The Translation Team at HalleluYah Scriptures has been working on this book for a number of months now and as most of you will know, time is short and we are not sure what will happen in this world which is heading into some very hard times and we feel His people need to understand His Torah and not traditions as this has brought confusion to His people and caused many to walk away. There are a number of wolves out there, as Scripture warns, who are teaching deception and are leading many astray. We are sure that this Book will help many to understand His wonderful Laws and Right-Rulings.
ABOUT THE BOOK.
This new Book the Torah of YHWH is designed for believers who have come to the understanding of why YHWH gave us His Torah and how we ought to live it out in our daily lives with respect and obedience in that this is how we show our love for Him.
Apart from this short introduction following, this Book is entirely taken from His Word - the HalleluYah Scriptures and is arranged in an easy to follow format with all the Commands given for Yisra'ĕl in specific categories. Many of the Commands are repeated throughout the first five “Books of Mosheh” so each is listed along with cross-references to each time it appears with similar Laws.
We feel that this Book will be a useful Handbook providing a concise reference to the Commands of YHWH for both new believers and those who have been walking the Walk for many years.
Somehow a Jewish tradition has been passed down leading many to believe that there are 613 Mitzvot or Laws in the Torah that are written and need to be kept. This number is used by some to attempt to prove that we cannot keep all the Laws and thus highlight the need for the forgiveness of Ha'Mashiaḥ.
The actual truth is that even יהושע did not keep all these so-called 613 Laws. Why? Because the Laws given in the Torah are specified to whom they pertain. A large portion of the Laws are for the kohenim, some just for men, some for women, some for animals or the owner of animals etc. To give a visual perspective of the Laws, here is a pie-graph illustrating the application of the Commands and to whom they pertain:
As you can see, approximately 29% if the Laws are specifically for the kohenim, with about 30% divided into percentages for the kohen ha'gadol, judges, sovereigns, servants, etc. and the remaining 41% actually apply to everyone who considers themselves part of v regardless of position or condition.
The supposed 613 total is a number the Jewish scribes arrived at and when examining the list of Laws and how they defined them may be one of the reasons יהושע was so scathing toward their view of the Torah, for example number 67 reads: recite the Shema twice daily. However the Scriptures say no such thing even with the supporting quote provided: Devarim 6:7 - ''...you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up...''
There are many such examples that could be given, but the focus of this book is to clarify which Laws יהוה intended for all mankind for His beraḵah while bearing in mind that יהושע said, ''Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Neḇi'im. I did not come to destroy but to complete. For truly, I say to you, till the shamayim and the earth pass away, one yod or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.'' (Matt 5:17-18)
As you come to the realization that the Torah and Commands were never done away with, consider how the early believers dealt with the new Greek converts (Acts 15) and start with the Laws that would be most important in our times today such as restoring the Sabbaths and Festivals and working toward a Biblically clean diet, then progressing through the Laws that pertain to you personally. Notice in Acts 15 that the council addressed the four most prevalent Laws that existed in the Greek culture at the time and directed believers to then heed the Laws of Mosheh: “For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in every city, those proclaiming him – being read in the congregations every Sabbath.” (Act 15:21)
The Torah was given to Yisra'ĕl for the society in the Land YHWH had promised to Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq and Ya'aqoḇ and although many Laws are prefaced by the words, “when you come into the land...” they are no less important to us in our society in the lands we dwell in today although a small handful clearly pertain to the actual land of Israel.
Remember that the Commands are given to be a beraḵah (Deu 28:1-2) and definitely not a burden and Yoḥanan writes, ''By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love יהוה and guard His Commands. For this is the love for יהוה, that we guard His Commands, and His Commands are not heavy.'' (1Jn 5:2-3)
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