I’d like to thank the viewer that suggested the topic of the 10 commandments. It’s overdue as a subject matter for this channel. And I’m excited to discuss the 10 Commandments today. Please look at your screen, or turn in your Bibles. I’m going to read John chapter 14, verse 21,
He that hath my commandements, and keepeth them, hee it is that loueth me: and he that loueth me shall be loued of my Father, and I will loue him, and will manifest my selfe to him.
This is an important message from Jesus Christ, because it gives us a direct instruction on keeping God’s commandments. And if we do, it means that we love God, and Jesus Christ will reveal Himself to us. So what I’m going to cover today is I’m going to talk about the 10 commandments. And I’m going to cover both the literal and spiritual meanings which to Christians are critical. I’m going to ask the question who has kept the commandments? And what did Jesus Christ teach us to further understand the commandments, and then I’ll give a conclusion. So that said, I’m going to start by reading Deuteronomy, chapter four, verse 13,
And he declared vnto you his couenant, which he commanded you to performe, euen ten cōmandements, and he wrote them vpon two tables of stone.
This is important because it references back to Exodus chapter 20, where God gave the commandments to Moses, which were given unto the people, and they were on to literal tables of stone. So I’m going to start with Exodus chapter 20. And I’m gonna go through the certainly the commandments aren’t neatly numbered, but I’m just going to read through what God commanded, and comment on the literal and spiritual significance. So starting with verse one,
1And God spake all these words, saying,
2I am the Lord thy God, which haue brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage:
3Thou shalt haue no other Gods before me.
So we can understand the literal because if you’ve been familiar with what happened to God’s people who were captive in Egypt, you know, that literally, they were in Egypt and captive for quite a long time.
And only by God’s power, were the children of Israel released from their captivity and their bondage to the Egyptians. Well, if you’ve listened to some of the recent video, sermon lessons, you know that Egypt is also symbolic, spiritually, a Babylon the world that we live in, of unsaved people. So we are born into trouble as it says, In the book of Job, all of us are, and we must be born out of this world, in other words, out of Babylon out of spiritual Egypt, in order to escape the condemnation that we’re under. So God is warning us not to have any other gods before him. How do we identify God through His Word? Without faith, it’s impossible to please God, how does faith come? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. So if we do not listen to God, or if we have doubt in our hearts, we are under bondage. And so certainly there are literal meanings here we’ve got images of Egyptian deities, gods, we’ve got the bull God and we’ve got Molek. We know that Lucifer, the god of this world, the god of Babylon, the king of Babylon. One of his faces is the face of an ox. So we can see where these statues and deities that used to be worshipped, or still are being worshipped today, get their likeness from.
I’m going to continue on in verse four
4Thou shalt not make vnto thee any grauen Image, or any likenesse of any thing that is in heauen aboue, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water vnder the earth.
5Thou shalt not bow downe thy selfe to them, nor serue them: For I the Lord thy God am a iealous God, visiting the iniquitie of the fathers vpon the children, vnto the thirde and fourth generation of them that hate me:
So we know there is a literal lesson here that, you know, I, as a former Catholic used to bow down and worship and pray to statues, sometimes they were statues of Mary. And that was an offence to God. Even though the Catholic Bible warned me against it. I was taught in the Catholic school, the conference eternity of Christian doctrine CCD class, I was never taught about this particular commandment, but rather, they skipped through it, and did not emphasise it. So I really had no knowledge of this. So when I got born again, it hurt greatly to read these words for me. But today, we’ve got people literally bowing to statues, venerating worshipping. It doesn’t matter what we call it, but that is an offence to God. But spiritually, when you create a graven image in your heart, or in your mind, and you identify a false Christ are a false deity, and not Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, you’re offending God as well.
And if you have not been born again at the spirit, you’re condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire already. So there is a spiritual meaning here. And that spiritual meaning certainly for me means you know, identifying God with a false text, a false Bible, not in spirit, not in truth, having a lamp with no oil, if you will, per First John chapter four. So I wanted to comment there on this instruction from God. Exodus chapter 20, verse seven,
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vaine: for the Lord will not holde him guiltlesse, that taketh his Name in vaine.
That’s not only referring to the literal, using profanity by using the name of God or Jesus Christ, but also identifying God in a false sense, using the name Jesus Christ, but in a false way. Whether giving a false sermon about a false Christ, reading about a false Christ in a false Bible. If we transgress one part of the law, we’ve transgressed the entire law. So all flesh is guilty for this. All people have transgressed this, and God is really trying to get to spiritually worshipping Him in spirit and in truth, the true Jesus Christ, that only few find. Continuing on in verse eight,
Sixe dayes shalt thou labour, and doe all thy worke:
10But the seuenth day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not doe any worke, thou, nor thy sonne, nor thy daughter, thy man seruant, nor thy mayd seruant, nor thy cattell, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11For in sixe dayes the Lord made heauen and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seuenth day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and halowed it.
Okay, and a lot of people understand this and they get all caught up in okay, maybe its Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath that we have to keep. Or maybe we should listen to the Pope and worship Him on Sunday. That’s the Sabbath. But I think everybody’s wrong there. If you look down at Romans chapter nine it say and as Osiris said before, except the Lord of Sabbath had left us a seed we had been as Sama, and Ben made like unto Gomorrah. So God uses spelling like he did with survived when she became Sarah or Abram, when he became Abraham, to indicate a spiritual justification. So what God is leading us to is not the grievous commandments of the law here, but rather, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is ultimately going to give rest to our souls. And I’ll talk about that in the upcoming slides here at some point.
14Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15Thou shalt not steale.
16Thou shalt not beare false witnes against thy neighbour.
All very self-explanatory from a literal sense. We can all understand that. But the spiritual significance here is loving your neighbour and loving God. If you kill on a spiritual level, you’re killing the prophets with the sort of your tongue, you’re confessing a false Christ, and you’re not confessing a Christ that can save. So you’re scourging your neighbour, by bearing false witness to the Most High God, and you’re in a bed of adultery, spiritual fornication, because you’re worshipping a false deity. You’re stealing the stolen bread, because it’s sweet to eat, but it will become bitter in your belly, like Wormwood, and you’re bearing false witness about Jesus Christ. So spiritually, the law has significance in terms of loving God and loving our neighbours. It says in Romans chapter three,
6God forbid: for then how shall God iudge the world?
Yeah, let God be true, but every man a liar. So if every man is a liar, as God has spoken, how can we not bear false witness against thy neighbour, if we’re all liars, we must be born again. Because our flesh is not going to perform that which we could or which we would. Okay. It says in verse 17,
Thou shalt not couet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not couet thy neighbours wife, nor his man seruant, nor his maid seruant, nor his oxe, nor his asse, nor any thing that is thy neighbours.
Again, this is something that we can understand the literal meaning. But there is a spiritual meaning here to house Simba is symbolic of faith. Wife is actually symbolic of God in terms of who you are married to, in a spiritual sense. And it says in Hebrews chapter 13
5Let your conuersation bee without couetousnesse: and be content with such things as yee haue. For hee hath said, I will neuer leaue thee, nor forsake thee.
Ultimately, what defiles us is what comes out of our mouths. That’s what defiles us according to Jesus Christ, so if we are not born again, we are going to be found guilty under the law as it relates to coveting things all of us are. It says in First John chapter five
By this wee know that wee loue the children of God, when we loue God and keepe his commandements.
3For this is the loue of God, that we keepe his commandements, and his commandements are not grieuous.
Okay?None of us can keep the 10 commandments on a literal sense, we can’t even come close. And for the best person that ever lived, that did all they could to never offend God under the law, if they ever broke and all flesh has sinned, but if they ever broke one little commandment, they’ve transgressed the entire law according to God. So therefore, they’re not justified, no flesh is justified under the law. So there is a huge burden. But God tells us that His commandments are not grievous to those that love Him and keep His commandments.
So I’m going to comment on that further. In Romans, chapter three. It says
20Therefore by the deedes of the Law, there shall no flesh be iustified in his sight: for by the Law is the knowledge of sinne.
So when we read God’s word, we should be convicted, that we fall short of his standards that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God that we’re not righteous, none of us are. It says in First Timothy chapter one,
9Knowing this, that the Law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawlesse and disobedient, for the vngodly, and for sinners, for vnholy, and profane, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10For whoremongers, for them that defile themselues with mankinde, for men-stealers, for liars, for periured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,
For people that have not been born again, that’s who the law is made for, because the standards are impossible for any flesh to keep, and condemnation and punishment and the lake of fire will be based on the law and the offences that a person did under the law, because they were never born again of the Spirit. It says in Romans chapter seven,
14For wee know that the Law is spirituall: but I am carnall, sold vnder sinne.
15For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that do I not, but what I hate, that doe I.
I think the Apostle Paul is just being moved by the Holy Spirit to record to all of us that he is not righteous whatsoever under the law. He is carnal and righteous only by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but he can’t put confidence in his flesh. So if you read the rest of the chapter, you’ll see that he gives thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ is our righteousness when we’re born again of His Spirit. I would also refer everyone to Hebrews chapter seven, read the entire chapter, about the priesthood and the law. And Isaiah, chapter 40, verse six, which talks about all flesh is grass, and the godliness thereof. There is no good leanness of the flesh, you can read about that more in the book of Isaiah.
6The voyce sayd; Cry. And hee sayd; What shall I cry? All flesh is grasse, and all the goodlinesse thereof is as the flowre of the field.
And I show some images here. This past week, I was out in the middle of nowhere in an area that was assessable only by dirt and gravel roads, and by all-wheel drive type vehicles. And I stayed in a nice, clean place, a cabin that had just been built recently, that not 50 feet from where I was sleeping, there was a horse and a carriage. And there was a King James Bible in that was placed in the cabin for me to read. And the people, the owners of the cabin were very nice. But if they have not been born again, there is righteous as anyone else, the drunkard that is sitting idle, and not doing anything in the streets, for whatever reason, mental illness and abuse as a child, whatever. If you’re not born again, it doesn’t matter what your outward appearance is, God knows inwardly whether you are justified by grace through faith or not. So none of us none of our flesh is justified. And when you get born again, you realise what a wretched you are. And you give thanks to God and praise and love because of the power of salvation, made possible through belief and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
In Revelation, chapter 12, it says,
17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make warre with the remnant of her seed, which keepe the Commaundements of God, and haue the testimony of Iesus Christ
In other words, the devil is coming after the born again, believers. That’s who the woman is the bride of Christ, and wants to wear them down by putting a burden on them that the Lord does not put. You got to worship in church on Sunday, as the Pope said, You got to make sure you follow those Seventh Day Adventist and worship on Saturday, as the Pope said, even though I’m speaking as a former Catholic, I absolutely believe the Seventh Day Adventists were heavily influenced by the church of Rome. So what is the Sabbath? I’m going to talk about that. But first, I’m going to talk about how God tells us the power of Satan is breathing fire are his words not as fire saith the LORD, okay, he’s breathing his words on his false Christ. And God tells us about the dragon and the false Christ in Job chapter 41
34He beholdeth all high things: he is a king ouer all the children of pride.
He’s speaking specifically about the Anti-Christ, but he’s told us in Job chapter 41, and also Job chapter 40. And even Job chapter 39, where he’s getting his wisdom from, and the children or pride or everyone that has not been born again of the Spirit, whether you’re in a gay pride parade, which doesn’t offend me personally, any more than seeing a horse and buggy coming down the street with a bunch of people that look, clean, cut and look like they fear God. If you’re not born again, you’re condemned. And I don’t go any more by outward appearance, I judge a righteous judgement. Based on what comes out of people’s mouths, I pray and God will reveal unto me a righteous judgement, based on what a person’s testimony is. So we’ve got a great world of confusion here that is only cleared up through receiving the Holy Spirit and God’s wisdom.
In Matthew, chapter 11, it says,
28¶ Come vnto me all yee that labour, and are heauy laden, and I will giue you rest.
29Take my yoke vpon you, and learne of me, for I am meeke and lowly in heart: and yee shall find rest vnto your soules.
30For my yoke is easie, and my burden is light.
Instead of trying to carry 1000 pound load on your shoulders, the law will be light as a feather. For those that have been born again, the spirit, I’m just using that to give an illustration. It certainly doesn’t say that literally in God’s word, but His burden is light. Jesus will take your work for you. He has done the work, if you put your trust in Him, then the laws fulfilled by grace through faith. That’s the point here. So that’s great news. says in Matthew chapter 22,
36Master, which is the great Commandement in the Law?
37Iesus sayd vnto him, Thou shalt loue the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soule, and with all thy minde.
38This is the first and great Commandement.
39And the second is like vnto it, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe.
40On these two Commandements hang all the Law and the Prophets.
Okay, God is leading us from a literal set of commandments to a spiritual understanding of the law. I mentioned the Sabbath earlier, and I’m sure I offended some people watching the video. But the Sabbath is very important, in that it’s a sign between God and the born again believers. For those that keep His Sabbath, it’s a sign, how do you keep the Sabbath? When everybody to look at the screen here?
You have to love God and love your neighbour, how do you do that? So in conclusion, in second Corinthians chapter three, verse three,
Forasmuch as yee are manifestly declared to be the Epistle of Christ ministred by vs, written not with inke, but with the spirit of the liuing God, not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
The law is fulfilled if you’re born again of the Spirit. The Sabbath is the Lord of Sabbath. Every time in the New Testament, after Jesus Christ has risen, has resurrected and ascended into heaven, anytime. The Lord is used in a verse with the word Sabbath in it. Sabbath is spelled differently to indicate that He’s given us rest unto our souls that his yoke is easy, and His burden is light, that his commandments are not grievous. What does that mean? Yes, we can take wisdom from the literal I, I worship God all the time, the Holy Spirit. You know, edifies me pretty much all the time that I’m conscious. Do I do a service once a week? Yes. Is that because I’m under the law? No, it’s because it’s practical. God has provided the resources to give many people time once a week to hold the service.
But if you’re born again, you’re convicted to read God’s word anytime he convicts you, because you’ve kept the Sabbath by keeping the commandments which give us rest unto our souls. So rather than getting into an argument with the world over well, do we go to church on Saturday or Sunday. And if we go to church on Saturday, and we put ourselves under the law, if you pick up one stick, you’ve transgressed the entire law anyway, if you do anything out of order in the flesh, and not in the spirit, you’ve blown the entire law, so you’re going to be condemned to the lake of fire. So the great news is that Jesus Christ has given us rest into our souls, where you can have joy and comfort knowing that you’re justified by grace through faith. It doesn’t mean we go out and we commit, you know, we lie, cheat, steal and delight in it.
No, sin is our enemy. But we’re never going to be righteous in our flesh. We’re righteous by grace through faith. So thank you guys for watching. And I also would like to thank again, the viewer that suggested this topic. I think it’s a great subject for people to pause and study, and pray about, because there is great joy here. But there is also a great war fighting against this to put people back under the grievous commandments of the law, to make us think somehow we can impress God in our flesh, that Jesus Christ reminds us without him, we can do nothing.