Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Deuteronomy 4.14-20.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE PROHIBITION OF WORSHIPING IDOLS, AND GOD’S PEOPLE OF INHERITANCE.
And with that said, let’s read Deuteronomy 4.14-20
DEUTERONOMY 4.14 Moses told The Children of Israel who today are The Jewish People, that The LORD Commanded him to Teach them Statutes and Judgments. That is to say, GOD Commanded Moses to Teach His People Laws, and Laws of Judging that are Just and Lawful according to GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses written in the first five Books of The Bible.
In a number of Bibles, this Verse is written, And The LORD Commanded me at that time to teach you Statutes and Judgments “that you MIGHT do them.”
But the Hebrew translation does not read like that. It reads like this; And The LORD Commanded me at that time to teach you Statutes and Judgments “FOR YOU TO DO THEM.”
The word MIGHT, as in, The LORD Commanded me at that time to teach you Statutes and Judgments that you MIGHT do them, never appears in the original Hebrew.
Why? Because the words “THAT YOU MIGHT DO THEM” mean that GOD is SUGGESTING that you do His Law.
GOD is not suggesting that you do His Law, GOD is Commanding you to do His Law of Moses whether you are Jewish or not Jewish. LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 3.31, ROMANS 2.8
After the death, burial and resurrection of The Messiah Yeshua, when His eleven Disciples went into Galilee to a mountain where Yeshua told them to go, MESSIAH SAID TO THEM, GO THEREFORE AND TEACH ALL NATIONS.
These eleven Jewish Disciples of Messiah Yeshua were instructed by The LORD to TEACH ALL NATIONS.
Nations in Greek is ETHNOS meaning nations and Gentiles.
THUS MESSIAH INSTRUCTED HIS JEWISH DISCIPLES TO TEACH ALL NATIONS AND GENTILES.
And just as Moses was Commanded by THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY TO TEACH The People Statutes and Judgments, GOD’S Laws written in The Law of Moses, The Messiah Yeshua Who Himself is The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, Commanded His Disciples to TEACH ALL NATIONS GOD’S STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS THAT ARE GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.
AT THE TIME MESSIAH SPOKE THOSE WORDS TO HIS DISCIPLES, THERE WAS NO WRITTEN NEW TESTAMENT.
BUT THERE WAS, AND STILL IS THE WRITTEN OLD TESTAMENT THAT CONTAINS THE LAW OF MOSES FOR ALL MANKIND TO LIVE BY THAT NEVER CHANGES OR ENDS.
MATTHEW 28.16-20, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 2.13, ROMANS 3.31, ISAIAH 40.8, 1 PETER 1.23-25, JOHN 4.22
JOHN 4.22 SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS BECAUSE GOD GIVES SALVATION TO THOSE WHO LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF GOD THAT JEWISH PEOPLE RECORDED IN THE BIBLE.
JEWISH PEOPLE WROTE GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, THE PROPHETS, THE WRITINGS, THAT IS THE PSALMS, ETC., AND THEY WROTE THE JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT ABOUT RECEIVING ATONEMENT THROUGH FAITH IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA. LEVITICUS 17.11, ISAIAH 53.10
FOR SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS, MESSIAH SAYS.
AND THAT IS WHAT MESSIAH’S DISCIPLES TAUGHT THE NATIONS. THE WORD OF GOD WITHOUT CHANGES.
DEUTERONOMY 4.15-20 The LORD told His People through Moses, You must greatly guard your souls, for you did not see any shape or likeness on the Day The LORD spoke to you from the midst of the fire in Mount Sinai when He gave you The Ten Commandments, lest you corrupt yourselves and make carved images, the form of any idol, the shape of male or female.
The likeness of any animal that is on the earth, or the likeness of any bird that flies in the heavens, or the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, or the likeness of any fish that is under the waters.
And lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens and see the sun and the moon and the stars, and all the host of the heavens, and you are drawn away and bow down to them, and serve them which The LORD YOUR GOD has given to all the nations under the heavens.
And you, has The LORD taken and brought you out from the furnace of iron, out of Egypt to become to Him a People of Inheritance as it is this day.
GOD is repeating His second Commandment to His People.
You shall not make for yourselves any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in Heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth.
You shall not bow down to them, nor serve them, For I THE LORD YOUR GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me.
And showing mercy to thousands of them that love Me and keep My Commandments.
Keeping GOD’S Commandments is keeping all His Laws written in The Law of Moses. For COMMANDMENTS in Hebrew is MEETS’VOTE, meaning, collectively The Law of Moses. EXODUS 20.4-6
In 722 B.C.E./B.C. The LORD exiled His Jewish People out of their Homeland in northern Israel to Assyria.
Assyria was a region in parts of current-day northern Iraq, southeast Turkey, northwest Iran and northeast Syria.
And The GOD of Israel exiled His People living in northern Israel to Assyria because Israel sinned against The LORD Their GOD.
Sin is violating The Law of Moses.
Israel feared other gods by bowing down to those gods.
And Israel lived according to the laws of the heathen.
And The Jewish People set up high places in all their cities for their idols which The LORD had said to them, You shall not do this thing.
And The LORD sent all His Prophets to His People testifying to them, saying, Turn from your evil ways, and keep My Commandments and My Statutes according to all The Law which I Commanded your fathers.
But they would not hear nor obey GOD’S Statutes and His Covenant (GOD’s Word that is Law) that He made with their fathers. Therefore The LORD was angry with Israel and removed them out of His sight.
Let’s read 2 KINGS 17.6-23
136 years later, in 586 B.C.E./B.C., The LORD GOD sent The Babylonians, current-day northern Syria and northern Iraq up to Jerusalem to destroy Jerusalem and The Temple for the same reasons He cast The Jewish People out of northern Israel. Sin, idolatry, rejecting GOD’S Laws, and not believing GOD.
That same attitude exists today in the nations. The nations reject The Word of GOD. They do not believe GOD.
And in time, The Bible says, Because the nations transgress the Laws of GOD, and have changed His Ordinance and broken His Everlasting Covenant, The LORD will destroy this world.
And that will bring on The Return of THE MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM.
And that will be the beginning of the 1,000 year Messianic Kingdom on earth in Israel with The Messiah Yeshua.
2 CHRONICLES 36.11-21, ISAIAH 24.4-6, ZECHARIAH 14, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6
Idolatry in Judaism came to an end in 516 B.C.E./B.C. when The Jewish exiles returned to Israel from their seventy year captivity in Babylon.
The universal teaching that GOD’S Law of Moses is no longer valid rejects GOD’S great Salvation, resulting in the loss of Eternal Life.
Because whosoever receives The Messiah Yeshua for their Atonement, GOD puts His Law of Moses in your heart to obey it. JEREMIAH 31.31-34, HEBREWS 8.8-12, HEBREWS 10.16-17
But when the individual continues to lead a life of sin by breaking GOD’S Law of Moses, GOD removes His Salvation from them.
And the loss of Salvation is taught in the parable of the sower. THE SOWER SOWS THE WORD OF GOD. MATTHEW 13.1-23, MARK 4.1-20, AND HEBREWS 6.4-6
NUMBERS 15.29-3, MATTHEW 7.21-23, 1 JOHN 3.4
WHAT MUST YOU DO TO NEVER LOSE YOUR SALVATION?
Live your life according to every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD in The Bible. That includes GOD’S Torah, His Law of Moses. And that includes having Atonement for your sins through Faith in The Messiah Yeshua. It’s that simple. MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, LEVITICUS 17.11, ISAIAH 53.10
LET’S TALK ABOUT GOD’S PEOPLE OF INHERITANCE. DEUTERONOMY 4.20
AND LET’S USE TWO SCRIPTURES FOR OUR TEACHING. FIRST, ROMANS 11.17
Paul teaches about Gentiles being grafted into The Olive Tree.
The Olive Tree is symbolic of The Jewish People.
The Jewish People are also The Branches of The Olive Tree.
The Root is THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, The Father of The Jewish People. Whom The LORD, because He is Jewish, has made His Children, The Jewish People Jewish. EXODUS 4.22, ROMANS 9.4
However, for Gentiles to be grafted into The Jewish People who are GOD’S People of Inheritance, whose Root is GOD ALMIGHTY, The Jewish Source of Life, their Foundation, from Whom The Jewish People Live and receive their Promises, Blessings, Protection, and Salvation, THE GENTILES MUST LIVE THEIR LIVES AS GOD COMMANDS HIS JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE THEIR LIVES, BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
AND THAT INCLUDES OBEYING ALL GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES. AND HAVING ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB. DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6
Then you become grafted into The Jewish People, and a People of Inheritance with The Jewish People, inheriting Eternal Life in Heaven.
The second Scripture is JOHN 4.22 where Messiah says, FOR SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS.
GOD SPOKE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE GIVING THEM EVERYTHING GOD REQUIRES OF ALL MANKIND TO LEAD A GODLY LIFE, AND RECEIVE SALVATION.
IT’S ALL WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT JEWISH PEOPLE WROTE.
YOU MUST BELIEVE GOD, AND OBEY EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.
KNOW AND BELIEVE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.
THAT GOD IS THE LORD AND BESIDE HIM THERE IS NO SAVIOR.
THEN YOU BECOME A PEOPLE OF INHERITANCE WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
YOU INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN AND EVERYTHING THAT BELONGS TO GOD. MATTHEW 25.34, REVELATION 21.7
THAT IS SALVATION. FOR SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS.
AND THAT IS HOW YOU BECOME GOD’S PEOPLE OF INHERITANCE.