Leviticus 26:1-9 "Ye shall make you no idols, neither shall ye rear you up a graven image, or a pillar, neither shall ye place any figured stone in your land, to bow down unto it; for I am the LORD your God. Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.
If ye walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them; then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and ye shall eat your bread until ye have enough, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; and I will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword" (because God will fight for you). And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
And I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you; and will establish My covenant with you." See also Joshua 23:6-13).
Ezekiel 34:23-26 "And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even My servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the LORD will be their God, and My servant David prince among them; I the LORD have spoken.
And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land; and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods..."
Ezekiel 37:24-28 "And My servant David shall be king over them, and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in Mine ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children's children, for ever; and David My servant shall be their prince for ever.
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them--it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will establish them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for ever.
My dwelling-place also shall be over them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever."
Jesus of Nazareth, could therefore not be the Messiah, because he; "having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace," (Ephesians 2:15, Col. 2:13-15). "the new covenant in My blood..." (Luke 22:20) . See also; Matthew 10:34-35, Luke 12:49-53, 14:26, in contrast. "But now we have been released from this aspect of the Torah, because we have died to that which had us in its clutches, so that we are serving in the new way provided by the Spirit and not in the old way of outwardly following the letter of the law" (Romans 7:6, Hebrews 9:15, 2 Cor. 5:17). An error and a malediction is also any teaching that “Jesus or the NT has replaced the Torah.” See Hebrews 11:40, 8:13, 7:18-19.
The covenants God has made with Israel are
still valid - no matter how the Apostle Paul and his ilk undermined the Torah and tampered with the Jewish Scriptures. Because it is written: "
And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us' (Deut. 6:25). "
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect
of righteousness quietness and confidence for ever.
And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in
secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places (Isaiah 32:17-18).
Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the LORD thy God, who teacheth thee for thy profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. Oh that thou wouldest hearken to My commandments! then would thy peace be as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea; Thy seed also would be as the sand, and the offspring of thy body like the grains thereof; his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from before Me" (blessing or curse)
God made an eternal Covenant with David because David based his own life and that of his household only upon the Torah, see II Samuel 23:1-5, (Rashi). "
I formed a covenant with My chosen one; I swore to David My servant.
Until eternity, I shall establish your seed, and I shall build your throne for all generations forever" (Psalm 89:4-5). Throughout its exile, Israel is sure that God will fulfill His promises to David.
The greatest son of the House of David is the Torah scholar, for it is in his hands to build up the possibility of our ultimate redemption. Hashem has created a covenant with David that despite the galus (exile), we will not only survive, but bit by bit build up, till David's throne will be reunited with our nation.
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"I will forever keep My kindness for him, and My covenant will remain true to him.
And I shall make his seed endure forever, and his throne as the days of the heavens.
If his sons forsake My Torah and do not walk in My judgments,
If they profane My statutes and do not keep My commandments,
I shall punish their transgression with a rod,* and their iniquity with stripes" (Psalm 89:29-33).
*So did Nathan the prophet say to him concerning Solomon (II Sam. 7:14): “so that when he goes astray from the Torah, I will chasten him with the rod of men.” This refers to Rezon the son of Eliada, who rose up as an adversary (satan) to him: “and with the stripes of the sons of Adam.” This refers to Ashmadai, according to the Sages of blessed memory (Rashi).
"But I shall not cancel My kindness from him, and I shall not betray My faith.
I shall not profane My covenant, neither shall I alter the utterance of My lips" (Psalm 89:34-35).
"Incline your ear and come to Me, hearken and your soul shall live, and I will make for you an everlasting covenant, the dependable mercies of David" (Isaiah 55:3). "Listen to Me and you will merit to stand in the resurrection (Daniel 12:2, 7:10, Song of Songs 8:5, Isaiah 26:19, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Zechariah 14:4-5) in the days of Mashiach" (Metzudas David ad loc.).
Mashiach, will be called by the name of David, and will be the teacher of the Torah to the nations 'and he will judge between the nations and rebuke many peoples' (Isaiah 2:3-4, Micah 4:2-3).
Isaiah 59:20-21 "And a redeemer shall come to Zion, and to those who repent of transgression in Jacob, says the Lord.
"As for Me, this is My covenant with them (the Jewish people)," says the Lord. "My spirit, which is upon you and My words that I have placed in your mouth, shall not move from your mouth or from the mouth of your seed and from the mouth of your seed's seed," said the Lord, "from now and to eternity." No matter how bitter the tribulations of exile and oppression, the Torah will never be forgotten from the Jewish people (Rashi). See also Deut. 4:27-31, Ch. 30).
"Rather, [this] thing (the Torah) is very close to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can fulfill it" (Deut. 30:14, Joshua 1:8).
"In Isaiah 59:20, Isaiah describes the final redemption when the messiah will come to his people who have turned away from transgression. For Christians, however, Isaiah 59:20 presents a serious theological problem because in the third chapter of the Book of Romans, Paul insist that no one can merit his own salvation. One of the most fundamental underpinnings of Christian doctrine on salvation is the Pauline teaching that the cross alone, not our own good deeds and heart-felt repentance, can save.
Paul bases this assertion primarily on the verse from Genesis 15:6, "
And he (Abram) believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him as righteousness." In both Romans 3:4 and Galatians 3:6, Paul set out to prove from this verse that faith alone is what saves man - not his observance of the Law. Paul insists that this verse clearly demonstrates that Abraham was considered righteous through faith alone and not by his deeds.
This quote, however, is taken out of context. A little further in the Book of Genesis, the Torah describes the very fabric of Abraham's faith. In Genesis 26:5, the Bible declares that "
Because Abraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My instructions."
It was Abraham's unwavering obediance to the commandments of the Almighty in spite of the challenging tests placed before him that revealed his unyielding faith in God. Who then is the Redeemer coming to in Jacob if no one can turn from transgression?
Paul therefore rearranges the words of Isaiah 59:20 in the Book of Romans (11:26), so that Isaiah appears to predict that it will be the Redeemer (Jesus) who will turn away sin from Jacob. "And so all Israel shall be saved: even as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer; He shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob."
This, of course, is not what the prophet predicts. As mentioned above, the original verse declares that the messiah will come to those who have repented of transgression. It is not difficult, therefore, to understand why Paul found it necessary to manipulate Isaiah's message.
In the following verse Paul continues to tamper with the text in order to make it congruous with his alterations of the previous verse. Romans 11:27 was designed to appear as a continuation of Isaiah's message when he writes, "And this is my covenant unto them, When I shall take away their sins."
Although the first half of this verse, "And this is my covenant unto them," is correctly quoted from the first part of Isaiah 59:21, the second half has disappeared. Paul expunged the latter half of Isaiah's verse and instead inserts a contrived text, "When I shall take away their sins." Paul interpolated this segment in order to support his modifications of Isaiah's previous verse (11:26)" (Rabbi Tovia Singer).
1 Samuel 2:11 "...and the child was serving the Lord before Eli the priest". The Talmud asks, “Did Samuel actually serve the Lord?” Didn’t he serve before Eli? (He was too young to serve the Lord!) We therefore deduce from here that whoever serves before a Torah scholar, is considered as though he had served before the Divine Presence. Students of a Torah scholar is also called children or sons... The true child of Ya'akov, the true son of Israel is studying Torah and confronts life's challenges with Torah wisdom, as did our forefathers.
"For so said the Lord: There shall not be cut off from David a man sitting on the throne of the house of Israel. And of the Levitic priests, there shall not be cut off from before Me a man offering up a burnt offering, or burning a meal-offering or performing a sacrifice for all time" (Jeremiah 33:17-18).
"I formed a covenant with My chosen one; I swore to David My servant. Until eternity, I shall establish your seed, and I shall build your throne for all generations forever" (Psalm 89:4-5, 2 Samuel 7:12-17, 2 Chronicles 21:7).
"So said the Lord of Hosts, saying: Behold a man whose name is the Shoot (his greatness burgeoned little by little), who will spring up out of his place (from royal descent) and build the Temple of the Lord. And he shall build the Temple of the Lord, and he shall bear glory (of the kingship). And he shall sit and rule on his throne, and the (High) priest shall be on his throne. And a counsel of peace shall be between them both" (Zechariah 6:12-13, Isaiah 11:1-5, Jeremiah 33:14-16, Genesis 37:3-10, 49:8-12, 22-26, Deuteronomy 33:7,13-17).
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