Episode 12: Five Greek Words – Divine Grace (Part 2 of 5), Tom Mahairas, CitiVision.org
Hi there tom Mahairas again with it’s all greek to me and we’re gonna go into the word Carrizo men, which is forgiveness and the vic and I discussed this on earlier and we’re gonna let you hear that discussion and I’ll come back and teach you some some insights from the scriptures, the very idea of God giving us uh this forgiveness that we are receiving here. We have in the second word, we have forgiveness. And you know, you will move just down to tears because when you think of jesus bleeding on the cross, the via Della rosa or the the idea that jesus christ had to walk in this life and be beaten on his back for us, be plucked. They plucked this beer, they punched his face and they smashed his head with the crown of thorns. They pierced his side, they nailed his hands and his feet. I mean all of that is the physical stuff. But even beyond all of that, you have the idea of sin and becoming one with sin. And there’s a verse of scripture that I have here that shows us. And I’ll come back to this in a moment that it says he who knew no sin became sin for us, that we could have the righteousness of God in him. In second Corinthians in chapter Uh five and verse uh 21. But let me go back and just look at this word. Colorism, forgiveness flowing from grace. So you see the word hotties in this word. But this word literally means forgiveness in the new testament. And I took leviticus 16. and as the illustration, the best illustration that shows us a picture of the two goats for the second word here, the Atonement goat, which is the redemption forgiveness and the Azazel goat which is stands for the man ready to take the goat and run in the desert. This was on the day of Atonement, in which we refer to as the release forgiveness. Beginning with verse 20 and 21 22. And in the new testament, you have two different greek words for forgiveness. The first one is Harry’s army which flows from grace. It is based on God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. It is dealing with the blood of Christ, it is dealing with the sacrifice of Christ. It is a full sacrifice of the goat that was sacrificed fully and offer up for the sins of the people in Leviticus 16. And then later on you had the other goat that was there standing by where the priest would put his hands on top of that goat as you see here illustrated on the top on the on the right and the sins of the people were confessed on top of that goat. And then that goat was sent into the desert. The release letting go means sending away all bitterness and all rancor and all the self will. This pointed uh sense with a fee me sent away and release in the Lord’s prayer. Now this is very important when you read like in first john chapter one verse nine if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteous. That’s the word Afi Me. It’s a different word than haris ahmed harry’s Oh Mayor is based on God’s grace. It’s the redemption forgiveness. Afi me is the forgiveness that we received the consequences of that redemption forgiveness which releases us from our sin and even the guilt and even the residue of all the junk that took place. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us. What from all unrighteous nous. So let’s take it back a little bit and look from the very top of this word Vicki. Maybe you can just uh read it carefully so we can catch the meaning of all of it. How do you so may of forgiveness flowing from grace. And uh the truth is that there’s nothing that we do to get how Diesel May. It’s a gift from God is part of that whole grace and gift on the its home inside the thought that comes to me is that this is very personal when we have to forgive other people. This is our part of releasing someone of letting them go. We have them a prisoner in our mind, they have us trapped or or we have hatred or bitterness or anger towards someone who has highly offended us or hurt us and there are some sins that we, we don’t even want to speak about. But people when I counsel women have gone through such horror, um I work with trafficked women for two years with women at risk and went to Bangkok and to china and these women were sold and they had to come to a place in their life for forgiveness of even the men and that abuse them And that used them. And uh, that takes the hardys, omae from God, that supernatural gift of God’s grace that allows us to look at ourselves as God sees us cleanse and forgiven and beautiful in his sight. What’s interesting about that is I remember being with you in china and speaking to those many girls that were, that were prostitutes and with some of their uh with some of their people pimps and madams and in the red light district and we had a big banquet and I’ll never forget about a dozen of these girls trusted christ as their personal savior. And they’ve asked, they asked Jesus to come in their heart and change their life and we were not supposed to take any pictures. We didn’t take any pictures. But then these girls 12 and 13 and 14 years old would come up to Vicki and put their head on her shoulder and they would just act like she was there mom and could we take a picture with you? They were saying to us, could we take a picture? And it was so incredibly adorable to see these young girls that were like our grandkids and now they’re and yet they were being prostituted uh in this world, there are, there are millions of women and young people that are being prostituted and feel tremendous guilt and feel tremendous pain from the what is done to them and what they do and those that also commit all this stuff and I’ll never forget that at the end of the service. Uh one of the main mafia, I’ll just call him a mafia boss called me over. Do you remember that? Uh and uh you know his name was john And uh, so through the translator, He said to me, uh he said uh pastor, he said I left my mother when I was 16 years old. And uh and uh I never saw her and I’ve been doing this all my life and she knows what I’ve been involved in and I’ve, I’ve never gone back home. Do you think God will forgive me for this? And this is the whole point that we’re talking about here. Yes. Not only did I share with him john 3, 16 and 17, but I also shared with him some of these beautiful verses that I want to show you that redemption is not only uh, forgiveness is not only redemption, forgiveness, but also release forgiveness. Yes, you will be let out of the prison, it really looks like a prison Afi me is often translated forgive but its core meaning is to send away to release any desire to punish and take revenge or be punitive. So this this is that’s what that goat going into the desert represented all the sins were placed on that goat and that goat in place of uh the person was taken away and paid for that sin. So the two differences between Carrizo man and a fee me is that charism flows from Mahairas, which is grace. It’s redemptive forgiveness. It is a different kind of forgiveness that’s associated with the sacrifice of jesus christ completely. And that’s found in as a picture in Leviticus 16 where you have the atonement, a goat and then there’s the other Azazel goat, the second goat, that’s gonna take the sins into the desert. Let me just show you here in uh as it as it says in Matthew’s Gospel and forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors. Now, that’s the Afi me where we release other people and God says that that is a prerequisite for God to release us from our sins, that we have to have that attitude to release other people and send it away. That is the scapegoat the A Z. Zygote, the one that is gonna we we pray all of our sins on the head of that goat and and it goes into the desert. The other one is as we said, the first one which is the charism, forgiveness flowing from gray centers on the attitude of kindness that prompts free and voluntary pardon. You see that like for instance in Ephesians chapter Uh four and verse 32 be kind to one another, tend to heart it, forgiving that’s charism Each other just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. You see on the basis of the sacrificial blood of Christ, the lamb of God who took away the sins of the world, we now are forgiven from our sins based on what he did. And also when you look at the other verse Colossians 2 13, the same thing when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcised version of your flesh. He made you alive together with him having forgiven us all our transgressions. The foundation of forgiveness is the gospel, the the actual teaching of the death, burial resurrection of christ in that first charism, redemptive forgiveness. So I think this is a fabulous word for us to realize that carries. Mhm produces harry’s Oh my forgiveness. And that’s exactly what we’ve been teaching here. I hope that’s been an exciting thing for you to understand and the picture between the two goats, that God’s two beautiful words, Mahairason redemption, forgiveness and Afi me, which is the uh removing the sin and sending it away into the desert forgiveness, which the scriptures are full of uh that concept and uh so it’s all greek to me. Well, we’ll get back to understanding what it’s talking about more deeply as we you hear the preaching of the word Hi there, it’s so good to be able to sit down and talk with my wife about these greek words that are rooted in grace, grace, forgiveness, joy, gift, and thanks thankfulness. We’ve talked about them. I want to go a little bit deeper now into the second word. And uh, but just give you an overview of these beautiful words, hotties, uh, and forgiveness. Harry’s Oh, me And Colossians 2 13, we’re gonna look at that and also 3 13 and then charisma, which we get charismatic from it and uh, carol, which is joy and also thankfulness, which is thanksgiving or giving thanks for God’s grace. So, as we look at this fabulous word, which has to do with forgiveness, you know, is there anything greater? Is there anything more exciting or fulfilling inside your soul than to know that you have been forgiven? That there is nothing between you and God that there’s nothing between you and somebody else that you may have had a fight with or an argument with. And uh and you have been forgiven. You know, the proper way of repenting, confessing and forgiveness so powerful and in the old testament, you have this incredible picture of the two goats in the old testament and uh in the new testament, there is a comparison to romans chapter eight and verse 32. He who did not spare his own son Romans 8 32, but delivered him up for us all. How will he not? Also with him, freely give us all things, jesus christ is the one who died on the cross for our sins. He was delivered up for all of us and with him we are freely given all all things. The bible says it’s so powerful and that’s romans 8 32. And this is where this forgiveness flowing from the grace of God. We get this Grace of God coming into our life based on jesus christ coming in his uh appearing from eternity into time And he and he provides now forgiveness for us. That is one of the most powerful things that we can experience in the old testament. It was the two goats, the goat that was sacrificed for the sins of the people and then the goat that was let go in Leviticus 16. We’re gonna read a little bit about that. It’s very important, I want to just show you that passage in the old testament, It says in Leviticus 16 that there was supposed to be a bull and there was supposed to be a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering in verse two and three of leviticus 16, and then in verse five, he shall take from the congregation of the sons of Israel two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. Then Aaron shall offer the bull for the sin offering which is for himself, that he may make atonement for himself and for the household and for his household. And he shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the doorway of the tent of meeting. and Aaron shall cast lots for the goats and one lot for the Lord uh and the other lot for the scapegoat. So the Lord had one goat that was to be sacrificed. Uh the blood of that goat was was to atone for the sins of the people. And the other one was the scapegoat Azazel as as it is in the Hebrew. And then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the Lord fell and make it a sin offering. This has to do with redemption, but the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the Lord to make atonement upon it to send it into the wilderness as a scapegoat. And and it goes on and explains specifically, it says uh it says then Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for the household and he shall slaughter the bull of the sin offering which is for himself and he will take a fire pan full of coals of fire from upon the altar before the Lord and two handfuls of fine ground sweet incense and bring it inside the veil. And he shall put the incense on the fire before the Lord. That the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the ark of the testimony lest he die. Moreover, he shall take some of the blood of the bull and Sprinkle it with his finger on the Mercy seat and on the east side, also in front of the Mercy seat, he shall Sprinkle some of the blood with his fingers seven times. Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull and Sprinkle it on the Mercy seat and in front of the Mercy seat. Now think about this for the bull was for himself, the goat was for the sins of the people, the first one, and then the second one was to take the sins into the desert, as it says in verse 16, he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the impurities of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all of their sins, and thus he will do for the 10 shall do for the tent of meeting which abides with them in the midst of their impurities when he goes in to make atonement in the holy place no one shall be in the tent of meeting until he comes out. That he may make atonement for himself and for his household and for all the assembly of Israel. Then he shall go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement for it and shall take some of the blood of the bull and some of the blood of the goat and put it on the horns of the altar on all sides and with his finger he shall Sprinkle some of the blood on it seven times and cleanse it and from the impurities of all the Sons of Israel uh consecrated. And when he finishes atoning for the Holy Place and the 10th of meeting and the altar, he shall offer the live goat. And Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat. And and confess over it all the iniquities of the Sons of Israel and all the transgressions in regard to their sins. And he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of the man who stands in readiness and the goat shall bear on itself all the iniquities to a solitary land and he shall release the goat in the wilderness. Now listen, I mean, this was a big portion of scripture to take up all of this time all to say that one of the goats represented the redemption, that that was for the Lord for the sins of the people without the shedding of blood in hebrews. Chapter 10 says there is no remission of sin and then the other goat, the live goat was they put their hands Aaron put his hands on top of the head of that goat, confessing all the sins of the people and that goat as a cell goat with a man standing in readiness was to go into the desert uh symbolically carrying away the sins of the people and it had to be done outside the camp. There had to be a cleansing of the close of all the people involved, including the person that went out with that goat. It was, it was a holy sanctifying consecrating experience because both of those goats represented the Lord, jesus christ the lamb of God who went to the cross bled and died and made atonement for our sins so that we could be forgiven and be released from our sins. So what is the greek language have has to specific words for forgiveness. One is Carrizo May, which comes from grace flowing down from grace and that is the first redemption forgiveness. And then the other one, we’re representing the living goat that we, we Aaron put his hands on top of the head of that goat and confess the sins of the people and it fled with the man into the desert and released it into the desert and that is a fee me forgiveness. One is Cardizem and forgiveness. Redemption forgiveness. A female forgiveness. Release forgiveness is so fantastic in the greek language. Like for instance, we have in the Book of Colossians. When you go and you look at the various places where this uh redemption forgiveness and release forgiveness is mentioned. I want to go to uh the Book of uh colossians and and look at the scripture, the verse that uh one is uh the film and forgiveness is the Matthew 6 12 verse and forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors. And of course the charism and forgiveness flowing from gray centers on the attitude of kindness that prompts free and voluntary pardon. That’s when he confesses all the sins on top of the head of the goat. As you see on as you see on the right here. Uh so erin praise and uh confessing the sins of the people and sending that uh goat into the desert. And the that word comes from Ephesians 4 32. Be kind to one another tenderhearted. Forgiving each other just as God in christ has forgiven you. But the one the scripture that I that really penetrates my heart Is the one in collage since this is a result of our forgiveness. But in Colossians 2 13 when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcised version of your flesh. He made you alive together with him having forgiven us all our transgressions carries roman. He forgave us all our transgressions. This is the foundation of forgiveness as it comes down from God’s grace. This also is repeated again in colossians chapter three and verse 13, bearing with one another and forgiving again, Harry’s oh man uh with each other. Whoever has a complaint against anyone just as the Lord forgave you so also should you now you see the fruit of the forgiveness that we experience from God’s hotties from God’s grace and he forgives us. That’s the that’s the first goat. The redemption go then gives us the power for us to forgive other people as the Lord forgave us. That’s where it says also in Ephesians chapter four Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and evil speaking be put away from you along with all malice, be kind to one another, tenderhearted forgiving each other even as God for christ’s sake has forgiven you. So that is hard to Israel and forgiveness again, because it is based on christ’s redemption, his death, his burial, his resurrection and God the father God the son God the holy spirit forgives us based on that redemption of the Lord jesus christ. What a fantastic I thought that we have here. That God allows us to have these two beautiful words for forgiveness. Haris ahmed forgiveness. Redemption and a fee me forgiveness. Release and you know, I’ll close with this verse and first john chapter one And verse nine if conditional if we confess Omalu extra mojo. If we confess our sins um marty is he is faithful. Pistorius. Is God faithful God feels he is faithful and just and videos not only to forgive us of our sin. That is the word afi me. He releases us from our sins and he cleanses us. Catherine easy. That is a catharsis, all unrighteous nous. Listen, would you confess your sins to God Almighty? Will you accept a redemptive goat which is pictured it was a picture of our Lord jesus christ who is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world? Jesus shed his blood? The man christ jesus, the messiah jesus christ died on the cross for your sins and my sins, He who knew no sin became sin for us literally God the father placed all of our sins, on his, head, on his body, on his life, just like Aaron did in the old testament on the, on the Azazel goat. And that went into the desert, jesus christ received your sins and my sins. He who knew no sin became sin for us so that we could have God’s righteousness in him. Would you ask him to forgive you? Will you ask him to come in your heart when you ask him to take away your sins today because he is the only savior, just say father, God, thank you for loving me jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for me, please forgive me and come into my heart and save me from my sins. Thank you for taking my sins on the cross on yourself. Thank you for being buried and rising from the dead. Please forgive me in jesus name and listen, I love to hear from you. If you prayed that prayer, I’d love to hear from you. If you are a believer or a pastor or leader and you’d like to ask some questions, you’re welcome to write in. Uh It’s all greek to me. You can reach me at on this station uh the global seven dot tv. Thank you so much for following. It’s all greek to me, tell your friends about it and we’ll meet you here next week. God bless. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm.