What Is A Lawless One?

Therefore remember that you, once gentiles in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands, that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisra’ĕl and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world. But now in Messiah יהושע you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. Ephesians 2:11-13 (ISR98)
How did Y’shua’s blood bring us near to the Covenant?

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Mattityahu/Matthew 26:26-29 (NIV) This is how the Master brings us near with our drinking the cup. How many know what they are agreeing to when they consume the wine (grape juice)? Are people drinking the cup in ignorance, believing it means something different than what Y’shua told us it meant? What is this Covenant the Teacher is referring to?

For God does find fault with the people when he says, “‘See! The days are coming,’ says ADONAI, ‘when I will establish over the house of Isra’el and over the house of Y’hudah a new covenant. “‘It will not be like the covenant which I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by their hand and led them forth out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, did not remain faithful to my covenant; so I, for my part, stopped concerning myself with them,’ says ADONAI. “‘For this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,’ says ADONAI: ‘I will put my Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. “‘None of them will teach his fellow-citizen or his brother, saying, “Know ADONAI!” For all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest, because I will be merciful toward their wickednesses and remember their sins no more.'” Ivrim/Hebrews 8:8-12 (CJB) In this passage will someone please show me the Ger/Stranger or the Goyim/Gentiles? The pact referred to is only with the 12 Tribes of Isra’el. This reunion has not yet occurred, otherwise we would not be experiencing the problems we still encounter in this world. Those not under this agreement can join by adhering to the same requirements that Ya’akov’s/Jacob’s descendants must abide by. There are not two ways into this contract.

Now that we have touched on a small segment of the New Covenant, let us examine the entirety of this promise as it was revealed to the Cohen/Priest Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah. “At that time,” declares Adonai, “I will be God to all families of Israel, and they will be My people.” Thus says Adonai: “The people surviving the sword found grace in the wilderness—where I gave Israel rest.” “From afar Adonai appeared to me.” “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. Again I will build you, so you will be rebuilt, virgin Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines as ornaments, and go out to dances of merrymakers. Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria—planters will plant and use them. For there will be a day when watchmen will call out in the hill country of Ephraim, ‘Arise, let us go up to Zion, to Adonai our God.’” For thus says Adonai: “Sing aloud with joy for Jacob! Shout with the chief of the nations! Proclaim, give praise, and say: ‘Adonai, save your people, the remnant of Israel!’ Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and I will gather them from the ends of the earth—among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant together with she who is in labor with child. A great throng will return here. With weeping and supplications they will come. I will bring them, leading them to walk by streams of water on a straight path where they will not stumble. For I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is My firstborn.” Hear the word of Adonai, O nations, and declare it in the distant islands, and say: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather and watch over him, as a shepherd does his flock.’ For Adonai has ransomed Jacob. He redeemed him from the hand of one stronger than he. They will come and sing on Zion’s height, radiant over the bounty of Adonai—over the grain, the wine, the oil, and the young of the flock. Their life will be like a watered garden, and they will never languish again. Then will the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old men together. For I will turn their mourning into joy, and I will comfort them, and make them rejoice out of their sorrow. I will fill the soul of the kohanim with fatness and My people will be satisfied with My goodness.” It is a declaration of Adonai. Thus says Adonai: “A voice is heard in Ramah—lamentation and bitter weeping—Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” Thus says Adonai: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears. For your work will be rewarded”—it is declaration of Adonai—“when they will return from the land of the enemy. So there is hope for your future”—it is declaration of Adonai—“when your children will return to their own territory. I indeed heard Ephraim grieving: ‘You have disciplined me—I was disciplined like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for you are Adonai my God. For after I returned, I repented, and after that I was instructed, I struck my thigh—I was ashamed and also humiliated, for I bore the disgrace of my youth.’ Is Ephraim a precious son to Me? Is he a delightful child? For as often as I spoke against him, I still certainly remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him. I will surely have compassion on him.” It is a declaration of Adonai. Erect road markers, set up signposts! Set your heart toward the highway, the way by which you traveled! Return, O virgin Israel, return to your cities. How long will you waver, O backsliding daughter? For Adonai has created a new thing on earth: a woman surrounds a man. Thus says Adonai-Tzva’ot, the God of Israel: “Yet again will they use this expression in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I will return them from exile: ‘Adonai bless you, O dwelling of righteousness, O mountain of holiness.’ Judah and all its cities will dwell there together—the farmer and those who go about with flocks. For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul will refresh.” At this point I awoke, and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me. “Behold, days are coming”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and with the seed of beast. Now just as I have watched over them to uproot and to pull down, to overthrow, to destroy, and to bring disaster, then I will watch over them to build and to plant,” says Adonai. “In those days they will no longer say: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’ Rather each will die for his own iniquity: if anyone eats the sour grapes, his own teeth will be blunted.” “Behold, days are coming”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For they broke My covenant, though I was a husband to them.” it is a declaration of Adonai. “But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“I will put My Torah within them. Yes, I will write it on their heart. I will be their God and they will be My people. No longer will each teach his neighbor or each his brother, saying: ‘Know Adonai,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.” it is a declaration of Adonai. “For I will forgive their iniquity, their sin I will remember no more.” Thus says Adonai, who gives the sun as a light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars as a light by night, who stirs up the sea so its waves roar, Adonai-Tzva’ot is His Name: Only if this fixed order departs from before Me”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“then also might Israel’s offspring cease from being a nation before Me—for all time.” Thus says Adonai: “Only if heaven above can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, then also I will cast off the offspring of Israel—for all they have done.” It is a declaration of Adonai. “Behold, days are coming”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“when the city will be rebuilt for Adonai, from the tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. The measuring line will go out farther, straight to the Gareb Hill, then turn to Goah. Then the whole valley—the dead bodies and the ashes, and all the fields up to the Kidron Valley to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east—will be holy to Adonai. It will never be uprooted or thrown down again—forever.” Yirmeyahu 31:1-40 (TLV)

If the things we have been told about heaven and earth will cease to be, then this Covenant is null and void – so swears Yah. Therefore if Y’shua only speaks his Father’s words then he is either a deceiver or a faithful son … which do you think he is? At what point does the OLIVE TREE become pagan instead of the source of TRUTH and NOURISHMENT the BRANCHES need? Why do people continue to deceive themselves with the lies our fathers inherited by constantly perverting the Torah and the Prophets message? This is how the EXILE began for the Northern Kingdom.

Another misconception many have been duped by is that Yechezk’el/Ezekiel chapter 37 has likewise come to pass. And the Word of YAHWEH was to me, saying, And you, son of man, take one stick to yourself and write on it, For Judah, and for his companions, the sons of Israel. And take another stick and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions. And draw them one to one for yourself, into one (echad) stick. And they shall become one (echad) in your hand. And when the sons of your people shall speak to you, saying, Will you not declare to us what these mean to you? Say to them, So says Adonai YAHWEH: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions. And I will put them with him, with the stick of Judah, and I will make them one stick, and they shall be one (echad) in My hand. And the sticks shall be in your hand, the ones on which you write before their eyes. And say to them, So says Adonai YAHWEH: Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations, there where they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and will bring them into their own land. And I will make them one (echad) nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one King shall be for a king to all of them. And they shall not be two nations anymore. And they will not be split into two kingdoms any more. And they will not still be defiled with their idols, even with their filthy idols, nor with all of their transgressions. But I will save them out of all their dwelling places where they have sinned in them, and I will cleanse them. So they shall be for a people to Me and I will be for Elohim to them. And My servant, David, shall be King over them. And there shall be one Shepherd to all of them. And they shall walk in My judgments and keep My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell on the land that I have given to My servant, to Jacob, there where your fathers dwelt in it. And they shall dwell on it, they and their sons, and the sons of their sons, forever. And My servant David shall be a ruler to them forever. And I will cut a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant it shall be with them, And I will place them and multiply them, and I will put (Aleph/Tav) My sanctuary in their midst forever. And My tabernacle shall be with them, and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. And when My sanctuary shall be in their midst forever, the nations shall know that I, YAHWEH, sanctify Israel. Yechezk’el 37:15-28 (HRB)

If one is drinking the cup of the Covenant, and in so doing is being grafted into the Olive Tree, how can we be anything but Isra’el? Since Isra’el is the only entity other than Yah involved in this contract, anyone who is not one of these two entities is not part of this agreement. Now to shake things up, everyone who has drank the wine in the cup and proclaimed they are entering into the Covenant Y’shua inaugurated/renewed is liable for any violation we commit against that compact. This is what our brother Sha’ul/Paul is warning about in his letter to the Corinthian Assembly: For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Likewise also the cup, after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But let a person examine himself, and in this way let him eat from the bread and let him drink from the cup. For the one who eats and drinks, if he does not recognize the body, eats and drinks judgment against himself. Because of this, many are weak and sick among you, and quite a few have died. But if we were evaluating ourselves, we would not be judged. But if we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined, in order that we will not be condemned with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 (LEB)

The purpose of this teaching is to point out the Covenant is not some ritual but a expectation from the other party, Yah, that we will abide within this agreement. The cup can bring either a Blessing OR a Curse, which ever we deserve according to our actions. Having this agreement on our hearts is not an emotional response or feeling but we live it, and our light shines because of it. We cannot proclaim one thing yet do the opposite and expect that we will be blessed. This is what Lawlessness is.

The Lord said, Because this people draw near [to me], and with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a mitzvah of men which has been taught [them]; therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 29:13-14 (HNV) Two faced is what someone is who does not do what they claim to do, an actor, a phony … this is the description of a hypocrite.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Mattityahu 7:21-27 (NKJV) Note that Y’shua states they have done these things in his name successfully, yet he tells them “Go Away, you do not DO Torah” … these are what the words of his Father are.

And if there arise within thee a prophet, or one who dreams a dream, and he gives thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass which he spoke to thee, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye know not; ye shall not hearken to the words of that prophet, or the dreamer of that dream, because the Lord thy God tries you, to know whether ye love your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall follow the Lord your God, and fear him, and ye shall hear his voice, and attach yourselves to him. And that prophet or that dreamer of a dream, shall die; for he has spoken to make thee err from the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, who redeemed thee from bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the Lord thy God commanded thee to walk in: so shalt thou abolish the evil from among you. And if thy brother by thy father or mother, or thy son, or daughter, or thy wife in thy bosom, or friend who is equal to thine own soul, entreat thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, of the gods of the nations that are round about you, who are near thee or at a distance from thee, from one end of the earth to the other; thou shalt not consent to him, neither shalt thou hearken to him; and thine eye shall not spare him, thou shalt feel no regret for him, neither shalt thou at all protect him: thou shalt surely report concerning him, and thy hands shall be upon him among the first to slay him, and the hands of all the people at the last. And they shall stone him with stones, and he shall die, because he sought to draw thee away from the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall not again do according to this evil thing among you. And if in one of thy cities which the Lord God gives thee to dwell therein, thou shalt hear men saying, Evil men have gone out from you, and have caused all the inhabitants of their land to fall away, saying, Let us go and worship other gods, whom ye knew not, then thou shalt enquire and ask, and search diligently, and behold, the thing is clearly true, and this abomination has taken place among you, thou shalt utterly destroy all the dwellers in that land with the edge of the sword; ye shall solemnly curse it, and all things in it. And all its spoils thou shalt gather into its public ways, and thou shalt burn the city with fire, and all its spoils publicly before the Lord thy God; and it shall be uninhabited for ever, it shall not be built again. And there shall nothing of the cursed thing cleave to thy hand, that the Lord may turn from his fierce anger, and shew thee mercy, and pity thee, and multiply thee, as he sware to thy fathers; if thou wilt hear the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments, all that I charge thee this day, to do that which is good and pleasing before the Lord thy God. D’varim/Deuteronomy 13:1-18 (LXX-B)

Those who read Chazon/Revelation 13:11-18 and do not use the previous paragraph, D’varim 13, will never see a false prophet as they do not know what to look for. Also we need to take into account the following: Jehovah thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; according to all that thou desiredst of Jehovah thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Jehovah my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. And Jehovah said unto me, They have well said that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. And if thou say in thy heart, How shall we know the word which Jehovah hath not spoken? when a prophet speaketh in the name of Jehovah, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which Jehovah hath not spoken: the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously, thou shalt not be afraid of him. D’varim 18:15-22 (ASV)

According to the Master’s own words – if he went against his Father’s will, he would be a false prophet and his death would be absolutely worthless … therefore his death cannot absolve us of our sin; which require forgiveness and repentance. So since I know he did not go against Yah’s will, or His Word, I am confident that Y’shua is the Prophet and Mashiach/Messiah that Moshe was told about. This is what FAITH and TRUST are; taking the information we are presented with and weighing the evidence in order to reach a conclusion as to whether we believe the account we have examined … we cannot simply pluck them out of thin air.

Moses came; and calling together the elders of the people, he declared all the words which the Lord had commanded. And all the people answered together: All that the Lord hath spoken, we will do. And when Moses had related the people’s words to the Lord. Sh’mot/Exodus 19:7-8 (DRA) Remember the people have agreed to the Covenant and Moshe has not yet gone up Mount Sinai to receive the FIRST set of tablets. When Moshe comes down from the mountain he sees promiscuity and idolatry blatantly being acted out by Isra’el and in order to spare any of them he smashes those tablets on the ground. This is the same attitude too many still use when they drink the Cup of this same Covenant. How many Golden Calves have been made with our disobedient, rebellious lifestyles? Forget not their excuse in the wilderness was … we are serving Yah with our actions. Think about that.

Shalom Aleichem

With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh written by Rabbi Danny Palmer & Bernard Yosef Honigfort.
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