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The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:1-17

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. – Exodus 20:2

Ever wondered why God gave us the ten commandments? I think He gave us these so that we do not return from slavery.

Because of my past life or before I was born again, I incurred debts. Which I am still paying now. It is really like slavery. I’m a bank slave! If I listened and followed the tenth commandment, then I wouldn’t have been in this situation. I would’ve been free!

Dear friend, if you haven’t faithfully followed the ten commandments, do it now. It’s a common misconception that it restricts us from living. The truth is, it is there to liberate us.

Glory to God!

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16 Responses

    • Thanks for linking my blog. Stay well.

      • Grace n Faith w Evidence says:

        Let me start by saying that absolutely 100% salvation is only by grace through faith in our savior Yeshua(Jesus). As it has always been keeping the commandments of YHWH(the LORD) is not how you are saved. It is the evidence you are saved.

        Yeshua(Jesus) Himself said
        Mat 5:18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
        Mat 5:19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
        Mat 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

        Peter warns us about Pauls writings in
        2Pe 3:16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
        2Pe 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of LAWLESS people and lose your own stability.

        Ps Paul wrote 13 books: Corinthians 1and 2 , Romans, Hebrews, Timothy 1and2, Titus, Philemon, Galatians, Colossians, Thessalonians 1and2, Ephesians and Philippians.

        How can we say the Law is slavery/pondage when the scriptures say otherwise?

        2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

        Here is how Scripture defines God’s law:
        1. The Law blesses (obey) and curses (disobey).
        (Deut 11:26-27)(Ps 112:1)(Ps 119:1-2)(Ps 128:1)(Prov 8:32)(Is 56:2)(Mat 5:6)(Mat 5:10)(Luke11:28)(Jam 1:25)(1 Pe 3:14)(Rev 22:14)
        2. The Law defines sin (disobey).(Jer 44:23)(Ez 18:21)(Dan 9:11)(Rom 3:20)(Rom 7:7)(1 Jon3:4)
        3. The Law is perfect.(Ps 19:7)(Jam 1:25)
        4. The Law is liberty/freedom.
        (Ps 119:45)(Jam 1:25, 2:12)
        5. The Law is the way.(Ex 18:20)(Deut 10:12)(Josh 22:5)(1 King 2:3)(Ps 119:1)(Prov 6:23)(Is 2:3)(Mal 2:8)(Mark 12:14)(Ac24:14)
        6. The Law is the truth.(Ps 119:142)(Mal 2:6)(Rom 2:20)(Gal 5:7)(Ps 43:2-4)(Jo 8:31-32)
        7. The Law is life.(Job 33:30)(Ps 36:9)(Prov 6:23)(Rev 22:14)
        8. The Law is light.(Job 24:13)(Job 29:3)(Ps 36:9)(Ps 43:2-4)(Ps 119:105)(Prov 6:23)(Is 2:5) (Is 8:20)(Is 51:4)(2 Cor6:14)(1 John 1:7)
        9. The Law is Yeshua (Jesus), the Word made flesh.(PERFECT+FREEDOM+WAY+TRUTH+LIFE+LIGHT= Law/Jesus).
        (Ps 27:1)(Jo 1:1-14)(Jo 14:5-11)(1 Jo 1:7)
        10. The Law is also for those who were once Gentiles (foreigner/alien) but now are grafted in to Israel.(Ex 12:19) (Ex 12:38) (Ex 12:49) (Lev 19:34) (Lev 24:22) (Numb 9:14) (Numb 15:15-16) (Numb 15:29) (ie:Ruth) (Is 42:6) (Is 60:3) (Mat 5:14) (Eph 2:10-13) (Ac 13:47) (Rom 11:16-27) (Jer31:31-34) (Ez 37) (1 Jo2:10) (1 Jo 1:7)
        11. The Law is God’s instructions on how to love God, how to love others, and how to not love yourself.(Ex 20:6)(Deut 5:10)(Deut 7:10)(Deut 11:13)(Deut 11:22)(Deut 30:16)(Deut 6:5)(Lev 19:18)(Neh1:5)(Dan 9:4)(Mat 22:35-37)(Matthew 10:39)(Mat 16:25)(Jo 14:15)(Jo 14:21)(Rom 13:9)(1 Jo 5:2-3)(2 Jon1:6)

      • Awesome, complete comment. Thank you very much, Sir. Can I call you mentor?

      • savedbygrace says:

        @”How can we say the Law is slavery/pondage when the scriptures say otherwise?”
        ———————————————–

        I am not sure if this question is directed to me. because I said

        *the Law actually makes you a slave

        “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
        – Romans 8:15

        The Law makes us a slave. I didn’t said its slavery.

        but then again, I apologize if that gives the impression.

        Please read

        Galatians 4:21-25 NLT

        Tell me, you who want to be under law,
        do you not listen to the law?

        The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons,
        one from his slave wife and one from his freeborn wife.
        The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt
        to bring about the fulfillment of God’s promise.

        But the son of the freeborn wife was born as
        God’s own fulfillment of his promise.

        These two women serve as an illustration
        of God’s two covenants.

        The first woman, Hagar, represents Mount Sinai
        where people received the law that enslaved them

        And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia,
        because she and her children live in slavery to the law.

        But the other woman, Sarah, represents the heavenly Jerusalem. She is the free woman, and she is our mother

      • Helpful as always. May you continue to drop by and lead us to righteousness. I appreciate you taking time to teach a newbie like me. God bless you.

      • Grace n Faith w Evidence says:

        Thank You Sir

  1. savedbygrace says:

    @”I think He gave us these so that we do not return from slavery”
    ————————————
    hopeless.

    *the Law actually makes you a slave

    “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
    – Romans 8:15

    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery”
    – Galatians 5:1

    *The law was given to increase sin. not to prevent you from sinning

    “The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more”
    – Romans 5:20

    *The law cannot justify you before God.

    “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
    – Galatians 2:21

    • Thank you very much for pointing this out to us. I praise God for you. I praise God for revealing this to us. God bless.

    • Grace n Faith w Evidence says:

      Gal 4:21-25 This is an incredible study I took a little extra time to lay some ground work for reasoning together to avoid debate. I never ment to single anyone out,my apologies. My only intent is to delve further into God’s word to re-establish that which has been lost. I imagine a day soon when His remnant rises up with true authority to do His will and move in the power of the original church. I believe we can only obtain this when balance Grace and Faith with Obedience which is no more than a demonstration of of our love for Him and is how we are set apart.
      First Understanding Paul
      Peter warns us about Pauls writings: This is Peter! He walked with Christ he had the Torah memorized by ten. He was the leader of the original church and he says Paul is hard to understand. WHY? He(Paul) was the ultimate Hebrew not only did he have Torah memorized by ten, but about the age of ten he was sent to attend the rabbinical school of Gamaliel. It is a well established fact that in order to sit under Gamaliel he would have memorized the entire Old Testament and much if not all of the Talmud.
      2Pe 3:16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
      2Pe 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of LAWLESS people and lose your own stability.

      Paul did not abolish or remove any of God’s Law?
      Rom 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish/continue (histemi) the law.
      Act 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
      Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
      The only scripture they had was the Old Testament.

      Paul Makes it clear the The Law of God is not a Burden.
      Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
      (remember verse 1 of ch 7 has a warning not to read on if you don’t understand the Law)

      Paul proves he keeps the law of Moses.
      Acts21:20-26 When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law. They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs. What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. Take these men,
      join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everybody will know there is NO TRUTH in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW. As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”
      The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them.

      Paul clarifies again He keeps the Law
      Acts 24:13-14 Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.

      Again he says He keeps the law
      Acts 25:8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

      Paul even Keeps the Feast Days
      Acts 18:20-21 When they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he did not consent, but took leave of them, saying, “I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, God willing.” And he sailed from Ephesus.
      Acts 20:16-17 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost.

      Paul again keeps a Feast Day
      Acts 27:9-10 Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast (Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur) was already over, Paul advised them, saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.”

      Paul teaches converts to keep feast days
      1 Cor 5:7-8 For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

      Paul says this to those keeping the law
      Col 2:16-17 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths,which are a shadow of things to come, and the substance is of Christ.

      He also taught the Law of Christ
      Ga 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
      Jesus and the Father are one and thus cannot teach two deferent Laws
      Jn 10:30 I and my Father are one.
      Jn 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you shall know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
      Jn 8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you should have known my Father also.

      So now knowing this about Paul we must conclude one of two things. Either he was being deceptive/ lying in his own defence or Maybe we need to be more diligent in our reading of his writings.

      He begins by using two very familiar women, and one man, from scripture: Hagar, Sarah, and Abraham. It is imperative to know the story of these three, for it is their actions that form the basis for the comparison. Anyone flowing this thread please make sure you understand the story, found in Genesis Chapters 16 through 21

      Galatians 4:24–25″Which things are an allegory; for these are the two covenants;the one from the Mount Sinai, bearing children for bondage. who is Hagar. For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”

      The difference between Hagar and Sarah is the basis for the two covenants. The covenant at Mount Sinai is clearly referring to the Law of Moses. The covenant referred to here is given in Exodus 19:5.

      “Now, therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people; for all the earth is mine.”

      The covenant begins with the words ve’atah. This word means ‘henceforth’ or ‘from this point on’. It follows the proclamation from God that the children of Israel, through their trust in the relationship established by the Passover, are now born on eagles’ wings and brought into God himself. If you carefully read the covenant given on the mount you will see that there is no salvation or redemption found here, but
      only a promise that the children of Israel will be treasured above all other people on the earth as a result of obedience. If the covenantal relationship of trust is established first, then obedience to the law given on Mount Sinai will distinguish you from all other peoples. If the Law of Moses is sought after without the relationship, then the natural result is bondage, because one is seeking righteousness outside of relationship. And it is not because the law itself is bondage, but because we fail to
      keep the law. THE LAW DID NOT DELIVER ISRAEL FROM EGYPT! The law was given after they were delivered, and after the trust-based relationship was established.

      This same pattern is introduced from the beginning. Adam is created as a ‘son of God’ and then given rules. Noah found ‘grace’ in the sight of God and then was given instructions to build an ark. Abraham ‘believed’ in God and then was given the covenant of circumcision. Very simply, the covenant in Exodus 19:5 is a promise that Israel’s obedience to the voice of God will separate them from all other peoples of the world, period! Works of the law, standing alone, cannot deliver. If the covenant on this Mount is depended upon to redeem you, which it is not designed to do, then you are in bondage, for you cannot satisfy it.

      The first mistake concerning this section of scripture is to wrongly assume that the covenant on Mount Sinai was God’s way of ‘saving’ Israel. The second mistake is found in assuming that the other covenant is the ‘New Covenant’. This is a very tragic blunder, for there is no reference to the ‘New Covenant’ at all. There is also no reference to the New Testament, either. The comparison Paul is teaching is between
      the bondmaid and the freewoman. A promise was made to Abraham and Sarah that if they listened to the Word of God they would produce a child whose seed would become a multitude of nations. This promise was made AFTER Abraham and his wife ‘believed’ unto righteousness. Abraham and Sarah had already established a relationship based upon faith with God. One relationship was based upon trust, and the other was not. Notice in Galatians 4:25 that another comparison is drawn into
      the allegory. Hagar and Mount Sinai are synonymous to the Jerusalem that NOW IS. A cursory reading of the gospels will reveal that the Jerusalem of Jesus’ time was dominated by the Pharisees and Sadducees: two ‘Jewish’ sects that represented the very essence of what Mount Sinai without relationship produces. The basis for being a citizen of the ‘kingdom of heaven’ was no longer rooted in the redeeming blood of
      the sacrifice, but rather strict adherence to the ‘rabbinical’ view of the law, legalism.

      So to summarize its not the Law that is the problem it is the improper use os the law.
      The law, has two roles:
      It is our instructor (the educative role), revealing to us God’s way of life – the path He desires that we follow. It expresses the good and perfect will of God, not only explicitly through its many commandments, statutes, and judgments, but implicitly through the creation and historical narratives.
      The law acts as our custodian (the judicial role), but only until we come to conversion through faith in Christ. By identifying us as sinners and demanding punishment for our sins, the law holds us in custody. Knowledge of the law’s high standards increases our moral awareness and personal responsibility, thus eliminating ignorance as an excuse. Now, sin becomes exceedingly sinful.
      But when we come to conversion through faith in Christ, the law’s role as custodian is abolished. No longer can the law demand our death, for God has declared us “Not guilty!” No longer can the law declare us transgressors, for the record of our sins has been blotted out. The curse of the law has been removed (Galatians 3:13).

      • savedbygrace says:

        Thank you for reminding me the awesomeness of the Law.

        thank you also for reminding me that I am under the new covenant

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