The Human Spirit
My Response to a question posted on Facebook.
Ok, thank you for allowing me the time to search out the wonders of YHVHs Word! You had asked this initially “What did Jesus do so that you can do Torah. Let me rephrase it. "What part of Torah was so hard that Jesus had to die."?”
First I see it as vital to understand that there is a distinction between the Torah (instruction) given before the golden calf infidelity and the Torah given after that was kept as a witness against them for that infidelity.
26 “Take this Book of the Law and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against you. 27 For I know how rebellious and stubborn you are. Behold, even today while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the Lord. How much more after my death! Deuteronomy 31:26,27
Prior to the infidelity the people of YHVH were to be a nation OF priests, meaning that the fathers would be the high priest of his priestly family. This gift was never fulfilled by the nation of Israel. They were then put under a schoolmaster, to be a nation WITH A priest because they broke the covenant. Adultery deserved death yet they were not all killed because Moses intervened as he often was compelled to. Willing to lay down his life for the children of Israel.
The Words given before the infidelity did not include the Levitical laws, it did not provide for a nation WITH a priest but for a nation OF priests… the “tutor” given after the idolatry was meant for a time but not for eternity. It was the permissive will of YHVH because of Moses being the peoples intermediary and saving them from annihilation. Now after 3000 were killed by the Levites, the Levitical priesthood was formed & now it’s not just spiritual covenant, there is a physical arm to be acting with.
Yeshua didn’t die because the instructions were too difficult to carry out in physicality. YHVHs Spirit had left the people because the work of their hands provoked YHVH to anger. Because of the ease with which his people were acting out his ways but only in truth, only in the letter, Yeshua died because the Levitical system was the permissive will and YHVHs intention has/is/was always to restore His people back to a nation OF priests. To return us all to the relationship the Father originally had with Adam and Chuah before the fall. The Spirit inspires faith to do not only what YHVH says in deed but also within the heart and both are necessary for repentance… not just to turn from sin in the actions of our hands but from our heart as well. The heart is the seat of our human spirit that is either following its flesh or its Father. The heart/spirit can be hardened towards YHVH and yet the hands can still continue to do the deeds of the Levitical laws. Hosea 6:6, Isaiah 1:11, in these verses they are doing the things are to be done yet they are disgusting to Him.
“…return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you,…”
Heart H3824 Lamed Bet Bet
Soul H5315 Nun Pey Sheen
These are clearly two different words, 2 ways in which to return. Let me take the research (attached pictures) I’ve been working on since last Shabbat and restate those words in that passage.
“…return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart as an interior organ which in the midst is the mind, the spirit, where the understanding, courage and wisdom is blazed up and with all your soul, the breathing creature, animal vitality, appetite, beast, body, will, person, human being, 3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you,…”
The Levitical laws do not make a man righteous, only YHVH does this… faith in His promises. Like Abraham was considered righteous but never knew a Levite or Levitical law. Righteous standing with YHVH is not something of the flesh, but of the spirit/heart. YHVH is Spirit and He gave the Torah so it had to have also been Spiritual. To deny the Spirit of the Torah would then be to deny YHVH Himself.
I find it a very personal lesson that with my own understanding, of Deuteronomy 30, reading it quickly thru a few times, I disregarded the passage as speaking about the spirit of the law and that not until I allowed the Words to marinate and dig into the words heart and spirit did I see it, because I didn’t see it there initially. Jacob you asked me to find this idea that there was a spiritual as well as a truthful way to walk out Torah… I believe that in finding out how the Fathers tells us to repent shows that very thing.
Thank you for always getting me into the Word Jeanette.!! <3