Ears, but cannot hear, Eyes but cannot see: The Spirit of Harlotry
Christene Jackman ©9.8.2023
"Welcome to the Shuv Show. I’m your host, Christene Jackman.
Law, law, law, law, law . . .
I am not afraid of the word, “law.” I do not feel the need to use a softer euphemism for it. Nor do I consider “law” a bad word. In Biblical Hebrew the word “law” is torah.
The word, torah, is used 222 times in the TaNaKH (Gen.-Mal.) By contrast, the word, love, ahav, is used only 211 times. The study of law and covenant has been sorely lacking. Its abundant use in the Bible warrants a deeper look, don’t you think?
Its Greek equivalent nomos is used 197 times in Matt-Rev. In fact, the very first time the word nomos is used in the Brit Chadasha is in Matisyahu (Matthew) 5:17; where the Written Mosaic Law is upheld by Messiah Yeshua Himself:
"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others [to do] the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches [them,] he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 5:17-19.
Fulfil (πληρόω play-rah’-oh) does not mean toss out as if no longer needed. To believe that, then you have Messiah saying: “I did not come to abolish but to abolish.”
Rubbish. It cannot mean delete. How do I know? Because the fact is that Blood Covenant does not have an expiration date. Fulfill means to bring to fullest meaning. Messiah will perfectly fulfill every prophecy about Him. How can people run right past this section of Scripture and ignore what Messiah Himself claims about the Law, the Written Torah, commonly known as the Law of Moses.
We find the very first instance in Scripture of the Biblical Hebrew word, תּוֹרָה torah in Beresheet/Genesis 26:5. Check this out:
“Because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My Charge, My Commandments, My Statutes and My Torah/Laws."
Uh, this is way before Mount Sinai, by the way. What laws do you think Abraham was keeping? The Mosaic Law given on Mount Sinai, was not a new thing, but a renewal thing. After 400 years in Egyptian bondage and mingling with their pagan gods, the Israelites needed a refresher course, a cleansing, and a renewal in the Ancient Covenant . . . "