December 2007 - In the Old Testament,
you can find several books filled with all
kinds of rules. It's called "The
Are we supposed to obey this law?
Start reading in Exodus somewhere, and you
will see the start of a really long list of
commandments and prohibitions that will
cover almost every aspect of life.
We call it "The Law". Some also
call it simply "Moses", as Moses
is widely seen as the writer of the first
five books of the Bible.
This law was given to the children of
Israel by Moses, when they were in the
desert traveling from Egypt to the promised
land. It contained a summary in the form of
what we know as "The Ten
Commandments", but the whole of the law
is recorded in four books: Exodus,
Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
The law is really very strickt. It
contains a lot of rules concerning all kinds
of things and even the least of all
violations could lead to a -painful- death
Many people will read The Law and shake
their heads in unbelief: "who can keep
up with the rules in this law?", they
ask themselves. Not without reason, because
the Law says that if you violate one point,
you are a violator of the whole law!
Just an example: if people would have sex
without being bound in Holy Marriage, they
would have to be stoned to death because of
adultery or fornication.
Abut 2000 years ago, a Man walked on the
face of the planet. He was not just a man,
though. He was born of a virgin and He was
JAH Himself: the Creator coming in human
His Name was Yesus Kristos, Yeshouah
Mashiach, Jesus Christ.
He came to "fulfill the law",
as the New Testament explains. He was there,
to actually do what was written in the Law.
He was there, to do what nobody else could
do before or after Him.
Just browse a little bit through the law,
my dear reader, and ask yourself: "how
many violations have I already done in my
That's not the question people were
asking when Yesus was walking among them,
though. They would browse through the law to
see what the other one was doing and they
would be using that law to downpress people.
The New Testament tells us about an
event, in which they took a woman because
this woman had sex with a man she was not
married with. They did not bother the man,
though, but just the woman.
They took the woman to a place to get
stoned and it was not a Dutch coffee shop
where they took her to. To be stoned meant
that you would die because of the many
stones people throw at you. A thing which
you can still find today in certain
countries, by the way.
Yesus was there too, watching the
hypocrites who in themselves had violated
almost every point of the law already.
When the people were about to stone the
woman, He wrote something on the ground. Too
much speculation over just what it was that
He wrote down. It's not important, otherwise
it would have been mentioned. What was
mentioned, is Yesus Kristos explaining the
law to the stoners.
He said to them: "Let He That Is
Without Sin Cast The First Stone".
Obviously, nobody was able to do it....
There was another event, in which a rich
young man came to Yesus Kristos and asked
Him: "What must I do to get eternal
Yesus answered Him by saying that he had
to keep up with the whole law. The rich man
then claimed, he was doing exactly that. So
the Lord told the rich man some more. He
said: "Go and sell everything that you
have, give it to the poor and follow
The rich man turned away from Yesus. He
knew, he could never do it.
The Bible Teachers of that time were
-among other groups- called the Pharisees.
They loved to study the bible. They knew
every verse by heart and they would even add
a few of their own.
Yesus told them: "You study the
Bible because you think there is eternal
life in that Bible, but you do not know Who
is talking to you and you do not want to
come to Me".
The Bible in that time was what we now
call the Old Testament. The New Testament
had still to be written. And there is a huge
difference between the two, even though they
do not contradict.
Where the OT speaks about orders and
condemnation, the New Testament explains to
the fullness just why the law was given and
how we are supposed to deal with it.
Where the Old Testament starts with the
Law, the New Testament starts with Grace!
You see, the law is good and contains
nothing but truth.
Still, it is not designed to be obeyed.
It is designed to be broken by all,
and fullfilled by One.
What Yesus told the rich man, was a thing
this rich man was unable to do. He had
already fooled himself into thinking how he
was somehow a follower of the Law and so he
was convinced of his own righteousness, as
the law also says: "He who keeps the
Law is Perfect".
What Yesus told the people who wanted to
stone the woman (and not the man), was a
thing these people did not want to know. He
showed them how hypocrite they were,
thinking they could use the law to kill
other people where they themselves were as
sinful as the woman they were about to kill
What Yesus told the Pharisees, was that
you could not find eternal life in the Law.
In the Books. In the Bible. You can
study all you want, and know all there is to
know, even "believe it to be
true", and still miss out on that
Yesus showed the people without the
shadow of a doubt, that they (we!) are all
unable to do what we are supposed to do
according to the Law.
But He showed more!
He showed Himself. Everything we cannot
do, is what He did!
Now, obviously, this is the very heart of
the Gospel Message. Yesus lived the life we
should live, and died the death we should
have died. He became our Substitute and in
Him, we are obedient to the Law and declared
And we did so, legally, 2000 years ago!
One would assume, that every sinner will
jump for joy when they hear the blessed
message of redemption. But unfortunately,
this is not the case.
Within what might loosely be called
"Christianity", there is a growing
number of people who expose the very same
mentality as the ones described in the
They will claim that Yesus is not JAH,
they will claim that
"Christianity" really is a form of
Judaism, they will claim that the Law is
still in effect and supposed to be obeyed by
all. They will even claim it is possible to
obey the law and become perfect in this
How is it possible that people can claim
to be "Christian" and not see Who
Yesus really is and what He has actually
done for us?
In my opinion, this has to do with
something the Bible calls "A Great
Somewhere in the New Testament, you can
read how the apostle Paulus writes about it.
He says something to the effect of "If
you do not love the Truth, JAH will send you
a Great Delusion which will make you believe
And for this cause God shall send
them strong delusion, that they should
believe a lie: That they all might be
damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness. 2Th
The apostle reveals a very important
At first glance, it might sound kind of
logical: if you do not believe the Truth you
will believe a lie. But the principal goes
deep, as Paulus basically says that Jah will
amplify (y)our love.
When you love the Truth, Jah will give
you more love for the Truth. He will guide
you higher and deeper and will even grow His
fruits in you so that you will do good
When you love the lie, that says
"you can do what Yesus did", Jah
will also give you more love for the lie.
Just like the Antichrist who sets himself in
the temple (that is the human body) and
proclaims himself to be god, you will also
think of yourself as on the same position as
And because Yesus is Jah, when you claim
you can obey the law you are actually
claiming a place that only Jah can take. You
will believe the exact same lie as Lucifer
who said to himself he would rise above the
Most High and become god.
Now, how can the law be a Great Delusion?
Was that law not sent by Jah Himself, and is
not Satan the father-of-lies? Is the law a
Well, the apostle makes it clear that the
Delusion we speak about here, does not
originate from Satan. No, this is a thing
that comes from Jah Himself and therefore it
is a serious thing.
You can fight against attacks and
misleadings from Satan, but when the Lord
God Jah Himself is behind it, there is not
much you can do.
You can not fight Yesus Kristos, Who is
You can not fight Yesus Kristos, Who is
the Truth Incarnate!
It is an undeniable fact, that the Old
Testament law is given by Jah Himself. The
rules and regulations recorded in the first
books of the Old Testament are all good, and
if everyone would live according to that law
the world would really be a better place!
But, as said, there is only One Who was
able to keep up with the law. Only One, Who
could live it up. Only One, Who... fulfilled
Yes, Yesus fulfilled the law. The book of
Hebrews explains this to the fullness. It
even says: "What Is Fulfilled is Not
Far From Vanishing".
Yes, the law had a place and a function,
until it would be fulfilled. Just like a
prophecy: it is valid until the time in
which it was fulfilled. But when it is
fulfilled, it has lost it's function and
will only have a historical relevance so
that we can understand/overstand the times
we are living in.
Yesus fulfilled many prophecies, Yesus
also fulfilled the law. He showed, that He
is the Only One Who is able to Live it Up.
This means, that Yesus is really JAH
Himself, for Who Is Righteous But JAH alone?
The law was given to us, so that we would
see just how big our sins are. So that we
shall see, that we are completely unable to
live it up, even if we want to. So that we
shall see, that there is really not one who
is righteous but Jah only.
We can, as some do, try to keep up with
as many rules as possible. We can fool
ourselves into thinking that Jah somehow
will "balance" our good and bad
deeds and make a decision based on that
balance. We can... believe a lie!
But we can better decide to love the
Truth. And the Truth is, that the law is
fulfilled. What we are unable to do, Yesus
has done for us. And when we accept Him as
our Lord and Saviour, when we acknowledge
that He is really JAH HIMSELF, He will make
us born again.
We must be born again, not try to live up
to a law that has already been fulfilled and
"try to make the best of it". We
must be born again, because our state shows
that we are unable to live it up.
If we do not acknowledge that Yesus is
really Jah, we are saying that people can
actually become perfect without Jah. When we
claim, that Yesus is not Jah and that
"Christianity" is some sort of
"Judaism 2.0", we are taking the
place of Jah for we claim we can do what
only Jah can do.
For Who is righteous but JAH?
Give Thanks, One Love,