Submitted by: Elder J. Smith
Related Scripture: Exodus 12:46, 1 John 2:7 & Hebrews 4:12
In this Scripture, we see the result of surface religious observance which does not seek after or look to Messiah Yeshua for salvation. This hollow character is more concerned with man’s accomplishment in keeping certain commandments rather than doing G-d’s entire will in remaining faithful to His Holy Covenant. It denies the prophetic aspect of G-d’s word which displays ADONAI’s handiwork in the past, present, and future. When we oppose or deny the prophetic words of the LORD, we will find ourselves in direct opposition to the will of the G-dhead (like the group of Judeans). Examples of this today are when we seek to devalue, separate, manipulate or omit the Original Testament from the New Testament or when we take YHVH’s word out of the context of His authoritative plan of salvation and His Covenant of Redemption (Exodus 12:46). However, the New Covenant is fully rooted in the Original Covenant; and both are eternally alive (1 John 2:7 and Hebrews 4:12). YHVH is the Creator of the covenant; Yeshua is the price of the covenant, and the Holy Spirit is the power and promise of the covenant. And since ADONAI is One, His word and covenant cannot be separated.
“Thus they are no longer two, but one. So then, no one should split apart what God has joined together.” Matthew 19:6
Lastly, we see from this Scripture that our testimony is only valid and true because of YHVH’s character and His Word. Like the Apostle John, we speak truth when we testify to what YHVH has spoken and what Yeshua has done. In doing this, we are sure to feed and strengthen our trust because only truth excites faith in YHVH.
Three Summary Points
Opposition to the prophetic word (Scripture) is a direct attack on the G-dhead.
The New Covenant is fully rooted in the Original Covenant; both are eternally alive
Our testimony is only valid and true because of YHVH’s character and His Word.