Something new I noticed

Warning, this was a brain dump, so it became a teaching as I walked towards the bottom. Enjoy.

When I’m not fasting, I don’t seem to be inspired, or energized to write so much, or look into things.

So now I have a definite decision to make, live like a devout Messianic Christian, a Christian who recognizes Yeshua HaMesiach (Jesus Christ) as being Jewish, and learning the Jewish principles more,

One of the key principles comes in two flavors.

  1. Filling yourself with such Adonai’s wisedom, that there is less room for your sinful life. You will just naturally fulfill the nature of the Commandments and Laws of the Torah. Well, at least the ones written to you. There are laws written to the Levites that are not followed by others, as there are laws written to women that are not fulfilled by men, and most. As such there is a limit of expectations built in.
  2. Emptying yourself of everything though ritualistic negative activities. That is focus on things that you shouldn’t do, or don’t do, rather than filling yourself with what has been done for you. Most of the laws have been treated as this, the withholding. However, in light of what Yeshua taught, and of the prevelance of forgiveness in the Torah and Talmud, it is evident that forgiveness is easy. It is the heart of the forgiven that seems to be difficult to correct.

So I see the Torah as warnings, and signs like “Do not trespass.”, and “Keep your eyes open when your strength and wisdom may be needed.” Yeshua even pointed out that forgiveness for sin is easy, but the renewed mind is very difficult.

Remember the eye of the needle parable? Why is it so hard for a wealthy man to enter the kingdom of God? It is just as difficult as it is for a camel to pass through a sewing needle. The reason is that it is the person’s reliance on himself. Did he die for his sins? If he did, he’d still be dead. Was he the one who created everything, including the universe? If so, then he isn’t a man, but God. Does he have the authority to forgive sins against God, and his sovereignty? Only if that man is Yeshua. There is a reason that Yeshua is both the son of man and the son of God.

Should a wealthy man give away all of his wealth today? No. God will put men into seats of power and authority, inspire and drive their hearts for His purpose. One of those purposes is to take care of His kingdom, and those who live there. The other is to burn away the chaff, to tear down the weakness found in man, that those who renew their minds, may find God because there is nothing left in the way.

Then is God doing or promoting evil? Where is His justice? There is an angel, one who is a messenger of God, who saw God’s plan and decided to have God’s children, man, worship him as the god. His name means the adversary and the accuser. His goal is to put a large schism between man and God. He accuses the individual in God’s presence, to bury the man in sin. He accuses God in man’s presence to have man turn his back from God.

In English, we call this angel The Devil, Satan, The Deceiver, and by his original name Lucifer. I suggest you stop using that name for him because that name is a description, the bright and morning star. That name belongs to Yeshua now, for he is the bright light that brings us back to Adonai Elohim.

Going back to the wealthy man. If he is focused on Christ, a full emersion into His word, then we will find that he, by his new nature, is growing into fulfilling the laws of the Torah. It becomes his nature. But not just the wealthy man, everyone who submersed themselves into what Adonai has done for them. This is the core of Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Notice the duality of that verse, stop doing things by this world’s standard, and start doing things according to the renewed mind.

Or How about 2 Corinthians 10:5, “We are destroying arguments and all arrogance raised against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,”. Again, look at that duality.

If you don’t know what to destroy, then what do you know about obedience? Fortunately, Yeshua told us we would get a helper, that is, in the Greek, Pneuma Hagion, or in the Hebrew, Ruach HaKodesh. It is the holy spirit of God that is now our teacher, and His Word, because Yeshua declared not one jot or tittle would be removed from the law – Mathew 5:18, “Yeshua said that until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter (Jot or Yod), not the least stroke of a pen (tittle which changes a Kaf to a Mem, or a He to a Chet) would be removed.”

I do not have a record of Heaven and Earth vanishing yet. However, I do have several records of Yeshua forgiving sins, frequently. I also have a record of Paul calling the followers of Christ the body of Christ, where the head presides in the heavenly places. I also have a record of Paul pointing out that sin is not held against us who are in Christ. And lastly, I have a record of Paul pointing out that nothing in this world can separate us from the Love of God.

What do these things mean for the law? Simple, this establishes the law. It means that the law is what it always has been for us. Guide rails on the sides to act as signs to stay on the path, along with as a teacher, but one who only knows the ruler instructions on one’s knuckles. But it is also a teacher of the coming hope. Not the one that is seen, but the one that isn’t seen. There is a reason that Isaiah is still a critical prophet to those of us in Christ.

Some terms to remember:

  • Adonai – is the posessive form of Adone, which means Lord. Adonai means My Lord. Common Hebrew.
  • Elohim – Highest of the high. Mount Everest, when talking about mountains, would be the Elohim of mountains, but not the Elohim of all things.
  • Yeshua – Salvation, also through translitteration across languages we get Jesus. It would be Iesu, but then in the Greek language that would be a female name. So it was Iesus, which was adopted by Latin at the time. Which in modern translitteration became Jesus. Though in mixed origin languages like English, The J picked up its new jaw thrusting pronunciation, here as the latin based languages it occationally picked up a “Ha” sound. Language is fun. 😊

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