Many Christians will say, “You are trying to put me back under the Law” when I suggest that they take a look at TORAH, or the Spoken, Written and Living word of YeHoVaH.
Many Jews say, "We cannot believe in the birth, death and resurrection of the Messiah"
Well Christian Faith is not a RACE of people and the Jewish Faith is not a RACE of people
Judaism is a belief system just as is Catholicism a belief system. Both are extensions of the WORD of God via the interpretation of men or mankind.
But the Christian Faith born out of Catholicism and Judaism born out the Jewish Faith are connected to TORAH or the word of Adonai TsaVaot who is YeHoVaH
John 12:49 [Darby]
For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what I should say and what I should speak;
Deuteronomy 18:18 [Darby]
A prophet will I raise up unto them from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
The Hebrew word for Prophet used here is: nabiy', naw-bee'
The Hebrew word for Prophet used here is: nabiy', naw-bee'
from Strong's 5012; a prophet or (generally) inspired man:--prophecy, that prophesy, prophet.
How many Christians follow the laws of the United States of America and what is the number of those laws? To answer this is ridiculous when one ponders how many laws exist.
The law has different uses right.There is business, criminal, civil, federal, and religious law (depending on your religious affiliation or denomination) etc, etcThe Jews who practice Judaism have laws and the Christian who practice Christianity have laws too...None of us are saved by any of them. The Jews have always known this and the Christians learned this......but yet we keep fighting over this very thing!
When it comes to the laws out lined in the Jewish Faith as prescribed in the TORAH (Not Judaism) this becomes a Jewish issue that Christ freed us from. Actually and just like Moses he freed us from Captivity to sin and bondage. Many people see the commandments given to Moses or those that Abraham obeyed as JEWISH or a people (Abraham was not Jewish)Actually what Moses was given was Yehovah's instructions after he freed them...Moses had no commandments. Those instructions are what Abraham, & Noah obeyed, neither men were Jewish or Christian.
Elohim presented the Jewish Faith to the seed of Abraham which became the nation which in turn will become the Kingdom of Israel. The TORAH teaches us the Jewish Faith, not Judaism or Christianity…..When Adam open his eyes he did not see a Jewish Orthodox or a Vatican Christian. Jesus or Yeshua was the head of the body of the Jewish Faith and his Kingdom will be established in the land of Israel.
The Jews who practice Judaism and the Christians who practice Christianity are divided in the understanding of the Jewish Faith represented in the TORAH. Some Jews think that the Torah is only for the Jews, (or a People group) the descendants of Jacob’s sons.
Isaiah 56:1-8 [Young’s]Thus said Yehovah: `Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness, For near [is] My salvation to come, And My righteousness to be revealed.'
2O the happiness of a man who doth this, And of a son of man who keepeth hold on it, Keeping the sabbath from polluting it, And keeping his hand from doing any evil.
3Nor speak let a son of the stranger, Who is joined unto Yehovah, saying: `Yehovah doth certainly separate me from His people.' Nor say let the eunuch, `Lo, I am a tree dried up,'
4For thus said Yehovah of the eunuchs, Who do keep My sabbaths, And have fixed on that which I desired, And are keeping hold on My covenant:
5I have given to them in My house, And within My walls a station and a name, Better than sons and than daughters, A name age-during I give to him That is not cut off.
6And sons of the stranger, who are joined to Yehovah, To serve Him, and to love the name of Yehovah, To be to Him for servants, Every keeper of the sabbath from polluting it, And those keeping hold on My covenant.
7I have brought them unto My holy mountain, And caused them to rejoice in My house of prayer, Their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices [Are] for a pleasing thing on Mine altar, For My house, `A house of prayer,' Is called for all the peoples.
8An affirmation of the Lord Yehovah, Who is gathering the outcasts of Israel: `Again I gather to him -- to his gathered ones.'
Sounds like ONE tree not Judaism and Christianity. We are not grafted into the Jewish People but into the Jewish Faith of the common wealth of Israel. The sons of Jacob were to be the servants who took TORAH to the nations. They were the ones who were chosen to be a light that showed to all of us the Jewish Faith delivered via the word of Yehovah. Yehovah only spoke ONE WORD. Those same sons took the gospel message to the nations as well.
The Plan did not change
Adam and Eve [the marriage]
Noah and his sons [the Family]
Kind David [Royalty of the Faith]
Moses and the faith [the Nation]
Mochiach [the Kingdom come, they will be done]
The Land of Israel Jerusalem (not Jew or Christian) is where the Royal Temple will descend, established for all of the nations.
The HEAD of the body will reign during the Millennial covenant here.
Once again we will walk in the cool of the day with our King
He will teach us "MOUTH TO MOUTH" or face to face (the translation)
If we knew how to do the following perhaps we could stop beating one another up over that ONE WORD.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
For, even as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also [is] the Christ, [Yeshua] 13for also in one Spirit we all to one body were baptized, whether Jews or Greeks, whether servants or freemen, and all into one Spirit were made to drink,
14for also the body is not one member, but many;
[The descendants of Israel, Jacob are one part of the body. They were given a task to wear the shoes not tie them. That was the hands job....All of us are created so all of us matter!
5`See, I have taught you statutes and judgments, as Yehovah my God hath commanded me -- to do so, in the midst of the land whither ye are going in to possess it;
6and ye have kept and done [them] (for it [is] your wisdom and your understanding) before the eyes of the peoples who hear all these statutes, and they have said, Only, a people wise and understanding [is] this great nation.
As a result of the Jewish Faith prescribed in the TORAH Romans 11:26-29 becomes clearer
26and so all Israel shall be saved, according as it hath been written, `There shall come forth out of Sion he who is delivering, and he shall turn away impiety from Jacob,
27and this to them [is] the covenant from Me, when I may take away their sins.'
28As regards, indeed, the good tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; and as regards the choice -- beloved on account of the fathers;
29for unrepented of [are] the gifts and the calling of God;
Israel is not the Jewish People, the are the ones chosen to be a servant……
The Christian and the Orthodox have been screwing this understanding up for centuries.
Isaiah 42:6-7 [This keeps us from obeying the 2nd commandment]
I, Yehovah, did call thee in righteousness, And I lay hold on thy hand, and keep thee, And I give thee for a covenant of a people, And a light of nations.
7To open the eyes of the blind, To bring forth from prison the bound one, From the house of restraint those sitting in darkness. The Jews were the only people who were not in darkness right….Well, not according to the sin that enslaved all of us. Therefore the Hebrews were chosen to bring forward the Jewish Faith…NOT Judaism and Christianity but the word of Elohim or TORAH. The Hebrews agreed to serve the nations not horde God’s instruction.
Matthew 28:19-20 [Speaking to the Jews or descendants from the Hebrew nation, born out of the seed of Abraham as a result of the 12 sons of Israel]
19having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them -- to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
20teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'
He commanded these to teach us the Jewish Faith based on the word……..not Judaism or Christianity but to follow him, the Living word of Creation.
Genesis 26:4-5 4and I have multiplied thy seed as stars of the heavens, and I have given to thy seed all these lands; and blessed themselves in thy seed have all nations of the earth;
5because that Abraham hath hearkened to My voice, and keepeth My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws.'
Abraham was not Jewish because of his race but because he practiced the Jewish Faith that was caused Adam to live…the word of Elohim or TORAH!