Matthew 5:17 “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.
When we look at the whole context of what Christ Yehoshua says about the law and the prophets, we will find that the only way anyone can misconstrue His meaning is by their personal distain for instruction, and for obedience. And of course, anyone who is that rebellious wants lots of company, so that they won’t go to hell alone.
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” (Vs 17)
Destroying the Law, would be tantamount to disrespecting God’s Word, and disrespecting the Prophets of God, who bring warning from Abba when man has transgressed is also the Word of God.
“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.” (Vs 18)
So, neither will there be the slightest change in the Law, as long as there’s an Earth, or a heaven. Did we forget to read past the word, “Fulfill”?
See, this is the sad thing about taking the Word of God out of context, we risk misquoting God, and giving people a false doctrine that will cost them their souls, because this is the very thing that leads them into lawlessness, taking them away from them the path of righteousness.
“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.” (Vs 19)
Those who refuse to keep or teach the Law will be looked down on by the Elohim of heaven and Earth. But then we are given the cure for that distain, when He adds, “but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Clearly, there is a huge difference between those who are obedient to God, and those who are not.
And if we continue in our Lawless approach to Christ Yehoshua, what will He say to us at judgment?
He makes that abundantly clear saying, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’
And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-13)
The whole of the traditional Church is calling Him Lord, Lord, but they refuse to do God’s Will,which is stated in His Covenant. And yes, they prophesy in Christ’s name, cast out demons, and do many wonderful things in the name of Jesus.
But the one thing they have not done is honor His Lordship, the Son of YHVH must be obeyed, for He is the Godhead. And when my Christian friends stand before Him having dismissed His Law as of no effect.
What will the hear in response, “‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” ? I pray that you, my friends will understand that while His Commandments are of little importance to you, they are the backbone of our faith to Him, and to the Father.
Why else would He say? “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)
But to the Lawless He says, “‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
I may be wrong, but the Word of God is never wrong, and we would be wise to follow it. But unless we stop depending on others to read and interpret God’s Word for us, I’m certain that many will remain deceived. God help them!
There just one verse left from today’s selection, “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.” (Vs 20)
How in the world will we have righteousness without keeping the Commandments of God? This alone will keep many out of Heaven, if for no other reason the transgressing of the 3rd and 4th of the basic Ten Commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7)
Applying His Holy name to a day that is not Holy and set aside by God, is blasphemy! Sunday has always been Sabbath of Pagans, and has never been set aside for a weekly Sabbath by God.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11)
Here YHVH set aside one specific day each week that is His Sabbath, and always will be. It was established at the 7th day of creation and will never be changed. But if you my friends want to change it in spite of that, you go right ahead. Just know that you have refused God’s mark, or sign, that you belong to Him.
“Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.” (Exodus 31:13)
Shalom my friends,