MEDITATION ON MATTHEW 5:17-18

Updated: Apr 28, 2019

To understand the scope of our movement, it is important to understand the foundation that Jesus Christ has laid when He declared that He did not come to call the Jewish Scriptures (or the Law and the Prophets) an obsolete old testament that He intends to make easier or abolish.


Matthew 5:17-18 KJV
(17)  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. (18)  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Rather, Jesus said that He came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets. Now, we just have to understand what it means to fulfill.


Look up the meaning of the English verb in a dictionary. Fulfill indicates that Jesus has come to make a reality what was done as a shadow, what will take place. Once what was to be fulfilled was fulfilled by Jesus, then it is no longer necessary to carry out what Jesus had fulfilled. "The Law" refers to the word Torah portion in the Hebrew Scriptures. The Prophets were sent to warn the Israelites whenever they did not do what the Torah legislated.

Jesus said that as long as the heavens and the earth still exist, the Law and the Prophet serves as full fledged reference in matters of our Faith.

Luke 16:17 KJV
(17)  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Keep in mind that when Jesus made that declaration concerning the immutability of the Torah, the New Testament was not even conceived.

Today, as Jews and Christians ignore the Old Testament (The Law and the Prophets, or the Scriptures), we pledge, with the guidance and the help of the Holy Spirit, to obey to whatever was not fulfilled in the Law and the Prophets, under the guidance of the New Testament.

Hence,  we need to network together under the tutelage of the Law and the Prophets, and of the New Testament.




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And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  (John 17:3 KJVA)

And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.  (Luke 4:24 KJV)

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