The question you must ask yourself is "Do You Love Yahweh". In Yehshua's time He was ask the following by a lawyer: Matthew 22:35-38 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus (or His Hebrew name being Yehshua) said to him, “‘You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.’”
How would you define your love for God, by going to church every Sunday or just be good to everybody or just reading your bible every now and again or praying and fasting? Let's look into the Bible to see how should we love our God, the Bible gives us examples of how we should love our God:
John 14:15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.
John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” Remember Yahshua said the word He speaks is not His own but comes from His Father, so His commandment is the same as His Father's commandments: Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Joh 14:10
John 14:23-24 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
John 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. Jesus is keeping the Law of Yahweh.
1st John 2:4-5 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this, we know that we are in Him.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of Yahweh, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome
2 John 1:6 This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
It should be obvious now what it means to love Yahweh by keeping His commandments and not just the ones we choose but all which we have heard from the beginning. If we are not keeping His commandments we do not Love Him, it is as simple as that, regardless of the loving things we might say about Him or to Him in public or in private. This is very serious and we should consider what is said in the books of John and not disregard it. Who knows, but you might stand one day before Him, and I believe it is very soon, and He might say to you "I don't know you". What then? It is our obedience to His commandments and His Word that defines our love for Him. It is not our church doctrine or what our preacher is saying but what the Word of Yahweh says. We must follow Yahshua and not our church or preachers.
Your good deeds, loving words, or good intentions is not going to count, but if you listen and obey, just notice what Jesus said to the Pharisees:
These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me
Your pastor might refer to Yahweh's commandments as a scary unwarranted checklist of do's and don'ts, and Instead, we are sometimes told, we should focus on grace, and His love for us. Well, by downplaying the commandments, we are in fact DOWNPLAYING the LOVE of God!. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1 Jo 5:3. Keeping Yahweh's commandments is simply our love to Him and to others, which we have already Scripturally established. It is the greatest commandment to love Yahweh with all of our heart, soul, and mind …and loving Yahweh is actually defined by the Bible as keeping all of Yahweh’s commandments, then perhaps there is only one thing left to say: Ecclesiastes 12:13 "Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear Yahweh and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."
Of cause keeping the law of Yahweh is not saving us, we are saved by grace, this is the love Yahweh has for us. In return, we should love to obey Yahweh and keep his commandment which is actually the same as His Word. Yahshua considers the Word of Yahweh as the Law: Mark 7:8-13 You have let go of the commands of Yahweh and are holding on to the traditions of men.” And he said to them: “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of Yahweh in order to observe your own traditions! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’ But you say that if a man says to his father or mother: ‘Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is Corban’ (that is, a gift devoted to God), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. Thus you nullify the word of Yahweh by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.” The Word of Yahweh is not a separate person no it is His Law, plan and will, etc for His people only.
Our faith is in the Word of Yahweh, thus the obedience we are called to is of the Word of Yahweh. Please note that in Paul’s introduction he clearly states that in our faith we are to be obedient. It is the obedience that is of our faith. Also note that this obedience does not replace grace, but it is grace that gives us the desire to be obedient to the faith. Romans 1:6 “…through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations…” Paul declares that some know the righteous ways, yet practice ways contrary to Yahweh’s Torah. In addition, they allow others who may not know or have the law to continue being lawless...thus Paul continues about the wrath coming to both groups. Romans 2:12-13 “For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.”
Though we are saved by grace, it is the doers of the law who will be justified and will be righteous before Yahweh, not because of their works, or because they have kept or keep the law of Yahweh perfectly, but because they believe the Word of Yahweh to be the truth and thus they want to do the law of God.
Let us examine one verse where believers might say we are not under the law anymore but under grace. Romans 6:12-14 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness(lawlessness), but present yourselves to Yahweh as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to Yahweh as instruments for righteousness(law keepers). For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. You will notice that Paul said, "sin will have no dominion over you" Which means that at one time in our lives, sin did have dominion over us. Meaning at one time we were under sin. This is where believers are making the error, too many make the error that Paul’s first half of the sentence is about one thing, and the second half is about another thing. How many have heard the phrase in Biblical hermeneutics…context, context, context? Context is everything, If you just going to pluck out a verse or a part of a sentence then you going to start wrongly, and if you start wrongly you will end up wrongly. If you think about this for a moment…something about this law, that we are not under, actually relates to sin having no dominion over us. You would think this would be easy to figure out, but doctrinal bias is EXTREMELY hard to overcome in one’s mind.
If you think about it…What if Paul actually was referring to not being under the Law of God in Romans 6:14…Did Paul mean that we are not under the law of Yahweh because we are not under sin? If it is the law of Yahweh or Torah that is no longer over us, then that would mean that Paul is equating the law of Yahweh to be sin. Now, is the law of Yahweh sin? You see the problem, surely no one would consider the Law of Yahweh to be sin, however, that is EXACTLY what Romans 6:14 actually implies when you read it…if one misunderstands the context of course…But only if the law Paul is mentioning is the Law of Yahweh. You see the possible confusion, Paul appears rather used to being taken out of context. He actually asks this question in the very next chapter. Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.” So you can see it is by the law of Yahweh that we define sin. The Bible instructs us that breaking the law of Yahweh is sin.
There are many scripture believers won't understand correctly, if you not going to study Paul properly. For those who want to study Paul and to see how Paul is explaining the Law of Yahweh - please click on this link, it will take you to a website with more video's and Pdf files to study Paul. You can also download the following files. 1. Do You Love Yahweh? 2. Pauline Paradox-Romans Please note: we do not agree upon everything "119ministery" is believing but what they say about Yahweh's law is correct.
There is a new covenant made only for Israel not with other nations (Jer 31:30) (Jer 31:31 [BerBibPeter]) Behold, the days are coming, declares the Yahweh, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. (Jer 31:32 ) It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Yahweh. (Jer 31:33 ) “But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares Yahweh. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people.
This reveals to us that Yahweh's spirit will dwell within us Yahshua, through the Spirit, will lead us to obey the law differently than Moses did. The inner voice must be obeyed and followed in its guidance. The law of Yahshua. (Gal 5:18) But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Only those who are led by the Spirit are sons, (Rom 8:14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, they are the sons of God. Please listen to the next video, Kel is explaining it very plain and simple to understand.
Should Believers Still Obey The Law
Anyone who look at this present world with a spiritual eye can see the world become more and more lawless. Here in South Africa, it is daily noticeable how people become more and more lawless. It is scary we just had the biggest looting in world history during July 2021. The world is preparing for the lawless one to come, and it seems everyone is welcoming it. If they can just be lawless then they are happy, but that will dramatically change in the future nor far off.