Perhaps you have the idea according to what you have been taught ABOUT 2 Corinthians 3: 7-11 and Hebrews 8: 13 that YaHUaH has replaced the Old Covenant with the New Covenant. To ASSUME or to PROCLAIM that the “new COVENANT” has replaced the “old COVENANT” WITHOUT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION is not only a Hellenistic point of view but also in direct contradiction to the Scriptures! Every “new” COVENANT enriches the previous! The Eden, Adamic, Noahadic, Avraham, Mosaic, Davidic and REnewed covenant. The REnewed covenant didn’t replace the Davidic covenant as much as the Davidic covenant didn’t replaced the Mosaic, as much as the Mosaic didn’t replaced the Avraham covenant – need I even continue? If it did, then why are you who teach others that it did, still holding on to the Avraham covenant? Do you honestly believe YaHUaH contradicts Himself? For when He said, “I shall not profane My covenant, neither would I change what has gone out from My lips”,(Tehillim (Psalms) 89: 34) He meant it! The second witness to the stand, I call Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 2: 12-13 and let us see what Scripture has to confirm about itself:
“that at that time you were without Messiah, EXCLUDED FROM [what?] the citizenship of (((YShRAL)))[not Christianity] AND STRANGERS FROM [what?] the covenantS of promise, (notice the plural) having no expectation and without ALaHYM in the world. But now in Messiah YaHUShA you who once were FARR OFF [from what?] have been brought near [to what?] BY the blood of Messiah.”
FARR OFF FROM WHAT?
ANSWER: CITIZENSHIP and COVENANT(S) [plural]
AND BROUGHT NEAR TO WHAT?
ANSWER: CITIZENSHIP and COVENANT(S) [plural].
The majority of people believe that YaHUaH’s commandments, statues and judgments, what is known as the Torah categorized by many as the “Old Testament/Covenant”(mosaic I might add) have been abolish and replaced by the “new covenant” – THUS THEY SELDOM CONSULT THEM. For THEM the “old covenant”(Torah) came to an end in Messiah. Could this be true, or is there more going on in the Hebrew than meets the eye in English? Here is some food for thought: YaHUaH didn’t bring the YShRAL’ites out of Mitsrayim (Egypt) which means “slavery/bondage” to put them back into “slavery/bondage” or under a curse when (((He))) gave them the Torah as most people would like to believe. Perhaps this is what you have come to believe after reading a few Scriptures from Galatians out of CONTEXT, misinterpreting Shauls writings. Then there are those who (ironically) believe themselves to be “led by the Spirit” for not accepting the Torah. Yet Mosheh and Yirmeyahu (who was filled with the Spirit of YaHUaH) both mentioned a stiff necked people always resisting the Spirit of ALaHYM who gave them the Torah (Deut. 31:27/Yir 17: 23). The Prophet Zekaryah (also filled with the Spirit of ALaHYM) said, “And they refused to listen and gave a stubborn shoulder and made their ears heavy against hearing. Yes, they made their hearts adamant against hearing the [What?] Torah and the words WHICH YaHUaH OF HOST HAS SENT BY HIS RUACH (SPIRIT) by the former prophets.” (7: 11-12) Therefore Shaul said, “for we know the Torah is Spiritual” (Romans 7:14) and to the Corinthians he said, “But the natural man does not receive the matters of the Spirit of ALaHYM (referring to the Torah which is spiritual) for they are foolishness to him, and he is unable to know them because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2: 14). YaHchanan described these people to be under a “spirit of delusion” for when he said, “We are of ALaHYM, the one knowing ALaHYM hears us. He who is not of ALaHYM does not hear us. By this way, we know the Spirit of the TRUTH and the spirit of the delusion,” YaHchanan Aleph (1 John) 4: 6
I believe the Psalms to have had the “Spirit of Truth” when they wrote, “Your Righteousness is righteousness forever, and YOUR TORAH IS TRUTH” Tehillipm (Psalms) 119: 142 and let’s not forget: “The Torah of YaHUaH is perfect, bringing back the being” (Tehillim /Psalms 19: 7). It WAS and still IS to this very day the HEARTS and MINDS of the people who aren’t perfect, always resisting the spirit of ALaHYM who gave us the Torah, therefore Ya’aqob said, “But he that looked into the perfect Torah, THAT OF FREEDOM(Liberty), and continues IN IT, not becoming a hearer that forgets, BUT A DOER OF WORKS, this one shall be blessed IN HIS DOING OF THE TORAH.” (Ya’aqob/James 1: 25) The problem WAS and the problem STILL IS to this very day the HEARTS and MINDS of the people, who cannot see the Torah for what it is (((“living words”))). CAREFULLY NOTICE:
“This is that Mosheh who said to the children of YShRAL, ‘YaHUaH your ALaHYM shall raise up for you a prophet LIKE ME [like Mosheh] from your brethren. Him you shall hear.’ This is he [Mosheh] who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the Messenger [referring to Messiah YaHUShA] who spoke to him on Mount Sinai,[i.e. YaHUShA the law giver as confirmed in Ya’aqob / James 4:12.] and with our fathers, who received the LIVING WORDS [i.e Torah is living words] TO GIVE TO US [that’s right, “us”, the Torah was given to us!], unto whom our fathers WOULD NOT BECOME OBEDIENT, BUT THRUST AWAY, and in their hearts they turned back to Mitsrayim (Egypt/bondage).”(Ma’asei / Acts 7: 37-39)
The question is, ‘Are we obeying our heavenly Father’s “living words” or are we looking for excuses like “our fathers” to turn back to Mitzrayim (Egypt)? Now CAREFULLY notice 2 Corinthians 3: 14-16, “But their MINDS were hardened, for to this day, when the old covenant (Mosaic) is being read, that SAME VEIL remains, not lifted, because in Messiah IT [referring to the veil] is taken away. But to this day, A VEIL lies on their HEARTS. And when one turns to the Master, the VEIL IS TAKEN AWAY.” It’s only in the Master that we can see the Torah / Old covenant (Mosaic) for what it is – “living words”! We should turn to the Master (and only THEN the VEIL will be lifted) who said, “For IF you believe Mosheh,[Torah] you would have believe Me, since He wrote about Me. But if you DO NOT BELIEVE HIS WRITINGS [Torah] HOW shall you believe My words?” (YaHchanan / John 5:45-47)
And Abraham who said, ‘If they do not hear Mosheh [Torah] and the prophets[pointing back to Torah] neither would they be persuaded even if one should rise from the dead.” (Luke 16:29-31)
The problem was and always is the HEARTS and MINDS of the people. Therefore the writer of Hebrews (8:8) confirms when he said, “For finding fault with THEM…” but according to the majority who find themselves under the veil of Christianity, ALaHYM found fault with the Covenant and therefore “replaced it” with the new. YaHUaH certainly didn’t find fault with the Covenant(Torah) because that would certainly mean He find fault with Himself who gave us the Covenant Torah. “For finding fault with THEM…”, He found fault with the “HEARTS” and “MINDS” of the people, therefore: “A NEW HEART also will I give you, and a NEW SPIRIT WILL I PUT WITHIN YOU: and I will TAKE AWAY THE STONY HEART out of your flesh, and I will give you an HEART of flesh. And I shall put My Spirit within you, AND CAUSE YOU TO [what?] (((WALK IN MY STATUES))), AND YOU SHALL [what?] (((KEEP MY JUDGMENTS))) and [what?] (((DO THEM)))! YehezqEL/Ezekiel 36: 26-27 With this NEW heart, we will start loving it, abiding it, rejoice in it, as someone who keep their beloved one’s words close to their heart. Not like our fathers who “made their HEARTS adamant against hearing the Torah” Zekaryah 7:11-12
The very reason He gave us the Set Apart Spirit was to give us the desire to keep His Torah, the very words Mosheh received from YaHUShA, and then gave unto us. For those who have a relative good translation such as the King James we find the word covenant in ITALICS. For when we read in Hebrews 8:13, “In that he says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away,” the translators were pointing out that the word “covenant” is not found in the original text. They were making an assumption or guess as to what the text were implying therefore placing the word covenant in ITALICS. But reading it WITHOUT the word “covenant” as we suppose to then it clearly reflects Yehezqel 36:26-27 “A NEW heart”!