Saved by a Faith that Works

02/11/17 (12/13) Video Broadcast

We are not saved by works, but unless we have a faith that works, we have a dead faith that will not result in salvation. This study is an examination of various scriptures on this topic.

Saved by a Faith that Works - Study
Well, we're gonna begin our study portion for today's broadcast. And I wanna start with asking a question. Have you ever heard this idea of once saved, always saved? Have you ever heard of that before? In other words, people typically baptist, well for the most part. Not all Baptists believe this, but that once you have made that confession of faith that the Messiah, you know died for your sins and that you receive him and all of that. There is really nothing you could do that would cause you to lose your salvation. There is no sin to [inaudible 0:00:53]. Nothing that would cause you to fall out of favor with him. And so now, when you actually press it further and you ask, you know what someone just ... You know they made the confession but then they went out and just you know lived the life of sin and didn't really care one way or the other. You know, rape, rob, steal and whatever and they always come back with the same response. Most of the time they'll say, " oh well he was never saved, to begin with". So it's kind of like okay lets' go around in circles over this whole topic, But you know, most people, the ley men. Well, they really understand it. Well, not most people but a lot. Understand that in a sense that you know once you've made that confession, it doesn't really matter whether you sin or you didn't sin. You know we all sin anyway, you know it doesn't really matter one way or the other. This is what I often hear. You know since your own works don't save us whats the point of even trying to do good works because you know; it's not really the thing that saves you anyway. And that the ideas that are kind of floating around. I got into a long email discussion with a man, you know it doesn't matter what verse I quoted to him, he would still come back with, you know faith alone and messiah alone and that's it. Nothing added you know. adnSo we went back and forth and nausium. Anyway, I want to look at the totality here of scripture and try to address that question. What is the relationship between faith and works? Some say "well faith is one ore in a row boat and works is the oar and you need both working together in order to move forward. If it's just one oar working you go in circles and when the other ore is working you still go in circles." And so that's the mentality. That's the mentality I had for a lot of years, but as I began to study deeper and think deeper into this, I realized that's not really it either. So, let's start with the basics here as far as who
are going to be the ones who will inherit eternal
life? Who are the ones that are not gonna be inheriting eternal life? This is an important question. What we're gonna find as we delve deeper into this topic, I think what we're going to find is that we are saved by a faith that works. Saved by a faith that works. Works in more ways than one, kind of a double usage of the word there. So let's look at it here in Daniel Chapter 12 verse 2 it says that many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament. And those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. So we see here a promise is given for those who turned many to righteousness and those who are wise. Shining like ... You know this is the real stars right here. The ones who are doing and teaching the things that
Yahushua commands.
So, we don't wanna be the ones who are experiencing shame, and everlasting contempt, right? We wanna be wise, so we need wisdom, we need Yahweh's wisdom. And Messiah said something about those who do and teach the commands will be the ones who will be great in the kingdom of heaven. So that my goal is to not just teach them but to do them myself and live them out myself. So that I might be called great in the kingdom of heaven. So what's required there? What's required for us to obtain this status of righteousness? That's the big question mark. A lot of people would put on is. It's really a good thing a man doesn't get to decide and who is lost. I tell you what? Because there is so much confusion on this. And I'm glad Yahweh is the one doing the job because if a man did it we would totally mess it all up. So I don't really listen to what man says, you know as far as this. I want to put emphasis on what Yahweh says in the scriptures and try to come to an acceptable and
answer that really makes a lot of sense biblically
and fits with the entire tier of his word from Genesis to Revelation.
Now if you were to watch someone's life that was a
believer in Messiah and they were giving everything they could, every gumption of their being to show their love to their neighbor, to honor their parents, to keep their hearts and their minds pure. And their whole life was wrapped up into giving to the poor and reaching out to the disadvantaged and healing the broken hearts. Almost anyone will look at that person and say That's an honorable life, that man right there is living the life of Messiah. Now, that same person he is a believer in Messiah and he's doing all he can to show Yahweh how much he is loved. And so they're gonna honor him and they're careful to not defile the holy Sabbath. They're careful to keep their bodies the temple of the Holy Spirit cleans by not eating things that are unclean. And we even go into the ingredients maybe and check to make sure nothing has pork in it. And they faithfully did their duty of keeping his feast days and refuse to work on Yahweh's holy days. Now many people will look at that person's life and say one word," legalist".
You're trying to be saved by works through all of
that law keeping. Now wait a minute, the other guy that we talked about, you know honoring your parents, keeping their hearts and minds pure, their whole life being wrapped up into giving to the poor. No one called that man a legalist. Then why is it these aspects of disobedience all of a sudden that man is considered to be a legalist? Because he's doing these other commands that maybe most people in this world don't keep?
So, for instance, we keep the Sabbath, a lot of
people for that reason alone may say "you're a Judaize, you're trying to earn your salvation because you keep the Sabbath day" or "you tell me I have to." You're trying to earn your salvation; ever heard that verse or someone saying they're trying to do that before? If I was to say "well I had to keep the Sabbath because my father told me to, my father in heaven told me to". They would say I'm trying to earn my salvation. Well, why is there a different viewpoint when someone says "well I really want to honor my parents because Yahweh told me to"? No one ever complains about that. Or "I really want to refrain from committing adultery because I know Yahweh to and I want to love my wife, I want to love her." No one complains about that. But for some reason when you into a different command, commandment number four of the Ten Commandments; Sabbath keeping. And you try to do that and be pure with that and be righteous with that in terms of your conduct, and then all of a sudden you're a legalist. Do you see how that doesn't make any sense with the mentality that's being provided here to us? I mean when Yahweh gave the Israelites the Torah when he gave them the laws; when he gave them that was he trying to make them into a bunch of legalists? To focus on the outside only? I mean was he trying to tie them up in a web of legalism, so that they would be in bondage for the next 1500 years? Is that what he wanted, to put them in this kind of web of bondage? No, but that's what they accuse us of doing the minute we start doing something that they are not familiar with. And so, I want to examine this whole thing in light of scripture. I don't wanna be among those who are trying to earn their salvation that's for sure, I can't bear it. I don't want to be the one saying on the Day of Judgment, "O Yahweh you owe me salvation because I did this and I did this and I did that. I don't wanna be like that because he is going to be looking at us and saying " no buddy, your righteousness is not gonna be good enough". You're righteousness isn't gonna cut it, it's not good enough. So I want to examine this and hopefully, give you some things that maybe you hadn't thought of before or noticed before. Or if I don't do that hopefully bolster your current understanding and be able to more adequately defend it. So, I wanna point out something because there is this mindset that as soon as you start doing Old Testament stuff there is like this polarization going on between the Old Testament and the New Testament. Almost like you've got the Old Testament in one corner and the New Testament in the other and you know they're kind of duking it out in some kind of prize fight or something. It's not the way scripture is. They're not at odds with each other. You know Marcion and early 2nd century Christian talked that the Elohim or God or Mighty One of the Old Testament was completely different one than the one that's in the New Testament. Now he was considered to be a heretic probably because of that, but his mentality kind of crept into the faith I think. Because his idea was that well this Jesus guy came along and fixed everything and calmed down the old God down and he became a new God or maybe a different God or something. That's the impression sometimes you get when you talk to someone about the necessity for us to us to obey all of the words of Yahweh, not just scriptures that are in the New Testament. You know they act like he's some wrathful, you know Jehovah, God ready to strike you down for the slightest infraction in the Old Testament. And the New Testament came along, you know and this Jesus figure kind of calmed him down now he is more like grandpa. He's sort of toned down and not so strict, you know. And to me it's sick. I mean that's the mentality that I kind of run into sometimes. So, I don't think, I mean, anyone actually says that. I mean says and believes that. But that's the impression I'm left with. With the mentality with which they're approaching the Old Testament. So, I wanna show you something about the Old Testament. Scripture actually says in the Old Testament Exodus 34 verse 6, it says, and Yahweh passed before him before Moshe. And proclaimed "Yahweh, Yahweh Elohim, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abounding in goodness and truth". Ah, then along comes the New Testament, Revelation 2:23 I will kill her children with death; and
all the congregations shall know that I am He
who searches the minds and hearts, And I will give to each one of you according to your works".
Sounds like an Old Testament scripture
doesn't it. Its New Testament, this is after Yahushua resurrection. His letter to the congregations this is one of those letters he writes.
Now, there is no Jekyll -Hyde here.
I mean it's the same Elohim in both Old Testament and New Testament. Yahweh feels the same about sin 35000 years ago as he does today. There is no difference; he feels the same way about it. He's also displeased with sin in the camp, right? Remember when Paul said, those who handle the body and blood of Messiah unworthy some of them sleep, some of them are sick and he will even kill people who do that. So Yahushua can judge just as quickly and in a snap way, you're out of here. I mean in the New Testament church era it's the same Elohim. It's just that now we understand the mechanism through which we receive salvation. And that's through Yahushua dying on a tree for us. It's the same Elohim though. They did not understand that completely in the so-called Old Testament time period. They saw you know a little bit of it, what Messiah was gonna do, but they did not have the full clarity as to what was gonna happen. It was all a bit of a blurry picture, but we now have that clarity, it's happened. You know the future always tends to be pretty blurry to us men.
But you know we look through this glass dimly
at our future and should we remain faithful we will see more clearly. But there is no distinction between how Yahweh feels about sin in what's called Old Testament than how he feels about it today. It's the same idea. So we need to examine at length, where he actually would draw a line between someone trying to be saved by their own works and someone not trying to be saved by their own works, but making an effort to be righteous and holy before him out of love. And that's an important distinction. Because everybody, everyone has sinned and fallen short of the glory of Elohim. And now we're created in his image and his glory, we've all fallen short of his glory and that image because we've sinned, we've failed to love. Yahweh is a perfect, loving entity and we're not being an accurate reflection of him if we're not walking in love. So how can we be redeemed from this condition where we failed to reflect his glory, where we failed to reflect his image? Some just say once you believe in Messiah everything will be okay. Everything will be great. But there is another scripture we gotta be aware of. Another scripture we gotta be aware of. There is an amount of works involved in faith. Faith without works is dead, right? People will tell you well we're not saved by our works; it's only through Messiah that you are saved. That's very true, we're saved by faith. But with that is a very subtle doctrine, "Oh that means you don't have to be concerned at all about your works. After all, since you're not saved by your works what's the point in having good works, to begin with?
Except oh well, you know to show him how much you
love him and all of that. But it doesn't really matter that much." To what benefit would we concern ourselves to have any desire for good works at all, if we're not saved by our good works? Legitimate question and that's where a lot of confusion exists. Some will believe since we are not saved by works you just try a little bit here, a little bit there. Recognize you're saved by grace not by your works anyway and you don't have to put all that kind of effort into it, it's okay. If you try to put too much effort into it then you're trying to be saved by your works. What does the scripture say? What does the scripture say? Romans 9 verse 30 Paul makes a distinction he says, what shall we say then? Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained to righteousness even the righteousness of faith. "But Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness has not attained to the law of righteousness." They looked for it, they couldn't find it. Why couldn't they find it? What was the problem? Look at that, I mean look at Gentiles you know, they're all about you know "who cares, live how you want ". And then there is the Jews they are all about, " we gotta be righteous, you know let's walk in righteousness. Let's do the right thing, let's keep these laws and all of that" And even add a bunch of laws on top it just in case. You know, don't wanna be missing anything here. And so they are looking for the law of righteousness and they are not finding it. And along comes these gentiles who never worry are not even looking for it. And all of a sudden they got it. It's like how did this happen? Was it because you know the Jews were trying to keep that old law and somehow make it by that old law. And so Yahweh had to come in and fix things because it was all messed up. By this law, he gave you know because you know . . . No, that's not how it works. It's not like Yahweh made a mistake. You know. And so he had to come along and fix it later on, that doesn't make any sense. Yahweh doesn't make mistakes, does he? Surely he doesn't make mistakes. So what's going on here in Romans chapter 9? Let's continue to read. Why? Why is it that they did not obtain the law of
Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it
were, by the works of the law.
What are the works of the law? What can a law do? What can a law accomplish for you? The law can show you what righteousness is, right? Can it make you righteous? No, I mean it could teach you what righteousness is and hopefully, you'll walk in it. But the law itself is powerless to make you righteous. You can lead a person to the law, but you can't make them obey, right? So the works of the law have to do with what the law is able to do. The faith is about what faith is able to do. So it says, this is why they didn't seek it by faith for they stumbled they stumbled at that stumbling stone. who is the stumbling stone? Yahushua the Messiah. As it is written behold I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame. Right? So they did not seek that righteousness by faith
because they did not believe in the messiah
Yahushua. Who would be willing to give them righteousness?
Yahushua was the stumbling stone that they stumbled
over. They did not humble themselves and say "I have been a sinner; I need the messiah in order for me to be declared righteous". They were given the law, they thought that was the emd all. But you know the law only serves one function and that one function is to show us the way of righteousness. And it's supposed to lead us to Messiah. That's its role, the law can't go ... you know, some Torah scroll never went up on the cross and died for you, right? So we need the word Yahushua became flesh and dwelled among us. That living word to become a man and die for us, right? So Yahushua is the manifestation of keeping every single commandment that was ever written that applied. because of his life which he has given to us, Yahushua is saying, "here is my life" If we receive his life we will put on the robe of righteousness. It will no longer be we who live; it will be Messiah living in us. And we will be cleansed of all of our sins.
So when Yahweh looks upon us, he knows all of our
yuck has been borne by the husband, by the bridegroom, Yahushua Ha Mashiach. So in spite of our own sin, we being one with him, we're able to be pure and holy in this life. And that's how we obtain righteousness through him, not by our own works, not by our own righteousness. But by the righteousness that Yahweh placed in Yahushua the Messiah which then comes down to us. As we become a part of his body.
But the only reason why Messiah could even do that
was because he did not break a single commandment anywhere. And Yahweh's word and the law. So law serves the function teaching us what righteousness is as it says in 1 John 3:4 whoever commits sins transgresses also the law from a sin is the transgression of the law.
So the law explains to us what sin is.
If we transgress the law then we commit sin, right? Very simple, nothing difficult. That's the bottom line, in fact, Romans 7:7 says what shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not. On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "you shall not covet". So the law teaches us the difference between righteous ways and unrighteous ways. The children of Israel pursued that law of righteousness. But it could ever do, is show them how they need to live. And by that show them how rotten and wicked they were by not living that way. And how they need to live right. Now if our life gets solely consisting of us just showing everyone including ourselves how rotten and wicked everything is, then maybe your attitude is wrong. Maybe we're the ones being you know lacking faith and trying to obtain righteousness not looking at Messiah. but we want to be that manifestation in Yahushua, We want to have that spirit of grace flowing through us in our conversations and our relationship with our children, our relationship with our spouses, with their friends, with our neighbors, with our relatives. We want to speak of these things and we want to be, you know it's okay for us to seek for righteousness as long as we seek it by faith. And it goes in Romans chapter 10 it says. Brethren my heart's desire and prayer to Elohim for Israel is that they must be saved. For me bear them witness that they have a zeal for Elohim but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of Elohim's righteousness. Remember Yahushua said "the works that I do my father does in me" right? He even said "why do you call me good? There is one that's good Elohim." Well, he let Elohim, Yahweh, and The Father his righteousness dwell in him fully. So that he was able to walk in righteousness. So through him, we are righteous, all right? But they are ignorant if Elohim's righteousness through the righteousness that's in Yahushua. And seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of Elohim. If you don't have Yahushua in you giving you righteousness, where is it going to come from?
It can't come from the law.
The law isn't going to tell you you're righteous, it's gonna tell you; you're unrighteous. You've not kept the law.
And so you need to go to the only place where
righteousness can really be obtained. And that's from Elohim, from Yahweh through Yahushua the Messiah, right? In Isaiah 45 verse 23 it says I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness. That to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall takee an oath. He shall say what? Now pay attention; when Yahweh swears he can't swear by anyone greater. So he swears by himself, right. When he swears an oath look out, something significant is being said or done, okay. He says "we will take an oath" He swore and we're gonna take an oath also. Saying what? "Surely in Yahweh, I have righteousness and strength". In Yahweh I have righteousness. In Yahweh I have strength. To him, man shall come and all shall be ashamed who are incensed against him. In Yahweh, all the descendants of Israel shall be justified. We're justified, means to be declared righteous. In Yahweh, all the descendants of Israel shall be declared righteous and shall glory.
So only in Yahweh do we glory, right?
And so we're going to say because justification is not by our own righteousness but by Yahweh's righteousness in Yahushua. We're gonna say in Yahweh I have righteousness and strength. Remember that because one day you're gonna take an oath and you're gonna say it, right? So only from Yahweh can we obtain righteousness?
Isaiah 54: 17 "No weapon formed against you shall
prosper, every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh and their righteousness is from me". That's where we're getting righteousness; it's from Yahweh, that's where it comes from. Not from ourselves, but from Yahweh. We did not clothe ourselves with righteousness, he clothed us, right? Isaiah 61 verse 10 I will greatly rejoice in Yahweh, my soul shall be joyful in my Elohim. For he has clothed me with the garments of salvation. He has covered me with the robe of righteousness. As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. So Yahweh clothed us with the garment of salvation,
with the robe of righteousness.
He put it on you; we did not put it on ourselves. He gave it to us and it's through Yahushua this is possible. Jeremiah 23 verses 5 through 6 "behold the days are coming "says Yahweh, "that I will raise to David a branch of righteousness. A king shall reign and prosper and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In his days Judah will be, will be saved and Israel
will dwell safely.
Now, this is his name by which he will be called YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is talking about the coming Messiah. Yahushua is called YAHWEH TSIDKENU, Yahweh our righteousness because it's through him we are able to receive righteousness from Yahweh.
Beautiful, Hallelujah.
Remember when Yahushua was asked this question in Matthew 19:16 one came to him and said good teacher what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life? He said to him, why do you call me good? Think about that, Yahushua asked a question why do you call me good? No one is good but one Elohim.
Now, why would Yahushua say that?
Wasn't he righteous completely? He never failed one time. He is recognizing his righteousness comes from Elohim, not from even himself. It comes from Elohim. So this man Yahushua is pointing this person who is asking the question, this man who asked the question; that our goodness can only come from Elohim and if we want to enter eternal life, yeah keep the commandments. All right any humble man is gonna look at himself and says, "You know what I have not kept the commandments perfectly, I have messed up. There is only one who has never messed up and that's Yahushua, right? And Yahushua where did he get his righteousness from? It came from Yahushua because John 5:9 then Yahushua answered and said to them, " Most assuredly I say to you the son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the father do; for whatever he does the son also do in like manner. John 14; 10 Do you not believe I'm in the father and the is father in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the father who dwells in me does the works. That's how we need to be right? There is no righteousness in me of myself it only us righteousness. comes from the father who does the works in me. Then we will have a correct understanding. Just as Messiah says "It's not me who does the works, If Yahushua had to say that, then I tell you what? You and I gotta say it too. So even though we have sinned, if we choose to accept Yahweh's salvation, Yahweh's way of bringing
it's the father who dwells in me".
Says I have been crucified with Messiah. This is what we say. It is no longer I who live, but Messiah lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of Elohim, who loved me and gave himself for me. So if that's true, it's messiah living in me and I don't live anymore who gets the glory for our righteousness? The heavenly father Yahweh, from him comes our righteousness that was imparted to him and through him to us and that's why Yahushua said "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me." You can't go anywhere with Yahweh the father unless you go through Messiah. Only through him, if you look in the prophets you'll see Yahshua's personal, his testimony all over the place. That through him righteousness come. So what Paul is promoting here is not something that Paul made up on his own, it's been there all along in the Old Testament the prophets. But the mindset today is in a sad status but you know, the mindset a lot of people have today is, " well you know, I've done some bad things but I've tried to make up for it and do some good things. So hopefully you know my good will outweigh my bad." So maybe he'll me in the backdoor or
Well if you did nothing but a good 100% good your entire life but you broke one command one time you just broke one. Then you know what you're no longer reflecting the image and glory of Elohim. You're no longer able to save yourself. You have failed and fallen short of the glory of Yahweh. And you have no hope in your own righteousness because of that one blot on your record. All those commandments you kept, doesn't make one bit of difference. If you only broke one you're not reflecting yahweh's perfect image. You're now labelled a transgressor unworthy to even dwell in Yahweh's presence. So I mean how many sins did it take Adam to be kicked out of the garden? Just one. So it just takes one, so if we're going to seek
righteousness we need to seek it by faith.
It's not our own righteousness; it's faith in Yahweh he's going to bring us righteousness like he said he would. And that's the humble way of approaching him. That's the way he wants, he wants that humility, and he wants us to seek righteousness by faith. And so when Paul is speaking here in Romans 10 he is saying, Brethren my heart's desire and prayer to Elohim for Israel is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for Elohim, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of Elohim's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of Elohim. They didn't know, they didn't understand.
So have mercy on your Jewish brothers, they are
ignorant of Elohim's righteousness and now some of us are ignorant too of these things. But we can't make ourselves righteous, we can only seek to make ourselves more and more like Yahushua every day we're never perfect except for his grace. For Messiah is the end of the law for righteousness
to everyone who believes.
In other words, we are no longer going to rely upon the law of Yahweh to give us righteousness. Because the Messiah came then ended that whole mentality. We don't go to the law to make us righteous. We go to the throne of Yahweh begging for mercy and for forgiveness. They might give us righteousness through the death, burial, and resurrection of Yahushua the Messiah. So if we were to look at the law for righteousness what would happen? There would be one thing that you did wrong, you messed up somewhere and it will condemn you. Now for most of us, many things will condemn you, right? But you know if it was only one you would immediately be condemned. So if you're looking to the laws to save you, what's gonna happen is that the law is only gonna condemn you. So we can't establish our own righteousness we need the righteousness that comes through Yahushua the Messiah. Remember we're gonna say "in Yahweh, I have righteousness and strength, in Yahweh, we'll be justified"
Now scripture also says "he who endures to the end
will be saved". He who endure to the end will be saved.
Are we willing to endure to the end?
That means that we're going to maintain our faith in the Messiah Yahushua, we're going to continue to walk out this faith in righteousness
through the power of Yahushua in us.
That's an important question.
I wanna point something out, that; if we're trying
to establish our own righteousness through that effort, we're still making a mistake. If we're trying by our own personal power to be saved by our own personal righteousness and effort to walk in righteousness we're going to fail. Isaiah 59 says truth fails and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. When Yahweh saw it, it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore his own arm brought salvation for him and his own righteousness, it sustained him.
Yahushua the intercessor.

And this is why it says who has believed our
report. To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed? For he shall grow before him as a tender plant, as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness and when we see him there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He is despised and rejected by men.
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and we hid as it were our faces from him. He was despised and we did not esteem him. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet ewe esteemed him stricken, smitten by Elohim and afflicted. Clearly, this is Yahushua all over the prophets. This is what we need to be teaching our Jewish brothers. So that they are not ignorant of Elohim's righteousness. So it's only through him we can receive this peace and eternal life, and there is no peace until we are at peace with our creator. The creator of all things. We have to be at peace with him before we are able to be at peace at all, without him, we're not gonna have the peace. Without him, we're just wicked, filthy, rotten sinners in his sight and we will be among those who awake to shame and everlasting contempt. But Yahushua bore our shame and made us righteous, right? So we've got to seek Yahweh in these matters. Yes, Messiah is the end of the law, but not saying you don't have to do the law anymore. He's saying he is the end of the law for righteousness. Now I know some people believe this word telos means like the goal. But the same scripture that says end here also is translated and.... looking for it. Here same word he who endures to the end will be saved. Same exact word in there, Greek. So I don't believe this means {inaudible 0:42:39] I think it's talking about the end. So Yahushua is the end of the law for righteousness,
that's what he is teaching here in context, that's
what he is teaching. So for the most Moses writes about the righteousness of the law. In the law it says, "The man who does those things shall live, that means to have eternal life by them"... we'll have we done these things? Have we done things that the law says? No, we haven't. So can we have eternal life by them? No, we can't. So our only hope is Messiah, Yahushua the Messiah, that's our only hope. Because scripture says, you shall, therefore, my statutes and my judgments which if a man does, he shall live by them. Have we kept his statutes and commandments? We fail; we've all failed at some point.
So we haven't done them and so we can't live by
them. We can't have eternal life by them we need a savior. In the beginning was the word, and the word was Elohim. John1:1. And the word became flesh and dwelled among us and we beheld his glory, the glory as the only begotten of the father, full of grace and truth. Beautiful. Yahushua is the living word; he came down and dwelled among us. Revelation 18:11 through 13 Now I saw heaven opened
and behold a white horse and he who sat on him was

called faithful and true and in righteousness, he
judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire and on his head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood and his name is called the word of Elohim. That's Yahushua the Messiah. So if we welcome Messiah into our hearts, what happens? Remember he is not just the word in the book of John; he is the word in the book of Hebrews, Revelation, and Deuteronomy, Leviticus, Numbers, Exodus. All of It., that's Yahushua. If you despise any part of the word of Yahweh, you also despise Yahushua who is the living word of Yahweh, right? So if I was to love the law, I would love Yahushua, who is the word that became flesh. That law that became flesh and dwelled among us. If I'm loving the law I'm loving something that is describing the life of Yahshua the Messiah. You ever heard the statement that "your neighbor may be the only bible that you read"?
If we live out that word as Yahushua lived out that
word, he can live out that word through us. Then we can be the word also, a manifestation of the word anyway. This is Yahushua as a manifestation of the word. And so the law of Yahweh this in our hearts is going to reflect therefore in the outer layer, right? Absolutely. So looking again at Romans 10, but the righteous of faith speaks in this way. Do not say in your heart "who will ascend to heaven" that is to bring Messiah down from above. But what does it say, the word that's Messiah is near you, your mouth and in your heart" That's the word of faith which we preach. He is talking about the Torah. He does speak of the Torah, the law of Yahweh. For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. Deuteronomy 30 verse 11. It is not in the 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 the sea for us and bring it to us that we may hear it and do it?" . But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart that you may do it. That's what it says.
So what Paul ids quoted from this verse you know,
it's not in heaven, it's not beyond the sea or in the grave. You don't say "who will we send to heaven to bring it down?" Yahushua is herein our mouth, in our heart, the word became flesh and dwelled among us. What a beautiful thing.
So he is called the living word of Yahweh for a
reason. And now we are a part of his body and so we are going to live as he did. The promise of the new covenant is that the law would be in our hearts, right? But look at what happened here. The law was sin their heart too, in your mouth, in your heart. Yahushua was there, they just didn't know that he died for them and all of the things that we know. But he was there, he was there. and He promises that the word that Yahushua the messiah will be in our hearts, right? He is the living word. So if the word is in our hearts it should reflect that it is in our hearts. Because when it is in our heart, it enables us to do it. We're not slaves to sin anymore. Now I'm spending this time explaining this from the
Old Testament and the New Testament to show how they
come together and speak one message on this whole area. There wasn't a different idea in the Old Testament and a brand new idea in the New. It has always been this way.
I want us to be able to thoroughly address the
idea of you know Old Testament versus New Testament. And I also want to completely annihilate the idea that once saved always saved in the sense of once you've made that confession you can live how you want. Or this idea where you might as well live a life of sin anyway because you know, it's the righteousness of Yahweh that makes you righteous. So all the other people saying that we're saved if you do this, if you join my church and whatever, then you're gonna be saved and all this mambo Jumbo. Different ideas, different paths, different ways of getting to eternal life that are not Yahweh's
So now there are certain people he's gonna give
righteousness to and certain people he's not
gonna give righteousness too. Yahushua blood is precious. It is, it's precious and you don't just trample on it. You don't just treat it like it's a common thing. And so what Yahweh does require of all of us is
Acts 2:38 Peter said to them," repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Yahushua Messiah for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the holy spirit. So it's conditional, repentance and faith in Yahushua with an act of faith in baptism here being manifested, right? Absolutely. So we do these things, we will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and that's why Paul said. Acts 26 he said, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision". king Agrippa declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem and throughout all of the regions of Judea and then to the Gentiles that they should repent, turn to Elohim and do works befitting repentance.
So your works must match your faith.

That's what he taught those Gentiles he was
converting. If you don't have any kind of works at all to demonstrate your repentance and your faith, you have no faith. It doesn't exist. It will be like saying you know," I have faith, I
have faith that there is pens in my hand, okay" but
then there is nothing there. You look at it I got faith and there is nothing there. Okay, I have faith in the messiah but there is nothing there to show that there is any faith in messiah. There is no act of evidence that messiah is dwelling in your heart. Because you are not willing to repent. So you can claim the pen is there in your hand but it's not. Unless it's being manifested in some capacity, right? So faith has to be real, it can't be fake. You can't just say it with a bunch of words, I mean even the demons believe but they tremble this in their belief of who he is, right? So, Romans, 6 verse one says. So if Yahushua is implanted into your hearts What shall we say then? you're not going to intentionally just live in Shall we continue in sin, just go on sinning like you were before? May that grace abound? Certainly not. The strongest possible objection in the Greek
sin, like "Okay whatever I'll go on with my sinning
language right there. How shall we, how shall we, how shall we, how can you claim that, how can someone that died to sin, live in it? It doesn't make any sense, you died to sin but you live in it? You can't do that, you can't live and not ... It doesn't make any sense.
like I was before".
Where is Yahushua at? You say you believe in him, where is he? I don't see him, right? You understand what his commanding here? So now think about it. Yahushua was born through Mary, he grew up, he
healed, and he bore everybody's sickness,
diseases, and sins and ultimately bore the sin of the entire world by being tortured and maimed and killed. And he went through all of that, why?
Because we sinned, right?
That's why he went through it all. And to think that you can go back and continue living in sin like you were before.
Well, isn't that why Yahushua came here, to
solve that problem? Did he go through all that to deliver you from that lifestyle so that you could just go on continuing in that lifestyle? That's slapping him in the face. It was for that reason he died in the first place because you were living in sin. And so you needed to be cleansed.
So if you're approaching obedience with this kind
of humdrum "oh well, I'm a sinner anyways and I'm saved by grace". Yahushua is not living with that kind of attitude, he wants to see repentance. Yahushua never had that attitude, never did. 1 John 2:3 says now by this we know that we know him if we keep his commandments. that's how you know we know him. He who says "I know him" and does not keep his commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. Sorry, you can claim that you know him, but if you're not manifesting any kind of works with that faith you're lying, you're telling a lie. You're saying you know when really you don't. But whoever keeps his word, truly the love of Elohim is perfected in him. By this, we know that we are in him. That's how you know. He who says he abides in him ought himself to walk just as he walked. How did he walk? How did he live? I love asking that question? The law of Yahweh is in our hearts, right? Yahushua is dwelling there, right? Did he keep the law of Yahweh? yes, he did. That's why he can be called the word of Yahweh as it was written. and so that word of Yahweh is now written in our hearts and he lives in us and so he is the same yesterday, today and forever last I checked. He has not changed. Yahushua the Messiah is the same yesterday, today and forever isn't that what scripture says? He keeps the Torah today, he will keep the Torah now in you and we all keeping the Torah forever in him right? So he is the same yesterday. In fact, that will be standard in the age to come. a thousand year reign where it says in Isaiah that you know the mountain of Yahweh's house will be established on top of the mountain and all nations will float it and they will hear the law of Yahweh and it will be a grandiose wonderful utopian world you live in, right? Because the whole world is walking out faith and it will be his. And yet some people think" well you know we got the spirit now, everything is in the spiritual now" and that translates to a freedom to disobey what Yahweh told us to do. Brothers the spirit does not lead us to disobedience. The spirit does not comfort us in our disobedience when that disobedience is willful. The spirit does not give us the green light to willfully transgress everything that Yahweh has said and the law. In fact, Yahweh has predicted in the prophets s Ezekiel 36:27 I will put my spirit within you and
cause you to walk in my statutes and you will keep
my judgments and do them. The Holy Spirit when it comes in Yahushua's name, his spirit, his word, his righteousness will come into our hearts and manifest itself through our example. And so when Yahweh predicts the future here in the prophets, he is predicting that he will place his spirit in his people what's gonna happen? We're gonna walk out his statutes, we're going to keep his judgments and we're going to do them. The spirit of Yahweh does not lead you to disobedience to what the word says and the statutes teach us. It leads you to obedience. The spirit of Yahweh reminds you of the life of Yahushua the Messiah, the word of Elohim. He is the word of Elohim in the Old Testament and the New Testament. But there is a spirit out there in the world today that's gonna tell you "it's okay to disregard the law". But that is, not Yahweh's spirit. Yahweh's spirit causes you to walk in his statutes by the strength that comes from Yahweh alone. There is a spirit out there telling you like the same one in the garden "you can partake of the fruit and you will not surely die. You can disobey the word and you will not surely die." That's, not Yahweh's spirit. Yahweh's spirit is leading you to obedience, to his statutes. If you that attitude and spirit about you, there is something wrong. You're not saved by your own obedience. What I'm saying is, how can the law be in your heart when you reject it? How can the law be in your heart if you're telling everybody it's done away with? How can the spirit be dwelling and you're speaking the words, disobey the father's commands it's okay? It's all done away with now, when we read very plainly the spirit leads you to righteousness, to keeping the commandments and statutes of Yahweh. You see there is not this Old Testament in one corner and New Testament in the other duking it out. It's all one message, one message.
And the idea that, it's not the same message is
really a damnable doctrine. It's not founded in the bible. It turns Yahweh into a Jekyll and Hyde character. It's set up by the enemy to try to get people to believe that old lie in the garden. "You will not surely die. You can disobey the commands you will not surely die." So to try to encourage people to sin against Yahweh by telling them "you can do what you want and still make it in". I'm not saying that works are gonna save anybody, but just as we need to shed ourselves of this mindset that the New Testament brings us radical change, that all you gotta do is mumble a few words in a prayer and everything is okay after that. That's not the way it works buddy, not at all.
But you know faith and justification by faith is
actually an Old Testament idea? It really is. Scripture says in Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 4 behold the proud. His soul is not upright in him. The proud one does not have the upright soul, that's what we're reading here, right? But the just that means the righteous shall live that means to have eternal life by his faith.
So we obtain eternal life not by our works, even in
the Old Testament here but by faith. Otherwise, we're proud and we're saying "well, we by our own righteousness are good enough".
well, the one who says that his soul is not
upright in Yahweh. But the just, that means the righteous will live, have eternal life, by faith. The very important principle here. Paul quotes this verse a number of times for that reason. So if we're humble and not proud, we're saved only by my faith in Yahweh's righteousness and my able to be just in righteousness. It's Old Testament concept. We were upright, we needed to be upright, we needed to be righteous, we needed to be just and we receive that by faith.
David understood it; many Old Testament men
understood it. It's just the Scribes and Pharisees that had the hardest time with it. Because they really wanted to establish their own righteousness. And their false doctrine causes many in Israel to turn away from Yahushua and it's that way very similar that way even to this day.
We have many scribes and Pharisees trying to put
man's theology into the bible that would say "oh we can turn away from Messiah and still make it". Now you may not think that, but isn't Yahushua the word? Isn't the word Yahushua? Isn't the word part of the Old Testament? That's turning away from Messiah also. If you're turning away from the word of Yahweh saying "it doesn't mean anything to me, I don't have to do anything like that". In a sense, you're turning away from Messiah. Now I'm not saying I think you're ignorant when you're doing that, that you're lost and going to hell. I'm just saying what Yahushua is saying, he wants to bear fruit through you, and he wants to bear fruit. He says to abide in me. John 15:4 if you abide in him you're going to do what he did. Abide in me and I in you as the branch can not bear the fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine neither can you unless you abide in me.
It's a completely false premise that only now in
the New Testament that we understand grace. The Old Testament, they understood grace.
You could find very harsh things in the New
Testament. 1 Corinthians 6: 9 through 10 6 verse 9, in fact, the New Testament talks a whole lot of more about the lake of fire and damnation than the Old Testament does. It says do you not know the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of Elohim? Do not be deceived, neither fornications nor idolaters, not alterers nor homosexuals nor sodomites. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards nor revilers nor extortionist ill inherit the kingdom of Elohim. All you have to do is be one who reviles others. Be a reviler and goodbye. covetors out the door there you go. I didn't write the mail here, this is New Testament stuff. I am explaining to you this idea that all the condemnation comes from the Old Testament and the New Testament as about grace and love and cream puffs and powder doughnuts. Wrong. Not at all, here is another one.
Galatians 5: 19 to 21 now the works of the flesh are
evident which adultery, fornication, uncleanliness are. lewdness , idolatry, sorcery , hatred, contentions, jealousies, outburst of wrath, selfish ambitions , dissensions , heresies, envy murders, drunkenness and revelries and the like of which I tell you beforehand just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things swill not inherit the kingdom of Elohim. All you gotta do is practice contentions, Just practice arguing. Out, you are no more, that's it, see you late you're not a believer. Practice outbursts of wrath, wooo is that you is
that your practice?
Getting better at it every time, improving your ability to practice these things like a guy you know playing basketball and it gets better and better and pretty soon he is a really good basketball player. Some people are really good at arguing and fighting and contentions and jealousies and selfish ambitions and outbursts of wrath and they are getting able to handle more alcohol now without getting drunk. Getting better and better at it. Look I know this is serious words, real serious words. I knew you know these things already, but this idea of condemnation stuff comes from the Old Testament and the New Testament is all grace and love and fluffy clouds and people playing on harps and floating in heaven and everything is just blessed. Nope read your bible, you will find out different. But you know these are really issues of the first century, these the main issues people were dealing with and the main sins Satan was trying to get victory over people's lives. And still many of these things still are to this day. Now men act like they are the only ones that they have to deal with. But there is Elohim in heaven. He's gonna have to deal with us. You know it wouldn't be too hard to find a Sabbath keeper in the first century. You know I would imagine you could check almost every sermon in America on the first day of the week. The world calls Sunday, Sunday church. How many of them will be giving a sermon on you need to go to church on Sunday?
How many would be preaching that?
Not very many, very rare. And so why? Because we are already there. You know. When Paul went to the synagogue he didn't has to go beat them over their heads and say go to Synagogue on Sabbath. He did it "hey you've gotta keep the Sabbath" they're already there. Gentiles and Jews in the synagogues on Sabbath, right? So not just the things we read about in Galatians, Ephesians and other things but you know you've got to abide in Messiah. But fornication and all uncleanliness or covetousness let it not even be named among you as is fitting the saints.
Neither filthiness nor false talking, no coarse
jesting which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this, you know that no fornicator, unclean person nor covetous man who is an idolater has any inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah and Elohim. Wooo, harsh words. harsh, harsh words, in the New Testament scripture, right? So what did Yahushua say? "If anyone that's not abiding in me, he is cast out as a branch and it's withered. And they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned.
"Now since we're already in the vine; our words
will match a vine our faith in heart are truly sincere. Then we will continue to abide. Now if you fail, if you make a mistake and you sin we do have grace available to us. You know even the children of Israel. When they were in the wilderness they tested Yahweh multiple times and he forgave them again and again and again. It was only when they wanted to reject Moshe and appoint a captain to take them back to Egypt and their direction went from toward the promise land and instead we're going back to Egypt.The trajectory went the opposite direction of repentance. And they rejected the Messiah-like figure in Moses and they want to appoint a different captain to take them back,then he finally say" no more".
This generation will not enter in.
So the same is true for us. This grace is the same. If you no longer walk out and seek to live independent to your trajectory is going to repent as you decide not to repent anymore and not to continue that walk of repentance that means if you fail, yes he'll forgive you, but get up and keep moving. But if you start going the opposite direction rejecting Yahushua and going back to Egypt. And that's the trajectory that you're heading, that' where you're losing your salvation. You no longer have repentance or faith in Messiah Yahushua.
Now, the truth is if you say you have no sin ... It
says we deceive ourselves if we say we have no sin and the truth is not in us. That's because even if you're overcoming everything that you know to do to overcome, there are still going that things that you're gonna continue to show you that are not right in your heart. They are not completely, exactly matched with the messiah Yahushua. So when we find this thing out, we completely and he's faithful and just to forgive us our sins. And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness because our heart is directed toward faith in messiah Yahushua and we're walking in righteousness.
So you know, even if you're overcoming
everything you know to overcome, you're not perfect yet and you will never be perfect until Yahushua is completely, fully in you and a new body and so on. So he is willing to offer us forgiveness. We must confess our sins, acknowledge that we have done wrong and we have sinned against him. Trust in his mercy and do not, do not look back, but
press on toward the goal.
We all have weaknesses, we all have areas that we messed up and we fail, we make mistakes. We all have old habits we're trying to change. We may fail in temptation; we may end up being involved in some kind of thing. But what does righteous men do? Although a righteous man may fall seven times, he gets back up again and he keeps on walking.
Scripture says it.
We don't lay there; we don't wallow in it like a pig going back to swine. We get up we stop, we get back up and we keep on going. And so our works matter. We're not an empty branch with no fruit.
Otherwise, the Messiah will cut off the branch
and throw it in the fire; we gotta be bearing some kind of fruit. Some kind of evidence of our faith, a working
faith, a living faith.
When Yahushua appeared to John in the book of Revelation; he told John to write down the things he's saying. He told John to write down some of the words of exaltation to the seven congregations in Asia. I want you to notice something he said repeatedly. Revelation chapter 2 verse 2 I know your works, your labor, your patience and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not and have found them, liars. What did he say? I know your works. Here in the letter to the assembly of Smyrna, he says I know your works, your tribulation, and poverty but you are rich. And I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not but are a Synagogue of Satan. He writes to the Pergamos assembly he says, I know your works and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to my name and did not deny m faith even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr who was killed among you. Where Satan dwells. To another congregation, I know your works, love,
service, faith and your patience and as for your
works, the last are more than the first. Works, works, works. Why? Revelation 3:1 to the angel of the assembly in Sardis write,"These things says he who has seen spirits of Elohim and the seven starts. I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive but you are dead." Revelation 3; 8 I know your works. See I have set before you an open door and no one can shut it for you have a little strength, have kept my word and have not denied my name. I know your works. The Philadelphian assembly there. Laodicea, I know your works that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot I will vomit you out of my mouth. Separate you from his body. So to sum that up; he says; Ø To Ephesus: "I know your works". Ø To Smyrna: "I know your works". Ø To Pergamos: "I know your works". Ø To Thyatira: "I know your works". Ø To Sardis: "I know your works". Ø To Philadelphia: "I know your works". Ø To Laodicea: "I know your works". To all seven of them, he says this, "I know your works". Ø To Ephesus he says "repent and do the first works or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand. Ø To Smyrna, he says "Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life". Ø To Pergamos he says "repent or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth". Ø To Thyatira, he says "I will kill her (Jezebel's) children with death and all the congregations shall know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts and I will give to each one of you according to your works". Ø To Sardis, he says "if you will not watch he says, I will come upon you as a thief and you will not know what hour I will come upon you ". Ø To Philadelphia, he says "hold fast what you have that no one may take your crown". Ø To Laodicea, he says "because you are lukewarm
and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my
mouth ". You suppose he is a little concerned about our works? Just you know thought that out there. It seems like he's got you know a slight concern with
that here being a little sarcastic.
I think he's really concerned about our works, yeah. I think he is. I think our works matter to him quite a bit.
I mean he said it to all seven of them, "I know
your works" and he goes on tells them what they are doing, whether the good bad or ugly. Right? Titus chapter 3 verse 8 says this is a faithful saying and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in Elohim should be careful, careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. Is it wrong to affirm it constantly that we need to have good works? In some circles today, they will accuse of being a legalist because you affirm that constantly. That means all the time, talking about how works need to be pleasing to Elohim, nothing wrong with that.
So what's the conclusion?
We're not saved by our works, no doubt about it.
However we are saved by a faith that works, right?

James 2 verse 14 says.
What does it profit my brethren if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food. And one of you says to them: "depart in peace, be warmed and filled", but you do not give them the things which are neither for the body. What does it profit?
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works
is dead, a dead faith.
Not a real, living faith, a dead faith.

But someone will say," You have faith and I have
worked." Show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by my works. "You believe there is one Elohim, you do well even the demons believe and tremble.
Why aren't you trembling?

But do you want to know O foolish man that faith
without works are dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works and by works, faith was made perfect? Hallelujah, absolutely.
And the scripture was fulfilled which said
Abraham believed Elohim and it was accounted to him for righteousness and he was called the friend of Elohim. You see then that a man is justified that means to be declared righteous by works and not by faith only.
It's true works demonstrate faith our
faith needs to work.
Likewise was not Bahab the harlot also justifies by
works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For this body without the spirit is dead, so faith is dead also. It is dead, you say it's faith, there is no life in it. No life in it whatsoever.
Some say well the faith is one oar and works are the
other oar and you gotta work both together to get moving forward. The very popular analogy in our movement today. But the boat is not propelled by one oar marked faith and one oar marked works. Both oars are marked faith and faith propel the boat causing it to work. It's faith that cause works to come forth. That's why faith must be alive. A living faith will work.
Works will not save you.
A living faith will. True faith would never say works are unnecessary whether it be honoring our parents or refraining from lust or keeping the feast days clean/unclean commands, each are demonstrations of TRUE FAITH. Each if kept while understanding Messiah is our salvation are important. It's all important. So the bottom line is this; Trust in Messiah for Salvation of your soul that he might dwell in you. Then since he does well in you, you will walk as he walked. BY FAITH. By faith. How did he walk? He honored his parents, refrained from lust, kept the least days, sabbath and kept clean? Unclean commandments well. He refrained from lust, kept the feast days Sabbath and kept clean/unclean commands as well. That's all walking as Yahushua walked.
That's Messiah Yahushua right there.
So we would; what would Yahushua do if he is in you if his righteousness is in you if his spirit is in you causing you to walk in his statutes and judgments? There is a need for as a demonstration of faith that we would have a living faith and walk out the Torah.
Revelation 14:12 here is the patience of the
saints; here are those who what? Have a living faith, keeping the commandments of Elohim and the faith of Yahushua. Ø Judaism says we'll keep the commandments but forget about the faith of Yahushua. Ø Traditional Christianity says we will keep the faith of Yahshua, but there is certain commandments we're going to have to reject. They are abolished now.
And so let's say we're gonna keep the
commandments and the faith of Yahushua both.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness for they shall be filled. hallelujah. Do you hunger and thirst for righteousness? Yahweh will fill you in two ways; number one he will fill you with righteousness when he places his righteousness in you as your faith in Yahushua and thereby obtaining and being filled righteousness through Yahushua the Messiah. If you hunger and thirst for righteousness then you will want to walk in righteousness and he will lead you to the righteous way of life and therefore he will fill you. As simple as that.
So in contrary to popular belief do we make void the
law through faith?
Certainly not, absolutely not.
On the contrary, we establish the law, we don't make a void. We establish it. I wanna look at these words as I often do the translated make void means to render idle, unemploy, inactive, inoperative. Isn't that what they say the law is nowadays? No further efficiency, no longer having any force or power. it's ceased, you put an end to out. He did away it, you anull it, you abolish it, you ceased, it's passed away no, it's does away with We're severed from, separated from discharged from loosened from.Terimnate all under sought. He says certainly not, absolutely not. You're wrong on the contrary we caused the law to be established. What does that word mean? histemi to cause or make to stand, to put and set in place.
So we have mased it firmly, fixed it's kept
its place. Its purpose is intact Nothing has changed, it's
Do we believe that? What are are we doing with it? Are we establishing it by our faith? How do we establish it by our faith? . We establish it because we're declaring first of all Yahweh's law is the standard by which we're supposed to live. It doesn't save us; it didn't die on a tree for us. We can't be saved by our own works or ability to be obedient to be in is not the issue. We're saving by faith in Messiah Yahushua, with that living faith we'll be real, real faith. That manifests a life, a growth and a knowledge and obedience to our master Yahshua the Messiah. So it's going to stand in two ways. We're saying this is the right way to live and by that, we're pointing out the people who need to turn away from unrighteousness that's Torah breaking, law breaking and turn toward righteousness, law keeping. We're declaring because that's true we need the savior to redeem us and cleanse us from all of our sins. And the law is established by your faith not made void.
Psalm 119 verse 26 and I can agree with this
psalmist from the bottom of my heart.
It is time for you to act O Yahweh, for they have
regarded your law as void. Let's pray O Yahweh indeed they have regarded your law as void. I pray after Yahweh that you would act and lead people to the way of righteousness found in the example of Yahushua the Messiah, That they would forsake this idea that once we receive the Messiah Yahushua that all we need to is just continue to believe he is the messiah and we don't have to concern ourselves with obedience at all.
Cause people to forsake that understanding.
I know that once you save us in the age to come and we put on this new body, this incorruptible body
that you have given.
I know father Yahweh then we will truly be saved and then we will always be saved. But father I pray you would take the blindness
away from people's eyes, take off the blindfold,
help them to see wondrous things out of your law.
And that the rest of scripture, not just the
New Testament portion they have labeled for themselves the new testement is applicable today. But every word that comes out of your mouth is applicable today. Establish your kingdom on the earth. Let your will truly be done on the earth, in our hearts and our lives as it is in heaven. For truly yours is the kingdom, the power and glory, and majesty forever and ever. And all praise honor and worship belong to you Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh our righteousness forever and ever In Yahushua's great name we pray. Amen and HalleluYah. END

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