01/04/2014 Sabbath Broadcast Transcript


"The Book of Hebrews Teaches Torah Observance - Part 2"


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EliYah's message:

We are ready to begin our second segment on the book of Hebrews, and we are going to make a BOLD claim with this, of course: The Book of Hebrews Teaches Torah Observance, Part 2.

The book of Hebrews actually teaches that we must obey the Torah, or the Law, of Yahweh. If you are not familiar with this term, "Torah," it is just the Hebrew word translated "Law." That is all it is, just the Hebrew word translated "Law."

And it does not mean "Talmud." No Jewish traditions are intended here. Strictly Torah, or Yahweh's "Law."

The Hebrew word "Torah" actually means "teaching." The instruction and teaching of Yahweh is what it is.

So, what about the book of Hebrews? Some of those in traditional Christianity would use it to support the idea that Yahweh's Law has been set aside. But we examined chapter 7 in our last segment, and it became very clear it is not the entire Law that has been set aside.

There has been a specific command within the Law, which in the context of Messiah being a High Priest and having access to the holy of holies, both now and in the age to come when the temple is rebuilt and Yahweh is reigning from there in Yerushalayim, in Jerusalem.

That particular law forbidding an outsider from entering in the holy place will have to be set aside in favor of allowing Messiah, who was from Judah, to enter the holy place. And that is a certain degree of what might be thought to be conflicting within the Old Testament itself. Not Old Testament vs. New Testament, but within the Old Testament.

Because we do have a promise that this Melchizedek priest, the Son of Elohim, this Messiah, will enter the holy of holies in the age to come. And yet, the Torah says an outsider shall not come near it. So, that is within the Old Testament. And since an oath has been made by Yahweh that He would be the High Priest, He will enter that holy place.

But moving on here into chapter 8, we are going to go into great detail here about the New Covenant. And we are not just going to look at one chapter known as Jeremiah 31. We are going to look at other places that speak of this New Covenant.

Let's start with Hebrews chapter 7, here, verse 20. It says:

 Hebrews 7:20 - And inasmuch as [He was] not [made priest] without an oath

Talking about the Levites:

 Hebrews 7:21 - (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: "YAHWEH has sworn And will not relent, `You [are] a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek '"),

22 - by so much more Yahushua has become a surety of a better covenant.

That is an oath. That is the "so much more" part of it. Yahushua has become a "surety of a better covenant." That is a better covenant than the Old Covenant, the first covenant made with Israel at Sinai.

What does it mean to be a "surety"? If someone pledged to pay you something at a later time, they might give you something valuable to demonstrate that they were going to make good on their promise, right?

For instance, Judah told his father, Jacob, if anything would happen to Benjamin, he would bear the blame. And for this reason, he was willing to be a slave in place of his brother, Benjamin, when the cup was found in Benjamin's sack-- assuming that you recall the story there in Genesis 43 and 44.

Well, Yahushua has been made a surety of certain promises that were made in this New Covenant-- many very important promises. And He is that surety that Yahweh will grant us these promises. He offered His only begotten Son, Yahushua, to be surety for that covenant. And so, HIs death and His resurrection assures us of this hope.

He would not have allowed His Son to die and suffer if there was no purpose in it. But there was a purpose in it. A wonderful purpose in it! And that purpose was reconciliation. That purpose was redeeming us from Yahweh's enemy.

That purpose was that we might receive eternal life with Him, because Yahweh would never have sent His Son into the world to suffer and die unless there was an important purpose.

And that purpose was establishing a new covenant with us, that we might be forgiven of all sin. He is the surety of that covenant.

On the night that Yahushua was betrayed, it says in Luke 22:19:

 Luke 22:19 - And He took bread, gave thanks and broke [it], and gave [it] to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

Now, we do this remembrance of Him at Passover. That is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, that time of year. That is when we do it. We do this in remembrance of His death.

 Luke 22:20 - Likewise He also [took] the cup after supper, saying, "This cup [is] the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

So, in our partaking of this cup-- this body and this blood of Messiah, which we partake of spiritually every Passover-- this is the New Covenant in Messiah's blood. And our partaking of this cup at Passover is an annual reminder of this New Covenant, this truth, of which Yahushua has become a surety of.

When was it that Yahweh called His People out of Egypt to Sinai? It was at Passover. And, likewise, as that was the beginnings of the Old Covenant and His agreement with them (a covenant is an agreement) that He would give them this land, by the same token, we have Yahushua Ha Mashiach.

We are called, and we enter into this covenant with Him, through Him. And that enables us, of course-- at Passover-- to enable us to receive the better promises of the New Covenant.

Continuing in Hebrews:

 Hebrews 7:23 - Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing.

Yahushua is not prevented by death from continuing.

 Hebrews 7:24 - But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood.

25 - Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to Elohim through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

That is a promise. And we can count on it.

Continuing in verse 26:

 Hebrews 7:26 - For such a High Priest was fitting for us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;

27 - who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

28 - For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, [appoints] the Son who has been perfected forever.

Chapter 8.

 Hebrews 8:1 - Now [this is] the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,

2 - a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which YAHWEH erected, and not man.

The one in heaven.

 Hebrews 8:3 - For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore [it is] necessary that this One also have something to offer.

What did He have to offer? His own blood.

 Hebrews 8:4 - For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;

5 - who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See [that] you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."

So, if Yahushua were on the earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the Law.

In other words, He would not function as a Levitical priest in an earthly temple, because although the commandment we spoke of in the last segment-- the one which had forbidden anyone but a son of Aaron to function in the holy place-- even though that command is now annulled, it does not change the position and ministry of the Levitical priesthood.

Yahushua, if He were on the earth, would still not function as a high priest of an earthly temple. Scripture says so. This was already given to the sons of Aaron.

Now, if you look into the book of Ezekiel, in the book of Ezekiel you will find-- from chapter 40 all the way there to the end-- a detailed description of what life is going to be like in Israel during the 1000 year reign of Messiah. And these things have never happened.

There are men who are going to be priests functioning in an earthly temple in the future, and Yahushua is not going to function there. He is not the high priest of the earthly sanctuary. He is the High Priest of the Heavenly sanctuary.

The Levites are standing and operating in the function of priesthood, and their priesthood does not end when Messiah returns. It doesn't. And Yahushua is not going to be standing at the alter offering up burnt offerings. He is going to be in the temple itself. He is going to be in the holy of holies Himself because He is in the throne room of heaven.

He is in the holy of holies, seated at the right hand of Elohim according to Psalm 110. And so, when He returns, the Son of man-- seen in Ezekiel chapter 1, the one likening to a man-- is the Messiah who enters that holy of holies. These things we shared last week.

And Yahweh will be there with Him. But He is the invisible. We cannot see Him. Yahushua is the visible image of the invisible Elohim. These things we shared in our last segment.

But the priests, in the future, it says:

 Ezekiel 44:15 - "But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood," says the Master YAHWEH.

Yahushua functions in a heavenly temple, the one Yahweh Himself erected. And just as the Levites could not enter the earthly tabernacle without blood, neither did Yahushua enter the heavenly temple without blood. He offered Himself, as it says.

 Hebrews 8:6 - But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.

A better covenant with better promises. No doubt about it.

It says:

 Hebrews 8:7 - For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

This word "covenant" should not be here. It is in italics.

 Hebrews 8:8 - Because finding fault with them, He says: "Behold, the days are coming, says YAHWEH, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah --

Finding fault with His Law? No! Finding fault with the covenant? Not exactly. Only in the sense that they did not keep it. No, finding fault with "them." They were the problem. They were the ones at fault, not Yahweh. Yahweh was not at fault. And so, this fault was with the people.

They had broken the covenant. They had disobeyed the covenant. And Yahushua has a more excellent ministry than the one seen in the first covenant. No doubt about it.

Now, why do I say this? There are some here who feel almost as if, if I were to say the New Covenant was better or the Scripture says the New Covenant is better, that they would question, "Well, isn't the Law perfect? Isn't Yahweh's Law flawless? Isn't it wonderful?"

Absolutely, it is wonderful. But the fault was not with His Law. It was with the people. They had violated the covenant. Yahweh did not err and make a mistake, and therefore, had to come back and fix it. Not at all. It says He found fault with THEM. And because of what fault THEY had, in order to save them, He had to create a new covenant.

Not because of the weakness of Yahweh, but because of the weakness of man-- because man chose to violate the covenant that Yahweh had made. The Old Covenant was not sufficient to give all the promises to man that Yahweh wanted to give. He wants to give us more than a Law.

He wants to give us more than just a Law. So, so much more than just a Law to the extent that when we read these things we are going to say, "Wow! Yes! I love the Law, but this is even more than what the Old Covenant promises."

And when we start reading these things, we will start to realize why the Messiah's ministry is so, so superior than any ministry of the Old Covenant. There are many reasons why. Let's start with Jeremiah 31:31. This is what Hebrews 8 is discussing.

 Jeremiah 31:31 - "Behold, the days are coming, says YAHWEH, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah --

First of all, understand whom the covenant is with. It is with Israel and Judah. Where are the Gentiles in this? Where are they? So many today would say, "Well, we are a New Testament church. We don't follow that old stuff. We follow the New Covenant. The Old Covenant was with the Jews, but the New Covenant is with us."

Wrong! The New Covenant is also with the Jews. The New Covenant is with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. And, in fact, He says:

 Jeremiah 31:32 - "not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day [that] I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them , says YAHWEH.

That is where He found the fault. This is not a renewal of the Old Covenant. It is not. It is not even according to the covenant He made with their fathers. So, how can it be a renewal of the Old? And there are mistranslations out there and a common teaching among Messianics that this is a renewal of the Old Covenant-- a "Renewed Covenant."

No, it isn't. In fact, it is not even according to the covenant He made with their fathers. It is a new covenant established on better promises. What are those promises?

We are going to start here:

 Jeremiah 31:33 - "But this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YAHWEH: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

Once again, confirming whom it is with: ISRAEL.

 Jeremiah 31:34 - "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, `Know YAHWEH,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YAHWEH. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

First of all, we understand Yahushua is the mediator of this New Covenant. And so, when it is no longer we who live and it is Messiah who lives in us, we become the seed of Abraham. Those who are Messiah's are Abraham's seed, according to Galatians 3:29.

And so, even if we are Gentile in flesh, when we become joined to the Messiah, we become Israel. Otherwise, we could not be a named party in this New Covenant. So, through Messiah we become the seed of Abraham and we draw into the commonwealth of Israel. And we also are joined to His People in such a way that we are obedient.

He puts His Law in their minds. The Law survives in the New Covenant, doesn't it? The Law continues, which we will get into that more later.

But it says, "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know Yahweh.'" Are we in this condition right now? No, in fact, Yahushua says, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations," right? "Teaching them to observe all of the things I have commanded you."

So, we have not yet fully received all of the New Covenant promises. Yahushua is a surety that we will receive these promises. He is the surety that we will, but we have not yet received them all. And these are not the only ones.

I know some people who have said, "Well, those who are in the New Covenant, you know, we all know Him."

No, this is worldwide. This is worldwide, and we are going to show you that by looking at other scriptures that mention this New Covenant. We have not yet entered into the fullness of the New Covenant. We have received Yahushua, who is a surety that we will.

And we conduct ourselves in such a manner that the Law is in our hearts, and if the Law, His Word, is hidden in our hearts, we will not sin against Him.

I am going to show you why else we have not yet received fullness of the New Covenant. Yes, we say we have, because Yahweh calls those things which are not yet as though they are. We say that we are saved, but our salvation ultimately comes when Yahushua comes and raises us up from the dead and the corruption puts on incorruption.

We say we are born again, but the rebirth happens when the corruption puts on incorruption. We say we are part of the New Covenant, but the fullness of the New Covenant we have not yet seen. There are many promises within the New Covenant which await fulfillment. We have not yet seen it happen.

And this is an important promise: "I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." How about that? That promise is never mentioned in the Old Covenant. This promise, to "Know Yahweh," is never mentioned in the Old Covenant. It is a different covenant. It is not according to the Old Covenant.

But the same Law is found in the New Covenant. What does that mean to have the Law in our hearts? Messiah will dwell there. Therefore, the Word which became flesh and dwelled among us will dwell there.

Let us continue reading the New Covenant promises. Don't stop here.

 Jeremiah 31:35 - Thus says YAHWEH, Who gives the sun for a light by day, The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, Who disturbs the sea, And its waves roar (YAHWEH of hosts [is] His name):

36 - "If those ordinances depart From before Me, says YAHWEH, [Then] the seed of Israel shall also cease From being a nation before Me forever."

What ordinances? The ordinances of the moon and stars.

So, as long as we have these ordinances of the moon and stars-- these laws that Yahweh set up. He knew that the moon had disturbed the sea. He knew that. Then only if they depart, would the seed of Israel cease from being a nation.

 Jeremiah 31:37 - Thus says YAHWEH: "If heaven above can be measured, And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel For all that they have done, says YAHWEH.

So far, no one has been able to measure the universe. So far, no one has searched out the foundations of the earth. So, they are still a nation. The ordinances of the moon and stars are still there, and so it is confirmed: Israel is still a nation. They may be cast off, but they are still a nation.

Replacement theology, displacement theology, dispensationalist theology has taught, "Well, Yahweh has cast off the seed of Israel and replaced it with the Church." That is not what I read here. You have to keep reading Jeremiah 31. You can't just read Jeremiah 31 being quoted from Hebrews 8. You have to go and read the context.

This covenant will not be according to the covenant Yahweh made with Israel. He will put His Law in our minds, write it on our hearts. He will be our Elohim. We will be His people. Everyone will know Yahweh. There will be no need for anyone to teach his neighbor or his brother to know Yahweh.

Yahweh will forgive our iniquity, remember our sin no more. And only if the ordinances of the moon, sun and stars depart from Yahweh would the seed of Israel cease from being a nation. We may join to it through the blood of Messiah, but we are still Yisrael.

Only if the heaven above can be measured or the foundations searched out beneath would Yahweh cast off the seed of Israel for the things they have done.

Now, this is not the only place where the New Covenant is mentioned. These are the ones that are almost always quoted, but there are other places where a new covenant is mentioned. For instance, Ezekiel 37.

 Ezekiel 37:24 - "David My servant [shall be] king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them.

25 - "Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children's children, forever; and My servant David [shall be] their prince forever.

Interesting.

 Ezekiel 37:26 - "Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.

That is the New Covenant.

 Ezekiel 37:27 - "My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

Yahweh will dwell among us.

 Ezekiel 37:28 - "The nations also will know that I, YAHWEH, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore."'"

And so, David will be the king. David will be our prince forever. It will be an offspring of David. We will have one Shepherd. We will walk in His judgments and observe His statutes and do them. We and our children and grandchildren will dwell in the land given to Yisrael.

The everlasting covenant of peace will be with us. Yahweh will establish and multiply us. He will set His sanctuary in our midst forever. His tabernacle will be with us. He will be our Elohim. We will be His people. Every nation will know Yahweh sanctifies Israel. That is all part of the New Covenant promises.

Why is David mentioned as king? Why is that? What is this Davidic figure, this prince, this covenant of peace mentioned? We will examine that in the next segment. But until then, let's look at some more New Covenant promises.

 Isaiah 42:1 - "Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One [in whom] My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

2 - He will not cry out, nor raise [His voice], Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.

This is Messiah.

 Isaiah 42:3 - A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.

4 - He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law."

5 - Thus says Elohim YAHWEH, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it:

 Isaiah 42:6 - "I, YAHWEH, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles,

7 - To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the prison, Those who sit in darkness from the prison house.

8 - I [am] YAHWEH, that [is] My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.

And so, Yahweh will use this Messiah to bring justice to the Gentiles, justice for truth. This Messiah will not fail or be discouraged until He has established justice on the earth. And this Messiah will be a covenant to the people. This is the New Covenant. These are the New Covenant promises.

The coastlands will wait for His Law. What Law is that? It is Yahweh's Law. It is the same Law. It is not a different Law. Yahweh is not going to be sending a Son to abrogate His own words and to do away with His own words. And we will see that as we go further into this.

But Yahweh called this Messiah in righteousness, will hold His hand and give Him as a covenant to the people. And this Savior, this Messiah, will open blind eyes and release prisoners who sit in darkness. And so, Yahushua is given as this covenant.

Also, Isaiah 49.

 Isaiah 49:8 - Thus says YAHWEH: "In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages;

This is Messiah.

 Isaiah 49:9 - That You may say to the prisoners, `Go forth,' To those who [are] in darkness, `Show yourselves.' "They shall feed along the roads, And their pastures [shall be] on all desolate heights.

10 - They shall neither hunger nor thirst, Neither heat nor sun shall strike them; For He who has mercy on them will lead them, Even by the springs of water He will guide them.

 Isaiah 49:11 - I will make each of My mountains a road, And My highways shall be elevated.

12 - Surely these shall come from afar; Look! Those from the north and the west, And these from the land of Sinim."

13 - Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For YAHWEH has comforted His people, And will have mercy on His afflicted.

These are New Covenant promises. And so, the covenant promises in this verse would be that Yahweh will hear, help and preserve Messiah. The Messiah will be given as a covenant to the people to restore the earth. We will inherit desolate heritages. Messiah will release and reveal those who are in dark prisons.

They will feed along the roads in desolate heights. They will not hunger or thirst. The sun will not strike them. Yahweh, in His mercy, will lead them by springs of water. Each of His mountains will be a road. His highways will be elevated. They will come from afar-- from the east, the west, the land of Sinim.

Yahweh will comfort His people and have mercy on His afflicted. And this covenant will be like the covenant given to Noah and will not be removed.

 Isaiah 54:7 - "For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.

8 - With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you," Says YAHWEH, your Redeemer.

9 - "For this [is] like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.

 Isaiah 54:10 - For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed," Says YAHWEH, who has mercy on you.

There is the covenant again. Yahweh will gather us. He will have mercy on us with an everlasting kindness. And this covenant will be every bit as sure as Yahweh's covenant with Noah that the earth would not be destroyed through floods again.

 Isaiah 55:1 - "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.

2 - Why do you spend money for [what is] not bread, And your wages for [what] does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat [what is] good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

3 - Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you -- The sure mercies of David.

He just wants us to listen, to incline our ears and to come to Him. And He will make a new covenant with us. Our soul will delight itself in abundance when we listen carefully to Him. And if we hear, we will live. That means we will have eternal life. And this is the sure mercies of David.

This new covenant required an intercessor. Yahweh's own Arm will be that intercessor.

 Isaiah 59:14 - Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter.

15 - So truth fails, And he [who] departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then YAHWEH saw [it], and it displeased Him That [there was] no justice.

16 - He saw that [there was] no man, And wondered that [there was] no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.

This is speaking of the Messiah. Isaiah 53 starts off: "To whom has the Arm of Yahweh been revealed?" It is talking about Messiah. And so, Yahweh's own righteousness, which He placed in Messiah, will sustain Him, because Messiah will be this intercessor that He desires for us.

 Isaiah 59:17 - For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak.

This is Messiah. This is Yahweh's righteousness.

 Isaiah 59:18 - According to [their] deeds, accordingly He will repay, Fury to His adversaries, Recompense to His enemies; The coastlands He will fully repay.

19 - So shall they fear The name of YAHWEH from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of YAHWEH will lift up a standard against him.

 Isaiah 59:20 - "The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," Says YAHWEH.

The Redeemer will come to Tzion, and to those who repent. This word "turn" is "teshuvah." It means "repentance." Who turn from transgression in Jacob. That is who He is going to come to.

 Isaiah 59:21 - "As for Me," says YAHWEH, "this [is] My covenant with them: My Spirit who [is] upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says YAHWEH, "from this time and forevermore."

That is the Torah. The Law being in the heart.

Who is "them"? Those who turn from transgression. Those who repent.

And this is because when Messiah returns, those who are on the earth who are not yet fully in Messiah, if they are willing to turn from transgression, He will put His Spirit in them, and of course, we will be among those who are reigning with Messiah.

Now a summary of these New Covenant promises would be: Yahweh's Arm brings salvation. Yahweh's righteousness sustains Him. Yahweh will repay fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies and repay the coastlands for their evil deeds. Everyone will fear the name of Yahweh.

When the enemy comes in, Yahweh's Spirit will lift up a standard against him. The Redeemer will come to Tzion, to those who turn from transgression in Jacob. Yahweh's Spirit will be upon us. His words will be in our mouth and our descendants' forever.

Now, Yahushua actually quoted this next verse in Luke.

 Isaiah 61:1 - "The Spirit of the Master YAHWEH [is] upon Me, Because YAHWEH has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to [those who are] bound;

2 - To proclaim the acceptable year of YAHWEH, And the day of vengeance of our Elohim; To comfort all who mourn,

 Isaiah 61:3 - To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of YAHWEH, that He may be glorified."

4 - And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.

5 - Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, And the sons of the foreigner [Shall be] your plowmen and your vinedressers.

 Isaiah 61:6 - But you shall be named the priests of YAHWEH, They shall call you the servants of our Elohim. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast.

7 - Instead of your shame [you shall have] double [honor], And [instead of] confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.

8 - "For I, YAHWEH, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant.

This is the New Covenant! Once again.

 Isaiah 61:9 - Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the people. All who see them shall acknowledge them, That they [are] the posterity [whom] YAHWEH has blessed."

10 - I will greatly rejoice in YAHWEH, My soul shall be joyful in my Elohim; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks [himself] with ornaments, And as a bride adorns [herself] with her jewels.

HalleluYah!

 Isaiah 61:11 - For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Master YAHWEH will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Wow! Talk about some promises! Preaching good news to the poor, healing the brokenhearted, proclaiming liberty to the captives. These are not promises in the Old Covenant.

Opening prisons to those who are bound, comforting those who mourn, giving beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

To be called trees of righteousness, to have the old ruins rebuilt, to have strangers feeding the flocks and the priests and servants of Yahweh being called in their positions, eating the riches of the Gentiles, boasting in their glory and having double honor rather than shame, rejoicing in our portion, possessing double in our land.

Everlasting joy shall be ours. Yahweh will acknowledge us, that we are the ones Yahweh has blessed. We will be clothed with the garments of salvation, the robe of righteousness. And Yahweh will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

These things are not promised in the Old Covenant. Not all of them. Do we see why better promises, a better covenant? Do we see why?

Now, how do we reconcile these ideas and these thoughts here, these promises that Yahweh has given, with the fact that we will be resurrected beings when Messiah returns? The answer is, He will regather the physical descendants of Israel and take them into their own land. Some are there already. I think we are getting close.

And we will rule with Messiah for a thousand years. And the descendants of Israel will be blessed.

Now, another mention of this everlasting covenant-- Jeremiah 32.

 Jeremiah 32:37 - `Behold, I will gather them out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great wrath; I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.

38 - `They shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim;

39 - `then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.

 Jeremiah 32:40 - `And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.

That is the New Covenant. That is a promise. He will not turn away from doing them good-- "but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me."

Wow! More promises: dwelling safely; Yahweh bringing Israel back to the land again; giving them one heart and one way, so they will fear before Him forever. And He will not turn away from doing them good because He is going to put His fear in their hearts so they will not even depart from Yahweh. Never promises that in the Old Covenant.

Do we understand when we start reading these New Covenant promises why the New Covenant is established on better promises? The Old Covenant has its place. It has its role. But WE are ministers of a New Covenant. We are.

It says in 2 Corinthians 3, verse 5:

 2Corinthians 3:5 - Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as [being] from ourselves, but our sufficiency [is] from Elohim,

6 - who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

The Law of Yahweh kills. Why? Because we have not kept it. The Spirit of Yahweh comes in and grants us, fills us with, righteousness, so that we can be seen as righteous before Yahweh. It says here:

 2Corinthians 3:7 - But if the ministry of death, written [and] engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which [glory] was passing away,

8 - how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

So, we are ministers of the New Covenant, which is the ministry of the Spirit. Does that mean the Law of Yahweh is done away with? NO! But I get concerned sometimes that some have a tendency to get so caught up in the Law and so caught up in the Torah it is forgotten what covenant we are supposed to be ministers of.

In other words, the gift of eternal life promised through Messiah Yahushua might even just barely be mentioned. Instead, everything is: Law, Law, Law. Now, don't get me wrong. The New Covenant says we should be following Yahweh's Law. No doubt about it.

But when we speak of the Law without having adequate attention to Messiah and addressing the means through which we can become delivered from the Law's condemnation, it ultimately causes people to feel like they are constantly being beat down and beat up by the Law of Yahweh.

We need to realize we are ministers of the New Covenant-- a covenant with some totally amazing and encouraging promises. We SHOULD focus on the need for obedience to the commandments of Yahweh, but also, just as much, the salvation that we receive through Yahushua.

You see, Christianity, in its traditional form today, puts a lot of emphasis on the Messiah. And that is all well and good. But the commandments of Elohim? Not so much. Perhaps some would teach they are abolished. Perhaps some would say, "We do not have to observe them anymore."

We can get out of balance the other way, too, where all we talk about is the Law of Yahweh, but never talk about mercy and the faith of Messiah.

Well, what I read in the book of Revelation, who Yahweh's people truly are:

 Revelation 14:12 - Here is the patience of the saints; here [are] those who keep the commandments of Elohim and the faith of Yahushua.

BOTH! And both ARE key elements of the New Covenant. If the Law of Yahweh is written on our hearts, we obviously will be keeping them. And if we have faith in Yahushua the Messiah, we must have One to cleanse us of any and all sin. But we have to teach both as part of our New Covenant ministry.

And the great glory of the ministry of the New Covenant is that we CAN teach the commandments and still not be a ministry of condemnation.

 2Corinthians 3:9 - For if the ministry of condemnation [had] glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.

10 - For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels.

11 - For if what is passing away [was] glorious, what remains [is] much more glorious.

It doesn't say the Old Covenant has passed away already. It says it is on its way out-- a ministry of condemnation. It did not have these precious promises that He would, guaranteed, forgive our sin. It did not have a guarantee. And so, it results, ultimately, in our death unless our sins could be forgiven.

Well, that ministry of death is passing away because the Old Covenant set a standard for how to live, but it did not address how to be delivered from death except through the offering of sacrificial animals, which all pointed to the New Covenant sacrifice of Messiah.

But it is not possible for the blood of animals to fully address the sin problem. The ministry of the Spirit, the ministry of righteousness, does. Messiah's death on the tree is the one sacrifice needed. It is, in fact, the one sacrifice that is pictured or provided as an object lesson in the Old Covenant.

And so, the only reason why it was a ministry of death is not because the Law is all about death. It is because we chose to disobey the Law, which ultimately results in our death. But people are still dying, right? The wages of sin is death. People are still dying. And so, it has not gone anywhere.

The Law of Yahweh is there to lead people to Messiah. And the Law's condemnation is necessary in order for an unrighteous man to see the need for a Messiah. If we don't have a law anymore, then what do we need a Savior for?

Now, just because the ministry of death is passing away (because it will when death is no more), this does not mean there will be no Law of Yahweh in the New Covenant. The great glory of the New Covenant is that it contains the Law of Yahweh, but it also contains forgiveness for having broken it, as it guarantees.

It is explicitly stated that Yahweh's Law does in fact survive from one covenant to the other.

 Jeremiah 31:33 - "But this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YAHWEH: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

So, the Law of Yahweh is not going anywhere. The Law of Yahweh is just as much a part of the New Covenant as it was the Old Covenant. The difference is that in the New Covenant, the Law of Yahweh does not result in our condemnation. The difference is that the forgiveness of sin is guaranteed. Guaranteed!

 Jeremiah 31:34 - "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, `Know YAHWEH,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YAHWEH. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

That is a promise. He will do it.

"And their sin I will remember no more." Wow! Did He say He would do that in the Old Covenant? He never did. He never promised it for everybody who enters the covenant. I mean, didn't every one of those men except for two fall in the wilderness? Only Joshua and Caleb survived.

So, He did not forgive their sin and their iniquity remember no more. It did not work that way.

And so, nothing happens to the Law of Yahweh. It still stands. In fact, the New Covenant establishes it, because here it is (Jeremiah 31:33). Where is the Law of the New Covenant? Right there. There it is. ("I will put My Law in their minds, and write it on their hearts.")

So, that is why it says:

 Romans 3:31 - Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

Just as we shared in the last segment, we do not make Yahweh's Law void through our faith. We establish it. The Greek word "establish" here means "to cause to stand."

The difference with the New Covenant is that we will be righteous and totally incorruptible.

 1Corinthians 15:51 - Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed --

52 - in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 - For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

We are receiving these promises today under the understanding that death will not prevail over us. Our sins are going to be forgiven. The New Covenant promises that. And we will not be corruptible anymore.

 1Peter 1:22 - Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

23 - having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of Elohim which lives and abides forever,

So, we will be a living manifestation of the Word of Elohim-- incorruptible seed. That is what the New Covenant gives us. That is why we need the New Covenant.

 Hebrews 8:7 - For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

And it goes on to read what we just read out of Jeremiah 31:31.

 Hebrews 8:8 - Because finding fault with them, He says: "Behold, the days are coming, says YAHWEH, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah --

9 - "not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says YAHWEH.

 Hebrews 8:10 - "For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YAHWEH: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

11 - "None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, `Know YAHWEH,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.

And it says:

 Hebrews 8:12 - "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."

That is what he is quoting. That is why we can be raised incorruptible when Messiah returns.

So, He had to find a way to establish His Law. And He does so by putting His laws in our minds and writing them on our hearts, and yet, also offered grace at the same time. That is what the New Covenant does for us. That is what Yahushua does for us. No longer will He find fault with us.

So, Yahweh has provided this means of forgiveness through the New Covenant. Hebrews 9:15 says:

 Hebrews 9:15 - And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

Do we follow this?

So, we continue the next verse of Hebrews 8. It says:

 Hebrews 8:13 - In that He says, "A new [covenant]," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

This translation here has "obsolete." Now, I'm sorry, but this is just an outright, HORRIFIC translation-- a TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE translation. Inaccurate to the highest degree!

The word translated "obsolete" is from the Greek word "palaioo."

Greek Lexicon: 3822 palaioo {pal-ah-yo'-o} Meaning: 1) to make ancient or old 1a) to become old, to be worn out 1b) of things worn out by time and use 2) to declare a thing to be old and so about to be abrogated. Origin: from 3820; TDNT - 5:720,769; v. Usage: AV - wax old 2, make old 1, decay 1; 4.

Have you ever heard of "Paleo Hebrew"? That means the "Old Hebrew," right? This is where we get Paleo Hebrew from. Palaioo-- it means "to make ancient or old," "to become old." Now, Yahweh's words do not get worn out, okay? But... "of things worn out by time and use," "to declare a thing to be old and so about to be abrogated."

And this word is from 3820. If you look at 3820... Greek Lexicon: 3820 palaios {pal-ah-yos'} Meaning: 1) old, ancient 2) no longer new, worn by use, the worse for wear, old. Origin: from 3819; TDNT - 5:717,769; adj. Usage: AV - old 18, old wine 1; 19.

It is translated "old" 18 times and "old wine" once. So, it means "old." It doesn't say "obsolete." Where is "obsolete" in there? It is not in there. So, the New King James translators really laid an egg on that one.

So, this Hebrews 8:13-- let's translate this correctly: "In that He says, 'A new (covenant is not there, but it does mean covenant),' He has made the first old. Now what is becoming old and growing old is ready to vanish away."

Obviously, Jeremiah could not have made the first covenant obsolete when he penned this in 600 B.C. So, the correct translation here is "old." The inspired text never says "obsolete." It is headed in that direction, but it is not here, yet.

Now, a covenant is not necessarily a law. A covenant can contain a law, but a covenant is not necessarily a law. Now, a covenant, if you look into the Hebrew word "beriyth," means "an agreement," "an alliance," "a pledge."

Hebraic meaning of "Covenant": 01285 beriyth {ber-eeth'} Meaning: 1) covenant, alliance, pledge.

It is something that two parties come together in agreement to do. And that is what happened with the first covenant. It says:

 Exodus 24:7 - Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, "All that YAHWEH has said we will do, and be obedient."

That is their agreement.

 Exodus 24:8 - And Moses took the blood, sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, "This is the blood of the covenant which YAHWEH has made with you according to all these words."

And if you continue to read it... they saw the Elohim of Israel, the sapphire stone, and they ate and drank... the seventy elders, and so on.

Now, the Law had to be included in the agreement because that is what they are agreeing to do. But the actual agreement was that they would do what Yahweh said. And Yahweh, in turn, will allow them to live in the land.

But the Law of Yahweh itself existed long before there was any such agreement. For instance, Genesis 26 says:

 Genesis 26:4 - "And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;

Talking to Isaac.

 Genesis 26:5 - "because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws."

There were laws long before there was ever a Sinai and Yahweh speaking and thundering from it.

Somehow, someway, Abraham knew how to tithe. Abel somehow figured out he needed to offer Yahweh the firstlings of the flock. Noah knew about the clean and the unclean animals. He was told to take seven clean animals, two unclean animals, into the ark with him.

I mean, the Law of Yahweh was present long before there was ever an agreement made between Yahweh and Israel. And it continues to be present in the New Covenant as well.

The Old Covenant required righteousness, but we have all failed to be righteous. And so, that is a covenant which we broke. The promise of the New Covenant is that He will forgive our sins, and not remember our lawless deeds anymore. This Messiah makes it possible.

Now, I want to point out that the New Covenant cannot be claimed by just anyone. It can only legitimately be received by those who turn from transgression.

I mean, the fact that the New Covenant promises the forgiveness of sin-- and guarantees the forgiveness of sin-- and the Messiah's death is a surety of that covenant, does not mean we can just walk in willful rebellion to the Law of Yahweh.

In fact, if a person was going to try that, he would be in a worse condition than anyone who had rejected Moshe's Law when it was given.

In the book of Hebrews chapter 10, verse 26:

 Hebrews 10:26 - For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

27 - but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.

 Hebrews 10:28 - Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on [the testimony of] two or three witnesses.

29 - Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

That is what you are doing when you walk in a willful rebellion to the Law of Yahweh.

So, anyone thinking they can abuse the Messiah by intentionally walking in willful sin, and they are counting the blood of the New Covenant just some common thing they can use as a means for forgiveness and they are insulting the Spirit of grace, if anyone thinks they can do that-- they have another thing coming.

Now, what does it mean to walk in willful sin? What is sin first of all? Let's start off... what is sin? Scripture in the New Testament defines that for us.

 1John 3:4 - Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

5 - And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.

6 - Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.

Whosoever abides in Him sins not. That means we do not transgress also the Law. Whoever sins, whoever transgresses Yahweh's Law-- the one given at Sinai, the one that He gave in the New Covenant and Old, the one that has been there since the beginning of time-- whoever sins, whoever transgresses that Law, has not seen Him, neither known Him.

 1John 3:7 - Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

Even as Yahushua is righteous.

 1John 3:8 - He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

He who transgresses Yahweh's Law is of the devil.

 1John 3:9 - Whoever has been born of Elohim does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of Elohim.

Yahweh's Seed remains in him. He cannot sin, because he is born of Elohim.

 1John 3:10 - In this the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of Elohim, nor [is] he who does not love his brother.

Wow! So, if you claim to be born again, you know what? There are some born again promises that have not yet met their fulfillment. Not yet.

Are we in a condition where it is impossible for us to sin, where we are completely incorruptible now?

We have a flesh with us that is corruptible. When we are fully born again-- when the corruption puts on incorruption-- we cannot sin.

And so, if we are supposed to be conducting ourselves in such a manner that we are participants in the New Covenant, we should be rejecting sin. We should be rejecting the concept of willful sin.

And so, if at any time we do sin, it is not because of what we see and know of Messiah. It is not because we have seen something in Messiah and are repeating it.

If at any time we sin, it is because we are walking in the pattern of the devil. He who sins is of the devil. That is the pattern we are walking in. If at any time we transgress the Law of Yahweh, it is because we are walking in the pattern of the devil.

I didn't write the mail. This is what it says in Scripture. New Testament. Do we realize what we just said here? If we sin, if we transgress the Law, it is not because of something we see in Messiah. It is only because of something we see in the devil.

Yahushua came to destroy those things. And if we are walking in the rebirth that we have received through baptism, we picture through baptism, if we are walking in that rebirth, we will not have sin in us at all.

If we refuse to walk in that rebirth for some reason and we fail and we walk in our weaknesses, we sin against Him-- if we choose to sin-- it is only out of imitation of the devil, not out of imitation of Messiah. So, do not bring Him into this thing. He is not a part of that. He is not a part of sin.

He came to destroy that. In fact, the difference between the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are this: The children of Elohim practice righteousness; the children of the devil do not.

So, please, reject this thought (anyone who may have it) that the New Covenant somehow frees us to break the Law of Yahweh. Sin is the transgression of the Law-- plain and simple.

The Law of Yahweh stands and is established by our faith. And our faith is a living faith.

 James 2:26 - For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

And, in fact, Scripture says:

 2Peter 2:20 - For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Master and Savior Yahushua Messiah, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

21 - For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

22 - But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."

So, trust me. The New Covenant does not teach that we can just freely wallow in the mire like a pig and just lay there. It never teaches we can willfully practice unrighteousness. If any thought of that is in your mind at all, just read these verses. We have to turn toward the holy commandment, not from the holy commandment.

And so, the Scriptures, in what is commonly called the New Testament writings, speak every bit as strongly against transgression of Yahweh's Law as the Scriptures of the Old Covenant. In fact, it is even worse if you are in the New Covenant and you transgress Yahweh's Law out of willful practice.

Now, some of us listening to these words are going, "Oh, uh... I have sinned since I have received Messiah." Well, so have all of us. So, what are we talking about here?

What does a pig do when he sees mud? He wallows in it, right? He gets himself all muddy. You will be washing him, and he walks right back out to the mud again... and there he goes. And that is where he just wants to hang out.

If sin is our normal willful practice, New Covenant promises are not for us. We must turn from transgression, it says. We must listen to the words of Yahweh. He will give us these promises, just as we see-- same book, 1 John 1:9 - "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

He is not talking about someone who sinned out of weakness and then came to Yahweh and desired and wanted to be cleansed. But we have this flesh. No excuse for sin, but we have this flesh that sometimes we make the wrong choices and we yield to it. But one thing we do not do is we don't live there. That is not our dwelling place.

And so, the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant is not that there is this new Law 2.0. I mean, there are some new things that we do-- baptism, we partake of the body and blood of Messiah, things like that as part of this New Covenant. But it never cancels the Law of Yahweh.

The difference is we are guaranteed these promises.

New Covenant Promises: First of all, a Messiah will be given to those who repent, to those who turn from transgression-- teshuvah.

Repentance does not mean you immediately become perfect and never sin again for the rest of your life. It means your heart is no longer turned toward unrighteousness. You are no longer turned toward wallowing in the mire. That is what the New Covenant is for.

And when we do that, Yahweh will grant us one heart and one way.

Yahweh will gather us and set His sanctuary in our midst forever. Man, let it be so. That second coming of Messiah, let it be so.

A righteous King in Messiah will bring justice. (I am getting all of these from the scriptures we have read on the New Covenant.)

The Messiah will be given as a covenant to the people, to restore the earth.

Yahweh will comfort His people and have mercy on His afflicted with an everlasting kindness. These promises are not in the Old Covenant.

He will bring salvation and righteousness to man.

His words, His Law will be in the mouths of all who seek His ways, and will not depart.

Yahweh will place His Spirit in all of us. A New Covenant promise.

He will give us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning.

We will be trees of righteousness that Yahweh has planted.

We will possess everlasting joy, being clothed with garments of salvation and the robe of righteousness. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

These promises are not in the Old Covenant. These are New Covenant promises. Some of them are sort of hinted, but they are only in the context of a future New Covenant being given.

EVERYONE will fear the Name of Yahweh. Ah, I can't wait for that to happen! How about you?

EVERYONE will know Yahweh. Boy, let that come quickly, in Yahushua's name.

He will never remove this covenant of peace, just as He never removed His covenant with Noah and all flesh. He will never remove this covenant of peace.

And the most important one of all: Our sins and our lawless deeds He will remember no more!!

Thank You, Yahweh! Thank You, Yahweh!

So, let's listen to Him and feed on these promises, these spiritual things that will fulfill our great need.

 Isaiah 55:1 - "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.

Even though you have no money. You don't have to spend money to give what Yahweh wants to give you. Freely you have received, freely give.

 Isaiah 55:2 - Why do you spend money for [what is] not bread, And your wages for [what] does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat [what is] good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

This is the Word we are partaking of.

 Isaiah 55:3 - Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you -- The sure mercies of David.

4 - Indeed I have given him [as] a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people.

That is David.

 Isaiah 55:5 - Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations [who] do not know you shall run to you, Because of YAHWEH your Elohim, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."

6 - Seek YAHWEH while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.

If you want to be a participant in this covenant, it says:

 Isaiah 55:7 - Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to YAHWEH, And He will have mercy on him; And to our Elohim, For He will abundantly pardon.

Let him return, teshuvah, to Yahweh.

And so, brothers and sisters, let's come and buy the wine and milk without price. Let's listen to Yahweh and partake of what is good. Our soul will delight itself in abundance. Let's seek Yahweh while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near, forsaking our own ways, our own thoughts, and turning our hearts to the One who made us.

And if we do, He will have mercy on us because of what He has done in Messiah through the New Covenant. He will abundantly pardon. All of the mercy He promised in the Old Covenant was only because of the mercy He will grant in the New Covenant. It is only though Yahushua our Savior that any man can come to the Father.

And this everlasting covenant is a covenant, as I have said, with very beautiful and precious promises. May Yahweh call each of us into this covenant. May Yahweh cause us to forsake any thought of taking advantage of His grace through false doctrine suggesting the Law of Yahweh is not a part of this covenant.

May Yahweh turn all of our hearts to Him with a full heart and open our heart to receive His promises. And as we do so, my brothers and sisters, may Yahweh bless you, and may Yahweh have mercy on us all.

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