IS YAHUSHUA (Jesus) THE “END” OF THE LAW?!
Answer: Completion – Yes / Termination – No
To anyone, who is confused here:
You are confusing the laws found in ordinances with the Law of the Ten Commandments.
The laws in Ordinances are the “laws” YahuShua (Jesus) is the “end” of…ONLY these were nailed to the cross of Messiah, says the Apostle Paul.
The Law of the Ten Commandments stand forever!
“Messiah is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”
Matthew 5:19 “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall DO and TEACH them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” ~ Jesus
YahuShua (Jesus) said in Matthew 5:17 “I am come NOT to DESTROY the Law or the prophets: I am come NOT to destroy, but to fulfill”
Therefore, the interpretation that YahuShua (Jesus) is the “end” or “termination” of the Law is in error, for these verses cannot contradict one another. Rather, YahuShua (Jesus) is the FULFILLMENT,COMPLETION, PURPOSE (“end”) of the Law.
In Strong’s Concordance, “end” refers to a “result [immed., ultimate or prophetic], purpose” – “end”. We know it can NOT be “termination”, unless we make YahuShua (Jesus) a liar. For instance, in another place, YahuShua (Jesus) said, “It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one letter of the Law to fail.” (Luke 16:17)t the Bible, it shows us that the Law stands forever, and even saying that the Holy Days shall be kept forever (Ex. & Lev.). Does forever mean, NOT forever?! Is not the Word of God true forever as YahuShua (Jesus) said again in John? Did not Paul also say ‘ONLY those “laws”, FOUND IN ORDINANCES, were nailed to the cross of Messiah’ (Eph. 2:15 & Col. 2:14)?
Not all words in your Bible mean what we as Americans would take them to mean. We must look deeper and read them within the context of the WHOLE Bible. comparing them with all similar and related verses for better understanding, knowing first, that which YahuShua (Jesus), Himself, said is true forever, for He is the Word; and from that premise, we must seek to understand the verses above, interpreting them within the context of the WHOLE NT and even the WHOLE of the Bible, OT very much included.
We must not take verses out of context as to make them fit with church doctrine or our preconceived notions of what we personally think the Word should be. Segregation of the Word is perverse and will lead us into more ungodliness.
YahuShua (Jesus) fulfills, upholds, establishes and magnifies the Law in Himself, even giving us the power by His own Spirit to keep the Law if we would just obey and follow His example… Yea, He has even shown us the key to keeping the Law: “To love the Lord our God with all our heart, and mind, and with all our strength (This fulfills Commandments 1-4), and to love our neighbor as ourself (this fulfills Commandments 5-10)” For if we do this, obedience becomes effortless, because we do it not to gain salvation (we are saved by grace, through YahuShua’s (Jesus) blood). Rather, we do it because God has asked us to…because the Law is holy and for our benefit…
We keep the Law because of our love for the Father and because of the Son, even writing it on our hearts, if we would stop stifling the Spirit and cease from continually finding ways of going round about to justify our disobedience.
Simply repent, confess your wrong-doings against God and man, and “go and sin NO MORE” (Jn 8:11). For our forgiveness is assured. Do NOT betray that forgiveness and sacrifice by justifying sin and crucifying the Lord of Glory over and over in your hearts(Heb. 6:6)…
To disobey God is sin and sin is defined by the Law (Rom. 7:7 & 1 Jn 3:4).
“Do we then make void the Law through faith? God forbid: yea we establish the Law.” (Romans 3:31)
“Wherefore the Law is holy, and the Commandment holy, and just and good.” (Romans 7:12)
“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law.” (1 John 3:4)
“And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself to walk as He walked.” (1 John 2:3-6)
“By this we know we love the children of God,when we love God, and keep His Commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5:2-3)
James 2:18 –
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 2:20 –
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2:26 –
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
41 Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44 Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’
45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
James 1:22 –
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!‘ 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Should not all we do reflect YahuShua (Jesus) in us… walking as He walked… and doing as He did?
If we don’t, is He really in us??
If He is in us, will He not bring forth through us the same works, even as He did through His own body 2000 years ago?!
Are we not His Body…even His Hands and Feet?!
And what did He do?… Did He keep the Moral Law(10 Commandments) both in word and in DEED?… Loving the Father with all the heart and all the mind and all the strength (commands 1-4) and did He love His neighbor as Himself(commands 5-10)? Did He do this by action or was He just a hearer, only, of the Word He received from God?
Why are Christians just sitting there on their hands?!
The Scriptures above make it clear that we do not just ‘abide’ but we stand up and walk even as He walked, denying ourselves and picking up our crosses and following after Him.
STOP SAYING YOU CAN DO NOTHING, BUT ABIDE! This is the slothful and wicked servant who took what his Master gave him and buried it!
I tell you this even weeping… He does not know you!!! And neither do you have any love for God in your hearts!
You have put Him in a box you yourself constructed, and made yourselves lord in His stead!
For this is what the Lord requires:
Mic 6:8 –
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
11/28/07 From The Lord, Our God and Savior – The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Son of men, prophesy; prophesy and speak against your nation all My words… Timothy, lift up your voice and prophesy! Give unto them My word, even to all the churches of men contained within its borders; speak My words against them, even in all manner of speaking and devices, says The Lord.
Hear the Word of The Lord!…
Thus says The Lord: O nation, once called of itself “under God”, you have raised yourselves above Me… You shall be brought VERY low! And because you have said within yourselves, even aloud, saying, “We are not under God, nor do we serve any god. Right is wrong, and wrong is right and the right of the individual.” Therefore, because you have spoken in such a manner, you shall surely come to know God!
You shall come to know Me in My anger!…
I shall show you what is right,
And I, even I, shall cause you to discern!…
And you shall choose! Says The Lord.
Behold! The Sword has come! And under God shall you be placed, once again! Yet not as at the first when you blessed My name, no, not as at the first… But in subjection, in recompense, under God in punishment, in retribution, in correction, in discipline, under the shadow of My judgment!… Under God, My footstool!… Then shall you know and remember, I AM THE LORD!
O mighty nation, cease from your adulteries and return to Me…
For I had blessed you;
I had bestowed upon you great abundance…
Yet now you have gone out to pervert your way
And desecrate all I have given you…
Hardening your hearts, forsaking the poor,
Turning your faces away from the afflicted.
You have become a harlot, an adulterous woman,
Perverting her way among many lovers…
Return! Says The Lord…
Return to Me.
Churches and servants, hear the Word of The Lord!…
Thus says The Lord God, The Holy One of Israel: Arise and speak! Servants, stand up and blow the trumpet! Raise an alarm!…
O mighty nation, your time has come! It is here, it has come! Judgment shall reign!… It is here, it has come!… Oh how the mighty have fallen, oh how the stout-hearted are undone! Sons of men, look on what you have done! Look on all you have wrought in My name! Even My own beloved have turned from Me and pervert their way among all these witnesses, dividing My Word to their own gain, uplifting and exalting themselves by the power of MY Word!… Segregation! A great perversion of speech among all these called of themselves by The Christ’s name, polluting the name of My Son, The Holy One, whose name is one with The Father!
Churches of men, built up and named among yourselves, by yourselves, to your own glory…You are undone and cast off as an abominable seed, sprouting and growing where I, Myself, have not planted you! Growing and spreading, shooting forth all kinds of branches, of which I have not pruned nor watered!… Neither do you grow from The Vine.
Behold, even now you continue to grow, becoming as the vine of the earth, spreading forth all your abominations throughout the land, making them desolate, putting down roots wheresoever you list, consuming all water and rich soil… Degradation!
O abominable vine, you grow in the sand…
The shifting sands of religion!…
A dry root, with many broken and entangled branches,
Choked by all these doctrines…
The perverse doctrines of men!
You are left desolate, undone and estranged, receiving neither the early nor latter rains, living in the midst of a land who has forsaken Me! For they have turned their backs on Me and run greedily into their own destruction!… And you, O churches of men, have failed to blow the trumpet! For you are divided, continually dividing yourselves amongst yourselves! The upholding of pride, the putting on of all filthy robes of arrogance!… Darkness of faces.
Churches of men, your land and nation stinks; a foul stench has come up into My nostrils. Yet there you sit upon all your thrones, saying, “We alone are righteous. We alone serve God and shall be sheltered in the Day of The Lord”… WOE TO YOU, O CHURCHES OF MEN! Hypocrites! As you have divided yourselves, so shall I, even I, divide you in judgment! As sheep from the goats, so shall you be divided!
Churches of men, I shall sift you and you shall be shaken!…
Until all your walls have crumbled,
And all your tall towers have fallen down, with a great crash!
No partition shall be left standing! All this enmity shall be stripped away!… And I shall again make you one, says The Lord. No more shall your diviners sing to you of peace and tranquility. No more shall you come before Me, arrayed in purple and scarlet robes, touting your expensive garments, tinkling as you go with all your shining ornaments… Your visage is detestable to Me!
Your shepherds teach lies, your diviners of peace and prosperity, divinations from their own imaginations, brought forth from their own hearts, led astray by seducing spirits!… And oh how your flocks love to have it so… Shall I not recompense you for all these things?! Shall I not correct and discipline you for all these things?!
Churches of men, why do you sit still, growing fat, consuming all these doctrines made by human hands?!… Stand up or bow down! Shout to your nation or bow down! Fall on your faces! Says The Lord. Rent your clothes, howl and wail! Put on sackcloth, cover your heads with dust and ashes!… REPENT! Take up a lamentation! Sound the trumpet to your kindred and countrymen! Stop hiding in your houses you call by My name! I DO NOT DWELL THERE!… COME OUT! COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!
You were to be an example preparing My way before Me, a beacon on a hill, watchmen blowing the trumpet. Yet what do I hear, O sons and daughters of men within the churches?… Faint murmuring, gossiping, backbiting, accusations, lies, corruptions, envies, strifes, laughing, babbling, seditions, vanities… Vexation of spirit!
For you are neither cold nor hot!… Oh how I wish you were one or the other!…
Therefore, because you have become as lukewarm water,
Even now becoming stagnant and rank,
Behold I shall spit you from My mouth
And bring upon your land a dark storm!
For your land has done great evil in My sight!… And you, O churches of men, have held fast to the veil, pulling it down over your faces! Yet from among you I have already taken many, even a multitude who stand without. And these I have anointed and set in their places. They have received of Me and grow vigorously from The Vine, having been pruned and watered by My own hand. These shall be as fire, for they burn from within, having My own fire within them. I shall stoke them and cause them to burn bright, and they shall go for Me… Lo, they shall blow the trumpet! They shall sound the alarm! They shall serve to you all My fierce rebukes! Behold! They shall serve it to you hot, and you shall be burned!
Churches of men, I shall tear you down, even all you have built! I shall sift you and stir you up! Says The Lord. For if I do not serve to you correction and discipline, assuredly, I say to you, you shall never enter into My rest. You say you know Me and have received of My Son, Jesus The Christ, Yeshua The Gift and Messiah, even saying that you yourselves are anointed…Woe, I say to you! Lie not to yourselves! For you carry lamps with no oil; neither do you have any love for God in your hearts! For if you really knew Me, and lived in My Son, you would do what He did.
Beloved, awake! Awake out of your sleep! Be shaken out of your slumber! Arise and serve your God!… Repent and receive of Me, even of The Holy One, whom you call Christ. Stop stifling My Spirit! Stop persecuting all those I send to you in My own name!… Ears open, My people! The time has come! Lo, it is here!
Look! Your nation destroys the innocent on every side! Fornications and abominations fill the streets! These things are not hidden!… My people, what has happened to your hearts?! You are all as dead corpses!… AWAKE AND LIVE! Says The Lord of Hosts.
Cast off all these riches and sell everything you have built up with MY money, and give it to the poor and the needy. Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked. Embrace the fatherless and the widow, shelter the stranger and the homeless, tend to the sick and visit those in prison… Execute true judgment! Stop judging amongst yourselves, of yourselves, according to your own corrupt knowledge!… Perceive rightly and be stirred up!
Churches of men, why has anger not come up into your faces?! Where is your outrage?! Can you not see?!… Look! They are murdering My innocent! They destroy and tear My most precious gifts to men and women, without ceasing!… Where are your tears?! I hear no wailing at all!… CALAMITY! TRAGEDY!… Abominations swell! Sodom and Gomorrah are revived and thrive before your faces! Beloved, sin and violence spread forth in every direction, overflowing your nation as a flood!
Sons and daughters of men within the churches, what has happened to you?! Do you even know My name?! You have forgotten Me and hide your faces! You stop your ears from hearing!… I no longer know you! For whatsoever you do or do not, to the least of these, most assuredly I say to you, YOU HAVE DONE IT TO ME! Says The Lord, your Redeemer.
Therefore, stand up and pay attention, lest I destroy you as I destroyed Sodom and overthrew Gomorrah!…
Behold! The riches of men shall be taken from them in a day, and recompense in full shall be dealt to your nation! And not one of your temples shall stand!… All shall be torn down! All shall be brought down!…
And though you had set it on a tall mountain, in the midst of high walls, thick walls built of strong and tempered mortar, it shall be shaken to dust, it shall be thrown down!… Left utterly desolate.
You shall surely be left naked, stripped of all your clothes…
Then I shall remember you…
And you shall establish your trust in The Beloved, once again;
And you shall keep your life, for Love has saved you…
And you shall escape, but as one escaping through the flames.
I am The Lord.