Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
Moses' Law vs. YEHOVAH's Law

Many people often confuse Moses Law with YEHOVAH God's 10 Commandment law, but they are very different.

Moses' law was the temporary, ceremonial law of the Old Testament. It regulated the priesthood, sacrifices, rituals, meat and drink offerings, etc., all of which foreshadowed the tree (cross). This law was added "till the seed should come," and that seed was the Messiah (Galatians 3:16, 19). The ritual and ceremony of Moses' law pointed forward to the Messiah's sacrifice. When he died, this law came to an end, but the Ten Commandments (YEHOVAH's law) will "stand fast for ever and ever" (Psalm 111:7, 8).

There are two laws that are made crystal clear in the following verses below. Daniel 9:10 is talking about YEHOVAH's law and verse 11 is talking about Moses' law:

"Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets."

"Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him" (Daniel 9:10, 11).

Special Note: Please note that YEHOVAH's law has existed at least as long as sin has existed. The Bible says "Where no law is, there is no transgression [or sin]" (Romans 4:15). So YEHOVAH God's Ten Commandment law existed from the beginning. Men broke that law. "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law" (1 John 3:4). Because of sin (or breaking YEHOVAH's law), Moses' law was given (or "added" -- Galatians 3:16, 19) till the Messiah should come and die. There are two separate laws involved: YEHOVAH's law and Moses' law.

Moses Law

YEHOVAH's Law (10 Commandments)

Called "the law of Moses"


Luke 2:22: "And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord." 
Called "the Law of the LORD"


Isaiah 5:24: "Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel." 
Called "Law contained in ordinances"


Ephesians 2:15: "Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace."
Called "the Royal law"


James 2:8: "If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: "
Written by Moses in a book


2 Chronicles 35:12: "And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might give according to the divisions of the families of the people, to offer unto the LORD, as it is written in the book of Moses. And so did they with the oxen." 
Written by YEHOVAH God on stone


Exodus 31:18: "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 32:16: "And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables."
Placed in the side of the ark


Deuteronomy 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."
Placed inside the ark


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:" 
Ended at the tree (cross)


Ephesians 2:15: "Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace." 
Will stand forever


Luke 16:17: "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail."
Added because of sin


Galatians 3:19: "Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator."
Points out sin


Romans 7:7: "What shall we say then? is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet."
Romans 3:20: "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin."
Contrary to us, against us


Colossians 2:14: "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross."
Not grievous


1 John 5:3: "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous."
Judges no man


Colossians 2:14-16: "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:"
Judges all men


James 2:10-12: "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty." 


Hebrews 7:16: "Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life."


Romans 7:14: "For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin."
Made nothing perfect


Hebrews 7:19: "For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God."


Psalms 19:7: "The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple."


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