Are you, are you coming to the tree? No, not the hanging tree where there is only death but the Tree of Life.
Have you repented of your sins? Do you strive to know and keep/walk out the whole word of Yah? Are you coming to the tree?
Galatians 5:16-21 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (17) For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. (18) But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (19) Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, (20) idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, (21) envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Master, Master,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (22) On that day many will say to me, ‘Master, Master, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ (23) And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness (Torah-less-ness).’
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
There is none righteous, no not one. Romans 3:10
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. James 2:10
The Bible says that all murderers, adulterers, thieves, and liars will have their place in the lake of fire – Revelation 21:8
Hebrews 10:26-31 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (27) but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. (28) Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. (29) How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? (30) For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” (31) It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
II Peter 3:9 says that God is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Romans 5:8 “But God commend his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:3
Ephesians 2:7-8 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else (Yeshua/Jesus), for there is no other name (Yeshua) under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
John 1:12-13 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, (13) who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Are you, are you coming to the tree? I pray that I will see you, see you at the Tree. Are you, are you coming to the tree? I pray that I will see you, see you at the Tree of Life.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1–2
Problem: Verse 17: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Yeshua says He came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets; it is often taught or understood that “fulfill” means to come to an end, it is finished.
Solution: Verse 18: “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Nothing from the Law changes until heaven and earth pass away. Therefore fulfill cannot mean “to be completed” or “finished”. Instead it means to be made full, filled full of meaning, fully preached. Yeshua was the Word made flesh who taught and showed by example what the Law meant in its fullness and how it was to be applied.
Problem: Matthew 5:38-42 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”
This saying of Yeshua is generally interpreted as criticism of the Torah based commandment, given to us by our Creator, and often taken as implying that “an eye for an eye” encourages excessive vengeance rather than an attempt to limit it.
Solution: The context of eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth involves the reconciliation of circumstances related to permanent consequences to the victim…whether that be losing an eye, or having scars from burns or by other means. A slap on the cheek causes no permanent consequences. It is not to be included in the context of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Yeshua basically says, “get over it”, as there is nothing there to reconcile. However, on the flip side, there are circumstances in which the threat of real permanent damage could occur to us or our family. Such circumstances merit protecting and defending ourselves. In addition, sometimes those circumstances become a reality and real permanent harm results. In such
situations, as the “eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth” model teaches in the Torah, the offender needs to take responsibility, exercises humility and servanthood, and make things even with the victim. On the other side, the victim needs to realize that it the Torah is a system that facilitates love and reconciliation, not retribution and revenge…thus it needs to be treated as such…a system of equal weights and measures.
Problem: Verses 15-16: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?” It is not always clear what fruit is and how to tell a false prophet. Some are taught that fruit is a large congregation, feelings of love, or only the Fruit of the Spirit.
1 John 3:9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
1 Peter 1:23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
1 John 3:4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
The fruit that we are to watch out for is the choosing to disregard God’s law. Everything else can be blended but there is no blending the desiring to obey and the desiring to disregard God’s Law. You either desire to obey it OR you desire to disregard it. It’s one or the other in the eyes of the Father. And remember, breaking one law is like breaking all of it.
From: 119 Ministries – Torah Quick Reference Guide
Ezekiel 11:19, 36:26
Problem: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit inside you; I will take the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
A common misconception from some Christians is that we have a new spirit in the NT, but not the old law.
Solution: Ezekiel 11:20 and 36:27 – I will put my Spirit inside you and cause you to live by my laws, respect my rulings and obey them. What does it mean to have a stony heart? It’s a heart that is hard, stubborn, unyielding just as the pharoah’s was in Exodus. As humans, our hearts are hard and wicked wanting our own way, but YHWH will give us a heart of flesh, one that is pliable, soft, one that seeks Him and His ways, not our own way. This is further evidenced in verses 20 and 27 referenced here; we are given a spirit from God that will cause us to live by His Laws, His Rulings, and obey them. This is not living our way, but God’s way. What is God’s way? The Torah, the instructions He gave us to live by. John 14:26 tells us the Spirit will teach us everything, reminding us of what Yeshua taught. John 16:13 further clarifies what the Spirit will teach, all truth. What is truth? Psalm 119:142, the law/Torah is truth. So the Spirit will guide us into and teach us all truth, the Torah of God, which is simply reminding us what Yeshua taught, the Torah of YHWH. This is what Ezekiel tells us as well.
From 119 Ministries: Torah Quick Reference Guide