Section 1: Yehuveh’s Love, Article 10
Under Grace or Under Law?
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       Note, further, that the law—instruction, Torah—is identified with the everlasting covenant. “Be ye mindful always of His covenant; the word which He commanded to a thousand generations; Even of the covenant which He made with Abraham, and of His oath unto Isaac; and hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant.” 1 Chronicles 16:15-17.
        Borrowing the final words from
One Everlasting Covenant “What is this everlasting covenant? ‘This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith Yehuveh, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.’ ‘As for Me, this is My covenant with them, saith Yehuveh; My spirit that is upon thee, and My words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith Yehuveh, from henceforth and for ever.’ Jeremiah 31:33; Isaiah 59:21.
       
“This everlasting covenant is really very simple: Do as I instruct you and I’ll take care of you! Come every Sabbath for further instructions!” This, simply put, is Yehuveh’s law. Let Me “guide thee continually.” Isaiah 58:11.


Can Yehuveh’s Law Be Removed or Broken?
        This raises two very crucial questions: First,
can Yehuveh’s instruction really be done away with? If the law—the everlasting covenant—is Yehuveh’s instruction to us for life, then removing it is to choose death. “He that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.” “His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.” Ultimately removing Yehuveh’s instruction is to sever connections with Him. Scary thought, but that is exactly what evangelical Christianity has done, and very effectively. They have “formed a god” that is not presented in Scripture, and “that is profitable for nothing,” rather than simply getting to know Yehuveh as He really is through reading and believing His simple and straightforward instruction. Proverbs 8:36; 5:22-23; Isaiah 44:10.
        Suppose I had reported to a judge that the attending officer had removed the speed sign and therefore I was not responsible for the speeding ticket. Would that fly? Of course not! So consider: Will we be excused for believing our beloved church leaders and pastors, or will the
ultimate citation still be issued to us in spite of our claim that the signs [Yehuveh’s instruction] were removed? This question seems rather important!
        Secondly,
can Yehuveh’s law (instruction) be broken? Consider, when you speed, do you break the law? This is really strange language. The law that states that your speed is to be 55 miles per hour is quite unaffected by anything you do. Rather you have broken your agreement to abide by the traffic laws which you made by signing the application for a driver’s license. In the same way, we do not break, alter, or change Yehuveh’s instructions by our actions against them. Rather, we break our everlasting covenant with Him. Think about the consequences. He has agreed to protect us, provide for us, instruct us in the ways of life. Are you really willing to let go of these provisions?


Yehuveh’s Appeal
        What are the issues here?
Basically, the very same questions raised and answered by Moses and by Micah: “What doth Yehuveh thy Elohim require of thee, but to fear Yehuveh thy Elohim, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Yehuveh thy Elohim with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of Yehuveh, and His statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?” “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Yehuveh require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy Elohim?” Our happiness, our peace, our prosperity, our security, our very lives are established in cherishing and living according to every instruction in Yehuveh’s owner’s manual. It has never been removed! “Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days.” Deuteronomy 10:12; Micah 6:8, Deuteronomy 32:46-47.


Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:     20 October 2005
Latest Update:          27 September 2009


  
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