When Adam was thrown out of Eden he had to build a new world out of the ‘debris’ of Yah’s Creation. Adam had been made in the image and likeness of Yah, and had been taught by Yah, but he had eaten of the forbidden fruit (at the behest of the serpent) and had his intimate alignment with Yah’s knowledge of good and bad destroyed, and replaced by his own puny knowledge thereof.
Man’s knowledge of good and bad is limited and perverted because mankind is not omniscient. But we still think that we know better than Yah, we still think that if we do what a religion of Adam requires then we are ‘good’.
But entwined in the fallen Adam and his own opinions of good and bad was the serpent who could still whisper in his ear.
So Adam built his world, a world of sin and death, where might was right – a world of wolves, of sheep and of shepherds.
The wolves bully, kill and eat the sheep, the shepherds defend the sheep.
Cain was a wolf, maybe the first wolf, Abel was a sheep and fell prey to the wolf.
It was into this world of Adam that I was born, a world that will surely end in my death. A world where the serpent can whisper in my ear too. But Yahovah is my shepherd, and if I listen to Him I will not want, he will guide me through the dangerous places, through death and beyond.
If and only if I listen to Him.; I must seek His truths, not Adam’s deceits.
The seed, the words of Yah, fall to the ground, I am that ground, if I am hardened the seed cannot even take root, and the wolves devour it. If I choose to stay with Adam’s world, I am choked and do not prosper, if I cannot get rid of my pagan beliefs and traditions, those stones which the roots of the sprouted seed cannot crack open, then my plant is scrawny and unfruitful, only if I let those roots encompass my whole being and belief does the seed grow into a strong plant and bear fruit.
Adam created the first religion when he accused the woman and then Yah, for religion is all about spreading the blame for our evil deeds, we pay our dues, confess to the priest or the rabbi and he gives us his blessing. This is the way Adams world works, it is a pigsty, but it also throws and scatters the stones that obstruct the roots of Yah’s seed. If we cannot give up Adam’s religions we cannot have a true relationship with Yah.
No, Jesus did not decree that we need not keep Torah, in fact Yahoshua demanded that we keep it until all is fulfilled (Matt 5). Paul, in Galatians appears to tell us that Torah has been superseded, but if this is so then he is in conflict with Yahoshua, who is to come again before all is fulfilled.
This is the dilemma of Adam’s world, and it is why the prodigal, me, needs to be met from afar to be taught the Way home to the Father. We can listen to Adam, we can heed the whispers of the serpent, or we can heed the words of Yah and His servants, and let Him lead us to all truth, the choice in my life belongs to me and the choices in your life belong only to you, do you belive in the religions of men, or in the truths of Yah.