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Man certainly has put their own interpretations on the Word of YHVH. Lets take a look at how scripture defines His Torah (instructions/Law).
1. The Law blesses (obey) and curses (disobey)
D’varim (Deuteronomy 11:26-27) ~ See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse — 27 the blessing, if you listen to the mitzvot of YHVH your Elohim that I am giving you today;
Psalm 112:1 ~ How happy is anyone who fears YHVH, who greatly delights in his mitzvot.
Psalm 119:1-2 ~ How happy are those whose way of life is blameless, who live by the Torah of YHVH! How happy are those who observe his instruction, who seek him wholeheartedly!
Psalm 128:1 ~ How happy is everyone who fears YHVH, who lives by his ways.
Yohanan (John) 6 we read about the crowds that gathered to hear Y’shua’s words. The Judeans in the mix grumbled against Y’shua who proclaimed, “I am the bread which has come down from heaven”. (6:41)
Y’shua goes on to say, “Stop grumbling to each other! 44 No one can come to me unless the Father — the One who sent me — draws him. And I will raise him up on the Last Day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘They will all be taught by YHVH.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God — he has seen the Father. 47 Yes, indeed! I tell you, whoever trusts has eternal life: 48 I am the bread which is life. 49 Your fathers ate the man in the desert; they died. 50 But the bread that comes down from heaven is such that a person may eat it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that has come down from heaven; if anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. Furthermore, the bread that I will give is my own flesh; and I will give it for the life of the world”.
First, let me be 100% clear on the intention of this post. Though it may offend some, my hope is that it will honestly inspire you to look deeper into your beliefs. Please realize that it is my goal to walk in the Torah as we are instructed, “You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deut. 6:7.
Over the last few years, my family and I have been on a journey to be Torah-observant. What does that mean, exactly? Walking in the footsteps of the Word made flesh, our Messiah. But, that’s “Jesus”, isn’t it? As I understood it to be growing up in a Christian home, yes. Jesus is the son of God. He is the foretold Messiah. In our journey, we began to turn back to the Hebrew mindset, versus the Greek mindset. After all, the Scriptures were written in Hebrew (even early manuscripts that are found to be translated to Greek) for the Hebrews.