Sunday, September 8, 2013

What have we seen so far?  Paul's education was far above mainstream Judaism.  He was also taught in the desert by Messiah.  The problem being addressed in Galatia is that of wolves in sheep's clothing coming in and teaching doctrines contrary to Scripture.  Paul was witness to the stoning of Steven who was falsely accused of teaching the Yahshua changed the Law of Elohim.
  Today, the wolves have crept in to the extent that it is correct teaching the Messiah changed the Law of Elohim.  Somehow the church has ignored the warning given by Peter concerning Paul's deep teachings of the Law and it's use in believer's lives.  What was a false accusation is now true in todays churchianity. 
2Pe 3:15 and reckon the patience of our Master as deliverance, as also our beloved brother Sha’ul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given to him,
2Pe 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them concerning these matters, in which some are hard to understand,1 which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the other Scriptures. Footnote: 1See 1 Cor. 11:6. 2Pe 3:17 You, then, beloved ones, being forewarned, watch, lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the delusion of the lawless.
 
Yahweh Elohim never changes.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever,
Heb 13:5 Let your way of life be without the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For He Himself has said, "I shall never leave you nor forsake you,"
Heb 13:6 so that we boldly say, "יהוה is my helper, I shall not fear what man shall do to me."
Heb 13:7 Remember those leading you, who spoke the Word of Elohim to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their belief.
Heb 13:8 יהושע Messiah is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
 
This quote from 119 ministries sums things up very nicely.
What has really happened is that the Law of God never changed. Instead men’s poor understanding and application of the Law of God changed because of the Jewish sects like the Pharisees. This is Paul’s point because Paul was raised in such doctrine. His point is that he knows better than anyone of the error’s the Galatians are entering into. Thus Paul is setting the foundation of his correction to the Galatians. Paul is not preparing to declare that observing the Law of God is in error, but false first century doctrine surrounding the purpose and intent of the Law of God is in error.
Yeshua (Jesus) Himself even taught against this false doctrine. As a result of so much false application of the Law of God Yeshua (Jesus) came to fully preach and teach (pleroo) the Law of God, not to abolish it (Matthew 5:17-19). Yeshua (Jesus) even commanded us to do the Law of Moses (Moses’ Seat), not the corrupt practices of the Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-3). The whole point of Yeshua’s ministry was to be an
example on how to correctly apply and practice the Law of God, not to be an excuse for not observing God’s law.
 
One thing my daughters have pointed out to me is the meaning of Torah.  Torah is falsely translated and understood as law.  When in fact is should be that of a loving Groom's instructions for His Bride.  The law is a father's instructions for His set apart children. 
 
In the first century and even today mainstream Jewish people practice something that is called the "oral law" or the Talmud.  Paul later refers to this oral law as being the doctrine of works of the law.  It can also be called the commandments of men as these oral traditions were added to the law of Moses or the Torah.  They were seen to be just as important as Moses Law and in some cases superseded the Torah.  This adding to the Scriptures goes against what Yahweh Elohim told His people to do.
Deu 4:2 "Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it1, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you.
What we are needing to remember is there is a clear distinction between  the commands of Elohim and the commands of men.  We as believers are to be following the Word of Elohim, not in the traditions or doctrines of men. 
Mar 7:6 And He answering, said to them, "Well did Yeshayahu prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it has been written, ‘This people respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
Mar 7:7 And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.’1 Footnote: 1See Isa. 29:13, 2 Ki. 17:19, and Mt. 15:3-9.
Mar 7:8 "Forsaking the command of Elohim, you hold fast the tradition of men."

Mar 7:9
And He said to them, "Well do you set aside the command of Elohim, in order to guard your tradition.
Mar 7:13 nullifying the Word of Elohim through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such traditions you do."
 

Let us remember that it is by every word from Yahweh we are to be living our lives.
Mat 4:4 But He answering, said, "It has been written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of יהוה

Where did this happen?  This happened at Mt. Sinai.  Elohim spoke and everyone heard Him.  Finally what are we to be teaching? 
Mat 28:20
teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you.  If you read carefully in the book of Deut.  you will find that over and over again we are commanded to guard or keep the commands of Yahweh.  Even in the NT we can find that we are to guard or keep His commands. 
Joh 14:21 "He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him."
Let me ask you this.  Can the Law save a person?  What is the purpose of the Law?
Why should we keep the Law?  A person is saved by faith in the atoning work of Messiah on the stake or cross.  The purpose of the law is to show us the sin in our lives.  It is our observing to guard or keep the law that is a demonstration of our love for Messiah.  It was only when I started to observe the Sabbath and not Sunday that it seemed the Scriptures started to open up to me and really begin to make sense.  That is another things believer's have forgotten.  Why keep only 9 of the 10 commandments?  It is the Sabbath command that specifically tells us to "REMEMBER"
It is my prayer that you will stop following the doctrine of wolves and Remember to guard and keep the commands of Yahweh.  They are life and breath for us today.



 
 

1 comment:

Michele Thiessen said...

"What we are needing to remember is there is a clear distinction between the commands of Elohim and the commands of men. We as believers are to be following the Word of Elohim, not in the traditions or doctrines of men.
Mar 7:6 And He answering, said to them, "Well did Yeshayahu prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it has been written, ‘This people respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
Mar 7:7 And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.’1 Footnote: 1See Isa. 29:13, 2 Ki. 17:19, and Mt. 15:3-9.
Mar 7:8 "Forsaking the command of Elohim, you hold fast the tradition of men."

Mar 7:9
And He said to them, "Well do you set aside the command of Elohim, in order to guard your tradition.
Mar 7:13 nullifying the Word of Elohim through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such traditions you do."


This hit me like a lead weight, considering some issues I'm having with becoming a member of our church. I've become very confused deciphering if there is a difference in what we were earlier told of "voluntary self sacrifice" (voluntarily giving up a pleasure of this world for the sake of my personal relationship with God) and the "traditions and rules of man". This post is really making wonder if indeed it's the latter. Thank you for your post, MYK.