Saturday, June 18, 2016

Why?

Are there reasons we cannot agree to disagree?  What am I talking about?  Holding forth the Word of Truth.  Why on this earth is it so hard for the Jews to accept churchianity's Jesus?  Why are people leaving churchianity and embracing Torah?

Perhaps another gospel has been created.  If that is the case something has either been added to or taken away from the Word of Elohim.  According to the book of Deuteronomy we cannot add to or take away from the Word which Elohim has delivered to His set-apart people.  It also says this in Revelation.

Deu 4:2  “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you. Footnote: 1See also 12:32, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19.

If we look at the test for being a prophet or false prophet, which is given in the 13th chapter of Deuteronomy, any person who claims to be a prophet and does signs and wonders but then tries to take you away from following the instructions given by Yahweh Elohim is to be considered a false prophet.  It is a test from Yahweh to determine how much you love Him and are willing to follow in obedience to His instructions.  Or will you be led astray by the bright shiny miracles that teach another gospel, that of not obeying the very Word of Elohim.  A true prophet will always bring you back to the instructions of the Father and encourage repentance.  (I recommend a good book on this,
http://www.honorofkings.org/prophetic-masquerade?utm_content=bufferf5d07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Does the Christian's "Jesus" encourage believers to walk in the Father's instructions or do they say we no longer have to follow the law?  If we are no longer following the law have we taken away from the Word of Elohim or added something to it?  I would like to suggest that neither Paul nor Yahshua said the law has been done away with and in fact taught that we are to follow the instructions out of love for the Father.  In  Act 6:13  And they set up false witnesses who said, “This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this set-apart place and the Torah,
Act 6:14  for we have heard him saying that this יהושע of Natsareth shall overthrow this place and change the institutes which Mosheh delivered unto us.”

Be careful to note these were false witnesses.  They were lying.   The lie was that Yahshua changed the law.  This is the very thing churchianity says today, Yahshua changed the law.  Because of this the Jews reject Him and treat Him as a false prophet.
     So, what does Yahshua teach?  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.

Joh 15:9  “As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Stay in My love.
Joh 15:10  “If you guard My commands, you shall stay in My love, even as I have guarded My Father’s commands and stay in His love. Footnote: 1See 14:15.
  Heaven and Earth are still here.  Those who teach it is ok to break Yahweh's laws are the least in the kingdom.  
John in his first letter says how we can know for sure if we truly love the Father 
1Jn 2:3  And by this we know that we know Him, if we guard His commands.1 Footnote: 1See 3:6. 
1Jn 2:4  The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 
1Jn 2:5  But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of Elohim has been perfected1 in him. By this we know that we are in Him.2 Footnotes: 1Gen. 17:1, Ps. 119:1, Mt. 5:48. 2See 3:24. 
1Jn 2:6  The one who says he stays in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked. 
1Jn 2:7  Beloved, I write no fresh command to you, but an old command which you have had from the beginning. The old command is the Word which you heard from the beginning.1 Footnote: 1See v. 24. 

Now, concerning Paul, if Paul actually was telling people the law or Torah was done away with, why did he keep it and tell believers to observe his walk and follow?  Php 4:9  And what you have learned and received and heard and saw in me, practise these, and the Elohim of peace shall be with you.  We must also consider Peter's warning about Paul's teaching as well.  Paul was a very deep thinker.  He had the Old Testament memorized and sat at the feet of a renown teacher.  If you do not have a firm understanding of the Torah, Paul can be hard to understand.  In his writings Paul speaks of several different laws.  It is also necessary to understand his terms and the people he is referring to.
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, 

Act 23:28  And, desiring to know the reason they accused him, I brought him before their council. 
Act 23:29  I found out that he was accused concerning questions of their Torah, but there was no charge against him deserving death or chains.

Peter tells us to be careful about being led away by those who proclaim lawlessness or Torahlessness.  Also if Paul was teaching lawlessness he would not have been held blameless by the council.

All this being said, can keeping the law save a person?  Absolutely not.  Salvation is only by grace through faith.  It has been that way since the very beginning.  This is not something new that started with the death of the Messiah.  Go to Hebrews chapter 11 and read about the salvation of the OT believers.  It was all by faith.  So then, why observe Torah?  It is a matter of obedience and a demonstration of love.  If we truly love the Father we will want to obey Him.  Also look into the Torah or law as being a marriage covenant.  The bridegroom would give his instructions on how to please him to the bride.  The bride would then work on learning how to please her future spouse through obedience until he would come to take her as his own.  So, if you really want to know how the Father desires to be worshiped and loved, it is vitally important to know what he told his set apart people.  We can find this covenant in the first 5 books of the Scriptures.  If the way you are currently worshiping the Father does not look like this then something is terribly wrong.  You are following the doctrines of man.  Is it important what you eat, how you dress, when you worship, what special days or appointment days you observe?  What is more important, that you believe Yahweh knows your heart or that you know His heart?  If you desire to know His heart then you will want to read, know, understand and obey the marriage covenant.  Perhaps as Ephraim learns and begins to understand the Torah we will be reunited with our brother Judah and can learn from each other and watch as prophecy is fulfilled before our very eyes.

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