|Posted by Messiahs Truth on August 1, 2013 at 3:20 PM|
When YHWH gave the Torah to Moses, it was a personal and real experience – not just for Moses – but for the entire community of Israel. Not just for them but for us ‘now’, as well.
When we read and study scripture, we must have the right perspective, and the perspective is a personal perspective, “YHWH is actually and directly talking to me!”
YHWH is right here where I am, right there where you are. Talking to me; talking to you. Explaining to you what happened to the community of Israel, how to live, how to line up with his Torah, what happens to you when you do and what happens to you when you don’t.
If you are truly grafted into Israel through Yahshua, then He is always present, literally, whether you sense His presence or not, whether He manifests to you or not – He is always present.
You might call this “relationship theology” because YHWH desires – NO – He DEMANDS and REQUIRES a relationship with you and me.
We must be careful not to “intellectualize” Him or get in an “analyzing” mode in regards to Him or His Torah. The focus is having a “relationship” with HIM. Like a father spending time with his children, a husband with his wife, developing a relationship. This is how we ‘get close’ to Elohim.
I remember TV shows in the 50’s and 60’s like “Father Knows Best,” “Make Room For Daddy,” “Leave It To Beaver,” and “The Cosby Show.”
The focus was on relationship and character development. Isn’t that what our Heavenly Father is doing? He is developing a Hebrew character in us by developing a Holy (set apart) relationship with you and me.
I believe D’varim (Deuteronomy) is the most important book of Moses because the Father is right there, right where you are, speaking to you and me as individuals and as a family, like a family meeting. He is preparing us for a transition from adolescence to adulthood, giving us instruction and commissioning us as we step out into our purpose, our mission; our life quest.
And just like a father He continually drives home this one critical thought, “Remember, do not forget what I taught you.” A fathers’ heartfelt words to keep us on track; to keep us on the straight and narrow path. He is teaching us to “Shema,” to listen, pay attention, obey and trust Him.