The Book of Jasher

On April 24, 2011, in Bible Lessons, by Milton Carnes

"Is not this written in the Book of Jasher?"--Joshua 10:13
"Behold it is written in the Book of Jasher."--II Samuel 1:18

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The Other Sabbaths

On April 19, 2011, in Sabbath(s), by Milton Carnes

Many Sabbath Keepers believe that the only Sabbath that we are to keep is the 7th Day Sabbath.

However, there are other Sabbaths and they are commonly called Feast Days or YAH's Appointed Times.

Many believe that these feast day Sabbaths are done away with and that we do not have to keep them anymore because these are or were ceremonial laws.

Let the scriptures speak!

1 And YAH spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of YAH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

4 These are the feasts of YAH, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the YAH's Passover.

6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto YAH: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YAH seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

Moving to verse 23...

23 And the YAH spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the YAH.

26 And the YAH spake unto Moses, saying,

27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the YAH.

28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the YAH your Elohim.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

33 And the YAH spake unto Moses, saying,

34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the YAH.

35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the YAH: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the YAH: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

37 These are the feasts of the YAH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the YAH, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:

38 Beside the sabbaths of the YAH, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the YAH.

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the YAH seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the YAH your Elohim seven days.

41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the YAH seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the YAH your Elohim.

44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the YAH.

Now that we have established YAH's Feast Days, let's fast forward to The Messiah's time.

The Messiah said, (American King James Version) Matthew 5:17,18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

What did he come to fulfill? The things that were spoken about his coming in the Law and the Prophets, not to do away with the Law!

For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

Heaven and earth has not passed away and everything in the Bible has not been fulfilled. The other Sabbaths mentioned in Leviticus 23 starting at verse 23 have not been fulfilled.

 

“Not Under The Law, But Under Grace”

On April 7, 2011, in Bible Lessons, by Milton Carnes

Many have come to believe that they are not under the Law and do not have to keep the Law. From Paul's writings, it would seem as if this is the case, but is this true?
 
Here are some scriptures that seem to support the idea that we do not have to keep the Law of Moses given by The Most High.
 
1. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace." Romans 6:14
 
2. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of The Messiah; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto YAH. Romans 7:4
 
3. "If ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law" Galatians 5:18
 
Galatians 2:16 Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Yahusha'eh Mashiyach ... in order to be justified by faith in Messiah and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
 
4. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not [in] the oldness of the letter.
Romans 7:6

 
5. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto The Messiah, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster “ [the law]. Galatians 3:24-25
 
6. The Law is that which is done away? 2 Corinthians 3:11
 
7. The Law is that which is abolished? 2 Corinthians 3:13
 
8. Yahusha on the Cross "blotted out the handwriting of ordinances" (The Law) that was against us? Colossians 2:14
 
9. Was "the Law" taken "out of the way" and nailed "to his cross? Colossians 2:14.
 
10. When YAH speaks of a new [covenant or agreement], He makes the first one obsolete (out of use). And what is obsolete (out of use and annulled because of age) is ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether."
Hebrews 8:13, The Amplified Version

 
11. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O YAH. He taketh away the first (old covenant), that he may establish the second (new covenant).Hebrews 10:9
 
From the above scriptures, it seems as if the law has been done away with!
 
However, here are others scriptures that supports that the Law HAS NOT been done away with.
 
The Messiah said, (American King James Version) Matthew 5:17, 18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
 
What did he come to fulfill? The things that were spoken about his coming in the Law and the Prophets, not to do away with the Law!
 
Luke 24:43-45 (King James Version)
 
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
 
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
 
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
 
Matthew 5:18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. The last time that I looked heaven and earth had or has not passed away and everything in the Bible has not been fulfilled.
 
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
 
1 John 3:4 Whosoever commits sin transgresseth (breaks) also the law: for sin is the transgression (breaking) of the law.
 
The last time I checked, sin was and is everywhere so the law must be everywhere too! If there is no sin, then that means that no one is breaking the Law. If you are not breaking the law, then you are not under the law. To be more exact, if you are not breaking Yah's laws then you are not under the penalty of the Law... DEATH!
 
Peter said the following: (2 Peter 3 15,16) and account that the longsuffering of our Master is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
 
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
 
How can the Law be done away with? How can Paul say that we do not have to keep the Law while at the same time he believed in keeping the Law?
 
Acts 24:14 But this I confess to you, that according to the way which they call a sect, so I worship the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
 
Acts 25:8 while he answered for himself, "Neither against the Law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything at all."
 
Roman 7:25 I thank Yah--through Yahusha the Messiah our Master! So then, with the mind I myself serve the Law of Yah, but with the flesh the Law of sin.
 
Roman 2:12 For as many as have sinned without Law will also perish without Law, and as many as have sinned in the Law will be judged by the Law 13 (for not the hearers of the Law [are] just in the sight of Yah, but the doers of the Law will be justified;
 
Translation of "without Law"
 


 
Roman 2:17 Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the Law, and make your boast in Yah, 18 and know [His] will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the Law, 19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and truth in the Law.
 
Roman 2:21 You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? 22 You who say, "Do not commit adultery," do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who make your boast in the Law, do you dishonor YAH through breaking the Law? 24 For "the name of YAH is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,"

We learn what sin is from the Law.

Roman 3:20Therefore by the deeds of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the Law [is] the knowledge of sin.

Roman 7:7 What shall we say then? [Is] the Law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the Law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the Law had said, "You shall not covet."

Roman 3:31 Do we then make void the Law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the Law. (Faith establishes The Law)

Scriptures like the one above prove that Paul did not believe that once we are under grace, then we can continue to sin (thus breaking the Law):

Roman 6:15, 16 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under Law but under grace? Certainly not! 16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin [leading] to death, or of obedience [leading] to righteousness?

Paul also states that "the Law" with "the commandment" are holy.

Roman 7:12 Therefore the Law [is] holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.

Many like to believe that the Law is of the flesh, but Paul states otherwise ...

Roman 7:14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Paul delights in the Law of YAH

Roman 7:22 For I delight in the Law of YAH according to the inward man.

Before we go any further, let's clearly define "Lawlessness"...


 
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law.

Sin is "anomia" (condition of being without the Law or violation of the Law, transgression of the Law)

Righteousness is the opposite of Lawlessness (violation of the Law). By keeping the Law, you are walking in righteousness.

Roman 6:19 I speak in human [terms] because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members [as] slaves of uncleanness, and of Lawlessness [leading] to [more] Lawlessness, so now present your members [as] slaves [of] righteousness for holiness.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with Lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

Roman 4:7 "Blessed [are] [those] whose Lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered;

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity (lawlessness - without law) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Roman 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin [leading] to death, or of obedience [leading] to righteousness?

Roman 10:5 For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the Law, "The man who does those things shall live by them."

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture [is] given by inspiration of Yah, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,17 that the man of YAH may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Roman 8:6-7 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity (hatred) against Yah; for it is not subject to the Law of YAH, nor indeed can be.

John 7:49 But this crowd that does not know the law is cursed.

The law of Christ is the Law of YAH because he (Yahusha) came in the father's name speaking the father's words.

If there is no law then, why are you taking the tithe? Doesn't the law state that the priesthood could only take the tithe?

Is the law divided into a moral part and a ceremonial part? I cannot find this in the Bible.

Key points to remember. The Law is not done away with. Everything in the law does not apply to everyone. Some things in the law require a physical temple and a working Levitical Priesthood. Nowhere in the law is there a command to keep all of the laws even the ones that do not apply to you.

Have you actually read the law? It eliminates chaos and confusion. The law offers many blessings from Deuteronomy 28. But if the law is done away with then that means that the blessings of Deuteronomy 28 are also voided and done away with.

Think about this …. If the law has been done away with, then that means that it is ok to commit adultery, it’s ok to steal, lie, and kill, right?

The law is how we operate in the kingdom of YAH.
 
Genesis 26:5 (King James Version)
Even Abraham kept the law before they were given to Moses:

 
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
 
1 John 2 (King James Version)
 
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yahusha the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

 
John 14:12-17 (King James Version)
 
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

 
Revelation 22:14 (King James Version)

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
 
Romans 6 (King James Version)
 
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
 
2 YAH forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
 
We are dead to sin because we are not breaking YAH's Laws.
 
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Yahusha The Messiah were baptized into his death?
 
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as The Messiah was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
 
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
 
6 Knowing this (through baptism), that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
 
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
 
8 Now if we be dead with The Messiah, we believe that we shall also live with him:
 
9 Knowing that The Messiah being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
 
The wages or compensation for sin is death, but now you have dominion over death because of The Messiah.
 
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto YAH.
 
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto YAH through Yahusha The Messiah.
 
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
 
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto YAH, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto YAH.
 
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
 
We are not under the law because sin has no dominion over us. If sin has no dominion over us,then we are not under the law because we are not breaking the Law.
 
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? YAH forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17 But YAH be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
 
19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
 
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to YAH, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of YAH is eternal life through Yahusha The Messiah.

1 Timothy 1: 5-10 (King James Version)

5 Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers (kidnappers), for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

The commandments are part of the law! Not being under the law (living sin free) does not mean that you are above the law. When Paul said, "We are not under the Law", he was talking about being under the penalties of the Law. The payment for sin is death under the law. Through The Messiah, we are set FREE from the penalties of the Law. There is no opposition between The Messiah, Paul, and The Law. The law is not for the righteous because they are not breaking the law.

When unrighteousness cease to exist, because every enemy is defeated including death by Yahusha the Messiah, we won't need the law to tell us that we need to stop sinning.

Matthew 7:21-25 King James Version (KJV)

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (lawlessness).

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