What is sin?
This question seems to be very alive to me these days. is there an
answer to this question.
something that is in me, or is it a foreign substance that I partake
I am finding
myself in the midst of a change of view of the reality of sin.
that dwells in my flesh, what the heck is it, its like some kind of a
poison that is released through my being, is it me, or is it not me.
Is this stuff which is so alive in us part of our DNA?
I find myself
in disbelief at what we are witnessing in this world, but also what I
witness coming out of me.
starting to say to myself, wait a minute, this can’t be me, this
stuff that seems to seek expression through me can’t be me, I
really don’t think in this way, were in the world does this stuff
that we naturally are servants to this force called sin; he doesn’t
really say that we are the source of it; he does say that we are the
outlets of it.
Am I trying
to hide from my responsibility in regards to this substance, which I
allow expression through me, not at all; I am trying to understand
this deadly substance that is such a source of pain and suffering
Are you ever
shocked at what you are capable of? Take away the law from our
society what would be the consequences.
We all know
what happens when there are no consequences to our actions.
We do know
that sin entered the human race through Adams fall, but what does
that really mean.
Yes I do
understand most of the theological statements, which are made in
regards to it, but I still am having issues with what is written on
really did happen when Adam fell? We have to remember that it wasn’t
Just Adam and eve in the garden, there was also another participant.
was there also.
So the issues
are not just with Adam and eve, we also have to add the serpent into
To get to the
bottom of this thing called sin, we have to include the serpent also.
He seems to have a direct part in the fall of our first parents.
Sin did not
originate in the fall of our first parents, it was a present reality
before the fall of Adam.
believe I’m starting to see in ever greater clarity is that Adam
lost the image of God at the fall, but the really bad part is that he
inherited the image of the serpent.
become the image of the Adam race, which we all through Adam have
So we by
nature are the image bearers of the serpent.
his nature now through the Adam race.
Jesus said to the Pharisees, you are of your father the Devil, it is
his will that you do.
says that the rulers of this age crucified the lord of glory, how? It
was through the Adamic race, which was Jews and Romans who partook of
energy behind this event was the powers of the air.
their servants, who were the offspring of Adam, to put to death the
prince of peace.
forces in the heavenlies are the image bearers of this world.
We the human
race are their outlets, through whom they display their image.
We cannot see
this reality in our natural condition, we are as blind as a bat,
when it comes to seeing these things.
They are the
powers that are in governmental authority.
the canvas of this reality; the spiritual is revealed through the
says that creation is the mask of the invisible world.
really humanity is also a part of this mask.
is really just an expression of the invisible.
is that man has lost the image of the true God, but now he expresses
the image of the God of this age.
Who we all
know is the prince of the powers of the air.
This is what
we are born into, this is our inheritance through Adam.
I don’t think the Lord gives us to much insight into this reality as young believers, but as we begin to mature in the reality of who the Christ is, then we begin to see this hidden world in the heavenlies, which is I will say is massive to our small perception of things.
We begin to
have spiritual insight into the mysteries of this hidden world, which
energizes this creation.
that comes through new birth does not really see clearly at first,
but as it grows into manhood of the new man who is the Christ,then it
begins to see these other worldly mysteries, but also what truth
This new life
which is Christ in you, begins to see in ever-greater fullness, the
issues attached to this universe.
sobering thing is that when you start to see these powers, and hidden
rulers, they know that they are seen.
place is exposed.
They hate any
who are given insight to their hidden arena of operation.
They start to
become very hostile toward the ones that know their movements.
and very nakedly begin to assault you, they don’t even try hiding
anymore, they almost become a visible reality at times.
This is the
realm of the controversy of Zion..
This is the
arena that the Lord lived in.
But also it
is the arena that is waiting for all, who would come to this place of
truly seeing what the condition of Man is.