How Habakkuk 2:19 And Ezekiel 28:15 Show Isaiah 28:16’s ‘…precious cornerstone…’ Is The Messiah (Christ), And Not The Torah.

This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to show how the precious ‘cornerstone’ that Isaiah 28:16 tells us to believe in for everlasting life without end at resurrection (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18), is the created Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach) (Ephesians 2:20).

This is done by showing how Habakkuk 2:19 speaks of the devil (satan/Lucifer/Jezebel ref. Isaiah 14:12 KJV, Revelation 2:20, 2:22) as a ‘lifeless/mute stone’ (Habakkuk 2:19 ESV/NIV), after his ‘burial’ (Isaiah 14:20) in the lake that burns with fire forever and ever (ref. Revelation 20:10).

This explanation is relevant, as a popular rebuttal to the interpretation of Isaiah 28:16-22 is that it is speaking of the Torah as what is to be believed in.

Whilst a believer is to uphold the Torah (the Law of Moses ref. Romans 3:31 ESV, Psalm 119:160), this explanation will show Isaiah 28:16-22 to be speaking specifically of the created Christ (Messiah) instead on this occasion, and is therefore useful in confirming his identity from the fuller scope of Holy Scripture.

Matthew 5:17-18 Explained; ‘…not to abolish but to fulfill…’ and ‘…not a dot will pass from the Law until all is accomplished…’

Here we will see that in no place does the well read passage of Matthew 5:17-18 abolish or cancel Torah Law (the law of Moses).

Instead, we will learn that the things that these verses actually speak of are as follows;

A) Christ was not sent to cancel the Law of Moses, but rather observe (fulfil) G-d’s commandments in his own walk.

B) when it says ‘…not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.’ (ESV), this means no laws are cancelled as per the previous verse – however the ‘new covenant’ was put in place at his death and resurrection – and this means believers are under the new covenant, not the old.

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