We do not usually use the term “God” as it is a polluted name given to us by the Gentiles. “God” is actually Fortune, the god of luck. The Most High is not God. However, we are dealing with a common phrase “God will understand” and persons seeking to figure it out will be searching for that term. Hence, in order to be all things to all people so as to win some, we use the term so it can show up for those searching for it.
GOD WILL UNDERSTAND? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
Will God understand?
There is a seriously dangerous talk that we hear, especially among Christians, that “God will understand.” When is this usually used? When one plans to sin presumptuously.
We are going to sin and do not want to, or do not have the power to control the urge to sin.
However, does the Bible make provision for us to sin willfully? In other words, will God understand?
WE ARE UNDER GRACE, NOT UNDER LAW
The answer lies in a few verses in the New Testament. Of course, the answer to the question will God understand? is also found in Torah, but we need to highlight it in the new testament.
Hence we must use the new testament to also show if indeed, that the Most High will understand.
WILLFUL (PRESUMPTUOUS) SIN
So the first thing we need to establish in looking at will God understand, is that if we sin, and say the Most High will understand, then we actually know that what we are doing is wrong.
Hence we are sinning on purpose (sinning willfully), on the premise that the Most High will forgive us.
Now this is called willful or presumptuous sin.
Now what does the Old Testament say about this?
Don’t worry, we are also going to look at what the new testament says. But before we look at what the scriptures say about sinning willfully, let us first look at what it says if we sin in ignorance:
OLD TESTAMENT SIN IN IGNORANCE
Num 15:27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.
Num 15:28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before YAHUAH, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.
Num 15:29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
As we can see, there is provision for forgiveness of sin through sacrifice. Now we match it up with what happens in the New Testament when we sin in ignorance. Remember, Yahusha HaMashiach is our sacrifice, so we do not need the blood of bulls, goats, doves and so on to have our sins forgiven. Hence:
NEW TESTAMENT SIN IN IGNORANCE
1Jn 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yahusha HaMashiach the righteous:
1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1Jn 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1Jn 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of Aluah perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
1Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
The Mashiach is our atonement IF WE SIN IN IGNORANCE.
But what if we sin willfully (such as when we say “God will understand”)? Let’s see the sacrifice that is available for us. Will God understand?
OLD TESTAMENT WILFUL SIN
Num 15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth YAHUAH; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Num 15:31 Because he hath despised the word of YAHUAH, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.
Wow! No sacrifice, no provision for sinning willfully! So in the old testament, it seems the Most High did not understand!
But now surely we are under grace. The old testament is cruel and “God” must provide forgiveness through the Messiah in the New Testament.
NEW TESTAMENT WILLFUL SIN
Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
No! Not again?! Just as in the old testament as in the new, no sacrifice for sins?!
Sad to say, this is the deception of the religion called Christianity. Do most pastors ever told their congregants that “God will not understand?” Because that is exactly what the scriptures are saying. As a matter of fact, sinning willfully is reproaching YAHUAH. It is not a simple sin. It actually leads to death!
Will God understand? Look what it says will happen to us if we sin willfully…
Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Now it goes on to tell us why.
Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of Aluah, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Heb 10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith YAHUAH. And again, YAHUAH shall judge his people.
BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT
So sinning willfully after following Yahusha is akin to blasphemy against Ruach HaQadosh (doing despite unto the Ruach of grace (favor).
Therefore, “God will understand” is suicide. Anyone who sins willfully on the grounds that “God will understand” is signing a death warrant by sinning presumptuously, reproaching our Almighty Father, while at the same time doing despite unto (blaspheming) Ruach HaQadosh. Remember:
Mat_12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against Ruach HaQadosh shall not be forgiven unto men.
So the next time you hear someone say: “God will understand,” please share this article with them, or explain to them the seriousness of their error.
Will God understand? We have a similar post entitled: “What You Must Know About Forgiveness Of Sins.” Here is the video based on the same title. It should also give us more understanding.