Introduction to Torah: Part 9 – Ezekiel

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

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