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True Word of Yah: What Is Sin? A 1John 1 Study.

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

That is a huge question that we are going to answer in this sermon. This sermon is going to break down the definitions of sin, the different types of sin and how we can overcome what it is we can control.

1 John 1- KJV Whole Chapter

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

There are many types of sin. To get a better understanding of sin, we need to look at the definition. Learning what we can control as we await Yah is vital to our survival in the last days.

As always we will start with the Hebrew Definitions.

Sin- Hebrew Definitions

H2403-חַטָּאָהchaṭṭâʼâh, khat-taw-aw'; or חַטָּאת chaṭṭâʼth; from H2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender:—punishment (of sin), purifying(-fication for sin), sin(-ner, offering).

Genesis 4:6-7

And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin H2403 lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

In this passage Abba is speaking to Cain, about his offering to God. This will be a separate sermon as to what caused Cain to slay Able. For now we will learn what Habitual Sinfulness is and how to over come.

What is Habitual Sinfulness?

To understand what we do have control over, we need to learn what Habitual means.

As you see there are two distinct definitions by Merriam Webster that outlines the darkness/verse light of this world. Habits are either good or bad.Addictions such as Gambling, drugs, violence, lying, cheating and so on are the bad examples. Getting up, making breakfast for your loved ones, praising God before your day begins, Calling/texting someone and sending positive prayers daily as a way to stay of sound mind are good examples.

Habitual means habit or something we do on a regular basis. In the morning I go to the bathroom and start coffee each day when I wake. Then I sit down write or listen to praise and worship, write, pray or whatever else Abba Has for me. But when I start my day off without coffee, I feel as if my day is out of balance.

How Are Habits formed?

Neuroscientists have traced our habit-making behaviors to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia, which also plays a key role in the development of emotions, memories and pattern recognition. Decisions, meanwhile, are made in a different part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex.

A deeper explanation of Habitual Sin and Habits will be a sermon of its own showing how we form habits in the brain and how they aid in our decisions. Right now, it's important to understand that we all have a heart and mind problem and it's a constant work in progress, which is why Your Helmet of Salvation is vital in these times.

H2399-חֵטְאchêṭᵉʼ, khate; from H2398; a crime or its penalty:—fault, × grievously, offence, (punishment of) sin.

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate H8130 thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin H2399 upon him.

WE are told hating is a huge sin. What does hate mean? And Can we Control Hate? We will use the above verse to define hate.

What does hate mean?

Merriam Webster defines hate as: : intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury

hate- H8130-שָׂנֵאsânêʼ, saw-nay'; a primitive root; to hate (personally):—enemy, foe, (be) hate(-ful, -r), odious, × utterly.

Odious Means- extremely unpleasant; repulsive.

"a pretty odious character"

When we hate our 7 Billion Brothers and Sisters or Cousins as some like to say, we are putting on the character of repulsiveness. Repulsiveness is not Righteousness!!! They may start with the same letters and end with the same suffix, but they mean Completed Different Things. For Yah's Morals Values and Ethics Known As Righteousness is The Character we are to display regardless of what happens to us. 1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. This is because we learn to hate things like Life, and Love. Sometimes even our own selves which can come from Never Being taught Respect and Values. We learn to love the darkness then when we step into the Light we struggle with hating the darkness and trying to balance. The thing is, we cannot hate the darkness, we must love those who are in the dark. The sins is what we are trying to eradicate not the people doing them. For these are lost souls.

Where does Hate Come From?

"What does seem clear is that hatred tends to emerge as a learned emotion that flourishes in the absence of compassion. Feelings of hatred or intense emotional dislike develop for many reasons. People might begin to hate another person or group when they: Feel envy or want what the other person has."- (

Hate stems from the lack of compassion.

What is Compassion?

: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it

We should be alleviating each others burdens not going out of our way to cause malice and destruction.

H817-אָשָׁםʼâshâm, aw-shawm'; from H816; guilt; by implication, a fault; also a sin-offering:—guiltiness, (offering for) sin, trespass (offering).

Proverbs 14:9

Fools make a mock at sin:H817 but among the righteous there is favour.

Favour: H7522 in this passage means:

goodwill, acceptance, delight, self-will

The Biblical Outline of Usage for H7522

pleasure, delight, favour, goodwill, acceptance, will

  1. goodwill, favour

  2. acceptance

  3. will, desire, pleasure, self-will

When we walk according to good morals values and ethics, we are a delight in Yah. When we walk according to our own will we are stubborn and adhere to our own desires. In Genesis 49 we learn the prophecy of Jacobs sons. This passage is where Jacob is speaking about his sons Simeon and Levi

Genesis 49:6

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwillH7522 they digged down a wall.

What is Self Will?

stubborn or willful adherence to one's own desires or ideas : obstinacy

When we turn to this world and the serpent seed doctrine we are stubborn, we are bitter, we are possibly to difficult to remedy because of our own desires or Ideas rather than living out Yah's Will for Our Lives. There are more terms for sin in Hebrew and to learn more, your Lexicon's are waiting for you! Let us now move to the Greek Definition

G266-ἁμαρτίαhamartía, ham-ar-tee'-ah; from G264; a sin (properly abstract):—offence, sin(-ful).

1 John 1:8

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

What is an Offence?

something that outrages the moral or physical senses

Again to over come this type of sin, we need to have morals, values and ethics that promote unity and love which reflects Yah's Nature.

Righteousness means:

Righteousness G1343-δικαιοσύνη dikaiosýnē, dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay; from G1342; equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification:—righteousness.

Biblical Outline of Usage of G1343

  • in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God

  • the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God

  • integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting

  • in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due

Righteousness means in English

acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin

morally right or justifiable

Righteousness Is Our Character, Integrity, Our Virtues according to the Word and Morals of Abba Yah. These Moral Laws are found in Deuteronomy 6 and Leviticus 19 as well as Exodus 20 which are The 10 Commandments

Now that we know the true definition of sin- the sins we can control, we can now Identify our Horrible habits and begin to change them. When we change for the better we impact not only our lives but the lives we touch daily.


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