The Israeli Messianic Body needs to get its focus off of the great problems of the world, the COVID-19 virus, the experimental vaccines, the One World Government agendas, and get their focus onto Yeshua, our Savior and Lord and Healer. Read Luke 10:19; Mark 16:15-18; Psalm 121:7; Psalm 91:5, 6, 10. Then we will be able to see a lot more clearly what has always been on God’s heart here in Israel, the Salvation of our Jewish and Arab peoples.
We must not get divided or distracted from God’s assignment.
The Authority of God’s written Word is the real issue that has constantly been under attack. For as believers in Messiah, we need to obey Yeshua’s commands, which are to love one another, to forgive and pray for one another, and not to judge each other.
The written Word of God was first spoken to Israel by God from the top of Mount Sinai, and then written down by Moses.
But after Moses and Joshua died, the people of Israel after living in God’s promised land, almost continually failed to keep God’s commands given to them in God’s written Word.
Why did God give Israel a New Covenant?
It is of most importance to understand the reasons why God first announced through His prophet Jeremiah, out of His great love and mercy for Israel, why God was making a New Covenant with both the house of Israel and the house of Judah. He told them that this was because His Israeli people had broken God’s Covenant many times which He had made with them at Mount Sinai. God announced this before He was forced to cast Israel out from His land because of their great disobedience to Him and His commands.
Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a New Covenant 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 lead them out of the land of Egypt, My Covenant which they broke (made at Mount Sinai), though I was a Master to them, says the LORD. 31:33 But this is the Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My Torah in their minds, and write (My words) it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 31:34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
This New Covenant had to be ratified with blood, just as God’s first Covenant given to Israel at Mount Sinai was also ratified with blood. Exodus 24:6-8 But since this New Covenant was to be so very different from the Covenant made with Israel at Mount Sinai, whose blood would be used to ratify this Covenant? For it was announced ahead of time that not only would God’s Torah now be written within us, putting this Torah on our mind and also writing it on our heart, but also that our iniquities would now be forgiven, and our sins would be remembered no more.
This New Covenant had to be ratified by God by using sinless blood. Whose? Whose Blood would be used for our Atonement? Only the sinless Blood of the perfect Lamb of God, the only begotten Son of God, God’s Son Yeshua, which God had prophesied repeatedly in His Word in the Tanakh in many places!
Read Genessis 22:8 And Abraham said (to his son Isaac), “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.”
This was announced in Deuteronomy 32:43, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; for He will avenge the blood of His servants, and render vengeance to His adversaries; He will provide Atonement (through Messiah’s Blood) for His land and His people.”
Isaiah 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes (Blood) we are Healed! 53:11 By His knowledge My Righteous Servant (Yeshua) shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.
For the earth had been given by God to man, so therefore only a perfect sinless Man could redeem both the sins of mankind and also the sins of the earth itself. Yeshua came to earth through the virgin Miriam as both the Son of Man and also as the Son of God. But only as the Son of Man could Yeshua offer Himself on the tree for the sins of all mankind, and also for the sins of the whole earth. Then once people were ‘born again’ and saved by the Holy Spirit, through repentance and by accepting Yeshua as their Messiah and Savior and Lord, then their calling from God would be to help save the rest of mankind, starting first with the Jewish people of Israel.
Yeshua’s sinless Blood was the price paid by God for the sins of all humanity! God had prophesied about His Son being our Messiah and Savior in more than 225 Messianic Scriptures in the Torah and the Tanakh. His Son would die on a tree (Deuteronomy 21:22, 23) taking our place for all of our sins. Read all of Isaiah 53:1-12; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Isaiah 7:13, 14; Jeremiah 33:14-24; Micah 5:2, 4; Zechariah 12:10, Proverbs 30:4, and many other Scriptures.
Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”
Yeshua, the Word of God became flesh, born into the earth to fulfill God’s written Word. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of Grace and Truth.
Matthew 5:17, 18 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the Torah till all is fulfilled.”
Matthew 24:32-35 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors! “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away!”
1 John 5:5-8 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Yeshua is the Son of God? This is He who came by water and blood, Yeshua the Messiah; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is Truth. For there are three that bear witness in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Holy Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
Yeshua spoke many times warning the lost Israeli religious Jews:
John 5:39-40 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have Eternal Life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have Life!”
John 8:21.23-24 Then Yeshua said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come.” And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins!”
John 17:3 “And this is Eternal Life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Yeshua the Messiah whom You have sent. 17:6 I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your Word. 17:8 For I have given to them the Words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. 17:14 I have given them Your Word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17:17 Sanctify them by Your Truth. Your Word is Truth!
Matthew 23:8 But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Messiah, and you are all brethren.”
The Orthodox religious Jews believe their oral Torah is divine, first given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai. But this cannot be proven! It would have been a lot more honest for the Orthodox Jews to never have said that their oral traditions came from Moses. Their oral traditions were the customs, teachings and opinions of the Jewish rabbi’s and sages and Torah scholars handed down throughout the centuries. These were only first written down by Rabbi Judah Hanasi, as the Talmud and the Mishna (oral Torah), about 200 years after Yeshua had been crucified and Risen.
20 Scriptures, 12 written by Moses in the Torah (the five books of Moses) and 8 from the Tanakh (the other books of the Jewish Hebrew Holy Scriptures) prove by God’s written Words that God never gave to Moses at Mount Sinai or anywhere else a separate divine oral Torah, a set of instructions different from God’s written Words. Because to have done so would have been in direct violation of God’s written Words given to Moses at Mount Sinai.
The Orthodox religious Jews have taught for almost 2000 years that there were two separate Torahs given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai, one a divine written Torah and the other a divine oral Torah. But the Word of the written Torah in at least twelve places written by Moses, and also in eight places written in the Tanakh by the prophets specifically forbids using any other teaching. This can be proven by reading God’s commands given repeatedly by Moses, and also by other prophets in the written Words of the Scriptures.
Here are those 20 Scripture references, proving that there never could have been an oral Torah given by God to Moses. Exodus 24:3, 4; Exodus 34:27; Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 8:2, 3; Deuteronomy 12:26-32; Deuteronomy 17:18-20; Deuteronomy 28:1, 2, 15, 58-61; Deuteromony 30:8-20; Deuteronomy 31:10-13; Deuteronomy 31:24-29; Deuteronomy 32:43-47; Joshua 1:1, 2, 8; Joshua 8:34, 35; Joshua 23:6; Proverbs 30:6; Isaiah 59:21; 1st Chronicles 15:13-15; 2nd Kings 22:3, 8-13; 2nd Kings 23:11-3; and in Nehemiah 8:1-10, when the Jews returned from Babylon.
This Author’s Conclusions
Sadly to say, the Orthodox Jews have put their major focus on their oral Torah, the Talmud and the Mishna, honoring it even above the written Words of God, by believing this was given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai. This great deception has brought not only Orthodox Judaism but also the whole nation of Israel and almost all of Judaism into very great idolatry and has also caused Israel’s Greatest Sin. They don’t believe their own God, the God of Israel, became their Messiah and Savior, taking their place as the Son of Man, and saving them from all their sins by dying for them on a Roman cross in Jerusalem almost 2000 years ago. But there are over 225 Messianic Scripture verses in the Torah and Tanakh showing these Truths about Yeshua being our Messiah and Savior and Lord.
One of the main reasons Israel has broken God’s Covenant with them is because of the traditions of men, which they hold even above the commandments of God. Yeshua saw what would be coming when He spoke this about the scribes and Pharisees.
Mark 7:6-9,13 He (Yeshua) answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. and in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men …” He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition making the Word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down.”