The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1



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The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1
by Rav Sha'ul

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Law of Sin and Death has been defeated
by Rav Sha'ul

The main theme of The Yahushaic Covenant is that Yahusha defeated the ‘Law of Sin and Death’ by fulfilling the requirements of the Passover Lamb.  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 aspects combined:

Deut. 5

 30 "Go, tell them to return to their tents. 31 But you stay here with me so that I may give you all the commands, decrees and ordinances you are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to possess."

 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 Chapter 3.

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 introduced.  Over 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 Grace).  The 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:

Romans 8

1 Now there is no condemnation (referring to the Death Decrees/Certificate of Debt) for those in The Yahushaic Covenant. 2 For 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):  Yahusha condemned 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 – Walking according to the new Spirit

I will give you a new heart (for my Law and write my Law on it) and put a new spirit (of loving obedience) 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…

 5 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). 7 Because the carnal mind is hatred against Yahuah; for it is not subject to the Law of Yahuah, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please Yahuah (because they hate the Law of Yahuah and abolished it in their hearts).

Romans 7:14

13Therefore did that which is good (the Law) 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.

Romans 2:13

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.

This 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:

Colossians 2

13 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 Yahusha.

What Paul 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.

What Paul is referring to is the Renewed Covenant that Yahuah made with Yahusha.  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”.  

The 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 Isaiah 64:6), I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments (of the High Priest) on you.”

5 Then I (Yahuah) said (through the messenger), “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 standing here.

8 “‘Listen, High Priest Yahusha, you and your associates seated (who came) before you (probably Adam, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, etc.), who (those seated before him) are men symbolic of 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).

We see 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. 

This is what the Apostle Paul was telling us in Hebrews:

Hebrews 4:15

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).

And what 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 verse 4.


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 ourselves.  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.

John 14:6

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).

John 10:3-4 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 explain.

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 physical death.  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:

Deuteronomy 24:16

"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 doctrine.  What 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, DEATH was passed to all men genetically and sin was in the world. 

Romans 5:12

"Wherefore, as by one man… sin entered into the world, and death by sin (so death comes by you own sin not genetically); and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (so our own sin justifies our own physical death which is genetic)"

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:

Hebrews 2:14-15

14 so 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. 

Proverbs 3

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.

Deuteronomy 11

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.

Hebrews 5:8-9

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:

James 2:16-26

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:

Hebrews 2

14 Since the children have flesh and blood (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 priest (who 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 Priest.  Let’s 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.

Hebrews 5

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 death (Yahusha 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 day”.  When 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 that moment.  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

Next: How did Yahusha defeat death?  How does this apply to me?


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