What law will be left after the earth turns into a ball fire?
Updated 07/01/6988  2nd day of the week (09/25/06).
Updated 04/30/6994  7th day of the week/Shabbat [07/21/12]
It is so hard for "many" (Mat. 24:5) to comprehend what the everlasting covenant is. The "many" have been made confused and drunk with doctrines and traditions of men (Mother of Harlots Rev. 17; Mark 7:7). Instead of people relying on the guidance of YaHVeH's righteous Ruach (Yahvchanan/Yohn 14:26; I Yohn 2:27), they have relied on men to guide them (and many want to "master" it over them). Don't get me wrong; YaHVeH does use people to deliver HIS message to others (Romans 10: 14); Unfortunately "many" people want to be told from men what to do, instead of asking YaHVeH through HIS Ben Yahvshua/Yahvsha what HE expects of them. I believe in many ways it is a way for people to have an excuse to blame it on somebody else for their ignorance. YaHVeH in HIS awesome power and wisdom shown through HIS Ben Yahshua has left HIS living Word with us, it is called the kodesh scriptures and "many" (Mat. 24:5) know it as the "Holy Bible". In times pass YaHVeH has winked at this ignorance (Acts 17:30), but now commands all men everywhere to turn from their sins and errors now that HIS Ben has come in the flesh, died and is raised from the dead.
What is the everlasting covenant (Yashayah/Isaiah 24:5)? Whatever it is, it cannot be touched by time or the physical elements. Why has there been so much confusion on this subject? One reason there has been so much misunderstanding is because of the children of Yisrael's disobedience. When the Covenant was given originally to the children of Yisrael (a nation) it was clear what YaHVeH expected of them. The Covenant that was made with the children of Yisrael originally is found in Shemoth/Exodus chapters 19 - 31. It was not until the children of Yisrael broke the covenant (Shemot 32) that the Word of YaHVeH added to it (Galatians 3:19; Colossians 2:14). The confusion to what was added is still debated and will not stop being debated until the two witnesses begin their preaching. When these two men start preaching they will make straight the way before the return of Yahshua! Until that time I can only live and teach what I understand. Yes, I believe YaHVeH's righteous Ruach is guiding me just as others believe they are guided.
The chosen Messengers (12 embassadors Mat. 10:1, pluse Shaul Acts 9) knew exactly what the everlasting covenant is. Shaul/Paul knew exactly what was added to the covenant after the children of Yisrael broke it. Shaul endeavored to explain this throughout his letters. Shaul through the guidance of Yahshva (Galatians 1:12) tried to make clear in a way that would not make those who were new and weak in the belief to stumble. Shaul and the Messengers were not only dealing with new Gentile converts but with Yahudiy who were born and raised under the torah of Mosheh. These Yahudiy lived their whole lives under the torah of Mosheh and its physical requirements; the Gentiles never lived under that torah, yet YaHVeH gave them HIS Ruach (Acts 10), signifying that it was not required for them to keep it to be accepted. Now for the Yahudiy who had lived under the torah of Mosheh all their lives, and to stop doing certain physical requirements they had been taught since they were children would not have built up their belief. But even a Yahudiy if and only if his or her conscience (Romans 14:23) would allow was not required to keep the torah of Mosheh. This usually meant that this bloodline Yahudiy was never brought up under the torah and that's why his conscience wasn't affected by not observing it (this had nothing to do with the torah INSIDE the Ark). This is the biggest reason why there is much confusion of Galatians 3:19 and Colossians 2:16. Shaul was trying to bring balance between the two sides that were pulling on YaHVeH's called and chosen (Mat. 22:14). On one side Shaul had the Yudiy (did not believe in Yahshua) those of the sect of the Pharisee's specifically (Acts 15:5). On the other side Shaul had the Gentiles who were coming out of their pagan practices. The Yahudiy grew up all their lives one way, under the torah of Mosheh, but the Gentiles did not. The unifying factor that Shaul was trying to convey to the Yahudiy and the Gentiles was Yahshua Messiyah and YaHVeH's Ruach Torah found in Shemoth/Exodus 20 (Romans 3:31; I Corinthians 7:19). Now it was fine for Yahudiy to continue some of these physical requirements of the torah of Mosheh as long as they did not expect the Gentiles to keep them (Acts 15). The Gentiles must be circumcised in the heart (Yirmiyah/Jer. 4:4; Romans 2:26). What does that mean? In short it means belief in Yahshua's blood and obedience to His voice, which signifies the hearing and obeying of the Ruach Torah found in Shemoth 20. This includes the keeping of YaHVeH's Sabbaths and giving up their pagan customs. Shaul had to deal with the Gentile converts of Galatia turning back to some of their pagan practices. Read Galatians 4:
Galatians: 4:1: Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be rab/master of all;
2. But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
What are these "elements of the world" Shaul is speaking about? From E-Sword Strong's Greek Concordance:
Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4748; something orderly in arrangement, that is, (by implication) a serial (basal, fundamental, initial) constituent (literally), proposition (figuratively): - element, principle, rudiment.
From a derivative of στείχω steichō̄ (to range in regular line); to march in (military) rank (keep step), that is, (figuratively) to conform to virtue and piety: - walk (orderly).
It is well known that the pagans worshipped the "elements" of this world. Shaul in this verse is clearly speaking about pagan rituals. Before we were called and converted we marched to the beat (times/seasons) that this dying world has established. Now that we are in Messiyah Yahshua, we should be in the time frame of the coming Kingdom of YaHVeH to this earth. The Sabbaths given in V'yakra/Leviticus 23 recognizes YaHVeH's reference of time, HIS time clock. This reference of time being changed by the beast power government is found in Daniel 7:25.This quote was taken from this web side and edited to remove blasphemous name:
Chapter XXVI.-Of the Worship of the Elements and Stars.
Now let us refute those also who regard the elements of the world as gods, that is, the heaven, the sun, and the moon; for being ignorant of the Maker of these things, they admire and adore the works themselves. And this error belongs not to the ignorant only, but also to philosophers; since the Stoics are of opinion that all the heavenly bodies are to be considered as among the number of the gods, since they all have fixed and regular motions, by which they most constantly preserve the vicissitudes of the times which succeed them. They do not then possess voluntary motion, since they obey prescribed laws, and plainly not by their own sense, but by the workmanship of the supreme Creator, who so ordered them that they should complete unerring34 courses and fixed circuits, by which they might vary the alternations of days and nights, of summer and winter. But if men admire the effects of these, if they admire their courses, their brightness, their regularity, their beauty, they ought to have understood how much more beautiful, more illustrious, and more powerful than these is the maker and con-trivet Himself, even Elohiym. But they estimated the Divinity by objects which fall under the sight of men;35 not knowing that objects which come within the sight cannot be eternal, and that those which are eternal cannot be discerned by mortal eyes.
Galatians: 4:7: That why you are no more a servant, but a ben; and if a ben, then an heir of YaHVeH through Messiyah.
8. Howbeit then, when you all knew not YaHVeH, you did service to them, which by creation are no elohiym.
To understand what Shaul is saying in verse 8 you must understand the pagan religious system of the Galatians. This quote is taken from JAMIESON, FAUSSET, and BROWN A COMMENTARY CRITICAL, EXPERIMENTAL, AND PRACTICAL III, MAT. -JOHN, ACTS-ROMANS, I COR.-REV, Republished 1976 edited to remove blasphemous names, words and titles and give a more Iyibriy/Hebrew understanding:
INTRODUCTION TO THE EPISTLES:
"Yosephus ('Antiquities,' xvi., 62) testifies that many Yudiym resided in Ancyra in Galatia. Among these, doubtless, as elsewhere, he began his preaching. And though subsequently the majority in the Galatian ekklesia/called out were Gentiles (ch. Iv. 8,9), yet these were soon infected by Yudaizing teachers, and almost suffered themselves to be persuaded to undergo circumcision (ch. i. 6; iii. 1, 3; v. 2, 3; vi. 12, 13). Accustomed as the Galatians had been, when heathen, to the mystic worship of Cybele (prevalent in the neighbouring Phrygia), and the theosophistic doctrines connected with it, they were the more readily led to believe that the full privileges of Messianity could only be attained through an elaborate system of ceremonial symbolism (ch. iv. 9-11; v. 7-12)"
This quote was taken from: HISTORY OF THE WORLD PREHISTORY TO THE RENAISSANCE GENERAL EDITOR ESMOND WRIGHT Published 1985 edited to remove blasphemous names, words and titles and give a more Iyibriy/Hebrew understanding:
Chapter 15 page 257: "For all bewildered, troubled people in the Roman Empire and for all those for whom the life of the poor was a meaningless burden as well as those for whom the life of the rich came to seem empty, there were a number of gratifying new beliefs and religions whose devotees were eager for converts. It would, however, be misleading to suggest that vast numbers of Rome's subjects were painfully searching for religious consolations. Most were content to repeat traditional rites and observances without vexing their minds by thoughts about human destiny and the hereafter.
The local gods, their household spirits, their magic charms and incantations, and the soothing words of an itinerant astrologer easily satisfied their severely practical (and, therefore, seriously limited) outlook on life. Their lethargic minds might have been stirred sufficiently to watch the public ceremonies of the cult of Mithras, in which devotees bathed in the blood of a sacrificial bull, the taurobolium. They could hardly witness unmoved the frenzied demeanour and actions of the self-mutilated fanatics accompanying the splendid celebrations in mid-March in honour of Cybele, the Great Mother, whose image was paraded over streets strewn with flowers.
Although the Messianic's as yet dared not parade their belief, for they were suspect still as enemies of Roman religion and as a dangerous private sect of conspirators, some of them succeeded in creating a favourable impression and in gaining converts to their belief."
This quote is taken from: THE TWO BABYLONS OR THE PAPAL WORSHIP BY THE LATE ALEXANDER HISLOP edited to remove blasphemous names, words and titles and give a more Iyibriy/Hebrew understanding. You will notice that because this commentary is referring to paganism that I did not edit any of the words; the reason is because it is revealing the true origin of these words and properly placing them in their pagan context. If the commentary was referring to YaHVeH and HIS Ben Yahshua I would have removed the blasphemous names, words and titles:
Chapter II section II - THE MOTHER AND CHILD, AND THE ORIGINAL OF THE CHILD pages 20-21:
"The Babylonians, in their popular religion, supremely worshipped a goddess Mother and a Son, who was represented in pictures and in images as an infant or child in his mother's arms. From Babylon, this worship of the Mother and the Child spread to the ends of the earth. In Egypt, the Mother and the Child were worshipped under the names of Isis and Osiris. In India, even to this day, as Isi and Iswara; in Asia, as Cybele and Deoius; in Pagan Rome, as Fortuna and Jupiter-puer, or Jupiter, the boy; in Greece, as Ceres, the Great Mother, with the babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of Peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms; and even in Thibet, in China, and Japan, the Jesuit missionaries were astonished to find the counterpart of Madonna and her child as devoutly worshipped as in Papal Rome itself; Shing Moo, the Holy Mother in China, being represented with a child in her arms, and a glory around her, exactly as if Roman Catholic artist had been employed to set her up."
You can clearly see now the method of worship the Galatians were accustom to when Shaul first came in contact with them. And you can see through these quotes taken from various authors that the "Mother and Child" doctrine came of Paganism itself that the Catholic Church continues to promote. She is the "Mother of Harlots" (Rev. 17:5).
What law will be left after the earth turns into a ball fire?
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Sense Shaul was telling these Galatians, that when he first met them, that they "knew not YaHVeH" by evidence of them taking part in these heathen customs, why does the Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Churches still promote these vile traditions; giving them pagan names trying to counterfeit the Iybriy/Hebrew from the tribe of Yahudah Messiyah?
Yahshua warned the chosen messengers before His death that the Pharisee's and the Sadducee's were going to be a continuing problem (Matit'Yah ha Leviy/Matthew:16:6, 12). The Pharisee's were a strong religious and political force in Yahshua's day and continued to be a strong influence after Yahshua ascended to the right hand of YaHVeH's throne. The Pharisee's were the ones who were the enforcers of the torah of Mosheh and the talmud. The Pharisee's not only enforced the torah of Mosheh, they even added to it even beyond what YaHVeH instructed and caused the people to be burden down with a "yoke" of man made doctrines (Acts 15:10)! It is because of this "many" people have been confused to what YaHVeH's Word instructs, because the doctrines of the talmud have been mixed into the Torah of YaHVeH.
From Easton's Bible Dictionary edited to remove blasphemous names, words and titles and give a more Iyibriy/Hebrew understanding:
Text: separatists (Heb. persahin, from parash, "to separate"). They were probably the successors of the Assideans (i.e., the "pious"), a party that originated in the time of Antiochus Epiphanes in revolt against his heathenizing policy. The first mention of them is in a description by Yosephus of the three sects or schools into which the Yudiym were divided (B.C. 145). The other two sects were the Essenes and the Sadducees. In the time of our Rabbi they were the popular party (Yahvchanan/Yohn 7:48).
They were extremely accurate and minute in all matters appertaining to the law of Mosheh (Matt. 9:14; 23:15; Luke 11:39; 18:12). Shaul, when brought before the council of Yahvshalam, professed himself a Pharisee (Acts 23:6-8; 26:4, 5). There was much that was sound in their creed, yet their system of religion was a form and nothing more. Theirs was a very lax morality (Matt. 5:20; 15:4, 8; 23:3, 14, 23, 25; Yohn 8:7).
On the first notice of them in the Renewed Covenant (Matt. 3:7), they are ranked by our Rabbi with the Sadducees as a "generation of vipers." They were noted for their self-righteousness and their pride (Matt. 9:11; Luke 7: 39; 18: 11, 12). They were frequently rebuked by our Rabbi (Matt. 12:39; 16:1-4). From the very beginning of His ministry the Pharisees showed themselves bitter and persistent enemies of our Rabbi. They could not bear His doctrines, and they sought by every means to destroy His influence among the people.
This is something to think about. Will flesh and blood inherit the Kingdom of YaHVeH (I Corinthians 15:50)? If flesh and blood cannot inherit YaHVeH's Kingdom, how can anything that pertains to flesh be part of the everlasting covenant? What is the sign of the covenant now that Yahshua has come in the flesh, died, and YaHVeH has raised Him from the dead? Sense there is neither male nor female (Matt. 22:30; Galatians 3:28) in YaHVeH's Kingdom the physical outward sign of the male that was given to Abraham will not be visible, so what must be circumcised now that Yahshua has appeared to show the sign of the everlasting covenant?
Yirmiyah: 4:4: Circumcise yourselves to YaHVeH, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Yahudah and inhabitants of Yahvshalam: unless MY Fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Romans: 2:29: But he is a Yahudiy, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the ruach, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of YaHVeH.
There is a denial in some of the Sabbath keeping fellowships (I don't know if all teach this or not) that runs deep. That denial is the plain teaching of the messenger Shaul. Before I go any further I want to state plainly and clearly that YaHVeH's Ruach Law, the Testimony that was place INSIDE the ark (Shemoth/Exodus 20; 25:16, 21-22; 31:18; Dabariym/Deuteronomy 4:9 - 13; I Melekiym/Kings 8:9) has NOT been done away through Yahshua. The Ruach Law (Romans 7:14) in condensed form can be found in Shemoth/Exodus chapter 20. Shaul (Paul) never taught that the Ruach Law/Torah was done away (Romans 2:26; 3:31; I Corinthians 7:19), but Shaul and the chosen messengers did teach that the torah of Mosheh is no longer binding on us (Acts 15). The Ruach Law found in Shemoth/Exodus 20 is also the Torah that Yahshua expounded on in Matith'Yah ha Leviy/Matthew: 19:16 - 19; chapter 22:36 - 40, which was a reflection of His beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5. It is wrong to deny what Yahshua our Savior who appointed Shaul taught him (Acts 9; chapter 22:6 - 22; Galatians 1:12).
Yes, the "Mother of Harlots" has brought confusion and shame on Yahshua's Body by teaching that the Ruach Law (Shemoth/Exodus 20) has been done away through "grace" (favor/chen). This doctrine is a perversion of what Yahshua taught Shaul. Shaul taught that it was because of the favor we have received from YaHVeH our FATHER through HIS Ben Yahshua that the Ruach Law has been established (Romans 3:31) on our hearts (Yechizkiyah/Ezekiel 11:19; Iybriyiym/Hebrews 8:10).
Shaul in Galatians was clearly under fire from those Yudiym who were of the sect of the Pharisee's (Acts 15:5), and these Yudiym were causing great uncertainty on the Galatian Ekklesia/Congregation. These Yudiym of the sect of the Pharisee's were even questioning the authority of Shaul as an Embassador/Messenger (Galatians chapter 1). Shaul had to defend the authority he had been given by Yahshua (Galatians 1:12). Shaul at one point had to rebuke Shimon Kepha (Galatians 2:11 - 16). And can you believe it this very same thing is happening today, this very same event that took place with Shaul! Some Sabbath keeping fellowships are teaching that you must keep the torah of Mosheh, which included the sacrifical laws that can only be conducted in Yahvshalam at the Heykal and physical circumcision to be saved. Show me from the four "Gospels"/Witnesses and the Epistles where this is taught!
What is the Everlasting Covenant?
Whatever it is, it cannot be burned up with fire or changed. Do the scriptures clearly define what the "everlasting covenant" is? I expect through this study that you can I can gain a better understanding of what that covenant is. Yahshua Messiyah came to confirm and establish that covenant on our hearts. That covenant has to do with things that cannot be seen with the physical eye:
Iybriyiym/Hebrews:11:1: Now belief is the substance of things expected for, the evidence of things not seen.
In Yasha'Yah/Isaiah we can see were the "everlasting covenant" is mentioned:
Yashayah: 24:5: The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants of it; because they have transgressed the Torah, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
From E-Sword Strong's Hebrew Concordance the word "everlasting" is translated from this edited to remove blasphemous names, words and titles and give a more Iyibriy/Hebrew understanding:
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always: - always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Compare H5331, H5703.
Now the word "covenant":
From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh): - confederacy, [con-]feder[-ate], covenant, league.
From Bamford's Dictionary edited to remove blasphemous names, words and titles and give a more Iyibriy/Hebrew understanding:
Agreement between two parties
What law will be left after the earth turns into a ball fire?
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As you can see from the definition in the dictionary it means eternal never ending. If the covenant has to do with eternal things than what cannot be part of that covenant? Well, flesh cannot be part of it. Why, because flesh the physical will be burned up in the fire (Yahvchanan/Yohn 6:63). What did the messenger Shaul say?
1Corinthians: 15:50: Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of YaHVeH; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
Yahvchanan/Yohn: 3:5: Yahshua answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, except a man be born of water and of the Ruach, he cannot enter into the kingdom of YaHVeH.
Yohn: 3:6: That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Ruach is ruach.
Notice Yashayah says, "They have transgressed the Torah, changed the ordinances" The "everlasting covenant" is connected with the Torah that have been transgressed and ordinances that have been changed. Sense this "everlasting covenant" cannot end, the Torah and ordinances cannot end, or be done away, so what Torah and ordinances is this verse talking about that is connected with this "everlasting covenant"?
Any law/torah that deals with flesh cannot be part of this everlasting covenant because flesh and blood will not inherit the Kingdom of YaHVeH. For example the law of physical circumcision to a male's penis, this law cannot be everlasting because it has to do with the flesh. The flesh will not last forever. As a matter of fact Yahshua Himself said that there would be no marriage between those who have been changed from corruptible to incorruptible:
Matit'yah ha Leviy/Matthew: 22:30: For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the malakiym of Elohiym in shameh.
Shaul said to the Galatians:
Galatians: 3:28: There is neither Yudiy nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Messiyah Yahshua.
Now considering the law of Circumcision Shaul states it plainly its unimportance on us now that Yahshua has come in the flesh, died and is now raised from the dead and is at the right hand of the FATHER:
1 Corinthians 7:18: Is any man called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised.
19. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of YaHVeH.
Notice in verse 19 Shaul does make a division between the torah of Mosheh and the Torah of YaHVeH. The Condensed version of the Torah of YaHVeH can be found in Shemoth/Exodus 20. We will talk more about this later.
The law of physical circumcision is not everlasting, what about the law of clean and unclean meat? Can that law be burnt up in the fire? Think about. Will you as an incorruptible child of Yahveh need to eat food to live? Yahshua said:
Yahvchanan/Yohn: 6:27: Labor not for the food, which perishes, but for that food which endures to everlasting life, which the Ben of Adam shall give to you: for Him has YaHVeH the AB sealed.
Yahvchanan/Yohn:6:31: Our abiym did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, HE gave them bread from shameh to eat.
32. Then Yahshua said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Mosheh gave you not that bread from shameh; but My AB gives you the true Bread from shameh.
33. For the Bread of YaHVeH is He which comes down from shameh, and gives life to the world.
34. Then said they to Him, Rabbi, evermore give us this Bread.
35. And Yahshua said to them, I am the Bread of life: he that comes to Me shall never hunger; and he that believes on Me shall never thirst.
Now I'm not teaching that you should eat phyisically anything you want, I believe for health reason you should stay in the bounds of the torah of Mosheh, eating clean meat and especially not eating any blood. But if you were starving to death and had nothing else to eat, eating unclean meat (B'resheet/Genesis: 9:3; Acts 15; Romans 14) NOT blood, would not be a sin unto death (1 Yahvchanan: 5:16); why? because it does not deal with the ruach it deals with sustaining the physical body.
Yahshua covered two things that we must have as physical human beings to survive: Food and water. Yahshua made it clear that we are not to worry about those physical things. Yahshua did want us to desire the Ruach Bread and Water, and seek that Shamayim Ruach Bread (food) and water. Refer to Luke 12:22-31:
Luke 12:22: And He said to His chosen ones, Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; neither for the body, what you shall put on.
23. The life is more than food, and the body is more than raiment.
Luke 12:29: And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be you of doubtful mind.
So it is becoming clear if we live in the Ruach these physical things should really be no concern to us. Either what you eat defiles you or is doesn't. Yahshua made it clear:
Matit'Yah ha Leviy/Matthew 15:11: Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
There is no if, and, or buts about what Yahshua said; the eating of physical food does NOT defile you! The "everlasting covenant" has nothing to do with physical food or drink. Shaul knew this, and he labored to explain it to the new Gentile converts and the children of Yahudah (House of Yahudah). Shaul knew the Yahudiy had been brought up all their lives under the torah of Mosheh; he did not want to hurt their conscience. The Gentiles never lived under that torah! Shaul taught even if the Yahudiy conscience would allow, they too were no longer under that torah. Refer to all of Roman 14:
Romans 14:1: Him that is weak in the belief receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.
Romans 14:2: For one believes that he might eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.
3. Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him, which eats not judge him that eats: for YaHVeH has received him.
Romans 14:17: For the kingdom of YaHVeH is not food and drink; but righteousness, and shalom, and joy in the Kodesh Ruach.