YEHSUA FORGIVE OUR SINS AND SIN NO MORE TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
YEHSUA IS – THE WORD THE LAW,THE SON OF GOD,THE TREE OF LIFE,THE BREAD OF LIFE,KINGS OF ALL KINGS,THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,LAMB OF GOD,CREATOR OF THE EARTH AND THE UNIVERSE
THE LAW BRINGS US PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL BLESSING IF WE OBEY
THERE IS NO SUCH OTHER THINGS FOR OUR LIFE IN THIS WORLD TO DO IS ONLY TO OBEY OUR GOD YAHWEH ALL HIS COMMANDMENTS
- The ten commandments summed up
- Gentiles and the Law
- LISTEN TO THE LAW AUDIO BROADCAST
THIS IS NOT AGAINST THE CHATHOLIC BELIEVER BUT AGAINST THE TEACHING OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH UNDER THE VATICAN.
THEY CHANGE TIMES AND THE LAW
1.WORSHIPPING GRAVEN IMAGES
2 THEY CHANGE THE LAW OF SABBATH SATURDAY TO SUNDAY
3 THEY CHANGE THE FEAST OF THE LORD ;HOLY WEEK ,ALL SAINT DAYS.CHRISTMASS HALLOWEEN
PRESENT TIMES ABOMONITION IS GOOD IS BAD OR BAD IS GOOD SO AS
WOMAN RIGHTS-ABORTION TO UNBORN CHILD,SAME SEX MARRIAGGES.TRANSGENDERS RIGHTS
PREPARED BY BRO. JULIAN CRISOSTOMO THE END TIME MESSENGER
In this study I would like to examine Torah law and its implications for the righteous.
To begin, I need to define the word Torah. In its general sense, Torah is the term for the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. However, Torah is also a Hebrew word, found throughout the Tanach, which is often translated as law, but at its root it mean connector. This tells us that Torah is law and that the purpose of the Torah is to connect us with HaShem and to reality.
This physical world feels very real to us, but it is only a projection of the real, the spiritual world. If we wish to be connected to HaShem and to reality we must manipulate and use this physical world to connect us to HaShem and to reality. The tools that we use, in this physical world, are the command that HaShem gave us – The Torah. When we obey the law, the commands, that HaShem put into His Bible, we connect ourselves to HaShem and to reality.
When we ignore the Torah (the commands, the laws of HaShem); we are disconnecting ourselves from HaShem and from reality!
This makes the whole subject of Torah an extremely important activity that we must see as something that connects us to HaShem and to reality.
With this bit of background, let us begin to view the Torah through the the Bible and the Nazarean Codicil.
- The Nazarean Codiciland the Law
The Law is GOOD. HaShem wants us to keep his law (Torah). Lets look at a few of these passages so that we can appreciate the emphasis and the importance of the Torah. Note the underlined portions in the following passages:
Romans 7:14-25 We know that the law (Torah) is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law (Torah) is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; But I see another law (Torah) at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law (Torah) of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God–through Yeshua Mashiach our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law (Torah), but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.what Paul means is evil spirit living inside our body
Romans 8:1-9 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Mashiach Yeshua, Because through Mashiach Yeshua the law (Torah) of the Spirit of life set me free from the law (Torah) of sin and death. For what the law (Torah) was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, In order that the righteous requirements of the law (Torah) might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law (Torah), nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Mashiach, he does not belong to Mashiach.evil spirit living inside our body will be cast out in the name of our Lord Yehsua
I Corinthians 7:18-19 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.
I Yochanan (John) 5:1-3 Everyone who believes that Yeshua is the Mashiach is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands (Torah). This is love for God: to obey his commands (Torah). And his commands are not burdensome,
Mishlei (Proverbs) 28:9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.
Romans 7:12 So then, the law (Torah) is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.
I Timothy 1:8-11 We know that the law (Torah) is good if one uses it properly. We also know that law (Torah) is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, For adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers–and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine That conforms to the gloriousgospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
The Law is spiritual:
Romans 7:14 We know that the law (Torah) is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
The reception of the Law by Israel was a blessing:
Romans 9:3-4 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Mashiach for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, The people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants,the receiving of the law (Torah), the temple worship and the promises.
All men may be divided into two classes: those who subject themselves to the Law of God, and those who are sinful:
Romans 8:6-15 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Mashiach, he does not belong to Mashiach. But if Mashiach is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Yeshua from the dead is living in you, he who raised Mashiach from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation–but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, Father.”
The law was never designed to bring salvation to sinners:
Romans 3:19-28 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law (Torah) and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Yeshua Mashiach to all who believe. There is no difference, For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, And are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Mashiach Yeshua. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished– He did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Yeshua. Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.faith is faithfull obedience to the law
Galatians 2:16 Know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Yeshua Mashiach. So we, too, have put our faith in Mashiach Yeshua that we may be justified by faith in Mashiach and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.we are all sinners forgiveness of our sin thru our Lord Yehsua
II Luqas (Acts) 13:38 “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Yeshua the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.
What was the divine purpose of the law?:
Romans 7:7-10 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead. Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.Paul means that evil spirit living among us to commit sin
The Law must be understood in terms of Mashiach, or it will be misunderstood:
Romans 3:19-26 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Yeshua Mashiach to all who believe. There is no difference, For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, And are justified freely by his grace through the redemptionthat came by Mashiach Yeshua. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished– He did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Yeshua.we have the desired to commit sin but thru our Lord Yehsua our sin is forgiven
Romans 8:3-11 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, In order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Mashiach, he does not belong to Mashiach. But if Mashiach is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Yeshua from the dead is living in you, he who raised Mashiach from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.this is between the evil spirit living in us and the holy spirit living in us
Romans 9:30 – 10:6 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; But Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the “stumbling stone.” As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for theIsraelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Mashiach is the end (goal) of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: “The man who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Mashiach down)the jews who don believe to our Lord Jehsua even they follow the law is always stumble to commit sin.
What are the uses for the Law?
- Restrain sin in society generally:
Romans 13:1-7 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.this is the oral law stablished by high authority in the senedrin
I Timothy 1:8-11 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, For adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers–and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine That conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
- Bring a conviction of sin:
Galatians 3:21-25 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in YeshuaMashiach, might be given to those who believe. Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Mashiach that we might bejustified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.if we have faithfull obedience to the law we are no longer subject under the law
Romans 3:20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
Romans 7:7-14 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead. Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
Romans 11:30-32 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, So they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.this is thru our Lord Yehsua to forgive our sin
- Reveal a rule of life forHaShem’speople.
- The Law of Love:
Galatians 5:14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Romans 13:8-10 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.the commandments of our God is about love love thy God love your parents and love your neighbors.
- Righteous and unrighteous acts:
Galatians 5:19-23 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; Idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions And envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit thekingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
I Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders Nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the LordYeshua Mashiach and by the Spirit of our God.
I Timothy 1:9-11 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, For adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers–and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine That conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
Ephesians 6:2-3 “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise– “That it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
- Basis of future judgement:
Romans 2:3-11 So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance? But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will give to each person according to what he has done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; But glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.
Romans 14:10-12 You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'” So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
II Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Mashiach, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Matityahu (Matthew) 5:18-19 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
- The goal and achievement of Mashiach’s death:
Romans 8:1-4 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Mashiach Yeshua, Because through Mashiach Yeshua the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, In order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
- Prove that we love God.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:7-15 HaShem did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because HaShem loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that HaShem your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. But those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction; he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him. Therefore, take care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today. If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then HaShem your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your forefathers. He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land–your grain, new wine and oil–the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your forefathers to give you. You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor any of your livestock without young. HaShem will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on all who hate you.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:1 Love HaShem your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:13-15 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today–to love HaShem your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul— Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil. I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:22-23 If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow–to love HaShem your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast to him— Then HaShem will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:15-16 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love HaShem your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and HaShem your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
Yahoshua (Joshua) 22:1-5 Then Yahoshua (Joshua) summoned the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh And said to them, “You have done all that Moses the servant of HaShem commanded, and you have obeyed me in everything I commanded. For a long time now–to this very day–you have not deserted your brothers but have carried out the mission HaShem your God gave you. Now that HaShem your God has given your brothers rest as he promised, return to your homes in the land that Moses the servant of HaShem gave you on the other side of the Jordan. But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of HaShem gave you: to love HaShem your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.”
Ezra-Nechemiah (Nehemiah) 1:1-6 The words of Ezra-Nechemiah (Nehemiah) son of Hacaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that survived the exile, and also aboutJerusalem. They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Then I said: ” HaShem, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and obey his commands, Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s house, have committed against you.
Daniel 9:1-5 In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom– In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of HaShem given to Yirimiyah (Jeremiah) the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to HaShem my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, We have sinned and done wrong. We have beenwicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.
Yochanan (John) 14:9-24 Yeshua answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever– The Spirit of truth. Theworld cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” Yeshuareplied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
I Yochanan (John) 5:1-4 Everyone who believes that Yeshua is the Mashiach is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
II Yochanan (John) 1:5-6 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
The Law is appealed to as still in force.
- Expel thewicked:
I Corinthians 5:13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.”
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 17:7 The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from among you.
- Do not muzzle the ox:
I Corinthians 9:9 For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned?
I Timothy 5:18 For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 25:4 Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.
- The Law:
I Corinthians 14:34 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.
Bereshit (Genesis) 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
I Corinthians 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Mashiach, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Mashiach is God.
- Do not touch what is unclean:
II Corinthians 6:16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 52:11 Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the vessels of HaShem.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 17:6 On the testimony of two or three witnesses a man shall be put to death, but no one shall be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 19:15 One witness is not enough to convict a man accused of any crime or offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
II Corinthians 13:1 This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”
I Timothy 5:19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
Bereans (Hebrews) 10:28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
- Honor your father and mother:
Shemot (Exodus) 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land HaShemyour God is giving you.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 5:16 “Honor your father and your mother, as HaShem your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land HaShem your God is giving you.
Matityahu (Matthew) 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’
Matityahu (Matthew) 19:19 Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Marqos (Mark) 7:10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’
Marqos (Mark) 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'”
Luqas (Luke) 18:20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'”
Ephesians 6:2 “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise–
- Love your neighbor as yourself:
Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am HaShem.
Matityahu (Matthew) 19:19 Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Matityahu (Matthew) 22:39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Marqos (Mark) 12:31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Marqos (Mark) 12:33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Luqas (Luke) 10:27 He answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “
Romans 13:9 The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 5:14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Yaaqov (James) 2:8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.
- Be holy as I am holy:
Vayikra (Leviticus) 11:44-45 I am HaShem your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. I am HaShem who brought you upout of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:2 “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, HaShem your God, am holy.
Vayikra (Leviticus) 20:7 “‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am HaShem your God.
Vayikra (Leviticus) 20:26 You are to be holy to me because I, HaShem, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
I Tzefet (Peter) 1:16 For it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
- Speak not against a leader:
Shemot (Exodus) 22:28 “Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) 10:20 Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird of the air may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.
II Luqas (Acts) 23:5 Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.'”
- Idolatry, fornication, strangled, blood:
Bereshit (Genesis) 9:4 “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
Bereshit (Genesis) 35:2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.
Shemot (Exodus) 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, HaShem your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Shemot (Exodus) 20:23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
Shemot (Exodus) 34:15 “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.
Shemot (Exodus) 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.
Vayikra (Leviticus) 20:10 “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
II Luqas (Acts) 15:19-21 Wherefore my sentence is (1 establishing courts of justice), that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to G-d (2 against blasphemy): (v. 20) But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols (3 idolatry), and from fornication (4 sexual immorality), and from blood (5 murder and laws of family purity, ) And whatever you do not want to happen to yourselves, do not do to another (6 robbery). For the rest you have Moses since old time in every city them that proclaim him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day (7 Flesh of a living animal).
II Luqas (Acts) 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”
Bamidbar (Numbers) 9:1-5 HaShem spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said, “Have the Israelites celebrate the Passover at the appointed time. Celebrate it at the appointed time, at twilight on the fourteenth day of this month, in accordance with all its rules and regulations.” So Moses told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover, And they did so in the Desert of Sinai at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. The Israelites did everything just as HaShem commanded Moses.
I Corinthians 5:7-8 Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast–as you really are. ForMashiach, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.
The Nazarean Codicil seems to indicate an abrogation of the Law in:
Romans 7:6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
I Corinthians 9:20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.
Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
Romans 10:4 Mashiach is the end (goal) of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
5056 telos, tel’-os; from a prim. tello (to set out for a definite point or goal); prop. the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by impl.) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [lit., fig. or indef.], result [immed., ultimate or prophetic], purpose); spec. an impost or levy (as paid):-+ continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Comp. 5411.
I believe that these are directed to the law as misused (as in justification) or as used legalistically. Compare them with:
I Corinthians 9:21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Mashiach’s law), so as to win those not having the law.
Matityahu (Matthew) 5:17-18 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
Romans 3:31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.
Matityahu (Matthew) 13:52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
Matityahu (Matthew) 23:23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law–justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
II Luqas (Acts) 24:14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,
II Luqas (Acts) 22:3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. Under Gamaliel I was thoroughly trained in the law of our fathers and was just as zealous for God as any of you are today.
II Luqas (Acts) 28:17 Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans.
II Luqas (Acts) 25:8 Then Paul made his defense: “I have done nothing wrong against the law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar.”
Romans 2:14-15 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, Since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)
Romans 2:23 You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
Matityahu (Matthew) 23:1 Then Yeshua said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
The ceremonial parts of the law may be the most important because it is a pattern:
Shemot (Exodus) 25:40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.
8403 tabniyth, tab-neeth’; from 1129; structure; by impl. a model, resemblance:-figure, form, likeness, pattern, similitude.
——————– Dictionary Trace —————— 1129 banah, baw-naw’; a prim. root; to build (lit. and fig.):-(begin to) build (-er), obtain children, make, repair, set (up), X surely.
Hoshea (Hosea) 6:3-6 Let us acknowledge HaShem; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” “What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears. Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth; my judgments flashed like lightning upon you. For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 1:11-17 “The multitude of your sacrifices–what are they to me?” says HaShem. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts? Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations–I cannot bear your evil assemblies. Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands inprayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
Yirimiyah (Jeremiah) 7:21-23 “‘This is what HaShem Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go ahead, add yourburnt offerings to your other sacrifices and eat the meat yourselves! For when I brought your forefathers out of Egypt and spoke to them, I did not just give them commands about burnt offerings and sacrifices, But I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways I command you, that it may go well with you.
Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does HaShem require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
I Shmuel (Samuel) 15:22-23 But Shmuel (Samuel) replied: “Does HaShem delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of HaShem? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of HaShem, he has rejected you as king.”
Tehillim (Psalms) 51:16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
There is, therefore, a division of the law. Parts have precedence.
The same law of Moses in Bereshit (Genesis) through Devarim (Deuteronomy) includes the “promise” and theAbrahamic covenant, as well as the legal aspects. Paul is obviously not abrogating those promises is he? One can not have it both ways.
There were sixteen crimes in the Tanach (Old Testament) that called for death, only one could NOT be ransomed: premeditated murder, kidnapping, adultery, homosexuality, incest, bestiality, incorrigible, delinquency in a child, striking or cursing parents, offering a human sacrifice, false prophecy, blasphemy, profaning the Sabbath, sacrifice to false gods, magic, divination, unchastity, and rape of a betrothed virgin.
Bamidbar (Numbers) 35:29-32 “‘These are to be legal requirements for you throughout the generations to come, wherever you live. “‘Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness. “‘Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who deserves to die. He must surely be put to death. “‘Do not accept a ransom for anyone who has fled to a city of refuge and so allow him to go back and live on his own land before the death of thehigh priest.
Paul condemned the sin without requiring the penalty:
I Corinthians 5:1-5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have been filled with grief and have put out of your fellowship the man who did this? Even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. And I have already passed judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present. When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Yeshua and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Yeshua is present, Hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.
Vayikra (Leviticus) 18:8 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father…
Vayikra (Leviticus) 18:26-29 But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the aliens living among you must not do any of these detestable things, For all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you. “‘Everyone who does any of these detestable things–such persons must be cut off from their people.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 22:30 A man is not to marry his father’s wife; he must not dishonor his father’s bed.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 27:20 “Cursed is the man who sleeps with his father’s wife, for he dishonors his father’s bed.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
The same law was in effect without demanding that the same sanction be applied.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:1-15 These are the terms of the covenant HaShem commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in Moab, in addition to the covenant he had made with them at Horeb. Moses summoned all the Israelites and said to them: Your eyes have seen all that HaShem did in Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his officials and to all his land. With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those miraculous signs and great wonders. But to this day HaShem has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear. During the fortyyears that I led you through the desert, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am HaShem your God. When you reached this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out to fight against us, but we defeated them. We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh. Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. All of you are standing today in the presence of HaShem your God–your leaders and chief men, your elders and officials, and all the other men of Israel, Together with your children and your wives, and the aliens living in your camps who chop your wood and carry your water. You are standing here in order to enter into a covenant with HaShem your God, a covenant HaShem is making with you this day and sealing with an oath, To confirm you this day as his people, that he may be your God as he promised you and as he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I am making this covenant, with its oath, not only with you Who are standing here with us today in the presence of HaShem our God but also with those who are not here today
THE ORAL LAW OF JEHSUA
n Yeshua’s response we see Him ignoring their complaint entirely! In fact, He castigates them for their additional strictness that was not required by the oral law, and in doing so, they ignored what was Torah, and a weighty matter at that. In short, it appears that they were picking on others to find fault withYeshua, whilst they themselves were deficient. Never the less, Yeshua AND MOST of His talmidim DID wash their hands before they ate bread! Yeshua and MOST of His Talmidim did observe the oral law.
The following chart comes from the document, “Not Subject to the Law of God?” found at http://www.yashanet.com/library/underlaw.htm. It shows that rather than teaching contrary to the Pharisees (a common misconception) Yeshua supported much of what they taught, as he often quoted from the Mishnah (the early portion of the Talmud) which is an entirely Pharisaic document.
|Teachings of YESHUA the Pharisee(Summaries in italics)||TALMUDIC Teachings of the Pharisees
(Summaries in italics)
|The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. – Mark 2:27||Rabbi Jonathan ben Joseph said: For it is holy unto you; I.e., it [the Sabbath] is committed to your hands, not you to its hands. –Talmud: Yoma 85b|
|Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to oneof the least of these, ye did it not to me. –Matthew 25:45||One who betrays his fellow, it is as if he has betrayed God. –Tosefta Sh’vuot, ch. 3|
|Insulting someone is like murder.- Matthew 5:21-22||He who publicly shames his neighbour is as though he shedblood.- Talmud: Bava Mezia 58b|
|But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. –Matthew 5:28||One who gazes lustfully upon the small finger of a married woman, it is as if he has committed adultery with her.– Kallah,Ch. 1|
|That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. – Matthew 5:45||Rabbi Abbahu said: The day when rain fails is greater than [the day of] the Revival of the Dead, for the Revival of the Dead is for the righteous only whereas rain is both for the righteous and for the wicked – Talmud: Taanit 7a|
|Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. –Matthew 6:1||In the case of the recital of the Shema’, since everybody else recites, and he also recites, it does not look like showing off on his part; but in the case of the month of Ab, since everybody else does work and he does no work, it looks like showing off.–Talmud: Berachot 17b|
|But when thou doest alms, let not thy lefthand know what thy right hand doeth. –Matthew 6:3||What kind of charity is that which delivers a man from an unnatural death? When a man gives without knowing to whom he gives. and the beggar receives without knowing from whom he receives. – Talmud: Bava Batra 10a – 10b|
|But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.– Matthew 6:7||If one draws out his prayer and expects therefore its fulfilment, he will in the end suffer vexation of heart, as it says, Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. – Talmud: Berachot 55a|
|Do not worry about where your food will come from tomorrow, or your drink. –Matthew 6:25-31||Rabbi Eliezer the Great declares: Whoever has a piece of bread in his basket and Says. ‘What shall I eat tomorrow?’ belongs only to them who are little in faith. – Talmud: Sotah 48b|
|Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. – Matthew 6:34||A parable: [They were] like a man who was kept in prison and people told him: Tomorrow, they will release you from the prison and give you plenty of money. And he answered them: Ipray of you, let me go free today and I shall ask nothing more! –Talmud: Berachot 9b|
|Let your Yes be Yes and your No be No. –Matthew 5:34-37||A righteous yes is a Yes; a righteous no is No. – Talmud: Bava Batra 49b
Let your yes be yes, and your no be no. –R. Abaye, Baba Metzia 49a
|At that time Yeshua answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. – Matthew 11:25||Rabbi Johanan said: Since the Temple was destroyed, prophecy has been taken from prophets and given to fools and children. –Talmud: Bava Batra 12b|
|And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole bodyshould be cast into hell. – Matthew 5:29-30||Come and hear what was taught: Rabbi Tarfon said, ‘If his handtouched the membrum let his hand be cut off upon his belly’. ‘But’, they said to him, ‘would not his belly be split’? ‘It is preferable’, he replied, ‘that his belly shall be split rather than that he should go down into the pit of destruction’. – Talmud: Niddah 13b|
|But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Mashiach; and all ye are brethren. – Matthew 23:8||Shemaiah used to say: love work, hate acting the superior, and do not bring thyself to the knowledge of the ruling authority. –Mishnah: Avot 1:10|
|Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. –Matthew 24:44||Even as R. Zera, who, whenever he chanced upon scholars engaged thereon [I.e., in calculating the time of the Mashiach‘scoming], would say to them: I beg of you, do not postpone it, for it has been taught: Three come unawares: Mashiach, a found article and a scorpion. – Talmud: Sanhedrin 97a|
|Yeshua taught in a parable that they can please the king (God) by pleasing oneanother. – Matthew 25:40
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25:40
|Rabbi simeon said: if three have eaten at one table and have not spoken thereat words of torah, [it is] as if they had eatensacrifices [offered] to the dead, for [of such persons] it is said, for all tables are full of filthy vomit, [they are] without the All-Present. But, if three have eaten at one table, and have spoken thereat words of torah, [it is] as if they had eaten at the table of the All-Present, blessed be he, as it is said, this is the table before HaShem. – Mishnah: Avot 3:3|
|Love your enemy. – Matthew 5:43
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; – Matthew 5:43
|They who are insulted but insult not back; who hear themselves reproached but answer not; who serve out of love and rejoice in their affliction–of them it is written in Scripture: They that love God are as the going forth of the sun in its might. – Talmud: Yoma 23a, Gitin 36b, Shabat 88b|
|For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. – Matthew 22:23-30||There will be no marital union in the world to come. – Ma’asrot 4:5-6|
|Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. – Matthew 5:23-24||If a man said, “I will sin and repent, and sin again and repent”, he will be given no chance to repent. [If he said,] “I will sin and the Day of Atonement will effect atonement“, then the Day ofAtonement effects no atonement. For transgressions that are between man and God the Day of Atonement effects atonement, but for transgressions that are between a man and his fellow the Day of Atonement effects atonement only if he has appeased his fellow – Mishnah: Yoma 8:9|
|Matthew 5:45 … sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.||Talmud, Taanit 7a – God causes it to rain for the wicked as well as for the righteous.|
|Matthew 5:43 Love thine neighbor and hate thine enemy||Talmud, Yoma 23a, Gitin 36b, Shabbat 88b – They who are insulted but insult not back; who hear themselves reproached but answer not; who serve out of love and rejoice in their affliction–of them it is written in Scripture: They that love God are as the going forth of the sun in its might.|
|Matthew 5:23-24… first be reconciled to thy brother||Talmud, Yoma 85b – Yom Kippur atones for all sins, but firstyou must reconcile your conflict with others.|
|Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses …||Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 17a – Only if you forgive others will God forgive you.
Talmud, Shabat 151b – One who is merciful toward others, God will be merciful toward him
|Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth …||Jerusalem Talmud, Pe’ah 15b – It happened that manobaz had squandered his father’s wealth to charity. His brothers admonished him: “Your father gathered treasure and you wasted it all!” He replied: “My father laid up treasure where humanhands control it; I laid it up where no hands control it. My father laid up a treasure of money; I laid up a treasure of souls. My father laid up treasure for this world; I laid up treasure for the heavenly world.”|
|Matthew 7:1 Do not judge, or you too will be judged …||Avot 2:14 – Do not judge your fellow until you have been in his place.
Avot 4:10 – Do not be a judge of others, for there is no judge but the one (God).
|Matthew 7:2 … with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again||Mishnah Sotah 1:7 – By a person’s standard of measure, is he, too, measured.
Shabat 127b – How you judge others, does God judge you.
Sanhedrin 100a, attributes to Rabbi Meir the saying: “The measure which one measures will be measured out to him.”
|Matthew 7:3-5 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye …||Er’chin 16b – Rabbi Tarfon said, “I wonder if there be anyone in this era who will allow himself to be reproved. If someone says to another, ‘Cast out the speck that is in your eye!’ he will retort, Cast out first the beam that is in your own eye!'”
Kidushin 70a – He who condemns others, sees in them his own faults.
Bava Mezia 59a – Do not rebuke your fellow with your own blemish.
|Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs||Ketubot. 111a – R. Levi said: “God made Israel swear that they should not reveal the [Messianic] end, and should not reveal the secrets of [of the Torah] to the idolators.”|
|Matthew 7:12 Do to others what you would have them do to you …||Shabbat 31a – What is hateful to you, do it not unto others — this is the entire Torah, and the rest is commentary.|
|7:26 every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not …||Avot 3:17 – One who studies Torah but does not do good deeds is likened to one who builds with a foundation of straw, so that even a minor flow of water will destroy it.|
|10:21 … brother shall deliver up the brother to death||Talmud 49b – In the footsteps of the Mashiach, insolence will increase and honour dwindle; the vine will yield its fruit [abundantly] but wine will be dear; the government will turn to heresy and there will be none [to offer them] reproof; the meeting-place [of scholars] will be used for immorality; galilee will be destroyed, gablan desolated, and the dwellers on the frontier will go about [begging] from place to place without anyone to take pity on them; the wisdom of the learned will degenerate, fearers of sin will be despised, and the truth will be lacking; youths will put old men to shame, the old will stand up in the presence of the young, a son will revile his father, a daughter will rise against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household; the face of the generation will be like the face of a dog, a son will not feel ashamed before his father. So upon whom is it for us to rely? Upon our father who is in heaven.|
|Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. —Matthew 5:7||He who is merciful to others, shall receive mercy from Heaven. – Shabbat 151b|
|Freely you receive, freely give. —Matthew 10:8||Just as I teach gratuituously, so you should teach gratuitously. –Bekoroth 29a|
|Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. —Matthew 23:12||He who humbles himself for the Torah in this world is magnified in the next; and he who makes himself a servant to the Torah in this world becomes free in the next. – Baba Metzia 85b|
|Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the beam that is in your own eye? —Matthew 7:3||Do they say, take the splinter out of your eye, he will retort: “Remove the beam out of your own eye.”
Baba Bathra 15b
|The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. —Matthew 9.37||The day is short, and the work is much; and the workmen are indolent, but the reward is much; and the Master of the House is insistent. Avot 2:15|
|Sifri, Ekev No. 49 – As God is, so shall you be: As God is merciful, so shall you too, be merciful|
PREPARED BY PASTOR JULIAN CRISOSTOMO THE END TIME MESSEN