Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God] declared, from the beginning, what is to come, and what will be at the end.
Yahuwah’s counsel shall stand forever and ever. Only His truth endures throughout all generations!
He made His Ways known From the Beginning!
He wants us to remember and never forget the former things of old — The Ancient Paths!
Thus says Yahuwah [the LORD]: Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. . . .
But they said, We will not walk therein.
This Jeremiah 6:16 verse urges us to seek for, to look for and discern, and to ask for the Ancient Paths, to ask where The Good Way is, and walk in it!!
Yahuwah wants us to remember The Ancient Paths of old — the teachings, the statutes, and the judgments given to us, through His servant Moses: Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments (Malachi 4:4).
The teachings, statutes, and judgments of Moses are known as the Torah. The Torah is the bedrock, the foundation of The Ancient Paths.
‘Torah’ means Yahuwah’s teachings, instructions, and guidelines. The Torah is the foundation for learning how to walk in The Ancient Paths.
To walk in The Ancient Paths is to obey Yah’s Word ‘from the beginning’. And as the apostle Paul tells, “ALL Scripture is . . . profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2Timothy 3:16-17).
“All Scripture” includes The Torah!
When we begin to walk in the Ancient Paths, then we shall find rest for our souls. We shall also find ‘The Good Way‘ — the Way of Abundant Life that Yahushua Messiah promised: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b).
Oh Dear Reader! Let none of us be among those who reject Yahuwah’s Torah — those who say ‘We will not walk in it.’ This is a very grevious and fearful thing to say!!
The Love of the Truth
Father warns us many times throughout the Scriptures, that those who take no delight in His Word, who shun and ridicule obedience to His Word, will not know His blessings, but rather His severe discipline.
Scripture tells us the essence of the problem of those who refuse God’s truth:
… because they received not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned
who believed not the truth,
but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2Thessalonians 2:10b-12; see also Jeremiah 6 and 2Thessalonians 1)
The root problem of those who refuse Yahuwah and the truth of His Word is explained in the above passage: they will not receive “the LOVE of the truth“!
The LOVE of the truth begins in our heart when we look to Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] and receive Him as our Saviour and Master. His profound Words give us the remedy for deliverance from deception:
Yahushua [Jesus] saith unto him,
“I am the way,
and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.
Yah’s Grace – His Enablement
Yahuwah sent His Son to redeem us, and to show us God’s pathway — The Ancient Paths, The Good Way — and to help us know how to walk in His footsteps.
It is through Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] that Father establishes His covenant with us, whereby He gives us His grace (His enablement) to walk in The Ancient Paths:
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people. (Hebrews 8:10)
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
As these verses teach us, Yahuwah desires to give us a new heart and a new spirit!
A new heart and new spirit is given by Yahuwah to those who choose to walk in the truth of His written Word. We receive this new heart and spirit when we become a new creation in Messiah — when we are born-again (John 3:1-8; 2Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 3:1-4).
When Messiah is birthed within us and His Holy Spirit is living within us, then Father begins to put His laws into our mind, and write them in our hearts. Our heart’s desire will then be to learn Father’s Word for ourselves so that we can daily choose to walk in The Ancient Paths — to be obedient in the same way as our Saviour was. This is what it means to follow in Messiah’s footsteps, and to walk as He walked (1John 2:6).
And His Son, Yahushua Messiah, is the doorway to walking in Father’s Ancient Paths.
As we saw in the above John 14:6 verse, Yahushua is ‘The Way’ to the Father!
When we go to Yahushua Messiah, then we find the same “rest for our souls” that Father promised, as we saw in the first verse above, the Jeremiah 6:16 verse.
Following Yahushua is the KEY to finding true and lasting rest for our souls:
Yahushua Messiah said: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Both verses (the one in Jeremiah and the one in Matthew) promise “rest for our souls”. Both give us the conditions that are necessary and vital for finding rest for our souls:
- Walk in The Ancient Paths!
- Go to Yahushua Messiah, take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him!
The rest we find when we fulfill Father’s conditions surpasses our understanding, and is everlasting:
Now our Lord Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] Himself,
and God, even our Father,
which hath loved us,
and hath given us everlasting consolation
and good hope through grace,
Comfort your hearts,
and establish you in every good word and work.
Oh Thirsty Souls, let us be among those who are walking with Messiah in The Good Way!
Let us also be among those who never forget, but always remember The Ancient Paths! 
 Isaiah 46:9-10; Psalms 16:11; 25:10; Proverbs 10:29; 12:28; 4:18; John 13:15; 10:9; Acts 4:12; Daniel 7:9-27
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