Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fulfill the law

Another question.  This one regarding the scripture concerning Messiah fulfilling the law.  Let's go to the verse and passage in question.  The verse being used is that of Matt. 5:17
Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:14 YeG5210 areG2075 theG3588 lightG5457 of theG3588 world.G2889 A cityG4172 that is setG2749 onG1883 an hillG3735 cannotG1410 G3756 be hid.G2928
Mat 5:15 NeitherG3761 do men lightG2545 a candle,G3088 andG2532 putG5087 itG846 underG5259 a bushel,G3426 butG235 onG1909 a candlestick;G3087 andG2532 it giveth lightG2989 unto allG3956 thatG3588 are inG1722 theG3588 house.G3614
Mat 5:16 Let yourG5216 lightG5457 soG3779 shineG2989 beforeG1715 men,G444 thatG3704 they may seeG1492 yourG5216 goodG2570 works,G2041 andG2532 glorifyG1392 yourG5216 FatherG3962 whichG3588 is inG1722 heaven.G3772
Mat 5:17 ThinkG3543 notG3361 thatG3754 I am comeG2064 to destroyG2647 theG3588 law,G3551 orG2228 theG3588 prophets:G4396 I am notG3756 comeG2064 to destroy,G2647 butG235 to fulfil.G4137
Mat 5:18 ForG1063 verilyG281 I sayG3004 unto you,G5213 TillG2193 heavenG3772 andG2532 earthG1093 pass,G3928 oneG1520 jotG2503 orG2228 oneG3391 tittleG2762 shall in no wiseG3364 passG3928 fromG575 theG3588 law,G3551 tillG2193 allG3956 be fulfilled.G1096
Mat 5:19 WhosoeverG3739 G1437 thereforeG3767 shall breakG3089 oneG3391 of theseG5130 leastG1646 commandments,G1785 andG2532 shall teachG1321 menG444 so,G3779 he shall be calledG2564 the leastG1646 inG1722 theG3588 kingdomG932 of heaven:G3772 butG1161 whosoeverG3739 G302 shall doG4160 andG2532 teachG1321 them, the sameG3778 shall be calledG2564 greatG3173 inG1722 theG3588 kingdomG932 of heaven.G3772
Mat 5:20 ForG1063 I sayG3004 unto you,G5213 ThatG3754 exceptG3362 yourG5216 righteousnessG1343 shall exceedG4052 G4119 the righteousness of theG3588 scribesG1122 andG2532 Pharisees,G5330 ye shall in no caseG3364 enterG1525 intoG1519 theG3588 kingdomG932 of heaven.G3772
Thayer Definition:
1) to dissolve, disunite
1a) (what has been joined together), to destroy, demolish
1b) metaphorically to overthrow, i.e. render vain, deprive of success, bring to naught
1b1) to subvert, overthrow
1b1a) of institutions, forms of government, laws, etc., to deprive of force, annul, abrogate, discard
1c) of travellers, to halt on a journey, to put up, lodge (the figurative expression originating in the circumstance that, to put up for the night, the straps and packs of the beasts of burden are unbound and taken off; or, more correctly from the fact that the traveller’s garments, tied up when he is on the journey, are unloosed at it end)

Thayer Definition:
1) to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full
1a) to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally
1a1) I abound, I am liberally supplied
2) to render full, i.e. to complete
2a) to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim
2b) to consummate: a number
2b1) to make complete in every particular, to render perfect
2b2) to carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking)
2c) to carry into effect, bring to realisation, realise
2c1) of matters of duty: to perform, execute
2c2) of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish

2c3) to fulfil, i.e. to cause God’s will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God’s promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfillment
 So, in looking at the Greek definition and the context we find this
Matt 5:17  Do not think that I am come to dissolve or destroy, overthrow or discard the law or the prophets.  I am not come to do those things to the Law but to cause it to abound or allow it to be filled to overflowing.  To fully preach and teach the law.

This says nothing concerning the whole context either.
We find the same English word fulfill in verse 18.  But this is a different Greek word that is used.  Let's look at that.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
ginomaiThayer Definition:
1) to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being
2) to become, i.e. to come to pass, happen
2a) of events3) to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage
3a) of men appearing in public4) to be made, finished
4a) of miracles, to be performed, wrought5) to become, be made

Another question from this verse.  When does the law stop being applied?  It tells us not one speck of the law will be done away with until heaven and earth pass away.

The last I knew we still have the same heaven and earth we have always had.  So, then, do you believe this word of the Scriptures?
At what point will you start to believe the law of Elohim is applicable for today?

What does verse 19 tells us?
Mat 5:19 "Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.

To teach others to disregard the Law of Elohim you then become least in the kingdom.
But if you do and teach them  you become great in the kingdom.

This goes against everything churchianity has been teaching us for hundreds and hundreds of years.

Still unconvinced?  When was the Law of Elohim given to Moses?  After Israel came out of Egypt.  Ok, Did Abraham observe the Law? 
Gen 26:5 because Aḇraham obeyed My voice and guarded My Charge: My commands, My laws, and My Torot1." Footnote: 1Torot - plural of Torah, teaching

Scripture also teaches us that we as believers become children of Abraham.  His spiritual seed.  Not, Jews, But Israel.!!!  The wild olive branch grafted into the Olive tree planted by Elohim.  If Abraham obeyed the law before it was written then shouldn't we as well if we are to be of his seed?

If you have more questions that would help you in deciding to keep the Sabbath or how the law is to be kept please write or comment. 

Mat 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.
Mat 5:17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets.1 I did not come to destroy but to complete. Footnote: 1The Law and the Prophets is a term used for the pre-Messianic Scriptures.
Mat 5:18 "For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.1 Footnote: 1Lk. 16:17.
Mat 5:19 "Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
Mat 5:20 "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees,1 you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens. Footnote: 1Mt. 15:3-9, Mk. 7:7-13, John 7:19, Acts 7:53, Rom. 2:23-27, Gal. 6:13.



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