Bad Luck By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translate

Some people do not find "a place in the World", which can not hold a job or a relationship for long. People that seems haunted by misery and misfortune. These are symptoms of Iniquity.

Rebellion, iniquity and sin.

The Principle of Evil

Just as "The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God" (Prov. 1:7), the principle of Evil is evil, twisting the Word. Iniquity is visible from several optical, one of which is considered the root of sin. Another is to see it for what it is contaminating everything after sin. Both are correct and complement.
5 The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with Moses. Then he unveiled his * name: 6 passing in front of him and proclaimed,
   -The Lord, the Lord God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin, but that does not leave punish the guilty, but visiting the iniquity (lawlessness) of the fathers upon the children and the grandchildren to the third and fourth generation. Exodus 34. (NIV)

We can see how in this passage, there is a clear distinction between wickedness, rebellion and sin. We will study in depth the meaning of this verse.

Iniquity A. Word 'awah (5753), "doing evil". This verb is in the Bible 17 times. In Arabic has the meaning of "double" or "sidetracked." Often used as a synonym of evil, "sin" as in Sal 106.6: "We have sinned like our fathers have done iniquity, we have acted wickedly" (NKJV). [1] = Evil Iniquity
INIQUITY (Latin: Iniquitas-atis.) F. Perversity, great injustice. Antonym: goodness and righteousness.

Deception (awav; 7723), "fraud, deceit, malice, falsehood, vanity, emptiness". [2] This meaning is clear when iniquity is used in a legal context, "Do not concertarás with the wicked to be false witness - ( Exo. 23.1 LBA) [3]

If we take the root of sin and iniquity, the person knowing differentiate the good from the bad, is tempted by his own lust, twisted or downplays the commandment to justify sin. Knowing the good and choose evil is itself rebellion. Once committed the act, (specific violation of the commandment) gives birth to sin, that what James says 1.14:
"... But each one is tempted when, by his own lust, and enticed it. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. "

A clear example of this situation:

 1Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, Yea, hath God said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'? "
    2 And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
    3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest you die. "
    4 And the serpent said unto the woman will not surely die.
    5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
    6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he ate. Genesis 3 (New International Version)

Caribbean dictionary Comment:

3.1 The serpent is identified in Rev. 12:9 as Satan himself, here in a corporeal form. It is unclear why he chose the serpent among beasts ... LORD God had made. Later, the story of the Old Testament mentions the snake among unclean animals (Lev. 11). It's clever, strong and elusive. Has God indeed said, 'All this is not enough, "suggests the tempter. "You can have more! 'The question was cleverly reformulated: Of every tree?

3.2, 3 women's response reveals his original innocence, but the snake did reconsider.
3.4 This blatant lie can be translated: "Dying? You will not die! ". That is, "God hath falsely threatened with death."

3.5 You will be like God: The tempting thirst for power can be endless, even when people have all your needs covered. Knowing has the meaning of 'experiencing', which made the challenge was far greater: "God is deprived of something good (autonomy) to keep them dependent on him". [4]

Iniquity is called also to the remainder because of sin, the inheritance of evil. Returning to the Genesis 3, we can see that the consequences of these events are still valid today:
  14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3 (RV60)

 16 A woman said:

Greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.

 17 And the man said:

Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake, in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of your life. 18 thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground, for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust you shall return.

In this text it is clear that Adam, Eve and the serpent paid the consequences of their sin and the "legacy of lawlessness" who left a legacy:
 Lamentations as it reads 5.7 (NIV):
7 Our fathers have sinned and died, but we played the punishment.
In this way each generation inherits the iniquity of their ancestors and this adds his own sins, transferring to the next generation a "Heritage of Iniquity (Damn)" increased.

The children receive from parents (and other ancestors) features, the color of the skin, the tendency to certain diseases (genetic inheritance).

They also receive spiritual inheritance (which can be a blessing or a curse [lawlessness]) and to this we must add the inheritance "Cultural familiar" (customs and tastes own family: food, music, etc.) And "Social Cultural" (customs, traditions and social environment idiom).

    Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
    According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
  2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    And cleanse me from my sin.
 3 For I know my transgressions,
    And my sin is always before me.
     4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
    And done this evil in thy sight;
    For that you are proved right when you speak,
    And blameless when You judge.
 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity,
    And in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51 (RVR 60)

The legacy of lawlessness mark a trend in the wrong person to ask. In this psalm, the prophet makes the difference between rebellion, sin and evil (evil):

Verse 1: Recognize your natural rebellion to God and His Word. He, like us, had trouble "hold on" to the Lord.
Verse 2: To the evil that came built (iniquity) warns David that he has added his own sins.
Verse 3 and 4: David recognizes their status and confess it before the Lord.
Verse 5: The iniquity is inherited from parents and others are inherited genetic traits of the ancestors.

We are free from sin [5] repenting, asking forgiveness from God and who have offended, balanced offense.

We are free of the rebellion, when we obey the Word, understanding that the commandment is for our own good.

How to be free of Iniquity?

The Lord is the one who gives the output:
  Exodus 34 - (a) The Lord, the Lord God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin; (b) but that does not leave the guilty unpunished, but the iniquity of the fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generation Exodus 34.5 (NIV)

In the "to" The Lord declares his loyalty and compassion and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. In the "b" makes clear that leaves the guilty unpunished.
Everyone who comes to God, repent, correct their way of life and confesses his sin (serious it is) is forgiveness:

16 Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes, cease to do evil or (repent), 17 Learn to do good; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, saith the Lord, and let us (Confession): though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool (Justification). Isaiah RV60 1.
Evil then is he has no regrets, no change, and not about God to be cleaned. On this and the generations falls full weight of God's wrath.
An excellent example of guilty plea and request for forgiveness of iniquity, transgression and sin is found in:

    2 in the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of years that the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish the desolations of Jerusalem in seventy years. Daniel 9 (Jer. 25.11, 29.10.)

The seventy years were completed, however, the nation had not yet been restored, missing someone repent and apologize for all wickedness, rebellion and sin before God.

    3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.

Daniel felt a great burden for his people and for his country, will humble themselves before the Lord.

    4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God and made confession, and said, Lord, the great God, dreadful, keeping the covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments;
    5 we have sinned, committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even turning aside from thy precepts and from thy judgments.
    6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land.

Daniel confesses the iniquity and transgression and sin all the generations of Israel, asks for mercy for all.

    7 Yours, Lord, righteousness, but to us confusion of face, as at this day to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and all Israel, those near and far, in all the countries where hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
    8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against you.
    9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against him,
    10 and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
    11 all Israel have transgressed thy law away might not obey thy voice; thus fallen upon us the curse and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

In these verses Daniel teaches us what is the correct position before the Lord: The prophet confesses he is very clear that the nation is at fault before God, that Justice deserves nothing, (crying for mercy why), and God is holy and righteous.

    12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spoke against us and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for never was done under heaven nothing like what has been done to Jerusalem.

    13 (a) As it is written in the law of Moses [6], all this evil is come upon us;

Daniel acknowledges that God's punishment on the Nation's Fair, does not complain or blame the Lord makes.

(B) and we have not entreated the favor of the Lord our God, turning from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

Daniel confesses that the nation has been "evil" by not having repented and have sought God's forgiveness. (The evil spoken of Exodus 34 b)

    16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, let thine anger and thy wrath from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are reproach to all that are about us.
    17 Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the love of the Lord.
    18 Incline, O my God, your ear, and hear: open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies .
    19 Hear, O Lord, O Lord, forgive, give ear, O Lord, and do, defer not, for thine own sake, O my God, because your name is called by thy city and thy people.

Daniel cries out for forgiveness and mercy. And the Lord hears, in the reign of Cyrus, King of Persia, Zerubbabel was sent to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple of the Lord. (Books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Haggai).
It is very important to study the prayer of Daniel, the prophet teaches us to place ourselves before the throne of God:
Daniel analyzing the issue of Israel, seeks the solution in the Word, and studying the prophecies of Jeremiah (verse 2).
In verse 3 and prays to the Lord in prayer seeks him in an attitude of mourning (fasting). You have to understand that to be the duel: the right motivation is for having sinned and offended God and acknowledging that the problems are a result of our bad decisions.
37 Who is he that says something happened which the Lord has commanded it?
38 Out of the mouth of the Most High does not go bad and the good?
39 Why laments living man? Woe to the man in his sin. Lamentations 3 60 RVR

The mature attitude before the Lord is lamenting the sin and not complain about the consequences.

Daniel confesses and asks for forgiveness for the sins of their ancestors and of the entire nation. You have to understand that he himself is innocent of the vast majority of these sins, however apologizes as your own.

So it is with us when we ask forgiveness for our sins and the sins of our ancestors, not that we've done everything on the list. If our family did not know the Lord and living away from roads, surely we must understand that in the history of the family may have all kinds of sins:
Idolatry, spiritism, witchcraft, faith healing, divination, witchcraft, consultation of sorcerers and healers, fortune-telling, astrology, horoscopes, birth charts, etc ....
Fornication, adultery, rape, molestation, homosexuality, incest, pedophilia [7], bestiality (sex with animals), necrophilia [8], pornography, lust, and any kind of sexual perversion.
Deaths, death jobs (witchcraft), abortions or abortion attempt, death wish someone.
Deceit, tax evasion, theft of services ("Hanging" Video cable or phone), plagiarism (buy CDs spurious, photocopied books instead of buying them) copied on exams, fraud, false weights and measures, robbery, theft , lies, manipulations, running the boundaries (rob the soil of its neighbor).
Judging unduly neighbor, reviews, gossip, false witness against innocents, etc.
Eating devoted to pictures, eating blood [9].
Resentment, hatred, unforgiveness.
Violence. Family violence (physical or verbal).
Fault codes of Justice civil, commercial, criminal. Violation of Law (also a sin)
They can add to the list all that the Holy Spirit in prayer.
The Lord is merciful, and no respecter of persons. If you listened to Daniel, also listens to us.
God's will is that we are free, we can present clean before your presence, so we let the word, to know the truth and this will make us free.
Christ frees us from iniquity and transgression and sin, exactly as announced in its time the prophet Isaiah:

5 He was wounded for our transgressions,
      crushed for our iniquities;
   upon him was the punishment that brought us peace,
      and with his stripes we are healed.
6 all gone astray like sheep;
      every one to his own way;
   but the Lord has laid on him
      the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53 (NIV)

[1] Vine, WE, Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Comprehensive, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 2000, c1999.
[2] Vine, WE, Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Comprehensive, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 2000, c1999.
[3] Vine, WE, Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Comprehensive, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 2000, c1999.
[4] Hayford, Jack W., General Editor, Fullness Bible, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 2000, c1994.
[5] Sin: Violation of the Law of God.
[6] Deuteronomy 28.15 to 68. Leviticus 26.14 to 46
[7] Pedophilia or pedophilia: f. Psiquiat. Sexual disorder that physically attracted to children of the same or opposite sex.
[8] Necrophilia: Attraction morbid death or any of its aspects. Sexual perversion who seeks erotic pleasure with corpses.

[9] In the NT also prohibits blood (Acts 15.20, 15.29, 21.25)


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