The Old Covenant: A Scroll, Or Tablets?

Dt. 31:26 says "Take this Book (SEFER) of the Law (TORAH, instruction) and place it beside the ark of the Covenant of Yahuah your Alahim, that it may be there as a witness against you."

The instructions written on the SEFER (scroll) were directions for the priests who followed the written procedures to slaughter animals and temporarily cover the unintentional sins of the nation with the blood of ANIMALS. This is the TORAH that passed away described in the letter to the Hebrews chapter 8.

The TORAH written on the stone tablets was not placed on the outside of the ark, but safeguarded inside. It is now written on the hearts of all those who have received a love for the Truth, circumcised inwardly by Yahusha Mashiak.   

Will Yahusha find the belief on Earth when He returns?
The same Spirit that inspired Yahuah's Word must be present in the mind of the reader of Scripture. Yahusha breathed Himself into His pupils so they might understand His Word, which they were ordered (ordained) to teach all the nations.

One cannot record a video on a DVD copier and expect to play it back in a CD player. Yahusha will not share His Spirit with those who will not obey Him. (Ps. 1, Pro. 8)

A great Light is shining on the horizon, and He is dispelling the darkness that has been hanging over this world for thousands of years. He’s marking those who are His true followers now, and when He is done the trap will spring shut.

He is passing the rod over His herd very carefully, so pay close attention.

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For years we’ve heard pastors use the term “spiritual Israel.” This is not coming from Scripture, but from another source. Their tongues infuse a paralyzing poison into the hearts of their flocks, and this study exposes it.

Outsiders must graft into the original tree, not replace the tree. The Alexandrian culture is now world-wide, and it claims to be "spiritual Israel." It hides within all forms of Christianity, and its venom paralyzes its victims.

It is not taught directly to the masses, but it is kept hidden in persuasive theological debates under the guise of words such as Supersessionism, Spiritual Israel,

and Replacement Theology.

It is venom from the poisonous lips of false teachers.


Toxic means poison. Imagine how this would apply to teachings, and how people put their trust in them. Men's teachings are the leaven we must purge from our thoughts, and is the principle we learn from Matsah.

This article will explain the false teaching that Christians in the “New Covenant” era replace, supplant, and take over the former identity of Yisharal (Israel).

“The first to state his own case seems right, until another comes and examines him.”  - Proverbs 18:17


This book will open your eyes to what the
old Covenant really is. It's not the 10 Commandments.



  If you're in this world breathing air, you are surrounded by people who have inhaled toxic teachings.

TORAH is a Hebrew word meaning teaching. It is identical in meaning to the Latin word “doctrine.”

The question is, which “torah” is toxic? It may be Yahuah's Torah, or men's torah; but you should test which “torah” you are hearing before you take it into your vessel (heart, inner lamp). Torah is the yoke of Yahusha which trains us how to love Yahuah, and love our neighbor.

 Commonly the word Torah is translated into the English word "law." We live in a highly deceptive world under the influence of an enemy called the dragon (serpent).

  The teaching or training we see conducted through those who appear pious are guiding the masses away from obedience to the Torah of Yahuah. Some have been heard saying the Torah of Yahuah is "toxic faith."

Taking the perspective of the dragon, the Torah of Yahuah would be toxic faith.



  This is the concept stating Christians in the “New Covenant” era replace, supplant, and take-over the former identity of Yisharal (Israel). They usurp the promises, but leave behind the moral obligations.

Its ideas originated in the incubator of Christianity at Alexandria, Egypt.  The “church fathers” at this Didascalia or Catechetical School at Alexandria taught that all the promises made to Yisharal were now inherited by the Christian Church.

The Covenants with Abrahim, Mosheh, and Daud are considered annulled. This church was [and is] the centralized hierarchy holding all authority over doctrine.

It wields great power because it is the 1st estate, (the clergy), to which the other two estates must submit (the Nobility & laity).

The prophet YirmeYahu (Jer.) is quoted at Hebrews 8 & 10, giving us insight into what is meant concerning the Covenant. It is the same Covenant “renewed” in men’s hearts rather than written in stone as the former was. Before proceeding with this study, please read the entire chapter of YirmeYahu 31. You will immediately recognize how far adrift the church fathers were in their identity of Yisharal, and Yahuah’s promises. 

Galatians chapter 3:21-26 is misunderstood by the Alexandrian Cult.

The school master is the trainer that directed the details for the offering of animal blood for sins.

  The trainer was “over us” until Yahusha came to put an end to the animal offerings.

The trainer had to exist to point the way to the final offering that would “supersede” all other offerings.

This same “tutor” also trained us to know what our offenses are.

Paul discusses the “Torah” believed in to take away sins only temporarily; but Yahusha’s blood offers infinitely more:

“Is the Torah then against the promises of Yahuah? Let it not be!

For if a law (doctrine) had been given that was able to make alive, truly righteousness would have been by

Torah. [Animal blood temporarily covered sin, and was never a path to eternal life].

But the Scripture has shut up all mankind under sin, that the promise by belief in Yahusha ha'Mashiak might be given to those who believe. But before belief came, we were being guarded under Torah, having been shut up for the belief being about to be revealed. [Yahusha’s blood]

Therefore the Torah became our trainer to Mashiak, in order to be declared right by belief. And after belief has come, we are no longer under a trainer. For you are all sons of Yahuah through belief in Mashiak Yahusha."  Gal. 3:21-26


  Paul uses the word “Torah” to refer to the prescribed decrees that ceremonially cover the sins of the nation.

There is confusion because the same word is used to refer to the moral instructions which define sin for us. If the definition for sin has been annulled, then we can ignore the Ten Commandments entirely.


 The word “law,” or better, Torah, refers to the teachings of Yahuah that train us in how to love Him and love one another.

 When Torah is violated,  we fail to love, so we have sinned. To atone, animal blood was offered.

The trainer that brought us to Yahusha was the Torah concerning animal sacrifices.

 The same word, Torah, is used to apply to the instructions for atoning for sin.

Before Yahusha offered His Own blood, trust had to be in the atoning blood of animals in “shadows” performed by


Now we trust in the object that cast the shadows: Yahusha’s blood.

The trainer (school master) Paul is speaking of in Galatians concerns the former procedures using animal blood.

Paul is misunderstood by those who are untrained in the belief.


  Another perspective of our instruction, or Torah-training, involves that which defines sin for us.

What we learn to be sin through the Torah is also taught to us by the trainer, the Torah.

  The school master teaches the young learner to live properly.

The Torah is the school master.

When the student has learned what the school master has taught, it’s time for the student to put what has been learned into practice.

If the student thinks what he learned from the school master may be forgotten, he has been deluded.

  The one that has learned no longer needs a school master, if they practice what they have learned.

The Torah teaches us how to love Yahuah, and one another.

It will produce the behavior (fruit) Yahusha expects of us.



"To the Torah and to the witness! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because they have no daybreak." YashaYahu / Isaiah 8:20

  A few years ago I was listening to my truck radio as I drove home from work, and a Christian preacher was teaching against “works of the law”.

He said the TORAH IS TOXIC, and must be kept far from a Christian’s walk.

His words knocked the breath out of me.

Most teachers captured in the Alexandrian Cult understand “works of the law” to refer to obeying the Commandments,

which they call “legalism.”

The “works of the law” spoken of in Scripture at Romans 3:28 & Galatians 2:16 pertain to the atonement provided by the offering of animal blood for sin, a shadow or pattern that pointed to the ultimate offering: the precious blood of

Yahusha. Yahuah’s Torah is not toxic.

Read Psalm 1:1-6:

“Contented is the man who shall not walk in the counsel of the wrong, and shall not stand in the path of sinners, and shall not sit in the seat of scoffers, But his delight is in the Torah of Yahuah, and he meditates in His Torah yom and lailah.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the rivers of water, that yields its fruit in its season, And whose leaf does not wither, and whatever he does prospers.

The wrong are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wrong shall not rise in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For Yahuah knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked ones will perish.” [see also Ps. 119]


And I heard another voice from the heaven saying,  'Come out of her, My people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Because her sins have piled up to reach the heaven, and Alahim has remembered her unrighteousnesses.

Render to her as she indeed did render, and repay her double according to her works.

In the cup which she has mixed, mix for her double.

As much as she esteemed herself and lived riotously, so much torture and grief give to her, because in her heart she says, "I sit as sovereigness, and I am not a widow, and I do not see mourning at all."'"

Rev 18:4-7

Yahuah told us not to do this:

The teachings of men are highly toxic, since they reject the things that produce loving-kindness and right behavior.

The Torah is perfect: Psalm 19:7-10:

“The Torah of Yahuah is perfect, bringing back the being; the witness of Yahuah is trustworthy, making wise the simple; the orders of Yahuah are straight, rejoicing the heart; the command of Yahuah is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of Yahuah is clean, standing forever; the right-rulings of Yahuah are true, They are righteous altogether, more desirable than gold, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.”


Supersessionists teach whatever helps them, such as  obligatory tithing to them at obligatory weekly “services”.

They take the role of the priesthood set up under the former pattern of the school master, and recite texts out of context to make things appear to be what they are not.

For example, they may quote this:

 And let him who is instructed in the Word share in all that is good with him who is instructing. Gal 6:6

This would be fine, if they were teaching obedience to Yahuah’s Torah and held to the belief in Yahusha.

They are lawless, rejecting the instructions for living from Yahuah. They abhor “legalism” - obedience.

They are masters at twisting the Scriptures, and therefore are “blind guides”. 

Their “Torah” is not to be questioned, yet they claim Yahuah’s Torah is “too hard”, and “no one is able to keep His Torah.” 

Yahuah said it is not too difficult.

For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off.” Dt. 30:11

  In the context of this verse we find the curses for disobedience to His Torah:

We would not remain in the land, but be driven into the nations until we perish.

  Yahuah has never taught anyone to do anything that is “toxic” for them.

Yahuah’s Torah is behavioral training in how to love.

Babel is the woman we’re called-out from, and she is religion.

  Her traditions have molded the minds of nations for thousands of years. Tradition is the gravity that imprisons hearts, keeping them from receiving Yahuah’s Word, and His Name. His Name and His Word are above all (Psalm 138:2), so the dragon and the false prophet attack these two things above all.

The Word and the Name are attacked constantly.

  Yahusha searches for those with whom He can have companionship. His Spirit is repelled by religion, which blinds us with men's traditions. Every week, millions listen to teachings that inoculate them against returning to the everlasting Covenant of kindness. They are taught the Commandments have been “done away,” and a “New Covenant” of “only believe” is now in place. They are programmed to believe Yahuah’s Torah is “impossible for anyone to keep.”

The old Covenant is the animal blood that could never remove or atone for sin. The old priesthood and it's offerings of animal blood is permanently obsolete, and the original priesthood is now in effect. References to the old Covenant by Paul are misunderstood.

Yahusha's renewal of the Covenant in His blood completely redeems all who put their trust in His offering of Himself. He writes His Ten Commandments on the hearts of those He calls, and they receive a love for His Torah, and walk in His Spirit, which He gives to all those who will repent and obey Him.  

  The dragon continually fights against the Truth.

The marriage Covenant (Ten Commandments) is considered toxic, poison to the minds of children. 

To escape the lawlessness, we have to decide whom we will serve; Yahuah, or men’s teachings (see Rom 6:16).

The whole western world is under the influence of the culture that hatched at Alexandria. 

The church fathers and headmasters allegorized Scripture, and slowly molded a powerful hierarchy over all the illiterate masses. Rome enforced the idea the church had “superseded” or replaced the people of Yisharal, who they taught had been rejected by “Kurios” (the LORD). They invented sacraments, and Christograms to encode the Name of Yahusha (IC-XC, IHS, IESV), eventually becoming Jesus.



Remember the Torah of Mosheh, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Yisharal – laws and right-rulings.

See, I am sending you AliYahu the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yahuah.

And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with utter destruction.”  - Malaki 4:4-6


Yahusha told us to pray that our flight not be in winter, or on the Shabath at Mt. 24:20.


  From the pattern we see in this world, it appears the followers of the dragon have chosen the smiting of the earth with utter destruction.


They are decidedly against the Torah of Mosheh.

Yahusha is teaching us how to love, just before He returns.

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