Most of us, when we think of The Law, we think of this
massive, restrictive, complicated set of detail “Laws” that if you misstep in Obedience
to the smallest “letter” … you are damned by an unloving vengeful “God” who is
just waiting for you to slip up! In reality, The Law is not that “scary” after
all, and not too difficult to keep.
10 if you Obey Yahuah
your Elohim to keep His Commandments and His statutes which are written in this
book of the Law, if you turn to Yahuah your Elohim with all your heart and
this Commandment which I Command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. 12 "It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who
will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may
We see Yahuah Himself admit, it is not out of our reach and
it is pretty much common sense. What has made The Law this big scary thing is
religion! Man, got ahold of The Law, brought us under condemnation to other’s
personal interpretation of it, forced their view of it on everyone outside of a
personal relationship with Yahuah. This is a carnal approach to a Spiritual Law
and brought us under the fear of DEATH for disobedience. We have the Jewish
Rabbis using The Law as a set of impossible legalistic “laws” that only “they”
could keep, elevating themselves above everyone else using The Law, as a way to
control the people through fear and condemnation.
The Law of Yahuah is much like our US Constitution. Most of
it is common sense, and you naturally do not violate many (most) of the
instruction in The Law. Only outlaws, criminals, and the insane would break this
common sense instruction. We don’t walk around in fear of the US Constitution,
thinking at any minute we are going to break a Law and be kicked out of the USA
and denied citizenship! Why then, do we constantly fear The Law of Yahuah, as
if at any minute, we are going to be booted out of the Kingdom and denied
sonship? In fact, in the US there are literally hundreds of thousands of
“Laws”. There are over 20,000 Laws just governing gun ownership and use! Compare
that to the few hundred Laws of Yahuah and you get the point. If you can obey
the US Constitution, stay out of jail, and remain a citizen in good standing…
then surely you can obey The Laws of Yahuah and remain a citizen in good
standing in the Kingdom!
In reality, The Laws of Yahuah are not “Laws” they are
simply ‘instructions’ that pertain to how to live our life, how we love our
Father, and how we love our neighbor. Each of us are to “seek out our Salvation
with fear and trembling”, meaning we are to go to The Law and seek to
understand it ourselves. That process is guided by the Ruach (Breath of Yahuah)
and the understanding and application of The Law is personal. It may even vary
from one child to another; depending on the context of the personal
relationship with the Father. Yahuah desires a personal relationship with
each of us, and the application of these instructions are going to be very
personal within that context. This is not a universal one size fits all
interpretation, because The Law is Spiritually Appraised by each individual
child of Yahuah to discern “intent”.
Sha’ul the Apostle makes this point very clear in Romans
Chapter 14. (I will get into that chapter in detail later in this book). Below
Sha’ul makes this point, that each relationship with our Father is PERSONAL,
and we are not given the authority to judge another, or impose our own personal
interpretations on anyone else.
4 Who are you to judge someone else’s
servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for
Yahuah is able to make them stand.
We see this prophesied that each one of us will know Yahuah
within a personal relationship. The days of Yahuah existing out of our reach
behind the veil ended when our High Priest made his sacrifice. Now each of us
have direct access to The Creator with a Spirit of Sonship that cries out Abba
Father! Below Sha’ul quotes Jeremiah 31, concerning The Yahushaic Covenant:
…10 This is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel after those days,
says Yahuah. I will put My Laws in their minds, and inscribe them on their
hearts. And I will be their Elohim, and they will be My people. 11 No longer
will each one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know Yahuah, because
they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I will
forgive their iniquities, and remember their sins no more.”
This is the ultimate destiny, The Kingdom of Yahuah. This is
where we “should be” at this point, as that Kingdom is upon us now! We all
should be in a personal relationship with our Father, seeking out our Salvation
personally, studying His Instructions, listening to the Ruach for personal
guidance, and applying our own understanding to our own lives. And NO ONE
should be judging anyone else by The Law, because within that personal
relationship, Yahuah has extended personal Liberty on a case by case basis and
forgiven our sins and remembers them no more. So, who are we to judge another’s
servant! We are not privy to that personal relationship of another and simply
it is none of our business!
In this book, I have no intention of telling anyone how
to obey The Law or try and explain each Law or bring anyone under condemnation
to any part of The Law.
My goal here it to help us “approach The Law” from the proper
standpoint, so that we each can be effective in our relationship with our
The definition of Love is that it is not selfish nor
self-serving. Love can only be expressed through giving of yourself to others. Love
motivates us to please and fulfill the needs of others. We are restricted in
true love by empathy.
Every action, in love, is first subject to “how will my
actions make others feel”. We are to “do unto others, as we would have them do
unto us”. In other words, we are to put ourselves in the shoes of everyone our
action will affect, and consider their feelings BEFORE we act. If our
actions hurt anyone else, then love motivates us to restrain ourselves because
our needs are not to be put before others. That is love.
Empathy, in this way, fulfills the second half of the Ten (10)
Commandments. We don’t want people stealing our stuff, so don’t go around
stealing others stuff. We would be crushed if another man had sex with our wife,
so don’t go around pleasing your own desires having sex with another man’s
wife. We rather enjoy this life, and would not appreciate someone else taking
it from us, so don’t go around killing everyone else to satisfy your own
desires. Think before you act, and make your actions a gift to all those around
you, and be a blessing to all. When others think of you, they should smile. When
you walk in a room, the room should light up! That is love and the effect of a
loving person has in this life. A person filled with true love will display the
Fruits of the Spirit.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23gentleness
and self-control. Against such things there is no Law.
Why does it say “against such things there is no Law”? Because
a person who displays this fruit, is truly a child of Yahuah, and there is no
“Law” by which they can be condemned. Love conquers ALL.
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of Angels, but do not have love,
I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If
I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all Knowledge, and
if I have a Faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give
over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain
4 Love is
patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with
the truth. 7 It always protects, always
trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails….13 And
now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is
With that… in this book, we are going to take a journey into
the Mind of Yahuah, in love, and come to an understanding of His Righteous
The content of The Law is spread among the books of Exodus,
Leviticus, and Numbers. It is then reiterated (and added to) in Deuteronomy
(deutero-nomy is Latinized Greek for "Second reading of The Law"). The
Law is categorized as follows:
The Commandments - the Ten Commandments
Moral laws - on murder, theft, honesty, adultery,
Social laws - on property, inheritance, marriage
Food laws - on what is clean (intended as food) and
unclean (unhealthy and not intended for food), on cooking and storing food. This
was necessary early in humanities development for lack of “science” and history
to know these things from experience.
Purity laws - on menstruation, seminal emissions,
skin disease and mildew, etc. The Laws were necessary at an early stage of
human development for lack of running water, electricity, and sanitation.
Ordinances or Ordained “Times” and Festivals –
Weekly Sabbath, Passover, Feast of First Fruits, Feast of Weeks, Feast of
Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles. These are Eternal
ordinances as they celebrate The Plan of Salvation and define the role of The
Messiah AND the role of The Bride.
Instructions for Proselytes and the Noahide Laws. –
Laws that apply to anyone not in covenant with Yahuah through Yahusha. The do
NOT apply to the “Gentile” converts. Anyone who is in the family of Yahuah are
subject to the entire Law; Gentiles and Jews.
Sacrifices and offerings - the sin offering, burnt
offering, whole offering, heave offering, Passover sacrifice, meal offering,
wave offering, peace offering, drink offering, thank offering, dough offering,
incense offering, red heifer, scapegoat, first fruits, etc. These are types and
shadows, physical training aids to understand Spiritual Truths.
Laws of the Priesthood - Instructions for the
Priesthood and the High Priest including tithes.
Laws pertaining to The Tabernacle - Instructions
regarding the Tabernacle, and which were later applied to the Temple in
Jerusalem, including those concerning the Holy of Holies containing the Ark of
the Covenant (in which were the tablets of Ten (10) Commandments, Aaron's rod
and the manna). Instructions and for the construction of various Altars.
Laws pertaining to Kings - Forward looking,
instructions for the time when Israel would demand a king that provided insight
The first step in understanding The Law and our responsibility to it, is to
understand why Yahuah separated out the big 10! The basic nature of the
Creator, Yahuah, is love. The fundamental characteristic that defines those
chosen of Yahuah, to partake in His Divine Family, is love. “The
Law” (Torah/Instructions) is a broad term for very specific classifications of
Commands (Required obedience for Eternal life)
– Ten (10) Commandments
Laws (instructions of how to live with each
other and behave in covenant) – Laws of ritual purity, sacrifices,
diet, judgment, community, government, etc.
Ordinances (Rehearsals of the Plan of Salvation)
– Sabbaths/Ordained Times/Festivals
Death Decrees – the penalty for disobedience.
The Law is jurisdictional, not every Law applies to everyone as we discussed
earlier. Some are specific to women, some to men, some to slaves, some to slave
owners, some to priests, others to judges, and kings. There are Laws that have
no bearing on your status as His child (such as the dietary laws… which are for
good health), others that teach us of The Plan of Salvation (Ordained Times),
and Laws that have been transposed to serve Yahusha as High Priest (sacrificial
laws). There are instructions only, not laws, that come with no penalty for
disobedience, and there are hard and fast commands that carry the death
1 John 5
16 If anyone sees his brother committing a
sin not leading to death, he should ask Yahuah, who will give life to those who
commit this kind of sin. There is a sin that leads to death; I am not saying he
should ask regarding that sin. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, yet there is sin
that does not lead to death.…
Those that apply to all mankind are summarized in the Ten (10) Commandments
and these are “sins unto death” i.e. Spiritual Death. If you do not obey the
big 10, you are not going to inherit Eternal Life! These are the vital Commandments
that each child of Yahuah must “have written on their heart” or rather have a
loving heart toward. These Ten (10) show that we truly have the same character
as Yahuah, as we demonstrate our love for Him (first 5) and our love for others
The Ark of the Covenant was a physical shadow of each
of His children. Together, the family of Yahuah is His Temple. His Altar is our
hearts. For more information on the transposition of the Ark, Altar, and Temple
see my book, The Kingdom.
The Ten (10) Commandments are the Laws written on the fleshly tablets of our
heart, that is why the Ten (10) Commandments alone were put “inside” the Ark (as
a physical to Spiritual Parallel of the coming Yahushaic Covenant). We, in The
Yahushaic Covenant, are living fulfillments of The Ark of the Covenant. When we read “keeping His Commandments” in the New Testament,
that phrase is almost always referring to the Ten (10) Commandments. Like I
said; they are the Commands that have jurisdiction over every man, woman, and
child: These Commands are vital to inheriting Eternal Life.
18 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying,
“Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit Eternal life?” 19 So Yahusha said to
him, “Why do you call me good (Yahusha was again
denying Incarnation)? No one (including me)
is good but (the) One (God),
that is, Yahuah (Yahusha is declaring The Shema again John
17:3). 20 You know (to keep) the
(the Ten) Commandments: ‘Do not commit
adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor
your father and your mother.’ (the Ten Commandments)”
The Apostle Sha’ul also mentions the Ten Commandments
exclusively. Sha’ul confirms that the “Law of Love” is a summary of the Ten
Commandments. There is no such stated “Law” in Scripture as “the Law of Love”,
it is a Divine truth derived from The Commandments:
8 Owe no
one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled
The Law (the first 5 Commandments are how to love Yahuah,
the second 5 are how to love your neighbor). 9 For the (last 5)
Commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You
shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other Commandment, are all
summed up in this saying, namely, “You
shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore,
love is the fulfillment of The Law.
At the end of the 6,000-year period of The Plan of Salvation, it is
prophesied that “love will wax cold”. This is because mankind will not have a
loving heart toward Yahuah or others (no empathy). They will deny the intent of
The Law, judge others by the letter of The Law, and abuse His Torah and their
neighbor in self-righteous hypocritical condemnation hidden as “judgment”. This
is wickedness in its most pure form, abusing the Righteousness of Yahuah.
Those who endure in love in this environment until the very end will be
saved. Only those who display this type of love will be saved, because love is
the foundation of the family of Yahuah, and the character within us that
demonstrates we are His chosen few.
…11 and many false prophets will arise and
mislead many. 12 Because of the multiplication of wickedness (self-centeredness, love of “self”), the love of most
will grow cold. 13 But the one who perseveres (in love)
to the end will be saved.
2 Timothy 3
1 But understand this: In the last days,
terrible times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of
money, boastful, arrogant, abusive (in judgment),
disobedient to their parents (Elders),
ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving (in their
condemnation of others), slanderous (secretly
attacking other’s character), without self-control, brutal (in their attacks), without love of good, 4 treacherous,
rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Yahuah— 5 having a
form of godliness (Religion/Letter of the Law)
but denying its power (Spiritual Intent). Have
nothing to do with such people
When this coldness comes to consume this Earth (I believe we are at this
point) the Spiritual Ark of the Covenant Law (containing the Ten Commandments)
is brought forth, opened, and judgment pronounced over all mankind using this
loving foundation (Ten Commandments) as the standard of judgment:
5 After this I looked, and I saw in heaven
the Temple—that is, the Ark of the Covenant Law—and it was opened. 6 Out of the
Temple came the seven Angels with the seven plagues.
Yahuah’s wrath is poured out, and those who “don’t have a loving heart” are
destroyed. Being in covenant with Yahuah begins with love, is defined by the Ten
Commandments, and displayed outwardly to others in the form of the Fruits of
the Spirit as I pointed out earlier.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and
self-control. Against such things there is no Law.
These are the ONLY things we have the authority to judge in another! If a
person displays this fruit, THERE IS NO LAW by which they can be judged, they
are found Righteous in the eyes of Yahuah.
We are Commanded never to judge another’s servant,
because keeping The Torah as a whole is a personal journey within the context
of a personal relationship with Yahuah. We are forbidden from inserting
ourselves into that personal relationship, and imposing our own will
(understanding of His Law) on another.
Within that personal relationship, Yahuah grants “Liberty” on a case by case
basis depending on circumstance and the maturity level of the child. We are
only given the authority to approach another if they have “sinned against
us” i.e. broken one of the last 5 Commandments, and we personally were
their victim. Nowhere are we given the authority to impose ourselves into their
personal walk with Yahuah, and certainly not publicly condemn others with the
“intent” to harm their reputation in the process. We are instructed not to
“judge”, period, unless we were appointed a judge by Yahuah, as being a Righteous
Judge is an appointed position, reserved for the most mature among us... the
Elder who has walked The Torah in obedience to the letter long enough to
The true appointed judge never judges anyone
out of turn, then the "judgment' never comes in the form of self-righteous
condemnation, but always in the form of loving instruction, to build the
offender back up in love to restore the body Temple of Yahuah to health.
Yahuah does not give out such a thing as "super human discernment",
whereby He allows intimate details of His personal relationships to be known by
others. That is a demonic spirit, and it has overtaken many who claim they can
"discern" personal details about people without ever having met them.
I know firsthand that every man/woman who has claimed such power over me has
spoken nothing but lies. It is a lying spirit within them. Being in a personal
relationship with Yahuah is like attorney/client or doctor/patient privilege. Yahuah
doesn’t betray our trust, and go behind our back and “tell another” personal
details via some strange “Spirit of Discernment”. That is gossip and He would
never engage in that behavior, as it is against His Own Law. The ONLY thing we
have the authority to “pass judgment” on another, is by the Fruits of their
Spirit. Do they “demonstrate love” or not? We can only approach another if they
have “sinned against us”. We do not have the authority to call them out or even
approach them for “sinning against Yahuah”.
15 If your brother sins against you (by breaking one of the last five (5) Commandments),
go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother
over. 16 But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that
‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’…
Who are you to judge someone else's servant?
To their own master, servants stand or fall (based on
personal liberty). And they will stand, for Yahuah is able to make them
stand (granting liberty within a personal relationship).
Yet what do we all do? We go about seeking whom we may
devour with our judgment, judging every one else by His Law when we are
forbidden to abuse judgment and His Law in that way.
Some of the most unloving people I have ever met, are those who go about
judging and bringing condemnation down on others for “their understanding of
The Torah” … Yes, they use the proper names, yes they keep the Feasts, and so
forth… but their fruit is evil, vindictive, judgmental, divisive,
condemning, unloving as they are “holier than thou” putting themselves
up on a self-made pedestal by beating others down with The Torah.
They believe being “set apart” is defined by physical appearance or
knowledge of The Torah, or the use of Hebrew words, and the avoidance of
English words and so forth. They have missed the entire point of The Yahushaic
Covenant, and demonstrate they do not know the Father in how they judge others
who are His servants, NOT theirs.
I don’t care if they are perfect in obedience to The Torah, if they don’t
have “love” and display it… they are NOT the Children of Yahuah! Those who
troll other’s Facebook page throwing stones, judging and condemning and
gossiping about others ARE NOT children of Yahuah. They are self-righteous
hypocrites and TARES, and you know them instantly as they are the ones who
appoint themselves “judges” over The Law.
You want to know who isn't a child of Yahuah? Anyone who passes judgment! No
true son/daughter of Yahuah would ever cross that line... ever.
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one
another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks
against the Law and judges it. When you judge the Law, you are not keeping it,
but sitting in judgment on it. ---
because judgment without mercy will be
shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Do not complain, brethren, against one
another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is
standing right at the door (and it is not you).
We need to stop concerning ourselves in another’s business. Stop all the
nonsense of such non-issues as tattoos, how a person dresses, how long
or even if they have a beard, if they cover their head, are they divorced,
their past, are they NEGROES by birth, what they believe about the shape of the
Earth, etc. as that is NONE of anyone else’s business! The only thing that
matters to Yahuah is their HEART. Do they know “how to love”, everything else
is a non-issue, can be washed away with Living Water (Mikveh), and forgiven and
forgotten by Yahuah by the blood of Yahusha. But the self-righteous judge, the
gossip, the divisive one, will be utterly destroyed by the Creator, there is no
room in The Kingdom of Yahuah for that behavior.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I
will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I
The point I am making is; The Law is not this really, large, scary thing
that no one can keep. It is pretty much a very straight forward positive
way of living with those around you in harmony, staying healthy, and serving Yahuah.
You’ll find you are probably already keeping almost all
of The Law, as it has been written on your heart. You may need to only bring
your life into line with just a few Commands.
This is what “Religion” (i.e. Christianity and Judaism) doesn’t want us to
know. It just isn’t all that difficult; they bring us under condemnation
for “trying to work our way to Heaven” call us “legalistic” and
so forth. We then feel “guilty” for even glancing at The Law of Yahuah, which
is the attitude that condemns us. Or we feel totally enslaved by The Law to
keep every letter. They bring us under condemnation to “their interpretation of
the letter of The Law” as they splice it up and create human commands that “we
must obey or else”. We develop enmity toward The Law instead of loving it.
It is my deep desire that over the course of this book, the reader comes to
an understanding of the place The Law has in our lives, The Yahushaic Covenant,
and The Kingdom of Yahuah, and in the process, begin developing a deep love
for His Law.
We each must understand that the number, “613”, for the
number of Commands in The Law of Yahuah, is totally arbitrary. That is
the number given to us by Jewish Rabbis over the course of history, and they
all disagree as to the exact number. + I disagree with all of them! These
Pharisees are infamous for breaking up one Command and coming up with various
commands of their own making, called, Takkanots, or human commands, not given
or intended by Yahuah. Then they bring us under bondage to THEIR Laws, and we
do not know The Law well enough to know which are Yahuah’s Commands, and which
are made up by Rabbinical Judaism. Yahuah’s Commandments are not numbered, and
the actual number varies depending on who you’re talking to. I personally do not
see anywhere near 613 Laws. I don’t necessarily agree with how each of these
so-called “Laws” that the Jewish Rabbis have come up with, are explained or
interpreted. As you read through them and then look at the related Scripture,
you will see that the Scripture in question really has nothing to do with “The
Law” that the Rabbis came up with! This is one of the main points of contention
between The Messiah and the established Rabbinical system of his day. Humans
splicing up The Law and creating additional Laws of man… Takkanots!
For instance, Law # 123: Do not have sexual relations
with women not married by means of a marriage agreement and sanctification.
This “Law” is supposedly based on the following Law of Yahuah:
17 No Israelite
man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute.
The Law of Yahuah above has nothing
at all to do with sexual relationships outside of marriage. The Israelites
were going to Priestesses of Ba’al, in the Temple of Ba’al, and having sex with
the Priestess in idolatry to symbolize Ba’al fertilizing their land. This
Law of Yahuah is founded in idolatry not “sex outside of marriage”. You are not
in idolatry having sex with a woman of Yahuah prior to marriage, nor is she a
“Temple Prostitute”. That is a male driven “Takkanot”, like always, laying the
blame on our women.
The Law of Yahuah should
stand on its own merit, and be limited to how it is worded
and the context
maintained. Then a judgment by an elder with Spiritual Maturity should be
employed to determine Yahuah's intention behind giving the letter of the Law. It
is INTENT that Yahuah is teaching us and should be the "gold standard" in
There is a clear instruction for
sex outside of marriage (where both are unmarried, unrelated, and willing of
the opposite sex), and they totally ignore that one from
Yahuah, to bring us into bondage to their human commands.
16 And if a man
entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow
her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he
shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
And there you have it. Problem
solved, mystery understood. Just takes a little knowledge of the Torah, and the
confidence to evaluate The Law on your own outside of the traditions of men. So,
we clearly see that Fornication is very different than pre-marital sex. Fornication
is joining your body (the temple of the Holy Spirit) with a temple of another
god in a sexual act of idolatry.
The penalty for pre-marital
sex was NEVER death. It was the DOWRY!
Each of us then should try and
understand “why” that Law was given, and apply it properly to our personal life.
I would not trust nor rely on the Rabbinical views and explanations. I
certainly would not allow any other person to interpret His Law for me and
insert himself into my personal relationship with my Father.