Why must others misuse this verse sooooo.
God spoke to all the faithful, he instructed them (gave them Torah) in many ways. Moshe seems to be the most detailed of instructions. It was given for a purpose, place and time. “when you enter the land I promised” This Torah also spoke of a time when it would be broken, by the people AND by God, because they did not “keep faith” with God and his covenant.
Nothing in Torah is abolished when we state the ‘old’ is completed and the ‘new’ has began. This new was spoken from the beginning. And we are told that this ‘old’ Torah given to Moshe in no way nullifies the ‘promise’ given earlier to Avraham. That EVERYONE who ‘believes’, has faith in Yeshua, would be saved and called children of God.ALL Torah pointed and lead to Yeshua the Messiah, and FAITH was at it’s core. Faith in the salvation that comes from God. Not only in a part of the message that commanded a people in a certain time to be a certain way. EVERY yud and stroke of the Torah speaks of FAITH in Yeshua.
The ‘appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
Just like Moshe and the part of the Torah given to him had it’s ‘appointed time’ so too does the Good News given by Yeshua, promised from the begining.
Yet, are we going to take ONE verse and add it to another thus change the whole message?
Well, It may take a while, but wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. “Look at the proud: he is inwardly not upright; but the righteous will attain life through trusting faithfulness.
FAITH was the message THROUGHOUT Torah. Faith is the breath, the Ruach that flows through it’s being. Without Faith your observances were MEANINGLESS. And to observe things that were once given at their appointed time but now fulfilled in the life and resurrection of Yeshua is as faithless as it gets. IMHO
Yeshua came and spoke the Good News that he prepared from the begining and many are NOT believing it (faithless), not believing that he came as our ETERNAL Cohen HaGadol, replacing the shadow with the light. Fulfilling EVERY word within Torah, every Yud and stroke. That FAITH would attain the righteousness of his children. THROUGH the seed given to Avraham, Yitzak, Ya’akov, and Moshe. This seed of faith came ‘through’ all promises and covenants. Faith IS the heart of Torah. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. (Heb 11:6)
I have faith that; He was manifested physically and proved righteous spiritually, seen by angels and proclaimed among the nations, trusted throughout the world and raised up in glory to heaven.
My faith is in what HE did and does for me/us. I don’t believe he came to make it possible to ‘legalistically observe” the Torah mitzvot as defined to those given the physical land of Yisrael in their time. He didn’t make it possible for US to walk the ‘shadow’ out perfectly, he came and did that himself, so we could live in the ‘light’, in Truth. He did not come to make the whole world ‘Jewish’. (and I am of Jewish blood) He came to make the whole world “children of God”. It happened ‘through’ the Torah. It was patterned and shadowed in the mitzvot given Moshe to Yisrael when they entered the land promised. Now we have a ‘more perfect word’ given to us. Namely Yeshua HaMoshiach, Torat HaChayim. Who came to bring FAITH to the world. Because Yisrael had broken it. But that was planned. Like the breaking of the sheath of grain, or the cracking of the seed as it’s life springs forth, so it can grow into a huge tree. How can a tree grow if you place the seed covering on it? As if this were even possible. The empty sheath does not fit the ever growing sprout that grows 100’s of times larger than the seed ever was.
Faith, the Good News, IS the core, the meaning of Torah. It’s goal, it’s reason for existing. EVERY Yud and stroke is being accomplished when ‘the righteous live by Faith’. Faith in what Yeshua accomplished, not that he made YOU able to accomplish Torah mitzvot that only he could do by his life and resurrection. But by doing so he made YOU able to receive the GOAL of Torah. Faith that leads to life. Not completed mitzvot.
"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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