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To The Believing Remnant Of Yisrael
1 Shaul, a sholiach of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach by the will of YHUH and Timtheous our Yisraelite brother,
2 To the Yisraelite kidushim and faithful Yisraelite brothers in Moshiach who are at Qolesayah: Unmerited chen be to you and shalom, from YHUH our Abba and The Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach.
3 We give hodu to YHUH The Abba of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, making tefillot always for you,
4 Since we heard of your emunah in Moshiach YAHUSHA and of the ahava which you have to all the Yisraelite kidushim,
5 For the tikvah that is laid up for you in the shamayim, of which you heard before in The Word of the emet of The Besorah;
6 Which has come to you, as it has in all the olam; and brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the yom that you heard of it and knew the unmerited chen of YHUH in emet:
7 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow eved, who is for you also a faithful eved of Moshiach;
8 Who also declared to us your ahava in The Ruach.
9 For this cause we also, since the yom we heard of it, do not cease to make tefillot for you and to desire that you might be filled with the da’at of His will in all chochmah and spiritual binah;
10 That you might have a halacha worthy of The Master fully pleasing, being fruitful in every tov mitzvah and increasing in the da’at of Ahloha;
11 Strengthened with all koach, according to His beautiful Power, to all patience and endurance with simcha;
12 Giving hodu to Abba, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the Yisraelite kidushim in ohr:
13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the malchut of His dear Son:
14 In whom we have geulah through His dahm, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible Ahloha, the Bachor of all creation:
16 For by Him were all things created, that are in the shamayim and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether they are thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him:
17 And He is before all things and by Him all things consist.
18 And He is the Head of the gooff, the kehilla of Yisrael: The Beginning, The Bachor from the dead; that in all things He might be the first.
19 For it pleased Abba that in Him should all fullness dwell;
20 And, having made shalom through the dahm of His execution stake, through Him to restore all things to Himself; whether they be things on earth, or things in the shamayim.
21 And you, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has He restored.
22 In the gooff of His flesh through death, to present you kadosh and blameless and without reproach in His sight:
23 If you continue in the emunah grounded and settled and be not moved away from the tikvah of The Besorah, about which you have heard and which was proclaimed to every creature that is under the shamayim; by which I Shaul have been made an eved;
24 Who now have simcha in my sufferings for you, that now fills up that which is lacking in the afflictions of The Moshiach in my own flesh for His gooff’s sake, which is the kehilla of Yisrael:
25 Of which I am made an eved, according to the administration of Ahloha’s gift, which is given to me for you, to fulfill The Word of YHUH;
26 Even the sod that has been hidden from olamim and from generations, but now is revealed to His Yisraelite kidushim:
27 To whom YHUH would make known what are the riches of the tifereth of this sod among all the goyim; which is Moshiach in you, the tikvah of tifereth:
28 Whom we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all chochmah; that we may present every man mature in Moshiach YAHUSHA:
29 For which I also labor, striving according to His working, which works in me with His Power.
2 For I want you to know what a great struggle I have for you and for those at Laodikeia and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
2 That their levavot might be in full shalom, being knit together in ahava, to all the riches of the full assurance of binah, to the acknowledgement of the sod of Abba YHUH and of The Moshiach;
3 In whom are hidden all the treasures of chochmah and da’at.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in The Ruach, having simcha and beholding your orderliness and the firmness of your emunah in Moshiach.
6 As you have therefore received Moshiach YAHUSHA The Master, so have your halacha in Him:
7 Rooted and built up in Him, established in the emunah, as you have been taught, abounding in the emunah with hodu.
8 Beware lest any man devour you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the elementary matters of the olam hazeh and not after Moshiach.
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of El-Elyon in bodily form.
10 And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and Power:
11 In whom also you are made brit-milah with the brit-milah made without hands, in putting off the gooff of the sins of the flesh by the brit-milah of The Moshiach:
12 Buried with Him in mikvah, by which also you are risen with Him through emunah in the operation of YHUH, who has raised Him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has He made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all your trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His execution stake;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
16 Let no individual man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a moed, or in the chodesh, or in The Shabbat yamim:
17 Which are shadows of things to come; except the Yisraelite gooff of Moshiach.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a false humility and in the worshipping of heavenly malachim, spiritually standing on things that he has not seen, empty-headed things, created by his fleshly mind,
19 And not holding to the Head, from which all the gooff knit together by joints and ligaments receives nourishment and grows with the increase of Ahloha.
20 Therefore if you are dead with The Moshiach from the elements of the olam hazeh, why, as though living in the olam hazeh, are you subject to ordinances,
21 Touch not; taste not; handle not;
22 Which all are to perish with man’s using; after the commandments and teachings of men?
23 Whose rules have a show of chochmah in positive attitude, human-will worship, or self-humiliation of the gooff type worship and neglecting of the gooff type worship; but these have no eternal value, except for the satisfying and parading of the flesh.
3 If you then are risen with Moshiach, seek those things which are above, where Moshiach sits as the right Hand of YHUH.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For you are dead and your chayim is hidden with Moshiach in YHUH.
4 When Moshiach, who is our chayim, shall appear, then shall you also appear with Him in tifereth.
5 Put to death therefore your bodily members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, perverted affections, evil desire and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 Because of these the wrath of YHUH comes upon the deeds of disobedience:
7 In which you also had your halacha in the past, when you lived in them.
8 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and filthy speech out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his wicked deeds;
10 And have put on the renewed man, which is renewed in da’at after the image of Him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek, or Yahudi, brit-milah, or uncircumcision, foreigner, or Scythian, bond, or free: but Moshiach is all and in kol Yisrael.
12 Put on therefore, as the chosen people of YHUH, kadosh and beloved, rachamim, chesed, humbleness of mind, meekness and endurance;
13 Bearing one another and forgiving one another, if any man has a quarrel against anyone else: even as The Moshiach forgave you, so also do you.
14 And above all these things put on ahava, which is the bond of perfection.
15 And let the shalom of Moshiach rule in your levavot, to which also you are called in one gooff; and be full of hodu.
16 Let The Word of The Moshiach dwell in you richly in all chochmah; teaching and admonishing one another in the Tehillim and with Ruach-filled shirim, singing with unmerited chen in your levavot to The Master.
17 And whatever you do in word, or mitzvah, do all in the Name of The Master YAHUSHA, giving hodu to Abba YHUH through Him.
18 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in The Master.
19 Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter against them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to YHUH.
21 Ahvot, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
22 Avadim, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in sincerity of lev, fearing The Master YHUH:
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to YHUH and not to men;
24 Knowing that from The Master YHUH you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach.
25 But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong that he has done: and there is no partiality of persons.
4 Human masters, give to your avadim that which is just and fair; knowing that you also have The Master YHUH in the shamayim.
2 Continue in the tefillot, and watch in the same with hodu;
3 Offer tefillah also for us, that Ahloha would open to us a door for The Word, to speak the sod of Moshiach, for which I am also in prison:
4 That I may make things clear, as I should speak.
5 Have your halacha in chochmah towards those that are outside the emunah, redeeming the time.
6 Let your speech be always with unmerited chen, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you should answer every man.
7 All my affairs shall Tuchikos tell you, who is a beloved Yisraelite brother and a faithful eved in The Master:
8 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that he might know your affairs and bring shalom to your levavot;
9 With Onesimos, a faithful and beloved Yisraelite brother, who is one of you. They shall make known to you all things that are done here.
10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you and Moshe-Marcus, the nephew of Bar-Nava, about whom you received my instructions: if he comes to you, receive him;
11 And Yeshua, who is called Yustus, who is a Yahudi. These only are my fellow workers for the malchut of YHUH, who have been a comfort to me.
12 Epaphras, who is one of you, an eved of Moshiach, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in tefillot, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of YHUH.
13 For I bear him record, that he has a great zeal for you and for those that are in Laodikeia and for those in Hierapolis.
14 Luka, the beloved physician and Demas, greet you.
15 Salute the Yisraelite brothers who are in Laodekeia and Numpha and the remnant kehilla that meets in his bayit.
16 And when this letter is read among you, make sure that it is read also in the kehilla of the Laodikeians; and that you also read the letter from Laodikeia.
17 And say to Archippos, Take heed to the calling, which you have received in The Master, that you complete it.
18 This greeting is with my own hand – Shaul. Remember my imprisonment. Unmerited chen be with you. Ahmein. X
1:16 Messiah The Son of The Father, is the Creator who followed The Father’s blueprint.
1:20 Since Messiah’s blood came to restore all things, that restoration by definition must also include the people of Israel scattered into two houses.
1:21 The alienated ones were Efrayim-Israel, who have now been restored to YAH and to their brothers in Judah.
1:23 This powerful and clear statement should settle the issue of eternal security. Eternity is secure only to all those who remain steadfast and finish the race of faith.
1:27 The fullness of all the end-time nations (Genesis 49:1), or the seed of Efrayim (Genesis 48:19) in those nations. Messiah is now in us.
1:29 To bring in the nations, with and by YAH’s power in Him.
2 :2 One of the mysteries of Renewed Covenant Israel is that The Father and Son form the one YAH.
2:6 We received Him in joy and confidence, not letting any man entice us away from Him.
2:10 Our completeness is in Messiah and not in any branch of religion.
2:11 All Renewed Covenant Yisraelites have had their hearts circumcised by Messiah, as we had the old nature and body cut off for a new nature and body to be given at His return. Now that this is done, the physical circumcision follows at a later time, not the other way around as practiced in traditional Judaism and in the Galatian heresy.
2:12 Raised in newness of life, or a new nature.
2:14 This is not the Torah but rather the curses of the adulterous woman, or Israel, being nailed to the execution stake as the full and final fulfillment of Numbers 5:23, where the curses were kept in a list in a book. All the ordinances of Torah that we as Israel broke, were nailed to the stake. Furthermore YAH’s Torah, or any other part of His Word, cannot be against man but for man, for in the Torah itself it states that the Torah was given for man’s good. Furthermore, if the Torah was nailed to the stake, that means by definition sin no longer exists, since where there is no Torah, sin cannot be charged. Thankfully, only the lists of broken Yisraelite ordinances were nailed to The Master’s stake.
2:17 Since Israel is expected to follow all of YAH’s eternal ways, when we do the eternal ordinances, no one outside the body of Renewed Covenant Israel can, or has the right to, judge the manner in which we celebrate. The premise here is not if we celebrate, but proper guidance when we celebrate. No one but the congregation of Israel, can guide us in the manner that we celebrate. Moreover, verse 17 states that when we do these eternal feasts, we show forth the future kingdom to come, not things in the past. So if the celebration itself is a prophetic foreshadow of coming things, how is it that the celebrating of them takes anyone back to, or back “under the law,” when Paul states just the opposite.
2:18 No one but Messiah and His chosen people can guide us in approaching the feasts, since other pagan religions do strange things such as worshipping the creation, or self-flagellation.
2:20 The carnal ones mentioned in verse 18. Israel had traded the truth of full Torah compliance for Colossian legends and traditions, i.e., man’s oral laws, such as angel worship and false humility, as a means of atonement.
2:22 The man-made laws and traditions that the Colossians followed, were man-made as it states here. Is anyone prepared to argue that Torah is not divine, but merely man-made? Paul was attempting to get these Yisraelites back to YAH’s Torah, under community guidance and away from the vain temporal perishing ordinances of man, that had set in Colosse and also in Galatia.
3:1 His Torah and His gift of eternal life, instead of man-made ordinances like taste not and touch not, which will pass away, even while man is using them.
3:11 The Scythians were Efraimites and will return to Israel, when the prophet Elijah comes according to legend. Also, the first century Greeks were not pure heathen, but lost Yisraelites.
3:11 The Greek word Strong’s Greek # 915 for “barbarian” is actually “foreigner,” and here Paul compares a foreigner to a non-foreigner, or a Scythian, showing that many Scythians were biological Yisraelites in the believing congregation.
3:11 In other words, all believers are part of Israel, regardless of how, or what part of the nation they came from. Who is who in biblical understanding, is determined by what is what.
4:2 The definite article used here indicates that Paul was asking for Yisraelites to recite the established Nazarene liturgical prayers, many of which still remain in the modern tefillah book called the siddur. Many traditional Jews may be shocked to find that some of their handed down traditions came from the first century Nazarene followers of Messiah, such as the Passover afikoman (middle of three matzahs/pieces of unleavened lechem).