THE LAW OF YAHUWAH
The Bible reveals Yahuwah's Ten Commandments, Statutes and Judgments. These are all laws targeted at different aspects of the lives of Elohim's people. The Decalogue is at the Top and umbrella to everything else, revealing the height a mind led by the Holy Spirit can reach - sinlessness, and revealing what sin is. The Statutes are designed to explain the Decalogue (Ten commandments) and guard them; and the Judgments are designed for deterrence or punishment in the event of transgression by man against man in some cases, and by man against Elohim in others.
Pentecost is a Statute
- What Is a Statute:
- A Statute is a written law that is formally created by a government; a written rule or regulation
-Merriam webster's Dictionary
"Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
Genesis 26:5 [KJV]
"Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] YAHUWAH".
- Leviticus 18:5 KJV
In every generation and in every land the true foundation for character building has been the same - the principles contained in the word of Elohim. The only safe and sure rule is to do what Elohim says. "The statutes of YAHUWAH are right," and "he that doeth these things shall never be moved." Psalm 19:8; 15:5. It was with the word of Elohim that the Apostles met the false theories of their day, saying, "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid." 1 Corinthians 3:11.
A Joyous Occasion:
The Scriptures state that both Yahuwshuah and His Disciples were called to this marriage feast [at Cana]. Messiah has given Messiahians no sanction to say when invited to a marriage, We ought not to be present on so joyous an occasion. By attending this feast Messiah taught that He would have us rejoice with those who do rejoice in the observance of His statutes.
The teaching which has become so wide-spread that the divine statutes are no longer binding upon men, is the same as idolatry in its effect upon the morals of the people. Those who seek to lessen the claims of Elohim's holy law are striking directly at the foundation of the government of families and nations. Religious parents, failing to walk in his statutes, do not command their household to keep the way of the Master.
- E. G. White, Christian Education, 221
In consequence of continual transgression, the moral law was repeated in awful grandeur from Sinai. Messiah gave to Mosheh religious precepts which were to govern everyday life. These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments. They were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Messiah. They were to be binding upon men in every age as long as time should last. These commands were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained that law.
Leviticus 23:1 [TS98]
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
(Leviticus 23:2 [TS98]
“Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘The appointed times of יהוה, which you are to proclaim as set-apart gatherings, My appointed times, are these:
THE WEEKLY, 7th DAY SABBATH(Leviticus 23:3 [TS98])
‘Six days work is done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a set-apart gathering. You do no work, it is a Sabbath to יהוה in all your dwellings.
(Leviticus 23:4 [TS98])
‘These are the appointed times of יהוה, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times.
PASSOVER(Leviticus 23:5 [TS98])
‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evenings, is the Passover to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:6 [TS98])
‘And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to יהוה – seven days you eat unleavened bread.
(Leviticus 23:7 [TS98])
‘On the first day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.
(Leviticus 23:8 [TS98])
‘And you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.’ ”
FIRST FRUITS (RESURRECTION)(Leviticus 23:9 [TS98])
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
(Leviticus 23:10 [TS98])
“Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest.
(Leviticus 23:11 [TS98])
‘And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, for your acceptance. On the morrow after the Sabbath the priest waves it.
(Leviticus 23:12 [TS98])
‘And on that day when you wave the sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering to יהוה,
(Leviticus 23:13 [TS98])
and its grain offering: two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to יהוה, a sweet fragrance, and its drink offering: one-fourth of a hin of wine.
(Leviticus 23:14 [TS98])
‘And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
PENTECOST(Leviticus 23:15 [TS98])
‘And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths.
(Leviticus 23:16 [TS98])
‘Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:17 [TS98])
‘Bring from your dwellings for a wave offering two [loaves of] bread, of two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour they are, baked with leaven, first-fruits to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:18 [TS98])
‘And besides the bread, you shall bring seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and one young bull and two rams. They are a burnt offering to יהוה, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:19 [TS98])
‘And you shall offer one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old, as a peace offering.
(Leviticus 23:20 [TS98])
‘And the priest shall wave them, besides the bread of the first-fruits, as a wave offering before יהוה, besides the two lambs. They are set-apart to יהוה for the priest.
(Leviticus 23:21 [TS98])
‘And on this same day you shall proclaim a set-apart gathering for yourselves, you do no servile work on it – a law forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
(Leviticus 23:22 [TS98])
‘And when you reap the harvest of your land do not completely reap the corners of your field when you reap, and do not gather any gleaning from your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am יהוה your Elohim.’ ”
(Leviticus 23:23 [TS98])
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
FEAST OF TRUMPETS - LOUD CRY(Leviticus 23:24 [TS98])
“Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart gathering.
(Leviticus 23:25 [TS98])
‘You do no servile work, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.’ ”
DAY OF ATONEMENT - THE JUDGMENT(Leviticus 23:26 [TS98])
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
(Leviticus 23:27 [TS98])
“On the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:28 [TS98])
“And you do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before יהוה your Elohim.
(Leviticus 23:29 [TS98])
“For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
(Leviticus 23:30 [TS98])
“And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people.
(Leviticus 23:31 [TS98])
“You do no work – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
(Leviticus 23:32 [TS98])
‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.”
FEAST OF TABERNACLES - THE FINAL HARVEST(Leviticus 23:33 [TS98])
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
(Leviticus 23:34 [TS98])
“Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Booths for seven days to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:35 [TS98])
‘On the first day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.
(Leviticus 23:36 [TS98])
‘For seven days you bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. On the eighth day there shall be a set-apart gathering for you, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. It is a closing festival, you do no servile work.
(Leviticus 23:37 [TS98])
‘These are the appointed times of יהוה which you proclaim as set-apart gatherings, to bring an offering made by fire to יהוה, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a slaughtering and drink offerings, as commanded for every day –
(Leviticus 23:38 [TS98])
besides the Sabbaths of יהוה, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your voluntary offerings which you give to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:39 [TS98])
‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the fruit of the land, observe the festival of יהוה for seven days. On the first day is a rest, and on the eighth day a rest.
(Leviticus 23:40 [TS98])
‘And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of good trees, branches of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees, and willows of the stream, and shall rejoice before יהוה your Elohim for seven days.
(Leviticus 23:41 [TS98])
‘And you shall observe it as a festival to יהוה for seven days in the year – a law forever in your generations. Observe it in the seventh month.
(Leviticus 23:42 [TS98])
‘Dwell in booths for seven days; all who are native Yisra’ĕlites dwell in booths,
(Leviticus 23:43 [TS98])
so that your generations know that I made the children of Yisra’ĕl dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim. I am יהוה your Elohim.’ ”
(Leviticus 23:44 [TS98])
Thus did Mosheh speak of the appointed times of יהוה to the children of Yisra’ĕl.
Beloved, do not fail to check out some of the Health Laws (Statutes) found Leviticus chapter 11 and Deuteronomy chapter 14. They shall put you and your loved ones in very good stead.
THE LAW OF YAHUWAH
The Ceremonial Law was the part of the Torah, that specified in great details every ritual sacrifice in the sacrificial system. The Sacrificial system was the object lesson, demonstrated day by day, all representing the coming antitypical sacrifice of the Son of Yahuwah. They included animal offerings, grain offerings, incense, oils, etc. Of these, the Bible looking forward to the death of Yahuwshuah on the Cross, said this:
And he Yahuwshuah shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, ...
And after the Savior's sacrifice, Humanity was no longer permitted to do certain things. Some of which may be discerned very clearly in the following biblical passage:
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:1 [KJV]
Thus saith YAHUWAH, The heaven [is] my throne, and the earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that ye build unto me? and where [is] the place of my rest?
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:2 [KJV]
For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith YAHUWAH: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:3 [KJV]
He that killeth an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, [as if] he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, [as if he offered] swine's blood; he that burneth incense, [as if] he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:4 [KJV]
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose [that] in which I delighted not.
Beloved, there's this thing which we have almost completely lost sight of and which on the authority of the Divine Word above, shall invariably, but avoidably, lead to the loss of many souls!There are only three reasons given in Scripture for the killing of animals:
After Adam's creation his food was defined by his Creator Yahuwshuah in this manner:
"And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."
Adam and his family were to eat nothing but fruits, grains and nuts. But after the fall, vegetables were added to Adam's diet to enhance protein replacement as degradation and dying had taken hold of the human family.
...; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Following Adam's fall, the shedding of blood for the atonement of his sin became a life-long lesson he and his descendants must learn in preparation for the arrival of the promised seed (Genesis 3:15). But at this time, the slain animals were wholly burnt and never eaten. Their skin did aslo serve for clothing for the fallen race. Before the fall we needed no clothing. For the first 1500 years of human existence, no man ate flesh of any kind.
Unto Adam also and to his wife did Yahuwah Elohim make coats of skins, and clothed them.
"The sacrificial offerings were ordained by Elohim to be to man a perpetual reminder and a penitential acknowledgment of his sin and a confession of his faith in the promised Redeemer. They were intended to impress upon the fallen race the solemn truth that it was sin that caused death. To Adam, the offering of the first sacrifice was a most painful ceremony. His hand must be raised to take life, which only Elohim could give. It was the first time he had ever witnessed death, and he knew that had he been obedient to Elohim, there would have been no death of man or beast. As he slew the innocent victim, he trembled at the thought that his sin must shed the blood of the spotless Lamb of Elohim. This scene gave him a deeper and more vivid sense of the greatness of his transgression, which nothing but the death of Elohim's dear Son could expiate. And he marveled at the infinite goodness that would give such a ransom to save the guilty. A star of hope illumined the dark and terrible future and relieved it of its utter desolation.
There was the 'necessity' at the end of the global flood which destroyed all vegetation. When Noah and his co-survivors came off the Ark, there was nothing on the planet they could eat except for what was in the Ark. And after over 150 days in the Ark while the flood raged, they had with the animals with them in the Ark, depleted their stock of food! For their survival until the replanting of the earth, Yahuwah said this to them:
Gen 9:1 [KJV]
And Elohim [Elohim] blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Gen 9:2 [KJV]
And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
Gen 9:3 [KJV]
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Gen 9:4 [KJV]
But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Gen 9:5 [KJV]
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
Gen 9:6 [KJV]
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of Elohim made he man.
Gen 9:7 [KJV]
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
This necessity ended after the family replanted and reaped. Unfortunately the first thing recorded at the first harvest following the flood was Noah's getting drunk! It appeared that having tasted flesh foods, man would refuse to let go of flesh foods even when they are no longer required. But the consequence was the catastrophic reduction in human longevity from almost a thousand years of lifespan to just a hundred and below today!.
The second major aspect of the 'Necessity', was the need for the Sinner to partake of the 'sin offering'. This was developed at Sinai. And from Sinai, until the Cross, Man needed to eat animal flesh during the Sacrificial process.
But when the Savior died on the Cross, the Flood and Sacrifices became eternal history. Thus the need for the Bible to warn that slaying animals after the Cross would be viewed by Heaven as 'Murder'. All who today are killing animals for food or parting of the flesh as killed by another, are guilty of murder. And the blood of those animals shall be required at their hands.
(Lev 17:3 [KJV])
What man soever [there be] of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp (at home), or that killeth [it] out of the camp,
(Lev 17:4 [KJV])
And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto YAHUWAH before the tabernacle of YAHUWAH; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people:
The killing of any animal which has not been presented to Yahuwah at HIS Tabernacle, is expressly forbidden. We do not have any right or reason today to kill animals other than in self-defence. Think about this.
"Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them."