Romans 3:19-31 Establishing Torah

Romans 3:19-31 Establishing Torah

19 Now we know that what things soever the law (Torah) saith, it saith to them who are under the law (Torah): that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

To be “under the law” means it applies to anyone who is residing within the jurisdiction of that law. In this case we, meaning all of humanity, residing within the jurisdiction, that being, earth/God’s creation. This is the same as driving your car on the freeway, you are subject to the posted speed limit no matter whether or not you know what the set speed is, or your knowledge of the rules of the road. Likewise a person moving from Canada to the US of A is no less subject to the speed limit than one that was born here.

  • Exodus 12:49 “One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.”

  • Leviticus 24:22 “Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the Lord your God.”

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law (Torah) there shall no flesh be justified (saved) in his sight: for by the law (Torah) is the knowledge of sin.

The Torah only defines those things that please and displease YHWH and does not provide recompense for the breaking or disobeying those commands. It is only the innocent blood that recompenses for sin, and for us, it is the blood of Yahshua upon the horn of the altar in heaven.

  • Hebrews 9:22-24 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us”

21 But now the righteousness of God (a blood sacrifice for the remission of sins) without the law (requirement of the Levites) is manifested, being witnessed by the law (Torah) and the prophets; (entire O.T.)

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all (not just the Jews) them that believe (trust and obey): for there is no difference:

23 For all have sinned (broken the commands), and come short of the glory (eternal life) of God;

  • 1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
  • 1 John 5:2-3 “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”

24 Being justified (regarded as righteous) freely (without cause) by his grace (divine influence upon the heart) through the redemption (relief/deliverance) that is in Christ Jesus:(Messiah Yahshua)

25 Whom (referring to Yahshua) God (YHWH) hath set forth (to determine) to be a propitiation (by giving or saying something desired) through faith (confidence) in his blood (sacrifice for atonement), to declare (evidence) his righteousness (purity) for the remission (reprieve from punishment) of sins (lawlessness) that are past (previously transpired), through the forbearance (self-restraint) of God;

26 To declare (Evidence), I say, at this time his (YHWH) righteousness: that he might be just (righteous), and the justifier (make righteous) of him (you and I) which believeth in (the actions of) Jesus. (Yahshua)

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

28 Therefore we conclude (finality) that a man is justified (made righteous, saved) by faith without the deeds of the law.

29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

Salvation will come to both the natural born and the sojourner through the actions of Yahshua, shed blood, defeating death, and the role of High Priest in the heavenly realm. This had to be expounded and explained because the natural born Hebrews considered their faith exclusive and not inclusive.

31 Do we then make void the law (Torah) through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish (give reason to keep) the law (Torah).

** it is very apparent that this letter is a communication to a group that is already, in the years following Yahshua’s death and resurrection, considering a return to their labor laden habits of working towards a manmade set of rules {The Talmud} to establish salvation.

This behavior was unnecessary as Messiah had paid for the remission of all sin with His perfect and blameless blood. The Torah had establish that an animal without blemish was what was required and Yahshua’s blood had replaced the animal as he was without blemish. The sacrifice would then bring the believer back to righteous standing with YHWH, then the believer was to return to the observance of the Torah. This is why Yahshua would always follow up with “go and sin no more” or “present yourself to the Temple” so they could return to the relationship with YHWH and fellow believers.

The same confusion (purposely imposed upon man by Satan) as it existed in the Garden of Eden comes into play here….”Did YHWH really say THAT?” This is the struggle Paul is trying to overcome for these new believers. The Scribes and Pharisees see this as competition to their authority within the church, many of whom were profiting off of the sacrifices.

The odd part, there would be a greater need for the Temple teachers as there were now more and more people from a non-Jewish background entering the temple and in greater need of instruction of the Torah than ever before. This is the “leaven” of the Pharisees that Jesus warned the disciples about during his ministry, their distortion of the truth. The same can be said of the Evangelical Church as they openly deny the Torah and the commands of YHWH.

Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”sheep-275928_1280bible-1868359_1280

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