Yeshua became our sin sacrifice. That makes sense. I always had an ‘itch’ about that verse, knowing something was amiss when I read it. But it was not until I read it in the Aramaic that the meaning of it crystalized. In other words, I suspected it meant that He became a Sin Offering, but the translations were trying to point me in another direction [greek is also a translation]. Since Passover is coming up, where He became our Sin Offering, I thought it’d be a good time to open the topic.

The conundrum is this: most translations say that Yeshua “became sin”. The people that shout this out the most, also say, by and large, that “Jesus is God”. And they say that God cannot sin. That He cannot be in the presence of sin; then, they turn around and say that Jesus is sin. That’s a sticky wicket.

The verse is this:

21For He who did not know sin, for your sakes He became a Khatat, that we may through Him be made the tzedaka [righteousness] of Elohim [God]. [2 Cor 5]

Where most translations say that he ‘became sin’, the Aramaic says He became a Khatat, a ‘Sin Offering’.

Yes, in Aramaic [and Hebrew] the word for ‘sin’ and the word for ‘sin offering’ are often identical [depending on conjugation], but context tells us the definition, as with many other Hebrew words.

God cannot ‘be’ sin. Not at ANY point. This always bothered me, because Yeshua is indeed “Ekhad” [unified] with His Father, but He is NOT identical to His father, and is not the same ‘substance‘ as His Father, as one doctrine teaches. Yeshua is FLESH and BONE, and His soul is different than His Father’s. It is divine in nature, as He was begotten of God, but He is not exactly the same as His Father.

It was during His SEPARATION from God that SIN was HEAPED UPON HIM, when He became our Sin Offering.

22He did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth; 23when He was reviled, He did not revile again; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed His cause to Him who judges righteously; 24and He bore all our sins, and lifted them with His body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should live through His tzedaka; and by His wounds you were healed.  [1 Peter 2]

Yeshua cried out at that moment, “Lama Sabakhtani?” “Why have you forsaken me?” Why have you ‘turned away from’, ‘left me’? Yeshua was still a man, dying, but a man nonetheless. The sky grew dark, the earth shook, the veil in the temple was torn top to bottom, and ALL the sin of mankind was heaped on Yeshua. HE AND GOD WERE SEPARATE for the FIRST TIME, since eternity past. They are not “one in the same person”. That doesn’t even make any sense, and most people know it. They just keep making excuses to support the doctrine, to hang on to one sacred word that is not in scriptures.

Yeshua became a Khatat; a SIN OFFERING. Which brings me to a similar and related conundrum. He ALSO became our “Pesakh”.

7Clean out, therefore, the old leaven, so that you may be a new lump, so that you can be matzot. For our Pesakh is Mashi’akh, who was sacrificed for our sake.  8Therefore let us celebrate the Khag, not with old leavening, neither with the leavening of evil and bitterness, but with the leavening of purity and k’dushah. [1 Cor 5]

This is similar grammatically. The Pesakh is both the LAMB and the FEAST. In this context, He is the LAMB! Which was offered at Pesakh! But, the “Pesakh” offering was more than just the lamb; the books of Leviticus and Ezekiel [45] explain that there were other offerings made at Passover, and all of the offerings together were done for a Khatat. There are ‘scholars’ that are saying that the Passover offering is not a Khatat, in response to the scripture we are citing in 2 Cor 5; but, they deceive. The SCRIPTURES call the Passover sacrifices a KHATAT. So, YES, when it says He IS our Pesakh, it means He is every offering that was offered on that day [and on any other day in the Temple for any other purpose]. And, NO, Yeshua did not become the passover feast so that we wouldn’t have to observe it. In order to partake of HIM, we must observe it! And the proof is in the very next verse: 8Therefore let us celebrate the Khag… LET US CELEBRATE the FEAST! A few chapters later, Sha’ul writes this:

Adoneinu Yeshua on that very night in which He was betrayed [The NIGHT of Passover, 1-14 of the biblical year] took bread; 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My Body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of Me.”  25Likewise after supper, He gave also the cup and said, “This cup is the Brit Khadashah in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”  26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, [Matzah, and the THIRD CUP of the Seder] you commemorate Adoneinu’s death until His coming.

Yeshua was offered up for the sins of the whole world. He was offered during the season of Pesakh, slain at the same time the LAMB was slain at the temple, which began the process of offering all the OTHER offerings, all of which TOGETHER are “The Pesakh”, and thus He IS our SIN OFFERING. He became a “Khatat”. He did not become sin itself.

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