(a) Passover Haggadah (for Christians)

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Digression A

Sanctification? Atonement? Propitiation? Remission? Forgiveness?

And Why all the Blood? 

The Body of Messiah is the N.T. Assembly.  A body cannot marry its own head.

We are not sanctified by our keeping of commandments;

Further - How the commandments are kept.

 

To the point:

Romans 3:23 For they all sinned and they-are-themselves lacking of-the glory of-the God,

Leviticus 17:11 "For the life  (נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh ) of the flesh (הַבָּשָׂר) is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls (על־נפשתיכם): for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life (בנפש)."

 

נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh of course is "soul".

"For the soul of the flesh is in the blood"  and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the soul."

 

 John 3:16   "For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal."

 

1Corinthians 5:7b "For even our passover was-sacrificed, Messiah."

 

Matthew 27:51 And behold the veil of-the sanctuary was-split into two, from from-above till below"

 

 

That we are in fact already IN Messiah and THUS, IN the presence of the Most High YHVH is shown by:

"Having therefore brothers, boldness-of-speech with-reference-to the entering-in of-the holy-ones in the blood of-Jesus,
Which (entering-in) he-dedicated for-us (a) way recently-slain and living, through the veil, this is his flesh,"
 (Hebrews 10:19-20)

As we worship there in the Sanctuary of God, already, now at this time, we cannot be made to not worship there already, now, at this time by an outside force. 

 

That is to say, we cannot not keep Shabbat....

That is to say - we are the Law, or Torah of the New Covenant in Messiah Yeshua.

 

- IN MESSIAH, in the Word,  we are - finished. We are already there in the Spirit

Now already, in Messiah, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" (Song of Solomon 6:3)

This "echad-ness", this oneness is a great revealed mystery;

"Because we-are members of his body. Instead-of this (a) MAN shall-leave-behind the father and the mother and he-shall-be-very-united to his wife and the two shall-be with-reference-to flesh, one. This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly. (Eph 5:30-32)

also mysteriously simultaneously seen here;

"and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:22-24)

Just as Elohim YHVH created time, so He controls our position in time. Thus in Him, YHVH of Sabbaths, now, already, we have rest..

"For we, the (ones) having-trusted, are-going-in into the rest,...Let-us therefore be-going-near with boldness-of-speech to-the throne of-the favor in-order-that we-might-take mercy" (Hebrews 4:3-16)

 

 

 

Hebrews 10:10 "In which will we-are having-been-made-holy-and-are-still-holy through the offering all-at-once of-the body of-the Messiah Jesus."

 

1 Corinthians 1:30  "But out-of him YOU yourselves-are in Messiah Jesus, who became wisdom to-us from God, both righteousness and holiness and redemption."

 

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 A Long Way to Home view:

Many times a Jewish or "Messianic" blessing will state:

"Blessed are you Lord/Adonai/HaShem (but not YHVH) our God/Eloheinu  King of the universe who has sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us to.... (the blessings vary)"

 

As a gentile Christian member of the body/assembly of Messiah,  we may understand that it MAY be possible to be justified by the Sinai commandments, IF you observe and do them ALL (fulfill 100% )

Galatians  5:3 But I-am-bearing-witness again to-every MAN being-circumcised that he-is debtor to-do the total law.

v4 YOU-were-rendered-inactive from Messiah they-who (of) YOU-are-being-justified in law, YOU-fell-from the favor,

 

Since the time of the destruction of the Temple in 70A.D. it has not been possible to keep 246 or 247, or about 40% of the Sinai (Law/Torah) commandments.  Therefore, since that time, certainly no one has been sanctified by keeping all the commandments.  The Sinai covenant set the order of the service for the Tabernacle, which David changed in the order for the Temple.  So for a long time the Sinai covenant has not been kept in full.  Moreover, Hosea 6:6 "For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings."  In Matt. 9:13, Jesus references this verse in speaking to the Pharisees "But having-proceeded YOU-learn what is, I-am-willing mercy, and not sacrifice: for I-came not to-call just (ones), BUT sinners with-reference-to repentance."

It is necessary as a Christian to understand we are under the "New" Covenant.  The books of Galatians and Hebrews detail this distinction well. 

 

Galatians 4:21 YOU-be-saying to-me, the (ones) willing to-be under law, are-YOU not hearing the law?
 v22 For it-has-been-and-still-is-written that Abraham had two sons, one out-of the maidservant and one out-of the free-woman.
 v23 BUT-on-the-one-hand the (one) out-of the maidservant has-been-and-is-begotten according-to flesh, on-the-other-hand the (one) out-of the free-woman through the promise.
 v24 Which-things are being-allegorized; for these (women) are two covenants, on-the-one-hand one from mount Sinai, bearing with-reference-to slavery, one-who is Hagar.
 v25 But the Hagar is mount Sinai in the Arabia; but it-is-being-in-line-together to-the now Jerusalem, for she-is-being-a-slave with her children.
 v26 But the above Jerusalem is free, one-who is our mother;
 v27 For it-has-been-and-is-still-written: You-be-made-merry, barren, the (one) not bringing-forth, you-rend-asunder and you-shout, the (one) not suffering-birth-pains, because many (are) the children of-the desolate more than of-the (one) having the husband.
 v28 But YOU, brothers, are-yourselves children of-promise according-to Isaac.
 v29 BUT as-altogether then the (one) having-been-begotten according-to flesh was-persecuting the (one) according-to Spirit, thus also now.
 v30 BUT what is-saying the scripture? You-cast-out the maidservant and her son; for by-no-means will the son of-the maidservant inherit with the son of-the free-woman.
 v31 On-this-account, brothers, we-are not children of-a-maidservant BUT of-the free-woman.

 

Not freedom to sin, but freedom from the law of sin and death in the law of the spirit of the life in Messiah:

 

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

Hebrews 10:4 "For (it-is) impossible (for) blood of-bulls and he-goats to-be-removing sins".

 

While sins were "covered" or even forgiven each Yom Kippur, they were never removed under any part of the Law.  This is the Good News, the Gospel: our sins are forgiven and removed.

 John 1:29 On-the next-day the John is-looking-at the Jesus coming toward him, and he-is-saying, Note the lamb-sacrifice of-the God, the (one) removing the sin of-the world. 

 

There is no more even any remembrance of sin.  This is the power of the blood of the Lamb, the Son of God, YHVH Yeshua.  God did it himself for us.

 

Atonement - Propitiation - Remission - Removal and lots of Blood.  What gives?

MAN (anthropos, mankind) sinned, starting with Adam & Eve. (Gen.3:1-13)

God made a sacrifice for them.  He covered them (provided atonement) with the blood (represented in the coats of skin)

 

God later explained:

Lev 17:11  "For the soul of the flesh is in the blood"  and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the soul."

"I have given" - when he said this "at" Leviticus, he had already given or allowed a substitute sacrifice for a "life for life" judgment at the "casting-down" of the world - that is at the Garden of Eden.  In Revelation this sacrifice is identified as the Lamb [sacrifice] since the casting down of a world.

Rev.13:8 And all the (ones) residing on the earth will-worship him, of-whom his name has not been-and-is-still-written in the little-book of-the life of-the lamb, namely-of-the (one) having-been-and-still-slain from casting-down of-(a)-world.

Atonement provided a covering, and a forgiving of sins but it did not remove sin.  Each year at the Day of Atonements - Yom Kippurim, Israel's sins for that year were forgiven, but not removed.

Hebrew 9:22 And according-to the law nearly all-things (are) being-cleansed in blood, and separate-from shedding-of-blood forgiveness is not coming-to-pass.


 Hebrews 10:4 "For (it-is) impossible (for) blood of-bulls and he-goats to-be-removing sins"

 

The Law provided atonement, which allowed God to forgive sin.  "Remission" then is generally the same as this yearly forgiveness.  If you have cancer and it goes into remission, you are happy with that....but you are still thinking about the cancer.  If your cancer is removed and you are deemed "cancer free" you are happier. If you could 100% trust that your cancer was removed forever, it wouldn't come to mind.  There would be no remembrance (worry) of it.  So too how a yearly remission or forgiveness of sin compares to a forgiveness and removal of sin by Yeshua's sacrifice.

 

Continuing: Hebrews 9:25 But-not in-order-that he-might-be-offering himself often, as-altogether the chief-priest is-going-in into the holy (places) according-to (each) year in blood belonging-to-another, This refers to Yom Kippurim, the Day of Atonements.

v26 Since it-was-essential he suffer often from casting-down of (the) world; but at-this-instant, once he-has-been-and-still-is-manifested upon complete-finish of-the ages with-reference-to (a) disregarding of-the sin through his sacrifice. So since Adam & Eve's sin, this type of sacrifice was necessary every year continually to gain forgiveness.(remission of the cancer)

v27 And according-to as-much-as it-is-being-laid-away for-the MEN once to-die-off but after this, (a) judgement,  However, once you died you STILL faced judgement! (the cancer is still there, even if it hasn't grown)

 

But since the Garden of Eden, all these sacrifices pointed to a future, better sacrifice.

Heb.10:1 For the law having (a) shadow of-the future good-(things), not itself the image of-the things, according-to (each) year by the same sacrifices which they-are-offering with-reference-to the perpetuity it-is never being-able to-make-perfect the (ones) coming-near;

v2 Since would-they not have-ceased being offered? because the (ones) serving, once having-been-cleansed-and-still-cleansed, (would) still be-having not-one conscience of-sins.

v3 But in them (a) remembrance of-sins according-to (each) year;

v4 For (it-is) impossible (for) blood of-bulls and he-goats to-be-removing sins.

 

So in this we know that the propitiation that the blood of Jesus provides is greater than the atonement the blood of animal sacrifices provided.  Jesus' sacrifice removes our sin. (Jn.1:29) It is forever gone.

 

v5 On-this-account coming-in into the world he-is-saying: You-willed not sacrifice and offering, but you-yourself-rendered (a) body thoroughly-fit for-me;

v6 You-thought not well (of) total-burnt-offerings even concerning sin.

v7 Then I-said:  Behold I-am-present, in (the) heading of-(a)-little-book it-has-been-written-and-is-still-written concerning me, to-do, the God, your will.

v8 More-above saying that sacrifice and offering and total-burnt-offerings even concerning sin you-willed not, nor you-thought-well (of), they-which are-being-offered according-to the law,

v9 Then he-has-said-and-is-still-saying:  Behold I-am-present to-do, the God, your will.  He-is-carrying-off the first in-order-that the second might-stand;

This is the Gospel. This is the New Covenant. We are participating in a remembrance of Jesus' work on the Cross; his sacrifice once for all, for us.

v10 In which will we-are having-been-made-holy-and-are-still-holy through the offering all-at-once of-the body of-the Messiah Jesus.

v11 And on-the-one-hand every priest has-stood-and-still-stands publicly-ministering according-to (each) day and often offering the same sacrifices, they-which are never being-able to-lift sins from-around (them); This is the Old Covenant, "under Law".

v12 He, on-the-other-hand having-offered one sacrifice in-behalf-of sins with-reference-to the perpetuity (was) seated in right (hand) of-the God,

 

v17 And of-their sins and their lawlessnesses I-shall by-no-means still be-mindful.

There is no more remembrance of our sin.  (The cancer is removed, gone.)

 

Thank you, Yahweh Yeshua.

 

We that "see" should understand that some Jews, blinded in part to the rent veil, are correct in continuing to try to keep the Sinai covenant commandments/Law. (Ro.11:25)

2Cor 3:14 BUT their thoughts were-petrified. For until the today day the same covering is-remaining on the reading of-the old covenant, (it) not being-discovered that in Messiah it-is-being-rendered-inactive.

v15 BUT till today at-which-time Moses is-being-read (a) covering is-lying on their heart;

v16 But at-which-time if  *it-might-turn-around to Jehovah the covering is-being-lifted-from-around (it).  [* "it" = national Israel]

v17 But the Lord is the Spirit; but the-place-where the Spirit of-Jehovah (is), there (is) freedom.

v18 But *we all, in-(a)-person having-been-and-still-discovered, (are) (ones) beholding-for-our-selves-in-a-mirror the glory of-Jehovah, we-are-being-transformed-(into) the same image from glory with-reference-to glory, even-as from Jehovah Spirit.

[*we = Jewish AND Gentile believers]

The scripture well defines that those that "died in Messiah" are distinct from "those that sleep in Jesus", yet that BOTH WILL be in the Kingdom of God.

So then to show the Eternal Hope of the "Old Covenant" Jew and those that see the veil is rent, and that that veil is Yeshua's flesh:

  1Thessalonians 4:13-18

v13 We-are not willing (for) YOU to-be-ignorant, brothers, concerning the (ones) having-fallen-asleep-and-still-falling-asleep, in-order-that YOU-might not be-being-grieved according-as even the others namely-the (ones) not having hope.

v14 For if we-are-trusting that Jesus died-off and he-stood-up-again, thus also the God will-lead with him the (ones) having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus.

v15 For we-are-saying this to-YOU with word of-Jehovah, that we the (ones) living namely-the (ones) being-left-around with-reference-to the presence of-the Lord might not come-first-before the (ones) having-fallen-asleep;

v16 Because the Lord himself with stimulating-cry, with voice of-an-archangel and with trumpet of God, will-descend from heaven, and the dead (ones) in Messiah will-stand-up-again-for-themselves firstly,

v17 Thereafter we the (ones) living namely-the (ones) being-left-around shall-be-seized at-the-same-time with them in clouds with-reference-to meeting of-the Lord into air; and thus we-shall-be always with Jehovah.

v18 So that YOU-be-comforting one-another with these words.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:13 We-are not willing (for) YOU to-be-ignorant, brothers, concerning the (ones) having-fallen-asleep-and-still-falling-asleep, in-order-that YOU-might not be-being-grieved according-as even the others namely-the (ones) not having hope.

Note this "Hope" may not have been their hope, but it is certainly OUR Hope.  That is, WE, in and by Messiah Yeshua, have hope for them too.  If they were expecting a Messiah and died before His time here as Yeshua, they had this Hope also.  If they were blinded to Messiah by God, they may or may not have hoped on the Messiah, yet they may still have His Hope.

next, " concerning the (ones) having-fallen-asleep-and-still-falling-asleep" are further defined into subgroups:

v14 For if we-are-trusting that Jesus died-off and he-stood-up-again, thus also the God will-lead with him the (ones) having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus.

 Remember Yeshua and the Father are ONE. Jn.10:30

 So when Jesus/Yeshua/God/YHVH returns, he will bring  - those that fell asleep while trusting in Jesus - with him.  This is one group.

v15 For we-are-saying this to-YOU with word of-Jehovah, that we the (ones) living namely-the (ones) being-left-around with-reference-to the presence of-the Lord might not come-first-before the (ones) having-fallen-asleep;

So then those alive on Earth at Yeshua's return (a second group) will not come before those that are already with him.

v16 Because the Lord himself with stimulating-cry, with voice of-an-archangel and with trumpet of God, will-descend from heaven, and the dead (ones) in Messiah will-stand-up-again-for-themselves firstly,

Note especially that this third group are the dead in Messiah, and that they will-stand-up-again-for-themselves first.

"The dead in Messiah" are not the same as those that are "Having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus". 

The dead in Messiah are those Old Covenant & 'under Law' Jews that were looking towards  the Messiah.  "You always obeyed" comes to mind.

v17 Thereafter we the (ones) living namely-the (ones) being-left-around shall-be-seized

at-the-same-time with them in clouds with-reference-to meeting of-the Lord into air; and thus we-shall-be always with Jehovah.

AFTER - from other scripture (1Cor15) we know we are changed incorruptible in a moment, a twinkling of an eye, but this does not mandate a set speed of chronological events to take place surrounding this instantaneous change. How long AFTER? I think/hope not long...

AFTER the dead in Messiah (third group vs16) are resurrected, and look on Him whom they pierced, and all Israel is saved, (Zech.12:10 + Jn 19:37{?}, Ro.11:25-28)

Then we the living left around (second group vs 15) are seized  with them (third group) to meet Yeshua and the first group that is with him,

"with them"  Note those left around (vs17) cannot be seized at the same time with those coming with Yeshua because they are already there with Him!

v18 So that YOU-be-comforting one-another with these words.

 

From this we may see that there is Hope for "Old Covenant" Jews, past or present, even if they don't know Jesus.

 

However, for the believer in Jesus/Yeshua Yahweh, attempting to be sanctified by DOING/keeping/observing these commandments diminishes the sacrifice of our God Jesus/Yeshua Yahweh.   We are warned against "looking back":

Hebrews 10:28 Some-one having-disregarded (a) law of-Moses, upon two or three witnesses if-dying-off separate-from pities;

v29 To-how-much of-worse vengeance are-YOU-thinking will-he-be-thought worthy, the (one) having-trodden-down the Son of-the God and having-considered the blood of-the covenant, in which he-was-made-holy, common, and having-insulted-within the Spirit of-the favor?

Hebrews 10:38 But my just (one) will-himself-live out-of trust, and if he-himself-might-shrink-back, my soul is not thinking-well in him.

2 Peter 2:20 For if having-fled-from the pollutions of-the world in thorough-knowledge of-the Lord and Saviour Jesus Messiah, but having again been-interwoven in-these they-are-being-made-inferior, the last (things) to-them have-become-and-still-are worse (than) of-the first (things).

v21 For it-was better for-them not to-have-come-to-know-thoroughly the way of-the justice than having-come-to-know-thoroughly to-turn out-of the holy commandment having-been-given-over to-them.

Jews that do not see Jesus/Yeshua as Messiah because of a blindness that God has placed on them should rightly attempt to keep the Sinai covenant commandments, that is, they remain safe "under the Law".  This "safety" is still performed by the work of Jesus on the cross. This is the "redemption-back" (retroactive, in a sense) power of his blood, our "propitiatory".  This is the Lovingkindness of YHVH to Israel and to us.

Romans 3:24-25 "Being-justified gratuitously by his favor through the redemption-back namely-the (one) in Messiah Jesus;

v25 Whom the God himself-placed-before, (a) propitiatory through trust in his blood, with-reference-to (a) demonstration of-his justice because of the letting-go-unpunished of-the sinful-acts having-come-to-pass-before-and-still-existing"

 

 

 

Note the distinction given in the Greek between "the (ones) having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus" (τοὺς κοιμηθέντας διὰ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ -1Thes.4:14) and "the dead (ones) in Messiah" (οἱ νεκροὶ ἐν Χριστῷ  -1Thes.4:16).   This distinction may be viewed as small or great.   I believe this distinction respectively relates to those souls under the alter that are GIVEN white stolees/robes (Rev.6:9,11) and those with new bodies in sight of the throne that washed their stolees in the blood of the Lamb (Rev.7:9,14,15.  As this distinction affects my understanding of “tribulation, namely the great (one)”, it is likewise a “great” distinction to me. This distinction agrees with the “redemption-back” (ἀπολυτρώσεως - apolutroseos) power of our Propitiatory (ἱλαστήριον - hilasteerion)  Atonement, Messiah Yeshua (Rom.3:24-25)  (Understand this-Yeshua IS the Propitiatory...His sacrifice REMOVES our sin, and is not just a "covering" as was provided annually at Yom Kippur in the Levitical priesthood.)

 

Redemption is a releasing or forgiving or redeeming action that goes to the beginning of that which caused the state to become:  it isn't redemption just for sins after the cross, or that you just did, but rather also redeems you and others -even those already dead - from earlier sins.  Thus, "redemption-back" translates the correct meaning.  Those "Old Testament" observant Jews that were trusting in YHVH's Word that he would (future) send a Messiah to redeem them are ALSO "covered" - Atonement is provided for them ALSO through the blood of the Lamb, Yeshua, our Propitiatory.  However, they have not yet acknowledged Jesus is that YHVH Messiah Elohim (Phil 2:9-11) so they are not YET in sight of the throne. (perhaps note the distinction between "atonement" -covering of sins, and "propitiation" -sins removed.) They will look on Him whom they pierced and mourn and there will be a great conversion at their resurrection.  In this, we may view them as "safe" in the Blood of the Lamb, but not yet "saved"....

In these things, we see the greater love of the Father in providing redemption - back to those that lived prior to the cross.  Further, we may see a greater love in it's presentation of the Gospel from the creation (i.e. the Gospel in the Stars, the Gospel in the Garden, the Gospel preached to Abraham (the Akedah), and so forth all pointed to Jesus and that those trusting (Hebrews 11) in Jesus/Yeshua are already resurrected with him, just as those that "sleep in Jesus".   That may be a difficult concept. Consider that Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus before the cross in Israel.   Graciously, we are not required to know everything!

 

1 Corinthians13:12 For just-now we-are-looking through (a) mirror in (an) enigma, but then face to face; just-now I-am-coming-to-know out-of part, but then I-shall-come-to-know-thoroughly-for-myself according-as also I-came-to-be-known-thoroughly.

v13 But at-this-instant trust, hope, charity (are) remaining, these three things; but the charity (is) (the) greater of-these.

 

For the Love (Charity) of God

 

Jews that do see and accept Yahweh Jesus/Yeshua as Messiah and Gentiles grafted into Israel (Romans 11) will then keep/observe God's commandments...not by their own might or good, but because of the indwelling of God - the Holy Spirit.

 

In Messiah, we will keep HIS commandments. But not of our own will, but rather God's will.  If you Love the Father, you WILL keep his commandments.  It is NOT, we keep his commandments, and then he loves us.

 

 

 

 In Matthew Yeshua begins a series of AMAZING statements with "YOU-heard that it-was-said.... But I myself-am-saying to-YOU..."  In each of these statements, Jesus took Sinai commandments and CHANGED or altered them from an outward meaning to an inward meaning.  That Yeshua changed the commandments proves his divinity...YESHUA IS YHVH!  We are much blessed to realize this.   Thus "no murder" (Ex.20:13) becomes "No Anger" (Matt.5:21-24).  "No adultery" (Ex.20:14) becomes "no lust" (Matt 5:22-32).  There are some nine instances, Matt.5:21 - 7:12, where Jesus/Yeshua shows that HE is moving the outward Torah commandments INTO our HEARTS.

 

This is The Law of the New Covenant- the NEW law of Messiah (Jn.15:12) - which is now written in our hearts - we are an epistle of Messiah.

2Corinthians 3:2 "YOU yourselves-are our epistle, having-been-written-and-still-written in our hearts, coming-to-be-known and being-read by all MEN,

 v3 (Ones)-being-manifested that You;-are (an) epistle of-Messiah ministered by us, having-been-written-and-still-written not with-black-ink BUT with (the) Spirit of-(the)-living God, not in flat-tablets of-stone BUT in flat-tablets (of) fleshy hearts.

 v4 But we-are-having reliance such-as-this through the Messiah toward the God.

 v5 Not that we-are adequate from ourselves to-figure anything as out-of ourselves, BUT our adequateness (is) out-of the God,

 v6 Who also made us adequate ministers of-(a)-new-quality covenant, not of-letter BUT of-spirit; for the letter is-killing, but the spirit is-making-alive." 

 

This is fulfilling the New Covenant Prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel:

 

 

Ezkekiel.36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep mine ordinances, and do them.
 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

 

Hebrews 8:7 For if that first (covenant) was faultless, (a) place was not being-sought of-a-second.

 

[Hebrews ch8 here quotes Jeremiah ch31, which I'll include:]

Heb. 8:8 For finding-fault with-them he-is-saying: Behold days are-coming, Jehovah is saying, and I-shall-finish-completely upon the household of-Israel and upon the household of-Judah (a) new-quality [καινήν] COVENANT [διαθήκη],

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new [חדשה] COVENANT [בְּרִית] with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

 

Heb. 8:9 Not according-to the covenant which I-made to-their fathers in (a) day of-my having-taken-hold of-their hand to-lead them out-of (the) land of-Egypt, because they themselves remained not in my COVENANT, and I myself neglected of-them, Jehovah is-saying.

Jer 31:32 not according to the COVENANT that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my COVENANT they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah.

 

Heb. 8:10 Because this (is) the COVENANT which I-shall-myself-COVENANT to-the household of-Israel after those days, Jehovah is-saying, giving my laws [νμους] into their intellect, and I-shall-inscribe them on their hearts, and I-shall-be to-them with-reference-to God and they themselves will-be to-me with-reference-to (a) people.

Jer 31:33 But this is the COVENANT that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Jehovah: I will put my law[תורתי - torah] in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:

 

Heb. 8:11 And they-might not teach each (one) his citizen and each (one) his brother, saying: You-come-to-know the Lord, because they-will all know me absolutely from little till great of-them.

Heb. 8:12 Because I-shall-be propitious to their unrighteousnesses, and of their sins I (by no means) might-be still mindful.

Jer 31:34 and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

 

Heb. 8:13 In saying new-quality he-has-made the first (covenant) old-and-it-is-still-old; but the (thing) being-made-old and growing-aged (is) near of-vanishing (ἀφανισμοῦ).

 

 

 

 1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary (νας - naos) of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling ( οκε - oikei) in YOU?"

 

Hebrews 13:10 We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat.

 

 John 6:29 The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.

and so, "The Just shall live by Trust.Hab.2:4b

 

The difficulty of keeping the Sinai commandments was not lost on the disciples:

Matt.19:25 "But his disciples having-heard they-were extremely surprised, saying, So who is-being-able to-be-saved?  Note that the disciples connected salvation to the commandments.

v26 But the Jesus having-looked-upon (them) he-said to-them, BESIDE MEN this is impossible, but BESIDE God all-(things) (are) possible."

God must be beside you for you to be saved! Otherwise it is not possible for you alone to keep His commandments!

Gal.3:11 But that no-one is-being-justified in law BESIDE the God (is) evident, because the just (one) will-live-for-himself out-of trust;

The Law does NOT place you BESIDE God! NOT SAVED!

 

*John 14:23   The Jesus answered and said to-him, If anyone might-be-cherishing me, he-will-keep my word, and my Father will-cherish him, and we-will-come to him, and we-shall-make abode (μονὴν) BESIDE (παρ’) him.

Love Jesus & you WILL-keep YHVH Yeshua's Word.  Jesus and the Father (ONE) will make abode BESIDE you.  This is the Will of God - NOT of your works, but ON His:

Ephesians  2v8 For by-the favor YOU-are having-been-and-still-are-saved through trust; and this not out-of YOU, of-God the gift;

v9 Not out-of works, in-order-that some-one might not boast.

v10 For of-him we-are (a) thing-made having-been-created in Messiah Jesus on good works, to-which the God prepared-before (us?)  in-order-that we-might-walk-around in them. [ i.e. We Are Created On His Good Works]

 

"through one just-act"

 

R.H. Mount:  "The LXX uses dikaioma many times for the Hebrew words "chog" and "chuggah"; English, "statute".

"All of the 'just-acts' of the law were finished in one supreme 'just-act' (singular) by the one (MAN) Jesus Messiah.  The following verses have dikaioma in the singular, the 'just-act' of the cross.  Just as the 'just-acts' of the law could not be explained, so also the 'just-act' of the cross cannot be explained.  God says it was necessary and that settles it.  Jesus was obedient.  (Rom.5:19)"

 

Romans 5:16 And the benevolence (is) not as through one (MAN) having-sinned; for on-the-one-hand the sentence (is) out-of one (MAN) with-reference-to condemnation's-punishment, on-the-other-hand the bestowed-favor (is) out-of many offences with-reference-to (a) just-act.

v17 For if by-the offence of-the one (MAN) the death was-king through the one (MAN), by-much more the (ones) taking the excess of-the favor and of-the gratuity namely-the (one) of righteousness will-be-king in life through the one (MAN) Jesus Messiah.

v18 So therefore as through one offence with-reference-to all MEN with-reference-to condemnation's-punishment, thus also through one just-act with-reference-to all MEN with-reference-to justification of-life;

v19 For as-altogether through the unwillingness of-the one MAN to-hear the many were-established sinners, thus also through the obedience of-the one (MAN) the many will-be-established just (ones).

 

See also: http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/Teaching-Dictionary-DIKAIOMA.pdf

 

A Man To Stand Alongside = The Assembly

Colossians 1:22 But at-this-instant he-reconciled-in-full in the body of his flesh through the death, to-stand YOU alongside holy and unblemished and unreprovable completely-in-sight of-him,

"to-stand YOU alongside" παραστῆσαι ὑμᾶς

 

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I-am-being-jealous-(of) YOU with-a-jealousy of-God, for I-myself-joined YOU to-one man to-stand-alongside (a) pure virgin for-the Messiah;

"I-myself-joined" -ηρμοσάμην  "to-stand-alongside" -παραστήσαι

v3 But I-am-fearing lest by-any-means as the serpent deluded Eve in his craftiness, thus YOUR thoughts might-be-corrupted from the simplicity and the pureness (namely-that) with-reference-to Messiah.

 

Ephesians 2:10 For of-him we-are (a) thing-made having-been-created in Messiah Jesus on good works, to-which the God prepared-before (us?)  in-order-that we-might-walk-around in them.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 "So that if anyone (is) in Messiah, (he-is) (a) new-quality creation; the ancient-things went-past, behold the all-things have-become-and-still-are new-quality."

 

The head = Messiah

The man = the body  - without Messiah, the body is "headless".

Ephesians 5:23 Because (a) husband is head of-the wife as also the Messiah (is) head of-the assembly, himself Savior of-the body.

 

 Ephesians 5:30 Because we-are members of his body.

v31 Instead-of this (a) MAN shall-leave-behind the father and the mother and he-shall-be-very-united to his wife and the two shall-be with-reference-to flesh, one.

v32 This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly

 

A head cannot "marry" its own body.  If they are attached together, they are already @ Echad/unity/one.

 

2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood-alongside with-me and he-made me powerful, in-order-that through me he-might-bring-to-fulness the preaching and all the Gentiles might-hear, and I-was-delivered out-of (the) mouth of-(the)-lion.
v18 The Lord will-deliver me from every evil work and he-will-save with-reference-to his kingdom namely-the heavenly: to-whom the glory with-reference-to the ages of-the ages, amen.

 1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary (ναὸς) of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling (οἰκεῖ) in YOU?

 

 

Psalm 91:1 He who dwells (LXX: κατοικῶν) in the secret place of the Most High, Who ABIDES (LXX: αυλισθήσεται) under the shadow (בְּצֵל) of the Almighty,

2 He is saying of יהוה, “My refuge (καταφυγή) and my stronghold, My Elohim, in whom I trust!”
Psalm 91:9 Because you have made יהוה – My refuge (καταφυγήν), the Most High – your dwelling (καταφυγήν) place,
Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, And show him [ ישועה yĕshuw`ah] - my salvation

 

 

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean HEART, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.

 

Romans 6:17 "But favor by-the God because YOU-were slaves of-the sin, but YOU-obeyed out-of (the) HEART (a) pattern of-doctrine with-reference-to which YOU-were-given-over,

So God has created in us clean hearts to obey his commandments. The only way a person can keep the commandments is by God being in his or her heart.  Keeping commandments is a manifestation of God, not us.

 

1Jn.3:9 Every (one) HAVING-BEEN-AND-STILL-begotten out-of the God IS NOT DOING SIN, because his seed is-remaining in him; and HE-IS NOT BEING-ABLE TO-BE-SINNING, BECAUSE he-has-been-and-still-is-begotten out-OF THE GOD."

v10 In-this is manifest the children of-the God and the children of-the Devil; every (one) not doing justice is not out-of the God, also the (one) not cherishing his brother.

v11 Because this is the message which YOU-heard from (the) beginning, in-order-that we-might-be-cherishing one-another;

 

 

From the beginning, the Gospel was preached to Abraham (Gal.3:8).  The Law was added UNTIL Yeshua (Gal.3:11,12)  The Law does not put a person BESIDE YHVH, thus a possibility of the souls under the alter (Rev.6:9) - GIVEN white stolees/robes) that are not in sight of the throne, compared to Rev.7:15 - THEY WASHED their stolees/robes in the blood of the Lamb). Only in Jesus are we BESIDE YHVH. "I and the Father are ONE" Jn.10:30.

 

John 14:6 "The Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself-am the way and the truth and the life.  No-one is-coming to the Father unless through me."

 

Believers are not alone:

John 14:18  "I-shall not let YOU be orphans, I-am-coming to YOU."

 

Ephesians 5:30 "Because we-are members of his body."

How?

 

God loved us first:

 

 John 3:16   "For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal."

 

So that by His love, we might keep his word:

1 John 2:5 But who might-be-keeping his word, truly in this (one) the charity of-the God has-been-made-perfect-and-is-still-perfect. In this we-are-coming-to-know that we-are in him.

Note: " has-been-made-perfect-and-is-still" - God loved us first.

 

Matthew 27:51 "And behold the veil of-the sanctuary was-split into two, from from-above till below"

 

That veil was his flesh!

John 14:6 "The Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself-am the way and the truth and the life.  No-one is-coming to the Father unless through me."

 

Hebrews 10:19-20  "Having therefore brothers, boldness-of-speech with-reference-to the entering-in of-the holy-ones in the blood of-Jesus,

Which (entering-in) he-dedicated for-us (a) way recently-slain and living, through the veil, this is his flesh,"

 

1 Corinthians 3:16  "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling [οκε - oikei] in YOU?"

 

Hebrews 13:10 We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat.

 

Hebrews 4:3 "For we, the (ones) having-trusted, are-going-in into the rest, according-as he-has-said-and-still-says: As I-swore in my wrath; if they-will-go-in into my rest; and-yet of-the works having-been-come-to-pass from casting-down of-(a)-world."

 

Habakkuk 2:4b "but the righteous shall live by his faith (trust)."

 

 

 

We may only "do" good because there is no remembrance of sin IN MESSIAH (Heb.10:17), and because YHVH put HIS commandments in our hearts - in the sanctuary of the God .  God loved us first!

 

Even so, while we are not "under the law", we are not "over the law" either.  The Law is "fine."

 

1Timothy 1:8 But we-are-knowing-absolutely that the law (is) fine, if some-one might-be-using it lawfully,

v9 Knowing this absolutely, that law is not lying for-a-just (one), but for-lawless (ones) and for-insubordinate, for-impious and for-sinners, for-unholy and for-profane, for-parricides and for-matricides, for-MAN-murderers,

v10 For-male-prostitutes, for-male-homosexuals, for-slave-dealers, for-liars, for-perjurers, and if some-thing different is-opposing to-the teaching being-healthy,

v11 According-to the good-news of-the glory of-the happy God, (with) which I myself-was-trusted.

 

Moreover:

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

 

Additional explanation -

Israel is the bride of Christ/Messiah Jesus.  They are not cut off (Romans ch11).  Israel exists today as ethnic Jews.  Jesus/Yeshua is the Bridegroom of Israel, their promised one, the Messiah/Christ. There will be a wedding supper between Jesus and Israel:

Revelation 21:2  And the city, namely-the holy, new-quality Jerusalem, I-saw descending out-of the heaven from the God, having-been-and-still-prepared as (a) bride having-been-and-still-put-in-order for her husband.

Note. Israel is shown as the bride in Isa.62:1-5, Isa.61:10, Hos.3:5, Hos.2:16,19, Rev.19:7-9.  Note esp. "new-quality Jerusalem" with "the above Jerusalem is free" at Gal.4:26.  Compare Gal.4:21-31; New Jerusalem = New Covenant.  Again, this points to the "redemption-back" provided to Israel through the propitiatory action of Yeshua's blood (Rom.3:24-25).  In Messiah's just-act on the cross - in his blood sacrifice - Israel is " having-been-and-still-prepared as (a) bride".

 

Hosea 2:1-19 shows Israel is the restored bride, but it is also shown in Hosea 2:23 and in Romans 9:25 - which quotes Hosea 2:23 - that YHVH is having mercy on Gentiles also. In Hosea 2:20 the New Covenant distinction is made: "I will even betroth thee (Israel) unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know Jehovah".

 

Romans 9:23 And in-order-that he-might-make-known the riches of his glory on vessels of-mercy, which he-prepared-before with-reference-to glory,

v24 Whom (has) he-called, even us, not only out-of Jews BUT also out-of nations?

v25 As even in the Hosea he-is-saying:  I-shall-call the people not mine, my people, and the (woman?) not having-been-cherished-and-still-(not)-cherished, having-been-cherished-and-still-cherished;

v26 And it-will-be in the place, the-place-where, it-was-said to-them:  YOU (-are) not my people, there they-will-be-called sons of (the) living God.

 

Romans 9:30-33 shows how Israel and the Gentiles in the New Testament Assembly differ: by the righteousness of faith (N.T.) vs. by law of righteousness (O.T.).

 

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

v30 What therefore shall-we-say? That nations the (ones) not pursuing justice, it (they)-apprehended justice, but justice the (one) out-of trust?

v31 But Israel pursuing (a) law of-justice came not first with-reference-to (the) law.

v32 Because-of what? Because not out-of trust BUT as out-of works of-law they-stumbled on-the stone of-the stumbling,

v33 According-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: Behold I-am-placing in Sion (a) stone of-stumbling and (a) rock of-entrapment, and the (one) trusting on him will not be-disgraced.

 

BUT in this future day - Hosea 2:20, YHVH will betroth Israel in faith also.

Romans 11:26 And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written:  The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob.

v27 And this (is) the covenant from me to-them, at-the-time-that I-might-remove-for-myself their sins. (compare Heb.8:10 & Jer. 31:31-38)

 

All ready, Already Echad, Already!

Then the two (Israel & Jesus) will be ONE/ECHAD/UNITY. There exists since the cross the Body of Christ, believers in Jesus already ONE as Messiah's body, of which Christ is the Head.  Already, there are members of His body - the assembly/ekklasia.  True Christians (and true Messianics - there is no distinction) are ALREADY members of the Body of Messiah.  (Eph 5, Gen.2) There is no more sacrifice/justification/making holy through animal sacrifices. (Heb.10:1-5, 1 Cor.1:30)  Jesus Christ the Righteous/Just (YHVH) died ONCE for all.  And YET, we are limited in our participation by our human flesh/bodies. IF we sin we have an advocate with the Father. (1Jn.2:1-2).

Again, Jesus Christ the Righteous (YHVH) died ONCE for ALL.  AS in Romans 3:24 - Jesus' blood sacrifice provided "Redemption -back" - back to Gan Eden.  Thus, Jews "keeping" the Law/commandments (and others, like Jethro, Noah) are also "covered" or perhaps better said "safe" rather than "saved". 

With this in mind, members of the body of Messiah are made holy, that is sanctified, by the blood of the Lamb-sacrifice of the God, Jesus. (Jn. 1:29)

 

Hebrews 10:10 "In which will we-are having-been-made-holy-and-are-still-holy through the offering all-at-once of-the body of-the Messiah Jesus."

 

1 Corinthians 1:30  "But out-of him YOU yourselves-are in Messiah Jesus, who became wisdom to-us from God, both righteousness and holiness and redemption."

 

 

When Jesus appeared to Paul he said we are made holy by trust in him:

Acts 26:15 But I myself-said:  Who are-you, Lord? But the Lord said:  I myself-am (ἐγώ εἰμι ego emi) Jesus whom you yourself-are-persecuting.

v16 BUT you-stand-up and you-stand on your feet; for with-reference-to this I-was-seen by-you, to-put you into-the-hand-before, (an) officer and (a) witness both of-which-things you-saw and-additionally of-which-things I-shall-be-seen by-you,

v17 Rescuing you out-of the people and out-of the Gentiles, with-reference-to whom I myself-am-dispatching you,

v18 To-open their eyes, to-turn-around from darkness into light and of-the authority of-the Satan upon the God, they to-take forgiveness of-sins and (a) lot among the (ones) having-been-made-holy-and-still-holy by-trust, the (one) with-reference-to me

 

 

John 6:29 "The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched"

 

 

IN this Haggadah, we acknowledge that following the Commandments of the Sinai Law will not make us holy.  The Bible clearly tells us that the blood of the lamb, placed on the doorways caused the Angel of death to "Pass-over".  UNLIKE rabbinical/orthodox Judaism claims, it is not the DOING of commandments that makes us holy/sanctified.  These "deeds" Isaiah called "filthy rags" Isa 64:6.  "When I see the blood" - not - "When I see your works".

Jesus'/Y'shua's sacrifice on the cross is the blood that removes sin (a propitiation) completely, and Yahweh will Pass-over our sin because of this, and only this blood.

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Additionally, In this Haggadah we will interchange Jesus/Yeshua, Messiah/Christ, Jehovah/Yahweh/YHVH/LORD/God, Christian/Messianic but never "Gentile" for "Jew".

Tonight, by the grace of God, we are participating in a part of the Passover feast with Israel/Jews around the world.  May all of our participation be towards the Glory of Messiah Yeshua Yahweh our King, Savior and God.

 

 

 

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Addendum:  Going over and over...

 

 

Stating the same things a bit differently, with different color "coding" considering that Yeshua is the true Lampstand of the sanctuary of the heart and that Microsoft says there are some 256,000 colors...always seeking His Light

 

John 8:12 Again therefore the Jesus spoke to-them, saying, I myself-am the light of-the world; the (one) following me will by-no-means walk-around in the darkness, BUT he-will-have the light of-the life.

 

For the Love of God.

John 3:16 For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal.

God loved first.
v17 For the God dispatched not his son into the world in-order-that he-might-be-judging the world, BUT in-order-that the world might-be-saved through him.
v18 The (one) trusting with-reference-to him is not being-judged; but the (one) not trusting already has-been-and-is-still-judged, because he-has not trusted and still-does-(not)-trust with-reference-to the name of-the only-begotten son of-the God.
v19 But this is the judgement, that the light has-come-and-is-still into the world, and the MEN cherished the darkness rather than the light; for the works of-them (were) evil.
v20 For every-(one) practising the worthless-(things) is-hating the light, and he-is not coming to the light, in-order-that his works might not be-reproved;
v21 But the (one) doing the truth is-coming to the light, in-order-that his works might-be-manifested that (they-are) having-been-worked in God.
 

1John 2:1 My little-children, these-things I-am-writing to-YOU in-order-that YOU-might not sin. And if someone might-sin, we-are-having (an) advocate with the Father, Jesus Messiah (a) just (one);
v2 And he himself is (a) propitiation concerning our sins, but not concerning ours only BUT also concerning the total world.
v3 And in this we-are-coming-to-know that we-have-come-to-know-and-still-know him, if we-might-be-keeping his commandments.
v4 The (one) saying that I-have-come-to-know-and-still-know him, and not keeping his commandments, he-is (a) liar, and the truth is not in this (one);


v5 But who might-be-keeping his word, truly in this (one) the charity of-the God has-been-made-perfect-and-is-still-perfect. In this we-are-coming-to-know that we-are in him.

 

John 6:29 Doing God's Work:

 The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.

and so, "The Just shall live by Trust."  Hab.2:4

The "works" that we do is our Trust, not our keeping of commandments. God is Spirit; we worship in Spirit.  Our work is Spiritual, not physical. 

 

How the commandments are kept:


1 John 4:9
In this the charity of-the God was-manifested in us, because the God has-dispatched-and-is (completing?)-the-dispatch of-his son namely-the only-begotten into the world in-order-that we-might-live through him.

v10 In this is the charity, not that we ourselves-cherished the God, BUT that he himself-cherished us and he-dispatched his son (a) propitiation concerning our sins.
v11 Cherished (ones), if thus the God cherished us, we ourselves also are-being-indebted to-be-cherishing one-another.
v12 And-not-one at-any-time has-beheld-and-still-beholds God; if we-might-be-cherishing one-another, the God is-remaining in us and his charity is having-been-and-is-still-made-perfect in us.
v13 in this we-are-coming-to-know that we-are-remaining in him and he in us, because he-has-given-and-still-is-giving to-us out-of his Spirit.


v15
Who if he-might-confess that Jesus is the son of-the God, the God is-remaining in him and he in the God.
v16 And we ourselves-have-come-to-know-and-still-know and we-have-trusted-and-still-trust the charity which the God is-having in us. The God is charity, and the (one) remaining in the charity he-is-remaining in the God and the God is-remaining in him.
v17 in this the charity has-been-and-still-is-made-perfect with us, in-order-that we-might-be-having boldness-of-speech in the day of-the judgement, because according-as that-(one) is even we ourselves are in this world.
v18 Fear is not in the charity, BUT the perfect charity is-casting the fear without, because the fear is-having punishment, but the (one) fearing-for-himself has-not-been-and-is-not-made-perfect in the charity.
v19 We ourselves-are-cherishing, because he himself first cherished us.
So then and only then, with YHVH's charity abiding in us:

John 14:15   If YOU-might-be-cherishing me, YOU-keep the commandments namely-the (ones) mine.

There is a subtle, but huge difference in seeing that as a commandment vs. a proclamation by Yeshua.  Much comfort is found in this via the great mystery of Eph. ch.5:30-32, where the MAN (Messiah) does all the work, and cleaves to the woman (the assembly) and by His work, the two are ONE/echad.

The ONLY way His commandments are not grievous ("who then can be saved???") is the fact that YHVH's presence, His Spirit, His Love in us is what/whom "keeps" the commandments.  All the glory is YHVH's.  It is HIS work whereby we are saved, and even whereby we "keep" His commandments. With man, keeping the commandments is impossible.

 

An ever important distinction is that Torah is not equal to the Word. 

 

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new covenant (ברית חדשה׃) with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
vs32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah.
vs33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Jehovah: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:
vs34 and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

This is the now:

2Corinthians 3:2 YOU yourselves-are our epistle, having-been-written-and-still-written in our hearts, coming-to-be-known and being-read by all MEN,
v3 (Ones)-being-manifested that You;-are (an) epistle of-Messiah ministered by us, having-been-written-and-still-written not with-black-ink BUT with (the) Spirit of-(the)-living God, not in flat-tablets of-stone BUT in flat-tablets (of) fleshy hearts.
v4 But we-are-having reliance such-as-this through the Messiah toward the God.
v5 Not that we-are adequate from ourselves to-figure anything as out-of ourselves, BUT our adequateness (is) out-of the God,
v6 Who also made us adequate ministers of-(a)-new-quality covenant, not of-letter BUT of-spirit; for the letter is-killing, but the spirit is-making-alive.
v7 But if the ministry of-the death having-been-and-still-engraved in letters in stones came-to-pass with glory, so-that the sons of-Israel (were) not to-be-being-able to-stare with-reference-to the face of-Moses because-of the glory of-his face, the (glory) being-rendered-inactive,
v8 How will NOT rather the ministry of-the Spirit be with glory?
v9 For if the ministry of-the condemnation (is) glory, by-much more the ministry of-the righteousness is-exceeding in-glory.
v10 For even the (thing) having-been-and-still-glorified has not been-and-is-still not glorified in this part on-account of the surpassing glory.
v11 For if the (thing) being-rendered-inactive (is) through glory, by-much more the (thing) remaining (is) in glory.
v12 Having therefore hope such-as-this we-are-using much boldness-of-speech,
v13 And not even-as Moses was-putting (a) covering on his face, toward the sons of Israel not to-stare with-reference-to the finish of-the (thing) being-rendered-inactive.
v14 BUT their thoughts were-petrified. For until the today day the same covering is-remaining on the reading of-the old covenant, (it) not being-discovered that in Messiah it-is-being-rendered-inactive.
v15 BUT till today at-which-time Moses is-being-read (a) covering is-lying on their heart;
v16 But at-which-time if it-might-turn-around to Jehovah the covering is-being-lifted-from-around (it).

"it" = National Israel.  And so, all Israel will be saved.
v17 But the Lord is the Spirit; but the-place-where the Spirit of-Jehovah (is), there (is) freedom.
 

 

 

so again; certainly we should review

Hebrews 3 & 4

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v1 Whence, holy brothers, sharers of-(an)-in-heavenly calling, YOU-take-note-of the apostle and chief-priest of-our confession, Jesus,
v2 Being trustworthy to-the (one) having-made him, as also Moses among his total household.
v3 For this (one) has-been-and-is-still-thought-worthy of-much-more glory beside Moses according-to as-much-as the (one) having-constructed it, is-having much-more honor (than) the home.
v4 For every home is-being-constructed by someone, but the (one) having-constructed all (things) (is) God.
v5 And Moses on-the-one-hand, trustworthy among his total household, as (an) attendant with-reference-to (a) witness of-the (things) to-be-spoken-in-the-future,
v6 Messiah on-the-other-hand as Son (over) [on] his household; of-whom we ourselves are (the) household, if we-might-hold-fast the boldness-of-speech and the boast of-the hope firm as-far-as (the) finish.
v7 On-this-account, according-as the Holy Spirit is saying: Today if YOU-might-hear of his voice,
 [This is the now.]
v8 Might-YOU not be-hardening your hearts as in the provocation according-to the day of-the trial in the wilderness,
v9 The-place-where YOUR fathers tried in a-proving and they-saw my works forty years.
v10 On-this-account I-was-disgusted-with this generation and I said: Invariably they-are-being-led-astray in the heart; but they themselves come not to-know my ways,
v11 As I-swore in my wrath: If they-will-come-into my rest.
v12 You-be-looking (out), brothers, lest-at-any-time (an) evil heart of-unbelief will-be in someone of-YOU in the depart(ing) from (a) living God,
v13 BUT YOU-be-entreating yourselves according-to each day,
[we need YHVH Yeshua continually - every part of every day] until of-which it-is-being-called the today, in-order-that someone out-of YOU might not be-hardened by-deceit of-the sin;
v14 For we-have-become-and-still-are sharers of-the Messiah, if-altogether we-might-hold-fast the beginning of-the reality firm as-far-as (the) finish.
v15 In the being-said: Today if of his voice YOU-might-hear, YOU-harden not your hearts as in the provocation.
v16 For some having-heard, they-provoked; BUT not all the (ones) having-come out-of Egypt through Moses.
[Gentiles!?  But moreover, Gentiles through Jesus (Matt.2:15), through His loins, in the NAOS/Sanctuary of the God (1Cor.3:16), 1Jn3:9]
v17 But with-whom was-he-disgusted forty years? (Was it) NOT with-the (ones) having-sinned, of-whom the carcasses fell in the wilderness?
v18 But to-whom swore-he (that they would) not go into his rest if not to-the (ones) having-disobeyed?

v19 And we-are-looking-at (the fact) that they-were not able to-go-in because-of unbelief.

Hebrews 4:1 Let-us-fear therefore lest-at-any-time of-a-promise being-left-behind (to us) to-go-in into his rest someone out-of YOU might-seem to-have-been-and-still-be-lacking.
v2 For we also are (ones) having-been-brought-and-still-being-brought-good-news even-as also-those; BUT the word of-the report profited not those not having-been-and-still-mingled-together with the trust in-the (ones) having-heard.

"Shema"
v3
For we, the (ones) having-trusted, are-going-in into the rest, according-as he-has-said-and-still-says: As I-swore in my wrath; if they-will-go-in into my rest; and-yet of-the works having-been-come-to-pass from casting-down of-(a)-world.

[Note: "are-going-in"  - "into my rest; and-yet of-the works having-been-come-to-pass from casting-down of-(a)-world" - we are to go in and rest from our works - the works that came to pass because of the sin at Gan Eden.  Again, "You-be-looking (out)" "you take note"  - now hear this! - that IN Jesus/Yeshua we NOW rest from our works!  As John Parsons says, this is a "tetelestai" moment - if you are blessed to see it - when you realize that "It is finished".  Thank YOU Jesus!]


v4 For somewhere he-has-said-and-still-says concerning the seventh (day) thus: And the God rested in the day namely the seventh from all his works;
v5 And in this (place) again: If they-will-go-in into my rest.
v6 Since therefore it-is-being-left-behind (for) some to-go-in into it, and the (ones) formerly having-been-brought-good-news went not in because-of disobedience,
v7 Again he-is-appointing (a) certain day, today, saying in David after this-much time, according-as he-has-said-before-and-still-says: Today if of his voice YOU-might-hear, might YOU-not harden your hearts.
v8 For if Joshua rested them, he-was not speaking concerning another day after these (things).
v9 So a-resting-as-on-the-Sabbath is-being-left behind for-the people of-the God. 
[This is Spiritual rest.]
v10 For the (one) having-gone-in into his rest he himself also rested from his works, as-altogether the God from his own.
v11 Let-us-be-diligent therefore to-go-in into that rest, in-order-that some-one might not fall in the same copy of-the disobedience.
v12 For the word of-the God (is) living and operational and more-cutting above every two-edged dagger and penetrating unto partition of-soul and of-spirit, and both of-joints and of-marrows, and able-to-judge of-meditations and of-conclusions of-a-heart;
v13 And no creation is unseen in his sight, but all (things) (are) naked and having-been-and-still-(are)-laid-prostrate to his eyes; with whom the word (came) to-us.
v14 Having therefore (a) great chief-priest having-gone-through-and-still-through the heavens, Jesus the Son of-the God, let-us-be-retaining of-the confession.
v15 For we-are not having (a) chief-priest not being-able to-suffer-together with our weaknesses, but having-been-and-still-tried according-to all (things) according-to similarity (to-us) separate-from sin.
v16 Let-us therefore be-going-near with boldness-of-speech to-the throne of-the favor in-order-that we-might-take mercy and we-might-find favor with-reference-to seasonable help.

 

Take heed that if you do not go into the way prepared by Yeshua (Joshua), that you might die in the wilderness living in YOUR observant way. (Today if of his voice YOU-might-hear, YOU-harden not your hearts as in the provocation.)

 

Again, more words regarding His Commandments:

John 14:15   If YOU-might-be-cherishing me, YOU-keep the commandments namely-the (ones) mine.

Deut:30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off.

1John 5:3b "...and his commandments are not weighty"

Hey wait a minute, how can they be easy if some 247 (about 40%) cannot be performed because there is no physical temple?

Scripture explains:

With man, this is impossible;  With God, it is possible.

Luke 18:26 But the-(ones) having-heard said, Who is even being-able to-be-saved?  v27 But the-(one) said, The-(things) impossible beside MEN (are) possible beside the God.  Note that the question arose out of Jesus’ discourse on the commandments; keeping the commandments was impossible for men to do – without Trust in YHVH Yeshua.

 

1John5:2 In this we-are-coming-to-know that we-are-cherishing the children of the God, at-the-time-that we-are-cherishing the God we-might also be-keeping his commandments
v3 For this is the charity of-the God, in-order-that we-might-be-keeping his commandments; and his commandments are not weighty,

 

While many often claim the commandments are not weighty or grievous, they usually miss HOW they are not weighty or grievous.

"For this is the charity of-the God, in-order-that we-might-be-keeping his commandments"

We understand that because of the Love of God, we keep his commandments.  We don't "do" anything except trust in Yeshua.

John 6:29  The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.

Our Trust IS our works.

God manifests that He is in us by - "creating in us new hearts" or, in other words, by "using us to do good" by His will. (The elbow,or finger, or kneecap (or wife/bride/assembly) should not “will” the head/Messiah, and we ARE the body of Messiah) We don't "get credit" for "keeping the commandments" (or statutes, ordinances, laws, whatever you call them) because it is Yeshua in us that "does" this work.

This is understanding John 14:15 as a statement of fact and not a commandment:    If YOU-might-be-cherishing me, YOU-keep the commandments namely-the (ones) mine.

How so?

The scriptures explain:
Deu 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

 

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new covenant (ברית חדשה׃) with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
vs32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah.
vs33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Jehovah: I will put
my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:
vs34 and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

This is the now:

2Corinthians 3:2 YOU yourselves-are our epistle, having-been-written-and-still-written in our hearts, coming-to-be-known and being-read by all MEN,
v3 (Ones)-being-manifested that You;-are (an) epistle of-Messiah ministered by us, having-been-written-and-still-written not with-black-ink BUT with (the) Spirit of-(the)-living God, not in flat-tablets of-stone BUT in flat-tablets (of) fleshy hearts.
v4 But we-are-having reliance such-as-this through the Messiah toward the God.
v5 Not that we-are adequate from ourselves to-figure anything as out-of ourselves, BUT our adequateness (is) out-of the God,
v6 Who also made us adequate ministers of-(a)-new-quality covenant, not of-letter BUT of-spirit; for the letter is-killing, but the spirit is-making-alive.

 

1 Corinthians 1:30  "But out-of him YOU yourselves-are in Messiah Jesus, who became wisdom to-us from God, both righteousness and holiness and redemption."

 

Thus God is a Spirit, and we worship Him in His Spirit (John 4:24) (He gets the credit for that too!)  So if the veil is his flesh, and it is (Heb.10:19,20), and it is rent (Mat.27:51), and we enter spiritually the naos sanctuary which is Yeshua – and this is spiritual. This “He in us and us in Him" reflects our understanding of the unity of “echad” (perhaps Isa 57:15).   Now our “physical” offerings are of thanksgiving (Ps141:2, Rev 8:4), and they are spiritually accepted sacrifices.  So too the commandments regarding the sacrifices are now spiritual, just as the sacrifices are, just as we are.  We rest (Heb4:1-3) from previous works (Hagar,Ro.7:1-4, Gal.4:21, 5:1) in Him...we are still doing HIS commandments, though by His will/love in us, and these commandments are as spiritual...(Jn 14:23 the Father and Son will abide in us as we abide in His love).

 

YHVH has written HIS LAW in our hearts, we are an epistle of Messiah Yeshua - NOW, at this time.  Thank you Yeshua!

Our hearts are cleaned in the blood and water of the Lamb, Yeshua. (Jn.20:34; Heb.10:22; 1Jn.1:7; Rev.1:5) 

HIS Commandments are written on our heart. Today.

This is HOW it is easy, not grievous, to keep HIS commandments.

This is the Shabbat Shalom of Yeshua, to know and enter in to His rest, i.e. Yeshua, who is our Sabbath peace.

On any day of the week, we may truthfully proclaim "Shabbat Shalom"!

 

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Addendum 2: Separating the holy from the profane...

 

Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before Jehovah our God, as he hath commanded us

 

righteousness - צְדָקָה - tzedakah

The Septuagint has: ελεημοσύνη - eleēmosunē  , translated as "mercy".

G1654: From G1656; compassionateness, that is, (as exercised towards the poor) beneficence, or (concretely) a benefaction

KJV Usage: alms (-deeds).

A box for charitable donations is called a "tzedakah box" at a synagogue.

 

Romans 10:5  For Moses is-writing the righteousness the (one) out-of the law, that the MAN having-done them will-himself-live in them.

 

And within its context:

Romans 10:1 Brothers, on-the-one-hand the well-thinking of my heart and the petition to the God in-behalf-of the Israeli is with-reference-to salvation.
 v2 For I-am-bearing-witness to-them that they-are-having (a) zeal of-God, BUT not according-to thorough-knowledge;
 v3 For being-ignorant-of the righteousness of-the God, and seeking to-make-stand their-own righteousness, they-were not subjected to-the righteousness of-the God.
 v4 For Messiah (is) finish of-law with-reference-to righteousness to-every (one) trusting.
 v5 For Moses is-writing the righteousness the (one) out-of the law, that the MAN having-done them will-himself-live in them.
(note that you must do ALL the commandments - James 2:10)
 v6 But the righteousness out-of trust is-saying thus: Might-you not say in your heart: Who will-ascend into the heaven? This is to-lead-down Messiah;
 v7 Or: Who will-descend into the abyss? This is to-lead-up Messiah out-of dead (ones).
 v8 BUT what is-it-saying? The saying is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; the saying of-the trust which we-are-preaching is this;
 v9 That if you-might-confess with your mouth Jehovah Jesus, and you-might-trust in your heart that the God raised him out-of dead (ones), you-will-be-saved;
 v10 For with-heart he-is-being-trusted with-reference-to righteousness, but with-mouth he-is-being-confessed with-reference-to salvation.
 v11 For the scripture is-saying: Every one trusting on him will not be-disgraced.
 v12 For (there) is not strict-order both of-Jew and of Greek. For the same Jehovah of-all, being-rich with-reference-to all the (ones) calling-on him;
 v13 For every (one) whosoever might-call-on the name of-Jehovah will-be-saved.

 

The Christian assembly does appear to rely more on faith/trust than works for their salvation, where as the "Messy-antic" assembly thinks they "obey" the Law by keeping a few commandments that make them feel good about themselves.  The "Christian" will say "Jesus died for me, He is God, that's it, it is done, that is all I need, period. THAT'S IT!", whereas the "Messianic" will say, Yes, Yeshua died for me, He is "divine", but He was - just - showing us that we NEED to "keep" the Sinai commandments."

In this it is self evident that the "Christian" assembly is more faithful and the "Messianic" assembly is more obedient.

From Habakkuk . 2:4 and Ro.1:17 we know that the Just/Righteous live by/in trust/faith.

James says justified by works and not by faith alone! (James 2)

James speaks of course of the here and now of the body, of the physical and spirit of the physical body -James 2:26 - It seems he is not speaking of spiritual works in Ja 2:10.

James 2:10    For one-who might-keep the total law, but in one-(thing) he-might-slip has-become-and-still-is liable of-all.

God is Spirit and we worship Him in spirit. (John 4:24)

Paul says I'm not lying (1Tim.2:7) and that we are saved by faith not works (Eph.2:8-9)

Now there are works of the Law, which is physical.  And there are works of faith, which is spiritual.

Works of the law don't yield a higher righteousness than works of faith! (Romans 4:4-5, Romans 10:3-13)

- leaving the burner on "simmer" here -

 

 

What "works" is James (Holy Spirit) talking about?!?  Note that he is not talking about Torah Observance in that Rahab the prostitute was Justified by her works of trust (James 2:25).  Understand that Rahab didn't come to be called "prostitute" by being Torah observant through doing works of the Law. (James 2:25).  . Heb.11:31 says the harlot (that is, non Torah Observant) Rahab perished not  -because she trusted - here, her "work" is simply defined as her trust, although James adds that her actions reflected her trust.  If she was following Torah she wouldn't have had strange men in her home (Josh. 2:1, Exd. 34:15,16), right?  But the physical works out of trust that are applied as what justified her (Joshua 6:17) could only come about because strange men were in her home.  Rahab's justification has nothing to do with obeying 613 commandments....

[understand that Rahab was NOT UNDER THE LAW, so when she lied (Joshua 2) she did not break a commandment.  In Joshua 1 YHVH commands Israel to observe and do his commandments.  Then in Joshua 2 Rahab lies.  Her lie was not a "work", good or bad, as she was not under the Sinai covenant.  For that matter her prostitution was not forbidden as she was a gentile, not under the law. Rahab knew, that is trusted, YHVH was the true God (Josh.2:9) and also professed that (Josh.2:11) and her works (hiding/protecting Joshua's servants(Ja.2:25) ) were based on that trust, not on any covenantal law..in fact, Rahab's good work of trust was to lie! (Josh.2:4,5). 

...wherein we understand better that there is ONE just/righteous, Jesus Christ (1Jn2:1,2 --> Ro.3:19-26)

 

So then, it is only

The work of faith/trust! (Jn.6:29)- NOT "Torah Observance". [Although one that trusts may be - hopefully - Torah Observant! i.e. will be morally Torah Observant, fulfilling the Law of Messiah (@Jn.15:12), 1Jn.3:23 - however they (the physical Torah Observant crowd) may not "get" what they see; that is, they may not understand these Christians as Torah Observant - but they are!]

 The Veil was His Flesh, it was Rent, We ARE the Sanctuary of the God.  God is Spirit, we worship in Spirit.  If the veil is spiritually rent, it is spiritual;  If the veil is spiritual, so is the Table of showbread, the Lampstand, the brazen alter, the boards of the tabernacle, the ark of the covenant - - ALL THESE THINGS ARE SPIRITUAL, of which the physical were ONLY a SHADOW (Heb.8:5).  So then also the commandments regarding how to transport the tabernacle were physical, but at the rending of the veil became spiritual..  So then also the commandments - all the commandments - are spiritual, not physical.  So then the ONLY way to obey the commandments is spiritually.

 

So.....

.....then;

at Judgment, when Jesus says "You don't know me, so I don't know you."......

...is He speaking to the "Christian" that although perhaps lacking sound doctrine (perhaps even by  willful ignorance) yet never-the-less they TOTALLY relied on the blood of the Lamb,

or is He speaking to the "Torah observant" (those that act holy by doing the commandments physically instead of spiritually) "Messianic" that denied the deity of the Holy Spirit by denying the inspiration of the Greek New Testament?

I think this is a fair question...Do you really trust God?    Luke 18:8b

May God have mercy on us all.

 


 

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