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Top 5 Reasons Why We Are Being Lied To About Paul

Key Points Understanding the truth about Paul is very simple. But we have to understand the law of Moses first. This is the main reason we go wrong. Because Paul is referring back to it and is saying the same thing 100 times in 100 different ways. It all goes back to the Torah. But we are not being taught this because it destroys the false teachers narrative. Paul is very misunderstood and his writings are twisted and distorted, by untaught people, into an anti-Messiah, lawless message that Peter warned us about (2 Peter 2:2:1-3, 3:16-17). (1) In the last 8 chapters of Acts, Paul continually and passionately denies teaching against the law, in multiple ways, in several courts. (Acts 24:13-14, 25:7-8). This is completely ignored by false teachers because it doesn't fit the false narrative that he taught us not to obey the law. (2) Paul, along with the witnesses of James and a large group of Jerusalem elders, strongly deny the false accusations that he is doing or teaching anything a

Code Words: Secrets They Don't Want You To Know

Key Points

-Scripture is written in a mystery with hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

-The whole of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation is tied and linked together by a series of words that very specifically describe 2 things. When we are allowed to see this, His word becomes even more exciting.

-Scripture defines itself and isn't left up to us. We have to find the clear definitions that are plainly stated in several places. 

-These definitions never change. They are perfect and true so there is no reason for them to ever change.

-And there are patterns and themes that start to reveal themselves as we seek Him and the truth of His word. It becomes the most exciting journey that a vast majority of people will never go on.

-False teachers redefine words and "spiritualize" them to change their meaning to distort the truth.

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Scripture is written in a mystery with layers of secrets. Why? The truth is guarded, written in parables and riddles with hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Do we know the hidden secrets of Scripture as revealed in His word?

-...You have HIDDEN these matters from clever and learned ones and have revealed them to babes (Matt 11:25).

-…it has been given to you to know the SECRETS of the reign of the heavens, but to them it has NOT been given (Matt 13:11).

-...and to all riches of the entire confirmation of understanding, to a true knowledge of the SECRET of Elohim, and of the Father, and of the Messiah, in whom are HIDDEN all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col 2:2-3).

-It is the esteem of Elohim to HIDE a matter, And the esteem of sovereigns to search out a matter (Prov 25:2).

-But we speak the wisdom of Elohim, which was HIDDEN IN A SECRET, and which Elohim ordained before the ages for our esteem (1 Cor 2:7).

We have to dig for it. We must seek for the truth with all our heart to find it. We have to really want it.

What's cool is that Scripture defines Scripture. It defines itself and is not left up to us to decide what our Creator means. No scripture is of anyone's private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). Our Creator interprets His own word for us. But we have to work at it. It is not just given to everyone.

Words like light, the way, truth and life are already very clearly defined for us. Righteousness, set-apart (holy), good, wisdom, knowledge and understanding are described and defined as something very specific. But what?

It's like the card games we played as kids. Where we matched cards by remembering where the other one was. 

We remember that our Creator was also talking about the same thing in the same way with the same type of words in another passage. And the more we study and know His word, then we are able to see these things. 

Scripture links this information together to paint a bigger and bigger picture that allows greater wisdom, knowledge and understanding of the truth. And, the more we search, the more we find. 

And there are patterns and themes that start to reveal themselves as we seek Him and the truth of His word. It becomes the most exciting journey that a vast majority of people will never go on.

The whole of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation is tied and linked together by a series of words that very specifically describe 2 things. When we ar e allowed to see this, His word becomes even more exciting.

Scripture is loaded with what we call codewords. It's a basic literary technique using a very simple word association that defines what things mean in other verses. After any particular word has been defined as something, any other use of that word is referring back to the same thing. We will be lost if we are unaware of these scriptural definitions.

There is a very large number of codewords that point to only 2 things...the Torah (Law of Moses) and the Messiah. For instance, our Savior says…

-I am the LIGHT of the world. He who FOLLOWS ME shall by no means walk in darkness, but possess the LIGHT OF LIFE (John 8:12).

-You are the LIGHT of the world...Let your LIGHT so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens (Mat 5:14, 16).

What does Yeshua mean when He says that He is the LIGHT of the world and that we are the LIGHT of the world? 

-For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Master. WALK as CHILDREN of LIGHT…(Eph 5:8) 

What does Paul mean when he says we are to walk as children of light? 

It's very simple, if we know what they are referring to. Here is the Scriptural definition of the word LIGHT given to us. But only if we know where it is.

-For the command is a lamp, And THE TORAH IS A LIGHT (Prov 6:23).

-YOUR WORD IS a lamp to my feet And A LIGHT to my path (Psalms 119:105).

Both verses are talking about the law of Moses, THE LIGHT. And our Savior and Paul are teaching, in a very simple way, to follow their teaching and example which is to obey the law of our Father. 

But if we don't understand what they are specifically referring back to, then we are going to be lost. We are going to miss the whole point of their message.

And the whole point John is making in the next verse is to obey the law of Moses. Walking in darkness is disobedience to Torah and walking in the light is obedience to the Torah by keeping His 7th day Sabbath, etc.

-And this is the message which we have heard from Him (Messiah) and announce to you, that Elohim is LIGHT and in Him is NO DARKNESS at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and are not doing the truth. But IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT as He is in the LIGHT, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of יהושע Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:5-7).

Our Savior is teaching the same obedience to the Torah by referencing these next words that are also clearly defined multiple times as obedience to the Torah. 

-I am the WAY, and the TRUTH, and the LIFE (John 14:6).

Each one of those words are also very specific definitions of only one other thing, the Torah, the law of Moses which is His Father's instructions to all mankind that He taught us to live by every word (Deut 8:3, Matt 4:4).

-Blessed are the perfect in THE WAY, Who walk in THE TORAH of יהוה! (Psalms 119:1).

-For they would not walk in HIS WAYS, and they did not obey HIS TORAH (Isaiah 42:24)
 
-Your righteousness is righteousness forever, And YOUR TORAH is TRUTH (Psalms 119:142).

-You are near, O יהוה, And ALL YOUR COMMANDS are TRUTH (Psalms 119:151).

-Set them apart in Your truth – YOUR WORD is TRUTH (John 17:17). 

-You shall also say to this people, ‘Thus said יהוה, “See, I set before you THE WAY of LIFE and the way of death (Jer 21:8).

-See, I have set before you today LIFE and good, and death and evil…(Deut 30:15).

-I have set before you LIFE and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore you shall choose LIFE, so that you live, both you and your seed (Deut 30:19).

The Messiah linked Himself with these words because that is what He taught and set as an example of obedience to follow. The Torah is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE and that is very specifically outlined all throughout Scripture. 

The law of His Father is synonymous with Him and His whole reason for living. To show us the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE… to show us with His teaching and His example.

He was and still is the living Word, the living Torah. The Word, which is the law, His Father's instructions in righteousness, that became flesh.

-In the beginning was the WORD (Messiah), and the WORD was with Elohim, and the WORD was Elohim (John 1:1).

-And the WORD became flesh and pitched His tent among us…(John 1:14).

The WORD is another very important code word that defines both the Messiah and the law and is used all over Scripture.

SIN, is another very important code word that points to something very specific. It is very clearly defined in scripture as "transgression of the law" of Moses. The Greek word ANOMIA, translated as LAWLESSNESS, literally means "without the law of Moses" and "not answerable to it".

-Everyone DOING SIN also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4). 

-The one DOING SIN is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning (1 John 3:8). 

And, if we keep disobeying the law, then we keep sinning, so we are of the devil (verse 8). Most people don't understand how very serious it is to be anti-Torah which is to be anti-Messiah and of the devil.

So, if we continue to ignore His Sabbath, and other instructions, then we are HOSTILE to our Creator BECAUSE we will not yield or submit to His law and choose to continue to live in sin. And we are not able to obey His instructions, reject and deny them because we have an evil, fleshly, carnal mind that is of the devil.

-Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself to the Torah of Elohim, neither indeed is it able (Rom 8:7). 

Righteous is another code word that is defined in Scripture. 

-It is RIGHTEOUSNESS WHEN we OBEY ALL these COMMANDS" (Deut 6:25). 

-My tongue sings of Your word, For ALL YOUR COMMANDS are RIGHTEOUSNESS (Psalms 119:172).

So, obeying the law makes us righteous. So, when you see the word righteous or righteousness in Scripture (Matt 5:6, 20), we know that it is referring to obeying the law of Moses and our Creator has never flip-flopped on that.

Paul confirms this and also defines righteousness as obedience to the law (Rom 3:21, 7:12, Phil 3:6, 9). The Messiah is also called righteous in several places because He obeyed ALL His Father's commands as outlined in the law (Acts 3:14, 7:52, 22:14). 

So, now we know what Yeshua means when He teaches us to hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS (Matt 5:6) 
and to seek first the Kingdom and it's RIGHTEOUSNESS (Matt 6:33). He is saying to seek first to obey ALL His Father's commandments (Deut 6:25, Psalms 119:172) that will be the law of the coming Kingdom (Ezekiel 40-48). He says that you get into the Kingdom by doing His Father's commandments (Rev 22:14 KJVB). Which ones? All of them you possibly can (Matt 4:4, 5:19).

This knowledge becomes really amazing when we are allowed to see all the different ways that scripture is saying the same thing. Our Creator is telling us a 1,000 different times, in a 1,000 different ways to do the very same thing. Obey my commandments. Live by every word. This will never change.

The Torah is also defined as GOOD all over the place. A very clear choice is given to us in Deuteronomy about choosing to do what's GOOD which is obedience to the Torah or choosing to do what's EVIL which is disobedience to the Torah.

Deu 30:15 See, I have set before you today life and GOOD, and death and EVIL

This very simple definition of what's GOOD and EVIL is listed at the end of the law of Moses in a summary of what's right and wrong. What's good and what's evil. This definition has not and will not ever change and why Paul is saying the same exact thing in his writings. 

Notice that Paul calls the Torah GOOD in verse Romans 7:12 and 7:16. Then he uses this code word, that he just identified as the Law of Moses, to describe his struggle between right and wrong. He is describing, just like Moses, what's GOOD and what's evil. He uses the word GOOD 8 times in the next 10 verses. In verse 19 below, we see the GOOD that he wishes to do, he doesn't do. He is saying that he wants to obey the Torah but he struggles with not doing what he wants to do. 

Rom 7:12-22 So that the TORAH truly IS set-apart, and the command set-apart, and righteous, and GOOD. 13 Therefore, has that which is GOOD become death to me? Let it not be! But the sin, that sin might be manifest, was working death in me through what is GOOD, so that sin through the command might become an exceedingly great sinner. 14 For we know that the TORAH is Spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin. 15 For what I work, I know not. For what I wish, that I do not practise, but what I hate, that I do. 16 But if I do what I do not wish, I agree with the TORAH that it is GOOD. 17 And now, it is no longer I that work it, but the sin dwelling in me. 18 For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no GOOD. For to wish is present with me, but to work the GOOD I do not find. 19 For the GOOD that I wish to do, I do not do; but the evil I do not wish to do, this I practise. 20 And if I do that which I do not wish, it is no longer I who work it, but the sin dwelling in me. 21 I find therefore this law, that when I wish to do the GOOD, that the evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the TORAH OF ELOHIM according to the inward man

Paul is saying the same thing to Timothy. Again, he repeats over and over again that the Torah, the law of Moses, is GOOD. He described it as sound teaching.

1 Tim 1:8-10 And we know that THE TORAH IS GOOD if one uses it legitimately, 9 knowing this: that Torah is not laid down for a righteous being, but for the lawless and unruly, for the wicked and for sinners, for the wrong-doers and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for those who whore, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and for whatever else that is contrary to SOUND TEACHING.

So, now we can start to understand what our Creator is asking us to do in a whole new way. The Newer Testament is filled with these code words that connect it with the Older Testament and obedience to the law of Moses and the Prophets. 

As the Messiah ties the words LIGHT, which is obeying the Law of Moses to GOOD works which are the fruits of obedience to the Law of Moses.

Mat 5:16 Let your LIGHT so shine before men, so that they see your GOOD works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.

Again, our Savior is speaking straight from the words His Father spoken through Moses. We also see this in the Torah.

Deu 6:18 And you shall do what is RIGHT and GOOD in the eyes of יהוה, that it might be well with you…

Again, there's a huge list of these code words that all describe the Messiah and the law. The more we study and pray, the more we see that our Savior is the living Word (John 1:1, 14) of the Father as our example to follow (Luke 6:40, 1 Peter 2:21, 1 John 2:6).

Please let us pray with all our heart that He will allow us to see the truth of His Word. Whatever that may be.


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