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Many Will Wax Cold Part 1

2013-11-30

Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

  • The Transgression ( Torah-lessness ) and The LOVE of many WILL GROW COLD And because "LAWLESSNESS" ( TORAH-lessness; Heb: the TRANSGRESSION - ha-pashah הַפָּשַׁע ; Grk: WITHOUT LAW - anomian ἀνομίαν ) will abound, the LOVE of many WILL GROW COLD (Matt 24:12)
  • Hebrew: the TRANSGRESSION ( ha-pashah הַפָּשַׁע ); this can also be understood as: the continual or repeated transgressing of the commandments. This is the same word used here:

Isa 53:5 But He Yahshua was wounded for Our TRANSGRESSIONS

  • There are FOUR categories of SIN in Hebrew.
  • SIN ( chah-tah חַטָּא ) means: Doing something, but To miss the Mark, the Goal, the Target, the Purpose or the Intent: of the commandments / instructions of Torah תוֹרה.
  • It also includes doing the right thing, but with the wrong motive or intent.
  • In other words, we can do what we are supposed to do, but the motive, intent or purpose of our heart is not right in doing it, so it is still SIN.
  • TRANSGRESSION ( peh-shah פָּשַׁע ) means: To Go Over, To Step Over, To Go Across, To Go Beyond: the line, the border, the boundaries or the limits, of the commandments / instructions of Torah תוֹרה.
  • This can mean, or include, doing something which we are prohibited or forbidden to do. It may thus carry with it the spirit of rebellion, revolt or anarchy
  • TRANSGRESSION ( peh-shah פָּשַׁע ) is also understood in modern Hebrew as the word for "crime".
  • GUILT ( ah-shahm אָשָׁם ) means: failing to do what we are supposed to do or required to do, and applies to all of us, both personally and / or the whole camp / congregation / community collectively.
  • INIQUITY ( ah-vohn עֲוֹן ) means: walking in the sins of the fathers ( prior generations ),
  • And often to a greater degree or intensity, such that the sins have become perverse or depraved.
  • Throughout the Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings and 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles, we read repeatedly how most of the kings of IsraEL and Judah walked in the INIQUITIES of their fathers.
  • The PATTERN of sins and REBELLION repeated over and over again.
  • And the sins got progressively worse from generation to generation.
  • One simple, yet blaring example is this: King David committed adultery.
  • His son King Solomon, then had 1,000 wives and concubines; thus walking in the iniquity of his father.
  • INIQUITY ( ah-vohn עֲוֹן ) comes from a root word which means: To Twist, To Distort or To Pervert.
  • The first three of these sin categories are addressed in Leviticus chapters 1 – 7 and there are specific sacrifices / offerings for atonement for them.
  • However, contrary to what some might believe, there is NO REMEDY ( NO sacrifice ) for WILLFUL, INTENTIONAL, REBELLIOUS { pattern, life-style of } SIN. Instead, there is generally only punishment and judgment.
  • In fact, the horrifying fact is that MANY who think that they know and love Messiah, are actually walking on the BROAD PATH that leads to the WIDE GATE of Destruction ( see Matt 7:13-15 )

Heb 10:26-30 26 For if we sin WILLFULLY after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there NO LONGER remains a SACRIFICE { of Messiah } for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of JUDGMENT and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected the Torah תוֹרה of Moses dies WITHOUT MERCY on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse PUNISHMENT, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of ELohim אֱלֹהִים underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, ‘says Yahweh יהוה.’ And again, “Yahweh יהוה will judge His people.”

  • The last verse of the Book of Judges says:

Judges 21:25 In those days there was no KING in IsraEL;everyone did what was RIGHT ( ha-yah-shahr הַיָּשָׁר ) IN HIS OWN EYES.

  • Normally the word translated here as “RIGHT” ( ha-yah-shahr הַיָּשָׁר ) means: To Walk Straight, To Walk Uprightly in Obedience,
  • However, here, it means the exact opposite. People THINK or BELIEVE ( wrongly, incorrectly, or falsely ) that they are allegedly walking uprightly or righteously with ELohim אֱלֹהִים , when they actually may not be …
  • Because they are TRANSGRESSING the commandments of our Creator

Prov 14:14 There is a way that SEEMS RIGHT ( yah-shahr יָּשָׁר ) to a man, But its end is the way of DEATH

Pro 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

  • Sin deceives us and blinds us spiritually to Truth, causing us to THINK that we are walking in the Light and Truth, when we may actually be walking in the Darkness and Deceived:

Rom 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, DECEIVED me, and by it KILLED me

  • And just as it was in those days of the Judges of IsraEL,
  • So now we have entire generations of people whose spiritual condition in the ( so-called ) Body of Messiah
  • With MANY doing what they think is RIGHT ( yah-shahr יָּשָׁר ) in their own eyes; instead of doing what Yahweh יהוה ELohim אֱלֹהִים commands us to do according to His Word.
  • Thus, that last verse in Judges is rather prophetic of THE LAST ( ah-chah-reet אַחֲרִית ) DAYS ( ha-yah-meem הַיָּמִים ) that we are living in.
  • After the IsraELites entered the land under the leadership of Joshua, they walked in the ways of Yahweh יהוה until his death and the death of the elders who lived past his time.
  • But afterwards, they turned away, forsook Yahweh יהוה and His commandments, and walked in the ways of the world, in false worship and false religion.
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