VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019

 

MATTHEW 5:17

 

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

 

MUCH ERRONEOUS TEACHING HAS BEEN DONE ON THIS VERSE; FALSE TEACHINGS THAT BECAUSE JESUS/YESHUA “FULFILLED” THE LAW, HIS PEOPLE NO LONGER NEED ABIDE BY GOD’S LAWS.

ONCE AGAIN, “CONTEXT” IS EVERYTHING.

WHEN JESUS/YESHUA MAKES THIS STATEMENT, HE IS CLEARLY SPEAKING AS IT PERTAINS TO ALL GOD’S LAWS AND PROPHECIES  BEING ULTIMATELY FULFILLED, COMPLETED, REALIZED. WHEN SOMETHING IS FULLY REALIZED, IT IN NO WAY INDICATES

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law . . .”

JUSTIFICATION FOR GETTING RID OF IT. QUITE THE OPPOSITE, IN FACT.

IN “THE INTERPRETATION FROM THE GREEK TO HEBREW, COMPARING GREEK TO ENGLISH . . .  CONTEXT IS OFTEN ALTERED . . .” (ref. https://www.vernasstudycorner.ca/2018/06/jesus-yeshua-and-the-law-of-moses-torah-tanakh-old-testament-21-06-18/). “FULFILLMENT” DOES NOT INTEND A “CANCELLATION” OF ANY LAW OR PROMISE, BUT RATHER THE CONFIRMATION OF SUCH. 

JESUS/YESHUA IS SAYING THAT HE IN NO WAY IS CANCELLING OUT ANY PROMISES, OR PROPHECIES, OR GOD’S LAWS, BUT RATHER VALIDATING THEM, GIVING COMPLETION TO THEM BY WHAT HE HAS COME TO DO. IN FACT IT IS IN RESPONSE TO THIS VERY FACT THAT HIS FOLLOWERS CAN NOW LIVE OUT WHAT HE HAS COME TO REVEAL. WE CAN NOW WALK IN HIS WAYS. HE CAME TO SAVE, AND TO LEAVE WITH US HIS POWER & AUTHORITY, THAT BY HIS SPIRIT WE MAY LIVE OUT WHAT HE HAS FULFILLED.

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