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A New Commandment?

Dec 26, 2012 by     7 Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

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A few Christians will balk at the idea that I and others promote of Jesus/Yeshua not teaching anything new, but teaching only what is True. They can sometimes quickly point to the following verse.

John 13:34
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

This verse gets twisted all kinds of ways by modern pastors wanting to tickle the ears of their check-writing sheeple in that the god of the New Testament is filled with Love, Mercy and Grace and just wants us to be happy. Puke.

Our Father is indeed filled with everlasting Mercies (Psalms 103:17) but its for those who keep His commandments and covenant (Psalms 103:18 next verse).

But is the modern day pastoralship that ignorant of the scriptures to suggest to their Sunday morning masses that “Loving Your Neighbor” is something new? Really? I used to be one of those counted among the ignorant on Sunday mornings because I never read my Bible the way I should have been reading it.

Leviticus 19:18
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 19:34
But the stranger(GENTILE) that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 10:18
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the STRANGER, in giving him food and raiment.

BOOM! Here we see three examples in Torah where we are commanded to love our neighbor…and not just our neighbor but STRANGERS/Gentiles, meaning those who are NOT counted as Israel and grafted in.

Seeing clearly how our Messiah taught us Torah during His time on this earth, its important to understand that he taught nothing new, but only that which is true. The oral tradition in the Day of Yeshua and Jewish leaders was that you were NOT supposed to talk with or associate with a gentile. But this is not what Torah teaches. It teaches us we are to be set apart and a light to the nations. This does not mean we keep that light hidden from all others. It’s to be a beacon of refuge while at the same time remembering to walk ONLY in the ways of the Father.

Showing love for our neighbor DOES NOT mean we compromise our walk in those COMMANDMENTS we are instructed to follow.

Yeshua was simply teaching a new commandment to those following Him. A commandment that was new to the unlearned of Torah around Him because of the man-made FALSE DOCTRINE teachings of the religious leaders of the day.

2 John 1:5-6
“And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we LOVE ONE ANOTHER.” 6. “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

A commandment that is not new, just True.

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  • “But is the modern day pastoralship that ignorant of the scriptures to suggest to their Sunday morning masses that “Loving Your Neighbor” is something new? Really? I used to be one of those counted among the ignorant on Sunday mornings because I never read my Bible the way I should have been reading it.”
    NEW2TORAH

    This is the normal teaching of the church, WHY ? I grew up as one of those that never studied my Bible. I did not start to study until I was 42 years old, I am now 50.

    I am the pastor of a small rural church. One of the biggest problems that I see in the church is this fact, most people do not study the Bible. Most have absolutely no concept that Messiah did not change His teachings. I hear so many people say that Yeshua has brought us freedom from the Law. Well I am on a journey that is teaching me that the Torah is the source of freedom. By following Torah, I am learning to experience true blessings of Yahweh in my life. by following Torah, I am able to love my neighbor because I now what love really is ! Don’t get me wrong, I am not claiming that I am 100% in line with obeying everything in Torah, BUT I am on a journey where I am learning how to. I am finding more and more that obedience is blessings, that obedience is freedom, that obedience is never bondage !

    Shalom,
    Laymond Tucker Jr.

  • It is true that most do not study the bible, at best they read the passages, often taken out of context, brought up in the respective Sunday sermons. Most people rather watch TV, etc than study Yah’s word. Naturally when they do read it either they don’t understand it or apply the skewed interpretation they’ve been brought up to accept… This is not meant as a judgement but it is a reality for most people. In fact our society looks down on anyone bringing up religion as a subject of conversation. That is why I wholly enjoy my Sabbaths when I have an opportunity to discuss the word with others, a rare privilege and a true blessing.
    My daily prayer is that all pastors will return to the truth contained in the Holly Scriptures leaving behind the long held traditions of men returning to the roots that Yeshua showed and followed.

  • By my reckoning, Yeshua only gave two new commandments:

    1) Don’t even look (with lust in your heart) at a woman (who is not your wife)
    2) Love (do nice things for) your enemies

    Even these are really derivative of earlier Torah commands, but he restated these principles in no uncertain terms.

    …and, for me, at least, these are the two most difficult commands to obey.

  • The idea that Rome sold to the masses nearly 2000 years ago that THEY, Rome, is the church; the bride of ‘Christ’, and therefore with authority to change even the days and months is purely diabolical in its origins. That is called replacement theology and to this day, Rome’s numerous daughters, the thousands of Christian churches, all claiming to be the one, have inherited mama’s bad example. Truly the day approaches that many Gentiles will moan that their ancestors have inherited lies, Jeremiah, 16:19.
    There needs to be a serious paradigm shift; churchanity has to come off the pedestal it built up and accept the fact that ISRAEL, not them, is the chosen congregation and only bride of the Jewish Messiah Yahoshua.

  • While I agree with the majority of the content here, I disagree with the assertion that the “stranger” is not Grafted in. See my article below for a study on this. It’s based on the words used for “stranger” “alien” and “sojourner” in the Hebrew.

    http://eklektostouyahweh.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/the-people-of-yahweh/

    • I’m not sure what you mean. WE totally believe that the stranger can be grafted in. I’m one of those!

      • You said, “…and not just our neighbor, but also take stranger/Gentile, meaning those not yet counted as Israel and grafted in.”

        When it uses the Hebrew word “ger” for alien or stranger, it speaks of those that are FOREIGN but still a part of eretz Yisrael. That means that were grafted in. The text uses other words when it speaks of foreigners that are NOT part of Yisrael.

        But that’s what article above is about.

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