KEEPING YAHVAH’S COVENANT 2016
Once we have YaHVaH’s Name and His Messiah written in our heart, the next priority is know YaHVaH’s covenant. His Torah becomes written in our heart. This is of paramount importance.
Possibly the most effective method is to look in the Concordance.
We now will look up the word “covenant” and read a few of the passages.
Daniyl 9:4 “And I prayed unto the YaHVaH my Mighty One, and made my confession, and said, O YaHVaH, the great and dreadful Mighty One, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments.”
Deuteronomy 4:13 We are to keep His Feast Days, included in the Judgments and Statutes. Judgments means “privileges”.
Verse 23: Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of YAHVAH your Mighty One, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of anything, which YAHVAH thy Mighty One hath forbidden thee.
7:9 “The faithful Mighty One (YaHVaH), which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.” That is just 40,000 years. Why do we resist this commandment?
Luke 1:72 ZachariYah’s prayer “To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his pure covenant.”
Acts 3:25 Kepha said “Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which YaHVaH made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.” We ARE those children.
Romans 11:27 “There shall come out of Tsion the Deliverer, and shall turn away un-YaHVaH-likeness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”
This Messiah YaHOSHA is sent to YOU Yisrael, most of the people groups on this planet. Only He can forgive sin.
Hebrews 8:6 “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant.” This renewed Covenant is spoken of in verse 10:
“For this is the covenant that I will make with Judah and the House of Israel after those days, saith the YaHVaH; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a Mighty One, and they shall be to me a people”
Hebrews 10:16-29; 13:20
12:24 He is the mediator of the renewed Covenant spoken above. His Spirit will write His Torah in our hearts.
Romans 1:31 “without natural affection, covenant- breakers.”
Ephesians 2:12 “That at that time ye were without YaHOSHA, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without the Mighty One in the world.” Literally you were without Messiah, aliens from the covenants of promise. To complete the logic, now if you have the true Messiah, you are not strangers to the covenants of promise.
What Is a Covenant?
As you read you might think we are leaving the subject. Stay with us and we hope you will be satisfied. This is about the New Covenant.
We agree and ask the Pure Spirit to write His Instructions on our hearts in JeremiYah 31:31-36. Read the verses before and after too.
“I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Father, and they shall be my people.”
Hebrews 8 or 10:16.
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith YHVH, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
In this Torah, are the instructions for the building of His tabernacle. This is the tabernacle of Messiah. He becomes YHVH in you as you become saved by His unmerited favor, immersed in His Separated Spirit, filled with His Love, cleansed by His blood, and are eventually given resurrection power.
His Torah is part of His Word, found mainly Exodus-Deuteronomy, also Matthew 5 and fully through The Revelation by John. Therefore, part of our agreement or Covenant is obedience to His Word (Genesis to Revelation).
This demonstrates whether or not we love YHVH -
see all of 1st, 2nd and 3rd John. What IS love? Here is 1 John 5:2-3:
“By this we know that we love the children of YaHVaH, when we love YaHVaH, and keep his commandments: For this IS the love of YaHVaH, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”
The Word Commandments Greek 1785 means “an Injunction, an authoritative injunction” a commandment, precept, teaching or Torah.
The word, Grievous G926 is the same as G922; weighty, that is, (figuratively) burdensome, grave, grievous, heavy, weightier.
Believers were grafted in to the great Hebraic olive tree see Romans 11.
So, are you circumcized in the heart? “Are you a Jew?" Please see Romans 2:28, 29 and do a thorough study of Book of Hebrews, especially Heb 9:9 below:
Feast days and Sabbaths are found mainly in Leviticus-Vyikra 23. This book is written mostly to us (if you will) Hebrews. Part of it was to Levite priests.
This chapter is for all Hebrews. Who is a Hebrew person?
Physical Hebrew-This is inclusive of a large part of the global population, whites, blacks, reds, yellows etc included. That would be impossible to trace for some.
Who is a “STRANGER”? Strangers in Messiah are spiritual Hebrews-Those not in the above category, not blood-borne in The Land, but they wish to be YaHVaH's Hebrew people. They agree to keep the terms of His Covenants. Romans 2:28-29 and 11.
YHVH’s Feast days therefore remain in the New Covenant. But it seems that YHVH has no need for the Feasts. Certainly not! The issue was the misuse of His pure Feast days. So here is “before” and “after” perspective in IsaiYah and Hosea in our precious Scriptures:
BEFORE being grafted-into: IsaiYah 1:14 ah! Feast keeping is bad? Read on.
AFTER: IsaiYah 66:22 Feast keeping is pure! They were for the OT, for the present and for tomorrow. Messiah’s pure Word is consistent. He is the same.
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith YHVH, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to praise before me, saith the Mighty One YHVH
Hosea 2:11 the bad and the good again:
Before: I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
After: 12:9: And I that am YHVH thy Father from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.
Amos 5:21: "I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies." The above explanation applies to Amos 5:21
ZecharYah (8), Ch 14; EzekiYah 45 at end, 46 and 47.
Colossians 2:14-16. Book of Acts: Acts 13:42, 16:13, 17:2.
By their own admission, the one-world Church changed times and laws:
Daniyl /Dan 7:25 “...he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.
In objecting they say, "But I only keep and do the Four Gospels!"
No! There isn't any scripture that commands us to ONLY follow the "Four Gospels". If this were the case, they can remove all other books and chapters from Scriptures, and just use the few remaining pages. Toss in most of Paul's letters, Peter and The Revelation (where in three places it says they will keep the Torah). Matthew 1 to 27 is still in the Old Covenant; therefore (by their false reasoning) you have only the END of Matthew you need to obey in the Newer Covenant; the same would be true with the ends-only of Mark, Luke and John. Live by EVERY Word that proceeds from YaHVaH, Matthew 4:4.
(See Scripture reference above in Deuteronomy 8.)
We see that Sabbath believer is saved by unmerited favor, Ephesians 2:8-10.
“For by (grace) favor are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of YHVH: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship created in YaHVaHOSHA Mashiach unto good works, which YHVH hath before ordained that we should walk in them.*
Romans 10:9, Hebrews 9, 10; Here is Acts 2:38:
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YaHVaHOSHA Mashiach* for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Pure Spirit.
We now know if we are saved, that works are necessary. This is learned in the Book of James plus in all of Scripture. This necessarily involves walking in YHVH’s way. Works do not save, but we can continue to do great works like singing or tithing to YaHVaH.
The true believer lives by "Scripture only" by what the Word says; not by what the Word does not say. Matt 4:4 and Deut 8:4: But He answered and said, “It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD which proceeds from the mouth of YaHVaH.”
Teachings are understood by every Scripture verse that has to do with the subject. Matt 4:4 let us live by every Word of YHVH, not by what the Word does not say.
Some object, "I interpret all Scripture by the Four Gospels and Paul's letters." Why not start at Genesis and end at The Revelation? Paul's foundation was The Torah and the so-called OT writings. Start at the beginning, the First Place of Mention, The foundation. Gen 1.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 was written before Paul's letters were considered "canonized" or made part of The Scriptures. Paul was not a Gentile nor converted to Greek philosophy. Paul was a Jew. He was an Hebrew and he thought Hebraic or Jewish.
Peter was a Jew. Messiah is a Jew. Running to Paul's letters (the Last Place of Mention) to interpret Scripture using a Grecian mind (or in using Peter's vision in Acts) is not being skillful with the inspired Word of our Messiah. Repent of our ignorance. To restate, in understanding the Word, we ought to begin at the beginning. To begin our learning in Galatians in order to interpret the Pentateuch is reverse thinking. Begin at the beginning!
“But we’re not saved by the Law; We’re not under Law.” Then, please do no singing, no tithing, no praying, do nothing!
Romans 8:7: “For the carnal mind is not subject to Torah of YHVH, neither indeed can be.”
IsaiYah 8:19-20: “To Torah and the Testimony, if they speak not according to this Word it is because there is no light in them.”
We cannot fully endorse everything websites present. Some churches even teach that “We will become elohim (gods), and THAT is idolotry. We are to have no elohim before us. We are NOT gods or elohim.
Names of Yahweh, Yeshua, Yehoshua, Jesus, Christ, and titles of Lord and God have been changed to what we have here. The reason is found within our website.
This is a well-written, vital, life-changing teaching.
Here now is the index of “All About the Covenants”.
Why Concern Ourselves With the Covenants?
What Is a Covenant?
What Was the Old Covenant?
A Law Was Added
The New Covenant
An Israelitish Covenant
Given to Correct the Old
Messiah Came to Confirm, Not Abolish
Messiah, Our Example
The New Covenant and YaHVaH's Law
Man to Live by Every Word of YaHVaH
YaHVaH's Law in Heart and Mind
The Israel of YaHVaH
What Is Christianity? (i.e. What is the truth faith?)
Paul and the New Testament Church
What Observed After Everything Done Away?
Messiah’s Death Abolished Spiritual Things?
YaHVaH's Law Before Old Covenant
What Was Done Away?
What Was Fulfilled in Messiah?
Messiah Redeemed Us From the Curse of the Law
Did Messiah Die for What Was Abolished?
Arguments Used to Repudiate YaHVaH's Law
2 Corinthians 3:7
Arguments From Galatians
Colossians and the Law
Prophetic Texts and YaHVaH's Holy Days
The Problems of Galatians and Colossians
Reasons Galatians and Colossians Do Not Abrogate YaHVaH's Law
Holy Days and the New Covenant
Holy Days Instituted Before Old Covenant
Holy Days Observed After Everything Done Away
Feast Days in Millennium
Seasons Designed for Feast Days
Rites, Ceremonies, Sacrifices—Not YaHVaH's Feast Days—Done Away
What Remains of What Was "Abolished"?
What Kind of a Mighty One Is YaHVaH?
EXCUSES FOR BREAKING YAHVAH COVENANT
Opponents of YaHVaH’s Covenant and pre-consummation marriage agreement insist that “There IS no Covenant during this period of time”.
The Scriptures I quoted at the beginning dispel the “No Covenant Now” theory. Why not the alibi, “What about the thief on the tree?”
“Relationship only” is a modern false-concept that may or may not include the commitment of that greatest “covenant” agreement. A relationship could, in fact, pertain to an illicit affair. A superior covenant between YaHVaH and a true believer shows the depth of commitment and love. The genuine Hebrew believer in the Messiah has the deepest relationship. He lays himself on the altar for YaHVaH.
The curses for disobedience are understood by the IF's in Exodus 19:5, 6 and 23:22, 33 which makes the promises conditional. The blessings and curses are repeated in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 27 and 28. The formal ratification is recorded in Exodus 24:4 “11. The Chosen Ones (the wife) agreed to obey YaHVaH (the Husband) in return for various blessings (Ex. 24:3; 19:5 and 6; 23:22, 23, 25, 31)
“Does 1 Corinthians 16 shows the change of Sabbath to the Sunday.”
Paul says they are to gather (for the poor) on the first day of the week, so that when he comes (for the services on the normal Sabbath) there would not be any work done. That is a command to gather up food etc for the poor, not to change the day of the set-apart convocation. Hebrews 4 shows that Sabbath is still the Seventh Day.
“The resurrection of Messiah changed the day of “Sabbath.” Now wait! The resurrection date is set, not to a day of the week, but Aviv (Nisan) 17, a date of the month.
Matthew 12:38-40, 28:1- He died on the tree Aviv 14 (end of day), count the three nights and days; he arose Aviv 17. Even if He arose Aviv 18 (Sunday of that year), there is no prophecy or indication in Scripture that people are to gather on Sunday instead of Sabbath.
From the article, “All About the Covenants” at http://www.cogeternal.org/text/001allaboutcovenants.htm
“If we say Paul teaches the abrogation of YaHVaH's Law* we are not only saying Paul contradicts the other inspired writers (Psa. 111:7–8; 119:160, Matt. 5:17, Rev. 22:14) we are even saying he contradicts himself (Rom. 6:1–2, 12, 15)! This cannot be true!”
Am I thinking “I am the final authority on teaching and no ones are saved but us?” No! Those who truly believe in YaHOSHA for their deliverance from sins that are past, and continue in His Word are saved. Let us trust in the blood of the Lamb.
We all need to keep studying, rethinking, and restudying the Scriptures. Nobody can be the final judge of a person’s salvation. Only if we someday wake up in the New Jerusalem will we know if someone was saved for sure. The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all. Who can know his own heart? YHVH is not speaking to only heathen. He is talking about YOUR heart! JeremiYah 17:7-9.
Mashiach/Messiah is consistent in that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Our Savior is The Father of lights with Whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning. Go to Heb. 13:8; James 1:17; Mal 3:6. We ought not to diminish anything from The Word.
Psalm 19 - 7 The law of YHVH is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of YHVH is sure, making wise the simple. 8The statutes of YHVH are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of YHVH is pure (including the 4th Commandment), enlightening the eyes. 9The fear of YHVH is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of YHVH are true and righteous altogether. 10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is GREAT reward. 12Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, Oh YaHVaH, my strength, and my redeemer.
53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have remembered thy name, O YaHVaH, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
LIFE AFTER DEATH:
Where is King David and what are his present duties?
Acts 2:28 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both DEAD and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens”. David waits for that last trumpet to sound, the dead in Messiah will rise!
May YaHOSHA bless you now and forever.
SHALOM MY FRIENDS, TSEPHANYAH EBER
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