This is a continuation from Part 2 regarding Pesach, with can be found here and Part 1 is here. Please read Part 1 and Part 2 before reading Part 3, please try to follow this series in order as they are building upon each other, line upon line, precept upon precept. if you read them out of order it can become confusing.
The final phase needs to be restored to our movement, that one becomes fully trained in the Holy trainings of Torah and goes on to the fullness of receiving the Ruach (Spirit of the Law) and the Torah (Letter of the Law). This is the next phase of Restoration. Theologically some are opposed, experientially others are opposed. In my recent article on Revolution, Reform or Restoration I was address this issue.
This is the fullness of Shavuot the receiving The Law and the receiving The Spirit as One (Echad) and walking in a full commitment to discipleship. Y’shua’s says that we are to worship in spirit and truth. Much as Avraham made sure he handled the fire (of the Ruach) and knife (double edged sword) with care because he didn’t want Yitz’chak to be burned or cut, we must learn how to go from just carrying around the wood for our sacrifice to being able to handle all matters of the Torah. The Torah is the double edge sword that goes out from our mouths. The Ruach helps us to live in the Spirit of the Law through Grace (Chen-Char), while keeping the weightier matters of Torah, Love, Mercy, and Grace.
At the same time we are to remember (Zachar) and safeguard (Shamar) the Torah and its commands. We are to know and do, to hear and obey, and not just be hearers but doers of the Torah. This is the First Fruit of the Wheat the rich man’s bread that happens at Shavuot. Barley is the poor man’s bread and wheat is the rich man’s bread. This symbolizes going from spiritual poor to spiritually rich. We go from eating the bread of affliction to eating the bread of prosperity. This is the process of going for “Jump-Start-Faith” needing a pick up to living the land of Blessing flowing with Milk and Honey, a place of wealth, health and prosperity in the Shalom and Shalem of Ha’shem.
This is how we go from being Vessels of dishonor to becoming a Vessel of Honor. This is choosing the path of a full proselyte or convert, choosing to fully walk with Adonai, becoming Shaliach, going out to make more Talmidim. This is the lost principle in Messianic Judaism, the process in which a Rav trains up Talmidim to become Shaliach and sends them out. This the process of Discipleship that Y’shua conferred upon His Sh’lichim.
The Process of Pesach through the Count of the Omer ending a Shavuot, takes one through the process in which one gets saved, delivered, sanctified, set free and then is given the Ruach and the Torah to be able to walk out one salvation with fear and trembling. Adonai has restored the Ruach and the Torah to the Ekklesia, as well as the Nation of Israel and our membership with the Covenants of Israel at the end of Gentile age (the fullness of the Gentiles) in preparation for the Messianic age. It is time we take the call to make Talmidim seriously and go beyond the simplistic Message of Salvation to the Meat of Discipleship and send out fully trained and equipped Sh’lichim who can handle the fire and the knife.
Beit Midrash is the final level, once one has shown himself as a good student and learner of Torah he can know go on to engaging in debate of Torah discerning what is pure and right, and declaring that which is unpure. Once one goes through their Bar Mitzvah if they have went through Beit Sefrei and Beit Talmid stages then they are ready for the Beit Midrash stage. In the eyes of the Apostolic Fathers this metaphor from youth to being an adult being able to rightly divide the word applied to New Gentile believers in Messiah as well. If one wants to teach, he must first be a student and then tested to see if he is a worker that rightly divides the words of Torah.
The time for this restoration to begin is now, it is the next phase of restoration. This is the final piece that we need to our puzzle of restoration.