Who is the True Lawgiver, man or Yahuwah? Yahuwah’s government looks nothing like the corrupt government of men. We have responsibilities and requirements for stewarding the life that Yahuwah has blessed us with, and we will be required to answer for our decisions. The only true liberty we can ever find is in walking in Royal Covenant Torah.
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective - Chapter 13 • Part 3
Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 13 • Part 3 –
Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the Torah.
Verse 8 tells us not to be indebted slaves, walk in love and fulfill biblical law!
V.8 Verses The Articles!
Article 1: All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives…..(remember Achan’s house?)
Isaiah 33.22 For יהוה is our judge, יהוה s our lawgiver, יהוה is our king;
James 4:12 There is one lawgiver.
Either יהוה is the source of legislation which is rooted in Torah or the god “We the People” is the source of legislation which is rooted in secular humanism – a moral baby will be born!
Article 2: The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and , together with the Vice President, chosen for the term, be elected……
A President: one who ‘presides’ over the throne! Who’s your King? Who has executive authority?
As believers we’re to appoint not elect!
Article 3: The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme court, and in such inferior courts, as the Congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior…..
In the bible, judicial appointees have to be men of truth who fear יהוה and hate covetousness. Not so in the Constitution, no such stipulation.
2 Chronicles 19:5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for יהוה , who is with you in the judgment.
“No one is good but …..יהוה alone!” Good behavior has to be determined by YHWH’s Torah not secular humanism.
Luke 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.Click here to Read More
Whoever has the power to interpret the law is the supreme legislator.
All a jury does is act under cover of law and color of justice. That’s the definition of tyranny!
In the Colonoy of New Haven in 1639 they adopted Hebrew law – Torah; and rejected English law – 150 crimes punishable by death were dropped to the biblical 11.
Article 6: ……This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land, and judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
The senators and the representatives before-mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this constitution, but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
This is the most damning anti יהוה law ever contrived by men. “The Constitution, the laws and all treaties of the United States are the SUPREME law; that all judges and all states are bound by, anything contrary to these laws does not stand and NO RELIGIOUS TEST OATH’S WILL EVER BE REQUIRED – i.e the laws of יהוה are subserviant to the laws of “We the people.”
A supreme law can only come from…..a supreme being! Who’s your god?
There is a prohibition in the Constitution against Christian test oaths which would have required judges to fear יהוה.
Matthew 15:6 Thus have ye made the commandment of Elohim of none effect by your tradition.7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Supreme Court decisions: “all laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void. Marbury v. Madison 1803.
Why do you think we’ve had a Muslim president and massive Islamic immigration without any legal ramifications? Because the treaties we made with the Muslims in Tripoli during the Barbary Wars became part of the supreme law of the land (Article 6).
We don’t live in a Christian nation and haven’t since Martial Rule in 1776.
Article 6 also makes the Charter of the UN the supreme law of the land which all states and judges shall be bound thereby – since 1952. It’s totally Constitutional; totally lawful for UN troops to round you all up and put you under irons!
Religious test oaths were the norm: you couldn’t hold office without one in 17th Cent America. NJ, GA, SC, NH, MD, MA, NC – you had to be a protestant, and believe in the divine authority of the NT and OT before taking office.
In Pennsylvania legislators had to recite, “ I do believe in one God, the creator and governor of the universe, the rewarder of good and punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.”
This wasn’t good enough for Delaware, there you had to add, “ I believe in the Trinity and the divine inspiration of the bible.” .
Authority of Scripture Vs The Amendments
Amendment 1. (1st 10 amendments = Bill of Rights).
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
יהוה doesn’t give us the right to life! יהוה doesn’t give us the right to liberty.
Gen. 5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.
We have responsibilities and requirements to steward in this thing called life! Responsibilities that we will be required to answer for; for life!
Where do we find true liberty?
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
New Testament only Christianity that’s abrogated the law of Moses is nothing more than baptized humanism. It leads to slavery; slavery to sinful mans doctrines!
Freedom cannot exist unless freedom is under law. If freedom is made absolute, it will absolutely result in tyranny.
“The perfect law of liberty.”
1. I am יהוה your Elohim, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
2. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Following יהוה means following his laws that bring forth true liberty.
By not following His laws and following another’s laws; you’ve essentially chosen to serve another god.
Even those who choose to not follow יהוה;’s laws through Moses have chosen to follow another’s law’s – another god’s!
Romans 13:9 For the commandments—“You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet,” and any other commandment—are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fullness of the Torah.
Freedom of Religion
The rejection of a Yahwistic State in favor of a polytheistic state.
It’s called religious pluralism.
The First Amendment equally authorizes non Christian or even anti-christian religions (remember Article 6 ban on Christian test oaths?) .
The First Amendment in line with Article 6; prohibits the exercise of Monotheistic Christianity and establishes polytheism in its place – ‘the free exercise clause’ gives free exercise to all the nations gods – lawfully sanctioned polytheism.
Romans 13:11 Besides this, you know the time—that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first came to trust.
Romans 13:12 The night is almost gone and the day is near, so let us put off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed.
Ex. 22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
Ps. 149: Let the high praises of יהוה be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise יהוה.
Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his home, his goods are secure.
Luke 22:36 he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. And they said, Master, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
1 Samuel 13:19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: 20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. 21 Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. 22 So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.
Romans 13:13 Let us walk properly as in the day—not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and envy.
We need to be able to protect our families from home invasions and those who carouse at night; those walking in iniquity that prey on the weak and defenseless.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The death penalty: life is so precious that anyone or any animal that maliciously takes another life must be put to death.
In contrast, life that is protected at all costs looses it’s value – the anti capital punishment proponents actually cheapen life due to their upside down and backward value system.
Why do people get double life or triple life sentences? Double or triple monetization!
Romans 13:14 Instead, put on the Lord Messiah Yeshua, and stop making provision for the flesh—for its cravings.
We’re not to make provision for flesh, especially the flesh of a murderer because the value of the murdered or kidnapped is so much the death of the murderer or kidnapper is required!
Cruel and usual punishment: Proverbs 12:10 the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Psalms 19:9 The fear of יהוה is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of יהוה are true and righteous altogether.
If you dis-annul Psalm 19 with you’re guilty of the sin of Job! 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
Do you cause fellow believers to stumble by your eating? Many have used this passage to establish unbiblical precedents. Shaul/Paul is not doing away with the dietary instructions, but rather establishes standards of building a community and whats causes harm to that community. We are command to exhibit faithfulness with our approach to our food, so not as to condemn ourselves with what we allow.
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.
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.
Have you come into the community? Despite current popular doctrines, a walk of faith is not simply “me and Jesus”. Shaul/Paul sides with Yahusha in gathering believers together for corporate unity under Messiah. Division becomes a byproduct of a person being called into the Israel of Elohim.
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.
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.
Can we follow the instruction of Yahuwah and obey the government? All established government is based upon a theocracy, but the elohim being served is not always Yahuwah. As believers in a world that does not value righteousness, we must remain true to Yah, but we must walk a path of maturity, temperance, and self-control, empowered by the Ruach ha’Kodesh/Holy Spirit.
Who were the Ephesians? As we begin our study of the text, we examine the historical and cultural climates for Ephesus, as well as the nature of authorship and theme of the letter.Through spiritual maturity and an indwelling of the Ruach, we move from doctrine and reasoned argument, to doxology and prayer.
Who has been elevated to the priesthood? Shaul/Paul harkens back to language and themes used in Yeshayahu/Isaiah to show that establish the completion of prophecy through Yahusha. Shaul/Paul not only demonstrates that through Messianic Reformation, the Melchizedek Priesthood was established and the fullness of the Gentiles has come in to serve Yahuwah.
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.