Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation
P.O. Box 335761
N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033
Shalom. Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will be from Exodus 34.25-28. And the title is, More Teaching on Torah, The Law of Moses. So with that said, let’s read EXODUS 34.25-28.
EXODUS 34.25 Leavened bread is bread that adds leaven to the dough that causes the bread to rise, such as white bread or challah. The Commandment of GOD is that leavened bread shall not be offered with GOD’s sacrifices. But rather unleavened bread, or matzah was offered with the sacrifices made to The LORD.
That’s why Messiah, at His Passover Seder that Christianity calls The Last Supper, took matzah, unleavened bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to His Disciples, and said, ”
Take, eat. This is My Body.”
There is a twofold meaning here. The matzah represented Messiah’s Body, and according to the Commandment of GOD, matzah was offered with GOD’s sacrifice. The following day, the first day of Passover, Messiah became our Sacrifice making Atonement for us by His shed blood. Leviticus 17.11. He became The New Covenant that forgives our iniquity, and remembers our sins no more. JEREMIAH 31.31-34
Also, Messiah said, Take the matzah and eat it. This is My Body. The true family of GOD, according to Torah in Exodus 19.5-6, are A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS. That will take effect in the 1,000 year Millennium, and throughout Eternity. The true family of GOD are those who believe in Messiah Yeshua for Atonement, and like the prophets, disciples, apostles, and Messiah Himself, they obeyed GOD’s Law of Moses.
And in the days of the animal sacrifice when The Temple stood in Jerusalem, the Priests ate the flesh of the sacrifices offered to The LORD. The disciples at Messiah’s Seder are a kingdom of priests. Others will follow. Therefore Messiah said of the matzah, “Take, eat. This is My Body.”
EXODUS 19.5-6, EXODUS 29.31-33, LEVITICUS 10.12-13, MATTHEW 26.26-28, REVELATION 5.10
In Egypt, on the evening before the Exodus of the Children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, Exodus 12.6, the Passover lambs were killed, their blood struck on the doorposts of the Jewish homes so that when GOD passed through Egypt and saw the blood on the doorposts, He passed over them, and did not destroy them. Exodus 12.13
And the children of Israel ate the flesh of the Passover lambs, Matthew 26.26 in the night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread. Exodus 12.8 And the Passover lambs that were killed, GOD commanded that nothing of them shall remain until the morning. And what is left until the morning was to be burned with fire. Exodus 12.10.
After Messiah’s death on Passover, His Body was not left until the morning. In the evening of His death, Joseph of Arimathaea received permission from Pilate to take Messiah’s Body. And he wrapped Him in a clean linen cloth and laid Him in his own new tomb. EXODUS 12.10, EXODUS 34.25, MATTHEW 27.57-60
Messiah Yeshua lived His life on earth, even dying according to Torah, the Law of Moses. Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2.21 that Messiah is our example that we should follow His steps.
The New Covenant was fulfilled in Messiah Yeshua’s death on Passover. And this is how The Bible describes The New Covenant written in Jeremiah 31.31-34 that delivers us from our sins. When we receive Messiah Yeshua Who is The New Covenant, GOD puts His Law of Moses in our inward parts, our minds, and writes it in our hearts, to obey Him. Then GOD, through belief in Messiah Yeshua, and obedience to GOD’s Law of Moses becomes our GOD, and we become His people. And our sins are atoned for. All our sins are forgiven.
But unfortunately, and it is unfortunate, many try to, and most succeed through deception in pulling GOD and His Law out of us. When GOD’s Law is pulled out of the individual, that person again becomes lawless, without GOD because of disobedience to Him, having no Holy Spirit, and without Salvation. Unfortunately, that’s what is being taught today that The Law of Moses is of no effect in Jesus Christ. That is a deception and lie that leads to destruction.
However, when we believe in Messiah Yeshua The New Covenant, and live our lives according to Torah, GOD’s Laws, Teachings and Instructions that are written in The Law of Moses, GOD forgives our sins forever. And that is eternal life in accordance with GOD’s Words written in The Bible. MATTHEW 7.13-14
Those who claim to be Torah observant must believe in Messiah Yeshua for Atonement, and must be obedient to Torah, the first five Books of The Bible.
The word testament is never written in Tnakh, The Old Testament. Therefore I believe that the words New Covenant as promised by GOD to the Jewish people in Jeremiah 31.31-34 are more fitting than the words New Testament. The word testament according to Webster’s Dictionary is a legal document disposing of one’s personal property after death. A testament is a will. Thus a person inheriting the estate doesn’t have to do anything to inherit it. On the other hand, the word covenant, as in The New Covenant, GOD promises something and the people MUST do something. In The New Covenant, GOD commits to put His Law in our hearts and minds, and forgive us our sins. And we are committed to obey GOD. And by obeying GOD’s Laws, His Law of Moses, GOD becomes our GOD, and we become His people. And GOD forgives us all our sins.
THE TEACHING today of The New Testament in most cases does not commit anyone to do anything for GOD once they receive Messiah. But sit back and collect all the rewards from GOD. But that is not GOD’s Way. GOD’s Way is to receive Messiah Yeshua, The New Covenant, and obey GOD, all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, and then you receive all GOD’s rewards. And they are many.
That is why Messiah said, narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way that leads to life, and few there are that find it. Many are called, He said, but few are chosen. And GOD, Who is Messiah Yeshua, said in The Ten Commandments that GOD keeps mercy to thousands of them that love Him, and keep His Commandments. Thousands are not a very large number because so few obey GOD. MATTHEW 7.14, MATTHEW 22.14, EXODUS 20.6
EXODUS 34.26 Firstfruits in Hebrew is BIKURIM, the first ripe fruits of the harvest. The firstfruits are wheat, barley, vines of grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, honey, and all the fruits of the Land. They were brought to The Temple and given to the Priest who distributed them to the Levites, the strangers or the non-Jewish people, the fatherless, and the widows. DEUTERONOMY 8.5-10, DEUTERONOMY 26.1-19, EZEKIEL 20.5-6
(Deuteronomy 26.5) Perhaps the Syrian is Laban who sought to destroy our father Jacob. See Genesis 31.
When the firstfruits appeared in the fields in Israel, they were tied with a marker and left to grow and ripen. They were then cut and brought with great ceremony to The Temple court. Psalms were sung throughout the journey which was made by as large a group of people as possible. The streets of Jerusalem were beautifully adorned, and those bringing the firstfruits were lavishly welcomed.
The main occasion to bring the fruits was during the Feast of Shavuot, called The Festival of the Firstfruits. Shavuot is also called Pentecost that comes fifty days after the first day of Passover. But the giving of the firstfruits could continue to be brought to The Temple until the following Hanukkah. Shavuot comes around the middle of May, or June, while Hanukkah comes late in December.
The firstfruits were placed in a basket beautifully decorated, and presented to the Priest, while the donors heard the Priest recite the words of Deuteronomy 26.5-10, saying, a Syrian tried to destroy our father Jacob there, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there with a few, etc., etc. Thus expressing their faith in The LORD their GOD, the owner of the Land of Israel, Leviticus 25.13. And thanking The LORD for allowing the Jewish people to hold the Land in trust.
The Priest then placed his hands on the fruits, and it became his property to give to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. The entire ceremony was accompanied by the singing of Psalm 30. And the singing was done by the Levites, and followed by sacrificial peace offerings to The LORD. Let’s read PSALM 30.
Continuing in our teaching of The Torah, in the last part of Exodus 34.26, GOD commands us, You shall not seethe, that is, do not cook or boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
From this verse, and two others like it, Jewish law does not allow Jewish people to eat meat and milk products together. At least one to six hours must separate both. However, GOD and two angels, and Abraham and Sarah ate meat and milk together. GENESIS 18.1-8, 9-15
The reason as I understand this Jewish law of not eating meat and milk together is based on the three Scriptures that prohibit seething a young goat in its mother’s milk in Exodus 23.19, Exodus 34.26, and Deuteronomy 14.21.
However, food that is pareve, in Judaism, pareve is a term applied to foods classified as neither milk dishes or meat dishes that may be eaten with either meat or milk. Jewish law has many laws outside of Torah, GOD’s Laws.
EXODUS 34.27 And The LORD said to Moses, write these words, for in accordance with these words, I have made a Covenant with you, and with Israel. In other words, write these words down, every word of The Torah I have given you from Genesis 1.1 through Deuteronomy 34.12, for they are the terms and conditions of The Covenant I have made with you, and with Israel.
Those terms and conditions to be part of GOD’s Covenant that He made with Moses and with Israel are to obey all GOD’s Words that are written in The Torah, GOD’s Law of Moses. PSALM 105.8-10
This Scripture is one of the most important teachings in the Bible, GOD’s terms and conditions to be part of The Covenant that GOD made with Moses and with Israel. Those terms and conditions are to obey GOD’s Words that He gave to Moses called The Law of Moses, along with our faith in Messiah Yeshua. ROMANS 9.1-5, ROMANS 11.17
GOD’s Covenant is this. GOD is your GOD, and you are His people. You are holy, special, and chosen by GOD because GOD loves you. Your sins are forgiven through The New Covenant Who is Messiah Yeshua. And eternal life is your inheritance, and more. All that depends on you and me living our life in accordance with all GOD’s Words, His Laws, and His Commandments written in Torah, The Law of Moses, The Words that GOD gave to Moses, along with our faith in the Jewish Messiah Yeshua.
Messiah Yeshua said, My mother and My brethren are these who hear The Word of GOD, AND DO IT. Similar Words that He gave to Moses in Mt. Sinai in Exodus 34.27. LUKE 8.21
Do you want to learn GOD’s Law, His Torah, The Law of Moses? Then I suggest you read it, and study it, line upon line, law upon law, precept upon precept from Genesis 1.1 through Deuteronomy 34.12. The only changes are the animal sacrifices, and the Priesthood because there is no Temple today. Yeshua has become our Sacrifice for Atonement, Isaiah 53.10, See Leviticus 17.8-9
John writes in 1 JOHN 5.3, The Law is not difficult.
GOD requires His entire Creation, those whom He made in His image, to live by every Word of GOD, Matthew 4.4, Luke 4.4, and do it. That is the foundational teaching of The Bible for all mankind.
Messiah said, satan is a murderer from the beginning. he never stood in The Truth because there is no Truth in him. For he is a liar, and the father of lies. satan started his lies on earth with his lie telling Adam and Eve they did not have to obey GOD. You will surely not die he said. The same lie is taught today. That’s why so few find Life, and so few are chosen. JOHN 8.44, Genesis 2.15-17, Genesis 3.1-5
EXODUS 34.28 The Ten Commandments are part of The Torah, GOD’s Law of Moses. And The Ten Commandments include terms and conditions to be part of GOD’s Covenant with Moses and Israel. Obeying GOD is for all who are willing to surrender to The LORD your GOD by obeying every Word He speaks. His Law is not difficult. 1 JOHN 1.9
The Ten Commandments include GOD’s Sabbath on Saturday, the seventh day of the week from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Sunday Is Not GOD’s Sabbath. EXODUS 20.8-11, GENESIS 2.1-3, EXODUS 31.12-17, EXODUS 5.1-2, ISAIAH 56.6-7
So in conclusion, I find that the key words of this teaching are the Words GOD spoke to Moses in Exodus 34.27. GOD said, Write these Words, for in accordance with these Words, I have made a Covenant with Moses, and with Israel. GOD’s Words to Moses are the entire Law. And by obeying GOD’s Covenant, His Law of Moses, you will be part of the thousands to whom GOD shows mercy, and the few that find Life, and are Chosen.
Shalom, Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader