08/23/2014 Sabbath Broadcast Transcript


"Does the Law of Messiah abolish the Law of Moses?" - part 3


EliYah's message:

We are ready to begin Part 3 of our study portion. We have been going over the previous two segments and this third segment of all the segments is going to be the one that I would say is going to require the greatest amount of concentration, the greatest amount of mental power, by the Spirit Yahweh gives us to understand and comprehend His Word.

And so, be ready for that. And there is a reason why it is hard to understand. There is a real good reason. But it is possible for us to understand as Yahweh shows us from Scripture, from the full counsel of His Word, and gives us understanding by His grace.

So our third part: "Does the Law of Messiah abolish the Law of Moses?" I like to say "Moshe," actually. The "s" on the end of "Moses" actually came from the Greek. So everyone is familiar with it, I will go ahead and say "Moses."

But this is an important question because we are very commonly told, "Well, we do not have to follow the Law of Moses now. We have this new law, the Law of the Messiah."

In the previous two segments we examined a number of scriptures that are commonly quoted to suggest that there is a new law, the Law of Messiah, that abolishes and sets aside the Law of Moses and is a superior law.

We are going to continue along that same theme, but we are also going to look at some other scriptures along these lines, some we have not covered. But we want to start with where we left off last time-- this James chapter 1, and verse 23.

So we want to continue where we left off here, in James chapter 1, and verse 23, because it is going to really dovetail into another passage or two that we are going to look at in great depth.

And so, let's read this. It says:

 James 1:23 - For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;

24 - for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

25 - But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues [in it], and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

Looking for the path of blessing? Be a hearer and a doer. Both! There is no other way to be blessed, except for being a hearer and a doer.

So in an examination of this scripture last week, I shared how the context of the scripture, along with several other scriptures, demonstrate that this "perfect law of liberty" spoken of here is actually the Law of Moses.

And that might sound foreign or strange to some of you. I mean, how could a law that has confined us under sin actually free us to the extent that it would be called a perfect law of liberty?

Well, notice, first of all, that when you look into this law of liberty, he says he is finding fault in himself, right? He forgets what kind of man he was. He sees this fault and still he does not do it. And so, this law is bringing us to a place of recognizing our faults.

But he is not a forgetful hearer. He does what this law is telling him to do. And so, it is a law that finds fault. And yet, it is a law of liberty that frees you.

Now if it is a law that finds fault and yet a law that frees you, I thought that laws that find fault actually condemn you. Not so if you are in Messiah Yahushua. And we are going to get to that very point in great detail.

But notice it says: "This one will be blessed in what he does." And this lines up with other scripture, where it says:

 Psalms 119:1 - ALEPH. Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of YAHWEH!

Do you want to be blessed? Be a doer of the Law of Yahweh. The Law of Yahweh and the Law of Moses are the same thing. No difference.

 Joshua 1:8 - "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Prosperity, success, blessing. Meditate in the Law.

 Psalms 1:1 - Blessed [is] the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2 - But his delight [is] in the law of YAHWEH, And in His law he meditates day and night.

And because of that, he is blessed. Because of that, he is walking not in the counsel of the unrighteous, but in the counsel of Yahweh. So what James said is pretty much what had been taught already in what is called the Old Testament scripture.

So it is clear. It lines up with several scriptures, demonstrating that the recipients of blessings are those who are walking in the Law of Yahweh. But, you know, there is actually another connection to this mirror concept-- this mirror that we are looking into-- and liberty.

And this is very interesting, because in the New Testament, Paul speaks of this liberty and this mirror.

 2Corinthians 3:17 - Now YAHWEH is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of YAHWEH [is], there [is] liberty.

18 - But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of YAHWEH, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of YAHWEH.

Now the reason why we can look in the mirror and we can see the glory of Yahweh is because we are transformed into that glorious image through Yahushua the Messiah.

Now this is a very deep scripture. Very deep. But I want you to notice the similar elements being used here-- a mirror, us looking into that mirror, and liberty. The same concepts that James speaks of.

Go back a few verses here... "a mirror" (James 1:23)... and "liberty" (James 1:25). Same things, if we are a doer. He prefaces that with being a doer.

Now this scripture, I am going to tell you, right now, what we are going to go over here in the next hour, or so, is going to require concentration. It will be difficult to grasp unless we look at context. But once we read and study context, we are going to find some pretty awesome and amazing things.

And so, this is deep. This is one of the deep parts of Scripture. And what I am going to share is some of the things that Peter himself found hard to understand. He said it.

 2Peter 3:15 - and consider [that] the longsuffering of our Master [is] salvation -- as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,

16 - as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable [people] twist to their own destruction, as [they do] also the rest of the Scriptures.

"Consider that the longsuffering of our Master is salvation-- as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things..."

Of what things? Well, that the longsuffering of our Master is salvation. Not the Law, but Yahushua is our salvation.

"In which [in this concept of the longsuffering of our Master is salvation] are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do the rest of the Scriptures."

Very interesting. Who are the untaught? The untaught would be those who have not learned the other parts of Yahweh's Word. And so, we have to keep this in mind. If Peter himself found some things in Paul's letters hard to understand, then how about us two thousand years later?

Wow, we are going to have some things hard to understand as well. It shouldn't be a big surprise if we find them hard to understand, because Peter also found them hard to understand. So it is not bad that it is hard to understand. It is just the fact that his letters are so deep, his analogies are so deep.

And so, the unlearned-- that means those who lack knowledge. The way we gain knowledge is to fear Yahweh and to learn from the Scriptures. You just don't dive right into Paul's letters unless you are learned in the rest of Scripture. You have to learn and then read Paul.

And yet, what we are told, most often, "Oh, read one of the Gospels." And then, as a new convert, "Jump right into Paul." But I am going to bring up some things here, as I read this, and we are going to look at context. And some of the context can be difficult and challenging to understand unless we are learned in other Scripture.

So let's go to 2 Corinthians, all the way back to the beginning of the third chapter. It says:

 2Corinthians 3:1 - Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some [others], epistles of commendation to you or [letters] of commendation from you?

The context here is he is defending himself in the ministry Yahweh has given him. And he says:

 2Corinthians 3:2 - You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

3 - clearly you are an epistle of Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living Elohim, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, [that is], of the heart.

So the Corinthians, themselves, having become believers in Messiah, were a clear epistle (or letter) of commendation for Paul's ministry. They did not need a tablet or an ink pen when they are living rightly-- when they are a living epistle of righteousness.

And so, their fruit was evidence that Paul's ministry to them was commendable. He did not have to commend himself. You just look at the people. And the Spirit of Yahweh had written on the tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

Tablets of a fleshly heart. Can we find this idea of a fleshly heart-- as opposed to a stony heart-- in other Scripture? If we are not learned in the rest of Scripture, we may miss it. But if we are not unlearned, if we are learned, we will remember Ezekiel 36, verse 26:

 Ezekiel 36:26 - "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Now what would have been a greater evidence that the Corinthian assembly was an epistle of the Messiah, known and read by all men, except that their hearts were no longer hearts of stone, but they were given new hearts and a new spirit was in them? Yahweh's Spirit was in them.

And so, let's look at these side by side.

 2Corinthians 3:3 - clearly you are an epistle of Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living Elohim, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, [that is], of the heart.

 Ezekiel 36:26 - "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

So rather than the stony tablets, the stony heart, we have a heart of flesh instead-- "tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart." That ("tablets of flesh") connects directly with this down here ("heart of flesh"), right? The "tablets of stone" connect right there ("heart of stone").

That is what he is referencing. They have the new heart. They have the new spirit. They do not have the stony heart anymore. That is his point.

And the evidence that they do not have the stony heart but they have Yahweh's Spirit living in them, the Spirit of the living Elohim in them, is this... as the result of this new heart and the new spirit, He says:

 Ezekiel 36:27 - "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do [them].

That is the evidence. And so, the Corinthian assembly, the evidence that they were the work of the Holy Spirit, the evidence that Paul's ministry was commendable, was the fact that they had a new heart, a new spirit, and they were walking in the statutes and judgments of Yahweh's Torah (the Law of Moses).

That is the one that Ezekiel is talking about here. That is the context of what Ezekiel is saying. So they are no longer walking in darkness and carnal ways.

So this is 2 Corinthians. 1 Corinthians is, well, they had a little trouble there. But 2 Corinthians, they were now walking in the Spirit. Otherwise, no one would have recognized them as being any different than other Gentiles.

So already here in Corinthians, we see that Paul is alluding to their Torah observance, their observance of these statutes and judgments, being evidence that Yahweh's Spirit is in them-- because it is Yahweh's Spirit that empowers us to walk in those statutes and judgments.

And with what I just said, we can confirm that in Romans chapter 8, verse 6:

 Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded [is] death, but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.

7 - Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against Elohim; for it is not subject to the law of Elohim, nor indeed can be.

The carnal mind is enmity (that is hatred) against Elohim. Why? For it is not subject to the Law of Elohim, nor indeed can be.

So this carnal mind is enmity, or hatred, against Yahweh. Why? Because it is not subject to the statutes and judgments of Yahweh, the Law of Elohim as given through Moshe (through Moses).

And so, everything is lining up here. The old stony heart would have been producing a carnal mind. The new heart is pliable, willing to yield to Yahweh's Spirit. And so, the new man is spiritually minded rather than carnally minded.

And the evidence that one is spiritually minded, rather than carnally minded, is the spiritually minded man is subject to the Law of Elohim. The spiritually minded man is walking in the statutes and judgments of Yahweh's Law.

Doesn't this make perfect sense? Well, for some, it does not. They say, "Well, this Law of Elohim here (Romans 8:7), that is the new law, the Law of Messiah, not the Law of Moses."

And as their evidence to suggest that this Law of Elohim is not the Law given through Moshe, they take us back to Romans chapter 8, verses 1 and 2. I am making you aware of this objection so that we can address it. It says:

 Romans 8:1 - [There is] therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yahushua, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

2 - For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahushua has made me free from the law of sin and death.

And they say this law of the Spirit of life is the Law of Messiah and the law of sin and death is the Law of Moses. That is what they say.

And so, they want to take us back to Romans chapter 8, and verse 2, and say this Law of Elohim is this law of the Spirit of life, not the Law of Moses. It freed us from the law of sin and death, which they say is the Law of Moses. So they want to take us back to Romans 8:1-2.

Well, I want to take you back, then. I could go back to Romans 1, but let's go back to Romans 7. Let's back up and look at the context of this.

 Romans 7:1 - Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?

2 - For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to [her] husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of [her] husband.

3 - So then if, while [her] husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.

So what is going on here with this? Let's look at this pictographically.

Here we are: A Comparison of Covenants-- a covenant of marriage and the Old Covenant. And so, I hope you have your Bibles open to Romans 7, verse 1. But we have here this woman who is married to the law of her husband, and she is under her husband's dominion and his laws. And she is bound by the law to her husband as long as he is alive.

But if another man enters the picture and she chooses to join in with this man while her former husband is still alive, she will be called an adulteress. That is what it is saying, right?

But if her husband dies, death would cancel that covenant and the dominion of that law over her, so that she would no longer be an adulteress. Very true.

And so, then Paul says in Romans 7, verse 4:

 Romans 7:4 - Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Messiah, that you may be married to another -- to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to Elohim.

"Dead to the law." That is what it says. I believe that. We are dead to the Law of Moshe. As far as the Law is concerned, we are dead. The Law demanded our death and we are now married to another-- Yahushua Ha Mashiach.

So looking at this pictographically, the Law of Yahweh had dominion over us. It condemned us. And then, we died. That is what it said. We are dead. We are dead to that Law. We died. Then what?

The dominion that the Law had over us was no longer there. It cannot kill a dead man. We are dead. It has done its duty. So death canceled that covenant and the dominion of that Law over us, so that we are not anymore condemned by that Law.

So, the Old Covenant: The Law demanded death. We died. Satisfied. Now what? We are married to Messiah, right? We are married to Messiah now.

The New Covenant: Imparts life to us, so that we are resurrected. We are made alive through Messiah. We are made alive. It imparts life to us, so that we can bear fruit to Elohim. (The latter part of verse 4, Romans 7) - "To Him that was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to Elohim."

What does that fruit look like? What is this law that Messiah is now taking us to? Is Yahushua's law, now that we are married to Him, a brand new law that abolishes the old law? Nowhere I can find that in Scripture. He was not a rebellious Son. He upheld Yahweh's Law. He kept it Himself!

And so, the Law that He Himself is walking in, the Household law of Messiah, is, and includes, the Law of Moshe. That is the Household law that Messiah Himself abides by. The Law of Moses was His way of life.

In the same way a husband would have household rules that he would expect them to abide by, Yahushua has household rules He expects us to abide by and by Himself abided by. The Law of Moses did not die, remember? We died.

The Law of Moses did not die. It is Yahweh's Word. Yahweh's Word is living, powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword. It cannot die. And so, it does not say the Law died to us. It says that WE died to the Law. There is a huge difference between the two.

If the Law died, we would not have to concern ourselves anymore with obeying its precepts. But if WE have died, the Law would still be alive, but in a place where it can no longer kill us.

And so, Yahushua, as our Bridegroom, does teach us to keep the Law of Moshe (the Law of Moses) because it was His way of life. That is the way He lived. And it is actually because He did keep the Law of Moses that He can redeem us to the Father. If He did not keep the Law of Moses, He could not be our Savior.

But now we serve Yahweh, not under a place of condemnation that leads to death, but from the perspective that we are given life. And the New Covenant enables us to live and bear fruit to Elohim because of Yahweh's Spirit dwelling in us. Whereas the Law, otherwise, would simply condemn us.

 Romans 7:4 - Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Messiah, that you may be married to another -- to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to Elohim.

What is this fruit? Walking in the statutes and judgments of Elohim by the Spirit-- not by our own power, by His power in us.

 Romans 7:5 - For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.

That is before we were believers in Messiah. That is when we were in the flesh. That is what the Law did for us. It worked in our members to bear fruit to death. And so, before we were joined to Messiah in this New Covenant, the Law could only bring death to us. The only fruit it could bear was death. But in Messiah, it will bring life.

Now this word "aroused," right here, is actually not even in the Greek text. It does not exist. They had to put that in there. I don't know why they put that in there, because the Law does not "arouse" us to sin. It does not tempt us to sin. It simply reveals what sin is.

And so, the sinful passions, yes, were revealed as sinful passions by the Law, and therefore, that sin worked in our members to bring death. But the Law did not tempt us. It just exposed us as sinners.

It is simply that the sinful passions were demonstrated to be sinful passions by the Law. And so, since the Law condemns our actions, the fruit that we bore was a fruit to death.

 Romans 7:6 - But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not [in] the oldness of the letter.

We still serve. So we, through our own death by the body of Messiah, are delivered from the Law's condemnation of us because we died to what had held us down. And we died to that Law that held us to condemnation.

Again, it does not say the Law died. It does not say Yahweh died. It says we died. That did indeed stop the Law from having dominion over us, so that on Judgment Day, we will not be condemned. That is the difference.

Suppose that we did not have Messiah. If we were to die a regular death, apart from the Messiah, we would be judged a sinner and sentenced to the lake of fire for eternal damnation. And so, Yahweh's Law is going to stand whether we die physically or not.

Our physical death in and of itself in this age is not going to be our final destination. If we do not have Messiah, we are going to be resurrected again, judged and sentenced to the lake of fire. And so, Yahweh's Law still stands.

But if we die, through our participation in the death and resurrection of Yahushua the Messiah, our eternal death sentence has been paid by Yahushua and we are granted eternal life with Him. In Him, we are not accounted as sinners worthy of death. And so, we will be pulled out of the grave and we will live forever.

So in light of this, how should we serve Yahweh in the newness of the Spirit, not the oldness of the letter? Who are we serving now? Are we serving Yahweh the Father? Yes. Are we serving Him through Yahushua the Messiah? Are we serving Him in the newness of the Spirit and not the oldness of the letter?

If we were serving Him in the oldness of the letter, which was by the Old Covenant, we would be looking at the Law as something that condemned us. That is what it means to be serving in this oldness of the letter. The letter is condemning me. It is killing me. I am destroyed by it.

But when I am serving in the newness of the Spirit, when I look at the Law, I do not see it as something that kills me. I see it as something that frees me by the Spirit of Yahweh. If we are serving in the newness of the Spirit, we do not look at the Law as something to condemn us.

Remember, a covenant is an agreement. In the Old Covenant, the agreement was: "Obey Yahweh, and you enter into a relationship with Him in good standing." The New Covenant does not say: "You obey Me, and I will accept you."

Obedience is not the prerequisite to having a relationship. We do not come to Yahweh, and say to Him, "I have obeyed You, so You must accept me now."

Instead we say, "I have not obeyed You, but I receive Yahushua Messiah through whom I am offered forgiveness. And now, I want Your Law to be in my mind and in my inward parts so that I am able to obey You and bear fruit to You."

So there is a difference between the two-- THE OLD COVENANT and THE NEW COVENANT, the Oldness of the letter and the Newness of the Spirit.

The Old Covenant was: We see the Law as something to condemn us because of our disobedience. We are saying, "Who will deliver me from this body of death?" "I have now obeyed you. Will you accept me? I feel condemned." Always a wonder. Always a question.

Under the newness of the Spirit, the Law does not condemn us because the body of sin has died and we are a new creation in the Messiah Yahushua. We do not look at the Law as something to condemn us.

We say, "I am delivered from this body of death, and I am set free through Messiah. You placed Your Law in my inward parts so that I am accounted to be righteous and I am able to obey it, bearing fruit to You."

So our relationship with the Law is changed in the New Covenant. The Law does not change. Our relationship to it does. The way we relate to it does.

And so, the Law itself is not sin. It is not a bad thing. It is a good thing.

 Romans 7:7 - What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet."

What is he talking about? What Law is he talking about here? The Law given through Moshe-- the book of Exodus chapter 20 and Deuteronomy chapter 5.

Contrary to this idea that the Law is sin, he is saying, "No, it is just that you would not have known what sin is except through the Law." The Law only shows you what sin is. The Law is not sin in and of itself.

This is the Law of Moses, right? We are going to confirm this.

 Romans 7:8 - But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all [manner of evil] desire. For apart from the law sin [was] dead.

What Law? The Law of Moshe. Sin took advantage of the fact that there was this commandment and produced evil desire. The sin produced evil desire, not the commandment. Sin took the commandment and helped you realize that the desire was not right. For apart from the Law, there is no sin.

You would not even recognize that there was a sin there unless you had the Law to tell you that is sin.

I told you this is deep.

 Romans 7:9 - I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died.

The Law of Moses. The minute that you realize this commandment Yahweh has given and expects you to obey, you realize you have not been obedient to that commandment. "And the commandment (of Moses), which was to bring life, I found to bring death."

 Romans 7:10 - And the commandment, which [was] to [bring] life, I found to [bring] death.

And so, the Law is not a law of sin and death. It is simply exposing our transgressions, our disobedience. And as a result, we die.

It is not death in and of itself. It is not sin in and of itself. It exposes the fact that we have sinned and that we deserve to die. Two different things.

 Romans 7:11 - For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed [me].

What commandment? The commandment of Moshe. The Law did not deceive him. Sin deceived him. And as a result, he died. It killed him. We deserve death.

 Romans 7:12 - Therefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.

Still talking about the same Law here (of Moses). The commandment, the one given by Moses, is holy and just and good. Remember this. It is holy. It is just. It is good. The Law is good, not bad. The Law is good. It is not sin.

The Law was intended to bring life, but because of our sin, it brought me death. It exposed me as worthy of death.

 Romans 7:13 - Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.

What is the good thing talked about here? The Law of Moses. It says it is just, it is holy and it is good.

Is the Law death? He already addressed the question, "Is the Law sin?" Now he is addressing the question, "Is the Law death?" Same answer: "Certainly not!"

"But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good." What is good? The Law of Moses.

"So that sin through the commandment (of Moses) might become exceedingly sinful." So sin produced death through the Law, but the Law is not sin, and the Law is not death. It is exposing me as a sinner, and it is exposing me as one worthy of death, but it is not death. It is good. It is holy. It is just. It is righteous.

The problem is, we are not holy, we are not just, and we are not righteous. So the only thing the Law did was show me holiness, justice, goodness. It is not bad. It is good. The Law is not sin. It is just. It is righteous.

The Law itself, because it is teaching me what goodness is, exposes me as being unholy, unjust, and definitely not good. The Law is not the problem. I am the problem.

And he goes on to say:

 Romans 7:14 - For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Still talking about the same subject here-- the Law of Moses. It is just, holy, good and spiritual. "But I am carnal, sold under sin."

Being sold under sin, here he is:

 Romans 7:15 - For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.

Who can relate to this? I think we all can.

 Romans 7:16 - If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that [it is] good.

The Law of Moses is good and I am not, right? That is what he is saying here. No different than what he said in Romans 8:6.

 Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded [is] death, but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.

The Law is spiritual, right? The Law is spiritual. I am carnal. But we know, as believers in Messiah who are following Yahweh's Spirit, we are not carnal anymore.

For this reason, we are subject to the Law. That is why he said later on:

 Romans 8:7 - Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against Elohim; for it is not subject to the law of Elohim, nor indeed can be.

What Law is he talking about? The same Law he is mentioning right here (Romans 7:14), this spiritual Law of Moses. The same Law. The same concept. It matches real well with what Paul is saying about the Law of Moses. It matches up perfectly.

The Law is spiritual, and if we are spiritual, then we will be subject to the Law. Exactly what He said in Ezekiel 36:27.

 Ezekiel 36:27 - "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do [them].

Everything lines up perfectly if we understand it this way.

So we know the Law of Moses is spiritual, but we are carnal: "For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do." That is that inner thing inside of us driving us to sin.

"If, then, I do what I will not to do, I have to agree. The Law of Moses is good." It is good. I am not. It is spiritual. I am not. I am carnal. It is spiritual.

 Romans 7:17 - But now, [it is] no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

Why? Because he is not really willing to do it. But this sin that is dwelling in him is enslaving him.

And he says here:

 Romans 7:18 - For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but [how] to perform what is good I do not find.

He wants to do the Law of Moses. "But how to perform what is good [that is the Law of Moses] I do not find." Nothing there in the flesh can he find this ability to perform the Law of Moses.

 Romans 7:19 - For the good that I will [to do], I do not do; but the evil I will not [to do], that I practice.

That is his flesh. That is what his flesh is driving him to practice. Now he says:

 Romans 7:20 - Now if I do what I will not [to do], it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

Sin is dwelling in him. It is just there. And so, he says:

 Romans 7:21 - I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good.

Here is the law. Not the Law of Moses, but this law that evil is present with him, the one who wills to do good. The one who is willing to do the Law of Moses. Yet, there is this other law inside of him, that evil is with him. This evil is here.

 Romans 7:22 - For I delight in the law of Elohim according to the inward man.

The Law of Elohim is the Law of Moses.

 Romans 7:23 - But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

This other law in his members is warring against the law of his mind, which is this Law of Moses that is in the inward man.

Notice there is this other law in his members, in his flesh. This law wars against the law of his mind, which is this Law of Moses. And it is a law that seeks to bring Paul into captivity to this law of sin. In other words, bring him into captivity to itself. Not only is this law here, it is enslaving him to this law that is here.

So Yahweh's Law is good. It is spiritual. But this other law (the law of sin) is enslaving him to itself. It wars against the law in his mind, this Law of Moses that is good, that is just, that is holy and spiritual. So let's look at the diagram here.

The Law of Moses is spiritual. The Law of Moses is just, holy and good. And Paul says he delights in it according to the inward man, the inner law of the mind. He delights in it.

But then, there is this other law-- this law of sin and death-- in our members, he says, where nothing good dwells. He says, "What I will to do, I do not practice. What I hate, I do." That is the law of sin and death that is in his members.

This law of sin and death in his members says, "Evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good." And this law of sin and death brings him into captivity to it so that it prevails rather than the Law of Moses.

That is what is being taught here. Do we understand this? I told you it is deep. I did not write it. Someone else did.

And so, he is so perplexed by the situation. He asked the rhetorical question:

 Romans 7:24 - O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

How many of us have asked that question? And he says the answer:

 Romans 7:25 - I thank Elohim -- through Yahushua Messiah our Master! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of Elohim, but with the flesh the law of sin.

He recognizes it is through Yahushua the Messiah our Master who is going to deliver him from the body of death that he has. He says, "So then, with the mind, I am just going to serve the Law of Elohim, but with the flesh, the only law you have is the law of sin."

And so, there are two laws. The law that is in his mind, that is the Law of Moses (the Law of Elohim). He has not changed subjects. He is still talking about the Law of Moses. The whole time he is talking about the Law of Moses.

And so, in this desperation he cries out, and he says, "Who is going to deliver me from the body of this death, this law of sin?" Who is the one who delivers us from this body of death? It is Yahushua Messiah, who delivers us from that condition.

And so, he says, yeah, with his mind he does serve the Law of Moses, but the flesh, it is only going to drive him to death. And so, he says:

 Romans 8:1 - [There is] therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yahushua, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

"There is now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yahushua." And he has a little qualifier here: "Who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."

 Romans 8:2 - For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahushua has made me free from the law of sin and death.

This law of sin and death is this law that is in his members that is seeking to bring him into captivity, right? Nothing good dwells there.

But the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahushua frees him from this law of sin and death over here on this side of the coin, this side of the diagram (the law of sin and death), not this side (the Law of Moses). No.

THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE FREES US FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. So what is the result? It is obvious here. What is the result? When you are free from this law of sin and death, what is left? Tell me.

He says, verse 3...

 Romans 8:3 - For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, Elohim [did] by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,

What could this law not do? The Law of Moses could not free us from the law of sin and death. And so, this law over here (the Law of Moses) could not free me from the law of sin and death. But the law of the Spirit of life given to us through Yahushua could free us from the law of sin and death. He (Elohim) condemned sin in the flesh.

 Romans 8:4 - that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Look at this. Look at how people twisted things around. And I do mean twisted. They twisted it around to say that the Law of Yahweh is the law of sin and death rather than this condition that we are otherwise in. And so, that is why Peter said those who were unlearned twist Paul's words to say something it never meant to say.

And so, this Law of Moses was not able to deliver us from that body of death. And so, the law of the Spirit of life came through Yahushua Ha Mashiach to deliver us from that fleshly nature that we have that wars against the Spirit. The law of the Spirit of life was able to deliver us.

And what is this law of the Spirit of life? He explains it: What the Law of Yahweh (the Law of Moshe) could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, Elohim did it by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, condemning sin in the flesh, so that the righteous requirement of the Law would be fulfilled.

So that when Yahweh looks at us, He sees us as those who have fulfilled (or completed or obeyed) Yahweh's Law-- as long as we are willing to walk in the Spirit. Conditional.

 Romans 8:5 - For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those [who live] according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

What is the difference?

 Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded [is] death, but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.

7 - Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against Elohim; for it is not subject to the law of Elohim, nor indeed can be.

Right back where we were going. We are talking about the Law of Moshe here, not some new thing that we have never heard of, or whatever. It is the same Law. No question.

And so, the Law of Moses was weak. The human body was weak. But Yahushua came to live in the human body, and yet, be without sin, and therefore, condemn sin in His flesh-- proving it was possible to overcome and live in perfection even though He had a temporal body.

And so, when we receive Yahushua, we are able to have the righteous requirement of the Law fulfilled in us, as long as we are willing to walk in the Spirit, which means being subject to Yahweh's Law, because...

 Romans 8:8 - So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please Elohim.

But you are not in the flesh. You are in the Spirit.

 Romans 8:9 - But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, he is not His.

10 - And if Messiah [is] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin, but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.

The reason why the law of the Spirit of life is able to give you life is because it is a Spirit of Messiah, a righteous man, dwelling in you who kept the Law of Moses to perfection. I hope you got what I just said.

The reason why the law of the Spirit of life is able to give you life is because the Spirit itself is subject to the Law of Yahweh. Because of righteousness.

 Romans 8:11 - But if the Spirit of Him who raised Yahushua from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

And so, the law of the Spirit of life is at work in us. The body is dead. The Spirit of life is in us now. We are not in the flesh. We reckon the flesh as dead. We are in the Spirit now. And if the Messiah is in us, the Spirit is in us, giving us life because of righteousness, right? Because of righteousness. Because it is subject to the Law of Moses.

The law of the Spirit of life frees us from the law of sin and death, this condition. "Oh, who will deliver me from it?" Yahushua will.

THE BODY IS DEAD. The Law of Moses, its demand for our death is satisfied. THE SPIRIT OF YAHWEH CLEANSES US, causing us to be righteous, and EMPOWERS US TO OBEY this law that is in our mind that is delivering us from this condition of being enslaved to our own sin.

And so, what is going on here, brothers and sisters, is the great, tremendous detail and the mechanics and inner workings behind this prophecy over here:

 Ezekiel 36:27 - "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do [them].

Because of the new heart that is given to us.

And so, back to 2 Corinthians, where he says:

 2Corinthians 3:1 - Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some [others], epistles of commendation to you or [letters] of commendation from you?

2 - You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

3 - clearly you are an epistle of Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living Elohim, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, [that is], of the heart.

Not a stony heart. A heart of flesh. And so, the Corinthians themselves, having become believers in Messiah, were a clear epistle, or letter, of commendation for Paul's ministry. They did not need a tablet or an ink pen. They were living examples of righteousness.

And so, the Spirit of Yahweh had written on the tablets of their heart. And what is written there? What is the Spirit of Yahweh writing? This New Covenant promise:

 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.

What is written there? The Law of Moshe... "My Law." This is Jeremiah talking in the days of the kings. And so, their obedience to the Law of Yahweh was evidence of the Spirit dwelling there. The change Yahweh had instilled in their lives made it clear.

And so, in reality, it was not Paul who founded the assembly in Corinth (there in Acts 18), it was Yahweh. Yahweh did choose Paul and others with him to establish this assembly. That is the point he is trying to make--"You can see the work of Yahweh here."

 2Corinthians 3:4 - And we have such trust through Messiah toward Elohim.

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.

Why does the letter kill? Because it condemns us. It tells us how rotten we are. But the Spirit grants us life.

So were it not for the fact that Yahweh imparts His Law in our minds, through Messiah Yahushua, we would not be this living example of Messiah, of Torah observance. And as ministers to the New Covenant, we are proclaiming that, yes, we are to walk in the Spirit. We are to be subject to the Law of Yahweh.

But in the process, the Spirit is giving us life, rather than focusing on the thing which kills, which, apart from the Spirit of Yahweh, we are back to that condition of being under this sin and death situation, being enslaved by our own flesh.

And so, Paul recognizes that they themselves did not establish the Corinthian assembly. In reality, Yahweh established them. And they considered themselves as adequate and sufficient ministers of the New Covenant because Yahweh made them sufficient. Because all their good works came from this Spirit, also. Yahweh made them sufficient.

We know Yahushua is the mediator of the New Covenant. And so, we are New Covenant ministers. We are New Covenant ministers, brothers and sisters. And he contrasts two things: the Spirit and the letter. And he explains what he means by "the letter kills" and "the Spirit gives life."

 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,

It is talking here about a "ministry of death." As we know, the ministry in Exodus through Deuteronomy centered around how well we should be obeying Yahweh. We should be keeping the commandments.

He gave His commandments to the children of Israel, and what did that bring to us? It revealed that we are worthy of death, right? The Law itself is just, holy, pure, true, spiritual. But we have been carnal and have sold ourselves into sin. And so, we need to be purchased back. We need to be redeemed.

We cannot stand before Yahweh, and say, "Oh, that law over there justifies me." None of us would be able to say that. Nobody. We cannot be saved by the Law. The Law cannot save us. It can only kill us and condemn us apart from Messiah.

And so, in order for us to say in truth that we are righteous apart from Messiah, we would have had to have kept Yahweh's Word from the time we were born, or the time in the womb, until the time we die. But no one has ever done that except one-- Yahushua. And we are not Him.

So we cannot by our own righteousness enter into life. That is very true. The Law of Yahweh does have a certain glory to it, right? But it is still a ministry that leads us to death. Not that it is death. Remember, we read that earlier. We went over Romans 8. The Law is not death, but the Law condemns us to death apart from Messiah.

And so, the Law of Yahweh had a certain glory to it to the extent that they could not look steadily at the face of Moshe. Because He is going to Moshe (he is getting the Law). He is turning around outside the tent. He is going, "Here is what the Law is saying," and they are just taken aback.

And so, the Law, which is intended to give life "I found to be unto death."

 Romans 7:10 - And the commandment, which [was] to [bring] life, I found to [bring] death.

It was ordained to give us life, but it brought me death. Not because the commandments are a bad thing, but because I have been a bad thing. I have not kept the commands. The ministry, actually, without the mercy of Yahweh, would bring us death.

And so, the Law did have a certain glory to it to the extent they could not look at his face. And he pulls out this example of Moshe having to cover his face. Let's read that...

 Exodus 34:29 - Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony [were] in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.

30 - So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

 Exodus 34:31 - Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them.

32 - Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments all that YAHWEH had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.

33 - And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

 Exodus 34:34 - But whenever Moses went in before YAHWEH to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded.

35 - And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.

And so, we see here this brightness and this glory are related to each other. And Paul said, in 2 Corinthians 3:7, the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moshe because of the glory of his countenance, this glory that was passing away. This ministry of death was passing away.

The ministry intended to bring life, but brought death because of disobedience to the commands. And none of us have obeyed those commands. Not even Moshe kept the commands.

So the ministry of death had that glory to it to the point where the children of Israel could not look at him. And so, there is a glory in this ministry of law giving, which ended up being a ministry of death and condemnation.

It says that will pass away in favor of a greater glory-- that greater glory, that greater ministry, than the ministry of death given by Moshe through the Torah.

The ministry that brought us death is not nearly as wonderful and beautiful and glorious as the ministry that brings us life. The ministry of Yahushua Ha Mashiach and the New Covenant is far greater than the ministry of Moshe and the Old Covenant.

None of the things I am saying here minimize the need to be obedient to the commandments. That is not what I am talking about. I am saying what the role of the Law is and what the role of Messiah is.

The Law shows us righteousness, reveals us as sinners, condemns us to death. The Messiah cleanses us, brings us to righteousness, delivers us from this carnal man inside-- this law of sin and death inside of us-- and it enables us to keep His Law by imparting that Law in our minds and in our hearts by the Spirit of Yahweh.

And so, the Law cannot bring us life unless we have kept it. None of us have kept it. And so, it cannot bring us life. There is one, Yahushua Messiah, who has kept it and does give us life. Is that not more glorious? I would say so. And so, we are ministers of this New Covenant. That is what we are minister of.

And so, he says:

 2Corinthians 3:8 - how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

So the ministry of the Spirit is more glorious than the ministry of death because the ministry of the Spirit brings life. The ministry of the Law, ultimately, brought us death.

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

Two contrasting things. Two necessary ministries to bring us to a right standing before Yahweh. We had to realize we were worthy of condemnation so that we would be led to the Messiah who would bring us the righteousness we need to be saved. And he says this ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.

 2Corinthians 3:10 - 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.

What is passing away? Death.

Death is passing away, because...

 1Corinthians 15:26 - The last enemy [that] will be destroyed [is] death.

Has it passed away, yet? No. No, He is not done.

I think we all agree, Yahushua's ministry, number one, of bringing righteousness to us is more glorious than the ministry that brings us death and condemnation. But without death, there is no life forever, right? And the ministry of death and condemnation will pass away. There won't be a need for a law anymore to tell us how rotten we are.

Now, in the future, when Yahushua returns and He comes and destroys every enemy-- and the last enemy being death-- there will not be a need for a law. We won't need the Law to say, "Hey, you have sinned." We don't need it because there won't be any sinners.

And so, the ministry that remains will be the ministry of righteousness. And therefore, since it is eternal and never ends and endures forever, it will ultimately supersede this ministry that taught us what sinners we were.

Now it never says here that the Law already did pass away. It never does say that the ministry of death is gone. It says it "is passing" away. And this "was" (2 Corinthians 3:11) is actually italicized because it is not in the text. "For what is passing away, glorious. What remains, much more glorious."

Take those italics out and just read what it actually says: "For what is passing away, glorious. What remains, much more glorious."

 2Corinthians 3:12 - Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech --

13 - unlike Moses, [who] put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away.

14 - But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the [veil] is taken away in Messiah.

Now, some may say, "Ah... well... the Law is taken away!" It does not say that. It says the veil is taken away. The same veil remains unlifted if you do not have Messiah, if your minds are blinded.

You still, when you look at that Law, that glory overwhelms you to the point where you feel condemned. The glory is too great if you do not have Messiah. You are overwhelmed and you do not know what to do with yourself to save yourself.

But in Messiah, this veil can be unlifted. You can look at the glory of the Law and not consider yourself condemned. And he says to them this veil is taken away. You can look at the Law freely and not feel condemned anymore.

 2Corinthians 3:15 - But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.

On their heart. Not our heart. The ones who do not believe in Messiah.

 2Corinthians 3:16 - Nevertheless when one turns to YAHWEH, the veil is taken away.

Not the Law! I mean, if the Law was taken away, what is the purpose of the veil?

 2Corinthians 3:17 - Now YAHWEH is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of YAHWEH [is], there [is] liberty.

Freedom!

 2Corinthians 3:18 - But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of YAHWEH, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of YAHWEH.

We can all, with an unveiled face, behold as in a mirror the glory of Yahweh. That is the first ministry, the first glory. We can with an unveiled face look at what? Moses being read, right?

So we are looking in a mirror at the law of liberty that James speaks about. And what is happening as a result of that? We are being transformed.

See, people who do not believe in Messiah, the veil is not taken away. They cannot look at the Law without feeling condemned. And Paul's country men had not received Messiah, and therefore, they did not receive the Spirit of Yahweh.

But when we have turned to Messiah and we have the Spirit of Yahweh, we are set free! We are not in bondage to sin. We are liberated from that bondage. And we are being transformed into that same image.

What same image? The image of the first glory, Torah observance. Being transformed into that same image from one glory to the other glory-- the glory of the ministry of sin and death to the glory of life and righteousness in Messiah. By what? By the Spirit of Yahweh.

Yahweh's Spirit enables us to be transformed from a place of condemnation (and the ministry thereof) to the place of life and righteousness. Doesn't that make perfect sense? You just have to read it and really closely look at it in context.

 1Peter 2:15 - For this is the will of Elohim, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men --

16 - as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of Elohim.

Our liberty that we have, given to us by the Spirit of the living Elohim, is not to be used as a means through which we disobey the Law willfully and intentionally. A vice is to do something that is negative and contrary to the Law.

But Yahushua was predicted (in Luke 4, actually quoting Isaiah 61), saying:

 Luke 4:18 - "The Spirit of YAHWEH [is] upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to [the] poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to [the] captives And recovery of sight to [the] blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

19 - To proclaim the acceptable year of YAHWEH."

He came to give us liberty. And the liberty spoken of in the New Testament, brothers and sisters, is not a liberty or a freedom TO sin. It is the freedom FROM sin, FROM this law of sin and death in our members, a freedom FROM the power that sin has on us-- namely, the power to condemn us.

The freedom He is granting us, this liberty spoken of in the New Testament, is not the liberty to do willfully whatever you want and to transgress Yahweh's Law. It is the POWER to do what you ought to do-- keep Yahweh's Law.

If the Law is in your heart, what is going to reflect in the outer layer? Obedience. "Your word have I hidden in my heart so that I might not sin against You."

At the same time, because you are not condemned, you have the freedom to learn at a pace that Yahweh leads, a pace that you can bear, learn His will for your life and be transformed from glory to glory.

And so, all of us, with an unveiled face, we can look at this ministry of Moshe and not feel it condemned us. Rather than feeling condemned, we feel transformed. Transformed by the renewing of our minds, right? "Not being conformed to this world, but being transformed." (Romans 12:2, I believe it is.)

And so, we behold the glory of Yahweh as in a mirror. Why in a mirror? Because the Messiah dwells in us, right? Yet we see our own imperfections there. And we are transformed into His perfect image through the work of Yahweh's Spirit giving us the power and freedom to live as we ought to live. That is what the New Covenant is.

It is a covenant in which Paul and others were ministers of, we are called to be ministers of, and in this New Covenant there is nothing in it, in any way, shape or form, that abolished the Law of Moses. Nothing.

It empowers us to keep the Law of Moses. It frees us from the condemnation of the Law of Moses. It does not take away the Law of Moses.

And so, James, he is saying, "Look into the perfect law of liberty and continue in it." The reason it is a law of liberty is because the Spirit of Yahweh is in you granting you liberty even though it would otherwise condemn you.

Now it is not a law that brings you to death. It is a law that frees you, transforming you, from glory to glory-- from a disobedient man to an obedient man-- so that we are not forgetful hearers, but we are doers. And we are blessed.

So it is not a law of sin. It is not a law of death. It never was. It only exposed the fact that we are sinners deserving of death. It is a law of liberty. And where the Spirit of Yahweh is, we now have liberty.

The only ones who look at the Law and feel condemned are those who do not have Messiah and have not accepted what Messiah has done for them, those who do not have Yahweh's Spirit.

But we, we can look at the Law of Moshe, and say, "I am being led from glory to glory, from an imperfect image to a perfected image, from the body of sin and death to the image of Messiah-- by Yahweh's Spirit and power, and not my own righteousness. I can look in the mirror and see, yeah, I shouldn't be doing this.

"But because He gives me the power to be a doer of the work, I am changing, from a man who sins to a man who has been given the power to overcome it." That is what Yahushua has done for you and done for me.

He did not take away the Law. He empowers us to obey it. He took us out from underneath its condemnation, so we are not under the Law, we are under grace. And by His grace, we are made free. Free to love. Free to learn.

Free to love, because I say, and because Yahweh's Word says, every commandment given in the law is a commandment teaching us to love. That is all it is.

Are we willing to love? We haven't loved. Let Yahweh teach us what love is. And as we obey that Word, brothers and sisters, yes, the Law of Messiah brings us some new things. But, no, the Law of Messiah does not abolish the Law of Moses.

So let's bring the fullness of Messiah into our hearts. We know how He lived. He kept every command in the Law of Moses. And our marriage to Him, knowing that that is the Household rules and nothing has changed about that, let's heed the voice of the Shepherd. Let's heed the Bridegroom, Yahushua Ha Mashiach.

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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