Christian response to the ardent Hebrew-Roots, Jewish, Legalist who preaches Commandment Keeping as a path to the Father…
Again, those “commandments” were given SOLELY to Israel’s children and sojourners with them at Sinai and this was done for sanctification and eschatological purposes in a Covenant of Law. As a Christian, my Law is the Spirit within me who has taken up residence within me as my Seal and Guarantor of Covenant (Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16; Romans 7:6); therefore, as a Christian, I don’t pursue Sinai’s edicts or Moses’ ceremonial laws as they don’t belong to me but they’re the product of a bygone covenant that condemned void atonement (Hebrews 8:7; Romans 3:20). I don’t live my daily life pursuing Sinai or Moses or letters because I live my life in communion, intimacy, covenant, with the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ as my Messiah (Galatians 2:16).
Concerning the Ark of the Covenant and the Commandments,
The moral foundation of nine of the ten commands from Sinai are eternal and the tablets placed within the Ark are representative of the truism that the Messiah would possess the Law of God in His heart, forever. The gold on the Ark represented Messiah’s deity; the wood represented Messiah’s humanity; Aaron’s dead rod that came to life represented the death and resurrection of Messiah; the pot of manna represented Messiah as “the Bread of life;” the two angels atop the “Mercy Seat” were seen by Mary in John 20:12 and signified Messiah’s as our Living “Mercy Seat.”
You model and mimic Israel’s deadly error and you teach others to follow you to Hell,
You place so much emphasis on the written code that was given to the lawless and disobedient (1 Timothy 1:9), a written code that is absent the power to redeem the sinful nature…you waste so much effort in struggling after that which defines your sin, mocks your inability to please God (Isaiah 64:6) while providing you ZERO hope of atonement (Romans 3:20); this, while you diminish the weightier matter of faith – trust – belief in the One, Jesus Christ, who kept the Law for you in mandated perfection and offers you HIS righteousness in exchange for your sin if you will simply TRUST-BELIEVE in Him as your Messiah (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3); tragically, you are following the very same path to death in Hell as that of Israel’s children in wilful spiritual ignorance and self-righteousness as only a “remnant” of Israel’s children will escape the second death in Hell due to unbelief – wilful rejection of faith in Messiah Yeshua (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27).
Not sure how to tell you, convince you, that I don’t pursue letters nor am I interested in your theology, personal ideology of bondage and death through self-righteousness.