Limbo, limbo lee laa—HaTorah! The whole world is in limbo over the law, the Torah, the commandments for all humanity, given by the Creator, the God of Yahshural (Israel), the God of the Universe. Torah is the Tree of Life. It is the law of the universe. And, Torah is for all nations. There is one Torah for all.
The Most High’s laws are so high man can’t seem to get over them, while there are those who believe they are above them. The Most High’s laws are so low man can’t get under them—because of YAH’s grace, there is no need. All throughout time, man has been trying to get around them . . . because man just doesn’t get how to live in them. Man wants to live life on his own terms. And, YAH has given man free-will to do so. For this, people “re-legion” and group themselves together, making-up their own specifics of faith, professing to know the way.
Torah is NOT a religion. But all religions have come out of (borrowed from) Torah in a smorgasbord, buffet-style kind of way. Regardless of heartfelt and humble beginnings (every religion has a story), religions were created and instituted by men for power, control (of the masses) and ultimate greed. And, while they might profess to honor the law of the Creator, they do not embody the absolute truth, and for some, nothing of the truth at all.
Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the ancient Indian parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant. If you have never read or listened to this story, you need to. It’s priceless and will aid in your understanding of what’s to follow. (You can find it easily on a search engine.)
THE MARK OF RELIGION
Whatever corner of the earth you were born into, you were born under the power and control of a religion. Your journey in life is to come out of “religion,” to free yourself and find your purpose in the light of truth. If you are bound to a religion (any religion) . . . you are not free. Your religion is your mark. And, if you choose to stay bound, you will never be free.
No matter how righteous, popular or pious your religion might seem, no matter how upstanding it appears, there is NOT one religion on earth that honors Torah . . . NO NOT ONE, and there never will be. When you honor Torah, you have no need for religion.
Torah is lawfulness. The opposite of lawfulness is lawlessness. If you are serving a religion, you are operating in lawlessness. (Most religions are barely able to honor the first four commandments!) Right about now, you might be feeling offended (not by me, but by truth). You might have the urge to defend your religion. I get it.
Because of indoctrination, many believe religions own truth, or so-to-speak, a piece of the elephant. For example, you might believe the Torah belongs to the “Jews” . . . the “Messiah” belongs to the “Christians,” and “the Church” is the people, or will replace the people, Yahshural (Israel).
The err of religious doctrine goes on and on and on, there’s just no end to it. But religion is doing what it was purposed to do! All religions were designed to suppress the truth of the Creator, to oppress his people, the Chosen (the Hebrews) and to remove them and the memory of the Yahshural (the Israelites) from the face of the earth. In the name of religion, groups of faith elevate themselves above YAH and have you serving other gods and following man’s traditions.
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot.TEHILLIM (PSALMS) 83:2-8
Hebrews are the true people of the Bible. All nations have been blessed through them—through their fall and unfaithfulness, through their unfortunate demise; and, in the fullness of time, all nations will be blessed through their restoration (Zephanyahu/Zephaniah 3:9-20).
Yahshural (Israel) is the chosen seed of the Most High. The Bible (along with all the divine and sacred texts that were removed, altered, hidden and even destroyed by religious authorities) is their story, their history. The world religions have done their best to keep them hidden. When you understand who the true people of the Most High are, you will have a greater understanding of prophecy, as it unfolds.
Please note: The nation of Yahshural (Israel) is not to be confused with the “Jewish” people who practice Judaism. Judaism is a religion. Judaism honors the Babylonian Talmud. They are identified in prophecy as being the Synagogues of HaShatan. Additionally, Judaism holds to the Noahide Law (Noahide Code—the Seven Laws of Noah) which is not the Law of Torah. They believe in one law for “Jews” and one law for “non-Jews,” which the U.S. Congress of America officially recognizes in legislation.
Even more, the universal religion of Catholicism and Judaism go hand in hand, like brothers, twin peaks, and neither are of Torah, the antiquity of the people, or the “god” and power of this earth, as they claim to be. (But that’s another study.)
Despite goodwill intentions, religion is nothing more than a hired hand (a business by today’s standards). Religions have the tendency to mask themselves as the shepherd. They are not the shepherd and you are not their sheep. The harsh truth is, your religion has not entered into truth, nor will it allow you to. It erects cathedrals, temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues for its own glory in strategic places around the world to convert, grow membership, further the faith and gain power. Why not research the complete history of your religion and find out what it is worth in religious wealth?
(For a quick snip-it: The Catholic Church, separate from the Vatican, is worth $30 Billion (USD). Christiandom holds the highest amount of religious wealth, followed by Muslims. The LDS Church, about $27 to $30 Billion. “Israel” is the largest annual and cumuative recipient of American aid since World War II.)
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE LAW
Christiandom defines the Torah/the Law as one thing and the divine teachings of the Most High define it as something else. Christiandom sees the law as something bad. Their interpretation views the law as onerous and contrary to grace. To the Hebrew mind, the law does not take on a negative context or impact. The law is a positive factor in our lives. YAH’s commandments are not burdensome.
The law has nothing to do with our receiving salvation through the keeping of Torah. Our salvation is in HaMashiach. He is the Word made flesh. He fulfills the sacrificial law, for he is our perfect sacrifice, our paschal lamb and the law is complete in him. He does not abrogate the laws of the Most High—not one tittle. He shows us how to walk Torah, for there are blessings and cursings. It requires obedience. Simply, if we disobey Torah, we disobey the Most High. You will only feel the negative aspects of the law, the curses, if you are breaking it, and you won’t know you’re breaking them unless you are living in them and honoring truth.
And Samuel said: ‘Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, As in hearkening to the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.I SAMUEL 15:22
There is beauty in living in Torah and honoring the commandments and the testimony of the Most High. In the Didache, the weight of Torah stands on two commandments: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. This defines humanity’s relationship with the Most High. That being said, if you love the Most High in this way, you will desire to keep the first five words, the first five commandments.
I am the Lord Your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods beside Me. You shall not make for yourself any graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them, nor serve them, for I, the Lord Your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
You shall not take the name of the Lord Your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto the Lord Your God, in it you shall not do any manner of work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day. Wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord God gives you.
And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. This defines humanity’s relationship with humanity. If you love your neighbor as you love yourself, you will desire to honor the second tablet of commandments because you will strive to treat people like you want to be treated.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, nor his wife, his man-servant, his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
(There are 613 mizvot which fall under the ten words, with some exceptions of observance, as some are obsolete or not possible.)
If you love me, keep my commandments.YOCHANON (JOHN) 14:15
Given the choice to serve the Most High and honor Torah, or serve a religion and honor other gods, it always shocks me how many people are comfortable serving their religions and living a lie. Could it be they are just fully vested in their religious experience? It can be intoxicating.
I imagine they’ve built a cushy existence around friends, family and worship. Maybe they’ve grown into prominence, climbed the ranks and hold a lofty or key position that’s pretty hard to just walk away from. (It’s wonderful to be looked up to and reveled by others.) I imagine they enjoy a strong sense of belonging in something greater than themselves, even if it falls short of truth. Or just maybe, they really believe the lies.
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessnes Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.…MATTIYAHU (MATTHEW) 7:22:23
SHEEP’S CLOTHING—WORRY NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD WEAR
I’d like to leave you with a thought . . . Wolves and “sheep’s clothing.” Every religion has its own get-up to aid you in identifying who they are. I call this, the sheep’s clothing. Religious attire is easy to hide behind and most necessary for those who do not have true knowledge of the Most High. Sometimes, just looking the part is enough for the world. (No Torah, no accountability.) World religions follow their own imaginations and they desperately need you to believe in them. People are changing clothes left and right, trying to convert to the right religion. People fight over it. Nations war over it.
In the Nag Hammadi, HaMashiach said:
When you strip and are not embarrassed, and you take your clothes and throw them down under your feet like little children and trample them, then you will see the Child of the Living One and you will not be afraid. The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys to knowledge and have hidden them. They have not entered, nor have they allowed those who want to enter to do so. As for you, be as clever as snakes and as innocent as doves.