“Do Not Become Unequally Yoked with Unbelievers…
For what partnership can Righteousness have with lawlessness, (those without Torah), or what fellowship has Light with darkness? What agreement does Messiah have with Beliya’al…? 2 Corinthians 6:14, 15
Who is Beliya’al? This Hebrew word has survived translation as Belial, although it’s sometimes Devil, depending on your translation, never the less, we can connect Belial to the original Hebrew and convey its original meaning.
Beliya’al Means: Without Yoke.
A Yoke is used to guide two Oxen in the same direction.
Viewing this figurative language as a metaphor, we are Yoked to Messiah when we walk as He Walked, 1 John 2:6.
Two Can Not Be Unequally Yoked.
Beliya’al, without Yoke, describes someone without Torah. Marriage is an example of two Yoking together as One, “and the two become One flesh,” Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:8.
The same Oneness described in marriage represents our Spiritual Oneness with God, who is Spirit, and when we are Born into Spiritual Life, it means we are Yoked to Him.
2 Corinthians 6:15, 17 says Beliya’al, those Without Yoke, have no agreement with Messiah, so how can a believer be Yoked with an Unbeliever?
Like it or not, the man is appointed head of household by God’s order of authority, not mans. If a woman begins to follow Torah after her marriage to an unbeliever her first test would be obedience to God’s order of authority.
“Wives submit to your husbands (yoke) so that even if they refuse to believe the Word, (The Torah and Prophets) they will be won over without words, by the behavior (humble and obedient Love) of their wives,” 1 Peter 3:1
Just as those Yoked to Messiah walk in His Way/Torah/Spiritual Life. Those unequally yoked in marriage, although they are joined physically to rebellion and opposition, will win their husband over, without taking the lead or rebelling against him, but by their humble obedience to Torah.
How Do Those Who Do Not Know Torah Know What is Unclean?
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do…,” Luke 23:34
Forgive others for what they do not know, Colossians 3:13; Matthew 6:14; Proverbs 19:11
In 2 Corinthians 6:17 Paul refers to Isaiah 52:11, validating the Torah, Prophets and Writings that match up to the plum-line of Torah.
Those who disregard or discredit Torah, God’s Word, do not know what is Unclean.
Separate the Physical from the Spiritual
“What agreement can exist between the Temple of God and Idols? For we are the Temple of the Living God, as God has said, ‘I will live with them and walk among them, I will be their God and they will be my people.'” 2 Corinthians 6:16
His Temple is Spiritual, He dwells in us. He dwells in those who Yoke themselves in New Spiritual Life to The Only, Unchanging, Way, Truth and Life, Messiah, The King of Righteousness, The Wisdom of Yehoshua’s, (YHVH’s Salvation) Spiritual Torah; Romans 7:14; Hebrews 7:2; Proverbs 3:19…