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"V" record of the Decrees, as of 3/21 ("(1)" numbering is added by me, not the textual account)

..."Be careful, lest you forget and make for yourselves a carving or image in the form of any figure that is in the heavens above or upon the earth belowor in the waters beneath the earth.  For my anger would then burn against you, and I would eradicate you swiftly from upon this good land.  Know today and keep his decrees and commandments, so that it may go well for you and so that you may live long upon the land that Elohim, your god is giving you.  Listen, Israel: Elohim, our god, is a single god.  So love Elohim, your god, with all your heart and all your soul, very much, and keep these proclamations that I command you today upon your heart.  Teach them to all your children and recite them when you sit at home, when you go on your way, when you lie down, and when you rise.  Tie them as a declaration upon your arm, and they shall serve as an affirmation between your   eyes.  Inscribe them upon the posts of your home and gate.  For Elohim made a pact with you at Horeb on the day of the assembly.  I stood between Elohim and you at this time - for you were afraid on account of the fire and did not climb the mountain - to tell you the word of your god, as follows:

(1) I am Elohim, your god, who freed you from the land of Egypt, from the slave-house.  You shall not have any other gods.  (2)You shall not make a carving or any image that is in the heavens above or the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth.  You shall not prostrate yourselves before them, and you shall not serve them.  I am Elohim, your god.

(3)Sanctify the seventh day and rest on it.  For in six days I made the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, and I rested on the seventh day.  Therefore you too shall rest, along with your livestock and all that you have.  I am Elohim, your god.

(4)  Honor your father and your mother.  I am Elohim, your god.

 

(5)You shall not commit adultery with the wife of your fellow.  I am Elohim, your god.

(6)You shall not steal the wealth of your brother.  I am Elohim, your god.

(7)You shall not swear in my name falsely, for I shall avenge the transgression of the fathers against the sons, grandsons, and great grandsons for those who bear my name falsely.  I am Elohim, your god.

(8)You shall not submit against your fellow a false judgment.  I am Elohim, your god.

(9)You shall not desire the wife of your fellow, his male slave, his female slave, or anything that is his.  I am Elohim, your god.

(10)You shall not hate your brother in your heart.  I am Elohim, your god.

It is these ten pronouncements that Elohim uttered to you upon the mountain from amid the fire.".

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Malichi 3:16 - 18, Dead Sea Scrolls Bible:

 

"Then those who feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD listened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.  So that they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, even my own possession, in the day that I makeand I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.  Then you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who serves him not."

Psalm 2, Dead Sea Scrolls Bible; " Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?  The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together, against YAHOVAH and against his annointed, saying, "Let us tear their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us!"  He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.  Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and frighten the in his fury, as follows:  But I have installed my king upon Zion, my holy mountain."  I will indeed make known YAHOWAH's Decree: He said to me, "You are my son; today I have begotten you.  Ask of me, and I will surely make the nations your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth your possession."***end missing in DSSB. NKJV "You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel. "  Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judgs of the earth.  Serve YEHOVAH with fear; and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.  Blessed are all those who put their trust in him."

1917 Jewish Publication Society: JPS Tanakh 1917

1Why are the nations in an uproar?
And why do the peoples mutter in vain?
2The kings of the earth stand up,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD, and against His anointed:
3‘Let us break their bands asunder,
And cast away their cords from us.’

 

4He that sitteth in heaven laugheth,
The Lord hath them in derision.
5Then will He speak unto them in His wrath,
And affright them in His sore displeasure:
6‘Truly it is I that have established My king
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.’

 

7I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said unto me: ‘Thou art My son,
This day have I begotten thee.   ((Quote of the voice from heaven at Jesus' baptism?))
8Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.’
10Now therefore, O ye kings, be wise;
Be admonished, ye judges of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way,
When suddenly His wrath is kindled.

 

Happy are all they that take refuge in Him. (Jesus taught to serve Elohim alone.  Jesus (Joshua) never taught to worship himself, but to repent to do the will of Elohim faithfully, as Elohim decreed, not as the Pharisees and Sages demanded of the Jews.)

 

What I am sharing here proves most of the New Testament is a fabrication that has led millions away from the provable Truth - Truth being defined as the words of God in the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.  God said the “Ten Statements” are the Covenant, and the Covenant tablets of stone were placed in the Ark of the Covenant, and the Mercy Seat was the lid of the Covenant that both protected the tablets and symbolized the Mercy Seat: that the Mercy of God covers those who keep the Covenant as He had written His Teachings.

Who is the enemy of mankind but those who have perverted the Teachings of God and have killed those who tried to speak up about what God really said?  It started with Satan, the Serpent in Eden, and it has continued through Orthodox Judaisms demonic leadership.  The Catholic Church has like fruits, to kill those who dared speak up to try to warn people the Church was lying - such as the Spanish Inquisition, or the early history of Christianity.   I have little doubt Paul was a plant of Rome, via corrupted Judaistic leadership, to obliterate the REAL truth of Elohim to mankind.  The time has come to awaken or to perish.  The choice is yours to make for yourself, but Elohim said to "Choose life, that ye may live!"  God warned us, Jesus warned the Jews, and we have inherited lies from our "fathers" of faith.  Unless you repent of lies against God, you are siding with Satan and those who seek to destroy mankind from the face of the earth.  Paul was nothing but a liar.  Mark, Luke and John all testify against the Original Jesus.  Paul hated God so much that he said the Covenant (Law) was not even given by God.  So, if you hate God, choose to believe the lies of Paul and Satan, but know Elohim will be true to His unaltered words of life.   Cease evil and learn to do good - this must begin by renewing your mind through repenting to live by the words God and Jesus spoke - not Paul or other "New Testament" books beyond Matthew, and even Matthew was altered.  Wake up!!!1

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What sane person cannot recognize those Teachings are for our good? Can you consider a world where you have no fear of your property being stolen, or a world where you have no fear of someone lying, stealing, injuring, murdering or plotting against you to take what you have, or defame your character?  If we all desire to live together in peace, how can we support the murder of the innocent, the theft of property or a good name?  Can we imagine a world where people don’t lie about others, but only truth and justice prevails?  How much evil would be prevented if those who falsely charge another were to be guilty of the crimes they accused the other person of doing?  Protection of the innocent from attacks at all levels would certainly have a great impact on everyone.  If we all paid attention to the Teachings of God, it is likely that even gossiping would be a thing of the past!  Those simple Teachings and Commandments of God, 10 just, perfectly reasonable and doable Teachings, when understood by the breadth and depth given to them by God and the Prophets of the Holy Scripture would likely put most religious institutions out of business unless they abandon telling lies about God and His Instructions in Righteousness, Justice and Mercy.

Upon close observation, there is no commandment that is too hard to understand or do.  So why have Christians believed the reports of Paul that the “Law” was too hard to keep, and that no one can be “saved” who seeks to do the will of God as He gave it in the Everlasting Covenant ratified at Sinai?  If we set His Standards aside, what is to become of us as individuals or a society at large?  Look around today and observe how much evil is multiplying because of “lawlessness” as defined by God.    Are we to believe it is now OK to lie, because some Rabbi twirled a chicken, or Jesus died for our sins – that we are incapable or excused from doing what is right in the eyes of God and good men?   

Is it now justifiable to lie against God and say what He has spoken is ineffective to accomplish what He said His Teachings are able to accomplish in anyone who will observe His Covenant to live just and reasonable lives – to live according to His Covenant?  Which one of the Ten Teachings is unreasonable?  Which is too hard to do? 

Which was Paul incapable to do, that he said he was not able to keep the Teachings of God given through Moses, which was the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham to bless those of all nations through his offspring?  There is no other record of history that God has revealed Himself and the Standards (conditions He gave in the Covenant) that show they are from Him and are certainly capable to accomplish that for which He gave them.   There are no “spiritual mysteries” involved, and those Teachings of God remain true to this day,, but few really study them to see how beautiful they really are, or that they inter-relate to also provide us the wisdom needed to know the difference between those who serve God and those who say they do, but are actually His enemies and in rebellion against Him and His anointed one.  As Jesus taught: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The “fruits” are living by His Covenant, those are the “fruits God is due” from those who serve Him as the One True God.  Worship of God is doing the 10 Decrees.  He called Israel and the multitude out of Egypt to serve Him, which is what the Covenant is.

The “Covenant,” according to God and Moses, is the Ten Decrees, not the “613 Comandments” invented by a Jewish Rabbi in the 1200’s, nor is there any truth of God to be found in the Rabbinical Decree of the “Seven Noahide Laws.”  Both of these defy what God and Moses said.  Jesus understood what God was saying, and through his teachings in Matthew we can observe the context of every Teaching of Jesus is the Everlasting Covenant of God, as ratified between God and all who choose life, of all nations, not just Jews, as they pretend.  The narrative of the Hebrew Scripture proves the “multitude of nations” ratified the Covenant when given, and were also present when the Covenant was “renewed” upon entry into the Land.  Judaism abandoned God and were following Rabbi’s and Sages of the Ages. Proof of this existing to this day can be observed in their current understanding of their history to begin with the “rabbinical age” about 300 BC, rather than what God ratified in the Covenant at Sinai.  Jesus was also renewing the Covenant is for men of all nations who choose to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  

Even though the World Bank and FED, who trade our birth certificate as a commodity, and thereby claim to possess our soul, and that you are nothing but a “monster” (Per Jordon Maxwell in discussion of symbolism and Maratime Law), that piece of paper is not your soul, no matter what they think.  What if some think they can loan money to others without interest, based on the Teachings of God in the Torah, but they are establishing the money upon the value of pretending to sell the souls of the Gentiles on the open market (note birth certificates have a red serial number and the name is all capital letters (Corporation), and then take the money generated falsely on presumed possession of others souls: how is that different than considering them to be a slave to be traded? – it’s just hidden.  All souls belong to God, not the FED or World Bank.  This really isn’t about that, but I’d be remiss to not say anything about it.  

YHWH declared the souls of all men are His possession – not the possession of liars and satans.  Do you desire to be freed from the prison houses of lies, to then serve the One True God, and experience all that He offers you?  Learn from God.  Pay close attention to His Instruction that you become wise and abandon lies against Him.  One of the main purposes of the founders of the United States of America goes back to the founders from the Colonies – that of religious freedom – to be able to choose to serve God according to your own conscience, not by the Decree of the “Church State” as it existed from Rome to England.  To know the truth requires understanding of foundations, as religious builders abandoned the foundations about 2000 years ago, but the plans still exist, so long as we are willing to revisit the Teachings of God and Jesus from the most original records and ignore the dirt piled upon them by those who chose to defy God and His Instructions – study will require use of both the Hebrew Scripture and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, because both Christians and Jews have altered their respective accounts. The task should be to dig down through the dirt to build our lives on the foundation of the Teachings of God and Jesus.

The Matthew account of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness establishes core principles for an orderly foundation to build one's life on obedience to God through understanding and living as God Instructed.  The salvation and blessing of God is based on living by the reasonable, reliable, and just standards given by God.  God is the Teacher and Redeemer;  there is no other (Isaiah 43).  Jesus made no claim to be God incarnate, and we can know this because the record of his chosen disciples (Matthew) tells of no such thing, especially noting the Hebrew Matthew account before it was altered in the Greek account to make it appear less contradictory to the additional gospel accounts of Mark, Luke and John.  We are far better off to observe the depths of Matthew than to muse against it. Matthew may well prove the other gospels are not worthy of study or belief.  Matthew may also prove the rest of the New Testament is nonsense and the source of divisions between those who believe in God and Jesus!  Have we all inherited lies from our fathers?  Do we love Truth enough to believe God and abandon those who try to tell us lies against Him?  ( *2 Corinthians 3: 6-17) The Prophets in the Hebrew Scripture gave much clarity to basic principles, but the Teachings of Jesus were given for those of all nations and have more breadth and depth than anyone since Moses.  Perhaps the greatest thing we can gain from Jesus' teachings is the proper and blessed relationship between a man and his Maker, which requires proper relationship between himself and other men to be a reflection of his relationship to the One True God.  Did God,  who made man in His image, who said upon man being placed upon the earth to be “very good”, would mankind need  to rule and subdue the earth with truth, justice, and mercy?  This is the basic core message of the Ten Commandments.  Is this why Jesus placed the “Greatest Commandment” (Thou shalt love the Lord they God, and Him only thou shalt serve) as indivisible from “love your neighbor as yourself” to be “like unto the first Commandment”?  While Matthew 19:6 discusses marriage, the first principle teaching about not dividing what God has joined together is the “Ten Decrees” given by God and ratified by all present at Mount Sinai.  The Teachings in those Decrees of God were given that we might choose life and live!  And they are the most misrepresented words of God in all the Christian “Bibles” that have ever been printed and read by millions of people!  They are also the most misrepresented words in all the Orthodox Judaism Talmud or writings of their “Sages of the Ages.”  Let’s all stop the nonsense and face the same words of God as He joined them all together into the “Everlasting Covenant.” (Psalm 119)  It is still a false claim to say Jesus taught against the Covenant Law of God, and Matthew proves the context of all his teachings is the Covenant, as given by God.

“(2 Corintians 3: 6-17: (6) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. (7) But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: (8) How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? (9) For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. (10) For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. (11) For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. (12) Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: (13) And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: (14) But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. (15) But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. (16) Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. (17) Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (ASV)

The record of Matthew will prove the other gospels to be what they are.  When alterations are found they expose errors, both great and small, and we should never fear to trust the Teachings God gave to know and live by.  God gave His Teachings to elevate us - not to curse or condemn us.  Yes, there is the matter of the blessing and the curse - and it relates solely upon who will accept His Instructions to do them by making them the Standard to live by - as opposed to those who will not honor the Words of God in the Everlasting Covenant.  The matter, according to God, is who will make His instruction to be their standard of life and faith - God given Decrees to live by.  God is the one who promised blessing and kindness towards those who observe His word, and He is also the one who said those who reject His Instruction are His enemies. 

 

Exodus 20: 1-7; "‘God spoke all these statements, saying: "I the LORD am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage:  You shall have no other gods besides Me.  You shall not make yourself a sculptured image nor any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or on the earth below or in the water beneath the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I the LORD your God  am an impassioned God, visiting the guilt of the parents upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generations, of those that reject Me; but showing kindness to the thousandth generation to those who love Me and keep My commandments.  You shall not swear falsely by the name of the LORD your God; for the LORD will not clear one who swears falsely by His name."( from ETZ HAYIM edition of the Torah)

 

Exodus 20: 1-7: Stone Edition by Artscroll; "God spoke all these statements, saying: "I am HASHEM, your God, Who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.  You shall not recognize the gods of others in My presence.  You shall not make yourself a carved image nor any likeness of that which is in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the water beneath the earth.  You shall not prostrate yourself to them nor worship them, for I am HASHEM, your God - a jealous God, Who visits the sin of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generations, for My enemies; but Who shows kindness for thousands (of generations) to those who love Me and observe My commandments.  You shall not take the Name of HASHEM, your God, in fain, for HASHEM will not absolve anyone who takes His Name in vain."

 

***Note a slight variation between the two translations - Stone Edition: "for my enemies;" and "of those that reject Me" in ETZ HYIM.  Since both are using the same Hebrew Text - it seems safe to understand that those who reject the Instruction and Covenant of God are those who are His enemies.  Perhaps some Hebrew scholarship could provide additional insight if this is not correct?

 

Also critical to the text is to observe that a multitude of nations left Egypt with Israel to serve the One True God - Israel and the multitude ratified the Ten Decrees the day God spoke at Sinai - all were preserved by God to Sinai to hear the word of God and witness the same things that day.  The Instruction of God was for all - all the nations were blessed, as foretold in the promise God made to Abraham that all nations would be blessed through his descendants and participate with them in the Covenant ratified at Sinai.  God gave distinctions between the descendants of Abraham and others, but the same standards of justice and righteousness in the Ten Words were given for all men who desire to claim the name of YHWH and be His people.  Double check the facts - read the Hebrew Scripture and see the multitude left Egypt with Israel and were also present when the Everlasting Covenant was renewed upon entry into the Land of promise.  The Covenant, according to God, is the Ten Decrees - not 613 commandments as defined by a rabbi in the 13th century.  Neither is the Instruction of God that those not of the seed of Abraham only need to keep the 7 Noahite Laws - no such law existed - and this would also deny that the 10 Decrees were given for all men who desire the kindness and blessing of YHWH.

 

Malichi 3:16 - 18, Dead Sea Scrolls Bible:

 

"Then those who feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD listened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.  So that they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, even my own possession, in the day that I make; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.  Then you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who serves him not."

 

God repeatedly gave simple instructions.  His Teachings are not too hard to understand, or too hard to do them.  This is what God said in Deuteronomy 30: 11-20.  The fact is that God said it is no "mystery" at all.  Read the word of God and know the truth that will set you free to serve the One True God and see if He doesn't bless you as He said He will. What did Moses have to say about it?

 

“For this commandment I give you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.   It is not in heaven, that you would need to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it for us and proclaim it, that we may obey it?"   And it is not beyond the sea, that you would need to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it for us and proclaim it, that we may obey it?"   But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may obey it.   See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, as well as death and disaster.   For I am commanding you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live and increase, and the LORD your God may bless you in the land you are entering to possess.   But if your heart turns away and you do not listen, but are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them,   I declare to you today that you will surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.   I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. So choose life, so that you and your descendants may live,   and that you may love the LORD your God, obey Him, and hold fast to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land the LORD swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."

 

God never expected or demanded perfection as told by Paul in: "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."  Throughout the Torah we are told of His abundant forgiveness and kindness towards those who wholeheartedly repent to do His will – to abandon evil and learn to do good.  This is the message of Isaiah 1, where God said: “Come, let us reason together”!  The message has been consistent from the beginning of the Hebrew Scrptures!

What kind of God will not forgive anyone unless He had His only Son slain as a sacrifice so He could see the blood of His Son covering the persons who are His enemies to see them as part (or extension) of His Son? This may be a frightful thought for many Christians to consider, but lets do a reality check to see if that belief has any foundation in the Teachings, Decrees or Justice as given by God, or if it was taught as a foundational principle by Jesus in Matthew.

What reasonable and sane man would not be willing to forgive someone unless he killed his own son to forgive someone who had wronged him?    Would be nonsense, and dare we say evil?!  Is God unable to forgive without taking life?! 

Isaiah chapter one proves that living uprightly by His Teachings about justice and righteousness must precede our worship or sacrifice to Him, or our prayers for His blessing our lives, or requests to Him in prayer.  The truth is plainly told through the prophet Ezekiel in chapter eighteen, which says nothing about blood sacrifice being required by God to forgive, but that repenting and faithfulness to doing what He said is good is required.  It always has been!  I have found no word of God that foretells killing Himself or His direct offspring so He will forgive His enemies of their sins against Him!  Neither did Jesus indicate any such reason for why he was to be crucified!  No, in Matthew the reason he was unjustly put to death was to fulfill prophecy in Scripture - not to provide blood atonement to the enemies of God. 

As for the account of God commanding Abraham about Isaac: perhaps Abraham came from a land where sacrifice of children was practiced.  God stayed Abraham's hand because He did not desire human sacrifice ; it was one of the tests God put Abraham through to see if he would be faithful and obedient, not a foreshadowing to prove Jesus' shed blood on the cross was the slain "lamb of God."  After having read some in the Hebrew account translated into English, it could be the passage was mistranslated and that God called for Abraham to take Isaac to the mountain to make a sacrificial offering to God, not to offer Isaac as a sacrifice to God.  The viewpoint I share certainly fits with the statement of God to Israel regarding the practice of child sacrifice to Moloch or Baal: God said when corrupted Israel did this that such a thing had never entered His mind and that it was an abomination!  Think about this and see if you can disprove it by the unaltered Hebrew Scripture account. (Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and the Hebrew Scripture)

 

Let's review what God says in Isaiah chapter one, and in Ezekiel chapter eighteen:

 

Isaiah 1:

 

The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah:  Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for YHWH has spoken: "Children have I raised and exalted, but they have rebelled against Me.  An ox knows his owner, and a donkey his master's trough; but Israel does not know, My people does not comprehend."

 

Woe! (They are) a sinful nation, a people weighed down by iniquity, evil offspring, destructive children!  They have forsaken YHWH; they have angered the Holy One of Israel, and have turned their back (to Him).  For what have you been smitten, since you continue to act perversely?  Each head (is smitten) with sickness; each heart (with) infirmity.  From the sole of the foot to the head, nothing in him is whole; (only) injury, bruise, and festering wound: They have not been treated and they have not been bandaged, and (the wound) has not been softened with oil.  Your country is desolate; your cities are burned with fire; as for your land - strangers consume its (yield) in your presence; it is desolate as if overturned by foreigners.  The daughter of Zion is left like a booth in a vineyard, like a shed in a field of gourds, like a city besieged.  Had not YHWH, Master of Legions, left us a trace of a remnant, we would have been like Sodom; we would have resembled Gomorrah! 

 

Hear the word of YHWH, O chiefs of Sodom, give ear to the teaching of our God, O people of Gomorrah:

 

Why do I need your numerous sacrifices? Says YHWH.  I am sated with elevation-offerings of rams and the fat of fatlings; the blood of bulls, sheep and goats I do not desire.  When you come to appear before Me, who sought this from your hand, to trample My Courtyards?  Bring your worthless meal-offering no longer; it is incense of abomination to Me.  (As for) the New Moon and Sabbath, and your calling of convocations, I cannot abide your appointed times; they have become a burden upon Me; I am weary of bearing (them).  When you spread your hands (in prayer), I will hide My eyes from you; even if you were to intensify your prayer, I will not listen; your hands are replete with blood.  Wash yourselves, purify yourselves, remove the evil of your deeds from before My eyes; cease doing evil.  Learn to do good, seek justice, vindicate the victim, render justice to the orphan, take up the grievance of the widow. (Note how this fits with the “great commission of Mathew and the sermon of Peter on Petecost: hear, believe, repent, be baptized, grow in the will of God as taught by Jesus – to keep whatsoever his disciples said he had first taught them, which certainly taught the proper interpretation and application of the Law.)

 

Come, now, let us reason together, says YHWH.  If your sins are like scarlet they will become white as snow; if they have become red as crimson, they will become (white) as wool.  If you are willing and obey, you will eat the goodness of the land.  But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword - for the mouth of YHWH has spoken.

 

How the faithful city has become a harlot! - she had been full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers!  Your silver has become dross, your heady wine diluted with water.  Your princes are rebellious and associates of thieves; each of them loves bribery and pursues payments.  They do not render justice to the orphan; the grievance of the widow does not come to them.

 

Therefore - the word of the Lord, YHWH, Master of Legions, Mighty One of Israel:

 

Oh, I shall be relieved of My adversaries, and I shall avenge Myself of My enemies!  I will turn My hand against you, until I refine your dross as with lye and I remove all your base metal.  Then I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as at the beginning; after that you will be called "City of Righteousness, Faithful City."  Zion will be redeemed through justice, and those who return to her through righteousness; but calamity (awaits) rebels and sinners together, and those who forsake YHWH will perish; for they will become ashamed of the idolatrous elms that you desired, and you will be embarrassed over the gardens that you chose.  For you will be like an elm tree with withered leaves, and like a garden without water.  The mighty will be like flax and its maker like a spark; and the two of them will burn together, with no one to extinguish it."

(SE - "HASHEM" replaced with "YHWH", as "HASHEM" means "The NAME" - and His NAME is YHWH - "W" was replaced by "V" from what I have been able to determine.  The primary issues we share is the need to absolve ourselves of the lies of Paul and to believe the Teachings of God via Moses, the Prophets, and finally the Teachings of Jesus being in alignment to the Teachings of God - and God said that He, His NAME and His Instructions/Teachings are the Standard we are to remain true to. )

 

(Note that proper living precedes acceptable worship - God desires our living justly and righteously - not blood sacrifices.  Also recall who God said are His enemies in the First of His Decrees from Sinai.  Most important to the "Christian" beliefs from Paul - God does not absolve those who are His enemies - even if they are Israel!)

Ezekiel 18:

"The word of YHWH came to me, saying:

Why do you relate this parable upon the land of Israel, saying, ‘The fathers eat sour grapes, but the teeth of the sons are set on edge!'  As I live - the word of the Lord YHWH/ELOHIM - (I swear) that there will no longer be anyone among you who uses this parable in Israel.  Behold, all souls are Mine; like the soul of the father, so the soul of the son, they are Mine.  The soul that sins - it shall die.

If a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness; he does not partake of idolatrous sacrifices upon the mountains; does not lift his eyes towards the idols of the House of Israel; does not defile his neighbor's wife nor approach an impure woman; does not oppress any man; returns collateral for a debt; does not rob any loot; gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing; does not give loans with usury nor take interest; withholds his hand from corruption; executes true justice between man and man; goes according to My decrees and observes My ordinances to practice truth - he is a righteous man; he shall surely live - the word of the Lord, YHWH/ELOHIM.

If he begets a violent son, who sheds blood, who does any of these sins to his brother, who does not do all these good deeds: for he even partakes of idolatrous sacrifices upon the mountains; defiles his neighbor's wife; oppresses the poor and the needy; robs loot; does not return collateral; lifts his eyes towards the idols; commits abomination; gives loans with usury and takes interest - should he live?  He shall not live!  He has committed all these abominations; he shall surely die and his blood will be upon himself.

Then if he begets a son who sees all the sins of his father that he had done; he sees, but does not do (acts) like them;: He does not partake of idolatrous sacrifices upon the mountains; does not lift his eyes towards the idols of the House of Israel; does not defile his neighbor's wife; does not oppress any man; does not keep collateral, does not rob any loot; gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing; withholds his hand from harming the poor; does not take usury or interest; obeys My ordinance and follows My decrees - he shall not doe for his father's iniquity; he shall surely live.

His father, because he has cruelly oppressed others, has robbed loot from his brother and did that which is not good among his people - behold, he died for his sin.  Yet you say, ‘Why did the son not bear the iniquity of the father?'  But the son performed justice and righteousness, and observed all My decrees and performed them; he should surely live!  The soul that sins it shall die!  A son shall not bear the iniquity of his father and a father shall not bear the iniquity of his son; the righteousness of the righteous person shall be upon him and the wickedness of the wicked person shall be upon him.

As for the wicked man, if he repents from all his sins that he committed, and he observes all My decrees and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live, he shall not die.  All his transgressions that he committed will not be remembered against him; he shall live because of the righteousness that he did.  Do I desire at all the death of the wicked man? - the word of the Lord YHWH/ELOHIM.  Is it not rather his return from his ways, that he might live?

And when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and practices corruption, shall he do like all the abominations that the wicked man did, and live?  All his righteousness that he had done will not be remembered because of his treachery with which he betrayed and because of his sin that he sinned.  Because of them, he shall die!

And if you should say, ‘The way of my Lord is not proper' - hear now, O House of Israel!  Is My way not proper?  Surely it is your ways that are not proper!  When the righteous man turns away from his righteousness and practices corruption, he shall die for them; for the corruption that he practiced he shall die.  And if the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he did and performs justice and righteousness, he will cause his soul to live.  Because he contemplated and repented from all his transgressions that he did he shall surely live; he shall not die.  Yet the House of Israel says, ‘The way of my Lord is not proper.'  Are My ways not proper, O House of Israel?  Surely it is your ways that are not proper!   Therefore, I will judge you, each man according to his ways, O House of Israel - the word of the Lord HASHEM/ELOHIM.  Turn yourselves back and live!"

***"performs justice and righteousness" would be repentance and restitution as told by God in the Torah, which preceded when God said: "And so he shall be forgiven."

All the words of God are reasonable, just, reliable and true; He will be faithful to uphold His word as given - but not the altered words, and certainly not the promises or teachings of a mad man and false apostle.  His faithfulness will be to uphold those who trust His Instructions to be their manner of life and conduct.  The fact is that God does not desire anyone perish, but has declared who loves Him, as well as who His enemies are.  Considering that God is the same yesterday, today and forever - and that He will uphold His word - those who believe the love of God is unconditional had best repent and go to the Ten Decrees from  Mount Sinai and see what God really said and know that He has not altered His word.  No doubt false prophets and false accusers (satans) have tried to alter His word in an attempt to prevent us from knowing and believing it.  It is also likely Paul was foisted up to get us to believe in the "Church State" that those who fled to the New World sought to escape!!!  Open both of your eyes - open both of your ears - open your mind to the words of God:

 

Exodus 20: 1-7; Stone Edition; "‘God spoke all these statements, saying: "I the LORD am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage:  You shall have no other gods besides Me.  You shall not make yourself a sculptured image nor any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or on the earth below or in the water beneath the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I the LORD your God  am an impassioned God, visiting the guilt of the parents upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generations, of those that reject Me; but showing kindness to the thousandth generation to those who love Me and keep My commandments.  You shall not swear falsely by the name of the LORD your God; for the LORD will not clear one who swears falsely by His name."( from ETZ HAYIM edition of the Torah)

 

The first "Teaching" of Jesus in Matthew comes from the temptation account and his response to Satan: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God", a quote from Deuteronomy 8:3.  Given the account in Genesis to contain words from God, these will tell us that God said mankind is capable and responsible to improve himself, and that sin, if not repented of, can possess us and take over our lives - and that in turning to do what is right, there is forgiveness - elevation towards God.  It is a Christian fabrication that man became abjectly corrupted because of Adam and Eve eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil.  What brought death was not partaking of the Tree of life.  What were His words to Cain in Genesis 4: 6-7?  It's appropriate to look at these again.

 

"And God said to Cain, "Why are you annoyed, and why has your countenance fallen?  Surely, if you improve yourself, you will be forgiven.  But if you do not improve yourself, sin rests at the door.  Its desire is toward you, yet you can conquer it." (Stone Edition)

 

Most Evangelical Churches believe the doctrine of Calvinism, which is one step removed from the Protestant Reformation by Luther, which was based primarily from the writings of Paul as found in the book of Romans and salvation by faith apart from works. Look carefully for support of this doctrine in the teachings of Jesus in Matthew:  It's nonexistent.  Neither is it found anywhere in the Holy Scriptures - those which were guarded from alteration by the Jews.

 

The Instructions of God are for us - not against us.

 

Man was created of the dust of the earth and the breath of life from God.  Death is the final lesson of this life - but is not the end of us.  The essence of who we are - our soul - lives on beyond the body.  One place God spoke of the hereafter is the passage quoted from Micah - that God will spare those who are His for the Day that He will make to give each their just reward.  As God told Cain - in improving ourselves - there is elevation - we bring ourselves closer to God.  Being created in His image, we should reflect His character and goodness - we should reflect His justice and mercy - we should grow to understand His pathway and wisdom through living a just and reasonable life which  is what the Torah, Psalms, Prophets and the Teachings of Jesus (Yeshua) are totally about.  Each day is created by God, and His word is everlasting - for this life and all that is to come - so long as the heavens and earth exist.  It could well be that the world to come is on this earth - once those who are evil are judged by God as was Sodom and Gomorrah and those not of God will be ashes under the feet of the saints - this may be the clearest we are told about what is to come, but we need to first ensure we place our trust in God, and according to Him - this requires distinguishing between "the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who serves Him not."

 

"So that they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, even my own possession, in the day that I make; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.  Then you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who serves him not."

 

What is the meaning of "serves God?"  This is where we need to distinguish from the beginning - the creation of the heavens and the earth, and what the purpose and duty of man was given to be - nothing of the purpose of God has changed since then.  If man was created to conquer and subdue the earth - and man was created in the image of God - we should be doing those things by reflecting the character God built into our nature - not by defying what is just and right. 

Although we don't have a record of the original principles taught to Adam, we can observe what was instructed by the manner of life that was lived by those recorded by Moses in the record from Adam through Jacob and the children of Israel.  Records of their lives were told to give information and instruction to us to observe carefully what those did who pleased God - the righteous - from those who did not - the wicked. 

In particular, the record of the life of Abraham provides many lessons we should observe carefully.  It is common Jewish understanding that Abraham passed a number of tests by God to prove himself faithful and worthy to be given the promise of God that through his descendants men of all nations would be blessed by God.  I've read some of the Jewish records, and they tend toward saying it was ten tests Abraham passed, but the lists are not the same, which should lead us to know it was not "ten", but the tests God gave him are in the record and certainly worthy of our study and understanding. I would urge some caution to think that every act of Abraham was a good example to follow.  One example is his repeatedly not telling others that Sarah was his wife.  Even others, as noted in the account, knew it was not right for Abraham to have deluded them from the truth that Sarah was his wife.  Yet God still blessed Abraham.  It would be reasonable to view this compared to some bad things done by David.  Both Abraham and David show that God is able to make men better as they grow in their faithful relationship to Him and trusting in His Instructions to then would be blessed by God to become a better person – not that doing evil results in good.

The "Ten Decrees" were the words of God that were written on the stone tablets and placed in the Ark of the Covenant - the Ten Words being the Covenant that all who serve God will make their manner of life to do - thereby distinguishing between good and evil and the just from the unjust - according to the Instruction and Commandment and Everlasting Covenant of God - spoken from Mount Sinai and set in stone by God Himself.  It is by His Instruction that we can also see ‘who serves God’ and also distinguish them from those ‘who serve Him not.’

 

Let's examine the Ten Decrees in the accounts from the Hebrew Scripture from Exodus.  God said much more than the common "Ten Commandments" as taught to children - we need to keep the Word of God intact - not make a "cut and paste" shortened list from what He gave us to know.

 

Exodus 20: 1-14; "God spoke all these statements, saying: I am YHWH your God, who has taken (liberated) you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.  (the children of Israel and a "multitude of nations" left Egypt together to serve the One True God and both were present at Mount Sinai)

 

"You shall have no other gods before Me (literally "upon my face").  You shall not make yourself a carved image nor any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or on the earth below or in the water beneath the earth.  You shall not prostrate yourself to them nor worship them, for I am YHWH your God - a jealous (zealous) God, who visits the sin of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generations of them that hate Me; but who shows kindness unto the thousandth generation of those who love Me and observe My commandments."  ("Trinity" doctrine is viewed by Jews to be the greatest sin against God.  Teaching Jesus to be "God manifest in the flesh" is to place the face of a mortal man upon the face of God - which is also prohibited in the First Decree.  Bowing down to Icons  or statues, or a cross and praying to them is also a violation of the First Decree - if God is believed.)

 

"You shall not take the Name of YHWH, your God, in vain, for YHWH will not absolve (hold guiltless) anyone who takes His Name in vain."  (Due to this commandment it seems the command of Jesus about ‘blasphemy against the Holy Spirit' being the only ‘unforgivable sin" may be a fabrication in the NT Matthew.  The Hebrew of this commandment in English translation, according to Dennis Prager, is not to "carry" the NAME of God in vain.  A good example would be if one were representing a supervisor on a job site and be careless in their representation of what his standards are for the work, that would not be "carrying" the name of the boss faithfully.  Another could be if we elect someone to office who then turns against what they said they would be doing for us in their representing us in their capacity they were elected to fulfill - that would be carrying the authority we nvented in them in vain.  It is with utmost care that if we claim the NAME of God - to be "My people" of God,  and then reject representing Him in our lives as He decreed we should.  Many examples are found in "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews", when slaves were treated in many evil ways - violating every Commandment YHWH had given them and considering themselves absolved because they believe Blacks were declared to be slaves by God, and that non Jews do not possess any more soul than an animal - which is certainly not true, as when Moses wife died, he married a black woman.  The book is certainly worth the read, as it exposes many things, and the evil thoughts that can be done in "the name of God" that defy the Standards of righteousness God said they must live by - and these things were largely due to their following Rabbi's teachings and interpretations, instead of simply hearing and doing what God obviously said.  If the Covenant is the Ten Teachings of YHWH, why have Christians chose to believe the writings of Paul, rather than God?  *the Protestant reformation was based on the writings of Paul - not the Teachings of YHWH or the teachings of Jesus, as told by his chosen witnesses, emmisaries.)

 

"Remember to keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it.  Six days shall you work and accomplish all your work; but the seventh day is Sabbath to YHWH your God; you shall not do any work - you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maidservant, your animal, and your covert within your gates - for in six days YHWH made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.  Therefore, YHWH blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it." (The Sabbath was to be kept by all - Jews, non-Jews, and sojourners in the land - even the animals!  This is but one proof the Ten Decrees are for all - not only the Jews, as many of them have been taught to believe.)

 

"Honor your father and your mother, so that your days will be lengthened upon the land that YHWH, your God, gives you."

 

"You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness against your fellow (thy neighbor)."

 

"You shall not covet your fellow's house.  You shall not covet your fellow's wife, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your fellow."

 

"The entire people saw the thunder and the flames, the sound of the shofar and the smoking mountain; the people saw and trembled and stood from afar.  They said to Moses, "You speak to us and we shall hear; let God not speak to us lest we die."  Moses said to the people, "Do not fear, for in order to elevate you has God come; so that awe of Him shall be upon your faces, so that you shall not sin."

 

The book of Deuteronomy is the last book of Moses and is a retelling of the previous history with the perspective of 40 more years in the wilderness because the first generation, with the exception of two men, was found wanting - they failed to trust in God to enter the promised land, as there were giants - great peoples that they feared.  Although they repented the next day, God had judged them according to their lack of willingness to follow His words to them, their unbelief.  They were personally witness to His great works in freeing them from Egypt, yet they fainted away with the prospect of taking on great obstacles with the trust that God would be with them to ensure victory in whatsoever He told them to do.  The wilderness experience stands between the Exodus and Deuteronomy accounts - as does the matter than Moses was speaking mostly to those who were not born, or not yet of the age of accountability at the time the children of Israel failed to trust God.  Some minor differences can be observed in the Ten Decrees - but none of substance to the Instruction of God.

The belief that God is the author of the laws is a distinctive feature of the Covenant Instructions.  Elsewhere in the ancient Near East, the laws of society were believed to be the products of human minds, with their promulgation sponsored by the deity, as in the case of the Code of Hammurabi.  In Deuteronomy the validity of the Instructions rests firmly on their divine authorship and on Moses' legitimacy as the intermediary conveying the rest of the details beyond the Ten Decrees to all the people present (Israel and the multitude of nations).  As a result, obedience to the Covenant - civil no less than ritual and moral - was seen as a religious duty, not only as an act of good citizenship.  The people asked Moses to hear the rest beyond the Ten Decrees heard by the people present.  Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai receiving the rest from YHWH.  The details of the rest of His instructions are largely found in the Instructions of judging by the Law - details of what was minor, what was significant to require restitution before declaring forgiveness, and what was considered a great evil and deserving of the death penalty.  These matters require study to understand, and if we live outside the Instructions of God we should not consider ourselves to understand the gravity involved in establishing a just and reasonable society. 

 

Many things are conveyed in the Law/Instruction/Teaching (Torah), such as ritual/Levitical Law, Temple Law, Civil Law, and even Law governing war, and the "least of the commandments" was the Law of the birds nest - environmental Law - which although least, contained a blessing from God similar to the blessing to honor ones parents - one of the Ten.  Many particulars of the "Law" are in Leviticus, particularly where God commands "and so he shall be forgiven" and includes what He declares just restitution or penalty.  As told by God, we are not to add to or decrease from the Instruction He gave, which would be to include more, or contain less, than what He declared just, and that what He declared just is certainly reasonable.  It's one thing to grasp the simplicity of the Instructions, and another to ensure justice is done to the standards given by God.  Our current judicial system is certainly no reflection of His justice - in spite of many Jews being involved with it.  I think they may have many problems understanding because they rejected "that prophet" and his Teachings.  God desires justice, but also desires we practice mercy as He said is proper.  We do disservice to God, ourselves and mankind whenever His decree is rejected or ignored or we choose to remain ignorant of His ways. We haven't taken time to observe what He said.  We need to double check if what someone told us is true to God, or if anyone has led us away from His longstanding pathway of life, and to life everlasting.

 

"And what does God require of thee, O man, but to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with thy God."

 

The last half of the Ten Decrees are easiest to grasp as reasonable and to be in accord with any individual of good will towards God, others, and themselves.  The Instructions are inclusive of the faults that cause harm to both the individual and society at all levels.  God desires that the earth be filled with His knowledge - rather than being ignorant of what is right and wrong.  God desires that all men repent so they can escape the everlasting judgment that was pronounced upon the fallen angels and their children.  The time is certainly upon us that those who claim the NAME of God do not distinguish between the one who is righteous and the one who is not - the one who serves God, and the one who serves Him not.  We can't even get the News Media and elected leaders to tell us what is true - let alone upright.  Right is held as wrong - evil people are held up as role models for our children and society - violence fills the earth - and the Church has let Truth fall dead in the pulpit, pew, halls of Congress, and the streets of America.  It's no wonder there are thousands of different Churches teaching doctrines that oppose each other!  We've failed to uphold the Instruction of God and have defied believing His Decrees!  Jesus is no excuse to have done this in any generation - Matthew - even the altered Greek text - makes a bold point that Jesus taught to not even think he came to annul or loosen the Law - not even the least matter, word, or letter of the Law!  How easily we are deceived when we have rejected the word of God and the prophets He sent to call us to repent and return to Him with a whole heart, mind and soul. 

 

It's no wonder child molesters prey upon children in the Church and get away with it - due to failure to distinguish between the one who serves God and the one who does not!  Let alone the fact that many pastors steal, lie against God, and also dandle with congregants under their care.  The world is full of evil because Christians and Christian Churches have died to the Truth and uphold lies to be true!  Our only hope is to wash ourselves of the lies and return to God according to what He declared just, upright, faithful and true.  The love of God is NOT UNCONDITIONAL!  God declared this truth in the first of the Ten Decrees.

 

If it was good for Paul and Silus - it was only useful to lead them to the pit as the real "against" the Anointed One of God who said he came to call men to repentance and obedience of the Instructions of God.  Isaiah 42 foretells what someone is going to do - to make the Torah honorable for those of all the nations - not just Israel!  It seems apparent that the same ignorance has caused the children of Israel to abjectly fail in the role God gave them - to be a light to the world of His just and righteous Instructions - they don't even realize the clear distinction between being a Jew from being a Zionist, and their failure to educate or confront Christians' alterations of the Hebrew Scripture!  I thank God for Rabbi Tovia Singer standing up for the Instructions of God in His holy word and calling Jews back home to Judaism from Evangelical Messianic efforts to convert Jews to being Baptists in yamika's and prayer shawls.  God is the source of life and it is painfully obvious that man needs hear the Instruction of His Creator to know the difference between good and evil - not that good is hard to recognize, but that evil is very deceptive in the way it twists the word of God and our God given human nature.  (See the "temptations in the wilderness" in the Matthew narrative - it's really telling us the main points we must understand about properly using the Instructions of God as we start our walk of being a disciple of Jesus/Yeshua.)

 

My apology for digressing back through that, but my disdain for anything Paul or his disciples wrote in the NT has been nothing but an offence to me - and others - that I just hate liars so much - especially when those who should know better have been telling us all to trust in their lies - it makes me sick to see how we've been deceived from the True pathway given by God.

 

 

 

It is obvious that a reasonable person knows they have been hurt when someone wrongs them.  As an example - not long after learning to walk - one of my brothers gave me an old wheel to a bicycle - my first action toy!  I loved to spin it, roll it, and marvel at the principle of inertia of a gyroscope as it spun around a bit - totally fascinating and fun.  I used to stand it up and roll it down the hill - watching where it would go and trying to understand why it went where it did.  It was the source of much of fun and wonder.  OK, there wasn't much for a three year old to do in Fresno, Ohio, aside from exploring town, the school, the greenhouse, the feed store, the railroad or the creek or neighbors barns.  It was something to do when time was slow - which was most of the time!  Anyway, another small lad lived down by the creek - Stevie.  He seemed mean to me and wasn't a friend.  I was small - he wasn't.  One day he came up and stole my bicycle rim.  I was devastated and crying.  My dear mother came out to see what was the matter and I told her of what was causing my anguish.  As she was consoling me of my grief for a lost bicycle rim, she explained how it was wrong to steal because it hurts people and isn't right, and that God said not to steal because it isn't right and it can obviously hurt people who are stolen from.  It made perfect sense to me - and in some way it made me feel better to know that God understood.  She also said Stevie wasn't from a good home and likely had less than I did, so I shouldn't allow the incident too much influence on me.  Good mothers should be held in high regard by their children.  Thankfully there are still good mothers out there! 

Anyway, the fact is that I didn't have a great knowledge that stealing is wrong to know it hurt - I felt wronged - when someone took what was mine - especially something valued or cherished.  Ownership is something that fulfills a basic human need - even for a child.  No matter how much we mature or age, so long as we have sense - we know when we've been wronged just by our God given nature we know.  We may not fully understand - but we are able to perceive when we've been violated in some way - unless we've been "de-programmed" to deny God given senses.

 

So it is, that if we live uprightly towards others - treating them as we also desire that they behave towards us. It offends us when someone lies about us (You shall not give false testimony against thy fellow); when the marriage covenant is violated (You shall not commit adultery); when someone is murdered (You shall not kill).  Every parent should care for their own children, as my story about the wheel gives a minor example - if our parents are teaching us about life and preparing us to carry on the family name - we should give them the honor they rightly deserve.  Unfortunately, there are parents that are so vile that the children should be removed from their oversight because they don't care for them or nurture them as a human being should.  Generally, it is honorable to honor fathers and mothers who have done the best they could to raise their children to adulthood.  If they fed and changed us when we couldn't, we should also take care of them when they are no longer able to care for themselves.  There is nothing in this that is a mystery - it should be readily observable - no mystery at all, but just and good principles to live by. 

 

Before Jesus came on the scene the Jews made much of the Law - to the point of making up rules to live by that were certainly going beyond the Decree of God - who said nothing of which shoe to put on first every morning, or of ritual hand washing!  Perhaps this is the product of listening to rabbi's instead of God and the Prophets He sent?

 

This is a loose retelling, but one famous for his understanding of the Law was asked if he could teach the Law while the questioner stood on one leg.  Obviously there was no way that the inquirer could be taught 6000 pages of details while standing in place on one leg.  Another more practical rabbi, Hillel if I recall the story correctly, took the inquirers question to heart and told him: "Whatever you would find an offence to you - don't do to others.  The rest of the Law is commentary to this."

 

As told by Jesus: Whatsoever you would have men do unto you, do ye unto them.

 

Both were said in context of being faithful to the Everlasting Covenant - the Ten Decrees God gave at Mount Sinai.

The next level of understanding, once we recognize the last five decrees are within human nature of anyone who lives justly and reasonably, is to unpack them to show they are so because God created man in His image.  Rather than going forward through the Ten Words, going from the last towards the first will also prove that the Decrees are from God and given for our good - to elevate us to become what God created us to be - to walk and grow in His defined pathway to life - true life, a just and reasonable life, and to life everlasting.

 

 

Going backwards through the Ten Decrees: forwards or backwards, the words of God make perfect sense of their indivisible nature and that they are easily understood; there is no mystery, but plain observation is required.

 

"You shall not covet your fellow's house.  You shall not covet your fellow's wife, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your fellow."

 

We are not to covet what belongs to another.  Coveting can lead to other wrongs, such as theft, lies and murder. We belong to God because we are His creation, and basic decent human morality is a reflection that this is fact.  No other creation on earth but man has such a sense that encompasses the need to have a just society and take care of our environment and the creation that God made for us and our children to live within and sustain us and our posterity.  If we live just and reasonable lives, we will work for what we get.  We need to be satisfied with what we have and not covet anything another has.  There is no satisfaction in coveting.  Coveting is a state of wanting what another has.  If there is something we want, we need to work for it and earn it.  If we are dissatisfied, why are we dissatisfied?  This is the question: Are we working with the Economy that God gave to run the earth in justice?  Are we taking ownership of our actions and decisions and the principle of natural consequences and bringing ourselves into alignment of living a life that God said He will bless and show His kindness towards? (Job and Abraham being two examples to consider) 

 

Advertisers make a living by convincing others they aren't satisfied.  Listen to your heart and learn to be content with what God has blessed you with.  Two examples of blessing are Job and Abraham - and neither of them were men who were in a constant desire for more, more and MORE!  No, both were of a mindset that God is the source of all blessing - He owns it all - He created it all - and He will bless those who honor Him as the gracious God that He is.  "The LORD giveth, and the LORD taketh away - blessed by the NAME of the LORD."  As Jesus said; "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,  and all these things will be added unto you." 

 

Look at the example of Israel - of His blessing them when they did His will - and of their downfall when they ignored His Instruction.  Are we being honest with ourselves and our God?  Are we being faithful to Him in the hard times, as well as the good?  Are we faithful to Him when things are going so well that we might think we are self-sufficient and not in need of the blessing of God - that we gain everything of our own effort without His working in our lives?  That's what happened to Israel that caused them to forget God and the knowledge He knows we need to possess.  Regarding mercy - there are those who cannot provide for themselves and have needs.  This is why we need to look to see if others need food or clothing or their case being fairly heard and decided.  We participate in the goodness and mercy and care of God when we give to those in need.  We should honor God by providing to those in need from the abundance God has provided to us.  A minor word point heard from a Jewish Rabbi is that what is translated as "strength", in love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength - is "muchness" - which seems to say "abundance."  As John the Baptist said - if we have two of something and see another in need who has none - we are to give one of our two so that both are provided for.  There is a "muchness" of what we have if it can be given to another without sacrificing and putting ourselves or family in need.  God is not commanding us to give to others to our hurt - but from our abundance.  Maybe we should pray God bless us enough to help others - first being those of our own household, and the widows and orphans.  I find it abominable that Paul said not to help the young widows and I can't help but think some also had children who were orphans.  There have been church elders who refused to help young widows because Paul said so.  God nor Jesus said such a thing! (2 Timothy 5: 9-12) 

 

https://www.jesuswordsonly.com/books/318-pauls-command-not-to-help-young-widows.html

 

The matter of not coveting resides on our trust that God is faithful to bless those who keep His commandments - which traces right back to the First of the Ten Decrees.

Those who belong to God will worship together so that the parents and their children can both look to God and grow in walking in the God given pathway of life together.  Fathers should be looking to their children, and children to their fathers, as they walk the same pathway given by God - nurturing the young to understand what God Taught is "the Holy Way." (Isaiah 35, 42, 56)

Regarding the Teachings of Jesus, what did he teach about coveting?  His focus was to call us to service of God by keeping His Instructions and to keep to the God given pathway of life.  The link between coveting and God is most easily seen in "The Lord's Prayer", and Jesus' teaching to; "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."  The Hebrew account from Matthew should be noted.

God Decreed He will show kindness towards those who keep His commandments - we cannot covet and keep His commandments at the same time.  One of my favorite teachings from Jesus as a child tells of the care God has for all His creatures - including mankind.  HGOM 6:9-33;  it's telling that these are contained in close proximity in the text:

"But thus you shall pray: Our father, may your name be sanctified.  May your kingdom be blessed; may your will be done in heaven and on earth.   Give our bread continually.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us,  and do not lead us into the power of temptation but keep us from all evil, amen.

 If you forgive men their sins your Father who is in heaven will forgive your sins.   But if you do not forgive them he will not forgive you your sins. [Note when God commanded sins to be forgiven in the Torah, also consider when He said they weren't.]  Behold the birds of the sky which sow nor reap nor gather into barns, but your exalted Father feeds them.  Are you not more precious than they?  Who among you of those who are anxious is able to add to his height one cubit?'   If this is the case, why are you anxious for clothes?  Behold the lilies of Sharon, in sowing they neither spin nor weave.  But I say to you that King Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like these.  If God clothes the straw which is left in the standing grain, which is fresh today and tomorrow is dried up and is placed into the oven, so much more will he clothe you who are little of faith.  If God so thinks of you, do not be anxious saying what shall we eat and what shall we drink, because all these things the bodies seek.  But your Father knows that you need all these things.   Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you.  Do not be anxious for tomorrow because tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for itself is today with its trouble.

 

 

"You shall not bear false witness against your fellow (neighbor)."

 

Truth matters.  Being true to your word matters.  Being true to the Instruction of God matters.  Jesus said; in Matthew 5:37 of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew:

 

"But let your words be yes yes or no no.  Everything in addition to this is evil."  [Being true to your word is the pathway of God - be very careful what you say you will or will not do - honor your word, fully intending what you say you will do.](a principle related to being created in the image of God - which leads back to the creation in Genesis.   If God isn't a God who is faithful and true - if He doesn't uphold His word - how can we trust in His promises and blessings?  If we aren't true to our word - are we being evil?  The overriding principle is to preserve and sustain life, not that we tell the truth to the Nazi's when we are trying to hide someone to protect them from oppressors.

The matter resides from the Ten Decrees at Mount Sinai.  Telling the truth is the pathway of God.  If we are created in His image, we should not testify falsely against another.  In the Torah rules for trials the matter of providing false testimony is very serious - to the point that if someone accuses falsely, they are to be held accountable to the same penalty as what they accused the other person of! (Deuteronomy 19:18-21)

This Instruction should be taken with broad application - with examples in Scripture providing added insight to consider.  One might ask if this is the basis of not gossiping.  Applications can be broad, but it is one of the most important Instructions we can use to discern the character and trustworthiness of ourselves and others.  Children need to be taught what God said is right - we do a disservice to God, ourselves and others when children are not taught the basic principles of living uprightly before their maker and their fellow man.  No one likes to live with or do business with liars.  Primarily the Decrees were given to elevate us, to give us knowledge and discernment that leads to living justly and to love mercy.  When we do not understand “The Holy Way”, how can we understand how to properly teach these things to our children?

I'll have to tell the truth on my own dad as an example, as he was very convinced in his own mind that he had supreme rights as the man of the house to teach what he thought was right and wrong - and was a preacher, who was the son of a preacher, and told his own father he was going to hell if he didn't leave the Methodist Church to join the Church of Christ.  Things are not what we've been told - which is why I'm taking time to share these things - especially the need to keep the Torah Instructions of God intact as we remain disciples of Jesus - who taught it is necessary to keep the commandments (Instructions) of God. 

Children learn from what they are told, just as much as they learn from the examples of their parents and siblings, or their teachers, classmates, bosses and fellow workers.  This teaching directly impacts everyone and society, and none of these can be what they should be if we aren't mindful of them and defy His word in what we say and/or do, including being careful of who we hear and believe.

Early on one doesn't know their own family is different from others.  We learn from those around us - and our example of how life works comes from how we were raised.  I have no idea how my father formulated his twisted “justice” system, but it was maddening nonsense.  For example, there were five children - I was the youngest.  My sister was oldest, but my brother just younger than her was constantly bucking what she told us to do when mom and dad were away and "we" were under her care temporarily.  In their absence he was the oldest "man" of the house, which gave him authority?  This resulted in crazy-making for us two youngest - who were outranked by more than ten years by my sister and brother who were at war with each other for who was the boss.  So when mom and dad came home - no matter what we'd done - it was against what one of them had said we did or didn't do.  As Jesus said - no man can serve two masters - but no one could do anything right.   That was bad, but the lack of uprightness in my dad was supreme only to be wrong.  His solution was to whip us if we didn't confess who did what - and to whip us if we did confess who did what.  No matter who did what - it always resulted in a beating or whipping with his belt.  IF you did what was right you got a beating.  If you did wrong - you got a beating - because he beat everyone so he would get the one who deserved the beating.  After all, his supreme right to rule was the fifth commandment - honor your father and your mother - GOD SAID SO.  And since he was supreme ruler over the home because Paul said so = all were to be subject to his tyranny and think themselves blessed to be beaten and ruled by such a godly man that knew the Scriptures said: "Spare the rod and spoil the child."

Needless to say, with a foundation of nonsense to work from - I've learned by now to understand how little he knew - and know how little others know if they have used the authority of Paul to be a standard that replaced the Instructions of God in any way.  God did not create man to be treated unjustly or unreasonably.  Rather, we are to be taught to have a character that reflects the goodness of God - not the evil of injustice.  A simple lesson that seems true is that when tyranny rules - injustice and all manner of evils result.  Does reasonable justice and mercy require understanding the Ten Decrees and living by them?

Proof of the fact that the Ten Decrees are built into our nature can be observed by the fact that dishonesty is frowned on throughout all civilized society.  I've known many "non-believers" who exhibited more honesty than seen from fellow "Christians."  That's a fact that proves the commandment of God is not a mystery or against us - it is very near us and in our heart - if we don't deny it and develop a calloused heart by repeatedly and systematically defying the Instruction of God and our nature as humans  having been created in His image.  God doesn't lie.  Because one says they "believe in Jesus" doesn't magically or "spiritually" transform one to magically become godly in character.  More than mere belief is required of man - one passage says the devils believe and tremble.

The proof that this rule extends to society at large can be noted by observing current events and society in general in the US, and perhaps the world, but I'm only familiar with the USA.  Truth matters.  So how do we know who to believe or trust?  It's not hard to see that a Church who has practiced hiding those who molest children has no truth and cannot be trusted.  "Come out from among them" is something to be seriously considered by anyone who wants to be found faithful to God.  But what about society in general?  At one time television shows promoted "American values", and from childhood and watching Superman, the intro song was about Superman, who was defending "Truth, Justice and the American Way."  Folks, times have changed!  We've been asleep, and it's time to WAKE UP!

Much can be said about the corrupting of the nation's collective values.  Most of this has stemmed from the entertainment and news media to present a cut-and-paste version of social values they want to promote, historical and news accounts that omit vital information,  and current events as presented in the movies, entertainment and sports,  on television, in music, and political matters being reported to us.  We live in a world of lies and liars who are doing everything they can to destroy our nation and what used to be considered "American values."  Allow me to give a couple of examples I've seen.

I've made comments that people don't know to distinguish between "Jews" and "Zionists", because they are not the same thing, and it's appropriate to discuss it at this time, and on this particular topic - as its impact has pitted Jew against Jew - let alone all the rest of us, but that it is related to their division and all divisions on earth today that pivot on public opinion and perceptions - because we are not judging matters or peoples according to the Instructions given by God in the Ten Decrees.  If returning to God is realized - THEN WE WILL DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE ONE WHO SERVES GOD AND THE ONE WHO SERVES HIM NOT - WE WILL DISTINGUISH BETWEEN HIM WHO IS GOOD FROM HIM WHO IS EVIL. (as told in Malachi 3:18 at the opening of this writing - this must be revealed now.)

There is a sect of Judaism that has opposed Zionism as evil from its beginnings (in the early 1800's?).  They have been vocal about their objections for about 200 years!  They have protested against Zionist Israel in New York City - yet we saw no news coverage that they were protesting - and have been protesting from Israel to Europe to the USA - openly - yet the news media hasn't been reporting the anti-Zionist  side of the matter that Zionist Israel is opposing the historical faith of Jews throughout the world at large - the manner of life that God commanded them to live in the dispersion amongst nations.  Their protest comes straight from the Instructions of God to the children of Israel about what their manner of life must be for God to be faithful to His promise to restore them to the Land of Promise.  They have proven since the early 1800's that God is not the one at work in the Zionist State of Israel - because they are openly defying the Instruction and Commandment of God.  The Zionists have lied about them, stolen land from them, persecuted them, murdered some of their rabbi's who spoke up about it.

This year I went to the Ohio State Fair.  At a booth was a younger Jewish comedian who was selling T-Shirts with slogans he made and copyrighted.  I couldn't pass on the one that said: "My rights TRUMP Your feelings."  It's not common to find one who supports President Trump openly, so we had a short conversation about my being concerned that Jews who were against Zionism were not being treated fairly in my opinion.  His response was that they sided with Iran, and were therefore the ENEMY of Israel!  He was so sure of his stance being the right one that I knew not to waste my time to get him to rethink what he said; he already "knew all about it."  What could I say?  After all, "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."  The non-Zionist Jews were persecuted and murdered by the Zionist Jews - so who was enemy first?  Don't trust you know it all because you've read "From Time Immemorial" by Joan Peters. 

In the rules of evidence - part of the Instructions of God - there are rules for witnesses.  Also in the Torah are rules to use to know if someone is speaking on behalf of God - or not.  The same rules are useful to help determine who is speaking truth from who is not.  God has said it is a great evil to stir up trouble among brothers - so who was stirring it up but those who lied about the others, stole from them, who try to defame their honesty and character, and who have also MURDERED those who were trying to warn others about an evil trying to take over their land and run them out as well!  Things are not as we've been told folks - be it your pastor, your representatives, or the great majority of main-stream news media.  One has to hear a matter out to be able to make an informed decision - and Scripture says only a fool decides a matter before hearing the evidence out - from both sides of a controversy - facts are what matters - not "opinions" or "feelings" - facts matter, but we've been deluded to believe liars and cannot be trusted to do the right thing if we're trusting and believing those who have, or who are currently providing false testimony.  MSN are specialists at creating fake news and fake views and fake values - they get you to change by fake polls that are run by those who specialize in twisting facts and beating them to death until they get the story they want us to believe is true.  They are nothing but false accusers - and "satan" means "accuser" - draw your own conclusions.  To date the only paper I've thought is honestly reporting to us is "The Epoch Times".  Even the Wall Street Journal has fallen - just yesterday I heard their reporter saying we're driving on the roads for free - so we should pay for the privilege to drive on them????  Is the Editor over there so ignorant as to forget we paid for them with decades of gasoline taxes?!!!! 

Two good books to read about Zionism are:

"Exile and Redemption: The Torah Approach" by a friend of Neturei Karta.

"The Rabbis Speak Out - The 130-Year Record of Religious Jewish Opposition to Zionism" by Rabbi Aron Rosenberg.

The short version of my conclusion from reading them is that the media is against those who live by the Instructions of God to fallen Israel about how they are to be found faithful to Him and be restored to the Land.  The books give many tales that prove Zionism is rooted in evil and defying God.  As God said through Isaiah at the end of chapter 42 - at the end, they would be burned and not even know why.  Who did Jesus (Yeshua) say would inherit the earth?  It's in the Sermon on the Mount and is according to the Torah and all the warnings of God to men who defy His Instructions in the good that man was created to accomplish.  Based on who has controlled the main media complex for the past century, I can only conclude that the Jews who defy "The Torah Approach to Zionism" are the ones who operate their media with the purpose to destroy what is just, right and good in the eyes of God.  Along the pathway of searching for the truth I found two other interesting reads - and they seem to fit too well to ignore.  The first was commonly known in Europe in the 1800's and was called "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion."  After several years I came across "The Bad War" by M. S. King.  Once again, the pattern exposed itself.  It would appear that the "Protocols" were used first to overthrow France and then other nations, including Russia, and recently much of the Middle East, and now Europe and the USA?  You should read it for yourself - don't take my word for it.  In fact - go back and see if you can disprove the facts of evidence as M. S. King lays out the historical timeline evidence - it appears to be very convincing - but I'm choosing to focus first on the Instructions of God, because unless we return to distinguish between who is evil and who is doing as God Instructed - we cannot improve ourselves or our world by continuing to ignore His Decrees or by supporting those who defy Him - who according to the First Decree are His enemies.

This has turned out to be longer than I wanted, but the second matter relates to the one above, and is perhaps just as important!

Know who defies the Instructions of God.  Don't trust anything they say.

This applies to Scripture first.  No one who defies the Instruction of God has any business to be believed or followed.  The only reason Christians have set aside the Torah is because Paul, Hebrews, and books in the New Testament have said non-Jews were not commanded to obey His Decrees.  The matter goes even deeper, as there are accounts in Mark, Luke, John and Acts that defy the true teachings of Jesus in Matthew and the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew. 

It's wrong when someone lies about us.  It's wrong when someone lies about the Instructions of God.  One capable to testify against their fellow is capable to also testify falsely against God and those He says are "My people, who call themselves by My Name."  God gave Ten Decrees that are perfectly reliable standards for us to live by and teach our children and posterity to live by.  His standards are reliable, true and just - and so far have shown they NOT against human nature - they in fact bring us the wisdom we need to discern who is just, and who is evil - who serves God and who serves Him not - just as He said - and just as all the Prophets and Psalms tell of His grace to forgive us when we return to do His will with all our heart, soul and abundance.  His Instruction is able to make us wise and discern the correct way to live, as well as enable us to know who not to follow or believe is telling the truth.

Matthew (HGOM) 12:33-37; "33.  Make the tree good according to good fruit, or the tree bad according to bad fruit; because the truth is: from the fruit the tree will be known. [Observable - not "spiritually" discerned - known by the Instruction of God in the Torah.] Family of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil?  Surely the mouth awakens, the heart speaks.  A good man from the treasure of a good heart brings forth good; and evil man from the treasure of an evil heart brings forth evil.  I say to you that for all the words which a man shall speak he will be obliged to give an account on the day of judgment.  According to your words you will be judged and according to your deeds you will be convicted."

Another matter in the gospel accounts that testify against each other is the reason Jesus was crucified, as well as the witnesses involved, and particularly to the ninth commandment about false testimony - is what Jesus was accused of that resulted in his being put to death on the cross.  The four gospels tell different stories and details.  Which should be trusted?  After decades of study, I have to conclude Matthew not only has the best accounting of his teachings, but also the best accounting of what led to his crucifixion - the charges against him.  And fitting to the matter is that he was falsely accused and falsely testified of - resulting in a great wrong to have been done to the prophet that taught the Truth of God as no other prophet in Jewish history - before or after him!

Most anyone who has taken college level Sociology knows that crowds can be incited to do almost anything, due to a principle called "group contagion."  The same ploy is used today by those who pretend to be "social organizers" and "community organizers."  Somehow we tend to allow group-think over-rule our common sense and sense of justice.  We've all likely seen Westerns that have "lynch mobs" storming the jail to hang someone who was innocent of the crimes they were accused of, and the ones who incited the mobs were often the ones who had something to do with the crimes involved.  Times haven't really changed since the days when Jesus was teaching and preaching - calling men to repentance and obeying God.  The Torah speaks of this when saying not to follow a mob to do violence. (Exodus 23:2)

In the HGOM, Jesus had just commented that he was the one to return from the heavens - which was a prophecy in Daniel that one would ascend to the throne on the right hand of the Ancient of Days (God).  No where in Daniel is it implied the one who ascended like unto a son of man (mortal man) was God Himself - nor the literal Son of God in the sense many of the pagan religions believed of a divine half-man/half-God, as taught by Paul and his disciples - which was adopted as "Christian" doctrine three hundred years after Jesus at the Council of Nicea.  No, Jesus never claimed to be a Demi-God, or Co-Creator of the heavens and earth - scratch that out of your mind - it never came from the mouth of God or Jesus, but was promoted by those who were ignorant of the Hebrew Scriptures and the words of God.  Jesus was claiming to be "that mortal" who would ascend to the Ancient of Days, and that he would return when God said to.  A passage relating to this is the Psalm that says: "Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies thy footstool." (Matthew 22:44; Psalm 110:1)  In my reviews of variances between the Hebrew Scripture, the HGOM and the standard Matthew we currently have in Christian Scripture - there are some blatant alterations in the Christian versions based in Greek.  From the HGOM with comments on my web site:

40.  The Pharisees assembled and Jesus asked them

41.  saying: What is your opinion concerning the Messiah, whose son will he be?  They said to him: The son of David.

42.  He said to them: How is it that David by the Holy Spirit called him saying: Lord,

43.  as it is written: The Lord said to my Lord sit at my right hand until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet. [After checking Psalm 110 in the Christian version, then the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, then the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible - a mystery was revealed that needs to be addressed in the interest of truth.  The Christian version disagrees in content with the Hebrew Masoretic Text translation.  In the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, Psalms has many copies - Psalms and Isaiah being most complete - and for all the copies of the Psalms, 110 does not exist in any of the DSS scrolls.  Was it added after Christian invention to the LXX? And the MT making it about David only?  This is also the text where the Melchizedec priesthood of Jesus is found - and if invented - this supports Hebrew Study editions on Melchizedec to make sense and shows Christians delude themselves to think otherwise, and the account was he was a descendant of Noah's son Shem - a priesthood to those who remain faithful to the one true God - not by genealogy.]

 

This has been discussed by Rabbi Tovia Singer on Youtube, and in his two volume series "Let's Get Biblical."  Christian Bibles tend to use "LORD" as God, and "Lord" as Jesus.  The words in Hebrew are not as we have them translated in our Greek based Bibles, and pretending the Jews translated Psalms into Greek  in the LXX (Septuagent) is unfounded and untrue. The LXX was acknowledged by Jewish scholars to have been poorly done - it was not used by Jews because of this - it was a Greek translation of the books of Moses (Torah) for a library in Egypt and was destroyed by fire long, long ago.  So what does the Hebrew account say?  On the point at hand, it was translated into English, and the Soncino study Psalms says:

 

"A Psalm of David.  The LORD saith unto my lord: ‘Sit thou at My right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool."  Comments are as follows: "God's assurance of triumph.  1. The LORD saith.  The Hebrew phrase, common in the prophetical literature, occurs only here in the Psalter.  It is literally "the oracle of the Lord" and expresses a solemn declaration made upon the authority of God.         

 

      "my lord,"  Hebrew adoni, a title of respect when addressing a superior, such as a king (Gen. 23.6; I Kings i. 2, 17.      

 

"Such an honor God figuratively confers upon David at a critical moment when neighboring nations were showing themselves hostile towards him."        

This needs to be understood by Christians to be the plain text meaning.  Jews also understand the Messiah is to be a descendant of David.  The account of Matthew has Jesus linking these texts to make a statement - that he, as a rightful descendant of David - who would ascend to the right hand of the Power of High - would return for those who were true to God and kept His covenant by obeying God and not man made rules that set aside the commandments of God.

Jews tend to set Jesus aside because he didn't set Israel free of their oppressors - Rome, nor did evil cease - and Jesus never was appointed King in Jerusalem and to have sat on the throne of David - so how could he be the Messiah?  I would simply ask this: Why did God say He was the one who would do those things?  It's in prophecy - in their own Scripture.  One place I've noted prophecy regarding both John the Baptist and Jesus was based from Matthew 3; "In those days came John the Baptizer preaching in the wilderness of Judah.

 

1.   He said: Turn in repentance, for the kingdom of heaven is about to come,

2.   to fulfill what was said by Isaiah the prophet: A voice of one crying in the desert prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness a path for our God.         [Is. 40:3; then followed to Yeshua in chapter 42]

In none of these matters does the Hebrew Scripture speak of God Incarnate as a man, nor a demi-god, but pagan religions of the day, particularly Roman and Greek mythology, do speak of the gods having offspring with men.  This idea is totally foreign to Jewish thought and Scripture.

Jesus did not claim to be the "Son of God", which could have been blasphemy.  In Matthew this was the charge made against him.  False testimony was made to charge against him, false testimony was secured to convict him - and the accounts also relate that false testimony was secured in an attempt to hide the fact of his resurrection - when all they had to do was produce his body to show everyone!  It was under guard by those under Jewish control!  No - they made false charges to kill him and deny his resurrection.  If Elijah and Enoch ascended - it was not unthinkable that a righteous man could ascend to God.  Truth matters.  The truth might also be seen that the remaining disciples of Jesus - although separated from each other - died refusing to recant that he had resurrected from the dead, and they worked together early on to record the teachings and ministry of Jesus in the HGOM, and we have many of the same facts given in the Christian account from the Greek translation/version.

False testimony is a serious matter before God, and since He will uphold His word, we had best defer to the Hebrew Scripture and also double check their records to the Dead Sea Scrolls - truth has no fear of investigation, but don't forget to know the Instruction of God to know who He declared we should trust to be speaking on His behalf.  It's also evident that those who would say: "Lord! Lord!" and he would deny having ever known them - were obviously believing and following someone who had not told them the truth - that the Everlasting Covenant is still in effect.

God cannot lie, but men have altered His words - the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew both prove the Greek versions have altered many things.  God has not set His Instructions aside folks, but thankfully, He weighs the hearts of men and is abundantly merciful to those who seek to do His will - according to His word - as best they have.  It's well past time that we get to work and clean the Christian Scriptures up by removing false testimony. I don’t think any of us desired to believe altered Scripture, and God said He forgives unintentional sin, but when the sin is discovered, we need to appeal to God to restore us to His Truth.

 

; you shall not commit adultery;

This is a commandment that many Christians misunderstand and then add what YHWH didn't command.  Most who do so will cite the writings of Paul to one degree or another.  YHWH gave explicit Instruction on prohibited sexual activity and relationships in Leviticus 18.  It is openly discussed what is prohibited by God - what He considers wrong - and what is evil -  an abomination.  This is why the quotes from the Prophets note things God had prohibited - rather than simply leaving the matter to only prohibit sexual relations with someone who is married to someone else to be "commit adultery," God gives broader application of this Instruction that we need to believe if we serve God and desire to keep His Instruction faithfully.

As a core principle of reflection - one who would commit adultery with another person is not faithful to YHWH either.  The word for commandment of God is mitzvot - which is all but identical to the tie that connects a husband and wife together as a couple - which should be in love and faithfulness to each other.  The Instructions of YHWH are how we connect our relationship to Him, but they also regulate our relationships to others - most particularly in the exclusive relationship between a man and a woman - as it was "in the beginning" with Adam and Eve - it should be maintained exclusively as though the mate is the only one on earth - exclusive. 

A side bar is to note what IS and what ISN'T said.  Some have taught children that self gratification is the same thing as homosexuality or some sort of sexual sin, but where did YHWH say this in Leviticus 18, or anywhere in His words of warning or instruction?  Men have invented such ideas - but not YHWH. 

Graduating beyond puberty and on to adult relationships - one should note if YHWH ever said it is sin to have a mutually exclusive relationship between consenting adults.  There were commandments regarding those of the tribe of Levi about marriage.  There are passages about chastity and keeping the marriage bed undefiled.  Many times YHWH equated Israel maintaining a relationship with "alien gods" and "gods come lately" - most particularly Moloch or Baal - because the Everlasting Covenant - once entered into - is an exclusive relationship with the One True God who has proved Himself in many ways to be faithful and true - but that He isn't bound to relationship to an unfaithful mate - and neither are we!  The reflection of this commandment to the first is  inseparable.

One of the significant alterations of the Hebrew Matthew, when compared to the Greek or Aramaic, is in the discussion of sexual relations and marriage in the Sermon on the Mount.  If Jesus taught differently than the Instructions of God in the Torah - by adding to - or taking away from the Instructions - this would have proven him a false prophet according ot the Instructions of God in Deut. 4, 12, 13 and 18.  So why does our account say Jesus took away the Instructions of YHWH about divorce and then teach seeing a woman to be sexually attractive is "spiritual adultery" - having committed adultery with her in your heart? Adultery takes two people - at least.  God created the relationship between two people - and He commanded the "king" not to multiply his wives - this is what David and Solomon did - and it brought about the downfall of Israel. 

Paul pretended many things - one being the flesh wars against the spirit - that we are unable to keep the commandments of God because they are against us, and that they were not given to Israel by YHWH Himself - in defiance of the record of the Torah and the words of YHWH heard by not only Moses - but all the children of Israel AND the multitude of nations who left Egypt with Israel to serve the One True God - YHWH.  Tolstoy's comments about the confusions of Paul were well stated and well founded:

"In My Religion (1884), Tolstoy explains Christianity went off the rails initially with Paul who knew nothing of Jesus's ethical teachings:

 

"The separation between the doctrine of life and the explanation of life began with the preaching of Paul who knew not the ethical teachings set forth in the Gospel of Matthew, and who preached a metaphisico-cabalistic theory entirely foreign to Christ; and this separation was perfected in the time of Constantine, when it was found possible to clothe the whole pagan organization of life in a Christian dress, and without changing it to call it Christianity." (Leo Tolstoy, My Religion (1884) at 219.)

 "The distinctive trait of civilized man is to obey what the majority of men regard as iniquitous, contrary to conscience. I seek in vain in civilized society as it exists to-day for any clearly formulated moral bases of life. There are none. No perception of their necessity exists. On the contrary, we find the extraordinary conviction that they are superfluous; that religion is nothing more than a few words about God and a future life, and a few ceremonies very useful for the salvation of the soul according to some, and good for nothing according to others; but that life happens of itself and has no need of any fundamental rule, and that we have only to do what we are told to do." Id., at 233.

"The truth of the doctrine of Jesus, once unconsciously absorbed by humanity through the organism of the Church, must now be consciously recognized; for in the truth of this doctrine humanity has always obtained its vital force. Men must lift up the torch of truth, which has so long remained concealed, and carry it before them, guiding their actions by its light.

"The doctrine of Jesus, as a religion that governs the actions of men and explains to them the meaning of life, is now before the world just as it was eighteen hundred years ago. Formerly the world had the explanations of the Church which, in concealing the doctrine, seemed in itself to offer a satisfactory interpretation of life; but now the time is come when the Church has lost its usefulness, and the world, having no other means for sustaining its true existence, can only feel its helplessness and go for aid directly to the doctrine of Jesus." Id., at 238.

Tolstoy concludes with an exaltation of Jesus' doctrine as shining forth still boldy if anyone would but read it:

"The doctrine of Jesus is the light. The light shines forth, and the darkness cannot conceal it. Men cannot deny it, men cannot refuse to accept its guidance. They must depend on the doctrine of Jesus, which penetrates among all the errors with which the life of men is surrounded. Like the insensible ether filling universal space, enveloping all created things, so the doctrine of Jesus is inevitable for every man in whatever situation he may be found. Men cannot refuse to recognize the doctrine of Jesus; they may deny the metaphysical explanation of life which it gives (we may deny everything), but the doctrine of Jesus alone offers rules for the conduct of life without which humanity has never lived, and never will be able to live; without which no human being has lived or can live, if he would live as man should live, - a reasonable life. The power of the doctrine of Jesus is not in its explanation of the meaning of life, but in the rules that it gives for the conduct of life." Id., at 239.

Tolstoy concludes the chapter with this simple principle: "The faith that triumphs over the doctrines of the world is faith in the doctrine of Jesus." Id., at 244."

If one reads the Hebrew Matthew it is obvious that is was changed to support the Pauline paganization of what both YHWH and Y'shua taught.  Jesus didn't take away, or add to the Instructions of YHWH.  Rather, he was pointing out that those he was speaking to had not fulfilled what YHWH commanded about divorce - and were therefore living in adulterous relationships - because they did not provide their divorced wives with the certificate of divorce as commanded - proof that the letter of the Law is to be kept - not half heartedly observed.  The next alteration has to do with reasons for divorce.  God gave more than one.  Review of His Instructions will show if a wife is "obnoxious" towards her husband - that is grounds.  Another is if a husband takes another wife - and the first wife doesn't receive the same which is "martially due" - that is grounds for her to file for divorce.  I endured years of a bad marriage because Christian publishers and scholars didn't know what YHWH decreed - and I was taught to follow Paul above Jesus - after all, Paul said Jesus and God told him so!!!  Damned liar!  Damned Liars!!

The Commandments of God are all for us - none of His instructions violates us!!!  God lets us know what is right, just and good.  All Paul did is say to imagine what you will and ignore what YHWH Instructed that is proven truth - AND NOT AGAINST US!!! Sometimes I wonder if the Democratic Party uses Paul as their model - to deceive people from what should be obvious truth - rule by lies and false accusations - promising the moon and delivering hell on earth.  One not faithful to their mate is not going to be faithful to their constituency either.  One can be a survivor from a bad marriage - and everyone deserves the chance to be a better person - and there is a vast gulf between blatant unfaithfulness and one who has proven they have changed their ways to do what is just in the eyes of God.  Even David straightened out his life - but at the cost of much grief.

One should never imagine that whatever they think is a sin is a sin - or that whatever they think is just.  YHWH gave Instructions to elevate us to know Him, and thereby also know ourselves and our full potential.  His pathways are life and blessing and wisdom and strength - able to reform and restore us to be all He created us to be - and to live a life that blesses others as He has also blessed us.

To know the truth - read Leviticus chapter 18 and associated passages - and the Soncino Torah volume is the best published source for someone who only speaks English.  We must choose whether we will believe and obey YHWH - or not!  (note: "the LORD" is "YHWH", the Hebrew to English maintains a rabbinic belief that His NAME not be spoken - which seems odd since God commanded that we know His NAME is YHWH.  From those who have studied the Hebrew Scripture, it is said YHWH is used 7000 times in the Hebrew Scriptures.)

"And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them;  I am the LORD your God.  After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelt, shall ye not do; and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do; neither shall ye walk in their statutes.  Mine ordinances shall ye do, and My statutes  shall ye keep, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.  Ye shall therefore keep My statutes, and My ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live by them: I am the LORD.

None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.

The nakedness of thy father, and the nakedness of thy mother, shall thou not uncover; she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.  (("uncover their nakedness" is a polite way to say not to have sexual intimacy with them))

The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakeness.

The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or the daughter of thy mother, whether born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.

The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover; for theirs is thine own nakedness.

The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister; she is thy father's near kinswoman.

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister; for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife; she is thine aunt.

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter-in-law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

 

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; thou shalt not take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness: they are near kindswomen; it is lewdness.  And thou shalt not take a woman to her sister, to be a rival to her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime.  And thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness (menstrual cycle).   And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbours's wife, to defile thyself with her.  And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to set them apart to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God; for I am YHWH.  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.  And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto; it is a perversion.

 

Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations are defiled, which I cast out from before you.  And the land was defiled, therefore I did visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomited out her inhabitants.  Ye therefore shall keep My statutes and Mine ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the home-born, nor the stranger that sojourneth among you - for all these abominations have the men of the land done, that were before you, and the land is defiled - that the land vomit not you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.  For whosoever shall do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them shall be cut off from among their people.  Therefore shall ye keep My charge, that ye do not any of these abominable customs, which were done before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am YHWH your God.

 

 

 

It is reasonable to know these things are the definition of "adultery" by YHWH, and if we claim Him as our God, we must accept His Instruction - the Instruction of YHWH is to be our Standard as we live our lives!

 

Going through the judgments of God - when a person is forgiven, and when they aren't - we can know that there is a vast gulf between a matter of ritual purity, or purity in general - from an abomination.  Some things are minor - others require much more.  We can also know that the reasons for divorce are not singular as the corrupted text of Matthew has told us.

 

 

 

So there Is much to repent of as we reform our conscience to allow the Instruction of YHWH to reform our conscience to be in alignment to how YHWH told us to know Him by observing His instructions that we might do them - that we again distinguish between what is evil - an abomination - and that which is not.  No "revelation" is needed for that which YHWH has already spoken!  The Spirit works with the Teachings of YHWH to create in us that which He said we can be!  We become His creation as we rid ourselves of the half truths we've been told to believe because the fathers of our faith rejected the Instructions of YHWH as against us - because a false apostle said so.  Do you think it is against us to know there are various reasons for divorce?  I wish I'd been told before wasting so much effort to save a marriage doomed to failure - in false hope... hope made up by altering the Teaching and Instruction of YHWH - who said no such thing - nor did Jesus (Yeshua).

 

"You shall not murder”;

 

Of the last five, this Instruction is given first, and it seems reasonable that this is the most evil thing one can do to another.  The commandment is often stated as ‘though shalt not kill’, but murder, rather than kill, is the correct translation. 

 

 A common charge from detractors of the Instructions is to say that God commanded Israel to kill others when they were taking the Land of Canaan - and that "God" commanding them to not do something - then commanding them to do what He had prohibited - proves that the Ten Commandments and the God of the Bible to be nonsense and made-up from the imaginations of men - men who were bigoted murderers!

 

Interesting to this charge is a book that was removed from the "Scripture" by Jews and Christians; the book of Enoch.  In Enoch more detail is given about the sons of God having prohibited carnal relations (adultery) with human beings and the resulting offspring were evil and did much to corrupt mankind - likely being the source of evils that resulted in the surface of the earth and it's creatures being destroyed by the flood - excepting those saved through the Ark by Noah and his family.  Records are that they returned to some degree later and were present in the Canaan area.  Some may have heard of some people who look into these matters, such as Tom Horn, Steven Quayle, and the late Chuck Misler.  On the secular side we have programs such as "Ancient Aliens" that are the source of many hours of viewing enjoyment by millions.  It's curious that Jewish Rabbi's often take the same account to be nothing at all as they may also discount the book of Enoch.  My personal take on this, in a nutshell, is that God called idol and demon worship to be worship of the "alien gods" and "gods come lately, that are no god."  Since those on the surface of the earth were judged and destroyed in the flood, their return on the scene with the taking of Canaan and with the tale of Goliath being killed by David could easily be seen as an extension of the judgment God already assigned to them, with the participation of Israel to actively participate in His decree - not that they were "murdering innocent men, women and children." Also related to this are the words of Jesus to the demons who possessed the man/men in the tombs who ran around naked and scaring everyone.  "They" knew there was a coming time they would face their judgment - and asked to be permitted to enter a heard of swine.  Personally, I have no doubt that demons are real - and evil - and will be judged to the burnings in the outer darkness as foretold in the Zodiac.  Also recall the "Lord's prayer" that we pray the Father in heaven to deliver us from all evil.   God also prohibited seeking the advice of those who channel demons or the dead.  Those things are known because we have to search out the judgments of God in the Torah - and are what I consider bonus information that we will keep with all our heart, mind and soul.  See Leviticus 19 and Deuteronomy 18.

 

From the other Instructions visited so far, we can see the simplicity of the Instruction of the Ten Decrees have much to consider because of the information YHWH gave to define matters, as well as to define what is the just remedy for violation of the Instruction.  His justice is not a one size fits all.  Life doesn't work that way, and it is not the way of God.  Those who treat YHWH's commandments without the distinctions He gave are doing a great dis-service to YHWH, themselves and their fellow man.  From the individual, family, community, region and nation - to the whole of the earth, much of the troubles we have in life have to do with not observing the Instructions of YHWH.  This is one reason we can know when we are told that to break even the least commandment of the Law is equated by God to have violated all His commandments - someone is trying to sell us an idea that had no roots in the knowledge YHWH gave as part of the Everlasting Covenant.

 

We don't know why God didn't slay Cain on the spot when he killed Abel.  Neither do we know why God found Abraham faithful when he married his half-sister, or when David and Solomon married multiple women.  What we can know is that when giving the Covenant, YHWH commented that He was giving them things that had not been given before, so there was no fault with Abraham or Sarah.  This addresses one of these questions - He was giving them more Instruction from Sinai than He had given before.  We can also note that we had no record that Adam through till Moses were not given the Sabbath as a commandment - but in the Sabbath Instruction it is noted to "Remember", which implies this was re-establishing what may have been lost from their historical database of the Pathway of God - since the reason is the creation and His rest, as well as YHWH rescuing them from oppression in Egypt to serve Him as the One True God - but this will be discussed when we get to the Sabbath Instruction.

 

I'm not a lawyer or Levitical priest charged to implement the Torah Law in Israel, but from review it seems that the "Law" is the Ten Decrees, the Statutes are the specific Instructions given regarding the Law means in more detailed degree, as with the discussion of what is "adultery" just covered; and the judgments are the specific Instructions about what a person must do to be forgiven a particular sin - whether minor or major - His judgment is what He considers just restitution that must be done to meet His decree: "And so he shall be forgiven."  There is one Law - but application of living justly requires discerning what is just restitution - as we will see with the Instruction: "Thou shalt not murder;".

 

 

 

Genesis 9:6 is often quoted about the crime of murder.  Many don't have access to the Hebrew Scripture, so when accounts are made previous to Sinai when God said He was establishing an "everlasting covenant", I think we need to know what He said - according to the best sources available to us today, so I'm reporting verses 1-19. I would invite all to get a copy of the Hebrew Scripture so we can avoid those who altered the words of God in the Greek, or subsequent translations.  These verses are recorded as part of a commentary review of the Covenant of God given at Mount Sinai - which was said to be an "everlasting covenant", as God had also said of the covenant to Noah and the earth - if the covenant in Genesis is everlasting - according to YHWH - and we still see rainbows in the sky - on what authority can anyone cast aside what God said is an "Everlasting Covenant at Mount Sinai?"

 

Genesis 9: 1-19:  "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them: ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.  And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, and upon all wherewith the ground teemeth, and upon all of the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.  Every moving thing that liveth shall be for food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.  Only flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.  And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it; and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man.  Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man.  And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein.

 

"And God spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying: ‘As for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your seed after you; and with every living creature that is with you, the fowl, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.'  And God said: ‘This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I have set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.  And it shall come to pass, when I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow is seen in the cloud, that I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.    And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. ‘  And God said unto Noah: ‘This is the token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.'"

 

 

 

God gave covenants - everlasting covenants - to mankind, and to those who choose life, that they might live, thereby remain in His kindness and blessing.  The Everlasting Covenant at Sinai did not do away with or lessen the covenant with Noah or Abraham.  The matter of murder was addressed in the Covenant with Noah, as was circumcision with the covenant made with Abraham - both prior to Sinai, but were continued and incorporated into the Instruction given to Moses.   

 

In the Sinai Covenant God made distinctions with Israel that He did not make with those not of the direct offspring of Abraham and Sarah - specifically circumcision, dietary restrictions not given for all, and certain appointed days He commanded of the children of Israel.  Non-Jews need to note that some of the appointment days were for everyone to observe - not just Israel.  Also there is a command that those not circumcised not partake of the Passover with a Jewish family in their home unless they are circumcised themselves.  Should the time come that Jews and Christians start talking to each other - we need to respect and consider their viewpoints - so long as they don't disagree with YHWH or the Teachings given by Jesus (Yeshua) in the HGOM.  We should never presume upon God by setting His Instruction aside - they are to be taken as a whole unit - His Standard.

 

The Instructions of God contain distinctions in judgement of how and why someone was killed.  One of the first orders of business when entering the land was related to murder.  As we all know, people can be killed by accident - and people are sometimes justifiably killed.  God commanded that cities of refuge be established to which one could flee who had killed someone, but it was an accident - or perhaps justified self-defense.  YHWH gave instructions about who was to try these matters, and rules of evidence, and that their finding/decree on the case was to be held in regard as if He gave the verdict Himself - because they were commanded to use His Instructions in these matters to judge faithfully - to the "letter of the law."

 

The Instructions also considered that accidental deaths because of lack of proper care when building a house - such as not putting up a rail on top to prevent someone from falling off the roof - was a serious matter, but not equal to deliberate premeditated murder.  See the details He gave.  Know that the Torah Instructions cover a wide breadth and are not simple minded. Difficult cases find just resolution when following the Everlasting Covenant Instructions.  Perhaps someday somewhere someone will base a just legal system on the Instructions YHWH gave. 

 

Also note in Genesis that God said to not eat blood.  Any hunter knows that when an animal such as a deer is taken, that one should immediately hang it upside down or face the head downhill and open the main veins in the neck so that the blood drains out.  God commanded that the blood spilled on the ground be covered.  Some Jewish Rabbi's believe the commandment is not to eat a limb of an animal that was torn off it while it was still alive - but that just seems ridiculous.  I've never heard of such a thing being practiced - and if it was, I can think of no more inhumane treatment of an animal... to eat part of it while it is still alive!!!  Seems best to take the simple upright and logical meaning first - unless God clearly gave distinctions elsewhere in His Instructions, or through prophets proven true by His Instructions. *update: some in the far east eat live animals

 

YHWH must be our Teacher - pay close attention to His Instructions!

 

YHWH gave Instructions on who to hear - one prophet proven true to the Instructions cannot be over-ruled by seventy "rabbi's"; neither can 1000 prophets be over-ruled by 1001 rabbi's, as some Jews have been instructed by their rabbi's.  It's no wonder the world has descended into increasing darkness if they ignored the true prophets of YHWH.  I figure that if Jesus wasn't who he claimed to be in Matthew - or if he taught against the Torah of YHWH that they would be able to prove their justification of disbelief fairly.  I've been searching their rebuttals to Christians for years now and can honestly say that they have not been able to do so yet to my satisfaction.   They have proven Catholic and Protestant beliefs are in error to the Instruction of God and the Prophets and Psalms - mainly due to errors rooted in Paul and Roman issues stemming from Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Hebrews and the writings of Paul - but I've not heard what I consider a viable reason to reject Jesus (Yeshua) in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew when obvious alterations and omissions are corrected.

 

YHWH said it is wrong to murder a man because man was made in His image or likeness - not that man is a God, but to kill a man is related to see man is in relationship to God.  Once again, the commandment relates back to the fact that YHWH is God and that how one acts towards their fellow man is a direct reflection of their regard for God as the One True God, and that man was created to reign over and subdue the earth - in justice and righteousness, not by evil means.  One who would harbor murder of another has no regard for YHWH either.  The justice of YHWH requires that forethought of malice matters greatly in the penalty due to the killer - and that lack of forethought of malice also matters in the judgments He decreed. 

 

So it is with all His Decrees/Instructions - they are the Standard of judgment and wisdom all men should use.  All He approves of WILL OBSERVE HIS DECREES TO DO THEM.  None of the Decrees are unjust.  None are "against our nature" as humans, as taught by Paul.  Rather than being against us - the Instructions of God are FOR us, and for all our fellow men - because they give instructions to live uprightly before YHWH and our fellow man - from the family level, social level, and all relationships that are common to mankind. They also provide critical Instruction that we can use to elevate ourselves towards YHWH and improve relations with our fellow man - as within our ability. 

 

There are some who will not live uprightly with their fellow man - but those of YHWH will.  Those who claim to murder in the NAME of their god are not living by the just standards of YHWH.  He said He will take vengeance against His enemies, but there are times nations war against nations, or when certain groups murder or afflict others unjustly - those are times of many offences - but defending yourself, or your family, or your nation is not unjust - and this is known because the Torah also contains rules for war, and the example of His Instructions to Israel and those who associated with YHWH along with them should be known and not ignored.  We can also note that Abraham acted according to justice and mercy.  On one hand he sought to save Sodom and Gomorrah by searching for righteous men, on the other, when his nephew was stolen, he fought against those who stole Lot and prevailed - because YHWH was with him - he was doing justice and righteousness and mercy.  As one wise man said: "There is a time for every season under heaven."  Another wise instruction is "The whole duty of man is to fear YHWH and keep His Commandments.  Where did Jesus ever teach contrary to this?  What did he teach about murder or killing someone?  The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, and again in chapter 19.  From my website, HGOM;

"18.   Truly I say to you that until heaven and earth depart not one letter or dot shall be abolished from the Torah or the Prophets, because all will be fulfilled. [[Ps. 89; Torah established as an eternal and everlasting covenant - Genesis through Deuteronomy]].19.   He who shall transgress one word of these commandments and shall teach others, shall be called a vain person in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever upholds and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20.   At that time Jesus said to his disciples: Truly I say to you, if your righteousness is not greater than the Pharisees and the sages, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21.   Have you not heard what was said to those of old: You shall not murder and whoever murders is guilty of a judgment of death? [[Exodus 20 and supporting Ordinances and Judgments given by YHWH]] 22.   But I say to you, he who angers his companion is guilty of judgment; he who calls his brother inferior shall be guilty of judgment before the congregation; he who calls him a fool is guilty of the fire of Gehenna. [The principle is what leads to sin, and to cut off the practice before we trespass.  Note Jesus teachings about being angry without cause, as the aim is to not give cause for offence that could lead to murder among brothers, as was the case with Cain and Abel - to say we believe we have been offended and discuss it - work it out between parties, and if necessary to be established by witnesses when a brother is not being just, right, or fair.  If we love God we will seek to keep His commandments and Everlasting Covenant - as well as the Teachings of God given through Jesus (Yeshua).] 23.   If you should offer your gift at the altar and remember that you have a quarrel with your companion and he is complaining about you because of this matter, 24.   Leave your gifts there before the altar and go to appease him first and afterwards offer your gifts. [[Later prophets warned that sacrifices were useless if they weren't living by His standards of justice and righteousness, which includes what God said is justice and proper restitution.]] [[[When the righteous uphold the Teachings and Truth of God to those who believe in the false apostles lies - telling the Truth has never been an evil - but instead is greatly blessed by God.  See the Teaching of Jesus about those who are spoken of as evil by men because they testify to the Truth of God and Jesus' Teachings.]]] 25.   Then Jesus said to his disciples: See that you hasten to appease your enemy while you are walking with him in the way lest he deliver you to the judge and this judge delivers you to the servant to put you into prison. [Context is the Jewish court that met to take matters to the priests to decide a case, which would be binding is Torah instruction - their ruling would be as binding as the word of God.]  26.   Truly I say to you, you will not come out from there until the last piece of money is given.  [This is in context with the Torah Instructions of God - not man-made rules.  If someone invents wrongs that are against the Instruction of God - this passage would be against them. ((as in Pharisee charges against Jesus disciples breaking man-made traditions.))]

 

Matthew 19; 16.  A young man came to him worshipping him and said to him: Rabbi what good thing shall I do to acquire the life of the world to come.17.  He answered him: Why do you ask about good?  No man is good; because God alone is good.  But if you wish to enter life keep the commandments. [[Jesus was being brief with the commandments, as the young man was obviously familiar with them - Jesus couldn't have been setting the first commandments aside to be nullified.]]18.  He said to him: What are they?  Jesus said to him: Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor.19.  Honor your father and your mother and love your neighbor as yourself.20.  The young man said to him: All these I have kept, so what yet do I lack?

 

Jesus said unto him: If you wish to be perfect go and sell all which you have and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven and follow me.  [[Another reason to suspect the eunuch teaching is it was not any point here.]]22.  It came to pass when the young man heard he went away (angry) because he did not have much property.  [[Opposite of what current account says - another alteration?]]23.  Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than a rich man to the kingdom of heaven.  [[Another likely alteration or addition. AENT account is it is easier for a rope to enter the eye of a needle.  If entry is based according to our works being living by the Instruction in righteousness - to live by the word of God - a wealthy man honors God and His word - including being generous to those in need - because he recognizes all he has is from God.]]24.  Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel [rope] to enter the eye of a needle than a rich man the kingdom of heaven.  [Recall that God told Israel when they had gained wealth they would then start to depart from Him and trust in their riches, rather than God.  Also note the state God said Israel would be in at the end - that they valued His instruction about gain, but would be ignoring how He said they should live their lives and thereby not know His impending judgment against them.  See the end of Isaiah 42]] 25.  The disciples heard and were exceedingly amazed and said to Jesus: If so, who can save (them)?26.  He turned to them and said: With man the matter is difficult, but with God everything is easy.  [Doing the will of God should be natural, or easy, for a believer.  As Jesus said, "My yoke is easy and my burden is light", [We must be yoked with Jesus (Yeshua) and his works - living justly, loving mercy, which is walking humbly with God and according to His Decree and Covenant promises - and to recognize the difference between good and evil, secular vs holy, who are brethren in trust, belief and faith in God - to be observant of His Instructions - and also recognize who are His enemies that claim otherwise.]  ((Note in the Hebrew account between Cain and Abel is different than the Christian records.  Why might the matter have been untold?  Perhaps that words spoken against another - especially about who is pleasing to God and who is not - can be a very serious matter to be careful to consider to this day.))

 

So far - have the Instructions of God been hard to understand?  Has one been hard to do?  Has one been beyond the ability of any reasonable man, woman or child to grasp as a good way to live their life?  In fact, has not each one been near our heart from the beginning? 

 

It's not as though mankind, in the beginning, or at any time since, has heard these Instructions and said: "Wow, I had no idea!  Why didn't I think of that!?  No - they are actually very close to any decent human being in what could be termed "human nature."  It's not as though Moses, upon hearing the Instructions of God said - "Wow - I had no idea!  Do we really think the "Law" (Instruction of YHWH) is impossible to live by, or a mystery, or is it that we're parroting a response programmed into us by preachers and priests from our youth? (Not that we've thought it through enough to make any sense of the charges against the Laws of God.)  Is it not likely that there is so much evil in the world because children were not taught the basic sustainable standards of human behavior that should be a guide for living?  How can anyone who has gone to Divinity or Preachers schools not provide these teachings for children and all they seek to tell of the gospel of Jesus?  These Standards are the basis of living justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with God!  Jesus (Yeshua) said they are everlasting - and the will of God.  He also called us to observe them as our pathway that we witness to the Instruction and will of God in our lives.  See if understanding his model prayer can be understood properly without knowing the explicit will of God contained in the Ten Decrees from Mount Sinai:

HGOM, Matthew 6: 9-33: "But thus you shall pray: Our father, may your name be sanctified.  May your kingdom be blessed; may your will be done in heaven and on earth.   Give our bread continually.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us,  and do not lead us into the power of temptation but keep us from all evil, amen.

If you forgive men their sins your Father who is in heaven will forgive your sins.   But if you do not forgive them he will not forgive you your sins. [Note when God commanded sins to be forgiven in the Torah, and also consider when He said they weren't.]  Behold the birds of the sky which sow nor reap nor gather into barns, but your exalted Father feeds them.  Are you not more precious than they?  Who among you of those who are anxious is able to add to his height one cubit?'   If this is the case, why are you anxious for clothes?  Behold the lilies of Sharon, in sowing they neither spin nor weave.  But I say to you that King Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like these.  If God clothes the straw which is left in the standing grain, which is fresh today and tomorrow is dried up and is placed into the oven, so much more will he clothe you who are little of faith.  If God so thinks of you, do not be anxious saying what shall we eat and what shall we drink, because all these things the bodies seek.  But your Father knows that you need all these things.   Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you.  Do not be anxious for tomorrow because tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for itself is today with its trouble."

It's not as though God is going to drop our daily bread from the sky as was the need in the Sinai desert.  From Adam onward, man was told to work for his food by the sweat of his brow.  We are to work for what we have, and this leads us right back to the last Instruction - that we not covet what others have.

It's been some pages since revisiting the Decree of YHWH at Sinai.  Refreshing our recall as we begin a study of the first five of the ten Decrees should be useful at this time.

 

Exodus 20: 1-14; "God spoke all these statements, saying: I am YHWH your God, who has taken (liberated) you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.  (the children of Israel and a "multitude of nations" left Egypt together to serve the One True God and both were present at Mount Sinai)

 

1.     "You shall have no other gods before Me (literally "upon my face").  You shall not make yourself a carved image nor any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or on the earth below or in the water beneath the earth.  You shall not prostrate yourself to them nor worship them, for I am YHWH your God - a jealous (zealous) God, who visits the sin of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generations of them that hate Me; but who shows kindness unto the thousandth generation of those who love Me and observe My commandments."  ("Trinity" doctrine is viewed by Jews to be the greatest sin against God.  Teaching Jesus to be "God manifest in the flesh" is to place the face of a mortal man upon the face of God - which is also prohibited in the First Decree.  Bowing down to Icons  or statues, or a cross and praying to them is also a violation of the First Decree - if God is believed.)

 

2.      "You shall not take the Name of YHWH, your God, in vain, for YHWH will not absolve (hold guiltless) anyone who takes His Name in vain."  (Due to this commandment it seems the command of Jesus about ‘blasphemy against the Holy Spirit' being the only ‘unforgivable sin" may be a fabrication in the NT Matthew.)

 

3.      "Remember to keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it.  Six days shall you work and accomplish all your work; but the seventh day is Sabbath to YHWH your God; you shall not do any work - you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maidservant, your animal, and your covert within your gates - for in six days YHWH made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.  Therefore, YHWH blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it."(The Sabbath was to be kept by all - Jews, non-Jews, and sojourners in the land - even the animals!  This is but one proof the Ten Decrees are for all - not only the Jews, as many of them have been taught to believe.)

 

4.      "Honor your father and your mother, so that your days will be lengthened upon the land that YHWH, your God, gives you."

 

5.      "You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness against your fellow (thy neighbor)."

 

6.      "You shall not covet your fellow's house.  You shall not covet your fellow's wife, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your fellow."

 

"The entire people saw the thunder and the flames, the sound of the shofar and the smoking mountain; the people saw and trembled and stood from afar.  They said to Moses, "You speak to us and we shall hear; let God not speak to us lest we die."  Moses said to the people, "Do not fear, for in order to elevate you has God come; so that awe of Him shall be upon your faces, so that you shall not sin."

 

"; you shall not steal;"

It's interesting to note the position of this Instruction, as well as three others, to be in a close listing: "You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness against your fellow (thy neighbor)."

As noted in the previous discussion, bearing false witness has partnership in many other evils - including stealing, or taking what belongs to another, and that false accusation attempts to steal the good name of the person testified against.  This group of prohibitions are all related very closely to each other and often intertwined results (consequences) stem from violation of any one of these prohibitions of those YHWH said are "My people."  This certainly includes such evils as stealing men and making them slaves - thereby stealing their work and their lives to be the property of the "owner" - rather than a person having the right to the profit or benefit of their work personally.  It would relate to stealing patents, copyrights, as well as the obvious theft of personal property of someone else.  That there is a difference between offences is seen in both the definitions and penalties invoked in the instructions about trials or investigations of fact, and what just recompense is - according to YHWH.  As you read the Torah keep your eyes open to note these distinctions and where God declared: "And so he shall be forgiven."  Also note that God commanded we accept when He said they are forgiven, because if we don't forgive when He said they are forgiven, we are against the decree of YHWH.  This is one application of walking humbly with God, that we agree what He said is just is just - period.  His instructions decree the standard of behavior, His judgments define what He says is justice.

Jesus quotes this particular verse to the one who asked him what they had to do to inherit life eternal - so it finds the core of the Instructions of YHWH that has the most do to with things He defines as evils - also know that His commandment is to "Do no evil."  One reason we are not to covet is that it can lead to all these things that YHWH defines as evil. The quote of Jesus from Matthew will be covered in "you shall not kill."

The Instruction is to be understood as having broad application.  Examples from the words of YHWH as recorded by Ezekiel 18 and Isaiah 1 show we are not to treat these Instructions lightly or limit applications to things they should be applied to.  The Instructions come from antiquity - but apply to all time - they are universal Instructions that any reasonable person should be able to distinguish between behavior that is good, from that which is evil.  The Instructions from Isaiah and Ezekiel did not simply repeat the "thou shalt not" factor - but show the commandments have far reaching applications.  In Ezekiel - what is said of the commandment "thou shalt not steal"?  Look the passage over again and I think you'll see the point.  Also note that God did not command bloodshed to forgive - He requires repenting and doing what He Instructed is reasonable, just and good.  These two passages prove the writings of Paul and the book of Hebrews to be frauds.

Lending money at interest is included.  One might ask what's wrong with lending money at interest?  Don't all the banks and credit cards do this?  Don't we all use loans to buy homes, cars, make general purchases, and some take out loans to finance their business.  What is wrong with that?  Didn't God say it was permitted to loan money with interest to non-Jews?  Where is the line of reason?  What's up with considering loans to be evil in His economy of life?  What He calls “usery”, interest – compound interest beyond the Jubilee standard or the Shmetah (50 years, 7 years).

What is the pathway God gave Israel?  What is the pathway of the World Bank and Federal Reserve Bank?  Are they against YHWH?  One should ask: "What is a reasonable return rate of interest?"  If the penalty for theft is restoration - plus 20% - is it upright to charge a borrower more than God said to penalize a thief?  Somehow that just doesn't add up the same in my mind - does it yours?  A second factor is that in the Economy of God there are built in remedies to prevent people from what we call compound interest - a great evil the Federal Reserve Bank imposes on the citizens of the United States of America - most of our national debt is due to compound interest building and building and building - selling out our children and grandchildren for perpetuity to debts run up by political entities that are handled by major corporate concerns.  An example is when "Obamacare" was proposed - it was written by others - not our elected leaders.  Our leaders said things like - "Just pass Obamacare and then we'll read it."  You tell me who penned the proposed "Law", but those who stood to gain monetarily from it.  "Follow the money" is a sound principle when investigating things that don't seem to add up.  The same can be said for the Internal Revenue Service - where does the money go?  Fort Knox doesn't open its' vaults for inspection either. 

The best we can do as individuals is to live by the Teachings of God, simply summed up in "to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with thy God."  No matter what stage of life we are in, we are able to have opportunity to keep the Instructions of God in our business and how we live our personal life.  There is nothing contrary to justice in the Instruction of YHWH, or the teachings given by Jesus.  Even Jesus paid taxes - as did his disciples.  The Roman government was not of God - but those of God should always keep the "beatitudes" in mind, as well as the "Lord's prayer," and most certainly the Ten Decrees - which YHWH said is the "Covenant."  The fact is that the supporting passages for the “Beattitudes” show that God is with those who are faithful to Him and the Covenant.  Further support can be observed in Isaiah 42, that Jesus was teaching all need to keep the Covenant Standards of God, and in Isaiah 35 that those God sustains are those who hold fast to Him and the Covenant – whether they are of Jewish descent or not!  This alone proves the teachings of the “Rabbi” and “Sages” of the Talmud and Zohar are not telling the truth of God. 

Who dares to believe God today?  Will you?

Enough of money - "stealing" is also to unjustly disparage the character of another.  Men spend years to achieve success and a good name.  We all are in the situation that what we've been told is true is not true at all - and the vast majority of news has involved making false charges in "Fake News" - as the phrase was coined.  It's funny that so long as Trump wasn't a viable candidate he had a lot of free press - but once it was apparent that he was a strong candidate - there has been little done but making charges against him - such as the charges about helping Russia or being helped by Russia to win the election.  Odd that they don't just admit Hillary did little campaigning and had little public support at her meetings... not to mention the corruption involved from Arkansas to the murder of our Ambassador in Lybia.  God said truth will come out - He will take vengeance on His enemies and evil rulers.  Don't allow fake news to sway your views.  Go with facts - not accusations - that is the way God wants us to live our lives in that regard.  What was discussed above shows that one thing leads to another - which can certainly include violation of "thou shalt not kill."  Time will tell, but I cannot but think the “storming of the Capitol” on January 6, 2021 was a scripted “false flag event.”

From review of the penalties for stealing, it's easy to note that stealing a person is the highest “though shalt not steal” evil and worthy of the death penalty, as no man is able to restore another person's time or life.  We often think of tales of slavery from early American history and then think it was done away with at the end of the Civil War.  The truth is that there are more slaves today than at any time in world history - especially when including human trafficking. Truth is that there were also white slaves in early America.

The least offence would be someone who stole something to survive.  In all the cases of judgment YHWH said to use like judgment towards the rich and the poor - as the same law is for both - there aren't two systems of justice with God, and we should not be partial towards either the rich or the poor.  Regarding the four ‘thou shalt not' Instructions - do pay attention as you read the Scriptures to have your mind open to see the applications God gave of the Ten Decrees and supporting passages about the Ordinance and Judgments.  God gave Instructions about provision for the poor and the stranger.  Every third year a tithe was to be taken to fund these efforts. If a person stole food out of want to survive, this might be seen as the result of failing to provide adequate mercy towards those who need help - which would be falling short of the "mercy" element of "live justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God."

God also declared that debts be forgiven on a certain schedule.  There is also the matter of the year of Jubilee.  In the Torah we are also told to loan to others and not turn them away.  As with what has already been addressed - as we have a "muchness" or abundance - we can help others.  God doesn't command we take from what we or our family needs to give to someone else.  God also commanded charity - which is different than a loan.  So much as we are able, and so much as is the example of YHWH - we are to have charity and mercy for others - especially those who are basically in need due to widow/widower or orphans.  In the principle of "one law is for all" - many Christians err to think they need to take in illegal immigrants and have the rest of society pay for them, or that they have the right to disobey the authorities or the laws of the nation.  That is easily covered in the fact that we are commanded to live "justly".  It is unjust to live against the law of man or the law of God, but the Covenant conditions must prevail with those who claim the name of YHWH or Jesus (Y'shua).  If we serve God, what we do to our fellow needs to reflect our relationship to YHWH.  One who is capable to steal the property or character of another is likely to steal from what rightly belongs to YHWH. (FED provision to sell birth certificates as their commodity and property defies YHWH greatly, and God is not mocked and will certainly avenge His enemies, even if they are Israel.  See Isaiah 1.)

 

Continuing our virtual walk backwards through the Ten Decrees should show the rest of the Instructions of God are just and reasonable.  I will also share something new that I recently heard - and if true - it's astounding, and goes along with the reason God said to keep the Sabbath set apart as holy in His honor as Creator of the heavens and the earth and all that is therein - with man as the best of His creations - because man was created in His image.

 

"Remember to keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it.  Six days shall you work and accomplish all your work; but the seventh day is Sabbath to YHWH your God; you shall not do any work - you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maidservant, your animal, and your covert within your gates - for in six days YHWH made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.  Therefore, YHWH blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it."

 

This Instruction also resides upon the basis of Creation as told in Genesis.  If YHWH rested on the seventh day, it seems reasonable that Adam did likewise - what else was he to do?  The Sabbath day was given for all - even the animals were included.  In the supporting Instructions, even the land was to be given a Sabbath every seventh year - so nothing was excluded upon the face of the earth.  Study throughout the Torah also shows other appointed days, and there were a number of statutes about what could or could not be done - such as cooking or meal preparation, and that work of the priests doing service at the Temple was not counted as "work" - as they had things to do to keep the Instructions of YHWH regarding sacrifice, or the fact that circumcision was to be done on the eight day, regardless of being a Sabbath - or not. 

 

When growing up in the 50's many small towns had "sabbath laws" about which stores could sell what on Sunday - such as you could get gas, but you couldn't buy clothes.  Times were much different then.  I think Mormons still try to honor this principle on Sundays, and Seventh Day Adventists on Saturdays, which they rightly acknowledge to be the Sabbath Day.

 

Those of the Jewish faiths have developed many traditions for the Sabbath, as can be found in "THE HOW TO HANDBOOK FOR JEWISH LIVING", by Kerry Olitzky and Ronald Isaacs.  The purpose of this study is to investigate the Instructions of God as they should relate to all who desire to be disciples of Jesus (Yeshua).  Matthew 12 is one place where he gave instruction regarding the Sabbath:

1.   At that time Jesus passed through the standing grain on the Sabbath day, and his disciples being hungry began to pluck the ears and to crush them between their hands and to eat them. 2. The Pharisees saw it and said to him: Behold your disciples are doing that is not proper to do on the Sabbath day.  3    Jesus answered them: Have you not read what David did when he was hungry and his men 4. in the house of God when they ate from the bread of the Presence, which is not to be eaten except by the priests alone? 5.  Also in the Torah have you not read that the priests in the Temple sometimes profane the Sabbaths and are without sin? 6.  Truly I say to you that the temple is greater than this. 7.  If you had known what this is: I desire kindness and not sacrifice, you would not have convicted the innocent. 8.  For the son of man is lord of the Sabbath. 9.      It came to pass at the end of the days that Jesus passed on from there and entered into their Synagogues.  10.  A man was there with a withered hand; so they asked him saying: Is it permissible to heal him on the Sabbath? 11.  He said to them: Who among you has a sheep that falls into a pit on the Sabbath day and does not raise it up?' 12.  So much the more is man better than that.  Therefore it is permissible and necessary for man to do better on the Sabbath. 13.  Then he said to the man: Stretch out your hand.  He stretched out his hand, and it returned as the other. 14.  Then the Pharisees took counsel and plotted to put him to death.  [Here we see the root cause of why Jesus was hated; the Pharisees rightly saw that Jesus was making perfect sense of how God viewed keeping His commandments, having mercy, and doing good to be in defiance of keeping their man-made rules - they feared him who understood God and called men to obey God - rather than man. To this day rabbi's hold sway over many Jews and continue to reject Jesus' teachings in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  See what they've written of Jesus in their Talmud?  Let them judge themselves by "every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."  Jesus forewarned them about the Pharisees and the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem and what they must do.  What other prophet of God was rejected so long by His people?  Later we will see that Jesus  said the Kingdom would be torn from them and given to a nation that would produce the works that God said to do.  Perhaps America might still repent with a whole heart towards God and reject the lies foisted upon them by alterations of Rome and the ancient Syriac Church to have also added books to the New Testament that have confused millions of people for centuries!]

      15.  It came to pass at the end of the days that Jesus passed on from there and entered into their Synagogues. 16.  A man was there with a withered hand; so they asked him saying: Is it permissible to heal him on the Sabbath? 17.  He said to them: Who among you has a sheep that falls into a pit on the Sabbath day and does not raise it up?' 18.  So much the more is man better than that.  Therefore it is permissible and necessary for man to do better on the Sabbath. 19.  Then he said to the man: Stretch out your hand.  He stretched out his hand, and it returned as the other.

1.      Then the Pharisees took counsel and plotted to put him to death.  [Here we see the root cause of why Jesus was hated; the Pharisees rightly saw that Jesus was making perfect sense of how God viewed keeping His commandments, having mercy, and doing good to be in defiance of keeping their man-made rules - they feared him who understood God and called men to obey God - rather than men. To this day the Pharisees hold sway over many Jews and continue to reject Jesus' teachings in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  See what they've written of Jesus in their Talmud?  Let them judge themselves by "every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."  Jesus forewarned them about the Pharisees and the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem and what they must do.  What other prophet of God was rejected so long by His people?  Later we will see that Jesus judged Israel and said the Kingdom would be torn from them and given to a nation that would produce the works that God said are due Him.  Perhaps America might still repent with a whole heart towards God and reject the lies foisted upon them by alterations of Rome and the ancient Syriac Church to have also added books to the New Testament and altered some of the Hebrew Scripture and words of God that have confused millions of people for centuries!]

This is as posted at my web site, and includes comments made there, and for the most part, the comments relate to study of the Instruction about the Sabbath discussed now.

Some people are totally unfamiliar with the designation of time God gave in the Hebrew Scripture.  The days of the week were numbered - not named.  Our calendars are based on naming the days of the week after planets, sun, and moon - which has pagan origin from Roman times.  God gave seven days to the week and thirty days to the month - which were also called by other names - no surprise there either!  Regardless of our calendars, the Seventh day is not Sunday - it is Saturday.  Lynne and I had many conversations about the Sabbath VS Sunday and posed that Sunday was the last day of the week - in spite of what was on our calendar.  Her beliefs on the subject were from LDS teachings - via their "prophets and presidents" - and it took years before she realized the difference.  Actually, it's just a matter of deciding who you should trust - and who you should NOT trust anymore.  Do we believe YHWH who gave us the Ten Decrees? Or do we believe someone who clearly does not agree with Him?  No where did Jesus set aside any commandment or instruction of God - not in the Matthew account anyway, and it was the one reportedly written by the collective disciples before 40 CE. 

Is it possible for Paul or the Pope to be right and God to be wrong?

Back to the Instruction - it is that we do no work.  We have all the rest of the week to work, and it is a blessing from God to be given a day of rest.  Our bodies need rest.  Our minds need rest.  The matter of the land having a Sabbath shows that it also needs rest.  Perhaps the lack of rest is why our food is lacking the trace elements it once provided?

Did the Instruction say we had to go to church or the synagogue on the Sabbath?  Historically the Instruction was kept in the home - not the synagogue. 

Recently I heard an interview with Craig Winn, who has been working to translate the Hebrew Scriptures into English because the differences between the Hebrew and English require a translation that is not word for word - but amplified to understand what the Hebrew text says in English.  Like myself, he came to see the Scriptures have not been translated correctly and that the writings of Paul are pure nonsense and defy the Instructions of YHWH.  Craig also has written about the name of God and how it is perfectly knowable and how to pronounce it - based on the words of YHWH Himself and the Ten Decrees.  I can't help but be impressed by many things he said in the interview.  One of his websites is: yadayah.com and he's written a number of books that are available on-line for free.  I wish the interview site could be posted here for reference, but I haven't been able to relocate it, so I'll try to feebly retell what he said:

We live in a multi-dimensional universe: we realize four dimensions: height, length, depth and time, but advanced mathematics indicate there are other dimensions we don't see.  Einstein's study of relativity and scientific experiments since have proven that time is a dimension and slows down as speed increases.  The creation account in Genesis is that God created the heavens and earth in six days - yet there was no sun until the fourth day, so how could the first days be counted?  Our days are counted as 24 hours = one day.  From the perspective of light - which has speed - what would the perspective of God be if He was at the speed of light?  For one thing - time would seem to stand still - and the past would be as readily known to God as the future - He could observe it all.  But what does this have to do with the Sabbath?  Science has determined the approximate age of the universe because it had a beginning - and is still expanding - and to be expanding, it had to have been formed somewhat as we might understand to be an explosion, or "big bang."

Craig proposed to have knowledge of advanced mathematics that he related to show that from the perspective of God - it was literally six 24 hour days for Him to create the heavens, earth and all that is therein - including Adam - man.  This fits perfectly with the stated reason God gave as to why we are to set the day apart as holy to Him as Creator.  If this is so - this should be a jaw-dropper to anyone who has scorned the creation account in Genesis or the Ten Decrees of YWHW.  The second reason given in the Deuteronomy account is that it was He who liberated them from Egypt - the house of bondage - to participate with Him in the Everlasting Covenant, whereby He could bless all who would leave falsehood and serving that which is no God to serve and be in relationship to the One True God of the Universe - it's Creator.

There are many reasons to believe YHWH will show His kindness and blessing towards those who love Him in being faithful to what He wills we should do - and that because He is good, we are called to also be good as a reflection of Him in our own lives.  If YHWH were not good and perhaps more evil than man - as the mythological gods of Greece and Rome tell the imaginations of men came up with - why would we love a god that was not faithful to anyone? Or who didn't even care how we live?  The pagan religions of Rome and Greece didn't worship and serve good gods, let alone have such a wise set of rules to sustain them in their lives... rules that are easily shown to be reasonable, reliable, just and capable to accomplish what is needed to live in a world of great diversity and systems of governments of men.

So why have so many been led to believe the "New Testament" did not sustain the Sabbath, but changed the Sabbath to Sunday?  This is well documented and reasoned out historically in "From Sabbath to Sunday."  In short - because Rome decreed it to be - because Rome defied the One True God YHWH and demanded it under penalty of death.

Rome gave us altered Scripture.  Rome altered the Ten Decrees.  Rome murdered millions in the name of their satanic god.  Rome has never served or obeyed YHWH, and has done everything possible to delude the masses from discovery of their evils.

YHWH has no fear of investigation.  Study His word and see what He said.  Take Him at His word, to live faithfully by it, and see if He does not open the doors to know Him as you never have before.  The opening of the ministry with Yeshua (Jesus), after his baptism he was tempted by the Accuser.  Carefully note the framework of his responses.  Many teach that these were the temptation to sin common to all men - but may I submit they are rather the framework one has to use to ensure you are not deceived by anyone, and more importantly,  that you will know the will of God and the faith of Jesus (Yeshua).

Jesus taught that it is Lawful to do good on the Sabbath - and he taught this to set us free from the ideas of human invented rules that pretend to be sanctimonious - but useless.  One thing I noted when supervising work crews in Oakland, Ca.  There are people who will work harder to avoid doing any work than to have just done the work!  Somehow this seems to fit with those who invent rules that God didn't give.  These same kind of people exist today - and they are incapable to see themselves as others do.

Whether sporting a spiked mohawk haircut and tatoo's, or black clothes with black boxes on their foreheads - neither will lead someone to respect them  because they want to look odd, and a little cap on your head may not be of much more use. 

In Jesus' Teaching about the Sabbath a key principle is noted when he said to learn what the passage means which says: Matthew (HGOM) 12: 7.  "If you had known what this is: I desire kindness and not sacrifice, you would not have convicted the innocent. 8.  For the son of man is lord of the Sabbath."

Hosea 6:6 is the particular passage quoted, but we should consider reading the entire book of Hosea to gain the context and depth Yeshua was teaching on this critical matter.  God was getting tired of lip-service and ritual when what they were doing was absolutely not doing as He given as Instructions regarding the Covenant.

This is Teaching is critical to understand when considering the Instructions of YHWH, that the principles of love, kindness and mercy must be applied - without excusing the required Instructions that may be found elsewhere.  It is the fail-safe mechanism that we must understand to do what is right in the eyes of YHWH, then also note what He said is evil.  Good is not evil. 

First, we need to understand that "son of man" was used in the Hebrew to say one who is a man - not that capitalizing the first letter denotes Deity or Demi-God.  Proof of this is found in the Prophets where the term is most often used.  Those who capitalized "Son of Man" in our Bibles are doing the Scripture dis-service.

Mortals, being created in the image of YHWH, are to do His will as their manner of life.  The over-riding principle in the Instructions of YHWH is to preserve and sustain life and to live a life that He said He will show His kindness (blessing) towards because He is faithful and true.  The Sabbath was given for a reason - two in fact - and God said what these were.  So how is man lord, or master of the Sabbath?  By honoring it as given by God.  If some had work to do as priests at the Temple, or otherwise, those Instructions were to be followed as the rest of the people were called to not do any work - because He said so, and the benefit of resting as He did is a blessing to us, and a time to reflect on His goodness in the creation that sustains us, and His calling us to keep Covenant with Him - both to maintain and sustain us and our relationship to Him, and to have a time of rest as we do this.

I've heard of many rules invented by Rabbi's to keep, but the fact is we need to obey God - not man-made rules.  If we are a disciple of Yeshua (Jesus) we acknowledge that it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath because the over-riding principle is sustaining life and not causing harm.  Sabbath is a good time to reflect on the Covenant and that YHWH is still faithful to His word and His kindness to those who observe His will to do it.

As for time set apart by YHWH as holy, we should also review His appointments - the Holy Days - as He gave them, and with the distinctions He gave.  This should be a separate study, but it is related to the principle of the Sabbath - because He said so, and they are based on His Instructions.  The Ten Decrees are for all who seek to be separated from evil or aimless lives and participate with YHWH according to His words of life.

 

"You shall not take (carry) the Name of YHWH, your God, in vain, for YHWH will not absolve (hold guiltless) anyone who takes His Name in vain."

What does it mean to take the Name of YHWH in vain?  Does it say "thou shall not speak the Name of YHVH vainly, or not being fully respectful not to mispronounce it or use it in a sentence improperly?  Is this commandment merely about saying the Name of God?  Does YHWH ever speak ill of those who claim Him as their God (those who claim His Name) and then behave like the dickens as they ignore His Instructions in how they are living and thereby misrepresenting Him, since they claim He is their God?  In the English translation it says "not take the Name", rather than "not say the Name."  In one of his books, Dennis Prager says the translation would be best translated “carry”, rather than “take”.

Perhaps there is an example I'm unaware of where YHWH proclaimed judgment against someone who spoke His Name in vain - in a way not fully respectful of His person or will or character, or mispronouncing it - but I'm drawing a blank on that viewpoint being shown as the interpretation and application of this Commandment/Instruction by the words of God in the Torah, Prophets, or Psalms.  What is repeated throughout the Torah, Prophets and Psalms - and the Teachings of Jesus in Matthew - is that of claiming YHWH as your God and then disregarding His instructions is spoken against - perhaps more times than any other evil.  Often Jesus (Yeshua) used "Father in heaven" rather than the Name of God, such as his model prayer for his disciples.

We find there are many Names of God in the Torah, the Prophets, the Psalms, and the Writings, which includes the Psalms.  When Yahowah said in the Torah that His "mention" for all the coming ages is "Yehovah" - is to be known by all as His Name.   

 The prophets spoke of Israel's unfaithfulness to God - such as Hosea; the accounts in Isaiah 1 and Ezekiel 18 have already been addressed.  The message from Hosea is very clear to compare the relationship between Yehovah and His people to be like a marriage, and that unfaithfulness might be endured for a time - to hopefully give time for repentance - but that His patience will not endure forever - even for His people - if they are unfaithful to the Instructions/Conditions of the Everlasting Covenant.  The relationship YHWH desires and expects and deserves is one that is true and filled with love, regard and respect that He is the One True and Faithful God.  There is no other God in the past, present or all time to come.  Therefore it should be more binding than a marriage between a man and a woman, as Yehovah is God, not a man.

In reading Hosea we see Israel was at one time faithful to Him, and He was as a husband to them.  We see examples of both faithful and unfaithful Israel, and the hope that righteousness would be restored to Israel through their keeping His Instructions faithfully - thereby establishing righteousness - truth, justice and mercy.  That Israel is not currently holding the non-Jews in Israel to keep the Sabbath in the land might be seen as one proof that what is going on now is not according to the Instructions God gave them to keep. Regarding this Instruction there are many Jewish Rabbi's that hold to the interpretation and application of this Instruction is to do all they can to make sure no one is saying the NAME of God, as they substitute YHWH with either "HASHEM" or "LORD".  Christian Bibles use "LORD" most often, but is this justifiable or the right thing to do?

Along the theme I've been presenting herein - the first of the five Instructions are reflected in the latter five - the first regarding our relationship with YHWH and the latter as a reflection of the nature of man being created in the image of God to reflect what has been built into our sense as humans that the commandments of God are very near us - and near our hearts - to indicate support that man was created in the image of God and that His Instructions are for us - not against us or impossible to keep as many Christians have been told to believe..

The Instruction that relates closely to this principle is to honor our father and mother; the Instruction to not use the name of YEHOVAH in vain.  Practically this can be exampled with something commonly practiced in most, if not all, families.  We know our parents - they give birth to us, feed us, provide and care for us in our youth, and we call them by our relationship to them as mother and father, mom and dad - not by their first name.  If a child is going around calling their parent by their name, instead of "mom" or "dad", would that child have respect and regard for their parent to have rejected their relationship to them because they ignored the relationship?  Jewish Rabbi's use illustrations like this to say that is why they believe we are not to use the name of God - YHWH, because of our regard and respect to fear violation of this Instruction in the Everlasting Covenant.  But is this really the pathway God intended?

It seems good to give YEHOVAH more regard and respect than would be due to our parents - far more in fact - so I have no problem to realize this is certainly valuable to realize the need to be very respectful whenever we use The Name of God - YAHOWAH.

You may have noted some variation in the spelling of the NAME throughout what I've written - and the spelling has been found both as YHWH and YHVH.  In preparing review of this review of the Instruction and Covenant of God, I wanted to get the best information possible, rather than just looking to find someone who agreed with me and then use them to support my conclusions, or parrot what I was taught by my Church or father.  We need to believe what can be justified as proof, direct ancient evidence,  not assertions or fake claims, but being true to provide true testimony to you that is not against the Instructions of YAHOVAH.

Two valuable resources are Rabbi Tovia Singer and Nehemia Gordon, a Hebrew scholar who was raised as a Pharisee, but then left when he decided to obey YEHOVAH rather than man made rules that lack sure foundation in the Torah.  Per interviews with Nehemia on the internet, a key desire guided his search to know the NAME of God.  You can watch both give lessons on this topic and decide which you believe is being upright with this specific Instruction/Commandment, and how it fits with the rest of the Instructions of YEHOVAH. 

 

Nehemia Gordon:

https://www.nehemiaswall.com/the-name-and-new-discoveries

Tovia Singer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26w0z4Uo4B4

Nehemia says that YHVH, the Name of God, occurs 6829 times in the Hebrew Scripture. 

YHVH also appears in the Psalms - songs used for worshiping Him at the Temple.  Christians sing songs like "Hallelujah Praise Jehovah."  It is one of the most beautiful and powerful songs of praise to God that I've ever sung.  Do Jews think it is wrong to praise God and use the NAME he gave as His eternal mention/name - according to His Instructions?  What is right?  Should we fear to sing praise to God that mentions  His NAME in our praise to Him????  Are we allowed to mention His name in prayer and praise and the reading of His words throughout the Holy Scripture?  Given the number of times the Name is used in the Hebrew Scripture I cannot help but believe He wants those who claim His Name to know His Name and not fear to use His Name appropriately and honorably - according to His Instruction in righteousness and living a just and reasonable life.

Did YEHOVAH say not to mention (say) His NAME? or not to take His NAME in vain?  The text in Exodus says not to take His NAME in vain.  Did He ever say that Jews and all the other nations should know His NAME?  If all are to know His NAME is YEHOVAH, then why are Christian Bible Publishers not using it when publishing their Bibles?  For that matter, why are Jewish Publishers not using His NAME when it is in the Hebrew text?  Why have they also substituted it with "LORD" and/or "HASHEM" in the English translations?  Are we afraid or ashamed His NAME is YEHOVAH?

Let's review a few passages regarding this matter and see what YEHOVAH said for us to know.

First, let's examine the Hebrew Scriptures from the ETZ HAYIM; Exodus 3:13 - 15:

"Moses said to God, ‘When I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, ‘What is His name?' what shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, ‘Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh.'  He continued, ‘Thus shall you say to the Israelites, ‘Ehyeh sent me to you.'  And God said further to Moses, ‘Thus shall you speak to the Israelites: ‘The LORD, the God of our fathers, the God of Abraham the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: this shall be My name forever, This My appellation for all eternity.'"

Given that the multitude of nations were present at Mount Sinai - that a prophet later in the Tanach spoke that those of all nations should know His Name fits perfectly with the account at Sinai in Exodus.

Jeremiah 16 speaks directly to this subject, and also speaks to other major failures of Israel in the days Jeremiah was prophesying to them - about the time of the Babylonian exile if I recall correctly.  We might also observe the words of Yeshua as a prophet to Israel in what he declared to Israel about 33 CE to be clear - to be a decree - IF he was a true prophet of YEHOVAH.  The following quote is from the Stone Edition, which replaced the NAME with "HASHEM".

"The word of HASHEM came to me, saying; ‘Do not take for yourself a wife, so that you do not have sons and daughters in this place.  For this said HASHEM concerning the sons and daughters who are born in this place, and concerning their mothers who gave birth to them and their fathers who beget them in this land:  They will die as victims of diseases.  They will not be eulogized nor buried; like dung upon the face of the earth they will be.  By the sword and by famine will they perish, and their carcasses will be food for the bird of the heavens and the animal of the earth.  For thus said HASHEM: Do not go to a house of mourning and do not go to eulogize nor shake your head for them; for I have revoked My peace and kindness and mercy from this people - the word of HASHEM.  Great and small will die in this land and will not be buried; no one will eulogize them nor cut himself nor tear out his hair for them.  No one will break bread for their bereavement to comfort them for the dead; no one will offer them a cup of consolations for their father and for their mother."

"Also, do not go to a house of merrymaking, to sit with them, to eat and to drink.  For this said HASHEM, Master of Legions, God of Israel: Behold, I am abolishing from this place, before your eyes and your days, the sound of joy and the sound of gladness, the sound of groom and the sound of bride.  And it shall be that when you tell all these things to this people, they will say to you, "Why has HASHEM spoken all this great evil against us?  What is our iniquity, what is our transgression that we have transgressed before HASHEM our God?  Say to them:

"It is because your forefathers have forsaken Me - the word of HASHEM - and they followed the gods of others; they worshiped them and prostrated themselves before them; but Me, they forsook; and My Torah they did not observe.  And you have acted worse than your forefathers, for each one of you follows the vision of his evil heart, in order not to listen to Me.  So I shall hurl you from upon this land into a land that you did not know - you or your forefathers - and there you will serve the gods of others, day and night, for I will not grant you leniency.

"However, behold - days are coming - the word of HASHEM - when it will no longer be said, "As HASHEM lives, Who took out the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but rather, ‘As HASHEM who took the Children on Israel from the land of the North and from all the lands where He had scattered them;' and I shall return them to their land, which I gave to their forefathers."

"Behold, I shall send many fishermen - the word of HASHEM - and they will fish them out, and afterwards I shall send many trappers and they will trap them from atop every mountain and every hill and from the crevices in the rocks.  For My eyes are upon all their ways; they are not hidden from before Me, and their sin is not concealed from before My eyes.  I shall repay them first for the repetition of their forefathers sin and transgression, for having desecrated My land; with their disgusting abominations and their detestations they have filled up My heritage."

HASHEM, my Strength, my Stronghold and my Refuge on the day of distress.  To You shall nations come from the ends of the earth and say: "It was all falsehood that our ancestors inherited, futility that has no purpose.  Can a man make gods for himself? - they are not gods!

Therefore, behold, I inform them at this time, I shall let them know of My hand and My strength, and they shall know that My NAME is HASHEM (YEHOWAH)."

I hope this sounds familiar to you, as it is quoted a number of times that the nations must say and acknowledge before YEHOVAH that they have inherited falsehood - and the fact is provable that the Christian Scripture is altered in both their "Old Testament" and "New Testament."  At no other time in the history of humanity has so much information and knowledge been made available to people - and at no other time in history has mankind been as literate as they are today.  The information is available to them to discover their need to repent of the vanity of fake scripture and the vain words of the not-apostle - the liar of the ages - Saul/Paul of Tarsus and all his disciples who place their trust in what he said - when it is easily seen that Yeshua said to live by the word of God and the Instructions of God (YEHOVAH) and that those of all nations are to know His Name is YEHOVAH, and from his prayer that we also “sanctify” His NAME.

From the prophecy of Jeremiah it would appear that Christians need to repent of lies for Israel to realize their need to repent and obey YEHOVAH, rather than Rabbis.

I find it curious that the NAME is removed from the Hebrew to English translations of their Scriptures - although it is in the Hebrew text from what I've been able to discern - why not in the English?

We can observe the words of YEHOVAH in Jeremiah are very similar to those in the Ten Decrees - that God will not absolve those who take His Name in vain - VS - "I will not grant you leniency."  Is Jeremiah providing clarity to the Decree about taking the Name of YEHOVAH in vain?

In the interest of the subject I would encourage anyone with an interest to the subject to investigate further - don't rely on my testimony - or my opinion - as what I think doesn't matter - hear what YEHOVAH Decreed.

More information was available on Wikipedia from both the Jewish and Christian viewpoints, and it's a worthwhile review to study.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou_shalt_not_take_the_name_of_the_Lord_thy_God_in_vain

It's interesting that in the "lords' prayer" in the HGOM and the Greek to English and the  ancient Aramaic that He was called "Father in heaven", not by His Name.  It is also noteworthy that Jesus also taught not to swear by the Temple - let alone in the Name of YEHOVAH, but simply that our yes be yes, and our no, no - otherwise it would be of evil to not be true to our word - which implies we need to be true as God is true, and that our not being true does not prove God untrue in any way.  As noted in what YEHOVAH said of those who returned to Him and thought upon His NAME - that He would save them as He would a son who served Him - which very much supports the viewpoint taught by Yeshua (Jesus) in the Lord's Prayer to be as valid then as it is today - and that the Name of YEHOVAH be sanctified - and not used as a common name - as He is the One True God - the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

Which of the last five Instructions relate to this Instruction?

 

Does YEHOVAH want us to know His Name?

 

Does repentance of Christians relate to the repentance of Israel?

 

Is the NAME of God a verb?

 

Does this help us know what this Instruction means?

 

"You shall have no other gods before Me (literally "upon my face").  You shall not make yourself a carved image nor any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or on the earth below or in the water beneath the earth.  You shall not prostrate yourself to them nor worship them, for I am YHVH your God - a jealous (zealous) God, who visits the sin of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generations of them that hate Me; but who shows kindness unto the thousandth generation of those who love Me and observe My commandments." 

This is perhaps the longest of all the Instructions, and it is supplied with ample information so it is not misinterpreted or taken lightly.  Many Protestant Christians view this to speak against statues or images of Mary or Jesus or other saints found in some churches.  Jews take this commandment very literally and therefore refuse to even hear accounts of those they know have equated Jesus to be God or another God who sits by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, because they know that YHVH is the one and only God who has also said there is no other God but Him, for all time, before or after, none but Him, there is no other.  See Isaiah chapters 42 - 47.  God is very clear in His word through Isaiah that there is no possibility there is a "Trinity" for God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), or a multitude of Gods as Greek, Roman and other pagan religions teach.  Christians need to believe what God and Jesus (Yeshua) said.  Matthew is the only semi-reliable account.  Most all of us have been fed lies that have poisoned our outlook on God, Yeshua and ourselves, and especially the Torah, His Gracious Instruction in Righteousness.

Given the context of the words from God in Jeremiah discussed in the previous Instruction to have specifically noted Israel having made images to worship as the gods of other nations did, there should be no doubt that this Instruction goes with the comments YEHOVAH made when pointing out to everyone that they all heard Him, they all saw the fire and smoke burning upon Mount Sinai, but they  had not seen Him.  There are a couple of accounts in the Torah of men who saw God - Moses and Abraham.  There is some description in Moses' account near when he ascended the mountain.  The Abraham account is just before he went to see if there were any righteous men, just 5, in the towns God burned with fire and brimstone when only Lot and his two daughters were preserved.  Was the account of Abraham to be with God Himself?  The text seems to say this is so.  And what of Moses, from ascending Mount Sinai and hearing accounts of what the Hebrew translation says.  It could be that he only saw the refection of God in a mirror, not directly.  If Abraham did share a meal with YEHOVAH, this may be the basis of God saying the idols cannot see, hear, or smell and they were incapable to help them or save them from His justice.  I'm just pointing these accounts out because if you haven't heard of them, there are reasonable issues with them as they relate to the Instruction under review now.  Regardless of those two accounts, the matter at hand is the Ten Decrees from God applying to all men, not just the children of Israel.  It may be the two accounts missed something in transmission of the text, but the matter is not something I dismiss out of hand.

From the prayer of Yeshua in Matthew 5 we can see that our prayers are to YEHOVAH as our Father in Heaven.  The prayer says "our Father", not "your Father, " which would have been proper had Jesus claim been to be the literal son of god as told in the trinity doctrine.  But he didn't say: "your father", but "Our Father."    Regarding YEHOVAH, Yeshua, in his example, simply prayed: "may Your Name be sanctified."  To my knowledge Yeshua didn't go around using "YEHOVAH" in his every teaching, but often spoke of the "Father" and "Father in Heaven."  Yeshua was teaching proper relationship to the One True God and how His Instructions are to be our Standard of life and conduct to be in keeping to our value of ourselves and our fellow men as having been created in His image.

The primary reason I've come to reject the account called "John" is the deification of Jesus to God status.  In John he is also presented as only a man, and both cannot be true.  One example of this can be seen in the prayer of Jesus in John 7, that just as he is not of this world, neither are those who are his disciples.  If Jesus is the word of God made flesh. God manifest in the flesh, are also all of the disciples of Jesus?  John presents conflicting information.  Whether about the nature of Jesus, or the facts presented of the basic gospel narrative,  especially the passion week and resurrection, John defies Matthew, as do Mark and Luke/Acts.  I say "Luke/Acts" because the "gospel" is not merely the Teachings of Jesus, but the true witness of his life, teachings and examples and parables, death, resurrection, final charge to disciples, and ascending to the Heavens to sit on the throne on the right hand of YEHOVAH (the Ancient of Days prophecy from Daniel.)  Two other things jump out at me as an error in John: the statement that "my words shall by no means pass away", when study into the problems with the texts we have today certainly shows this is not the true; the second is his saying if we believe, whatsoever we ask in prayer in his name will be done for us, when God has never worked like this.  If the truth be told, likely millions of people may have lost their faith in Jesus when they prayed fervently for a loved one and they died.  God answers prayers, but we cannot bind upon God by asking Him or pleading to Him.  We must, as the prayer of Daniel shows, acknowledge He is able, pour our heart out to Him respectfully, and know His Will will be done, not that we bind our prayer to Him to be contingent on our belief or trust in the thing we asked for.  As Job said: "The LORD giveth, and the LORD taketh away; blessed be the NAME of the LORD."  John appears to have many good teachings in it, but it has too many problems in defying the Torah, Prophets and Matthew's testimony to Jesus (Yeshua).  Look at the account in Matthew of his prayer to the Father before his death; he knew what was coming; he submitted his will to the Father and fully trusted in His being faithful and true to His word, even if it meant he would die.  This is completely in accord to the principles given throughout the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.

Returning to the Instruction, is it within our human nature to know this commandment is true?  The prophets told on those who worshipped idols, even among Israel, as well as neighboring nations, to be in severe error to make idols and worship or pray to them.  The reasoning is very simple.  All images/idols are made by man, not God.  A man takes a tree and fashions part of it to be his idol.  He beautifies it with costly metals or jewels, but in spite of it's workmanship, it is the product of his own making, not a god to be worshipped.  Such worship is obviously worshiping their own imaginations.  With one part of the tree he fashions an idol, with the rest he cooks his meal with a fire. 

Taking this a step further, knowing he fashions it from a tree or metal made by God; he is ignoring that God made all that is; he is rejecting the Creator to then worship what he created for himself.  How can we know whether we worship God or something made up by men? By His Teachings we can easily identify those who serve another “god,” even though they claim His NAME.  Those are they that Jesus said he would tell: “Depart from me, I never knew you.”

Per the Instructions of YEHOVAH, it is by whether or not we accept His Ten Decrees to be our manner of life.  As we saw in the last five of the Decrees, which have to do with our relationship towards others, the first are our proper relationship to YEHOVAH.  The Ten Decrees are fully encompassing the manner of life that will be pleasing to YEHOVAH and bring His standards for living justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with Him to be the foundation of what will be living just and reasonable lives; lives that God said He will bless and show His kindness towards. 

Nothing so far has been beyond our ability to comprehend or do.  There has been no "mystery" of godliness.  Simple acknowledgement that His Instructions are pure and just, reliable and true is not difficult to understand or do.  There is nothing in them that is "against us" in any way.  His Decrees are not against human nature to understand or do.  So who has ever claimed otherwise and told the truth on God?

Do you believe those that say His commandment is against human nature to know or do?  Are we incapable to do anything good?  According to the word of God to Cain, the only one incapable to do good is the one who is overcome with sin, and that sin has become his master, rather than him ruling over sin.  From what I can see, this is proof Paul did not serve God or tell the truth.

Each person is responsible for their own behavior and will be held accountable.

If we reject the Instruction of God to then make it our decision to determine what sin is, are we putting our opinions above God?  Are we making ourselves out to be our own God? Or the one we defer to rather than the Instruction of God?  Many men have made themselves out to be "God", such as the later of Roman rulers, but they all lied and died and are no "God' at all, but merely dust of the earth with a soul that rejected self-evident truth.  No man has the authority to impose his will upon God, not even the Pope, who is nothing but an extension of the pretended Roman god ruler.  God is not mocked.

The truth of who loves God is also given in this Decree:

"for I am YHWH your God - a jealous (zealous) God, who visits the sin of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generations of them that hate Me; but who shows kindness unto the thousandth generation of those who love Me and observe My commandments." 

If we love YEHOVAH we will love Him and observe His commandments.

Those who refuse to do (observe) them are His enemies.  How can we refuse to do His commandments and claim we love Him?  How can we say we are disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) and count the Law as being done away with on the cross, when he said the Instructions of God are everlasting and even the prophets must be fulfilled and that none of it is to be cast aside as null and void?

Millions have been deceived away from God by false prophets and false teachers and the false apostle Paul.  My departed wife Lynne was deceived by Mormons.  She knew instinctively that it was not possible that Jesus was God; he was not praying to himself, nor was he speaking to himself at his baptism by John, yet all the churches were saying Jesus is God.  Of the Churches she searched out, only the Mormons said Jesus was not God.  She had no idea they also taught that man may become God, just as God was a man who became God through obedience to the "gospel of eternal progression."  Thankfully she realized before departing that there is only One God and that Joseph Smith was not a true prophet of God, just as Paul was not an apostle appointed by God and Jesus.  This is known because they defied the One True God and His Instructions in righteousness.  I was deceived by the Church of Christ, as they focused on the doctrines of Paul and not the Doctrine of YEHOVAH as taught by Jesus in Matthew.

Of all the Instruction discussed prior to this, the one Instruction that is not readily obvious is that of the Seventh Day Sabbath rest.  After review of the Instruction we should have more reason to believe it is of YEHOVAH and for our benefit.  The Sabbath is for our benefit, just as are all the rest of His Instruction. (Isaiah 56)

 

Exodus 20: 1-14; "God spoke all these statements, saying: I am YHVH your God, who has taken (liberated) you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 

As mentioned before, this is evidently the first of the Ten Decrees of YEHOVAH.  Reading the preceding accounts it is easily known of the stated historical account of Creation of the heavens, earth, all there is therein, and the creation of Adam (mankind) in His image gives a backdrop to the events that took place at Mount Sinai that day.  Within the account we learn of Noah preserving his family and whatever was in the Ark that God commanded he build to save them all.  We learn of the Everlasting Covenant made after the flood.   We hear of the promises and Covenant as recounted to Abraham, and of the foretelling by God to have already happened, just as He said it would.  Some will discount the history as myths, and we have to see if we believe it or not, but given the Covenant at Sinai, it all seems perfectly reasonable to me that God gave Moses information for our consideration and knowledge of what came before us, and why He created man upon the earth and the wisdom He gave us to live our lives justly and rightly in the God given bounds of truth, justice and mercy.

It's important that we recognize the One True God from the impostors.  In this Decree from YEHOVAH it is seen that He liberates His people to serve Him, and that the gods of Egypt had given His people no liberty, but oppression rather than liberty.  Many of us have been watching programs like "Ancient Aliens" that proposes there is not One God who rules the Universe with set rules for mankind, as there are also rules that govern the universe and all that is therein - as one translation named God: "The Eternal God of Law and Order."  What we see in the Ten Decrees are the universal rules/principles that bring order to mankind.

The account of Moses following the Instructions of YEHOVAH to Egypt's leader, and the plagues they suffered for not submitting to the God of Moses Decree were largely done to show that YEHOVAH is the real God and all the gods of Egypt were nothing but pretenders who had limited power and were unable to save any Egyptian.  I marvel at a couple of contemporary beliefs: Mormons, because they muse to imagine the "book of Abraham" and the "book of Moses" to have been preserved by God in Egyptian writing translated by Joseph Smith Jr - what good came from Egypt?  The Mormons also deny God has always been God and that God created the heavens and earth out of nothing.  I can fully appreciate that the One True God desires we know and do His will, but there is a reason Joseph Smith Jr. became a high degree Mason early in his prophet career.  There is not complete alignment of the Instructions in righteousness from YEHOVAH and Mormon doctrine.  They have no problem veiling what goes on in their temple ceremonies from investigators - or the rest of Christianity at large.

Then we have the Masonic group that also veils what they believe from their investigators and membership in lower orders.  I would simply suggest that  they look up what has been written by their own leaders - it's all available to know today.  The similarity to the oaths of Mormons and Masons are too similar to ignore as having the same source.  Did YEHOVAH ever command keeping secrets or taking blood oaths?  Yet we see some link to ancient civilizations in Masonic symbolism - Egyptian, Greek and Roman.

Finally we have the Ancient Alien crowd.  While no Church, they represent a telling of history that leads people away from YEHOVAH.  For all their musing of the ancients in America, Europe, the Middle-East, the Far East, or South America, they pose many questions, but never anything regarding the Decrees of God given to Israel and the multitude of nations at Mount Sinai.  They make occasional references to the account of Giglgamesh or the Code of Hammurabi, but shy away from the account shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims, who all claim a basis in Abraham and the accounts from the Hebrew Scriptures given by Moses.  In Enoch the "alien gods" are fallen angels who taught man technology that helped man defile himself and all that God created good.  There is no record the "alien gods" gave mankind a wonderful set of Instructions to live by that would preserve life, not defile it or destroy it.  The fact is that God showed the "alien gods" to be no god at all, and He totally defeated all their attempts to show themselves superior.  This is what the plagues accounts show, that the gods of Egypt were no God.

What God has ever given His people such a reasonable, just, fair and reliable system for living?  Please - do tell us!!  Show us the proof!!!

I've noted what was said of how previous laws were given in antiquity - they were promulgated by men, who are no God.  Only the Bible claims to have received and preserved the Instructions given by YEHOVAH Himself.  We also have ancient records to substantiate belief of these being transmitted down through time to our day.  The proofs for the Hebrew Scripture are many, if not hundreds of times more substantiated than any other writing from antiquity.  Ancient manuscript evidence is from the Dead Sea Scrolls and other finds, which show the Hebrew Scripture has remained remarkably preserved, even better than the books in the Christian New Testament, which is about 1400 years later than the Torah.

Current research is supporting the Torah account.  Two movies have been made recently that show Hebrew may well be the first language to have an alphabet and came into existence about the time Joseph was in Egypt.  I highly recommend the movies made by "Patterns In Evidence."  Another source of archeological of Bible events from Genesis and Exodus is preserving the findings of Ron Wyatt.  Both sites can be found on the internet, and both may have videos you can watch or purchase.  Those who say there is no evidence are repeating old lies, not current evidence.

Some might say the accounts from India precede the antiquity of the Hebrew Scripture.  I haven't studied that yet, but can see from what they practice that they have no equality as a basis of life between men, and they have no one God, but perhaps millions of gods.  They also still worship idols, and that should be proof of something if YEHOVAH is believed.  Jewish scholarship has also addressed the widely varying accounts in the Sumarian tablets.  What I've read from the Jewish sources on this topic makes good sense and supports the validity of the Torah account.

Modern science has shown evidence that the Universe had a beginning, just like the account of Genesis says.  So is man different than the animals?  Does man have problems arise from coveting, stealing, lying, and murder?  Does man benefit from being taught standards of conduct?  That all nations have laws should tell us that much.  What nations laws have ever held those who have committed serious crimes to other citizens to never pay the penalty for their crime?  Is God unjust?  The Torah makes a thousand times more sense than the "gospels" of Paul or the author of Hebrews.  I say "gospels" of Paul because he hardly ever taught the same thing anywhere, and the only consistent thing he taught was to cast aside the Teachings of YEHOVAH and Yeshua and claim they appointed him to speak on their behalf.  I, for one, can no longer believe Paul.  I hope you will also realize truth has no part in lies.

 

 

 

IS YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE?

 

Jesus (Yeshua) and the Law (Instruction/Teaching in Righteousness)

 

After publication of "One Disciple to Another - The Original Jesus" it became obvious that Christians of all varieties were rejecting the teachings Jesus gave because they deferred to the doctrines of Paul as found primarily in Galatians, Ephesians and Romans.  Those teachings were the basis of the Protestant Reformation by Martin Luther, but in all honesty, all the doctrines of Paul are easily shown to be lies against the words of God and Jesus.  The primary stumbling block is what Christians have been told about the Law, and that fact that investigation has shown our Bibles altered the Hebrew Scripture, which can come to no good end.  These writings are to prove  YEHOVAH spoke truth, and that the Law, as Christians use the term, should really be the Everlasting Covenant, as it was given for men of all nations at Sinai, not just the Jews.  The Torah Instructions of God were given to elevate and bless anyone who will carefully observe them to do them.  They were not given as a curse.  They are not hard to understand.  They are not hard to do.  There is no mystery involved, and rather than being "spiritual", they were given that we reform our consceince to live lives that God will bless and that we are elevated and gain wisdom God desires we possess and use in our lives.

 

Each of the Instructions will be reviewed in context and application, and often noting the teachings of Jesus to be best understood in context of the Law of God, as given by God, and shows the plain truth God desires His people to know and do.

 What I've discovered is the Christain Bible is perverted and altered.  YHWH desires that all know His NAME.  What I've discovered is based from the translation to English from the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanach), and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and double checking what they report He said - what He taught - what He promised.  As we approach this study we should keep a few things in mind which were spoken for our benefit today:

 

 Hosea 4:6 6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

Jeremiah 16:19-21; "YHVH, my Strength, my Stronghold and my Refuge on the day of distress!  To You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say: "It was all falsehood that our ancestors inherited, futility that has no purpose.  Can a man make gods for himself? - they are not gods! Therefore, behold I inform them at this time, I shall let them know of My hand and My strength; and they shall know that My name is YHVH."

It's easily proven that much of the Christian "New Testament" is little more than fabrication with no basis in the Instructions of God or Jesus, and casts aside the foundation of the Everlasting Covenant and the words of God to follow those who did not know or understand the Instructions of God, the promises of God, the Law of God, or the Everlasting Covenant of God ratified by the children of Abraham and a multitude of nations present at Mount Sinai.

 

It may have been Dale Carnegie who said: "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."  Man was created to have free will - which made him unique among the creations of God.  Perhaps man is not born good or evil - we choose which we will be, and our lives have purpose.  Faith that has no impact on how one lives their life is a useless faith.  God blessed Abraham because he believed and obeyed God and he taught his children and household the pathway of God.  Above all the other creatures on earth - man needs to be taught and instructed.  Jesus taught that if our love for him and God is not greater than the love we have for friends or family - let alone anyone else - we should not consider ourselves to be a worthy candidate to be his disciple - so why pretend otherwise?  If we claim his name, we must know what he taught.  Likewise, and more importantly - we must know what the unaltered words of God are in the Hebrew Holy Scripture so that we realize the fulness of the good news preached by Jesus and commanded by YHVH.

 

Jesus said those who practiced iniquity are the ones he would tell "Depart from me, I never knew you," even though they thought they were due rewards from him upon his return.  The word "iniquity" as found in the Greek "anomia" means "against or without the Law/Torah/Instructions".  In the ancient Aramaic the word used was "Torah" - the Instructions from God about living just and reasonable lives as recorded by Moses in the first five books of the Bible.  

 

If you desire to know the Truth - read on - and continue to grow in the knowledge of God and those He said will receive His kindness and blessing -also know those God said are His enemies!  If you can't set aside the likely lies you have been told by lying scribes and pretended "spiritual" leaders - you have no business to read this.  Jesus was murdered for telling the truth to the Jews of his day - falsely accused, falsely tried, and has been spoken ill of by many Jews since.  There are also Jews who recognize Jesus was teaching what he believed to be the correct interpretation and application of the Torah, but what he taught is not believed by Christians.  I must say this certainly appears to be a provable fact!

 

There are few Christians today who are open to reconsider if they have been taught the Truth of God, which is why I'm putting this up on the Internet for those who are searching for the Truth of God to consider the matter at hand and see if they desire to honor and serve God - or not.  As Jesus said: "Seek and ye shall find," and "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you."  Unless one desires to worship God in truth - according to His Instructions - your state of security cannot be assured in the promises of liars and mad-men who murdered Jesus or those who were NOT faithful disciples of God or Jesus (Yeshua). 

 

Divisions between the Abrahamic faiths come from altered Scripture and false or altered accounts of who Jesus (Yeshua) claimed to be and what he taught.  In the Christian faith there have been insufferable divisions based on varying beliefs - and the varying beliefs stem from the accounts that testify against the Hebrew Matthew and also foist alterations of the Hebrew Scripture as they give accounts against the Instruction and grace of God. 

 

Although I haven't studied it, the Muslim account of the life and teaching of Jesus might be altered from what the original Hebrew Gospel of Matthew records.  I'm glad they refused to believe Paul, but they should investigate the reliability of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and ensure they are not following accounts manufactured later on by Rome or others that defy the testimony of the HGOM (Hebrew Gospel of Matthew).

 

Christian Bibles - including the King James Version - have not been from the beginning as we possess them today.  Similarly, the Christian records of the Old and New Testaments have been altered since the first century when Jesus walked the earth - the record of Scripture has been altered.  Which edition of the Christian Bible has not altered the Hebrew Scripture?  None that I've been able to find to date.  The Truth Jesus taught is largely presented in the Gospel account of Matthew.  Many scholars teach that all the books of the New Testament were originally written in Greek, but this is not completely true.  The book of Matthew is recorded to have been written by the disciples/apostles of Jesus before 40 CE in Hebrew - not 85 CE account in Greek.  This is substantiated by history.  Even Jerome, in the 300's CE, had read the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, but the Greek translation/alteration was selected for the Christian canon.

 

Back in the 60's there was a Worlds Fair in New York.  One of the Church members worked at Bell Laboratories and was hopeful of a computer program that might be able to instantly translate the Bible into any language.  A text selected to check the program - "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."  Then the text was translated into Russian and then back to English - which said: "the vodka is strong, but the meat is rotten" or something similar to that - translation from one language to another is not an easy task, and we need to hear the translation from those who have been guarding the text for thousands of years - rather than trusting the translation from those who hated Jews.

 

Translation from one language to another doesn't  exceed or equal the original in transfer of thought.  Hebrew is an ancient language, and while not as developed as Greek, it conveys the message true to the original texts.  Although I'm no language expert or Bible scholar, this is said based on study of passages quoted in the New Testament - particularly in the teachings of Jesus.  The Torah of the Hebrew Scriptures as translated into English by Jewish scholarship is invaluable in considering the teachings gained from the Hebrew Matthew and in identification of those who mishandled and altered the Scriptures and the explicit words of God.  Three reliable study editions are the Soncino Torah (one of fourteen volumes for the Hebrew Scriptures), ETZ HAYIM and the Stone Edition of the Tanach by Artscroll.  The Jewish Publication Society translation doesn't contain the footnotes to provide clarity needed for in-depth study to know where Western Christian translations/versions have been altered.  One example is the word of God to Eve and the Serpent in Genesis 3:15, which proves the "seed" is plural for both the Serpent and Eve - not a singular Seed that would crush the head of the Serpent.

 

ETZ HAYIM,  Genesis 3:15; "I will put enmity between your offspring and hers; They shall strike at your head, And you shall strike at their heel." 

 

The impact is that all who make the Instructions of God to be their manner of life and faith must participate in this work - Jesus never claimed to be doing it alone!  No, the battle does not go to the deluded and disobedient.  This is why Jesus taught doing the will/works of God - not that his obedience is imparted or imputed to anyone else but himself!!  Jesus taught to repent and do what God Instructed and commanded of "My people."

 

What is written herein is a basic primer and is written with the mindset that the words of God must come first - especially the accord of the teachings of Jesus to the Instructions of God and the Everlasting Covenant as recorded by Moses.  When we observe what Jesus taught is according to the Torah Instruction of God, we can know what Jesus taught is according to the word of God and not the invention of Greeks or Romans trying to invent and foist a new religion to displace the Jews, or the Hebrew Scriptures.  Rome had no part in the Truth of God or true knowledge of the person and teachings of Jesus (Yeshua).

 

The Teachings of Jesus are true to the Hebrew Holy Scripture.  Where the Christian Bible is not in accord to the Hebrew Scripture and words of God - we can observe what has been altered and know which things of our records are unworthy of trusting them to be the word of God, or if they contain reliable information. We can discover sound reason to know the difference between what is true, as opposed to which are alterations of the words of God that have been foisted upon us in the name of God and Jesus.  Note the passage from Micah at the start of this writing and consider if you want to know the distinctions given by God that will enable you to serve the One True God - or not.

 

Malichi 3:16 - 18, Dead Sea Scrolls Bible:

 

"Then those who feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD listened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.  So that they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, even my own possession, in the day that I make; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.  Then you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who serves him not."

 

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