Yahveh's Holy Ten Commandments
- Overview of The Laws of Yahveh -
We cannot have an intimate, personal relationship with the Most High, in an unconsecrated, sin-ridden form. Religiosity is not righteousness, so YAHveh (the LORD) is crying out, as He did to Israel, “Consecrate yourselves, make ready for that third day.” (Exodus 19:10-11) Soon the shofar (trumpet) will sound and the redeemed righteous remnant will be resurrected to be with YAHshua (Jesus). As the Most High descended on Mt Sinai, the shofar grew louder and louder. YAHveh’s presence appeared as a consuming fire. YAHveh (the LORD) announced His words and inscribed them on stone tablets. The Ten Commandments were given to Moses first for Israel and then to all Gentiles who would believe in Israel’s God. Grievously, these Commandments have been distorted, partially removed, or even eradicated from the hearts of many professing believers. Many do not even know the Ten Commandments much less keep all of them. However they are the standards by which many judgments are going to come upon this earth, first to the household of faith (see 1Peter 4:17).
YAHveh in mercy came to Mount Sinai, calling His people to be consecrated and ready to ascend into His holy presence. He says, “Among those who approach Me. I will show Myself as holy, among the people I will be honored.” (Leviticus 10:3) We cannot approach the Holy Creator of heaven and earth with spiritual stains, spots, or blemishes. We can fool ourselves, we can fool others, but He says, “Do not be deceived, YAHveh (God) is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7-8). If we sow in any way that veers from truth, we are sowing according to man’s understanding, which leads to error and death (see Proverbs 16:25). YAHshua (Jesus) did not come to nullify the Commandments but to fulfill them. “For truly I (YAHshua) say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments and so teaches others, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:17-18).
Man and his religious interpretations and traditions have distorted, eradicated, and broken His holy commandments, making us subject to judgment. “Without holiness no one will ever see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). YAHveh is calling us to wholehearted repentance to avert His judgment for breaking His Commandments and transgressing His statues of righteousness. He’s beseeching us with the piercing sound of heaven’s shofar (trumpet) to listen to and to obey the Ten Commandments. These are the days of the Loud Shout! Repent! Repent! Repent! For the day of YAHveh (the LORD) is at hand!
“You shall have no other gods, no other Elohims before you.” It is not just some heathen god, it can be anything that you love and put before YAHveh, whether it be a family member, an inanimate object, the work of your hands, or even your own self will. YAHveh (the LORD) said, “He alone is to be our exceedingly great reward” (Numbers 18:20). Our love and focus is to be totally upon Him, and that will cause us to leave all other gods behind. “For you shall not worship any other god, for YAHveh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Exodus 34:14). He is jealous. He is going to consume in jealous anger and wrath everything that took His beloved affection from Him. Our love and focus is to be totally upon Him, and that will cause us to leave all other gods behind.
“You shall not make for yourself an idol.” You shall not in any way form or conjure up anything on this earth that captures your heart so much that your affection is divided and you are double minded. “You confess Yahveh with your lips but your hearts are far from Him” (Mt 15:8) because you have made some idol and He sees it in your heart. In upholding the Commandments YAHshua magnified their meaning when He said, "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate (lightly esteem compared to Him) his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:26). "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me” (Matthew 16:24). He was saying that anyone and anything, regardless of how beloved they are to you, could become an idol if you esteem or love them more than you love and obey Him. We are to hate the thought or reality that they could become more important and a detriment to following YAHshua. Remember, even man made religious traditions can often become idols!
“You shall not take the name of Yahveh your Elohim lightly (original Hebrew says, to bring to naught).” This commandment has been changed by man. Yahveh proclaimed His name to Moses at the burning bush saying, “This is My name forever, and this is My memorial name to all generations.” (Ex 3:15) “Wherever I cause My name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you.” (Ex 20:24) A substitution of Yahveh’s true name was made long ago, first by the priests of Israel saying, “Yahveh’s name was too holy for the people, especially for the Gentiles to speak,” thus transgressing this commandment. Gentile translators continued the substitution by replacing Yahveh’s name with LORD approximately 7,000 times in the Old Testament and many times in the New Testament. So, we must repent for the breaking of this commandment.
“Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.” The Sabbath day was changed long ago; it was obliterated and replaced with Sunday, (a day exalted by heathen sun worshippers). Anti Semitic pagan leaders such as Emperor Constantine of Rome in the 4th Century A.D., helped to institute this unholy change, when he made Christianity a man tainted religious system. The holy and Biblical Sabbath begins at sundown Friday and ends sundown Saturday. Righteousness is going to judge unrighteousness. We must repent for having other gods before us, for having idols, for substituting His holy memorial-name, for breaking the Sabbath. Do you hear the loud voice! Do you hear the sound of the shofar! The King of Righteousness is going to pour out His judgments on everyone who transgresses His commandments. They were given as a standard to live a life of obedience that is holy and pleasing in His sight. Let us beware of self- righteousness and self justification, spurred by religious error, that causes us to nullify Yahveh’s truths for man’s traditions and doctrines. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but the way therein leads to death.” (Pr 16:25)
“Honor your Father and your Mother.” This is the first Commandment with a promise that you will have a long life and all will go well with you (see Exodus 20:12 and Ephesians 6:2). If we do not honor and respect our earthly parents - who'm we have seen - how can we honor and respect our holy Elohim and Father whom we have not seen. Simply, the fifth Commandment is very important because if you cannot honor your father and mother you cannot honor YAHveh (the LORD). If you are honoring your mother and father, you are doing it out of reverence to YAHveh who gave them to you, and this will teach you to love YAHveh (the LORD) with all your heart and soul.
“You shall not murder.” The Savior expounded that even unrepented harbored anger can be as the sin of murder. (Matthew 5:22) All hidden resentment, grudges, hostility, and anger towards others is diametrically opposed to the greatest commandment of loving YAHveh (the LORD) and others with all your heart. Let this powerful commandment not go unnoticed as out of your heart and mind can come sin that is as corrupt and unrighteous to a holy Elohim (God) as blatant murder. As YAHshua (Jesus) said, “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him” (1 John 3:15). So, anyone who has harbored anger in his or her hearts against someone is guilty of committing murder. “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity” (Ephesians 4:26-27). This is so important because the enemy will capitalize. YAHshua is love and “In your anger do not sin.”
“You shall not commit adultery.” Adultery is more than flirting and fooling around with somebody else’s mate or forsaking your own for another. It is forsaking YAHshua (Jesus), our soon coming bridegroom. It is lusting for the things of this world because He alone is not enough for you, because you do not “love Him with all your heart, soul, spirit, and mind.” (Mk 12:30) This is an adulterer and you are an adulterer if you do not have wholehearted love, devotion, and obedience to the Most High, Who gave His righteous commandments by which we are to live and Who will pour out His judgments on all transgressors of His righteous commandments. Hear what the Spirit is saying! Repent and flee from the judgments that are coming!
“You shall not steal.” You shall not take that which does not belong to you. You shall not take from or steal YAHveh’s (the LORD’s) glory, He is to receive all the glory. You are not to glorify and exalt yourself. You are not to be prideful. Instead, You are to be humble and grateful, giving Yahveh all the praise, honor and glory, which is His due because all that we have has come from Him. How many of us steal the glory that belongs to YAHveh? For His “is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever” (Matthew 6:13). YAHshua (Jesus) magnified the glory that is due His Father. "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. (John 7:18)
“You shall not bear false witness.” Most of us do not know the Scriptures well enough therefore we are giving false witness as to what His word truly says. “The lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely…” (Jer 8:8) Regarding the last days, the prophet Jeremiah proclaimed, “To Thee the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited…falsehood” (Jer 16:19) It is time to seek uncompromised truth, a time for true repentance to avert the prophesied coming judgments. Our Savior was very explicit He said if you do not speak truth, which is the only language of the Almighty and His Kingdom you are speaking Satan’s native dialect. Work to understand YAHveh's (the LORD’s) words like never before so that your words and deeds will be righteous before a holy Elohim (God).
“You shall not covet.” What do you crave? Do you want YAHveh (the LORD)? He said, “I give you Myself and that is your reward, you will have no inheritance in this land.” (Nu 18:20) If you long for an inheritance in this world, then you have friendship with this world making you an enemy of YAHveh the Almighty Creator. (Jas 4:4) This selfishness will cause you to covet the things in this world rather than being totally satisfied and passionately in love with YAHshua, your Messiah, your soon coming bridegroom. This is not about religion this is about relationship. This is about a love affair and all these commandments are for those who are passionately in love with their Creator and will obey whatever He says. “This is the love of YAHveh (the LORD), that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.” (1Jn 5:3)
Blessed be the sound of the shofar that went forth right after these proclamations of the Ten Commandments. Let them pierce your heart and bring you to repentance, “for we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of Yahveh.” (Ro 3:23) Repent and be cleansed in the atoning blood of Yahshua the Messiah and make ready for the coming of the King of Glory (Read More Below).
Want to learn even more about YAHveh's holy Ten Commandment? Check out Terrye G. Seedman's book "Redefining the Feasts of Israel Through the Ten Commandments." The Holy Days pivot around the Ten Commandments, these were appointed times to meet with Him that would help them to walk by His spirit’s leading in these Commandments. Indeed, there would be no feasts if it was not for the Ten Commandments and the penalty of sin for not upholding them and there would be no need of Messiah. The Ten Commandments point us to Him and YAHshua (Jesus) the schoolmaster points us to the truth so we can walk in a way worthy of everything that He has taught us to be. “Not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” (2 Corinthians 3:6) This book unlocks truths from YAHveh's (the LORD’s) divine Ten Commandments to redefine the true meaning and fulfillment of the holy Feasts of Israel. Simply, the divinely appointed times, the feast days, pivot around the blood on the altar of sacrifice—on the mercy seat, for the forgiveness of sin and sin points us back to the Commandments. Therefore every feast is exalting the Commandments of YAHveh, exalting our Lamb who came and died because we can’t uphold the Commandments without His help. They are inextricably linked. You can’t separate the feasts from the Commandments and you cannot separate the Lamb of God who is the ultimate fulfillment of the holy temple, priesthood, and the sacrificial system’s substitutionary sacrifice for our sin nature. Learn all of this and more in this powerful book about Yahveh's divine commandments and holy feasts.
The Ten Commandments
the Ten Commandments
- Overview -
Until the Commandments were given there was no knowledge of YAHveh’s holy rules or plumb line of righteousness.
the Ten Commandments
- Why are They Important -
We must be holy as He is holy yet without the Ten Commandments there would be no distinction between sin and holiness.
The 1st Commandment
- Have No Other Gods -
YAHveh says that He alone is to be our exceedingly great reward and that we must not love or put anything before Him.
The 2nd Commandment
- Have No Idols -
The Bible says no idolatrous person will enter heaven. Anything that takes priority over our Creator and Savior is an idol.
The 3rd Commandment
- Honor Yahveh's Name -
The Creator has an incomparable, sacred name that is to be honored. Indeed, the holy name of YAHveh is a fortified tower.
The 4th Commandment
- Honor the Sabbath -
Like YAHveh’s holy name, the Sabbath is to be remembered and observed as a memorial of the Creator’s work and rest.
The 5th Commandment
- Honor Your Parents -
If you cannot honor your parents you cannot honor YAHveh. This is the first Commandment with a promise.
The 6th Commandment
- Do Not Murder -
Yahshua said that anyone who holds hate in his heart or harbors anger is a murderer and has no eternal life abiding in him.
The 7th Commandment
- Do Not Commit Adultery -
Adultery is more than a physical sin - it is forsaking YAHshua by lusting for this world because He alone is not enough.
The 8th Commandment
- Do Not Steal -
We are to be humble, giving YAHveh all the praise, honor, and glory - otherwise we steal the glory that belongs to Him.
The 9th Commandment
- Do Not Bear False Witness -
Our Savior said if you do not speak truth, which is the only language of YAHveh, you are speaking Satan’s native dialect.
The 10th Commandment
- Do Not Covet -
Yahveh says no covetous person has an inheritance in His kingdom. If you covet worldly pleasures you are His enemy.