Updated: Sep 2, 2020
There are 2 Different Laws that we need to understand so that we can free ourselves from Sin and Death. The Law of Sin and Death is Disobedience to Abba Yah's Word and the Law of The Spirit of Life is His Word Reflected out from us in our Daily Lives for all the world to see. We will talk about the meaning of the Word Law, the law that was given to Moses and about What parts of The Law of The Spirit of Life Yahusha/ Jesus Filled and much more. This sermon will use the Lexicon for Hebrew and Greek Definitions, link to how to use the Lexicon will be provided at the end of the sermon.
What is the Definition of Law?
Law-H8451-תּוֹרָהtôwrâh, to-raw'; or תֹּרָה tôrâh; from H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:—law
One law H8451 shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, H8451 and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them
And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law H8451 of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God.
Strong's Number H8451 matches the Hebrew תּוֹרָה (towrah), which occurs 219 times in 213 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV Page 1 / 5 (Gen 26:5–Deu 31:12)
Biblical Outline of usage for H8451-Law
law, direction, instruction
instruction, direction (human or divine)
body of prophetic teaching
instruction in Messianic age
body of priestly direction or instruction
body of legal directives
law of the burnt offering
of special law, codes of law
the Deuteronomic or Mosaic Law
Law-G3551-νόμοςnómos, nom'-os; from a primary νέμω némō (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle):—law.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, G3551 or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For the law G3551 was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
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 G3551 of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G3551-Law
anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, a law, a command
of any law whatsoever
a law or rule producing a state approved of God
by the observance of which is approved of God
a precept or injunction
the rule of action prescribed by reason
of the Mosaic law, and referring, acc. to the context. either to the volume of the law or to its contents
the Christian religion: the law demanding faith, the moral instruction given by Christ, esp. the precept concerning love
the name of the more important part (the Pentateuch), is put for the entire collection of the sacred books of the OT
Yahusha our Messiah even said He did not come to abolish the Laws but to Fulfill them! We will now look at the Laws Given to Moses by Abba Yah and Examine what Laws were fulfilled by Yahusha when He became our Last Sacrifice.
The Law Given To Moses by Abba Yah
Moral and Ceremonial Laws (The 10 Commandments are Within This)
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.
3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God.
5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord, ye shall offer it at your own will.
6 It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.
7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.
8 Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the Lord: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
***Yahusha is the Final Peace offering. Why do you think He is Called the Prince of Peace? He died for all these atonement, burnt offerings, Sacrifices of blood. If you are still participating in rituals for atonement, burnt offerings and other sacrifices for your sins, peace or whatever: This is witchcraft and you need to stop now***
9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.
10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord your God.
11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.
13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord.
15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the Lord.
17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
21 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the Lord, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass offering.
22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the Lord for his sin which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.
****The Laws pertaining to Sacrifice are the Laws that Yahusha our Messiah Abolished. He is The Last Sacrifice, Burnt Offering, Sin Atonement**
23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.
24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the Lord withal.
25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the Lord your God.
26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.
27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.
31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.
33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the Lord.
The Greatest Commandment
Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
2 That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Mark 12:29, Matthew 22:26-29)
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
Caution Against Disobedience
10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
12 Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15 (For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16 Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers.
19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken.
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord our God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:
22 And the Lord shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
24 And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.
What is a Commandment?
Commandment -H4687-מִצְוָהmitsvâh, mits-vaw'; from H6680; a command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law):—(which was) commanded(-ment), law, ordinance, precept.
And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments H4687 of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
Commandment-G1785-ἐντολήentolḗ, en-tol-ay'; from G1781; injunction, i.e. an authoritative prescription:—commandment, precept.
English Definition of Injunction and prcept
an Injunction is a judicial order that restrains a person from beginning or continuing an action threatening or invading the legal right of another, or that compels a person to carry out a certain act, e.g., to make restitution to an injured party.
a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought.
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments G1785is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: (Deuteronomy 6:4)
When we do not follow the Commandments of The Lord God Almighty we fall under the Law of Sin and Death. This is because we are not Obeying His Word and WE are Not Living by His Laws that He gave to Us via Moses. When these Laws are Not a Reflection of Him in our Lives we are Under the Law of Sin and Death because we are Not in Obedience to Abba Yahs Word. His Moral Laws are what virtue, Integrity, self-discipline and so on are All about.
Who is Subject to Condemnation, Death and Judgment?
A. Anyone Who Does Not Keep The Commandments of God and Disobeys Him
But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,
15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant,
16 I also will do this to you:
I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart.
And you shall sow your seed [e]in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 I will [f]set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies.
Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
B.) Anyone Who Has Not Come to Believe in Yahusha HaMaschiach/ Jesus The Messiah
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should [c]not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed
Jesus said to him, “I am the way,the truth, and the life.No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Under the Law of the Spirit of Life we do not Face Condemnation or Judgment because or Principles Morals and Virtues that are Aligned with Abba Yah are What Pleases Him and Thus we are Holy Because He Is Holy and our Lives Reflect Him/His Word. We are Righteous which means Because WE keep His Laws, Precepts, Commandments we are found worthy and Acceptable and we Please Abba Yah.
The Law of Sin and Death
A.) Condemnation and Judgement
And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, G2631 but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
Condemnation-G2631-κατάκριμαkatákrima, kat-ak'-ree-mah; from G2632; an adverse sentence (the verdict):—condemnation.
Definition of Adverse
causing harm : harmful
Condemnation-G2917-κρίμαkríma, kree'-mah; from G2919; a decision (the function or the effect, for or against ("crime")):—avenge, condemned, condemnation, damnation, + go to law, judgment.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, G2917 ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment G2917 was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Judge- H8199-שָׁפַטshâphaṭ, shaw-fat'; a primitive root; to judge, i.e. pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively):— avenge, × that condemn, contend, defend, execute (judgment), (be a) judge(-ment), × needs, plead, reason, rule.
Therefore I will judge H8199 you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
For the wages of sin is death G2288; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Death-G2288-θάνατοςthánatos, than'-at-os; from G2348; (properly, an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively):—X deadly, (be…) death
Biblical Outline of Usage of G2288
the death of the body that separation (whether natural or violent) of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended
with the implied idea of future misery in hell the power of death
since the nether world, the abode of the dead, was conceived as being very dark, it is equivalent to the region of thickest darkness i.e. figuratively, a region enveloped in the darkness of ignorance and sin
metaph., the loss of that life which alone is worthy of the name,
the misery of the soul arising from sin, which begins on earth but lasts and increases after the death of the body in hell
the miserable state of the wicked dead in hell
in the widest sense, death comprising all the miseries arising from sin, as well physical death as the loss of a life consecrated to God and blessed in him on earth, to be followed by wretchedness in hell
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death G2288, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. G2288
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, H6757 upon them hath the light shined
They shall die of grievous deaths; H4463 they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
Death H4463-מָמוֹתmâmôwth, maw-mothe'; from H4191; a mortal disease; concretely, a corpse:—death.
Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die H4191 in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Death-H4191-מוּתmûwth, mooth; a primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill:—× at all, × crying, (be) dead (body, man, one), (put to, worthy of) death, destroy(-er), (cause to, be like to, must) die, kill, necro(-mancer), × must needs, slay, × surely, × very suddenly, × in (no) wise.
C. There are Principalities and Authorities that Rule Those Who Do Not Follow and Keep Abba Yah's Commandments
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities G746, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, G746 and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
2 Witnesses on Who is Running This World. (See Who Rules The World the Way It is Now?)
2 Corinthians 4:4 (New Living Translation) Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
Yahusha (Jesus) is speaking in these next verses
John 14:30 (New Living Translation) “I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me, 31 but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going.
D. There is No Liberation from The Spirit when Under the Law of Sin and Death
1 John 3:6-9
No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons, for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High. So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.
The Law of The Spirit of Life
No Condemnation In Christ/Yahusha
For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.”6 But the righteousness G1434 of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) 7 or, “ ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Righteousness is The Law of The Spirit of Life
morally right or justifiable
Righteousness-G1343-δικαιοσύνηdikaiosýnē, dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay; from G1342; equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification:—righteousness.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G1343
In a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God
the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God
integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due
Righteousness-H6666-צְדָקָהtsᵉdâqâh, tsed-aw-kaw'; from H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity):—justice, moderately, right(-eous) (act, -ly, -ness)
Biblical Outline of Usage of H6666
righteousness (in government)
of judge, ruler, king
of Davidic king Messiah
righteousness (of God's attribute)
righteousness (in a case or cause)
righteousness (as ethically right)
righteousness (as vindicated), justification, salvation
prosperity (of people)
And it shall be our righteousness, H6666 if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
This means that once we Accept Jesus as the Messiah and One True Son of God, We Obtain Righteousness. There is thus nothing else to obtain. However we must Sustain Righteousness by acting according to: Integrity, Virtue, Purity of Life, Correctness of thinking and actions.
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, We are Transformed into a New Creation with The Breath of God's Word/ Life (Life- See the Meaning of Life) written into our Hearts and Minds. Our Lives Must Reflect What The Lord God Considers to be Righteous so that we are not double minded and go back to the old self.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.’
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