Don't listen to people to try to tell you that we who observe Torah (YHWH's Divine Instructions) are "under the law" or "adhering to The Law of Moses" (or the "Mosaic Law"). Truth is, people who make ignorant comments like that have never understood that, while Moshe WROTE the Torah, he didn't MAKE those laws! Take a look:
Exodus 18:15 Moshe answered his father-in-law, "It's because the people come to me seeking God's guidance. 16 Whenever they have a dispute, it comes to me; I judge between one person and another, and I explain to them God's laws and teachings." (CJB)
Deuteronomy 31: 9 Then Moshe wrote down this Torah and gave it to the cohanim, the descendants of Levi who carried the ark with the covenant of ADONAI, and to all the leaders of Isra'el. 10 Moshe gave them these orders: "At the end of every seven years, during the festival of Sukkot in the year of sh'mittah, 11 when all Isra'el have come to appear in the presence of ADONAI at the place he will choose, you are to read this Torah before all Isra'el, so that they can hear it.
12 Assemble the people -the men, the women, the little ones and the foreigners you have in your towns -so that they can hear, learn, fear ADONAI your God and take care to obey all the words of this Torah; 13 and so that their children, who have not known, can hear and learn to fear ADONAI your God, for as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Yarden to possess." (CJB)
WOW! Note He is also talking to the "foreigners" (non-Hebrews) and future generations! The above means that children who were babies and toddlers seven years before were now old enough to start hearing and paying attention to the history of their God and all He ever said!
What has happened since those days? Most of today's "believers" certainly don't believe that Torah pertains to them! This misconception began when Catholicism came to pervert the Word; and later Christianity, while restoring Yeshua to His rightful place, insisted that the Torah was a curse and something that was abolished at the cross....
Humans have short memories, and they tend to forget rules and traditions if not constantly reminded. This is why every generation throughout history has waned and waxed in their relationship with YHWH. We're still doing it today; this is why we are now "as in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:5-8). The only thing we can do now is to "get ourselves right with YHWH" by clinging to His Word and learning to obey His Torah. Those who have "put God in a box" and come up with their own rules and ideas and religions/religiosity will be considered "lukewarm" upon Y'shua's return (Revelation 3:16).
Here are a couple more passages that reveal that YHWH, not Moshe, made the Rules:
Numbers 9:23 At Adonai’s order, they camped; and at Adonai’s order, they traveled — they did what Adonai had charged them to do through Moshe. (CJB)
Deuteronomy 34:10 Since that time there has not arisen in Isra’el a prophet like Moshe, whom Adonai knew face to face. 11 What signs and wonders Adonai sent him to perform in the land of Egypt upon Pharaoh, all his servants and all his land! 12 What might was in his hand! What great terror he evoked before the eyes of all Isra’el! (CJB)
SINCE THAT TIME, YHWH has sent one even greater than Moshe: His Divine Messiah, Yeshua, to redeem whoever would, through faith, accept YHWH as their ELOHIM and believe that Yeshua (His “arm” – Isaiah 53:1- and “The Word” – John 1:1:14, His own SON!) martyred himself on our behalf…. (SeeJohn 5:37; 6:44, 57; 8:16, 18; 12:49; 20:21; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 4:14.)
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