Yeshua came to do the perfect will of the Father: “then He added — ‘Behold, I have come to do your will.’ He does away with the first in order to establish the second” (Hebrews 10:9). Yeshua walked in the Spirit of Life and the revelatory steps of the streams that make the city of God glad that flows from the Tree of Life. He fulfilled the greater Law of Life by being perfectly obedient, which is to perfectly love His Father and others. This flow lines up with the golden stream of God’s Word that comes from His throne.
Yeshua fulfilled the heart of the law when He fulfilled those things written about Him in God’s Word according to the perfect will of the Father: “Then He said to them, ‘These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything *written about Me* in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled’” (Luke 24:44).
We know that Yeshua came against man’s understanding and interpretation of several things in Scripture, like stoning an adulteress, not touching a leper, and what working on the Sabbath really means. Consider that Yeshua actually challenged and did not agree with many laws that were put upon God’s people. These oral laws originated with men who were trying to fulfill His law by fulfilling the letter of the law, but not its heart.
Walking in the same manner as Yeshua did, will cause us to fulfill the golden stream of the Word of God that flows from His throne too (1 John 2:6). The righteousness and justice that’s the foundation and habitation of His heavenly throne has the Living Word as its plumb line and life-giving source (Psalm 97:2).
So the next time you hear that the Lamb of God’s sacrifice on the cross made the Old Covenant obsolete, think again!
YESHUA DID NOT DO AWAY WITH THE SACRIFICE! HE BECAME THE SACRIFICE! There is a difference… a huge difference. Something obsolete or abolished or done away with IS NOT FULFILLED, it is sweep away because it is of no use anymore. Not once did Yeshua proclaim or act in a manner that abolished the law. In fact, He manifested the very opposite: “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17 NASB).
Yeshua filled the entire Ten Commandments full of meaning when He demonstrated that all the Law and the Prophets hang on two commandments: Love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself (Matt 22:37-40). If we take Christianity’s common argument that the Old Covenant is obsolete and has been abolished to its logical conclusion, His people become lawless, which is the spirit of the anti-christ. Yeshua’s fulfillment of the Ten Commandments does not sanction being a false witness, murder, and the like on this side of the cross. We are called to walk just like He did.
Yeshua said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). These are the things that He saw His Father doing (John 5:19,30).
Galatians 5:14 tells us that the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Here’s the problem if you do not understand His entire golden stream. If a person violated one of the first five commandments of the Ten Commandments, they sinned against God while the last five deal with sin against a fellow man. When Galatians 5:14 tells us that loving your neighbor as yourself fulfills the whole law, it means that it fulfills the whole law where one would sin against a fellow man. So, let’s all put on our Kingdom of God Thinking Caps, and adjust accordingly. The only things that God rejects and abolishes are things that don’t originate with Him and His perfect character of love.
Love is the manifestation of perfection. Let us all live in LOVE!!!
~ Robin Main