YHVH’S WORD: Which scripture statements should we live by?
I find it fascinating what the world has done to the concept of understanding scriptures; and this includes what the professing church has done. Yeshua (Jesus) instructed us not to call anyone on earth your Father, in a religious sense. Catholics and some Protestants alike, find a way around that. He said don’t be called Rabbi and yet some messianic can explain why it is ok. Don’t even think I come to destroy the law or prophets, Jesus said, yet there are people who will explain that he fulfilled them so, now they are no longer. I could show here where most of the doctrines of the Bible have been undermined by the very people who should be keeping instruction and presenting them faithfully. But then, that is not exactly what this article is about. It asks the question, how seriously should we take every word in scripture? Jews took every word under the old agreement so seriously that they did not understand allegories; like how the killing of the lamb every year made several statements: 1. You are a sinner. 2. You need to find something perfect to pay for your sin. 3. The wages of sin is death. 4. The fact it had to be done often meant that it could not settle the matter, because a remembrance of sin was made often and yearly. Now professing Christians think they can allegorize almost every thing, even where there are no allegories intended. They can do this because many think God chucked his words of past generations. Therefore many denominations just pick out the part they say is still of concern by YHVH (God). Let’s see exactly how we should treat everything written.
In Matthew 4th chapter, Jesus tells Satan what God desires from all humans, “4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
Which words was that again? “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
Which Scriptures was that again? All. When Paul wrote these words, what they had as scriptures was what we call the Old Testament and maybe a few letters that he and some of the other Apostles had began writing to churches, explaining those scriptures. Read it for your self, for once. Every time they sought to prove a point, they did so from what we call the Old Testament. Even pagan man knows you cannot prove something from a law that has been rejected, made void or is no longer binding. To fulfill a law is not to break it or do away with it. Go to court and tell the judge that you obeyed the law yesterday and did not run a red light, but now that you fulfilled that law, you are free to break it. I don't reccommend it, but if you do, please let me know how it goes..
In Matthew 5:17 -20 Jesus settles this matter of what instructions (law) you have to continue to love. “17 ¶ Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Now some uninformed individual, preacher, priest or Pope may say, Oh that was before his death burial and resurrection. So he does not mean it for Christians. Let’s see. Look at each point. Who is he telling not to think he come to do away with the law or prophets? Every one; Don’t let it come into you mind. (2) He come to fulfill the things written in the law. One of those predictions was that he would put that same law in hearts and minds. (3)Then he says heaven and earth would pass away before any Jot or tittle (Dotting of and “I” or crossing of a “T” could pass from the law. There will not even be a change in the punctuation in the law and prophets. No wonder the Apostle Paul and the early Christians were attentive to the law and prophets to prove their points. Other wise they would be near worthless, because you could not tell what was expected of you. But Jesus went even further. (4) The 19th verse says that whosoever, shall break one of the least of the commandments and teach others that it is ok to ignore them too, shall be least (if they make it) in the Kingdom. This could only happen under the New Covenant because the old law covenant call for you to earn salvation by performing all things perfectly. (5) Yeshua (Jesus) also continued on to say that if anyone do and teach them, he would be considered great in the Kingdom. Now Many Christians think God sent Christ so that we can get away with more than the Sadducees and Pharisees. Does that even make sense when you consider that Jesus called many of them vipers? (6) Verse 20 goes on to say that you have to be MORE righteous than they. Why? Because we are suppose to have God's Spirit. This is the same Spirit by which God garnished the heavens and earth. We always have the power to overcome. Always! This is not true of those that have a form of Godliness and deny the power of that of it.
A person in business or any sort of operation who speaking about the rules and tell you what not to think; exactly what he is talking about; who all it includes; how long what he is saying will stand and the fact that those rules must be even kept better than in the pass, CANNOT be doing away with it. In fact he makes that impossible by his choice of language, words and phrases.
Many think that the Apostle Paul showed the way against living by every word of God; so that a man no longer need to love by ever word of God. Wow! What a belief. I will tell you something that you can check out. The Apostle Paul, more than any other Apostle, showed how Jesus did every thing lawfully. If he had not, he would have done things unlawfully, meaning that he was NOT the Messiah. So as above, Jesus left no opportunity of mistake about the law and prophets, to an honest mind. So if Paul showed how Jesus did things legally and you are taught NOT to consider legality, then you can NEVER understand what Paul is talking about. Suffice it for me to say this about Paul. He taught you are not under the law in the flesh, because if one died for all then all is legally dead. A legally dead thing cannot be held by Law. He is dead and does not have life. At the same time, he taught that God was forming that law in the minds and hearts of compliant individuals and so God was actually ESTABLISHING his law so that it will be performed by those with his Spirit. Look at the proof of this.