2 Witnesses Watch Blog - 12-13-2019
Greetings Family of The Most High God!
His word is the fuel for our bodies to absorb His Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit)!
Father, Show me The Way to do Your will, that I may follow You and remain With You when tribulation is come upon me and when I am faced with the unexpected trials in the path. Amen.
On the path With Him
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. (Gen 2:1-3) A believer in Messiah, who seeks to uncover truth in their walk, is going to find the truth when they search diligently. There is one concept that is essential to understand Yeshua’s motives for most of the demonstrative teachings he gave. In His day, and still to this day, there is a concept in Judaism known as The oral torah. Below I give a basic, rough definition of oral torah, but it would be better to do a search online to more fully understand what Yeshua was up against: Oral torah basic definition; The Orthodox Jewish point of view, that they have the authority to interpret scripture how they see fit, and have done so over time, and distinguish their rulings, called the oral torah, separately from the written torah, the first 5 books of the Holy Scriptures, and they give more weight to their own "oral torah" than Moses' words or The Most High's prophets He sent to speak in HIS Authority. This is what Yeshua purposely demonstrated against, by certain actions that were not against The Most High's Torah, but were an outright rejection of their oral torah. He demonstrated this in public places, for the benefit of the average people to understand the true intent of His WORD. When you place that context on the circumstances/situations you read about in the accounts of Yeshua's ministry, you can discern how this is the case.
I would like to clear up a verse in Matthew 23:3. When you read this chapter and see verse 3 says to observe whatever the pharisees tell you to observe. This makes absolutely no sense at all and Yeshua would be completely contradicting Himself if He actually said that. But recently it has been uncovered, through exhaustive research, that this verse was changed by the early "church leaders" who didn't want to interpret anything that would judaize their flocks.
If you search, there has been much research done into this and recently revealed, that the first word "they" in verse 3, whatsoever they bid you observe, was actually changed from "he". So, it should read, The scribes and pharisees sit in Moses' seat, All therefore whatsoever he bid you observe, observe and do.
Now when you read this whole chapter, and are familiar with other statements Yeshua made, one cannot honestly conclude anything else. Nowhere in these verses does he commend them, or give any hint that he endorses them whatsoever.
So, he said, Shema (hear and obey, Deut 6:4) the words of Moses. Right? Hear the torah and perform it. HalleluYah!
This lends much help for the flock to understand more perfectly, the message of redemption from having been turned away from His Word, to "turning back" to Him, called Teshuva, repent in English.
This concept is really broken down by The Most High into simple allegorical wit. We are supposed to be on a path that leads to Him, leads to Life everlasting, when we follow it.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
When Yeshua said: I am the way, ... The way is the path. He is the path to righteousness. So following Him, we walk in the way of righteousness. In the path of right rulings. The Holy Spirit. The wind that leads us on the path, which comes from the Father.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. John 15:26-27
He that takes hold of the plow and looks back, is not worthy of the kingdom. That means, if you turn your back and walk the other way from Him, while you are walking with Him, you are in danger of falling off the path of Everlasting Life. So he says: Repent - Which means, turn back to me. Makes sense!
Repent sounds so harsh, but turn back to me, a Father calling, because you have walked away, and not towards or with Him, sounds merciful. Those who are "in Him", In Yeshua, In His Name, etc. Means literally to "be with Him". And He can't hang with sinners who don't follow His WORD, that's why it's necessary for us to be washed, put on a white garment, to be in His presence.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how did you get inside not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen. Matt 22:9-14
He has much mercy, but He is calling us back to be With Him. And those that do follow Him, will have the reward that is promised in His WORD! Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the reverence of יְהוָֹה all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Prov 23:17-18
Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot walk in the path With Messiah. His Holy Spirit will guide you. When you fall, you get back up on the path. He expects this of His children and He will bless you.
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. Luke 1:5-6 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came With Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23:54-56 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. Rev 17:14
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