Salvation in the “old testament,” and the role of the sacrifices and commands in our lives….

Yeshua

I read an extra Tehilla this morning, and the following came to mind. That is the one referenced herein.

It is difficult for me not to try to expound the ‘whole’ concept of Salvation in the Tanak, and doing so in one sitting would be a monumental effort. But, in the interest of time, I am going to try to summarize, and show that doing the works of the Torah was NEVER about being ‘saved’ by them, but that salvation was and is ALWAYS by TRUST in יהוה, and doing His Torah was always an expression of gratitude and obedience. That is what it is for me. Because it glorifies Elohim for us to do as He says to do, and it benefits us so greatly, in every way.

[For summative purposes, Yeshua IS יהוה in the flesh, and ‘was’ יהוה in the burning bush, and standing before Yerikho in Yehoshua 5, and appearing to Shmu’el in Shiloh, 1 Sam 3:21, etc, etc. [Heb 1:1], and will be יהוה in the Millennial Kingdom, the perfect ‘express image’ of HaAv, His Father, here on earth.]

The faithful in Israel ALWAYS believed that יהוה is salvation, and therefore always trusted in Yeshua! Though they could only anticipate the coming of the Messiah in their future, they trusted that salvation would come! And because of that, He saved them! Before He died for them! Just as He died for us before He saved us! The faithful of Israel LONGED for His coming! “Hinei, El Yeshua-ti, evtackh, v’lo efkhad!” “Behold, G-d is my Yeshua [Salvation], I will TRUST, and not be afraid.” [Is 12:2]

Yes, the Pharisees and others in Yisra’el DID teach salvation by works, but the Torah NEVER did! And this is what Sha’ul is explaining in the book of Romans.

The question for many is, ‘were the ‘patriarchs’ saved?’ There are many in the catholic-dominated mind-set [to include some ‘lutherans’ and ‘calvinists,’ ] who do NOT think they were/are saved!  And, many ‘teachers’ completely neglect the topic of ‘salvation’ in the Torah, because it does not fit their [anti-Semitic] narrative.

Sha’ul points out that Avraham was ‘justified’ by His TRUST in יהוה . He quotes the Torah in order to tell us this. But many ‘new testament’ readers completely ignore this fact.  “Avraham trusted in יהוה and He [יהוה] considered it as tzedakah unto him [Avraham].”
Gen 15:6

Justification is what Shaul is teaching in Romim, saying that we obtain justification by trust alone. Salvation and justification go hand in hand, but are not the same thing. But, ‘justification’ is the inception of the process of salvation. And ‘salvation’ is then ‘worked out’ by the one who trusts. Sha’ul teaches this, saying,

“He [Yeshua] humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the stake; therefore, Elohim also has highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name, that at the Name of Yeshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, of those on earth, and those under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that He is יהוה , Yeshua HaMashiakh, to the glory of Elohim His Father. From now on, my beloved, just as you have always been obedient, not only in my presence, but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with reverence and trembling.”

King David was a “man after G-d’s own heart,” and anyone who is a Bible reader knows this. But Sha’ul had not been that way, and admits it to us in his letters, calling himself the ‘chief of sinners.’ He was trained thoroughly as a Pharisee, and had believed for most of his life that salvation was by his own works, his own ‘achieving’ of ‘tzedaka,’ or compelling G-d to ‘save’ him by his works of the Torah. The Torah NEVER teaches that! So, yes, the Jewish leadership, then and now, was wrong! And Sha’ul was corrected about it by Messiah Himself!

All Messiah said to Sha’ul when He ‘saved’ him was, “Why do you kick against the goads?” Sha’ul was a ThD, a theological Jewish scholar. He knew the reference Yeshua was making! “The WORDS [a synonym for the commandments, see Exodus 34:28 and look at the HEBREW!] of the wise are like GOADS, and like nails, firmly FIXED [permanent!]; they are collected sayings, given by ONE SHEPHERD…… FEAR ELOHIM and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!” Eccl 12.

Sha’ul then learned that the whole point of the Torah was to direct us to Messiah, and this is what he taught to Gentiles. [Rom 10:4… it does NOT say ‘end of the law’ as most render it! Messiah is the goal at which the Torah aims; Torah guides us TO Messiah! The Torah is the ‘goads’ of which Yeshua reminded Sha’ul ]

But King David did understand this! The clearest place where we see that David understood that trusting יהוה is salvation is in the Tehillah, the ‘song’ he wrote when he repented about his sin concerning Bat Sheva.

Tehillah 51:

First, he asks G-d to ‘grace me’ according to your loving compassion.’ And to ERASE his transgressions according to His MERCY. [Kollosim teaches us that the record of TRANSGRESSION is ‘blotted out,’ and our sin was nailed to a tree…NOT the Torah!]

Many teach that ‘grace and mercy’ was ‘new’ in the ‘new testament.’ Selah.

Then David pleads for G-d to wash him with hyssop [alluding to Pesakh/Passover].

Then, he admits that he was sinful from birth!

He understood that ‘in Adam all die, but in Mashiakh all live.’ He understood that NO MAN is ‘righteous/justified’ by his own merit, but we come into this world rife with sin, with the ‘law of sin’ or OUR ‘sin nature’ burning within us. It is this ‘law of sin,’ or our SIN NATURE from which Yeshua sets us free!

In verse 12, David shows us that he is ‘born again,’ ‘renewed,’ by the Ruakh [Spirit] of יהוה .

“Create in me a pure heart, O Elohim, and renew [khadesh, like in ‘Brit Khadasha,’ RENEWED Covenant; ‘born again?’] a ruakh nakhon [he who is ‘born’ of the Ruahk]: a RIGHT spirit, within me. Do not cast me away from your Presence, and do not take your Ruakh HaKodesh [Holy Spirit] from me. RETURN TO ME the JOY of your YESHUA [Salvation!]”

David goes on to say that G-d does not ‘desire’ sacrifices. And this is true. BUT, He does REQUIRE sacrifices! “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” [Heb 9:22] And David knew this too! He ‘righted’ his heart through CONTRITION about having broken the Torah of G-d, and THEN he could come and make the required sacrifices. See verse 21!

David, and every Jew, before Yeshua came into the world, was saved by his contrition, and his continued/renewed trust in the mercy of Elohim, and he followed that up with obedience by offering the requisite offerings. This is also true of Avraham. He trusted, and was declared ‘just/righteous,’ having no sin counted against him, though he was still a sinner. But, THEN, he obeyed the statutes, laws, decrees and TORAH of יהוה . [Gen 26]. David therefore concludes, “THEN [after contrition] you WILL DESIRE sacrifices of TZEDAKA, with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; THEN shall they offer bulls upon YOUR altar.” Ps 51:21

The SACRIFICAL SYSTEM is what ‘changed,’ when Messiah rose from the dead and ascended. The PRIESTHOOD shifted and the BLOOD OFFERING became ONE FINAL OFFERING: the body and the blood of Messiah Yeshua. But, we STILL make that ‘offering,’ and the same offering as David: our own contrition, our own heart broken and contrite…confessing trust in Yeshua’s shed blood for receiving forgiveness, and for receiving the Ruakh HaKodesh.

Recently a ‘preacher’ was reported has having told the world [sic] ‘the holy spirit does not tell you what is wrong with you…’ and followed it with more new age ‘christian’ garbage. BALONEY! Yeshua’s own words:

“But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I should go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I should go, I will send it to you. And when it is come, it will rebuke the world concerning khata [sin], concerning tzedaka [justification] and concerning mishpat [judgment.]” [Yokh 16:7-8]

The Ruakh ‘leads and guides’ us INTO TRUTH, according to Yeshua:

“But when HaRuakh HaEmet [The Spirit of Truth] is come, it will guide you into all THE TRUTH; for it will not speak from itself, but what it hears it will speak…”

“Your Torah IS TRUTH.”

“The Torah IS RUAKH.”

The Ruakh is sent to guide us to Truth, to convince us of Truth, to teach us of Truth, rebuking us when we err. And when we err, we grieve Elohim, and thereby grieve His Ruakh…

“And do not grieve HaRuakh HaKodesh of Elohim, whereby you are sealed for Yom HaPedut.”

David had ‘grieved’ the Ruakh, and Elohim had withdrawn Himself from David. Are we greater than David? The Ruakh of Elohim is ‘pictured’ in the tabernacle of Moshe as the Menorah, and ‘seen’ in the Throne Room in the book of Revalation as a Menorah, seven ‘lamps’ burning ‘before the throne.’ Yeshua warned the congregation at Efesus, “Remember therefore from whence you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I will come to you very soon, and I will remove your Menorah from its place, unless you repent.”

Repent, and do. Efesus is warned to continue to ‘work out’ salvation! Yeshua and the Ruakh are speaking to them, telling them,  ‘REPENT!’ and “DO!”

This is an ‘organic’ process that will continue from the moment we believe, until we die, so that we might be conformed into the image of Messiah Yeshua, the Son of Elohim.

Into whose image are we being ‘transformed’ if we do not follow the SAME HALAKHAH that Yeshua followed? Halakha is ‘Torah walk,’ and Yokhanan is referencing Yeshua’s Torah Walk when he writes:

“And hereby we know that we know Him, if we keep His [Yeshua is יהוה] mitzvot [more than one commandment]. He who says “I know Him” and does not keep His mitzvot is a liar, and the truth [Torah, Jer 31:32] is not in him. But whoever keeps His WORD [Commandments and Word, again, the same thing!], in Him truly is the love of Elohim perfected. Hereby we know that we are in Him: He who says “I am in Him” ought himself also to walk His halakha.”

[Another proof that they wrote in a Semitic tongue: ancient greeks did not consider any facet of life a ‘walk’. Halakha is a distinctly Jewish concept, and is one’s ‘torah walk.’]

Avraham met Yeshua. Moshe met Yeshua, David met Yeshua, they all looked forward to His ‘Salvation,’ His sacrifice. They trusted in the MERCY of יהוה , and not in their own works; but, they performed the works of the Torah in OBEDIENCE, out of a loving and grateful heart, recognizing His ‘khen,’ ‘khesed,’ and ‘rakham.’ Grace, Compassion, and Mercy. They were and are saved, because they continued in that trust, until they died. “Well done, good and FAITHFUL servant.” They offered offerings because HE SAID to, because Messiah’s own blood had not been offered yet. But, they trusted in Him, nonetheless! And not in their offering what was yet required.

Yokhanan 1 says, “For the Torah was given by Moshe; and truth and compassion came into being by Yeshua HaMashiakh.” Once again, Exodus 34:6-7 shows us that יהוה declared Himself FULL of khesed v’emet, ‘grace/compassion and truth.’ This is Yeshua! It was not ‘new’ when He appeared in a Body: it was MANIFESTED in His Body, and in His death and resurrection, but it certainly was not sprung on Israel as a ‘new thing.’

We are told that we will go to the Bosom of Avraham when we die. We are told that there is a great ‘cloud’ of witnesses, and many of them are named, in the Brit Khadashah, as being there BY TRUST/FAITH [Heb 11].

They are saved by their trust in יהוה , just as are we. So, what is ‘different’ in the renewal of the covenant? We are, each ONE of us, given the Ruakh [Spirit], whereas then, it was only for the prophet, or the priest, or the king. Israel went to the Beit HaMikdash to be in His Presence, three times a year. We have access to Him, EVERY DAY, because of Yeshua! The High Priest, Yeshua, ministers for us in the sanctuary above, and we go there by our trust in Him.

Salvation, therefore, has ALWAYS been by trust alone. And it still is.

So, why do I keep Torah? If you believe in Messiah Yeshua and want to please Him because you love Him, if you want to be like Him, YOU KEEP TORAH TOO!!! “ יהוה is your Elohim. You shall have no other gods.” “Do not make for yourselves idols and bow down to them in worship.” “Do not lift up the Name of יהוה for vanity.” “Honor your Father and your Mother.” “Do not murder.” “Do not commit adultery.” “Do not steal.” “Do not bear false witness.” “Do not covet anything.”

So….

What about that. These are the 9 Commandments…. These were written in STONE by the very finger of G-d. They seem to be ‘ETERNAL’ to me…

10 you say?

Ummm…. Yeah:

“Remember the SABBATH DAY, to SET IT APART. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the

SEVENTH DAY

Is the Sabbath of יהוה your Elohim.”

So, do not debate me on the merits of the nine, and be duplicitous about the one! Either breaking that command is sin, just like breaking the other nine is, or we are lying to ourselves. Read YeshaYahu [Isaiah] 56-58. Then, show me where Yeshua Himself did not observe Sabbath [and I’m not talking about manmade ‘rules,’ but true honoring of Shabbat]. Show me where the Shlikhim [Apostles], any ONE of them, turned from the Sabbath. Or from the other Sabbaths listed in Lev 23. They did NOT.

My point is that our obedience has to be to Yeshua, who we claim was in the mountain with Moshe….our emulation has to be of Yeshua… not of Constantine, Tertullian, Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, et al, but The MASTER of the Sabbath. Yeshua HaMashiakh. We obey because we are saved! We obey HIM, and NOT man. We emulate Him, and not the popes!  “I must keep Torah” because I’m saved!  “If you love me, (you will) keep my commandments.”  “I and my Father are One.”

There are those who will be obedient in many areas, but persistently stubborn on this and other things. The difficult things of the Torah are to learn justice and mercy, to be better humans to one another. But, Yeshua teaches us to do the difficult things of the Torah, without forsaking the easy things of the Torah, like keeping His Sabbath! Avraham, Moshe, Yehoshua, David, Yeshua, Kefa, Sha’ul, they are all Sabbath Keepers! They all kept Passover! They all LOVE THE TORAH. They all trusted in HIS MERCY for salvation. But, they all learned to OBEY! The WHOLE THING, not just the verses that were convenient to their doctrine, conscience, or lifestyle.
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HaAzinu

How I ‘see’ christians… just so you know…

Many people over the years have misunderstood me, and it is because they have in their own head preconceptions and misconceptions about what it is to keep the Torah of Elohim [Instructions of G-d].

There are thousands of years of theological banter that get in the way of good communication on this matter.

Last night, I awoke in the middle of the night with this on my mind. I don’t know if a dream prompted it, or why I had this in my mind so strongly.

Perhaps it is because of the season we are now in, The Season of Our Joy, the time of the Jewish Messiah’s birth, as recorded in SCRIPTURE, and how many who profess faith in Him will not even acknowledge it, but will ‘try’ to celebrate it on the day of the birth of the chief god of Roman paganism, the ‘son’ of a ‘trinity’ of Mithraism, in a few months.

Many think that by my previous statement, and generally my support of His Torah, that I condemn or ‘judge’ those who follow these teachings.

I DO NOT.

I merely do not hesitate to point out the error and hypocrisy of the DOCTRINE of men. If one chooses to abide in the DOCTRINE, that is between them and The Creator, who does indeed look into the heart. But, He judges our hearts according to HIS TORAH, and NOT our ‘desire.’

I see that many among western ‘christianty’ are really Torah Keepers… they just do not realize it!

The Torah, or the “Instructions” of G-d, are summarized in the Ten D’varim.

Here is where the confusion begins. Christianity calls these the Ten Commandments. In Hebrew, they are “The Ten Words,” or, “The Ten [most important] Things.” The Western mind views these as ‘mean directives’ from a ‘god’ who is ruthless and vengeful.

But, these are a foundational model of ALL HIS TORAH/INSTRUCTIONS.

The first four deal with our relationship to The Creator, Blessed is He.

I am יהוה. You shall have no other gods before me.
Do not make for yourselves graven images and bow down and worship them.
Do not take up the Name יהוה for vain reasons.
REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, to set it apart, because I created the world in SIX DAYS and rested on the SEVENTH, so also you shall rest from all your work on the SEVENTH DAY, to SET IT APART [make the 7th day different from every other day].

The last SIX deal with our relationship with one another, man to man.

You will honor your father and your mother, and you will live long because of it. [If I, יהוה, am your G-d].
You will not commit murder [If I, יהוה, am your G-d].
You will not commit adultery [If I, יהוה, am your G-d].
You will not steal [If I, יהוה, am your G-d].
You will not bear false witness against your neighbor [If I, יהוה am your G-d].
You will not covet. [If I, יהוה, am your G-d].

Now, western believers who profess faith in the Son of G-d as “Salvation” [Yeshua means ‘salvation’], would seem to agree with most of these.

Many do not realize that the Father has a Name: יהוה. But, they understand, to some degree, the Sovereignty that name establishes, and the eternal nature of The Creator… and, they do believe He is the only G-d to be worshipped; so, I myself see them as keeping the first ‘Important Thing.’ IF they DO understand that HE is the ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of all the earth.

Most of those who claim to know the Son of G-d also will not make an idol to bow down to, or pray to a ‘fashioned thing.’ Now, many, many who claim to be ‘christian’ do in fact pray to ‘things’ that they say ‘represent’ someone they claim is not a ‘god.’ They do not understand that if they pray to a ‘spiritual being transcendent of humanity,’ that it is a ‘god.’ Man has fashioned it, and assigned a ‘spirit’ to it. They are breaking this command. They cannot know the Creator, יהוה, until they come to realize this. He is clear that our worship, reverence, genuflection, adoration, supplication, cry for help, and for salvation, is to be directed to HIM, because only HE is Sovereign, and able to save us! But, many, many who do say they trust in the Son of G-d reject all forms of idolatry. They keep this Important Word.

The third is a mite tricky, not to take HIS NAME up in vanity.  The vast majority of those believers do not know that His Name is יהוה, so they do not break this command. Sadly, many who CLAIM to keep His Torah DO take up this Name for vain reasons, and misuse it. THEY would be the ones breaking this ‘Important Word,’ and NOT those who trust in the Son of G-d and do not know/use this Name! And, many ‘think’ that ‘God’ is His name, or that ‘Jesus’ is His name, and they try to reverence it. So, I see them as honoring this Important Thing.

Here is where many, if not most, err against His Instruction. But, we will see that MOST who err in this fashion do so because they have been MISINFORMED.

The fourth Important Thing is REMEMBER the SABBATH DAY, to SET IT APART [from the six days for working].

The Sabbath Day is the SEVENTH DAY. It is the ONLY day of the week in scripture that has a NAME.

1st Day
2nd Day
3rd Day
4th Day
5th Day
6th Day
SABBATH DAY.

Constantine, the pagan who hijacked the Congregations, forced a ‘union’, and rejected/expelled Jewish LEADERS who trusted in Messiah the Son of G-d, CHANGED THIS DAY. He put all the resources of his empire in play to make sure of what the 7th day of JEWS was, and FIXED the Roman calendar, to make sure that ‘christians’ did NOT KEEP the Jewish Sabbath. By ROYAL DECREE he mandated changes in the Sabbath and Pesakh [Passover, the most important feast of early Messianic Jews and Gentiles] saying, “henceforth let us have nothing in common with this odious people [The Jews].” HENCEFORTH is the operative word. This was a CHANGE in the ‘seasons,’ just as Daniel said the spirit of the lying one would bring, and Yokhanan affirmed this spirit was already in the congregations! Because MANY did NOT STOP keeping the Jewish Sabbath, it became royal decree less than 100 years later that if any ‘christian’ DID keep the “Jewish Sabbath,” which is actually the Sabbath of יהוה, or the Pesakh, HE WOULD DIE. THIS FEAR is still in the ‘spirit’ of that change, and affects MANY who still keep it this way, even though they KNOW that HIS SABBATH is the SEVENTH DAY even of the calendar of Rome. The Jewish people have preserved this Seventh Day! ALL THE WORLD KNOWS this is the Sabbath of the Creator!

Part of our worship on the Sabbath is to remember that we are CREATED. But, many who profess faith in the Son of Elohim DO ‘keep’ ‘a sabbath.’ But it is NOT HIS. But, they have an understanding that they should ‘keep a sabbath,’ so they wrongly call the first day the ‘christian sabbath.’ They ‘say’ they worship on this day because the Son rose from the dead on this day. But, the issue is that he did NOT rise from the dead on the Roman ‘sun day.’ He rose from the dead at the end of the SABBATH! WHEN THE 1st DAY WAS STARTING. (Sat night) So, even the excuse does not fit SCRIPTURE. BUT! They know they ‘should’ keep “a” day for Him. And, they know they should assemble on a ‘seventh’ day. Does He ‘give us credit’ for that? No. Does He ‘excuse’ it? No.  But, He does offer grace, UNTIL we are convinced of truth. But, does a ‘christian’, a true believer, give a NOD to ‘a’ Sabbath?

YES.

So, there is in impetus to keep it! A Torah Command! NOWHERE in the Brit Khadasha are we instructed to ‘keep a seventh day of assembly.’ WHY, then, do they ALL DO IT, even though it is on the wrong day? Yeshua did not rise EVERY 1st day of the week, but only on Passover. So, honest worship on the day of His Resurrection would dictate a frequency of only ONCE A YEAR. WHY, then, EVERY SEVENTH DAY? The heart of a real believer WANTS to obey; the heart of a deceiver wants to REPLACE.

So, while these who profess the Son do not keep His Sabbath, deep down they know there is a ‘need.’ They have His Torah being written on their hearts, but they have not yielded to His Will fully. They ‘know’ that this is the fourth “Important Word.” He did not say, however, ‘remember ‘a’ seventh day,’ but remember THE SABBATH DAY and keep it HOLY.

You will honor your father and your mother. Real believers in The Son of G-d agree this is TRUTH, and do this. False ones do not.

You will not murder. Real believers in The Son of G-d agree this is TRUTH, and adhere to this. False ones do not.

You will not commit adultery. Real believers in The Son of G-d agree this is TRUTH, and adhere to this. False ones do not.

You will not steal . Real believers in The Son of G-d agree this is TRUTH, and adhere to this. False ones do not.

You will not bear false witness against your neighbor. Real believers in The Son of G-d agree this is TRUTH, and adhere to this. False ones do not.

You will not covet. Real believers in The Son of G-d agree this is TRUTH, and adhere to this. False ones do not.

So, I see my brothers in Messiah who trust that Yeshua, the Son of G-d, is their salvation, as having an impetus to obey. They ARE TORAH KEEPERS…

They simply do not do the SABBATHS of יהוה the way HE said to, and the way YESHUA DID!

My great desire is to see all His People doing what HE said we would do for 1000 years WITH HIM when He is on this earth, to see them doing it NOW, to SHOW the world that HE IS NOT WISHY WASHY, or duplicitous, HE does NOT change with man’s desires or whims, is NOT subject to Constantine, the Popes, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, et al, but is THE SOVEREIGN OF CREATION.

The Sabbath sends that message, every week, that we honor HIM and HIS POWER over the universe when we assemble and REST together when HE said to rest. The other seven Moedim, or Appointed Times, are for a similar purpose, but also to show US the map of creation, and what will happen when He returns. This is what the book of Kolossim teaches! It is very, very basic! It does NOT put us ‘under the law,’ because being under any law only happens when one BREAKS that law.

In a ‘free’ government, one does not come under the ‘heavy hand’ or ‘long arm’ of the ‘law’ until one BREAKS THE LAW. Then, the judge will, after determining if indeed the ‘law’ has been broken, will apply the requisite punishment. THAT is what being ‘under the law’ means, in any form of government!

Learn this, that in ancient AND modern Judaism, just like in 4th century and modern ‘christianity,’ there is a ‘law of man’ that supersedes the Instruction of G-d [Torah], and THAT is what men follow! THAT is the ‘law’ from which we are set free. THAT is the ‘law of sin and death’ about which Shaul [Paul] wrote. “DO NOT CALL THE TORAH OF ELOHIM SIN. G-d FORBID!” [Rom 7:7] Following MAN’S religious ‘law’ puts man ‘under the law’ of G-d, because they are breaking HIS INSTRUCTION in order to keep THEIRS! [Mar 7:6-7, 15:9, Kol 2:22, Is 29:13] A real, honest citizen of that government will not deliberately ‘break the law,’ because he wants to be an honest citizen. He will throw himself on the mercy of that government when he learns he has broken the law, and a merciful judge will lift the punishment, BUT NOT IF HE PERSISTS TO BREAK THAT LAW! Is Elohim any less just? NO. And real believers know this about all the other NINE ‘Important Words,’ but seem to equivocate over that fourth, and thereby the OTHER feasts of Lev 23.

MAN changed the Sabbath. Daniel the prophet, who wrote the book on what was revealed about last things, sealed it up, and that was opened by Yokhanan years later, told us that the Sheker HaMashiakh would:

CHANGE THE SEASONS AND THE TORAH! [Daniel 7:25]

MAN did this. CONSTANTINE did this. THE Sheker HaMashiakh [Lying Messiah] will again do it, worldwide, in the name of “Jesus,” of Allah, Mohammed, of Buddha, of Hinduism, and of every named god.

Read Isaiah 56-58 without preconceived notions. Consider the eternal nature of the promises He makes there. Know that “LORD” is יהוה, and “Lord” is Adonai. יהוה only applies to G-d Eternal. Abba has ONE people, The Jews who trust in Messiah, and the Gentiles who join Yisra’el in trust in Messiah. There is ONE set of instructions for all HIS children. He does NOT equivocate, or vacillate, and is not duplicitous. Yeshua UPHELD the Torah, and TAUGHT it. So did Shaul. So does ANYONE who genuinely trusts in Messiah Yeshua. Just keep reading HIS WORD, and by IT, trim your OWN lamp, by doing what HE says.

Only GOD can overturn His Own word, and He DID not and WILL not do it! I challenge anyone to find where Messiah Yeshua abolished the Sabbath and Passover [and the other feasts]. IT CANNOT BE DONE. BUT, I have shown and it is well-known HISTORY that Constantine DID!

There are many real believers who are Torah keepers.  They just need to break from Constantine in regard to The Appointed Times of יהוה, and be more correct in their obedience.  He is teaching His children to do this. Continue reading “HaAzinu”