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Torah: What Is It Good For

Part 2

Beresheet (Genesis) 26:5 because Abraham obeyed My voice

and guarded My Charge: My commands, My laws, and

My Torot1.” Footnote: 1Torot - plural of Torah, teaching

In Torah: What Is It Good For Part 1, covered a range

of subjects and finally settled on the mechanics of Torah.

The mechanical application of the Torah includes who,

what, where, why, how, and when. This could be

narrowed down to: purpose. Let me explain it this way:

who is the purpose, what is the purpose, where is the

purpose, why is the purpose, how is the purpose, and

when is the purpose. With all that being said, the end

result is to be able to “teach” the Torah.

In Part 1, we should have come to the conclusion that,

as Beresheet 26:5 indicates: because Abraham obeyed

My voice and guarded My Charge: My commands, My

laws, and My Torot.

Obedience to Yahweh is the ultimate answer.

Sh'mot (Exodus) 12:49 “There is one Torah for the native-born

and for the stranger who sojourns among you.”

Next question: who should be Torah observant? The

answer: the native born.

So who is the native born? Those born of a native

mother and father of Judah or Israel; of the 12 tribes.

But those are not all. Let me simplify it with: the stranger

who lives among you by choice. Those who want to adopt

your lifestyle.

So Israel/Judah is to allow anyone who sees the

wisdom of the Torah, and the “Originator” of it, to become

“one” of them.

This is definitely not by natural birth nor by any

scientific meddling but solely by faith in Yahweh and His

instructions. By faith in Yah's salvation, which is in Him

and in His Word, which is His Salvation.

In today's modern society it is very difficult to know

where people stand... what they really believe. In

today's religious systems many are deceived into

believing they “are going to heaven” or something like it.

There are many deceivers leading those who are

willingly becoming deceived and contributing to that

deception by “evangelizing” those who have not become

a part of that particular deception.

With all that being, not totally, said there is a way

to 'judge' the truth of the matter as well as those who

are of the truth and earnestly seeking the truth.

Back in Sh'mot (Exodus) 13:9 “And it shall be as a

sign to you on your hand and as a reminder between

your eyes, that the Torah of יהוה is to be in your mouth,

for with a strong hand יהוה has brought you out of

Mitsrayim.

There is a sign we “wear”, known by our lifestyle,

the one we constantly live. It is by what we (you) do by

what we put our hand to do. It is by what is between

our eyes which is by what we think of. It is by what

comes out of our mouth and in line always with the

instructions of Yahweh. We should never forget that

we were brought out of bondage, in a mighty way, into

the freedom of His instructions.

Look at Mattitiyahu (Matthew) 6:26 “Look at the birds

of the heaven, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into

storehouses, yet your heavenly Father does feed them.

Are you not worth more than they?

In the Torah there is more than one example of this.

Yahweh takes care of His people. But His care is extended

to beyond : ”us four and no more”. Our lives are “every

day blessed”, if only because we open our eyes to a new

day. Of course we do not go outside our doors and just

gather our sustenance, but just the same our Mighty One

above all mighty ones provides for us. If He feeds the

“birds of the heaven”, how much more will he do for us?

Most, if not all of us are familiar with the scripture in

Matthew that I just read. What about Sh'mot or Exodus.

Sh'mot 16:4 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “See, I am

raining bread from the heavens for you. And the people

shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, in order

to try them, whether they walk in My Torah or not.

Is Sh'mot a part of the Torah? As I have stated

many times before, along the lines of: “If it ain't in the

Torah, it ain't”. If we are using Ketuvim Netsarim

(The writings of the Nazarenes) to prove our point and

we can't find it in the Torah, “It Ain't”! In other words

we are promoting false doctrine.

But take another look. The scripture in Matthew does

not specify which birds. It does not state He just feeds

the sparrows, or just the Blue jays, or Cardinals, or

Canaries. It says birds. In Sh'mot He says ”...whether

they walk in My Torah or not.”. “...the people shall go

out and gather a day’s portion every day...”.

Sh'mot 16:28 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “How long shall you

refuse to guard My commands and My Torot1?

Footnote: 1Torot - plural of Torah, teaching.

Torah is teaching or instruction. The plural is Torot.

We have adopted a fallacy if we believe that just the

“Ten Commandments” are the commandments of

Yahweh. His teaching, instruction, or otherwise known

as commandments. Here, it has to do with gathering

more than they were instructed to. They disobeyed.

We may try to excuse it with, “It is such a trivial thing”,

yet it was a command and we all know the saying,

“If we will disobey the small things we will disobey in

the more important things”.

Sh'mot 24:12 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me

on the mountain and be there, while I give you tablets

of stone, and the Torah and the command which I have

written, to teach them.”

In today's society, whether it be pagan, Christian, and,

unfortunately the so-called Torah observant, have no

problem with ...

And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me on the

mountain and be there, while I give you tablets of stone,

and the Torah and the command which I have written.

The pagan and the Christian don't want the ...

to teach them to be forced on them. And it appears

that the majority Torah Observant folks do not

understand the importance of ... to teach them to

continue to be an important staple in the lives of

Yah's people.

It is one thing to teach the Torah as opposed to teach

about the Torah. Let me explain it this way: It is one

thing to know Yahweh... it is something different

altogether to know about Yahweh.

What I have been giving you is about the Torah.

Out of this you will become acquainted with, or about,

the Torah. And so by knowing about the Torah you

will know something about Yahweh.

To be taught the Torah will be to know the Torah

and to know the Torah will be to know Yahweh.

A Word from a watchman; in service of Yahweh

a servant of Yahshua... a watchman in Cisco

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Comment by Cliff Tucker on October 4, 2010 at 12:48pm
Based upon my study, up to this point, for our benefit Yahweh gave us The Torah for the very purpose of checking it with The Creator's master plan, in reference to anything we would call new..
So, "can" God reveal new things outside of Torah?
I will answer that with a comment from George Carlin, "Can God make a rock so big He can't pick it up"?

Could that question also give creedence to He realized that the Torah was a mistake and needed adjusting so He sent His Son to overhaul what the Father messed up? Can that happen? Sure God 'can' do anything.

God can make us perfect... and keep us that way. But He didn't. Yahweh, though, did leave us a plumb line to check everything with. It is the Torah. I will stand on that unless I am proven wrong. If the Torah is not The Plumbline, then I shall go find what is. According to the TaNaK there is nothing new under the sun.
Comment by Cliff Tucker on October 27, 2010 at 6:42pm
What is 'new' about it?

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