Most Rabbinic, Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, Karaite, Messianic, Quasi-Messianic Church Groups (et. al) to Anti-Missionaries defend that the Torah (1st 5 Books of Moses) is the Torah and cannot be divided or changed. This is a point well taken for I too uphold the Torah (1st 5 Books of Moses) is the Torah and cannot be divided or changed.
The problem becomes that I and a growing host of others assert and have determined to let Torah say; what Torah says; the way Torah says it.
That necessarily means to accept ‘Change’ already prepackaged (pre-written in) by YHWH in the pages of the unChangable Torah. And not only that but the evidences of change made by YHWH for Israel’s Covenant Break disobedience. And it does not stop there; for Jos.5:5 evidences an unwritten change in Torah as well (Prv.25:2) that also started at the point of Israel’s Covenant Break disobedience of Ex.32.
These ‘prepackaged’ changes include;
Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, **until** Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
This is the premier alert/awareness of coming/future from Torah impending ‘Change’ brought with the coming of Yahshua Messiah ie ‘Shiloh’ evidenced in the New Testament/New Covenant at such places as; Jer.31:31-33; Mat.5:17-18, Gal.3:19; 4:4, Heb.7:11-12; 8:8-10; 9:10, etc.
Num 3:12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel **instead** of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
Now put on your thinking caps; What gave YHWH the right to change the Covenant? What gave YHWH the right to change the deal? What could have happened so bad as to implement this ‘Change’?
It was Israel’s Covenant Break disobedience of Ex.32. YHWH’s 1st choice to remedy Israel’s breach was to wipe them all out! Annihilate ALL Israel and start over with Moses (Ex.32:10). This included Aaron (who made the Gold Calf then lied about it) AND his son’s. What in All of Torah could be worse?
They ALL lost their Melkizedeq standing – They All almost lost their lives – They All were remanded to a Levitical Priesthood – A huge difference in being a nation ‘of’ priests and a nation ‘with’ priests.
YHWH does Not have to honor a broken Covenant – Especially 1 that came with a ‘prepackaged’ agreed to proviso (Ex.19:5-6) in the word ‘if’.
Now we come to Jos.5:5;
Jos 5:5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had **not** circumcised.
Again; put on your thinking caps; this says – ‘all the people that came out (of Egypt) were circumcised’, that would be Ex.12 right? BUT – ‘all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way (in the Sinai desert) as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had NOT circumcised’.
Again; What happened that would cause the Israelites to stop circumcising (the premier Covenant ‘sign’) their 8 day old infant sons? And realize that at the point of Jos 5:5 it had been in excess of 40yrs.
So what happened 40yrs earlier that would make this situation so?
It was none other than the same Israel Covenant Break disobedience of Ex.32. Think about it they had just broken the Covenant, the very 1 they were to circumcise for. Now circumcision the Covenant sign had no Covenant to be the sign for. This is Paul’s very point at;
Rom 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
The 1st – Gen.17 was the Melkizedeq circumcision command – But the Ex.19:5-24:8 Book of the Covenant had been broken; no wonder YHWH wanted to completely annihilate Israel! And this WITH a 40yr. un-circumcision lapse moratorium suspension – This gave rise for the necessity of;
Jos 5:2 At that time YHWH said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the **second time**.
This is the 2nd circumcision command; under the Levitical Priesthood (40yrs after Ex.32)
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?
Among us here today are certain individuals that have been lead to & are convinced that being physically circumcised is Covenant obedience to Gen.17 and necessary to be in Covenant. But what they are not being taught and do not realize is that their obedience is actually to Jos.5:2 under the Levitical Priesthood. – Yes we all are to be circumcised – in the Heart this is Melkizedeq and always has been.
12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
Change; a reversion back to the original – Remember Abraham got the promise while un-circumcised
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