Let’s begin a divine instruction study by starting at Deuteronomy (DaBarim, Hebrew for “The Words”), ch 12. While there are many commands of Yahuah, beginning in Genesis with “Let light come to be”, DaBarim 12 is the only place that I find which begins with:
These are the laws and rightrulings which you guard to do in the land which your Yahuah, Alahim of your fathers, is giving you to possess, all the Yomim (days) that you live on the soil.”
If you are obedient to the command in Numbers that states from the mouth of Yahuah that there is one law in the congregation of the Hebrews and the non-Hebrews, that we are all commanded to submit to the same set of instructions, then congratulations, for you have received the love for the Truth.
I don’t know about you, but the social tension/aggression is really growing, especially in the USA.
Recently I watched a video on Youtube produced by Jason A, and it was about street violence. Really shocking stuff, and one guy took a sledge hammer to the car of another guy, then hit the driver of the car in the back with the sledge hammer as the driver tried to run away.
Two days ago I was standing on the sidewalk of a burger joint with my 4-yr old held high in the air and my 10 and 12 yr olds standing there talking to me as we waited for my wife to join us from the car.
I met with a fine Christian brother recently, a Pastor, and we had a powerful conversation regarding who is “Israel”, and who is expected to obey the commands of Yahuah.
He does not believe that non-Jews are called to obey the commands of Yahuah, stating that all of those laws are “for the Jews”. That Israel is “Jew only” might be more accurate.
If he is correct in that non-Jews are free from the Law, then for us, sin is impossible. Yippee! It is impossible to sin without the Law, because sin is transgression of the law (1 John3:4). And if a gentile cannot sin because gentiles are not required to obey Yahuah, then we can fornicate all we want, right, Pastor? And homosexualism, even in the Pastorate, is OK-fine, right? Because if gentiles are free from obedience to the commands of Yahuah, we don’t even need salvation, since “sin” will apply only to the Jews, Pastor.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
“Righteousness” is obedience to the Laws of Yahuah. In fact, the formal definition of “righteousness” is this:
RIGHTEOUSNESS, n. ri’chusness.
1. Purity of heart and rectitude of life; conformity of heart and life to the divine law. Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it is chiefly used, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law. It includes all we call justice, honesty and virtue, with holy affections; in short, it is true religion.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was enraged over the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the commandments of God, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ.
In the Book of The Revelation, and in fact in the entire Holy Bible, there is only one group of human beings that The Dragon seeks to kill. Who is this select group?
The group that the Dragon seeks to destroy consists entirely and exclusively of human beings who do two things: Have the testimony of Yahusha (Jesus) and KEEP the Commandments of Yahuah (the Lord God Almighty).
Why doesn’t the Dragon seek to destroy those who have the testimony of Yahusha (Jesus), but who ignore the commands of Yahuah? After all, most “Christians” ignorantly or arrogantly proclaim that we are “not under the law“, that we do not have to abide by the Commands of Yahuah because “grace” allows us to live as free as butterflies, guided by our hearts.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, this is my first communication since the refining of my subscriber database; the separation of the wheat from the tares. Yahuah did call me out of the world, very powerfully. He did radically transform me from hating Him to yearning to be with Him. As one “christian” leader in my local church commented privately to a mutual and respected friend, “He (referring to me) is not like us.” In the subsequent two years since that comment was made, his actions proved repeatedly that he is false to me; not my friend and not my brother.
This is a good video presentation on the obedience to the commands of Yahuah. The one glaring omission is defining “sin” for people, which in 1 John 3:4 is stated “sin is transgression (violation) of the law.”
That one simple scripture is a vital key to understanding that the things we consider normal and healthy, such as celebrating Christmas as the birthday of Yahusha or considering Sunday to be the Sabbath day, are in fact sin. Significant sin because we are mixing the holy with the profane, which is another command.
Ezekiel 44:23 – “And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.”
That which is unclean is unholy, and if it is unclean, we are not do do it. The profane is that which desecrates the holy, or which shows contempt to Yahuah.
Definition of profane
1: to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : desecrate
So you see, everything of Yahuah is holy and is to be treated reverentially. Nothing of the world is holy, and is never to be mixed with that which is holy or clean.
How To Study The Instructions Of Yahuah – It Is Only Difficult When We Personally Make It Difficult
When one is new to Torah observance, one can find oneself at a loss regarding “Where to start”. Its funny that Yahuah left us His “Instructions” or “Words” (mistransliterated as “Law”), without a “Start Here” button to click.
So one will ask friends, search the interweb, read various sections of Torah and generally attempt to piece together a process of study. One thing for sure you will learn, as did I, is this: Obedience is easy until we make it difficult ourselves. It is our selfish flesh that makes obedience difficult, every time.
Quick note: I refer to Jesus as Jesus, Yeshua and Yahusha interchangeably. Yeshua is an abbreviation of Yahusha, apparently, and I do believe Yahusha is the correct Name of the Messiah. I encourage you to use Yahusha in your prayers. In the KJV and several other Holy Bibles, Jeshua (the "Je" is pronounced "Yeh") for the name "Joshua", and Yahusha had the same name as "Joshua". See Nehemiah 8:17)
I call the Lord God Almighty Elohim (which is the plural of El), El Shaddai, and Yahuah, also interchangeably, mostly for teaching purposes. Yahuah is His proper and correct name.
For more on the "name" research, a good place to start is here: http://www.fossilizedcustoms.com/transliteration.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/messiahs-name-is-yahusha-not-yahushua-not-yahshua-not-yeshua-not-jesus/
The Powerful Delusion – Is The Delusion This: “We Are Not Under The Law”?
The Lord Yahuah will allow people to believe a huge error because they “did not receive the love of the truth.”
2nd Thessalonians 2:10 – “and in all deceit of unrighteousness(the lies that lawlessness is covered by grace) in those being lost (in the process of falling away), because they did not receive(it is offered and taught in the Scriptures – but rejected by the church)the love of the truthin order for them to be saved.” 2Th 2:11 And because of this, God will send to them a working of error, for them to believe the lie, (“a working of error” sounds like a work within the church, a doctrine in the church that is in error and that this error is a lie, not a mistake; a false premise, not a position of sound doctrine.)
If we do not “receive the love of the truth”, then what does the Holy Bible tell us “truth” is? Torah is truth.