I have been to assemblies that openly taught that the Torah was a "huge burden" for men and that the coming of Yeshua would do away with this "horrible" law. The same type of ignorance led this people to making a lot of anti-semitic statements as well.
Whoever is teaching you this is spreading a FALSE teaching, that has no roots in the Bible's original text. Our Lord Yeshua doesn't want you to be ignorant; He wants you to walk in truth.
Moreover, if you read Yeshua's statements contained in the New Testament very carefully and make the effort to replace them into their Hebrew context ( actually where they belong), you will envision clearly that you have been lied to.
"But his delight is in the Law of the Lord". What is the "Law of the Lord"?
Credit to "Hebrew for Christians" for Psalm 1 in Hebrew
The Torah is not just a law. Hashem gave Israel the Torah as a teaching, a direction, a way of life.
Take a look at the etymology of the word "Torah" and you will be amazed at the variety of significations within the word Torah.
Blessed is the man whose delight is in the Law of the Lord ( beTorat Hashem) and on His Law (Torah), he meditates night and day.
We are supposed to find our delight in the Torah and to meditate it night and day...whoever despises the Torah despises the God of Israel.
Yeshua, teacher of Torah: what else do you think that He teaches but Torah?
"Do not think that I have come to revoke the Written Law or the Prophets; I have not come to revoke but to fulfill." Matthew 5:17
One can read the Gospels throughout; our Messiah always spoke IN FAVOR of the Torah. When Yeshua discusses with the Pharisees and the Scribes, He is showing them a way to apply the Torah in a loving way by showing mercy, like healing the sick during Shabbat day.
Whoever teaches you that Yeshua did away with the Torah and with our Father's Commandments is -obviously lying to you, no matter if he is a Bible scholar or a self-proclaimed expert.
Yeshua clearly states, in Matthew 5:19: "Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called LEAST in the Kingdom of Heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven."
Each time I am advocating the Torah, some Gentile believers come up with Pauline doctrine in order to justify their views against Torah and Jewish people in general.
The problem with English translations when people address to Yeshua as " rabbi", you will find "which means "teacher", so many people who have no clue about Hebrew culture are getting totally confused. Describing Yeshua our Messiah as a teacher is incomplete. Yeshua is a teacher, but what does He teach? Our Messiah teaches nothing else but Torah!
Well, I am taking the risk to shock a great majority, but I will speak out courageously. I owe loyalty to Yeshua only. How you will judge me is none of my business. I am obeying my Messiah, no matter how the world will rate me.
My point is: stop making an idol of Paul!
- did Paul die for you on the Cross? NO
- does Paul have the power to give you eternal life? NO
- is Paul's authority superior to the Messiah's? NO
-is Paul the Truth? NO, Yeshua is the TRUTH. Whoever is of the Truth listens to HIS voice!
Whatever Paul says, he is a mortal and he is subject to error. Our Messiah Yeshua's words have AUTHORITY over anyone else. He is Ben Elohim, the Son of God, the Anointed of Hashem.
Therefore, we are meant to abide His words, His teachings, His directions.
Rabbi Yeshua's words cannot and will not mislead you
I will say it again: Yeshua is NOT the founder of Christianity. He was born, lived, died and was resurrected as a Jew. Yeshua is the King of the Jews before being the King of the Nations.
Our Messiah is a child of Israel and ALL His teachings are after the Torah.
Yeshua has nothing but love for Torah.
Now the choice is up to you: either you are following a man-made, pagan Messiah or you are following Yeshua, the true Messiah of Israel who will come back and confirm the Torah's validity.
You are free to choose under whose authority you want to walk: the authority of men or the authority of our Lord. Make the right choice!
Copyright© by Isabelle Esling