Did the Messiah Fulfill the Law?
01/21/17 (11/22) Video Broadcast
Which parts of the law did the Messiah fulfill? Discussion of why that is the wrong question to ask, and how it reflects of misunderstanding of Scripture. According to the New Testament scripture, we are ALL supposed to be fulfilling the law.
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A misunderstanding of the text and the misunderstanding of what it means for something to be fulfilled. And so we're going to begin with the text in he
book of Matthew in chapter 5 verse 17 & 18. We're just going to look at verse 17 & 18 right now. Yahushua said "Do not think I came to destroy the law or the prophets, I came not to destroy but to what? fulfill." That's why He came, to fulfill it. in other words He has a purpose and that purpose
is to fulfill the law of Yahweh that was His purpose. That's why He came. So what does that mean, what does that mean to fulfill? And He says "For surely I say to you till heaven and earth pass away one jot or one tittle by no means shall pass from the law until all is fulfilled." Now a lot of people when they look at this they think "Well Messiah, He fulfilled everything so therefore it's fulfilled." So, the law or the prophets? So very interesting not one jot not one tittle. Jot is the Hebrew letter Yod. The tittle is a little extension of a Hebrew letter beyond another line as it comes across so just not even the tiniest point of a Hebrew letter will be passed away until all is fulfilled. So both the law and the prophets. So let's get this out of our mind because this idea
of fulfill, oftentimes what it means in the minds of most people is fulfill means do away with, fulfill means abolish, fulfill means we don't do have to do it anymore. Okay that's the thinking that a lot of people have when they think of fulfillment. What'm going to do is, I'm going to challenge that thinking. I'm going to not only challenge it, I'm going to
prove that's not what it means. But first I want to show you there's a little trick by the translators here, this is the new King James version, and I want you to notice that the word translated fulfilled in the second verse is Greek word number 1096 and the other verse where it says fulfilled is a completely different Greek word number 4137 but they translated it the same,
kind of interesting. So what's he talking about in the second fulfill and what's he talking about in the first fulfill? Is it all the same?
No, it's different. The word translated fulfill in the first instance, according to the Thayer's Lexicon means to make full, to fill up, to fill to the full, to cause to abound, to furnish, to supply liberally, abound liberally, supplied, render full, to complete, to fill to the top and so on. It is translated fulfill in the King James version 51 times, its translated that way, Fill is translated 19 times. Now in Strong Lexicon it actually has "fully
preach" as one of the possible meanings of the word. And there are people who are teaching that we should keep Yahweh's word and keep the Torah who use that term "fully preach" and they think that's what always means and therefore that's what they're going to use when they do their translation. But I don't believe that the word means, "fully preach." It was translated that way one time I believe and for that reason they offer that as one of the possible translations of the word. But I'm not personally convinced that that's what the word means, it does mean to make full. We're going to look at some different instances where this word is used in the New Testament and show that it does actually mean fulfilled.
The second word which is in Matthew 5:17 actually
verse 18 being 1096 alright so here is the second word is translated fulfill but as you can see
it's translated "be" and "come to pass" and "be made" number 69 "be done" 63 so until everything is
done, until everything has been accomplished, until everything that is to be, will be. Okay? And so this word does not mean fulfilled, it means to become or to come into existence, to arise, to come on the stage and so on and so forth. And so the word has a different meaning and so some instances, as we look at this scripture here, going back here to Matthew 5:17 and 18 I want you think about this. He said "Surely I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, till heaven and earth pass away nothing's
going to pass the law until all is fulfilled." So we need to have heaven and earth pass away and then we can safely say everything has been accomplished, everything that is going to be, will be. So last I checked, I mean you can check outside your window if you want to, but heaven is still out there right? And the earth obviously is still here or you wouldn't be here any longer, so there must be some things that are going to happen until this one jot or one tittle would pass from the law. Nothing is to be destroyed; nothing is to be canceled okay? And I will share with you why after everything has been accomplished, that there will be no more need for Yahweh's law. In 1 Timothy chapter 1 verse 8 "We know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully knowing his the law is not made for a righteous person but for the lawless and the insubordinate, for the unrighteous, for sinners, the unholy, the profane for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers for man slayers for fornicators or sodomites for kidnappers for liars for perjurers and if there
is anything that is contrary to sound doctrine."
That's what the law is for, to correct anything that's contrary to sound doctrine and to show that the sinner is committing a sin. So if it is used right, the law is good, right? It's bringing people under conviction now when there's a new heaven and a new earth will that be necessary? Will there be sinners anymore on the Earth? It says, When I saw a new heaven and new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, Revelation 21 "Also there was no more sea, then I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from Elohim, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband and I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold the tabernacle of Elohim is with men and He will dwell with them and they will be his people." Elohim himself will be with them and be their mighty one and Elohim will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There should be no more death neither sorrow, nor crying there shall be no more pain for the former things have passed away.
And so, in the time, in the future, when there's no more sin, there's no more death, there's no more pain, no more crying ,then what are you going to need a law for; to tell you look you've committed a sin? You won't need it anymore right? You won't have any use for it and so when the scripture here in Matthew 5 says "Surely until
heaven an earth pass away this new heaven and a new earth, nothing will pass from the law until everything is accomplished, until everything is done, until everything that's going to be will be right? Yahushua in scripture says that the last enemy to be
destroyed is death.
There's still death on the earth. So at that time, yes, we will not need the law anymore because there won't be any unrighteous people. And so it's only necessary when there's unrighteousness somewhere and if we are committing a sin then the law will be there to correct us and show us that we have committed the sin. If here's anything contrary to sound doctrine. Does this sound like something that's been done away with? I mean if there's anything contrary to sound doctrine the aw is there to correct us. So if the law says keep the Sabbath day, to keep the Feast day sit should be there to instruct anybody who thinks we don't need to keep the feast days and the Sabbath day. Does that makes sense? That makes perfect sense to me and so it's there for good reason. It is there to instruct us and to show us where we have failed where we made mistakes okay? So until everything has come the past there's still things that Yahushua is going to do. To me Yahushua, He's going to destroy death, He's
going to set up a kingdom on the earth, all these things okay?
So what does it mean to fulfill?
We're going to explore some different usages of this word and how it's used in different verses throughout the New Testament and we will also get into some Old Testament verses okay? So this verse right here the word "Pleroo" is
translated fill, to fill. Now those who believe the word means "fully preach,"
they have a real hard time fitting it into this verse where it says "Now may the mighty one of hope fully preach to you with all joy and peace in believing." I don't think it means that it means fill, fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. So, this will be fill like if we re filled with joy
or "Pleroo," or full of joy and peace in believing. So that makes sense. Another scripture "The child grew and became strong in spirit." Fully preached?
Filled with wisdom, and the grace of Elohim was upon him, okay? Another example Ephesians 5:17 "Therefore do not be unwise but understand what the will of Yahweh is, do not be drunk with wine in which is dissipation but be filled with the spirit." The term "filled with the Holy Spirit" is from this word, filled is from "Pleroo" which means to be filled. Speaking to one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to Yahweh." So a good example right there. Another example here in Luke 21:23 saying "Yay
Yahushua said "Whoa to those who are pregnant and those who are nursing babes fn those days for there will be a great distress in the land and wrath upon the people those people and they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem and will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fully filled." So we see here that time can be fulfilled. Time is actually filled up. A space of time when the Gentiles are going to trodden down Jerusalem a certain window of time it can be trodden down by Gentiles, I think that time you now the Jewish people now rule over Jerusalem, so the window of time has come O completion. And so there's an example of time being fulfilled, fully filled up. In other words, there's X number of years, those years have now expired and so that dime has been fulfilled. Another example Luke 2:41 "His parents, Yahushua's parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover, and when He was 2 years old they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast and when they finished the days they returned and as they returned the boy Yahushua lingered behind in Jerusalem and Joseph and his mother did not know it."
now the word translated "finish" is the word "Pleroo" or completed the days, fulfilled the days. Now there's a space of time that is supposed to
be fulfilled here, we have this Passover being observed right? A space of time is supposed to be observed Luke 23 verses 5 through 6, Fourteenth day of the first month at twilight or between the evenings is Yahweh's Passover. The 15th day the same month is a feast of unleavened bread to Yahweh. Where you must eat unleavened bread. So those days were the space of time had been filled up okay? So they kept that feast seven days to fulfill those days and fill up the space of time required by Yahweh to eat unleavened bread and so they did it.
Now here's an interesting example here in Luke 1:13 "The angel said to him do not be afraid Zacharias for your prayer is heard and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son and you shall call his name John or Yochanan and you will have joy and gladness and many will rejoice at his birth for he will be great in the sight of Yahweh and he shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, he will also be filled with the holy spirit even from his mother's womb and he will turn many of the children of Israel to Yahweh their mighty one, he will also go before him in the spirit and power of EliYah to turn the hearts of the father's to the children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people prepared for Yahweh and Zechariah said to the angel how shall I know this for I'm an old man and my wife is well advanced in years and the angel answered and said to him I am Gabriel who stands in the presence of Elohim and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings but behold you will be mute and not able Spaniel the day these things take place because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time." And so we see here that words an actually be fulfilled or fully filled. How does that happen? How do words get hilled Let's say there was a man who decided he was going to tell someone "I obey my mother and my father and go and do this thing to my mother and father told me to do."
but then he went off and he didn't do what he said he was going to do it, but he didn't do it and so his words were what? Nothing but empty words right? Nothing but empty words. But if he actually did what he said he was going to do then he has fulfilled the word of which he spoke, so he fully filled those words with meaning, which caused them to come to pass right? So when you are fulfilling words what you're saying is those are not empty words they have an effect, they have power, they have a way of adding you know power to them because they are actually being fulfilled. If I told my son and daughter, for instance, I said, I actually told Mordecai "Bring me some water." And he went to the house and brought me some water and so here I have my glass which is now half full of water and so what did he do, he fulfilled my
request right? He did it, which means he actually did it. My words were not empty words. In the case of Zachariah we see that Zachariah did not believe the angels words, he believed the angels words were just empty words, they weren't really going to happen. He didn't believe even though he read, I'm sure, the story of Abraham, but the angel said "They're going to be fulfilled." he said my words will be fulfilled in their time that will happen.
My words are not empty words. So when Yahweh speaks now, there's some people who are willing to fulfill Yahweh's commands and there are some people who are refusing to fulfill His commands. If I had two daughters and I said "will you both please bring me food will you bring me water?" But only one of them did it, only one of them fulfilled my words. The other words were, to my daughter, empty words right? So you understand what I'm trying to get at, to say that someone is fulfilling something means they are obeying, that they are causing that which is said to happen right? And so Yahushua He was willing to fulfill
Yahweh's Commandments and the prophets that predicted these things would take place. Here's an example of a prophecy being fully filled, Luke 16 through 18 "So He came to Nazareth where he had been brought up and as His custom was He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read, and He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah and when He had opened the book He found the place where it was written the Spirit of Yahweh is upon me because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted to proclaim Liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of Yahweh.
Then He closed the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down and the eyes of all who are in the synagogue were fixed upon Him and He began to say to them "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing the word which Yahweh spoke would happened. Yahushua performed it. He did it right?
He did. He demonstrated the prophet's words were not empty words they were fully filled here by the one named Yahushua Yamaha Yahushua the Messiah. So I'm giving these examples here because there are some alternative ways I've heard of looking at this. There's some of the more, the Messianic, Rabbinic kind of circles who would suggest that while the rabbis in the Talmud and other places where they would see someone was fulfilling the law meant they are correctly interpreting the law whereas someone who destroyed the law was someone who was incorrectly interpreting the law. That all happened after Yahushua said what He said so maybe they got the idea from Him. And so what I'm saying doesn't take anything away from what I'm saying, my point is for one to actually do it is what is meant by fulfill and it's
not that hard to understand when you think about it. Another example I'm going to show you here in Matthew 26:51 "And suddenly one of those who are with Yahushua stretched out his hand and drew his sword struck the servant of the high priest cut off his ear Yahushua said to him "put your sword fn its place for all who also take the sword will perish by the sword. For do you think that I cannot now pray to my father and He will provide for me, provide me with more than twelve legions of angels how then could the Scriptures be fulfilled?" how could that be done? How could that be? How could they be actually obeyed unless He went through with what He wanted to go through right?
So he knew he had to fulfill those scriptures he had to obey His father's predictions and He did it. Now, if you look at it in Hebrew the word is Hebrew "ma la." Again, still means to fill to come to fullness.
There is "fill" 107 times and "full" 48 times, so fulfill makes perfect sense. It's a correct translation. It does not mean, "fully preach" it means to be fully filled. Here's an example: Elohim blesses, Genesis 1:22 "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas and let birds multiply on the earth." Another one in 6:13 This is the law of the Nazerite when the days of his separation are fulfilled; "mala."
So He should be brought to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and so actually Septuagint which is an ancient greek translation of the Old Testament dating back to 200 years before Yahushua came in that Greek translation called the Septuagint they use "pleroo" when translating these verses. And so they're using that word so I think we can be one hundred percent confident. Number one, Yahushua didn't speak Greek to the Jewish people, he spoke in Hebrew Aramaic. So, if you want to go back to Hebrew Aramaic when He says what He says regarding the fulfillment of the law, what is He saying? To obey is to fulfill. For instance, the scripture says you shall He's saying, "I've come to do with the Torah, what the law of Yahweh commands me to do, and to obey what the prophets predict I will do. So in other words, saying it basically is obedience.
not commit adultery. Yahushua fulfilled that, He did not commit adultery. Scripture says you shall not steal Yahushua fulfilled that; He never stole a single thing from anybody. You should not bear false witness, Messiah fulfilled that too; He never told a lie, right? So we obey all the scriptures, love your neighbor as yourself. It's written in Leviticus 19. He definitely showed his love by dying for us on the tree. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy; fulfilled that too. He did what that verse said to do so when you say Messiah fulfilled the Sabbath you're not saying He took it away from us so we don't have to keep it, you're saying He himself observed it, He did what that command required of him. So, Hebrews 4:15 says, "We do not have a high priest
who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses but was in all points tempted as we are yet without sin." He could not have violated the Sabbath day and been without sin because the law had said you shall not, you shall keep the Sabbath day. He could not have fulfilled the Sabbath unless He had obeyed the Sabbath.
So Yahushua never ommitted a single sin in His entire life so we can come boldly to the throne of race. We may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need so because He as perfect He is able to redeem us and cleanse us and we are free. So 1 John 3 vs 4-5 "He who commits sin also commits lawlessness or transgression of the law, in the King James Version. Sin is lawlessness. To say, "I don't need a law I can do what I want;" that's lawlessness and that's what sin is. So wouldn't the cure for lawlessness be ,how about we follow the law? That would solve the problem right? Peeping law is refraining from sin. Violating the law is to be lawless. If you say "Here's comes a group or a gang, a bunch of lawless men." That means they are men who violate the law right? So what is sin? It is violating the law of Yahweh. "And He was manifest to take away our sins, in Him there is no sin." He never committed a single sin, ever. And so what is sin? It is the violation of Yahweh's law. Alright so people say, "Well there's certain
commandments that He fulfilled yes well, He fulfilled everything, that was required of Him by the law. I mean there are certain Commandments in the Torah that He never had to keep because He never came across a situation. For instance Leviticus 13:29 "If a man or woman has a sore on their head or beard, the Priest shall examine the sore and indeed if it appears deeper than the skin there's a thin yellow hair the Priest shall pronounce them unclean it is a scaly leprosy on the head or beard." He never had a sore on the head, okay? So He didn't have to do that command but in everything that was required of Him He would do. And that was he role the priest to go and determine whether or not somebody had leprosy and Yahushua was not an earthly priest and so He did not have to do those commands. Another's so mewst really only the sons of Aaron need to do and He didn't do those. How about this one, Leviticus 27:14 "When a man dedicates His house to be holy to Yahweh the Priest shall set a value for it whether it's good or bad the Priest values it, it shall stand. That's commanding the law. It's the job of the Priest to do that right?
Leviticus 12:2 "Speak to children of Israel saying if a woman conceived and born a male child she shall be unclean seven days as in days where customer impurity shall be unclean." Yahushua was not a woman right? Yahushua didn't have to keep his law, it did not apply to Him.
Did the Messiah fill the entire law? Not the commands that wouldn't even apply to Him. He didn't have to. But in what was required of Him, He never had to do it. Now why was Yahushua not going around stoning people who might violate the Sabbath or whatever? Because that was not His position, He wasn't in the place on the earth in a position of civil authority. He wasn't one of the judges of Israel on he earth at the time; although He was and is ultimately everyone's judge. He acted in accordance with His role on the earth. He wasn't seen in the Sanhedrin where they make those kinds of decisions He wasn't one of judges in the court. So let me explain to you this: just because you can't keep certain Commandments in the law doesn't mean that you're violating it somehow. Yahushua never had to keep certain commandments, didn't mean He was in violation. He did fulfill the law completely in netherworlds whatever laws were required of Him, He did fill those he did obey those so I don't have to stone anybody to keep the law because I'm not a man in civil authority, in the context of Israel being a nation. There were judges in place that Yahweh had set up for that purpose. So, I don't have to stone anybody to keep the Torah. Otherwise, Yahushua failed when He did not stone the woman who was supposedly caught in adultery. Well if that story is in the Bible and it's true then did He sin by letting her go? No, He wasn't in a place to do that. They asked Him what He thought He told them. So He wasn't going to condemn her. So it's like our nation today, we if we can be law-abiding citizens and not arrest anybody and put him in jail. We can be law-abiding citizens and not issue fines right? There are police officers and judges in place to take on that role and so it's a mistake to say you have to stone people in order to fulfill or obey the law right? So let the judges do what the judges do. It's not disobedience Other law refuse to pick up a rock and start pummeling somebody I see. I want to repeat that and make sure everybody understands that point, because a lot of times people try to bring that to me and say "Well you're not keeping the law if you're not stoning people." Yahushua fulfilled the law and didn't stone a single person. Yahushua was not a woman so He didn't have to fulfill that command either, alright? So we're not a priest we don't have to make these sacrifices that are committed to the priests. Those are the commandments for the priest to fulfill. Yahushua did not function in the earthly priesthood and so He did not need to do that alright? So what do we do with the law then? I mean do we say the law's fulfilled and therefore we don't have to be concerned about it? Do we say it's fulfilled and therefore it's done away with, it's abolished? What do we do with the law now that Messiah has fulfilled it? Romans 3:31 says "Doing we then make void the law
through faith? Certainly not. " Now this is the strongest possible objection in the Greek language. "Certainly, absolutely not on the contrary, we establish the law." So what's this word "void?" What does it mean we make void the law through faith?"
The word translated is what's called "agao" it means to render idol, unemployed, inactive. Isn't that what people say nowadays, the laws inactive, it's inoperative, it has no further efficiency, it does not have force and influence and power?" It's caused to cease now, it's done away with, put an end to it, done, annul, abolish, cease, pass away, done away, be severed from, separated from,
discharge from, loose from?" Is that not what people say about the law? Then why does Paul say you don't do that?
He said just the opposite here, you don't abolish it, annul it and get rid of it, not listen O anymore, on the contrary, we establish.
2476 the law. What do we do with the law? We cause or make to stand.; histamine We make it firm; we establish it we cause it to keep its place.
We keep, we cause it to keep its place it is not gone anywhere. The heaven and the earth is still here. We cause it to stand by faith we keep it intact. We don't replace it with some new law 2.0 right? It's established its cause is continued, safe and sound, unharmed, not destroyed, not made void, not rendered idle not rendered without efficacy any longer. So we caused it to stand by our faith.
Do you do that? Are you causing the law to stand by your faith? It's an important question for all of us if we're causing the law to be established. How do you cause it to be established? You cause it to be established by walking it out, by fulfilling, by doing it, by obeying it, by paying respect to it and keeping it right? hat's how you make it established by saying, "Yes this is a standard of righteousness by which I must live. It's not done away with, it's not something I am discharged from, it's not inoperative, it has not been caused to cease, it has not been abolished. (I'm sorry this 2673 is overriding this, I don't know why...) The word behind this is abolish.
So you know we've got to accept this verse in Romans 3:31 accept it as truth. The law has not been done away with and accept what it means and there's certain things that Yahweh has given us in the law such as the feast days, which carry dual meanings. We see the Passover had a meaning of bringing the children of Israel UT slavery, out of bondage and saving them by the blood of the lamb right? Well messiah fulfilled the second meaning of it, which was to deliver us from the world by His blood He becoming our Passover. And after they did what they did, Yahweh didn't say, "Well, you don't have to do Passover anymore it's been fulfilled. You came out of Egypt and all that." No, He continued to tell them to keep Passover ND so after Yahushua does what He does in becoming our Passover lamb for Se don't say well we don't do that anymore because Messiah did it for us. No, e say He did it for us, He's our example and He fulfilled the second meaning of it and we're going to add this meaning into the way we keep Passover.
And that's why Yahushua gave the bread and the fruit of the vine. When you partake of the bread and the fruit of the vine as part of Passover observance you're actually keeping Passover. He is our lamb; we are partaking of Passover ok ay? So where in the world do people get this idea that
Messiah doing it means you don't. If the Messiah fulfilling it means you can just ignore it now, I mean he fulfilled every command that was applicable to Him right? He fulfilled the command that says, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Leviticus 19 It says, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Does that mean you don't have to love your neighbor as yourself? He fulfilled the command not to lie, does that mean you're free to lie now because the Messiah did it for you? Do you follow what I'm saying? It doesn't make any sense; this idea of He did it for you so now you don't have to. It doesn't make any sense. why we make an exception with the feast days and
say or the Sabbath day and say "Well He fulfilled that so I don't have to," It doesn't really make any sense. So you now there are feasts that you know, He helped to fulfill some of the other meanings of, like Passover. And now after Passover, the feast of unleavened bread, which causes us to be unleavened, without sin. The Pentecost, the pouring out the Holy Spirit. Now what? There are other feasts like the Feast of Trumpets. The Feast of Trumpets, we're waiting on that to
happen, we're waiting on the complete fulfillment of that to happen. Because in 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 51 says "Behold I tell you a mystery we shall not all sleep but we shall all be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet, for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed." So the Feast of Trumpets is a feast following Pentecost, it's in the fall of the year and it is a feast that is talking about the future time when the Messiah will return at the trumpet sound.
So the idea, I mean what about that feast, He didn't have anything to do with fulfilling that feast. Do you say that feast has been done away with you don't have Ono it anymore? See their line of thinking does not really make any sense it doesn't really line up with you know even just basic logic. So, the Messiah fulfilled the law and that means He did it. He actually obeyed everything that the law told Him to do. Can we agree with that? Can we say whatever the law commanded Him to do for Him to fulfill it means He did it an we agree with that? I hope so. Now, I want to show you this scripture Romans 13
verses 8 through 10 says "And no one anything except to love one another for he who loves another has fulfilled the law." How about that? If you were to love another person you would be fulfilling the law of Yahweh. For the commandments, He says, "You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you should not steal, you should not bear false witness, you shall not covet and if there is any other Commandments all are all summed up in this saying. Namely you shall love your neighbor as yourself. That's a command. Love does no harm to a neighbor therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. So, when Yahushua fulfilled the law that means He loved. Now you could not say a person is loving if
they're committing adultery, if they're committing murder, if they're bearing false witness or if there's any other commandment, and there are, like the Sabbath day right? And some people say "Well yeah but the 10 commandments of course, those are not done away with you know."
Alright, what about Galatians? It says, "For all the law is fulfilled in one word even this you shall love your neighbor as yourself." So every commandment in the law has one thing in mind, love. It is instruction and how a person can successfully love, love another person or love Yahweh our Father in Heaven. That's what it means to love. Now you cannot claim to be loving unless you are keeping those Commandments. Scripture says, 1 John, now what about loving Yahweh? You know, some people say, "Well does that means you can fulfill the law and you don't have to love Yahweh you only have to love your neighbor and that's it." No, because 1 John 5:2 "By this we know, by this by what? We know we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and keep his commandments." So by this we know that we love our neighbor as yourself when we are loving Yahweh and keeping his Commandments. For this is, this is the love of Elohim that we keep His commandments and His commandments are not burdensome. So fulfill means what? To keep the commandments. Fulfill means to love, right? And keeping the commandments all has to do with love, it's all one and the same. Keeping the commandments fulfilling the law, loving and keeping the commandments is all one in the same, no difference. Because we are fulfilling the word we're making Yahweh's words not empty to us but important to us and we fulfill those words in the same way a person would fulfill my command if I say, "Go get me a glass of water." Therefore to bring me a glass of water they fulfill my commands. So, I wanted to make sure this is 100% crystal clear, and we are told specifically we are told that we are supposed to fulfill Yahweh's law.
So Yahushua is not the only one fulfilling the law of Yahweh. We are also supposed to fulfill the law of Yahweh and every commandment in the law has one of two
things in mind or both. Love. Love Yahweh or love your neighbor, that's what the law is really all about. It's instruction in how to love. If I love Yahweh I will remember the Sabbath that He established at creation in the book of Genesis chapter 2. If I love Yahweh I will be willing to honor His other holy days that He established as a memorial
for His awesome mighty works. Does this make sense? We're supposed to fulfill the law ourselves. And so I hope it's getting through to you. Often I hear this, people say to me, "Did the Messiah fulfill that part over there? Oh yeah, He did." But fulfill does not mean you can disobey it now. And so we need to get away from this kind of, his way of thinking that we've been trained to think in traditional Christianity, which is not biblical. Messiah fulfilled it and now we're supposed to fulfill it.
Now people say, "We don't need to worry about the other Commandments as long as you love." Well unless you're, unless you're keeping those Commandments you're not loving for this is a love of Elohim. You keep his Commandments right? You can't separate the two, okay? So that's why Yahushua, when He was asked by a lawyer questioning and testing in Matthew 22:35 "He said teacher which is the Great Commandment and the law? Yahushua said to him "You shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind; this is the first and Great Commandment. And the second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself and He said on these two Commandments hang all the law Node prophets." Alright? On those two Commandments hang all the laws and the prophets. They are connected okay? They're connected to each other you, can't separate the two. They are connected, they hang. All the rest of Yahweh's law hangs off the two great commands. Everything written in scripture has to do with instruction and how to love. You cannot point to me a single verse in the Bible that if I understood correctly in context, you cannot point to me a single verse in scripture that isn't somehow directing us towards the way of love. Everything, every verse in the bible is directing us toward the way of love and Yahushua. Everything. So pick up the challenge, if you want to, show me a single scripture I'll show you how it is directing
you in the way of love.
Whether it's loving Yahweh or loving your neighbor. Because you see Yahweh could've easily said, "It's ok everybody you know, just love each other and we'll get along just fine. Love me, love each other we'll get along, we will be okay." And that would be it, and that's the way a lot of people would like to have it. Why? Because then you get to decide what love is so you could say, "Maybe adultery is love and fornication is love and it's not. An abortionist might say, "Well it's loving for me to kill the baby now, that way it won't have to live a life of pain." Yeah? Who made you Elohim? You think you an take the life of another? Yahweh says, "That's not love." He decides, not you when a life will end. So you know, people can twist things around if he just gave the two Commandments and that's the way I think a lot of people in traditional Christianity would like to have it. So you can't tell them to do anything they get to decide what love is. If you put 30 children in a room and say, "Okay everybody, love each other and we'll get along just fine." The first day or two might be okay, when you get about 3-4 days and pretty soon you're going to come up with some ground rules right? So you know the purpose of these things, of the law, is to clarify what love is. So that if there are any who are disobedient, we understand they are not walking in love, okay? So we say, "Yahushua fulfilled the law." What we're saying is He did every one of those Commandments. He did every one of those perfectly and He loved us perfectly and that's why it says, He who loves another has fulfilled the law." And so we are instructed in scripture to also fulfill the law. It doesn't need to be tossed out and replaced with some Torah 2.0. The law according to Yahweh's word was already perfect. Converting the soul actually has a part in bringing the soul to a place of righteousness. Why? Because it shows you that you have sinned and you need to come to Yahushua Hamashiach so that you might be converted. Without the laws presence in one's life then you have nothing to convict you of anything.
"The law of Yahweh is perfect converting the soul, the testimony of Yahweh is sure making wise the simple, the statutes of Yahweh are right rejoicing the heart, the commandment of Yahweh is pure enlightening the eyes, the fear of Yahweh is clean enduring forever, the judgments of Yahweh are true and righteous altogether more to be desired are they than gold, yea than much fine gold, sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb."
So now when I say the law is perfect I mean there's nothing, there's no mistakes in it. Am I saying He can never add something to it if He wants to? No. We know in Yahushua that we need to be baptized in the name Yahushua Shamash for a remission of sins. The law never gives such an express commandment. We know that we partake of the body and blood of Messiah and that's not specifically mentioned in the law. So you know, He can add anything. In fact, He could come to you right now and say, "I want you to go to Africa and preach to those people, okay? And to you that's a law, right? So it's all Torah, it's all his instruction and He can add to it. In fact, there was a time when Abraham married his half-sister, later on when Yahweh gave the law at Mount Sinai, He said, "You can't do that anymore." So or through Moshe He said, "You can't do that anymore." Okay? So when we're looking at this word "law" and what it means, it means Torah. It means instruction and teaching. That's what the word means.
Until everything is done, everything has been completed. So, "Do not think I came to destroy, to abolish, to set aside, to make void the law. I didn't come to destroy, I came to do it. And you also, He wants you to do it until everything is accomplished. "Surely I say to you till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law until all is done." Until everything's done, everything'accomplished, another version says.
So everything is accomplished.
(And appears that we're having a connection problem or a video Issue. I apologize should be ok now I hope) Okay so verse
19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of
these Commandments, what are these Commandments?
The things He's talking about right here, the ones that are in the law right? These commandments, so He's talking about the commandments right here in the law so hat else could He talking about? And teaches men so, shall be called least in the
kingdom of heaven.
Whoever does and teaches them he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. So if we both do and we teach the commandments and the law we will be called great in the kingdom. If we break one of the least and teach men to do the same, we will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. Talking about the Torah, talking about Yahweh's law the very thing He was talking about here in Matthew 5. The law that will not pass away, not a single stroke of a pen from the aw will pass away until everything is done and we don't need a law anymore to how us what our sin is.
Now one time I actually met a guy who said, Well
I'm not going to do them and I'm not going to teach people not to do then I'll just not do them and then maybe I'll be one step above the least and I'll make it in." Oh come on! Why do we have to be so rebellious? Just do what He says. I've had people say, "Well, at least I'll make it in if I don't do them I'm be called least then that's okay I'll be a doorkeeper, I'll be okay." Well what if the least are the ones that Malachi chapter four says, 'The least will be ashes under the soles of your feet." What if the least are those who are destroyed? What if the least are those who are in hell? What if the least are like the least of all the beasts, the snake, and so therefore you're trampling on them, you know? Are you following what I'm saying? Satan, the Serpent, is called the least of beasts. And so the least in the kingdom will be those who act like the serpent. Alright? So you don't want to be at least, I mean come on, let's not go there. It may not be what you think it is because if we are rebellious, if we're not repentant in our attitudes He won't accept us, bottom line. Romans chapter 2 says, "The goodness of Elohim leads you to repentance and if you don't you're treasuring up for yourself wrath in a day of wrath." So we have to be repentant in our attitudes and not be like "oh I'll just be the least." What kind of son is that? Rise up to your best! Put your best foot forward right? Ok, now it says in scripture He must reign until He has put all enemies under is feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death, right? So there are still some things yet to be done, right? Do we see that?
And we don't want to be the ones who are least. Where Malachi 4 says, Behold the day's coming burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes all who do wickedly will be stubble and a day which is coming hall burn them up says, Yahweh of hosts that were neither the root or branch but you who fear My name the Son of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings and you shall go out and grow fat like tall fat calves you shall trample the wicked for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I do this. So, just like we trample on serpents and scorpions and so forth we will trample the wicked. And so we're given, its like the book of Malachi it just so happens to be placed as the last prophet the last book of the Old Testament in most Bibles. And interestingly this verse here is in the last chapter of Malachi it says, "Remember the law of Moses my servant which I commanded him in Horeb for all Yisrael with the statutes and judgments. Very interesting, it's almost like a final warning for those who would dare think that the law has been done away with, you don't have to keep it anymore, a final warning. And so my question is this, Are we going to walk in love? Are we going to walk in righteousness? Are we going to walk as Yahushua walked?
And Revelation 22 verse 14 says, "Blessed are those who do His commitments, they have the right to the Tree of Life and may enter through the gates into the city but outside are the dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers, idolaters, who loves and practices a lie." You sure you want to be the least in the kingdom here buddy? I don't think you want to go there. I don't think you want to go there. I wouldn't want to be there, I mean they are there, in the kingdom, but they're absolutely the least. Okay? So do not look at Messiah's filled commands and say, "Well He did it so I don't have to." Look at the filled commands and say He fulfill them now I would love to fulfill them. I want to live like He did. I want to live like that. You know there's some people even justifying homosexuality today and lesbianism saying, "Well you know that law has all been abolished, right? That's all abolished, I don't have to do that anymore." Don't be ridiculous. We can't pick and choose which ones we do which ones we don't do except that it be something that does not apply to us specifically. 1 John chapter 2 verse 6 says this, "He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked." How did He walk? He fulfilled the law. How will you walk? You must also fulfill the law. Now we know we haven't. Doesn't mean we stop trying. The legs of repentance will say, "I will put my very best foot forward and attempt to walk this out, not because doing so successfully will save me, but because He has saved me and I want to love him in return. I want to be just like Him. And people say, "Well if He doesn't repeat it later on in the New Testament you don't have to do it." Well that suggests the old is done away with, you don't have to do it anymore. Scripture says Romans 3:31 "We don't make void the law through faith we establish it, we do it." Paul said, "Imitate me as I also imitate Messiah." What did Paul do? He's talking to Gentiles here, what'd he do? He said, "Neither against the law, nor the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended anything at all. Acts 25:8.
So what should you do? Stop offending the law of Yahudim which is the law of Yahweh right? So let's imitate Yahushua, "He who says, I know him and does not keep his Commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word true the love of Elohim is perfected in him."
By this we know that we're in Him. by this we know. By this we know. By keeping his word He says He who abides in Him shall walk as He walked. Yahushua kept Yahweh's word.
Now I'm not trying to condemn anybody. This is about presenting the truth. It's about sharing light and what you do with it from this point forward is your choice. Ask yourself are you're going to live liked Yahushua did? Or are you going to say, "I'll ignore that. He fulfilled it so I don't have to." What are you going to do with it? What I see in scripture is a consistent message, from Genesis to Revelation, keep the commandments that were given in the law. "By the law is a knowledge of sin. I would not known sin except by the law." Both of those verses are in Romans. And Yahushua said, "Abide in me and I in you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine. Neither can you unless you abide in me I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in me and I in him bears much fruit for without me ,you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is cast out as a ranch and his withered and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you will then ask what you desire is to be done for you by this my father is glorified that you bear much fruit so you will be my disciples." Walking as he walked right? "He who says, he who says, he who says he abides in him ought himself also to walk just as he walked." If you claim to be abiding in the vine many promises are presented to you in scripture; many wonderful promises. Are we willing to follow the teachings that are given in Yahweh's law? Yahushua is looking to and fro looking to find the one who's willing to abide in Him so He can bring forth fruit in that person's life.
He wants you to bear fruit and by that the Heavenly Father will be glorified and the law of Yahweh ill be established. If we follow that teaching we will be the taught ones. The ones who are taught by Elohim right? Then we become disciples. The word disciple means "taught ones." Taught ones follow the word Torah for law. In Hebrew for law means teachings. What do taught ones do? They listen to teachings and they apply them.
So don't look at the law and say, "He fulfilled it, oh well, I don't have to." Look at the laws and say, "He fulfilled it, oh how I want to, just like him. Thank You Yahushua for doing that for me and thank you, where I have failed you, you have forgiven me and blessed me with righteousness anyway. And now I want to repent of those things. I want you to do that in me. I want to be a reflection of you just as you're a reflection of Yahweh in His image. I want to abide in you in such a way that I walked just as you walked and live the way you did and by that people will know have been taught.
Luke 6:40 "A disciple is not above his teacher." You don't think you can get away with it? He couldn't get away with it. Don't think you can get away with it. But everyone who's perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
And then you'll be a true disciple, one who was taught, when you are living and walking as He walked.
And so Brothers and Sisters let's be that vessel for his glory. Let's imitate Messiah let's allow his Spirit to dwell in us leading us in the way of righteousness with the law of Yahweh truly in our hearts. That obedience to that law might reflect on the outer layer and thereby showing this world who Yahushua truly is and what He was all about can we do that? Let's pray Oh Heavenly Father, Yahweh, Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh be your name. Thank you Father Yahweh for truth, for clarity in your word and thank you for the example of Yahushua. Father we know we fail measurably to live up to His example but father oh how we want to not fail anymore. Continue to teach us, to instruct us. Strengthen our weaknesses and glorify your name as we bear fruit in our strengths. Because when we are weak, you are strong and we can do all things thru Messiah who strengthens us. And we can turn to you and find grace and find help in our time of need. And we also, as your word has said, can fulfill your great and awesome law and fulfill the great and awesome example of Yahushua Our Savior. Through Him we are made righteous. He alone being our righteousness, He alone being our Savior. We thank you Father that we don't have to be perfect to be accepted, we only need to pursue righteousness and you will fill us. You will fill us and empowering us to walk in righteousness. And you will fill us by making us righteous anyway for the blood of Yahushua Hamashiach. And it's in His name we pray these things for truly yours is the kingdom, the power and glory forever. Amein