Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Torah in 1 John Chapter 2

Once you notice Torah in the B'rit Hadashah you see it everywhere! I was reading Ch. 2 of 1 John and light bulbs started popping in my head with every other word.

With great shame and humility, I admit that most of my life I did not recognize Torah. But, I am so grateful to Yehovah/Yeshua that my blindness has passed.

(ESV used)

... and as always, folks, I don't claim to be a teacher. I am just someone who has blogged my own personal Bible study with the hope that the light of day will expose the truth.

1Jn 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1Jn 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1Jn 2:3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
1Jn 2:4 Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,
1Jn 2:5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
1Jn 2:6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

[Note: So much here! We already know what sin is (verse 1). Sin is the breaking of Torah (1 John 3). As true believers we do not wish to sin (transgress Torah) but if we make a mistake and do, we have One who will argue on our behalf - Yeshua! Yeshua is "righteous". That is, He lives Torah perfectly. Yeshua is the propitiation for our sins. He is our atoning sacrifice - our personal atonement, not just for us, but for the whole world - if the "world" avails themselves of the opportunity.

I have heard people argue that Christ has made atonement for all of us, for the entire world, and therefore the whole world and all the people in it will be saved. These verses are not saying this. These verses apply to those who accept His free offer of Salvation. Yes, Yeshua is the Judge, I am not, but one must ignore most of scripture to argue ALL people will be forgiven.

Also, some have argued that no matter how we sin and how often, we are forgiven. In light of Hebrews 10, this is a very dangerous heresy. If we continue to sin (break Torah) after learning the truth there remains no forgiveness!

In fact, as we continue to verses 3-5, John makes it very clear what the standard is. If we follow Torah (His commandments) we know we have come to know him! And furthermore, if we say we know Him but do not follow His Torah, WE ARE LIARS AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US! Please keep in mind that we must know the truth of His Torah and what sin is before this harsh statement applies. But, do we really want to depend on our supposed ignorance?

What is His and our "walk" (verse 6)? It is our behavior, our moral actions in life. It is our relationship with one another and our relationship with Yehovah. It is our true worship of Yehovah in the way He prescribes, not in the way we decide. We ought to behave and practice just like He practiced. What did Yeshua practice? Torah!]

 ... John continues ...

1Jn 2:7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
1Jn 2:8 At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
1Jn 2:9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
1Jn 2:10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.
1Jn 2:11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
1Jn 2:12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
1Jn 2:13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.
1Jn 2:14 I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

[Note: Has John just contradicted himself here? No, he tells us plainly in verse 1, this is no new commandment but an old one we had from the beginning. It is "new" only in the sense that we now have the true light among us, the true shining light which was there from the beginning - Yeshua the Messiah! This is why John continues eloquently with his discourse on having received the "Light". Many churchy folk will argue that we have a new commandment coming from Yeshua which supersedes the "old", thereby annulling Torah and it's "requirements".. This is ridiculous, of course, because Yeshua, the living, breathing, walking Torah was there from the beginning, long before Moses. Any repudiation of Torah would also make Yeshua a false prophet, just as Deut. 13 states. Since my own awakening to the truth of Torah I have been amazed at how the church will argue so intently for Rome, but not for the Light of Yeshua. Of course, I forgive them because they are still in ignorance, just as I was!]

1Jn 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
1Jn 2:17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

[Note: whoever does the will of God = Torah. "does" = action. Just resting on your Salvation is not the answer. It must be worked out!]

1Jn 2:18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
1Jn 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
1Jn 2:20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
1Jn 2:21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
1Jn 2:22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
1Jn 2:23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
1Jn 2:24 Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
1Jn 2:25 And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.
1Jn 2:26 I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

[Note: Folks, how could it be any clearer. John has just mentioned the teaching that was present from the beginning of all things - Torah. If you have the Son, you have the Father also. Does the Father deny Torah? Of course not! How you can accept Yeshua as the Messiah (verse 22) and the knowledge that He and the Father agree, but still deny Torah? By denying Torah does this make you antichrist? Just a rhetorical question, of course!]

1Jn 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
1Jn 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

The Observer

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Please enjoy this Hanukkah teaching from 119 Ministries!

The Observer

Saturday, November 19, 2016

It's Time To "Lay Down the Law" - Part 21

The Scroll of Hebrews is written to the "Jews" of Sha'uls day. Paul is teaching on the supremacy of the Messiah, Yeshua, and the "change" which has occurred in the "Law" When Hebrews is read in context we know that Torah has not been altered or modified, but that certain elements within it have been suspended, not because Torah was itself flawed, but because Man's implementation of it was. Remember, Yehovah's Torah is perfect and comes directly from Him (Psalm 19). It is man who has the problem!

In chapter 7 Sha'ul is speaking of the suspension of the Aaronic priesthood:

Heb_7:5 And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest's office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham.

[Note: It has always puzzled me that Pastors will denounce Torah, except for the giving of tithes! Here, Paul is saying that those of us who are descended from Abraham (yes, spiritually that includes you Christians, if you want to be part of the Kingdom) were required to give a tenth of everything! But now? The Aaronic priesthood has changed (been suspended) - read further.]

Heb_7:11 Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?
Heb_7:12 For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.
Heb_7:16 who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
Heb 7:18 For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
Heb_7:19 (for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

[Note: Why do I keep saying that the Law has not been changed when the text clearly says it has (see verse 12)? This is because the words; "changed, change" in verse 12 are wrong! Yep! Wrongly translated! The base Greek word used is, "metathesis", which means transferred. There has been a transfer of authority from the Aaronic priesthood back to the Melchizedek priesthood. Same Law, different Administration. Why do I say "back to"? Because the Melchizedek priesthood has existed through all time (yet another study!). Now, it also makes sense that I use the word suspended. Why? Because the Aaronic priesthood will return one day! (see Ezekiel 40 - 48 and Isaiah 24,25) Most Christians confuse something very important here concerning what is being said in Ezekiel. For the Antichrist to stop the daily sacrifices as described in Daniel only a Tabernacle is needed, not a complete temple as described in Ezekiel. Ezekiel is referring to the Millennial Reign. All this talk of a new or third Temple before the Second Coming is an error, IMO. Will a third Temple ever be built? Yes! In the Millennial Reign! What about verse 18? Has Torah been set aside? No, the Aaronic priesthood's administration has been set aside (for now). But, mankind will need the Aaronic priesthood again in the millennium.

One more point, please. Does following Torah make one perfect? (Verse 19) Does your Salvation come from following Torah? Are you Saved by keeping Torah? The answer has ALWAYS been NO! One follows Torah because he IS Saved! The entire context of the New Testament says this and the Church misses the point entirely.

And no, we are NOT required to give a tenth of everything to Pastors and Priests nowadays!]

Heb_7:28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.
Heb_8:4 Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law;
Heb_9:19 For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
Heb_9:22 And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Heb_10:1 For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.
Heb_10:8 After saying above, "SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE in them" (which are offered according to the Law),
Heb_10:28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

[Note: Much is said concerning Ch.10, verse 1. Is the Law "only" a shadow of the good things to come? Firstly, the word "only" has been added by translators. What this is saying is that the Heavenly is higher than the Earthly. The earthly is a reflection of the true image of the heavenly, so therefore our earthly enactment of Torah is but a shadow of the true Torah, Yeshua. But trying to emulate Yeshua by living Torah is something we must do, if we love Him!

(See, Ex. 25:40, Heb. 8:5, Rev. 11:19)]

For additional clarity, please see the following video from 119 Ministries:

The Observer

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It's Time To "Lay Down the Law" - Part 20

... continuing with the word study on "law" ...

1Ti 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope,
1Ti 1:2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1Ti 1:3 As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,
1Ti 1:4 nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.
1Ti 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1Ti 1:6 For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,
1Ti 1:7 wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
1Ti 1:8 But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
1Ti 1:9 realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
1Ti 1:10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
1Ti 1:11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

[Note: Much is made of these few verses; by churchy folk, as well as anti-missionaries (those who wish to deny Yeshua). But this simple letter to Timothy, from Paul, is a reminder to the congregation at Ephesus to continue in the instruction (Torah) and ignore divisive people. I've also had church folk tell me these verses are a repudiation of Torah! They quote verse 9. Verse 9, however, simply restates what Paul has stated in previous letters. The Law exists to show us what sin is. If is useful for the sinner. A "righteous" person (one who follows the Torah already) does not need the Law to correct him. The very term, "righteousness" means; "right standing in Torah"!]

Later, in Titus, this comes up again.

Tit_3:9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless
Tit 3:10 Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,
Tit 3:11 knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.

For more on this subject, please watch this short vid from 119 ministries.

The Observer

Friday, September 09, 2016

Still Believe Torah Is Not For Christians? Then, Please Study This

Thanks to "Mike", a commenter on http://www.new2torah.com/2011/04/torah-is-dead-not-according-to-208-new-testament-verses/

1.) Is.2 [The Torah will be taught in the Millennial Kingdom]
2.) Is.8:20 [Those who are against the Torah have no light in them]
3.) Is.42:4 [The coastlands will wait for YHWH’s Torah]
4.) Is.42:21 [YHWH will exalt the Torah and make it honorable]
5.) Is.51:7 [The Torah mentioned to be on people’s hearts before Jer.31:33]
6.) Jer.31:33 [The Torah will be on our hearts during the Millennial Kingdom]
7.) Micah 4:2 [Nations will come to learn the Torah in the Millennial Kingdom]
8.) Zech.14:16-19 [The Feast of Tabernacles will be kept in the Millennial Kingdom (Lev.23)]
9.) Lam 2:9 [Jeremiah lamented that the Torah is no more. Why lament if it will be done away with?]
10.) Psalm 119 [David exalted the Torah]

-The Gospels-

11.) Matt.4:4-10 [Yeshua used the Torah to rebuke the adversary (Deut 8:3; 6:16; 6:13)]
12.) Matt.5:17-19 [Those who teach against Torah will be least in the Kingdom of Heaven]
13.) Matt.7:12 [The Golden Rule (Midrash on Torah)]
14.) Matt.9:20 [Yeshua wore Tzitziot (Num.15:38)]
15.) Matt.11:13 [Yeshua used the Torah & the Prophets to prove John the Baptist valid]
16.) Matt.12:5 [Yeshua interpreted the Sabbath]
17.) Matt.14:36 [Yeshua wore Tzitziot (Num.15:38)]
18.) Matt.22:36-40 [Yeshua taught the greatest commandments from the Torah USING the Torah]
19.) Matt.23:23 [Yeshua emphasized the weightier matters of the Torah USING the Torah]

20.) Mark 3:4 [Yeshua interpreted the Sabbath]
21.) Mark 6:18 [John the Baptist used Torah to rebuke Herod (Lev.20:21)]
22.) Mark 6:56 [Yeshua wore Tzitziot (Num.15:38)]
23.) Mark 10:5-12 [Yeshua taught on divorce using the creation account]

24.) Luke 2:21 [Yeshua circumcised on the eighth day (Lev.12:2-3)]
25.) Luke 2:22-39 [Yeshua was presented before YHWH as the first born (Ex.34:19)]
26.) Luke 2:24 [An offering was made for Yeshua being the first born (Lev.12:6)]
27.) Luke 4:16 [Yeshua’s custom was to attend Synagogue on the Sabbath day not Sunday]
28.) Luke 6:3-9 [Yeshua is Master of the Sabbath]
29.) Luke 10:26-28 [Yeshua encouraged Torah observance by elevating the weightier commandments]
30.) Luke 10:30-37 [Yeshua gave a parable of the good Samaritan/love your neighbor]
31.) Luke 14:5 [Yeshua preserved life on the Sabbath]
32.) Luke 16:16 [Yeshua used Torah and the Prophets to prove John the Baptist is valid]
33.) Luke 16:17 [It is easier for heaven & earth to pass away than for Torah to do so]
34.) Luke 24:44 [Suffering Servant Prophecy fulfilled]

35.) John 1:17 [Through the Torah, Messiah’s Grace was manifested] *
36.) John 1:45 [Phillip used the Torah & the Prophets to convince Nathaniel about Yeshua being Messiah]
37.) John 5:8 [Yeshua healed a lame man on the Sabbath]
38.) John 7:19 [Yeshua used the Torah to defend Himself]
39.) John 7:22-23 [Yeshua interpreted the Sabbath]
40.) John 7:24 [Yeshua taught to judge righteously (Lev.19:15)]
41.) John 7:49 [Yeshua said those who do not know Torah are accursed]
42.) John 7:51 [Nicodemus used the Torah to prove Yeshua innocent]
43.) John 8:5-12 [Yeshua won the challenge concerning the woman in “adultery” (Lev.20:10)]

44.) Acts 2 [The disciples celebrated Shavuot (Pentecost)]
45.) Acts 6:13 [False witnesses accused the disciples of teaching against the Torah]
46.) Acts 13:14 [Paul went to Synagogue on Sabbath]
47.) Acts 13:15 [Paul attended Synagogue on Sabbath]
48.) Acts 13:39 [Paul taught the Torah and the Prophets in Synagogue]
49.) Acts 13:42 [Gentiles wanted to hear more about Torah and Messiah next Sabbath]
50.) Acts 13:44 [Almost the whole city came the next Sabbath and wanted to learn]
51.) Acts 13:46 [Paul and Barnabas decided to teach Torah/Prophets to the Gentiles (Is.49:6)]
52.) Acts 13:48 [Gentiles were filled with gladness because they get to learn about Yeshua & Torah]
53.) Acts 13:49 [Torah and the Prophets were spread throughout all the region of Antioch]
54.) Acts 15:21 [Moses was taught in all the cities in Synagogues on the Sabbath Day]
55.) Acts 15:28-29
[New gentile converts were to keep the kosher laws of Torah before learning the rest of it]
[Foods offered to idols/eating blood/eating things strangled/sexual immorality]
[(Ex.20:3/Lev.7:26;17:12; 22:8/Deut.14:21)]
56.) Acts 16:13 [Prayer was customarily made on the Sabbath Day]
57.) Acts 17:2-4 [Paul taught Yeshua and Torah for THREE Sabbaths not three Sundays!]
58.) Acts 18:4 [Paul persuaded Jews and Greeks about Yeshua EVERY Sabbath!]
59.) Acts 18:13 [False witness accused Paul of teaching against Torah]
60.) Acts 18:18 [Paul takes a Nazirite vow and shaves his head (Num.6)]
61.) Acts 20:6 [Paul sails to Philippi AFTER Unleavened Bread. Why mention this if it’s done away with?] 62.) Acts 20:7-12 [Paul kept the Sabbath and taught for Havdallah until midnight]
63.) Acts 20:16 [Paul wanted to arrive in time at Jerusalem to keep Shavuot (Ex.34:22/Lev.23:15-22)]
64.) Acts 21:20 [New converts were ZEALOUS for the Torah!]
65.) Acts 21:24 [Paul showed that he keeps the Torah]
66.) Acts 21:28 [More false accusations saying that Paul taught against the Torah]
67.) Acts 22:12 [Paul used the Torah to say Ananias was a devout man]
68.) Acts 23:3 [Paul used the Torah to defend his position]
69.) Acts 23:4 [Paul quoted the Torah (Ex.22:28)]
70.) Acts 24:14 [Paul believed all things in the Torah and the Prophets]
71.) Acts 28:23 [Paul taught people the Torah and the Prophets]

-Pauline Epistles-

72.) Rom.2:13 [Those who do the Torah and not just hear it are considered justified]
73.) Rom.3:31 [Faith does not make void Torah]
74.) Rom.6:15 [Grace is not permission to sin]
75.) Rom.7:2 [Paul taught the laws of marriage & divorce (Deut.24)]
76.) Rom.7:7 [The Torah is not sin]
77.) Rom.7:12 [The Torah is holy, just, and good]
78.) Rom.7:26 [The Torah is good]
79.) Rom.7:22 [Paul delighted in the Torah of YHWH]
80.) Rom.13:18 [Love fulfills the Torah]
81.) Rom.13:10 [Love fulfills the Torah]

*1 Corinthians:
82.) 1Cor.1:18 [Paul quoted Isaiah 29:14 for his doctrine]
83.) 1Cor.1:31 [Paul quoted Jeremiah 9:24]
84.) 1Cor.2:9 [Paul quoted Isaiah 64:4]
85.) 1Cor.2:16 [Paul quoted Isaiah 40:13]
86.) 1Cor.3:19 [Paul quoted Job 5:13]
87.) 1Cor.3:20 [Paul quoted Psalm 94:11]
88.) 1Cor.5:1 [Paul used Torah to rebuke sin (Lev.20:11)
89.) 1Cor.5:6-8 [Paul encouraged believers to keep Passover (Lev.23)]
90.) 1Cor.5:9-11 [Paul taught to not be yoked with the sexually immoral (Lev.20)]
91.) 1Cor.5:12-13 [Paul quoted Deut.17:7; 19:19; 22:21; 24:7]
92.) 1Cor.6:9-10 [Paul listed immoral actions defined by Torah (Lev.20)]
93.) 1Cor.6:16 [Paul quotes Gen.2:24]
94.) 1Cor.7:10-11 [Paul taught on marriage and divorce (Deut.24)]
95.) 1Cor.7:19 [Paul taught that keeping the Torah is more important than IMMEDIATE circumcision]*
96.) 1Cor.7:39 [Paul taught the laws of marriage and re-marriage]
97.) 1Cor.9:9-12 [Paul did a midrash on Deut.25:4]
98.) 1Cor.9:21 [Paul kept YHWH’s Torah when ministering to those who didn’t have the Torah]
99.) 1Cor.10:1-22 [Paul did a midrash on Ex.32:6]
100.) 1Cor.10:26 [Paul quoted Psalm 24:1]
101.) 1Cor.14:21 [Paul quoted Isaiah 28:11-12]
102.) 1Cor.15:27 [Paul quoted Psalm 8:6]
103.) 1Cor.15:32 [Paul quoted Isaiah 22:13]
104.) 1Cor.15:45 [Paul quoted Gen.2:7]
105.) 1Cor.15:54 [Paul quoted Isaiah 25:8]
106.) 1Cor.15:55 [Paul quoted Hosea 13:14]

*2 Corinthians:
107.) 2Cor.3:12-17 [Paul did a midrash on the veil of Moses (Ex.34:33-35)]
108.) 2Cor.4:13 [Paul quoted Psalm 116:10]
109.) 2Cor.6:2 [Paul quoted Isaiah 49:8]
110.) 2Cor.6:16 [Paul quoted Lev.26:12/Jeremiah 32:38/Ezekiel 37:27]
111.) 2Cor.6:17 [Paul quoted Isaiah 52:11/Ezekiel 20:34; 41]
112.) 2Cor.6:18 [Paul quoted 2 Samuel 7:14]
113.) 2Cor.8:15 [Paul quoted Ex.16:18]
114.) 2Cor.9:9 [Paul quoted Psalm 112:9]
115.) 2Cor.10:17 [Paul quoted Jeremiah 9:24]
116.) 2Cor.13:1 [Paul quotes Deut.19:15]

117.) Gal.3:6 [Paul quoted Gen.15:6]
118.) Gal.3:8 [Paul quoted Gen.12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14]
119.) Gal.3:10 [Paul quoted Deut.27:26]
120.) Gal.3:11 [Paul quoted Habakkuk 2:4]
121.) Gal 3:12 [Paul quoted Lev.18:5]
122.) Gal.3:13 [Paul quoted Deut 11:26-28; 27:15-26]
123.) Gal.3:16 [Paul quoted Gen.12:7; 13:15; 24:7]
124.) Gal.4:27 [Paul quoted Isaiah 54:1]
125.) Gal.4:30 [Paul quoted Gen.21:10]
126.) Gal.5:14 [Paul quoted Lev.19:18]

127.) Eph.4:8 [Paul quoted Psalm 68:18]
128.) Eph.4:25 [Paul quoted Zechariah 8:16]
129.) Eph.4:26 [Paul quoted Psalm 4:4]
130.) Eph.5:31 [Paul quoted Gen.2:24]
131.) Eph.6:2 [Paul quoted Deut.5:16]

132.) Philipp.2:17 [Paul related himself to a drink offering (Lev.23:13)]

*1 Thessalonians:
133.) 1Thess.4:2 [Paul taught to walk in the Commandments of YHWH]
134.) 1Thess.4:3 [Paul taught to avoid sexual immorality (Lev.20)]
135.) 1Thess.5:1-11 [Paul taught that those who don’t know the Feast Days are in darkness/blind]

*2 Thessalonians:
136.) 2Thess.1:8 [Paul quoted Isaiah 24:23]

*1 Timothy:
137.) 1Tim.1:8 [Paul taught that the Torah is good if one uses it right]
138.) 1Tim.5:18 [Paul quoted Deut.25:4]
139.) 1Tim.5:19 [Paul taught the concept of two witnesses (Deut.19:15)]

*2 Timothy:
140.) 2Tim.3:15 [Paul said Timothy had known the “Holy Scriptures” (Torah/Prophets) since his youth]
141.) 2Tim.3:16 [Paul referred to the Torah/Prophets when he said “Scripture, Doctrine, Instruction”]
142.) 2Tim.4:6 [Paul related himself as a drink offering (Lev.23:13)]

143.) Titus 2:9 [Paul taught obedience to the Torah concerning bondservants & masters (Deut.15:12-18)]
144.) Titus 2:14 [Paul taught that Yeshua died so we will have zeal for good works (Torah)]

-Other Epistles-

145.) Heb.1:5 [quoted Ps.2:7/2Sam.7:14]
146.) Heb.1:6 [quoted Deut.32:43/Psalm 97:7]
147.) Heb.1:7 [quoted Ps.104:4]
148.) Heb.1:9 [quoted Ps.45:6-7]
149.) Heb.1:12 [quoted Ps.102:25-27]
150.) Heb.1:13 [quoted Ps.110:1]
151.) Heb.2:8 [quoted Ps.8:4-6]
152.) Heb.2:12 [quoted Ps.22:22]
153.) Heb.2:13 [quoted 2Sam.22:3/Isaiah 8:17-18]
154.) Heb.3:11 [quoted Ps. 5:7-11]
155.) Heb.3:15 [quoted Ps.95:7-8]
156.) Heb.4:3 [quoted Ps.95:11]
157.) Heb.4:4 [quoted Gen.2:2]
158.) Heb.4:5 [quoted Ps.95:11]
159.) Heb.4:7 [quoted Ps.95:7-8]
160.) Heb.5:5 [quoted Ps.2:7]
161.) Heb.5:6 [quoted Ps.110:4]
162.) Heb.6:14 [quoted Gen.22:17]
163.) Heb.7:17 [quoted Ps.110:4]
164.) Heb.7:21 [quoted Ps.110:4]
165.) Heb.8:5 [quoted Ex.25:40]
166.) Heb.8:12 [quoted Jer.31:31-34]
167.) Heb.9:20 [quoted Ex. 24:8]
168.) Heb.10:7 [quoted Ps.40:6-8]
169.) Heb.10:16 [quoted Jer.31:33]
170.) Heb.10:17 [quoted Jer.31:34]
171.) Heb.10:30 [quoted Deut.32:35-36]
172.) Heb.10:37 [quoted Hab.2:3-4]
173.) Heb.11:5 [quoted Gen.5:24]
174.) Heb.11:18 [quoted Gen.21:2]
175.) Heb.12:6 [quoted Prov.3:11-12]
176.) Heb.12:20 [quoted Ex.19:12-13]
177.) Heb.12:21 [quoted Deut.9:19]
178.) Heb.12:26 [quoted Hag.2:6]
179.) Heb.13:5 [quoted Deut.31:6-8/Josh.1:5]
180.) Heb.13:6 [quoted Ps.118:6]

181.) Jam.1:22-24 [James taught to be a doer of the Word]
182.) Jam.1:25 [The Torah is liberating]
183.) Jam.2:8 [James quoted Lev.19:18]
184.) Jam.2:11 [James quoted Ex.20:13-14/Deut.5:17-18]
185.) Jam.2:23 [James quoted Gen.15:6]
186.) Jam.3:2-12 [James did a midrash on the evil tongue (Lev.14)]
187.) Jam.4:6 [James quoted Prov.3:34]
188.) Jam.4:12 [James said YHWH is our Lawgiver. Why need a Lawgiver if the Law is done away with?]

*1 Peter:
189.) 1Pet.1:16 [Peter quoted Lev.11:44-45; 19:2; 20:7]
190.) 1Pet.1:25 [Peter quoted Isaiah.40:6-8]
191.) 1Pet.2:6 [Peter quoted Isaiah 28:16]
192.) 1Pet.2:7 [Peter quoted Ps.118:22]
193.) 1Pet.2:8 [Peter quoted Isaiah 8:14]
194.) 1Pet.2:22 [Peter quoted Isaiah 53:9]
195.) 1Pet.3:12 [Peter quoted Ps.34:12-16
196.) 1Pet.3:14 [Peter quoted Isaiah 8:12]
197.) 1Pet.4:8 [Peter quoted Prov.10:12]
198.) 1Pet.4:11 [Peter taught to speak as the Oracles of YHWH (Heb.5:12; Acts 7:38; Rom.3:2)]
199.) 1Pet.4:18 [Peter quoted Prov.11:31]
200.) 1Pet.5:5 [Peter quoted Prov.3:34]

*2 Peter:
201.) 2Pet.2:22 [Peter quoted Prov.26:11]

*1 John:
202.) 1Jo.2:3-5 [We are YHWH’s children if we keep His commandments]
203.) 1Jo.2:6 [We are to walk as Yeshua Messiah walked (Torah)]
204.) 1Jo.3:4 [Sin is violating the Torah]
205.) 1Jo.3:22 [We are to do YHWH’s commandments and do things that are pleasing to Him]
206.) 1Jo.3:23 [To believe in Yeshua as Messiah is a Torah based faith]
207.) 1Jo.3:24 [Those who keep YHWH’s commandments abide in Him, and He in them]
208.) 1Jo.5:2 [We are YHWH’s children if we keep His commandments]
209.) 1Jo.53 [It is the love of YHWH to keep His commandments and they aren’t a burden]

*2 John:
210.) 2Jo.1:6 [It is love to walk in His commandments]
211.) 2Jo.1:9 [Violators of Torah do not abide in the teaching of Yeshua which is to follow Torah]
[Those who abide in the teaching of Messiah has both YHWH and Yeshua]
212.) 2Jo.1:10 [John said to have nothing to do with those who teach against the teaching of Messiah]

213.) Jude 1:12 [“love feasts” were the Feast Days (Lev.23)]

214.) Rev.1:6 [The Torah comes forth from Yeshua’s mouth]
215.) Rev.12:17 [The adversary is enraged mainly with those who keep Torah & believe in Yeshua]
216.) Rev.14:12 [Those who endure are they that keep the Torah and believe in Yeshua]
217.) Rev.19:15 [Yeshua judges and strikes the nations with the Torah (Word of YHWH/His Sword)]
218.) Rev.22:14

Luke 16:31 He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'"

The Observer

Friday, September 02, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Does the Church Teach "Another" Jesus?

Have you ever wondered? How is it that a sin described in the "Old Testament" (the Tanakh) is not a sin in the "New" (the B'rit Hadashah)? This is especially perplexing when the N.T. seems to agree with the O.T. by defining what sin is, but then one is taught by the Church to sin anyway. Specifically, I'm referencing 1 John 3. This famous verse tells us what sin is:

1 Jn 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. (NASB)

1 Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (KJV)

Sin is the breaking of Torah, as prescribed in the O.T. (the N.T. did not exist when this verse was written). Torah is the set of instructions for living with each other and worshipping the Creator; given to us by God. Chapter 3 of 1 John goes to great length to show how sin within us separates us from God. Man, being carnal in nature and unequipped to make such decisions because of our fallen state cannot define what sin is on his own. The Church cannot define sin either; it's simply an institution of man. The Bible is very clear on this point. Torah defines what sin is! Wait! Didn't Adam and Eve commit sin in the Garden? Was Torah active then? Yes, of course they did commit sin in the Garden and Torah was active then. It always has been. Our walking, living, breathing Torah has been here from the beginning - Jesus (Yeshua)! Just go read the book of John. Now, let's look at one sin and follow it's path through history. It's time to get piggish!

Eating pork has always been a sin. Oh wait! Pork was made clean when all foods were made clean! Uh, no, but we'll get to that - let's look through biblical history first. Searching on the Internet for, "did humans eat meat before the flood" will bring up all manner of sources showing how man was a vegetarian in the antediluvian period. Most of the sources also cover the beginning of meat eating with the story of Noah and the 7 pair of "clean" animals post flood. Please notice that Noah and family knew the difference between clean and unclean animals even then. Clean animals were to be for food, not unclean! As biblical history progresses through Abraham and up to present day it's readily apparent to all that Israelites and 'Jews" never ate pork. Lev. 11 makes this prohibition against pork very clear. Later, in Isaiah 66, pork eaters are spoken of as to be destroyed by God at the Second Coming. But didn't Christ make all "foods" clean? Watch this teaching and tell me if you still believe that.

Speaking of Christ, the Church teaches that Jesus made many changes. They tell us Torah has now been "nailed to the cross" and discarded. They tell us it's OK to sin now by eating pork.

If this is true, folks, then the Church worships another Jesus (2 Cor. 11)! They worship a Greco-Roman antinomian pagan "Christ" that has NOTHING to do with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! And, this is exactly why our Jewish brothers and sisters WILL NEVER accept the Messiah presented by the Church! The Church literally presents the world with an anti-Messiah, an antichrist! This makes the teachers in the Church FALSE teachers and ministers who teach us to go after other Gods!

Deu 13:1 "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2 and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,'
Deu 13:3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deu 13:4 "You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.
Deu 13:5 "But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.
Deu 13:6 "If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,
Deu 13:7 of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end),
Deu 13:8 you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
Deu 13:9 "But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Deu 13:10 "So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Deu 13:11 "Then all Israel will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such a wicked thing among you.
Deu 13:12 "If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to live in, anyone saying that
Deu 13:13 some worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom you have not known),
Deu 13:14 then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,
Deu 13:15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword.
Deu 13:16 "Then you shall gather all its booty into the middle of its open square and burn the city and all its booty with fire as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God; and it shall be a ruin forever. It shall never be rebuilt.
Deu 13:17 "Nothing from that which is put under the ban shall cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Deu 13:18 if you will listen to the voice of the LORD your God, keeping all His commandments which I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.

The Observer

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Who Are the Many Who Have Been Deceived?

A very poignant video from Zachary Bauer. (~7 min.)

... from Zachary,

Published on May 30, 2012
How "Many" is "Many". Jesus said WIDE is the gate to destruction and narrow the path that leads to life AND FEW WILL FIND IT. Yet today, we have millions of Christians who claim they are saved and believe in Jesus?

So what gives?

The Observer

Saturday, July 23, 2016

It's Time To "Lay Down the Law" - Part 19

At this point Paul is in prison. He writes a letter of encouragement to the Philippians and gives notice of two people he is sending to speak with them, Timothy and Epaphroditus.

Php 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
Php 3:2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
Php 3:3 for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Php 3:4 although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:
Php 3:5 circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;
Php 3:6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.

[Note: Many times Sha'ul has to remind people of his heritage. Paul is frequently blamed for speaking against Torah (the Law), even up to these modern times. Nowadays there are groups of "Christians" out there who completely ignore Paul and his teachings and refer to him as an anti-"Apostle" or an anti-Disciple. Churchy folk even misuse these verses to say Paul is speaking against circumcision again. None of this is true. Paul is simply referencing the truth we have seen already. The truth that no act of obedience gives one Salvation. No obeying of rules can somehow qualify one with Salvation. It is a free gift which has simply to be accepted. Physical circumcision is not a qualifier, it is an act of love and obedience which is a result of ones Salvation. Many times I have quoted biblical text to believers who simply say; "Well, that's not what I believe!". If you will not believe in Moses and the Prophets then you will not believe in One who rises from the dead!]

Php 3:7 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
Php 3:8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
Php 3:9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Php 3:10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
Php 3:11 in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

[Note: Paul once again confirms that FAITH is the basis of our righteousness! "Righteousness", or "right-standing-in-Torah" can only be done if FAITH is present! Righteousness is a RESULT of our FAITH, not our human effort. Righteousness is an indication of a circumcised heart. The heart of stone has been replaced by a heart of flesh. Simply put folks, if you still have enmity against Torah you have a heart of stone and you still need a spiritual circumcision. You see, the Church tells us its either Salvation through Faith OR you believe in Salvation through Torah. Wrong! It is Salvation through Faith so one may do Torah and walk as Yeshua walked!

Please notice also; Paul mentions the Resurrection of the Dead. When does this happen? Paul tells us in a different place:

1Th 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep (dead), so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
1Th 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
1Th 4:17 Then (afterwards) we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

And what does most of the Church teach? They teach that dear-departed Mom is walking around in Heaven with Jesus right now! What is the purpose of His Second Coming (which this text refers to) if a Resurrection of the dead person has already happened? Is Sha'ul lying to us here?

It all boils down to this; do you believe in Man of God?]

The Observer

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It's Time To "Lay Down the Law" - Part 18

Ahhh! Ephesians! This is one of my favorite scrolls (books) of Scripture. It is often quoted with the intent of denying the goodness and usefulness of Torah. Of course, it actually states the opposite. Only one verse has the word "Law" in it, throughout the entire scroll, but there's so much to see and to understand concerning Torah and many other subjects.

Paul gives an amazing introduction in Ch.1. Much argument concerning predestination is centered around Ch.1. The man-made development of Calvinism and "once saved, always saved" proceed from such argument. This subject is for another time, however. Paul firmly establishes the connection between Yehovah, Yeshua, and the Assembly (incorrectly translated as church) in Ch.1.

Concerning Ch.2, however, we must go much deeper.

Eph 2:1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
Eph 2:2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Eph 2:3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

[Note: The transition from Ch.1 to 2 has Paul describing us in our former state, "walking", that is; producing "works" as "sons of disobedience", according to Satan's rules. Please notice how; "walk", "work", and "living" are synonymous. You see, Lucifer has his "Torah", which is "Anti-Torah", and Yah-Yeshua has Torah. Torah is our set of rules for walking, working, and living. I know this because I allow Scripture to explain Scripture:

1 Jn 2:3 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. (Torah)
1 Jn 2:4 The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments (Torah), is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
1 Jn 2:5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
1 Jn 2:6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. (Yes, Yeshua walked Torah perfectly)
- - -
1 Jn 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
1 Jn 3:5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. (lawlessness)
1 Jn 3:6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

It's disturbing to some folks, but the Good Book says, literally; if you claim Messiah and don't walk according to Torah - YOU ARE A LIAR AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN YOU! ]

... now, back to Ephesians

Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
Eph 2:5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Eph 2:6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Eph 2:7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
Eph 2:9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

[Note: This is one of the most wonderful statements in Scripture! And it is one that is so misunderstood! By GRACE we are saved, a free GIFT, not by WORKS, LEST WE BOAST! This is so TRUE and WONDERFUL! ... Now, after accepting this gift through FAITH, what do we do? We walk in good works as described in verse 10! Just as Abraham did; remember? What did God prepare beforehand so we could walk correctly? TORAH! ... our instructions!

Unfortunately, the "Church" stops, dead in the water, after reading verse 8 and 9. That's it! I don't have to do anything. I'm saved, thank you Jesus! This "sound bite" theology is what's killing the Church. The Church has become an irrelevant social club which has no effect on society. They "sound bite" everything in order to establish their man-made doctrine. The Good Book has the doctrine laid out already; they just ignore it, for their own glory - not His!

... Look at what they have done to John 3:16:

Joh 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (my churchy friends quote this and stop! All you have to do is believe, they say. But, let's keep reading!)
Joh 3:17 "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
Joh 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (what does it mean to believe in the name? - see below)
Joh 3:19 "This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. (Ahhh! So we are judged for our works (deeds)!)
Joh 3:20 "For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
Joh 3:21 "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God." (Our deeds (works) do matter!)

... and what about James?

Jas 1:25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. (James (Ya'a'kov) is referring to Torah here)
- - -
Jas 2:12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. (do Torah!)
Jas 2:13 For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
Jas 2:14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
Jas 2:15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
Jas 2:16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
Jas 2:18 But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
Jas 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. (Sounds just like the Church doesn't it?)
Jas 2:20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
Jas 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
Jas 2:22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
Jas 2:23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God.
Jas 2:24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

What does it mean to believe in His name (John 3:18)? It means we call Him Lord!

Php 2:9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
Php 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Php 2:11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Question: If we call Yeshua "Lord" do we then do what He says to do? Why yes, of course. But the Church? No, the Church says we don't do what He says (follow Torah), therefore He is not Lord to them!]

... continuing

Eph 2:11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision" by the so-called "Circumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands--
Eph 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
Eph_2:15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,
Eph 2:16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.

[Note: Another mistranslation by our "wonderful" English translators (please note the sarcasm). These last two verses are simply saying Yeshua has broken down the enmity against Torah. Remember when "enmity" was used before?

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (KJV)

Question: If it is carnal to be against Torah, how can a person claiming Christ be against Torah? ]

Folks, much more can be said here but I don't have time to write such a volume!  : )  Please read our God-given Scripture carefully. Do not follow man's doctrine. Use Scripture to interpret Scripture!


The Observer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Israeli Rabbi Responds to Obama Speech

... American churches are still worshipping the sun god, the Libs are still worshipping Molech, the Conservatives are still worshipping what the Libs have.

... America is ripe for the slaughter and takeover just like the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom of biblical times.

 ... Come Out of Babylon folks!

The Observer

Saturday, June 04, 2016

It's Time To "Lay Down the Law" - Part 17

... "Law" study continued ...

Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
Gal 4:5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

[Note: These two verses mean exactly what they say. Yeshua was born under the guidelines of Torah, so He might redeem us under Torah, that we might receive adoption. Here, Paul is stating that true "sons" of God are under Torah and in the following verse, a little later, Paul speaks of the Galatians doing what they should be doing;

Gal 4:10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. (the Mo'edim)

And he laments that all this effort they are doing will be to no avail if they turn to teachings that say Salvation is earned. Remember the circumcision party? This is the context of the letter to the Galatians and continues with Ch. 4. Please remember, following Torah is by no means establishing Salvation, but is simply an expression of love and obedience; a result of Salvation!]

In the next few verses Paul does an extraordinary thing. He compares and contrasts the Spirit, which wants you to follow Torah out of love and obedience, to the Flesh, which wants to follow the idea that works produces Salvation. He does this by using Sarah and Hagar!

Gal 4:21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?
Gal 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.
Gal 4:23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.
Gal 4:24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar.

[Note: These are only allegorical covenants; one, a covenant of slavery and another, a covenant of freedom. Paul will use this to make a point!]

Gal 4:25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. (fleshly Jerusalem, Hagar)
Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother. (Jerusalem above, spiritual, Sarah)
Gal 4:28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. (spiritual children)
Gal 4:29 But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.
Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman.

[Note: Do not turn to earning your Salvation, metaphorically becoming a slave to fleshy pursuits, but stay under the Spirit and be free!]

... staying in context, remember, this is one letter, ignore the chapter breaks!

Gal 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
Gal 5:2 Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision (for the sake of your Salvation), Christ will be of no benefit to you.
Gal 5:3 And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision (for the sake of your Salvation), that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.

(Remember, if you break one point of the Torah you are guilty of breaking the whole Torah! This is the very reason we need Salvation!)

Gal 5:4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

[Note: It's so easy to understand why people get confused with Paul's writings. In the context of this letter, Paul is referring to the use of works to establish Salvation. Verse 5:4 reaffirms this truth. You have fallen from grace if you, "are seeking to be justified by law". No one is justified by Torah, but by Faith, as we have already covered in this study. Churchy folk will tell you that if you attempt to follow Torah you have fallen from grace! But Sha'ul is not saying this. He is saying, if you seek to be justified by Torah, you have fallen from grace.

Then what is Torah for, you may ask? Torah is there to show us what sin is, so we may not sin (break Torah). If we are in the Spirit we will NOT want to sin (break Torah), and are free (free from sin and death); but if we are in the Flesh (allegorically, like Hagar/Ishmael), then we are still under the "law" of sin and death and are slaves to sin!]

Gal 5:14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
Gal 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. (to be circumcised for Salvation's sake)
Gal 5:17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
Gal 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. (that is; if one is not sinning the "curse" of Torah does not come into play)

Gal 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
Gal 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
Gal 5:21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (All of these things are breaking Torah!)
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Gal 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Indeed!)
Gal 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Gal 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. (what is "walk"? Our actions - how we conduct our lives according to Torah)

[Note: You see, folks! If you read carefully, these verses compare walking with Torah in the Spirit to walking in the Flesh against Torah. Paul is NOT destroying Torah! He is destroying the concept that one can earn their way by following Torah without Faith. It's impossible to follow Torah without Faith. Abraham had great Faith, then followed Torah and received circumcision.

Pharisees (modern Judaism and 1st Century "Jews") don't follow Torah, they follow man's tradition that claims to follow Torah. They are trying to earn Salvation like the Circumcision Party! Churchy folk use grace to keep on sinning and don't necessarily try to follow Torah (to not sin). A Church person does not even understand that attending church on Sunday, and celebrating Christmas and Easter means you're worshipping another god, thereby breaking Torah (sinning)! Why! Because they are NOT in the Spirit. They DO NOT have Torah written on their hearts! Frightening isn't it? Incredibly frightening!]

Gal 6:1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Gal 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

[Note: The "law of Christ" is simply the law of God - Torah. If you think it is some other "law" then you worship a different God, a different Jesus! We must "fill full" the Torah of Yeshua by living it as best we can, out of love!]

Next, Paul sums up Galatians and it's entire context ...
Gal 6:11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.
Gal 6:12 Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Gal 6:13 For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh. (Paul is referring to the Circumcision Party)
Gal 6:14 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Gal 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
Gal 6:16 And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
Gal 6:17 From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus.
Gal 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

The Letter to the Galatians is all about NOT trying to earn your way to Salvation. Men were requiring the Galatians to be circumcised as a means to Salvation, not as an act of obedience. They were doing this to please man, not God. Yes, Paul is easily misunderstood. But Yehovah's perfect Law, Torah, cannot be made void by Yeshua. This would actually make Yeshua the Antichrist!

Please see the vid below! ...

The Observer