What do you consider to be the most important in your life? Is it your health? Family? Your job? So often we get so caught up in things we consider to be important, but the fact of the matter is that they have no value in themselves. What should be important to all of us is Yeshua (Jesus Christ). If you are a mainstream Christian, you would agree with me on this because Jesus is the most important and central part of Christianity. On the other hand, if you are what is called a Hebrew roots / messianic believer, you would perhaps disagree because you left all of that in church when you found the truth in Torah so now the most important thing in your life is the Torah (the law of Moses).
The Bible says in Matthew 7:21-23 there will come a time when those who confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and have done great and mighty things in His name, will hear Him say “depart from Me for I never knew you your workers of lawlessness.”
Messianic and Hebrew roots believers usually look at that one verse and go “yes, there you see, those Christians will hear Him say this because they believe the Torah was done away with at the cross.” So we walk around proud over the fact that we are righteous because we obey the Torah and they dont so they are lawless people. (1. John 3:7).
The Torah says in Deut 30:4, 1. John 5:3 it is easy to obey the Torah and 1.John 3:7 says those who do obey it become righteous. So if righteousness is the requirement for Yehovah to accept us as His people, it should be easy? The Torah also says in Rom 3:10-22 and Jeremiah 3:38 we have all failed at obeying the Torah at one time in our lives. James 2:10-26 says if we have broken one commandment in the Torah, we are guilty of breaking them all. There are 613 commandments, and one of them says “do not lie.” The first time you told a lie you broke Torah and Jeremiah 3:38, Rom 1:24-25, Psalm 1:24 says Yehovah divorced Himself from you on that day and gave you over to serve other gods.
Even though 1.John 5:3 and Deut 30:4 says it is easy to be righteous by choosing to obey the Torah. Jeremiah 3:38 and Numbers 5 says it is an abomination for Yehovah to accept us back as His people, just on account of our obedience. So because we sinned one time in our lives Yehovah has divorced himself from us, and He is unable to take us back, even if we choose to be obedient. So our obedience does not and can not help us.
So how are you going to get Yehovah to accept you back if obedience is not enough?
The Torah says it can’t be done through obedience because that would be an abomination to Yehovah. The only way for us to come back to Yehovah is through Yeshua. (John 14:6). No, I am not saying you have to go back to the church and once more become a Torah denying Christian who believes the Torah was done away with at the cross. What I am saying is this, the Bible says in John 14:6, Numbers 5, John 1:12, 3:16 we cant get Yehovah to remarry us just on account of our obedience because that is an abomination. But if He dies, and we die with Him Romans 7 and Gal 3:13 says we will become free from the curse of the law in Numbers 5 that prohibits us to return to Yehovah just on account of our obedience.
The only time in human history Yehovah had died a physical death is when Yeshua died on the cross.
So the only way for us to get back to Yehovah and get Him to remarry us again is by believing in what Yeshua did for you at the cross. (John 1:12, 3:16).
When you believe He died for your sins and you believe He took upon Himself the punishment you deserve, you will die a physical death by faith with Him on the cross. You will be buried with Him by faith and raised with Him to a new life by faith. That is when both of you will be free from the curse of the law in Numbers 5. Now He can take you back on account of your faith in the cross, shown in your obeidence to the Torah (John 1:12, 3:16, 1.John 2:6, Rom 2:29, Isaiah 56:3, 1. John 3:4, 3:7, 5:3)
The Bible is very clear on this, without faith in the cross and what Yeshua did for you, you will be eternally lost no matter how much Torah you know and obey. But the Bible also says if you believe in the cross, and dont obey the Torah, you will be eternally lost no matter how much you confess Him as your Lord and Savior. (Matt 7:21-23)
What is the most important part of your life?
I hope your answer is Yeshua the greatest gift Yehovah has ever given us when He gave us Himself to die for our sins. I hope you allow yourself to fall deeply and madly in love with Him again so your love and gratefulness for Him can show itself in obedience to His Torah.
If you do these two things:
- Believe Yeshua died for you on the cross
- Obey the Torah (the law of Moses)
The Bible says in Rev 12:11 you will have the power to overcome the devil. Should you choose only to believe but not obey you will be among those who hear “depart from Me your workers of lawlessness” (Matt 7:21-23). If you choose to obey but not believe in the cross you will be eternally lost and separated from Yehovah, He can not and will not become your God again just on account of your obedience.
The greatest gift of all is Yeshua and the cross, have you accepted it? Does He know you have accepted it by your choice to show your love for Him by obeying His Torah? (John 14:15)