We want to share a few of our thoughts about Torah and the Word of God who we acknowledge as YHWH or Yahweh.
The word TORAH can mean:
- the 1st five books of Moshe
- the whole Old Testament
- the whole Bible
- instructions and teachings
– Torah is both law (instructions) and revelation
– Torah is a rule of conduct by which we are held accountable by YHWH
– It is YHWH’s standard of righteousness and holiness (holiness in Hebrew means ‘set apartness’)
– It is the expression of Elohim (God) in human terms
– It is YHWH disclosing himself to the world
– The word Law in Greek is nomos that same word in Hebrew is torah. The Hebrew word torah is Strongs #8451 and it comes from #3384 yaw-raw, which, means to flow as water, i.e. to rain, also to lay or throw especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot – yaw-raw is an archery term.
– It also means to point out, as if by aiming the finger, to teach, to HIT the MARK!
Torah and the Word of God – Yahweh
“…Forever Your word stands firm…” YHWH did not abolish the Torah, not even after Yahshua (Jesus) died and rose again.
The word perfect in this verse is Mimt temim in Hebrew, which means whole, complete, lacking nothing, without spot, integrity, truth, etc.
“In the beginning was the Word, the word was with Elohim and the word was Elohim”
“Thy word is truth”
“Torah is set apart and the command is set apart and righteous and good”
1 John 3:4, 21, 22, 24
Doing sin is doing lawlessness (lawlessness = torahlessness)
“Messiah is the end of the law.” The word end in Greek is telos and it implies arrival at a goal (telephone, tv, etc.) In other words, Messiah is the destination (goal) at which the journey of Torah arrives
Yahshua’s words, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”. He came to complete and accomplish them, not to render them finished and no longer needed.
Yahshua kept the commandments – all of them
James tells us that, “Torah is Perfect”
Tells us that Yahshua dwells in us – therefore there is a Torah observant Jewish guy dwelling within us
2 Cor. 3:14
Tells us that once we are in Messiah, the veil is removed. The Torah remains but the veil concealing Messiah within it is removed.
Ahavah & Shalom,
Avi & Posey