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Sinai and the Christian

The Relevance of the Sinai Commandments for the Christian,

The Sinai Commandments, nine of ten, excluding the 4th – a ceremonial law, are based on the moral law of conscience (Romans 2:14-15) extant from the creation of the angels forward as an arbiter of free will. The laws at Sinai were given the Hebrew Tribes as they were inundated with a pagan people serving pagan gods and affiliation with same had the potential to deter Elohim’s eschatological plans concerning His Messiah through Judah and the “Great Commission” via the Gospel used as a battle strategy “to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8b).

The Commandments were never given to the Gentile Nations but they do exist as an example of Elohim’s holiness and His righteousness and they are to be used as a tutor, as a teacher, as an instrument of guidance to lead one to faith in Jesus and HIS righteousness, a righteousness earned for us by Jesus as He, alone, kept the Commandments in mandated perfection (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10).

It is by faith, trust in Jesus as our Lord, not through law-keeping, that we can receive the righteousness of Jesus imputed into our life by covenant promise (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3; Hebrews 8:12); subsequent establishing covenant relationship with the Father by faith, the indwelling Holy Spirit begins a work of sanctification, a setting apart of the redeemed (Ephesians 1:13-14) concerning obedience via the human conscience, not codified law but the Spirit’s anointing empowering the faithful through the conscience to please the Father through love and honor and dignity in accordance with His will (Galatians 5:16).

In conclusion,

This “new creation” concerning mankind and obedience (2 Corinthians 5:17) is NOT possible through vain attempts to keep the Commandments (Romans 3:20) but a right standing, covenant relationship, with the Father is only possible by receiving Messiah’s righteousness imputed, gifted, over one’s life by trusting-believing in Messiah Jesus as Lord; that is, believing that Jesus died to pay your sin-debt owed the Father (John 3)…a sin-debt mankind could never pay in the flesh through works of attempted obedience to the Sinai Commandments (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Romans 8:1-2; James 2:10; Galatians 3:10).

Torah Law is absent life…

Torah and its Law are a Tutor defining Sin void redemptive atonement…Torah is absent life… (Galatians 3:24)

If one seeks righteousness (a right standing) with the Father through vain attempts to keep the Law (Romans 3:20) they are cursed (Galatians 3:10) as the Law mandates absolute perfection (James 2:10) and mankind exists under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23) and a sin-nature.

No one keeps the Law sufficiently to please the Father but the Son, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 64:6; Matthew 5:17-20), who imputes HIS perfection and righteousness into and over the life of the one who believes in Him as Lord and Messiah (John 3) who died to pay their sin-debt (Romans 10:9-10); this, by covenant promise (John 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 8:12).

The Torah, Torah Law, is powerless to save anyone from the second death in Hell and if you stand before Jesus Christ with the Torah as your passport to LIFE, you will perish in the “second death” in Hell (John 14:6; Galatians 2:16).

Christian faith v. the World: What’s the difference?

Redeemed in Christ v. The World: What’s the difference?

Christian response,

We’re all sinners (Romans 3:23), before and subsequent salvation; difference being, the redeemed in Christ receive the imputed righteousness of Jesus over their lives by covenant promise and are declared “not guilty” (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 8:12) NOT based on human behavior but on the perfection of Jesus Christ. Also, the redeemed in Jesus inherit a new-nature, the “new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17), that “naturally” abhors sin, why?

The new creation in Christ abhors sin because sin offends the Father whom we love and adore in Jesus Christ and sin grieves the Holy Spirit within the redeemed as He is given as Guarantor of covenant relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16); therefore, the redeemed CANNOT willfully walk in disobedience to the Father’s will as their spirit is continually grieved, their intimacy with our Lord is fractured, life becomes absolutely MISERABLE; therefore, the redeemed, though the sin-nature remains in the decaying flesh (Romans 7:14-25), desire to walk faithfully by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) who guides, teaches, sanctifies, supports, motivates, anoints, the child of God daily via the conscience and in this there is unfathomable, eternal, PEACE (Matthew 11:28).

With that said, if one “claims” to name the Name of Jesus Christ as their Lord yet they are capable of walking in repeated, unrepentant, disobedience void conscience, there is every reason to believe their confession was not genuine, their relationship with the Father not established, as Jesus told us that you would know them by their fruit or the way they behave (Matthew 7:15-20).

Christian’s are not perfect people as they are enveloped by a body of sinful, decaying, flesh what wars against the new nature given them by faith in Jesus as Lord, but the Christian is NOT the worldly person they were prior to redemption by faith as they are a new creation in Jesus and their heart’s desire is to please our Lord in mind, body and spirit, daily and throughout Eternity.

Concerning Predestination…Biblical?

Concerning the controversial doctrine of “Predestination”

Every man and woman is endowed with free will from conception forward by necessity. Elohim desires that “all” men and women be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth via the Gospel (1 Timothy 2:4).

Elohim does NOT pick winners and losers but allows each individual to “choose” their eternal destiny. Elohim chose us before the foundation of the World to be saved through the Gospel as this is His battle strategy used “to destroy the works of the Devil” through Messiah (1 John 3:8b); therefore, in order for victory over the Devil to be legitimate and selfless love to be authentic, one must posses the capacity and ability to “choose” whom they will serve and obey.

Elohim can only be glorified when one practices “volition” (the ability to choose) and honors the Father by “choosing” the Son as Messiah by faith (John 6:29; John 3) and walking obediently to the indwelling Holy Spirit in the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16).

Elohim is NOT a tyrant, He does not choose a “few” for life and condemn the “many” to the “second death” in Hell (Matthew 7:13-14); in fact, Hell was never created for mankind but for Satan and his rebellious angels (Matthew 25:41); therefore, man enters Hell by a free will choice to reject Messiah Jesus as Lord, not Elohim’s mandate as Elohim has given His all through Messiah that the World might be saved through Him (John 3).

Elohim is perfect in love, righteousness and justice and these attributes cannot exist lest free will exists without measure. Love cannot be coerced nor can it be predestined as this would result in roboticism which is absent legitimacy, interpersonal fulfillment and is ultimately nihilistic emptiness.

Predestination manifests in fear, worry, doubt, confusion, all of which emanate from the Evil One and NOT Elohim who died that we could live with Him, forever (John 10:10; Matthew 11:28-30).

Why Torah if the Gospel is Elohim’s objective?

Why Torah if the Gospel is Elohim’s objective?

This response is integral with an understanding that Elohim’s objective in the creation narrative relevant to Time, this Universe, our Earth and our genome is in response to the great Kingdom War initiated before Time, a War and whose participants have been extricated from the Kingdom and placed here upon this Earth created specifically as a repository for same and the Torah and the Gospel as “battle strategies” to “destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b).

Why Torah?

The Torah was given to a people specifically set-apart (sanctified) for Elohim’s eschatological purposes; a people through whom Elohim would chronicle His words for historical import, display His blessings for obedience and cursing for disobedience (Deuteronomy 28) and through whom He would introduce Messiah. Torah is an instruction manual preparing Human Kind for the introduction of the Gospel, a battle strategy by which Elohim would destroy the works of the Devil via selfless love, this being essential for Kingdom purposes concerning volition/free will and intimacy between Elohim and the angelic creation.

Torah’s objective,

Through Abraham and Isaac, Jacob’s seed was to be Elohim’s conduit through whom Messiah would be “a blessing to every family of the Earth” (Genesis 12:3) and through whom the Gospel would be preached, taught, introduced, throughout every Nation, Tribe, Tongue (Torah being a training manual for the Great Commission – Matthew 28); in fact, Messiah Yeshua entered Time and came specifically to the “lost sheep of Israel” (Matthew 15:24) for very critical eschatological purposes; unfortunately, Israel’s children failed Elohim, they failed Messiah, they failed the World in their rejection of the Gospel message, in their rejection and premeditated murder of Messiah and their insistence that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25); therefore, Elohim pivoted eschatologically as He honored Israel’s free will choice to die in unbelief (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27; Romans 10) and Elohim gave the Gospel to the Gentiles who have been rather faithful to proselytize the World with the Good News and the Gentiles will remain in custody of the Gospel until the fullness of their numbers have entered into the Kingdom (Romans 11:25); then, the Tribulation era, the final 3.5-years, will be initiated at which time Elohim, at the conclusion of the Tribulation, will be faithful to His promise to the Patriarchy and save a “remnant” of Israel’s children (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27) and allow them entry into His Millennial Kingdom to serve Him there as an example of Elohim’s desire to share the Kingdom with a sanctified people group who simply would not allow Him to be King of their heart and life via Messiah Yeshua by faith.

Torah in the Millennial Kingdom,

The Torah will be reestablished in part during the Millennial Kingdom and the Law Covenant honored; this, as a remembrance of what Yahweh desired through Israel but was denied Him due to Israel’s obstinate self-righteousness.

The Torah Gospel “In the Beginning”

The Torah Gospel in The Beginning…

The Gospel was first introduced to humanity in Genesis 3:15 & Genesis 3:21 subsequent Adam’s compromise with evil. Jesus is the seed of the virgin woman who defeated Satan at Golgotha as this was His primary reason for entering the Realm of Time in flesh (1 John 3:8b).

Adam, once he internalized sin, immediately reaped the curse of sin in shame, fear, obfuscation, hiding from Elohim, displacement of culpability and ultimately Adam hid himself from Elohim and took the initiative to cover his own sin by the works of his hands via fig leaves.

Elohim approached Adam and Adam’s wife, Eve, and denied Adam’s attempt to conceal his shame through works (Ephesians 2:8-9) as Elohim disregarded the fig leaves of self-righteousness and slew an innocent animal and the blood of innocence flowed onto and into the ground in Eden at which time Elohim took the skins of that animal and clothed Adam and his wife in those skins which symbolized an “imputed” robe of righteousness, an imputed robe of righteousness by which Jesus clothes the faithful in Him; a robe of righteousness by “covenant promise” (Hebrews 8:12) where the Father looks upon that robe of the redeemed and declares them “not guilty” as a result of one’s faith in the work of Jesus at Golgotha 4000-years subsequent Eden (2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9); Golgotha, where the blood of Jesus flowed from the Cross into the sands outside Jerusalem. Concerning those who place their faith in Jesus as Messiah, the Father sees that blood of His dear Son and declares anyone, everyone, who believes in what Jesus did for them as “not guilty,” forever.

Within the first-three Chapters of The Genesis, Elohim defines creation; our spiritual enemy; the cosmic war initiated in the Kingdom and relegated to Earth; the battle strategy by which Elohim will restore order to His Kingdom through selfless love i.e. the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 61:10 Isaiah speaking prophetically,

I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Revelation 19:8

It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

The Superiority of the Gospel v. the Law Covenant…

The infinitely superior Gospel v. the Law Covenant…

The Spirit’s covenant work in the New Covenant performed through the conscience via the new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) via sanctification is an infinitely superior form of behavioral modification compared to the old failed Covenant of Law (Hebrews 8:7) which sought perfection, conformity (James 2:10) via the sin-nature (Romans 5:12; Romans 8:1-2; Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).

The Law is given for the lawless (1 Timothy 1:9) to act as a bulwark against societal implosion in narcissism and the law acts as a Tutor to point the lost, the lawless, to their need for Christ (Galatians 3:24) and once the Law has accomplished that purpose, it is no longer relevant in the life of the redeemed (Galatians 3:25) as the letter kills and only the Spirit gives life (2 Corinthians 3:6).

It is the redeemed in Jesus who walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) via the conscience in the daily process of sanctification that possesses the spiritual capacity in covenant relationship and the Spirit’s anointing (1 John 2:27) to actually please the Father with works of obedience that will carry-over into eternity and inspire works of righteousness that will be judged by Jesus at the BEMA Judgment; works of righteousness that will be judged for authenticity and rewards given or denied accordingly (1 Corinthians 3).

Prior to redemption by faith in Jesus and the establishment of covenant relationship with the Father that is Guaranteed by the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit in one’s life (John 3; Ephesians 1:13-14), the works of righteousness performed by the unredeemed, the lost, the rebellious, are equated to a filthy, bloody, menstrual cloth in the Father’s nose (Isaiah 64:6).

Jews, Israelite’s, Hebrew Roots fanatics, cults, sects, religions in their totality, simply don’t understand the Gospel and its transformation of the soul of man by grace (unmerited favor) through faith OR these apostates and obstinate self-righteous legalist’ refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to work a work of righteousness in their lives by faith apart from self-righteousness as they strive after letters that only condemn them void atonement (Romans 3:20); this, in a self-perceived aura of spiritual superiority.

Is Satan an Angel?

Is Satan an angel?

Yes, Satan is an anointed cherub extricated from the Kingdom for covetousness and rebellion and Satan is causation for our creation in Time as the Father is dealing with this rebellious angel and his followers here on this temporary Earth partially constrained by Time and physics apart from the Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27; Luke 10:18); in fact, destroying the works of Satan is the primary reason the Son of God, Jesus Christ, entered Time and walked to Golgotha in selfless love (1 John 3:8b).

If not for Satan and the Kingdom War that rages around us, there is no logical reason for Elohim’s creation of Time, this Universe, the human genome and there is NO logical reason for Elohim’s enduring patience for a rebellious, perverse, obstinate, Human Kind.

Destination of the soul: Jew v. Gentile

Destination of the unredeemed soul: Jew v. Gentile…

The destination of a Jew subsequent death is NO different than the destination of a Gentile. If a Jew dies in unbelief having rejected the blood atonement of Yeshua for the forgiveness of sin and the imputation of Messiah’s righteousness by faith, they will initially be interned in Hades-Sheol/Torments (Luke 16) awaiting the Judgment of the Condemned (Revelation 20:10-15) along with every Gentile that has rejected Jesus as Lord.

Every Jew/Israelite who died prior to Messiah’s First-Advent having NOT expressed faith in Yahweh (Hebrews 11), they are currently in Hades-Sheol/Torments (Luke 16) awaiting the Judgment of the Condemned and they will die the “second death” in Hell just as every Gentile who lived apart from faith in God and they will all be “without excuse” in Judgment manifesting subsequent Messiah’s Millennial Reign (Romans 1:20).

The only difference between Jew and Gentile in the coming Judgment of the Condemned will be the enhanced culpability of the Jew concerning “knowledge” (Luke 12:48).

Man’s obsession with Torah Law and self-righteousness…

Man’s obsession with self-righteousness through Torah Law – the curse that keeps on giving… (Galatians 3:10; Hebrews 8:7)

Torah Law is nothing new or novel…

Nine of the Ten-Commandments given at Sinai are NOTHING new or novel as their foundation i.e. the moral law of conscience (Romans 2:14-15) has been extant from the creation of the angels forward as an arbiter of free will; that same moral law of conscience was infused into the human genome on Day-6 as Elohim created human kind in His spiritual image imparting certain divine communicable attributes to humanity, one of those attributes being knowledge of moral law (morality), our God’s will, by necessity; this, for Elohim’s eschatological plan for Time and Eternity as Elohim’s objective in the creation narrative is to “destroy the works of the Devil” through Messiah (1 John 3:8b).

Satan was condemned and extricated from the Kingdom as a result of his disobedience to moral law; the moral law of conscience judged the Adamic and Noahic generations of defilement where all but eight perished in water subsequent to Elohim’s judgment (Genesis 6). That same moral law of conscience has been the arbiter of free will for 99.9% of all humanity, from Adam forward, and that same moral law of conscience will be relevant in the Kingdom in Eternity as free will exists by necessity.

Sinai’s stone tablets…

Sinai’s stone tablets simply reflect Elohim’s concerns for a people group sanctified for His purposes as these people were inundated by pagan tribes serving pagan gods; therefore, Elohim imparted nine-laws based on the moral law of conscience as Israel’s children were to be Holy as Elohim is Holy (Leviticus 19 & 20) and Israel’s children would chronicle His words orally and upon parchment, model Elohim’s blessings for obedience and cursing for disobedience (Deuteronomy 28) while representing Elohim’s sovereignty, omnipotence, to a lost and dying World while ultimately bringing forth Messiah through the Tribe of Judah.

The Law Covenant, its failure and its curse,

The Old Covenant of Law has passed, it failed (Hebrews 8:7) as it was not sufficient to impart righteousness through adherence to law as law mandates perfection (James 2:10) and man’s sin-nature (Romans 5:12) results in the law becoming a curse (Galatians 3:10) to anyone seeking righteousness (a right standing) with the Father through self-righteous works of obedience (Romans 8:1-2; Romans 10); therefore, Jesus by necessity and the righteousness of Jesus provided through the imputation by grace through faith, not works (Galatians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

Christians and Law…

Christians are NOT under law but under grace (Romans 6:14); Christians don’t live their life fretting, pursuing, enslavement to laws etched in stone or scratched upon parchment (Romans 7:6) as the law is given for the lawless (1 Timothy 1:9) and the law, the letter, kills the soul and only the Spirit, given as Guarantor of covenant relationship through faith in Jesus (Ephesians 1:13-14), imparts life and hope and security through the daily process of sanctification (2 Corinthians 3:6)…this made possible ONLY by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ our God at Golgotha (Acts 4:12; John 3).

The Torah Law and Christianity…

If I, as a Christian, never observed Torah Law my relationship with my Creator would be undeterred and unimpeded as Jesus is the KEY to life, not the Torah, not the Law, not Sinai, not Moses, but Jesus as my Lord is KEY to accomplishing the Father’s will (John 6:29; John 3:16).

The Torah is beautiful, it expresses our Creator’s works and His will for humanity and provides a foundation for the New Covenant, but only Jesus, our Creator, our Warrior and our Messiah in the Trinity of God, provides the Path to life in Eternity, the Path to Covenant Relationship with the Father, the Path to receiving the precious indwelling Holy Spirit who makes life worth living and life in eternity accessible (John 14:6).