The Ripples of Sin

Sin is like a ripple on the sea, like a wave on the ocean and its effects are felt throughout all of creation, into our realm and possibly throughout all eternity.

One single act of disobedience by Adam and it sent a ripple, well it was more like a tsunami  through all of creation and death came into this world. Adam was expelled from the garden in Eden not so much because of his sin but for his ability to access the “tree of life”. Sin and death were expelled from the garden; the Garden remained pristine, it was the ground outside of the garden that was cursed. Death has no place in The Garden in Eden. Had Adam been allowed to remain in the Garden, and eat from the Tree of Life death would have remained with him.

In the overall picture of things, death it a temporary thing and is the judgment against sin. All will die (except those who are alive when Mashiach comes) but once that price has been paid, through the mercy, compassion and even the Pity YAH has for us, In the fullness of time, we will be resurrected to life once again, this time without sin and death tempting us.

“I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from My eyes.”[1]

The two angles that keep guard at the entrance of to The Garden in Eden will be removed and we will be welcomed into the Garden, to eat from The Tree of Life. We will be allowed through “The Pearly Gates”.

We like to think we are all that and a bag of chips, but in reality we are quite small. Compared to the earth, compared to the solar system, compared to the milky way galaxies and compared to the thousands upon thousands of galaxies, we become non existent.

 “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen Even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. יהוה, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!”[2]

As small as we are and as disobedient yet YAH has pity on us, He shows us his mercy and compassion and is willing to forgive us, if only we are willing to acknowledge our sins, turn from our wicked way and seek His face.

When Noah sought YAH’S face he found “grace” in His eyes; David, when he sought YAH found Him to be “slow to anger and abounding in mercy”.

There are no words, no names that can ever describe YAH in totality. As big and as infinite as YAH is, He has made Himself small enough and compact enough to fit in our hearts, if we are willing to make a place for Him. How do we make a place for him? When we confess our sins and turn from our wicked way. At that point He hears our prayer and forgives us our sins.

What does it mean to “turn from our wicked ways”? YAH set out for us what was and what was not acceptable behavior, what is pleasing in His sight and what is not, what is turning from our wicked ways and what is not. Yet, for one reason the vast majority of people refuse to acknowledge and follow YAH’S prescribed ways of righteousness and use their own “knowledge of good and evil to live by.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says יהוה, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says יהוה, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says יהוה, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive”.[3]

Torah IS that acceptable behavior, yet it is met with “it is only for the Jew”, it was nailed to the cross”, “I live by grace”, “I live by the new covenant” or “Paul said…”.

No where in Torah will you find YAH ever saying that Torah is JUST for the Jew or that it would someday be replaced with a new covenant. YAH says about Torah, that it is an  “everlasting covenant”, “everlasting ordinance”; Of Shabbat it is said it is the “holy day of יהוה”; “For I am יהוה, I do not change.[4]

YAH never did away with, changed or replaced Torah, not one word, one jot or one tittle. When this world done away with Torah will still remain! The principals of Torah are eternal. Do you think for a second that the principals of Torah will be done away with in the world to come? The principals of Torah is what will govern the world to come and will be etched on our hearts.

[1]     Ho 13:14

[2]     Ps 8: 3-9

[3]     Jer 29: 11-14

[4]     Mal 3:6