Nehemiah Chapter 10, Records The Covenant of Faith and Those Who Committed to Follow The Torah

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In this Chapter of Nehemiah we will read about all of those who by Faith chose to follow all of what The Torah Teaches. The Laws, that were neglected and they gave their pledge to walk in them and uphold all of them. The Spirit of Repentance(Teshuvah) follows with the resolve of Nehemiah The Governor, Zedekiah and The People, to Change their old ways of neglect, and Renew their Spiritual Connection to The Holy Land.

First there is a list of 83 signatories of The Covenant of Faith(The Bris Amanah) with a seal. The Temple tax is established as one-third shekel because of the economy, down from Exodus 20:13-14 of one-half shekel, which was the same later is in New Testament Times.

It brings up The Oath, Intermarriage and The Sabbath. The Mitzvos, The Wood Offerings, The Firstborn, The First of Your Dough(Challah) and The First Fruits(Terumah) and Tithing.

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Yovel(Jubilee) is celebrated

Yovel(Jubilee) is celebrated after the passage of fifty years or after Seven Shemittah cycles. Jubilee is also when all Land and property is restored to The Original Owners and slaves are set free. from Leviticus 25:8-13.

is this still followed?

The People of The Land bring ware or any victuals(produce) on The Sabbath Day to sell, [that] we would not buy it of them on The Sabbath, or on The Holy Day

this is not necessary to uphold today. the law was put there to keep the sabbath holy and to keep the remembrance alive so people did not forget. before Christ man needed to be reminded of God to keep him in the forefront of our thoughts and without the laws being observed has caused man to far further and further until they forget altogether. did you ever notice that when we come before God it seems to happen most often in times of trial and suffering?

since the death of Christ we are to honor God every moment of every day. it should not matter if we get together on the sabbath or another day. today they are all the same to God. look at gen which shows everything in the bible in seed form. when God created the man he did not say this is the worst day of the week. he also didn't say that on the day he rested that it was the best day of the week. no to God all days had served their purpose. the word shows we should gather together to help each other by encouragement or through another means to stay righteous before God.