Traditional thought teaches the prophets in a way that ignores what is clearly stated by the prophet. There is a blind spot that is held in place by an adherence to tradition that replaces the clear commandments, as Yahshua said in Mattithyahu (Matthew) 15. Leviticus 11 commands us to not eat pig meat, among other animal flesh that Yahweh says is an abomination. Eating pork is an affront to Elohim! Yet is has become somewhat of a religious devotion to many, even those who profess to be in covenant with Him. Those who say they know Him, and that He knows them. But He said, in Mattithyahu Chapter 7, that He does not know the lawless ones, and that He will tell them to depart from Him. And the context of what He is saying concerns the time when we will all stand before Him and give account. Yeshayahu Chapter 65, beginning in Verse 1 provides a picture of the profession church who thumbs her nose at His Instruction – His Torah – His Law, being lawless and practicing lawlessness, yet saying they are safe in “Jesus.” His Name is Yahshua, and He came to fully preach the Torah, and to make a way that those who believe would have the power to walk in the Truth of Torah, and please Yahweh, by belief/faith.
Isa 65:1 “I have let Myself be inquired of, not by those who asked; I was found, not by those who sought Me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am,’ to a nation not calling on My Name.
Isa 65:2 “I have held out My hands all day long to a stubborn people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;
Isa 65:3 the people who provoke Me continually to My face, who slaughter in gardens, and burn incense on slaughter-places of brick;
Isa 65:4 who sit among the burial-sites, and spend the night in secret places, who eat flesh of pigs,a and the broth of unclean meat is in their pots, Footnote: aSee Isa 66:17.
Isa 65:5 who say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me, for I am set-apart to you!’ These are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day.
Isa 65:6 “See, it is written before Me: I am not silent, but shall repay, and I shall repay into their bosom,
Isa 65:7 your crookednesses and the crookednesses of your fathers together,” said יהוה, “who burned incense on the mountains and reproached Me on the hills. And I shall measure their former work into their bosom.”
Yahweh provides further witness in Yeshayahu Chapter 66, that the final judgement will come upon those who profess to be clean, yet are not, as evidenced by their consumption of abominable flesh, in opposition to His Torah.
Isa 66:15 “For look, יהוה comes with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His displeasure with burning, and His rebuke with flames of fire.
Isa 66:16 “For by fire and by His sword יהוה shall judge all flesh, and the slain of יהוה shall be many –
Isa 66:17 those who set themselves apart and cleanse themselves at the gardens after ‘one’ in the midst, eating flesh of pigsa and the abomination and the mouse, are snatched away, together,” declares יהוה.
The Scriptures depict two people groups – the lawless and the lawful. Those who believe in the Living Torah, who Yahshua Messiah, and those who reject the Living Torah and adhere to the traditions of man that have replaced the Torah with lawless practices. Which group would you rather be in?