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Is the Torah still binding on us today?

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To fully understand this question, we need to ask ourselves: Does Torah save us from eternal damnation? The answer is a resounding NO! We are saved only through the blood of Messiah Yahshua. However, since Yahshua said He came not to abolish but to fulfill/establish/confirm the law, it is a clear message that Torah wasn't abolished; but our SIN was! Let's begin our study by considering two scriptural concepts. They are known as a "Shadow" and a "Type". There is a major difference between a shadow and a type and we will discuss each one of these in turn:


The sacrificial laws are types. Once Yahshua became the (sacrifice) law - there was no longer a need for the type. However we now keep the Passover with new emblems or as Yahshua so rightly put it in Mark 14:24: And He said to them, "This is My blood of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many."

Yahshua has fulfilled the Sacrificial Law and introduced a new way of keeping Elohim's Feasts, for example Passover. There is no longer a requirement to sacrifice animals, but we keep the Passover with unleavened bread, representing Yahshua's body - bruised for our iniquities; and the wine representing Yahshua's blood, which was shed for the forgiveness of the sins of the world - including ours.


A shadow points to the reality, but never does away with it. The set-apart days Yahweh's feasts are shadows of things to come (see Colossians 2:17). Those feasts are introduced by Yahweh in Leviticus 23 are a shadow of things to come. It relates to us, Yahweh's plan of salvation for all humankind. We keep those feast days yearly to rehearse Yahweh's plan, so that we as "first fruits" will be able to teach Yahweh's plan of salvation and other teachings to our siblings during the millennium rule of the Messiah from Jerusalem.

Yahshua did not come to abolish the law and said so in Matt 5:17-Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

 18For 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.

 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.                    Now lets look at the First Century Bible Matt 5:17-Don't suppose for a minute that I have come to do away with the Scriptures— either Elohim's Torah or the Prophets. I'm not here to abolish but to explain them fully and make their teachings come true. I am going to put it all together in a comprehensive way. Elomim's Torah is more real and lasting than the stars in the sky and the ground at your feet. Long after stars burn out and earth wears out, Elohim's Torah will be alive and working.

 19 Whoever disobeys even the least commandment in the Torah of Moses and teaches people not to do what it says, will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But he who obeys and teaches others to obey what the Torah of Moses says, will be called great in the kingdom heaven.

Yahshua is the same yesterday, today and forever, according to Heb.13:8. He did not change His mind after His impalement. He laid down his life for His people and became a sacrifice for our past Torah-less-ness. That was the only part of the law that He effectively fulfilled, doing away with the requirement to sacrifice the blood of animals every time we transgress the law. The law of clean and unclean food given in Leviticus 11 is still in effect. The law prohibiting incest is still intact. The law of not eating fat or blood is still applicable. All the sexual laws are still in force....

Yahshua is the embodiment of the law; He is the word of Elohim. So why would He want to "do away" with Himself? Why will the one who gave us the law for our own good, want to destroy it? He created the law of gravity and that is still in force (see Hebrews 1:3). Paul said that the Torah commandments are just, good and Holy. In his writings we see that the law is Spiritual and can therefore not be destroyed.

According to the scriptures discussed below Yahshua came to establish a new priesthood.

In Hebrew 8:3 we see: The assigned task of a high priest is to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and it's no different with the priesthood of Yahshua. In Hebrews 9:22-28 we read: And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Messiah did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Elohim for us; nor was it that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with the blood not his own. Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Messiah also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for the salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

In Hebrews 10:4-7 we read (a direct quote from Psalm 40:6-8): 'For is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when He comes into the world He says, "SACRIFICE AND OFFERINGS THOU HAST NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY THOU HAST PREPARED FOR ME; IN WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES FOR SIN THOU HAST TAKEN NO PLESSURE. Then I said, 'Behold I have come to do Thy will o Elohim.'" Dropping down to verse 9 we read: Then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Thy will." He takes away the first in order to establish the second. This is talking about the priesthood. Yahshua has done away with the Levitical Priesthood with its requirement to shed the blood of animals for the forgiveness of sin, to establish the Melchi-zedek Priesthood.

In Hebrews 7:11-18 we read: "Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood, what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Machi-zedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron? For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiate at the altar. For it is evident that our Master Yahshua was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests. And this is clear still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Mechi-zedek, who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirements of an indestructible life. For it is witnessed of Him, 'THOU ART A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MECHI-ZEDEK'."

When Yahweh gave the Law to our forefathers through Moses, all He wanted from them was obedience. This we read In Jeremiah 7:22 as follows: "For I did not speak to your fathers or command them in the day that I brought them out of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. But this is what I commanded them saying 'Obey My voice and I will be your Elohim, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.'" A second witness to this in Hosea 6:6 reads as follows: "For I delight in kindness and not in slaughtering, and in the knowledge of Elohim more than burnt offerings."

Yahweh wants us to know and obey Him rather than bring Him Sacrifices and burnt offerings. In Galatians 3:19 we read: "Why then the Law? (This is talking about the Sacrificial Law). It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed should come to whom the promise had been made." We know that this seed is Yahshua. When Yahshua became the sacrifice, He introduced the new Priesthood, effectively doing away with the sacrificial requirements of the Law in respect to sin.

However, from Scriptures it is also clear that even though Yahweh does not require sin offerings any longer, righteous sacrifices will again be offered in the future, during the millennium and possibly on into eternity. In Psalm 51:16-19 we read: "For You do not desire slaughtering, or I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The slaughterings of Elohim are a broken spirit, A Heart broken and crushed, O Elohim, These You do not despise. Do good in Your good pleasure to Tsiyon; Build the walls of Yerusalayim. Then You would delight in slaughterings of righteousness, In burnt offering and complete burnt offering; Then young bulls would be offered on Your altar." So we are only really talking here about the sacrificial system, as it applied to sin. Righteous sacrifices will still have its place in the world tomorrow.

Before Yahshua all men were shut up under sin - being indebted to the law. But now that Yahshua came, the promise by faith in Him is given to those who believe in Him. He has become the Sacrifice required by the law to pay for our indebtedness for breaking the law. In Collossians 2:14 we read (paraphrased): "having nailed the indebtedness of the law to the cross." This does not say Yahshua nailed the law to the cross, but he nailed our sins to the cross. Meaning He has redeemed us from having to die the second death for our own sins. In 1 john 3:4 we read that all sin is lawlessness or in Hebrew Torah-less-ness.

The New Covenant is therefore indeed better than the Old Covenant, with its sacrificial system. The New Covenant contains all the original laws, except for the fact that Yahshua's blood was sacrificed once for all, and there is no more need to sacrifice the blood of animals every time we sin. In Revelation we see that if we want to be part of the ones that will rule with Yahshua during His millennial rule and on into eternity, we are still required to keep the commandments and to believe in the Testimony of Yahshua. This tells me that if we want to be part of Yahweh's people, we better keep the commandments. They are not suggestions, so that we may only use them as guidelines. If we want to be in the Kingdom of Elohim, we better enjoy keeping the commandments, for it isn't burdensome.

The Torah is our manual - It tells us how to live in relationship to Yahweh, to ourselves and toward one another. It is similar with any new appliance or motor vehicle we buy. It comes with an operating manual. If you want to ensure that the vehicle or appliance last as long as possible and that, if it breaks the manufacturer will honor the guarantee, it pays you to read the Manufacturer's manual and to use the appliance or vehicle, accordingly. If the Manufacturer instructs that you to use only unleaded fuel in the vehicle, I am positive that you will not put Diesel in the fuel tank. In Leviticus 11 our Maker/Manufacturer Yahweh our Elohim tells us what fuel to put in our stomachs. It is for us to decide if we want to believe our Maker. If we do not believe Him, why call ourselves his disciples.

If we are followers of Messiah Yahshua, then we will believe in Him and believe in what He taught. Yahshua has never abolished any laws, except for fulfilling the requirements of the sacrificial laws. Even in the very last book of Revelation (22):13 and 14, Yahshua said: "I am the Alpha (Aleph) and the Omega (Tav), the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Blessed are those doing HIS commands so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates of the City" - the new Jerusalem. (Verse 14 of Revelation 22 was quoted, as it was given by Tertulian [CE 208] and by Cyprian [CE 251], two well-known Ante Nicene Fathers). Whoever eats of the tree of life will have everlasting life. To be able to partake of the tree of life, we will have to wear clean garments, by keeping the Commandments of Yahweh and believe in the Testimony of Yahshua. The choice is ours.

How do we show Yahweh our Elohim that we love Him? How do children show their parents that they love them? By obeying their parents' teachings. The problem with Christianity is that they see Torah as strict laws that apply to Jews only. Torah should simply be seen as the teachings of Yahweh our Elohim.

In 1 John 5:3 we read: "For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not burdensome." So we see that we show Yahweh we love Him by doing what pleases Him: His teaching - His Torah. Yes, Israel is Yahweh's chosen people, but in Isaiah 56:6-7 we see (And those from a strange land who join themselves to Yahweh, to serve Him and to love His name, to be His servants, and keep the Sabbath Day of Rest holy, and keeps My covenant, 7 even those I will bring to My holy mountain and give them joy in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and gifts will be received on My altar. For My house will be called a house of prayer for all people." )

So, it is clear that the Torah is not for Jewish people only. The "set-apart (feast) days" are not Jewish Holy Days - they are the set-apart days of Yahweh and not meant only for Jews. Read Leviticus 23 for yourself and you will find Yahweh said that the Sabbath and the FEAST days are HIS. They, like all the other laws, are not suggestions, they are commanded assemblies! We are required to keep them all.

Similarly, concerning the law of clean food in Leviticus 11, it is written: "Be Holy for I am Holy" - it is a COMMAND! If you want to be Holy as Yahweh is Holy, then you will avoid unclean foods. This verse is written in the book of Peter and this is a direct quote from Leviticus 11, where the clean and unclean meats are discussed. However, again, the choice is completely ours. Do you want to please Yahweh or not?

Yahweh says (and I paraphrase): "Keep my commandments and live". The commandments are for our own good. In the book of James (Ya'aqob) we read that we show our faith by our DEEDS. A second witness to this is found in Romans 2:13: "for not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the DOERS of the Law will be justified."

Let's look at the First Century Bible Romans 2:13                     13.Elohim accepts those who obey his Torah, but not those who simply hear it.

The teachings of Yahweh are as applicable today as they were yesterday and will be forever. These same laws will be applicable during the millennial Kingdom and on into eternity. Yahshua tried to abolish the RABBINICAL teachings of the day; not God's original teaching and instruction (Torah). If we love God we also love His Commandments and will do whatever is necessary to please Him.

God never said to stop celebrating His feasts, or stop keeping His seventh-day Sabbath, so why does the church insist on ignoring this fact? And why do you?

In closing.... The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (All the Holy scriptures are God-given and are made alive by Him. Man is helped when he is taught the scriptures. It shows what is wrong. It changes the way of a man's life. It shows him how to be right with God. It gives the man who belongs to God everything he needs to work well for Him.) At the time this was written what we know as the (New Testament) was not all written or even considered scripture. Not to say that the New testament is not inspired we just got to consider the text in the time it was wrirren. So the scriptures that Paul is referring to here is what we know as the (old Testament) in Hebrew (Tanak.) TaNaK is an acronym that stand for
Torah (Books of Moses)
N'vi-im (Prophets)
K'tuvim (Writings)

And we can see that the Tanak (or the Old Testament) is what Paul is referring here by 2 Timothy 3:15 the verse befor the ones we just read when Paul says to Timothy (And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Messiah Yahshua.) So if the sriptures Paul is referring to here in 2 Timothy 3:15-17 is the New Testament how could Timothy have known it from a child when it wasen't even written yet. In Isa 8 we are told in verse 16 (Bind up the testimony (of Yahshua), seal the law (Torah) among my disciples.) And in verse 20 it says (To the law (Torah) and to the testimony (of Yahshua): if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. ) And in Revelation 12:17 we see who HaSa-tan (The devil) makes war with (17.And the dragon (The devil) was wroth with the woman (Israel), and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments (Torah) of God, and have the testimony of Yahshua the Messiah. We see cleary that HaSa-tan makes war with the ones who KEEP the TORAH and testifies that YAHSHUA IS THE MESSIAH AND SAVIOUR. And in Revelation 14:12 we read ( Here is a call for the the ability or strength to continue for the saints who keep the commandments (Torah) of God and the faith of Yahshua. some people might say (no one can keep God's law it is impossible) but the bible says in Philippians 4:13 (I can do all things through Messiah which strengthens me.) Even God's Law (Torah.) And some people might say (the christian does not live by the law we live by faith) yes we live by faith but Paul said in Romans 3:31 (Do we then by FAITH make the LAW of NO EFFECT, OVERTHROW IT or make it a DEAD LETTER? CERTAINLY NOT! On the contrary, we CONFIRM and ESTABLISH and UPHOLD the LAW.) May these words encourge you and give you the strength to continue in the Torah of God through faith in Yahshua  the Messiah

Yahweh bless you and keep you; 
Yahweh make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 
Yahweh lift up his countenance upon you and give you (shalom) peace.




For The Oil Of The Spirit
Revelation 7:2-8

The Messianic star, an image usede as an emblem of the messianic christian movement . It consists of a fish emblem ( Vesica Pisces ) intertwined with a star of david symbolizing the harmony of jewish and christian beliefs .

"How then was our Saviour manifested to the world? A star shone in heaven beyond all the other stars, and its light was inexpressible, and its novelty struck terror into men's minds. All the rest of the stars, together with the sun and moon, were the chorus to this star; but that sent out its light exceedingly above them all. And men began to be troubled to think whence this new star came, so unlike to all the others'' .  

“I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near;
A star shall come forth out of Jacob,
A scepter shall arise from Israel.
He shall smite the squadrons of Moab,
and beat down the sons of strife.”  Numbers 24: 17

And asked, Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him. Matt 2:2



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