And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
So here’s the deal, Paul says of Yahshua that ‘he who knew no sin became sin’ Paul also says the Messiah became cursed. Paul also says in Rom 7 that the one who died is not the same one that rose again. Can you see that Paul is describing the Goat and not the Lamb? It was the goat that had the sins imparted to it, NOT the Lamb of God. It’s the Lamb that ‘Taketh’ away the sin of the world.’ What is the sin of world? The sin of the world was and is ‘Lawlessness.’ Sin is Lawlessness.
The word ‘taketh’ is in the continuous present tense. It’s not a one time thing that happened 2000 years ago. Why? Because lawlessness still exists. So the lawlessness of the world was not put away at the cross. I mean come on, Christianity utterly shuns the Law of God going so far as to say that if we do it then we are under a curse. So no for the Christian the sin of the world still exists within them
So how does this happen then? ‘If you continue in my Word’ and this means to do it and keep doing it. ‘Then you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.’ And yet in Psa 119:142 it says ‘Thy Law is the Truth.’ Yahshua says the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and shall lead you and guide you into ALL truth and understanding. So this is a continuous thing, and it is the Law of God that sets us free if we do it.
If one cares to read carefully the Gospels apart from Paul’s influence, then one will see that there was one particular stunning event that happened as a result of Yahshua laying down His life and it was NOT the forgiveness of sins. No, what one will see is that it was the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth is what was accomplished at the cross. As has been stated numerous times already, forgiveness of sin was always available to the repentant and it did not take the brutal murder of the Son of God in order to obtain forgiveness of sin. Nor was Yahshua sent as a sacrifice to turn away the wrath of God or what is it we don’t understand about ‘For God so LOVED the world…..’ Where’s the wrath here that was supposedly turned away? It was not that God had animosity towards us, it was that we had animosity towards God. Can you see the difference?
John’s baptism for the remission of sin happened at least 3 and half years before the cross and John’s baptism required NO BLOOD. And yes it was just as viable then as later.
So what did John the Baptist say concerning the mission of the Messiah? ‘He shall baptize YOU with Holy Spirit and Fire.’ This was the purpose of the cross not forgiveness of sin. This is what changed, now we can have the Holy Spirit abiding within us where as previously this was not possible. Even as Yahshua said ‘He has been with you, but now He shall be in You.
On account of ‘lawlessness’ the love of many will wax cold. Oh my, what’s this? Yahshua is saying that they who have forsaken the Law of God have very cold hearts toward Him, why? Without the Law of God in our heart there can be no love abiding there. The Law of God and the Love of God is synonymous, you can’t have one without the other. Ouch! Ouch for those that follow Paul. So can you see who Yahshua is referring to here, those that forsake the Law, those that work to negate the Law are in fact the bitter enemies of the one they profess to love and adore.