The new fad of the Land within Messianic congregations is a belief that the Torah given Moses is the center of the universe. God is calling all people to return to the Torah given Moses through the Spirit given through Faith in Messiah.
Many are claiming that God does not do anything outside of that defined in Torah. It is the center of the universe in defining how mankind must worship God. And since God does not go against what he already said, and since he spoke to us through Yeshua in these last days, those words must not be any different than the words given Moses. Yeshua retold the Torah given Moses and placed it in our hearts as a way to show our love to God. God desires all mankind to show our love to him by observing the Torah given Moses to Yisrael.
Well, God is doing something new, and they obviously can not see it.
18 “Stop dwelling on past events and brooding over times gone by; 19 I am doing something new; it’s springing up – can’t you see it? I am making a road in the desert, rivers in the wasteland.
A desert has no roads to be ‘re’built. Nor does a wasteland have a river to be ‘re’formed.
He is ‘making’ roads where there was none. A path where there was no way to enter before.
This is pretty straight forward; “I am doing something new” It’s happening….can’t you see it? I am making roads where there were none, rivers where there were none. It is a NEW thing! And it is stated by the prophets as such. “something new”.
If nothing has changed in regards to the Torah, why are ‘we’ now the temple of God? Why is his Spirit living inside us now instead of an Ark within a Temple? Which was ‘Torah’ given Moshe. Why did David place the Ark in ‘another’ tent instead of the Tabernacle and worship it there? Torah states it belongs in the Tabernacle, not in a persons personal tent!! Yet, David with the heart of God placed it in ‘another’ tent had worshipers singing and praising 24/7 while the Tabernacle still received the authorized offerings and sacrifices. Yet, it remained void of the ark.
Why do we have a new high priest, and no Temple or land? If the law given Moshe is ETERNAL!!
I think the real issue is, ‘Covenant’, not laws. So many want to argue that the laws are still applicable, no new laws. But a covenant is made of laws, and if we have entered a new covenant with God, how is it people ‘can not see it’ as new? Why do they continue to dwell on the past events and brood over times gone by?
Isaiah 421 “Here is my servant, whom I support, my chosen one, in whom I take pleasure. I have put my Spirit on him; he will bring justice to the Goyim.6 “I, ADONAI, called you righteously, I took hold of you by the hand, I shaped you and made you a covenant for the people, to be a light for the Goyim, 7 so that you can open blind eyes, free the prisoners from confinement, those living in darkness from the dungeon. 8 I am ADONAI; that is my name.
Yet Yeshua says the opposite.
John 539 You keep examining the Tanakh because you think that in it you have eternal life. Those very Scriptures bear witness to me, 40 but you won’t come to me in order to have life! 41 “I don’t collect praise from men, 42 but I do know you people — I know that you have no love for God in you!
45 “But don’t think that it is I who will be your accuser before the Father. Do you know who will accuse you? Moshe, the very one you have counted on! 46 For if you really believed Moshe, you would believe me; because it was about me that he wrote. 47 But if you don’t believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”
Hebrews 101 For the Torah has in it a shadow of the good things to come, but not the actual manifestation of the originals. Therefore, it can never, by means of the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, bring to the goal those who approach the Holy Place to offer them.Isa 60:1 – “Arise, shine [Yerushalayim], for your light has come, the glory of ADONAI has risen over you.
Joh 3:19 – “Now this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness rather than the light. Why? Because their actions were wicked.
2Co 4:4 – They do not come to trust because the god of the ‘olam hazeh has blinded their minds, in order to prevent them from seeing the light shining from the Good News about the glory of the Messiah, who is the image of God.
"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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