We know that the Torah binds us to all of it’s commands. If you break one, you break the Law/Torah. And are guilty of judgment. Sin runs rampant in this system, as it was meant to. The Law of sin and death. The Torah given Moshe was added to multiply transgressions. So that the Torah of Yeshua may even more abound.
The neo-Ebonites (Torah observant Christians) reject the teachings of Paul and insisted that the writings of Moses should be strictly observed for the true follower of Messiah. They claim the Spirit was given to lead them into Torah observance. Yet, at the same time they claim we can only observe it in partiality. We here phrases like ‘to the best of our ability’, or ‘only what applies to us here in the wilderness’. Torah observant Christians seem to know they can not observe all of the Torah given Moshe, and make excuses why this is so. Exile, intermediate covenantial period, ….and the list grows daily. Yet at the same time claiming the Spirit was given to lead them into this ‘partial’ observance of the Torah.We who have preached the Kingdom that Avraham, Yitzak, and Ya’akov saw, that David saw, that Yeshua preached to Yisrael and was murdered for, we have always spoken of the promise of Avraham as the root of Messiah. Not Ya’akov, least Yishmael and a host of nations be cut off for not being physically ‘Jewish’.
The true message is that Torah is complete, fulfilled. Not laid in limbo to be partially observed here in exile among the nations. Yeshua’s Torah/instruction proclaims an observance of every jot and title. It lays nothing aside for a while, nor does it renew anything old dusting it off and making it operate per antiquity.
He fills the cup to overflowing. He works for centuries filling the cup then, he drinks. No work left to do but watch him be filled with the blood from the vines. Our Jewish brothers labored all day and earned their pay, and place. The cup (Yisrael) was formed and filled. Yeshua came and filled it to overflowing, even with his own blood.
Now he takes it and pours it out upon mankind. We are ministers of this work. This is the work he is doing, and the work he has prepared for us from the foundations of the earth.
Our Torah is in full force. It is fully observed, the spirit is poured out upon his children. And all born again believers walk according to his ways, because all are born from above by his Spirit. Born to witness and bring this message of salvation through out the world.
Torah observant Christian teaching claims we are observing a renewed Torah, partially. This is because they can not possibly for them or any other to observe it the way it was given. Because it’s not possible to fill the cup any longer when it’s now being poured out.
I have been constantly told by Torah observant Christians that I am anti-Semitic. Told I teach the law is void, abolished, dead, …..called Christian, as if this is a derogatory term.
Yet, who is really acting anti-Semitic? Who really is teaching that Torah is made void, or abolished. Is it not those who teach that you can now only follow part of it and be justified? To say you can not follow all of Torah but are still found righteous in God’s eyes…? I do believe there is a scripture regarding that.
Our message is one of complete Torah observance to the covenant established by Yeshua, promised through Avraham.
Neo-Ebonite/Torah observant Christianity is one of partial observance to the writings of Moses. You can only observe parts of it as made accessible through the Spirit. It’s own adherents state this. So in essence the Spirit leads us into partial observance of Torah commands. Yeshua sent the Spirit to dwell in us and forever lead us into Torah commands, but he placed us in a world where observing these commands are not all possible. That doesn’t sound like a sane or fair God to me.
The message Yeshua gave of the Kingdom is that it is upon us, it is here. And the instructions (Torah) he spoke regarding the Kingdom were to be followed to every jot and title. Least we call Yeshua a liar. Yeshua’s Torah is New Covenant Torah. It is what Yeshua revealed to Jew and Gentile alike through every Word he spoke. A way to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. By the indwelling of the Holy Spirit upon our souls. Made new, from old. Given a new way to worship God, as promised from the beginning. In union with God through the Spirit. Able to walk out his will and love to the glory of only Yeshua who gives us this gift. The ability to walk in the new creation he formed. In one day a nation was born….again. One new man, the Yisrael of God. Both physical Jews of Ya’akov and physical goyim from the nations. Both born by the Spirit given them. A completed cup being poured out for all creation to drink.
"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
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