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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Ten Commandments

Do you know the "ten" commands, the ten covenant statements God spoke from the mountaintop?

Can you recite them from your heart?

Before you try, think about the thunderous and mighty covenant principles of life in The Kingdom that were spoken out of the fire, the cloud and thick darkness from atop Horeb the mountain at Sinai.

They were given to the people of Israel AND to the sojourners and companions that left Egypt with them:
“The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb." Deuteronomy 5:2
With God nothing changes! Those gathered at the base of the mountain on the day of Shavuot (Pentecost) seven weeks ("a week of weeks") after Passover in Egypt witnessed the very same fire that Abraham saw as a burning lamp between the five sacrifices - the heifer, goat, ram, turtledove and the pigeon:
"And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates" Genesis 15:17-18
It was the same fire Moses witnessed in the middle of the burning bush:
"And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush [was] not consumed." Exodus 3:2
It was the very same fire seen in the pillar, the whirlwind that guided Israel throughout their wilderness journey to the Promised Land:
"The LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night: the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, didn't depart from before the people."
Exodus 13:21-22
And that same fire descended down on the disciples and faithful that had come to Jerusalem to honor God at the awesome day of the Feast of Shavuot fifty days after Messiah's First Fruit's resurrection:
"Now when the day of Shavuot had come, they were all with one accord in one place. Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak." Acts 2:1-4
The Ten Utterances, the “Aseret haDevarim” are the outline of the balance of God's reaching and instruction given to and sworn by the assembly of people God calls Israel and their companions, the sojourners that came out in the Exodus with them out of Pharaoh's slavery in Egypt.


They heard the awesome sound of God's voice, but His physical form was not seen by them except for the manifestation of His Shekinah glory cloud of fire. There was a thunderous noise as YHVH of Hosts came on top of Mount Sinai accompanied by lightning and thunder.


On the third day, God spoke the words of His covenant, they are not suggestions and they are for all mankind, both Israel and the alien. We know this because God says so:


  • Exodus 12:19
  • Leviticus 16:29
  • Leviticus 24:16
  • Numbers 15:14-16
  • Numbers 15:30
  • Number 19:10
  • Deuteronomy 31:12


The words of Exodus 20:19 show us the fear of God's children called Israel and the sojourners with them as they all swore in unison after hearing God's voice in the fire and the blast of the shofar:
"Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die." 
Believe it or not this is the same message shown to us in the Book of Genesis. Adam and Eve had transgressed God's instruction about the tree of good and evil: “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.”

The Creator then used His right finger to write His covenant words in two stone tablets as the principles for the Kingdom of God.

Almighty Elohim God spoke them atop the mountain so that everyone below could hear.

The families of Israel and every former slave of Egypt with them heard the Ten Words whether they were descendants of Jacob or the sojourners, aliens and strangers that came out of Egypt's bondage of slavery with them. These "strangers" and "sojourners" included the slaves of Egypt from other nations that were in Egypt's bondage alongside the descendants of Israel.

They likely included some Egyptians as well who witnesses the plagues and sought to follow the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as they joined themselves with the people of Israel behind the pillar of fire.

The Scripture recorded in Exodus 12:38 says that a “mixed multitude” went up with them and the Ten Words were given to all people standing below Mount Sinai by El Shaddai God Almighty. They asked God to stop speaking because they were all in awe and afraid they might die if He continued speaking. The sound of Almighty God's ripped through the fire and smoke above caused thunder, lightning and it shook the mountain violently like a earthquake as the sound waves of God's voice descended.

In the fear of death they pleaded with Moses to speak directly with God on their behalf. God agreed, so Moses ascended the mountain into the glory cloud of fire on their behalf.

At the top of that mountain, God decreed His judgments, the mishpatim shown in Exodus 21:1-23:33 and Moses recorded them. These judgments expound on the Ten Words of the covenant with God's instruction on how the former slaves were to understand the covenant with God in everyday life.

When he came back down the mountain, Moses built an altar at the base of Mount Horeb. He lifted twelve stone pillars, one for each family tribe of Israel and Moses instructed young men to offer sacrifices to the LORD on the altar. Moses then took the blood of the offerings and threw half against the twelve pillars of the altar as he read the words. The people ratified the covenant saying, "all that the LORD says we will do and obey."

Upon hearing their vow, Moses then took the rest of the blood and threw it on the assembly of people saying, "Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."

Next, Moses and his brother Aaron, along with Nadab and Abihu, Aaron's sons and seventy other blood spattered elders of Israel ascended the mountain to eat the "First Supper." It was the  "covenant meal" between Israel and the God Almighty.

The balance of the Torah describes the correct application of the Ten Commandments that are the covenant that Yeshua restored and fulfilled not on stone but on the hearts of mankind after the "Last Supper" of bread and wine that points back to the meal that Abraham and Melchizedek shared as described in Genesis 14.

Yeshua shared bread and wine with His 12 disciples before He gave His own life offering at Passover almost 2,000 years ago and sprinkled His blood at the crucifixion stake as a covenant offering for all mankind just as Moses sprinkled the blood of the covenant on the people at Mount Sinai:
"And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” Exodus 24:6-8
Yeshua gave the disciples the meaning of this at the Last Supper:
"While they were eating, Yeshua took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26-28
In the Hebrew Scriptures we see the words foreigner, stranger and alien. These terms come the translation of the word "ger" and in the Septuagint, the original Greek translation of the Bible the word is translated into the Greek as "proselutos" or in English as proselyte. Isaiah gives greater definition to the foreigner. In Isaiah 56:6 the word translated as foreigner is "b'nei haneicha" and the Greek Septuagint word use here is "allogenes" meaning another race.

Examples in use today include a person's choice to convert to the religious beliefs such as Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and so on. Today, we think of proselyte as a "convert" to a particular religion defined by men, but how is it defined in a Biblical perspective?

A modern dictionary defines religion as a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects, but in the Bible the definition is different.

Religion is the convert's belief and faith in following YHVH and His covenant. Almighty God gives His outlines for these in the covenant of Ten Commandments and He describes this action to Isaiah:

"Thus says the LORD,

“Preserve justice and do righteousness,
For My salvation is about to come
And My righteousness to be revealed."

“How blessed is the man who does this,
And the son of man who takes hold of it;
Who keeps from profaning the sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
Isaiah 56:1-2

“Also the foreigners (ger) who join themselves to the LORD,
To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD,
To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath
And holds fast My covenant;
Even those I will bring to My holy mountain
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar;
For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
The Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares,
“Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered.”
Isaiah 56:6-8

A "ger" is anyone that joins themselves to The Lord to minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants.

Today, like the seventy elders of Israel that went up with Moses, Aaron and his sons; all covenant people whether Jew or Gentile should await the blessing of the invitation marriage supper of the lamb at the Tabernacles celebration to come:
"Then he *said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”"
After the First Supper, God called Moses back up the mountain and inscribed His Ten Words spoken to the whole congregation in stone with His finger. Over the next 40 days Moses received detailed instruction of The Tabernacle and its consecration by sacrifice so that God might live among the sons of Israel and the sojourners with them.

The Lord God concluded the 40 days with Moses saying: "You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you."

We have to remember, the assembly asked Moses to intercede for them to hear God's teaching and instruction because they were too afraid of the sights and sounds from His Almighty voice that shook the mountain.

Because of that, Moses went up the mountain and wrote God's guidelines and principles to live in covenant near His glory presence. So, the Torah has a great purpose, in it is the hidden story of the restoration of the covenant given at Sinai by the death and resurrection of King Messiah.

Not only that, Yeshua is the messenger seen in Exodus 14:19 going before the pillar cloud of fire as the Pharaoh closed in on Israel at the Red Sea:
"The angel [messenger] of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them..."
How can we know this? Simple, Moses tells us. Before he describes the sight of the messenger in front of the glory pillar of fire he yells out:
“Do not fear! Stand by and see the [אֶת] salvation [Yeshua יְשׁוּעָה] of the LORD [אֶת יְשׁוּעַת יְהוָה] which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. Exodus 14:13
The Ten Word covenant is the foundation of all of Yeshua's teachings, and like the Mishpatim, the parables Yeshua taught help explain the application of God's words and His promises. All of the Torah is about King Messiah who is the 'One' who carries the ordinances of Almighty God for all whom He has chosen to come out of the slavery of sin to join “Israel” whether native born or sojourner as the children of God.

As a faith disciple of Yeshua's assembly, our obligation is to do as He did. This means keeping the mitzvot of God as "the covenant way" of Messiah Yeshua. Revelation describes this as patient steadfastness:
"Here is the patience of the holy ones, those who keep the mitzvot of God, and the faith of Yeshua." Revelation 14:12 HNV
Jesus never broke the covenant of God's Torah, He was always explaining the spirit of the Torah, not just the letter of the law. He did this when He was asked the greatest command. He prioritized and summed the whole of the Bible in two commands found only in the Torah:
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law [Torah]?”

And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-39
Some say the Torah was done away with, here Jesus makes it abundantly clear the Torah is eternal. His answer is found In Matthew 22:36-40 and Luke 10:27 where He quotes from the words of the Shema in Deuteronomy 6:4-5 because the Shema is the highest of all commandments and the duty of love.

Some ignore these commandments tossing some of them aside like the Lord's Sabbath. I used to.

I thought part God's word had been done away with, but now I know that is not true. It's the original message of the deceiver to fall for the idea that God does not mean what He says or that He changes His mind.

Don't listen to that lie any longer. Yeshua NEVER taught that despite any Sunday sermon you may have heard.

The covenant and its words are unchanging, the yoke of the commands is not burdensome or heavy:
“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:30
John, the disciple whose Hebrew name was Yochanan, wrote this in his first letter:
"Whoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God. Whoever loves the Father also loves the child who is born of him.

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep Yeshua's commandments.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous." John 5:1-3
God wrote the covenant commands with his own finger. Did you know that many Bible scholars say that the first stones were not at all like those depicted in Hollywood movies, but that they were magnificent, translucent gemstones.

It is thought that they may have been blue sapphire.

Not only that, if we consider the jewel-like pavement shown in Revelation, it ties directly to the description of Exodus 24:9-11:
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory... And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways" Revelation 15:2-3

"Moses and Aaron, Nadav and Avihu, and the seventy elders arose. They saw the Lord of Israel and beneath His feet, like a brickwork of sapphire ... And to the chieftains of the Children of Israel, He [God] did not strike His hand. They viewed the Lord, they ate and drank..."
It is engaging to consider that perhaps the stones may have come from the sapphire foundation beneath The Lord's feet. We may not know where the stones came from, but we do know they were given by God to record His words like precious jewels to a people He calls "Israel" and the sojourners with them.

I repeat, the Ten Commandments are the unchanging covenant instruction that God spoke from the mountaintop to all Israel and the sojourners that came out of the slavery of Egypt with them. The Ten Commandments are the two foundation stones of the great and marvelous "ways" of God for everyone that seeks to follow their Creator's teaching and instruction, His Torah.

The Hebrew word "Torah" means just that... teaching and instruction. It does not translate properly as the word "law." In medieval times, the olde English translators chose to interpret and render Torah as "law," but that is a misnomer for the depth of its Hebrew meaning. The "Torah" represents God's words in His teaching and instruction for life near Him. It explains His covenant based on God's Ten Words that are given so people can live in covenant with God.

James taught this:
"Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1: 22
Believe it or not, the early English translators, perhaps by theological misunderstanding, changed the meaning of "dabar" to the word commandment. You can see this for yourself in Exodus 34:28:
And he wrote כתב kathab
upon the tables לוח luwach
the words דבר dabar
of the covenant, ברית bĕriyth
the ten עשר `eser
commandments. דבר dabar
The light of all truth is that God came down into His creation in the form of a man, The Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth. He came to teach His us how to live out His words for living given in the covenant at Sinai and He came to show us how to live out Torah for all to see. He did this in perfection before the eyes of mankind, for all to see while walking, talking and living in the Promised Land!

You have heard WWJD… "what would Jesus do", but we need to ask "what did Jesus do"?

The Lord of the Sabbath (Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:28 and Luke 6:5) came to teach and live out the Torah. He even taught us about the future when His bride would lose one of the Ten Commandments. He taught this in the parable of the ten silver coins. But the good news is that the coin was found after it was lost.

So too, the Sabbath is being restored today. You can read this parable in Luke 15:8-10.

Jesus teaches us that the traditions of religion are not Scriptural. They are not His ways, they are not His words. Traditions are the ways of "religious" people, they are not God's unchanging ways.

Contrary to popular belief, God did not give mankind "religion" as we know it. James the half brother and disciple of Yeshua gives us the proper definition:
"Religion that is pure and un-defiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." James 1:27
Traditions of religion are not Scriptural, that is why Yeshua had conflict with religious men of the first century. They thought they had authority to "add to" His Torah with interpretation on matters of how to honor the Sabbath, how to pray, how to worship and so on.

When you think about it, God's word is no religion at all, it is the Creator's instruction for life set apart near Him. Yeshua called it a "light yoke". He was telling us, don't add weight to God's word through traditions of men - just do it God's way.

Consider... how hard is it to rest the one day a week that God chooses for us? How hard is it to take a few vacation days a year on God's appointed days? How hard is it to not eat foods that are unhealthy?

Give me a break. This is hard, impossible??

Today, it seems most people seek religious tradition, many "take away" from God's words, His instruction. Examples include taking away the Sabbath of God's word and replacing it with another day, but Sunday is not The Lord's Sabbath.

And then there is also the matter of taking away Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread and replacing it with the traditions of Easter ham and bunny eggs.

There is the year end spending spree, the big business enterprise of Christmas with its traditions of silver and gold decorated trees and a red-suited Santa Claus who children are taught will reward them if they are good.

We take away from God's word. Instead of rejoicing in His HOLY days, we have substituted our own golden calf-like holidays.

In many ways, we have moved away from the truth of God to the golden glory of the cash register.

This is why John records Messiah's unchanging words. They are so important because we are to show our love in one simple way:
"If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15
Any idea that The Messiah would "change" His mind and discard living according to the Torah "teaching and instruction" manual given at Mount Sinai is beyond comprehension when you truly understand and take these words into your mind and heart:
"I and the Father are one". John 10:30
God and Yeshua are indeed "One". They are in unity in teaching and instruction, their words are the same. They walk the same path, they share the same light, the same truth.

Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) could not have said it any clearer:
"Til heaven and earth pass, not one jot or one tittle shall in NO WAY pass from the law [Torah]...." Matthew 5:18
No man can abrogate, no man can change the word of God with religion, but many try and many like me have done so mistakenly following the "doctrines of men" instead of the teaching of God. From my Scripture studies, I have learned that God starts His teaching with His Ten Commandments, not nine, not eight. They do not change and we cannot pick and choose or change them to suit our own belief.

Indeed, we have to come out of Egypt to understand this.

Yet today, many cannot tell you what the ten commandments are or which command is the most detailed, longest command spoken by God from the mountaintop?

Surprise... it is the instruction of the Sabbath.
1. "I am YHVH your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me."

2. "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, YHVH your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments."

3. "You shall not misuse the name of YHVH your God, for YHVH will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name."

4. "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as YHVH your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to YHVH your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that YHVH your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore YHVH your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day."

5. "Honor your father and your mother, as YHVH your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land YHVH your God is giving you."

6. "You shall not murder."

7. "You shall not commit adultery."

8. "You shall not steal."

9. "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor."

10. "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
The Ten Commandments are called the “Covenant of Lovingkindness” (1 Kings 8:23, 2 Chronicles 6:14, Nehemiah 1:5).

As we have seen, this was the message Yeshua confirmed:
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
Let's now look at an arrangement of two commands Jesus described by looking at the ten words of instruction that God had inscribed:

1. INSTRUCTION FOR MAN TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL HEART, SOUL AND MIND
Exodus 20:1-11 "Then God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."
2. INSTRUCTION FOR MAN TO LOVE EACH OTHER AS THYSELF
Exodus 20:12-17 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
WITH THAT LAST COMMAND THE PEOPLE CRIED AND SHOUTED AS THEY INTERRUPTED GOD!!

Can you imagine that at your wedding as you are giving your vow to your bride?

Yet God agreed, so Moses went up and God continued giving His instruction... the people did not hear them directly from God. But they expound on the ten great commands:

INSTRUCTION FOR THE EARTHEN ALTAR FOR PEACE OFFERINGS TO GOD
Exodus 20:23-26 “You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves. You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you. If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it. And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.“
INSTRUCTION OF ORDINANCES FOR FREEDOM FOR MEN
Exodus 21:1-11 "Now these are the ordinances which you are to set before them: If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment. If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out alone. But if the slave plainly says, 'I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man, then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the door post. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently. If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do. If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his unfairness to her. If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her according to the custom of daughters. If he takes to himself another woman, he may not reduce her food, her clothing, or her conjugal rights. If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money."
INSTRUCTION OF JUDGMENT AND INDEMNITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE
Exodus 21:12-36 to Exodus 22:1-17 "He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death. But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee. If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor, so as to kill him craftily, you are to take him even from My altar, that he may die. He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death. He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but remains in bed, if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his loss of time, and shall take care of him until he is completely healed. If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property. If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide. But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. If a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave, and destroys it, he shall let him go free on account of his eye. And if he knocks out a tooth of his male or female slave, he shall let him go free on account of his tooth. If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished. If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death. If a ransom is demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is demanded of him. Whether it gores a son or a daughter, it shall be done to him according to the same rule. If the ox gores a male or female slave, the owner shall give his or her master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it over, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his. If one man's ox hurts another's so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its price equally; and also they shall divide the dead ox. Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not confined it, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his. If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep. If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account. But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double. If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard. If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain or the standing grain or the field itself is consumed, he who started the fire shall surely make restitution. If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man's house, if the thief is caught, he shall pay double If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, to determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor's property. For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, 'This is it,' the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor. If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking, an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner. If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces. If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution. If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire. If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife. If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.”
INSTRUCTION AGAINST SORCERY
Exodus 22:18-20 "You shall not allow a sorceress to live. Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death. He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.”
INSTRUCTION AGAINST WRONGING OTHERS
Exodus 22:21-28 "You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry; and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless."
INSTRUCTION ON LENDING
Exodus 22:25-28 "If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest. If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets, for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious. You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people."
INSTRUCTION OF INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Exodus 22:29-31 to Exodus 23:1-9 "You shall not delay the offering from your harvest and your vintage. The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me. You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me. You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs. You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice; nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute. If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him. If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him. You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute. Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty. You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just. You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
INSTRUCTION TO HONOR ALL OF THE LORD'S SABBATHS
Exodus 23:10-19 "You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield, but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove. Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves. "Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth. Three times a year you shall celebrate a feast to Me. You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed. Also you shall observe the Feast of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labors from what you sow in the field; also the Feast of the In-gathering at the end of the year when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field. Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD. You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor is the fat of My feast to remain overnight until morning. You shall bring the choice first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. You are not to boil a young goat in the milk of its mother."
INSTRUCTION ON THE PROMISE OF MESSIAH
Exodus 23:20-22 "Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him. But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will completely destroy them."
INSTRUCTION IN THE POSSESSION OF THE LAND
Exodus 23:24-30 "You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces. But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you. I will not drive them out before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land."
INSTRUCTION ON BOUNDARIES OF LAND AND WORSHIP
Exodus 23:31-33 I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you. You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods. They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."
It is amazing to consider that the Ten Commandments and these few words are the constitution of the Kingdom.

As we have seen, the teaching and instruction BEFORE the sin of the Golden Calf ended here as Moses wrote these words and READ THEM to Israel before he received the two stone tablets from God.

Everyone there in the wilderness was given the instruction that God wanted to give them and they all agreed to do it before the two tablets of the Covenant were given to them as a witness in stone.
"And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do. And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel." Exodus 24:3-4
The storyline does not quite follow that of Cecille B. Demille does it?

It was only AFTER the people's vow, that Moses sacrificed according to the instruction of the altar given by God and then Moses sprinkled the blood of the sacrifice on them.

Following the shedding of the blood that sealed the covenant, Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel went to the top of the mountain under the feet of God to celebrate the 'wedding' feast:
"And they saw the God of Israel: and [there was] under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in [his] clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink." Exodus 24:10-11
After the covenant "wedding party" of the bride, Moses drew up higher on the mountain for forty days and nights. It was at this time that Moses received the first two stone tablets:
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them. Exodus 24:12
IT WAS DURING THOSE 40 DAYS AND NIGHTS IN THE CLOUD OF GLORY THAT GOD GAVE MOSES THE INSTRUCTION TO BUILD A TABERNACLE.

The Unseen Promise.

The plain re-reading of the Scripture points one toward a bigger picture and that it includes the promise of a final Exodus entry into the Promised Land. But don't believe me, re-read the Biblical account for yourself given with the second set of tablets.

The importance of what God will do in the Promised Land exceeds what was seen in the ten plagues in Egypt.

When Moses ascends with the second set of stone tablets that he cut under God's direction written in Exodus 34 we have to notice that this time, God added commands to the Mishpatim "Judgments" with these words:
"And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou [art] shall see the work of the LORD: for it [is] a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
Moses just witnessed the ten plagues, he was the one the plunged the staff into the Red Sea, but this is greater. God's first work was in Egypt, but next time it will be in the Promised Land.
Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee: But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:" Exodus 34:10-13
Not only that God again focuses attention on the Sabbath, but He includes emphasis on His three feasts, the big three of 1) Passover-Unleavened Bread, 2) Shavuot, and 3) Tabernacles.

These three feasts are critically important to Almighty God. In these three, God gives a promise to all that demonstrate their love to God by doing His word:
The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt...

And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of in-gathering at the year's end.

Three times in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year. Exodus 34:18 and 34:22-24
It is time to return to His forever Feast days!

God put the power of blessing in our obedience to Him. Remember the law of physics that Moses described for the Torah:

1. For obeying the God's Commandments in love we are promised "blessings".
2. For disobedience we are promised "curses".
"Behold, I set before you a blessing, and a curse: "The blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. Deuteronomy 11:26-27
Lets take a careful look at the instruction inscribed on the second set of stones that Moses had to cut from the rock that he found this time around.

Take notice! The first set of stones were provided by God, but Moses broke them because the people broke their covenant vow, so Moses had to bring two stones the second time around.

Notice too, due to the sin of breaking the first covenant; there are new directives given for Moses to write. Exodus 34 records them. Take notice the instructions here have a keen focus on Passover, Shavuot and Tabernacles:
"Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Take care, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you go, lest it become a snare in your midst. You shall tear down their altars and break their pillars and cut down their Asherim for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and when they whore after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and you are invited, you eat of his sacrifice, and you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters whore after their gods and make your sons whore after their gods.

You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.

You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.

All that open the womb are mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep. The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck.

All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty-handed.

Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end. Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel. For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year.

You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover remain until the morning.

The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

And the LORD said to Moses, "Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."

So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. Exodus 34:27-28
Wow, what we see this time with clarity and emphasis is that the weekly Sabbath and the three pilgrimage Feasts ARE critical to the coming redemption and that a terror greater than what was seen is Egypt is declared.

For the Kingdom's sake - Don't ignore this. God is giving us a big time message here!!

We are to follow all of His commandments, all of His instruction for living and this includes the three mega appointments that are critical to all mankind's redemption in God's master plan:

1. The Exodus and the first coming, offering sacrifice of Messiah - the feast of unleavened bread:
2. The giving of the Torah and the Spirit to all Man - the feast of the Pentecost harvest, and
3. The feast of in-gathering when Messiah will drive out unbelieving nations and return to Tabernacle in the Promised Land.

So don't forget, we are to obey and display His Commandments in our homes and in our communities!
"And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates ..." Deuteronomy 6:9
A part of obeying the commandments is to display them so that people will know what they are. That is why I have written this post on this website. I want you to consider more than you may have in the past about God's eternal word.

Many have obeyed the command to publicly post His Commandments on our gates (public places), and I read once that the first ten of them are placed in over 4,000 public places across the United States alone, and in Europe. No other Scripture is displayed in public places (courthouses, parks, city halls) like the Ten Commandments are.

Follow His word, show your love, display them in your home, in your office, on your door and at the gate. Read these words in Deuteronomy and notice the promise:
And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates. That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. Deuteronomy 11:20-21
Another part of the obeying is to teach them to our children and to talk about them every waking hour... we are NEVER to ignore them.
"And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 6:5-7

That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Deuteronomy 6:2

Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. Deuteronomy 8:6

Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. Deuteronomy 13:4

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:6
We are also taught by Paul that "love" is the fulfillment of the law, God's Torah.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:8-10
Life words from our living Messiah Yeshua - Jesus:
... if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Matthew 19:17

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:1

"And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one" Mark 12:29
Here we see Deuteronomy 6:4 again!
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. Luke 6:31
The Commandments of God apply for ever.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. Psalm 111:7-10
We have a Promise, a Covenant that God Promises He will not break the Covenant of His Word, His Commandments.
If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Psalm 89:31-34
Jesus - Yeshua CONFIRMS THIS.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18

And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. Luke 16:17
Scripture is clear. Jesus did not stutter. Heaven and Earth are still here. His instruction for living does not change.

Be set apart, obey His Voice and Serve Him!

His instructions are not about salvation, but rather about loving and serving Him. Think about the story of the Exodus from Egypt. After they cried out in despair for salvation, YHVH redeemed Israel from death first through their obedience by Israel's placing the blood of the lamb on their door posts. He parted the Red Sea and saved them from the armies of Pharaoh. They were saved before they ever received His instruction, His Torah. He did this without any conditions and He invited them to His holy mountain Sinai where He gave them the opportunity to Hear His voice and obey His word and command and accept His covenant so that they could be set apart (holy) and serve Him in the manner that He instructed.

Why are we to follow His instruction? Because He asks us to demonstrate our love for Him!

Why did He give us His instruction, His Torah? Easy again, because it sets us apart (holy) from the world and it gives us the way to approach near to Him. It makes us like Him. That is why Yeshua did not break any of His (own) instructions. He fulfilled the purpose of mankind. We can not keep His Torah to get saved, we get to keep His Torah because we love Him!

The motivation is LOVE. Look again at what Yeshua - Jesus said...
Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law? Jesus {Yeshua} said unto him, "Thou shalt love YHVH thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets"... Matthew 22:36-40

If you love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of {Yeshua} Jesus. Revelation 14:12
Scripture, the word of God DOES NOT change. No matter what you may have been taught they do not change.

So what do we need to consider and understand?

We need to do something change something.
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and [things] wherein [there is] no profit. Jeremiah 16:19

Hear, O Israel: The LORD {YHVH} our God [is] one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD {YHVH} thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart: you shall teach them thoroughly to your children, and you shall speak of them when sitting in your home and walking on the road, when you lie down and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:4-7
This means that we are to endeavor to keep the teaching and specific instruction of the very words of {YHVH} God that are recorded for us in His Scripture by placing them on our hearts, but we must also understand that there is an assurance of the future. Jeremiah 31:33 promises that in the new covenant, God will write his teaching upon our hearts:
“I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it” Jeremiah 31:33
This means that God will actually change our inner nature, circumcising our hearts as it were, to remove our nature of disobedience.

Paul writes of this change as “the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). In another passage, Paul says:
“Therefore if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Paul also describes the life of a believer as evidence of the new covenant:
“You are a letter of Messiah, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts” 2 Corinthians 3:3
All of this is a fulfillment of the promise of the new covenant in the heart of a believer. The indwelling Holy Spirit of God is responsible for writing His commandments on our hearts:
Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. Ezekiel 36:26–27
Here Ezekiel is teaching the message that Paul taught:
"I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove godlessness from Jacob." Romans 11;25-26
Many think of the "fullness" of the Gentiles" as exclusive to a full measure or count of Gentiles coming into the knowledge and belief of Jesus as Savior. But that is just touching the surface of Paul's message. The word "fullness" is "plērōma" and it means a fulfilling as in keeping.



The fullness of the Gentiles refers to keeping the Torah walk of the Jewish Messiah



Paul was revealing an amazing prophecy of the time we are in today as Gentiles are returning to the Jewish roots of the faith because:
“I ask instead: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says: "I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation without understanding." Romans 10:19

“I ask then, did they stumble so as to lose their share? Absolutely not! However, because of their trespass, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous.” Romans 11:11

“I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.” Romans 11:13-14
So far, a remnant have returned, we have not completely experienced this change of heart in its fullness. The promise recorded by Jeremiah goes on to proclaim everyone will "know" The LORD {YHVH} and no one will have to teach each other about him because The Spirit will fulfill the instruction of Deuteronomy 6.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34.
The completion of the promises of the new covenant will be fulfilled with the coming of Messiah Yeshua who is the “guarantee of a better covenant” (Hebrews 7:22). Paul tells us that God “gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge” (2 Corinthians 1:22). A "pledge" only implies a "down payment". A sum which will be paid in full in the future. The down payment, the pledge is given to us by the Holy Spirit within us today. The amount to be paid in full in the future at His return is His Law, His instruction and teaching written on our very hearts.

He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, it is He who gave to us His Spirit as a pledge … a pledge of our future inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory. (2 Corinthians 5:5; Ephesians 1:13-14)

In that day of redemption, the words of Deuteronomy 6:6 will be made true and fulfilled:
“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart” Deuteronomy 6:6
That is why John recorded the words of Messiah:
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. Don't follow a lie. John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Yeshua {Jesus}.
These were the same as those recorded by Moses:
Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Let's follow His word let's not add to it or take away from it. The law, God's instruction was NOT nailed to the cross, what was nailed to the cross was the enmity, the curse of sin, the curse of death for disobedience of the very word of God. The curse of death was nailed to the cross on Passover and the gift of eternal life was granted. You see, if you follow Messiah, what was "nailed to the cross" is the death penalty of your past sin.

How do we know this?

Because He, the sinless one, the unleavened bread, overcame the curse of death given to Adam in the Garden of Eden. He overcame death when He arose to eternal life after the third night, on the third day, in fulfillment as the First Fruit of resurrected life.

The Greek word “kai” καί is translated as: “and” in Revelation 14:2...
But did they (the translators) perhaps just miss something in the meaning of this word? It also means “indeed”...
“Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, [indeed] the faith of Yeshua.”
The summary is we are to walk like Yeshua walked.

We need to walk in all of His teaching and instruction, it is His Torah. After all, He is the Living Torah, He is the Word, He spoke His unchanging words at Mount Sinai. John opens his gospel telling us "In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God". We must know what this means if we are to understand His message in The Scriptures.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."

Mark 12:29-31 "Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Leviticus 19:18 "You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. "

Luke 10:27 "And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”"

Matthew 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."

Matthew 22:37-40 "And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
The prophet Isaiah gives a solemn word about God's teaching and instruction:
And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them. And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness. Isaiah 8:15-22
The Scripture scrolls that Jesus (Yeshua) read and taught were originally written In Hebrew and many of the words we read today are from the early English texts such as the King James Bible. However, the word’s meanings can be better understood if we just go back and seek the original Hebrew word meanings. For example, the word we see as “law” over 200 times in the first 39 books of the King James Bible is really “Torah”, which means “teaching and instruction” vs. legislation.

That throws quite a different meaning out there doesn’t it?

Instead of thinking of God’s “law” per se, we can really be meditating on God’s “teaching and instruction” for living according to His way, His path.

David was writing often about God's instruction in the Psalms. As an example, I will quote some of King David’s words that he penned in Psalms 119 using the traditional old English from the 1600’s King James and taking the Hebrew words into a translation that is consistent with their Hebrew meanings.

God said this about Abraham, His friend:
Because that Abraham obeyed {shama} my voice, and kept {shamar} my charge {mishmereth}, my commandments, {mitsvah} my statutes {chuqqah}, and my laws {Torah}. Genesis 26:5

Because that Abraham listened to my voice, and observed my 1)obligations of service, my 2) code of wisdom, my 3)ordinances, and my 4) teaching and instruction.
David wrote about them. Using the Bible and a concordance we can expound on what King David wrote about each of these five instructions:
• Psalm 78:7That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
• Psalm 89:31If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
• Psalm 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
• Psalm 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
• Psalm 111:7 The works of his hands [are] verity and judgment; all his commandments [are] sure.
• Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
• Psalm 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
• Psalm 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:19I [am] a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
• Psalm 119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud [that are] cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
• Psalm 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
• Psalm 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
• Psalm 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
• Psalm 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:73 JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:86 All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
• Psalm 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me.
• Psalm 119:115Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
• Psalm 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
• Psalm 119:13 1I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights.
• Psalm 119:151 Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth.
• Psalm 119:166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
• Psalm 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments [are] righteousness.
• Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
At the end of the day, we too “get to” demonstrate our love to God by following in His path, doing things the way He would do them. Thinking the way He does in truth and spirit.

So it is time to study His teaching and instruction and guard it because we love Him and those around us just as He does. God's love is unconditional. We can't earn it. He loves the sinner that misses the mark and the righteous. He asks the sinner to repent {nacham} be sorry and turn back to God's ways.

My first posting in this study series is a quick reference guide and summary of His 613 (6+1+3=10) instructions. You can read them here.

Yeshua told us, if we know Him, we love Him and we “keep” His words, His teaching and instruction for living, we will follow Him, walk the way He does (John 14:15;21, 15:10, 1John 2:3; 3:24; 5:2, Revelation 14:12; 22:14). Yeshua is God in the flesh. He spoke the commandments, the precepts. These words are all about what He taught and expounded on:
• Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
• Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I [am] the LORD that healeth thee.
• Exodus 16:28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
• Exodus 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
• Exodus 24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
• Exodus 34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
• Leviticus 4:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:
• Leviticus 4:13 And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done [somewhat against] any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which should not be done, and are guilty;
• Leviticus 4:22 When a ruler hath sinned, and done [somewhat] through ignorance [against] any of the commandments of the LORD his God [concerning things] which should not be done, and is guilty;
• Leviticus 4:27 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth [somewhat against] any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and be guilty;
• Leviticus 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist [it] not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
• Leviticus 22:31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I [am] the LORD.
• Leviticus 26:3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
• Leviticus 26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
• Leviticus 26:15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, [but] that ye break my covenant:
• Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
• Numbers 15:22 And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses,
• Numbers 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
• Numbers 15:40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.
• Numbers 36:13 These [are] the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho.
• Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
• Deuteronomy 4:13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, [even] ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
• Deuteronomy 4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong [thy] days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
• Deuteronomy 5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
• Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
• Deuteronomy 5:31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do [them] in the land which I give them to possess it.
• Deuteronomy 6:1 Now these [are] the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do [them] in the land whither ye go to possess it:
• Deuteronomy 6:2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
• Deuteronomy 6:17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
• Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.
• Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
• Deuteronomy 7:11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
• Deuteronomy 8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
• Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, [and] to prove thee, to know what [was] in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
• Deuteronomy 8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
• Deuteronomy 8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
• Deuteronomy 10:4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
• Deuteronomy 10:13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
• Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
• Deuteronomy 11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
• Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
• Deuteronomy 11:22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
• Deuteronomy 11:27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
• Deuteronomy 11:28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
• Deuteronomy 13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
• Deuteronomy 13:18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do [that which is] right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
• Deuteronomy 15:5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.
• Deuteronomy 19:9 If thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt thou add three cities more for thee, beside these three:
• Deuteronomy 26:13 Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of [mine] house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten [them]:
• Deuteronomy 26:17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:
• Deuteronomy 26:18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that [thou] shouldest keep all his commandments;
• Deuteronomy 27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.
• Deuteronomy 27:10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.
• Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
• Deuteronomy 28:9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
• Deuteronomy 28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]:
• Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
• Deuteronomy 28:45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
• Deuteronomy 30:8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
• Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, [and] if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
• Deuteronomy 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
• Deuteronomy 31:5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.
• Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
• Judges 2:17 And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the LORD; [but] they did not so.
• Judges 3:4 And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
• 1Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul [to be] king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
• 1Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:
• 1Kings 3:14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
• 1Kings 6:12 [Concerning] this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
• 1Kings 8:58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.
• 1Kings 8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
• 1Kings 9:6 [But] if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments [and] my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:
• 1Kings 11:34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:
• 1Kings 11:38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do [that is] right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
• 1Kings 14:8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and [yet] thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do [that] only [which was] right in mine eyes;
• 1Kings 18:18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.
• 2Kings 17:13Y et the LORD testified against Israel , and against Judah , by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments [and] my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.
• 2Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, [even] two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
• 2Kings 17:19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
• 2Kings 18:6 For he clave to the LORD, [and] departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.
• 2Kings 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all [their] heart and all [their] soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
• 1Chronicles 28:7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.
• 1Chronicles 28:8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave [it] for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
• 1Chronicles 29:19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all [these things], and to build the palace, [for] the which I have made provision.
• 2Chronicles 7:19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
• 2Chronicles 17:4 But sought to the [LORD] God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel .
• 2Chronicles 24:20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
• 2Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did [it] with all his heart, and prospered.
• 2Chronicles 34:31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.
• Ezra 7:11 Now this [is] the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, [even] a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.
• Ezra 9:10And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,
• Ezra 9:14 Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed [us], so that [there should be] no remnant nor escaping?
• Nehemiah 1:5And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
• Nehemiah 1:7 We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
• Nehemiah 1:9 But [if] ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, [yet] will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
• Nehemiah 9:13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
• Nehemiah 9:16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,
• Nehemiah 9:29 And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.
• Nehemiah 9:34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them.
• Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
• Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
• Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
• Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
• Proverbs 7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
• Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
• Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
• Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
• Isaiah 48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
• Daniel 9:4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
• Amos 2:4 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked:
• Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
• Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
• Matthew 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
• Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
• Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
• Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
• Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
• John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
• John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
• John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
• 1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
• 1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
• 1John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
• 1John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
• 1John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
• 1John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
• 2John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
• Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
• Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
• Revelation 22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
The awesome team at BlueLetterBible provide an interesting reference view of the Ten Commandments. It is by Nevin, Alfred, Ed., et al. "Analytical Table and Harmony of the Mosaic Law," The Parallel Bible. Blue Letter Bible. 1 July 2002.

What does this all mean?

It means that it is now time for you to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment. God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua. Do it now!

Shalom.

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