Y’shua and the Torah in the Kingdom

REBLOGGED from The Coming Kingdom, by John and Sue Wyatt, originally published July 12, 2014.

King YehoshuaY’shua rejoices that His Kingdom will be known for its adherence to the wonderful Word of YHVH – His Torah!  His Kingdom will be a righteous Kingdom, its citizens displaying the Character of YHVH for all to see!  

Then the righteous [1] will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Matt 13:43

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation [Heb: yeshuah] shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my Torah; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.  Isa 51:6

Y’shua loves Torah:

Then said I [Messiah], Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy Torah is within my heart.  Psalm 40:7

We know that Y’shua’s Kingdom will have Torah as its ‘body of law’ because scripture tells us so:

Behold my Servant [Messiah], whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.  He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.  A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.  He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his Torah…. YHVH is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he [Messiah] will magnify the Torah, and make it honorable.   Isa 42:1-4, 21

Sanctify YHVH of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.  And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.  Bind up the testimony; seal the Torah among my disciples. … To the Torah and to the testimony [2] : if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.   Isa 8:13-16, 20

But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of YHVH shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of YHVH, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for Torah shall go forth of Zion, and the word of YHVH from Jerusalem.  Micah 4:1-2

If Torah describes our Messiah’s approach to love and justice, and if Torah will be our body of law in the Millennial Kingdom, would it not be wise and loving of us to begin living by it now?

For it had been better for them not to have known the Way of Righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment [3] delivered unto them.   2 Peter 2:21


© John and Sue Wyatt and The Lamb’s Servant Blog and The Coming Kingdom Blog, 2014.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Lamb’s Servant Blog and The Coming Kingdom Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to John and Sue Wyatt and The Lamb’s Servant Blog and The Coming Kingdom Blog, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


FOOTNOTES

[1]  It is Torah alone that describes and defines righteousness and sin. Without Torah, there is neither sin nor righteousness. (Rom 7:7, Rom 7:12-13)  Please see my article, “What Does it Mean to be ‘Righteous’?

[2] In the Old Testament scriptures, every reference to “the testimony” is a reference to the Ark of the Covenant and its contents: the tablets on which were inscribed the Ten Commandments, the manna, etc.

[3] Note: the Greek word ἐντολή (entolē), translated here as ‘commandment’, is Strong’s G1785, which is the same word used in Titus 1:14Matt 5:19, Luke 1:6, John 11:57, Acts 17:15Heb 7:5, Matt 15:6, Mark 7:8-9, etc, all of which refer to the mitzvot found in Torah or instructions in general, not the 10 Commandments.

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