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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Ten Commandments

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

Can you recite them from your heart?

Before you try, think about the thunderous and mighty precepts and principles of life that were spoken out of the fire, the cloud and thick darkness from atop the mountain to the people of Israel AND to the sojourners and companions that left Egypt with them:
"And the sight of the glory of the LORD [was] like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel." Exodus 24:17
With God nothing changes! Those at the mountain 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 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 and wind descended down on the disciples and faithful that had come to Jerusalem to honor God at the awesome day of the Feast of Pentecost (Feast of Weeks - Shavuot) fifty days after Messiah'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 commandments, the “Aseret Hadibrot” were given to a people God calls Israel - and their companions.


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.

Exodus 20:19 shows us the fear of God's Children called Israel as they told Moses:

"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 bound His words in stone tablets as the principles for life in the Kingdom of God. He spoke them atop the mountain to everyone below whether they were from the twelve families of Jacob or the sojourners and strangers that came out of Egypt with them. These "strangers" and "sojourners" included the slaves from other nations that were serving in bondage in Egypt alongside the descendants of Israel and they included Egyptians as well who believed in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Scripture in Exodus 12:38 says that a “mixed multitude” went up with them.

The Ten Words of God was given to all people at Mount Sinai, to both the descendants of Jacob and the Egyptians that left with them and they all heard the voice of God as the Ten Commandments (Ten Words) were spoken to them by El Shaddai God Almighty. They asked God to stop speaking because they were all afraid that they would die. The sound of God's voice was unimaginable today, it caused thunder, lightning, fire and it shook the mountain violently so they all pleaded with Moses to speak directly with God on their behalf.

So the words of the Torah scrolls were given to Moses at the top of the mountain as the details of the teaching and instruction on how to live out the Ten Words on the tablets. The Torah is the correct application of the Ten Commandments. The Ten Words are actually the being the only correct written form of the oral Torah that God gave to the world at Mt. Sinai.

God wrote His words spoken to the congregation in stone with His finger so those that would follow Him would know that His words stand forever like the stones of His own creation!

But don't forget, the people asked Moses to intercede for them with God to receive the rest of His teaching and instruction for living because they were too afraid of the sound of His Almighty voice that shook the mountain. Because of that, Moses went on top of the mountain and wrote God's guidelines and principles as they were spoken to him face to face about how we are to live if we want to live near His glory presence.

The Torah has a great purpose, in the end it is the hidden story of the death and resurrection of King Messiah. It is the basis of His teaching, and His instruction as the King to his people; and is about King Messiah who is the 'One' who carries out the justice and ordinances of Almighty God for whom he has chosen, that is: “all Israel.” As a Covenant disciple of Yeshua, your ultimate obligation is to do as He did.

This means honoring and teaching the Ten Commandments as "the way" of Messiah Yeshua.

By honoring the Torah you are not required to 'convert' to Judaism in order to fulfill the mitzvoth (commandments) the Master taught his disciples to follow. Like much of Christianity that takes away from Torah, Judaism often adds to the Torah of Moses. That was the ongoing argument Jesus presented to the Pharisees and Sadducees because they did not just teach from the seat of Moses, they added their own traditions. He called them the tradition of the elders, the rules of men not God. You can read about this in Matthew 15.
"Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: ‘These people honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men’.”
Jesus never broke from the Torah, he was always looking at the spirit of the Torah and not just the letter and He know how to prioritize:

When the Pharisees approached Yeshua and asked him what the greatest commandment of the Torah is, Yeshua replied by quoting the Shema shown to us in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

The spirit of honoring the Torah is the key to effective prayer. If you do not think that God hears or answers your prayers the problem is not with God, it is with you. Proverbs 28:9 teaches us this misunderstood truth no matter which translation you read:
If one turns away his ear from hearing the law (Torah), even his prayer is an abomination. ESV

If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction (Torah), even their prayers are detestable. NIV

God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law (Torah). NLT

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law (Torah), even his prayer shall be abomination. KJV
Some say the Torah has been done away with, so they ignore some of the commandments. Perhaps, the most common mistake is to toss aside the Lord's Sabbaths. I used to.

I thought part God's word had been done away with, but I now know that is not true. Who tells us that? Well it is Jesus of course. After all, when he is asked what is the greatest commandment, His answer is found In Matthew 22:36-40 and Luke 10:27 where He quotes from the words from Deuteronomy 6:5, Deuteronomy 10:12 and Leviticus 19:18.

It's the original message of the deceiver to fall for the idea that God does not mean all that He says or that He changes His mind. Don't listen to that message any longer.

His covenant is unchanging, His message is clear and the ten commands are not burdensome or grievous nor is the Torah instruction done away with. So why do so many today just follow about nine or so of the Ten Words each week?

Our Savior tells us this in Matthew 11:30 and that is why John, the disciple whose Hebrew name was Yochanan, also wrote 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
Did you know that Hebrew has 22 letters that make up the entire alphabet? Well, do you think it is a coincidence that the Bible gives us 22 verses in which the love of God is defined by God just as John describes.
God wrote the 10 commands with his own finger and God gave the two stones to Moses. Did you know that many scholars say that the first stones were perhaps not like those depicted above or in all the Hollywood movies, but that they were magnificent, translucent jewels, that they were gemstones.

Perhaps they were blue sapphires, others say red rubies. Either way, we must all know that all jewels, like His words are precious.
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
We should also consider that the jewel-like pavement of Revelation correlates to the description of Exodus 24:9-11:
"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"
We certainly do not know what the "stones" were made from just yet, but they were used by God to record His words like precious jewels to a people He calls "Israel". It is engaging to consider that they may have come from that very place, the sapphire foundation beneath His feet.

This we do know for sure, the Ten Commandments are the unchanging foundation "stones", the gems that are the beginning of all the instruction that God spoke from the mountaintop to all Israel and the sojourners from Egypt there with them. These were the people that traveled under the might and protection of His right hand out of Egypt. We must know that they are the first ten of His many principles for living that are the great and marvelous "ways" of God. We also must know that HIs instruction was dutifully recorded by Moses for us too in the first five books of the Bible - the books known throughout history as "The Torah".

The Hebrew word "Torah" actually means teaching and instruction, it does not translate fully as the word "law". In medieval times, the olde English translators chose to interpret and render this word as "law", but that is really a misnomer in many ways ways for its Hebrew meaning.

The "Torah" represents God's word, His teaching and instruction. In it is His covenant with Israel, His principles for His people to live and do things in accord with God's way, His ancient path. James taught this:
"Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1: 22
They are the words of God and His Covenant. For some reason, the translators, perhaps by their theological desire to interpret the Hebrew, changed the meaning of "dabar" to the word commandment. Look at 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
Knowing that... perhaps we all need to re-consider just what is the Torah's revelation? It is the book called "Revelation". When we consider the truth, the light and its revelation we can see the whole story recorded in the scrolls by Moses there right in the last book of the Bible! It is all there, the lamb, the aleph tav, the shofar trumpet, the trials and tribulation, the assembly - the twelve tribes, the nations, the gem stones, the fire, the lightning, the thunder, the cloud of glory, the tabernacle, the altar, the Song of Moses, the most holy place, the priestly garments, the head dress, the Mercy Seat, the cherubim, the elders, the scrolls, the menorah, the tree of life and God's grace.

The light of all truth is that God came 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 principles (His spoken word) for living given within the covenant at Sinai and He came to show us how to live them out by living them out for all to see. He did this in perfection, in accordance to His own "word" right before the eyes of mankind, for all to see while walking, talking and living in the Promised Land, His Kingdom!

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. 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. Please reread this parable in Luke 15:8-10.

Jesus teaches us that the change and traditions of religion are not Scriptural. They are not His ways, they are not His words, they are not written by Him. 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 or rather Ya'cob, 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 exactly why Jesus, in Hebrew: "Yeshua" had such conflict with the religious, the Pharisees of the first century. They represented the pious "religious" men that thought they had authority to "add to" His Torah with interpretation on matters of how to honor Sabbath, how to pray, how to worship and how to live in covenant with God.

In fact, after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 CE, Pharisaic beliefs became the basis for the several contemporary forms of Judaism we have today. These have a basis in what we know as the "Oral Law", the law of Rabbi's. Today, these are recorded as the Mishnah and the Talmud among others. They are devoted to theological issues, religious interpretation. These are often in conflict with Yeshua who taught that God's word was God's word, period. When you think about it, His word is no religion at all, it is Creator's instruction word for life. Yeshua called it "light yoke". He was telling us, don't add tradition and rules to God's word - just do it. He is also asking us... how hard is it to rest the one day a week that I choose? How hard is it to take a few vacation days a year on my appointed feast days? How hard is it to not eat foods that are bad for you?

Give me a break. This is easy. It's the other 9 that can be hard!!

Today, it seems most Christians do the very same thing really. By 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. 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 big one too, it is the enterprise of Christmas with its traditions of trees, the business of gifts and who else but the red suited Santa Claus who children are taught will reward them if they are good. By doing this they take away from God's word. Instead of rejoicing in His holy days, we have our own holidays. Many take away God's appointed Feast Days, the days that speak about the glorious life and appointments of Yeshua. In many ways, we have moved away from the truth of God to the glory of the cash register.

This is why John record of Messiah's unchanging words is so important today because we are to show our love for God 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 His Torah "teaching and instruction" manual given at Mount Sinai is beyond comprehension when you truly understand and take His words into your mind and heart:
"I and the Father are one". John 10:30
Jesus is God. He gave the words, God's words, His teaching and instruction, His principles for living. His Torah truth and reality becomes clear when you realize that 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 fire. This can only be fully understood when we know that His desire is and has always been to write His Torah, not on stone but on our hearts as the prophet tells us in Jeremiah 31:31-34. The prophets all knew this:
"He does not change". Malachi 3:6; Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Isaiah 46:9-11; Ezekiel 24:14; James 1:17
Hear, O Israel: YHVH our God, YHVH is one. Deuteronomy 6:4

שְׁמַע, יִשְׂרָאֵל: יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה אֶחָד
For more reference on this truth, please see my Scripture studies: Truth Does Not Change, Old and New? and Who is The One we call Jesus) for more study of Messiah and His Torah [Teaching].

Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) could not have said it any clearer to us:
"Til heaven and earth pass, not one jot or one tittle shall in NO WAY pass from the law [Torah]...." Matthew 5:18
This English word translated here as "law" is the Hebrew word Torah.

Put it in your heart, it means teaching and instruction - it is the principles for living our lives "set apart" to God! Said another way, the Torah is God's teaching and instruction for the day to day government of our life, both toward od and each other.

So let's repeat Messiah's words with their original Hebrew understanding:
"Til heaven and earth pass, not one jot or one tittle shall in NO WAY pass from the "Torah" [my teaching and instruction]...." Matthew 5:18
No man can ever abrogate, no man can ever change the word of God with religion, but many try and many like me have done so mistakenly. Perhaps, like me they do so out of their own innocence, their own ignorance as they follow the "doctrine of men" instead of the teaching of God's unchanging word. From my Scripture studies I have learned that God starts His teaching with His Ten Commandments, not nine or eight. They do not change and we cannot pick and choose or change them to suit our own beliefs or our own confusion. Indeed we have to come out of Egypt to understand this.

Yet today, many cannot tell you what the ten commandments are, and others simply choose to just ignore the plain instruction of one or two of what they KNOW TO BE His words. I guess for some, they choose to think God has eight commandments. For example, many people choose each week to not honor the weekly Sabbath Day and many may misuse His name because they do not know what it is. But now, today, it is time to take a look at the Ten Commandments and read them for yourself with no one's input other than the word from the Spirit of God.

First ask yourself this, of the words that most believe to the be the ten commandments, which one of them might be the most detailed, the longest command spoken by God from the mountaintop?

Surprise... it is the instruction of the Sabbath Day. Wow.. that must be important!

And in reading the words that we suppose are the Ten Commandments, how many times does God use His own personal name YHVH in speaking them from the fire and smoke? Yes it is Ten! Just look for yourself!

Below, I have included the words that most say are The Commandments of God. Here they are of course translated into English so they are not the words He actually spoke. Moses records them in the book of Deuteronomy 5:6-21. In Hebrew, the word Deuteronomy is spoken as "Devarim", which actually means "Words". As Moses said: "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them."
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."

These are the commandments that Moses tells us were written on the front and back of the first two stones tablets by the finger of God - but don't forget Moses broke those two tablets because the covenant was broken by the people at the golden calf incident.

Moses threw them down and shattered them, so let's ask a question. Should we consider that the Ten Commands were only the beginning of the words of instruction given by God before He was interrupted by Israel?

We need to just re-consider that TWO COMMANDMENTS established the basis for all of instruction and teaching of God. This is called the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings and they instruct us how to love The Lord YHVH & our neighbor.

The 10 Commandments are called the “Covenant of Lovingkindness” (1 Kings 8:23, 2 Chron. 6:14, Neh. 1:5)
“Love is patient, is kind, love does not envy, love does not boast, is not puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not seek its own, is not provoked, reckons not the evil, does not rejoice over the unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth, it covers all, believes all, expects all, endures all. Love never fails.” 1Corinthians 13:4-8
Love never fails. The Ten Commandments never fail.

WASN'T THIS CONFIRMED BY MESSIAH YESHUA?
“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
We will never see the original stones. Moses broke them in anger and frustration at the bottom of the mountain when he saw the golden calf, the dancing and heard the 3,000 singing and dancing in celebration as they broke and shattered the first commands of God.

So Moses had to bring two more stones to the mountain top as well as all the instructions and sacrifices of the Levite priesthood.

Let's now look at an arrangement of two principles set forth on the front and back of the first two stones by looking at all the ten words of instruction that Moses recorded.

1. INSTRUCTION FOR MAN TO LOVE GOD WITH 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."
BUT IT IS RIGHT HERE THAT THE PEOPLE CRIED AND SHOUTED OUT WHILE THEY INTERRUPTED GOD!!

SERIOUSLY... CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT? THEY INTERRUPTED GOD AS THE CREATOR SPOKE TO THEM WHILE GIVING HIS WEDDING VOWS TO THEM AND THEY ASKED THAT HE ONLY CONTINUE SPEAKING TO MOSES!!

Can you imagine that at your wedding? Yet God agreed, so Moses approached God and He continued giving His instructions... the people did not hear these other instructions directly from God. But they line up with the same two principles.
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 OF ABOMINATIONS
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 OR AFFLICTING 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 SABBATH DAYS, YEARS AND FEASTS
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'S SECOND COMING AND THE GREATER EXODUS
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 PROMISED 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 THE BOUNDARY
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 these words are the constitution of God, after all, the teaching and instruction ends here as Moses wrote these words and THEN READ THEM all to Israel before he ever received the two stone tablets from God.
Everyone there in the wilderness was given the instruction that God wanted to give them at that time and they all agreed to do it before the stone tablets were given to them as a witness.
"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 builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel." Exodus 24:3-4
The storyline does not follow that of Cecille B. Demille and Charlton Heston does it?

Because it was then after Moses' the people's vow, that Moses sacrificed according to the instruction of the altar that he was given by God and only after that did Moses sprinkle the blood of the sacrifice on the children of Israel.

Then after the shedding of the blood of the covenant we see that Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel went to the base 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
It was only after that wedding celebration, the covenant "wedding party" of the bride "Israel" and God that Moses and Joshua drew up higher on the mountain for forty days and nights.

It was at this time that Moses received from God the first two stone tablets and the specific instruction for the design, measurement and construction of the earthly Tabernacle of God, its furnishings and consecration:

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 THEN DURING THOSE 40 DAYS AND NIGHTS IN THE CLOUD OF GLORY, ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, 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, that this is the eternal instruction for all mankind and that it includes the promise of the final Exodus entry into the Promised Land as a part of it, but don't believe me, re-read the Biblical account for yourself while you are in "Exodus" from the Kingdom Land.

The importance of what God will do with the six families of people in the Promised Land is repeated by God when Moses ascends with the second set of stone tablets as it is written in Exodus 34. This time, God begins 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. 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 ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:" Exodus 34:10-13
God promises that He will cast them out of the land when the people of Israel honor His three feasts, the big three of 1) Passover-Unleavened Bread, 2) Pentecost, and 3) Tabernacles. These three feasts are critically important to the restoration of the land and the people of God. In theses three, God gives a promise to all Believers 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.

Thrice 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 NOW to return to His Feast days!

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

For obeying the God's Commandments in love we are promised "blessings".
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
Now 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 vow, so Moses had to bring two stones that he cut for God to write on a second time the same words God had given. Yet, there are further instructions given and there is now instruction given on the feasts.

Exodus 34 reads as follows (notice there are ten instructions here that God told Moses to write down, the number placement here is for clarification as you may have not noticed there are ten things that Moses was given to write down):

1. For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and [one] call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods. Exodus 34:14-16

2. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods. Exodus 34:17

3. 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. Exodus 34:18

4. All that openeth the matrix [is] mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, [whether] ox or sheep, [that is male]. Exodus 34:19

5. But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem [him] not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty. Exodus 34:20

6. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. Exodus 34:21

7. 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. Thrice 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 34:22-24

8. Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left unto the morning. Exodus 34:25

9. The first of the first fruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Exodus 34:26

10. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk. Exodus 34:26
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. 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. 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.

For the Kingdom's sake - Don't ignore them any longer!! We can also see that there is nothing new from the original words of God, spoken aloud to all Israel and given to Moses after God was interrupted during the vow. !

Isn't God giving us a big time message here? We are to follow all of His commandments, all of His instruction for living. And there are three mega appointments that are critical to all mankind in His master plan of redemption and relationship in which we are to be before Him.

1. The first coming, the ultimate sacrifice of Messiah - the feast of unleavened bread:
2. The giving of the Torah and the Spirit to all Man - And the feast of the Pentecost harvest, and
3. The feast of in-gathering when we will come out of the nations and He will return to Tabernacle with us.

And 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
That is why I have posted this and a summary of His teaching and instruction, His principles here.

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 and 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 many more in Europe. No other Scripture is displayed in public places (courthouses, parks, city halls) like the Ten Commandments are. So 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 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 the commandments 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
Let's look at these awesome words again:
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, His 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
Living words from our 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? Easy, 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 ye 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 by man... in a "church", in Sunday school or in a Bible study, the Eternal One has spoken His words and 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 confuse the "fullness" of the Gentiles" thinking it means a time of 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 way, the Torah walk of the Jewish Messiah Jesus.


Paul was revealing an amazing prophecy of the time we are in today as Gentiles are returning to the Jewish roots of the faith. Gentiles must do this to return to the Jewish root 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 KJV Bible and a concordance we can expound on what he wrote about these:

Law [Torah] = God’s teaching and instruction (not man’s doctrines).
Precepts [Piqquwd] = statutes (God’s manners)
Judgments [Mishpat] = God’s decisions (Checks and balances)
Statutes[Choq] = God’s boundaries Ordinances for righteous living)
Wisdom [Mitsvah] = God's code of wisdom (Divine charge, ordaining)
● Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. (Psalms 119:1)

● Blessed [are] the wholesome {tamiym} in the journey of life, who live {halak} in the teaching and instruction {Torah} of YHVH.

● Blessed [are] they that keep his testimonies, [and that] seek him with the whole heart. (Psalms 119:2)

● Blessed [are] they that observe his witness {`edah}, [and that] seek him with the whole inner soul, mind, and passion {leb}.

● They also do no iniquity they walk in his ways. (Psalms 119:3)

● They also do no unrighteousness {'evel} they walk in his moral character {derek}.

● Thou hast commanded [us] to keep thy precepts diligently. (Psalms 119:4)

● You have charged and commissioned {tsavah} [us] to observe {shamar} your precepts {piqquwd} diligently.

● O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! (Psalms 119:5)

● Oh that my moral character {derek} be firmly established to guard, keep, protect and observe {shamar} your prescribed conditions for living {choq}.

● Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. (Psalms 119:6)

● Then I will not disappoint {buwsh}, when I pay attention to to all your code of wisdom {mitsvah}.

● I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. Psalms 119:7

● I will praise and give thanks {yä·dä'} to you with uprightness of heart, soul and mind {lebab} when I have learned your righteous decisions of judgment {mishpat}.
By the way, choq is also the same Hebrew word that is also translated as “ordinances” 127 times in the King James Version. Did you notice... 1+2+7=10 just as the 613 or 6+1+3=10?

At the end of the day, we “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 them:
• 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;
• 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 119:60I 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.
• 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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