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The saved cigarette smoker

The saved cigarette smoker..

The Bible has some very strange verses. For those unfamiliar with sin-offering as a Hebrew word for processing our sinning unto Jesus, the Lamb of God that takes away our sin-offering and makes atonement with us, you might want to study these links first.

1Jo 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin-offering which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin-offering unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

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The sin-offering not unto death

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Study of Hebrew chata

Study of Hebrew chataah

This study is meant to be simple. And useful for sermon presentations. The message is profound though.


The Bible describes our shadows as a travelling authority, the record of power we leave behind for others to notice and see. A shadow is made from relationship concepts.

[hold up a light source as a Strong Authority]

[hold up a person's face as a Lesser strong Authority]

[place the objects relative to distance and unto a Medium, so the observations can be perceived].

Notice for a shadow to be perceived we need a relationship between three personal Beings.

  • Jesus, the Strong Authority light source
  • Sinner, you are a strong authority
  • The Holy Spirit who acts as a medium

    Now what happens if the person does some missing in their life, such as smoking a cigarette ?

    [Add a object into the mouth of the face, and switch on the light, observe the shadow effect]

    You will notice a shadow on the wall. The sinner is far way from Jesus, the light source, and the shadow is a record of the sinner's travelling authority.

    You can also see two things here, the person's face with a cigarette in it, and the shadow on the medium.

    What we tend to do as humans is to judge the body behaviour that we see, "I see the person is still smoking"...but is that how God judges us ? No

    Mt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

    God does not look at the body behaviour of a person, but looks much deeper, into the way we travel with His authority, the character of the heart...

    Eze 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

    Ge 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

    So we are to look at the sinners travelling authority, his shadows, which record the relationship he has with His Saviour.

    Notice what happens when the sinner moves close to Jesus...[move the face object closer to the light source]

    Notice the shadow of his missing goes away ! This is called in Scripture a sin-offering NOT unto death.

    Yeah, but you say, the person is still smoking? Yes, but you are judging what you see, and not looking where the character wants to be. We should look at the sinners travelling authority, the shadow is a record of the relationship between the sinner and his Saviour. His sinning is covered by Jesus light, and no longer a sin-offering unto death. But that's unfair....are you saying a person can be missing and still saved by Jesus?

    Yes to a point, for John does also say there is a sin-offering unto death. This presentation is not suggesting a smoker can be saved while smoking in the salvation of Jesus grace. The Bible says those who continue to sin wilfully have no more sacrifice for sin-offering left.

    Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin-offerings,

    Notice these KJV verses are translated correctly:

    Joh 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

    Joh 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

    But when you first come to Jesus, his love begins training you until you are completely in His love, it is a time related process, and during this process your sin-offerings can be not unto death,even if you should occasionally miss the power of his love. A marriage does not fail when lovers have their first argument over pride. Neither does Jesus let go of you easily too, like the adulterous sinner in Hosea, Jesus does not easily give up on us. If a person though, tramples on Jesus grace and His love rules, it is only than you crossover that point from a sin-offering not unto death, to a sin-offering unto death.

    That point in Science is called the focal point. It is a special place in each relationship we have with Jesus, all of us have own own special focal point where we cross-over from death unto life.

    May we be found a little less critical of others in their varied journey of growing in Jesus. Focus on your own relationship to Jesus, so others are encouraged to walk as you walk, rather than fault find others. Since we cannot see shadows in others, without asking the Holy Spirit, judge not lest ye be judged, and pray over those who are lost and in need of saving..Be a herder of Jesus sheep and tenderly help them to walk closer in a relationship with Jesus. Love is not something taught, love is caught off others. Shalom

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