Having been in the light of being an Israelite now for around 2 years, I keep seeing and hearing the same reoccurring theme being pushed by the majority of the Black Hebrew Israelite groups, that we as Israel must return back to keeping the laws, statutes and commandments that were handed down to our forefathers from the Most High via Moses. However, is this the case, must we go back to the ordinances of old in order to come back to the Most High? I personally will NOT be teaching my people that they must go back to the ordinances, sacrificial and atonement commandments of old for several reasons:
1. The scriptures clearly teach us that we have been cleansed and forgiven of our sins through the blood of Christ and have attained to righteousness and thus been brought back to the Father not only via the blood of Christ, but also FAITH in him.
2. We are not in our own land.
3. We are not under our own power.
4. We are living in a different system under the power of our enemies.
5. We are not all united as one family yet, we are still scattered throughout the 4 corners of the world.
6. Our forefathers were given the law when they were under the authority of the Most High himself, and not under European powers.
7. The teaching of going back to the old covenant and keeping the laws, statutes and commandments is nothing but pure error and the scriptures do not tally with this teaching.
There are some questions that also need to be asked in relation to this hot topic of discussion:
1. How can we attempt to keep the laws, statutes and commandments that our forefathers tried and failed time and time again to keep themselves?
2. Would the Most High after beginning to enlighten his people to their true origin, who today have been totally destroyed mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, slam us again with over 600 plus commandments to uphold and follow?
3. Is it even possible to keep all of these old commandments now considering our position in the world at this moment in time?
4. Are we still under the obligation to uphold the laws and commandments of old?
What SECTION/PART Of The Law Has Been Fulfilled And Replaced?
From this point onwards, the side of the law that I am referring to in question is the Ordinance/Sacrificial/Atonement part of the law(the side which deals with how we as a people were supposed to interact with Most High). The moral side of the law(which deals with how we are to interact and live in harmony and at peace with our fellow man) will always remain as long as people are alive and walking the earth. The moral side of the law was not put away, it was the ordinance/sacrificial/atonement side of the law that was replaced by the Law Of Faith through Christ’s death and blood.
These are just a few out of many questions that need to be answered. When you read the old and new testaments, anyone can at least see that with the coming of Christ, something has changed. This observation is not up for question and anybody who wants to dispute what is blatantly obvious has their own agenda at work for being deliberately ignorant. Most Hebrew Israelite groups love the teachings of Paul until it comes down to this topic. From here many attempt to derail Paul and still teach that we must go back to the old covernant, many dismiss Paul as an apostle altogether and I have even heard some groups dismiss Christ himself and say that he was just a mere man like all other men. So, what seems to be the problem here? It is simple, the fact is the teachings of Paul and Christ rain on their parade and leave them in a serious predicament still trying to justify and defend going back to the old covernant and keeping the laws contained therein. The old testament contained the instructions for our forefathers to follow, it was for THEIR TIME. The new testament contains instructions for Israel post Christ including us today to follow, the new testament is for OUR TIME. Anything that is still relevant from the old has been carried over and reconfirmed in the new. I am by no means saying that we should not reference the old testament, the old must be referenced to see where our forefathers went wrong and to ensure that we do not make the same mistakes. However, our instructions and guidance for today reside predominantly in the new testament. I make it clear that I am for truth and against error and I see the teachings about going back to the old covenant as clear error plus the scriptures do not teach us to do that.
So yes, I will majority reference the new testament as the new testament is for our time. It also seems fitting that certain groups would have beef with a man/woman referencing a testament and certain characters within that testament that go against certain topics that they are attempting to teach, nothing new under the sun there. Remember, let the Most High be true but every man a liar(Romans 3:4).
Let’s start with Paul, the man most of these groups love to hate. What did he have to say about Israel(us) following the law of old and trying to attain to righteousness through it in a post Christ era? Romans 9:30-33 reads:
9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Here it is, plain as day. So even Israel in Paul’s time could not attain to righteousness because they were trying to achieve it via the works of the law and not by faith but yet we have Israelite groups today in 2011 telling us to go back and keep these same laws of old??? Let us break it down even further. Further in verse 32 Paul goes on to say that our forefathers actions post Christ in still trying to keep the law was a STUMBLINGSTONE. A stumblingstone/block is nothing good, it causes one to lose balance and focus. Remember who Paul was before his encounter with Christ on the road to Damacus? In writing to the Galations Paul wrote in Galations 1:13-14 the following:
1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
1:14 And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
If anyone knew the law Paul did. Remember, this was the same Paul formerly called Saul who was consenting and present at the stoning of Stephen(Acts 8:1) after Stephen berated the Jews for the error of their ways in rejecting faith through Christ in favour of their own workings of the law instead. To be honest, it is game over just on this little piece of information that has been brought forward alone, however lets us fully exhaust this topic and leave no stone unturned.
Hebrews 7:19 reads:
7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
What or who is the better hope? Verse 22 gives us the answer:
7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
So since we are clearly being shown that Christ is of a better testament, wouldn’t it be the wiser choice to stick with the better testament rather than returning to an older testament of inferior and weak value?
Hebrews 8:6-8 reads:
8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Again, here is the reiteration of Christ establishing a better covenant built on better promises. Notice here also that the first law is described as faulty in verse 8. Again the question must be asked, since Christ has established something better that we can utilise in our time compared to what was offered to our forefathers of old pre Christ, wouldn’t it be foolish and stupid of us to reach out for the less superior and weaker model?
Hebrews 8:13 reads:
8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Something which is not only old but also decaying is of no use so how can we pick up that which is practically useless and dead?
For those who still doubt I recommend that you read the entire 9th chapter of Hebrews which makes it abundantly clear that Christ has established a new covenant, in fact in Hebrews 9:15 Christ is referred to as the “mediator of the new testament”. We receive further confirmation that Christ is the mediator between man and the Most High in 1 Timothy 2:5 which reads:
2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Again, Christ being the mediator of a new covenant is further established in Hebrews 12:24 which reads:
12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel.
Before I proceed any further, I must deal with another issue of error which relates to this topic. I have heard many Israelite groups state that we are still cursed because we are not keeping the laws, statutes and commandments and that is why we are still on the bottom in comparison to the other nations. Is this correct? I think not. Let us look at Deuteronomy 28:68 which reads:
28:68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
If we go by the order of Deuteronomy 28 in terms of the curses, the last curse that we suffered from the Most High was the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. This finished between 1850-1870. So I here you ask, what has been going on since then if the slave ships mentioned in verse 68 were the last curse? Well, remember in Psalms 83:1-8 we are informed that certain other nations have joined forces and conspired to eradicate us from off the planet in order to maintain their current positions in the earth. Remember what Paul told us in Romans 11:12 about the other nations becoming rich because of our downfall. The other nations are in no hurry to give up their riches by allowing you to regain your rightful position in this world. We are still suffering in this world because the other nations have decided to extend our suffering by suppression, oppression and by them not relinquishing their power over us. In effect, they have become a curse onto us. We could have received a respite from the curses when Christ came and sacrificed himself for us, however our forefathers were blinded and sealed the curse for their children down the timeline to be transported across the world on ships and to be sold as slaves.
Remember, we read in Galations 3:13 that:
3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
So this suggestion of us still suffering as a result of not going back to the commandments of old and not keeping the law of old today is bogus and absolute crud, as it is clearly written above that Christ has redeemed us from THE CURSE OF THE LAW, BEING MADE A CURSE FOR US: We are still suffering in this world because the other nations want us to suffer perpetually. We as a people under the Most High were an untouchable nation, we destroyed and trod down in pieces any nations that came against us and stood in our way. In their eyes today they have good reasons to keep us under their iron boot of bondage and they will use any means necessary to keep you from finding out that your are Israel, including WHITEwashing your book and encouraging you to look into other books, faiths and origins such as the Quran, Islam, Hinduism and Egyptology. There is a serious reason why they don’t want you GETTING IT, ie figuring out who you are. I also recommend that folks here read the book of Jasher to get a fuller understanding of just how mighty we were as a people. Our power was not to be laughed at.
Let us go into Galations and see what Paul had to say to them about their going back to the laws of old and abandoning their salvation based on faith. Was he pleased with them, did he say by them doing this that they had done right and well?
Galations 2:15-16 reads:
2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by thefaith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
No justification by the works of the law??? So why are certain groups telling us to return back to the law and keep the commandments as some sort of justification to righteouness? Notice how verse 16 informs us directly from its beginning that we are justified by faith and believing in Christ. Verse 21 goes on to say:
2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
That verse is self explanatory. So much for having to go back to the laws of old. In case you were still wondering, Paul was NOT happy that certain individuals had encouraged the Galations to put down their faith based salvation and go back into the law. He also wasn’t happy that the Galations never used their discernment when they were presented with “another gospel”. Here are just some of the scriptures where he shows his anger and disapproval at their turnabout: Galations 3:2, 3, 5,10, 11, 13, 19, 21-26.
Galations 5:1-6 states:
5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
The laws of old are described here as bondage. Its is also interesting to note that Paul clearly states that they which choose to return to and be justified by the works of the law have rendered Christ of no effect to them and thus they have fallen from grace. I hope people realise the full magnitude of what this statement means. It means that the blood of Christ cannot be used to forgive you and cleanse you from your sins any longer. This now means that you must seek out a new form of atonement for your sins……..and herein lies a new problem. You cannot return to sacrificing animals as the coming and dying of Christ on the cross has cancelled out that form of atonement. What do you now do? To be honest, from this point onward you are shafted.
So those of you who want to keep the Sabbath and other holy days, not eat pork, wear a head scarf(for the women)and attempt to keep the rest of the 600 plus commandments contained in the old testament, BE WARNED. You cannot have your salvation both ways, you either fully trust in and have faith in Christ who has paid the price and fully finished the work for you or you do not believe that what he has done is good enough, try and implement your own works of the law along side his, render Christ non effective in your life and buy yourself a one way ticket to the lake of fire because of your unbelief(1 Corinthians 6:9, Revelation 21:8). If Christ has paid the price for us then he has paid the price for us, stop trying to add to his work. What, can your works even begin to match what a great work he has wrought for us? Paul further goes on to say that we are not to use our liberty and freedom in Christ to live in the flesh. Let us have a look at some of these works of the flesh and let us see if not keeping the Sabbath, eating pork and not wearing a head scarf(for the ladies)are included in these works. Galations 5:19-21 reads:
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Didn’t seem to see them anywhere in there. Perhaps keeping the Sabbath, not eating pork and wearing a head scarf( for women) may be included in what Paul describes as the fruits of the Spirit. Galations 5:22-23 reads:
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Not in there either. If they were relevant to our time, wouldn’t the man who was at one stage a top Pharisee and who knew the law inside out have put them there for us to note?
Remember Galations 5:18 reads:
5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
I am not under the law and thus do not have to keep it because I choose to walk in the Spirit and be led by the Spirit, or I at least try my best to. I also walk in the faith that Christ has redeemed me through his blood and because of this I have attained to a level of righteousness worthy to stand before the Most High. So, I do not need to keep a Sabbath or any other holy day and I can choose to eat pork if I so wish.
Herein lies the root problem. Man just cannot take the word of the Most High for what it actually says. He always feels the need to “help God out” and this is what will send most folks into condemnation. If Christ has done the complete work then it does not require you adding anything else thereto. Remember how Paul described in Romans 11:20 how our forefathers as branches were broken off the olive tree because of their unbelief. Let us not make the same mistakes.
Paul referred to the law as a school master and acknowledged that until faith came we were indeed shut up under the law and subject to it and it was also used to bring us to Christ who is faith. He then clearly goes on to say that since faith is come, we are no longer under the school master, in other words we are no longer under the law(Galations 3:23-25). I cannot see why so many of our people cannot read this and put 2 and 2 together. Again, yes I will “do the Paul” and I will reference anybody else who is speaking to my time in history. Besides, who can tell me who I should and shouldn’t reference?
In concluding this matter let us read about how Christ narrowed down the whole law to just 2 instructions when questioned by a Pharisee. Matthew 22:36-40 reads:
22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Two commandments? Remember when Christ said to his disciples that if they loved him that they were to keep his commandments? His commandments are contained within Matthew 5, 6 and 7. Yet here they are summed up and condensed into just 2 commandments. Christ was correct when he stated that his yoke is light. Later on Paul goes on to condense these two into just one. Galations 5:14 reads:
5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
This has now been made even easier for you. However, there is a law that we are to follow in order to maintain righteousness unto the Most High. Romans 3:19-28 reads:
3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
For those of you who are still desperate to keep some sort of law and entangle yourselves with the yoke of bondage, the law you are to keep has been given to you in the 27th verse, the law of FAITH.
Trust that the Most High as started and will finish the work which he began. As it is written in Hebrews 12:2, Christ is the author and finisher of our faith, not Moses. The 28th verse again repeats the same message we have been reading throughout the scriptures, that we are justified through faith in Christ and not in the law. So, feel free to wear all the head scarfs, keep all the Sabbaths, not eat any pork, prawns, lobsters, crabs, keep the passovers etc, it is your FAITH that will save you in this time, not these carnal works of the law.
Let us also not forget that Paul presented this doctrine that had been given to him to the founding disciples for scrutiny and verification and they added nothing to it, in fact they encouraged him to continue in his mission, reaching out to the Jew first and also the Gentile, though Paul was an apostle mainly to the Gentiles(Galations 2:6-9). Yet some people seem who have a grudge against Paul for preaching liberty and not bondage fail to note that Paul doctrine wasn’t even taught to him by men, it was received directly from Christ himself. Galations 1:11-12 reads:
1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
So, even Paul is showing us that this is a dotrine from Christ himself and not from men, so the Israelite groups who have a problem with the doctrine Paul preached should really be taking up their issues and concerns with Christ himself. However, why even stop there, let us go even further. What did Christ himself have to say about his doctrine? John 7:16-17 reads:
7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
Not mine, but his that sent me?? So, even what Christ taught Paul was not from himself but from the Father. I hope those Israelite groups who have beef with Paul because he doesn’t conform to their “going back to the law” teachings can clearly see the origin of this doctrine and will take it up with the original source(The Most High)and not continue to shoot down the messengers. Yet even in Paul’s time, he had huge clashes with those still teaching that salvation came via works through the law of Moses. Acts 15:1-2 reads:
15:1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
Paul today would have clashed with many of the Israelite groups out there preaching this “return to the law/old covenant” doctrine. The majority of groups teach this, I have only come across maybe 2 groups in 2 years that have preached salvation through faith. Again, you cannot have it both ways, you cannot say that Christ has died for your sins and redeemed you through his blood but then straight after put his sacrifice to waste by returning to the old covenant seeing that through his death Christ has set up a new a better covenant/testament.
Remember what I stated in my blog entitled Institutional Church Rhetoric Part 2, that anytime people are pressuring you to conform to one set of rules, that you are to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. The Spirit deals with people individually, we are not all called to do the same thing. It seems no sooner have we removed the heavy yoke of bondage that was thrown upon us by the institutional church beast that there are others waiting in the wings to weight us down with more unnecessary rules and regulations from a different corner. Remember in this time of mass deception, we are to be aware of ALL people and test ALL doctrines, including those of the groups that have brought us the truth of who we are as a people. No man/woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and that includes me. It is your duty to even put what I am saying through the fire and see if it emerges undamaged or complete wrecked. I am trying my hardest to bring accuracy and truth to those seeking it, but even I am not infallible. Never forget to verify any information you receive, as we all can and do sometimes make mistakes.
The reality of the situation is that most of the Hebrew Israelite groups for teaching that we must return to the ways of the old testament are heading straight for the lake of fire for rendering the death of Christ as a waste, by not trusting in the newer and better covenant that he has established which requires us to believe on him as he has already carried out and finished the works that were required, for us, by constantly returning back to the ordinances of the law given down to Moses and by also teaching this error to others despite blatantly being shown an opposite position under the death of Christ. The Most High does not take the death of his Son lightly and certainly will deal harshly with people who tread his Son’s death under their feet. This includes Israelites who do not want to read the scriptures as they ought to be read and teach correctly the way of salvation through FAITH and not through the works of the Law. In their zealousness to show us that the church has been lying to us(which is true), they have resurrected an old covenant that is redundant and void and persuaded many that despite the scriptures clearly showing us that in our time salvation and righteousness comes via faith in Ahayah through Christ, for some unknown reason we must return back to the old covenant and dispose of the new covenant Christ forged through sweat, blood and tears down the toilet. I for one have not fallen for this monumental error of teaching and I pray others will also see this old covenant doctrine for what it truly is, a transparent, unmistakable doctrine of devils designed to bring people back under a yoke of bondage.
Recently I heard a presentation in which it was mentioned that Christ was sent by the Father to “refine” the old covernant. Is this true? Or was Christ sent by the Father to establish a complete new covernant, unlike the one of old? Let us read the declaration that the Most High made to the prophet Jeremiah concerning this issue in order to answer this question. Jeremiah 31:31-32 reads:
31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make A NEW COVERNANT with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
31:32 NOT according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
These two scriptures put this “refinement” theory to rest, out the mouth of the Most High himself, a NEW covenant but NOT according to the covenant our fore fathers received exiting Egypt which was the covenant given to them by Moses ie the old covenant. Also it is common sense that the Most High would not give us an altered version of the same old covenant that our fore fathers couldn’t even keep themselves. As the Most High stated in the latter part of verse 32, “which my covenant they brake”. It cannot be expressed enough that we as Hebrews living in a post Christ era are under a covenant based upon faith and no longer upon the works of the law. The works of the law will no longer help you, you cannot work your way into heaven and the new kingdom so stop trying if you are attempting to and start walking by faith and believe as you have been instructed to do under the new covenant Christ has forged, it is much easier. Always remember that Christ stated that his yoke was light. Returning back to the old covenant is NOT a light yoke.
The Deprogramming And Decontamination Process Continues
Blessings In The Most High Our Heavenly Father