Galatians 3:11-22… the curse and the cure

11 But that no man is justified (receives salvation) by the law (Torah) in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just (those saved) shall live by faith.

Habakkuk 2:4 “Behold, his soul which is lifted up [the proud] is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”

To those that believe every word of YHWH to be truth, they will live as such, seeing that the Torah is righteous instructions for a life pleasing to YHWH.

Romans 11:26 “And so all Israel shall be saved (House of Judah & House of Ephraim): as it is written, There shall come out of Sion (mountain of YHWH) the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness (lawless behavior) from Jacob (House of Israel):”

Deliverer is a combination of Greek words…. G4511 ῥύσις rhusis (rhï ’-sis) n. a flux (of blood). & G4482 ῥέω rheo (rhe’-ō) v. to flow

Isaiah 59:20 “And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.”

1 John 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”

The transaction here explained is that the blood of Yahshua is delivered (to the altar in the heavenly realm) for our transgressions, so that, we can live out the Torah which is the will of YHWH.

Psalm 32:1 “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered”

Ezekiel 18:20-22 “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

We have to see here that the person is justified by their repentance to lawlessness and their faith in YHWH to show them grace and mercy. Righteousness is apart from works in both OT & NT.

Romans 4:9-12 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also. And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.”

Paul is telling the circumcision party that salvation by grace through faith has ALWAYS been the benchmark and that circumcision, baptism and the keeping of Torah are the result of faith being lived out in love to the Father!

12 And the law (Obedience to Torah as way of life handed down from parents) is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Once a person is convinced that Torah is the only way to be saved, that is how he will live, and in doing so he ignores the sacrifice of Yahshua – This is ‘pure’ Pharisaical Judaism.

Leviticus 18:5 “Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord.”

Ezekiel 20:11 “And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live* in them.”

H2425 חָיַי chayay (chaw-yah’-ee) v. to live, to revive. Rooted in H2421 חָיָה chayah (chaw-yaw’) v. to bring back to life from the dead.

Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

What are these good works that we are to walk/live out/example in them? It’s the Torah!

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law (Law of sin equaling death), being made a curse for us [took the death sentence]: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Deuteronomy 21:22-23 “And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.”

Hebrews 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Ezekiel 11:19-20 “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.”

15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth (neutralize), or addeth thereto.

Paul is telling us there is no way we can delete the covenant to man from God nor can we add to the conditions that make the covenant relevant.

16 Now to Abraham and his seed (offspring) were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

The promise of salvation is not just to those that belong to the house of Abraham but to all that believe on the name of Jesus.

17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

God made the covenant with Abraham long before the Mosaic Law and most assuredly a long, long time before Pharisees, how could either of them negate Gods promise?

18 For if the inheritance (adoption into faith) be of the law (tradition of keeping Torah), it is no more of promise (doesn’t require faith or grace): but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

19 Wherefore then serveth the law (tradition of keeping Torah)? It was added because of transgressions (moral violations), till the seed (offspring) should come to whom the promise was made (reaches the presence of YHWH); and it was ordained (arranged) by angels in the hand (power) of a mediator. (go-between)

20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. (the go-between was for all people)

21 Is the law (Torah) then against the promises (faith in the message of salvation) of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law (any Law) given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

22 But the scripture (Holy writings/Torah) hath concluded (closed together) all under sin (disqualified for the prize), that the promise (announcement) by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned {broken Torah}, and come short of the glory of God”

The debate at hand, for many believers today, is that we are not under the Torah/Law but under grace; how then could we, that have been born after Jesus, committed sin if there was no Law or instruction to spell out what is sin actually?

1 John 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”

The Torah defines what is and is not acceptable in the eyes of YHVH, doing those things that are not acceptable brings the curse. Yeshua is the cure.

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