Hebraic Fundamental Steps for Sanctification (PDF Download 39 A5 pages)Satan has crippled Christians for the last 1,700 years. He has masterly deceived and drawn them into a black pit of obscurity, blurring their minds and distorting the fundamentalMoreHebraic Fundamental Steps for Sanctification (PDF Download 39 A5 pages)Satan has crippled Christians for the last 1,700 years.
He has masterly deceived and drawn them into a black pit of obscurity, blurring their minds and distorting the fundamental truth that the entire Bible is not applicable anymore- i.e., that the Law has been done away with.Christians in general do not use the Law (Torah in Hebrew, better known as Instructions from YHWH) as the foundation upon which to build their faith.
For example, how many churches would take a newly converted sinner and begin to disciple him about sin, repentance from dead works, faith, the born-again experience, etc., from the Torah?Salvation is a two principle process:1) Justification which is only obtainable through faith in Y’shua for what He did for us on the stake, and then2) Sanctification- the road we have to walk to be set apart (holy) to refrain from willful sinning.(The Justification process was covered in the previous booklet called Hebraic Fundamental Steps to Salvation.)Most Messianic believers would mentally agree that the Torah is the foundation for understanding the rest of the TaNaCh (OT) and the New Covenant Scriptures.
Christians hardly ever build the foundation of their faith on the Torah, which is the only true Scriptural source for a foundation. As with most Christians who were saved and discipled in the traditional church institution, the foundation of their faith was established using only the New Covenant Scriptures. Although the New Covenant Scriptures are God-breathed, they were never intended to be used to form the foundation of our belief-system.The Torah alone should be the starting point for building a faith foundation after your rebirth in Y’shua the Messiah.
The Torah is the foundational revelation about the nature of YHWH and His redemptive dealings with mankind. The Torah is the ONLY Writings in the entire Bible that can point out sin as the New Covenant bellows out – Rom 7:7, 1 John 3:4.The New Covenant Scriptures are therefore a continuation of the Torah in that they complete (fill up) the revelation of the TaNaCh.
How so? We must remember the Torah was a shadow and pattern of good things to come. All concepts and doctrines developed in the New Covenant Scriptures are already revealed in the Torah- albeit only as a shadow.Bottom-line, it will be impossible to fully comprehend the New Covenant Scriptures without a proper foundation from the Torah. No wonder Y’shua forcefully said, I have not come to destroy the Law (literally meaning, to incorrectly teach the Torah – thereby making it undone), I have come to fulfill the Law (literally meaning, I have come to explain and interpret the Torah to you correctly) (Matt 5:17).Come and embark on a life changing learning experience with me, as we continue our journey into the Scriptures on the good old ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it- and you shall find rest for your souls… (Jer 6:16).In the midst of many chaotic roads today, there is the calm ancient path of truth- we encourage you to test everything you read or hear (1 Thess 5:21)...We inform, you choose…