greatest sin and why?  Well that is something that some people get a little confused about, because they don’t fully understand it.  You see you have to take the question all the way back to the beginning of when man and woman were created.  When God made Adam and Eve, he gave them their instructions and rules of do’s and don’ts. 

When you follow rules and instructions to the letter, then you are being obedient, but when you alter from the rules or instructions, you are no longer being obedient.  This was the case with Adam and Eve. 

God wanted them to tend the garden, by maintaining it and also tending to the animals.  Things were really not as carefree as you might think.  

I don’t mean that they were treated like slaves and were worked with no rest.  What I do mean is, that they were not waited on hand and foot.  I’m saying that Adam and Eve had tasks that they had to perform.  They had to name the animals, tend to the garden among other assigned duties.  They also had to eat to sustain and maintain their fleshly vessels. 

As God gave them their list of duties they were advised or instructed not to do certain things or eat certain things or go to certain areas.Adam and Eve were told that they could eat of any of the fruits and vegetables from all areas except from the two trees in the center of the garden.  The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life. 

Now we all know the story of Eve and the serpent in the garden, and how Eve was seduced into eating the fruit.  Not only was she seduced into eating the fruit, but she also did some seducing herself, by getting Adam to eat of the fruit as well. 

The serpent used Eve’s since of curiosity to reason with her as to why God would not want her or Adam to eat of the two trees.  Eve being naïve and innocent and not knowing what a lie was or the meaning of deception, believed him.  So by a play of words the serpent was able to trick Eve.  By choosing to take the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and eating it, Eve committed the act of disobedience.  When Adam chose to eat of the fruit as well, he also committed the act of disobedience.  Adam was the man, the first one created in the image of God.  He was supposed to be the leader and Eve his helper and mate.  He was not supposed to eat of the fruit, he was supposed to be obedient no matter what.

Now I know some people wonder if the serpent actually got the fruit and gave it to Eve to eat, or what actually happened.Well now this is where it also gets interesting.  You see the serpent was not able to touch neither of the two trees.  He could only con and direct Eve, and she had to be the one who actually reached out and physically grabbed the fruit from the tree.  She had to choose of her own free will to take of the fruit and eat it.  She also had to be the one to convince Adam to eat the fruit, because Adam would not have fallen for the serpent’s con.  So you see the greatest sin was the first sin committed, which was the sin of being disobedient to God’s instructions. 

They deliberately did something that they were instructed not to do.  By doing this they have now opened the gates of destruction onto the world.  That’s all Satan wanted, was just that little crack in the door, in order to stick his foot in.  We know that after eating the fruit Adam and Eve became aware of their physical status of being uncovered. 

They knew that they had different body parts and this caused them to be uncomfortable, so they covered themselves. 

Now for the fourth question: Who committed the first sin?  We know this to be Eve and Adam.  I say Eve and Adam, because Eve ate first.  Whether they were coerced into doing it by one of Satan’s minions or not, they still had to choose to commit the sin. 

It also gets interesting, because in order for Satan to know who to attack and how, means that he had to be somewhere listening and watching, right?  They had to have been studied from the very beginning.  He knew when they would be separated, because his plan would not have worked if they were together.  So he caught Eve by herself while Adam more than likely was off tending to assigned tasks.  We also know that he used a creature that God made in order to approach Eve.  He was not allowed to come in his form. Coming in his form would throw off the plan, because there was not supposed to be anyone else human form or otherwise in the garden.  At that point Eve would have had more questions than Satan would have wanted to answer, which would have damaged his plan.

Fifth question: What was the result of sin in the lives of those in the past, and what did it mean for our future?  After the sin of disobedience had been committed, and Adam and Eve’s awareness had been opened, God questioned them.  God looked for them in the garden and asked them why were they hiding from Him?  Adam and Eve were afraid, knowing that they had did something wrong.  Adam answered God by saying that they knew that they were uncovered and wanted to know why they were denied this awareness earlier. 

Conversations were had that day for sure, and there was great disappointment!  Now don’t think for one moment that God was not aware of what had transpired.  He let everything play out, in the hopes that His creation would not betray Him.  God was grieved in His spirit, for multiple reasons.  His plan for man would be altered now.  He knew that He had to do something that would also cause Him sorry.  We can definitely assume this because He loved His children, and what parent wants to have to punish their children.  He knew that he had to remove His creation from the beautiful Utopia that He had created for them to dwell in.  They would now have to physically fend for themselves in a more hostile environment.  No longer under the protection and fruitfulness of the garden and all that it provided.

So now, after God had questioned Adam and Eve, and was told who initially prompted the curiosity and caused the disobeying of God’s will, the serpent was summoned.  God then exacted his judgment on the serpent and Adam and Eve.  Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, and was also told that they had to till the soil for food.  They would eat by the sweat of their brow, meaning labor.  No longer would everything be provided for them like when they were in the garden.  Eve was told that they would multiple as the animals that they had tended to, but her labor would be hard and painful. 

As for the serpent, he was told that he would have to crawl on his belly for the rest of the generations, and that he and the woman’s seed would always have strife between them.  He would bruise her heel and her seed would bruise his head.  So we know what that means, it means, mortal enemies forever.  One would always try to kill the other.  God made sure that after Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, they could never return.  He did this by putting Cherubim at the entrance of the garden with a flaming sword turning every way.

This did in deed grieve God greatly because now He would have to exact this deed down to every generation of the seeds of Adam and Eve.  So from that day until this one, sin has been in our nature.  A part of us as it were. 

Why you ask, because Eve is the mother of life, it was from her womb, that all other life sprung forth.  God personally formed Adam from the earth and Eve from within Adam.  Going forward, the first physical birth came from Eve.  But yet and still, Adam had to lay the seed, and Eve had to carry it.  This was the goal of Satan from the beginning, to corrupt the first fruit so that the seed going forward would be contaminated.

Now because of this contamination, man that was once pure was no more.  The trust that God had for his special creation was no longer the same.  If man had passed the test and not taken the bait from the serpent, man would have been made immortal anyway.  That was the plan, that is why the trees were placed in the garden in the first place.  The hope was to see if man could completely and whole heartedly follow God’s instructions, and not falter.  If man had not been removed from the garden, then he could have also reached out and became immortal as well, never to die. 

This would have been done by eating from the Tree of Life.  That special privilege was taken once the first sin was committed. 

So God had to get them out of the garden.  You see everything is a test, in some form or fashion, because Satan wants to continue to try and corrupt as many of God’s children as possible.  So he keeps going before God and petitioning or wagering as it were to do so. 

If you look at the first offspring of Eve; Cain and Abel, you will see sin working.  Cain was a tiller of the land, a farmer, and Abel was a shepherd.  Cain gave the first of his harvest, and Abel the firstlings of his herds.  You give God the first best, not seconds. Cain was selfish by nature, because of sin, and he did not want to give offerings.  He did not give from his heart.  Abel on the other hand gave whole heartedly wanting to please God. 

Now where would they even get the notion of offerings to try to appease God?  Well, I would say that that bit of information came from Adam and Eve.  They had to have told their children of their mishaps from the garden and their punishment.  

They felt that they needed to try and make it right with God again.  They told their sons that they had to try and please God, and show Him their loyalty and love, by making offerings to Him. 

We know from the Bible that God looks at your heart.  So He knows when you are faking, or not.  Cain’s heart was not pure, so God was not pleased with his offerings.  This made Cain very angry and jealous of Adam.  God still communicated with them at that time, so He and Cain did talk. 

One dreadful day, we all know the story, Cain and Abel were conversing in a field somewhere.  More than likely it was about God, and how God always accepts Abel’s gifts and so on, then one thing leads to another.  Now they are fighting and Cain gets the best of Abel.  Now Abel was a man of peace and loved his brother.  He probably tried to reason with Cain on how to get God to approve his offerings.  But we all know how that turned out.  Once envy, jealous and rage set in, you are on a path to no return. 

Death in the form of murder, has now been introduced into God’s creation.  So from this we know that Adam and Eve taught their children about offering and talking to God, and this was passed down throughout their generations.  You see before the ten commandments, which was in the time of Moses, man had to show God that they wanted that connection again. 

God watched as the earth populated and He saw a few good men as it were, and a lot of bad ones.  Evil had taken over so badly throughout the populated earth, that God decided to take action.  This grieved God greatly to the point that He was sorry that He created man.  This is where Noah comes in, because of his following of the offering and his righteous living, he found favor in God’s sight.

God communicated with Noah and advised him to build a very large ship.  He told Noah that a great flood would cover the land, and that he and his family would be spared.  This would occur only if he does what has been commanded of him.  Of course Noah got to work, and Noah was spared.

The punishment for sin is death.  This punishment was something that had already been determined, but not just any kind of death, but a death of the flesh.  To have the privilege of living in the physical or earthly form taken from you.  The spirit or soul lives on, but goes from the physical world or dimension to the next plain or phase. 

You see being born of flesh on earth was, and still is a privilege.  It kind of puts you in the mind of an avatar.  The spirit or soul is the charging mechanism for this vessel, that we inhabit.  I went a little further into the explanation than I had intended to, I just needed to put that out there. 

Now back to how the sin affected mankind, once it was committed.  It affected mankind, because once the line was crossed, the dark gate was opened and man unwittingly let out Satan’s wrath upon the earth.  Satan was free to unleash all kinds of evil on mankind. 

The key was that he could not do anything, until man committed that first initial act of sin.  Everything that was not of God was unleashed; fear, doubt, pain, harm, suffering, heartache, despair, death, jealously, lying, barring false witness against your fellow man, pride, arrogance, stealing, killing, idolatry, lustful desires of the flesh, desires for the same sex, desires for animals, desires for the unearthly beings as well, etc. you get where I’m going with this. 

There was no bloodshed, man and beast were at peace with one another, they were able to communicate as well, but now all of this would change.  The spiritual connection between man and animal and man and nature would be affected from now on.  After being removed from the garden, Adam and Eve had to be clothed.  This had to be done by the shedding of blood. 

The future generations would now have to live with the choices that were made by their forefather and foremother.  The future generations would now have to pay the price and try to make amends with God. 

This is where the offerings and sacrifices came in.  It is man that now has to choose God, as his Father and Savior. 

God did all of the reaching, and communicating with man.  Man now has the task of seeking God, and praying for forgiveness, and doing everything humanly possible to stay in God’s grace and mercy.  Keep in mind that man had to try and reach out to God himself before Jesus came.  When Jesus (Yeshua) came he paid the price for our sins with divine blood.  That was the only way that we even had a chance to enter into heaven again. 

We have to try with all of our might to rebuild the bridge that was destroyed by man.  We also have to fight everyday of our lives a battle for our souls, because of mistakes from the past.  From the time that we wake into the physical world, we are tempted by materialistic devices from Satan and his minions.  We are attacked by trials and tribulations, in our lives, our loved ones as well as others are used against us.  I will get more into that later on in the letter. 

When we slumber, we go into a subconscious sleep where our physical bodies are resting, but sometimes we are still fighting.  The only difference when you are asleep is that your physical body is not actually fighting, but your spiritual one is.  Some people feel the effects of the spiritual battle on the physical body. 

We will have to battle for our souls until the second coming of our Lord and Savior, God’s Son.  We know Him by different names, based on our religions or faiths. One being Jesus, in the American term, and Je’shua or Yeshua in the Hebrew term.  There are other names in other cultures that believe in God’s only begotten Son.  Either way, whatever name we give to our Lord and Savior, we know that He is the One to end this reign of evil.  We know that if He did not come to earth to redeem the sins of man, that mankind would be no more.  That is what sin meant to our forefathers and foremothers of the past, and for us in the future.

Sixth question: How do we recognize sin in our lives?  Well, that question you can answer also with a question.  How can you not recognize when you have no joy, no peace, when all of your happiness is gone, when you have strife between one another, physical and mental ailments, death, etc.?  Anything that causes discord and ill feeling, unraveling peace in your spirit and mind among other things that we will cover now.  

You see all of the things that I mentioned in the above passage from question five, is how you can recognize sin in your life.  You see God did not create fear or doubt, hatred, or jealousy, arrogance, pride or vanity.  He is not the father or lies, or fornication, or adultery, barring false witness against your neighbor causing harm or pain.  He does not condone killing out of anger or lust, envy or jealousy.  He does not want us to covet our neighbors’ property our neighbors’ husbands or wives. 

God is the one true living God, our Creator, so how can you worship an object that was made from your hands.  This form of worship is called idolatry.How can you create something from what you call your hand?  Your hands were given to you by God, the Creator.  The body that houses your soul does not belong to you, it is only a temporary housing.  Why do you think your soul leaves it, when your time is up?  This is something that we must understand.

God is a God of love, truth, light, peace, harmony, good health, long suffering, full of patience, etc. everything that is good.  But then you have to know what good is in order to know what bad is, right?  All of the things that God had planned for us was good.  We were not supposed to die, or ever get sick, or ever be in pain emotionally or physically.  Our hearts were to always be filled with joy and happiness.  Joy and happiness, is when you feel elated in your spirit and it does not cause discord to others.  To give some examples of knowing sin; when things happen to you, to cause the opposite of everything that I just mentioned that the good things were. I know that that sounds a little sarcastic, but it is true. 

Seventh question: How do we know when we are sinning?  You know that you are sinning, because of a conviction in your spirit.  The knowledge of right and wrong, that was also contained within the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, was also instilled in us as well.  It was passed down through the seed of man.  You could call it your conscience.  You see your spirit is still linked to God, because He is our Creator.  It is He, who is tugging at that spiritual goodness, that still lives inside of us.  We all have a right side and left side, one that is good and one that is not.  You will hear from both sides all of the time.  They will be fighting within you.  That is the constant battle that I mentioned earlier on.  When you get that guilty feeling that you just can’t shake, like you know that you have done something wrong. 

It’s that feeling that hits you in the pit of your stomach, or this constant feeling of letting someone down, or hearing that voice, that says you know that you were wrong, for what you did, right?  It questions you, and makes you think about your actions.  Whether it is to someone, or even yourself. 

God still loves us and wants us to return to our spiritual nature, and stop clinging to the carnal fleshly nature.  You see the carnal nature is the one that Satan appeals to with his tricks, and other devices of deception that he uses.  I will discuss more in-depth in a minute.

Eighth question: How does one sin?  Well this one gets interesting as well, because we sin in three different ways, I was told.  I will explore each one more in-depth, but first I will just name them.  First, we sin with our minds, our thoughts.  Next, we sin through speech, with our mouths, and finally we sin physically, with our actions. 

You see Satan and his group of fallen angels are able to manipulate their way into our minds, by thoughts and suggestions.  Which goes back to question seven, where you have the left and right sides of your brain.  Your conscience, is where your conviction of ill deeds is brought before you for awareness.  It is the good side that tries to get you to fight off, or let go of the bad thoughts that come to you.  You sin when you continue to linger or hold onto those bad thoughts and suggestions.  If you keep going back to them after they have been introduced, and not let them go, you are now sinning.You want to know why you are sinning, because the next phase from thought is action. 

Those bad thoughts could be wanting to say something to someone, or do something to someone that you should not say or do.  This also means if you do something to yourself, that is not right in God’s sight.  You see when you sin with your mouth, you are speaking something to or about someone that could cause an ill effect to occur.You could even speak something on someone to cause harm.  Your words can cause a person’s spirit to be grieved, they can take what you say and cause harm to themselves or someone else.  It can be done by losing something material, losing a job, losing their freedom, or losing their life.  The actions can go multiple ways. 

One thing that we have yet to understand, is that words have power and effect.  We are actually able to speak things into existence; this was the authority that was given to us through Christ Jesus. Now it does go further back to Moses’ time as well, but that is for another time.

What this means, is that from the beginning, the Word was spoken from God, the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  Creation was spoken into effect, by God.Creation was made within seven days. 

What we do not realize, is that when we speak forth something from our mouths, we give it power.  Whether it is good or bad, once it goes forth from your mouth, you cannot take it back, because now it is in the wind, being carried.  That is why when you say something harmful to someone, and you realize it by way of your conscience, you can apologize for it, but you cannot retract what you said.  You can only hope now, that it does not have the effect that you originally intended it to have on a person or situation. 

Satan, the prince of the air, wants and loves when we say things to one another out of anger and strong emotion, because the emotion gives it power in the wind.  

Now when we take physical action, it affects us all, whether it is an object or person, that the deed is done to, because that object also belonged to someone, or even to you yourself.  Either way you look at an occurrence, it first had to be a thought. 

Now on a lot of occasions, we catch ourselves saying something before we even knew what we were saying, or doing something before we even realized that we had done it.  You have to have that control to think before you speak or think before you act.  This happens when we are moving too fast.  The only other way is if you are possessed and have no control over your actions at all.  This does happen, but it is for another time, place and letter.  We are now talking about what you do have control over.  We are talking about you actually having the option to choose right or wrong.  Just to put this out there as well, which is very important. 

I still want you to get an understanding of how we sin a little deeper.  You see the three ways that I just mentioned are the ways that we sin, but something has to cause or trigger it.  So what could possibly trigger us?  I can tell you that you use them every day of your life.  If you said your five senses, then that would be correct.

We are attacked with our five senses every day, because we live in a carnal world.  Have you ever heard the term, “carnal sin?”  It means, sin of the flesh.  The enemy attacks us by our eyes, what we see.  He attacks us by our ears, what we hear.  He attacks us by what we can physically touch and the feeling we get from what touches us.  We are attacked by what we can taste.  Last but not least, by what we can smell. 

What I mean by these senses include: seeing that person that you lust after, or that material thing.  It could be a car, some money, a place, anything that can cause you to lust.  If you can’t see it, then you don’t know what it looks like.  The second thing; is what you hear, which could be a seductive voice.  The sound of a roaring of a car that you want, anything that you can physically hear, to make you want it.  if you can’t hear it then, you may not want it either.  The third thing; is what we can physically touch, that feels good to our hands or in our hands.  Also what touches us and feels good to parts of our bodies.  Fourth we are attacked by what we taste.  This one is really important in the sin of gluttony.  Fifth, is by what we can smell, which could be in the form of that beautiful woman’s perfume, or that handsome man’s cologne.  It could be food that smells good, to make us want it, or something that does not smell good to us, to make us loathe it.

Our five senses are used to attack our sense of reasoning, that is what happened to Eve in the garden.  She was attacked using her five senses.  Her sense of curiosity, which was the mental attack, which had something to do also with what she saw.  Also with what she could gain from consuming the forbidden substance, goes along with the mental seduction. 

God gave us a list of ten commandments and laws to live by.  This was done in order to rebuild our relationship with Him, and be at peace and harmony with one another.  Satan tries to come between us and those laws and commandments on every turn.  He does this because, he does not want us to rebuild our relationship with God.

Ninth question: When do we sin?  That is an easy one.  We sin every single day of our lives.  Now if you want to know how, then listen up closely. 

From the beginning when we wake up from our slumber, we are being attacked by our arch enemy.  Believe it or not, just like in the real world, when you apply for help of some sort, you are assigned to a case worker. This is also true in the spiritual world.  All of God’s children are assigned to case workers.  Satan’s fallen angels all have rank and authority like God’s angels do, because he is trying to imitate God’s Kingdom.  His bad angels are assigned different tasks as well.  We are assigned to them, and they study us, so that they can know how to attack us and with what. 

They are with us every day, looking for weaknesses to gain entrance into our sanctuary so that they can contaminate us.  They look for our fears, our joys, our dislikes, things that anger us, our desires, our lusts for people, places, things, etc.Anything, that they can use against us to make us weak and tempt us into going against God’s plan and commandments for us. 

Our major weakness is our hearts, our love which is also our greatest strength.  You see when you have a family member, a friend, your own personal family, even your love for your fellow man, he uses it.  He attacks that more than anything, because emotions come from the heart.  Not the physical heart, but the spiritual one. 

Remember when I said that we have two bodies; a physical one and a spiritual one.  Well he can’t do anything with the physical one, but try and stop it from working, by destroying the flesh, that one is used to pump blood to our organs, that is it.  But the spiritual one is where all of the emotions come from.  This is the one that he attacks with hatred, envy, jealousy, sexual lusts and desires for the wrong things.  Pride, greed, gluttony, arrogance, vanity, slothfulness, etc.  All of the things that create an emotion, comes from there.  Also the spiritual mind, this is what controls the physical body, our thoughts.  This is where the thoughts and suggestions come from.

Tenth question: What are the wages of sin?  The wages of sin are death.  What that means, is when you work, you get paid. 

When you sin, you are working towards the destruction of the soul, mind, and body of yourself and others.  You are working against everything that God has built and called precious.  So the payment for these actions is death. 

But what kind of death is this referring to?  It is referring to the death of the physical body, and condemnation of the spiritual soul for all eternity.  Again, your spiritual soul is energy, and energy never dies or scientifically speaking, is not destroyed, but transformed.  Our souls are transformed from the physical state to the spiritual realm, when our physical bodies die.  The vessel is no longer there to house the soul, which is what keeps it in the physical or earthly plane.

The physical death can occur in many ways; one, by the body going through its natural life’s expectancy.  From the biblical passages in Genesis, this was approximately 120 years.  Meaning, that the body is designed to only last for so long, and then the deterioration of cells and tissues occur.  In the days of old, people lived to be almost a thousand years old.  All of that changed after mankind did so much evil in the sight of God, and he decided to cleanse the earth, with the great flood. The countdown clock was reset and started to tick sooner.  Also the physical death can come in the form of a traumatic event, like being fatally wounded, or drowning.  Some kind of way that causes trauma to the body, where the soul is basically forced out.  When the body is damaged so badly, that it cannot be repaired.  This is something that we have to look forward to when we continue to sin and transgress and do iniquity. 

Eleventh question: How do we get away from sin?  The answer to that question is, you don’t.  You see sin is all around us.  Sin was introduced into the world when Adam and Eve fell for the temptation of the serpent, and ate from the Tree of Knowledge, disobeying God’s direct command.  Because of that action, the portal was opened, and will not be closed until the second coming of Christ Jesus.  That is when the great and final battle for souls will take place.  Good, verses evil, the big showdown.  Sin shows its ugly head in some shape, form or fashion on a daily basis.  The object of the game is to exist and be separate.  This means that although sin is all around you, you do not have to indulge in it.  This is where your choice, or free will comes into effect. 

You see you have to choose to sin, of your own free will.  This even means, if someone has a gun to your head, you still have the choice to die in righteousness, or live in sin.  I know that, that is a harsh way of putting it, but it is the truth.  That is what it comes down to, are you willing to give up your physical life on the earth in righteousness or live by sin.  What we fail to realize, but see every day, whether we want to accept it or not, is that physical death is not the end.  We are introduced to the other side all of the time, by passed on love ones, and other things.  Getting into those other things, will be for another time as well. 

Twelfth question: How do we fight sin?  This is a good question.  Since we know that we have to endure sin until the end, what can we do?  We have to seek God through Christ Jesus more diligently now than ever, it is not too late! 

We have to study and learn God’s word.  His word has to become a part of us, a part of our everyday lives.  We are the final biblical cycle before the great whoa of man, our time is the time that was mentioned in the Book of Revelations. 

However, you need to know what you are fighting against.  By being able to recognize what sin is, you are able to fight it.  I will give you some examples.  Some examples of sin right here in our daily lives is racism, which classifies under hatred for someone that is different from you.  Whether it be the color of their skin, the way they talk, the way they look, our differences in general. 

Pride, or arrogance, thinking that you are more than the next person. Maybe because of who you are, what you have, or your social status, because you know more than the average person, etc.  Having improper or overly active sexual desires for anyone or anything, lusting.  Having a desire for multiple sex partners at one time. You are a sight eater.  You can have just eaten and gotten full, but because you see someone else with something, you’ve got to have it.  You want it even if you are not hungry. 

You feel the need to talk about someone because you don’t like the way they look or talk.  You are judgmental of people that you don’t even know, because you don’t like the way they look or talk.  You instigate arguments and start fights between people by spreading rumors. 

You see someone you don’t like on the streets or anywhere and you attack them, or get someone else to attack them.  You kill someone because you are upset that they have more than you or you just don’t like them.  You want someone else’s mate.  There have been many wars fought over women.  You see something that does not belong to you and you decide to take it instead of asking for it or working for it.  You lay around all day and wait on people to take care of you, when you are not disabled, or have any condition to cause you not to earn for yourself.  You hate someone without just cause, when you should not hate.  You act or speak out of anger to cause someone emotional or physical pain.  You want power and glory for yourself and not to glorify God.  You blasphem the name of God, and His Son, Christ Jesus (Yeshua).  You do anything for money, going against your morals.

Addictions are sins of weakness created by Satan, to put your mind in bondage.  Addictions can come from overly indulging in anything where you cannot function without it.  Drugs, alcohol, food, sex, money, appearances, are all forms of addictions, that cause you to not be able to focus properly.  Not being secure with who you are as a person, and you have the intense urge to change yourself.  Altering your body in ways that go against God’s design for you.  I just wanted to name a few of them.  Of course there are many more, but for the sake of time, we’ll stop here.  You get the gist of it. 

So now how do we fight all of this sin that’s around us on a daily basis.  You fight sin successfully the way you would in any competition, battle or war.  You have to know the patterns of your opposer or enemy.  Have you ever noticed matches of physical skills, like; boxing, martial arts, basketball, football, etc.  All of these sports, show you one major thing, and that is to know your opponent and their skills.  You have to study them in order to do this, and you’d better believe that we have been being studied from the beginning.  So our job is to do our homework as well. 

You see everyone in the underworld knows us because we are God’s children.  We are elements of light on a game board of darkness.  The goal is to completely stamp out the light.  So you have to fight sin with God’s word, His instructions, messages and clues that were left for us. 

We have to know our past, and the vices that were used to entrap us and cause us to sin.  We have to know the consequences that occurred after we committed these sins. 

You learn from your past by what has been handed down to you, if you are fortunate enough to have something to reference.  These references can be outright visual clues, or stories that have been handed down.  The Bible is our reference to our past.  More and more modern discoveries have been made based on bible references.

 Multiple encounters have been documented by multiple narrators, and it tells us how God loved us and intervened on our behalf in more ways than one.  Also it tells us that because of our curiosities for what we don’t know or understand, and the desire for the things that we want, we can be coerced into actions. 

In fighting sin, we also have to commune with God daily through Jesus (Yeshua).  You have to study God’s word, and seek Him diligently. You have to put on the whole Armor of God, which is His word.  His word has to become a part of you, inside and out.  You have to walk the walk.  Now, I will not say that all of God’s messages for us have been revealed, or given to us.  I would be very confident to say that a lot of information has been suppressed from us, also a vice of the enemy, denial of knowledge.  This is why you have to learn how to meditate and find the peace that God has given you. 

You must build a strong relationship with God, through Jesus (Yeshua).  You have to do this through prayer every single day, because again, you are attacked every single day. That is where the fresh anointing daily plays the role.  You must understand, that God gives us joy, through recognizing who He is, and communion, and that no one can take our joy away unless we allow them to. Please know that that someone is the enemy.

Also never forget that Jesus (Yeshua) came here to teach us how to rebuild our relationship with God through prayer.  Jesus (Yeshua) came to show us how to fight the enemy, by allowing Himself to be tempted.  He showed us that we can resist the enemy, by knowing God’s word, because that is what He used against the enemy.  Remember when He taught His Disciples, The Lord’s Prayer.  This prayer you say daily.  Jesus (Yeshua) is our mediator with God.

Everything that we looked at, that was the opposite of God’s plan is sin, so you have to know what God’s plan for you is and strive towards it.  You have to ask God for His help in being strong spiritually, mentally and physically.  You have to have a spiritual discipline that can only come from God, through Jesus (Yeshua).  So you have to go to Him as a humble child seeking their father’s help and protection.  We know that the enemy uses different vices against us, so we have to study everything that is not of God, so that we can recognize it when it comes our way.  We then have to resist those temptations and traps that he sets for us. 

He sets traps for us in our minds, with thoughts and suggestions.  He sets traps for us in our speech, the things that we say.  He sets traps for us in our actions, the things that we do.  So we have to check our words at the doors of our mouth before they go out.

We have to have discipline and more control over our actions before we act.  These things can only be accomplished by having God, The Father and Christ Jesus (Yeshua), The Son in our lives.  For it is by His grace are we saved.  By the sacrifice of The Son of God that we were given an opportunity to be able to go home.  The Son of God paid for our sins with His very life.  His blood was shed for the sake of the world. 

Thirteenth question:  Will sin end, and when?  The answer to this question is; yes, sin will end.  It is just a matter of time, and the clock is ticking.  There are events that must take place on earth before this happens though.  A lot of details have been revealed to us in the Bible, through different books, from Daniel, to John, to Revelations among some others.  It will end with the second coming of the Son of God.  This fact is also mentioned in the Book of Revelations, Matthew, etc.  The way the story is told, there will be a great final battle between good and evil.  Good is already prophesied to win, and that everything that is not of God, will be defeated and removed.  There will be a new paradise, and God’s children that endure will be able to live there, along with the Son of God who will rule over them in peace and harmony.  That is something definitely worth looking forward to. 

I don’t want to take the joy out of reading God’s word, by putting everything into this letter.  You have to take the initiative to research for yourselves.  God wants us to seek him of our own free will.  He does not want to make us seek Him.  There is no glory in that for Him. 

Praise Him and acknowledge Him in everything, and for all of the good that he does in our lives on a daily basis.I pray that this letter has been a blessing to those who seek that extra wisdom and knowledge as a start to further research.

 

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!!

Many blessings, to all of my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Yeshua, Je’ shua, or whatever name you have given the Son of God in your language or faith.

his letter.  You have to take the initiative to research for yourselves.  God wants us to seek him of our own free will.  He does not want to make us seek Him.  There is no glory in that for Him. 

Praise Him and acknowledge Him in everything, and for all of the good that he does in our lives on a daily basis.   I pray that this letter has been a blessing to those who seek that extra wisdom and knowledge as a start to further research.

 

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!!

 

Many blessings, to all of my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Yeshua, Je’ shua, or whatever name you have given the Son of God in your language or faith.


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