How do we stand before GOD? DEUT 29 - 31

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PARASHIOT; “Nitsavin” (you are standing) and “VaYelech” (and he went)

DEUT 29:10-31:30………………ISAIAH 61:10-63:9…………. JOHN 16:1-17:26

We are coming up to the end of Moshe’s earthly ministry. He has walked with God’s people for 40 years and has gone through a lot with them. He received the Commandments from Elohim and taught the people HIS Word. As we remember, YHVH gave the people the Ten Commandments directly and the rest of the 603 commandments were given to the people through Moshe, yet ALL the Torah comes from Adonai. Moshe has intervened quite a few times to rescue Israel from destruction. As you remember, YHVH wanted on a few occasions destroy the whole nation because of their disobedience and unbelief, yet Moshe intervened on their behalf.

The same thing happens today when we have an advocate in Heaven who pleads our case before our Heavenly Father. Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus the Christ is that person who is our “mediator” and pleads our case and atones for our sins. As long as we have the sin nature in our bodies, we need a redeemer, a Messiah who will stand before a Holy God, who sees us as “righteous” because we have accepted HIS righteousness by faith.

Moshes starts out saying…” You stand, All of you, before YHVH your God, your chiefs, tribes, elders, officers, men, women, children, etc.…” He goes on to say “that you may enter into the covenant with YHVH your God. He is making this covenant with you today in order that “He may establish you as HIS PEOPLE!

What is this covenant which Moshe talks about? It is the first covenant established by blood, the blood of rams, bulls, goats, and sheep, the establishment of the sacrificial system which lasted many, many years. Yet about 1400 years later, Rav Shaul (Paul) writes that this covenant was changed to a “better covenant”, the “better covenant was NOT based on the blood of rams, bulls, sheep, and goats, rather based on the blood of YESHUA! The difference was that the sacrificial system continued for years, every day, day after day, and the blood of the animals only “Covered” sin for one year, and the covenant was renewed every “Yom Kippur”.
The covenant of YESHUA, however, was a “one- time deal”. His death on the cross was enough for ALL TIME. His covenant wiped away the stain of sin, it “atoned” “got rid of” the curse of sin. So, one might ask, what was the reason for the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament? They were to “point” to Yeshua’s future sacrifice for sin. The animal sacrifices “symbolized” what Yeshua would do in the future.
People were still saved by faith, the only difference was that before Calvary, people looked “forward” to the cross, and after Calvary, we look “back” towards the cross. One thing both covenants have in common; “The Blood!”

Moshe announces that “everyone” is involved and included, from the tribal chiefs to the simple water fetchers, everyone was included, and NO ONE was excluded. He goes on to say; “I am making this covenant and this oath with those who are here today and with those who are NOT here today….” Who are the ones that were NOT here! Why you and me of course! We weren’t around back then. Who knows, perhaps we were just souls in heat We are coming up to the end of Moshe’s earthly ministry. He has walked with God’s people for 40 years and has gone through a lot with them. He received the commandments from Elohim and taught the people the Word of Adonai. As we remember, YHVH gave the people the Ten Commandments directly, and the rest of the 603 commandments were given to the people through Moshe, yet ALL the Torah comes from Adonai. Moshe has intervened quite a few times to rescue Israel from destruction. Why did God want to destroy Israel? Because of disobedience and unbelief.

When Moshe mentioned “all who are not here” he had us in mind, YHVH knew that one day, we would be here and this covenant would be for us too. The “Covenant Renewed” this is our covenant, a covenant of faith which is not based on the blood of animals but on the blood of Messiah Yeshua. This “blood” covenant unites us with YHVH through Yeshua, which brings us YESHUAH (salvation).

Now, does this do away with the Torah (instruction) of Adonai? Never! In Yeshua’s own words; “I come not to abolish the Torah, but to Fulfill the Torah” (or render a perfect interpretation of it) He fulfilled it with his own blood. The commandments are for our edification and our blessings, the blood of Yeshua is for our “Salvation!”
Moshe goes on to say that no one should ever think that one can live anyway one pleases, sinning here and there, living like the devil himself and still say, “I have peace, everything is OK!” That is NEVER the case, that person will be reaping curses

29:30 says; “The secret things belong to YHVH Eloheinu (Our God) but the things revealed belong to us and our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this Torah!” So, what are the “secret things?” perhaps things in scripture that we haven’t figured out yet, things like, what were the “Urim and Thumim” really? One can suggest, but no one really knows for sure. There are many more things that, to us, are “secret” (known)only to God) like things in the universe, far away galaxies, life out there in those galaxies that might have planets with life, where every single diamond, emerald, and ruby is located, where all the “buried treasure” is located.
Moshe also establishes “Yehoshuah” as his successor, He knows his death is near, and he knows that Israel will fall away from God, it has been revealed to him by God himself, there is no other explanation. However, he also says that “when they repent, YHVH will bring them back to the land” this is happening already, Israel was re-established as a nation in 1948, and His people are coming back! “Yehoshua” is another way of spelling “Yeshua” It is fitting that “Yehoshuah” leads the people to the “promised land” just as our LORD and Savior “Yeshua HaMashiach” has led us to the “salvation” experience, and is awaiting us in “His Promised Land” (The New Jerusalem) our heavenly home!

ISAIAH 61:10-63:9


The prophet Yeshayahu sees the future glory of Israel, “He has clothed me in garments of YESHUAH (salvation) and has wrapped me with a robe of “righteousness” (Tzedek). It is fitting that the two go together when we accept Yeshua as our LORD and Savior, we receive “righteousness” through our faith in HIM. We come under a “right-relationship” with him now, where before we were “unrighteous” living in sin, now, we are in right-standing with Him, and therefore, we are “Tzadikim” (righteous ones). Even though we still have our sin nature, God still looks on us as righteous.

“Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your YESHUAH comes” (62:11)

Yeshua came to Zion, but many in Zion did not receive him, yet He will return in the future, and then, ALL Zion will receive him. The future is bright for Israel, and we will be a part of that future, keep praying for the peace of Yerushalayim, but real, permanent peace will only come when Yeshua returns. He will return to his people to conquer his enemies, rescue his bride, and reign for one-thousand years, and then more. Seems like a very good future.

JOHN 16:1-17:26


Yeshua promised his “Ruach HaKodesh” (his Holy Spirit) He was the “sent one” by the Father, yet he also promised another “sent one”. The difference between Yeshua and the Ruach HaKodesh is that when Yeshua was on ea This is the “comforter” that was promised. Yes, his followers would be persecuted, cast out of churches and synagogues, and this continues today. To be a believer is to be “persona non-grata” in some places. Can we endure this? Another title for the Holy Spirit is “Ruach HaEmet” (The Spirit of Truth) since it was also one of the titles of Yeshua, the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE, (HaDerech, HaEmet, HaChai)

Are we following the Spirit of Truth as he leads us through the Written Truth? He is here to guide us through. , he could only be in one place at one time, while the Ruach HaKodesh, is EVERYWHERE, ALL THE We are coming up to the end of Moshe’s earthly ministry. He has walked with God’s people for 40 years and has gone through a lot with them. He received the commandments from Elohim and taught the people the Word of Adonai. As we remember, YHVH gave the people the Ten Commandments directly, and the rest of the 603 commandments were given to the people through Moshe, yet ALL the Torah comes from Adonai. Moshe has intervened quite a few times to rescue Israel from destruction, as we remember, YHVH wanted on a few occasions destroy the whole people because of their disobedience and unbelief, yet Moshe intervened on their behalf.

The same thing happens today, we have an advocate in Heaven who pleads our case before our Heavenly Father. Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus the Christ is our “mediator” and his blood pleads our case and atones for our sins. As long as we have the sin nature in our bodies, we need a redeemer, a Messiah who will stand before a Holy God, and HE sees us as “righteous”

So, to answer the question. How do we stand before our GOD? Only one way, through YESHUA!


Shabbat Shalom…. Rabbi Ben Avraham
 
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In our bible study we are reading Numbers and it struck me that everytime the children of Israel disobeyed, (whether it was by complaining or falling into lust or making golden calves) Moses would pray for them and ask God not to destroy them. And God would relent because Moses had prayed and asked Him. Just like Jesus intercedes for us even when we've sinned!

If we did not have Jesus surely we would all be burned up in the fire by now!
 

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In our bible study we are reading Numbers and it struck me that everytime the children of Israel disobeyed, (whether it was by complaining or falling into lust or making golden calves) Moses would pray for them and ask God not to destroy them. And God would relent because Moses had prayed and asked Him. Just like Jesus intercedes for us even when we've sinned!

If we did not have Jesus surely we would all be burned up in the fire by now!
Exactly!
They were under the old covenant which was made with the laws. If you did good then God could be good to you but under the law if you did wrong then you were subject to the law and it was full of curses and death.

Totally opposite for the New Testament Believer. We have Jesus who already went in our place and we are no longer subject unto the law.
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The major difference between the Old Testament covenant and the New Testament covenant is the fact that our sins were paid for in FULL, through the blood of Yeshua, where in the Old Testament, the sins of the people were only "covered" through the blood of innocent animals.

As to being subject to the "Law" this word has always been misunderstood, Yes, we are not under "legalism" because we are not saved by legalistic observance to the commandments of the Torah. But the word "Law" in reality means "Torah" which means "instruction". If we rephrase the statement by saying; "we are no longer subject to God's instructions" what would that mean? would it mean that we no longer need to follow his commandments? not for salvation purposes of course, but as a "way of life?"

Think about it
 

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The major difference between the Old Testament covenant and the New Testament covenant is the fact that our sins were paid for in FULL, through the blood of Yeshua, where in the Old Testament, the sins of the people were only "covered" through the blood of innocent animals.

As to being subject to the "Law" this word has always been misunderstood, Yes, we are not under "legalism" because we are not saved by legalistic observance to the commandments of the Torah. But the word "Law" in reality means "Torah" which means "instruction". If we rephrase the statement by saying; "we are no longer subject to God's instructions" what would that mean? would it mean that we no longer need to follow his commandments? not for salvation purposes of course, but as a "way of life?"

Think about it
There is the old law made up of like the big 10 and something like 513 other laws and there is Kingdom Law which is the way God operates and we are to function as a believer.

Think about how within the 10 commandments it was written

Do not commit adultery BUT Jesus Took that way up when He said if you even just had a thought you were guilty which makes you guilty of breaking all.

It was written do not kill or murder
Again Jesus took that way up and said if you have hated a brother you are guilty of committing murder.

No man ever has or ever will be able to keep all of the old laws other then Jesus.
Then knowing this Jesus Raised the bar so much higher that it is totally impossible to keep them .

The old Law could only show you what was wrong just like a mirror. A mirror will show you your hair is messed up but it will never fix it such as the Law will never fix anything.

In the new Covenant Jesus told us to love as He has Loved us. If we Love as Jesus Loved then we will not break any of the big ten.
We have the Holy Spirit Living in us and He is working in us to do what pleases God.

One thing we need to grasp is NOT all things in Red in the Bible are for us.
Jesus came as a Jew, in which He had to and He came as a Prophet under the old law which He had to.
Jesus spoke most about things of the old law or old covenant and if you look close He spoke some on things to come.

He could not Speak nor Fully Teach the New Covenant BECAUSE it did not exist as long as He was alive.

Churches today are still teaching under the old covenant to some degree or another.
The old Covenant was based on performance. If we do then God will but if we don't then God CANT.
The New Covenant is BASED totally on what Jesus Did.

The thing is....
We Truly Need to Understand the Covenant we live under because living under the wrong covenant or trying to perform or be good enough is not going to get you anything from God. It's like taking an expired credit card to the store and leaving the Active one at home.

Edit Add In......People use God does not change as a fix all. It is True God is the same today as He was HOWEVER.......What changes is the Covenant or HOW HE DEALS WITH MAN. God does not deal with man outside of a covenant.

Blessings
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I think this dilemma of still following the 613 commandments is for the jews to sort out. I dont know how they can still follow them without the temple being there and having to sacrifice lots of bulls and goats - which some of the commandments/law says to do, under the old covenant.
HEbrews explains what Jesus has done for us. JEsus said there were only two commandments for believers to follow and the rest get fufilled when we carry out those two which is to Love God and to love others as you love God.

If you still want to be circumcised and keep kosher and holy days etc its up to you, but you cannot place that burden on Gentiles who were not subject to the old covenant. As for instructions, well yes the book of Proverbs has very good instructions and wisdom I totally believe we ought to listen to what God says in that book but as far as following Leviticus etc those laws given to Moses was for the Israelites as a schoolmaster to bring them to Christ.