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I recently received a comment on Facebook about my postings related to Torah.
Here’s an excerpt from my friend’s reply:
“My Savior was Jewish, I am not. My Savior taught that the most important thing to do was to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. I’m concerned I don’t see any mention of this type of love in your postings. I would encourage you to take time to carefully read the book of Galatians. If you choose to be live by the law you will be judged by it…”
This is a reasonable and understandable response. – I get it, and I know where they are coming from…
It’s my hope that the response below will help all those seeking truth in these confusing matters:
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.
The typical answer for how we love God is through worship, prayer and a daily quite time. This is what I was always taught growing up and I do still agree with this statement, but there is another vital part missing that is all to often over looked in the Christian community. As part of our common practice, let’s let scripture define scripture as commentary is truly seldom needed.
GOD’s Love For Us:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
~ Romans 5:8
OUR Love For God:
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (3) In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome
~ 1 John 5:2-3
Moshe (Moses) said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. Stand still, and see the SALVATION(H3444) of YHWH, which he will work for you today: for the Mitzrim (Egyptians) whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again.
I saw this Scripture in a different light then I had before. I started looking at other references to the word Salvation (as the word H3444) in the Tanakh (OT). Here are some of those:
“God is not a human who lies or a mortal who changes his mind. When he says something, he will do it; when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it. Numbers 23:19
So if this is true than Yeshua cannot say something different then what it says in Torah because that would be going against YHWH the Father. If Yeshua went against the Torah in any way, He could not be the Saviour.
This is a study of the Year of the favor of YHWH, or as some know it, the acceptable year of the Lord … from the KJV.
1 The Spirit of YHWH ELOHIM is upon me, because YHWH has anointed me to announce good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim freedom to the captives, to let out into light those bound in the dark;