Rav Sha’ul’s Yahushaic Covenant Deception
This Rav Sha’ul Exposed page features the false teachings of Paul Sides on SabbathCovenant.com, about the Yahushaic Covenant.
Here is a summary of the supposed Yahushaic Covenant that is taught by Paul Sides, who writes as Rav Sha’ul:
He teaches that Yahusha was 100% man, and not deity, because his biological father was Joseph.
He teaches that Yahusha sinned and need to be baptized by John for remission of sins.
He teaches that just like Elohim made covenants with men like Abraham and Moses, Yahuah made a covenant with the man Yahusha.
He teaches that after Messiah became perfected and lived a sinless life as a priest, and died to Himself on the cross, that He was then made divine.
He is proclaiming that what people call the New Covenant or Renewed Covenant, should be called the Yahushaic Covenant.
This study will prove that Rav Sha’ul’s concept of the Yahushaic Covenant is false.
The Yahushaic Covenant concept removes the deity of Messiah. It proclaims that just as Yahuah made covenants with other men like Abraham, David, etc., He made a covenant with the man Yahusha.
There are no verses which declare that Yahuah made a covenant with the man Yahusha.
This is only the perversion of the Scriptures by Paul Sides, which you can clearly see in the Rav Sha’ul Translation Of Galatians.
The Paul Sides Is A False Teacher study proves that Yahusha existed before He was born as a man, which disproves the false concept of the Yahushaic Covenant.
Let’s look into the covenants further to see the truth.
Consider this: If Messiah, the Son of Yahuah, was destined to take the place of sinful man, and die as the Passover Lamb, was it not reasonable that He should also be party to the agreement that would require His life?
Why is it called the ‘renewed’ covenant?
The covenant with Abraham was given, so that the Seed of Abraham, those who believe by faith in the atoning work of the promised Messiah, would be redeemed.
After many of the Israelites failed to believe by faith, the Sinai covenant of death was given, andthey tried to follow it instead and died in their sins.
Messiah’s atoning work as the Passover Lamb ratified the everlasting covenant, and so it was renewed. It was now legally in full effect, as the price had been paid.
The writer of Hebrews identifies Messiah not only as the One who validated that covenant, but also as its author!
“And because of this He is the Mediator of a renewed covenant, so that, death having taken place for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called might receive the promise of the everlasting inheritance. For where a covenant is, it is necessary for the death of the covenanted one to be established. For a covenant over those dead is firm, since it is never valid while the covenanted one is living.” Hebrews 9:15-17
It’s telling us that the Renewed Covenant could not be ratified until the One who made the covenant died.
Yahusha co-authored the Abrahamic Covenant, to redeem Abraham’s spiritual seed, those of all races who believe in Yahuah, by faith.
“But now He has obtained a more excellent service, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was constituted on better promises.” Hebrew 8:6
Yahusha, being the exact representative of Yahuah, and part man, is the only one who could atone for our sins; as no sinful man could every do that. He is our go-between, our Mediator.
“looking to the Princely Leader and Perfecter of our belief, יהושע, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the stake, having despised the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of Elohim.” Hebrews 12:2
“and to יהושע the Mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling which speaks better than the blood of Heḇel.” Hebrews 12:24
The writer of Hebrews is telling you that Messiah’s blood confirmed the everlasting covenant, not the supposed Yahushaic Covenant.
“And the Elohim of peace who brought up our Master יהושע from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,” Hebrews 13:20
Messiah co-created the Abrahamic Covenant. He agreed to be the Passover Lamb, whose blood would ratify the everlasting covenant.
Yahusha, the co-author of the Eternal Covenant, confirmed it by His sacrificial death.
Hebrews 7:22 tells us, “By as much as this יהושע has become a guarantor of a better covenant.”
The word “guarantor” means “to pledge” as a “bondsman“. When Yahusha co-created the Abrahamic Covenant, He agreed to be the surety, the blood sacrifice, that would confirm the covenant.
Hebrews 8:6 tells us, “But now He has obtained a more excellent service, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was constituted on better promises.”
This proves that Yahusha existed before His birth, proving His deity; and proving Paul Sides explanations wrong.
If only His death could validate that agreement, then it had to be He who authored it!
Pastor Samuel N. Pestes suggests the following may describe the time when Yahusha and Yahuah authored the everlasting covenant:
Think for a minute, when did Yahusha Messiah present His will, or agreement, or Covenant to mankind? There was only one such encounter recorded in Scripture.
It was when the Burning Lamp appeared with the Smoking Furnace while Abraham was asleep under the power of God’s presence.
2 Chronicles 21:7 foretells Yahusha coming as the “lamp”, even though the Israelites had broken their covenant with God, “However, יהוה would not destroy the house of Dawiḏ, because of the covenant He had made with Dawiḏ, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons, all the days.”
When you look at the word covenant, it is Strong’s Hebrew word 1285 b@riyth ber-eeth’ from 1262 (in the sense of cutting (like 1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh):—confederacy, (con-)feder(-ate), covenant, league.
Genesis 15:17 declares that Yahuah and Yahusha passed between the two piles of Abraham’s offering, while he was asleep. The covenant was not between Yahuah and Abraham, as he was asleep. The second part of the covenant was Yahusha, the one who would ratify it with His blood as the Passover Lamb.
And it came to be, when the sun went down and it was dark, that see, a smoking oven and a burning torch passing between those pieces.
Genesis 15:18 “On the same day יהוה made a covenant with Aḇram, saying, “I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Mitsrayim to the great river, the River Euphrates,”
Daniel 9 proclaims that Messiah would confirm the everlasting covenant with the Jews for seven years.
It is declaring that in the 70th week of Daniel, Messiah and His disciples would confirm that it was He who was the promised Messiah, who ratified the everlasting covenant with His blood as the Passover Lamb.
Messiah confirmed it with His miracles, His wisdom and knowledge of the Hebrew letters, and His resurrection. The disciples confirmed it by preaching how He fulfilled prophecy and how He was resurrected. Read The Covenant In The 70th Week Of Daniel Is Jesus New Covenant
Abraham looked to the day that Yahusha, the Passover Lamb, would ratify the covenant.
“Your father Aḇraham was glad that he should see My day, and he saw it and did rejoice.” John 8:56
This study proves that Yahusha was co-signer of the everlasting covenant, which He ratified by His blood as the Passover Lamb.
It proves that Messiah is deity who existed before before His earthly birth; and that Paul Sides is wrong about his proclamations that he was 100% human.
And it proves that the concept of the Yahushaic Covenant is built on false premises.
To see more proofs of how what Paul Sides teaches is contrary to Scripture, read Paul Sides Is A False Teacher