Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday April 12, 2015

DAN 9:24, "Seventy weeks [or literally 70 x 7 or 490 years] have been decreed [or determined] for your people [Daniel-the Jews] and your holy city [Daniel - Jerusalem] to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin,

With this in mind, we have begun to look at The Purpose of the Seventy Sevens or 490 years in DAN 9:24.

Three of them have negative connotations, three of them have  positive connotations.

1. DAN 9:24, to make an end of sin which means to bring one major sin to its completion, which is the sin of unbelief.

2. DAN 9:24, "to finish the transgression refers to not only the payment for sin as well as dealing with the entire OSN, including the good that it produces, ISA 26:11EZE 36:24-27JER 31:31-34.

He is saying in MAT 6:21,  It\'s obvious, isn\'t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

MAT 6:22-23,"Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you think that you are in the light and you\'re really not, how great is your darkness.

ROM 2:1, Therefore you are without excuse, every man of you who passes judgment, for in that you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

Dan  9:24, "Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression,

All sins can  be classified as transgressions but all transgressions are not necessarily sins.

Our Lord would fulfill would be to reveal the rejection of human good or good deeds performed without help from the nature of God.

1. The first part of the prophecy deals with the sin of unbelief. 2. The second part = deals with our Lord dealing with all of the transgressions of the human race including the production of human good which is also called transgressions or evil.

The word for transgression which literally means "to be out of bounds."

In the Hebrew we have the noun pesha\' meaning the act of transgressing, or of passing over or beyond any law, civil or moral; the violation of a law or known principle, a breach of command.

In the Greek we have the noun parabasis meaning to pass over or beyond; to reject the rules that are prescribed, to break or violate, as a law, whether spiritual, civil or moral.
2JO 1:8  Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
2JO 1:9 Anyone who goes too far [or is out of bounds] and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.

We could also relate it to the definition of evil in the sense that we say all sin is evil but all evil is not necessarily sin.

In the same way, the same thing can be said about transgressions, all sins are transgressions but all transgression are not necessarily sins.

Both the believer and the unbeliever will stand before God and both will have their works or their good deeds evaluated, 2CO 5:10REV 20:12-13.

The believer will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ while the unbeliever will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment where all their deeds will be evaluated not their sins.

All sins were judged except for one which must be recognized and confessed by the individual which is the sin of unbelief accompanied by faith in who TLJC is, and faith in what TLJC has done for them.

Question: "What is the difference between iniquity, sin, and transgression?"

Answer: "Transgression means to be out of bounds."

All sins are transgressions but all transgression are not necessarily sins.

Chatta\'ah translated sin or habitual sinfulness, ‎pasaq translated transgressions or to become immoral or involved ‎`avon translated iniquity or perversity or moral evil, to be willingly against the word of God.

Whether it is sin, iniquity, or transgressions, they have all been taken care of by our Lord\'s fulfillment of DAN 9:24.

The word sin and its cognates are used 786 times in the New International Version of the Bible. Sin means “to miss the mark.”
It can refer to doing something against God or against a person (EXO 10:16), doing the opposite of what is right (GAL 5:17), doing something that will have negative results (PRO 24:33-34), and failing to do something you know is right (JAM 4:17).

In GAL 5:17  For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
This does not refer to sin all the time but it can also refer to that which is evil or the OSN controlling the soul producing human good.

PRO 14:12  There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

ISA 64:6  For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

In the Old Testament, God even instituted sacrifices for unintentional sins (NUM 15:27).

Then secondly,  Sin is the general term for anything that “falls short of the glory of God.” (ROM 3:23).

ROM 14:23b whatever is not from faith is sin.

These good intentions are hindered by the overtime work of the OSN  with its trends toward evil and good.

Paul is saying if I keep on doing what I do not want to do then I realize that the law is good because it does reveal my helplessness.

The Old Sin Nature is the source of temptation, but also the source of inherent flaws from birth.

Because the nature of God cannot sin, and Christ is in him, Paul has learned to separate the two natures.

Before any believer can appreciate the divine solutions to the indwelling problems of the OSN and the magnificent grace of God, the believer must be brought to the end of himself.

The only has sin been forgiven but the effects of our sin as well.

PSA 32:5 you have forgiven the guilt of my sin;

PSA 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me; but as for our transgressions you do forgive them.

PSA 85:2 You did forgive the iniquity of your people; you did cover  "all"  their sin.

PSA 103:10  He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

PSA 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has he removed our transgressions from us.

ISA 1:18  Come now and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.

ISA 38:17  For you have cast all my sins behind Your back.

ISA 43:25 I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.

ISA 44:22 I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud, and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.

This is why the last half of ISA 44:22 says "Return to me, for I have redeemed you."
JER 31:34 For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.

EZE 16:63 the Lord said to people who were involved with the grossest sins you could imagine......."I will forgive you for all that you have done"

ROM 4:7 Paul quoted David in Psa 32 when he said "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered."

ROM 4:8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.

ROM 11:27  He will take away our sins.
Or COL 2:13 Having forgiven us all our transgressions.

In HEB 8:12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.

HEB 10:17 and their sins and their deeds I will remember no more.

1JO 2:12 says that your sins are forgiven for his names sake.

ROM 7:19 "For the good that I desire to do I do not do.  But I practice the very evil that I do not desire to do,"

As you grow in the knowledge of doctrine, there can arise a tremendous conflict in the soul, not from the temptation of the old sin nature, but from the evil, inherent weakness which is there.

Verse 25  "Thanks be to God or the corrected translation but grace belongs to God because of Jesus Christ our Lord!"
As a part of the plan of God and our Lord fulfilling the prophecy in DAN 9:24; He dealt with not only our sins but also our moments of transgressions.

So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God; but on the other hand, with my flesh I am a slave to the principle of inherent sin."

EXO 20:3   "You shall have no other gods before Me."

Sin leads to a downward progression that, without the restoring power of the Holy Spirit, we all tend toward.

The sin nature is present in every human being born since the Fall of Adam (GEN 3:6-7ROM 5:12).
If left unchecked, continual sin leads to a “reprobate mind,” spoken of in ROM 1:24.

A trespasser is someone who crosses a line or climbs a fence that he should not cross or climb.

A trespass may be intentional or unintentional.

Trespass can also mean “to fall away after being close beside.”
Peter trespassed when he denied Jesus (Luke 22:34, 56-62). We all “cross the line” in thought, word, or attitude many times a day and should be quick to forgive others who do the same (MAT 6:15).

Transgression also refers to presumptuous sin. It means “to choose to intentionally disobey; willful trespassing.”

Samson intentionally broke his Nazirite vow by touching a dead lion (NUM 6:1-5; Judg 14:8-9) and allowing his hair to be cut (Judg 16:17); in doing so he was committing a transgression.

David was referring to this kind of sin when he wrote, “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered” (PSA 32:1).

Iniquity means “premeditated choice, continuing without repentance.” David’s sin with Bathsheba that led to the killing of her husband, Uriah, was iniquity (2SA 11:3-42SA 12:9).

MIC 2:1 says, “Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.”

In David’s psalm of repentance, he cries out to God, saying, “Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin” (PSA 51:2).
Iniquity left unchecked leads to a state of willful sin with no fear of God.

The build-up of unrepentant sin is sometimes pictured as a “cup of iniquity” being filled to the brim (REV 17:4GEN 15:16).

Continued iniquity leads to unnatural affections, which leads to a reprobate mind. ROM 1:28-32.

Regardless of how depraved a human heart may become, our Lord’ death on the cross was sufficient to cover all sin (JOH 1:29ROM 5:18).

The only sin that God cannot forgive is the final rejection of the Holy Spirit’s drawing to repentance—the ultimate fruit of a reprobate mind (MAT 12:32LUK 12:10).

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