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Has the Mosaic law been done away with? The Mosaic law, which is the moral conduct of the Father YEHOVAH, is eternal. Why then do people say it is done away with? The curse of the law, which is death, is done away with for those of the faith of His Holy son, Yeshua. Once we become of that faith,we are grafted into Israel as per romans 11, especially verse 25 which states the gentiles will come INTO Israel. Ezekiel 47:22-23 explains only those of Israel will get an inheritance to New Jerusalem, and the strangers that sojourn with them that are grafted in also take part in that inheritance. Therefore, the Law is still binding in terms of behavior as according to Psalms 119:1-3 the law is Yehovahs moral behavior, and anyone unclean according to that law is not allowed in New Jerusalem. Really looking forward to see your answer on these points.

No one says that the moral conduct is done away with. But the Mosaic Law contains a whole lot more than moral conduct. It contains dietary and dress restrictions ceremonial rules, sin offerings, trespass offerings, burnt offerings and peace offerings. Rules on what makes people ceremonially unclean and cleansing involving sprinkling with hyssop dipped in water mixed with the ashes of a red heifer to make clean. A priesthood to administer it. And after all that it could not save anyone because no one other than Jesus Christ could keep it.

Salvation has always been by faith. There were people faithful to God before the Mosaic Law was given. Abraham was given the promise of an eternal inheritance some 400 years before the Mosaic Law was given. Romans 4:13-16

In Christ, we become heirs of the promise made to Abraham, which had nothing to do with the Mosaic Law.Galatians 3:29

The Mosaic Law was given as part of the Old Covenant for the governance of the nation of Israel. Israel failed to keep the Covenant and God promised that he would replace it with a New Covenant. Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:8-13; 9:1-28; 10:1-4;

Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant. Hebrews 12:24

The Law served as a tutor to bring us to Christ, and in Christ we are no longer under the tutor. Galatians 3:24,25

The Old Covenant was for the descendants of Israel and excluded the gentiles. The New Covenant opens up salvation to the gentiles. Ezekial 47:22, 23

In the first phase of the kingdom of God (the 1000-year reign of Christ) mortal Israel will be settled in the land of Israel by tribe as described in Ezekiel 48. Mortal gentiles who are living in the land at that time will be given an inheritance amongst them – meaning that there will be no evictions from the land.

This settlement of mortal Israel in the land has nothing to do with those who are raised from the dead and given the divine nature. These will be equal to the angels and rule with Christ in the kingdom in the same way that angels work now.

The New city and sanctuary prophesied in Ezekiel is not the New Jerusalem aka the lamb’s bride described in Revelation. The latter is symbolic and describes the body of people saved by their faith who will rule with Christ during the millennium. They do not literally descend from heaven, they are raised from the dead to reign with Christ. Their inheritance is not restricted to the land of Israel, they inherit the whole earth. This is God’s purpose in creation. He made the earth to be inhabited and intends to fiill it with his glory in the form of men and women raised to the divine nature in whom and with whom God will live forever.

To enter into this city (i.e. be recognised as part of the bride) we must live by Christ’s commandments, not by the Mosaic Law.

Christ’s commandments are the commandments God gave him. Revelation 22:12-15

In conclusion there are clear differences between the Law of Moses (the Old Covenant, which cannot save), and the commandments of Jesus Christ and the New Covenant which can save.

I hope you find this helpful.

God bless,