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  • The Grace of Elohim

    Grace is a word that means gift. The Grace of Elohim is very specific GIFT that we receive in the suffering, death, burial, and 3rd day resurrection of Yeshua. This specific GIFT is the Free Gift of Righteousness. The Apostle Paul said that he does not “set aside, nullify, frustrate” the Grace of Elohim, for IF righteousness comes through the law, Messiah died in vain. As you can see here, there is a “righteousness” that we receive in the death of Messiah, and this righteousness is not based upon “works” of the law. But pay close attention here, Paul writes elsewhere that it is the DOERS and not the HEARERS of the Law who are righteous (Rom 2:13). He also says that the Law and the Prophets TESTIFY to this Righteousness that we receive as a free gift (Grace). So the question needs to be asked, “Just exactly what is righteousness?”

    As everyone is taught here on this forum, Scripture interprets Scripture, so let’s interpret what righteousness is:

    Deu 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahweh our Elohim, as he hath commanded us.

    Psa 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

    And what did the Messiah say about righteousness:

    Mat 5:19-20 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (20) For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    So, as it is evident with Scripture interpreting Scripture, Elohim’s commandments are righteousness. Now, how does one accomplish righteousness, DOING the Law? And how does on accomplish unrighteousness, breaking the commandments/sinning? Look to this Scripture:

    1Jn 3:4-10 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (5) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. (6) Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. (7) Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (9) Whosoever is born of Elohim doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of Elohim. (10) In this the children of Elohim are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of Elohim, neither he that loveth not his brother.

    So it is clear that DOING and not just HEARING Elohim’s commandments/Law is righteousness. But then we come to the pursuit of DOING the Law. The Jews pursued DOING the Law and failed. Why? Because they did not pursue DOING the Law by FAITH:

    Rom 9:30-33 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. (31) But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. (32) Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; (33) As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    The Jews could ONLY look at the Law along physical lines, they only saw the doing of the Law through “works.” And here is where we bring in the DOING of the Law by Faith. As previously written here on this forum, a presentation was made to show that the True Gospel is understanding the suffering, death, burial, and 3rd day resurrection of Yeshua, as WRITTEN in the Scriptures. The main Scripture which presents the suffering, death, burial and 3rd day resurrection of Yeshua is in Numbers 19, but there are many Scriptures which point to Yeshua and what would happen to Him. It takes faith to SEE Yeshua in the fulfillment of those Scriptures, and when you do acknowledge Yeshua as YOUR sacrifice, it becomes a DOING of those commands that the Law required of you. You see, the Jews wanted to kill a physical red heifer, Passover lamb, atonement goat, etc. and accomplish those commands according to the letter or works of the Law, but a Believer can acknowledge that Yeshua is THEIR offering, and receive the DOING of the Law by faith as a Gift (Elohim’s Grace).

    Now, this DOING of the Law by faith is a FREE GIFT. You didn’t have to accomplish anything to perform what the Law required of you. All you had to do was be yourself, a sinner. All sinners have fallen short of DOING the Law by works, but all sinners have available to them this free gift of DOING the Law by Faith. It is BY or THROUGH our sin that we did sacrifice Yeshua. Sacrificing your offering is what the Law required of you for your sin, and you bring your offering when you acknowledge, by faith, that Yeshua is YOUR offering:

    Lev 4:27-29 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of Yahweh concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty; (28) Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. (29) And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.

    All sinners have accomplished this just requirement of the Law by sinning, that is IF you have Faith to believe that by sinning, Yeshua became YOUR Spiritual offering:

    Rom 8:3-4 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, Elohim did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, (4) so that the just (righteous) requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in (by) us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

    The Apostle Paul taught about this righteousness, this fulfilling of the Law BY US, who are walking according to the Spiritual fulfillment of the Law, and not the physical/works of the Law. And in doing so, he would explain how it worked. He would explain that when sin is increased, this righteousness of doing the Law Spiritually was increased. But then “lawless” men would twist and distort what Paul would write and say:

    Rom 3:8 And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), "Let us do evil that good may come"? Their condemnation is just.

    Paul taught that we receive the Grace of Elohim by sinning, and those who heard him say this would come back and say “Let us do evil so that this good would result,” or “Let us sin all the more so that Grace could abound.” It was very easy for Paul’s words to be twisted when he taught that it was by sinning that we receive this free gift. But it was sin which placed Yeshua on the Cross, your sin and mine, so that when sin is increased, this gift of DOING what the Law required for sinners, is increased:

    Rom 5:20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
    Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

    AND:

    Gal 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified (have righteousness) by Messiah, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Messiah the minister of sin? Elohim forbid.

    Can you see it? It took us being sinners to accomplish this righteousness (doing of the Law) which is by faith in Messiah as OUR sacrifice. This faith is a walking according to the Spiritual DOING of the Law and not according to the “works” or physical doing of the Law. And seeing Yeshua’s suffering, death, burial, and 3rd day resurrection as Moshe wrote of it in Numbers 19, STARTS a sinner on a path of walking according to the Spirit and being separated from their sin. This was the purpose of Elohim’s Grace:

    Tit 2:11-15 For the grace of Elohim that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, (12) Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (13) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great Elohim and our Saviour Messiah Yeshua; (14) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (15) These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
    Col 2:16 & 17 Teaches us that no "man" is to determine what we eat or drink, or how the Sabbath, Holy Days, and New Moon should be observed, instead, The Body of Messiah IS to determine those things, just like what happened in Acts 15.

    Now, The Body of Messiah determined that since Moses is READ every Sabbath in the Synagogues (Acts 15:21), the Gentiles would be able to HEAR (Luke 16:31, John 5:46-47), and then do those things to farewell (Acts 15:29). Those FOUR necessary commands that The Body of Messiah determined for the Gentiles, were FROM the Law of Moses.
    Abstain from meats offered to idols
    (Exo 34:15), abstain from blood (Lev 17:14), abstain from things strangled (Deu 12:23), and abstain from fornication (Lev 19:29).
    So do not let anyone deceive you into believing falsely about the Law of Moses.

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    Grace of Elohim Continued

    Shalom Everyone, Elohim has allowed US to sacrifice Yeshua and He willingly submitted to this role for us to deliver us out of sin by teaching us what our sin accomplished. Our sin caused the suffering and death of Yeshua, and even as our sin sheds Yeshua’s blood, our sin is turned into the righteousness we receive by faith.

    Isa 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says Yahweh, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.

    Thus, through faith, your righteousness can exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, by having your sin turned INTO righteousness. It’s not something you can brag about, in fact, it is something that causes true mourning for the One whom you have pierced.

    For the true understanding of Elohim's Grace to be fully grasped, further explanation would help. As verified in the 1st post of this thread, our sin is turned into a Spiritual "doing" of the Law (righteousness), through the sacrifice of Yeshua. He is every sinners offering, and it is through our sin that we can lay claim to this "doing" of the just requirement of the Law that is by Faith, according to the Law's Spiritual fulfillment (walking according to the Spirit). Only a sinner can make the claim that Yeshua is THEIR offering and that through their sin they did kill Him. This Grace (The Free Gift of Righteousness) teaches us to repent and turn from our sin as taught by Paul in Titus 2:11-15. But here is what everyone needs to fully grasp, it was according to the Plan of Elohim that everyone EXPERIENCE carnal sin, and this is why He uses our sin in giving us the Free Gift of Righteousness. Most of traditional Christianity thinks that Elohim created Adam and Eve with no propensity to sin, and this is false. They were created "flesh" and they were naked. Both of those attributes conclusively prove that Adam and Eve were created just like the rest of mankind, under the control of sin. Here are several Scriptures which indicate this:

    Rom 11:32 For Elohim shut up all into disobedience, that He may show mercy to all. (That includes Adam and Eve, they were "shut up" by having been created "flesh.")

    Rom 7:18 For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no good. For to will is present to me, but to work out the good I do not find. (The flesh is weak and powerless to do good, and that is how Adam and Eve were created--flesh.)

    Rom 8:7-8 Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim; for it is not being subjected to the Law of Elohim, for neither can it be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please Elohim. (Adam and Eve were created flesh and this is why they couldn't OBEY Elohim.)

    Rom 7:8-9 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. (9) For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. (All Elohim had to do was give Adam and Eve a command, and sin sprang to life. It was automatic, it would have been impossible for Adam and Eve not to submit to their flesh and sin....it was according to Elohim's plan...Now, THEY [Adam and Eve] have BECOME as one of US (the Elohim), to KNOW good and evil-Gen 3:22. Can you see it? For us to learn to become LIKE Elohim, we HAD to come to a knowledge of good AND evil. Sin of the flesh brought about this "knowing good and evil) and truly taught us about sin, so this is why Elohim allows our sin that He has taught us with, to BECOME righteousness THROUGH the sacrifice of Yeshua, as a FREE GIFT...Grace).

    Rom 8:20-21 For the creation was not willingly subjected to vanity (moral depravity), but through Him subjecting it, in hope; (21) that also the creation will be freed from the slavery of corruption to the freedom of the glory of the children of Elohim. (Elohim's plan was to FIRST teach mankind about sin [creating us flesh], and then bring a special people, His Elect, to repentance and then overcome, and eventually deliver the rest of mankind into this freedom from sin, by showing what sin produced...the death of His Son).

    1Co 15:45-48 So also it has been written, "The" first "man", Adam, "became a living soul;" the last Adam a life-giving Spirit. (46) But not the spiritual first, but the natural; afterward the spiritual. (47) The first man was out of earth, earthy. The second Man was the Lord out of Heaven. (48) Such as is the earthy man, such also are the earthy ones. And such as is the heavenly Man, such also are the heavenly ones. (Do you see? The first Adam was FLESH (natural)(NOT the Spiritual Man), and ALL fleshly men are like him (sinful flesh), but the Last Adam was Spiritual, and those who are of Him, are LIKE Him (Spiritual), delivered OUT of sin. And the Spiritual Man was NOT FIRST, rather the sinful, natural man, and this was all according to the Plan of Elohim.)

    The Plan of Elohim was BEFORE the foundation of the world where Yeshua was chosen to be a sacrifice for sin. You should think along these lines, EXPERIENCE is the best teacher, and Elohim has allowed mankind to dwell in darkness and sin so that when He sends forth His Light, we could start to see and come out of the darkness and sin. It's sort of like our immune system. Our bodies FIRST have to be EXPOSED to the disease for us to build up the defenses needed to overcome it, and this is exactly what Elohim is doing with fleshly sin. He allowed us to be exposed to fleshly sin so that we could be inoculated for the sin against the Spirit. Just like Yeshua said, ALL manner of sin will be forgiven the sons of men, except the sin against the Spirit. Elohim is the one who subjected us to the moral depravity of the flesh, and He is the One who is turning our sin INTO Spiritual Righteousness (a doing of the just requirement of the Law) through OUR sacrifice of Yeshua. Please do not let this truthful explanation about Elohim's Grace be trampled under feet.

    Blessings in The Name, ImAHebrew
    Col 2:16 & 17 Teaches us that no "man" is to determine what we eat or drink, or how the Sabbath, Holy Days, and New Moon should be observed, instead, The Body of Messiah IS to determine those things, just like what happened in Acts 15.

    Now, The Body of Messiah determined that since Moses is READ every Sabbath in the Synagogues (Acts 15:21), the Gentiles would be able to HEAR (Luke 16:31, John 5:46-47), and then do those things to farewell (Acts 15:29). Those FOUR necessary commands that The Body of Messiah determined for the Gentiles, were FROM the Law of Moses.
    Abstain from meats offered to idols
    (Exo 34:15), abstain from blood (Lev 17:14), abstain from things strangled (Deu 12:23), and abstain from fornication (Lev 19:29).
    So do not let anyone deceive you into believing falsely about the Law of Moses.

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