Are we Denying Messiah by Observing the Law?

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Well we are ready to begin our study portion for today's broadcast and how many of you, after having come to the understanding that Yahweh desires us to observe his law, have heard concerns from Christians, friends and family that you are in danger of losing your salvation maybe you already have they think lost your salvation. How many of you have heard of somehow because you begin keeping the Sabbath on the seventh day, keeping Feast Days that people around you who were formally affiliated with are concern that you have become estranged from crisis in it now you're going back under the old law, the curse of the law.
Do those words sound familiar?
And there are some who are genuinely concerned for your soul and I would never accuse unnecessarily otherwise. They may believe that you were completely lost and now you're going back under the Old Testament and in your efforts to keep the law of Yahweh that you have denied Messiah in some way, it's a serious charge. It's a real serious charge you're talking lake of fire kind of things going on here and they might even say you know what, if you're gonna start doing those things you gotta keep the whole argument you better keep the whole thing because Yahweh will require you to keep the whole thing or you're not gonna be safe unless you do. And you have rejected the freedom and liberty that we had in Christ.
I've heard all these things up but you have to,
I'm not a bad man, but I would say you probably have to. We get this liberty now in Christ to violate Sabbath, to eat pork, to eat shell fish, to ignore Feast Days and embrace Christmas and Easter.
And they are genuinely and I don't judge those who
have this concern about us, they think that we've embraced Jewish holidays and reject the Christian holidays. And they're genuinely and free sometimes to even listen to what we have to say because how they have understood Paul's letters especially the ones to the Galatians and listen I understand.
The fact that you would have these concerns those
of you have these concerns, I'm not mad at you because you care about me; I'm glad you care about me, I'm glad you care about those who are coming to understand these things and now embracing these things and I wanna say and I hope you tell them, thank you for caring about me. I'm glad you care about me and I'm just surely you're not trying to knock me down, you're trying to say look I'm concerned about you. And so I'm glad that you have the willingness and the guts to say something to me. And then to me it means that people care I would hope you would not stop caring for my soul we can say to them and the last thing we want to do, is Oh my goodness is ever be estranged from our dear Savior we love so much. Or be under some kind of curse or some way of rejecting him all that would be mean.
No way would I ever want to be apart from him, he's
the most wonderful man that ever lived, he's the most perfect man that ever lived, the most loving human being that ever walked on this planet and the last thing I would ever want to do is minimize or set aside what he's done for us. He suffered and bled, and died for me and by no means, but I want to do anything that would minimize his work in me.
And so it's very important that these claims be
examined in line of the scriptures and so let's take a close look at this topic, are we denying Messiah by observing the law? I would say that there are probably some people who are, and I will say that there are people who are not. But whether you are or whether you are not is not determined by the type of commandment that you keep. What Christians will typically tell us is that keeping Sabbath and keeping Feast Days and observing clean and unclean and various Old Testament commandments that because they say they were done away with under the Messiah that we crossed over to the point where we denied his finished work at the cross.
And my question is how can that be?
I don't quite understand that mentality, I know where it's coming from, but if you're keeping a certain commandment is that denying the Messiah? I mean what they really mean is this, your keeping, it's not that you're keeping the law because there's all kind of things you can be doing in the law, like tithing you can be honoring your parents. When you say keeping the law it's pretty specific is what they're talking about, they are talking about specific commandments in the law
because no one would say oh well you're denying
Messiah because you're keeping these other commands in the law, like honoring your parents, refrain from adultery. You never say you're denying the Messiah, how dare you, honor your parents and refrain from murder, how could you do that? They never say that, never say you're under the curse of the law because you're not out there stealing and murdering people, they never say that.
Somehow on this command, keeping the Sabbath this

is what they mean by law keeping, keeping the
Sabbath, keeping Feast Days, preserving clean and unclean and various other old testament commandments such as not mixing your garments, and wearing tassels and things. That's what they really mean by law keeping, they're talking about specific commandments in the law, certain select ones. That's really what they're talking about, they're not talking about the others that they believe you should keep. Think about the commandments say acknowledge him before me, don't bow on idol, don't take his name in vain, honor your parents, refrain from murder, adultery, stealing and bearing false witness, and from covetousness. And you can do all those things; you can keep all these commandments. But then when you keep number 4 somehow you've decided to turn away from Yahushua, to turn away from the Messiah. Now to me this, looking at that doesn't really make any sense, I mean it's not; it's just another one of the commandments that he has there in the Decalogue, 10 commandments. It doesn't cause you to somehow run away from Messiah because you choose to rest on a particular day of the week.
That isn't the first day of the week.
About 100 years ago nearly every Christian observed a Sabbath, but on the first day of the week which really is nowhere in the New Testament does it ever call that day Sabbath. Everywhere in the New Testament where it speaks of this word Sabbath like Paul went into the synagogue and reason with the Jews on the Sabbath. Why doesn't it say on the seventh day or someday that's not the Sabbath anymore or no scripture says that day is the Sabbath, New Testament scripture. But now we've gotten to a point where first it was the rejection of the Sabbath and then well we're gonna keep the Sabbath on Sunday and because the Messiah rose on that day. And my question is how is it that I am denying Messiah by resting on the day he rested, and you rest on the day he never rested. If you're looking for..analogy of, well, he rose on the first day of the week and so we gonna rest on that day, I mean does that really make sense because, think about what they actually did. He rested in the grave on the Sabbath and he rose to go and prepare a place for us on the first day of the week, he rose to work. And so does the analogy really make sense? I mean it's certainly nowhere in scriptures says the Sabbath has changed now, because you know, Messiah rose on a particular day. Nowhere can you search, from Genesis to Revelation not a single scripture actually in the contrary. And so they you know, if you're going to keep the Sabbath then do it when he did it. Follow his pattern, that's all I'm saying and you're not gonna deny him by living like he did you're actually manifesting him, you're actually showing how he lived and we are part of his body and so that's my claim, as I'm not denying him by resting on a different date than you rest. Actually I'm manifesting him, now there are some who say, well, you know, I don't need to keep the Sabbath I rest in the Savior, have you heard that one? I rest in Christ, he has finished work at the cross and I understand why you believe that because there is a scripture that says, to come to him, I'll put up here on the screen. Just come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest, take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
So I get it, for my yoke is easy and my burden is
light and it's because of the scriptures. I think, well I'll just, I can rest from my labors in here, all right let's take a look at some other scriptures that talk about the resting of our souls, there are other scriptures that talk about this very thing. Psalms 116 verse 6 to 7; Yahweh preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul; for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you. There is a rest for the body, which that's what the Sabbath is and there is a rest for the soul and the souls have rest when it comes to the place of salvation when he saves you. And as Yahushua who saves us and therefore we find rest for our souls when we come to the place were he saves us. Does that make more sense? Here's another one, Jeremiah 6 verse 16-19; thus says Yahweh, Stand in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said we will not walk in it.
So walking in the old paths according to the scripture is one way of finding rest for your soul, in other words repent, turn away from unrighteous conduct, no more murder, no more adulteries, no more fornications, no more drinking parties, come and walk in the good way and I would suggest you always law is an old path or the good way is, that's the way of righteousness is. The book of Romans tells us that the law is spiritual and just and holy and good and so if we want to walk in what's good, the law is good and it says then we will go to the old paths. He says, Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Listen to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, we will not listen. Therefore hear, you nations (who's he talking to when he says nations? He's talking to Gentiles), he says and know, O congregation, what is among them. Hear, O earth (the whole planet): behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people, the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened my words, or my law, but rejected it. They rejected the law of Yahweh, and they knew it was for them to do, they knew that, and some people out there today don't know that's for us to do. So I'm not condemning any one. But as I look here how can we find rest for our souls by keeping the law? Now trust me I don't believe for a second that I'm saved by my own righteousness, but I also believe that I'm called to repent, I mean, it's part of what we're supposed to do as believers, is turned away from wrong behavior and turn toward right behavior. I hope all of you out there believe that, we should turn away from wrong behavior when we become the Messiah. And because he saved out of thanksgiving, out of love for him, we don't want to live the way we were living before. We want to turn away from wrong and so when we turn away from wrong we are turning toward right living and therefore begin to receive the blessings of right living. Blessings of obedience are manifest in our life, we are no longer against Yahweh in his ways, and we're now walking with him. And so, now some of you, everything except for Sabbath and Feasts and clean and unclean there, you know that's Old Testament verse there Tom and you can't go to an Old Testament verse. But I'm saying rest for the soul comes to salvation in repentance, from receiving salvation through the messiah and turning away from sin, that's a New Testament concept and this is what he requires of us. So when Yahushua says his words he's just, you know he's not saying you know somehow when to come to him all of a sudden you can work on the Sabbath. I mean that's not it, it's not a burden to rest believe me, it's a tremendous blessing to rest, rest our bodies. We are not built not built for 7 days nonstop work.
But the soul deserves a lake of fire; the soul
deserves all the turmoil going through. But when we come to our Savior, our soul can be at rest because we know where we are going. We don't fear death, and so as long as we're coming to him we are gonna find rest for our soul apart from Messiah our soul is in great danger, apart from Messiah our soul will be destroyed, apart from Messiah we have no salvation. But it is Salvation according to Psalm 116, it is salvation that gives rest for the soul is turning away from wrong behavior and turning toward righteousness that we begin, because we cannot...Romans chapter 2 tells us doesn't the goodness of our father in heaven lead you to repentance? And if it doesn't then you store up for yourself wrath in a day of wrath and so Yahushua is not saying come to me, you don't have to worry about Sabbath anymore. I'm sorry I ever gave you that oppressive terrible awful burdensome law, he never says that.
There were men there in the first century who were
turning into that by adding over 1000 commandments to the seventh for instance. But the Sabbath was made for man so his body could rest and have time to stop and focus on the relationship that we have with Yahweh. In fact, I can demonstrate from scripture Yahushua is really pulling people away from the yoke of the scribes and Pharisees and pulling them toward his leadership which he's willing to lead a step at a time, instead of throwing everything almost at once. Take a brand new believer and you just say you got to do that, you got to do this, you got to do that, overburdening you. But Yahushua is humble, is lowly, he's not gonna put too much on us at one time and so we need to understand what he's really saying here and I try to make it into something he's not saying. So another scripture to look at here it says
whoever keeps his word truly the love of Elohim
is perfected in him and by this we know that we are in him, he says he abides in him on himself to also, to walk just as he walked. How did he walk? He keeps the Sabbath day on the seventh day of the week, that's all I'm saying. Can you fault me really for walking as he walked, isn't he the same yesterday, today and forever, isn't that the evidence he lives in me that I'm living did, loving as he loved, acting as he acted? That's the evidence we ought to walk as he walked. So I don't see the logic really in that we are supposed to live differently than how our Savior lived. If we're proclaiming him and manifesting him that he really is the same yesterday, today and forever. So it does not compute in my mind, now I say stand
in the ways and seek, ask for the old paths, the way
our Savior walked. We shouldn't have to leave the church in order to live like our Savior. Actually that's what the church is supposed to do, so do you see everything lining up there? Now some people will say well those scribes and Pharisees, they were like perfect law keepers you know, they crossed every T and every I and yet it wasn't good enough. Well you're wrong about that, he told them in John 7:19; he says didn't Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law?
None of you keeps the law, not a single one.

They weren't law keepers; he's talking to Pharisees
and Scribes here. They were hypocrites, they were wicked, they were not righteous at all, they were blood thirsty men seeking to kill him, they only kept the parts of man to look good, big old, long tassels, you know everything to make him look righteous on the outside. What did he tell them? What do you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites you like white washed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness? Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men but inside you're full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. They were not law keepers, they were lawless men,
very common error in Christianity today is if

they were law keepers, they were not they were
lawless. They look like they were righteous, but they were not on the inside I hope that clears up that misconception right away.
Now I understand another point you may have for
instance Romans chapter 3 verse 20; it says therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Now I want to point out something right here first of all, the word justified what does it mean? It means to be justified means to be declared righteous. So the law is not going to declare us righteous unless we've actually kept it from the time we were born until the time we die. And so we can't be justified by something that's condemning us, right because none of us have kept the law from the time we were born to the time we die. We've all broken it, we have all sinned and come short of the glory of Yahweh and in fact I want you know something else here it says for by the law is the knowledge of sin. In other words, the law informs you what sin actually is, if there's ever any question you can look to the law and say this law tells us not to do this and therefore if I choose to do it any way I am sinning. Now this is Paul's letters and many will always you can't be justified by that law, well that's true. All I'm saying is we turn away from sin, that's all
I'm saying it doesn't justify me because I can't
look to launch on the final day of judgment. I'm not gonna be a standing before our heavenly father and go look I kept your law, nor I'm gonna say all my goodness I have not kept your law, I need a Savior and you told me that if I repent and receive Messiah Yahushua for the forgiveness of my sins which I fully do and his righteousness will make me righteous, not my own and I claim that. I believe in him, I believe that his righteousness is what makes me righteous, not my own works. And so there you are, I mean if you're keeping the law you're trying to justify yourself. I'm just trying to avoid sinning that's all, because by the laws of knowledge of sin.
Is it wrong for me to try to avoid sin now that I am
a believer in the Messiah Yahushua, commonly called Jesus? Am I sinning, am I wrong now because I believe, I need to stop sinning? See how the enemy is got everything turned around, you got black is white and white is black. If you keep the law you know you're sinning whereas here it says no. The law is telling you what sin is, other scripture says, I've not known sin except by the law. 1 John 3:4 says that the sin is the transgression of the law. And so if I want to keep the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week, I'm just choosing I don't wanna sin, I don't wanna do something that scripture says it's sin. If I rest on that day then I'm obeying his voice just like all the other commands. Here's another one Galatians 3:10; for as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not continues in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Now this scripture clearly says he's quoting from the law, the ones who do not do them is cursed, right? That's what is says curses everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. If you don't do then you are cursed, how then can we turn this around and say if you do then you are cursed?
I'll tell you now if you are of the works of the
law instead of relying on the works of our Savior to be saved. Your own righteousness will not be enough if you were of the works of the law, in other words you are trying to rely on the work of the law to save you, what's the work of the law to tell you what sin is? That's all it is telling you what sin is and something telling you what sin is not going to save you, but it's actually going to condemn you because it curses everyone who's not continue in all things which are written in the book of law, to do them and I haven't done them and so by default I'm under a curse unless I come to Messiah.
But that no one is justified or declared
righteous by the law in the sight of Elohim commonly translated God, if evident for the just shall live by faith that's an old testament scripture which is calling for, from here it's from Malachi chapter 2 verse 4. The just the one who is righteous, the one who is just is going to live that is to have eternal life by faith not by his works. We have eternal life not by our works but by our faith in Messiah. The law is not of faith but the man who does them shall live that is having eternal life by them. Well I haven't done that so I can't be saved by them, that's a fact Jack I cannot be saved by my own works or the works of the law the law cannot go up on a tree and hang there and die for me and bleed for me and shed blood for me. It's simply a direction on what sin is and what sin isn't. All it does is it leads me to the one who can, justify me. That's what he's saying here Messiah has redeemed us from the curse of the law having become a curse for us for it is written cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree. He hung on a tree so he became cursed; right he became a curse for us because he hung on a tree. And we needed someone to bear the curse that we received from not living or doing the law, that's true. So the Messiah has redeemed us from the curse of the law, the law of curses anyone who does not continue, cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things written a book of law to do them. So we have broken them and therefore we are under a curse and the fact that it says this tells me the law is not done away with. It can't curse someone when it's done away with, has no effect on someone if it's done away with. It can't lead you to Messiah if it's done away with, it can't tell you what sin is, what sin isn't if it's done away with. So we need the law to tell us what sin is so that we will realize that we're sinners and we need a Savior and someone to bear this cross for us. That's what he's saying something, stop thinking the law is a curse, and the law brings a curse not because the law is a bad thing but because we've been a bad thing, we've been bad people. We have violated his standards, we have sinned against our father in heaven it only takes one sin, just one for us to no longer be righteous. How many sins did it take Adam? One, just one and he was already under a curse right. So the only hope we have is in the finished work of Messiah Yahushua to make us righteous right. Now one of the laws is for instance don't murder,
don't commit adultery and if I choose to refrain
from adultery and murder am I under a curse? No, actually that's put us in a position where we're not being cursed by the law anymore right. So note that our own righteousness saves us but we're no longer disobeying these things, we're having a past and therefore we deserve to be cursed. But after we've come to our Savior now we've turned away from those sins. And that's what he's saying here, he's just saying that your own righteousness fellows is not gonna cut it, he was dealing with the Jewish people who didn't think they needed a Savior. He had explained to them why they need a Savior, because you're by default under a curse. That's why we all need a Savior, so again knowing that a man has not declared righteous or justified by the works of the law but by faith in Yahushua Messiah, even though we have believe Messiah Yahushua that we might be justified by saying even we it's talking about the Jews. We're Jews have been justified by faith not by works of the law, for the works of law no flesh shall be declared righteous because that only condemns you. So we need a Savior that's what he's teaching in Galatians and they were men who thought that you were not going to be saved until you first got circumcised. Let me ask you a question, couldn't somebody just as easily, think of that they're saying because they give to the poor. There are people out there who say I'm a good person,
I'm a good person, yeah i'll do a few things here
and there but I'm a good person, no you're not. No one is a good person you must...my Savior himself says what do you call me good only on is good Elohim our father. So how can I be good? None of us are good people, there's only one is good and this is what Paul is pointing out, we have all come under the curse and Yahushua, his final breath was declared to be righteous aren't proving anything yet. And the former condition when he's asked whether he was good or not or called good, he denied it. They learned obedience to things you suffer and demonstrate himself to be righteous and became goodness, became righteousness for us who are joined to his body. So now if you try to be justified by the law and that's what Paul is talking about here, try to be justified by anything by honoring your parents or because I'm a really good son to my parents therefore Yahweh will look at me and find favor and said well you're righteous enough enter into my kingdom. Sorry buddy, it doesn't work you need a Savior. Because other things you haven't done correctly and the Galatians were simply because we get circumcised therefore he saves us, no. Note there a no any particular command you keep that saves you, it's by faith in the Messiah Yahushua, his righteousness that saves you. That doesn't mean you don't give the poor, he wants you to give to the poor, he wants to do good things, but that's not your salvation, that's the response to salvation so you see, you become estranged from Messiah usually what tend to be justified by law. You're trying to be declared righteous by the law and the law is going to condemn your friend, sorry you have fallen from grace. So we through the spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith and that's what he's saying. He's not saying, go out and murder so you can prove you're not justified by the law or go out and break the Sabbath to prove that you're now not justified but, he's not saying that. So just because you're keeping a command does not mean you're trying to be justified by the law unless you believe that commandment saves you, that law, that keeping that command saves you. And there are people in the church today, they think because they attend church every week they are saved, down their heart, they will say it down that's already feel like he'll accept me if I keep going to church once a week or especially he'll accept me if I go on Wednesday. See what I'm saying? There are people who are under the law in the church and they haven't kept a single Sabbath or a Feast Day or anything. It's not the commandment you keep it's the reason why you're keeping it that determines whether you are seeking to be justified by your own works or not. It's not the type of command you keep that determines whether you're being just trying to be justified by the law, it's whether or not you believe down in your heart that this is what saves you.
This is what because I keep this commandment over
here because I've given 10 percent of my tithe to the church or just because I helped my buddy when he was hungry or because of anything. Because I was like Mother Theresa or whatever it's not because of your righteousness that you're saved not because of my righteous I'm saved and when you understand this correctly, all the scriptures that you think are really saying don't keep the law, really that's not what its saying. It's saying don't try to be justified by it that's what it's saying your own righteousness is not, you cannot be saved gentiles they would say the Jews will say gentiles you're not saved yet you have to come under the knife and you're circumcised and we're not going to accept you until you do. That's what they were teaching in Acts 15 unless you are circumcised you can't be saved. That's what they were trying to say and that's not correct, that's not the gospel. So being justified is the key word being justified by law justified means to be rendered righteous or such as he ought to show, exhibit that want to be righteous, to be declared, pronounce one to be just or righteous that's what the word Dikeo says, okay that's the word translated justified. And so what he's really saying here is you cannot be justified by the law, so genuine faith, true faith is always accompanied by a desire to walk away from sin and walk toward righteousness and keeping commandments that's true faith, but you know we can be just as guilty, we can be under the law, we can be trying to justify by law by any commandment we keep not just Sabbath, not just any of these other commands. So just choosing to be obedient to a specific commandment does not automatically mean you're trying to earn your way into heaven. There are people trying to earn their way by New Testament commandments, this is they would if it was an old testament command, see. The question is whether where does salvation comes from, does he give it to us, do we earn it or did he give it to us as a free gift? He's willing to give it to anyone who receives the Messiah Yahushua and chooses to repent and turn away from what you know is wrong, turn toward, the word repent means to turn, Romans chapter 2 confirms this you have to repent. Does that mean you never make a mistake the rest of your life? It just means that when you make a mistake it concerns you. So when you are sinning, it bothers you because you are not living like our Savior did and it should bother us because we're trying to be his body, were trying to not trying to be as a body were trying to manifest the way he lived. And, if we are not manifesting that then it should bother us. So Messiah came to teach us how to walk, how to live and we should desire that. And if we aren't it should bother us and we should ask forgiveness and you know give us this day our daily bread forgive us our trespasses, it's a daily prayer. Now some people say well you know the old law it just is only concerned about the outward works. The new law Messiah brings in, it's all about the heart now see. See the old law was all the external and new law is about the heart and to support this they say you've heard it was said that those of old you should not commit adultery but I say to never looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Some people, so it's a new concept, no it isn't, not
at all. In fact Exodus 20 verse 17; you should not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, the word covet means to desire, so to lust for, desire after, to cut it to lust, to want, you've already committed adultery with her in your heart. To desire, to covet, to lust, that was already in the 10 commandments mind you, written on tables of stone, a command you can only break in your mind.
No one is gonna come you in the Old Testament, I've
stoned you for coveting, and how do they know?
Doesn't work that say don't know is internal
commandment is only something you did in your brain, was coveting. He wanted the heart all along, brothers and sisters he said you shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart. This is from the book of Deuteronomy chapter 6 verse 5; you shall love Yahweh your Mighty One, your Elohim with all your heart, he wants the heart. He told them Deuteronomy 10:16 therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart and be stiff neck no longer that was not a new idea to be circumcised in the heart. It's just the most time Christian Pastors don't tell you this, it's already there, it's just they don't teach from the law, they will pretty much teach Paul's letters, you know and that's only 5 percent of the bible by the volume. That's right 5 percent of the words found in the bible come from Paul's letters only 5 percent. And you have an imbalanced teaching, we are only teaching 5 percent the bible and you're gonna have an imbalance understanding. I think we need to be willing to look at all scripture, all scripture is profitable, Paul said it himself proper doctrine for instruction righteousness, for reproof, that must include the book of Deuteronomy which tells us to love him with all of our hearts, soul and strength. In fact he told them this commandment which I command you today; Deuteronomy 30 verse 11, it's not too mysterious for you nor is it far off, it is not in heaven that you should say who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us that we may hear it and do it nor is it beyond the sea that you should say who will go over to see for us and bring it to us that we can hear it and do it. He said but the word is very near you in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it, see.
The idea of the law being in our heart was not a new
thing the New Testament talks about. He's talking to the Israelites here who were under the old covenant, they told him the law is in their hearts, he told them it was. What was the purpose of the law being in your heart? It's so that you may do it, that's what it's all about how can you say the law is in my heart and then to murder somebody? Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against you. And I say how can you say the law is in your heart and you don't keep any of the other commands either? How can you say the law is in my heart so I can violate the Sabbath now, the law tells you remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. Does that really make any sense? You understand what I'm saying? And listen I know this is not the popular teaching today, but what is right is not always popular and what's popular is not always right. You can't go by mob rule you gotta go with what the
word says and if the word says something different
than anything we're doing we have to be willing to be corrected by it. It's just that we have had 2000 years of tradition that have set aside things that looked Jewish, there was anti-Semitism in church history and I do not want to do anything to make them look Jewish. And so they rejected any Jewish type command law, they thought it was only for the Jews or was only something that you know it used to, laws in Jewish it's his law it's our fathers law by the laws of knowledge of sin. It's only Jewish in the sense that he gave it to Jews; he also gave it to all of us. But look there is not so much new in the New Testament, there are some new things but not so much as you might think. I did a study on this called, "There's Not so Much New Under the SON," son of Elohim, son of Yahweh. And you can look that up on the archives page eliyah.com/transcripts and you can also write and get a copy of this on DVD if you like. It's on the transcripts page, it was on what the world calls 3/18/2070 so a lot of people think there's all this new stuff in the new testament really it's not necessarily much of new stuff. There is baptism, there is being baptized in the name of Yahushua is a new idea, that is new, it doesn't say in the old testament, you will be baptized in Yahushua's name. There are some new things but not as much as you think because a lot of things what our Savior was doing is correcting the mentality that people had a thought, this is the external Yahweh was concerned about; you know he's concerned about the heart always was and always will be.
And you know people think well you don't keep
Leviticle law anymore it's all done away with. But you know the Leviticle law, to show you the Leviticle law, Leviticus 19:18, you should not take vengeance nor bear any grudges against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself, I'm Yahweh. You thought that maybe that was only the New Testament idea, nope it was already in the law in the Leviticle law right there, Leviticus 19:18.
I want to keep this Leviticle law how about
you? In fact every commandment, every commandment in the law has love as its aim, every commandment including Sabbath. If our heavenly father himself rested on the seventh day and Adam was created his image then what will Adam do? He would work 6 days and rest the seventh. If he made that day holy at creation what do we do? The same seventh day Sabbath, that our Savior observed, in the first century. It's never been lost we could find historical proof it was never lost and we're keeping the same Sabbath today if we observe what's commonly called Saturday, Friday night to Saturday night. And some people say all right, maybe Leviticle law is not done away with, the ceremonial law that's done away with. I read that in a John MacArthur commentary on the bible recently, he said we should keep the law of course not the ceremonial law. Please pray tell where in the scriptures that say hear my ceremonial laws, keep these until I send my son to die for you, nowhere. The phrase ceremonial law is not found in the bible it does not exist, is the coin phrase produced by men who have a misunderstanding of Paul's letters that's more as they are. They misunderstood the scriptures as smart as the Scribes and Pharisees were, they misunderstand the scriptures as smart as Paul himself was before he became a believer he misunderstood the scriptures how smart they are doesn't matter. In fact he often reveals his wisdom to those who aren't so smart. John MacArthur is a smart man, you don't get it, and they are thinking which laws do you decide is gonna be ceremonial law? The Jewish economy, now how is eating clean a ceremony? Explain that one oh, I don't want your pork chop, I'm keeping a ceremony. What ceremony? Doesn't make any sense I go to a grocery store, I look at beef, I look at pork, okay chicken, I look at shellfish, I say, well, I'm gonna keep the ceremony and not choose the pork and shellfish. What ceremony? There is no ceremony, maybe you're keeping the ceremony because you avoid salt, try to make your body healthy or avoid fat or avoid whatever. Are you keeping the ceremony? No, alright so these are Feast Days, those are ceremonies, those are fulfilled, cancelled, done away with, never to be seen again, ever, ever, ever really. Why is it when our Savior comes back and he sets up the 1000 year reign on the earth, he says this it shall come to pass, see a prophecy here that from one new moon to another, one Sabbath to another all flesh, all flesh. Not just Jewish flesh, all flesh shall come to worship before me says Yahweh, Sabbath day. I guess it hasn't been abolished has it? Is Messiah coming is set up the old covenant or the new covenant? Prophecy tells you that he's coming to set up a new covenant. That tells me these things are part of new covenant preservences. How about this one Zachariah 14:16 it shall come to pass, that everyone who was left of all the nations (Jews and Gentiles), which came up against Jerusalem shall go from up, from here to here to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts and to keep the feast of tabernacles. It shall be that whichever of the families of the earth to not come up to Jerusalem to worship the king of Yahweh of hosts, on them there will be no rain. You either keep my so- called ceremonies or you're not gonna have any rain fellas, sounds like it's not just a Jewish feast. It is a worldwide, when our heavenly father's will is finally done on earth as it is in heaven all nations will keep the feast days, because he's trying to put them under the law. What if they said we don't want to be estranged from the Messiah, we're not going to keep that feast,
sorry whichever the families do not come up to
keep the feast or there not gonna be any rain on your crops, you're not gonna have any food to eat.
Says that the family of Egypt will not come up and
enter in, Egyptians they shall have no rain. They shall receive the plague with which Yahweh strikes the nations, the gentiles who do not come up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the feast of tabernacles. Does that not tell us what his will really is, in fact maybe Paul was right by the law is the knowledge sin, Jew and Gentile. New covenant time here, this is new covenant time Yahushua already crucified everything, explaining that in your theology books, there is no explanation they skip right on by it. Truth is Messiah didn't just fulfil the feast days and the Sabbath. He also fulfilled the commandment that says don't commit adultery. He also fulfilled the commandment that says don't commit murder, he also fulfil the commandment that says love your neighbor as yourself, in Leviticus 19:18. So he fulfilled everything does that mean you can't stop loving now? Does that mean that you can't stop committing murder, you can continue to murder? And continue to rape, rob and steal? No, we're all supposed to fulfil the law all of us
love does no harm to a neighbor therefore love is
the fulfilment of the law. So if I am walking in love I'm going to keep every commitment alive, I'm not going to rob, not gonna steal, I'm not gonna commit adultery, I'm not gonna break the Sabbath.
I'm not going to violate the feast days, I'm not
going to violate the commandments, I'm going to keep a fact Yahushua said the grace command all law, says you shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul of your mind, you read that Deuteronomy chapter 6 right. That's the great commandment, this is the first and great commandment in the law, and the second is like it you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments (What two commandments? Love your neighbor and love Yahweh). On those two commandments hang all, A-L-L, the law and the prophets, meaning every commandment given in the law has love for Yahweh or love for our fellow man as its aim, that's its goal, that's its intend. So I refused to keep some command in the law, for instance, eating clean or refraining from adultery or refraining from Sabbath breaking or ignoring his feast days. I mean then I'm breaking the law and I am not manifesting love, it's that simple. Yahweh could have just given us two commands and says this look keep these two and you'll be just fine. What's going to happen? Some people will say well adultery is love; I'm loving this woman, that's not my wife. People say, we can commit abortion, that's love, the one that biblical and terrible society that's love. Murdering your child's love? You see you get commandments to further explain what love really is and that's what the commandments are all about. Now imagine this, you made something for your child, the child looks at it crumbles it up and throws in the trash. Would you feel love? No, I think you will agree with me, Yahushua said the Sabbath was made for man. Are we gonna ignore it, throw it up in the trash and make it useless? He didn't say the Sabbath was made for the Jews, he said it's made for man. So Yahweh doesn't feel love if he made something for us and he tells us to remember it and then we forget it. And its one commandment he says remember ironically everyone forgets. And so that's what we are doing, we are choosing to remember, we are choosing to turn away from sin that's all. I'm not trying to be, to earn my salvation by doing these things, I just don't wanna sin. Is that wrong, I don't wanna sin? I hope it's okay I don't wanna sin, now I'm gonna walk you through a scripture here.
Ephesians chapter 2, verse 13; it's from the NIV, now in
Messiah Yahushua you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Messiah. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups (talking about Jews and Gentiles, contextually here) one, and has destroyed the barrier the dividing wall of hostility.
By setting his side in his flesh the law, with these
commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one humanity of the two, that's making peace. This is from the New International Version in my opinion, because what I'm reading here is that
Yahweh's law was a barrier, that Yahweh's law
was a dividing wall of hostility. So when Yahweh created his law according to this New International Version 2011, he was creating a dividing wall of hostility and a barrier between Jews and Gentiles. Dividing people up, that's what this version is saying and it is totally, completely false, that's a fact, it's false.
He did not create hostility; he did not
create hatred when he gave his law. He didn't go, Oops, gotta' erase this one, I've got to send my son and then you'll have to be hostile to each other anymore because there is no law that you have to keep any more, you just how you wanna live in. Foes this really makes sense? Something does not ring with the spirit of truth, that's because it's a terrible translation.
The 2004 International version says by abolishing
in his flesh, the law with his commandments and regulations. Now what's the word here?
Interesting, abolishing in his flesh to law, you know
what the Greek word is here that's translated abolishing? Let me show you what it is cater gail, to render idle, unemployed, inactive, inoperative, to cause a person or thing to have no further efficiency, the private force influence power to cause disease put an end to do away with an all abolish, to cease to pass away, be done away with, be severed from, separated from, discharge from, loose from anyone, to terminate all intercourse with one, this is the Greek lexicon. It's translated destroy 5 times, something is being destroyed but it isn't the law as I was show here in just a minute. Because the same New International Version comes over here, says we maintain a person is justified that means to be declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law or is telling is Elohim the Mighty One of Jews only, is he not the Mighty One of gentiles too? Yes other gentiles choose since there's only Mighty One, he will justify the circumcised by faith and uncircumcised through that same faith. Do we then nullify the law by this faith? Not at all, rather we uphold the law now wait a minute, the same Greek word translated nullify here, translated abolish or whatever, what does it
do we cater Gail.
The law with its commandments and regulations or do we uphold it by our faith?
To uphold means to cause to stand. He says here
Romans 2:15 that we caused the law to stand by our faith. And so how does that make sense? One place he's saying because of the stand the other place he's saying we abolish it at least according to the New International Version that's why I called the International Perversion of this particular text not that it's all bad but here they completely butchered the text.
Some people say I don't think Paul did know what
he was talking about, the problem is not that Paul didn't know what he's talking about, it's that we don't understand by and large what he's talking about unless we understand proper translation of Ephesians chapter 2. Now the NIV uses something called dynamic equivalence, what dynamic equivalence is if you read the preface of the New International Version will tell you this, basically it's not a word for word translation, what they do is they take what's being said in the Greek, try to imagine how the Greek speaking audience would have understood what was being said and then they'll try to translate the word in the English so it reflects what they believe the Greek audience heard.
That's what it bows down to, that means there's
always a possibility that one can misunderstand what the Greek is saying in one's own personal beliefs and biases can play a role on how a word is translated. And that's why some people call it the Non Inspired Version (NIV) or the New International Perversion because it has so many things, you go huh, it's crashers because it's obvious they're putting their own theology into the text and so what we have to do is get our heads out of NIV for a minute because the ones translating it did not believe the law should be kept, so we can't necessarily rely on their...to be completely unbiased here. And we have to look at more word for word translation like the King James, American Standard, New King James. Let's look at the New King James here for a minute,
it says Ephesians 2:11, therefore remember that
you once gentiles, (that means at one time you were gentiles) were in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by what's called the circumcision made a flesh by hands to Jews calling them gentiles. At that time when you were once gentiles, at that time you were without Messiah, before you came to Yahushua you were a gentile at that time, what are you now? Being aliens (that's strangers) from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without Elohim in the world: But now in Messiah Yahushua you who once were far off have been brought near, brought near to what?
The commonwealth of Israel, you are brought
near not to replace Israel but to join to Israel by the blood of Messiah, this is the work of our Savior, this is what he did for you, and he brought you near to the commonwealth of Israel. You no longer strangers, in fact you no longer gentiles, you're now Israelites because he now lives in you, he does, it's no longer you who live, it's he who lives in you Galatians 2:20. See your new identity is you're an Israelite through Messiah Yahushua; you're joined to his body for he himself is our peace.
You were once a gentile and now you are an
Israelite, who is made both one Jew and Gentile has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in his flesh, this is a more correct translation, the hatred, the enmity.
He's abolished in his flesh hatred, that's what
this word is. In the Greek enmity means hatred, he has abolished hatred between Jew and Gentiles, how do they do it? That is the law of commandments contained in ordinances I hope you look up this Greek word for ordinances it's the Greek word dogma which basically means decrease in ordinances of men, decisions made by men. So as to create in himself one new man from the two thus making peace. He abolished the commandments of men that people were following to separate Jew and Gentile and creating a middle wall of separation, a dividing wall causing people to be separated from one another. We are all one creation in him, he doesn't favor the Jew over the Gentile we're all human beings and the false doctrine of first century Judaism taught that the Jews were superior to the Gentiles; that's why they wouldn't eat with them. That's why they wouldn't sit down the table, fellowship with them. That's why he wouldn't even go to one or even have anything to do with them. So, he might reconcile them both to Elohim in one body through the tree, thereby putting to death the law? No, the enmity; the Greek word translated ordinances, just take a look. Let me say this first of all, nowhere in the Torah
does it say hate gentiles in fact he says love
everyone right. In fact it says Leviticus 19:34; the stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you and you shall love him as yourself, (stranger is
a gentle man) for you were strangers in the land of
Egypt. So the law of Yahweh never create hostility or enmity between Jew and gentile, so it's actually a violation of what the law actually says to teach that the law brought about hatred between Jew and Gentile, it never did. He said love them as yourself and that's a fact
love them as yourself, so he has abolished in his
flesh the enmity, the hatred, that is the law of commandments contain the ordinances now there were lots of ordinances observed by Jews that were not from the law, we know that.
There is a lot of hostility and see the word
dogma is a fixed or authoritative decision or requirement to create command, a fixed rule or set of rules, law ordinance that would seem to want an opinion a dogma. A public decree, an ordinance, is this not talking about the law that came down from on Mount Sinai? We have a law that was given through Moses, this was a decision, an opinion among the Jews that the gentiles were worthy of hatred which they hated them because they were ruling over them.
This word is used to describe Caesar's decrees

and when a counsel of men come together and make a
decision on something its considered to be a dogma, a judgment, a decision. Yahweh did not have a counsel of men when he gave the law of Yahweh; he did not need man's counsel. So it's not talking about Yahweh's law, Yahweh's law does not bring hatred in you, alright we're back.
So as the rules that were set up by the Jewish
counsel and dogmas of men that was creating enmity and hatred, not Yahweh's law. Yahweh's law says show them love, treat them like someone whose home born among you and so the law is not the problem, the problem is man's law. That always was the problem, in fact Yahushua told the Scribes and Pharisees, in vain you worship me, teaching his doctrines the commandments of men and so was a big problem in the first century. The gentiles they felt were beneath them, the truth is we become Israel, we become Israelites according to Ephesians chapter 2, we are joined to Israel and so there is no reason for a dividing wall any longer. In fact, there was a dividing wall set up in the temple and they would not allow gentiles to go past that wall, even though Yahweh had said my house shall be a house of prayer for all nations, and they would not allow gentiles to enter in and that was a man-made thought. And the only way they would let gentile in, is if he became circumcised, again a man-made rule. Now, some people would say the old covenant that was with Israel, but the new covenant is different. The truth is the new covenant is actually with Israel. Hebrews chapter 8 verse 10 says; for this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel in those days, says Yahweh; I will put my laws in their mind, and write them on their hearts: I will be their Elohim, they shall be my people. Whose they? Whose their? Israel, it's a covenant with Israel, you cannot distance yourself from the old covenant thinking it's only for the Jews, when it says plainly here that the new covenant is with what? Finding fault with them not the law, finding fault with them; he says the old days are coming says Yahweh, I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah not according to covenant I made with their fathers, whose their fathers? And the day which I took them by the hand to lead them out of land of Egypt because they did not continue in my covenant, and I disregard them says Yahweh. This is the covenant I'll make with the house of Israel after those days, writing his laws on the heart and mind and so for us to be a participating party in this new covenant we have to become Israelites. And that's made possible through the Messiah Yahushua, you were once gentiles. You're not a gentile anymore, you were once gentiles at that time you were an alien, a stranger from the commonwealth of Israel, stranger in the covenant of promise. But now you've been brought near, so we are no longer so because of that we can enter into and be a named party in the new covenant.
Now the truth is the old covenant was the same the
old covenant was with Israel and Judah, but also with anyone who wanted to join themselves to Yahweh.
Now I want to show a couple studies here it's
from the archives, one of is actually not from the archives, what does it mean to be under the law? Very important, what it means to be under the law, it means basically that you are not under grace any longer; you have not yet received the Messiah. If you go to eliyah.com/underlaw.html, you can find a full study on that. Also Ephesians 2 which we're talking about here, abolishing the law in his flesh can be found on the archives page eliyah.com/transcripts it's 822/2015 that's when I shared the full study on Ephesians 2. But look here the law being written in the mind and the heart is not a new idea, in your mouth, in your heart that you may do it right from the pages of Deuteronomy. But now it's through the Messiah Yahushua that the law the word became flesh and dwelt among us is now in us. And if we are Israelites shouldn't we be living like Israelites? It makes sense to me, now if the law is in my heart am I wrong for keeping it? In fact it's evidence that the law is there, reflects such on the outer layer, the new covenant the evidence that I have fully embrace the new covenant is that I am his laws in my heart and therefore the outer layer will be manifesting in obedience to the law, that's what it means, in your mouth, in your heart that you may do it that's what it means. And as Messiah Yahushua living in me, enables me to do it. I'm not claiming to be anybody special it's just Messiah living in me, not me by my own flesh, works it's just him, his work in me. If there is anything good in me it's just him and he gave me his spirit so that I am able to keep his statutes and his judgments. And its predicted in the prophets, I will put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes and you'll keep my judgments and do that. That is what the spirit does it cleanses me from all unrighteousness and empowers me to walk in his statutes and judgments. So it's all him, he gets the credit not me, because if there is anything good in me it's only Yahushua dwelling in me. And that's what it means to receive the spirit, it's just you have men telling you; oh you're bad for keeping those judgments and statutes. Imagine you stood before a judge a man, you have violated the law, someone came to you and says look I'll pay off his debt. Will you be thankful? Any in fact he pays your debt, now the one who gets his debt paid, is he going to say well thank you very much now I can go live how I want? o, not at all he's paying your debt on the condition
that you're gonna straighten up sir, you
gonna make sincere efforts to live right down right? That's just common logic, just like a father, son relationship; all the grace and mercy in the world is available for his children and we know that. If we truly receive the Messiah and we want to change our ways, it's just that we have been told over the years that certain rules have not been...is not our fathers will anymore and I don't see that the scriptures.
If a teenage son says I'm not going to follow your
rules dad, now you have to forgive me and I'm going
to live how I want in your house because I believe in
Messiah. Well if you believe in Messiah then like Messiah he would respect his parents right. You think you can dwell in Yahweh's house and live like you want? No, it doesn't work that way. So what he does for us is under the idea that all right, he has done these things for you, you have violated the law, he's done these things for you, he's enabled you to be righteous before him. Now because you have a repentant heart, Acts 2:38 repent and they're gonna be baptized in the name of Yahushua, go get baptized get cleaned up, we receive remission of sins because of your faith not because you got wet, but because of your faith. And now go and live like him, that's all I'm really trying to say and so I'm not denying Messiah by choosing to live like him, I am manifesting Messiah if I live like him, I am manifesting, I have his spirit when I keep his statutes and judgments,
that's the evidence.
But we've been told that's not true, all these scriptures are wrong, sounds to me like a dogma, sounds to me like a decision that we need to put where it belongs and that is out of our life,
dogma man it's not in the scriptures.

So I encourage you lets walk as he walked , 1 John
2:4-6 he says he abides in him, walk as he walked. It doesn't mean that my choice to walk as he walked is my righteousness. I'm under grace, because I'm under grace I want to live like him because of what he's done for me, because I love him and there is nothing wrong with that. Let's pray, O, Father Yahweh I pray that you would open the eyes of this generation of people, to see and to know what your standard really is. I know father, so many people they want to live right but they have been told and lied to, that
when you have the spirit you walk away from the law
and then when you keep a law you're denying the Messiah. O, Father open their eyes to see, they've been lied to, and maybe the Pastors didn't know, some of them do know I've talked to them and they're afraid to change, they're afraid, they fear man more than you. To those who are sincere open their eyes, give them boldness to live like our Savior did without the
hindrance of man's condemnation upon them.
For we know and we are sure it's only by your grace that we've been saved not of ourselves. But we also want to show the world what it means to live like our Savior, not by our own power or strength but by your power and your righteousness in us. For truly yours is the kingdom and power and glory and majesty and all praise, honor and worship only belongs to you Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh Our Mighty One for ever and ever. In Yahushua's great name we pray, Amein.

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