Receiving Our Full Reward

“…Scriptures tell us clearly that the Torah — the commandments, statutes, and judgments, the ‘old’ Testament writings — have become the Terms and Conditions or ‘fine print’ of the ‘new’ Covenant, whose Biblical name is the ‘Everlasting’ Covenant.”

As Disciples of Yahushua Messiah, we all desire to receive our reward. But are we aware that in order to receive a full reward, we must beware, and take heed to the many warnings in Scripture?

Notice this passage:

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought [produced; performed; worked for], but that we receive a full reward. (2John 1:8)

Here we are told that we can lose part of our reward if we are not careful.

Some may ask, “But what is our reward, and how do we obtain it?” or “How can we insure that we receive the full reward?”

For the answers to these questions, let’s look in the Scriptures:

“After these things the word of the LORD [Messiah Himself] came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” (Genesis 15:1)

Here we see Messiah telling Abraham, that He [Messiah Himself] is Abraham’s Exceeding Great Reward.

And since the ‘new’ Covenant Believers become partakers of the Everlasting Covenant promises made to Abraham (Galatians 3:14), we conclude that Abraham’s promised Great Reward is our promised Great Reward — which is none other than the Bride’s reward of the Bridegroom Himself!

But as mentioned in the above passage (2John 1:8), we are given many warnings throughout the ‘new’ Testament writings that we must heed, if we are to receive our full reward!

The Issues that Determine Our Reward

Without listing the many hazards we must avoid, we will look at the main issues that will determine the ‘fulness’ of our reward:

  1. Our understanding of who Messiah is
  2. Our understanding of what Messiah’s words are
  3. Our obedience to Messiah’s words

With the above list in mind, let us now look at the Scriptures that tell us plainly how we can receive the ‘full’ reward, even the ‘Great Reward’ of Messiah as our Bridegroom:

The law [Torah] of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [His ‘House Rules’] are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.” (Psalms 19:7-11)

“He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; 10 And confirmed the same [oath/covenant] unto Jacob for a law, and [the same oath/covenant] to Israel for an everlasting covenant:” (Psalms 105:8-10)

In the above passage (Psalms 19:7-11), we see an overview of the great reward, which is the same as the ‘Exceeding Great Reward’ of Messiah Himself, as promised to Abraham. The above passage also gives us the conditions for obtaining the reward — having the fear of Yahuweh, and the keeping of His Torah, and His testimonies, statutes, commandments, and judgments.

The next passage above (Psalms 105:8-10), shows us that the same covenant made with Abraham, and the same oath made to Isaac, became Yahuweh’s Everlasting Covenant, commanded for a thousand generations, whose provisions, or Terms and Conditions, are seen throughout the ‘old’ Testament writings.

It is the ‘new’ testament writings that tell us that the ‘Everlasting’ Covenant seen throughout the ‘old’ testament, is the very same covenant as the ‘new’ Covenant that Messiah invites all to make with Him today, yet with the many ‘better’ things listed in the book of Hebrews (Hebrews 13:20; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20).

The above passages and many other Scriptures tell us clearly that the Torah — the commandments, statutes, and judgments, the ‘old’ Testament writings — have become the Terms and Conditions or ‘fine print’ of the ‘new’ Covenant, whose Biblical name is the ‘Everlasting’ Covenant.

What does this tell us?

Our full reward is based on our obedience to the Everlasting Covenant — our obedience to Messiah’s words!

According to Messiah’s own words, if we attempt to keep ONLY the ‘new’ Testament commandments — and do not obey the ‘old’ Testament commandments — we are bearing witness of one of the following:

  1. We do not know Messiah: That is, we do not know that it was Messiah, as the WORD of Yahuweh in the ‘old’ Testament, who gave the Torah, the Writings, and the Prophets — all the words of the ‘old’ Testament that define the terms and conditions of the Everlasting [New] Covenant;
  2. We do not love Messiah: For it was Messiah who said, “If ye love me, keep MY commandments” (John 14:15).

Some may ask, “If we are Born-Again, and are ‘in’ Messiah, why should we choose to obey Messiah’s commandments in Torah?”

Beloved, when we initially place our trust in Yahushua for forgiveness of our sins, we become ‘Born-Again’ or born from above, whereby He comes to live within us, by His Spirit. Like the Israelites at the moment they were set free from bondage in Egypt, we too have have begun our journey, but we too have not yet reached our goal.

Those whom He ‘brings out’ of bondage of sin, He invites to follow Him, in order to ‘bring them in’ with Him (Deut 6:23). He says, “Follow Me” (Mat 16:24; John 8:12; 10:27; 12:26).

And so if we truly love Him, we will choose to follow Him, by obeying His Commandments.

Choosing to Follow Messiah

If we would choose to follow Messiah, and to serve Him, we must fully ‘Believe’ in Him, by following in His footsteps — by walking as He walked. In order to ‘follow’ Messiah, we must not only ‘believe’ in His initial work of mercy and Redemption in our lives, but also we must abide in Him, by ‘believing’ [being a “DO-er” of] His words:

“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” (John 12:26)

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide <3306> [remain; continue] in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” (1John 2:6)

“And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth <3306> [remain; continue] in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth <3306> [remain; continue] in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” (1John 3:24)

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue <3306> [remain; continue] in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” (John 8:31)

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:14)

According to the above Scripture passages, the only way we can abide [‘remain’] in Him is to keep [obey] His commandments — to walk as He walked, by keeping the commandments He gave to Moses. We must remember, that the ‘old’ Testament writings were all given by Messiah Himself, and are HIS commandments.

Then we see in the Revelation passage, it is those who ‘do’ His commandments that will ‘enter in’ through the gates, into the City of the King. This is how He will ‘bring us in’ — if we choose to follow Him, by walking as He walked.

Beloved, if we are to be fitted as ‘living stones’ into the true Temple, we must each have our foundation on the rock of ‘hearing and doing’ the Words of Messiah (Mat 7:24; Luke 6:47). When properly established, our personal foundation [Messiah living within us] will always! be in accordance with the words of the Apostles and Holy Prophets of Scripture (Ephesians 2:20).

Let us not forget, that it was the Holy Prophets throughout Scripture, who called, and continue to call, Yahuwah’s people to full repentance, even today — calling them to abide in Messiah, through obedience to His Commandments in Torah!

Messiah and the New Covenant Apostles [primarily Sha’ul/Paul, who himself was a prophet (Acts 13:1)] all gave us prophetic insight into the New Covenant, as spoken by the Holy Prophets of old!

Not Under Compulsion — but Voluntary

The Prophets in Scripture all refer us back to Torah — no longer under compulsion, but exhorting us to voluntarily choose — as a bond-slave set free to choose to follow our new Master, and to serve Him, by being obedient to His Words.

To ‘compel’ a freed slave to choose a new Master, would be a violation of Torah in itself; and so throughout the ‘new’ Testament writings, we see Paul and the other apostles following Torah themselves, while being careful not to command Torah obedience by those being set free from the bondage of sin, but only to exhort them to obedience.

Love, by its very nature, can not be commanded, but can only be chosen by one’s own desire. And so it is with us as followers of Yahushua. Loving Messiah by obedience to His Word, can not be commanded, but can only be chosen.

According to Messiah’s words, many will travel on the wide road. Few will choose to follow Messiah through obedience, and travel on the narrow road. Those who do, will be ‘in’ His Kingdom, and will also be called greatest in the kingdom (Matthew 5:19b).

Choosing Not to Follow Messiah

Among the Believers, there are many who will choose not to follow Messiah by obedience. These also will be ‘in’ His Kingdom, but will be least in the kingdom (Matthew 5:19a). These will likely hear one of the following:

  1. I never knew You… [you did not follow ME, so I do not know You] (Matthew 7:23b, 25:12; John 10:27);
  2. You do not love Me… [you continue to be a worker of ‘iniquity’ — you continue to refuse MY words, and are disobedient to MY words written in Torah]; depart from me, ye that work iniquity <458> [‘Law-less-ness’ — void of obedience to the Mosaic Law]… (Matthew 7:23c; Proverbs 8:17)

Beloved, let us avoid being among them who will hear Messiah saying those words.

Let us choose to follow Messiah! Let us earnestly and prayerfully seek Messiah in the Scriptures, as we endeavour to ‘enter in’ through the gates, into the City of the King. Let us keep both the Commandments of Yahuweh, and have the Faith of Yahushua (Rev 22:14).

In this way we will receive our full Reward!

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Learning to Hear Father’s Voice: Removing the Obstacles

Recommend this to all who are serious about following Messiah! Well worth the read!

Cold Waters to a Thirsty Soul

eaarBelievers in Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] desire to follow Him. But in order to truly follow Him, we must learn to recognize His voice, from among the many other voices clamoring for our attention.

Let us recall what Yahushua said:

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27)

This verse tells us that if we want to follow Messiah, we must learn to hear His voice. It is by His voice that He directs us away from deception, and away from all that is false. And it is by His voice, that He leads us into all truth (John 16:13).

It is a great honour to hear God’s voice! We know from the Scriptures, that God can speak to His children in many ways — as the sound of a trumpet, or the sound of many waters, or the sound of…

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Obeying Torah is Not About Salvation

Cold Waters to a Thirsty Soul

afraid and runningBOYMany Believers in Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] are hearing about the ‘Hebrew Roots’ of the Faith, and are frightened to see their fellow Believers becoming involved in this movement.

For those who have been frightened into thinking that Believers should avoid obeying God’s Law, there is one thing we would do well to consider.

According to the New Testament, our obedience to ‘the Law’ — the Torah [teachings and instructions given by Moses] — is not about achieving righteousness, or about salvation (Gal 3:11; Eph 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).

It is, however, about walking as Messiah walked (1John 2:6).

It is about loving Messiah, and about loving others, in the way Messiah has told us (John 14:15, 15:10; 1John 5:2-3).

And, it is about sanctification – walking in holiness (1Pet 1:14-16).

Many Believers today, having been Born-again, and saved by grace through faith, are sensing the inner promptings of the…

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When Do We Eat the Passover Supper, According to Scripture?

One of the major Biblical practices being restored today is the celebration of the true Passover — that is, the celebration of Passover in the manner and timing that is according to Scripture.

For centuries the true Passover Celebration has been hidden, as part of the ‘Mystery of Messiah’ (Ephesians 3:4; Colossians 2:2, 4:3). Instead of keeping the Passover celebration commanded in Scripture, both Christianity and Rabbinic Tradition have created a substitute or ‘counterfeit’ Passover celebration, to keep and practice in place of the true Passover:

  • Rome invented the ‘eucharist’ or ‘communion’ or ‘Lord’s Supper’ service, as a substitute for the Biblical Passover, then passed these along to her Protestant daughters, by way of the ‘Church Fathers.’ Today these man-made substitutes having Biblical names but without Scriptural backing, continue to be taught in Seminaries and Bible Schools, carried into the churches by the seminary graduate Pastors and Ministers, and are widely practiced by almost all of Christianity;
  • Rabbinic Tradition has created a “7-day Passover Feast” as a substitute for the 1-day Passover, giving the name ‘Passover’ to the 7-day Feast of Unleavened. There is both Scriptural and historical evidence for this man-made substitution, discussed below in this article.

Both of these ‘substitute’ Passover celebrations are what we might call counterfeit. And, like a holding a counterfeit bank note or property deed, the practice of a counterfeit ‘Passover’ holds no value, and offers no reward.

We have already described Christianity’s substitute Passover in two articles, Communion: A Man-Made Substitute for the Biblical Passover, and Eating Things Sacrificed to Idols: A Warning to the Bride. We have also given detailed accounts of issues regarding the Biblical Passover in a number of short articles, as compiled in The New Covenant Passover: A Mystery.

Let us now focus our attention on the proper timing of the Biblical Passover Supper.

Today there is much confusion and division occurring today among Believers, as to when we are to eat the Passover Memorial Supper. How do we determine the proper time according to Scripture?

To answer this question, we must first understand that Yahuweh has promised to bring about the restoration of all things (Isaiah 1:26, 58:12; Joel 2:25; Acts 3:21).

This restoration began with Messiah’s first coming, and is rapidly accelerating today, just prior to Messiah’s return. Some of the hallmarks of Restoration include repentance, and preparing the Way of Messiah — by identifying and removing the stumbling-blocks that prevent men from walking with Messiah in the Way of Righteousness (Isaiah 40:3; 57:14; 62:10; Mal 3:1).

As part of this Restoration, Father is calling His people away from their own understanding, and out from the darkness of man-made traditions, and into the marvellous light of His Truth. This call to ‘holiness’ [separation] creates division and disunity among Believers, concerning what is Scriptural, and what is not.

As many can attest, there is great disunity and division among Believers today, not only in when to eat the Passover Supper, but in various other issues of tradition and practice, which separate and divide.

This division, however, is like the division that occurred in Gideon’s army of thirty-two thousand men (Judges 7:1-8). We recall that first the twenty-two thousand were divided from the army, with ten thousand remaining. Then the ten thousand were divided into two groups of 9700 and 300, based on how they drank the water. Notice it was Yahuweh Himself who instructed Gideon in order for this division to take place, but it was the actions of the men themselves that determined which group they would be a part of.

The division occurring today in the current Restoration is also of Yahuweh. In this division, those who ‘drink the water’ of the Word in one way, are being separated from those who ‘drink the water’ in a different way. Those who hold fast to Scripture alone, as revealed by the Spirit of Messiah, are being separated and divided from those who continue in man-made doctrines and Rabbinic Tradition. Father is seeking His own ‘army of 300’ as it were.

Those who seek the truths of Yahuweh through the Scriptures alone, must look to the Torah and to the Testimony (Isaiah 8:20). That is, they must find the ‘Torah basis’ of the issue in question, and must find the agreement with the Testimony of Messiah, the New Testament record of His words and examples, and those of His Disciples. It is only in this way that we can find the truth of an issue for ourselves, and not be turned aside by the many traditions and ‘doctrines of men’ that are put forth as Biblical truth today.

The same holds true for determining the proper time to eat the Passover Memorial meal. Father is restoring the proper timing of Passover today, which is identical to the timing of the original Passover in Egypt. So in order to find that timing, we must find the Scriptural basis for the Passover, both in the Torah and in the Testimony.

The ‘Torah basis’ for the Passover is found in a number of places in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings [the T-N-K, or ‘Tanak’]. The Torah accounts are plainly evident in most points, but are ‘hidden-in-plain-view’ in a few other points.

For example, as to the Torah account of the Passover, we are told that the Israelites in Egypt remained in their houses until morning (Ex 12:22; Ex 12:50), and that they left Egypt in the 15th day of the first month, at night (Num 33:3; Deut 16:1).

If the Israelites in Egypt killed the Passover lamb on the afternoon of the 14th, and then ate the lamb on the night of the 15th, as commonly practiced today, how could they leave Egypt in the night of the 15th, yet still remain in their houses until the next morning of the 15th?

If they had waited until the night of the 15th to sprinkle the blood on the doorposts, and then eat the lamb that same night of the 15th, they would have had no blood on the doorposts on the night of the 14th, and all their firstborn would have died — because Scripture tells us (Ex 12:12,23) that Yahuweh came through at midnight to smite all the firstborn, while the Israelites were still in their houses.

The only scenario that fits all Scripture, is for the Israelites to kill the lamb, sprinkle the blood, and eat the lamb, all on the night of the 14th [when all the firstborn of Egypt were being killed], while remaining in their houses until the next morning of the 14th. They would then spoil the Egyptians on the morning of the 14th, gather in Rameses on the afternoon of the 14th, and leave Egypt after sunset, the night of the 15th, according to Scripture.

And this brings us to the Testimony. The key that unlocks the few ‘hidden-in-plain-view’ parts of the Torah basis for Passover is the Testimony of Messiah — that is, the words and examples of Messiah and His Disciples regarding the Passover.

Messiah clearly tells us He will keep the Passover with His Disciples (Mat 26:17,18; Mark 14:14,16; Luke 22:11,13,15). By His words, and by His demonstration of keeping the Passover, He demonstrated and revealed to us the timing of, and the many covenant issues of, the very important Passover Memorial Supper.

But why is it, that many Believers continue to eat a ‘passover’ Supper on the night of the fifteenth, as part of the Feast of Unleavened, rather than the Torah-mandated night of the fourteenth?

Notice what the Encyclopaedia Judaica has to say about the origin of today’s practice of celebrating ‘passover’ as integral to and concurrent with the Feast of Unleavened:

“The [current] feast of Passover consists of two parts: The Passover ceremony and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Originally, both parts existed separately; but at the beginning of the exile they were combined… Passover was originally not a pilgrimage feast, but a domestic [home] ceremony consisting of the slaughtering and eating of the paschal animal.”
—(Encyclopaedia Judaica, Second Edition, Vol. 15, p. 680) [emphasis added].

In the above historical account, we see that the Passover was ‘lost’ when parts of it were combined with the Feast of Unleavened, at some point around the time of the exile.

Now notice the following Scripture passage:

The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation. 6 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts [‘moedim’] and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest. (Lamentations 2:5-6)

As we see in the above passage, Yahuweh Himself was the one who removed, destroyed, caused to be forgotten, the proper keeping of His moedim, His Feast-days.

And as it was in Yahushua’s day, so it is even today — that those who follow Rabbinic Tradition do not even celebrate the Biblical Passover held on the 14th day of the first month, but instead keep only the Feast of Unleavened on the fifteenth, calling it ‘Passover’ (Luke 22:1).

From the above Scripture passages and historical account, we can easily understand how even in Messiah’s day, the Passover had evolved, from the time of the exile to the present, into a ‘hybrid’ celebration, in which the Passover sacrifice was slaughtered on the 14th day, and then eaten at night after the start of the 15th, coinciding with the Feast of Unleavened.

As we have shown in The Mystery of Passover: Which Day-Truth or Tradition Part 5: Timing of Biblical Passover Meal Revealed By Comparing Torah Requirements, Passover and the Feast of Unleavened are actually, according to Scripture, two separate Feasts [‘chagim’], each with its own unique memorial and prophetic meaning — and that each feast has separate and unique requirements as to timing, location, sacrificial animal, and other details unique to each Feast.

We can also understand that because Messiah came to restore all things, by His being obedient to Torah in every way, He became the living example for His Disciples for all time. His example shows us how Passover [and the other moedim] are being restored even today to their rightful place, and to their rightful time of celebration, each in its own day, as appointed by our Abba Father (Lev 23:37), with each of the moedim in full agreement with the words of Torah.

It is thus Messiah’s words, and His example in all things, that we must hold as supreme, if we are to be a part of His restoration in this generation. For it is only by Messiah’s words, and by His examples, that we are able to discern the Truths of Torah from the traditions of men.

It is important to note that those following the timing according to Rabbinic tradition do not observe the Biblical Passover according to Messiah’s example and Paul’s instructions. Instead, tradition observes only the Feast of Unleavened in the night of the 15th, “which [by tradition] is called Passover” (Luke 22:1).

So, how do we determine the Biblical timing of Passover? There is very much to consider in the Tanak, but there are some New Testament passages that make it more clear.

First, we must understand that Messiah is looking for those who follow Him in all things. Nevertheless, there are many sincere Believers who find it difficult to understand and follow Messiah in the Passover.

Messiah tells us, and then demonstrates for us, that He held the Passover Memorial Meal with His disciples before He is to suffer (Luke 22:15). Those who follow Messiah will choose to eat the bread, and drink the cup, just as Messiah and His disciples did — the night before he suffered, the night before He was crucified.

But some Believers find this timing confusing.

For many Believers, Messiah’s words and actions do not seem to line up with their ‘perception’ of what the Tanak are saying. Perhaps this is why the apostle Paul tells us, “You be followers of me, as I follow Messiah” (1Co 4:16, 11:1; Php 3:17).

But who was the apostle Paul? First, he knew the Torah, and speaks to those who know Torah (Romans 7:1). Paul believed [was a ‘DO-er’ of] all the Torah and the Prophets (Acts 21:24; Acts 24:14), and he himself was a prophet (Acts 13:1). Paul was thus able to correlate Messiah’s words and actions with all the words of the Scriptures. Paul’s epistles are a prophetic commentary on practical Torah living.

Notice what else Paul tells us:

“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1Corinthians 11:23-24)

In the above passage, the apostle Paul reminds Believers that Messiah and His disciples held the Passover meal in “the same night” in which He was betrayed — in the night before He suffered, and before He was crucified. Although this timing is contrary to Rabbinic tradition today, this is the timing that the apostle Paul received from Messiah, and then passed down to us for our example, and for our instruction (1Corinthians 11:23a).

The restoring of the proper timing of Passover is just one of many examples we see today of the promised restoration of all things (Acts 3:21), the restoring of Biblical truths to their original purity in the lives of Believers, immediately prior to Messiah’s return.

Again, it is because we are undergoing the separation and division as a part of Father’s Restoration, that we see much confusion and division occurring today among Believers — between the many viewpoints on the one hand, and the one true Way on the other.

We must remember, that wherever we see turbulence, turmoil, and conflict, there is usually the Way of Truth nearby.

Our goal is to be separated into that ‘army of 300,’ the remnant group who are holding fast to walking in the Way of Truth.

Let us also remember, however, that we are walking in the Way of Truth, only to the degree that we allow the words and life of Messiah to be lived out in our daily walk, when in agreement with all of Scripture.

So the question then becomes, “How can we follow the one true Way of Passover, instead of what we currently understand about Passover?”

The answer is simple! If we do not fully understand Messiah’s words, let us then endeavour to follow Paul’s words, and we will not be deceived!

Let us then eat the Passover Meal held in “the same night” in which Messiah was betrayed, the same night before He suffered — the night before He was crucified.

This is when we Eat the Passover Supper — According to Scripture.

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