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.
It is good to begin the day reading the Word of Yahuah. The word “good” is important, though we take it for granted, lumping it into the category of words we classify automatically and without much thought. Many, if not most readers here have a Biblical worldview. Amen. That is part of the Way.
I found this old clip of a pastor I used to respect. I loved him, and sat near him on Sun-days, armed and prepared to defend him in case a looney burst into our congregation.
He said this in a sermon one Sun-day…
Now, I might be wrong and if I am, please straighten me out, but in my mind, I believe that “performance” is the same as “obedience” and as “study the word”. If the Word teached me to study the word, there must be something in ot that I need to learn.
Might it be that I am required to know that the commands of Yahuah are? Isn’t obedience to His commands the very definition of “Righteousness”, and will not only the RIGHTEOUS inherit eternal life with Yahuah?
And doesn’t Yahusha (still called “Jesus” by the Christians) state Himself, from His very own mouth…
Yahuah Loves Those Who Obey The Commands of Yahusha
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.
Yahusha plainly states that our obedience to His commands proves our love for Yahusha, and that Yahuah loves US becausewe love Yahusha . He finishes by declaring that He will manifest himself to us/me/you.
MAN’IFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]
1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest.
Seems easy enough to understand – obey His commands in order for Yahuah to love us. If my son offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for some people, and if they ignored his requirement for obeying his commands, would I have mercy on them when they faced me and with lying tongues told me how much they “loved” my son?
We submit to a GOD who has destroyed the whole earth at least once, and some think He has done it at least twice, killing many millions of people. He will not hesitate to burn the scoffers and the disobedient. It isn’t the Christians who the Red Dragon comes to kill, but the diligent students and doers of Torah who follow Yahusha in the Way.
Yahusha came to do ONLY the Will of His Father, and His Will is stated in Torah. This Pastor directly contradicts Yahusha, saying that Yahuah does not love us because what “we have done”, when Yahusha teaches us that Yahuah loves us because we are obedient.
The righteous doctrine of obedience does not fill many seats, folks.
Pastor – you are accountable for the blasphemy under your authority. Either Yahusha is lying in in Jn 14:21, or you are. Assigning as teachers men who do not even know the meaning of the words is proof that you yourself do not know them. Shame. Sin. Remember when I asked you what sin was, and you did not even know? You said it was “disobedience”.
Indeed. Disobedience to what?
Sin is transgression of the LAW. You teach lawlessness to the blind and the deaf.
Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of scorners.
Psa 1:2 But his delight is only in the Law of Jehovah, and he meditates in His Law day and night.
Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivulets of waters, which will give its fruit in its seasons, and its leaf will not wither, and all which he does will prosper.
Psa 1:4 Not so are the wicked, but they are only as chaff which the wind drives about.
Psa 1:5 On account of this the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psa 1:6 For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, and the way of the wicked shall perish.
We who do not partake in the fellowship of the anti-Christs on a regular basis are blessed by Yahuah, because we shun the ways of those who reject the commands and laws of Yahuah. We do not “hang out” with those who disrespect the Words – the scorners.
Our joy and our peace, our comfort and our confidence comes through our submission to His commands, because His commands are milk and meat for us. They are the beacons of life, of reality for us. Our understanding has its roots in the very laws of Yahuah, and therein is the cornerstone of our being. His Laws are in fact life. We become His living law as His Law increasingly defines our being.
As we become His living Law, our outward life reflects His plans for us. We do everything better. We do not do those things which His Words limit from us. Abiding in His Truth is our safety and our joy. We are insulated from the wicked, and prosper in our manifestation of the Living Truth within us. We become less, He becomes more. We become increasingly in His Likeness, eventually to be one with Him.
In the “congregation of the righteous” there will be no evil. There will not be one soul there who disregarded the Laws of Yahuah, for “righteous” is “obedience to the commands of Yahuah”. ONLYthe Righteous will stand together in the presence of the Almighty. ONLY. There is no middle, no gray area.
Yahuah “is knowing” the way of the Righteous. He continually observes in infinite detail the workings of our minds and of our hands. What do we think? What do we do? What do we say? How do we lead? Are we faithful? He “is knowing” means that every thought we have is actively scrutinized for the presence of faithfulness, or faithlessness. Who are truly His? Yahuah wants to know, and He does know.
As many of you know, I spent the last five weeks in a worst-case world. It involved several of my emotions, and those at the maximum level of performance. Anger, fear and love were all at the boiling point. It was truly terrible.. Sometimes I could only shiver, my whole body literally shaking in these small amplitude tremors, from my neck to my toes.
That is odd, actually. Have you ever experienced that?
My family and I went to a typical “Christian” church this past Sun day, (linked to pagan origins of the whole “Sun Day idolatry) and I saw several people there that I am acquainted with. It was good to see them. The Pastor there is also an acquaintance, and I have always liked him quite a bit as a person. Before I was summoned by the Holy Spirit to Torah, I even loved his preaching 🙂
He preached a sermon that was remarkable for its fantasy-weaving attributes, especially for the statement he made near the end, when he said “The love of God (he means Yahuah, not Moloch or ISIS, or Baphomet, etc) is ‘”unconditional”, and that there are no “performance requirements” from the God he promotes.
Here is the audio excerpt of him making the statement.
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.