If the Torah was
“Nailed To The Cross” & “Done Away With”
Why did Messiah Yahusha spend his final days teaching it?
Matthew 5:19 Whoever then breaks one of these least commandments, and teaches men to do so, he shall be called the least in the reign of heaven: but whosoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of heaven.
Breaks: destroy, dissolve, put off, abolish
Matthew 5:20 For I say to you, That unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the reign of heaven.
The Scribes and Pharisees at the time measured the commandments in greater and lesser commandments. They would abolish some to keep their man-made traditions.
Matthew 5:21 You heard that it was said of those of old, you shall not murder; and whosoever murders shall be liable to judgment:
Exodus: 20:13 YOU SHALL NOT MURDER
Deuteronomy 5:17 YOU SHALL NOT MURDER
It is the 6th Commandment.
Matthew 5:22 But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:
Yahusha fills up the command, taking it beyond just the action of the hand and to the action of the heart. By doing this Yahusha raises the standard exalting it to a higher spiritual application.
Matthew 5:27 You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY
Deuteronomy 5:18 NEITHER SHALL YOU COMMIT ADULTERY.
It is the 7th Commandment
Matthew 5:28 But I say to you, That everyone looking at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Again it is not just an action of the hand, but a heart issue. It is no longer just Moses saying not to do these things. In the New/or rather Renewed Covenant, the Torah is written on our hearts, it is internalized within us. So now, your heart is being judged before your hand does anything.
Matthew 5:31 It has been said, Whoever puts away his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.
Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house.
This is not one of the 10 Commandments, but it is still yet a Torah commandment. This tells us that Yahusha is not limiting His teachings to just the 10 Commandments but has expanded them into the Torah.
Matthew 5:32 But I say to you, That whoever shall put away his wife, except for the matter of whoring, makes her commit adultery: and whoever marries a woman that has been put away commits adultery.
Yahusha expanded on the command, bringing clarity, and filling it up. As, the people at that time would send their wives away for any reason or displeasure, without a certificate of divorce.
Matthew 5:33 Again, you have heard it said to those of old, you shalt not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to Yahuah:
Leviticus 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your Elohim: I am YAHUAH.
Numbers 30:2 If a man vow a vow to YAHUAH, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Deuteronomy 23:21 When you shalt vow a vow unto YAHUAH your Elohim, you shalt not slack to pay it: for Yahuah your Elohim, will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you.
None of these are listed in the 10 Commandments but they are Torah commands.
Matthew 5:34 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is Elohim’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black.
Matthew 5:35 But let your communication be, Yes, yes; No, no: for what goes more than these is from the wicked one.
What does Torah say about making oaths?
Deuteronomy 6:13 You shall fear YAHUAH thy Elohim, and serve him, and shall swear by His name.
Swear by His Name and not vainly on other things
Matthew 5:38 You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Exodus 21: 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
This is a Torah command for the Judges to apply. This was not a role that ordinary citizens took upon themselves to make those judgments.
Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, Do not resist, but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
Matthew 5:43 You have heard it said, You shalt love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.
Leviticus 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am YAHUAH.
The Torah command was to love; “ to hate your enemy” was spoken teaching, a doctrine of men, not part of the written Torah of Elohim.
Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahuah appeared to Abram and said to him: I am El Shaddai; walk before me and be perfect.