Escape the 2nd Death by the Testimony of Jesus Christ and Bible Prophecy
One of the most basic and pervasive doctrines of Christianity is "We Are No Longer Under the Law". They also say, you don’t want to put yourself back “Under the Law” because that is “Salvation by Works”.
Modern Teachers marry these two things together and say if you try to keep any part of the laws of God, then you are putting yourself Under the Law. This causes you to have to Keep the Whole Law for righteousness sake, which no man can do, so therefore now you are negatively "Under the Law"..
So whatever you do…God Forbid, do NOT go back Under the Law!
If that sounds familiar, then you have probably spent some time in a mainstream church, or listening to a TV or Radio Preacher or two. But is that really what the Bible says?
The Modern Mainstream teaches directly, or indirectly, that Works of the Law are Bad because it doesn’t bring salvation, but instead brings damnation through an attempt at self-righteousness. But this is biblically ignorant. According to Scripture this is half-truth wrapped in the empty philosophies and traditions of men, turning the grace of God into shamelessness through the continued willful acts of disobedience and false teaching.
So what is Under the Law really?
Let's put this idea into modern context with the Ten Commandments. Many Pastors say If you keep the 4th Commandment of Sabbath Rest then you are putting yourself “Under the Law”, because you are trying to achieve salvation by your own works. At the same time, you somehow must understand that these same Pastors usually don't reject (or speak against) the other nine commandments, and keeping those somehow magically does not put you Under the Law—just the Sabbath is bad! The only exception to this "usual church rule" is if you are a Jew, then it's okay to keep the Sabbath, because you are a Jew. Somehow they don't see that as racist or exclusionary, and actually against God's Laws ironically, for there is one law for Israel and the foreigner (Num. 15.15; Num. 9.14; Lev. 16.29; Lev. 17.15; Rom. 3.29-30).
Now what is most obnoxious about this is Sabbath is Rest by exclusive Scriptural definition is exactly not works at all, but in fact REST. The whole point of Sabbath is to cease from your own works. How can anyone reasonably argue that participating in something that is Not works at all is somehow salvation by works? This kind of person has no place being a teacher of Scripture.
This is just one of many ways some Pastors misrepresent the idea of what is Under the Law.
Judas the brother of James, contended strongly about men in the faith despising lordship; atheteō kyriotēs! This is just like Mainstream Christianity in a nutshell: despising the Monos Despotes Theos kai hemon kyrios Iesous Christos; despising the Only Lord Father God and our Lord Jesus Christ (Jude v4).
This may seem harsh, but I am speaking of those who teach and preach that Jesus broke the Sabbath, and also teach that if any disciple of Christ tries to honor Sabbaths by keeping them, then they are automatically labeled as putting themselves Under the Law.
The idea that Jesus broke the Sabbath, when the Messiah is the fulfillment of the Father's Holy Day Sabbaths, is an extremely ridiculous thing to teach! Such things should not part from the lips of one calling themselves a spokesperson for the Almighty God YHWH.
So let us properly define exactly what is Under the Law, beginning with some words of the most often misunderstood Paul. He said to the gentiles of Galatia in Chapter 3 verse 21-23: Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. “Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.”
This is very interesting that when we were under sin, before faith came, we were under the law? And of course it is very easy to know that the Scripture says sin is transgression of the law (1 John 3.4). Yet Pastors Say, "Since we are under grace we are no longer under the law (this much is true), but then Bible Teachers usually go on to say: "Therefore don’t observe the law because the law has been done away with". This is error in defiance of the Scripture.
It is also written: What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Romans 6.14
If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Galatians 5.18
Sin is transgression of the law. 1 John 3.4
Under the Law does Not apply to those who observe God's laws, knowing their righteousness is in Christ. In fact, it's exactly the opposite!
The spirit of the law and God's commandments are not against the promises of God. When Pastors say “If you try to keep the law you are putting yourself under the law” your pastor uses the Scripture to speak against the Words of God. Amazing but true! There is one mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ (Galatian 3.20...NOT the man called Pastor, or Reverend, or Priest, or Pope).
The misunderstood portion here is clearly "what does under the law mean?", which is being subject to the penalty of the law, leading ultimately to the second death, for those that die without being in Christ, believing in the Son of God, as God the Father has determined. And what did the Son of God quote when he was tempted? The Word of YHWH, and the Law! At the Temptation of Christ he quoted Deuteronomy 8.3, and at the Tempting from other men, Jesus quoted the first great commandment in Deuteronomy 6.5 and the second great commandment in Leviticus 19.18.
When Under the Law is Not properly defined, we end up with love God however you want. This basic mantra gets coupled with love your neighbor mostly however you want. This is the whole of the modern Christian law: Do what you want in Liberty, unless we say different.
This false teaching is essentially expanded upon, in an altered version of Jesus. Uh oh!
The scholars extract from the text that Jesus kept the whole of His Father’s Law (except the sabbaths), yet when he was finished keeping it perfectly to the accomplishment of overcoming death and sitting in the right-hand seat of power, his Father’s Law is then tossed to the side. This is what Modern Teacher say is the New Testament. What they miss is "proper administration" of the New Covenant.
Just to make sure we understand what is being taught, Pastors teach that The Lord’s Law of the Old Testament is something you put yourself under (Under the Law) if you try to be obedient to the Lord’s law of the Old Testament. This is true, unless they decide there is a law you should keep.
Conveniently, they select some laws that were not done away with in this New Testament, like tithing, which translates to helping them keep the church runnin' and gettin' paid...glory to god. This would be humorously ironic if it wasn’t heresy—abiding in the law by the way of double standards?
This act of love that I am reaching out to help Pastors with their definitions and techniques! Please don't be confused. Maybe we can wake up from our slumber and see Jesus for who he really is?
Repeating Paul: Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: (where everyone gets in their HYPER GRACE MODE is the next part) for if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness should have been by the law. So Pastors Say “See…no righteousness by law right there!” There is none righteous no not one. Our righteousness is like filthy rags before the Lord. Therefore, don’t keep the law, or you put yourself Under the Law, and Salvation by Works, which is falling from grace.
They say this will send you to hell where you will be tortured by God for all eternity. That's basic mainstream doctrine, and it's far from the truth of the Law and the Prophets.
Pastors also proclaim there is no Sabbath anymore because the Lord of the Sabbath is Lord of the Sabbath, and so he is not interested in Sabbath anymore at all. It's a bit crazy if you just reason with it, rather than trying to Scripture twist yourself into their same misunderstanding.
According to Pastors, The Sabbath is done! Now we rest in Christ every day because Jesus is the Sabbath. Yet Hebrews says in the KJV, “For if Jesus (which is actually Old Testament Joshua as Jesus and Joshua have the same name) had given them rest, then he would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, unless any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Isn’t that ironic that we are being told to labour to enter into that rest so we don’t fall into unbelief?
This leads us to one of the most utilized, and yet difficult passages to understand, as a result of so much confusion being sewn. Galatians 3 in the context of Galatians 2 has to do with Circumcision & Works of the Law being forced upon the gentile believers as a matter of justification unto righteousness.
This is not Paul speaking against the law, but speaking against the idea of other men placing other men in the bondages of the law as a way to salvation—these are false mediators: O foolish Galatians [gentiles] who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn from you, Did you receive you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?
The difference between the Spirit and the Flesh is what, or who someone is led by, and how one sees themselves attaining the promises of God, and Paul is speaking against the mindset of the flesh as it relates to the law, vs being Led by the Spirit in faith, which is circumcision of the heart to find obedience unto God.
He goes on to say: Have you suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, in you shall all nations be blessed. So then they which are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
The phrase "of the works of the law" doesn't have to do with a faithful observer of God's Laws. The phrase is being used of those that believe, and teach, and enforce that salvation is by the works of the law, and not by faith.What Paul means here is that if you are one of those that think you can be justified in the sight of God through your own works of the law (which is a fleshly self-righteous mindset), then you have completely missed the point of walking in the spirit by faith. Certainly Paul is not spitting on the law and calling it vain...is he?
Does Paul call the Law "weak and beggarly elements?" as MANY Teachers say it says in Galatians 4.9, or is there a better explanation, like in verse 8, that it could not be God's laws at all that Paul was referring to. Think carefully!
In Galatians 2 Paul is writing and fighting against the bewitchers who were insisting on circumcision of the flesh. They were being drawn into believing that something in the flesh could justify them, rather than walking in the spirit of the law, which is a matter of circumcision of the heart.
This is the same thing it says in Deuteronomy 10.16. When Pastors misinterpret some of the harder passages of Paul like Galatians 3, they clearly forget that Abraham was so obedient he believed God to the point of being willing to sacrifice his own beloved son. By faith in obedience he learned a vital portion of the gospel. Hmmmmmm? Surely this is not a lesson in disobedience.
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. This is iconic and was in the Old Testament first and long before it ever showed up in the New Testament. Deuteronomy goes further in chapter 30 v6 where it is says “And Yahowah Elohim will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love Yahowah Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.
What has changed from the Old to the New is who stepped in and took the place of death: It’s all about the testament and the testator, the One Mediator. He who did not deserve it because he never transgressed against the Law was always worthy of being free of the penalty of the law, but took upon himself the curse of the law so that by faith we would no longer be Under the Law; that is the grace of God the Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ.
This idea of total cancellation of the law always clings to something like the first 20 verses of Acts 15, with zero emphasis or understanding of verse 21; that following their conversion and concluding they should first cast of their major sins and let teaching of Moses take its natural course in the coming Sabbaths at Synagogue. Hmmmmm?
See a similar phrase in Acts 13.27, and what it leads to.
Now as we continue in Galatians chapter 3 and verse 11 Paul says: But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. By the seed of Christ…the promise was fulfilled…that the Penalties were nailed to the cross. It’s the Penal Code that is nailed to Cross, but Pastors have this mixed up in their pineal gland, having not regulated themselves to what is proper rest, even to the excluding the Sabbath as if it has something to do with being Under the Law.
I once heard a Pastor yell “Should we go back to stoning people to death then?” Unfortunately Pastor does not understand what was nailed to the cross, for it certainly was not the law itself. The law still abides fully as Jesus himself said, it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one of the smallest parts of the law to fail; Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall not pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. That verse is a big problem for most Bible Teachers.
This begs a simple question for the Pastors of America: Has heaven and earth yet passed away? Has Revelation been fulfilled? Has the Holy City the New Jerusalem come down yet?
Now then we move onto Galatians 3 verse 17-19: And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance (kleronomos) be of the law (nomos), it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serve the law? (here is where Pastors slip again by playing into the false dichotomy).
By faith we are led by the spirit where we are then truly under grace to serve Christ who leads us to the Father; Christ the only begotten Son of God who served His Father, which is His God and our God. We serve the Holy Spirit of God in Christ by faith, in the Spirit of the Law, not being without law to God the Father, but in-law to Christ, which takes us out from being Under the Law.
As the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed (Galatians 3.22-23).
Again this begs another question for the Pastors: Doesn’t this mean then that those that are not in Christ are Under the Law? Or is your faith in what Christ overcame just lip service and vanity? So who is truly Under the Law, but those who are not in Christ. Therefore, let us never teach that a brother who is in Christ keeping any a goodly portion of the law is lost, or a heretic. You must know the motivation to make a proper judgment. Is one observing the laws of God because he loves God and thereby keeps his commandments? Or does one believe he can be saved by keeping the law? These are key distinctions.
At least then try to understand this today. We realize and apprehend by faith that Jesus Christ is the sacrificed lamb, so there is no other need more sacrifice, for the Messiah is the propitiation for our sins. Christ is all sufficient to lead us into the beauty of being Under Grace by our merciful Father. That is precisely what is greatly overlooked...as there is more. The rest of the story continues in the Father's Holy Days, which are the prophetic expressions that show you the way to be freed from being Under the Law. And these prophetic expressions are all over the law.
So in love, and understanding that Pastors are probably just deceived, and in grace, applying to them the benefit of doubt, because of the repetition of confusion of so many false doctrines related to Paul’s writings…let’s take a look at the Scriptures that use the terminology Under the Law and see what we find.
[Romans 3:19 KJV] 19 Now we know that whatsoever things the law says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
This in no way is referring to anyone who would choose to be obedient to any of Yahh’s statutes judgments or commandments, unless one is seeking such to justify themselves through self-righteousness by works of the law, rather than being led by the spirit and believing by faith in the righteousness of Christ. And if the term “only a Shadow” is popping into your mind (Col. 2.17, Heb. 8.5, 10.1), take captive of that thought and make it obedient to Christ. The shadows are not to be belittled, and the word "only" is not there, and the shadows are not all in the past tense (which "are" shadows, not were) according to the Testimony of Jesus Christ which is the Spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19.10).
[Romans 6:14-15 KJV] 14 For sin [which is transgression of the law] shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin [which is transgression of the law], because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Eze 18:20 KJV - The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Eze 18:21 KJV - But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Eze 18:22 KJV - All his transgressions that he has committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he has done he shall live.
When you put Paul into overall context, what he means here is that if you are truly under grace you will be abiding by faith in the spirit concerning the law, rather than transgressing it, even though you are not Under the Law. And then you will allow the Spirit to lead you in what is right. And if the Spirit leads you to something like the Sabbath, you shouldn't believe you are putting yourself Under the Law, so that now you will receive the curse of it.
Paul says in [1 Corinthians 9:20-21 KJV] 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law (that’s hypo nomos), as under the law (that’s hypo nomos), that I might gain them that are under the law (again hypo nomos); 21 To them that are without law (that’s anomos the negative participle combined with nomos which is law—that is without law), as without law (and again anomos), being not without law (anomos) to God, but (and now here is a mistranslation) under the law (that is a very deceptive translation) to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law (anomos). Where is says under the law to Christ, the Greek is Ennomos, which means in-law and definitely not hypo nomos which means under the law.
Paul is saying in order not to be without (anomos) law to God (the Father) he is in law (ennomos) to Christ. You can check on this by cross referencing Romans 2.12 as to the proper translation of en nomos.
So what does it mean to be in law to Christ? That’s the big question that Christianity regularly challenges. In a nutshell it means that by being in law to Christ you are by faith following the promised seed to the promises, which the law does Not speak against, but does point toward. This is prophecy, and to speak against prophecy to the point of calling the Word of YHWH evil is blasphemy. It is for the Most High to decide if this is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.
Only the curse of the law prevents entering (that is death) which is the penal code, but the law itself never prevented anyone from living in them, otherwise where does that leave Moses in the end? For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which does those things shall live by them (Romans 10.5). Hmmmmm?
Yes it is true that no man is righteous in his own right (except Jesus), but that of the faith in the promises of the seed (like Abraham who also was made known of the Gospel message in the Old Testament) of Christ who operated fully in the promises and kept the whole of the law fulfilling everything prophesied. And Jesus fulfilled so far up to the point of Firstfruits and the completed harvest of the Feast of Weeks, or Shabuwa known as Pentecost. This was the first harvest.
We now await the second Harvest which is the rest of the story. Today we hover in Psalms 110.1, waiting for Father YHWH to put all Jesus' enemies under his feet...according to the Law of YHWH we should say (Isaiah 42.4).
So returning to our key verse again: But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed [Galatians 3:23 KJV] .
And in the next chapter in [Galatians 4:3-5, 21 KJV] Paul says 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law (because of vs 3 where we were under the elements of the world, and we find these same weak and beggarly elements in vs 9), that we might receive the adoption of sons. ... 21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?
Paul is certainly not speaking against being led by the Holy Spirit of Liberty, which comes from the Father through Christ to us. His reference here to being Under the Law coincides in context with what he says in the preceding verses 8 and 9 and 10 (Galatians 4): How is it then, when you knew not God (this is before they knew God), you did service unto them which by nature are not gods. But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days, and months, and times, and years.
You can’t honestly say that Paul means that these Galatians can place themselves "back" under God's Laws that they didn’t observe before they knew God. This is preposterous! But most modern Scholars, and Bible Teachers, and Pastors believe that this passage is referring to God's Laws concerning the Galatians.
In Genesis 1.14 God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. This model of signs seasons days and years according to the Father of Lights is not the same model referenced here by Paul as days months times and years. Paul is referring to pagan astrological practices as beggarly elements. Genesis 1.14 is referring to the Mowed, which are God's appointed times.
Paul continued to observe the Mowed Holy Days throughout the text, both by attendance in convocation, and expressly repeated references in his teachings years after Christ's ascension. He wasn't against the keeping of the Holy Days, and he didn't think or teach that observing them was a way of being Under the Law.
It's the lawbreakers...
As Paul says in [Romans 7:14 KJV] 14 We know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
[Galatians 4:19-31 KJV] 19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you (morphoo reference Mark 9.2 and transfiguration), 20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. 21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law (hypo nomos), do you not hear the law (shema torah = akouo nomos)? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. 24 Which things are an allegory (here is your allegory sign): for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which genders to bondage, which is Agar. 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written, Rejoice, you barren that bear not; break forth and cry, you that travail not: for the desolate has many more children than she which has a husband. 28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless what says the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 31 So then, brothers, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
Don't be confused by this passage. Why are we free from being under the law? That is because the New Testament has Christ Jesus who offered himself up to death, the only one not deserving, so that we might have everlasting life under grace, so we could be led by the spirit to the Father. In this way Yahowshuah is the door; the blessed gate. In this way he is the way the truth and the life. In this way out of his mouth flows the living waters of his Father’s holy voice. You are free from the penalty of the law and the burden of the old administration, whereas those who are a law unto themselves, or those living in lawlessness…these are those who are under the law.
[1 Corinthians 7:22 KJV] 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. You are to be Christ’s servant to his words and to his will, which were really not his words and his will, because he only spoke the words of the Father and did His Father’s Will.
ἀπελεύθερος apeleútheros, ap-el-yoo'-ther-os; from G575 and G1658; one freed away, i.e. a freedman:—freeman. Gar kaleō en kyrios doulos esti kyrios apeleutheros.
What then shall you serve, being made a freeman from the yoke of the Mosaic law which instructs to bring forth penalties to those who disobey? It is such a grievous error to split the law of Moses into the parts of ceremonial law and moral law. The right place to consider the law is like what we would call the common law today, and then the penalties of the law, which ultimately include death, that is like what we currently call the penal code of the law.
It's interesting that most Pastors and Bible Teachers aren't speaking against Man's Laws...just God's!
In fact you are likely to get a Roman's 13 Scripture-Whipping if the subject comes up, but hey that's 501c3 law abidance at it's finest.
[Romans 8:1-9 KJV] 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death [this is how we are Not under the law]. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us [this is the spirit of the law, or put differently the intent of the law], who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
How would the modern Teacher put verse 7 into context of their definition of not being "Under the Law" when Paul clearly states that the Carnal Mind is not subject to the Law of God?
Listen to the Pharisees and Jesus very carefully: [Mark 2:24-28 KJV] 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And Jesus said to them, Have you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him? 26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Jesus is not confessing to breaking the Sabbath, as MANY TEACH! How quickly the Teachers forget that Jesus was the High Priest selected by God the Father. How the Teachers forget that David was referred to as a type of Messiah, or how Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
I also want you to hone in on a particular word you will likely not hear being exhorted in the Mainstream in the Westernized Traditions of Christianity. That word is also—Lord also of the Sabbath. In context, what Jesus said, was just like David, he, Jesus is Lord also of the Sabbath, especially in the moment where the priest was overrode to fulfill the spirit of the law.
And right before that he reinforces the intention of the Sabbath. The Sabbath was in fact made for man! And no portion of the law has passed away, so why do the teachers teach it so? What has been fulfilled has in fact not passed away. The Sabbaths have a purpose (prophecy) and that purpose remains. The deceived teachers should quit mocking those who are led by the spirit to observe what is rich and beautiful.
It is Christ’s position to judge each individual soul according to the words of His Father. But today's Teachers judge those who guard any portion of God's Laws as the unsaved "Under the Law".
What a shame!
So when you misquote Under the Law, know first what it means by judging yourself in the word. When you misquote "Let No Man Judge" you should be certain you are not the Man who is actually judging another man who is led by the spirit to observe something that you falsely interpret as Under the Law.
When you misspeak of the shadows, putting them in the category of "Under the Law", know that you speak against God, because they are never negative in the Scripture, but rather glorious to lead one to understand the true Gospel of the Kingdom of God. What is lamb selection day? What is pecach? What is chag matstsah? What is omer reshyith? What is the nuwph omer? What is chag shabuwa? And what and when are trumpets, atonement, tabernacles, and the 8th great day to come?
Does not the Day of the Lord have anything to do with the consummation of all of these things?
Romans 2.13 [Romans 2:12-13 KJV] 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. Romans 7.12 The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Romans 7.21 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.
Be careful Pastors and Teachers not to take yourself out from under grace and placed yourself under the law because you serve your carnal mind and the traditions of men, for without faith there is the unbeliever who is yet still Under the Law.
Humble yourself. Repent and seek the light of the gospel wherein there is no darkness.
His Holy Days are beautiful, and your falsified observances and burdens you place upon men are Not beautiful, according to that which is written. These are the things of Pharisees, and too much speaking against the Sabbath of Resurrection is very Sadducee like.
Do you not lead those under your voice to observe certain days? Why then do you rail against those that choose to do things the Father’s Way as Christ Walked, so should we?
Now we know that whatsoever things the law says, it says to them who are Under the Law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God (Romans 3.19).
You see if you are Under the Law, it is because you are guilty with transgression of the law unto sin and death. This is not because you choose to observe any given commandment of God whether it be the 4th Commandment of the Ten Commandments, or the one mentioned in Leviticus 19.14…etc. Reality in the Scripture is quite the opposite.
If one who is led by the Spirit keeps a commandment of God, and is judged by another man to be Under the Law, the man who judges the other to be Under the Law is in error. Preach that!