WHY ARE WE TAUGHT TO REJECT THE LAW OF MOSES WHEN GOD SAYS OBEYING HIS LAW WILL BRING BLESSINGS UPON YOU? BUT DISOBEYING THE LAW OF MOSES, GOD SAYS, WILL BRING CURSES UPON YOU.

Shalom.

Our teaching will continue from The Law of Moses in Deuteronomy 6.16-19.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, WHY ARE WE TAUGHT TO REJECT THE LAW OF MOSES WHEN GOD SAYS, OBEYING HIS LAW WILL BRING BLESSINGS UPON YOU?  BUT DISOBEYING THE LAW OF MOSES, GOD SAYS, WILL BRING CURSES UPON YOU.

And with that said, let’s read Deuteronomy 6.16-19.

DEUTERONOMY 6.16  GOD SPEAKING THROUGH MOSES, SAYS, YOU SHALL NOT TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD AS YOU TEMPTED HIM IN MASSAH.

The word TEMPT in Hebrew is NAH’SAH meaning, Test, Tempt, or Try.

YOU TEMPT OR TEST THE LORD YOUR GOD BY PROVOKING HIM TO ANGER BY DOUBTING HIM.  BY DOUBTING GOD’S POWER.  DOUBTING GOD THAT HE WILL HELP YOU, OR ASSIST YOU IN TIME OF TROUBLE.  AND DOUBTING GOD IS NOT TRUSTING GOD.

Case in point.  On their way to The Promised Land, The Children of Israel Tested GOD when they argued with Moses to give them water to drink.  And The People Tested GOD by saying, Is The LORD among us, or not?  EXODUS 17.1-7

Moses certainly was not able to give The People water to drink.  So The People complained and argued with Moses, and asked, Is The LORD among us, or not?  Yes, The LORD was among them, but it would have been better for them had they Trusted The LORD, and Prayed to The LORD their GOD to give them water to drink.

GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL NOT TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD.

SATAN TESTED MESSIAH YESHUA, WHEN HE SAID TO MESSIAH, IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, DO SUCH AND SUCH.  MATTHEW 4.1-7

VERSE 4  MESSIAH WAS MAKING THE POINT TO SATAN AND ALL MANKIND THAT IT IS WRITTEN (DEUTERONOMY 8.3) THAT MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

THINK ON THOSE WORDS VERY CAREFULLY.

THEN THE DEVIL TOOK MESSIAH TO JERUSALEM AND SET HIM ON A PINNACLE OF THE TEMPLE, THE HIGHEST PART OF THE TEMPLE, AND SAID TO HIM, IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, THROW YOURSELF DOWN, FOR IT IS WRITTEN (PSALM 91.11-12) HE SHALL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE CONCERNING YOU.  AND IN THEIR HANDS THEY SHALL BEAR YOU UP LEST AT ANY TIME YOU DASH YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.

VERSE 7  AND MESSIAH SAID TO SATAN, IT IS WRITTEN AGAIN (DEUTERONOMY 6.16) YOU SHALL NOT TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD.

MESSIAH YESHUA IS TEACHING THE WORLD IN THESE SCRIPTURES THAT HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM WHEN HE SAID TO SATAN, YOU SHALL NOT TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD. 

SATAN TESTING MESSIAH WAS TESTING GOD ALMIGHTY. BECAUSE MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY. 

HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6,  HEBREW BIBLE MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2 JOHN 12.45,49, JOHN 14.9

SO AGAIN, DO NOT TEST THE LORD YOUR GOD.  DO NOT DOUBT HIM.

DEUTERONOMY 6.17-19  WHY IS IT THAT WE ARE TAUGHT BY JUST ABOUT EVERY BIBLE TEACHER OUTSIDE OF JUDAISM TO REJECT TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES?

BECAUSE GOD SAYS, AND IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, WHEN YOU OBEY HIS LAW OF MOSES, THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL SET YOU ON HIGH ABOVE ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, AND WONDERFUL BLESSINGS WILL COME UPON YOU, AND OVERTAKE YOU, IF YOU OBEY HIS LAW OF MOSES.

BUT GOD ALSO SAYS, AND IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, IT WILL COME TO PASS, IF YOU WILL NOT OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES, CURSES WILL COME UPON YOU AND OVERTAKE YOU?

The entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation teaches all human beings to Obey GOD’S Law of Moses.  And
Blessings will come upon you and overtake you when you obey Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses.

And the same Bible teaches that rejecting The Law of Moses will bring curses upon the disobedient, those who reject and disobey The Law of Moses.

GOD SAYS THROUGH HIS SERVANT MOSES IN DEUTERONOMY 6.17-19, YOU SHALL DILIGENTLY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND HIS TESTIMONIES, AND HIS STATUTES.

THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD ARE ALL HIS COMMANDMENTS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDE HIS LAW OF MOSES.  GOD’S TESTIMONIES ARE HIS WORDS THAT HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND GOD’S STATUTES ARE HIS COMMANDMENTS AND LAWS THAT GOD COMMANDS ALL HUMANITY TO LIVE BY FOR OUR GOOD.

AND GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL DO THAT WHICH IS RIGHT AND GOOD IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, THAT IT WILL BE WELL WITH YOU.

DOING THAT WHICH IS RIGHT AND GOOD IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS OBEYING THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND THE WORDS THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND HIS LAWS THAT GOD HAS COMMANDED US TO LIVE BY.

THEY ARE NOT DIFFICULT.  IN FACT IT IS EASY TO KEEP GOD’S COMMANDMENTS AND LAWS.  1 JOHN 5.3

THEN GOD SAYS, IT WILL BE WELL WITH YOU.

LISTEN TO WHAT THE HEBREW WORD FOR “WELL” MEANS, AS IN, IT WILL BE WELL WITH YOU WHEN YOU OBEY GOD.

THE HEBREW WORD FOR WELL IS YAH’TAHV.  AND IT HAS SOME WONDERFUL MEANINGS.

WHEN YOU OBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, IT WILL BE WELL WITH YOU, IT WILL BE SOUND WITH YOU.  THAT IS YOU WILL BE HEALTHY WITH A SOUND BODY.  AND BEAUTIFUL.  YOU WILL BE HAPPY, RIGHT, AND SUCCESSFUL.  AND YOU WILL BE ACCEPTED BY GOD.  YOU WILL BENEFIT, BE BETTER, AND BE THE BEST.  IT WILL MAKE YOU CHEERFUL, COMELY AND CONTENT.  YOU WILL FIND FAVOR, NO DOUBT WITH GOD, AND WITH MAN.  YOU WILL DO GOOD, MAKE GOOD, BE GOOD, AND BE GLAD.  YOU WILL MAKE MERRY, AND PLEASE GOD.  YOU WILL SHOW MORE KINDNESS.  YOU WILL BE SKILLFUL, MAKE SWEET, BE WELL, AND IT WILL BE WELL WITH YOU WHEN YOU DILIGENTLY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND HIS WORD AND HIS STATUTES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

ADD TO THAT, YOU WILL MAKE YOUR WAY PROSPEROUS, AND YOU WILL HAVE GOOD SUCCESS, WHEN YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.  JOSHUA 1.6-9

YES, YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA.  YOU HAVE BECOME A NEW PERSON LIVING A NEW LIFE IN OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD YOUR GOD WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER, THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.

NOW THAT YOU BELIEVE IN MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD REQUIRES YOU TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE WORD OF GOD.  AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES YOU A NEW PERSON IN MESSIAH.  ROMANS 6.4-6, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY NOT TO SERVE SIN.  AND THAT IS TO LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO GOD’S LAW OF MOSES.  FOR SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.  1 JOHN 3.4, NUMBERS 15.29-31

THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT OBEYING THE LAW OF MOSES BRINGS BLESSINGS UPON YOU, MIGHTY BLESSINGS FROM GOD.

BUT THE BIBLE ALSO TEACHES THAT NOT OBEYING THE LAW OF MOSES BRINGS CURSES UPON THE DISOBEDIENT.

LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF GOD’S BLESSINGS FOR ALL WHO OBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, WHETHER A PERSON IS JEWISH OR NOT JEWISH.  OR WHETHER THE PERSON IS FROM LAS VEGAS OR JERUSALEM.  DEUTERONOMY 28.1-14

GOD SAYS, IF YOU ARE DEDICATED AND COMMITTED, AND DILIGENTLY OBEY HIS LAWS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, HE WILL SET YOU ON HIGH ABOVE ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH.  AND ALL THESE BLESSINGS WILL COME UPON YOU, AND OVERTAKE YOU IF YOU OBEY THE VOICE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD.

YOU WILL BE BLESSED IN THE CITY AND IN THE FIELD.  THAT IS, YOU WILL BE BLESSED IN YOUR WORK, AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED WHEREVER YOU GO.

YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE BLESSED, AND YOUR WORK WILL BE BLESSED.

AND GOD WILL BLESS YOUR FOOD.  AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE PLENTY.

GOD WILL BLESS YOU WHEN YOU COME INTO YOUR HOUSE AND HE WILL BLESS YOU WHEREVER YOU GO WHEN YOU GO OUT OF YOUR HOUSE.  AND GOD WILL PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

YOU WILL DEFEAT YOUR ENEMIES THAT COME AGAINST YOU.  AND GOD WILL DO THE DEFEATING FOR YOU.

AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU IN ALL THAT YOU SET YOUR HAND TO DO.  BECAUSE YOU ARE DOING THAT WHICH IS RIGHT AND GOOD IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD.

AND GOD WILL ESTABLISH YOU A HOLY PEOPLE TO HIMSELF IF YOU OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND YOU WALK IN HIS WAYS.

AND PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT YOU ARE CALLED BY THE NAME OF THE LORD.  THAT YOU ARE CALLED BY GOD.

AND THE LORD WILL MAKE YOU PLENTEOUS IN GOODS.  THAT IS, GOD WILL MAKE YOU EXCEED AND EXCEL IN ALL THAT YOU DO.

AND GOD WILL OPEN HIS GOOD TREASURE, THE HEAVEN TO GIVE YOU RAIN TO YOUR LAND.  AND HE WILL BLESS ALL THE WORK OF YOUR HAND.

AND GOD WILL MAKE YOU THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL, AND YOU WILL BE ABOVE ONLY, AND YOU WILL NOT BE BENEATH.  IF YOU OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD WHICH HE COMMANDS YOU TO OBSERVE AND TO DO THEM.

AND YOU SHALL NOT GO ASIDE FROM ANY OF THE WORDS THAT GOD COMMANDS YOU, TO THE RIGHT HAND OR TO THE LEFT.  AND YOU SHALL ONLY SERVE THE LORD YOUR GOD, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.

BUT GOD BRINGS CURSES UPON THOSE WHO DISOBEY HIS LAW OF MOSES.

THE CURSES ARE WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 28.15-68, SOME 53 VERSES OF CURSES FOR DISOBEYING GOD’S LAW OF MOSES.

LET’S READ DEUTERONOMY 28.15, AND THEN WE WILL TAKE NOTE OF SOME OF THOSE CURSES.

THOSE WHO REJECT AND DISOBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES WILL BE CURSED IN THE CITY AND CURSED IN THEIR WORK.  THEIR FOOD WILL BE CURSED.  AND THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE CURSED.

THEY WILL BE CURSED WHEN THEY COME IN AND CURSED WHEN THEY GO OUT.  AND THE LORD WILL CURSE EVERYTHING THEY DO.  AND GOD WILL BRING EXTREME SICKNESS UPON THEM WHO DISOBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES. 

THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF GOD’S CURSES FOR DISOBEYING HIS LAW OF MOSES.

GOD LISTS A WHOLE BUNCH OF SHOCKING CURSES IN 53 VERSES THAT WILL COME UPON, AND OVERTAKE THE DISOBEDIENT BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT OBSERVE TO DO ALL THE WORDS OF GOD’S LAW THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, THAT THEY WOULD FEAR THE GLORIOUS AND FEARFUL NAME OF THE LORD THEIR GOD.

YESHUA TELLS A STORY THAT HAS A CRITICAL TEACHING ABOUT ETERNITY IN HEAVEN, AND ETERNITY IN HELL.

A STORY YOU NO DOUBT HAVE HEARD OFTEN ABOUT A BEGGAR WHO DIED, AND WAS CARRIED BY THE ANGELS INTO HEAVEN.  AND A RICH MAN WHO DIED AND WENT TO HELL.

YESHUA TELLS THIS STORY IN LUKE 16.19-31

MESSIAH SAID THERE WAS A CERTAIN RICH MAN, AND A BEGGAR NAMED LAZARUS WHO WAS LAID AT THE GATE OF THE RICH MAN.  AND THE BEGGAR WAS FULL OF SORES JUST HOPING TO BE FED WITH THE CRUMBS THAT FELL FROM THE RICH MAN’S TABLE.  THE DOGS EVEN  CAME AND LICKED THE BEGGAR’S SORES.

AND IT CAME TO PASS THAT THE BEGGAR DIED,AND WAS CARRIED BY THE ANGELS INTO ABRAHAM’S BOSOM IN HEAVEN.

AND THE RICH MAN ALSO DIED, AND WAS BURIED, AND IN HELL HE LIFTED UP HIS EYES AND SAW ABRAHAM FAR OFF, AND LAZARUS IN HIS BOSOM.

AND THE RICH MAN CRIED OUT, FATHER ABRAHAM, HAVE MERCY ON ME AND SEND LAZARUS TO DIP HIS FINGER IN WATER AND COOL MY TONGUE FOR I AM TORMENTED IN THIS FLAME.

BUT ABRAHAM SAID, SON, REMEMBER, YOU HAD GOOD THINGS IN YOUR LIFE, BUT LAZARUS HAD EVIL THINGS.  BUT NOW HE IS COMFORTED AND YOU ARE TORMENTED.

AND BESIDE, THERE IS A GREAT FIXED GULF BETWEEN US SO THAT YOU CAN’T COME HERE AND WE CAN’T COME TO YOU.

AND THE RICH MAN SAID, PLEASE, I PLEAD WITH YOU FATHER THAT YOU WOULD SEND LAZARUS TO MY FATHER’S HOUSE FOR I HAVE FIVE BROTHERS THAT LAZARUS CAN TESTIFY TO THEM LEST THEY ALSO COME TO THIS PLACE OF TORMENT.

AND HERE IS THE REASON MESSIAH IS TELLING THIS VERY IMPORTANT STORY, EVEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

LISTEN TO MESSIAH’S WORDS.

AND ABRAHAM SAID TO THE RICH MAN, YOUR FAMILY HAS MOSES AND THE PROPHETS.  LET THEM HEAR THEM.  THAT IS, LET YOUR FAMILY HEAR AND OBEY ALL THAT GOD HAD MOSES WRITE IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND ALL THAT THE PROPHETS SAY IN THEIR WRITINGS. 

BUT THE RICH MAN SAID, NO, FATHER ABRAHAM.  BUT IF ONE WENT TO THEM FROM THE DEAD THEY WILL REPENT.

AND ABRAHAM SAID TO THE RICH MAN, IF THEY WILL NOT HEAR AND OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES AND THE PROPHETS, NEITHER WILL THEY BE PERSUADED TO DO THAT WHICH IS RIGHT AND GOOD IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD THOUGH ONE ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

MOST PEOPLE TODAY WILL NOT HEAR AND OBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES AND THE PROPHETS.  AND IN ALL LIKELIHOOD THOSE SAME PEOPLE WOULD NOT BE PERSUADED TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES AND THE PROPHETS EVEN IF ONE ROSE FROM THE DEAD TO TESTIFY TO THEM THAT THEY MUST OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES AND THE PROPHETS ALONG WITH THEIR ATONEMENT IN MESSIAH YESHUA TO HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE IN HEAVEN.

THAT IS NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING.  

Shalom.

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

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