(To set the stage the way adherents of this movement love to address each other, all scripture verses are quoted from the Hebrew Name Version)
Still bound by the law?
The new emerging doctrine centres in what is collectively labelled as Back to Hebrew Root movement.
In essence, we are being brought back to an event described in the following verses of scriptures:
[Act 15:1,5-11 HNV] 1 Some men came down from Yehudah and taught the brothers, “UNLESS YOU ARE CIRCUMCISED AFTER THE CUSTOM OF MOSHE, YOU CAN’T BE SAVED” … 5 But some of the sect of the Perushim who believed rose up, saying, “IT IS NECESSARY TO CIRCUMCISE THEM, AND TO CHARGE THEM TO KEEP THE LAW OF MOSHE.” 6 The apostles and the Zakenim were gathered together to see about this matter. 7 When there had been much discussion, Rock (Peter or Khepa) rose up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that a good while ago God made choice among you, THAT BY MY MOUTH THE GOYIM SHOULD HEAR THE WORD OF THE GOOD NEWS, AND BELIEVE. 8 God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Ruach HaKodesh, just like he did to us. 9 HE MADE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN US AND THEM, CLEANSING THEIR HEARTS BY FAITH. 10 Now therefore WHY DO YOU TEMPT GOD, that you should PUT A YOKE ON THE NECK OF THE TALMIDIM WHICH NEITHER OUR FATHERS NOR WE WERE ABLE TO BEAR? 11 BUT WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE SAVED THROUGH THE GRACE OF THE LORD YESHUA, JUST AS THEY ARE.”
Uploaded on Jan 5, 2012
In love with it, yes! Bound by it, no! Alan answers questions and reveals common misunderstandings about the Torah.
[Rom 8:1-4 HNV] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yeshua, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yeshua made me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 FOR WHAT THE LAW COULDN’T DO, IN THAT IT WAS WEAK THROUGH THE FLESH, GOD, SENDING HIS OWN SON IN THE LIKENESS OF SINFUL FLESH AND FOR SIN, CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH; 4 THAT THE ORDINANCE OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULFILLED IN US, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.
Having established the fact that we, believers are no longer bound by the law, let us look at what are popularly known as YHWH’s Feasts, each “intended” purpose as written in the following verses:
[Lev 23:1-3 HNV]
1 The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Yisra’el, and tell them, The set feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts.
3 Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a Shabbat of solemn rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no manner of work: it is a Shabbat to the LORD in all your dwellings.
ABOUT THE SABBATH
[Exo 20:8-11 HNV]
8 “Remember the day of Shabbat, to keep it holy.
9 You shall labor six days, and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is a Shabbat to the LORD your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates;
11 for in six days the LORD made heaven and eretz, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the day of Shabbat, and made it holy.
Published on Jan 15, 2015
Alan talks about the Sabbath; about “remembering” and “observing” Shabbat.
[Lev 23 HNV]
4 These are the set feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, is the LORD’s Pesach.
6 On the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of matzah to the LORD: seven days you shall eat matzah.
7 In the first day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work.
9 The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
10 Speak to the children of Yisra’el, and tell them, When you are come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the Kohen:
11 and he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the next day after the Shabbat the Kohen shall wave it.
15 You shall count to you from the next day after the Shabbat, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave-offering; seven Shabbatot shall there be complete:
16 even to the next day after the seventh Shabbat shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new meal-offering to the LORD.
YHWH’S MOEDIM: THE 7 PROPHETIC JEWISH FEASTS
Published on Aug 28, 2014
Alan explains the Seven Prophetic Jewish Feasts; YHWH’s Qodesh Appointments with mankind!
The four YHWH’s feasts which were then prophetic in nature, had all been fulfilled by Yeshua ha Masiach at His death, burial, and resurrection; while the feast of seven Shabbatot (Savuot) was fulfilled with the out pouring of Ruach ha Kodesh as reported in the following event:
Acts 2 (Hebrew Names Version)
1 Now when the day of Shavu`ot had come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and it sat on each one of them.
4 They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.
Since all what were prophetic had been fulfilled, believers in Yeshua ha Masiach are no longer required to celebrate them.
The following prophetic feasts (Moedim) are yet to be fulfilled:
23 The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
24 Speak to the children of Yisra’el, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest to you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
26 The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
27 However on the tenth day of this seventh month is Yom Kippur: it shall be a holy convocation to you, and you shall afflict your souls; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD your God.
28 You shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is Yom Kippura day of atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD.
33 The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
34 Speak to the children of Yisra’el, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the feast of booths for seven days to the LORD.
35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work.
On the last three appointed times, believers are expected to be accompanying Yeshua ha Masiach at feast of trumpets, Yom Kippur, and feast of Booths (Sukkot).
However, if you insist to keep circumcision and torah of Moshe, here is what you can expect:
Galatians 5 (Hebrew Name Version)
1 Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Messiah has made us free, and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I, Sha’ul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, MESSIAH WILL PROFIT YOU NOTHING.
3 Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 You are alienated from Messiah, you who desire to be justified by the law. YOU HAVE FALLEN AWAY FROM GRACE.
5 For we, through the Spirit, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.
6 For in Messiah Yeshua neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
Baruch ha Shem Adonai Yeshua