Friday 21 December 2012

Isra'el and Mosaic Law

Greetings and Blessed Love,

Before the Sabbath hour comes I want to just post a reasoning on the relationship between Isra'el, the Nation of Hebrews and their God Yahweh, as based upon their Covenant, which was ruled by Mosaic Law. RasTafari in adopting so many values and principles in the Livity, truly derived many ideals from Mosaic Law as with the Gospels. This tradition is also based in Ethiopia where the Fetha Nagast is a mixture of Torah and Nazirene laws.

If you are seeking RasTafari in a serious manner, wanting to change one's life for the better, to connect with JAH in a hola, righteous manner - one must know what is right from wrong. The Law helps us to govern ourselves, to see what habits are abominable and what are favourable. That's the only way we can truly see "the Norm" or "mainstream" from what it is - and navigate our way out of it. the Law also helps us to reconnect with the past greatness of man, and to apprecilove the honourable code of conduct that humanity or at least Isra'el, once thrived by.

the following is just a summary of Mosaic law, what Scripture says about it: how it came to be and what it truly determines for Isra'el;

The Hola Ible is ideally all about the relationship between the fourteen Tribes of Jacob and Joseph and their inheritance called the Covenant of Abraham. This Covenant was made when Isra’el rejected having a direct righteous and spiritual connection to JAH on Mt, Sinai, and chose Moses as their leader instead. Moses then instituted a set rule of law and a priesthood to govern it, which were to control Israel’s penchant for idolatry and a number of carnally-based habits. Everything that took Israel far from righteousness was outlawed and placed into perspective, by Mosaic Law. Abraham's Hebrew way of righteousness and faith was to be learned by the Law since Israel had carnal weaknesses unlike Abraham.
 The Scriptures describe a love-hate relationship between JAH and flesh, and how the physical pleasures of humanity were always able to conquer their Krist-Consciousness.  The battle was being fought between the Creation instruments of spirit and ego, where the Law served as the peacemaker by setting boundaries which keep both forces in check and the good in persuasion.  The Law fights the battle against sin - sin being that which causes the Kristos to be buried by the ego and idolatry to manifest -  and allows Isra'el to be spiritually, carnally and geographically redeemed. The Law is therefore on Jahovah's side, and Moses composed the Laws of Isra'el so that they could keep their land and live well for generations, rather than be slaves, and die in their transgressions against themselves, their God and Covenant.
Because they were ideally a people called out of corruption and destruction to be set apart as a kingdom of Priests and Kings (or Standard Bearers of God in the world), it was important that Biblical Isra'el embraced a set order or law which would prevent them from committing sins against their Living God Jahovah and one another. By living clean and good, Isra'el was separated and placed above the barbaric, demonic and bloodthirsty nations of Kanaan, Egypt, Assyrio-Babylon, Persia and the Gentiles. They were less like the world and more like God's Ilect when they honoured the Covenant and law. As individuals, tribes and a race, it allowed them to make themselves worthy to stand before Jahovah and to receive His holy instruction through the priests, kings and prophets.
Essentially, the Law was provided to save them from themselves and the ways of men, and ensured that the new world or land they would create between the rivers Nile and Euphrates was a testimony to the presence of the Living God in flesh;  orderly and righteous in its existence. The Law was also expected to be a pillar of family life, and reference guide for all aspects of society's operation.
However, repeatedly the Law was cast aside by Isra'el and the ruling houses of the church and throne, and this caused Isra'el to lose its special Godly inheritance and countenance. Every time they succumbed to the pressures of the flesh, bad things happened to Isra'el – the worst being  weakness, misfortune and death,  invasions, captivities, scattering and exile (events which led up to our current status in seeking redemption and repatriation). They moved away from the Way and Identity of their Fathers and Mothers, and the quest to dwell with JAH in their hearts and attitudes - the very things that made them unique, most cherished by JAH and most hated by men. (Rastafari seek to recapture that unique quality in our own context.)
            In return, JAH moved away from them, hiding His Word and Spirit from their consciousness, taking the Ark of the Covenant and the promise of prosperity and sovereignty to other land through the lineage of David: Ethiopia. In Jerusalem and Samaria the sons of Judah and Levi failed to uphold the order correctly and the Ark was both forgotten and lost to the tribes.
In general, going against the law always means that love for JAH or love for humanity or love for the Iniversal order of things, is compromised and disrespected. The only way to right such wrongs which for Isra'el caused environmental degradation, illness, war, poverty, death and broken homes and spirits, was to return to the wise-mind and fear  of JAH and get to know the God-head Jahovah better so that Their healing would come by wise-mind and the Kristos. In the Scripture, the way that man and woman did this was by seeking acquaintance with the Law of JAH, which describes how Isra'el or any holy person must live in order to purify themselves so that they could be Images of the God-Head.
Therefore, the first step Rastafari take in getting to know the Law and the Way of the God -Head and Ethiopia's Zion, is to discover the foundation that Isra'el was given in the Torah and Gospels.

-           There is one Law for all man and woman.
            Numbers 15:29; Leviticus 24:22

-           A nation that has the Law of God is the greatest nation. The Exodus of the newly formed Israelite Nation represents how great and terrible the Lord can be just to assure righteousness will reign in the hearts of His creation.
            Exodus 13:9; Deuteronomy 4:8

-           The Law must always be taught to the people no matter one’s status because it is their inheritance.
            Exodus 18:20; Deuteronomy 32:46; 33:4, 10; Malachi 2:7
-           The Law must be accessible to all, made known and never hid.
            Deuteronomy 27:8; 29:29

-           The Law must be remembered, read and obeyed by all, for all generations.
Deuteronomy 17:17-19; 29:29; 31:9-12; Job 22:22; Psalm 78:5; Isaiah 8:16; Ezekiel 44:24

-           The Law is extremely holy and its judgement, final and full of  fire.
            Deuteronomy 31:26; 33:2; Isaiah 5:24; Romans 2:12

-           The Law is the truth, it is good and holy.
            Psalm 119:142; Romans 7:12, 16

-           The Law is an order of JAH who is supreme over all flesh and superstition.
            2 Kings 17:13,37; 21:8; Isaiah 2:3; 33:22; 42:21; 51:4; Micah 4:2

-           The Law is established for all until the new heaven and new earth
            Matthew 5:17, 18; Luke 16:17

-           The Law is the delight of those who love JAH and His Ways, Righteousness
            Psalm 40:8; 119:18, 70, 77, 92,165,174; Proverbs 29:18

-           The Law is written on our foreheads and on the tables of our hearts – therefore we bear it in our Consciousness and meditation always
Psalms 1:2; 37:31; 40:8; 119:34,55,97,109; Isaiah 51:7; Jeremiah 31:33; Romans 2:15; 7:22

-           To serve and love the Lord is to obey His command/Law
            Joshua 22:5; John 14:15; Ecclesiastes 12:13

-           Love of the Law and for JAH strengthens obedience in the face of temptation          
            Psalm 119:29, 51, 61,72,83,13,153,163

-           If you keep the Law you shall live.
Leviticus 18:5; Nehemiah 9:29; Deuteronomy 8:3; Amos 5:4; Proverbs 13:14; 6:23; 7:2; Galatians 3:2; Romans 10:5; Revelation 22:14; Matthew 4:4; 19:17; Luke 4:4; John 12:50; Ezekiel 20:11,13,21; 18:8-9,17; 3:13-16; 33:16

-           Wisdom through the Law is our Mother that is, the giver of life.
            Proverbs 4; 3:1-8; Psalm 128; Exodus 20:12

-           Keep and obey the whole Law.
            James 2:10

-           Through the Law we know our acts of sin.
            Romans 3:20; 4:15; 7:7; 1 Corinthians 15:56; 1 John 3:4

-           To obey the Law which is made known through all generations is to be blessed by JAH in every manner of man’s works.
            Deuteronomy 30:9-11; Joshua 1:7-8; 1 Kings 2:3; Psalm 119:1

-           To disobey the Law is to be cursed. If one does so, one should be weary of the wrath of JAH, hence why fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, for it is wise to seek the Law and be spared.
            Deuteronomy 27:26; 28:58; Ezra 7:25; Isaiah 5:24; Jeremiah 32:23; Hosea 4:6

-           Those who break the Law  defile the earth.
            Isaiah 24:5

-           To disobey the Law is to rebel against JAH, it is wickedness.
            Isaiah 30:9; Proverbs 28:9; Psalm 119:150

-           Where the wicked rule, the Law is tainted.
            Habakkuk 1:4

-           But through Krist’s spirit we can overcome sin and the weakness of our flesh
            Romans 8:2-4; Hebrews 7:16

-           And won’t need the Law to rule us any more
            Romans 10:4; 3:28; 7:6; 4:13; Galatians 2:16, 21; 5:18

Senbet Selam
Sis. Ila


  1. Sistren. Well stated and translated . Di I aprecilove the way unnu write. Jah bless and guidance. Pure over standing empress and light u provide fi some of di idren struggling between Babylon distraction and Rastafari livity. Raspect empress. May Jah love cover you and your family this season. One love and bless sistren.

  2. give thanks and may JAH also give you strength to do what you must to live your salvation! Blessed Love


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