What is it that Yahusha has come to redeem? Creation is groaning and Yahuwah intends to wholly reverse the impact of sin. Shaul/Paul understood that there was a threefold linguistic pattern between the words: “blood,” “ground,” and “thorns” that has existed since Berishith/The Beginning.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 8 • Part 3 –
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory about to be revealed in us;
Romans 8:19 for the earnest looking out of the creation doth expect the revelation of the b’nai יהוה, sons of יהוה.
The creation is in expectation of revelation and redemption!
The reason Yahusha was crowned with thorns and bled by thorns was to secure Creation’s redemption.
Thorn branches first appeared the Garden of Eden.
There were three parts to the Garden:
- The midst
- The Garden
- The land.
Corresponding to: the Holy of Holies, the Holy place and the Mount of Olives. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd parts of the Garden.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd parts of the Garden.Thorn branches – the Ancient acacia in the bible:
Thorn branches – the Ancient acacia in the bible:
- Thorn branches around the ram with Abraham and Issac
- branches woven into a basket upon the baker’s head as he hung from a tree
- Absalom hung from a tree, his hair entangled in the tree, entangled in the branches, encircled like a crown
- Messianic Jonah with weeds/thistles wrapped around his head
All ultimately pointed to Yahusha crowned by thorns. Why? Land redemption and your redemption!Click here to Read More
Yeshua bled three times
- The Garden of Gethsemane Luke 22:44/3rd part of Eden.
- The Scourging by the Roman soldiers (John 19:1).
- The crowning of the head with thorns.
So why the shedding of Moshiach’s blood through the crown of thorns?
Look at the words “blood,” “ground” and “thorns.”
Luke 22:44, And being in agony He made prayer more earnestly: and His sweat became like great drops of blood as He fell down to the ground!
John 19:1. and the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns and put it upon His head.”
Genesis 3:17-18, 17 And to Ahdahm He said, because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, you shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat from it all the days of your life; 18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring out for you; and you shall eat the herb of the field.
The ground is being cursed, and immediately the thorns, at that very moment, came forth. Both are a result of sin. Before The Fall of Man there were no thorns.
The first witness of the fallen state of man revealed in creation was “thorns and thistles” (Genesis 3:17, 18). YHWH Himself pronounced his curse.
In Yahusha wearing of the crown of thorns, He bore the curse, not only for man, but He bore creation’s curse as well.
This is why YHWH allowed for the Head of His Son to be crowned. Yahusha purchased, by His blood – creation’s redemption!
Isaiah 55:12-13 All break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to YHWH for a Name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Yahusha’s blood redeems and reverses the curse of sin. He bleeds by the crown of thorns to redeem the earth and creation, and then He bleeds at the tree to redeem man!
“The Earth is YHWH’s and the fullness thereof . . . ” (Psalm 24:1).
Romans 8:21“Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Eloah. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”
First Peter 2:24 Who His own self carried our sins in His own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live to tzedakah: by whose stripes you were healed. (Stripes from the scourging yes! But also stripes around His brow.) Because you were as sheep going astray; but now have made teshuvah to the Shepherd and Guardian of your beings.
Paul’s understanding of redemption isn’t restricted to humanity but extends to all creation.
Leviticus 25:10 redemption causes what? And ye have hallowed the year, the fiftieth year; and ye have proclaimed liberty in the land to all its inhabitants; a jubilee it is to you; and ye have turned back each unto his possession; yea, each unto his family ye do turn back.
Jeremiah 32:6 And Yirmeyahu(Jeremiah) said, The word of vuvh came to me, saying, 7 See, Haname-El the son of Shallum your uncle shall come to you, saying, Buy my field that is in Anathoth for the right of redemption is yours to buy it.8 So Haname-El my uncle’s son came to me in the court of the guard according to the word of vuvh, and said to me, Buy my field, I ask you, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benyamin: for the right of inheritance is yours, and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.Then I knew that this was the word of vuvh. 9 And I bought the field of Haname-El my uncle’s son that was in Anathoth, and weighed for him the silver, even seventeen shekels of silver 10 And I signed the deed, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed the silver in the scales.11 So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the Torah and custom, and that which was open 12 And I gave the deed of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriyahu, the son of Maaseyah, in the sight of Haname-El my uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses that signed the deed of the purchase, before all the Yahudim 8 that sat in the court of the guard.13 And I (Alef –Tav) commanded Baruch before them, saying, 14 This says vuvh tzevaoth, the Elohim of Yisrael; Take these deeds, this deed of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this deed which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may remain for many days. 15 For this says YHWH tzevaoth, the Elohim of Yisrael; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.16 Now when I had delivered the deed of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriyahu, I made tefillah to vuvh, Saying, 17 Ah Master YHWH! See, You have made the shamayim and the earth by Your great power and outstretched Arm, and there is nothing too hard for You 18 You show loving-kindness to thousands, and You repay the iniquity of the ahvot into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty El, YHWH tzevaoth, is His Name.
Romans 8:20 for to vanity was the creation made subject—not of its will, but because of Him who did subject it —in hope,
Romans 8:21 that also the creation itself shall be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the b’nai יהוה, children of יהוה ;
Romans 8:22 for we have known that all the creation doth groan together, and doth travail in pain together till now.
Romans 8:23 And not only so , but also we ourselves, having the first-fruit of the Spirit, we also ourselves in ourselves do groan, adoption expecting—the redemption of our body;
Romans 8:24 for in hope we were saved, and hope beheld is not hope; for what any one doth behold, why also doth he hope for it ?
Romans 8:25 and if what we do not behold we hope for, through continuance we expect it .
Romans 8:26 And, in like manner also, the Spirit doth help our weaknesses; for, what we may pray for, as it behoveth us , we have not known, but the Spirit herself doth make intercession for us with groanings unutterable.
Romans 8:27 and He who is searching the hearts hath known what is the mind of the Spirit, because according to Elohim she doth intercede for saints
Romans 8:28 And we have known that to those loving Elohim all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose; (Paul’s thought in v.28 is the thought of Joseph and Jeremiah (29:11).
Romans 8:29 because whom He did foreknow, He also did fore-appoint, conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be first-born among many brethren;
People struggle with V. 29 – three views:
- predestination of individuals to salvation is in view.
- predestination to spiritual transformation is in view
- the corporate predestination of יהוה;s people to sanctification and future glory is in view.
Romans 8:30 and whom He did fore-appoint, these also He did call; and whom He did call, these also He declared righteous; and whom He declared righteous, these also He did glorify.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say unto these things? if Elohim is for us, who is against us?
Romans 8:32 He who indeed His own Son did not spare, but for us all did deliver him up, how shall He not also with him the all things grant to us?
Romans 8:33 Who shall lay a charge against the choice ones of Elohim? Elohim is He that is declaring righteous.
The elect of v.33 is YHWH’s corporate people being transformed and restored back into the Book of the Covenant, not individuals predestined to eternal salvation, Psalms 105 confirms this.
Psalms 105:6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen….v.42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant. And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
Romans 8:34 who is he that is condemning? Messiah is He that died, yea, rather also, was raised up; who is also on the right hand of Elohim—who also doth intercede for us.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of the Messiah? tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 8:36 (according as it hath been written—’For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long, we were reckoned as sheep of slaughter,’)
Romans 8:37 but in all these we more than conquer, through him who loved us;
Romans 8:38 for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
Romans 8:39 nor things about to be, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of elohim, that is in Messiah Yahusha our Master.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 10
Does your zealousness for the Father and His Torah cause you to lose discernment when it comes to the Son? On its own, Torah will not lead us to total righteousness. Only covenant relationship through Yahusha will allow us to enter into forensic righteousness before Yahuwah.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 13 • Part 1
Does Shaul/Paul advocate for blind submission to government authority? The first seven verses of Romans 13 have been used and abused by the Institutional Church to establish religio-political authoritarian positions. Scripture advocates for behavior that is lawful to Yahuwah, refuting tyranny that is a terror to good works.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 7
How can an adulteress bride return to her husband? Shaul/Paul uses his intimate knowledge of Torah to help the audience awaken to the reality of redemption through Yahusha. If we interpret the verses without a proper knowledge of Torah, we run the risk of creating a false dichotomy between law and grace.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – “All about the Ruach/Spirit”
The Holy Spirit herself doth testify? We take a pause in our study of Romans to reflect on verses 16 and 17 in the eighth chapter to focus specifically on the Ruach Ha Kodesh/Holy Spirit. Join us as we test the traditional understandings of the nature of the Ruach/Spirit against the whole of Scripture and the truth of the text.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 9 – Part 1
How should we define biblical Israel? Shaul/Paul draws some distinctions between a physical and spiritual Israel, in order to demonstrate the necessity of an individual to belong to both, to be a fully regenerated Israelite.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 8 – Part 3
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 9 – Part 2
Are the concepts of grace and mercy only found in the New Testament? Shaul/Paul ties into the linguistic connection of mercy to corporate Israel and the biblical prophecy made by Hoshea/Hosea. Israel will be regathered and united under a Melchizedek High Priest, Yahusha!
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 11 – Part 2
Do you bear the Root, or is the Root bearing you? What Yahuwah planted one Israel that became two nations through division and eventually both nations were laid bare before all the nations, as branches both natural and unnatural or cultivated and uncultivated were cut off. Regardless of what type of branch we are, if we are not connected to the root of that tree which is Messiah, we wither and die.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 8 – Part 1
Which “law” do you prefer; the “law of sin and death” or “the law of the Spirit of Life”? As there is then, now, no condemnation for those who are in Messiah, we are free to walk as Abraham did, in Royal Covenant Torah. Only through Yahusha’s blood ratification, can we return to Torah that transforms our inward man, leading us to right action.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 16
What is a woman’s role in the church? Many teach that the Scriptures endorse a silent and subservient while the men lead. As the letter to the Romans closes, Shaul/Paul’s final greetings reveal a marvelous hermeneutic truth: leadership in the home and in the congregation is appointed by Yahuwah and His annointing does not recognize gender preference.