Our Teaching will continue in The Book of Joshua from Joshua 5.1-9.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, DOES GOD ONLY REQUIRE JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, BUT NOT GENTILES? AND DOES GOD REQUIRE GENTILE MALES TO BE CIRCUMCISED?
So with that said, let’s read Joshua 5.1-9.
JOSHUA 5.1 And it came to pass when all the kings of the Amorites who were across the Jordan River toward the sea, and all the Canaanite kings, who were by the sea, heard that The LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before The Children of Israel until they passed over, that their heart melted. Neither was there spirit in them anymore because of The Children of Israel.
JOSHUA 5.2 At that time, The LORD said to Joshua, Make sharp knives, and circumcise again The Children of Israel the second time.
JOSHUA 5.3 And Joshua made sharp knives and circumcised The Children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
JOSHUA 5.4 And this is the reason why Joshua had the circumcision performed. All The People who had come out of Egypt, all the males, the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way as they came out of Egypt.
JOSHUA 5.5 For all The People who came out were circumcised. But all The People who were born in the wilderness by the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised.
JOSHUA 5.6 For The Children of Israel had walked forty years in the wilderness till all the nation, who were men of war, who came out of Egypt were consumed because they did not Obey The Voice of The LORD, to whom The LORD swore that He would not show them The Land which The LORD swore to their fathers that He would give us, a Land flowing with milk and honey.
It is never good to disobey The Voice of The LORD Your GOD, His Spoken Word Written in The Bible.
JOSHUA 5.7 And their children whom He raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way.
JOSHUA 5.8 After the circumcising of the whole nation was complete, they remained where they were in the camp until they recovered.
JOSHUA 5.9 And The LORD said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the disgrace of Egypt from off you. Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
Gilgal in Hebrew means, Rolling.
Perhaps the disgrace of Egypt was because of the lack of circumcision during the 400 years of Egyptian slavery.
THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, DOES GOD ONLY REQUIRE JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, BUT NOT GENTILES? AND DOES GOD REQUIRE GENTILE MALES TO BE CIRCUMCISED?
The Bible begins with The Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These five Books are called Torah, The Law of Moses.
The Law of Moses is also called, The LORD’S Law, The Law of GOD, The Law of Truth, and GOD refers to His Law as My Law.
EXODUS 13.9, NEHEMIAH 8.8, JEREMIAH 31.33, MALACHI 2.6, HEBREW BIBLE MALACHI 3.22, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MALACHI 4.4
THESE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF GOD’S TEACHINGS. MEANING, EVERY WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION, MUST AGREE WITH GOD’S TEACHINGS IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS, AND DEUTERONOMY.
There is Only One GOD. And GOD has only One Law for all humanity. That Law is The Law of Moses that is Written in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy that GOD Spoke to Moses for Israel, The Jewish People. And as GOD’S Witnesses and Servant, The Jewish People recorded GOD’S Laws in The Bible in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy for all the world to live by for your good.
Numbers 15.15-16, Deuteronomy 8.3, Isaiah 43.10, Matthew 4.4, Luke 4.4, 1 John 3.4
SO YES, GOD REQUIRES ALL PEOPLE, JEWISH AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE, TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES. IT IS WRITTEN.
A Prophet hears what GOD Speaks to him or her, and then The Prophet speaks those Words to the people. Moses, The Prophet of GOD, wrote, Man does not live by bread only, but by every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD does man live.
Man in Hebrew is AH’DAHM meaning, Human, a Person, and Mankind.
Bread in Hebrew is L’KHEM meaning, Food, and Bread.
Therefore, GOD says to you, Every Human Being is required to live by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation. And that includes The Law of Moses written in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Look, we all know that many people who do not live by one Word GOD Speaks experience great success in their lifetimes. But they will never see Heaven unless they repent and live a GODLY life as taught in Ezekiel 18.21.
But those who do live a GODLY Life by living according to every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible that includes GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses, will be Blessed by GOD, and will prosper in GOD, and have good success, and will spend Eternity in Heaven where GOD says, He will Live with us, and we shall be His People, and GOD Himself shall be with us, and be our GOD.
And GOD will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying. Neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things, like death, pain, sorrow, sickness, and coronaviruses, will have passed away.
JOB 24.19-20, HEBREW BIBLE ISIAH 64.3, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 64.4, MATTHEW 7.21-23, 24-27, LUKE 16.17, 1 JOHN 3.4, REVELATION 21.1-4
However GOD has a way to Eternal Life in Heaven for those Gentiles who will not obey GOD, if they Bless The Jewish People and Israel.
GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-4
MY QUESTION IS THIS? DO RELIGIOUS TEACHERS TEACH GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS, AND DEUTERONOMY THAT GOD REQUIRES ALL PEOPLES TO LIVE BY?
BECAUSE GOD NEVER SAYS THAT ONLY JEWISH PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE BY GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES. BUT RATHER GOD SAYS, MAN IS TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.
PAUL WRITES AN INTERESTING SCRIPTURE IN ROMANS 4.15 THAT READS, BECAUSE THE LAW WORKS WRATH, AND YES THE LAW WORKS WRATH WHEN NOT OBEYED. LOOK AT THE CONDITION OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY. CERTAIN CITIES LOOK LIKE WAR ZONES IN SYRIA BECAUSE OF THE WRATH OF GOD, WHY? BECAUSE MOST AMERICANS WILL NOT OBEY A SINGLE WORD GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE.
SO, YES, THE LAW, THAT IS THE LAW OF MOSES, WORKS WRATH WHEN NOT OBEYED.
PAUL WRITES IN ROMANS 4.15, BECAUSE THE LAW WORKS WRATH, FOR WHERE THERE IS NO LAW (NO LAW OF GOD, THE LAW OF MOSES) THERE IS NO TRANSGRESSION.
TRANSGRESSION IS SIN, VIOLATING THE LAW OF MOSES. 1 JOHN 3.4
THE CHURCH HAS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.
A HORRIBLE DOCTRINE. SO WITHOUT THE LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, IN THE EYES OF CHRISTIANS, AND MANY MESSIANICS, THERE IS NO TRANSGRESSION. BUT THEY’RE FOOLING THEMSELVES. GENESIS 3.4
BECAUSE IN THE EYES OF GOD, BY NOT OBEYING THE LAW, THERE IS GREAT TRANSGRESSION. THEY ARE SINNING AGAINST GOD. AND THAT SIN BRINGS GOD’S WRATH.
WE WITNESS GOD’S WRATH TODAY, BECAUSE GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES IS NOT BEING TAUGHT NOR IS IT OBEYED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. WITNESS THE RIOTS, CORONAVIRUS THAT WON’T STOP, RACISM, MURDERS, WARS, HATE, VIOLENCE, KILLINGS, TERRORISM, ANTI SEMITISM, AND IT’S NOT LETTING UP, IN FACT IT’S GETTING WORSE. BECAUSE GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES IS NOT TAUGHT, NOR OBEYED HERE IN THIS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
GOD ALSO TELLS THE WORLD THAT NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ADD TO GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN HIS LAW OF MOSES AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, NOR IS ANYONE ALLOWED TO TAKE AWAY FROM GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN HIS LAW, AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
DEUTERONOMY 4.2, HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 13.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 12.32
LOOK, NO WHERE DOES GOD EVER SAY THAT HIS LAW IS ABOLISHED, OR CHANGED, OR ADDED TO, OR SUBTRACTED FROM. RELIGION CREATES THAT LIE.
THE RABBIS UNFORTUNATELY HAVE CHANGED SOME OF GOD’S LAWS TO THEIR OWN LAWS.
THE RABBIS SAY THEY HAVE THE POWER TO ENACT LAWS BECAUSE OF THE BIBLICAL WRITING OF DEUTERONOMY 17.10-11,
DEUTERONOMY 17.10-11 WRITTEN IN THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA BIBLE, 1917, READS,
10/ AND THOU SHALT DO ACCORDING TO THE TENOR OF THE SENTENCE WHICH THEY, (THE PRIESTS THE LEVITES, AND THE JUDGE, VERSE 9) SHALL DECLARE UNTO THEE FROM THAT PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE. AND THOU SHALT OBSERVE TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL THAT THEY SHALL TEACH THEE.
11/ ACCORDING TO THE LAW (THAT LAW IS GOD’S LAW, THE TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES) WHICH THEY SHALL TEACH THEE, AND ACCORDING TO THE JUDGMENT WHICH THEY SHALL TELL THEE THOU SHALT DO. THOU SHALT NOT TURN ASIDE FROM THE SENTENCE WHICH THEY SHALL DECLARE UNTO THEE, TO THE RIGHT HAND NOR TO THE LEFT.
NOW MAIMONIDES, THE GREAT JEWISH PHILOSOPHER OF THE 1100’S WROTE ABOUT RABBIS MAKING CHANGES IN TORAH, GOD’S LAW.
THIS CHANGING OF LAWS BY THE RABBIS IS DECIDED UPON, MAIMONIDES SAYS, IF IT IS MADE CLEAR THAT THE ENACTMENT (THE ENACTMENT IS THE RABBIS CHANGING GOD’S LAW) IS OF RABBINIC STATUS ONLY, AND THAT IT IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING OR ENHANCING TORAH, LAW.
I RESPECTFULLY REJECT ANYONE CHANGING ANY OF GOD’S LAWS. NO ONE CAN CHANGE GOD’S LAWS. GOD’S LAWS ARE RECORDED IN THE BIBLE, NEVER TO CHANGE, NEVER TO END, NEVER TO ADD TO, AND NEVER TO SUBTRACT FROM. GOD’S LAWS ARE FOREVER.
GOD’S LAWS DO NOT NEED OUR PROTECTION. GOD’S LAW IS FOR OUR GOOD. TORAH TOV. GOD DOES NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO CHANGE HIS LAWS, RABBI, PRIEST, PASTOR, WHOEVER, NOT EVER. GOD CAN NOT CHANGE HIS LAWS.
DEUTERONOMY 4.2, ISAIAH 40.8
SO, RABBIS HAVE MADE CHANGES TO GOD’S LAWS. THEY SHOULDN’T. HERE ARE SOME;
RABBIS HAVE CHANGED GOD’S FESTIVAL OF A MEMORIAL PROCLAIMED BY THE BLAST OF HORNS, TO ROSH HASHANNAH, THE NEW YEAR. THAT IS DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD. LEVITICUS 23.23-25
RABBINIC LAW TEACHES THAT JEWISH PEOPLE MUST FAST DURING YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT.
BUT GOD DOES NOT CALL FOR A FAST ON YOM KIPPUR, BUT TO HAVE ATONEMENT, AND HUMBLE OURSELVES BEFORE THE LORD OUR GOD BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN TORAH AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
ATONEMENT TODAY IS MADE BY THE DEATH AND SHED BLOOD OF THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA. LEVITICUS 17.8,9,11, ISAIAH 53.10
ON YOM KIPPUR, THE BIBLE SAYS, AFFLICT YOURSELF. THE HEBREW WORD FOR AFFLICT IS AH’NAH THAT MEANS TO HUMBLE YOURSELF BY OBEYING GOD. LEVITICUS 23.26-32
GOD NAMES EVERY MONTH, THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, MONTH, ETC. THE RABBIS CHANGED THOSE MONTHS IN BABYLON TO BABYLONIAN NAMES SUCH AS NISAN, IYYAR, SIVAN, TAMUZ, ETC.
RABBIS CREATED THE LAW THAT JEWISH PEOPLE CANNOT EAT MEAT AND DAIRY TOGETHER. THAT IS NOT BIBLICAL. GOD, ABRAHAM, AND THE THREE ANGELS, ATE MEAT AND DAIRY TOGETHER. GENESIS 18.1-2, 8
AND RABBIS HAVE ADDED ONE DAY TO GOD’S FESTIVALS IN LEVITICUS 23 THAT JEWISH PEOPLE CALL THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS, EXCEPT YOM KIPPUR.
GOD TEACHES IN PROPHESY THAT A SPECIAL CHILD, A SPECIAL SON, BORN TO, AND GIVEN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL BE CALLED, WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE.
THAT PROPHESY WAS FULFILLED IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE. HE IS WONDERFUL, OUR COUNSELOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
BUT THE RABBIS TEACH THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS NOT THE MESSIAH NOR IS HE THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER. BUT HE IS ACCORDING TO GOD’S PROPHESY IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IN ISAIAH 9.5, AND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IN ISAIAH 9.6
GOD ALSO PROPHESIES THAT OUT OF BETHLEHEM EPHRATHAH, THAT IS BETHLEHEM, SHALL HE COME FORTH UNTO ME (GOD) WHO IS TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL, WHOSE ORIGIN IS FROM OF OLD, HAVING NO BEGINNING, WITHOUT END, FROM EVERLASTING, FOREVER.
THAT RULER WHO WILL REIGN AS KING, WHO COMES OUT OF BETHLEHEM IS MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY, WRITTEN IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IN MICAH 5.1, AND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IN MICAH 5.2.
MESSIAH YESHUA IS NOT ONLY THE PROMISED JEWISH MESSIAH, HE IS THE GOD OF ISRAEL, HASHEM, ELOHIM, THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE KING OF GLORY, THE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, THE KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
NOW, THE QUESTION OF CIRCUMCISION? DOES GOD REQUIRE THAT ONLY JEWISH MEN SHOULD BE CIRCUMCISED, BUT NOT GENTILE MEN?
GOD IS THE GOD OF ALL HUMANITY. AND GOD HAS ONLY ONE LAW FOR ALL HUMANITY. AND THAT ONE LAW IS THE LAW OF MOSES THAT GOD REQUIRES ALL MANKIND TO LIVE BY. NOT JUST JEWISH PEOPLE, BUT ALL PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES. NUMBERS 15.15-16
AND CIRCUMCISION IS GOD’S LAW. GENESIS 17.1-14
I DO NOT READ IN THE BIBLE THAT GOD EXCUSES GENTILE MALES FROM BEING CIRCUMCISED. I DO READ, HOWEVER, THAT CERTAIN MEN IN THE BIBLE HAVE EXEMPTED GENTILES FROM CIRCUMCISION. BUT GOD’S SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE HAS AUTHORITY OVER THE WORD OF MEN AND WOMEN. AND GOD NEVER EXEMPTS GENTILES FROM CIRCUMCISION.
ACTS 15.1-41, GALATIANS 2.3, DEUTERONOMY 4.2
NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES GOD EXEMPT GENTILE MALES FROM CIRCUMCISION. BECAUSE GOD SAYS, MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ONLY BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD DOES MAN LIVE.
JAMES WRITES IN JAMES 2.10, FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL KEEP THE WHOLE LAW, AND YET OFFENDS, THAT IS, SINS, IN ONE POINT, HE IS GUILTY OF ALL.
ACCORDING TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, GENTILE MEN SHOULD BE CIRCUMCISED FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD. AND GOD REQUIRES EVERYBODY, JEWISH PEOPLE AN NON JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES. IT’S ALL FOR YOUR GOOD.