Paul refers to The Law, which is The Torah Law as “spiritual” (Romans 7:14). The Law of Moses was not spiritual but written and known as The Letter of The Law which could only produce death (II Corinthians 3). The Torah is a spiritual matter which leads to eternal life, while The Law of Moses leads to only a righteous, successful human life. Why is The Torah “spiritual” and The Law of Moses considered only “righteousness?”
Spirit And Letter
Many Christians may be surprised to know The Torah and The Law of Moses are not the same law. Genesis and Exodus, up till Moses, is The Torah, but the specific Law of Moses only began at
. The Torah existed since the beginning of the universe. Genesis 1:1-2 states God created the heaven and earth. That is when The Torah began, although it was not written down. The Torah is spiritual. Mount Horeb
Most of The Torah does not include The Law of Moses. The Torah was already over 2,000 years old. The Law of Moses only lasted from about 1,500 B.C. until the destruction of The Temple in 70 A.D. Always remember, The Law of Moses cannot be kept perfectly without The
. In order to keep The Law of Moses, it must be kept perfectly (James 2:10). For The Law of Moses to be kept, you will have to wait till Christ’s return. Why did God cause The Old Covenant “law” to cease or vanish (Hebrews 8:31)? Temple
God originated The Torah when He created the universe. God’s “house” was the earth with His protected roof or canopy over it. This canopy was the earth’s atmosphere under which God’s children could live and exist (Genesis 1).
The rest of the universe was in darkness while solar systems were in competition with each other. Only the earth had God’s protection for human life. There is no place like the earth in the universe as science, also, testifies. This is God’s “house” for mankind and God was the architect and creator.
From its inception, God’s Torah Law had no legalistic demands until The Law of Moses was enjoined upon
. The Torah now became a court requirement with legalistic demands with judgments or curses. This added Law of Moses, as revealed in Deuteronomy 5:3, is not the same covenant Torah made with Abraham. These are two different agreements from God (Galatians 3:17). Israel
The Torah under Moses is known as The Old Covenant which was to last till
Shiloh or until Christ came (Genesis 49:10).
When Jesus Christ came to His own,
, they rejected Him, so He turned to another people, The Gentiles (Matthew 21:48). Christ came to restore The Law of Moses to Judah . When they rejected John, The Baptist as Elijah, a curse was placed upon the world (Malachi 4:6). For more incite read God’s Story. Israel
Before Moses, the original Torah was preached by The Prophets to mankind (Hebrews 1:1). That original Torah was not written, because it was not by a legal demand but to be followed because of their faith.
This is the reason Abraham kept God’s commandments and statutes and there were no judgments (Genesis 26:5)! Abraham was under The Melchizedek Priesthood, a priesthood of faith based upon free choice. Salvation, therefore, must have free choice because eternal life is a gift and has no human demands, it only requires faith. It was the element of faith that was needed from the time of Adam and Eve until Moses.
Moses introduced The Old Covenant to
because they feared God would kill them (Exodus 20) and they told Moses he should tell them what God wanted and they would do it. God said they were correct in understanding they had a wrong heart and wouldn’t keep His commandments anyway (Deuteronomy 5:29). The Old Covenant was, therefore, “added” to The Original Torah four hundred and thirty years after Abraham. Israel
Galatians 3:17 states, “And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law [Moses Law], which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.” Wow! Do you understand what Paul just said?
Before The Law was administered by Moses (The Old Contract) the original promise or contract with Abraham (The Torah) was based upon faith and not by command. Israel needed an order or a command which was no longer based upon faith, as with Abraham.
From Adam and Eve until Moses, the original Torah Law was foundationally built upon “faith.” This was accomplished without a legalistic court command. All nations who have citizens with a criminal nature, with no heart or conscience, must have a written law outlining “right” from “wrong” (I Timothy 1:7-10). This Law had to have judgments, penalties and when demanded they had to be followed or the result was a curse.
When Jesus came and proved His agápé love for mankind, He was the body God required to pay for the world’s sins (humanity). He became Melchizdek as Christianity’s High Priest (Hebrew 10). The Law of Moses was only instituted to be a shadow or type of a witness to eventually bring them to Christ (Galatians 4:19).
Paul revealed in Galatians 3:24, “Wherefore the law [of Moses] was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”
Now, the original Torah Law has come full circle. From Adam to Moses the spiritual Torah was based upon faith. Since Moses to Jesus, with the addition of The Law of Moses, Deuteronomy became a command with curses and blessings (Deuteronomy 29-31), which was to be dis-annulled. Read Hebrews 7:1-19.
The Torah Law is spiritual and remains forever or “ages and ages.” The Law of Moses, which was added to The Torah, was temporary because of sin and a wrong heart. This only lasted until Christ (Hebrews 3:10). Once again, The Old Covenant will be instituted during The Millennium to bring all
and all nations to come to Christ (Romans 11:25-26). The Millennium is necessary to invite the whole world to The Wedding Feast, both the bad and the good (Matthew 22:10). Israel
Christ turned to another nation (The Gentiles and The Lost Tribes) because His own nation, The Jews, rejected Him. Now, God was reinstituting the original Torah Law based upon faith through our High Priest, Melchizedek. He administered The Torah by faith or spiritual worship. When a change of Priesthood occurred, it then required a change in The Law. The Torah was now administered by Melchizedek through faith (Hebrews 7:12)!
John 1:17 reveals, “For the Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” Christians are under grace and not The Law of Moses with its curses.
Moses’ Law was written to be done by human works, called dead works in Hebrews 6:1. They were dead works because they only promised a successful human existence, but no eternal life.
God’s house needs to be built by God and not by any human effort. That is why Jesus warned, a house built on a foundation of sand or human works (like Adam and Eve when they ate the fruit of good and evil) would be destroyed. The next effort by mankind just before The New Heaven and Earth is by fire!
Biblically, you read Christ described two types of houses. Matthew 7:24-27 refers to a house which is built on a rock (Christ – I Corinthians 10:4) or on sand (human). Read about these two houses but ultimately you will see there is a third house, as well.
Hebrews 3:1 directs that Christ is your Apostle and High Priest. Moses was faithful over His house (Law of Moses) which required human effort to build. In order to be righteous, human effort or deeds were required. Hebrews states, “For this man [Jesus] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who had built the house has more honour than the house.”
Moses built one of the two houses by each Israelite with their own human effort. This house failed because it was built upon sand and human deeds or works.
The second house is built by Christ, your High Priest. You’ve noticed this house has more honor. It is built upon a rock or Jesus. Moses’ house was not intended to last, but to merely be a witness of Christ’s house (Hebrews 3:5).
Now for a surprise! A third house is mentioned to be built by God. “For every house is built by some man [Moses or Christ]; but he that built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4). This is a third house by God who builds everything! This is “the house” that God is building in II Timothy 2:20.
God builds all things. Biblically, you will discover that God who created the universe is presently creating a New Heaven and New Earth.
Jesus said in John 14 that He was going to His Father to build a mansion for you. Read about God’s new house or tabernacle. God’s house will not be in heaven but brought to this earth.
Revelation 21:1 prophesies that God is creating a New Heaven and a New Earth because the first heaven and earth will pass away by fire (II Peter 3).
Then, coming out of heaven, New Jerusalem will descend as a bride glistening like precious jewels in gold, with diamonds. Revelations 21:3 reveals, “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle [house] of God is with men and He will dwell with them and they shall be his people and God himself shall be with them and be their God.”
God who creates all things will make a new universe with a new earth, which will be God’s new house where all of mankind will dwell. The New Jerusalem, which will be on The New Earth, is God’s New House.
At that time, God will be able to dwell with humanity because sin will not exist. Isaiah 59:1-2 states, God will not dwell where sin exists.” He will not even listen to those who sin. “When a people sin God leaves them alone in the wilderness as He did with
until Christ came.” Christ was sinless, so God delivered Him from Satan and the wilderness. Israel
Until people repent of their sins and have a change of mind or heart, God does not hold people responsible for their sins (John 9:41).
This New House of God is a spiritual (eternal) tabernacle. God’s “house” only allows a specific people to live or enter God’s “house.” God is a spirit and only wants those to come and worship Him (God) spiritually (John 4:24).
God’s Torah in God’s House must be within a person’s heart and mind to be able to enter God’s new earthly house.