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The Three Pillars: The Noahite Covenant

“This is what Yahweh says: ‘Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation (יְשׁוּעָה - yesh·ü'·äh) is about to come and my righteousness will soon be revealed.” (Isaiah 56:1) 
Salvation for who?
Those who keep from defiling the Sabbath 
Love the name of Yahweh 
Holds fast to My covenant.
“Blessed is the man that does these things!” What things? Holds fast to the Covenant.
"Then Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of Elohim has Elohim made mankind. As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.'” (Genesis 9:1-7)
It is Yahweh's covenant of righteousness by faith, with the acceptance of Noah and his generations to perform the will of Yahweh and keep the Noahite commandments. 
Yahweh promises in the Noahide Covenant...
He will preserve the Solar System for as long as the earth exists. 
He will preserve the stability of the earth's natural physical laws for as long as the earth exists. 
He will never again bring a worldwide flood to destroy all life on the earth. 
The Noahide Covenant has:
An Agent: Noah (Gen. 8:22; 9:2) 
An Original Promise: “Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
A Sign: The rainbow
The relationship is what must I do to show my faith and obey Yahweh. Yahweh answers by first "blessing" Noah and his sons. Noah and his sons and all generations will be blessed by keeping this covenant. The true worshipers of Yahweh, from all generations forward are the keepers of this covenant.
The Laws of distilled from this Covenant 
(1) Thou shall not blaspheme
(2) Thou shall not commit idolatry
(3) Thou shall not be immoral
(4) Thou shall not murder
(5) Thou shall not steal
(6) Thou shall not eating the limb of a live animal, which is a paradigm for cruelty
(7) Thou shalt hear and do the Covenant 
"And in the twenty-eighth jubilee [1324–1372 A.M.] Noah began to enjoin upon his sons' sons the ordinances and commandments, and all the judgments that he knew, and he exhorted his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to bless their Creator, and honor father and mother, and love their neighbor, and guard their souls from fornication and uncleanness and all iniquity. For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth ... For whoso sheds man's blood, and whoso eats the blood of any flesh, shall all be destroyed from the earth." (Book of Jubilees 7:20–28)
"Then Elohim blessed Noah and his sons..." The Noahite Covenant is made between Yahweh and Noah and his descendant, in other words all mankind, past, present and future.
"Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth." Within this COMMANDMENT, is the responsibility to live a life of sanctity apart from adultery as well as to have children. This is called the commandment to abstain from "pornea" (translated "uncleanness") in Acts 15:20. By including the "adultery" commandment within this covenant it is understood that, "thou shalt not covet" and "thou shalt not steal" are contained within the commandment.
"Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you." On the surface, it sounds like the Noahites can eat anything. However, it says "everything" "Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything." Inside this "everything" one must distinguish what is food. All "green plants" are not food. Hemlock is not food. We know Yahweh has already taught Noah what is clean for food and what is not concerning the animals: "Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth." (Genesis 7:2-3) Why 7 pairs of clean animals and only 1 pair of unclean? It is because the clean animals are to be for food.
"But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it." "Thou shall not eating the limb of a live animal, which is a paradigm for cruelty." The Noahite may not strangle off a piece of meat nor may he eat blood because once one gets a taste of blood cruelty enters the heart.This is also stated in Acts 15:20 as "abstaining from blood."
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed" in other words "Thou shall not murder."
"Homicide (which in a sense is always fratricide, v. 5) demands a punishment that matches the crime. The justification for capital punishment, here established, is the nobility of human life, which is made in the image of [Elohim]" (Ryrie, p. 19). It is not instituted primarily as a deterrent for crime, but as a strong reminder of the uniqueness of man, created in the image of Elohim. For the fourth time, Yahweh commands to man in general, be fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein." The COMMANDMENT to avoid murder, it is actually part of the commandment to abstain from blood.
"And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being." In Genesis 2:24 the institution of the family was established; here the institution of civil government is established. Yahweh has invested in mankind the right to govern itself; it is one of our inalienable rights. Those who are set in authority over us are to be a terror to evil works (Rom 13:3); and those who disobey the Yahweh-ordained delegated authority of human government are liable for punishment because "the minister of Yahweh bears not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of Yahweh, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that does evil" (Rom 13:4). One of the statutes of the government "a sword" that is not borne in vain is found in 9:6. Whoso sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed. This divinely established statute of capital punishment is nowhere abrogated in Scripture and is as valid today as it was in the days of Noah.
"Therefore my judgment is that we don't trouble those from among the Gentiles who turn to Yahweh..... For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things: that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell" -- (Acts 15:19, 28-29).
"Seven commandments were the sons of Noah commanded: (1) concerning adjudication, (2) and concerning idolatry, (3) and concerning blasphemy, (4) and concerning sexual immorality, (5) and concerning bloodshed, (6) and concerning robbery, (7) and concerning a limb torn from a living animal" -- (Talmud Sanh. 56a).
"This obligation, to teach all the peoples of the earth about the Laws of Noah, is incumbent upon every individual in every era" -- (Mishnah Torah, Law of Kings 8:10).
The U.S. Congress officially recognized the Noahide Laws in legislation which was passed by both houses. Congress and the President of the United States, George Bush, indicated in Public Law 102-14, 102nd Congress, that the United States of America was founded upon the Seven Universal Laws of Noah, and that these Laws have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization. They also acknowledged that the Seven Laws of Noah are the foundation upon which civilization stands and that recent weakening of these principles threaten the fabric of civilized society, and that justified preoccupation in educating the Citizens of the United States of America and future generations is needed. For this purpose, this Public Law designated March 26, 1991 as Education Day, U.S.A.
The covenant with Noah is with all peoples. Later Yahweh makes a separate covenant with Abraham while he is still under the Noahite Covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant declares that because of Abraham's faith, Yahweh promises him a son in whom all nations will be mixed. Abraham believes Yahweh, as a gentile and his faith is "accounted as righteousness". The Abrahamic Covenant does not do away with the Noahite Covenant it absorbs it.

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