Coming from a Sunday Church background I have seen how we all have been taught to disregard what is plainly there about the Sabbath, Feastdays, Clean Meats, Learning Torah, Learning about the Covenants, Learning about the Priesthoods, Learning about Law differences, etc. Yet on the otherhand those that have accepted the Messianic view largely have nonetheless also accepted a Jewish/Rabbinic – Levitical mindset genre concept that also disregards the plain meaning of Bible defining Bible text; manufacturing Jewish/Rabbinic replacements accepted as if it were actually Bible.
We are to be on a straight & narrow path – Neither turning to the right or the left – We must be aware that there is a Christian Church ditch on one side and a Rabbinic Jewish ditch on the other.
Coming from the ‘no law’ lawless Christian Church most Messianic now staunchly defend what they have been presented and now see as the ‘Law’. Yet there is more to consider; both the ‘no law’ and the ‘all law’ stance are flawed; there is very much more to account for.
Most do not realize that there are at least 19 categories of ‘Law’ ID’d in the NT alone. Yet bash the Christian Church and it’s claim that ‘we are not under the law’ – even so specifically correct this blanket all inclusive statement lacks reason and therefore is itself flawed leading down a path of error. That part the Messianic’s are right about.
The part the Messianic’s are Not right about is also found in the non-distinguishing of the same 19 categories of ‘Law’ in the NT. The part neither group considers is the ‘rightly dividing’ of ‘truth’ (2Tim.2:15); in the realization of the difference between the Melkizedeq and the Levitical Priesthood and their respective ‘Laws’ represented. Both are absolutely truth yet not the same.
Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
This is not a change to ‘no’ law – This is not a change to ‘no’ priesthood; this is a reversion back to the original Melkizedeq Priesthood standard & its Law.
Mat.11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Make no mistake there still is a ‘yoke’ and there still is a ‘burden’ but as Yahshua said it is much lighter – The Melkizedeq is much lighter & much more unencumbered than the Levitical (Acts 15:10).
Some Messianic incensed by Hebrews and by Paul’s accurate description of the Melkizedeq vs. the Levitical Priesthood feel justified in summarily rejecting what ever part does not suit them including the obvious.
Heb 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
The Sinai Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5-24:8) Marriage Katubah and its Laws came under the Melkizedeq Priesthood NOT the yet non-existent Levitical (Ex.32:10/Num.3:12).
Most Messianic along with Rabbinic, Jews, etc. and Anti-Missionaries insist that the ‘Torah’ ie ‘the Law’ cannot be divided or changed. Yet routinely divvy and reconstitute portions of Torah to affirm their imaginary constructs. All this confirmed by Messianics while ignoring the plain directive of Dt.4:2. Dt.4:2 would uphold the text of Torah (the 1st 5 books) including the evidence of division and change – and – the reasons why.
Which includes but not limited to – Gen.3:6, 3:15, 6:13, 9:1, 15:9-14, 17:9-10, 22:8, 48:19, 49:10, Ex.19:5-6, 32:10, 32:34, 33:6, Num.3:12 even Jos.5:2 & :5 which evidences a change of Torah not mentioned but nonetheless evidenced in Torah (Prv.25:2).
Or the pre-awareness of change which includes but not limited to – Gen.49:10, Ex.19:5-6, 1Kgs.9:5-9, Hosea 4:6
Why should anyone among us be surprized by, let alone resist Mt.11:11, Lk.13:35, 2Cor.3:11-16, Heb 7:11, :12, Gal.3:17-19, 1Ptr.2:9, etc.
Those that errantly banner Rah, Rah King David shall not lack a man on the Throne or Rah, Rah Levi (Aaron thru Zadok) shall not lack a man ministering to Yah – Claiming ‘olam’ forever. Well excuse me but ‘forever’ means without end – if that is so; where are they? Any of them? From Torah? And at that for at least the last 2500+yrs.?
Let me be clear – Gen.49:10 un-mistakingly inextricably links the Ruler/King with the Lawgiver – Lk.13:35 Yahshua Himself says ‘Your House is left to you desolate’ meaning No King (1Kgs.9:5-9/Ex.19:5-6) and No Priest/Lawgiver between the feet of this non-King in this non-Kingdom. (By 1Kgs.9:5-9 only a Kingdom has a King a House does not.)
This situation is to last until they believe on & accept the one whom they currently still reject – saying ‘Blessed is He that comes in the Name of Yahweh’ the King/Melek – Our Melkizedeq High Priest; Yahshua ie Shiloh; who did, has and will come in that Name.
This includes the Messianic (et.al) that outright reject, aggressively attack, passively ignore, skirt around, defend against, teach against, creatively reason protecting their ‘Levitical Mindset’ charged bannered postulations that in any way resists, derails or reassigns the Melkizedeq standing of Yahshua or that Priesthood to which we are now called to (1Ptr.2:9/Ex.19:5-6/Rev.5:10).