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What does ‘until all is accomplished’ mean?

Matthew 5:18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

This verse is used as a key tenet by Torah observant Messianic believers to imply that the law given Moshe is to be followed.  The implication is “heaven and earth are still here, so too is the law” (of Moshe).  They do not believe all is accomplished yet.  And in one way they are right.  Judgement is yet to occur, and redemption is yet to happen.

But the issue has been settled.  Our salvation has been accomplished.  The trial has been adjourned, judgement for the guilty has been set, and redemption for the innocent has been promised.   So, while we sit in recess awaiting the courts actions, there are those who are claiming the trial was not finished, and that the judge has not accomplished justice for all.  They implore continued observance to the law even though the judge has accomplished it’s purpose.

So the question, has Yeshua accomplished all things in connection to the law?

Matthew 28:16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

He is with us till the end of the age. God’s Holy Spirit is keeping us till the day of our redemption. We are no longer condemned, or under the law, but free from sin. We are not judged, but free from judgement because of the life the Spirit lives in us. NOW. All God sent Yeshua to do in regards to salvation has occurred. All we wait now is the redemption of our physical bodies to eternal life.

John 17:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

6 I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.

9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. 20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Eternal life is to believe and know the One whom God sent into the world with his Spirit and his words.  Yeshua.  The hour has come, Yeshua has authority over all flesh to impart eternal life who whoever he chooses.

Yeshua glorified God on earth, and has accomplished all that was given him to do.  He has manifested God’s name to the Apostles, and they accepted and believed; that Yeshua was sent by God to speak the Truth to them.  Yeshua came down as God in the flesh to speak to those who he choose.  And all accepted and believed.  That Yeshua and God are One, and Yeshua and those God gave Him are One, and Yeshua and those who believe the ones He sent into the world, are all One.  One Spirit, One body, One immersion, One Love, One God, One Messiah, One people of God.

John 19:30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

What more is there to do?  In regards to our trespasses against the law?  In regards to salvation?  In regards to every jot and title in the law?

Hebrews 10:1 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.

2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? 3 But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; 6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.‘”

8 When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), 9 then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second.

10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. 15 And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” 17 then he adds, I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” 18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Where there is forgiveness, there is no longer any offering for sin.  Yeshua has taken away our sin, and thus taken away our trespasses ‘under’ the Torah.

Romans 5:19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

One man was obedient to Torah, making many righteous.  Not observant to the law.

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7 comments on “What does ‘until all is accomplished’ mean?

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  2. Marc
    January 7, 2012

    Shalom can you elaborate. I’m not sure what you’re saying. Are you saying that all was accomplished meaning salvation?

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  3. Shimshon
    January 7, 2012

    The law and the prophets pointed to Yeshua and what he would accomplish in regards to sin, righteousness, and judgment.

    Sin, in that those who do not believe in the accomplishing work and Words of Yeshua on Mount Tziyon will die in their sins.

    Righteousness, in that those who do know the Father know him through Yeshua the King, the Holy One of Yisrael is. Born from above, one with the Father. Ruling from the heavenly sanctuary in heaven, and working to establish His Kingdom here on earth.

    Judgment, in that those who do not believe the Words that the King spoke are judged already. And will not be raised to eternal life to serve the King for all eternity.

    I’m saying that the Torah given through Moshe was a pattern of what Yeshua was to accomplish. And Yeshua walked it out fully. Accomplishing everything that was laid out of him to do. Thus fulfilling the Torah given Moshe with his very life, and death, and resurrection.

    That the King would come, God our salvation, the Holy One of Yisrael. And that he would live among us and walk the very land he gave us, offering his life for our sins, and being resurrected to eternal life. Healing and feeding the poor with the power of God along the way.

    Yeshua was raised up as a banner for Yisrael, and the nations of the world to look upon and be healed, and saved. The King brought the gift of eternal life. He accomplished this. He states in John 17 that he accomplished ALL that God gave him to do. Then he describes what he did. He manifested his name to those he was given by the Father. And they received the Word that was spoken, Torah!!! They know the truth of who Yeshua is and what he has accomplished for us.

    He took survivors (saved souls) from the nation of Yisrael and sent them into all the nations to regather the remnant of Yisrael. He gave them the Spirit to lead them and to empower them with signs and wonder of God, and to draw all to Yeshua. Because he is the banner that the Father has raised, not Moshe.

    Avraham’s gift was Moshe of Yisrael. Moshe’s gift was Yeshua. Yeshua’s gift is the Spirit of God. Messiah’s bring gifts, and redemption. Avraham redeemed mankind out of the Sumerian/Babylonian world, and was sent Moshe. Moshe redeemed Yisrael out of Egypt, and was sent Yeshua. Yeshua redeemed Yisrael and all who will attach themselves to her out of the world, and was sent the Father. Who was one with Yeshua.

    Yeshua the King has accomplished the giving of the Spirit upon our hearts that we may walk in newness of life in union with the Father who is one with Yeshua. This is the new covenant spoken of by Jeremiah. Y

    Yeshua accomplished it, ratified it, and is operating it at this very moment. We are to believe in the ones He sent into the world with His Words. And when we do we enter the Kingdom under the new covenant.

    We are given a heart of flesh instead of a heart of stone, having his ways and commands written upon it. We live in faith that leads to love.

    And when he returns he will establish the covenant among the world, in the flesh, from Mount Tziyon. He will gather us, put us back in his land. And others too will come that were not from Yisrael, to serve and be counted as Yisrael. But as we are gathered to him, he will rule us and the nations, and all will know him and his ways of love.

    And then, as the prophet Jeremiah states, we will no longer remember the ark of the Lords covenant, nor make another one. No renewed covenant there brother. By the Lords declaration we will not do it nor remember it. Same as with the position we place on the Exodus. It will not be remembered, so much as the time Yeshua came as King to redeem his people and put them back in his land, and pour blessings out upon the nations.

    So in short what I am saying is the Torah given Moshe was accomplished in full by the coming of Yeshua Messiah. Yeshua was the fulfillment of the Torah given Moshe. So, Moshe can rest in peace now having been accomplished through him that which was planned.

    Yisrael is redeemed, and soon to be regathered for the glory of God. Halleluyah! May it be so even in our day!!!

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    • Marc
      January 7, 2012

      So now that Yeshua has fulfilled the Torah and prophets that includes the commands?

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      • Shimshon
        January 7, 2012

        Yes. In so much as observing them the way they were given Yisrael through Moshe.

        If the Lord declared it so, would you follow him and listen? Of course you would.

        The Lord declared through Jeremiah that when Yeshua was raised up as a banner and Yisrael is filled with the Spirit and returned to her own land, and the nations are blessed because of this, that the ark of the Lords covenant will not be remembered nor made again.

        Is it not the intent to make the ark and observe the commands by the move of the Spirit the openly stated purpose and goal of Messianics who are “Torah observant”? To observe and remember forever as an eternal renewed covenant the ark of the Lord, Temple Judaism?

        Yeshua said that every stone of the temple would be leveled, and that worship would not happen as it was. He spoke massively about the Kingdom and described what happened to Yisrael to a tee.

        There is no Land, and no people humming within it. Not the saved remnant, under The King. There is no need for it’s instructions. NOT that they are meaningless in moral understanding, But that they are impossible to observe as given. And rightly so. God made it impossible to observe them by sending Yeshua and scattering the sheep, as he sends those who he chose to witness what happened.

        Those commands are for those generations of Yisrael. When Yeshua came he spoke Torah and commanded Faith leading to love. That occurs when the Spirit is placed upon our hearts.

        Why would the old commands for a time and place be in effect for a different time and place? They can’t function in the new wine skins. New wine has been poured out into our cups, would we drink from it and then ask that the Lord put the old wine in our new cups?

        The commands are fulfilled in Yeshua, as he lives in us through the Holy Spirit. He was the only one who could observe them in full. And now he lives their moral intent through our being.

        How can you follow those commands when there is no temple, no ark of the Lords covenant with his presence, no land, no priesthood to offer to. And how can God set up a kingdom and say, follow some, those that you feel you can, and I will forgive you for the rest?

        Yeshua’s Torah is fully observable, and is witnessed in the life of his followers. It’s similar to the Torah of Moshe, but it’s not it. It’s shown and displayed through love of God and love of others. And through the power of the Holy Spirit moving through our being in the form of miracles.

        Everyone wants to be like the ‘Jewish’ disciples, but they never seem to want to do the ‘works’ they did, like healing a paralyzed man to full health, or bringing a girl back to life. They just want to focus on observing the Jewish laws because ‘they’ where Jewish. Where is the logic? Why the focus on Judaism at the complete ignorance of the power of the Holy Spirit living and dwelling in you as witnessed by Yeshua and his Jewish disciples?

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  4. Kathy
    August 15, 2013

    I’ve seen the argument about that verse and people say that since heaven and earth are still here, they have to keep the Law of Moses, but just now I was taking another look –

    “Mat 5:17-18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. (18) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

    That is about Yeshua! Like how He said here –

    “Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.”

    Or even here –

    “Mat 26:52-56 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. (53) Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? (54) But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? (55) In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. (56) But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.”

    That the scriptures might be fulfilled. How incredible is that?

    What you write about Shimshon, is what I’ve been thinking of as “more” – and the “more” is remarkable!

    (Don’t mind me, I’m just getting happy here!)

    I will mention something else – this verse –

    “5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; ”

    There is a debate about this verse because in the greek it apparently reads, “but a body have you prepared for me” but in the Hebrew it reads, “mine ears thou hast opened” – I believe both are right. The body has ears.

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  5. Shimshon
    August 15, 2013

    I think your ears are open, Kathy! You have identified exactly what I was getting at! You have understood the heart of this post. Yeshua accomplished what He was sent to do, He fulfilled all that was written ‘concerning Him’. He revealed the Father to those God chose. He offered His life for the sin of the world. He imparted the Spirit upon all who believe ‘he fulfilled all that was written concerning him’. He made whole what was seperated. He accomplished union between God/Messiah/Israel/Nations. He made one body from that which was divided.

    This is the gospel! He did personally what will in the end be revealed as nationally. In reference to your comment on the other post. We are only the first fruits of what will become a world wide harvest. BUT, the planting is done/accomplished/finished. Now the reaping season has come. The first fruits have been seen, and the harvest will be overabundant! As God wills.

    But what was accomplished is the planting of the seed within the ground. Yeshua has been buried and watered, and has risen anew, bearing fruit that leads to eternal life.

    This goes back to a post I made around the same time as this one in reference to the work of the priests in the temple. While the sacrifices are being made, all the priests are doing their job in the temple. But when the blood is all gathered and presented to the high priest, he takes it from them and enters the holy of holies to sprinkle it on the ark. At this time the priests who were working to gather the blood have ceased from their work. Or do you think they are continuing to slaughter the sacrifices and gather more blood as the high priest is using the blood already gathered? What do you think would happen to those priests when the high priest comes back out to find them gathering more blood of the innocent? Would he not break them into pieces and have the earth swallow them as the house of Korah?

    I believe Paul refered to it as ‘trampling on the blood of Christ’. Trying to accomplish that which was already accomplished. In essence calling God and Messiah a liar.

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