Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
Isn’t it interesting that the Bible calls the Law a light, and a lamp? And that Christ also refers to Himself as a light.
“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
He is the embodiment of God’s Law, the Word of YHWH God, in the flesh. He has no choice but to call us back to the covenant / Law.
Therefore, we hear Him say, 17“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17-20)
He did not come to destroy the Torah / Law or abolish it. And those who claim that He did, are lying through their teeth, because the rest of the scriptures will not support such a statement.
And we must also consider that Adonai said, “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)
No Prophet has ever mentioned anything about doing away with the Law, or even suspending it. It has always been in effect, even through the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Adonai has always insisted on our keeping to His way even in the Garden of Eden. And the fall of man was caused by violating His Law / Commandment.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:15-17)
But as sure as fire, Adam and Eve got deceived into violating this Commandment, and the deception has been on going even until now. That same serpent is among us today sowing His false doctrine, and trying to take us away from the Kingdom of Elohim, and there are fools who just love it.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2nd Timothy 4:3, 4)
And so here we are, right back at ground Zero, have we learned nothing? We still are listening to Satan, even after Yehoshua Christ the Messiah came and died so that we would have a chance at returning to His Ways.
Why else would He say, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”?
But in our zeal for rebellion, and the love of our sin, we have bought into the lies. Thus, on the day of judgment we will hear Him say. “‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:23)
And then in Revelation the Apostle John speaking for Adonai says, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” (Revelation 22:14, 15)
Sadly, this practice of loving Satan’s lies will cost many of our protagonists their eternal lives. But what else can be done?
We have kept to our calling and warned them, citing scripture upon scripture, but still they hide from the truth, because they have been so well indoctrinated. God Help them!
Shalom my friends,