The saints are mentioned throughout the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) and are described in the book of Revelation as those who keep the commandments and the testimony of Y'shua Messiah.
Here is the patience of the set-apart-ones who keep the commandments of Eloah and the faith of Yeshua. (HRV Revelation 14:12)
Here is the endurance of the set-apart ones, here are those guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of Y'shua. (ISR Revelation 14:12)
The first part is pretty clear that they are the ones who keep the commandments, but what does it mean to keep the testimony of Y'shua? Something that I have found to be a revelation to me is the meaning of the second part of the statement.
And I fell at his feet and worshiped him. And he said unto me, No. I am your fellow servant and one of your brethers, those who have the testimony of Yeshua is the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy. (HRV Revelation 19:10)
And I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "see, do not do it! I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers who possess the witness of Y'shua. Worship Elohim! For the witness of Y'shua is the spirit of prophecy. (ISR Revelation 19:10)
That is a very interesting statement being as one of the ways that we know who is a true prophet is that they practice and teach the commandments. Lets go off the beaten path for a moment and take a look at one more statement regarding prophets and bring this subject full circle.
For the Torah and to the testimony?' -If they speak not according to this word, there is no light in them.-- (HRV Isaiah 8:20)
To the Torah and to the witness! If they do not speak according to his Word, it is because they have no daybreak. (ISR Yeshayahu 8:20)
From this passage we again have both the Torah and the testimony, and if they do not hold true to these then there is no light in them. But how can they have the testimony of the Messiah when he hadn't come yet? Ironically this passage is from the book of Isaiah which is filled with prophecy about the Messiah and it was the book of Isaiah that Philip used to witness to the Ethiopian. It seems as though not much has change between old and new covenant, especially when it comes to who Yah's people are and how they ought to live their lives if they want to serve Him.
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