The main theme of
The Yahushaic Covenant
is that Yahusha defeated the ‘Law
of Sin and Death’ by fulfilling the requirements of the
Now those in covenant with him live in freedom (from the
threat of death) in what is called the ‘Law of the Spirit of Life’.
Before we go any further, first let me define terms:
The Law of Yahuah – An all
encompassing term for the commands/law, ordinances, and
decrees of Yahuah.
So when we say “the Law” we are referring to all 3
"Go, tell them to return to their tents. 31 But you stay
here with me so that I may give you all the
are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to
As we read above the Law
contains commands, decrees, and ordinances, so let me
quickly define each one:
Commands also called laws.
Simply speaking these are the 10 commandments, the
dietary Laws, the judicial laws, the Laws of ritual purity,
the sacrificial laws, and so forth.
Ordinances – these are the
ordained times such as The Sabbath, and the ordained
festivals (spring and fall feasts).
Decrees – these are the
divine judgments or judicial decrees within the Law that
levy judgment against us for violating the commands and
ordinances within the Law.
Only the decrees were “nailed to the stake” as our
transgressions were forgiven by Yahuah and covered by the
blood of the lamb Yahusha as agreed upon in Zachariah
So together the commands, decrees,
and ordinances make up what we call ‘the Law’.
the Law first existed in what the Apostle Paul refers
to as ‘the Law of Sin and Death’.
the Law was then transposed by Yahusha into ‘the
Law of the Spirit of Life’.
Let me explain and clearly define these terms used by
the Apostle Paul…
The Law of Sin and Death –
is the Law of Yahuah
with active death decrees for disobedience as it
existed in written form passed down from Adam through Moses.
The first (and every subsequent “law”) came with a
corresponding judicial decree for breaking that law.
The first Law was given in Eden with “you shall not
eat of the apple” (law) and then the decree “or you shall surely die”.
That is where the Law of sin and you die was first
time as new laws were added so were new judicial decrees for
each new law Yahuah revealed as He progressively disclosed
the ‘constitution’ of His Kingdom.
Since we all have sinned, we were being held captive
by the death decrees and in bondage to the fear of death.
The Law of the Spirit of Life
– is the Law of Yahuah with
the death decrees
covered by the blood of the Lamb (this is called
covering of the death decree which Paul called a
‘certificate of debt’ (we owed with our lives) was a free
give that we did not deserve.
This is the definition of ‘Grace’.
By covering the death decrees and forgiving the
‘certificate of debt’ we owed Yahuah, we are restored to a
state of perfect obedience and freeing us from slavery to
the fear of the death decrees.
Our sin is forgive through Mikveh and the decrees
covered by our faith in Yahusha as the Passover Lamb.
In effect the Law has not changed, it
was just made whole or ‘complete’ through grace.
With the understanding of terms it becomes clear what
the Apostle Paul is saying below:
there is no condemnation (referring to the Death Decrees/Certificate of
Debt) for those in The Yahushaic Covenant.
the Law of the Spirit
of life in (covenant
with) Yahusha the Messiah has made me free from
the Law of Sin and
Death (the death decrees in the Law are covered and
paid in full).
3 For what the Law could not do (bring eternal life as promised)
because the Law was made weak by our flesh (because we broke the Law and the decrees in the Law condemned us to death
for disobedience), Yahuah did (provided Eternal Life as a free gift to those who try to keep the Law and
fail i.e. Grace) by sending His own (firstborn)
Son in the likeness of sinful flesh (as
a man fully human), on account of sin (to
defeat it by living obedient to the Law and dying innocent):
sin in the flesh (our genetic death sentence),
4 that the righteous requirement of the Law might
be fulfilled in us (we
are brought into total obedience to the Law) who
do not walk according to the flesh (disobedient
to the Law) but according to the Spirit (most
people thinking walking according to the Spirit is somehow
walking in some super spiritual state letting the spirit
guide us while we completely ignore the Law.
The spirit Paul referring is the spirit
of loving obedience to the Law
prophesied in Ezekiel).
Ezekiel 36: 26, 27
according to the new Spirit
I will give you a new heart
my Law and write my Law on it)
and put a new spirit (of
in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone (legalistic
observance of the Law out of fear of death)
and give you a heart of flesh. And
I will put my
Spirit in you and move you to follow my commands and be
careful to keep my laws.
Now back to Romans 8…
For those who live according to the flesh set
their minds on the things of the flesh (and
abolish the Law of Yahuah), but those who
live according to the Spirit (of
loving obedience to the Law), the things of
the Spirit (the
Law is Spiritual Romans 7:14).
6 For to be
carnally minded is death (you’ll
be judged by the decrees in the Law), but to
be spiritually minded is life and peace (because in loving obedience to the Law the
decrees against you are covered by the blood of the lamb
resulting in peace and a spirit of comfort).
the carnal mind is hatred against Yahuah; for it
is not subject to the Law of Yahuah,
nor indeed can
So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please
they hate the Law of Yahuah and abolished it in their
13Therefore did that which is good (the
become a cause of death for me? May it never be!
Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be
sin by effecting my death (through the death decrees)
through that which is good, so that through the
commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
14For we know that the Law is
spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.
For it is not those who hear the Law who are
righteous in Yahuah’s sight, but it is those who obey
the Law who will be declared righteous.
spirit Paul is referring to is the comforter that Yahusha
and Ezekiel prophesied would come upon us.
We have a spirit of comfort now that the death
decrees are covered we no long live in bondage to the fear
of sin and death.
Paul is saying that Yahusha “nailed
the death decrees that demand our death” in the Law to
the stake covering them with the blood of the Lamb.
Now that Yahusha was obedient unto death, the Law of
Yahuah has become
the Law of the Spirit
of Life as Yahusha has removed our enmity (fear of
death) toward the Law.
Through Yahusha the Messiah, those
in covenant with him are found in perfect obedience to the
Law (the righteous requirements are fulfilled in us).
This is because Yahuah forgives our transgression and
covers the ‘certificate of debt’ against us that justified
our physical death.
The promise for obedience to the Law is is eternal
life so once that certificate of debt is forgiven we defeat
death. No in the
Yahushaic Covenant the Law has been transposed to the Law of
the spirit of loving obedience that leads to eternal life.
Paul discusses this in detail below:
When you were dead in your transgressions (held
captive to the death decrees) and the uncircumcision
of your flesh (lost among the
Gentile nations), Yahuah made you alive together with
Yahusha, having forgiven us all our transgressions (covered
the death decrees),
14 having canceled out the
certificate of debt
consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us;
and Yahuah has taken the certificate of debt (death
decrees in the Law) out of the way, having nailed
the certificate of debt (that
justifies our physical death) to the stake with
is saying is that while we were being held captive to the
death decrees and lost among the Gentiles, Yahuah made us
alive together with Yahusha by canceling out the death
decrees in the Law that amounted to a Certificate of Debt
that demanded out death.
Yahuah as promised in Zachariah Chapter 3 fulfilled
His promise to Yahusha to “forgive the sins of the world in
one day” and Yahuah has taken the certificate of debt we
owed Him out of the way, nailing it to the stake with
Yahusha. As a
result we now we live in comfort and obey out of love not
the fear of death.
is referring to is the Renewed Covenant that Yahuah made
That detailed agreement is defined in Zachariah Chapter 3
when Yahuah personally consecrated Yahusha as High Priest.
Let’s take a look at this agreement and we will see
exactly how Yahusha fulfilled his end of the agreement and
how Yahuah promised to (as Paul said) cancel out the death
decrees and “forgive us of our sin”.
prophecy in Zachariah Chapter 3 gives us a front row seat to
the conversation that happened between Yahuah and Yahusha in
the desert after Yahusha was Mikveh’s by John and declared
The Passover Lamb.
Yahusha then fled into the desert fulfilling the
shadow of the scapegoat for 40 days/nights looking for
confirmation from his Father.
Lying on the desert floor starving,
dehydrated, and on the verge of death we know Satan
came to Yahusha and tempted him.
This is where the vision in Zachariah Chapter 3 picks
up. We have
Yahusha lying on the desert floor suffering from dehydration
and starvation looking like a “stick snatched from the fire
of the hot sun” and Satan mad because Yahusha refused his
offer. Now let’s
listen in to the conversation where Yahuah confirms that
Yahusha is the Messiah, and they agree on Yahshua’s role in
the Renewed Covenant and Yahuah’s promise if Yahusha is
faithful to his end of the agreement:
Zechariah 3 – Yahuah’s consecration of Yahusha as High Priest,
King of Kings, and Eternal Judge
1 Then he showed me
Yahusha the high priest standing before the angel of Yahuah,
and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. 2
Yahuah (through His proxy the
messenger before whom stood Yahusha and Satan) said
to Satan, “Yahuah rebuke you, Satan! Yahuah, who has chosen
Jerusalem, rebuke you (because
Satan offered Yahusha to take Jerusalem by force)!
Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?”
(Yahusha was starving and dying in the hot sun
of the desert)
3 Now Yahusha
was dressed in filthy clothes (metaphor
of sin Isaiah 64:6)
as he stood before the messenger of Yahuah. 4 The
messenger said to those who were standing before him, “Take
off his filthy clothes.” Then Yahuah said to Yahusha, “See
(after taking off
his filthy rags i.e. sin
I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine
garments (of the High
Priest) on you.”
5 Then I (Yahuah)
“Put a clean turban (of
the High Priest)
on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and
clothed him (in
the garments of the High Priest),
while the messenger of Yahuah stood by. 6 The
messenger of Yahuah gave this charge to Yahusha: 7
“This is what Yahuah Almighty says: ‘If (Yahuah
makes a conditional promise)
you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements (the
Law and role of the Branch),
then (here is the
promise if he keeps The Torah and obeys the Will of Yahuah
as the Branch) you
will govern my house (i.e.
King over creation)
and have charge of my courts (Eternal
Judge), and I will
give you a place (right hand
of Yahuah) among these
High Priest Yahusha, you and your associates seated (who
came) before you (probably
Adam, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, etc.),
who (those seated before him)
things to come (they
were all shadows of The Messiah, but were not the Branch):
I am going to bring (you)
my servant (from
this point forward),
the Branch (he
is The Messiah).
9 See, the stone
I have set in front of Yahusha! There are seven eyes on that
one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says
Yahuah Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this
land in a single day
(the day Yahusha,
in obedience, dies as Passover Lamb).
above in Zachariah Chapter 3 exactly what Yahusha’s role was
in the Renewed Covenant.
He was the Messiah (the Branch) and had to from that
point forward (after Mikveh as High Priest) walk in complete
obedience to the Law and set the righteous example that we
are to follow.
And if he would do that, Yahuah promised to cover the death
decrees in the Law that is called Grace.
what the Apostle Paul was telling us in Hebrews:
For we do not have
a High Priest
who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have
one (a High Priest) who has been tempted
in every way, just as we are--yet he did not sin (as High Priest in context).
Paul was referring to in Col. 2 where Yahuah cancelled out
the certificate of debt we all owed when Yahusha obeyed the
calling of The Messiah and died as Passover Lamb.
Yahusha offered the final sacrifice as a High
Priest without sin because Yahusha was cleansed of his
sin when he was Mikveh’d as we saw in Zachariah Chapter 3
How did Yahusha defeat death?
This is the real question we are
seeking to answer.
We are taught in Christianity that “Jesus
paid the price for us, he bore our sin, he kept the Law so
we don’t have to keep it, he died so we can live”.
Just like that, just utter the name “Jesus”
and you are in the clear, no need to do anything else, you
can be lawless and sin all you like and Grace will cover
you. This is
simply not true.
What Yahusha did was he was obedient to his role as Messiah
and show us the way by example that we must follow
Yahusha “bore our sin” in fulfillment of the scapegoat he
didn’t “die for our sin” and he didn’t do it all for us, WE
have to follow in his example if we too are to defeat death
like he did. We
must follow his example of mikveh (ritual cleansing of sin),
circumcision (of heart our commitment to keep His Law), and
bringing an offering of our lives to the altar.
Yahusha answered, "I am (his
example is) the
way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me (in
covenant with him by following his example).
For I have given you an example (a
true way that leads to eternal life),
that you should do as I have done.
1 Peter 2:2121
But if you suffer for doing good (obey
the Law) and you endure it (you
will be conformed to the image of Yahusha, Romans 8:29 and 2
Corinthians 3:18, who was perfected through suffering),
this is commendable before Yahuah.
21 To this (to
be conformed to the image of His son) you were
called, because the Messiah suffered (on
Passover) for you (and tore the veil giving you access to the
Altar of Yahuah), leaving you an example (of
what to do as he fulfilled the spiritual meaning of Passover),
that you should follow in his steps (being
mikveh’d, demonstrating a circumcised heart, and bring your
own offering on Passover to the Altar of Yahuah).
Yahusha did not do it all for us, he
obeyed Yahuah and set the righteous example for us to
follow. In doing
so, Yahuah promised to forgive our sin and cover the death
decree against us as Paul said.
The death decree that Yahuah covers
is called ‘The Second
Death’ or rather the final spiritual death decree.
He does not cover the first physical death decree.
The spiritual death decree or second death is ‘passed
over’ for all who follow Yahusha’s example and put their
faith in and properly celebrate Passover.
Yahuah does not issue the final death decree and we
then defeat death and live again.
So we all, like Yahusha, must physically die and pay
the price of sin as we inherited death in our bodies.
It is Spiritual Death
that we do not suffer because after we die because we, like
Yahusha, defeat death and are raised to eternal life by
Yahuah. Let me
I said that Yahusha did not pay
our penalty of sin in our body and he did not cover the
first death decree… you still are going to die.
Every physical body must die a natural death or
translation/transposition which is just another form of
We know that Yahuah's own laws prevent anyone (including
Yahusha) from being judged for another man’s sin. Each man
is judged for his sin alone:
"The fathers shall not be put to
death for the children, neither shall the children be put to
death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death
for his own sin."
We all are going to pay for our sin
through physical death just like Yahusha did.
Yahuah would never violate His own law and put
Yahusha to death for our sin!
Yahusha died as all men do, he was not born into sin.
In fact per Zachariah Chapter 3 Yahusha had his sin
forgiven through Mikveh just like we do.
The entire doctrine of “Original Sin” is a false
the Bible teaches is that through one MAN’S act of
disobedience to the Law of Yahuah (Adam) “sin” was brought
into the world (not our body) and as a result of
Adam's sin his body began to die.
From that point forward,
passed to all men genetically and sin was in the world.
"Wherefore, as by one man… sin
entered into the world, and death by sin (so
death comes by you own sin not genetically); and
passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (so
our own sin justifies our own physical death which is
The Bible says that death, not sin,
is passed on in the body we are not born into “original sin”
we are born into a body that is predisposed to sin.
Sin was brought into
the world (not our body) through one act of disobedience.
Death however is passed to all men genetically as we
are all born to die.
In this way the "law" of
sin and you die by decree called
the Law of Sin and
Death reigned over humanity and we lived in bondage
to the fear of death.
It is this threat of death that held
us captive not
the Law of Yahuah:
that by his death he, Yahusha, might break the power of him
who holds the power of death—that is, the devil —
15 and free those who all their lives
were held in slavery by their fear of death (not
in slavery to the Law as Christianity teaches)
We are all born to die and
predisposed to "sin" in our flesh through temptation and
that weakened the Law’s ability to deliver eternal life as
promised. As we read
before the Law was weakened by our flesh, it is we who are
not perfect! We
were the weak link in the Law and our weaknesses made the
Law incomplete and prevented the Law from delivering eternal
life as promised.
The Law had to be made complete through grace (by
covering the death decrees) for the Law to achieve its
righteous outcome which is eternal life.
1My son, do not forget my Torah, But
let your heart keep my commandments; 2 For length of days
and years of life And peace they will add to you.
20"You shall write them (the Torah)
on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that
your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the
land which Yahuah swore to your fathers to give them, as
long as the heavens remain above the earth.
It is in this way Yahusha “fulfilled”
the Law; he bridged the gap of our own weaknesses by
covering the death decrees.
Now, in covenant with Yahusha the Law is complete and
delivers eternal life for obedience as promised.
However this fleshly body predisposed to sin and
designed genetically to die must pay the price for our sin.
The penalty of sin is death which is in our genetic
structure because of Adam.
So the sentence of "physical death" is justified
because we all individually fall for the temptation of sin
in this world.
This cycle of “being born to die and dying guilty of sin to
justify that death” had to be broken by a man just as
it began with a man.
If Yahusha was a demi-god the entire concept of
overturning Adam’s act would have no value.
In order to defeat death, a man
whose body was genetically engineered to “die” which was
justified because “all have sinned” had to die innocent
in the eyes of Yahuah.
Death then cannot hold an innocent man because death
is the penalty of sin and Yahuah has to issue the final
death decree for them to stay dead (the Second Death).
So Yahuah predestined a human Messiah to come and
live and serve as High Priest in complete obedience to His
Law after he was mikveh’d and his sin taken away.
That is how Yahusha defeated death… Yahusha
accomplished his role defined in Zachariah Chapter 3… then
so did Yahuah and death was defeated.
8 though Yahusha was a Son, yet he
learned obedience (to
Yahuah) by the things which he suffered. 9 And
having been perfected (by
Yahuah through obedience and suffering throughout his life
and ultimately on Passover), Yahusha became the
author of eternal salvation (forefather
of everlasting life) to all who obey Yahuah (and
follow Yahusha’s example).
In other words, Yahusha’s life of
being perfected by the Law of Yahuah became the true way to
eternal life by example.
His way is the true way that leads to eternal life.
The Truth, the way, and the life.
The Messiah Yahusha was that man to
break the ‘Law of Sin and Death’ and then die
innocent and defeat death in the process.
Through the Messiah, one act of the obedience of one
man (not God) resulted in salvation from death, again we see
that DEATH not "sin" came through Adam genetically... and by
"man" not "God" came the resurrection of the dead:
1 Corinthians 15
20 But now the Messiah is risen from
the dead (by
Yahuah), and has become the first fruits of those
who have fallen asleep (first
born son of the resurrection). 21 For since
by man (Adam)
came death, by Man (not
God) also came the resurrection of the dead. 22
For as in (one
human) Adam all die, even so in (one
human), the Messiah, all (the
sons of Yahuah) shall be made alive (begotten
by Yahuah as sons through resurrection).
The Law of the Spirit of Life i.e. a man living in complete
obedience to the Law, having his sin forgiven through
Mikveh, demonstrating a contrite spirit and circumcised
heart, and giving his life up to serve Yahuah has
received the promise
of eternal life.
Yahusha, the man, became the example
for all the sons of Yahuah and he is called the "forefather
of everlasting life" and made righteous in the eyes of
Yahuah. Now, to
all of us who follow in his footsteps in obedience to
Yahuah, we too are declared righteous.
Not by faith alone, but by a process of obedience to
the Law, suffering through faith, and expressing our faith
by keeping Passover in light of Yahusha’s sacrifice.
In doing so, Yahusha’s “blood” or sin offering is
accepted by Yahuah to cover the second death decrees on our
behalf and we too are found innocent after we die… and we
too will defeat death through resurrection:
16 Faith and Deeds (works
of the Law).
Faith alone does not save, nor does deeds alone.
You must have both. …17 In the same way, faith by
itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But
someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show
you my faith by my deeds. 19
You believe that
there is one God (The
Shema). Good! Even the demons believe that—and
shudder. … 24
You see that a person is considered righteous by what they
do and not by faith alone…26 As the body without the spirit
is dead, so faith without works of the Law is dead.
Yahusha being fully human denied the
fleshly desire to "sin" after his Mikveh in the office of
High Priest and obeyed Yahuah even to the point of willingly
going to his own death (which was not Yahusha's own will).
It is the ultimate demonstration that Yahusha set
aside his selfish will to live, and obeyed Yahuah's will
that he die.
This was Yahuah’s plan from the beginning to literally
perfected a human being (Yahusha) through suffering and
making Yahusha our "pioneer of our salvation" our
"forefather of everlasting life" our ultimate example… all
meaning the same thing.
Yahuah orchestrated our salvation through His human
Messiah which was His Plan from the beginning written
in the stars, prophesied in Genesis where the seed of a
woman would crush the head of the serpent, and foretold
through all his prophets, His Ordained Times, and countless
shadow pictures such as Joseph, David, Joshua, Sampson, and
so forth. That plan
of Yahuah’s was fulfilled in Yahusha:
14 Since the children have flesh and
are held captive to the Law of Sin and Death), he
too shared in their humanity (he
was human too and captive to genetic death) so
that by his death (the
death of a human not God) he, Yahusha, might
break the power of him who holds the power of death—that
is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were
held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it
is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For
this reason (to
break the Law of Sin and Death) he (Yahusha)
had to be made like them fully human in every way, in
order that he might become a merciful and faithful high
are chosen from among men) in service to Yahuah.
Paul is teaching above the exact same
message I am trying to convey.
Since the children of Yahuah are first born flesh and
blood, the Messiah had to be born flesh and blood to atone
for them and break the power of death.
Nowhere in Scripture does it say it takes ‘God’ to
die to save us.
Nowhere in Scripture did Yahuah promise to come to Earth and
die; that is impossible.
For this reason, the Messiah HAD TO BE HUMAN not God
or a demigod. He
could not have been Yahuah in the flesh.
He had to be and was human.... fully human in every
way so says verse 17 above.
Because if he wasn’t he could not undue what was done
by Adam who was human.
Yahusha is the “second chance Adam”.
A man brought sin and death into the world... it
would take a man to take them out of the world.
Now, having proven himself as a human
that could obey and withstand the temptation of his flesh...
Yahusha was chosen by Yahuah from among all mankind as High
Priest to serve Him for eternity.
Yahusha HAD to die not only for us but for himself.
He too was in a human body predisposed to death
genetically and that body had to be put to death for Yahusha
to enter The Kingdom of Yahuah.
He had to make that sacrifice as the human High
look at Hebrews 5 in more detail to show that Yahusha had to
make the Passover Sacrifice for himself as well.
We see that Yahusha as High Priest is chosen from
among men in vs. 3 "he
is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the
people, so also for himself".
I get asked all the time "how could a
man do all the work of salvation? It HAD TO BE GOD" I am
told. Not only
is that untrue because it is impossible for Yahuah to die or
be tempted by evil in the process, but it is also clearly
stated that the Messiah had to be a human and the sacrifice
of death for humanity had to come at the hands of a human
high priest for the people and for himself.
He had to overturn what Adam brought into this world.
A man brought sin into this world, and a man had to
take it out.
1 For every high priest (Yahusha
was the High Priest of Israel by bloodline of Zadok,
consecrated High Priest by Yahuah Zachariah Chapter 3)
taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men
in things pertaining to Yahuah, in order to offer both gifts
and sacrifices for sins; 2 he can deal gently with the
ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with
weakness; 3 and because of it he is obligated to offer
sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for
himself. 4 And no one takes the honor to himself, but
receives it when he is called by Yahuah, even as Aaron was.
5 So also Yahusha did not glorify himself so as to become a
high priest, but Yahuah who said to Yahusha "YOU ARE MY SON,
TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"; 6 just as Yahuah says also in
another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE
ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK." 7
In the days of Yahusha’s flesh
(when he was fully human in every way),
Yahusha offered up both prayers and supplications with loud
crying and tears to the One (God,
Yahuah, The Shema) able to save Yahusha from
did not rise from the dead, he was risen by Yahuah),
and Yahusha was heard because of Yahusha’s piety
(reverent obedience to the Law see Zachariah Chapter 3). 8
Although Yahusha was a Son, Yahusha learned obedience (to the ONE GOD) from the things
which he suffered. 9 And having been made perfect (Yahusha was not born perfect being simply a man),
Yahusha became (he
was not always, he BECAME after his submission and death on
Passover) to all those who obey Yahuah and
follow Yahusha’s example, the source of eternal
salvation (his example is our source), 10 being
designated by Yahuah as a high priest (from among men verse 1) according to
the order of Melchizedek (see
my book Melchizedek and The Passover Lamb). 11
Concerning Yahusha we have much to say, and it is hard to
explain, since you have become dull of hearing. (that
is a true statement especially today)
So what Paul is saying above is that
it took a human high priest to offer the final sacrifice for
himself and for all those in covenant with him.
As we read in Zachariah Chapter 3 Yahusha fulfilled
his responsibility to show the way by example and be
obedient to his role as the Branch.
As a result Yahuah too fulfilled His promise in
Zachariah Chapter 3 and “forgave the sin of the land in one
Yahusha said “it is finished” Yahuah covered the second
death decree and released all those being held in bondage to
death. We see in
the Gospel account that the graves gave up their dead at
What we don’t realize is that we all followed Yahusha that
day in the resurrection just like he told the thief on the
stake next to him.
You see, the resurrection is an event
that occurs outside of the boundaries of time in the realm
of the Spirit and we witnessed the first resurrection of the
dead on that day.
When Yahusha said it is finished and Yahuah covered
the second death decree (which was holding us in bondage to
death) and death was defeated.
I go further into the resurrection later in this book
and explore the concept of time
did Yahusha defeat death? How does this apply to me?