The Ten Commandments and Law -Updated 1/21/22

THE ORIGINAL BELIEVERS AND GENTILE CONVERTS, KEPT THE SABBATH DAY  ~~

JOHN 13:34 Y'SHUA SAID,  "A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE TO YOU, THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS  I HAVE LOVED YOU, THAT YE ALSO LOVE ONE ANOTHER"      THE  LAW IS CONTAINED IN THIS COMMAND THAT Y'SHUA GAVE. IF WE TRULY LOVE ONE ANOTHER,    GALATIANS 5:13--- ""For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

 

THIS IS NOT  WRITTEN TO BURDEN ANYONE,  BUT RATHER TO MAKE YOU THINK of the difference between what the Father HIMSELF gave as 'moral guidelines' to the world. To distinguish between  the ''old Laws' in reference to continual Sacrifices,  that took place in the Temple at Jerusalem, and the finished work of Messiah.  Let us be reminded there is NOTHING mentioned in the 10 Commandments about "SACRIFICES" So when scripture  is referring to a better Covenant which Messiah made possible  at Calvary; It is not speaking of abolishing the 10 Commands, but of the OLD LAW OF  Sacrifices, of which, the blood of bulls and goats could never take away sins.  (Study this yourselves)  Hebrews 10:4-23  YOU MUST BE THE ONE TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE. (Be reminded  Messiah did not come to abolish the law--Matthew 5:17--''Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”)

There would be some that would argue that we no longer need to honor ANY OF the 10 DECREES/PRECEPTS/TESTIMONY/(Covenant) given at Sinai_(Hebrew  word "ha-e-dut" meaning Testimony  Strongs 5715-"": Solemn Divine Charge") as given by The Almighty Father to Moses at Sinai.   My first response would be; more instructions than the 10 Commands were given to Moses at Sinai; (concerning the building of The Temple)   PLUS there is a separate "Book of the Law" read by  Moses to the Israelites  NEHEMIAH 13;1  and  (Joshua 8:34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them.)          Moses Book of the Law contained the first 5 Books of the Old Testament.  Again, Moses also was given the TEMPLE Instructions at SINAI__Hebrews  8:5 5  " who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain"".   

NOW also consider, there were ""NO CURSINGS"   given in the 10 Commands. mentioned in Joshua 8:34. So we are talking of several DIFFERENT ""Mosaic  Laws""  But the problem is, I don't hear hardly anyone  ""Rightly dividing the Word of Truth" concerning the different aspects of the Mosaic Law.  Rather it has all been combined into "One" thought.  (Old Covenant versus New Covenant)    Without STUDY, it is rather hard to see,  the Scriptures that we have today do not easily appropriate each division of the Law, IT IS SPIRITUALY DISCERNED  and the greater part of ''C-tian'' Preachers, teachers.. do NOT share this study with their congregations.  This IS a destructive practice. This is WHY WE NEED TO STUDY Scripture, to get our OWN education of TRUTH.  No we do NOT return to the OLD "law" of Sacrifice, of Old Temple Practice,  and the many Traditions of HEBREW OR ROMAN MEN;  but there are other Torah laws given for the good of mankind,  ALL WITHIN SCRIPTURE;  that we should , keep remembrance of, to obey, in Honor to our Heavenly Father.

First let me stress, nothing that Messiah taught can be accomplished  solely within ourselves (Including the battle over our sinful habits or unbelief, -Romans 8:12-13)  without the INFILLING of the Holy Spirit and the keeping of the Commandment that Y'sha gave to "Love One Another". We; living in this carnal sinful flesh,  (Apart from walking in the Spirit)  have no 'power' to adhere to anything without our Acceptance of; Commitment to, BELIEF IN, and Love for MESSIAH.  Romans 8:14  Any other self attempt and approach is useless. Our so called good works avail nothing,  apart from love for,   BELIEF  in,  living in, and being committed to Y'sha Messiah. 

 

(Here we must  understand how Scripture speaks about sin (Galatians 5:19-20)  and  "what was covered" by Blood Sacrifice. Because it is evident not all sin is covered by the Blood.)       Hebrews 10:26-31

Hebrews 9:22, NASB :  "And ALMOST all things are cleansed with blood, according to the Law, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness."   (THIS STATEMENT ALONE SHOWS THAT THE FATHER'S LAW STILL EXISTS)      Paul states, in  Romans 3:31 "Do we then make void the law through belief?   Almighty Father  forbid: yea, we establish the law".  (Greek establish-present tense verb is stated as-''uphold'' !)    In years past, the 10 Commandments were referred to as: The Creators (G-DS) law.     If we  are to ''establish'' the law, then,  Paul must have been speaking of the 10 Commands/DECREES/Precepts, AND THE TORAH LAW IN GENERAL, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TEMPLE SACRIFICES.   (As Moses  Sacrificial   law was nailed to the Stake___   “For the ""Temple  sacrificial"" law was given by Moses, but GRACIOUSNESS  OF ACT.  (LOOK AT THE GREEK)... AND  Truth came by Y'sha Messiah” (John 1:17).   Does this mean there is a conflict of thought here?     I say NOT at all. 

GRACE IS NOT THE SUSPENSION OF THE TORAH; GRACE IS THE RESULTING OUTCOME OF THE TORAH, THAT INCLUDES MESSIAH'S SACRIFICE AT CALVARY.  ''GRACE IS'' MESSIAH.  IT IS THE REAL BLESSING AND GIFT; THAT FOLLOWS OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW.    First of all, MESSIAH SAID HIMSELF_-""IF YE LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS''.--JOHN 15:10--''If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in His love''.   John 14:15--''If ye love me, keep my commandments''.

The 10 (Testimony)Precepts AND TORAH;  did not come from Moses, they came directly from the Almighty Father Himself.     Exodus 31:18    "When YHVH finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of  the "TESTIMONY" (STRONG'S--5715) stone (wrongly  translated -covenant law),  inscribed by the FINGER of the CREATOR". 

All through out Y'sha Messiah's earthly Ministry, He preached and exhorted for 'repentance of sins'.   Even in His farewell to the disciples, Messiah commanded that they take His message of ''Repentance and (Greek) forgiveness'' to all the nations (Luke 24:47).    If ALL future clearance from ''deliberate  or misdirected sin''  was  completed at Calvary, He would not have commanded them to teach "Repentance" and 'forgiveness', to ALL nations, that included both believers and unbelievers. (The teaching of eternal Security, Once saved always saved does not match up with Scripture).

There were a multitude of 'Laws' made and commanded by ''MEN'', especially those of the  Rabbinical groups, along with the Pharisees and the Sadducees and others.  (Though many thought they were doing well)  These laws became excessive and about impossible for anyone to keep, and could NOT save anyone, even along with all the excessive Blood sacrifices.

Hence the need for Father to Come to earth, to be born through an earthly pious  Hebrew woman, Himself having the likeness-(Greek #3667, in the 'form, resemblance') of HUMAN flesh, yet without sin.  Romans 8:3  ("Immanuel"-, means "(God) YHVH with us"  Matthew -1:23),   John 4:2, 1 Timothy 3:16") -- to Once and for all be the Perfect Sacrifice for Sin.
Hebrews 7:27__"who needeth  not daily, like those (temple) high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for their own sins, and then for the sins of the people: for this----He did once for all, when He offered up Himself.      The point here being, even though the Death of Messiah washed away through His Blood, the sin of the people, it was for "past" sin, NOT future deliberate, careless and  misdirected fleshly  sin.    Yes Messiah paid for it all through His shed Blood, , BUT  we must still-- REPENT, and ask for forgiveness of sin that we commit.     Humanity was born in and lives in sinful flesh, that constantly battles with the Spirit of Holiness.   Scriptures are very clear about living under the 'flesh"  and  unforgiven sin.

Romans 3:20  "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.  (For by the LAW  is the knowledge of SIN)   21- But now the righteousness of YHVH (5565 Strongs ='apart" (NOT without) from the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22-Even the righteousness of the Father which is  by faith of Yah-sha Messiah unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:  23-For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of the Father;    24-Being justified (1432-Strongs=<freely> a GIFT by ''His Grace'' through the redemption that is in Messiah Yahsha :   25- Whom the Father hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that ''are past'', through the forbearance of the Creator;    26-To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in YAHSHA Messiah.    BY the LAW is knowledge of SIN, but  a "Moral Guideline""'5715-A DIVINE CHARGE"" IS AN ENACTMENT OF THE ALMIGHTY FATHER THAT WE HONOR, because We love Him with all our hearts, our strength and mind. And WE desire to keep that HONOR, and keep HIS Charge. MATTHEW 5:17-20

17--''Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.'' 18--''For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or (Greek #2762) one  stroke of a letter (tittle) ''shall in no''  wise pass from the law, till (Greek #1096) everything should happen---(all be fulfilled)19--''Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least-(same as Greek mikros, from which we get 'micro') in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven''.

20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 Romans 8:12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.   13- For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you ''put to death''  the misdeeds of the body, you will live.         So if we by the Spirit choose to Honor AND THROUGH LOVE, KEEP the 10, where are we wrong?      It is not WE who are wrong, but those who "Judge us"

All Humanity is sinful and must repent each time we fall into sin. This is a very real reason, the 10 Precepts (Testimony) were given, as a guideline,  a "moral guideline" to follow and to be committed  to do,  through the Spirit of Yahvah   that dwells in us,  (IF we BELIEVE in and follow  Messiah) We should want to do our best to please the Almighty Father.   Otherwise if the Torah and precepts had not been given, we could not know, what is acceptable behavior.  Mankind is sinful, corruptible, he is not perfect. The Almighty gave us this wonderful guide, that would make it possible  (if we would listen and follow) for us to obey the Heavenly Father and live in Peace with everyone.   

IF PAUL EXPLAINS TO US, IN ROMANS  8:5-9,  WHAT SIN IS, DOES NOT THE HEAVENLY FATHER HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPLAIN HIS PRECEPTS?

The 10 are:  a testimony, a ''Moral Precept''  for Humanity, that if the 'world' actually lived by, would relinquish the majority of problems that plaque mankind.   Actually the 10 are not complicated, OR HARD TO FOLLOW when one Believes in, AND LOVES THE SAVIOR Y'sha, as is  stated,   ''If any man be in THE SAVIOR, OLD things are passed away, behold ALL things are become new"  2 Corinthians 5:17   

So then if, looking at this FROM a different light of understanding, we believe the Torah, the 10 DECREES/Precepts are still in effect, the following consideration should not be arguable,  on the honoring of the Sabbath. 

(Remember the Sabbath to keep it Holy   Exodus 20:8-Malachi  4:4)  Exodus 31:16-17) "Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant."

(All the other Precepts  are important but this message is focused on the Sabbath as many argue-- "it is  old school Law")

Even Paul continued to observe the Sabbath AFTER THE SAVIOR rose from the dead and ASCENDED , as he followed on with his ministry.   Paul is recorded  in the book of Acts  many times being in the Synagogue on the Sabbath Day.  (Acts 13)  Mark 2:27   Y'sha himself kept the Sabbath  -Matthew 4:23; 9:35; Mark 6:2; Luke 4:31; 6:6; 13:10 

Romans 3:31 "Do we then make void the law through Belief?   Almighty Father  forbid: yea, we establish the law". 

I would ask, is not this beautiful Day of Rest, really ''YHVH's Day''?   A day for Worship. Praise, Scripture Reading, Family gathering and rest from the daily grind of life?   A day to rebuild and fortify Beliefs and connection with the Master?   WHY is the Sabbath so distasteful?   If the old 'law' of Sacrificial  Ordinance has been nailed to the STAKE,  then HONOR  and remembrance, with obedience OUT OF LOVE, for the Almighty should be understood.  

  There is not seen an expiration date on the 10 DECREES/Precepts, or that anywhere in the written word, we were told that the Torah Law no longer matters.  IF one is rightly dividing the Word of Truth, and considering what OTHER words FATHER YHVH spoke, and WHAT THE whole Biblical WORD SAYS, that pleases the Almighty Father.

Possibly part of the problem here HAS BEEN  "Scribes",  who  purposely  CHANGED certain WORDS-- like (''the wrong word used is without, rather than the word,  'apart' from the law" Romans 3:24)  these DIVINE words of encouragement given  by the Almighty to help  Humanity  see TRUTH.   Remember the 10 Commands were given before the event of Calvary, AND  The Almighty always had  GREAT love for His people. These feelings OF HIS LOVE did not just start with the NT. 

 Comparison in qualifying the ""WORDS"" of the Almighty HIMSELF, having been  issued,   then those same words being  REJECTED some years later,  and by men of today,  ATTEMPTING TO forever MAKE  THEM VOID, is frankly a lie, and downright blasphemous !

Words spoken  by The Almighty in PSALMS: 

 Psalm 89:34 34I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.   __   2 Timothy 2:13  If we are faithless, He remains faithful— for He cannot deny Himself.        Psalm 119:89  ''Forever, ALMIGHTY, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens''.       Psalm 33:11  The counsel of the FATHER stands forever, the plans of His Heart to all generations.       Psalm 102;25-27    ''Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end''.     Malachi 3:6  “For I the FATHER do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

 These precepts are simply DIVINE "Moral" guidelines, to remind us, what is important in life,  to remind us, what 'honor' REALLY MEANS. These  Laws and Commands are a reminder, of WHO we owe our allegiance to.   And IS A REMINDER OF FACT;  of what will happen to those who do not follow THE Almighty Father.   Also  let us be reminded of Malachi 4, speaking of endtime events; 

Malachi 4:1-4 1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the YHVH  (L-RD) of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2But unto you that fear my name shall the (Sun) SON of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith YHVH  of hosts. 4     ''Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb (Sinai) for all Israel, (with the statutes and judgments'').__

DO WE then THROW OUT these 10 Commands?---NO, WE DO NOT.     I HAVE  NOT WRITTEN THIS ARTICLE TO BURDEN ANYONE-- BUT RATHER MAKE YOU THINK____ of the difference between what the Father HIMSELF gave versus what Man has given, as commands to follow.    They are of a UNIVERSAL MORAL 'substance'.  STRAIGHT FROM THE FATHER;    To say they are forever made void, is to say the Almighty Father CHANGED HIS MIND, and HIS WORDS,  which is contrary to what He SAID  elsewhere in the Scripture?  EITHER  FATHER , KEEPS HIS WORD FOREVER AS STATED IN SCRIPTURE,  OR ''''CHANGES HIS WORD AS HE SEES FIT'''''.      THIS THOUGHT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN LINE WITH HIS HOLINESS OF CHARACTER.

Romans 3:31 "Do we then make void the law through BELIEF?   Almighty Father  forbid: yea, we establish the law". 

Romans 14:5 (ESV)   """One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. Romans 14:5 (GNT) Some people think that a certain day is more important than other days, while others think that all days are the same""".  PAUL IS MAKING IT CLEAR, THAT IT IS NOT WRONG TO OBSERVE SABBATH, OR OTHER SPECIAL DAYS.

In YHVH , Y'SHUA MESSIAH, and Love for all people 

Colossians 2:16   ""Therefore do not let anyone judge <better word-Gr-#2919'condemn'> you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.""   

For many of us, This is NOT false humility, it is simply honoring what the Almighty Father put forth. Because we love Him greatly, and HONOR HIS WORDS. 

  MALACHI 3:6   ''I AM YHVH   I CHANGE NOT''  JAMES 1:17  ''HE IS THE FATHER OF LIGHTS, WITH WHOM THERE IS NO CHANGE OR VARIATION''   

ACTS 15:19  --“It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to THE ALMIGHTY (G-d).   20-- "Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 21- For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

 

NOTE:  ROMANS 11;16-32

Again we must remember the EARLY  Gentile believers were not 'C-tians'-- they were Nazarenes (Natsarim) grafted in to the Jewish BELIEF, Following Messiah (fully seen in the NT) and then in  later times  were persecuted and killed; so heavily that many finally  succumbed to a ''C-tian theology'', which dropped the Apostolic Faith; heavily  influenced by Roman'Greco  Bishops, and especially by the Pagan Constantine Emperor of Rome in 325 AD. He whom was not a believer until his so-called 'deathbed' confession. Add to that in later years, the influence of many Popes and Roman Scribes who translated texts..

Actions speak louder than words, and the Emperor, Bishops, succesive Popes, and Roman Scribes have all 'proved' their convictions by changes they  made (and still make) to the original   APOSTOLIC GOSPEL

Forget their FRAUDULENT titles; these men (above)who did all these things were ""heretics"" of the worst kind.

Time for Awakening To A Creation-----of Truth.

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