Jesus tells me, “Write this down. Some take My truths as if to be handled as a currency of different values.” I see multiple coins and bills from many different countries. Jesus continues, “They believe My truths can be taught as figures of men. They do not seem to understand My truths supersede and extend beyond their biased understandings and logic. Look as the verse Paul writes about not allowing women to be leaders over men. If they would comprehend the voice within them saying how man dominates women to the extent of piracy or dominance, they would understand that women were uneducated then and unable to teach. But yes, who spoke of My coming to the multitude before I arrived? […]
Old Covenant versus New Covenant
Before I answer that you need to understand that there are two Covenants, an Old Covenant (Also known as the Mosaic Law) and a New Covenant. We who profess Jesus as our Lord and Savior are under the New Covenant. Jeremiah 31:31-34 describes this New Covenant and it was established when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. (See Matthew 26:28, Hebrews 9:14-17, New Covenant or is it Renewed?). Now why is this important? Because without a clear understanding of when the New Covenant started and what it means to us we could easily get confused when reading the Bible. So we see from the above scriptures that the New Covenant has begun and if […]
A friend involved with the HRM movement shared with me, “Justification (salvation) is through faith by grace. Sanctification (holy living) is through the Mosaic Law.” Further, he explained, that although they acknowledge salvation is through Jesus alone, one must obey the Mosaic Law through the power of the Holy Spirit in order to continue in the faith so as to be considered righteous before God. He shared how in the Old Testament it was impossible to obey all the Law because they did not have the Holy Spirit indwelling within them. But now it is.
This explanation seems to be logical, until you really think about what Jesus accomplished on the cross and in His resurrection. 1 Peter 3:18-22 shares the power […]
We read in John 14:21 that Jesus is telling us if we love Him, we will obey Him. This is used by the HRM to prove we are to obey the Mosaic Law. Let’s look at this verse and surrounding Scriptures a bit closer.
John 4:15-31 is a beautiful discourse from our Lord Jesus about His relationship to those who believe in Him. He also shares with us a greater truth, the love and relationship the Father has with His children because they follow Jesus. He begins in John 4:15 by declaring those who love Him will obey His commandments. This is repeated several times in the next few verses. The question is, “Whose commandments are we to follow?” It is […]
There is a growing controversy over the correct name to use for talking about, Jesus, the Son of the Most High God. For some it seems, the only correct name to use is Jesus’ Hebrew name Yeshua. There are many excellent, detailed articles (such as this one) about how we in America have come to call the Messiah, our Savior, “Jesus”. Let’s take a different look on the subject.
How Jesus Answered
When John the baptist was locked up in prison, he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if He was the Christ, the One they had been waiting for. Jesus, in His wise way of answering John’s request, gives us even more insight about Himself. Matthew 11:4-6 […]
James 1:25, James 2:12 Law of Liberty – Jesus Christ Gal 5:1, Gal 2:4, Gal 5:13, 1 Cor 8, 1 Cor 10:29, 2 Cor 3:17,
Merriam-Webster’s definition of ‘Justify’ is
b (1) : to show to have had a sufficient legal reason
(2) : to qualify (oneself) as a surety by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property
2 a archaic : to administer justice to
b archaic : ABSOLVE
c : to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation
3 a : […]
Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah
The Hebrew Roots Movement often refer to this verse to explain how the new covenant that Jesus offers (Luke 22:20) is “renewed” based off of the Hebrew word for “new” used here.
2543 חָדָשׁ (ḥā·ḏāš): adj.; ≡ Str 2319; TWOT 613a—1. LN 58.70–58.75 new, i.e., pertaining to that which is recent, new, not old 1
Strong’s Hebrew #2319 2319. חָדָשׁ chadash (294a); from 2318; new:—new(47), New(2), new thing(1), new things(2), something new(1).
We see in the Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains as well as in the Strong’s Concordance, the work “new” […]
In understanding the covenants, the role of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and the life of the Christian, God helps us to understand through His Holy Word the workings of the Mosaic Law. It is the tendency of people to add their own understanding to make the Word of God more palatable or easier to accept, or worse yet, to make it fit their own established doctrine and belief system. This is also true of understanding, to the best of our limited human capacity, the workings of the Law. When we take our stand on the Word of God and not man’s understanding and allow His Holy Spirit to teach and to guide us, His Truth begins to take a deeper meaning […]