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Is YaHVeH's Law/Torah ruach or physical?

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Updated 02/03/6989 [5767] 7th day of the week [04/21/07]

Updated 07/14/6995 [5774] 7th day of the week/Shabbat [09/21/13]

Is YaHVeH`s Law/Torah ruach or physical?
Romans: 7:14: For we know that the Law is pneumatikos/ruach: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
If YaHVeH's Law is ruach than what law or laws was Paul/Shaul talking about? Yahshua gives us a clue in Matthew:

Matith`Yah/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.
When Yahshua says “but that which comes out of the mouth”, is He talking about a man vomiting food out of his mouth or is Yahshua talking about what a man speaks? Remember we must use the Word of YaHVeH to define our understanding of ruach things. If you look in the "Old Testament" you will find the principle Yahshua was speaking of in Matith`Yah:

Mishley/Proverb: 23:7: For as he thinks in his heart, so is he:

Yahshua explains a little farther down in chapter 15 of the book of Matith`Yah what defiles a man in the ruach:

Matith`Yah: 15:18: But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

M't: 15:19: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornication's, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

M't: 15:20: These are the things which defile a man:

Yahshua lists a few of the commandments from the Ten Commandments. Now we’re beginning to see the ruach Law Shaul was talking about. In chapter five of Matith`Yah Yahshua explains before the physical act of sin is committed it takes place in the mind. Once it takes place in the mind you have already sinned:

M't: 5:28: But I say to you, that whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

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Another question needs to be answered. In Romans Shaul said that the gentiles instinctively do the things in the Law so they the gentiles are without excuse:

Romans: 2:14: For when the Gentiles, which have not the Law/Torah, do by design the things contained in the Torah, these, having not the Torah, are a torah to themselves:

Romans: 2:15: Which show the work of the Torah written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

What law/torah are the gentiles doing by design? Did YaHVeH put in our hearts to know the law/torah of clean and unclean meats, or the law/torah of hygiene; No the Eternal did not! The Torah that is put in our hearts instinctively is the ruach Torah, which is condensed down into 10 commandments. The gentiles had laws about stealing, murdering and so on, so that proves that the gentiles knew that those things are wrong.

Was Adam or Abraham keeping the law of clean and unclean meat? Was that law given to them?

B`reshiyth/Genesis: 1:29: And Elohiym said, Observe, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

B`reshiyth: 1:30: And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

B`reshiyth: 2:9: And out of the ground made YaHVeH Elohiym to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and well for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of wealth and evil.

It is clear from verse 29 of B`reshiyth chapter 1 that man in the beginning was a vegetarian. So far the scripture is silent on what type of flesh to eat. Now let’s look at chapter 6 of B`reshiyth where Noach is to prepare the ark for their survival:

B`reshiyth: 6:21: And take you to you of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to you; and it shall be for food for you, and for them.

The question is what food did Noach gather and store up for himself and his family to eat? Since Noach was a righteous man no doubt he was eating what YaHVeH gave Adam and Chavvah/Eve to eat. Noach was eating vegetables.

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From Adam Clarke commentary volume 1 (edited to remove blasphemes names, words and titles):

Genesis chapter 1 Verse 29:

I have given you every herb-for meat. — It seems from this, says an eminent philosopher, that man was originally intended to live upon vegetables only; and as no change was made In the structure of men’s bodies after the flood, it is not probable that any change was made in the articles of their food. It might also be inferred from this passage that no animal whatever was originally designed to prey on others; for nothing is here said to be given to any beast of the earth besides green herbs. — Dr. Priestley. Before sin entered into the world, there could be, at least, no violent deaths, if any death at all. But by the particular structure of the teeth of animals Elohiym prepared them for that kind of aliment, which they were to subsist on after the fall.

When did the Creator give the command to eat flesh?  Did YaHVeH give a command? Where is the first mention of man eating flesh?

B`reshiyth: 9:2: And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, and on every fowl of the air, on all that moves on the earth, and on all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

B`reshiyth: 9:3: Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

B`reshiyth: 9:4: But flesh with the life of it, which is the blood of it, shall you all not eat.

Here in chapter 9 of B`reshiyth we have the commandment to eat flesh. If you notice verse 3 it states “Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you”. There is no prohibition on what animals couldn’t be eaten.

Now in verse four we see where the blood and what it represents comes in.

We see in these verses for the first time YaHVeH requiring man and animal to be killed if he murders man and womankind:

 B`reshiyth: 9:5: And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

B`reshiyth: 9:6: Whoso sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of Elohiym made HE adam.

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This is how the James Moffatt translation phrases these two verses (edited):

5: And I will avenge the shedding of your own life-blood; I will avenge it on any beast, I will avenge man’s life on man, upon his brother-man;

6: whoever sheds human blood, by human hands shall his own blood be shed-for Elohiym made man in His own likeness.

Are you now beginning to understand? The law of clean and unclean meat was not given until YaHVeH made the first covenant with the children of Yisrael.

Did Abraham keep the law of clean and unclean meat? We see in Chapter 18 of B`reshiyth that Abraham kills a calf so he can feed the three men of YaHVeH:

B`reshiyth: 18:7: And Abraham ran to the herd, and fetch a calf tender and pleasant, and gave it to a young man; and he quickly dressed it.

B`reshiyth: 18:8: And he took butter, and milk, and the calf, which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

So far there is no commandment or indication that Abraham was keeping any specific law of clean and unclean meat. Abraham had domesticated clean animals with him because he used them for sacrifice also (B`reshiyth 8:20), so of course these would be the animals he would be eating. He did not have to go out and hunt them he had animals at his convenience that he could kill and eat. We see in chapter 19 Lot makes a feast for the Malakiym of the YaHVeH:

B`reshiyth: 19:3: And he pressed on them greatly; and they turned in to him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

There is no mention in this verse what food was provided in the feast except unleavened bread, which did not have time to rise because the feast was made quickly, but I do believe if they served the Malakiym from Shamayim any meat it would not have been any other kind of meat but those animals that were designated clean to Noach, because in Lots eyes this would have been a type of offering (B`reshiyth 7:2-3; 8:20). 

Now let’s move on to the "New Testament"/New Covenant.

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Was the New Covenant Ekklesia/Congregation/House/Assembly/Called out of YaHVeH observing the moral Law of YaHVeH?

First of all, what you need to understand is, that YaHVeH's 10 commandments is HIS condensed version of HIS Laws, Statutes and Judgments. The 10 commandments were meant to be a quick reference for mankind on how to love YaHVeH and HIS Word (Yahshua Mashiyach) and to love your neighbor. On your right hand you count how to love the ETERNAL. On your left hand you count how to love your neighbor.

Now let’s see if the New Covenant Congregation of YaHVeH was keeping the ruach Law of YaHVeH. First let’s start with the 8th commandment. This commandment has to do with sexual sin:

Shemoth/Ex: 20:14: Thou shall not commit adultery.

We start with this commandment because this is a commandment that people have the most problem with.

The New Covenant Ekklesia is no acceptation. If you will turn to Romans chapter 1 you will see Shaul addressing this problem of sexual sin right away:

Romans: 1:26: For this cause YaHVeH gave them up to vile affections: for even their women did change the normal use into that which is against creation:

Romans: 1:27: And likewise also the men, leaving the normal use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.

You see clearly from these verses Shaul is addressing the sin of homosexuality. Now where did Shaul get this idea that homosexuality was wrong. The Chosen Messenger/Representative/Ambassador taught from the Old Covenant. They did not have the scriptures printed and published the way we have them today. Shaul was a Pharisee of the Pharisees; he knew the scriptures inside and out. Where did Shaul get this idea that homosexuality was wrong and sinful, he got it from this verse right here:

V`yakra: 18:22: You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

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From this we know that the sacrifice of Yahshua Mashiyach did not do away with this Law. Now if we look in 1 Corinthians we will find Shaul addressing another sexual sin that was taking place in the Ekklesia:

1 Corinthians: 5:1: It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

Here it is again. Where is Shaul coming up with these judgments that he can so clearly judge the Body of Yahshua on in these matters. Again the only scripture Shaul knew was the same scripture that Yahshua Mashiyach knew. We can see the Rabbi Yahshua quoting from these same scriptures:

Luke/Ur: 24:44: And He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law/torah of Mosheh, and in the nabiym, and in the T`hiyliym/Psalms, concerning Me.

These are the same scripture Shaul read and studied. Now Shaul is going to refer to them again in this matter of incest:

V`yakra: 18:7: The nakedness of your father, or the nakedness of your mother, shall you not uncover: she is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

V`yakra: 18:8: The nakedness of your father's wife shall you not uncover: it is your father's nakedness.

The law that Shaul was clearly concerned with is YaHVeH's ruach moral Law, which is condensed into the 10 commandments.

The physical rigors ("yoke") of YaHVeH's law have been clearly done away. Iybriyiym/Hebrews 9 verse 10 make this clear, and many other verses from the four Witnesses and letters of the Messengers, make it clear that the Law YaHVeH is concerned with is HIS ruach moral Law. That moral law also includes YaHVeH's Shabbaths:

Iybriyiym/Heb: 9:10: Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

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The rigors of the law were meant to be a "yoke". The "yoke" was a reminder and punishment for the children of Yisrael’s sniff-neck and breaking the covenant. If you read starting from Shemoth/Exodus chapter 19 thru 31 you will see the original covenant that was made with the children of Yisrael. That covenant was sealed with the sprinkling of the blood. Mosheh sprinkled it on the altar and the people. Now that it was sealed it could not be added or anything subtracted to it, unless the covenant was broken. If either one of the parties making the covenant (contract) broke the contract it would be void. Who do you think broke the contract (covenant)? Did YaHVeH break the covenant? Or did the children of Yisrael break the contract? Let’s look and see what the Word of YaHVeH says:

Shemoth/Exodus: 32:1: And when the people saw that Mosheh delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aharon, and said to him, Up, make us elohiym, which shall go before us; for as for this Mosheh, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt/Mitsrayim, we don't know what has become of him.

Shemoth: 32:7: And YaHVeH said to Mosheh, Go, get you down; for your people, which you brought out of the land of Mitsrayim, have corrupted themselves:

Shemoth: 32:8: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, These be your elohiym, O Yisrael, which have brought you up out of the land of Mitsrayim.

Shemoth: 32:9: And YaHVeH said to Mosheh, I have seen this people, and, observe, it is a stiff-necked people:

Shemoth: 32:10: Now therefore let ME alone, that MY Wrath wax hot against them, and that I consume them: and I will make of you a great nation.

Clearly the children of Yisrael broke the covenant. The covenant was no longer valid. Now either all the people who broke the covenant must die to be released from it or the ONE who made the contract with the people must die, so that a new covenant could be made, that is the only way you can be released from a marriage contract.

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Now if we investigate a little more we will see what YaHVeH through HIS Word (Yahshua Mashiyach, Emmanuel) does to punish Yisrael:  

Shemoth: 33:5: For YaHVeH had said to Mosheh, Say to the children of Yisrael, You all are a stiff-necked people: I will come up into the midst of you in a moment, and consume you: therefore now put off your ornaments from you, that I know what to do to you.

What is YaHVeH going to do to the children of Yisrael? HE is going to make their lives miserable because of their rebellion. The Word of YaHVeH is going to add task, rigors a "yoke" that they will not be able to bare {Acts: 15:10: Now therefore why tempt you all YaHVeH, to put a yoke on the neck of the limmudiym, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?}. You will find that yoke starting in V`yakra/Leviticus. Because Yisrael lacked emun/belief the ETERNAL was going to make them depend more on their own strength then HIS.

Are you beginning to understand?

There is one other thing Believers need to consider before they discredit YaHVeH's moral Law and how it applies to us. If you will look in Revelation chapter 19 you will notice something very interesting:

Revelation/Raz Galah/Secrets Revealed: 11:19: And the Heykal of YaHVeH was opened in shamayim, and there was seen in HIS Heykal the ark of HIS testament: and there were lightnings (1), and voices (2), and thundering (3), and an earthquake, and great hail.

Now compare Shemoth 20:18 with Revelation 11:19: 

Shemoth: 20:18: And all the people saw the thundering (3), and the lightnings (1), and the noise of the trumpet/shophar (2), and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

Do you understand the significance of this verse? Do you know what was placed in the ark? If you don’t let me show you:

Shemoth: 25:16: And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

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What is the testimony YaHVeH gave?

Shemoth: 25:21: And you shall put the kapporeth/cover/lid above on the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.

Shemoth: 25:22: And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the cover, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment to the children of Yisrael.

The tablets that had the 10 commandments written on them with the finger of YaHVeH where placed in the ark. Do you understand? Do you understand that the tablets of stone the commandments were written on represented the hardness of mans (our) heart to receive those commandments:

Yechizkiyah/Ezekiel:11:19: And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new ruach within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh:

Iybriyiym/Hebrews:8:10: For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisrael after those days, said YaHVeH; I will put MY Laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a EL, and they shall be to ME a people:

See Yirmiyah 31:33.

I pray you do understand. The only way a person can be saved is to believe in the shed blood of Yahshua Mashiyach as the Lamb of YaHVeH so our sins can be forgiven, repent from transgressing YaHVeH's moral Law, be immersed so that you can receive the gift of the Kodesh Ruach:

Acts: 2:38: Then Kepha said to them, Repent, and be immersed every one of you in the name of Yahshua Mashiyach for the remission of sins, and you all shall receive the gift of the Kodesh Ruach.

Yahvchanan Makabi/Mark: 16:16: He that believes and is immersed shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be sentenced.

1 Yahvchanan/Yohn: 3:4: Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the Law/Torah: for sin is the transgression of the Torah.

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Also read article entitled "What is the 'yoke' Kepha spoke of in Acts 15?":

Now, I do not in any way approve of members in the Body of Yahshua living a careless life style. The most important thing we are to live by is YaHVeH's Torah that was placed INSIDE the Ark. This Torah has Ruach and Eternal applications and consequences. This does not mean we will not pay physically for what we do with our physical flesh and blood bodies; sense these bodies house our ruach along with YaHVeH`s Kodesh Ruach we do need to treat it respectfully and with care (1 Cor. 3:16), but always remember that this flesh is going to die and no amount of physical care you take for it will preserve it forever, you are going to die (1 Cor. 15); and this will depend on what time we are in also when Mashiyach returns, because some are going to be changed in a twinkling of an eye (1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 18) . All that being said, yes, I believe we are to live by YaHVeH`s dietary laws to the best of our understanding (that doesn't mean you have to go to a "Judaism" rabbi and eat "kosher"). Now if someone eats ham, it is not a sin unto eternal death (1 Yohn 5:16-17), nobody was stoned to death and or put to death in the torah of Mosheh for eating unclean food, but they were considered unclean. You are to consider other people in the Body of Yahshua with the decisions you make and their conscience and not cause them to stumble. This is one of the main reasons I believe that the chosen messengers Shaul wrote this in his letter to the limmudiym/taught ones living in Rome in his day:


Romans: 14:1: HIM that is weak in the belief receive you all, but not to doubtful disputations.

Romans: 14:2: For one believes that he might eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.

Romans: 14:3: 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: 14:4: Who are you that judge another man’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Yes, he shall be held up: for YaHVeH is able to make him stand.

Romans: 14:5: One man esteems one day above another: esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Romans: 14:6: He that regards the day, regards it to the Rabbi; and he that regards not the day, to the Rabbi he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Rabbi, for he gives YaHVeH thanks; and he that eats not, to the Rabbi he eats not, and gives YaHVeH thanks.

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Romans: 14:7: For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.

Romans: 14:8: For whether we live, we live to the Rabbi; and whether we die, we die to the Rabbi: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Rabbi’s.

Romans: 14:9: For to this end Mashiyach both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Rabbi both of the dead and living.

Romans: 14:10: But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Mashiyach.

Romans: 14:11: For it is written, as I live, said the Rabbi, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to YaHVeH.

Romans: 14:12: So then every one of us shall give account of himself to YaHVeH.

Romans: 14:13: Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

Romans: 14:14: I know, and am persuaded by the Rabbi Yahshua, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteems anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

Romans: 14:15: But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Mashiyach died.

Romans: 14: 16: Let not then your wellness be evil spoken of:

Romans: 14:17: For the kingdom of YaHVeH is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and shalom, and joy in the Kodesh Ruach.

Romans: 14:18: For he that in these things serves Mashiyach is acceptable to YaHVeH, and approved of men.

Romans: 14:19: Let us therefore follow after the things which make for shalom, and things wherewith one edify another.

Romans: 14:20: For meat destroy not the work of YaHVeH. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eats with offense.

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Romans: 14:21: It is acceptable neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

Romans: 14:22: Have you belief? have it to thyself before YaHVeH. Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he allowed.

Romans: 14:23: And he that doubts is sentenced if he eat, because he eats not of belief: for whatsoever is not of belief is sin.

No, the chosen messenger Shaul was not just comparing those who eat clean meat/food as per V`yakra 11 with those that only eat herbs/vegetables; he was comparing those that thought it was alright to eat everything with those that eat only vegetables. You have to remember YaHVeH was calling people into the Body of Yahshua (Yohn 6:44) who were never brought up on the torah of Mosheh, so their conscience would not be affected in the same way as those who were, and as those who thought it was wrong to eat animal meat at all. 

I do not judge any person who found themselves in a situation where they are starving to death and they need to eat some food; and I'm not talking about cannibalism; yes, I believe it would be a trying of ones belief, but I'm not going to say it wouldn't be acceptable for that person to eat everything that moves so they can sustain themselves (B`reshiyth 9:1 - 4) until they can be delivered from that situation. 

No, Shaul when he was talking about how one person esteemed one day and another didn't; he was not talking about YaHVeH`s Sabbaths. He was talking about people when they themselves set a side a day to fast and pray in, it was a personal issue and did not involve YaHVeH`s Sabbaths/seasons at all. Shaul taught the Body of Yahshua to keep and he himself kept all of YaHVeH`s Sabbaths (1 Cor. 5:8).






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