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The Hebrew Holy Bible Requires Obedience to His WORD - Whether Humanly Understood or Not

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: With all due respect to Mr. Tovey

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 26, 2009 at 17:14

We have exchanged much in the way of our viewpoints, and I have taken the time to look at the exchanges you have had with others, and though there are several issues we have where we have taken separate postures, there is much I would pose that allows me to say we are not all that different philosophically, divergent principally in my allegiance and fealty to Yeshua HaMashiach as my LORD and Savior, and to His teachings about how the Hebrew Holy Bible tells of Him and His relationship to the Father, the Eternal Sovereign, of His place in the same Scriptures which tell of His ministry to His people Israel, and of His Holy Spirit which ministered to me through His WORD (the Hebrew Holy Bible) by Whose efforts I am saved as an adopted child of the Eternal Father, and by Whose love I am to be obedient to His commandments.

From that perspective, I take a proactive posture to understand what He has said through His Holy Bible, and discerning through the many years of study that not all that is preached is sanctified by His WORD, that indeed many times His WORD was used profanely to promote some self-serving agenda, sometimes in ignorance, many times in blasphemous attempts to turn truth into a diabolical deception. This is true in the blatant attempts of some (many?) Muslims who make the unfounded assertion that Yeshua HaMashiach is some form of Muslim prophet who (depending on whose Islamic view one follows) is somehow going to turn His power over to the al-Madhi or other imam to achieve the pipedream of the Islamic Prophet, that of usurping the power reserved to the Eternal Sovereign or violating the promises of Almighty G-d to His people Israel. We know from the prophet Isaiah that His WORD does not return to Him void, that it accomplishes His purposes: it has not yet failed- neither will it ever.

In the tradition that there is nothing supernatural in this world, from my perspective, this is an inconsistency, for if we are to hold true to the Torah, the Nevi'im and Kethuvim and their subsequent fulfillments, the supernatural realm holds all the keys to live in this temporal realm, as well as the future one. This does not mean for this believer that superstition rules the unseen realm; the opposite rather is to be held for the truth. Was it superstition that approached Abraham in his tent when we read how the L—D communed with him to tell of the judgment to befall Sodom and Gomorrah and the promises to Abraham after? Is it superstition that swept up Elijah to be with the L—D, with the further promise of his witness in the future, for which the cup is set out for him during the holy observances of the Jewish tradition? In the same way, the acts Yeshua performed to validate His credentials as the Promised One were supernatural (the miracles, for the lack of a better term), signifying His relationship with His Father. In the sense that no talisman, symbol or physical can be called holy by itself, we are in agreement, for we are told in His Holy WORD that worship of the Eternal One must be done in the Spirit and in truth.

Contrasting to the situation that so many think we are in some age of enlightenment as regards to the Scriptures, the Scriptures actually tells us that, in fact, the apostasy is fully upon us, and many have been lead astray from the truth, following fables of men instead of pursuing the righteousness of Him who gave us His Spirit to lead us in His Truth. In this we do see that superstition has overrun many, and that in the most recent years, we have seen that many so-called prophetical observations are promoted above the true fulfillments that are occurring today. For example, there was a significant exploration of the Revelation dating from long before the current explosion of study, in which much was fabricated to undergird the prognostications of a certain mindset, now mostly found in disrepute for the lack of true Biblical wisdom. Yet, many of the deceptions that were promoted then are being resurrected (forgive the patronizing use of the word) to foil again in this day what the Revelation is really supposed to reveal to us. The common mistake is that the promises found in the writings of Jochanan (the apostle John) are not for predicting the future, but to recognize the events as they unfold in the presence of the believers that are witnesses to their happening. The fear of the apocalypse (which means revealing-not impending doom) in that vein comes from the uncertainty of humankind that has traded the truth found in the Revelation for fables of men that are not only not well versed in the Scriptures, but have so distanced themselves from the Truth of Almighty G-d that they could not discern a deception even if it hit them like a nuclear blast. So your assertion that these are dangerous times for these reasons, again I will concede that point. Hence, the Book of the Revelation is not for the misguided, unbelieving, or those weak in their faith. It is spiritual meat for those not given to superstitious meanderings, those to whom the Truth is entrusted by Yeshua HaMashiach. One need only read the letters to the Churches (principally peopled by early Jewish believers) to discern that it is a fulfillment of the prophecies given to Daniel, which was closed to understanding until the time of the revealing of Israel's final destiny.

Now, I am one who is in awe of the majesty of the Torah, the Nevi'im and Kethuvim, and of the fulfilling of their prophetical implications as found in the writings of the Brit Hadassah, from the Gospels to the Revelation, all written under the guidance of the Holy Spirit by Jewish men trusted by Almighty G-d with His Truth. Without them and their allegiance to the L—D, I would have no hope, neither for this temporal life, nor for the life eternal. Yeshua HaMashiach paid the price for my guarantee of being with Him in eternity, all based on having faith in HIm. Not having an in-depth understanding of the numerical implications many have asserted are contained in the Hebrew Holy Bible, I have deferred that to those to whom such knowledge may have been entrusted. Whether there is a transfer of the mathematical (axiomatic) implications in such verses, I cannot and do not feign any knowledge to discuss this at length; that for me, faith in the WORD as given down by the power of His Holy Spirit is my only source to His Truth.

There does appear a question by these presents, which has in application a similarity to a claim from those who would have us believe in some sufficiency of the Quran, that of the supposition of the wholeness of a translation of the Holy Scripture(adherents of the Quran say that it is onlyrelevant in Arabic). Are we to assume that the text of the Torah, which in the form that I am more familiar with, the 'square' from of the Masoretic writings, are the texts to which you refer, or possibly the form as we read about in the Qumram scrolls of the Essenes? I am told that there is even an earlier form that comes from much older sources, using a Phoenician style of script. Which form did Moses have the original written in from the time of the Egyptian sojourn? Please explain.

In your final assertion that there is a loathing by some in Christianity to address the Judaic imprint of our common beliefs, that as we have traded before, some forget the Jewish roots of our faith. This is quite true, so much so that it is the basis for some to heap the trinkets of unbelief upon the relationship America (and Christians within) should have with Israel. Then there are the ones who have the mistaken belief (demonic by this assessment) that the church is Israel's replacement in the eternal scheme of things, an outright lie based on an ages-old replacement theology meant to oppress the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Hebrew Holy Bible teaches so much otherwise, and yet, there still seem to be an infamous cruelty imposed on Israel by many who would otherwise claim friendship with her.

But in all of this, the requirement of true believers who have faith in Yeshua HaMashiach is to search out His righteousness, to study His WORD and make it an intrinsic part of their lives and to provide a witness of His truth in those lives so affected. My life is overshadowed in His power, redeemed in His love, and His mercy extended through the shed blood of Yeshua HaMashiach. I cannot deny that anymore than I can deny His power is what keeps me breathing from this moment to the next. That is my true understanding of who Almighty G-d is to me at this frame of time. Only when I draw my last breath will I move closer to be with Him in eternity, and I can hardly wait. I have His WORD on it, by the power of His Holy NAME.


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