Was Paul Anti-Law?

12/16/17 (09/27) Video Broadcast

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17 today's broadcast and I want to say first of all that there's nothing that I am sharing in this study which causes me to think that those of you who have a different opinion at this point are somehow lost and without salvation. I do believe the Savior the Messiah the one I call Yahushua perhaps you call him Jesus, the one that died for our sins, cleanses of all righteousness, made gigantic changes in our life. The one through whom we are saved by grace. I have no doubt that there are many of you who don't hold my opinion on this topic right now who have salvation abiding in you. And I also believe I have salvation abiding in me, not by my own works but by the works of him who died for me I am saved by grace through faith. The only question I am addressing today is whether or not the actual standard that our Savior himself wants us to live is according to the words
of what's commonly called Old Testament or Torah or
the law, that's the question I'm addressing in this study. After we have been saved what is expected of us? What does he want us to do? We know he wants us to honor our parents, we know he wants us to refrain from adultery and from fornication; we know he wants us to love one another and love our heavenly father with all our heart, soul and strength. But what does he..., what are the expectations? What is the standard that he desires us to attend to or at least seek to attend to? Does that mean we have to be perfect in order to be saved? Whether we should be striving for living the way our Savior our king Yahushua HaMashiach, Yahushua the Messiah and so what? And so that's the question I am asking all of us to ask yourselves as we examine Paul's writing. So many times Paul's writings are used to say well we don't have to do certain select commandments in the law, there are other commandments which are good you know like don't commit homosexuality or incest or things like that. But then there are certain commands that we don't have to do any more and so we are actually confined, you know verses in Paul's letters say well we don't have to do those things. But when I actually look at Paul's letters I find that they are in scriptures that demonstrate to me we are supposed to keep, all the law, all the commandments of the Old Testament to the extent that we're able to or certain things we can't do like making sacrifices and certain things related to the priesthood, we can't do. But there are many things that we can do that people assume we can't do or shouldn't do and this so- called church era and they use Paul's letters to justify that mentality. And so our topic for today; Was Paul Anti-Law? Some believe he was against keeping of the law, others say well some of it. But I think that a serious deep study of Paul's letters will yield the understanding that he was not teaching against keeping Yahweh's law. In fact he was in favor of us keeping Yahweh's law, he expected gentiles to keep Yahweh's law. In fact he wrote, he said to the Ephesians he said indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of Elohim, (Elohim is the word commonly translated God) will see my face no more. Therefore I testify to you this day, I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of Elohim. The whole counsel that means all of Yahweh's counsel. He's innocent of the blood of all men knowing that if he had not failed to declare the whole counsel Elohim he may have been guilty.
And what is commonly talked today is O, no he
is not declaring that we need to keep part of Yahweh's counsel, commonly known Old Testament. Now he said I'm saying all of... he says all the Yahweh's counsel I have not shunned to declare, the whole counsel of Elohim. In fact he said therefore take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly or church of Elohim, which he purchased with his own blood. For I know this, after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember, that for 3 years, (3 years) I did not cease to warn everyone, night and day with tears. Wow! Think about that...every day, every night for 3 years straight he warned them, warned them about people coming in and says "well he didn't declare the whole counsel, only part of the counsel". And many mainstream churches today say well only part of the counsel is valid today, and I beg to differ now I'm not trying to say that if you have a different view than I do, again they can be... just don't know any better, doing it out of ignorance, you're doing the best you know how to do. But there were people who knew at the time that Paul was writing this, they knew he never taught anything but the full counsel of Yahweh's word. So we have to understand, there's only one page in your bible that's not inspired, it's that little page in the middle that says New Testament. New Testament, like where is that, who put that page in there? The whole counsel of Yahweh's word is for today, everything he said is for today. And I'll show that to you, from Paul's letter I will show that to you. Paul's declaration, he declared the full counsel some say no, only part of the council. Alright, now he probably knew his writings were going to be twisted into something that was never intended to be. And, in fact, Peter knew that as well that people were doing that even in his day. Look at 2 Peter chapter 3 verse 13-16 nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. We're looking forward to this time where finally we will see righteousness. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, (what things? this new heavens and new earth in which righteousness dwells) be diligent to be found by him in peace, without spot, and blameless. But then he remembers as he's writing this. Now consider the long suffering of our master is salvation. In other words we get our salvation through what Messiah did for us, and that's how we're able to be without spot and be blameless. Still we know that our future entails righteousness and therefore he's saying endeavor, be diligent to be pursuing righteousness. Look for it, pursue it, desire it, right and so
back here it.
As also our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given to him has written to you. He has written much about how it's the long suffering of Yahushua that brings us salvation. As also in all of his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which some things are hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction as they do the rest of the scriptures. Now this is one thing supporting the understanding that Paul's letters according to Peter are scripture, like if I said to you well they killed John along with the other believers, the rest of the believers and by inference we know that John is a believer and so if they twist Paul's writing like they do the rest of the scriptures; and by inference we know that Paul's letters are scripture. And some who were untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction; so now there are some who would say that because I believe we should keep this Torah, we should keep Yahweh's law the fullness of it to the extent that we're able to, that I'm the one twisting Paul's letters to say we should keep his law. And somehow minimizing the Messiah; through that which I'm not. I'm not minimizing him at all, but there are several reasons why I believe I'm not twisting them. And here are they, okay number one, the untaught and unstable; the untaught will be those who are not yet instructed in Yahweh's law according to Paul himself in Romans 2 verses 17 and 18. He says you are called a Jew, and rest on the law, and make your boast in Elohim. And know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law. So out of the law one can know his will, right? That's what he's saying. And are confident that you; yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness. An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes; having form of knowledge and truth in the law. So he acknowledges that the Jewish people, know his will, approve the things that are excellent. And are a guide of the blind like those in darkness. Why? Because they get it from the law, they're not untaught nor are they unstable if their foundation is in truth, okay. Alright so the second reason is, Peter interprets his own words by saying beware lest you also, don't be led away with the error of the wicked. Now it says you therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also, fall from your own steadfastness being led away with the error of the wicked, like these people are who are untaught and are unstable and twisting things for their own destruction. When you look at this word "wicked" in the Greek lexicon; look here, "athesmos" meaning one who breaks through the restraint of law and gratifies his lusts. So this is the Greek lexicon definition of "athesmos" and so you go back here.
You therefore, beloved, since you know this
beforehand, beware lest you also, fall from your own steadfastness being led away with the error of those who breaks through the restraint of law and gratifies his lusts. And so I'm not trying to break through the restraint of law, I'm trying to support the keeping of his law. And so the ones who are twisting are the ones, whether they know it or not, they may not realize it. But they are doing the very thing that Peter said
they were going to do, its just we're in a second,
many generations later of people who have done this before us and we just assume that they were correct. Alright. So, beware lest you also be led astray with the error of the wicked. In fact Paul said in Romans 3:31 do we make void the law through faith? Now this phrase certainly not, is the strongest possible phrase of no way, no way, no way in the Greek language. On the contrary we established the law and so he was not saying let's break through the restraint of the law of Yahweh in the Old Testament in fact we don't make it void we establish it. And the third reason why, commandment breakers are the ones who are in spiritual danger not commandment keepers. I mean where in the bible does it say depart from me you who keep my commandments? How dare you keep my laws? I mean he never says that it's the opposite right; it's the ones who were disobedient, the ones who were rejecting his commands who are in trouble. And so the ones is the command breakers saying, we're saved by grace and therefore we can live however we want to live it doesn't matter because you saved by grace. And so that's what I think he's speaking of here, he's not speaking of commandment keepers, how dare you keep his commandments? O, what an awful thing, no. It is those who are violating and the context supports he says we look for new heavens and the earth in which righteousness dwells, remember? Therefore looking forward to this thing here where righteousness dwells, try to endeavor, to be diligent, to be without spot and blameless. You know you want to try to keep his laws, look that's our future and it doesn't mean you're safe because you reach perfection; because only our Savior can perfect us and he said account the long suffering of our Master is salvation. That's the only thing that gonna save you but we want to be diligent because it says in Revelation blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may 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 and idolaters and whoever loves and practices a lie. So man has been taught a huge lie today, you know we're just trying to do what Peter said and be found by him blameless, seeking to keep his commands to the best of our ability. If we fail, if for some reason we messed up we can get on our face; we can seek forgiveness, we can ask for the blow of Yahushua to cover us and he will, as long as we maintain a repentant sincere heart, seeking to to...we may have a weakness, have struggles and habits and things we've got to work through. ut the most important thing is our heart is yearning for righteous conduct within ourselves and our faith is not in our own ability to keep righteous conduct. But to trust that whatever we feel, we have a Savior that won't label us to be forgiven for those failures. Now Paul himself never intended to teach against Yahweh's law in fact he himself says neither against the law of the Jews, or against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I offended in anything at all. He says in Acts 18:20; he says when they asked to stay longer time with him, he did not consent. But took leave of them saying, I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem: he's gonna keep the feast, but he wanna keep it in Jerusalem, but I will return again to you Elohim willing. And he sailed from Ephesus.
So here he is a feast keeping man, one who had
not himself offended against the law of the Jews he called it. And in other place he said in Romans 7:25 I thank Elohim through Yahushua Messiah our Master. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of Elohim; but with the flesh the law of sin. Law of sin, sin is when I want to do good, evil is present with me and so but the law of Yahweh himself, in his mind he's keeping it, he wants to keep it. In Romans chapter 2 verse 12; for as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law. For not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of Elohim; but the doers of the law will be justified. Now how do you reconcile...? We know that we're not justified by the law, many scriptures tell us that, but the fact remains is those who do them are justified by them, of course none of us have done them. So none of us can be justified by them, but we are saved by grace. But nonetheless the fact remains if we had done them, we would have been justified, that to me supports the idea that the law of Yahweh is still in effect. If he himself would serve the law of Elohim with his mind, why would we say that if the law has been done away with or is no longer valid for today? How about you, I mean do you, is this your mind, you serve the law with your mind or do you say it's done away with now, I don't have to keep it anymore? Then Paul himself said that I serve it in my mind. And so in Romans 2:17 were it says; you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, make your boast of Elohim. And know his will; approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law. These are all attributes of one who is Jewish because they have been raised in the knowledge and truth in the law. How about us? This is we will also know his will, we would also approve the things that are excellent and be a guide to the blind like to those in darkness, instructor of the foolish, teacher of babes, if we ourselves had taught and said we should keep Yahweh's law. But, today it's the opposite. You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? You who say do not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor Elohim through breaking the law? So to break his law is to dishonor our father in heaven, so not only is the law still standing today but we would dishonor our father in heaven if we chose to break it. And yet today those of us who were seeking to keep it, they say we are the ones who are bringing this favor upon Yahweh and his son Yahushua because we are somehow teaching, than we ought to keep it and therefore we're dishonoring him in some way. Or we are bringing the Messiah to a point where we don't need him anymore; nothing could be further from the truth. Again the question I'm asking is not.. I mean we all know we're supposed to be changed people, we're supposed to change our behavior, the question is what is the behavior we are opposed to change? And I submit to you that we're supposed to be changing our law breaking behavior and choose to no longer intentionally, willfully and even promote the idea of breaking his law, but to keep it. In Romans of 2:25 he says; for circumcision is indeed profitable, if you keep the law. He didn't have a problem with circumcision but if you're gonna break the law what good is it? ecause in your circumcisions, uncircumcision, and some people were saying well we don't have to be circumcised, well fine but he's saying the only reason he's against it is that if you were thinking well I can be circumcised you don't have to worry about keeping the law anymore. As if the circumcision was your salvation and that's what he was dealing with, with some Jewish people in the first century. They were so caught up in the circumcision. Now, Romans 3:20 therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified, that's because we cannot claim that we have kept his law from the time we were born until the time that we die. And so we cannot say because I have kept your law on Day of Judgment, therefore save me. None of us will be able to say that, only our Savior can say that because he did keep the law. But the point I wanna bring up here is by the law is the knowledge of sin. By the law is the knowledge of sin and so the law teaches us what sin is and in fact he said
in Romans 7:7; I would not have known sin, except
through the law. In 1 John 3:4 says; whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. So the very definition of sin is transgressing or disobeying the law. Now how can we say the law is done away with if sin itself is defined by whether or not we're keeping it? You see what I'm getting at here? The very definition of sin is violating his law, is that would not even known sin except through the law. He said by the laws of knowledge of sin, in 1 John 3:4 supports this saying; whoever commits sin transgresses the law. Sin is a transgression of the law, so how could we miss it? Clearly the law of Yahweh is the standard, how can we say well we can break the law now? That's like saying we can sin now, it's okay sin all you want. Now some people might say well he's only talking about the Ten Commandments. But he isn't just talking about the Ten Commandments, otherwise homosexuality would be, could do it all you want now all, we can commit incest, we can commit bestiality, we could commit bribery, all kinds of other laws in the in the law. I mean there's not just the ten. So even the..., knows who say what Ten Commandments laws do you really remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. The Sabbath all throughout the bible, New Testament included, it says Paul reasoning with the Jews on a Sabbath. What day is that? The only day ever identified in the New Testament as the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week. And nowhere in scripture do you find a change to the first day of the week. Only one day is called the Sabbath and that's the seventh day of the week. And that seventh day of the week that we have today known as Saturday or in many cultures and many languages its still called Sabbath. That day is the same day, if you go back in history it's never been lost, the same seventh day that was observed by our Savior himself. That recurring cycle of seven days a week, has never been lost. In fact Roman historians, three separate Roman historians said the Jews were observing the Sabbath on what they called the day of Saturn commonly called Saturday. And so, yes we do have strong evidence that we're still, and so if our father gave that day why are we ignoring it? It's violation of the law, its violation of the law the law says keep that day holy, remember it keep it holy, set apart at creation, when we violate it, then we are no longer keeping it holy when we choose to work. So even the Ten Commandments, if you really read it, if you really follow it, 97 percent of the modern church world does not observe that. So even what you're trying to say this is talking about, do you really even keep that? And that's my point. Alright. Now, in Romans 6:15 he says; what then shall we sin? What does it mean to sin? And there by the laws of knowledge of sin, without knowing sin except through the law. Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law; shall we transgress the law, because we're not under the law but under grace? There is that strong objection in the Greek language, absolutely not; do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves; to obey you are that one slave to whom you obey, whether is sin leading to death, or obedience leading to righteousness. So if we choose to willfully sin because we're not under the law, then we are presenting ourselves a slave to sin whether we realize it or not we are. Because the truth is we're not under the law, if we were under the law we would be held to a condition of having to keep it perfectly from the time we are born to the time we died. So therefore we're under grace, but the fact that we're not under the law that we're under grace and we've been forgiven for those times that we have violated the law, that doesn't mean we go on, keep on violating it, that grace may abound.
He said; what shall we say then?
Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? There's that word again certainly not, how shall we die to sin, live any longer in it? I'm not supposed to live in sin, because we died to it, we died to this transgression of the law. And so it doesn't make any sense to say we can break the law now. So what are saying here? We're saying okay we're not under the law, but neither are we above the law. If you act like you're above the law among citizens in the United States, you're going to go around violating speed limits and live however you want, right. If you act like you're above the law, you're not above the law; even our Savior wasn't above the law. He was under the law and he kept it perfectly and he now lives in us and so if he's the same yesterday, today and forever how are we supposed to live? I think it makes sense we should see it to our best to keep his law. So we make void the law through faith? By no means, we established the law. How do we establish it? How do we make it void? Well let's look at the Greek words for void, make void means to render idle, unemployed, inactivity. People say the law is no active no more. It's not operative no more. People say it has no power, has no influence, no force, it has been put into, it's done away with, it's a null, its abolished. And he's saying do we null, do we make abolished, do we say it has no effect anymore, do we say is nothing..? No, in fact we establish and yet people we were separated from this church, separated from loose, from terminated all intercourse it's like the law is completely done away, null and void, katargeo. Well Paul is saying it's not true, Paul is saying we cause, we make the law to stand, we put it in place, it's made firm, we establish it, that we cause that person or thing to keep its place, it's intact, Paul says. How can we say Paul is anti-law if he's saying it's not a void we establish it, it's in place. Do you see what I'm talking about? Again I'm not condemning anybody, I'm just pointing out we've got to look at these scriptures and you have to find an answer for it. You have to find an answer for the scripture, you just can't ignore these and run to some other verse that you think justifies your breaking the law, you have to answer as to why these scriptures say what they say. There has to be a reason for them, and someone say well of course not the Old Testament law, they're adding to the word just says the law. And whenever he's talking about the law he means the law, he is talking about the law that was given through Moses through Moshe in the Old Testament and he's even talking about here when he says; the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good Romans 7:12. Now, if the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, and just and good does that make sense to you that you desire to be holy and just and good then you would do what the law tells you? I mean to me that makes sense, it's still the standard of righteousness, it's still the right way of living regardless of whether we're justified by it or not it's still the right standard. So don't let people tell you, O, the law it's you know it's all carnal, it's the old carnal way, not true. Look what he says hence then, what is good become death to me? What's he talking about? Has the law you become death to me? No, there's that word again certainly not at the table can't get any stronger than that. But sin that it might appear sin that's a violation of the law, was producing death in me through what is good, that's a law, right. Because the law is just holy and good. And through the law the sin was producing death because I've violated it. Because I've violated the law through the law I was
dead, so that through the commandment, sin through
the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know the law is spiritual. People don't believe that today, they don't believe it's all spiritual they think is carnal, but no it's spirit, the law is spiritual. I am carnal sold under sin. So the law is spiritual, the law is holy, it's
just, it's good and through my transgression
of it there death in order for me, that was my next
place.
But if you keep reading Romans 7 of course we find out Yahushua the Messiah, he has freed us from that condition, a carnal where we were sold under sin.
He says in Romans 7:22, I delight in the law of
Yahweh after the inward man. How about you? Do you delight in the Sabbath, in the Feast days? Do you delight in the law like he did? I'm just asking, I'm not condemning, just asking. Now I wanna show you something else, here in 1 John 3:4; it says whoever commits sin transgresses also the law for sin is a transgression of the law. Now this phrase, transgression of the law right here and transgresses also the law right here is actually one Greek word number 458 and it's called "anamia". And the Thayer's Lexicon says illegality i.e. violation of law or engender case, wickedness, translated whenever you see the two dashes in the lexicon or a dash, telling you this is how the word is translated. Inequities it's how it's translated, it's also translated transgression of the law. It's also translated unrighteousness, alright in Strong Lexicon, it says illegality. I'm sorry this this is not Thayer's right here, this
is actually the Strong Lexicon.
The Thayer's lexicon, I can look it up here real quick, it says the condition of without law,
that's Thayer's Lexicon.
So it's pretty clear here, what this word means. It means basically violation of the law or going against the law, the "ah" in this this "disnomia" is referenced to the law of Yahweh and the "a" in front of it would mean the negative of that. So against law or lawless, would be the meaning. Alright so it is the very definition of sin, so this is a pretty important word because it's the very definition of sin, right? Makes it pretty important. So to me...I'm less concerned...I mean, I don't want to be a legalist believe me, a legalist would be someone who is well, you know unless you are up to perfection and you're doing everything crossed, and your kids don't know your eyes,
because you know you got this idea you're saved by
your own works. Unless you're absolutely perfect then you're going to hell, that's a legalist or someone is saying we've got to keep all these extra things, that's nowhere found in the scriptures that would be a legalist. But I know I don't wanna be legalist, but looking here I don't wanna be illegalist either. I don't want to be a sinner, I don't want to be a person that wilfully practices sin, right. Alright so Romans 6; Paul says speak in human terms
because the weakness of your flesh, for just as
you present your members as slaves of uncleanness and of (458 violation of the law leading to more violation of the law), so now present your members as slaves of righteousness, that means law keeping, for holiness. Holiness, the law is just holy and good right? Pretty clear. 2 Corinthians 6:14 do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with (violation of the law, illegality) unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness? The word is kind of hidden a little bit in some translations. Romans 4:7 blessed are those who whose transgressions of the law are forgiven, and those who sins are covered. And this is actually a quote from the Old Testament and so there's no question as to what law is being spoken of here, no the question.
In Matthew 7:21; our Savior himself says not
everyone who says to me, Master, Master shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my father in heaven. So what's the will of our father in heaven? He said many will say to me in that day, Master, Master have we not prophesied in your name? Cast out demons in your name? And done many wonders in your name? nd I will declare to the, I never knew you: depart from me, you who practice violation of the law. Now again I am not trying to condemn anybody because if you examine that particular scripture in more detail, in particular word autonomy in more detail, you'll find that it traces back to some Hebraic roots, that talk about a wilful rebellion, a wilful violation of the law that's was talking about okay. So it's more wilful and more intentional will, more "I'm doing this on purpose," okay. There is a word out of ignorance or blindness, we've done it okay, but now okay dial you starting to see. It's pretty serious to violate the law, the law of Yahweh it's not a like thing. In fact the word itself is from 459 if you look at 459 it says, it's from 459 looking at 459, the Thayer's Lexicon says it means to be destitute of the mosaic or Jewish law.
Proverbs 4:59; look it up in your e-swords or
something look it up in there. Alright, and Yahushua himself said, do not even think (don't even think) that I came to destroy (that word destroyed means to make void, looked at that earlier) the law or the prophets.
I did not come to destroy, but to fulfil (to fulfil,
what does that means to fulfil?) Well if I had told my son or my daughter, hey
will you please bring me a glass of water and they
brought me a glass of water, then they fulfilled my request right? They fulfilled, that means they did what I asked them to do, and so Our Savior came to fulfil, that means they came to do it. They didn't come to destroy, they came to do it and he did it. He fulfilled the law. It doesn't mean he came to fulfil it, to do it so you never have to ever again? He did it; in the parts you didn't do it; so that you can be forgiven for having not done that. But since we're supposed to repent, that means that you need to work on also seeking to live as he did. For surely I say you till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled., (and this is a different word right here, it's not plural like this word here it's a different word means to accomplish) and Messiah yes he said it is finished, what does that mean? The work that he was given to do on the earth was finished but there's a whole lot more he's going to do, he's going to reign until every enemy is under his feet. Everyone will face judgment, white throne judgment and there will be a 1000 year reign. There's a lot more he has to accomplish and it's only when sin is completely eliminated that we won't need the law anymore. We won't need the law to tell you, hey you you're doing wrong it's when everything is perfect; there's a new heavens and a new earth. You're not gonna need the law anymore, because then the law, you know no one is violating it. And so until the first heaven and earth pass, not even one jot or one tittle is going to go away from the law. And so everything is accomplished that means until heaven and earth pass, it's only when the first heaven and earth pass that everything will be accomplished. So then he says whoever therefore because of what I just said, whenever you see the word therefore ask yourself what's it therefore. It means because of this, because of what I just said, not one jot not one tittle will pass from the law until everything's accomplished, until heaven and earth pass away, you look outside your window heaven and earth is still here. Whoever therefore, because of this breaks one of the least of these commandments (that means something, some jot or some tittle somewhere is involved) then it teaches men so, it shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever does it, teaches them he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Now what do you want to be, a least or the great? I'm going for the great, not because of my works, because I want to do and to teach these things. I don't claim to be perfect or any better than anybody else, I'm just saying hey this is the standard; this is what he wants us to do. This is what our Savior wants; he wants us to be great in the kingdom of heaven. So why not do it? That's what I want to do, I want to do and teach them. Not just settle for the least, if that's your mentality. Alright. Romans 10:5; Moshe writes about the righteousness which is of the law, the man who does those things shall live by them. So there is righteousness when we are keeping his law that means that we are walking in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 says all scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. He says all scripture, profitable for what? Doctrine, reproof, correction I didn't cleave that one and instruction in righteousness. Now if that's true, that means the Old Testament also, because he says all scripture. He didn't say parts, only my writings are profitable for doctrine and reproof, he says all scripture is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness, all scripture. Are we willing to acknowledge this, all scripture? I say yes, we ought to, all scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim, and is profitable. So if I was to point to you, here is an old testament scripture, it tells you to to keep the feast days and you say I'm sorry it's the old Testament, that's not profitable for reproof, that's not profitable for correction, that's not profitable for instruction righteousness, because that's the old testament. I would say well what about Paul's letters right here? He says all scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim, Elohim breathed and so I should be able to reproof your conduct of breaking feast days and violating the law. And you respondents and say okay I'm corrected,
but that's, I should be able to do that.
That the man of Yahweh maybe complete, thoroughly furnished to all good works. Its teaching you good works, we're not saved by our works but these are good works and we're called to walk out good works. Now here's a big one right here, to me, inarguable scripture here; it says for to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. You're contrasting two things, two opposite minds being described, the carnal mind which leads to death, and the spiritual mind which is life and peace. We want to have life; we want to have peace, right. Alright so how do we find it? It says the carnal mind is enmity, (that means hatred) against Elohim. Why, why is it hatred against Elohim? For it is not subject to the law of Elohim, neither indeed can be. So if we want to have the spiritual mind, it says the law is spiritual right, I'm carnal but the law is spiritual, holy, just, and good. So if we want to have the spiritual mind, then we will be subject to the law of Elohim, it's only the carnal mind that is not subject in this word, in the Greek means subordinate to, obedient to essentially to the law of Yahweh. Now Paul said it, so Paul was not anti-law, not at
all back he was supporting it and saying; only those
who are carnal minded are anti-law. And so Paul taught that the breaking of his commandments and the law is the very definition of unrighteousness. It is the very definition of sin, it's the very definition of wickedness, and it's the very definition of lawlessness, Torahlessness. I mean it's to violate these laws, because in Paul's day to violate the law they knew that was sin. And so we used to law was expected, is widely understood be something all believers would aspire to.
So please understand the bible is not an American
document, it's a Middle Eastern document. Paul was not a Gentile, he was a Jew, all of the disciples were Jews.
And so no way would the Jewish man say well this,
start scratching things off here, not if he's seeking to be righteous.
Only if we're seeking to be carnal and so we want
to be found without spot and blameless. Found by him in peace, because spiritual mind is life and peace. We want to be spiritually minded and that's what I'm saying. I'm not saying we're saved by our works, I'm saying let's be spiritually minded. That means that if you're spiritually minded then we're willing to be subject to his law, that's what I'm saying. And thereby we're going to be found in peace, that's
were life is, that's were peace if found.
It's one way of violating his standards that we find ourselves enmity with him. What is his standard? The law, that's the standard, that's the definition of sin.
In fact he says in Deuteronomy 6:5; you shall

love Yahweh your Mighty One your Elohim with all
your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Now every commandment that was ever given in the law
has one thing or two things in mind and that is
love Yahweh our father in heaven and to love our neighbor as our self. One of the two or both 1 John 5:3 says; this is the
love of Elohim (this is what it is), that we keep
his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise, Paul himself says in Romans 13:10; love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is a fulfilment of the law. Now wait a minute, we know that Messiah fulfilled the law, right? That means he did it, because he walked in perfect love. Now it seems to me here, that if we say I don't have to fulfil the law then we're saying I don't have to love. If you say I don't have to fulfil the law because my Savior fulfilled it for me then you're saying I really don't have to love at all.
Romans 13:8; owe no one anything, except to love
one another: for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. That's because if we love each other then we are going to keep the commandments. We love our father in heaven; we are going to keep these commandments. This is how we express love, if we really love our fellow man, if we really love our father in heaven we're going to keep his commandments; it's one and the same. I could not say I'm loving my wife while I'm committing adultery. I could not say I'm loving my parents while I disrespect them and dishonor them. I cannot say I love my friend if I'm stealing from him. I cannot say I'm loving my father in heaven if I am blaspheming his name. It says don't take his name in vain; I'm not loving my father in heaven if I fail to remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. I'm failing to love my father in heaven if I choose to ignore the feast days. You see were I'm going? The law is simply do these things, we can keep the feasts, if for some part of the feast you can't keep then you do what you can. If I had a son, and I said son will you please go in the barn and feed the chickens and feed the ducks. And off to the barn he goes, well there's no ducks I guess I don't have to feed the chickens, because I won't be able to fulfil his command, you know. It wasn't making any sense, it wouldn't make any sense, and you do what you can do right. Well I can feed the chickens; the ducks flew away, alright. But I can feed the chickens if Yahweh says rest on this feast day or go out and camp or we avoid leavened foods during the feast of unleavened bread. We can do that, maybe you can't bring offering made by fire because of there is no priest wood there and our Savior himself is ultimately our offering.
But these things you can do, you can rest on
certain days, 7 days out of the year we keep his holidays, and you keep holidays already. Don't you got Labor Day, you got Martin Luther King Day, you got all these other days? Why can't you keep Yahweh's holy days, holy days? We get the word holy day, holy day, we can't and Paul said we are not the physically uncircumcised, if he fulfils the law, (here is a gentile man fulfilling the law) judging the one with his written code of circumcision is a transgressor of the law. So if one is transgressing the law, they are able to judge, the one who's keeping the law is able to judge the one who's transgressing it is saying. Even if the gentile is the one fulfilling it and the Jewish man the transgressor of it. Just because we are given the law don't put your confidence in that, because the gentile man who was keeping it and fulfilling it and not transgressing it can judge you, who are. So fulfilling the law and transgressing the law are complete opposites, right. That's what he said, he's saying they're complete opposites and so we're supposed to fulfil the law right, not transgress it. Alright, so 1 John 2:3 says now, by this we know, that we know him if we keep his commandments. 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 truly the love of Elohim is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in him, he who says he abides in him, on himself also to walk just as he walked. How did our Savior walk? He kept every commandment and the law he was able to keep, the certain commandments to females, he couldn't have kept those because he wasn't a female all right. Certain commandments for high priests, functioning in the earthly temple he couldn't keep those right. But the point is we walk as he walked, we keep what we're able to keep, just as he did and so by this we know that he lives in us and we live in him, that we are conducting our affairs, we are conducting our life and living it the way he himself lived. And some people say well that he's talking about his commandments, our Savior's commandments not the commandments in the law. Why do we have to be so combative with the thing? I say look, is he the word that became flesh and dwelt among us, John 1:14? Isn't the word with our father in the beginning? Is he not the word and not just the four of the angels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Isn't he the word also in the book of Isaiah? Isn't he the word in the book genesis? All things were made through him, isn't he also the word in the book of Deuteronomy, Leviticus and Numbers? It's all his, it all came from him through him, from the father through him. very commandment in scripture came through our Savior and so every commandment in the bible is our Savior's commandment, he didn't just... he was a nothing and then just popped on the scene and the New Testament came along, he put that little page in your bible and this is where our Savior starts his work. He started his work long before then. Genesis 1, let us make men in our image, our father is talking to the Messiah right there. Let us make men in our image, he was the word that was with our father from the very beginning and so it's all our Savior's commandments. Not just the New Testament, otherwise you deny the fact that he pre-existed, which I hope most of you believe that. So what does our Savior wants us to do? He said to them this is written, thus its necessary for Messiah to suffer and to rise from dead the third day, Luke 24:46. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem.
So repentance and remission of sin two
things, repent, what does it mean to repent? The word in Hebrews its 'teshuvah' means 'to turn'. You were going the wrong way, or you're going the wrong way, you were violating his standards, you were wilfully doing and committing sin and now he's saying turn, turn toward him, start seeking righteousness, start learning and keeping his ways, start living the way our Savior lived and seek to walk as he walked. So repent means to turn, to turn away from unrighteousness, turn away from what you know is wrong and turn toward what you know is right. So that's one thing he says he wants to be preached to all nations, repentance. And then second thing is remission of sins that means forgiveness of sins preached in his name, in Yahushua's name. So we receive the forgiveness of sin through our Savior Yahushua, so if you turn away and you receive the Messiah Yahushua then you're recipient of salvation. That's one reason I don't believe that, those who have a different opinion than I do about the law they're all necessarily unrepentant people, they may be doing what they understand is the best, the way it is supposed to do. But they have a Savior and he's abiding in their hearts and that maybe you I don't judge you. I'm just saying over the last 2000 years, tradition has kind of caused people think wrongly on this. And part of it started with anti-Semitism in the church, they wanted to do anything to look Jewish, because they had anti-Semitism mentality. And so they say, yeah you keep the law except for the Jewish stuff, and we've inherited that mentality in our generation. But Paul himself he did what Yahushua told him, Acts 20:20; I've kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaim it to you, and taught you publicly, and from house to house. Testifying to the Jews, also the Greeks; repentance toward Elohim, faith toward our Master Yahushua. And that basically sums up all the scripture, everything is about repentance and faith in Messiah. Repent, turn away from sin, turn away from violating the law, turn toward righteousness and put your faith and you trust in Messiah Yahushua for salvation.
Romans 12 says; Let love be without hypocrisy.
Abhor what's evil; cling to what's good. Romans 9:30; what shall we say then?
Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have
attained to righteousness (that means they didn't have anything to do with the law, they didn't really care to do the law), but they've attained to righteousness, through the righteousness of faith. That's where people get confused sometimes in Romans, but Israel pursued the law of righteousness has not attained to the law righteousness. So the law is righteous, see? See that Yahweh's law is righteous, so if you want to be righteous then you will do what the law tells you do. But they did not attain it why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. In other words they thought the law was going to do its work in saving them, but that's not what the law is for. The law does not save you it only tells you what right and wrong are. That's all the law can do for you, it can only tell you what the right standard is, it cannot get up on a tree and die for you like Yahushua did. And so they stumbled though, they stumbled at a stumbling stone and so they didn't have Messiah. And therefore the only thing they had left was this law telling them what to do and then saying well I think I've done what it says. But then you have to count for the times you didn't do what it said. And so they did not, attain righteousness in them, they were not justified but the Gentiles who received the stumbling stone, who received the Messiah, they did obtain it because only through him can we be made righteous, right. And so that's what happened and he is affirming that the law does have the righteous standard that we're supposed to live by. Another place he said Galatians 3:2; this only I want to learn you, did you receive the spirit by the works of law, or by the hearing of faith? Let's take for example, a Gentile man, he doesn't know anything about the law, very little but he gets on his face and he repents, of anything that our father in heaven has told him is wrong to do. He may not know a single thing about the law, maybe just a few things put it that way. We all have something we know; we know it's wrong to murder, we all know it's wrong to steal, and there are certain things he put in us that we know is wrong, okay. But it's not because you kept all these laws, that all of a sudden he gave you the Holy Spirit. It's because you put your faith in Messiah that he gave us the Holy Spirit and that's the point he's making, and he's saying this to the Galatians. You didn't receive the spirit because you did some law work somewhere or the law did something for you. No, you receive the spirit because you heard and you accepted by faith our Savior. You turned away, obviously repented that's one of the things he does teach as repentance, right. Alright so this has been such, I mean it can't get
any clearer than that; I don't see how it can
possibly be any clearer that the actual standard, that we're supposed to be seeking to live by, is keeping Yahweh's law. I mean it's just over and over and over again, so the question is are we going to accept it and this may result in you need to radically change your life. And I know because I had to change my life too, but it is the standard and yes there are some things you got to work through, in Paul's writing trying to understand how can you say on one hand we should be keeping it; but then another hand there's these other scriptures and I do have some studies that you can look at to help you with those scriptures. You got a question about Galatians, go to eliyah.com/Galatians, you got a question about Ephesians then take a look at eliyah.com/Ephesians, if you have a question on Colossians, eliyah.com/Colossians. I have studies on Romans; I have got studies on Hebrews, all throughout this website eliyah.com. And so those things will get you started and I understand where you're coming from. ut we have been taught things that are not true, through tradition just as the Pharisees and the Scribes were teaching people things that were not true, and they through their tradition our Savior said why you keep your tradition but then you violate my commands. And so you teach for doctrines, commandments of men and we've gone all the way back to the condition again, it didn't take very long that's why Paul was crying every day, about wolves not sparing the flock, because he knew it was going to happen. nd they knew better back then, we are 2000 years later, obviously we still know better because we've inherited this. And so I along with Jeremiah say this, thus says Yahweh, stand in the ways and see and ask for the old pass, where the good way is and walk in it then you will find rest for your souls. I can say I found that, not just through my faith in Messiah but also repentance, full repentance. And a lot of the things that are written in the law are for our benefit, the holidays, the holidays they all point to our Savior.
I produce this video every time in year, everybody's
keeping Christmas, you know they want to take something that happened in the bible and they want to celebrate that. Well you know all seven feast days are taking something that our father has done, it's related to the Messiah in celebrating it. Except it's rooted in scripture and not in old pagan traditions, you know it mixed in with what happened, with our Savior being born. But the things that are in the scriptures its beautiful, Passover, commemorating his death, that's when we partake of the body and blood of Messiah and symbolically. Days of unleavened bread, symbolizing our unleavened state after we have being given the Messiah. Next piece is Pentecost, the giving of the Holy Spirit, the giving of the commandments all the same time, same day, Pentecost. The feast of trumpets; heralding the Messiah's return. Beautiful things going on here. The feast of Tabernacles, tabernacling with our father in heaven, among men, just tabernacling among men and symbolizing our temporary nature of our 7000-year trek here on the earth. And also, the Day of Atonement, which will not quite be its fulfilment till we enter that holy of holies as resurrected beings. And so all these things have beautiful meanings and we'll find amazing things in scripture, when you realize that first two thirds of the bible matter. A whole world it's going to open up, I'm telling you. A whole world is gonna open up, it's not going to be all know, it's gonna be all right check this out. This is our Savior right here, this is what he was talking about, right here. Psalms 119 comes alive, it's just beautiful and so we are seeing, stand in the ways and see and ask for the old paths, where the good way is and walking it, then you will find rest for your souls but they said O, we will not walk in it. And also I set watchman over you, saying listen to the sound of the trumpet, but it says we will not listen to piece of trumpets. Therefore, hear you nations (he's talking the Gentiles here, Jews and Gentiles) and know all congregation (that's the Jewish people who and some of the Gentiles who joined them). Hear, O earth! Behold, I'll certainly bring calamity on this people, the fruit of their thoughts because they have not heeded my words nor my law, but rejected it. Wow, nor my law but rejected it, he's gonna
read your thoughts whether you are going to reject
his law or not. And only I can't read your thoughts, maybe you still got questions as to why you should bother keeping his law and that's between you and him. But what I'm reading here, super important you don't reject his law or his words.
The day is going to come, this is a prediction in
the book of Micah, it says many nations shall come and say, come on let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the Mighty One of Jacob, he will teach us his ways and we shall to walk in his paths from out of Zion, the law shall go forth. This a futuristic prophecy, when? During the 1000 year reign of our Savior Yahushua commonly called Jesus, will reign over all the earth, he shall judge between many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more.
So this is a futuristic prophecy when the law will
be the standard of all the earth, many Gentiles, many nations shall come let's go learn the law. And they're gonna be excited and our Savior is going to be reigning and we will reign with him for 1000 years according to book of Revelation. We will reign with him for a 1000 years and it'll be a beautiful time where the whole world, all Gentiles will be learning his law. I say hey, if you could be a ruler in that kingdom you might as well learn the rules now, because it's your future. It's everywhere you're going to be, so this is futuristic prophecy and if the law was done away with at the cross, you will not have to keep it anymore. Then why under this new covenant rule of Messiah, he's not coming to establish the old covenant, he's coming just tell us the new covenant, it's supposed to be in our hearts, in our minds then why is this a standard and all people are supposed to live by it the Jew and Gentile alike? And if the law is only for the Jews then why are all nations Gentiles having to come and to observe it. In fact if you read Zachariah 14; every nation
will be required to keep the feast of tabernacles,
read it Zechariah 14, and read that I challenge you to read it. So what I'm telling you is your future. what I'm telling you is the truth, what I'm telling you is a hidden thing for many generations. I know, it's radical, it's crazy, it's you're going to be mocked, you're gonna be ridiculed, people are not gonna understand you, why you're doing this, but it's the truth. It's the truth and we have to accept it, I say let's accept it. Matthew 28:19; go therefore and make disciples of all the nations (that's the Gentiles), baptizing them in the name of father, son, and holy spirit, teaching them to (do what?) Observe all things that I have commanded. Again he's not just the word in the New Testament; he's the word in the Old Testament. So are we doing that, teaching them to observe
all things that I have commanded?
All things, not just some of it, all of it, he is the word in the old and new. I accept it, I choose to accept it, I hope you choose to accept it and maybe you got some things you got to look through. What about this verse in Ephesians? I will show you exactly why I believe and I think it's provable and inarguable that those scriptures, law being nailed at the cross, you know. All these things have, they're not saying we can disobey the word, they are not. They're not saying we can disobey his law. Otherwise Paul would be contradicting himself to the end degree you know, and to the ones I've given you are so clear-cut, so obvious, so straightforward. Two possibilities--either he's crazy, he don't know what he's talking about or we don't know what he's talking about. That's how I see it, now it's still true the beautiful Psalms 19; the law of Yahweh is perfect,
converting the soul, people don't think the law
has any role in converting the soul anymore but it does, it leads you to the Messiah. It leads you to Messiah that you might seek the forgiveness of sin, the testimony of Yahweh Yahushua 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, (what? the commandments), yea, than much fine gold, sweeter also than honey, and the honey comb. As you begin to dig into these commandments you'll find things that are just absolutely perfectly amazing. Moreover by them your servant is warned: and in
keeping them there is great reward.

Yahweh says there's a reward and I believe it, I
hope I have brought some things to your attention that would encourage you to believe it as well.
Heavenly father in great and Mighty awesome Elohim,
you are. Thank you father for your word. Thank you for clarity, thank you for understanding father. I'm not deserving of any truth or mercy you've shown me, I don't claim to be anything because of it, I just, I'm not prideful I'm just thankful. I thank you for your word, I thank you for your promises, I thank you that you enlightened me and so many others into seeing wondrous things out of your law. I pray father that you would grant us the grace to continue to learn and to grow and grace to change our habits many of which need to change and I just pray you continue to enlighten it, and reveal to us your will for our life for truly yours is the kingdom and power and glory and Majesty. And all praise, honor and worship belong to you Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh Our Mighty One, for ever and ever, in Yahushua's great name we pray, Amein.

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