A Matter of the Heart!!

Lately, I have been marking instances of ‘heart’ in the Tanakh, or ‘old’ Testament.  My specific reason is that on so many occasions, in conversations with others regarding the importance of Torah in our day, I am told that it is written on our hearts by the New Covenant, therefore, we do not have to worry about or try to keep it.

The very root of that thought is contrary to the New Covenant, so we need to demonstrate briefly that the New Covenant is not yet fulfilled before addressing the ‘heart’ of the matter.  The New Covenant says,

31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
    I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
    though I was a husband to[a] them,[b]
declares the Lord.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
    after that time,” declares the Lord.
I will put my law (Torah) in their minds
    and write it on their hearts. Continue reading “A Matter of the Heart!!”

Two Witnesses that Stand!! (See for yourself…)

Deuteronomy 30 is an amazing chapter.

I won’t even dig into the first four verses that promise Yahweh will restore His people to the land and have compassion on us when we return to Him and obey His commandments….  I’ll save that post for later.

I won’t drone on about how He promises to prosper abundantly in body, offspring, produce etc, (vss. 8-10) those who keep His commandments and statutes….  That’ll make another good post in the future.

I won’t bother to show verses 15 and 16 that speak of the life and prosperity given for keeping all of His commandments…  Just too much good stuff in this chapter.

Instead, I want to introduce you to the two witnesses Continue reading “Two Witnesses that Stand!! (See for yourself…)”

One Shepherd, one flock, one stick… Compare.

Compare these two passages with each other, then compare with what you have been taught by the doctrines of men…

I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep…. I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. “

Yeshua (Jesus), John 10:11-16

15 The word of the Lord came again to me saying, 16 “And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Then join them for yourself one to another into Continue reading “One Shepherd, one flock, one stick… Compare.”