the original Messianic Judaism?

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"the instructor will teach all of the sons of light about human nature..."

Mankind has two natures in which he can walk until the time of his visitation.
These are the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.
From the source of light come the generations of truth, and from the source
of darkness come the generations of deceit.

The prince of lights has dominion over the sons of justice because
they walk in the way of light. The angel of darkness has dominion over
the sons of deceit since they walk in the ways of darkness.
(Pharisees are called sons of darkness in the Dead Sea Scrolls)

God created all the spirits of light and the spirits of darkness.
He uses their works, paths, and plans.
God will love the spirits of light throughout all the Ages." (Believers are righteous in God's sight)
Qumran Essenes "Community Rule" Dead Sea Scroll 1QS

"(believing the Gospel) by this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error"
1 John 4
 
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"the Way of light'

"..I worship the God of our Ancestors as a
follower of the Way, which they (other Jewish factions) call a sect (or a heresy/cult)"
Acts 24:14

"I am...the Light of the World
whoever follows Me shall not walk in darkness
but will have the light of Life"
John 8
 

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the Way was called "the Zadok way", or "the way of the Ancestors"
Zadok meaning just/righteous and the ancestors I think going
back beyond Abraham and Moses all the way to Adam, the first Melchizedek
the way of faith, as the Just (righteous in God's sight) live by Faith Habakkuk 2

"if you obey the voice of the LORD"
"...but if your heart turns away so that you do not hear"
"therefore, choose life, that you may live"
"obey His voice... for He is your Life" Deuteronomy 30

"my sheep hear my voice" John 10
"I am the way the truth and the life" John 14
 
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"The Way of Light in this world is to enlighten the minds of
men by making straight the paths of true righteousness...

meekness
patience
gentleness

eternal goodness
intelligence
understanding
potent wisdom
knowledge
enthusiasm (for righteousness)
Holy purpose
kindness
magnificent purity
temperance
self-control

these are the foundation for the sons of Truth in the world
(there is) reward for all who walk in these..."

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Christian liberty/Love fulfills the Law/walking in the Spirit (NKJV)

"Stand therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free
and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
I say to you that if you (do, then) Christ will profit you nothing.

You brethren have been called to liberty...
I...say then, walk in the Spirit
if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the (Mosaic) law

Now the works of the flesh are evident...
but the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering/patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control
against such there is no law.

If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit"
- Galatians 5


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"The Way of Light is to enlighten the minds of all the men
by making straight the path of true righteousness...
and teaching their hearts to reverence the commands of God."

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Are those in Jesus lawless then?
"A new commandment I give you, that you love one another - just as I have loved you." John 13
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves
has been born of God and knows God...because God is love." 1 John 4
"This is love for God, to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome." 1 John 5
"Carry each others burdens. and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6
 
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"You have divide your name for his inheritance, so that he may establish
Your name there. She (the Holy City) is the glory of your earthly kingdom.
You will eternally watch over her, and Your glory will manifest there.
She will be an eternal passion throughout all generations to his seed.
By you righteous judgement, you will purify him to be an eternal light.
You have made him a firstborn son to You. He will be a prince and ruler
of your earthly kingdom. You have placed the crown of the heavens and
the glory of the clouds upon him. You have placed the angel of your
peace
in the congregation and given him the laws of righteousness
as a father does for his son. He loves You and your spirit.
Through them you establish your glory."
- testament of Enos Dead Sea Scroll 4Q369

"On that day the root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples. The nations will seek Him, and His place of rest will be glorious." Isaiah 11:10
"a light of revelation for the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel" Luke 2:32
"but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory" 1 Corinthians 2:7
"For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory. For indeed what had glory, in this case has no glory because of the glory that surpasses it." 2 Corinthians 3:9-10
 
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