Just because I am of 70% British stock…I do NOT think the word “Brit,” meaning a person of British origin, is of the “covenant” people [Jews, children of Avraham in the flesh], simply because ‘brit’ looks like ‘brit,’ though it is pronounced ‘breet’ in Hebrew, meaning ‘a covenant ratified in blood’. This is just one of many lies told by people who are guided by their flesh and not by His Ru’akh [Breath, Voice, ‘spirit’].
So many people misunderstand the ‘brit’ in its simplest form, and then so many more twist words to make it fit into their desired outcome/definition. This is an old fb post I made that a dear friend reposted today. Perhaps someone needs the brevity and clarity it offers:
Posted for a christian friend:
The ‘Torah’ isn’t the covenant.
The Torah is the ‘instructions;’ the covenant is the AGREEMENT that Yisra’el would FOLLOW the instructions of G-d. Because Yisra’el did NOT follow the instructions, THEY broke the AGREEMENT.
So, Messiah Yeshua came to REINFORCE the instructions, CLARIFY them, remove MANMADE ‘instructions’ that erred against the Torah, and RENEW the AGREEMENT [covenant] between G-d and Yisra’el. This ‘agreement’ was ratified ONCE in HIS OWN BLOOD, instead of having to be ‘re-ratified’ every year on Yom Kippur. The AGREEMENT did not change! The RATIFICATION of it did, doing away with the old ‘ministry’ [Priesthood], establishing Yeshua as the new Kohen Gadol =[High Priest] of the renewed AGREEMENT, once and for all atoning for the sins of those who enter into the Agreement [COVENANT] to FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS: TORAH.
Sin is still sin, and Yokhanan defines sin as BREAKING TORAH.
I John 3:4
Anyone who sins BREAKS TORAH, for sin IS BREAKING TORAH.. [a-nomos in greek means ‘outside of Torah’]. Anyone who DOES NOT FOLLOW the COMMANDMENTS / INSTRUCTIONS of G-d DOES NOT BELONG TO MESSIAH. Unless they ‘try’ to follow Him but their teachers deceive them. Which is sadly the state of many true believers. But, G-d is calling out HIS PEOPLE from that great deception.
“If you love ME, you WILL keep my commandments.”
Do not expect that I have come to weaken the Torah or the prophets; I have not come to weaken it, but to CONFIRM it. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one yod, nor a stroke shall pass away from the Torah until everything comes to pass. Whoever therefore tries to loosen EVEN ONE of these smallest mitzvot [torah commandments], and teaches men so, he shall be regarded as small in the Kingdom of Heaven; but anyone who OBSERVES and TEACHES them [Torah Commandments], he shall be regarded as great in the Kingdom of Heaven.