Commandment Keeping is death to the soul void Jesus as Messiah…
Rebuttal to Hebrew Roots – Jewish – Israelite – Cult – legalism,
You’re free to pursue the Commandments but you reap nothing from them lest Yeshua is your Messiah by faith and your obedience is the resultant of the indwelling Holy Spirit working through the conscience through the daily process of sanctification; the Holy Spirit indwelling the faithful in Yeshua as the Guarantor-Seal of covenant with the Father (Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 7:6).
The Deception of Legalism – Self-righteousness,
What the legalist-Hebrew Roots-Jew-Israelite-Christian cults and sects clinging to the written code do not understand is that their obedience, their self-righteousness through law-keeping, the pursuit of the Sabbath and dietary restrictions, ceremonial laws, is considered works of evil, unrighteousness (Matthew 7:21-23) and filthy rags, a bloody menstrual cloth in the Father’s nose (Isaiah 64:6) lest Yeshua is your Messiah and your life is lived seeking obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit in sanctification subsequent salvation; in fact, it is ONLY the works of the Christian at the BEMA Judgment of Christ where the Christian will stand and give an account relevant to their works SUBSEQUENT salvation; the works of the Christian will be evaluated for authenticity; that is, did the Christian living by faith in Yeshua perform a specific work(s) by the Spirit’s anointing or for self-aggrandizement in the flesh; rewards will be given or denied accordingly (1 Corinthians 3); this, the only Judgment the Christian, the redeemed in Yeshua, will face in Eternity. The BEMA Judgment is NOT a judgment concerning salvation but a Judgment of the works-obedience-faithfulness of the one redeemed by faith in Yeshua-Jesus.
The Apostasy of Legalism,
Many refuse to listen to the Holy Spirit, why? Because they are consumed by self-righteousness; they simply refuse to believe that Jesus-Yeshua is sufficient, alone, to save by faith, alone. They deceptively believe that one must work them self into favor with the Father through their deeds of perceived self-righteousness and once deluded by the Devil into believing that their works have saved them, they then naively believe that they must work to maintain the divine GIFT of salvation provided by grace (a gift of divine favor) through faith in Yeshua; in this arrogance, they don’t understand that no one is justified before the Father by what they do but in Whom they believe (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9) and that once covenant with the Father is established by faith in Yeshua, the Holy Spirit initiates a good work in their life and they will produce the “fruit of the Spirit,” against such fruit there is no Law (Galatians 5).
“I never knew you,”
Those in Matthew 7:21-23, proclaimed by Messiah as an example of self-righteousness through their works, were condemned, rejected, why? Because their works of righteousness had been performed in the flesh apart from the Holy Spirit and they had never initiated covenant relationship with the Father by faith in the Son, Messiah Yeshua; therefore, Yeshua ordered the unredeemed, the workers of iniquity, to depart stating that “I never knew you.” Covenant Relationship first by faith; works that please Father are performed subsequently through the Spirit (Galatians 5:15; 1 John 2:27).
28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” John 6 (ESV)