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The Profound Mystery of One

Ephesians 5:31
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

Ephesians 5:32
“This mystery is profound, but I am speaking about Messiah and the church, (His Bride).”

Genesis 2:24
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” Y’shua  (Jesus) quotes this verse in Matthew 19:5.

Marriage is the Imagery used to describe the True meaning of One.

YHVH (The LORD) is One, the original Hebrew word for One is Echad, Deuteronomy 6:4

The Promised Seed of Abraham is Echad, singular, not plural, Galatians 3:16

The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Seed. The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your seed,” meaning One, who is Messiah.” 

Genesis 22:18  YHVH’s promise to Abraham:
“In your Seed all the nations/peoples of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

  There is One God, One promised Seed, and a marriage Covenant that makes those in the Covenant One, (Echad) again, like it was in the beginning, Romans 5:12

All peoples of the earth are called to make themselves ready for the marriage feast of the Lamb, (Y’shua, the Lamb of YHVH), Revelation 19:7Revelation 19:9John 1:29.

John 17 One

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Did Peter interpret his vision to mean unclean animals are now clean?

Peter

Acts 10:17
“While Peter was puzzling over the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found Simon’s house and approached the gate.”

Acts 10:19
“As Peter continued to reflect on the vision, the Spirit told him, “Three men are here looking for you.”

Peter’s Conclusion and the meaning of the vision:

Acts 10:34Acts 10:35 “Then Peter began to speak: “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, but welcomes those from every nation (people) who fear Him and do what is right.…

Truth always matches Torah.  Y’shua is, was and always will be impartial, cleansing the hearts of all people who seek Him.

Deuteronomy 10:17
“For YHVH your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.”

Y’shua did not add to or take away from YHVH’s Word, (that would have made him a false prophet, see Deuteronomy 4:2Deuteronomy 12:32).

Thus all foods are clean?

Mark 7:19“…because it does not enter his heart, but it goes into his stomach and then is eliminated.” (Thus all foods are clean.)

Depending on the translation, the addition of the phrase, Thus all foods are clean, is in parenthesis because the translators have added their own bias to the original topic beginning in Mark 7:5, The traditions of men VS The Unchanging Torah of YHVH.

Mark 7:8;  Matthew 15:3 You have disregarded the Commandment of God to keep the tradition of men.”

In these parallel passages, Matthew 15 is clearly referring to the topic of eating food (of course clean food) with unwashed hands, Matthew 15:2.

Hand washing is a tradition of man and not a command of YHVH.  These religious leaders were enforcing their own traditions, as if they were YHVH’s Words.

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery,sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander.  These are what defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile him.”Matthew 15:19, 20

 

No more need to abstain from any food as long as we Give Thanks?

1 Timothy 4:3  They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from certain foods that God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Leviticus 11 records YHVH’s definition of the food he created to be received with thanksgiving.  Those who know and believe His Torah have the ability to discern false teachings. Someone prohibiting marriage and teaching abstinence from certain foods, such as eating vegetables only, would be recognized as false prophet.  Romans 14:2

Regarding Fasting, (Not Eating Unclean foods).

Romans 14:3
“The one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted him.”

Everything is permissible?

1 Corinthians 6:12
“Everything is permissible for me,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me,” but I will not be mastered by anything.

1 Corinthians 10:23 “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is edifying.…”

Translation makes it difficult to see that Paul is disagreeing with the person he is quoting. Even Peter said Paul’s letters were hard to understand and people were distorting his words, 2 Peter 3:16.  If Paul’s teachings don’t match Torah, check context and translation.

1 Corinthians 6:15  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!

His answer is clearly No.  In context, participating in Temple Prostitution and Idol worship is the topic.  Although an Idol is nothing, so meat offered to an Idol is nothing, there must have been a few who thought it was permissible to continue in their sexual immorality.

Our Freedom is from the curse of sin and death.

Torah shows us the Way of Freedom, James 1:25,James 2:12.  The Truth, (Torah) does set us free, John 8:32.  And when we walk in Torah we are free from the curse of sin and death. Y’shua is Torah, John 1:1 .  Our bodies are His dwelling place…we were bought with a price….so glorify Him in all we do, 1 Corinthians 6:19

Don’t judge me?

Colossians 2:16
“Therefore let no one judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a festival, a New Moon, or a Sabbath.”

Notice we are not to let anyone judge us in what we do.  We have only One Judge, James 4:12

In context, Paul is confronting the heresy of false teachers, Colossians 2:8.  Based on their own, man-made doctrines, Colossians 2:22.

In Y’shua the Messiah we have no more condemnation, Romans 8:1  It was our curse that was abolished, not the everlasting, perfect, unchanging Words of Torah, Psalm 19:7Psalm 119:89Hebrews 6:17.

Matthew 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law,( Torah), or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. 18 For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law (Torah) until everything is accomplished. 19 So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.…”

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Can You Make a Distinction?

 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 

Image of Genesis 3Sacred and Profane ImageLight vs Dark

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Two way street image

Right and Wrong. Precious and Worthless. Common and Uncommon. Life and death.

 

Clean and Unclean foods

                            Do you know what Clean and Unclean means?  Leviticus 11:47 

What is a Holy (Qodesh) Priest (Kohen) of YHVH?

…and so as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean… Leviticus 10:10

YHVH’s Name means, He Exists, is Holy (Qodesh #6944) Set Apart, as in, Distinguished from the world, and His people are also to be Holy, Leviticus 11:44; 1 Peter 1:16.

His command to be Holy as He is Holy,  is obeyed by those who know what distinctions make us Qodesh, Leviticus 22:32.

YHVH appointed the tribe of Levi (meaning attached or to be joined) to be His priests.  His priests served in His temporary physical temple as the picture of His Lasting Spiritual Temple.  The Temple that resides within us; Ezekiel 37:27John 14:231 Corinthians 6:191 Corinthians 3:162 Corinthians 6:16Romans 8:9.

The Torah and Prophets were the only Scripture that existed at the time of Y’shua. Defining the duties of YHVH’s priests in great detail,  The very Scripture testifying about Y’shuaJohn 5:39.

YHVH has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a Priest Forever According to the order of Melchizedek, (King of Righteousness).”  Psalm 110:4

Y’shua, the King of Righteousness, (Melchizedek).  Our forerunner and Priest ForeverHebrews 6:20.

Y’shua’s the King of Righteousness is Our High Priest

First, what exactly was the Ancient Hebrew meaning of a Priest or Kohen?  This definition comes from Jeff A. Benner’s Ancient Hebrew research:

Priest

כֹּהֵן
While the priests of Israel were the religious leaders of the community this is not the meaning of the word kohen. The Hebrew word for the priests of other nations is komer from a root meaning burn and may be in reference to the priests who burn children in the fires of Molech (2 Kings 23:10). The word kohen comes from a root meaning a base such as the base of a column. The koheniym (plural of kohen) are the structural support of the community.  It is their responsibility to keep the community standing tall and straight, a sign of righteousness.

Strong’s: #3548

Now we all know what it means to be “a Column in the Temple,”   Revelation 3:12 

To understand our role as YHVH’s priests we must first understand the Hebrew word Echad,  John 17:23.  It describes the mystery of the Oneness and Unity of those who have Life in YHVH’s Spirit of Salvation, Y’hoshua.

When we know we have the same Life giving Spirit of The King of Righteousness living in us, it is a sign when we begin obediently living by His definition of what is right.

A Priest of YHVH Matures by Constantly Distinguishing

“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14

“But when Christ/Messiah came as High Priest… He entered the greater and more perfect temple not made by hands (that is, not of this creation).” Hebrews 9:11

…”who has made Us to be a kingdom, priests to YHVH our Father–to Him be the glory and power forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 1:6 

Revelation 5:10  “You have made them into a Kingdom of Priests to our God, and they will reign on the (reNewed) earth.”Matthew 5:5Psalm 25:13Psalm 37:9Psalm 37:11.

“… they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the cleanEzekiel 44:23

 “Her priests have done wrong to My Torah and have profaned My Holy (Qodesh) things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane/common, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Ezekiel 22:26

He who justifies those who do bad and condemns those who do good, Both of them alike are an abomination to YHVH. Proverbs 17:15

You Know You Are A Holy Priest of YHVH When You Do What He Says

His Priests recognize the stains of the world.  They can tell which of YHVH’s instructions have been polluted, by man’s additions and subtractions.

“Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.” Proverbs 30:6 Deuteronomy 4:2Deuteronomy 12:32Revelation 22:18Revelation 22:19

They have learned to make distinctions between Good and Bad, Light and darkness, death and Life.  Those who serve/obey Him do not act like those who do not.

“So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.” Malachi 3:18.

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