The Law and the Testimony

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When Isaiah 8:20 says to the Law and to the Testimony, if they speak not according to this, there is no light in them.

It is referring to both The Law of Moses and The two tables of Testimony. Take note of the true meaning of this verse taking your belief to the Law and to the Testimony is IMPORTANT. You must go by both the Testimony (10 commandments) and the law of Moses! 

 The Testimony

To  the Law and to the Testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20

 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God. Exodus 31:18

 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. Exodus 32:15


Exodus 34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

Exodus 40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:

THE LAW:

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.”Exodus 24:12

In Exodus 24 you see that Yah Gave a law and commandments, so when we take it to the law…. we are taking it to the law he gave Moses.  These laws guard the ten commandments that Yah wrote on two tables of testimony.

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month: Nehemiah 8:8, 14

We see above in Nehemiah 8 that the book of the Law of Yah (God) is The book of the law of Moses….commanded by YAH, written by Moses.  This very word proceedeth out of the mouth of Yah….”Man does not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD, that proceedeth out of the mouth of YAH.”

Deuteronomy 4:44 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:

Deut.29:21 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:

Deut.30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

Deut.31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

Deut.33:21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.

Josh.1:7,8 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Josh.8:31,32,34 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings. And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in thebook of the law.

Josh.22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Josh.23:26 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in thebook of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

so Isaiah 8 : 20 says :To the Law (law of Moses) and to the Testimony (the two tablets) if they speak not according to this, there is no light in them.

Yah changes NOT:

“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6

Malachi 4:4-6

4] Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
[5] Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
[6] And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Here is what the Catholic Cardinal said, to clarify:” The new law has its own spirit …and its own feasts which have taken the place of those appointed in the law of Moses.  If we would know the days to be observed, we must go to the Catholic church, not to the Mosaic Law.” Cardinal Gibbons states in the  Catholic Catechism.

So lets dig deep into that statement- the Catholic church has a new law, its own spirit, its own feast days which have taken place of those in the law of Moses.
The Bible says: Daniel 7:25  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Now lets look at what the Catholic Bible says : “He shall speak against the Most High and oppress the holy ones of the Most High, thinking to change the feast days and the law.

The New American Bible (Catholic)
Here by stating this they admit they think to change the feast days and the Law of Moses. Their system says they do not keep the feast system in the Law of Moses.

Nahum 1:15 — “Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that PUBLISHETH peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the WICKED shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly CUT OFF.”

What does sister White say:

In consequence of continual transgression, the moral law was repeated in awful grandeur from Sinai. Yasha gave to Moses religious precepts which were to govern the everyday life. These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments. They were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Messiah. They were to be binding upon man in every age as long as time should last. These commands were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained that law. {RH May 6, 1875, par. 10}

Christians who profess to be Bible students can appreciate more fully than ancient Israel did the full signification of the ceremonial ordinances that they were required to observe. If they are indeed Christians, they are prepared to acknowledge the sacredness and importance of the shadowy types, as they see the accomplishment of the events which they represent. The death of Messiah gives the Christian a correct knowledge of the system of ceremonies and explains prophecies which still remain obscure to the Jews. Moses of himself framed no law. Messiah, the angel whoYah had appointed to go before his chosen people, gave to Moses statutes and requirements necessary to a living religion and to govern the people of Yah. Christians commit a terrible mistake in calling this law severe and arbitrary, and then contrasting it with the gospel and mission of Christ in his ministry on earth, as though he were in opposition to the just precepts which they call the law of Moses. {RH May 6, 1875, par. 12}

“They (Christians) cast aside the restraint of the law, and give loose rein to the corrupt passions and the promptings of the natural heart, and then triumph in the mercy and grace of the gospel. Christ speaks to such: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven.” What is the will of the Father? That we keep his commandments. Messiah, to enforce the will of his Father, became the author of the statutes and precepts given through Moses to the people of YAH. Christians who extol Messiah, but array themselves against the law governing the Jewish church, array Yasha the messiah against Yasha. {RH May 6, 1875, par. 16}

“The death of Messiah elevates the Jewish system of types and ordinances, showing that they were of divine appointment, and for the purpose of keeping faith alive in the hearts of his people.” {RH May 6, 1875, par. 17}

“You know that precious light has shone forth in connection with the law of God, as the righteousness of Christ has been presented with that law. Dr. Waggoner has opened to you precious light, not new, but old light which has been lost sight of by many minds, and is now shining forth in clear rays” (The 1888 EGW Materials, 174). “And for the first time I began to think it might be we did not hold correct views after all upon the law in Galatians, for the truth required no such spirit to sustain it.” {1888 Materials bk.1 p.221}

“From the light which God has given me it would be for our advantage to study the directions given to Israel (read Malachi 4). Verse 4 especially has a meaning which all have not comprehended. Let it be carefully considered.” {PH087 8.2}-E. G. White: Pamphlets -PH087 -Special Testimony to Battle Creek Church (1897).

“The closing words of Malachi are a prophecy regarding the work that should be done preparatory to the first and the second advent of Christ. This prophecy is introduced with the admonition, “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.” {SW, March 21, 1905 par. 1}-E. G. White: PERIODICALS / SW -The Southern Watchman -March 21, 1905 “In The Spirit and Power of Elias.)

Mal 4:4   “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.”

Think again brothers and sisters…. the feast days, appointed times to meet with our Father were not passed away.  Only the sacrifices and oblations were to cease.  The appointments (feast days) were not to pass away: Not the days of worship, not the Law of Moses (words spoken out of the mouth of Yah and put into a book for his children, not The 10 commandments (Tablets of Testimony) they are forever our days to meet with our Father.

The word says: And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,  Dan. 9:27 This shows only the sacrifices and oblations were to cease, not the law of Moses and the feast days.

I will end with this:

We know that the 144,000 sing the song of Moses and the Lamb.  Well what is the song of Moses? You will see here in the following scripture that the “song” is written by Moses.
“And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beast, and the elders: and not man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” Rev 14:3

Lets look at what Moses says in the time of the first Exodus and we are at the time of our Exodus in our day… the latter day.  (See Is. 11:11)

[1] Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
[2] That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Deut 6:1,2
If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. Deut 30:10


Look at Deut 31:
9:  and Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord; and unto all the elders of Israel.
19: Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. Deut 31:19
21: And it shall come to pass, when may evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before  have brought them into the land which I sware.
22: Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
verse 24: And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying.
26: Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
29: For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aide from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
30 : And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Here we see that  the law which we are to keep : the statutes and judgements and commandments are not to pass away…. that even in the Latter days we are to keep.

Do we not know that the 144,000 sing the song of Moses?  If we refuse to do this…. keep his statutes, judgements, commandments and all His sayings…. we are refusing to sing the song of Moses and are cutting ourselves off.

These laws and times were “changed” by this power…. then what is the true way to salvation.  No wonder Daniel fainted at the prophecy of the “daily” being taken away and the times and laws being changed.  He was distraught at the thought that there would not be a way to be saved. How will the children of Israel,(you are the descendents of Israel — the children) those living in the days of this power, be saved?

“And I  Daniel fainted and was sick certain days….. Dan. 8:27
But it was to be restored :
And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. Daniel 8:14
restored to its rightful state” Daniel 8:14 RSV
the power symbolized by the Little Horn desolates the sanctuary and halts its regular ritual services,… The additional information is given that “the abomination that maketh desolate” is  substituted for the “daily”.  Since the “dailydesignates the divinely ordained system of worship, the power that removes it stands in opposition to Elohim (God), and the abomination that maketh desolate” represents a counterfeit system of worship.” SDA Bible Dictionary Vol 8 p. 242

In 1844 October 22 our SDA church was started on a feast day.  And it was to begin the restoration of all divine institutions and we started keeping the Sabbath: also a feast day as stated in the Law of Moses. We were to start uncovering all gems.  This is a GEM!

And Now in the latter days where Malachi says: Remember the Law of Moses.  “Remember the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded u him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and the judgements.  The FEAST days, people of Yah, are statutes forever!!!  And Ellen G. White says:

From the light which God has given me it would be for our advantage to study the directions given to Israel (read Malachi 4). Verse 4 especially has a meaning which all have not comprehended. Let it be carefully considered.” {PH087 8.2}-E. G. White: Pamphlets -PH087 -Special Testimony to Battle Creek Church (1897). “The closing words of Malachi are a prophecy regarding the work that should be done preparatory to the first and the second advent of Christ. This prophecy is introduced with the admonition, “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

We now see  : To  the Law and the Testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. This means you must take all points of doctrine to the law and to the testimony.  If someone decides to say we are to do the washsing of the feet and partaking of the bread and wine and they say you should do it every day, every week or four times a year…. what should you do?  Take it to the Law and the Testimony.  Well we know from the Leviticus that the Passover was once a year, and from the New Testament that Yasha kept this washing at the Passover,  because he followed the law.  Then we now know to do the Yasha’s supper at the time of the Passover, ONCE a Year!   Wow!  Blessings and Light to you. Have you been without the law?

Take all beliefs to the Law of Moses and to the Testimony and you will have LIGHT!  Extra oil for you lamps.  That you may be the Wise Virgins!!

 

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