Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 in Born Without Money
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As recently as a day ago I was talking to a friend about this very topic.  He had read a draft version of my previous blog and wanted to discuss some of the points presented.  This conversation inspired this long overdue posting of what sin is, and how everyone that inhabits this world does indeed have the potential within them to OVERCOME sin, no exceptions.  This conversation of course brought us to that very famous verse that is used to teach that you are a sinner, right now.  That verse is of course Romans 3:23.  Now, what I want to point out first is the fact that verse 23 of the letter inspired by the Holy Spirit through the hand of the Apostle Paul, is a mere clause of a sentence that begins with the last clause of the previous verse (22).  The entire sentence goes from that point all the way to the end of verse 26.  So, the entire thought encompasses several verses… one whole idea on the matter of sin and how Faith is connected to the solution for it.  It is also important to know that in the original Greek there are no punctuation marks.  So then, as you can see, this scripture along with a lot of others has been separated into clauses by the use of punctuation marks.  For my biblical studies, I am constantly cautioned by this fact as this can have an affect on the meaning of the scriptures changing their meaning.  As with the case of Romans 3 and verse 23, it is emphasized to be all on its own as if it were a standalone verse.  Consequently, it is constantly quoted by Pastors and Teachers of the numerous religious organizations that claim to be the, “Church,” in the context of it being a standalone verse.  This has led to much confusion and misunderstanding of what is written in the Scriptures as your standard typical religious organization teaches and interpretation the Scriptures from a dead-letter literal interpretation with no regard for the fact that the true meaning of the Scriptures is only revealed by and through the Holy Spirit teaching the Spirit of those words; not, the dead letter.  Now, some will claim that their religious organization teaches the Spirit of the Word, and that they are given strong meat with every sermon that they receive.  Really?!  Lets put that to the test by first looking directly at the passage in question in the context of the passage.

But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,
26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

I want to point out the word, “Propitiation,” which is in verse 25.  Lets make a comparison of that word to the word, “Atonement.”  Atonement means, in the biblical sense means, “To cover up,” which is why the sacrifice of bulls and goats did not take away sin.  They merely covered it up.  Take a nice looking, sturdy and strong table, for example.  The problem with the table is its top is in extremely poor condition.  The finish has dulled, there are a plethora of scratch marks, dents and dings the riddle the surface area.  But, you need to use that table today for a gathering.  What will you do about all of these imperfections?  Simple, you place a tablecloth over the top so nobody ever sees the imperfections underneath the cloth.  This is exactly how atonement works.  It is superficial.  It only deals with the outside and/or the surface of a thing, or matter.  It does not deal with the heart of the matter.  It only covers up what is actually there and remains there until something is done to directly deal with those imperfections.

This is the reason why the Old Covenant was replaced with a New and Better Covenant.  For in the New Covenant we have a propitiation, which means to, “TAKE AWAY.”  By the propitiation of one man, all sin was taken away, because his one sacrifice supplied for the need of all for all time thus nullifying the need for further sacrifices of bulls and goats every time someone needed forgiveness and mercy for sin.  This is why the scripture says, “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”  It could also be said, “Behold the propitiation who takes away the sin of the world.”

By one man sin came into the world, and by one man sin was taken away from the world.  The only difficulty that prevents one from actually accepting this for value, is unbelief.  That difficulty is compounded and compromised by the constant and continual teaching that sin is ever present, in this present moment.  Did you notice that verse 23 of Romans 3 is written in the PAST TENSE, and not the present tense?  This apparent minor detail is summarily overlooked by the corporation churches. For if the people knew the truth that SIN is past and has been dealt with, then why would they continue to go to their organization?  You are correct, they would not go!  Furthermore, the progenitors of the corporation churches know this as well.  Nevertheless, sin is taught in a present tense, present moment way, and it keeps the presents of being a sinner in the minds/consciousness of the people who then, are constantly going to God to ask for forgiveness in the capacity of a sinner.

My problem with that is what is pointed out in John chapter 9, wherein the FORMER blind now, who is now healed, and now sees correctly, declares to the Pharisee’s, who are actually blind of Spiritual matters, “We know that God does not hear sinners.”  (John 9:31)  Have you ever noticed this before and consider the ramifications of the meaning?  If God does not hear sinners, then how is one ever going to obtain forgiveness?  How is one to present themselves to God through the High Priest for forgiveness if they cannot present themselves as a sinner having sinned?  How then does one make their request for forgiveness when they know that they have MISSED THE MARK?  Are these not logical questions?  Well, the answer to these questions and more like them is so simple that many have missed it completely.  The answer is, “Behold the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world,” (John 1:29 & 36) which takes faith!  So then, if sin has been taken away, then what part of it could possibly be left?  What possible sin was not taken away?  What, if any, sin is an exception to that taking away of ALL sin?  Answer… NONE! NO EXCEPTION!  It was ALL taken away.  There is nothing of sin that has been left that needs to be taken away.  But again, corporate churchianity teaches this very lie under the deception of the Traditions of Men who abide in their Carnal Mind under the power and control of their own emotions fed by their five-husbands, the five physical senses.

In Psalm 103, which is a psalm written to praise the Lord for His mercies, it is written in verses 11-14:

“For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.”

Did verse 12 jump out at you?  I hope it did.  Because, in 1 John 3:4 the definition for sin is given to be,Whosoever commits sin transgress also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”   Notice, “Sin is the transgression of the law.”  What law?  The law of the Covenant.  When one enters into a Covenant, there is a law that governs that covenant.  The new and better covenant that one enters into by faith, trusting that sin has been taken away, and that their Eternal Life is hidden in the Heir and Husbandmen of that Covenant, is executed by and through Trust IN and ON the Coverture of Christ as the Head of their Life, Liberty and pursuit of happiness.  Such a deed is not possible with the Carnal Mind which is led by the emotions and fed through the 5 physical senses, and is enmity against God. (Romans 8:7)

So then, our loving Father, who loves us so much and gave His only Begotten Son to demonstrate just how much He does love us, not only takes away our sin, but removes from us our sin, as far as the east is from the west.  Wow!  You know that pretty far.  Do you know how far that actually is?  Well, as a matter of fact that is so far that you can never catch up to it because, no matter how many steps you take in the direction of the east, the west is that much farther.  Likewise, it is the same for the west.  No matter how many steps you go in a westerly direction the east is still so far away that you can never catch up to it.  It is a waste of time to even try because, there will always be something more easterly than where you are at.  That’s how far away that your sin has been removed from you.  So why even consider yourself to be a sinner then?  Clearly the message is, stop trying to catch up with that which has been placed so far away from you.  But, just like children do, we know where the cookie jar is.  And, some how, even though it has been put so far away from us, so far out of our range, we are going to figure out how to get to where those cookies are!  Because, we want the cookies in that cookie jar!  LOL!  The shock is going to be that when we finally get to that cookie jar, there is going to be nothing in it.  ROFL!  All that work for nothing.  What a bummer!  Or, is it?

Now, consider this from John chapter 9.  Why go before the Father in prayer and mediation and present yourself as a sinner when even the FORMER blind man said, “We know that God does not hear sinners?” (John 9:31)  Woe!  When is the last time you heard a Pastor, Teacher, Preacher type dude pointed out this verse and its implication?  Probably never, unfortunately.  It seems to me that by presenting oneself to be a sinner, they have ignored the fact that sin has been take away and removed from them as far as the east is from the west.  It also means that one has not accepted for value that lamb of God as a propitiation that did take away the sin of the world.  Therefore, if someone does not believe this, then by default, the only other place they can dwell in belief is with a consciousness that validates the existence of SIN both in them, as well as with them.  This consciousness nullifies the provision provided through the finished work, because it is rooted in a firm unbelief taught and programmed through the indoctrination of the transitions of men who dare to call such folly, doctrine.  So then, it is because of a profound unbelief that this kind of mindset and heart results in ones belief that they are a sinner, not because the Father of the Beloved Son says you are.  So then, it is not the Father who is condemning us, it is the one who believes that they are a sinner that condemns themselves, and that is the result of their own unbelief in the finished work that took away the sin of the world, and removed from them sin, as far as the east is from the west.  How much more clearer does this have to be made?

This is why my approach to the Father is motivated out of gratefulness for that awesome and tremendous gift of the finished work that takes away the sin of the world.  Not out of begging and pleading for something that I do not have, but out of thankfulness and joy that I have already received the gift and am in possession of it.  As I approach the throne of the Eternal God, I know that I am seen and known through His Beloved Son in whom there is no sin.  For if I say that I am a sinner, then the Father cannot see or hear me, because the Father knows and hath declared that His Beloved Son not a sinner, but rather is whom He is well pleased with.  To say that I am a sinner is to alienate myself from the Father by and through that declaration of unbelief, because that is exactly what that is… a Declaration of Unbelief and War.  Why?  Because it is not what goes into a man that defiles him, but what comes out of him that defiles him because that is what the heart speaks. (Matthew 15:11-20)  If one believes in unbelief, then they have defiled themselves and have no one else to blame but themselves for that folly.

Again, no one else is doing this to me.  I am doing this to myself. I am the problem, therefore, I am the solution.  For the Father has already offered and given forgiveness to me and ALL who are willing to receive that gift accordingly.  The only thing that He asks of me accordingly is to believe by submitting my will to His Will, and to lodge my trust in Christ that these things are true and have already been done and given.  There isn’t there a scripture in the Bible where God accuses His children of being sinners?  He does speak of sin and sins, yes.  But, did you notice that He never accuses you with the disparaging slander of, “Sinner?”  That is what the prince of the power of the air does.  He is the accuser of the brethren, (Revelation 12:10) not the Father.  Yet, dispite the facts presented in the Word of God, there are those who still believe that the Father accuses you.  How stubborn can you get?  If this were so, then that would mean the Father has condemned us and does not see us through the Beloved Son in whom He is well pleased.  Now, the question is, why would He provide forgiveness and salvation for His children if He is of the mind to condemn them?  Do you see that there is a conflict with the two perspectives?  Is this not why it is written that a, “Double minded man is unstable in all his ways?” (James 1:7-8)  How then could the Father be unstable like men can be?  CERTAINLY NOT!  One either sees themselves through the eyes of the Father as already having obtained mercy and forgiveness through Christ, or one has condemned themselves in the blindness of their own unbelief.  There is no middle ground.  For inasmuch as no man can serve two masters, (Matthew 6:24) one cannot be both forgiven and a sinner at the same time.

All of this is connected to whether or not one is truly blind, or truly does have vision.  That vision can only be given by and through one humbling themselves as a result of knowing who their Creator is, and what He has done for them to give the great gift of Eternal Life to them.  The difficulty that some still have with this is that we still do deal with sin.  But, even though we do, this does not make us a sinner even through corporate christianty teaches differently through the traditions of men as if they were doctrine.  Paul wrote to the church in Rome… Romans 7:17-21

17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.
19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.
20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

So do you see that it is we who literally have to declare ourselves to be a sinner for that to become the reality of our status and identity?  In other words, one must identify themselves with SIN to be the SINNER.  This is tantamount to giving testimony against yourself.  THAT’S INSANITY!  Yet, this is practiced all the time, unfortunately.  This is the reason why there is a fifth amendment to the Constitution wherein one does not have testify against themselves.  But, as you can see from the way of this world, that does not stop people from engaging in that very foolish activity.

Dealing with sin comes down to dealing with the carnal mind, the emotions, and the five sense that feed the emotions, which in turn drives the carnal mind.  One is either living through the carnal mind, or they are living through the Mind of Christ.  Again, inasmuch as a double minded man is unstable in all his ways, it cannot be both.  It is one or the other, and there is no middle ground.  Remember what the warning is to those who wish to stand on middle ground, or more accurately be LUKEWARM.  “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16)

This is why the admonishment of Revelation 18:4 is written to encourage one to, Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”  Notice, “Let you SHARE in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”   The one who does not master the carnal mind and its thoughts is being mastered by sin because they are choosing to abide in their emotions rather than the Mind of Christ. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16)  This is why we are encouraged to, “Come out of her,” which is a figure of speech for not allowing the Carnal Mind to be the leader and head of our life, but rather electing the Mind of Christ to be the head of this temple not made with hands.

For in Christ there is no condemnation and this is also why the Father does not see anyone as a sinner. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh [Carnal Mind fed by their Emotions], but according to the Spirit. [The Mind of Christ]  This is why the conclusion of the story of the blind man’s healing, as well as his testimony before the unbelievers, which are represented by the very religious Pharisee’s, Jesus says, “If you were blind, you would have no sin, but since you say you see, your sin remains.”  (John 9: 13-41)  The whole purpose of the verses in this passage is to show us to stop seeing ourselves to be a sinner in this present moment.  But, but… “For all HAVE SINNED and fall short of the glory of God,” is the truth!  Indeed, it WAS, but now, in this present moment, it is over and done with.  It is the past!  Why still live therein and abide in life through the carnal mind forsaking the Mind of Christ?  This difficulty and/or problem has been solved once and FOR ALL, without exception by the blood of the propitiation that takes away the SIN of the world.

So when Jesus says, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be blind,” (John 9:39) he is speaking of becoming blind to being a sinner.  He is speaking of no longer seeing that you are a sinner.  How?  Because, you will have become blind to that train-wreck tradition of men that dares to be taught as doctrine.  This is the necessary step for all those that claim to see sin so that they will stop seeing sin.  In other words, go blind to it!  Again, this is why it is written, “If you were blind, you would have no sin.”  If you do not see yourself to be a sinner, then you cannot be a sinner.  The only one that sees you as a sinner is you.  That’s right… YOU!  Because you become the accuser of the brethren.  You fulfill the role of the prince of the power of the air.  Do you not see how this is?  Consider this in light of why Jesus said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matthew 16:23)  Peter was responding emotionally to what Jesus said concerning his death.  And, if you notice, Jesus did not accuse Peter, but rather rebuked Peter for being in his carnal mind and allowing himself to be ruled by that mind through his emotions for that moment.  The last thing anyone wants to do is to themselves acting in the capacity of Satan.  Perish the thought.  Yet, it is said, “You are your own worse enemy.”  Do you see this?  I will bet the farm that you have never heard anyone explain that verse before in the way that I just did.  “But since you say, “You see.””  You see what?  SIN!  Sin in yourself, sin in others, sin in the world, you name it.  Then by virtue of that sight you have condemned yourself, which is why Jesus concludes by saying, “Your sin remains.”  Now do you see why you must become blind to sin?  Do you see that you have judged with the judgment that you are not to judge with, and in so doing, you have judged yourself?  For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. (Matthew 7:2)

The story of the former blind man now healed is clearly instructing that if one sees sin, then they are actually blind.  Likewise, the one who does not see sin and is become blind to it, actually does see things correctly.  For at any moment, anyone can turn and face The Lord and accept for value according to his edicts, His gift unto them, then they would indeed be blessed with it.  Therefore, who am I to say who is to receive the gift of the Eternal and who is not?  This is why to judge another unfit for the Kingdom of God that is ALREADY within them, because it is perceived that they are a sinner, is a declaration of self-condemnation, and is tantamount to insanity and suicide because of Matthew 7:2.

Do you see how we are condemning ourselves by abiding in the emotions and carnal mind allowing the 5-senses/5-husbands to be the husbandmen, not Christ?  Do you see why if one does not practice the single eye (Matthew 6:22) and suppresses the thoughts of the carnal mind, subduing them and all of its related emotions so you can rise above those fleshly thoughts in meditation (Psalm 119) will NOT allow you to experience the Kingdom of God that is within you (Luke 17:21)?  Do you see how abiding in the thoughts and emotions of the carnal mind of flesh is OF THIS WORLD and is choosing sin over forgiveness, grace and mercy?  Do you see how such an election is enmity against grace, mercy and forgiveness of the provision provided by and through Christ Jesus?  The proof of this is the fact that the Kingdom of God IS within you, (Luke 17:21) which is an enigma to those who dwell in a literal dead-letter interpretation of the scriptures.  For it this were not so, then you would have to obtain forgiveness by the keeping of the law, which is an impossibility.  Essentially, you would be dead on arrival the day you were born, but only IF this were so.  But, since it is true that the Kingdom of God IS within you, then you are not condemned by the Grace of the Father through His Beloved Son our High Priest.  Yes, you are NOT a sinner and you have already received forgiveness, mercy and grace!  I don’t care who you are, or what you have done, for there is only one who have a definite death sentence pronounced upon him, and unless you are him, then you have nothing to worry about.  The question is, will you come out of that mindset and unbelief, or not?  So then, once again, the only thing that stands in anybodies way from knowing this to be true, is unbelief.  Furthermore, to not test this, to not experiment with this, to not do your own personal investigation of this, and not going inside to experience the Kingdom of God within you to know emphatically the PURE BLISS/JOY of your Salvation is beyond insanity.

To become blind to sin is to fulfill the Will of God to, “Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.”  This can only be accomplished by and through the knowing of the fact that one is NOT condemned by the Father who has already given us the Kingdom, which was established BEFORE the foundation of this Age was laid. (Luke 12:32, Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 1:20)  This is all the proof and evidence that anyone who believes will ever need.

Yet, many unbelievers will need to see it to believe it just like Thomas. (John 20: 24-29)  Did you take particular notice of what is written in verse 29? Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who do not see and yet have believed.”   Does this sound a bit familiar?  It should!  It should sound exactly like what is revealed in the story of healed blind man.  For the one with sight, who claims to see sin, does not see well and true at all.  Such an unbeliever requires that his sight be appeased by and through the pleasure of the physical sense of eye-sight, which feeds the emotions, which feeds the carnal mind.  Do you see this?  Thomas was still living through his emotions by placing the requirement to have to see it before he believed it.  Nevertheless, it is better to believe by eye-sight rather than not believe at all.  Do you see that the one without sight does actually see, and sees better than the one with sight?  Indeed, it is better to be blind than with sight when it comes to the matter of and sin, is it not?  Time and time again, I have been shown the opposite of what I expected, or anticipated, for where the truth is found.  Funny how things work out that way, because ultimately this proves how tremendous the Father and his wisdom is.  He is the best at hiding things right out in the open.  There is no one better at it.

Now, you know why the corporate churches have failed so miserable.  This in turn results in the chaotic conditions that we see and hear about on a daily bases.  All of these things are a result of the lack of knowing that the Kingdom of God is within.  EVERYTHING WITHOUT EXCEPTION COMES BACK TO THIS FACT OF LIFE!  For if the world did know this, then the world would be at peace all the time, wouldn’t it?  But, if you are awaiting a second coming of Christ, then how will the world ever experience peace NOW?!  Do not forget, the Kingdom of God is within you… so it is a NOW thing, and it is a present within you at this very moment?  Do you believe it, or not?  The longer one chooses to abide in unbelief, the more suffering will be experienced by all.  For when one of hurts, all of us hurts, and when one of us rejoices, all of us rejoice. (1 Corinthians 12:26)  Therefore, Christianity is a complete failure!  However, for the followers of “The Way” there is only success, because The Way is as successful as it has always been, and always will be until the end of time, and beyond.  When mankind finally gets its head on straight, then the peace that surpasses all understanding will flood the four corners of this earth, and there shall never be a Babylon, or Rome to perpetuate the blind traditions of men as doctrine again.  Which way do you choose?  The Way of the Kingdom of God WITHIN you at this very present moment, or a way that is foreign to The Way and ends in death eternal?  Choose wisely dear reader… choose wisely.

  1. There is inherited sin and then there is the will-full practice of sin. They are not one and the same.

    • Onlashuk says:

      If, by this, it is your intention to imply that you still do see sin, then the solution, as pointed out in the Word of God, is to become blind to it lest YOUR sin remains. In Christ there is only perfection fulfilling, “Be ye perfect as your Father in Heaven is Perfect.” This is why if one still sees sin, they are actually judging themselves with condemnation; not, the other(s). For what sin did the blood of the Lamb of God NOT take away? Where does the grace of God fall short? Absolutely no where! “Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous” (Romans 5:18-19) There once was condemnation unto all men, but now there is grace and righteousness unto all men, no exceptions. The condemnation is no longer seen and recognized EXCEPT if one chooses to see and recognize it. Again, this is the reason why one is to become blind if they see with eyes of condemnation. Indeed, one does have to be blind to see this, else, they judge themselves by their own testimony. It would be better to plead the fifth until the knowledge and understanding of that tremendous gift has taken root.

  2. chicagoja says:

    Of course, Jesus did say, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him” (John 9:3) and Paul echoed that by saying, “Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come” (Romans 5:14).