TTGM will now seek to show the importance of the
commandments by teaching how they are to be seen and used.
ABOUT LAWS (note: laws
consist of commandments):
The Kingdom of God has laws (found in the Torah and in the New
Testament – over 600). All kingdoms (countries) in this world have laws.
Each law has a penalty associated with it; they can be minor or major
depending on the severity. To have a kingdom/country without a law is an
invitation for anarchy. Even organizations have laws, employees cannot do
as they please when working for a business; they must abide by the business
rules and regulations.
MOST CHURCHES NO LONGER OBEY
OR TEACH THE LAWS:
The church uses Galatians, Acts and Romans to say that the
Jewish laws no longer apply to the believer and it was only for the Jews –
this will be addressed later in part 4.
God inspired the bible. It was given by God to the Jews
(Hebrews) for Jews, about the coming King of the Jews (Yeshua/Jesus).
People (gentiles) outside of the word of God indulged in pagan practices
and laws. God in His mercy made a way for the gentiles to be saved as their
pagan practices and beliefs could not save them from eternal damnation.
After being saved they were expected to follow the man (Jewish
Jesus/Yeshua), as He walked.
LET US NOW FOLLOW THE MAN:
On the law and commandments
He clearly stated the following (Rem: The Torah contain the commandments –
the first 5 books of Moses):
(Matt 5:17-19 [KJV])
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the
prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto
you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise
pass from the law, till all be
fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the
kingdom of heaven: but whosoever
shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of
In obedience TTGM will now
teach the commandments. Why? Yeshua
made it clear; until ALL is fulfilled they are to be taught. All has not
been fulfilled because Yeshua is still to return and set up His Kingdom.
Also, as far as we are aware, heaven and earth are still here.
Fundamentals of the Commandment:
Commandments are to be
meditated on so that as a believer you know them well.
(Ps 119:15-16 [KJV])
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy
ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
The commandments are to be
(Ps 119:47 [KJV])
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have
We are to know the
(Josh 1:8 [KJV])
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest
observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt
make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Keeping the commandments or
being obedient to God’s word is a demonstration of your love for Him.
(John 14:15 [KJV])
If ye love me (Yeshua is God), keep my commandments.
Not keeping or breaking the
commandments/law of God is called sin.
(1John 3:4 [KJV])
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the
transgression of the law.
The following verses instruct
the believer to use ALL SCRIPTURE (Old Testament) for correction. Why the
Old Testament? When this verse in Timothy was written the New Testament was
not put together yet so the writer could only be making reference to the
(2Tim 3:16-17 [KJV])
All scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That
the man of God may be perfect, throughly
furnished unto all good works.
How are the commandments being used by Yeshua, so that we may know
how to follow?
The first temptation (Hunger)
(Matt 4:3-4 [KJV])
And when the tempter came to him, he said,
If thou be the Son of God, command
that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God.
Yeshua responded with the
following from the Torah. Believers are expected to do the same.(you will
note that this word is not found in the ten commandments)
(Deut 8:3 [KJV])
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed
thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither
did thy fathers know; that he might
make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth
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In the second temptation,
satan did a very interesting move; he used the word from the Torah to tempt
our Master. This is called twisting the word and using it deceitfully.
However, because Yeshua knew the word responded with the word and dismissed
the temptation. It is demonstrated here that it is essential to know how to
use the word and recognize how it can be misused – many do this today. (The temptation here was to test God’s
word to prove Him)
(Matt 4:5-7 [KJV])
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself
down: for it is written, He shall
give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear
thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Jesus
said unto him, It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Satan used this from the Old
(Ps 91:11-12 [KJV])
For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up
in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Again, Yeshua responded from
the Torah (Old Testament)
(Deut 6:16 [KJV])
Ye shall not tempt the LORD
your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
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Using the word against the
Word did not work so satan played his master card. In the third temptation
satan offered all that belonged to him (the world – you can only give what
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high
mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the
world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto
him, All these things will I give
thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord
thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
True to form Yeshua consults
the Torah to fight the advisory (fear in Deuteronomy means
(Deut 6:13-14 [KJV])
Thou shalt fear the LORD
thy God, and serve him, and
shalt swear by his name. 14 Ye shall
not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round
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Ask yourself the following.
- When tempted in any area
of your life, do you know the law (Torah/Old Testament) good enough to
fight the enemy with it?
- If someone uses the
word by twisting it, do you know the word good enough to respond and
not be tricked or fooled?
- Is the Torah only to
be used against temptations (as our Lord demonstrated)?
- If your answer is
“No” what other areas can the Torah be used for? (Hint: maybe for
correction as in 2Tim 3:16-17?)