The Secret of the Forgiveness of Sins and The Passover

The Secret of the Forgiveness of Sins and The Passover

Where does human soul come from?

There is always pain and sorrow in this world. Why? In order to find the answer, we need to study about the soul.

Ge 2:7 … the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

This is the scene where God created man from the dust and the breath of life. Here, the dust means body, and the breath of life means spirit. So the Bible says, when a man dies, these two separate and each of them returns to the place it came from.

Ecc 12:7 … and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

“To return” means to go back to a former place. As the body came from the ground, it returns to the ground. As the spirit came from God, it returns to God. Where does God dwell? He dwells in heaven. So we had been with God in heaven before we came to the earth. The Bible calls the spiritual beings, who are with God, angels.

We were already born in heaven before we came to the earth

Let’s confirm this through examples.

Pr 8:22-30 The LORD brought me(Solomon (Pr 1:1) forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.

Where was Solomon when God did not make the earth or its field or any of the dust of the world?

Job 38:1-4, :21 Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said … “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.”… “Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!”

Where was Job then, and what did he look like when God laid the earth’s foundation? Solomon and Job were in heaven with God as angels.

Were only Solomon and Job in heaven before the creation of the earth? No. Solomon and Job were human beings just like us. Through the examples of Solomon and Job, God shows us that we were in heaven before we came to this earth.

Why did we, angels in heaven, come to the earth?

Then why did we leave heaven and come to this earth? Why are we, who should live in glory in heaven, now living in pain and sorrow on this earth? Let’s find the answer through the teachings of Jesus who came to this earth from heaven.

Lk 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

He said He came to seek us who were lost in heaven. Then why were we lost from heaven?

Mt 9:13 “… I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Luke 19 says that Jesus came to seek the lost in heaven but, for the same purpose, He said in Matthew 9 that He came to call sinners. Comparing these two verses, we can understand that we were lost in heaven because of sin. We came to this earth because we sinned in heaven, and live in trouble now.

Then how grave were our sins in heaven? The Bible says that the wages of sins we committed is death (Ro 6:23). This implies that we committed sins deserving of the death sentence.

How can we go back to heaven?

Then how can we go back to heaven? We were expelled from heaven because of our sins. So we can go back to heaven when our sins are forgiven. To forgive our sins, God Himself came to the earth. Then how can we receive the forgiveness of our sins?

Eph 1:7 In him [Jesus] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Mt 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

This is when Jesus kept the Passover (Mt 26:17). Jesus promised that the Passover wine is His blood for the forgiveness of sins. To receive the forgiveness of sins through Jesus’ blood, we must keep the Passover.

The Passover for the sinners

For whom did God establish the Passover?

Let’s study Jesus’ teaching on this, which He gave us on the Passover day (Lk 22:15).

Lk 22:20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”

Here, “you” refers to us, sinners, who need the forgiveness of sins. God Himself established the New Covenant Passover for us who sinned in heaven.

In other words, the Passover is the truth that Jesus, who came to seek the sinners, established for the forgiveness of our sins. So, if we want to go back to the kingdom of heaven, we must keep the Passover.