By Richard Sison | 2013
In order for us to understand the Scriptures and G-D´s Redemptive Plan, we need to lay down some basic principles as a foundation of our faith. The principles that we will be discussing in this message are:
1. G-D never changes. In fact, it is impossible for G-D to change. The influences that cause change in the lives of men have no effect on G-D. His knowledge and wisdom will not increase or diminish overtime or be affected by cultural changes in this world. G-D does not compromise or change His values. Malachi 3:6 says "For I am the L-RD, I change not;".
2. The Word of G-D never changes. In Isaiah 55:11 we read: "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." The word forever in Hebrew is ‛olam , which also means always, eternal, perpetual or everlasting. When G-D says it is forever, He means forever. It is not up to certain point of time or some generations or limited to certain point of the historical dispensation only. What He made and spoke from the beginning is still aplicable until today.
3. The Torah is the word of G-D. Many think that the Torah is the Law of Moses and it is no longer valid because we have the Law of Christ. It has no more bearing for us or no longer applicable. But the Torah does contain a big percentage of direct words of G-D (37.94% are the actual words of G-D). Also, Luke in his gospel stated that the Law of Moses is also the Law of the L-RD (Luke 2:22-23,39) and Yeshua said that He came not to destroy the Torah but to fulfill it, concluding that any books in the Bible including the teachings of Yeshua cannot go against the Torah and it will not go against the Torah (Matt 5:17-19).
4. Hebrew Roots. By understanding our Hebraic Roots, we can see that G-D never changes and His Word never change. We can also understand that G-D´s commandments passed on from the past. Abraham knew the ways of the L-RD (he was the first man called a Hebrew), and even Noah knew what was clean and unclean. The Law was not given at the time of Moses only, it was just repeated and there was some additions to it.
5. Covenants of G-D. The L-RD´s redemptive plan was laid out in His covenants. A covenant is a formal agreement, contract, testament, or treaty between two parties, with specific obligations and responsibilities on each side. Most of us think that there are only two covenants, the "old" and "new". However, in the Bible there are seven (7) covenants. The redemption plan started in the Adamic covenant with the promise of the upcoming Messiah. In the Noahic covenant the rainbow was given as a sign and if we still see the rainbow in the sky means the covenant is still valid. Also the Mosaic covenant is a shadow of the New covenant that Yeshua have done. To be as a shadow it doesn´t mean that is completely removed.
6. G-D´s Appointed Times. The L-RD's redemptive plan and the timing are laid out in the Appointed Feasts of the L-RD as stipulated in Leviticus 23 and other passages. It is very important to know these Feasts and to commemorate them so that we will understand His will for us. He did not set these special days only to be revoked and replaced. He commanded us to observe them for our own benefit. Four of the seven Feasts were fulfilled at its exact time; the three Feasts are yet to be fulfilled.
7. Fulfillment of G-D´s Appointed Feasts. The L-RD laid out His Time Table in the Torah so that His people will know what it is stored for them. The Timetable from Start to Finish, from Shabbat to Sukkot are shadows of the life, death, resurrection and second coming of Yeshua.
As we can see, the L-RD´s Redemptive Plan is not as easy as someone could think or it has been taught. In Romans 10:9 we read: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." The meaning of Confess is to be the same with the word, to be in an agreement. But how could someone confess if he doesn´t understand or doesn´t know the word of G-D? How could someone say that he sinned if he doesn´t know what sin is, which is transgression of the Law according to 1 John 3:4? Because, if the Law is done away with there is no more sin and no more confession. How could someone be saved then? Unless we acknowledge that the Law of the L-RD is still valid and that we need to understand it from the right perspective, the Hebrew perspective, we won´t be able to understand G-D´s redemptive plan.
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