3 January 2011 (Shanee/Matzah)|
Day #293, 5934 AM
You Forgot Yah's Law!
So Had the Children of Israel Before You
It is astonishing how much misinformation there is not only in the world in general but especially amongst Bible-believing evangelical Christians whom you would have thought would have known better. But believers tend to uncritically accept anything and everything their pastors and priests teach them from generation to generation. And, it would seem, the longer something gets encrusted with age, the more believable it seems to become in the minds of most.
One of the myths believed by orthodox Christians is that God's Law or Torah was introduced for the first time by Moses and then repealed by Christ. Now, we are told, we are the children of Abraham (Gal.3:7) and live by a much simpler faith. The idea that the Law or Torah predated Moses is regarded as nonsense. And yet it did. It may not have been systematically recorded as it was by Moses but there is not the slightest doubt that it was in existence and was observed by the Patriarchs.
As early as Genesis 7 we learn that Yahweh's dietary or kashrut laws were in existence. How do we know? Because Yahweh told Moses to ensure that there were both "clean" and "unclean" animals on the ark:
Why was Noah told to take 3½ times as many clean animals as unclean? Because that's what they would be eating on the journey and, presumably, after it.
"You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female" (Gen.7:2, NKJV - also see v.8)
A couple of chaptes later Yahweh tells Noah that he must not eat the blood of any animal:
Both of these laws were reaffirmed by Yahweh to Moses - when Yahweh told the children of Israel to only eat clean food and to drain the blood from clean meat, this was not something new. The nation was being reminded to do as the Patriarchs had been commanded to do before them. And, incidentally, this verse alone exposes the lie of the 'Noahide Laws' invented by the Talmudic Jews for the 'Gentiles' as these Torah rules were universal.
"But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood" (Gen.9:4, NKJV).
Is there evidence that more Torah existed before Moses was given it again at Mt.Sinai? Definitely. We know that the Law of Capital Punishment was mandated for murder because of what Yahweh said to Noah:
This was long before Yahweh reaffirmed to Moses:
"Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of Elohim (God) He made man" (Gen.9:6, NKJV).
Indeed, was Moses not passing judgments based on Yahweh's Laws even before he received them again on Mt.Sinai? We know he was!
"You shall not murder" (Ex.20:13, NKJV).
So do you think Moses was taken by surprise when Yahweh gave Him the written Torah? Indeed, Moses' father-in-law, Jethro, who was a Midianite, said:
"When they have a difficulty, they come to me, and I judge between one and another; and I make known the statutes (chukkim) of Elohim (God) and His laws (Torot)" (Ex.18:16, NKJV).
So this Midianite already knew the Torah too! Still don't believe me? Let's see what else they already knew before Moses reminded Israel of Yahweh's Laws.
"And you (Moses) shall teach them (the children of Israel) the statutes (chukkim) and the laws (torot), and show them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do" (Ex.18:20, NKJV).
In fact, the Patriarchs knew what was required of them so that they could walk in perfection before Yahweh. How can you walk perfectly before El Elyon, the Most High, if you don't know His laws?
- 1. They already knew the Sabbath Law (Gen.2:3; Ex.16:23);
- 2. They already knew that adultery was forbidden (Ex.12:18);
- 3. They already knew there were laws against sexual immorality/licentiousness (Ex.18:20);
- 4. They already knew that fornication was forbidden (Ex.34:7);
- 5. They already knew all about the rights of the firstborn (Ex.25:33);
- 6. They already knew about the law of Levirate Marriage (Ex.25:3-10);
- 7. They already knew about the law of Tithing (Ex.28:22);
- 8. They already knew about the law of Dowry (Ex.34:12);
- 9. They already knew about the law of Ceremonial Cleansing (Ex.35:2);
- 10. They already knew about a number of laws governing animal sacrifice (Gen.4:4; 15:9; 22:2-3,13).
This was the exact same commandment that Yah'shua (Jesus) gave to His talmidim or disciples - and therefore to us:
"When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am El Shaddai (Almighty God); walk before Me and be blameless (perfect)" (Gen.17:1, NKJV).
Abraham, moreover, was obedient, and we are told in what he was obedient:
"Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect" (Matt.5:48, NKJV).
There you have it in black and white: Abraham was doing all the children of Israel - his descendants - would be commanded to do at Mt.Sinai by Moses when they were reminded of what they had forgotten to do during their long exile in Egypt.
"Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments (mitzvot), My statutes (chukkim), and My laws (torot - plural of Torah)" (Gen.26:5, NKJV).
'You mean, Abraham and the Patriarchs were even observing the seven annual festivals?' Yes, and more:
Really, this is common sense when you think about it.
- 11. They already knew about observing Pesach (Passover) and Chag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread) because it is described as "an everlasting law" (Ex.12:43-48);
- 12. They already knew that there was one Torah for everyone (Ex.12:4,9);
You can only be condemned of sin if you know what sin is. And you can only know what sin is if you have already been given Laws by Yahweh telling you what sin is and not to do them! If there was no Torah before Moses then there was no sin before Moses either, and the people of the patriarchal era could not have been punished for doing anything 'wrong'...which is patent nonsense (just think about Sodom and Gemorah).
"Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness (Torahlessness), and sin is lawlessness (Torahlessness)" (1 John 3:4. NKJV).
Not only has Torah been with us from the very beginning - since Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden - but it is very clear from Scripture that Torah is still with us and that it will be with us until the very end of time (Mt.5:17-20; 1 Jn.2:3-4; 3:4,24; Rev.12:17; 14:12). Search the Scriptures and you will see that it is so.
Without Torah no man can be declared either righteous or sinful and yet Abraham was declared "righteous" (Dt.6:25), as was Noah.
When the nation of Israel assembled at the foot of Mt.Sinai to receive the Torah or Law they were not receiving it for the first time. Rather, they were receiving back a pre-existant Law which was reiterated to them and they were entering into a fresh covenant to obey it (see Shavu'ot). They were having it restored to them only because they had lost it before.
Sadly, Christians seem to have lost it too. They is why we are reminding them of it!
Comments from Readers
"Yahushua whom fully spoke and performs even as the Word of Father YHWH, always witnesses of His perfection of Torah/law, the Truth of the Spirit of Life given of the Blood, which in greater understanding we know the Author, His Heart existed even the Beginning of the Creation. He put that Book even in the Heavens before Adam and eventually had Moses write down the Torah and over time along came the written witness of the Prophets and rest of the scriptures even to the Revelation, telling of Yahushua the whole point of it all, where the simplicity holds true from the beginning to the end, are the basics of man reveling in sin, and the means for man having remission of sin. In this battle we are in, we get hit on many sides. The 'pagans' think their stories pre-date Yahushua and we have a 'pagan' story of our salvation. Though they believe lies thinking they are 'older' than Yahushua to say, and have fables made up of lies of the same original book declared in the signs of the Heavens older than any fable. The fables are based on the truth just as every lie as iniquity, is based upon or a result of the truth. Yahushua had the first word and He will have the last word. It is amazing to me that so many cannot fathom what it means to Delight In the Torah/'law' of the Inward Man as Paul wrote in Romans 7:22, we Knowing He is Alive His Heart within put into full effect forever that Foundation the Rock of True Love, Mercy Reconciliation, and all fruits given of the Holy Spirit of Truth our Father even our Daily Bread. Get some of that Power and man I would rather do nothing else than Delight Delight Delight in that kind of Torah/'law' Alive, the Master Himself is so so good...!! Would that All never deny whom He is and Let Him show His Interpretation of All Scriptures as He spoke to the two on the road in Luke 24. A severity of Heart that others bind together in the Powerful OIL for Bright Burning of the Menorah because the Desolation is coming to it's fullness and a horror to have exposure to it in seeing the total desolation of the desolate whom are blind and even opposing their own Being/Existence, as well oppose any whom truly do have Eternal Life within and will cause penalty of death for not submitting to them. Even the Private Torah Interpretation of the desolation, those who deny Yahushua, think He was a 'pagan' fable just like the stories of 'deity' that arose in many civilizations of the past and even still having root today in the 'star' and the 'ow'el'... So popular are those even we would be agahst at discovery those things are in every nation of significance and being practiced by politicians and multitudes of the 'elite'... and even many popular religious preachers/prophets of this day. Wolves in sheeps clothing, even those calling down fire in the sight of men... Today a good message Lev, to seek what I would call the Yahushua Interpretation of Torah/law and all scriptures where He will show what Great Things He has done, is doing and will do for His People of His Eternal Covenant, literally those of His Body being made so by confession of mouth of Yahushua our salvation the Baptizer of Power of His water and His fire! Burning and overcoming the world Doing What He Said, His Interpretation where the Foundation Has Been Laid, "It Is Finished"!!! So having some sadness today in one sense that so many refuse Yahushua on His Terms have made a pet rock of Him or have not acknowledged Him in any way either of those whom have a lifetime of Torah study and practice of forms of Torahfulness or even those of any scriptures a form of godliness wherein there is no Power for remission of sin. From the Battle today even in responses to the truth... The desolation is so horrible to see, that some of the words of Paul come to mind now even of his dealings with those whom would be brothers eternal if they would just dare to answer yes to the one calling for them to hear the truth, the good news of Yahushua! That part of the curse coming upon the whole world by the anti-messiah spirit is real and progressing in total rage at the truth of Life. May we all stay in the Power of Life and be prepared well. There are so many brothers and sisters having a casual relationship with our savior or are bearing false witness of Him by not finding His perfection of righteousness only possible by Torah/law becoming 'full effect' in His Life, and sadly prepared to stand up on their own against such as is coming our way... where the private interpretations we see even the warning of in scriptures such as Galatians is the issue we face against the desolation. Though we also know what our Father has declared about relying on any other than His Supreme Authority as our way of life, our very being, to hold on to for dear life. As He is no respecter of persons so will we all find out if we do not fully understand, we Must Be Doing What He Said to Do, the Heart of His Message, even in many red letter Interpretations we have of what our savior spoke. Even putting off allegiance to worldly nations even the facade where none are separate from the final 'beast' and they will reveal themselves to the world. So close, so dire is this day to warn. To know for sure that In Father YHWH our Yahushua we know we are living, and moving and having our being, 24 x 7!! Maybe to format some of the conversations for a warning... would shock the socks off of some who have not a clue to where the battle is... though maybe better to get exposed one on one if we prepare with our King to fight in that battle today... and finding that 'desolation' is rampant in many religions, even in 'torah keeper' or 'hebraic roots' groups... anti-missionaries are producing a desolate crop of those who love forms of godliness or 'Torahfullness'... and even oppose the truth of Yahushua and the Power of His Life! Though that same desolation is in all religions and the infiltrators are taking their toll in individual lives within churches and other means the world over as well with specific target being the true born again of Heart of the Eternal Covenant. How important to get some roots going and some Interest made on the Talent of Salvation!" (RDR, USA, 4 January 2011)