Summary of the Ten Forgiveness Sayings of Messiah
- Forgiveness Saying #1
- Forgiveness Saying #2
- Forgiveness Saying #3
- Forgiveness Saying #4
- Forgiveness Saying #5
- Forgiveness Saying #6
- Forgiveness Saying #7
- Forgiveness Saying #8
- Forgiveness Saying #9
- Forgiveness Saying #10
Summary of the Ten Forgiveness Sayings of the Messiah:
So what have we learned through all of the Ten Forgiveness Sayings of Messiah?
The First Forgiveness Saying:
1. Only Adonai (the LORD) our God can forgive sins and He can forgive whomever He wants, whenever He wants, in whatever way He wants.
The Second Forgiveness Saying:
2. Adonai Avinu (our Father) will forgive the sins of anyone who hears and believes His Voice that is spoken (by Him) through the Word of His chosen one, the Messiah.
The Third Forgiveness Saying:
3. In the kingdom of God forgiveness is a compulsory act. Those who fail to show mercy to others will be shown no mercy by God. If one does not forgive his brother from his heart then God our Father will refuse to forgive him.
The Fourth Forgiveness Saying:
4. The entire Testimony of the First Jewish Gospel (the Besorah of Mattai) is anchored on one direct quote of Messiah from one Scripture fragment. The Message of Messiah the King is that our people of Israel have: “Eyes to see and ears to hear but they do not [yet] see or hear.”
The Fifth Forgiveness Saying of Messiah:
Where does forgiveness end and the practice of not-forgiving begin?
5. The incredible answer is that as long as there is repentance there is no limit to how many times we are required to forgive those who trespass against us. If we want unlimited mercy, forgiveness and favor granted to us by Adonai then we must grant unlimited mercy, forgiveness and favor to others. Otherwise, we will receive from Adonai exactly the same measure of limited mercy, forgiveness, and favor that we have measured out (given) to others.
The Sixth Forgiveness Saying of Messiah:
Does the practice of unlimited forgiveness require voluntary forfeiture of one’s right to compensation for debt-repayment?
6. Remarkably the answer is “Yes.” The teaching is that if we want all of the charges or obligations against us “pardoned,” then in the same measure we must dismiss all charges, release all claims, and set at liberty anyone who has, is or possibly could be legally restrained by us. However, the requirement for unlimited forgiveness only applies to those who truly repent. Without repentance there can be no forgiveness. In such a case there is an ‘obligation’ to prosecute (correct, teach, rebuke) the offending person so that they will not continue to harm others and ultimately harm themselves by offending Adonai; who is Avi-khol (the Father of All) and HaShofet (the Judge of all).
The Seventh Forgiveness Saying of Messiah:
The gift of the Father is the Forgiving Spirit Who must reside in every believer.
7. Not only are we required to practice unlimited forgiveness and pardon others as a prerequisite for our receiving the same, we have to do so from the “heart” or the heavenly Father will not forgive our transgressions. What is the circumcision of the heart? First, Messiah Yeshua’s death on the accursed tree cancelled out our sins. This sacrifice was the just means that our heavenly Father applied for our redemption. Second, due to Messiah’s atoning sacrifice we are cleansed of our sins so that we might receive a new Spirit, the Spirit of Grace. This gift from the Father is the Forgiving Spirit that must reside in all believers. Therefore, it is the Presence of the Holy Spirit that enables us to meet the Father’s high standard of forgiving all others “from the heart.”
The Eighth Forgiveness Saying:
8. It is possible to reject the calling of the Spirit of the Holy One. If we repeatedly refuse the Spirit of Holiness’ offer to cleanse us from sin, by our exercising faith in the redemptive sacrifice of Messiah, eventually our hearts will become hardened. These kinds of repeated acts of rejecting the convicting and saving testimony of Messiah and the saving works of the Holy Spirit (tragic as this is) are not the same thing as “Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.”
When does Blasphemy of the Spirit of the Holy One occur?
Blasphemy of the Spirit of the Holy One can only occur in two special historical circumstances: The first circumstance occurred at the time of the Messiah’s first coming to earth (Israel), when some of our Jewish religious leaders called the Spirit of the Holy One that forever Indwells M’shicho (His Messiah)—-the spirit of satan!”
The second circumstance will occur in the future when a false messiah will arise to great power. For a short time (forty-two months) he will be allowed to establish a world-wide government from which he will rule the entire world. Blasphemy of the Spirit of the Holy One will occur when the false messiah’s followers call his spirit (the indwelling spirit of satan)—-“the Spirit of the Holy One.”
However, although it may be said on the one hand that the unpardonable sin of the blasphemy of the Spirit cannot occur today, on the other hand it must be said that there is an “unpardonable state.” This is true because after physical death there is no future pardon for a person who has repeatedly rejected—during his or her past mortal life—the generous offer of salvation by the Spirit of the Holy One.
The Ninth Forgiveness Saying:
9. The accursed tree that is configured in the ancient Jewish Sign of the Tav (indicating covenant and ownership) provides satisfaction (atonement) to the wrath of our Righteous Father—Adonai Avinu. It is the once-in-eternity sacrifice of the Messiah that cleanses our people and our nation (Israel) of all sin and reconciles us God our Father. Redemption is the specific means by which our (Israel’s) salvation is achieved. God’s sacrifice of His only sinless son—the last Adam ben HaElohim—is the payment of His ransom to deliver His children from our twin enemies of sin and death. Since God is the One who provided us so great a savior and salvation it must be understood, therefore, that:
The efficient cause of our Israel’s atonement and redemption is the Spirit of the Holy One.
In the Torah the Hebrew terms pada (פָּדָה) and gaal (גָּאַל) indicate to redeem or free by paying a price and thereby affecting a release by ransom. In the HaBrit HaChadashah these Hebrew terms are translated as “buying,” “procuring,” “loosing,” and “freeing.” The noun redemption speaks of the emancipation that occurs through payment of a very high price. Occasionally in the Tanakh the word redemption is used to denote the act of purchasing in a market, especially a slave market. Adonai Avinu (our God and our Father), therefore, promises in His Word that He shall be the One to “redeem” Israel from all her sins (Psalm 130:8). For this reason:
Jeremiah declares the impossibility of self-ransom and that God must unilaterally save us through His own strong right arm.
“I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned against Me and by which they have transgressed against Me.” Therefore, the Messiah was sent by the heavenly Father to us to redeem us from the “curse” of the law; that we incapable of perfectly living up to. The meritorious cause of redemption is foreshadowed in the blood of our (Israel’s) Tabernacle and Temple sacrifices. These are symbols of the meritorious life (blood) of our Messiah—sent to us by God our Father.
Fortunately, the blood of the Suffering Messiah ben Yosef cries out a better message than that of Cain. Instead of vengeance, the blood of Messiah cries out:
“I love you.” “Father forgive!”
We who formerly have had to confess that we are transgressors of the Torah, who have feared the wrath of Adonai Eloheinu (the LORD our God) now rejoice in the heavenly Father’s Presence.
Our heavenly Father made all of these incredible sacrifices to redeem us (Israel) from sin and reconcile us to Himself as our Father for love and for JOY! It is for the eternal JOY of returning things back to the way they were always intended to be that Abba Avinu went through all of this trouble. No doubt the prize of the eternal JOY that is ahead in the new heavens and the new earth is so great that Adonai Avinu (our Father) considers all of this loss as nothing in comparison to the Great JOY that is in store for Him and His children.
We shall completely forget this time of sin, suffering, and death.
We will remember it no more. The taint of it will be completely removed from our conscious being. Jeremiah informs us that the reasons why our heavenly Father has endured the insults and the shame, why He sacrificed so very much is for JOY!
We have learned that the Messiah for the JOY that was set before Him endured the suffering on the accursed tree, and despised the shame. The suffering of an atoning death was considered as nothing to the Father and His Messiah. This is why the Messiah said just hours before His time of sacrifice:
“Amen, amen, I say to you that you will weep and cry out in pain, and the world will rejoice. Yes, you will be grieved; but surely your grief will be turned to SASON-JOY (שָׁשׁוֹן). The woman that is about to give birth has pain because her days are fulfilled, but after she gives birth to the child she no longer remembers her pain; she is SIMCHA-HAPPY (שְׂמֵחָה) because a person was born into the world. You too will now be grieving, but I will return and see you, and your heart will REJOICE, and nothing will take your HAPPINESS away from you!”
The Tenth Forgiveness Saying:
10. In the Tanakh and HaBrit HaChadashah we learn that: the heavenly Father is the Source of all true (real) forgiveness; the Messiah is the redemptive Means of all forgiveness; the Spirit Spirit Holy One is the post-resurrection Agent of all true forgiveness; and we followers of M’shicho (His Messiah) are a universal extension of the Spirit of the Holy One’s Administration of all His forgiveness. Therefore, the assembly of the Messiah of God was established on Shavuot (30 CE) at the Jewish Feast of Shavuot. We are commissioned by the Spirit of the Holy One to be His and M’shicho’s witnesses:
“In Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The Spirit of the Holy One is the One who empowers this endeavor. He is the One who affects the rule of Messiah in the daily lives of His followers. Rabbi Yeshua, the (real) Messiah of Israel and of all of the world, shall return to earth a second time to usher in the rule of the Kingdom of Adonai Avinu (our Father and our God) and the Golden Age of Israel.
Thereafter, in the messianic age the final and complete restoration of Israel will occur. The kingdoms of Judah and Israel will be reunited so that the two sticks “will once again flourish as one” (cf. Ezekiel 37). At this time, armed conflicts around the world will completely cease, because Israel and its neighbors will live in peace. People will come from around the world to worship Adonai our God in His most sacred and cherished land of Israel. Isaiah describes this time when he says (Isaiah 2:2-4):
“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mount of Adonai’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Adonai, to the house of the Elohim of Jacob; He will teach us His ways and we will walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of Adonai from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nations shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.'”
Nothing that defiles will be allowed to enter the holy city of Yerushalayim.
The tragic narrative of sin will be remembered no more. There will be a continual Presence of the heavenly Father’s eternal life, readily accessible through the river of life and the Tree of Life located in the eternal Jerusalem. In addition to these easily accessible natural resources, the “leaves” of the Tree of Life will be available. They are described as possessing healing, therapeutic properties. Thus, the leaves sustain a continuous emotional life, Sourced in the pure emotional life of Avinu Shebashamayim that will assure us all of a steady stream (state) of His UNENDING JOY!