Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Prophet like Moshe

YHWH will raise up a prophet like me from among yourselves, from your own kinsmen. You are to pay attention to him…” Deuteronomy 18:15

Contrary to popular opinion, Moshe was not “the Lawgiver”, he was the man whom YHWH chose to reveal His Torah. Y’shua Mashiyach was not “the Lawgiver” either; he was and is the Word of YHWH who cam from the Father in physical bodily form to “reveal the Father.”

Many of the commandments that Moshe taught were clearly given before the flood, specifically the “Eser haDibrot” (Ten Commandments). In the same fashion Mashiyach Y’shua did not bring any of his own “new” commandments, but rather, he brought a Renewed Covenant. In Aramaic “khawdata” literally means “renewal” or “to make new,” therefore the New Covenant is a “renewal” or a “making new” of the Covenant YHWH had formerly established between Himself and His people. Every commandment that Y’shua taught had its origin in Torah, and Mashiyach magnified the Torah. Torah is a book of Love, Favour, Esteem and Mercy which is the basis for all Justice on earth and in heaven; but it is Mashiyach who is a prophet like Moshe who harmonizes Torah and Covenant according to the original Truth and intent of Torah.

“The Torah” which Mashiyach revealed is “very broad” – far beyond the boundaries of human intellect. Rav Shaul taught that “the Torah is Spiritual”; therefore to have Torah written upon our hearts means to have the Spirit of Mashiyach within us. Mashiyach is the focal point of life; everything is harmonized and unified in the spiritual and physical worlds according to Mashiyach. As Moshe clearly spelled out the “blessings and curses,” Mashiyach elucidated mankind on how to draw close to YHWH – or how to deny Him by turning away from Torah.

Torah is a universe within itself, with dimensions that mankind has not begun to either plumb or comprehend; yet many foolishly “brush off” both Torah and Y’shua because they erroneously believe they are intellectually and spiritually equipped to asses the Word of Elohim according to their own “higher criticism.” Y’shua said “…if you desire to enter into life, keep the Commandments (Matthew 19:17); in other words, life begins when we surrender ourselves and keep YHWH’s Commandments. He who desires to do His will can comprehend my teaching, if it is from Elohim, or if from my own will I speak (John 7:17). Therefore, if we do not “do His will” neither will we understand or experience how Mashiyach and Torah unify all things.

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him (Deut 18:18). (See also John 6:14.) Torah came and dwelt among us in the body of Mashiyach ben Yoseph who is the Salvation of YHWH. Through the Mashiyach, “Messiah Consciousness” is accessible to bring humankind into harmony with each other, with Creation around us and to the Father. A careful examination of Torah reveals that mankind has been endowed with limitless potential, but we have struggled to bring harmony to ourselves and to the worlds over which we were given responsibility – which is why Mashiyach came to bring redemption.

If mankind is enslaved by justice, we can only blame ourselves for choosing to live contrary to Mashiyach who is the Prophet like Moshe. Though most of the world is busy remodelling the tower of Babel, the followers of Mashiyach recognize the futility of man’s rebellion against the Perfection of Mashiyach which is able to preserve humankind and ensure abundant prosperity for everyone. Even while mankind continues to destroy the “pale blue dot,” leaving devastating moral poverty, famine, injustice and horror in his wake, Mashiyach is setting forth the Standard that judges all manner of unrighteousness.

Moshe demanded of Pharaoh to “Let my people go” (Ex 5:1), but it is Mashiyach who vests his followers with the power of freedom from within to stop sinning, and stop rebellion, and to turn from all manner of destructive habit to be conformed into the “Image of Elohim.” Y’shua came in the authority of his Father, he said “These words that I speak, I do not speak of myself but He who dwells in me, my Father does these works” (John 14:10).

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