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Under the Law
Myth. We are under the law of Torah
or Law of Moses, because Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-19 that He
didn't come to destroy the law and heaven and earth haven't
passed away, therefore we must follow it over pagan Christian
following verses are used time and again by those within HR and Messianics who believe we are to keep the Law and keep Torah.
They themselves claim to "Keep Torah".
Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy
the law, or the
prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass,
one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till
all be fulfilled.
19 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.
The rhetoric from Hebrew Roots
proponents is, 'well, have heaven and earth passed away?' Which
is making the question dictate the answer they want.
question should be, did Jesus fulfill all the law and the
He said that He did. Which should
end the discussion.
1) to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the
1a) to cause to abound, to furnish or supply
1a1) I abound, I am liberally supplied
2) to render full, i.e. to complete
2a) to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be
wanting to full measure, fill to the brim
2b) to consummate: a number
2b1) to make complete in every particular,
to render perfect
2b2) to carry through to the end, to
accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking)
2c) to carry into effect, bring to realisation,
2c1) of matters of duty: to perform, execute
2c2) of sayings, promises, prophecies, to
bring to pass, ratify, accomplish
2c3) to fulfil, i.e. to cause Godís will (as
made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and
Godís promises (given through the prophets) to receive
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayerís/Strongís Number:
G4134; to make
replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net),
level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or
imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy,
execute (an office), finish (a period or task),
verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.: -
accomplish, X after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up),
fulfil, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.
Jesus said the Law and the
Prophets, not just the commandments given to the Children of
Israel at Sinai. And He says He came to fulfill them. If one
checks all the instances of the word fulfill in Matthew, it shows
that fulfill means come to pass or to fruition. There is no
logical way anyone can use this verse to mean that the mosaic
law will never pass
earth does. It says until all be
fulfilled. Check these verses with that in mind.
Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them,
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and
that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man
shall be accomplished.
32. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall
be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: 33. And
they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the
third day he shall rise again.
Then he said unto them, O fools, and
slow of heart
to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to
enter into his glory? 27. And
Moses and all the prophets,
expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things
Luke 24:44-47 And he said unto them, These are the
words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you,
must be fulfilled,
which were written in
the law of Moses, and in the prophets,
and in the psalms, concerning me.
45. Then opened he their understanding, that they might
understand the scriptures, 46. And said unto them,
is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to
rise from the dead the third day: 47. And that
repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his
name among all nations,
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he
shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
But how then
shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
Matthew 26:56 But
this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then all
the disciples forsook him, and fled.
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his
garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and
also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven
from the top throughout. 24.
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it,
but cast lots for it, whose it shall be:
that the scripture
might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment
among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These
things therefore the soldiers did.
things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his
prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied
Luke 16:16-17 The law and the prophets were
since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and
every man presseth into it.
17. And it is easier for
heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to
Concerning some of the
Scriptures about Christ fulfilling the things concerning
Himself, and shown also in the NT:
See: In the Law:
Gen_3:15, Gen_14:18, Gen_22:18, Gen_49:10;
Lev_16:2-19; Num_21:8, Num_35:25; Deu_18:15-19; Joh_3:14,
Joh_5:46; Act_3:22-24, Act_7:37; Heb_3:5, Heb_7:1, Heb_9:8,
See: The Prophets:
Isa7:14, Isa_9:6, Isa 11:1-10,
Isa_28:16, Isa_40:1-11, Isa_42:1-4, Isa_49:1-8, Isa_50:2-6;
Isa_52:13-15, Isa_53:1-12, Isa_61:1-3; Jer_23:5, Jer_33:14;
Eze_17:22, Eze_34:23; Dan_2:44, Dan_7:13, Dan_9:24-27;
Hos_1:7-11, Hos_3:5; Joe_2:28-32; Amo_9:11; Mic_5:1-4;
Hag_2:7-9; Zec_6:12, Zec_9:9, Zec_11:8-13, Zec_12:10, Zec_13:7,
Zec_14:4; Mal_3:1-3, Mal_4:2-6
See: The Psalms:
Psa_22:1-31, Psa_40:6-8, Psa_69:1-36, Psa_72:1-20, Psa_88:1-18;
Psa_109:4-20, Psa_110:1-7, Psa_118:22; Joh_5:39; Act_17:2-3;
is not that the people would remain under the Sinai covenant
until heaven and
away. If the Sinai commandments
to Israel would always be in existence since then, how would the
prophets' promise of a new covenant also come to
pass? Jesus regarded the psalms
and prophets as Law too. The Law as in prophets, psalms and
Pentateuch is always relevant for teaching revelation about God
and His Son and His plan for mankind. So Jesus says they will
never cease to be relevant. He didnít come to do
away with all that but, to be the
fulfillment of what it all pointed to.
Jesus is saying it didnít and couldn't fail because the
fulfillment was in front of their very eyes. The law and
prophets pointed to Him and to the Kingdom of God.
We know that it
is impossible to keep the Law. Aside from Jesus fulfilling it,
and being the final Sacrifice, there is no temple to make
sacrifices, the priesthood is not there, people aren't making
the journey to Israel three times a year and so on. So while
pointing fingers at Christians and using slurs such as anti-nomians and having a
"lawless Jesus" or similar, they raise the battle cry of "we
keep the law".
But they do not.
It merely takes a short reading of the Mosaic law to see time
and again the law is not being kept by those claiming to keep
it. In fact we see leadership saying they "try to keep it the
best they can, the things that apply to them".
And they teach their followers that they don't actually have to
keep it all because some things they just can't keep. Like
making the required sacrifices, stoning adulterers or false prophets... which might in fact,
mean stoning them.
How can one say they keep the law and then make statements of
excuse why they don't keep it all? You either keep it or you
don't. It's like claiming to be a little bit pregnant. You
either are or you aren't.
So they violate Jesus' teaching by teaching in fact, that not
all the Mosaic law has to be kept. The problem with a person
only keeping part of the law and then not advocating keeping it
all, is that it violates the very Scriptures regarding keeping the
law. Just as has been stated many in HR do. That is, they say
they keep torah and eliminate a vast majority of it. And as already
stated, aside from not being Jewish, without living in Israel,
without the Temple--no one can please God with their attempts.
By claiming to keep parts of the law the person is in fact not
only violating God's command concerning that in the OT, but also
what the Apostles wrote after Christ died for our sins.
Cursed be he that confirmeth
not all the words of this law to do them. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and
yet offend in one point, he
is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not
kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art
become a transgressor of the law.
Galatians 3:10 For as many
as are of the works of the law are under the curse:
for it is written, Cursed is
every one that continueth not in all things which are
written in the book of the law to do them.
There is no way
to get around those verses concerning keeping the Mosaic law or
the old covenant. None. We cannot choose to pick and choose what
laws will apply to our life and a person violates the very
Scriptures they say they try to keep when they do that. There is no Scripture to
support trying to keep bits and pieces of the Mosaic law.
So by claiming to keep the law when
in fact they don't, they incur the curses associated with not
keeping all of it.
Jesus also taught to beware the
leaven of the Pharisees--which was hypocrisy. That concept also
needs to be applied to those claiming we need to keep the law
when in fact they do not, nor can they.
And to those who teach others to not keep all the law, while
saying to keep it, from the passage HR use like a mantra, Jesus said:
"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:
That they cannot see that they
are the ones breaking the law and causing others to is part of
the heresy and delusion with those involved.
Paul likens being under the Law
to spiritual adultery.
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law
by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another,
even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should
bring forth fruit unto God.
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which
were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth
fruit unto death.
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead
wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of
spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
We cannot thus be under the
Law and bring forth fruit for Christ. Paul says there that we
are dead to the law and married to Christ. He clearly says we
are serving according to the Spirit of the Law not the letter.
Attempting to live under the letter and authority of the Law is
in direct contradiction to the words of Paul where he says:
now we are delivered from the law,
dead wherein we were held;
should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of
Paul also wrote to the
3:10-13 For as many as are of the works of the law are under
the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one
that continueth not in all things which are written in the
book of the law to do them. 11. But that no man is justified
by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for,
The just shall live by faith. 12. And the law is not of
faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is
every one that hangeth on a tree:
Verse 13 is
partly why Christians don't
pretend to keep the law or make claims we must keep it. We know
we can't. That's why Christ died. Because no one could keep it.
Hence God's promise of a new and better way. Despite the false
assumption by those within HR, that for Christians that means
they can do whatever they like and break the
commandments--Christians are called to a higher standard because
of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The law is written on our
hearts, and the NT is filled with over a thousand things that it
behooves us to obey. Not legalistically, but as we are called to
serve our Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit gives us the ability
to be obedient because we cannot do it in ourselves. And He has
given the desire to do those things which please Him.
1Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and
exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have
received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so
ye would abound more and more.
2Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the
affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath
chosen him to be a soldier.
**Did Jesus bring a New Torah
with the New Covenant?
Jesus was perfect
and sinless. He quoted from
the law, and showed new applications also--Before He died on the
cross. Keeping the law of Moses was mandatory--with no excuses
why they weren't applied and carried out, including the
judgments, such as stoning adulterers, etc. To have not, would
have exiled them from the covenants and promises. In
transitioning to the New Covenant we see examples of Jesus not
enforcing the Mosaic covenant but showing mercy or giving what
was to be part of the New Covenant.
As we see in Matthew 5, Jesus presented many "it hath been
said" and then provided new understanding and hence new
commandments, with, "but I say unto you." There are 15
verses with that "But I say unto you." We also see Him
showing love, mercy and compassion instead of enforcing the
judgments of the Mosaic law. ex: the woman taken in adultery;
the woman with the issue of blood; touching dead bodies, the
Samaritan woman and later the Samaritans and so on. As He said,
many had missed the most important things such as mercy (Matt
23:23)... After Jesus Christ died the
New Covenant was fully in place.
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is
unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an
bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
And we see how the New reflects
some of the old.
John 13:34 A
new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one
another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one
1Jn 2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you,
but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old
the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
1Jn 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which
thing is true in
him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the
true light now shineth.
The words used for "bringeth
forth out of his treasure things new and old."
The word kainos is used for new
which means ---
1a) as respects form
1a1) recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn
1b) as respects substance
1b1) of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard
Part of Speech: adjective
A Related Word by Thayerís/Strongís Number: of uncertain
Citing in TDNT: 3:447, 388
It is the same word used in a "new
commandment". The word old means this.
1) old, ancient
2) no longer new, worn by use, the worse for wear, old
Part of Speech: adjective
A Related Word by Thayerís/Strongís Number: from G3819
Citing in TDNT: 5:717, 769
What does that
the new covenant mean:
Call the Mosaic
law the old covenant or contract between God and Israel.
And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out
of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of
Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 4. Ye have seen what
I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on
eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5. Now
therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my
covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me
above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6. And
ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy
nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak
unto the children of Israel. 7. And Moses came and
called for the elders of the people, and laid before their
faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8.
And all the people answered together, and said, All that
the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the
words of the people unto the LORD.
And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the
audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD
hath said will we do, and be obedient. 8. And Moses took
the blood, and sprinkled it
on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant,
which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these
Exodus 24:12 And the LORD said unto
Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I
will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments
which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Now therefore
hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments,
which I teach you, for to do
that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which
the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. 2.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither
shall ye diminish
ought from it, that ye may keep
the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
broke the covenant. Then God showed He could change the covenant
because of their disobedience--and He broke it so that a better
way would be known. That's what happens with a legal contract.
If one breaks it, the other party can exit the contract as well, and
it is no longer binding on either party.
Individuals in Hebrew
God does not change and would not have changed the law. They
ignore what the Scriptures say and that includes the OT which
they claim as God's truth, often renouncing the NT or saying it
is just commentary or some of it's ok but, the rest is corrupted
by pagans etc etc.
God does not change--He is perfect, omniscient, holy, and so
much more. But the Scriptures show there were many covenants and
God--being the author of those covenants, can change or
overwrite any of them. Especially when the other contracting
party did not keep their part of it. That's the glory of His
being God. Since Israel repeatedly showed they could not keep
their end of it, He did what He has every right to do. He broke
it from His side also so it became null ---like any contract
where the parties break it.
11:7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O
poor of the flock. And I took to me two staves; the one I
called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the
flock. 8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my
soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me. 9 Then
said I, I will not feed you: that that dies, let it die; and
that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the
rest eat every one the flesh of another. 10 And I took my
staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder,
that I might break my
covenant which I had made with all the people. 11 And it was
broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited
on me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
In His love and
mercy He provided a better way and promised a New Covenant--a
new contract that was to be better than the old contract. Why?
because mankind sins and could never keep the Old contract.
For if they which are of the
law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of
If you know anything about writing contracts --- many times
concepts are carried forward from the old contract--which is why
we see mention of things that reflect as being from the OT-- not
just the Law of Moses, but the Prophets, the Psalms and the
Pentateuch (first five books-not just concerning the Law of
Moses). Things one finds in the OT but now,
rendered part of the NT. As stated previously we see in Matthew 5, Jesus presented
many "hath heard it said" and then provided new
understanding and hence new commandments, with, "but I say unto
you." We also see Him showing love, mercy and compassion instead
of enforcing the judgments of the Mosaic law.
Fast forward to Jesus dying on the cross, rising on the third
day and seated at the Right hand of the Father--ever making
intercession for those who believe. The priesthood changed, as
did the covenant with Israel and all mankind.
For there is verily a
disannulling of the commandment going before for the
weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19 For the law
made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope
did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 20 And inasmuch as
not without an oath he was made priest: ... 22 By so much
was Jesus made a surety of a
better testament. ...24 But this man, because he
continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that
come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make
intercession for them.
Hebrews 9:14-19 14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through
the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,
purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living
God? 15. And
for this cause
he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of
death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were
under the first testament, they which are called might
receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity
be the death of the testator. 17.
For a testament is of force
after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at
all while the testator liveth. 18. Whereupon neither the
first testament was dedicated without blood.
19. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the
people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and
of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and
sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20. Saying,
This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined
Hebrews 8:6-9 6.But now hath he obtained a more excellent
ministry, by how much also
he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was
established upon better promises. 7. For if that first
covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been
sought for the second. 8. For finding fault with them,
he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, 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 continued not in my
covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
Hebrews 8:12-13 12. For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I
remember no more. 13. In
that he saith, A
new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which
decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
The New Testament
encompasses that promised New Covenant from God. The Old must be
read in light of the New.
If on a journey, do you leave and then at the end of each day of
travel, return to the point of starting? The law was good and
just when it was in force, but trying to go back under it is to
return to what God has said is fulfilled in Christ. He wants our
focus to be on serving Jesus Christ. Galatians is filled with
all the excuses people try to use to reject the New and return
to the Old. It goes against what God said in the Old--but that
does not matter to some. You can not straddle the fence with one
foot in the old covenant and one in the new covenant. It doesn't
work that way at all.
Paul wrote this
to the Corinthians, showing the glory of the law, which is now
done away with, compared to the glory of Christ which exceeds
what glory the law had and that glory which will never end. The
veil represents the letter of the law (and the veil to the holy
of holies which was rent from top to bottom, destroying death
which came by the old covenant). And while Moses had to veil his
face, we do not need to veil ourselves to know Christ, and be
with Him for eternity. He removes the veil, and gives
understanding and freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:7-12 But if the ministration of death,
written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so
that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold
the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which
glory was to be done away: 8. How shall not the
ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9. For
if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much
more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
10. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in
this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
11. For if that which is
much more that which remaineth is glorious.
12. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great
plainness of speech:
And not as Moses,
put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could
not stedfastly look to the end of
that which is
their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth
the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old
testament; which vail
is done away in Christ.
15 But even unto this day, when
Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn
to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the
Lord is, there is
2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a
glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image
from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the
Christ and following Him, not trying to keep under the schoolmaster
that held no promise of eternal life.
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the
promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that
believe. 23. But before faith came, we were kept under the
law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be
revealed. 24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to
bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by
faith. 25. But after that faith is come, we are no longer
under a schoolmaster. 26.
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
From Genesis to Revelation, there are hundreds of
commandments and ordinances. Yet, believers are never
told to read the Bible. Out of all the mitzvot
(commandments), this one
is just not there.
A. That is incorrect.
These are just some example of hundreds, telling us of
the need to study and learn God's Word.
Psalms 119:11-16 Thy word have I hid in mine
heart, that I might not sin against thee. 12. Blessed art
thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 13. With my lips have I
declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14. I have rejoiced
in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15.
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy
ways. 16. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not
forget thy word.
And from the NT:
2 Timothy 2:14-16
Of these things put
them in remembrance,
charging them before the Lord that they strive not
about words to no profit, but to the subverting of
the hearers. 15. Study
to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16. But shun profane
and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more
2 Timothy 3:14-17 But
continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and hast been assured of,
knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15. And that
from a child thou hast
known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise
unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness: 17. That the man of God
may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Colossians 3:16 Let the
word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with
grace in your hearts to the Lord.
John 20:30 And many other signs truly did
Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not
written in this book: 31 But these
are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life
through his name.
John 21:24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these
things, and wrote these things: and we know that his
testimony is true.
1 Timothy 4:12-16 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou
an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in
charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13. Till I come,
give attendance to reading, to
exhortation, to doctrine. 14. Neglect not the gift
that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the
laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15.
Meditate upon these things; give
thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to
all. 16. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine;
continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save
thyself, and them that hear thee.
1Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself
to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that
the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the
Acts 15:19-20 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not
them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20.
But that we write unto them, that they
abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and
from things strangled, and from blood...
Acts 15:22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the
whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to
Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely,
Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the
23 And they wrote letters by them
after this manner; The apostles and elders and
brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the
Gentiles in Antioch and
Syria and Cilicia:..27 We have sent therefore Judas and
Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth...30
So when they were dismissed, they
came to Antioch: and when they had
gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the
1Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you,
but as my beloved sons I warn you.
Col 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in
Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church
which is in his house. 16 And when this epistle is read
among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the
Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from
1 Thessalonians 5:27-28 27. I
charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all
the holy brethren. 28. The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
<The first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from
2 Thessalonians 3:17-18 17. The
salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in
every epistle: so I write. 18. The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen. <The second epistle to the Thessalonians was
written from Athens.>
1 Timothy 3:14-15 These
things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
15. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou
oughtest to behave
thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the
living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
2Peter 3:2 That ye may
be mindful of the words which
were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the
commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
2 Peter 3:15-17 And account that the longsuffering
of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother
Paul also according to
the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16. As also
in all his epistles, speaking in them of these
things; in which are some things hard to be understood,
which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they
do also the other scriptures, unto their own
destruction. 17. Ye
therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things
before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error
of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Myth: According to
Micah 4:2 The Law, as disseminated by particular Hebrew Roots
teachers, will go forth out of Zion (meaning physical Jerusalem)
and then God/Jesus will teach us Torah in the millennium.
A. The Scripture referenced
Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come
to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall
be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall
be exalted above the hills; and people
shall flow unto it.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go
up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God
of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk
in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion,
and the word of the LORD from
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong
nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall
not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn
war any more.
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his
fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of
the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god,
and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever
The parallel prophecy to Micah is
found in Isaiah 2:
Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass
in the last days, that the mountain of
the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all
nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go
up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of
Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we
will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the
law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke
many people: and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall
not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn
war any more.
The context of the Micah 4:2
passage pertains to the Messiah who is Jesus. The Law that goes
forth is the New Covenant in which Jesus summarizes the Law into
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt
love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy mind 38 This is the first and great
commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments
hang all the law and the prophets.
Although these commandments
appear in the Mosaic Law, they are applied differently. In
Leviticus 19 one's neighbour is the physical descent of Israel.
In the New Covenant, our neighbour is considered people from all
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor
bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
Jesus also stated that He gave a
"new commandment", as in brand new:
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you,
That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also
love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are
my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
This is the change from the old
covenant/Mosaic Law to the New Covenant, which is written on the
Jesus spoke of a time when Israel
would reject the law that He brought and which was prophesied.
He continually brought recriminations to the teachers of the Law
and told them that they rendered it useless.
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou
that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent
unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children
together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her
wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto
you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me
henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in
the name of the Lord.
Jeremiah 22:5 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear
by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a
desolation. 6 For thus saith the LORD unto the king's house
of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon:
yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which
are not inhabited. 7 And I will prepare destroyers against
thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down
thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. 8 And many
nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every
man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto
this great city? 9 Then they shall answer, Because they have
forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped
other gods, and served them.
Note that Micah 4:1 speaks of the
"house of the Lord" which "shall be established in the top of
the mountains". The house or Temple of the Lord is where the
Holy Spirit resides - we are now that Temple because of Jesus
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are
the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in
And here it is explained that
Zion is not a physical mountain, but a Heavenly one, meaning
Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come unto the
mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire,
nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19 And the
sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they
that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to
them any more: 20 (For they could not endure that which was
commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it
shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dartt; 21 And so
terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear
and quake:) 22 But ye are come unto
mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of
angels, 23 To the general assembly and
church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to
God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made
perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant,
and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better
things than that of Abel.
John 4:20-26 Our fathers worshipped in
this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place
where men ought to worship. 21. Jesus saith unto her,
Woman, believe me, the hour cometh,
when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at
Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22. Ye worship ye know
not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the
Jews. 23. But the hour cometh, and now
is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in
spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship
him. 24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth. 25. The woman
saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26.
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak
unto thee am he.
Galatians 4:22 For it is
written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid,
the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of
the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the
freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are
an allegory: for these are the two covenants;
the one from the mount
Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is
mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now
is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem
which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not;
break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the
desolate hath many more children than she which hath an
28 Now we, brethren,
as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted
him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the
bondwoman and her son: for
the son of the bondwoman
shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman,
but of the free.
In Micah 4:2, it speaks of God
teaching us His ways - similar to Jeremiah 31:34 in which we
will be taught of the Lord - referring to when Christ (who is
God manifest in the flesh) walked the earth and then culminating
in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant.
Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith
the LORD, that I will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of
Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with
their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand
to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant
they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the
LORD: 33 But this shall be the
covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After
those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their
inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be
their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And
they shall teach no more every man his
neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know
the LORD: for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the
LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember
their sin no more.
Good and upright
is the LORD:
therefore will he teach
sinners in the way.
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he
teach his way.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore
whosoever heareth these
sayings of mine, and doeth them,
I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon
Isaiah 51:4-5 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear
unto me, O my nation:
for a law shall proceed from me,
and I will make my
judgment to rest for a light of the people. 5. My
righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth,
and mine arms shall
judge the people; the
isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
Isaiah 51:7 Hearken unto me,
ye that know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is my law;
fear ye not the reproach of
men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Jesus explains that this is
fulfilled in Him - the New Covenant being different than the old
covenant as shown in Jeremiah 31:32.
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the
Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up
at the last day. 45 It is written in
the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the
Father, cometh unto me.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom
the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever
I have said unto you.
John also shows us that in
the New Covenant we are taught of God through His Holy Spirit:
1 John 2:27 But
the anointing which ye have
received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man
teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all
things, and is truth,
and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall
abide in him.
The prophets spoke of this "new
law" in Christ and of Him whom the gentiles would seek:
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my
servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth; I have put my spirit upon
him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 2
He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be
heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed shall he not break,
and the smoking flax shall he not quench:
he shall bring forth judgment unto
truth. 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have
set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his
Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy
mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of
the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And
in that day there shall be a root of
Jesse, who shall stand as an ensign of the people; to it
shall the Gentiles seek: and his place of rest shall be
And the Law of Moses, which those
in Hebrew Roots claim to abide, says this:
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their
brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in
his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I
shall command him. 19. And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he
shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
Here, we see the fulfillment in
Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the One greater than Moses:
John 12:48-50 He that
rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that
judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall
judge him in the last day. 49. For
I have not spoken of myself;
but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment,
what I should say, and what I should speak.
50. And I know that his commandment
is life everlasting:
whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said
unto me, so I speak.
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him,
We have found him, of whom Moses in
the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of
Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
Acts 3:19-26 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that
your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing
shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20.
And he shall send Jesus Christ, which
before was preached unto you: 21. Whom the heaven
must receive until the times of restitution of all things,
which God hath
spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world
began. 22. For Moses truly said
unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up
of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all
things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23. And it shall
come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that
prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
24. Yea, and all the prophets from
Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken,
foretold of these days. 25. Ye are the children of
the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our
fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all
the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 26.
Unto you first God,
having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in
turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
Hebrews 3:1-6 Wherefore, holy
brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the
Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses
was faithful in all his house. 3 For
this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses,
inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour
than the house. 4 For every house is builded by some
man; but he that built all things is God. 5 And Moses verily
was faithful in all his house, as a
servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be
spoken after; 6 But Christ as a son over his own house;
whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the
rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
It is clear in the prophecies of
Isaiah that the Servant brings this (new) law. Moses brought Law
from Sinai but we are told that the isles are expecting the
Servant's Law (future). The Servant is going to bring an (then
future) everlasting Covenant with His people.
Isaiah 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in
righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee,
and give thee for a covenant of the
people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Isaiah 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for
burnt offering; and I will direct
their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant
Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come
unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an
everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies
Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from
the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Hebrews tells us that this new
law/New Covenant was fulfilled in Christ:
Hebrews 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more
excellent ministry, by how much also
he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was
established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should
no place have been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he
saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, 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 continued not in my
covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house
of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my
laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I
will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and
every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall
know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I
remember no more.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the
first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready
to vanish away.
If the covenants are different,
we cannot expect the terms and conditions to be the same. The
Sinai covenant condemned Israel since they were not keeping it.
The priests and prophets were supposed to be shepherds of the
sheep, but instead, led them astray and bound up in sin. Isaiah
constantly admonished this. By the time of Zechariah things
didnít improve much since he also warned the people of similar
sins. From history we know things deteriorated and by the time
that Jesus was born things were worse not better. So this new
covenant that God was promising, would not be dependant on the
people's adherence to the same set of rules that He had given
through Moses. But rather, it was totally dependent on His
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 bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my
covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them,
saith the LORD:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the
house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD,
I will put my law in their inward
parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour,
and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD:
for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the
LORD: for I will forgive their
iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of
his soul, and shall be satisfied: by
his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for
he shall bear their iniquities.
The Servant would open the eyes
of the blind and release prisoners bound to sin. Notice the
comparison from prophecy to fulfillment in Jesus in the New
Isaiah 42:7 To open the
blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and
them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the
blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths
that they have not known: I will make darkness light before
them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do
unto them, and not forsake them.
God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath
shined in our hearts, to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ
Jesus summarized many
prophecies concerning what He was doing and what was being
fulfilled, when sending a message to John who was also
prophesied about. And following are
just a few of the many verses that could be listed:
Matthew 11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew
John again those things which ye do hear and see:
5 The blind receive
their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and
the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them.
*Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching
in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent you: for
the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he that
was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of
one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the
Lord, make his paths straight.
*Isaiah 40:3 The voice
of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of
the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of
the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it
together: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
Isaiah 35:5 Then the
eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf
shall be unstopped. 6
Then shall the lame
man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing:
for in the wilderness shall
waters break out, and streams in the desert.
To open the blind eyes, to
bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit
in darkness out of the prison house.
Psalm 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they
shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live
Psalm 72:12-13 For he shall deliver the needy when he
crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the
souls of the needy.
Psalm 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth
up their wounds
Isaiah 29:18 And
in that day shall the deaf
hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall
see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and
the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her
vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land
of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did
more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond
Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
2 The people that
walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell
in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light
>Matthew 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in
Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of
Zabulon and Nephthalim:
14 That it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the
way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to
them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is
17 From that time
Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand.
Psalm 102:20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to
loose those that are appointed to death;
The Spirit of the Lord GOD
is upon me;
the LORD hath anointed
me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to
bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the
captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are
To proclaim the acceptable
year of the LORD, and
the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto
them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the
garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they
might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the
LORD, that he might be glorified.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and,
as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath
day, and stood up for to read.
And there was delivered
unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had
opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he
hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath
sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to
the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set
at liberty them that are bruised, 19. To preach the
acceptable year of the Lord. 20.
And he closed the book, and
he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And
the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were
fastened on him. 21. And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears..
So we see the Servant brings a
New law... A law that was new since at that time the promises
Isaiah 51:4 Hearken unto
me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation:
for a law shall proceed from
me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the
people. 5 My
righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine
arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me,
and on mine arm shall they trust.
Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness'
sake; he will magnify
the law, and make it honourable.
Paul explained the mystery of
Christ, that all gentiles now have access to salvation along
with the Jews, under the New Covenant through Christ, which is
shown in verse Micah 4:3. The text is clearly pointing to
salvation in Jesus available to all nations. In Christ there is
peace, where His Body functions without war and are servants of
all, walking in the Spirit.
Micah 4:3 And he shall
judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you
according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the
revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the
world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the
scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of
the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the
obedience of faith:
27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever.
Ephesians 3:3 How that
by revelation he made known
unto me the mystery;
(as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye
may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5
Which in other ages
was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now
revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the
same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech
you that ye walk
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all
lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one
another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called
in one hope of your calling; 5
One Lord, one faith, one
baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all,
and through all, and in you all.
Ephesians 2:16 And
that he might reconcile both
unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity
thereby: 17 And
came and preached peace to
you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both
have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now
therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the
building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple
in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an
habitation of God through the Spirit.
In Micah 4:5-6 we are shown
what it means to be in Christ. There is no more a physical
nation, but a spiritual body where each person is in a
relationship with the Living God in Christ. We walk in the Name
of our God, which is Jesus Christ.
Micah 4:4 But they shall
sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and
none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of
hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god,
and we will walk in
the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God
with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will
dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now
no condemnation to them which
are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after
the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ
Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through
the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful
flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4
That the righteousness of the
law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much
fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of
Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom
ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him
doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the
stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is
become the head of the corner. 12
Neither is there salvation in
any other: for there is none other name under heaven given
among men, whereby we must be saved.
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a
spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual
to God by Jesus Christ.
*For indepth dicsussion on the New
Covenant versus the Renewed Covenant as taught by Hebrews Roots
please see: Myth. It is a Renewed Covenant, not
a New Covenant. It is a Renewed Covenant not a New Testament. >
Myth. The New Covenant is not here yet >http://www.SeekGod.ca/hr/hrfaqs1.htm#new
Hebrew Roots FAQS & Myths
Basic Doctrinal Issues
Under the Law
Sacrifices, Feasts, Celebrations
God & Jesus
Who Is Jesus
for Hebrew and Greek Word definitions from Strong's Exhaustive
Concordance by James Strong
"Thayers" > Thayer's
Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
>Brown-Driver-Brigg's Hebrew Definitions
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