Reflection and May You Be Strengthened

Ok, tonight is a weird moment for me. I know most come here for my posts of discussing scripture and insight. This is not that post. This is, a moment of time just here. If that sorta thing isn’t for you just pass by and I’m sure I’ll have another good post tomorrow Father/God willing.

Tonight after having super I found myself seeing that very soon my service here where I live will be over. There will be no more need for my skill set here. I don’t think someone who can “care take” run machines and fix things and upkeep the area will be required. In fact at times I feel at times like I’m somehow getting in the way as no more need for heavy machine operation is almost totally over. Three burn pit fires and smoothing out the area from demo is pretty much it.

Hmmmm

Then as much as this has been on my mind and in prayer I asked Father/God to help me to be able to serve where He wants me. I’ve worked the last four years (perhaps three) for room and board. My labor and skills for places to stay. Fair trade off. It allows me to make my own hours and feel useful. I kinda prefer these arrangements.

I enjoy running heavy equipment and repairing what I can. I love working a junk land into something that can become beautiful and seeing how much the work pays off. I would like to live/work on a farm. As long as I have a place to stay and good to eat I enjoy doing.

So tonight I asked Father to help me be able to continue to serve others. Without serving, I really have nothing left. No usefulness. Without serving I get board and that’s no good. With the upcoming vaccine mandates and crazy Covid world we live in working a regular job is something that I wouldn’t be able to do. That’s why Father helping me these last four years with the labor for room and board work has been key. So I’m greatfull.

I’d like to open a small engine repair shop, but that dream stopped where I am now. I also enjoy using machines to mow and repairing them. Operating skid steers, tractors, backhoes, loaders, and so on. Equipment operating is my best quality.

Ok, there I was finishing prayer on this issue to hopefully be able to remain in service to others when it came time to do the nightly Torah study.

Here it came. Moses’s end. Not being able to go into the land. Then Joshua taking over. But also the end of this Torah cycle.

Weird, I feel sad the cycle concluded. Sad about Moses not being to step into the land. Sad that where I stand in my life right now, getting land worked for others while not inheriting my own. (In more ways than one) sad that things never seem to work out how we would like or even desire a lot of the time.

Then as I read…. The added line at the bottom of the page in the Tanakh. I let this wash over me tonight.

“Chazak! Chazak! Venischaziek”
(Be strong! Be Strong! and may we be strengthen)

In this moment I think of all the trials and tests of Israel, I think of all the trials and tests of the Jewish persecutions, I think of all the persecutions of those professing Messiah/Christ. I think of all those first century followers when He was on the cross and buried. I think of the Glory of His resurrection and the resurrection of us to come. I think of everybody who has and is having their faith tested over and over, to help us ready for His Kingdom.

I think of Abraham being asked to sacrifice his son after waiting years to have one. I tonight think of the saying in my Tanakh.

Chazak! Chazak! Venischaziek”
(Be strong! Be Strong! and may we be strengthen)

This added in phrase is just what I needed to hear tonight. Really, without this… tonight I would have not been strengthened enough to see past what was to what is about to be.

Tomorrow is the start of the next Torah Cycle. Tomorrow everything gets renewed in the story. A fresh start, a new opportunity to grow and learn, a time to study and apply. A time to renew. Just like the moment on that cross, the new Torah Cycle is hope. Just like when you turn from the covenants to the renewed covenant. We…. You and I get to start over, be strengthened, live, learn, love, and burry ourselves deeper into the Word of God.

Tonight with the Torah cycle as well as life, it’s a sad time and a hopeful joyous time. Just like how our world is at this moment.

Chazak! Chazak! Venischaziek”
(Be strong! Be Strong! and may we be strengthen)

We all daily stand on the opportunity of a tomorrow. We can all do better tomorrow, restore what we broke tomorrow, repent of our sin tomorrow, help others tomorrow, bless those around us more tomorrow, live more tomorrow, love more tomorrow, laugh more tomorrow, represent the Father and Son more tomorrow, pray more tomorrow, become more obedient than today tomorrow, look….

Tomorrow is our opportunity to be Better Students, Followers, Teachers, Shepard, Apostles, Friends, Husbands, Wives, Children and People tomorrow. Don’t wait start right away.

During the focus of this Holy Day season we were called to evaluate and look inside, really see and change. Now we focus on the wedding feast. We focus on where we are headed in the end “His Kingdom” sooooo

Right now, start living for tomorrow.

Every tomorrow from here on out.

Each new renewal that you get to experience.

Tomorrow is a new birth for the Torah Cycle and at the end day when New Jerusalem comes. We we get our new bodies. Renewal.

You don’t have to remain stuck. Follow the Father through His Son, by His Word lead by His Spirit and be a part of the renewal in your life daily.

Chazak! Chazak! Venischaziek”
(Be strong! Be Strong! and may we be strengthen)

May my words speak to someone who was struggling with things. Brother or Sister, just remember…. He uses all things. Tomorrow is your chance at renewal. Look forward to it. Don’t fear it.

Follow His Lead and walk….. into renewal.

Shalom and God Bless

The High Priest, then and Now… Yom Kippur… and Fasting let’s examine.

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With Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) right around the corner I’ve heard some argue that “we cannot celebrate the Festivals of Leviticus 23 without a high priest”, especially when it comes to the Day of Atonement. This is actually true. Yom Kippur depended upon the High Priest. So let’s talk about our directions first as Both Blood Born and Grafted Into Israel.

The first thing we need to understand is…. Were there two separate Sets of Laws or Commandments… One for the natural “blood born” Israelite and a second or different set for those “grafted in” types? The Bible let’s us know this answer.

“One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.””
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:49‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

One Law. (One Torah) for both sets of Israelites. It doesn’t say Gentiles coming to the faith get different laws like many seem to argue in favor of. No, One Law for both kinds (Blood Born and Grafted In) of people. Now that we know who it’s for let’s see what the “Law” says regarding this Holy Day.

“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.””
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭23:26-32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The “Tenth Day” of the “Seventh Month”, it is Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). It’s a Holy Day, afflict your souls, do no work. This is our now time observance. But back then the High Priest would enter the temple and make atonement for himself and his family then the nation of Israel.

In the Sixteenth Chapter of Leviticus is a very very very detailed outline of Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement. I mean painfully detailed for a reason. It’s a big deal to Father God. This is the one day the High Priest would ENTER the Holy of Holies and make atonement for all Israel. It’s a very big deal indeed.

“And he shall wash his body with water in a holy place, put on his garments, come out and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people.”
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭16:24‬ NKJV

That was then what about now though?

See the thing is Messiah/Christ died on that cross and was resurrected and ascended. This changes things. No more animal sacrifices in our days currently. Yeshua/Jesus became our atonement as the lamb slain for our sins.

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:23-26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So by this, no more shedding of animal blood to cover man’s sins. NO!! We have the Blood of Messiah/Christ as our covering. So we cannot cover our own sins by offerings. We have been covered if we walk in Faith and believe and follow Messiah/Christ. Walk in His Ways. Simple as that. We cannot make our own atonement. We all need our Savior.

So we cannot keep Yom Kippur then?

Hold up let’s first see if we have a High Priest Today!!!

“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So, Yeshua/Jesus is indeed our High Priest. This means we have our atonement. The thing is we should all be rejoicing at this. Since we have a high priest, who is our atonement… why do we have to do anything at all?

This is where it might get painful for some. Let’s open the Renewed Covenant/New Testament. Some bibles put a heading to the chapter as “The Test of Knowing Him”.

“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 God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
‭‭I John‬ ‭2:3-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We can easily read here that those who Love God/Christ Will what? KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!!! Also those who DO NOT are called what? LIARS AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN THEM!!! This is a painfully true message. According to the Renewed Covenant/New Testament to Love Him is yo Keep His Commandments/Instructions.

There is NO WAY to misinterpret what’s being said in that passage. Unless you work hard to add or subtract to Gods Word. That would be “sin” and sin is best defined as “breaking Gods Laws” (1 John 3:4) ouch again. So if we conclude we Must keep His Commandments/Instructions, but Messiah/Christ is our Atonement, then just what are we supposed to do here?

How to Keep the Instruction of upholding Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement?

The first thing we need to remember is since Yeshua/Jesus is our High Priest, observing Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement has not been done away with. Besides that there is no man among us as high priest to offer for us. Then we cannot offer animal sacrifices and their blood… because Messiah/Christ is our Sacrifice and is our Atonement. Lastly we cannot make the offerings of Fire and so on because Messiah/Christ is our Offering. Ok, with that all said, let’s see what’s left we can do. I’ll first BOLD what we can do. Then talk about what we can do. Let’s revisit the directions on how to observe again.

“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.””
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭23:26-32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Ok, now with offerings out of the way (which above we established we cannot do) we are left with what we can actually do.

1. On the 10th day of the 7th month it is the day of Atonement. That is the Tenth day of the Seventh month by the Hebrew/Jewish Calendar not by the Roman Calendar. Once we establish that we can move on.

2. It is a Holy Day. This means not just treat it as ordinary but a special set apart occasion.

3. You are to afflict your souls. If you word study you get an interesting word used there.

Anah has a meaning. Let’s look at those.

We can read in the whole definition there is no mention of “fasting” here. I want to be clear here. I am not arguing against fasting… I fast on Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement. I’m just showing you what is said and letting you decide what you want to do.

Ok, looking at above it’s too be brought low, to be humbled or afflicted, to be downcast. But there is a few more meanings I don’t think fit. To be oppressed, to be humiliated, or to be occupied. Since this is supposed to be a time of repenting and returning I would assume having the day Somber, and to realize the things you’ve done wrong this year and repent of those sins would be humbling. Yet I also fast, because it truly is afflicting and can be difficult to fast.

Essentially the time is all about re aligning yourself to Father/God and His ways over our sinful ways. Ok I have another thing to show you about “fasting”.

The word for Fast or Fasting in Hebrew is tsom and the word used for afflicting your soul in our passage is Anah. Two different words with two different meanings. Look, I’m just trying to provide Biblical Understanding.

So why Fast if it’s not word being used?

“To afflict your souls”.

Afflicting your soul is a hard thing. To just be down all day, really doesn’t afflict my soul. How do I afflict my soul. It has to be hard not easy. For me how can it be hard? I can rest anytime I want. I can easily sabbath and not work. That’s not hard. The Jewish have it written in their bibles as “practice self denial” instead of “afflict your souls” in English.

So who is more right for our “Grafted In” types. Well I think many will debate and argue that point long after I’m gone.

For me I rely on the fact we are called to tame our flesh. Rule our flesh not let our flesh rule us. Let’s see what Father/God said to Cain.

“If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.””
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We are supposed to rule over our flesh. We can draw another conclusion that our fleshly bodies are sin ladened.

“For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, 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 will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:17, 19-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So we can go by “afflicting your soul” and “self denial” can go hand in hand. Which is obviously spirit lead. Alright. But let’s resume why I Fast and believe that is the best way to afflict your soul.

The very first key component here is understanding Jewish Custom. Why? Rabbi Yeshua/Teacher Jesus was of all things a Jewish Rabbi/Teacher. Teacher of what? He taught the “scriptures” which would have been the Old Testament. Or what’s called the Tanakh (the Hebrew/Jewish Bible). The first five books of our bibles is called Torah. Yes Rabbi Yeshua/Teacher Jesus taught Torah. We know by the several times it says He went into the synagogue and stood up to read. I say all this to mention one important fact here. The Jewish of today and many Torah Observant “Grafted In” Former Gentiles “Christians” and such observe a fast on the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur. In fact at times it’s referenced as “the fast” today as it was in first century times. Even referenced in the New Testament/Renewed Covenant. Let’s see one place.

“Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them,”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭27:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Here is Paul (the one many say taught the Torah was made void) marking the passage of time by “the fast”, what fast you might ask. Notice it doesn’t say “his fast”. So it’s a fast Paul observes as a Jewish man. Hmmmm

Fast too word.
Public Fast “Day of Atonement”

We can CLEARLY see “the fast” Paul was talking about was Yom Kippur/The Day of Atonement. This is just one such example I can share right out of the Holy Bible.

““If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a delight, The holy day of the Lord honorable, And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, Nor finding your own pleasure, Nor speaking your own words, Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.””
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:13-14‬ NKJV

Notice the language here about “doing your own pleasure on my Holy Day”? This gets back to the heart of the issue. We can conclude that we should abstain from our fleshly pleasures on this Sabbath being discussed here. On His Holy Day…. Sure it could mean the Sabbath weekly, but it could mean any Holy Day Sabbath. Yet it could also mean THE day of Atonement.

I fast on Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement because Paul and the disciples appear to have kept this tradition many today work hard to avoid. They set sail because The Fast (Day of Atonement) had ended. It’s that simple. I fast because even today Jewish people and Torah Observers fast. I fast because to deny myself and fleshly desires for one day in particular seems the least I can do for the one who died for me on that cross. I fast because I’m Grafted Into Israel and they fasted then and still do today. I fast because denying my flesh afflicts my soul. Hunger is a powerful thing. It helps to clear you mind and yet also with all your attention being on prayer, the Word, Him, repentance and His ways it’s a spiritual exercise of discipline. something I feel far too many lack or ignore in the faith. It’s hard to abstain from desires and fleshly cravings. But…. For me…. To feel closer to Him and walk as best I can in His ways fasting on this day in particular is more personal and gratifying that most things I may do.

Yom Kippur was my first Holy Day Observance. I took it as a sabbath, did no work, focused on repenting and returning to Him and His ways, and yes I fasted for the first time in my life. So on this day I literally give it all to Him. I put Him, His Ways, Prayer and Fasting before my fleshly needs of food and drink. 25 hours, it’s my way of showing my Devotion to My Heavenly Father. If the disciples did it why don’t I. So yeah I do it.

Not sure if this helps you with anything. I just wanted to explain some things. Shalom and God Bless.

Let’s clear up some Acts 15 points many misunderstand. (from my Instagram and Facebook)

Sometimes there is confusion without context. If we see that the “Church” advised “Gentile Converts” to this Hebrew/Jewish Faith in our Father/God and His Son, the issue became clear real fast. The Gentiles who were routinely worshipping other gods and making and worshipping idols, eating blood of animals and making blood pacts etc, while engaging in sexual immorality (even having temple prostitution for their gods) and killing meat by strangling. These practices were horrifying to the Jews of that day. “What are these Heathens doing” might have been uttered. They would have seen these Gentiles converting as being wicked and certainly unclean. This is why the Jerusalem Council gave this decree to new Gentile Converts. However, many people think “I just have to do these and the rest of Torah/Gods Instructions do not apply. But the second slide is the context. “Moses being preached and read in Synagogues every Sabbath. The early believers attended synagogue, heard the expository teachings of the Torah/Gods Instructions also. Sure they also met in homes (believers of Messiah/Christ) to hear the preaching on Yeshua/Jesus as the Messiah/Christ. But they attended synagogue. The four things for Gentiles to “Start with” was a basic “avoid these things first” scenario. The Torah would come from the synagogue. Over time these wicked Gentiles would by attending synagogue become grounded in the ways of the Torah. Our passage never says “Only do these four and the rest do not apply”. Heaven Forbid that teaching be spoken. There was never supposed to be a new religion. Just Messiah/Christ being the example of how to live the Torah and be our blood sacrifice. The reality of the context is Messiah/Christ is the Word of God made flesh “John “ this “Word” is the Holy Bible (all of it) including the Torah (Gods Instructions). You cannot have Grace without Christ, and you cannot have truth and live rightly without the guidance of the Torah. Grace and Truth. The Cross and Gods Instruction, Law and Grace. The two are intertwined completely just like Both Testaments make a complete Holy Bible. The Gentiles were expected to start with verse 20 and continue learning in verse 21. I would further add the 4 “avoid these” topics were seen as the “worst of Gentiles practices” this is why they were given. It was meant to start them on the “Walk” not be the complete walk. You don’t graduate from a college or university by just studying one teaching or lesson. You must co one to complete the entire range of study. To say the Gentiles only had to observe Just 4 things, is taking the Council out of context which can lead to dangerous theology. I hope this helps clarify. Shalom and God Bless

In His Name and Claiming to Be Him. (From my Insta)

This verse has traditionally meant JUST that many will come claiming to be the Messiah/Christ. However there is a bit more information we can glean here too. Yeshua/Jesus starts with telling us not to be deceived and ends with Many Will Be Deceived. He is talking about “Believers” here, not the Non-Believers. When He says “Many will come in My Name”, He is not just talking about the people using His name or claiming to be the Messiah/Christ. If that was the case He would be repeating Himself for no reason in the sentence. NO!! He is referencing to the many claiming His Name here. “I’m with Christ” or even “Jesus is Lord” or even “Yeshua is the Messiah”. He is addressing those who know and cling to His name first… before we even get to the ones claiming to be Messiah/Christ. We see that the fake Messiahs/Fake Christs as well as the Fake people coming in His name do what? MISLEAD OTHERS. These are sadly brothers and sisters preaching things not found in the Word of God. Or theology that clashes with the Word of God. We’re not just watching for fake Measiahs, but also people claiming Him but preaching another gospel. This was going on in the first century and it’s rampant now in the last days. You must know the Word of God to know if whom you’re listening to is legit following Christ/Messiah or wants you to follow something contrary to the Holy Bible. Be warned for in this day there are many fakes out there. Don’t let them lead you astray. Shalom and God Bless.

Two questions I was asked on Instagram, 1.How “law” means instructions 2.How Romans 11 says we’re Grafted Into Israel

Shalom and Hello, this post will be a refresher for some, and a big help for others. I think these two questions are good and I know I’ve written about them before. But I think it’s always good to revisit from time to time. This post I think will be long covering two topics. Let’s get into it.

1. How “Law” Means Instructions

We read in the First Testament (Old Testament) the word “Law”. Then we read in the Second Testament (Renewed Covenant “New Testament”) the same word “Law” when referencing the Mosaic Law, or the Law of Moses, or depending how your Bible renders it, “Law” being referred to the Commands of Father/God to His Chosen People the Biblical Nation of Israel. Of which He NEVER says He chooses another group of people specifically. Well, this word “Law” in our English Translation Bibles means something more than just “Law” in Hebrew and in Greek.

Firstly for those who may not have heard this before. We read our bibles in our native languages now. Like me in English. However the First Testament (OT) was in Hebrew and the Renewed Covenant (NT) was in Greek. So our English words may not quite fit what’s trying to be conveyed in a single word. Yet the overall message is close to the original.

We will take the word “Law” from both the OT and the NT in just two single verses to show you, using a concordance “Interlinear” we can see the original meaning of our words we use today. I will also put in some commentary on why this word was changed. So let’s pick two verses… the one from the OT will be of course first.

Exodus 12:49

This is an awesome verse because it states One Law shall be for the Blood Born of Israel and for the stranger dwelling with Israel. Those who were Grafted In. (That’s for later)

We see the word is H8451 (תּוֹרָה)

This word is rendered as “towrah” of course in English we render it as Torah.

Torah means Instruction

If we look at “Law” in English we get in Hebrew Torah. If we look at the meaning of “Torah” we see that this word means “Law”, “Direction” and “Instruction”. The thing is, if we look to the meanings they list FIRST the closest or more often used meaning. In this case, given first is “Instruction” and “Direction”. Thus the logical conclusion is “Instruction” is the best fit for “Torah” not necessarily “Law”. The problem in the New Testament when Shaul/Paul is discussing “Law” is just this. Used for the discussion is the word “Law” in place of “Torah” and in place of “Instructions” so Paul talks of a few different “Laws” yet today we English readers believe he only is talking of Torah (Gods Commands and Instructions). This leads to further confusing Paul’s writings and failing to grasp He was not a Christian but a Jewish man who converted to knowing Messiah/Christ. He never gave up his walking in the Torah.

This outlines how I can say with Biblical certainty that “Law” means Instructions, directions, and Torah. By the way the Torah is the entire first five books of our Christian bibles. Every word contained in Genesis-Deuteronomy is Fathers/Gods Instruction to His Chosen People Israel.

But Michael, what about the New Testament, do they agree?

If we go back up to the end of the definition image we see clearly Torah, “the deuteonomic or Mosaic Law”. Which we know Moshe/Moses didn’t make it up. Moses was given it by Father/God, he then passed it or expressed it to Israel. So Torah is Gods Instructions to Israel on how to live rightly. The thing is many never argue against creation, the great flood, Abraham, Noah, or anything else in Torah. Just where Father/God says “do this” “avoid that”. They say only the Instructional part of the First Testament is not for them. Wait, imagine if they had to say “I love God, but His Instructions (Torah) isn’t for me”. They would be convicted right away.

The Renewed Covenant (New Testament) totally backs up the First. The Greek uses a word also, let’s see.

We will use where Yeshua/Jesus says “I didn’t come to abolish the law or prophets”. (Also another post topic). Let’s see the verse and use of “Law”.

What is the word for “Law” in Greek?

Greek 3551 (νόμον) “nomos”

So now let’s look at this word Nomos and see if the Greek and Hebrew give similar meanings.

We see right away we have agreement because “Law” means Law or Rule approved by God, and also the Mosaic Law. They are in agreement there. However, we see Hebrew mindset was Instructions or Directions where the Greek mindset is technically any “Law” whatsoever. This presents the translators with a problem. It presents the English Bible readers also with a problem. We see in Paul’s letters “Law” is used for several kinds of Laws. The Torah, but also the Law of Sin and Death. Meaning when you sin it aims you for the second death “Lake of Fire”. So it’s difficult in modern age to know which “Law” Paul is referring. Unless you study Paul extensively with discernment. See who he was and what he says concerning the Torah. So the use of “law” can get muddy and can alter theology if you don’t have the root of these words and understanding how the translators applied them when it comes to Paul and His writings. But that’s for yet another discussion.

We can conclusively see that “Law” means “Torah/Instructions/Commands”. We can apply this to the first five books of our bibles as Torah/Instructions. We can see that in some cases in the New Testament (renewed covenant) nomos represents the Torah, and in other cases it represents other laws like the Law of Sin and Death. We can see the difference between Hebrew and Greek thought at work. When dealing with the word “Law” we always need to remember that just because “Law” is used in the NT doesn’t always mean it refers to Torah. Paul kept and observed Torah, never would speak against Torah. Yeshua/Jesus kept the Torah and would never speak against the Torah. He did on occasion take the Torah and intensify it teaching it. Like hate being murder in ones heart. Like looking at another in lust is equivalent to committing adultery in the heart. Not to mention on one of my verse examples He says “I did not come to abolish the Tanakh” (meaning Law “Torah” and Prophets— the Hebrew Bible or for us the Old Testament).

This should solidly explain how “Law” means “Torah and Instruction” of Father/God.

Ok, time for my opinion as to “why” the word “law” was chosen for all types of “law”. I believe that when making the Torah/Instructions of Father/God into “laws” or “commands” and calling the Original Covenant(s) “old” was a way to separate the “Christian” from the Hebrew/Jewish mindset. To distance them from keeping Gods Instructions and walking out His ways. This allowed man to take over and make it a religion instead of keeping faith. It allowed to change Holy Days (Leviticus 23) to Holidays (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc). It made Gods Instructions into cold commands which could be seen as bad. Giving them the term “Mosaic” or “Law of Moses” could make generations feel comfortable departing from them religiously. Who finds Gods Instructions abhorrent? In the pages of the “Satanic Bible” we see Satan represents indulgence and also every sin. So, Satan infiltrated the church and used men to deviate the Christian from the Bible. Many don’t study. They read if they do. I was once one of those people.

Also similarly just like the Jewish leaders deviated their people from the Renewed Covenant (NT) so they could also keep a tight grip on religious ways and traditions of man. This keeps their people from the truth of the Jewish Messiah/ Rabbi Yeshua/Teacher Jesus our savior.

I believe Satan caused the division over generations until we have denominational biases and each group rejects 1/2 of the true biblical faith.

Those like me (and most who read my work) fit into the middle ground like the earliest believers. Messianic Jews and Torah Observing Christians. We all walk out the “Way” (as Paul called it) of Messiah/Christ. We hold the truth of the Torah and walk in the Faith of Messiah/Christ. As Biblical Israel. Some Blood Born and others like me Grafted In. These are my thoughts as to why “Law” was primarily used.

Let’s move on to….

2.How Romans 11 says we are grafted into Israel.

If we look at the start of Romans 11 we see Shaul/Paul opening up our discussion.

“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

He starts with “Has God cast away His people? Certainly Not”. Then he says “I am an Israelite”. This confirms Israel is Gods chosen people. But just in case you doubt let me show you one of many places the Bible says this.

Father/God doesn’t say this about any other group of people by any other name. 12 Tribes make up Israel. Even though Israel and Judah separated they are still the National of Israel.

Let’s get back to Paul, who talks of Israel stumbling.

“I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Gentiles are now allowed to have salvation because the Blood Born Israel rejected Messiah/Christ.

“For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:16-18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We the Non-blood born lineage of Abraham, we Gentiles have been Grafted Into Israel. Paul didn’t convert to a new religion. He was a Hebrew/Jewish man. A Pharisee who studied under Gamliel of the Sanhedrin. Paul didn’t abandon His Faith in God or his walking in the Torah. No, but he did stop persecuting those Jews and Gentiles following Messiah/Christ. He ONLY converted to believing in Messiah/Christ. Didn’t trade religions.

Notice Paul says the root supports us, not the other way around. Those blood born of Abraham support us. This means we come to their faith in God, yet keep faith in His Son our Savior. How do I know his to be true?

“Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭14:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

But let’s keep reading Romans.

“You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:19-21‬ ‭NKJV

This is a powerful message. Father/God Grafted In us Gentiles and seeks to Graft back in those who should have believed in Yeshua/Jesus right away. But He can cut out even us off… if we fall into unbelief.

“Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

What is called “Goodness” in both parts of the Bible pertaining to Gods Ways?

“Be careful to obey all my commands, so that all will go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and pleasing to the Lord your God.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭12:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“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 God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
‭‭I John‬ ‭2:3-6‬ ‭NKJV

Keeping Torah/Instructions of God. That’s what’s good and pleasing. That’s called goodness. Righteousness on earth. Equally as seen above believing in His Son. Whom He sent to be our sacrifice. So that we may be able to be “Grafted Into His People”. Israel.

Remember the other verse I gave before.

“One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.””
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:49‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We Gentiles, followers of this Hebrew/Jewish Rabbi Yeshua/Teacher Jesus are the strangers living among the Native Born Israel. We are Grafted In. Adopted.

To the person who asked the questions on Instagram I hope this answers your questions. To everyone else may this Bless you too.

Shalom and God Bless.

My thoughts today (taken from my Facebook)

Today I’ve been meditating and reflecting on this scripture.

“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”” Revelation‬ ‭7:9-10‬ ‭

You might think “why that verse”?

To be honest, who the people are. I mean let’s look at it.

  1. All nations
  2. Tribes
  3. People’s
  4. Tongues/Languages

This means it’s not just people from one earthly nation. It’s not people from just one earthly tribe, it’s not just people who believe exactly how or exactly the same points like you do. It’s also not just people speaking English, or French, or German, or Italian, or Greek, or Hebrew, or Spanish, or Arabic, or Portuguese, or this language or that language…. (Not enough room to put all languages in but hope you get the point, sorry) but all ALL LANGUAGES.

People from every part of the world, speaking their own native tongues, from every background, and observing how they believe is right to Serve Father/God will be there. They are not arguing among themselves over who keeps Shabbat best, or who walks out the Torah best, or who keeps the Holy Days best. Nope, they are all there…. Present…. And praising in one loud multi languaged group the same praise…. and they all understand each other. Just like when the Holy Spirit came to the Disciples.

Think of this. Ponder this. It’s powerful.

Many believe scripture points also to a greater exodus. Just imagine taking on a hiking trip with millions and billions of folks who don’t keep and observe exactly like you or I do. Perhaps they have different beliefs on how to walk it out and don’t do it exactly like you or I do. Just think of what this means. We will not be (hopefully not anyway) bickering to be the best on the walk or in that great multitude. Knowing us, we probably will still be.

I’m aware the bickering will not end until Messiah/Christ returns. I am fully aware.

However just imagine the first steps the whole group takes in chaos to realizing at the end of the trip none of our ways will probably be 100 percent right. No matter how strongly we believed them to be.

We will be given the exact code of conduct as He wants it to be. Not how we think it should be. He will correct all of our beliefs on how to observe and what to do.

My brother or sister may call His name differently than I. May use a different Bible translation than I, may keep sabbath differently than I, may observe the Holy Days differently than I, may use a different language than I, may live in a different state or country than I, may have more or less discernment than I, may or may not struggle more than I, but when it comes to that time…..

None of those things will matter.

Praising Him, following Him, worshipping Him, that’s the only thing that will really matter.

We need to remember that we are brothers and sisters, with One Father. At some point we will all face Him for all we’ve done.

Brother and Sister, today ponder as I am what we will look like together. Can we all be humble enough to not try to run the show? That remains to be seen. Can we all admit we don’t know it all. That remains to be seen. Can we all admit someone knows more than I? That remains to be seen.

One thing is seen however. All our differences of opinion we hold so dear and solid now… will have some error and others can and will help us learn under what He says for them to teach others.

It’s not about us. It’s about Him.

It’s not about our Glory but His.

It’s not about who we think we are, but who He says we are.

Him….. not us.

I speak this to myself as much as yall. I’m just as human as you are.

Today let’s focus more on Him and less on ourselves. More on serving and less of being served. And more on the Kingdom and less of the world. We’re all created by Him. None of us is better than another. We all laugh, all cry, all bleed, all live and all will die (the first death anyway). Let’s love more and argue less.

I know at times I can be rebelish. Toward others, those I serve, myself and even Him. I know I don’t always represent Him the best I can. Don’t work for others as if working for Him. I don’t always have it all together, or have all the answers. Some days I fail, some days it’s hard to go and do anything. But here’s the thing,

This time now gets us ready for our place in the Kingdom to come later. If we can’t handle serving Him and following Him now…. Just imagine when His rules are our rules. Every Kingdom has them. Just saying. We already know what His will be. We have His Book.

Today let’s rejoice we are not alone and have brothers and sisters all over the world. Let’s understand what we have in common and Whom Chose Us to be in the “family”. Let’s be thankful for our brothers and sisters who perhaps don’t walk exactly like we do. Let’s pray for them always, help each other when we can and remember we are all different parts of the same body.

Shalom and God Bless

Michael at Biblically Grafted In

Moses’s Law, Old Covenant, or… Instructions of God to His Chosen People…..

One of the things that convicted me deeply when I first heard the Torah/Instructions of Father/God to His Chosen People had not been done away with, and I learned that the “Law”, “Commands” represented (Father/Gods INSTRUCTIONS) I had been arguing against it with “the law has been fulfilled” (meaning it was no longer valid to believers today) and was met with this challenge. I did a word study on “Law” and “Torah”. Once I saw that the Torah was given to Gods chosen people and saw I was grafted in, I tried out my past argument. “Gods Instructions to His chosen people don’t apply to me”. This cut me to the core. I wanted to be in His Chosen People. I wanted Fathers/Gods Instructions and since I love Him I want to walk in His Ways. Now some odd six years walking out His ways I, when I see folks arguing passionately against the Instructions of God, I point out what they are really saying by showing them the word study. Then asking them to state with the same passion “Gods Instructions to His Chosen People are not for me”, or “I love God I just don’t have to do what He Instructs His Chosen People”. 99% of the time I see the conviction I once felt when discovering Gods Instructions are for His Chosen Nation of which Romans 11 says we are Grafted Into. Praise Father for Instructing me each day, through His Torah and Whole Bible. May He waken those who deny His Word, regardless if they deny the front of back of the book. May He wake those lost in tradition and those deceived from whole bible beliefs in accord with His Will. May those who deny His Instructions come daily to grasp they too are Grace. They lead us to a right life on earth, and help us make ready for His Kingdom. May those saying it’s abhorrent come in love to accept His Ways, and Love Him enough to follow His Son and His Instructions. Shalom and God Bless.

His will be done. (From my Instagram)

In my prayers I always ask for what is needed or what I desire the outcome for whom I am praying for to be. But just before im done, I always add something like “but Father most importantly I want your will do be done in all things in my life”. We have to remember He sees everything in the whole picture. Sometimes His Will…. May just be a “no” to your prayer. We have to remember in those times He will use it for Good in a way we may not be able to understand until later or ever. In some of His “No’s” to me I’ve grown way more than I ever guessed possible. So it was used for good. His good. Today I know what I want more than anything. However I want more whatever His Will is for me. I think as we ask our King, we need to also remember His ways are better than ours. Sometimes for refinement we have to hear a “no” and sometimes a “no” today can be a blessing tomorrow or weeks months and years later. We don’t know everything the way Father/God does. All we can do is trust Him, and rejoice in the “yes”, and walk through the “no”, knowing He is in control and what He wants for us is always better than our own thoughts and desires.

Today (as every day) I’m trusting in His Will.

Father, may your will be done in my life at all times and for all things. I trust you know better than I. You know what I need, and what will grow this tiny plant in rough soil best. May your will be done. Amen

The Ten Commandments are part of Torah

From my Instagram and Facebook

This morning I was taking with a Christian Friend who explains he doesn’t follow the Torah but keeps the Ten Commandments. So for those who are new or Incase any Christian was wondering…. The Torah is the ENTIRE first five books of our bibles. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The thing is yes, the Instructions of Father/God include His Commands (Law) but everything in those five books is called Torah. This includes where Father/God handed down to Moshe/Moses the Ten Commandments. That list of found in two separate books. So saying “I don’t keep Torah, but keep the Ten Commandments” is in reality saying “I don’t keep Torah, but keep Ten of its Commandments”. It doesn’t make much sense. Not to mention picking only 9 of the Ten, or changing one from the biblical seventh day to the Roman first day is a problem. We cannot add or subtract or change what’s written in our bibles. So, to the brother or sister CHRISTIAN I hope this helps clarify. Torah is Fathers/Gods instruction to His People Israel on how to live. It’s a blessing not a curse. Those of us who follow the Whole Bible do so because of Christs Sacrifice, not to gain favor. It’s a love thing. It’s a heart thing. It’s a fear of God thing. Is a desire to follow Him closer thing. Shalom and God Bless. #10Commandmensaretorah #tencommandments #torah #biblical #biblicaltruth #messianic #torahkeepers #wholebiblebeliever

The question is NOT which day to worship

I’ve been watching a growing debate for many a year now. Sabbath vs Sunday. I’ve seen men declare Sunday as the “Christian Sabbath” and redefine what rest can look like. Both sides arguing passionately for their day. The problem is we need to ask the right questions. Especially in a culture waring society. I want to purpose this investigation to you.

Is the question “which day should I worship Father/God”?

Now I’ve seen many people arguing with Sabbath Keepers that Sunday is the day to Worship Father/God. Yet also the same stance from Sabbath Keepers just about Sabbath instead of Sunday.

Again, Is the question “which day should I worship Father/God”?

To find this answer out we must define the Sabbath by the Holy Bible. Not church doctrine or what your pastor says. Not what the pope says. We need to see what Father/God ACTUALLY says in the Holy Bible.

First what is…… the Sabbath?

Open your Bibles and actually read the texts. I’ll put it here for you, but I want you to go back and read for yourself in “your” Bible too. Don’t just take my word for it.

The BIBLICAL definition of the Sabbath….

“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭NKJV

On the “seventh” day Father/God RESTED from HIS work of CREATION!!!! This seems to be something. GOD Blessed and Sanctified the day HE chose…. To worship himself? NO!!!! To what then? To REST.

He CHOSE the “seventh” day and blessed and set it apart because He RESTED on the Seventh Day. Far too many arguments could be avoided if we just asked these questions.

What then was the Commandment that Father/God GAVE to Moshe/Moses regarding the Sabbath?

This is from the first five books of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. What is known as the Torah. Fathers/Gods Instructions to His People.

“‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭5:12-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Now this very passage comes from the actual TEN COMMANDMENTS of which Christianity says it follows, yet omits this one commandment. Thus “Christianity” keeps nine not Ten Commandments. Who’s commandments are they? Moses’s perhaps as we’ve been taught?

NO!!!! let’s see the start of the last passage once more.

“‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God”…..

Father/God Commanded Moses to command the Israelites to KEEP THE SABBATH. His Sabbath. Not a Jewish Sabbath or a Christian Sabbath….. but to KEEP HIS SABBATH!!!!

For years Christianity has been decrying the Sabbath as Jewish. However God claims the Sabbath as HIS OWN!!!! Not a religious choice.

With this said we can consistently see two points. 1. The Sabbath is Gods not man’s. And just as important is 2. Gods Sabbath is not… NOT about worship but REST FROM WORKS.

There are around 100 plus verses which point this out. I will NOT list them all here. You must search out those verses. Like I and so many others had to.

Now let’s recap once again what’s the purpose of Sabbath? Rest.

Who’s Sabbath is it? Gods

Once we establish this fact go read Romans 11 for the issue of to what we are grated into. I’ll give you a clue… it’s NOT Judaism (technically) or Christianity. it’s being Grafted Into a Nation not a religion. (See my posts on Grafted In)

So just HOW did this turn into a when to worship debate instead of a when to rest debate? How about when both religions started exercising religious preferences.

Yeshua/Jesus was a Jew and also called a Rabbi. So He practiced the Jewish Traditions of the First Century. We know He went to Synagogue (not churches) and He kept the Leviticus 23 Festivals of God not man’s holidays of today. Most of which ours have pagan origins. This is not that post. But you can work to disprove what I’m saying however will only prove what I’ve said if you study.

The thing is going to a synagogue or a church is the religious requirements of both religions. We know Yeshua/Jesus attended synagogues and even as a guest rabbi was permitted to read from their scriptures several times over. He walked that out. One example is…

“So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭4:16-22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

You might be saying ok, I get that Yeshua/Jesus kept the traditions of the Jews in the First Century. How did we get to the debate we have now?

I would submit to you that if REST is the whole point of Sabbath NOT worship we might do well to focus on that main point in these types of discussions. If I was asked to pick the scripture supporting worship on the first day of the week, I would have offered up Acts. Most “Sunday Keepers” choose this passage when arguing against Sabbath Keeping.

“Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭20:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

There are a few mentions about the First Day of the week. Yes, same as other days too. However Sabbath has many many many mentions. But go back and read the passage.

“Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭20:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Where is the actual command to Keep Sunday? Where does it say, “Paul as was his custom“ in that sentence? The truth is they met every day of the week for fellowship typically breaking bread. To say there is a command found in a witness statement is simply illogical. This is a mere observation NOT a command and certainly not a command from God. What would Paul say to us using his words to go against Gods ways?

“For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭3:4-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I think we have his answer.

Friends what we do have is in the Ten Commandments which is found in Torah (1st five books of the Bible) it’s also easy to see it’s a command by God through Moses.

“‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭5:12-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Ok ok hold on. Let’s get back to our original point here. If the Sabbath is a Holy Day we are to rest on, because Father/God rested on it. How did we track into this argument today about which day to worship on?

ROMAN CATHOLICISM that’s the answer. Roman (Greek) Catholicism (Religion) is exactly how this was done.

Like it or hate it the modern Christian church took its cues from Rome and the Papacy on how to walk out their version of faith. I’m not here to hate on catholics or the church, but try to point out our error in man taking over Gods ways and distorting them.

If you’re objecting to me right now, search the Bible and give me a chapter and verse in which God or Christ says “follow the Roman Church I give them the power to change everything”. The truth is…. There is no transfer of power. After Messiah Yeshua/Christ Jesus ascended we were supposed to keep His commandments and walk as He walked. However we failed and man took over making changes where they saw fit. You and I will always have error but God and Christ will never.

I will show just one example from Rome which they proudly boast.

In their own Catechism they state boldly FIRST the truth of the Sabbath. It sounds like they are on the right track as they explain the Sabbath is Father/Gods and should be kept. However, then the “Change” comes into play.

Ok, so here we have the Church of Rome declaring Sunday to be the “new day” of “Christian Observation”. Notice they claim because JESUS rose from the dead there was a change which is caused by Christ? The problem I have with this is that NO WHERE does Messiah/Christ ever once say a single thing about that change. It’s not found in the Holy Bible. NO WHERE does God every mention a change. Not one single time.

What I do see is man making a direct change and departure from what scripture actually says despite lots of warnings not to depart.

““When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭12:29-32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Since there is no direct commandment by the Father or Son to change, we have to ask does He just change without saying anything?

““For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.”
‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So the Father NEVER changes. What about the Son?

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Nope no change there either.

We might ask where does this come from? The answer is HaSatan (Satan) and the same line he gave Eve. “Did God REALLY say”…..

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:1-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The statement “has God Said” or “did God really say” has been on the lips of man ever since. When man searches scripture about an answer many are trained only to look at the New Testament/Renewed Covenant. They tend to only seek also from a point to prove what they think. (Before you debate over this) keep in mind as “Christians” we all have done that. More than once. Even I used to think that way.

It’s only when we ask “what is written in the whole Bible” and read it without bias or opinion that we can get what’s written. If it’s literal and a commandment (I believe your speculation is not needed). However if it’s a parable (you need to find that meaning to understand it) and so on. A commandment is never a parable. Neither the 316 ish or the 10 are speculative. They are commands on how to live a right life on earth. Which helps you for when we are all judged. A commandment doesn’t care how you feel about it. It simply tells you to do or avoid something. What’s funny is man says “that’s outdated” or “Jesus kept them so I don’t have to” or “those commands are abhorrent”. We might ask, “where is the chapter and verse where God or Christ tells us these statements”?

If we are really honest and investigate the answer is………

He NEVER changes and thus those opinions clash with the Word of God. Besides getting a “believer” to disbelieve or not read the Holy Bible, HaSatan/Satan has done one better. He has taken some religious leaders and caused them to voice his opinions over the Written Word of God. How do I know?

Research

In a book called “The Satanic Bible”, by Anton LaVey we have Satan standing against the commandments calling them a burden. Also Satan is represented as the “God of Indulgence”. This should really make us think about what we say when we stand against Gods Instructions/Commands.

Let’s look at page 11 of that book of what satans people believe. While doing so, ask yourself what it looks like of whom says the commandments of God are abhorrent.

  1. Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!
  2. Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
  3. Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
  4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted
    on ingrates!
  5. Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek!
  6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for
    psychic vampires!
  7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more
    often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development”, has become the most vicious animal of all!
  8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
  9. Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!

Basically by this alone we see that HaSatan/Satan spread the lie that the Commands are voided or down away with. We even see Yeshua/Jesus saying He didn’t void them.

““Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” Matthew‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

What’s the definition of “sin” according to the satanic bible? Satan represents himself as sin. Why? Because they lead to personal satisfaction.

What’s the Biblical Definition of sin?

“Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:4‬ ‭NLT

And…

“And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments. If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:3-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I think that before one declares Gods Instructions as abhorrent one should see who is behind it, God/Christ or The Devil.

Just in case you want to debate me let’s see if Yeshua/Jesus clarifies if He came to abolish the “law” (commands or instructions of His Father)

“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:18-20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

If your premise is “Jesus did it so I don’t have to” then I can answer that too with His Words.

““If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:15-17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So there you have it. Let’s again revisit the whole crux of what exactly the Sabbath/Seventh Day is about….

“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭NKJV

“‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭5:12-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Sabbath Is about REST. Always has been and forever will be. REST!!!

Worship on the other hand should be every day. Not just one day a week in a group. So let’s finish this post out.

Based upon the Holy Bible, the Sabbath is about REST.

We should worship every day.

My personal thought.

I have no problem with Sunday Worship, as long as people are RESTING ON THE SABBATH as we are actually and biblically commanded. It is when one opts to replace the Sabbath of God, commanded by Him with the day of the sun “Sunday” that is actually a sin biblically defined.

In the end only you can decide if you want to follow God and Christ through the Whole Bible. Or man who is following the whispering of the devil. For me I’d rather keep a commandment instead of being guilty of a sin. I’d rather follow God and Christ via the Holy Bible instead of Satan and man. Only you can decide who or what to believe. Whom to follow. Sin or Salvation. The Kingdom of God or the Lake of Fire. What you do and whom you follow has direct impact on the day of judgement. I pray you choose wisely. All I can do is point out the truth.

In the end we are called to worship in Spirit and Truth. The Holy Spirit will Never clash with the Truth of the Whole Bible.

The question is will you?

Shalom and God Bless