When you seed a plant, you are committing that seed to the soil, for the purpose of that seed being fruitful. When God seeds His word in us, it is with the intent of it producing fruit after its own kind. Words of salvation are to bare fruits of salvation. Words of righteousness are to bare fruits of righteousness. But these fruits, when they are spiritual are out of the reach of corruption. This is the importance of Christ Jesus (Messiah Yeshua), as that he is the first seed to a nation of priests, followers of God, according to his holy actions in life. He took our sin at the cross, and washed us with his blood to make us sin free.
Lets look at what this means. Romans 4.
- “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED
- “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT.”
What is it to be covered? This refers to being covered by the blood of the lamb.
Rev 7: 14 I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Exodus 29 [The chapter shows the proper use of the blood of the lamb. It is a consecration and an anointment. It is the declaration of the redemption. In this case, Aaron and sons were anointed with blood and oil to be the priests of God.]
1 Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
So lets look at verse 7 again.
- Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been washed in the blood, and hence anointed.
What is it to be forgiven
- Lev 4:31 ‘Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat was removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar for a soothing aroma to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.
- Num 15:25 ‘Then the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and they will be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error
- Psa 32:1 A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!
Sin is a debt that is owed for disobedience. Think of it as the price of shoplifting, or speeding. However, all penalties of sin are in all practice is death. “The wages of sin is death”. So how does one pay for that debt? You have someone who can pay for it cover your debt for you. In this case, Jesus Christ (Messiah Yeshua)
So lets look at verse 7 for the 3rd time, and 8 for the 2nd.
- Blessed are those whose lawless deeds (sin) have been paid for by the lamb of God, and whose very same sins have been washed away in the blood, and hence anointed.
- Blessed is the man whose sins (now washed away) the Lord will not take into account.
If it is washed away, then it cannot be taken in account. If God kept it in account, then why wash it away. Either you are freed from that penalty or you are not. No middle ground exists.
Heb 10:11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 12 but He, having offered one sacrifice (Jesus, Yeshua, the lamb of God) for sins for all time, SAT DOWN (Rested, because the work was done) AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, 13 waiting from that time onward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET. 14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.
This narrative below, from Isaiah 43, walks us from sin, to the reason for our salvation, and to the retribution for that sin.
(Listing of the sin)
22 “Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob;
But you have become weary of Me, O Israel.
23 “You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings,
Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with offerings,
Nor wearied you with incense.
24 “You have bought Me not sweet cane with money,
Nor have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices;
Rather you have burdened Me with your sins,
You have wearied Me with your iniquities.
(But what God is willing, and wanting to do)
25 “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins.
26 “Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together;
State your cause, that you may be proved right.
(Where did this start)
27 “Your first forefather sinned,
And your spokesmen have transgressed against Me.
(And this is what will happen)
28 “So I will pollute the princes of the sanctuary,
And I will consign Jacob to the ban and Israel to revilement.
This is past tense, and for the tribe of Israel, but this is the pattern that God repeats through the bible. Why did the tribe of Israel spend 40 years in the wilderness? It was because the forefathers, who sinned multitude of times, needed to pass on, for the children to have a new chance at life. It wasn’t because their GPS was faulty.
Rom 8:37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.