The Law goes forth from Jerusalem

. . . and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Is. 2:3 

In dispensational teaching the Law will not go forth until a future Jewish Dispensation. That way they don’t have to deal with the Law, and can continue to teach the fiction that, “The Law has passed away” for the Church Dispensation. There is no Church Dispensation in the Bible. There is only the Kingdom Age in which we live.

During the Kingdom Age the Law was supposed to go forth. As near as we can tell this was true for the first hundred years or so of the Kingdom Age, as the Congregation of the Lord recited the Ten Commandments in those early liturgies. We see that ancient Greece went from being heavy consumers of pork, to a diet much higher in lamb and goat. As the Congregation grew we see the  frivolity, heathenism and debauchery of the Roman Empire decline to be replace by Christian piety.

According to Eusebius, there was no communion as we know it, as Passover was when the Lord’s supper was held, and First Fruits when the Resurrection was celebrated. We also know from his writings that not everybody thought that Emperor Constantine was right in changing the Sabbath to Sunday as Eusebius writes quite disparaging of those still practicing Sabbath. At first the Law did go forth from Jerusalem, but over the centuries the Church prostituted itself in all manners of the superstitions of the Mystery Religions. One by one false teaching were allowed then embraced by the congregation. Some pure light was brought back by the Reformers, but the dispensationalist worked diligently to undue the Reformation and bring back the darkness. (See Also: The Corruption of the Church for a list of the most blasphemous crimes.)

The last of the Law they managed to get rid of was Sabbath-keeping. I remember as a child that nothing was opened on Sundays. They were called “blue laws” and only a few gas stations for emergencies and Jewish owned businesses were allowed to be open. Then came the Dispensationalists who began to teach that no only had the Sabbath moved to Sunday but we no longer had to rest as “the Law had passed away.” So greed became the call of all business men as they open their store fronts every day of the week. Unfortunately they are not quoting the verse in question accurately or completely. The Law has not passed away, it was not to be “overthrown.”

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Rom. 3:31

Slowly the Law of God was strangled as the church wrote new laws and rules of their own liking. The Immutable God was lost, as men in leadership imposed and mixed the old mystery religions with Christianity. Much of what is called Christianity bears no resemblance to the teaching of the Itinerate Jewish Rabbi from the first century.

Many dispensationalists are now calling for repentance. But they don’t give any direction as to how that can be accomplished, for they themselves are Lawless.

Repentance is simple there are Ten Commandments they are not The Ten Suggestions.

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The Churches calls us Heretics

The Church is all about salvation and grace, which is fine, in and of itself.  So because they do not hear those teachings coming from us on a regular basis they think that we do not hold to them and are therefore are heretics. We have heard all that, and we do tell our children who haven’t heard, but the Hebrew Roots community wants more than just salvation by grace. We want to know how we should live, being given such a great gift.

We see that our ancestors were judged because they did not put away the Baals and the Ashtaroths. We don’t want to go that way again. So naturally we don’t want the church’s Christmases, Easters, or anything else that came from Babylon.

That brings us back to the commandments and holy days of our Lord, a.k.a. the Song of Moses.

Paul said, contrary to Dispensational teachings, that the Law has not passed away.

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Rom. 3:31

Our Lord said to do all the Pharisees said.

2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3 so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. Matt. 23:2-3

He repeated that obedience was the sign of our love.

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments”. John 14:15  

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” John 15:10

James taught that we are known by our works.

So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. James 2:17

There is nothing more freeing than to obey God. The lightness of this yoke is far beyond the burdens laid upon the people by the churches.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1John 5:3

Those who would over come, must keep the commandments and faith in Yeshua/Jesus.

Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. Rev. 12:17

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Rev. 14:12  

2  And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,  “Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages! Rev. 15:2-3

People from all over the world, not connected in anyway to each other, have woken up one day and said. “If I love God I should keep His Commandment.” The next question we ask ourselves is, “what does that mean?” So we find Ex. 20 and read the commandments and everything is fine until we get to number 4. What about that Sabbath? And from there our journeys begins. Back to a simpler purer faith.

We must, by the leading of the Spirit, put out of our hearts and minds all the traditions and dogmas of the church, and hold on only to that which is Biblical. Traditions are fine as long as they are based on the Word. Whenever we find one an error floating around in the back of our minds, we must take out our sword and slay it with the Word.

 

Theology is what is in the Bible.

Doctrine is what we believe about the theology.

Dogma is what we do about the doctrine.

Tradition is how we repeat the dogma over and over for years.

 

Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 5:19 

Doesn’t mean that they lose their salvation, just makes them least.

Of Prophets and Teachers

10644477_10204218552538825_5590522221304830397_nProphet, navi in Hebrew has two meanings, one is a person who fore-tells future events, the other is a person who forth-tells God’s instruction. One who stands and read from the Bible in public is operating in the office of a prophet, they are imparting God’s instructions. So your average spiritual leader is a prophet.

Far too many are unaware that there are rules to being a prophet of God.

The Test of a Prophet

But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to make you leave the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from the midst of you. Deut. 13:5

But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ Deut. 18:20

. . . when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him. Deut. 18:22

Examples of False Teachings

Those that preached on the Blood Moons, which was nothing more than astrology posing as Christianity.

Then there are the name it and claim it people, It is only in fairy tales and mythology that words and wishes have transforming energy.

Then the tithers, who think giving will get them great riches. God cannot be bribed or bought off.

The dispensationalist yell at the top of their collective lungs, “the law has passed away,” as if they are quoting a Bible verse. The teaching that one can willfully break the Law of God is nowhere stated in the Bible. In fact it states the exact opposite.

Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. Rom. 3:31 KJV

It is a false teaching by false prophets that the law can be cast aside. Rather we are to cast aside such teachers.

Where there is no prophecy the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. Prov. 29:18

We need to carefully examine the spiritual leaders that teach.

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, for you know that we who teach shall be judged with greater strictness. James 3:1

All these should all be put out. However the people are more emotional attached to these men than they are to God. These spiritual leaders have become like little gods taking the love of the people, instead of leading them to love God above all others.

True faith seems to be rigid and inflexible to those on the outside. However truth is truth and can never have fellowship with error. One must never amalgamate truth with anything earthly or of man’s creativity. To often these false teacher adopt anything or everything to fascinate the people, and to bring more people into their churches they have turn their churches into nothing more than circuses. Just like the pagan temples of the ancient world.

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; 1John 1:6

False Plague is Constant

There is nothing new under the sun. God’s people have aways been plagued by corrupt spiritual leaders.

. . . the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail; Is. 9:15 c.f. Rev. 9:10, 19; 12:4

These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are confused with wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in giving judgment. Is. 28:7 

. . . the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? Jer. 5:31

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says the LORD, who steal my words from one another. Jer. 23:30

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 2Cor. 11:13

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2Pet. 2:1

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear evil men but have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and found them to be false; Rev. 2:2Amerling, Friedrich Von (1803-1887) -The Oriental

In this last church age we have locked Messiah out of the churches. The only hope to achieve a personal authentic relationship with Him, is to not to rely on the congregation. Only ONE can open the door. It is not the congregation, not the group, just ONE, that can have an intimate relationship with our Lord. The congregation is quite happy with Him outside the door.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Rev. 3:20

For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matt. 22:14

Open the door by opening your Bible.

Wearing Tzitzi

800px-TzitzithWe are frequently asked “what are those strings?” “Why are you wearing them?” And my all time favorite, “Is that hemp?”

The English Bibles translate these as tassels.

We wear them because God told us to.

38 “Speak to the people of Israel, and bid them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put upon the tassel of each corner a cord of blue; 39 and it shall be to you a tassel to look upon and remember all the commandments of the LORD, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to go after wantonly. Num. 15:38-39

If the person claims to be a believer we will ask why they are not wearing them. The most common answer is that they are not “under the law”. Oh Really, where does it say that? Sometimes they even know where the verse is, sort of, “Somewhere in Romans.”

If we take the time to show them the verse they usually get angry with us. It just doesn’t say what they think it says, and that is somehow our fault.

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Rom. 3:31

Apparently there is something wrong with upholding the law.

Woman_grabbing_Yeshua_s_tzitzitLook salvation is a gift of unmerited favor. We can’t earn it, we don’t deserve it, we can never be worthy of if. But that said it is also not a license to be rebellious.

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15 

We are only working out our salvation.

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; Phil. 2:12 

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 5:19