Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation
P.O. Box 335761
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV. 89033
Shalom. Our teaching today will continue from Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses. And the title of our message is, Laws, Teachings, and Instruction from Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses.
And with that said, let’s read Leviticus 19.1-15.
LEVITICUS 19.1-4 Being Holy is living our life according to every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of GOD. That includes learning and obeying GOD’S Laws, Teachings, and Instruction as they are written in Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses. That is being Holy as The LORD Your GOD is Holy. DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 3.31
And The LORD commands us to have reverence for our mother and father. That is to say, we must have deep respect for our mother and father.
And The LORD commands us to keep His Sabbaths. All GOD’S Sabbaths, including the Saturday Sabbath are written in Leviticus 23. I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, The LORD OUR GOD says to us.
And The LORD commands us not to turn to idols, or make an idol. The worship of idols or other gods is synonymous with paganism, the belief in more than one god, or many gods.
The LORD says in the first Commandment of the Ten Commandments, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
The ONE GOD is Yeshua The Messiah Who created Heaven and earth, and all that is in them. John 1.3. Who created Adam and Eve and all mankind. Who appeared to Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and the Children of Israel. Who wrestled with Jacob. Who is The Jewish Messiah, born and given to the Jewish People. Isaiah 9.6(5). Who gave His Life for us as a human being for our Atonement.
Messiah Yeshua is The ONE GOD Who will return and save His People Israel from the future war against the world’s armies. And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. Yeshua The Messiah is The ONE GOD JEHOVAH, YHVH. And at His return, He will be King over all the earth. He will sit on the throne of His father David. And HE will be called, The LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. EXODUS 20.1-3, GENESIS 2.7, 21-22, GENESIS 7.16, GENESIS 17.1, GENESIS 32.22-30, EXODUS 33.11, ISAIAH 9.6, Hebrew Bible ISAIAH 9.5, ZECHARIAH 14, ROMANS 11.26, 33, JEREMIAH 23.5-6
Many people are taught INCORRECTLY that Jesus is GOD, but not GOD The Father. That is not Biblical. John 14.9, Isaiah 9.6(5). Thus making Jesus another god, even an idol of worship. Jesus, His Hebrew Name is Yeshua, meaning Salvation, Deliverance, Victory, and Health, is JEHOVAH ELOHIM, THE ONE GOD OF CREATION.
LEVITICUS 19.5-8 The peace offering was an animal sacrifice that was offered to The LORD by the Priest for a sacrifice of thanksgiving, for a vow, or a voluntary offering. Leviticus 7.11-21.
The sacrifice was eaten the same day it was offered, and the following day. And on the third day, any flesh remaining was burned with fire. Anyone who disobeyed The LORD and ate the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day was responsible for his sin of disobeying GOD because he profaned the sacrifice that is sacred to The LORD. And because of that person’s disobedience to The LORD GOD, he was cut off from among his people.
The Jewish People and the Gentiles living among them in the days of the animal sacrifice were certainly taught to repent and receive forgiveness from The LORD for their sins. Just as we are taught in Scripture to repent and receive forgiveness for our sins.
Repentance is turning from our sins of breaking The Law of Moses, 1 John 3.4, Numbers 5.6, and turning to GOD and obeying His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.
Repentance today and during the days of the animal sacrifice is the same. Today our Atonement is The Messiah Yeshua. In Tabernacle and Temple times, atonement was accomplished by the daily sacrifice. 2 KINGS 17.13, 14, EZEKIEL 33.19, EZEKIEL 18.21, JEREMIAH 3.13-14, 1 JOHN 1.9, NUMBERS 28.1-4
The LORD has some frightful words for those who do not keep GOD’S Sabbath on Saturday. But they too will be forgiven if they repent and turn to GOD and keep His Sabbath and all His Laws and Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses. EXODUS 31.14-15
Let’s look at JOHN 6.46-59
JOHN 6.46 No man has seen The Father in His spiritual nature except Messiah Yeshua Who is The Father. John 14.9, Isaiah 9.6(5). But when GOD appears in physical form as He appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and others, and as Yeshua appeared to the Jewish People in Israel, GOD can be seen. Genesis 17.1, Exodus 33.11. etc.
The key to believing and knowing that there is only ONE GOD, and that Yeshua The Messiah is that ONE GOD is believing The Bible that teaches that there is only ONE GOD, and no other gods beside Him. And since Yeshua The Messiah is GOD, it is Biblical truth that Yeshua The Messiah is The ONE GOD OF CREATION.
Many New Testament Scriptures and even some Old Testament Scriptures make it difficult to understand that there is only ONE GOD when Scripture speaks of GOD, and The Father, and Yeshua, and The Spirit, and The Holy Spirit. And Yeshua speaking to The Father. Or The LORD said to my LORD, Psalm 110.1. But we must believe GOD when He says there is only ONE GOD and no others beside Him. Or as The New Jewish Publication Society Bible reads in Deuteronomy 6.4, “Hear O Israel, The LORD is our GOD, The LORD ALONE.” That is to say, GOD ALONE is GOD. There are no others.
Thus when reading about GOD The Father, The Messiah Yeshua, The Spirit, and The Holy Spirit, know, believe and understand that THEY ARE THE ONE AND THE SAME GOD. They are not different. THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME.
That is the meaning of ELOHIM when speaking of THE GOD OF CREATION. GENESIS 1.26
You must be grounded in Biblical doctrine knowing and believing that there is ONLY ONE GOD, and you will start to better understand The LORD Your GOD. DEUTERONOMY 4.35, 39, DEUTERONOMY 6.4, ISAIAH 44.6, 8, ISAIAH 43.10, ISAIAH 45.5-7, 14, 18, 21, ISAIAH 46.9, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.7-9, MARK. 12. 29, ISAIAH 9.6, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, PSALM 45.6-7, HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 45.7-8, PSALM 110.1, GENESIS 19.24
There is absolutely no difference in doctrine in The New Testament and The Old Testament except for atonement. Without the Temple, the animal sacrifice has ceased. Leviticus 17.8-9. Messiah Yeshua was ordained by GOD to be our atonement as written in Isaiah 53.10. His Soul is an offering for sin.
Think about it. There was no New Testament when the New Testament was being written. All the teachings of The New Testament are from the teachings of The Old Testament. Except for the animal sacrifice. JERIMIAH 31.31-34
Okay, let’s return to JOHN 6.47-59 where Yeshua was making a comparison of the animal sacrifice and Himself.
Not long after Messiah spoke those words, He gave His Life to be our Atonement as the sacrificed animals accomplished atonement for the Jewish People in Tabernacle and Temple times.
Isaiah 53.10 prophesies that His Soul is an offering for sin. Psalm 22 prophesies of Messiah’s sacrificial death.
The words of John 6.47-59 are symbolic language. Yeshua is comparing Himself to the animals that were sacrificed for atonement, for peace offerings, and for thanksgiving.
When we symbolically eat the flesh of The Messiah, we absorb everything The Messiah Is. We become like Him. We live our life like Him. We become obedient to GOD and His Torah, The Law Of Moses. We think like Messiah. And we become grounded in The Word Of GOD, receiving The Truth and rejecting the lies. Messiah Yeshua becomes our example to follow. He is the bread of life that gives us eternal life.
Yeshua is symbolic of the Passover lamb that saved the Children of Israel from destruction. And GOD freed the People from Egyptian slavery. Messiah frees us from our slavery to sin by His Atoning death. And when GOD delivered the Children of Israel from 400 years of Egyptian bondage, The LORD GOD charged the Children of Israel to learn His Laws, Teachings, and Instruction, AND DO THEM. The same applies today. When we receive Messiah Yeshua, and His Atonement, we are delivered from the bondage of our sins. And GOD charges us also to learn GOD’S Laws, Teachings, and Instruction as they are written in The Law of Moses, and DO THEM. ROMANS 2.13
LEVITICUS 19.9-10 You shall not reap, that is harvest your crops all the way to the edges of your field. You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I AM The LORD YOUR GOD.
LEVITICUS 19.11 You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, neither lie to one another.
A lie or a false statement or theft leads to deceit, denial, cover up, and often leads to a false oath making The LORD’S Name party to the act. Thus profaning the Holy Name of GOD. So The LORD becomes a party to what began as a matter between two or more people, which leads to VERSE 12.
LEVITICUS 19.12 You shall not swear falsely by My Name thereby profaning The Name of your GOD. I AM THE LORD. Therefore, do not steal, or deal falsely with anyone, or lie one to another. And never use The LORD’S Name in vain.
A Proverb I’ve always cherished is PROVERBS 23.23.
LEVITICUS 19.13 You shall not defraud anyone. That is, you shall not wrong anyone, nor rob or deceive, or do any violence to anyone.
LEVITICUS 19.14 You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block, that is an obstacle before the blind. But you shall fear your GOD. I AM THE LORD.
You shall fear your GOD literally means, You shall fear your GOD. Not only must you revere The LORD Your GOD, you should be afraid of The LORD Your GOD. And very frightened of The LORD Your GOD. Hear what Yeshua The Messiah says about fearing GOD. MATTHEW 10.28
Some interesting thoughts on cursing the deaf, or putting a stumbling block before the blind. You should not take unfair advantage of anyone. Nor exploit or take selfish advantage of others by capitalizing on their ignorance or vulnerability. Also, do not give bad advice to an unsuspecting person. And do not cause anyone to sin.
Remember, sin is violating The Law of Moses. 1 John 3.4, Numbers 5.5-6. How often are we told that we don’t have to obey The Law of Moses? Is there any worse advice than that? Look at the world around us. The world is being hammered by GOD. Not mother nature. Because the world is in disobedience to GOD, and His Law of Moses. And the world tells us we don’t have to obey The Law of Moses.
LEVITICUS 19.15 You shall not do unrighteousness in judgment. Unrighteousness is NOT DOING what The Law of Moses tells us to do. Judgment is making a decision, or a verdict, or sentencing a person. GOD is saying that The Law of Moses must not be violated in judgment. Judgment must be according to Torah, The Law of Moses.
No matter who the person is, rich, poor, mighty, famous, or whoever, judgment must be according to Torah, GOD’S Laws, Teachings, and Instruction that are written in Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses. MICAH 6.8, DEUTERONOMY 16.19-20, PROVERBS 31.4-5, JOHN 7.24
Shalom. Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader