Sunday, July 25, 2010

Using Strongs Concordance - Sin a Noun

Hebrews 9:28

“So Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him”

This morning, I tried my hand at finding greek translations and using the Strongs concordance. I always wondered how preachers use the Strong concordance. I see all this numbers and explanations but not sure how it all works. I guess it is only useful if you have a question in mind! This is my first time so I am sharing with you too :

Go to
Choose “Strong”
Type the bible verse in the empty box above.
If you type Hebrews 9:29, here is what you will see:

Greek: ἁμαρτίας
Transliteration: Amartias
Strong's :266
Morphology :N-APF
English: sins

Put your cursor over the word to read the explanation or click on the Strong’s number e.g. 266 and it will give further details.

Original Word: ἁμαρτία
Transliteration: hamartia
Phonetic Spelling: (ham-ar-tee'-ah)
Short Definition: offense

Put your cursor on the Morphology eg. “N-APF” and you will find in this example “Sin” here is a "noun accusative plural feminine".

Therefore, in the above passage of Hebrews 9:28, the sin that Jesus bore is a noun and Jesus did not die for our sinful actions (verb). He died for the Sins of the world, the original Sin, the capital “S” sin, Adam’s sin that cause us all to be condemned.

Father God remembers our sins no more (Hebrews 10:17) so even though we still sin today, we can easily nip it at the bud knowing that once we confess He WILL forgive us and cleanse us. We confess to acknowledge on our part where we have gone wrong and then, we can move on always with the strength of the holy spirit. We don’t have to wallow in our pool of depression and feel condemned and TRY to get up again and be victorious for that day. That’s legalism because we tried to be good and thought we earned it.

Instead, we can jump into Father God’s lap because He says we can come boldly before His throne of grace and say I am sorry and continue to have Him guide us daily. It’s a terribly fine line and it only takes a day to forget. That’s why receiving his grace is daily and not just once off.
Father God remembers our sins no more. We no longer have sin consciences.

In Hebrews 9:14, it says
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

If we try to fight the flesh, thinking we are mere human to react in a way that displeases God, we beat our consciences to the pulp further (the devil gladly eggs us on). Then we are crucifying Christ all over again, as if He has to be suffer on the cross again and again for our sins.

Hebrews 9:12
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place ONCE for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.

We are no longer condemned now for those who believe in Jesus, not just on judgment day. Because we are no longer condemned (Romans 8:1) and are sin consciences-free, we can thank Jesus daily and be FREE to serve the living God, not out of guilt but out of His love for us.

Thank you Lord for your grace. Thank you that I can receive your grace all over again and know that I am no longer condemned. Thank you that you remember my sins no more. Thank you for all that you have done for me. I pray for the holy spirit to guide me into all truths, understanding and wisdom to know you deeper and deeper each day. In Jesus name I pray Amen.

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