“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of Yah”
Let us think this through a minute, man needs both food (bread) and the Words that came from Yah. So what are those words?
If we look at Deuteronomy Ch 8 we see that the writer is talking about “All the commands which I [Yah] am commanding” that is Torah is it not?
We need to ask ourselves did Yahushua (or Paul) really did say the we don’t need to keep Torah, this verse implies that to sustain ‘life’ we need to keep Yah’s commandments.
Watchman Nee defined mankind in great detail in his work “the Spiritual Man“, he sees mankind as Body Soul and Spirit, and he sees the Soul as “Mind, Will and Emotion”
When Adam was created, he was in communion with Yah, and since Yah is spirit, then that communion took place in Adam’s spirit and his spirit was flooded with the essence of Yah. Eating of the forbidden fruit caused this connection to die, and Adam’s fallback was to his own imperfect knowledge and judgement; his Soul and his body.
When challenged the woman confessed that she had been deceived, but Adam was arrogant and denied any culpability. Adam made his own religion in defiance of Yah. He decided that his torah was better than Yah’s Torah.
I am comprised of the woman and the man, so there is a war in my members, part of me wants to abide by every word that comes from the mouth of Yah, and another part of me wants to follow the law of Adam, a law of sin and death because it comes not from the mouth of Yah but from the mouths of men.
“Happy the clean in heart–because they shall see God.” (Matt 5 – YLT)
Do you want to see Yah? If you do then you have to have a pure heart; Matt 5 tells us much about ourselves, but the pure heart is our responsibility, and to get a pure heart one must keep Torah
This is where Adam’s mouth can twist the words, for in mainstream Christian religious teaching we get a pure heart by believing in Jesus, but that is not what Matt 4, Matt 5 and Deut 8 are saying. WE ourselves must have a pure heart and only then do we get to see Yah. We must abide by every word that came from the mouth of Yah when He spoke the words of Creation and of the Law.
“Do not suppose that I came to throw down the law or the prophets–I did not come to throw down, but to fulfil;
for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass. “ Matt 5 v 17,18 YLT