Shalom/Peace in Yeshua HaMashiyach; He is the Mashiyach of ALL PEOPLE!!!
Before you read on, I ask that you humbly put aside all that you have ever been taught, or think to be true!!! I am not asking you to leave your brain at the curb, just read with an open mind, and see if what I am saying is backed by Tanakh and Ketuvim Netzarim???
TaNaKh = Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim:
Torah (instruction in righteousness; the bulls eye, target, or mark; it is YHVH’s standard; by the way, WE HAVE ALL MISSED THE MARK!!! UNLESS YOU THINK THAT MAYBE YOU HAVE NEVER TRANSGRESSED ANY OF THE 613 MITZVAHS/COMMANDS THAT APPLY TO YOU!!!) I am by no means down playing the importance of becoming obedient and walking in TORAH of YHVH, this is how we show our love for Him and others!!!
Neviim (the Prophetical Books)
Ketuvim (All of the other Holy Writings)
Ketuvim Netzarim = The Writings of the Netzarim/Nazarene, those that actually knew and walked with Yeshua!!! The original talmidim/disciples were TORAH observant!!!
First and foremost, ALL Glory, Honor, Praise, and Thanks be unto YHVH (Yahweh) the Most High Elohim, the True and Living Elohim, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel); in the Name of Mashiyach Yeshua by whose Blood and Body I have been redeemed with His once and for all Sacrifice!!!
Yeshua (Yah-Saves) HaMashiyach (the Messiah/Anointed One) and TORAH of YHVH (Yahweh) are INSEPERABLE!!!
Blessings to you in the Name of YHVH (Yahweh) and His Mashiyach, Yeshua (Yah Saves)!!!
Keeping it real and getting back to the Ancient Ways, walking like Yeshua did, in TORAH of YHVH!!!
Let’s get real people; Mashiyach Yeshua and TORAH of YHVH are inseparable, as we are about to read in Mattithyahu/Matthew:
Common Sense 101: How can one know what is wrong, unless one is told what is right!!! TORAH is the Standard, PERIOD!!! When you break His Mitzvahs/Commandments, you are violating His TORAH!!! I have good news and bad news. First the bad news, we have all screwed up and missed the mark or bulls eye, which is TORAH. Some of us are close to the center, and some of us have no idea were in the heck the arrow is at!!! J The Good News, YHVH already knew, and from the very beginning Genesis/Bereshith, HE was going to provide the Mashiyach, the Seed of the woman, Eve, which would eventually be the Seed of Abraham, which would eventually culminate in Yeshua HaMashiyach!!! We must repent/teshuva of our sin!!! Confess, turn from, admit to being guilty of violating His TORAH, and our need of His Mercy and Forgiveness!!! We should all strive to walk in Torah of YHVH, not for salvation, but out of obedience and love for Him who would eventually Pay the ultimate price for ALL mankind through the Blood and Body of Mashiyach Yeshua!!! Some more Good News, the New Covenant/Cutting, which is spoken of in Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 31:31-34 was brought about by Mashiyach Yeshua.
(Jeremiah 31:31) Behold, the days come, says YHVH, that I will cut a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
(Jeremiah 31:32) not according to the covenant that I cut with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt (which covenant of Mine they broke, although I was a husband to them, says YHVH).
(Jeremiah 31:33) But this shall be the Covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days, declares YHVH, I will put My TORAH in their inward parts, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.
(Jeremiah 31:34) And they shall no longer each man teach his neighbor, and each man his brother, saying, Know YHVH. For they shall all know Me, from the least of them even to the greatest of them, declares YHVH. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.
I will be dealing with two primary words:
From a primary word nemō (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (TORAH) (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle): - law (TORAH). Simply put TORAH, in the context of the following verses!!!
From G459; illegality, that is, violation of law (TORAH) or (generally) wickedness: - iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law (TORAH), unrighteousness. Simply put TORAH-lessness, in the context of the following verses!!! TORAH-lessness means to not walk in TORAH!!!
(Matt 5:17) Do not think that I have come to destroy TORAH or the Neviim/Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill.
(Matt 5:18) For truly I say to you, until the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from TORAH until all is fulfilled.
(Matt 5:19) Therefore whoever shall break/relax one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) Many will say to Me in that day, Adonai, Adonai, did we not prophesy in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out demons, and in Your name do many works of power?
(Matt 7:23) And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; "depart from Me, those working TORAH-lessness!"
(Matthew 13:41) The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His Kingdom all the offenses, and those who practice TORAH-lessness.
(Matthew 13:42) And they will throw them into the furnace of fire; there will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.
(Matthew 13:43) Then the righteous will shine out like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one having ears to hear, let him hear.
(Matthew 22:33) And hearing, the crowds were astonished at His (Yeshua’s) doctrine/teaching.
(Matthew 22:34) But hearing that He had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees were gathered together.
(Matthew 22:35) And one of them, a lawyer/expert on Moses & Torah, questioned Him, testing Him, and saying,
(Matthew 22:36) Teacher, which is the great commandment in TORAH?
(Matthew 22:37) And Yeshua said to him, "You shall love the YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." (Notice that Yeshua is quoting TORAH, Deut. 6:5!!!)
(Matthew 22:38) This is the first and great commandment.
(Matthew 22:39) And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Once again Yeshua is quoting TORAH, Lev. 19:18!!!)
(Matthew 22:40) On these two commandments all the TORAH and the Neviim/Prophets hang.
(Matthew 22:41) But the Pharisees having been gathered, Yeshua questioned them,
(Matthew 22:42) saying, What do you think about the Mashiyach? Whose son is He? They say to Him, David's.
(Matthew 22:43) He said to them, Then how does David in Spirit call Him Adon, saying,
(Matthew 22:44) "YHVH said to my Adon, Sit off My right until I should put Your hostile ones as a footstool for Your feet?" (See Psalm/Tehillim 110!!! I have a rough teaching on Psalm 110 at this link: ~http://home.earthlink.net/~calledout/id20.html .)
(Matthew 22:45) Then if David calls Him Adon, how is He his son?
(Matthew 22:46) And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day to question Him any more.
(Matthew 23:27) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitened graves which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of bones of the dead, and of all uncleanness.
(Matt 23:28) So you also indeed outwardly appear righteous to men, but within are full of hypocrisy and TORAH-lessness.
I highly urge all of you to read Mattithyahu/Matthew Chapter 24; I am only going to focus on a small portion that contains the word TORAH-lessness!!!
(Matthew 24:1) And going out, Yeshua left the Temple. And His talmidim/disciples came to show Him the buildings of the Temple.
(Matthew 24:2) But Yeshua said to them, Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, There will not at all be left one stone on a stone which in no way will not be thrown down. (This prophecy of Yeshua came true in 70 C.E., with the destruction of the Temple by the Romans under Titus Vespasian!!! This is historically accurate, and foretold about 40 years before it even happened!!! Do a Google search on Titus Vespasian, here is a link: http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/vespasian.html .)
(Matthew 24:3) And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the talmidim/disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? And, What is the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?
(Matthew 24:4) And answering, Yeshua said to them, See that not any leads you astray.
(Matthew 24:5) For many will come in My Name, saying, I am the Mashiyach. And they will cause many to be led astray.
(Matthew 24:6) But you are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See, do not be terrified. For all things must take place, but the end is not yet.
(Matthew 24:7) For nation will be raised against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes against many places.
(Matthew 24:8) But all these are a beginning of throes/sorrows.
(Matthew 24:9) Then they will deliver you up to affliction, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My Name.
(Matthew 24:10) And then many will be offended, and they will deliver up one another and will hate one another.
(Matthew 24:11) And many false prophets will be raised and will cause many to err.
(Matthew 24:12) And because TORAH-lessness shall have been multiplied, the love of the many will grow cold.
(Matthew 24:13) But the one who endures to the end, that one will be kept safe.
Yeshua walked in Torah of YHVH, and He taught Torah of YHVH; Yeshua and Torah of YHVH are inseparable!!! If any teaching or tradition goes against the Written Torah of YHVH; then we must reject it, and follow the Ancient Paths!!! YHVH does not change; He is the same yesterday as today, and forever!!!
In the following verses we see Yeshua commanding His talmidim/disciples to teach all nations to observe ALL things, whatever He commanded and taught them. Yeshua walked and taught Torah of YHVH, so the followers of Yeshua should be doing the same!!! You will notice that we are to teach and walk in Torah of YHVH, and Yeshua will be with us until the very end!!!
(Matthew 28:17) And seeing Him, they worshiped Him. But they doubted.
(Matthew 28:18) And coming up Yeshua talked with them, saying, All authority in Heaven and on earth was given to Me.
(Matthew 28:19) Then having gone, disciple all nations, baptizing them into the Name (singular, not plural) (HaShem) of the Abba/Father and of the Son and of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit,
(Matthew 28:20) teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the completion of the age. Amen.
These verses are only the tip of the iceberg!!! The truth of Mashiyach Yeshua has been hid by the wicked in high places, poor translations, and too many hireling pastors that would rather walk in the traditions of men, and keep their tax exempt status!
Baruch Haba B’Shem YHVH!!! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Yahweh!!!
Eliyah Ben Yisrael