Creation consists of two elements, one might call them ‘Chaim’ and “da’ah” both from the Hebrew, and equating to the physical and the abstract realms. We as people are very tied up with the physical realm of creation, but we are not very good on the abstract, having a tendency to see all things in their ‘chaim’ form. But each object also has its da’ah form.
When Yah created the heavens and the earth, he did not create physical smartphones, but he did create the underlying natural science that allows smartphones to work. The underlying material, the silicon and the plastic, and its science is the chaim, the knowledge that was applied to the materials is the da’ah.
When mankind ate the ‘poisoned’ fruit of the tree of knowledge, he stopped seeing ‘Chaim’ as Yah sees it through his infinite knowledge (the Creator’s knowledge of his creation), and started seeing it through his (Adam’s) own puny knowledge, like looking at life through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars.
At Mount Horeb (Sinai) Yah spoke to those who had come out of Egypt, directly, and they did not like it, they cried out to Him to speak only to Moses, and so he did.
They were indeed the children of Israel, and as ‘children’, needing another to be their intercessor, if they had been the “Adults of Israel” they would have allowed Yah to speak unhindered and formed their own one to one relationships with Him, taking personal responsibility for their own relationship with Yah.
So I need to ask myself today, do I need a Moses and a Temple in the Wilderness? Or do I take responsibility for my own relationship with Yah? It is a vital question which we must all ask of ourselves.
The Children of Israel remained Children, with few exceptions they remained dependent upon priests and temples and never grew up. Yes, the temple (and church, and synagogue) was a result of man’s failure, not of man’s success.
“When I was a child, I thought as a child, I acted as a child, now I am a man, I put away childish things” yes Paul too understood, and 1 Corinthians 12, 13 and 14 are all about this.
It is a difficult exercise to work back from the Greek ‘agape’ to the Hebrew ‘ahovat’, because of the dialogue between Yahushua and Peter in the Gospel of John. Yahushua says “Peter, do you love (agapeo) me?” Peters response is “Yes Lord I love (phileo) you.”
The problem here is that these two forms of ‘love’ do not exist in the Hebrew. So what could this have been about, and what is the real meaning of agapeo as in 1 Corinthians 13?
In the Tanack (Old Testament) Yah wants us to love Him with all our heart, all our soul and all our strength:-
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah;
Deu 6:5 and thou hast loved Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might,
Deu 6:6 and these words which I am commanding thee to-day have been on thine heart,
Deu 6:7 and thou hast repeated them to thy sons, and spoken of them in thy sitting in thine house, and in thy walking in the way, and in thy lying down, and in thy rising up,
Deu 6:8 and hast bound them for a sign upon thy hand, and they have been for frontlets between thine eyes,
Deu 6:9 and thou hast written them on door-posts of thy house, and on thy gates. YLT
We ‘love’ with our hearts
We ‘love’ with our soul
We ‘love’ with our strength
Each of these is a different kind of ‘love’ so Yahushua is asking Peter “do you love me with all your HEART? And Peter is answering “I love you with all my Soul”
Peter is still a child, he has not yet made that vital step.
Now to Yah, the heart felt love is all important, and when we read of agapeo in the 1st century writings (NT) then we must think to ourselves that this is the Heart relationship direct with Yah, not the soulical relationship with temples, churches and rituals
“Though I speak with tongues of men and of angels, if I have not a HEART relationship with Yah I am as a clashing cymbal “
If we have a heart relationship with Yah the Creator, only then we are able to see His Creation through His Knowledge, but every other relationship is a relationship of failure, as is the Temple and Priest relationship that followed Mount Horeb.
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, `If any one may love me, my word he will keep, and my Father will love him, and unto him we will come, and abode with him we will make;
Joh 14:24 he who is not loving me, my words doth not keep; and the word that ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
The word here is the Greek ‘logos’ which is used to translate the Hebrew words ‘Torah’ and ‘Debar’, that is, if you want to have personal relationship with Yah then you must keep His commandments, His Torah.
The last thing Satan wants is for you to have this personal relationship with Yah, and he has structured ‘religion’ accordingly so that you pay attention to Rabbis, Priests, Vicars and Pastors rather than making your own relationship and following the rules of Yah’s Creation.
Only by keeping Torah, the healing and beneficial news (gospel) of Yah do we cause him to love us and abide with us.
Yah’s creation was ‘Tov mehod’ complete and without need for amendment, so “there is nothing new under the sun”, there is no ‘new’ covenant, only the old one renewed. Whilst ‘Jesus and Paul’ may have invented a religion with mor than a little help from the Roman Emperor Constantine (a Mithra worshipper), Yahushua preached Torah and a message of getting back to Yahovah!