THE MESSIAH IS THE LAW




Understanding How and Why the Torah is "The Way the Truth and the Life" in the Messiah


Few understand that the Messiah is the Word made Flesh (John 1:14). Fewer still understand the Word of God is the Torah (see below). When the Messiah tell us He is the Way (John 14:6) we must recognize these two scriptures have a twofold meaning: We must keep the Torah (the Word of God) and give Testimony that He is the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:15-17).  These two premises make up The Nazarene Code that is found throughout the bible. It is no coincidence therefore that the name of the sect of the Messiah's followers was called "The Way" and were referred to as Nazarenes - exactly as was the Messiah identified which was not identifying their place of citizenry nor birth since they came from all Judaea - but rather because the Hebrew name "natsar" from which their name derives from means "guard, keep, watch" - which is what they did just as the Messiah and apostles did: keep, guard and watch the Torah and kept testimony that the Messiah was the Son of God the Father - persevering in this belief even unto death at the hands of the sadistic Pharisee Paul who would later teach a Torah-less (not Word of God) doctrine to Gentiles known today as "Pauline Christianity".


Exodus 18:20
"Teach them the chuqiym (decrees) and the torot (plural form of torah - teachings) and make known to them the way they are to walk and the work they are to do.
 Exodus 18:20


Here we see that chuqiym and torah are the "way". The Hebrew word for "way" is "derek" and is literally a road and the Torah is a road that they are to walk. 


Psalm 119:142
"Your righteousness is a righteousness forever and your torah is truth."   Psalm 119:142 

Here we see that the "Torah" is "truth". 


Deuteronomy 32:47
"For it (Torah) is not an empty word for you, for it (Torah) is your life and in this word you will live long of days in the land there which you are crossing over the Jordan to possess."  Deuteronomy 32:47

Here we see that the Torah is their life and if they walk in this road of Torah they will live a long life in the land that God had promised them. 


John 1:1
"In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God"  John 1:1

So many times in the Tenach the words Torah (teachings) and Devar (word) are used synonymously and interchangeably. John is stating that both the word/Torah and God are one and the same. John then says in verse 14 "The word became flesh". Yeshua became the representative of the Torah of God, the torah came to life through Yeshua whose life paralleled Torah in every way. 

When Yeshua used the word "I", he is not referring to himself but, instead he is representing the Torah of God. In light of this understanding we can translate John 14:6 as follows. 


John 14:6
"The Torah is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father but through Torah" 

Source: Ancient Hebrew Research Center

http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/50_way.html


CONCLUSION:

The Testimony of the Messiah is therefore the keeping of His faith (3.) called "The Way" which consists of the precepts (4.) / Law (5.) of the Father AND the Messiah.

So what is Revelation 19:11-13 telling us?  The LAMB's Name IS the WORD of GOD... 
The WORD IS the LAW (Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 5:24, Micah 4:2, John 15:25)...  The Lamb IS the WORD made FLESH (1 John 5:7, John 1:14)...  The Lamb is the WORD IS the LAW/TORAH made FLESH.  

Therefore to keep Testimony of the Messiah is to keep the Law - His Law (John 4:23, John 14:12-15, John 14:21, John 14:23)


I am the Way the Truth and the Life
By Jeff A. Benner
"I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father but through me."  John 14:6


The key word in this passage is the word "I". It is assumed that Yeshua is speaking about himself and that those who follow him will receive truth and life. But, is the "I" of his 
statement in reference to himself?