The 8th Commandment
- You Shall Not Steal -
“He who steals must steal no longer” (Ephesians 4:28). “…You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?” (Romans 2:21) “On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them. The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!" And immediately an angel of YAHveh (the LORD) struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.” (Acts 12:21-23) Even the angels would never accept or want any recognition. If we touch YAHveh’s glory it will be as if we gave the ancient serpent an inroad to bite us. “YAHveh is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6 and1Peter 5:5). How many of us steal the glory that belongs to YAHveh (the LORD)? For His “is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever” (Matthew 6:13). We cannot touch His glory. If we touch His glory, like a robber, we have stolen from Him. We are not to glorify and exalt ourselves; we are not to be prideful. We are to be humble and grateful, giving YAHveh all the praise, honor, and glory, which is His due.
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) Apostle Paul also said, “How few of you have the interest and (glory) of our Father and Savior as the highest motivation of your heart and pursuits. “For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Messiah YAHshua” (Philippians 2:21).
“In everything give thanks; for this is YAHveh’s will for you in Messiah YAHshua” (1Thessalonians 5:18). We have to thank Him or we are robbing Him of what He says is His due. If we can’t give thanks we are to “offer up a sacrifice of praise” (Hebrews 13:15) acknowledging that “YAHveh (the LORD) causes all things to work together for good to those who love [Him] (Romans 8:28). We have to acknowledge that by faith, “and without faith it is impossible to please Him” (Hebrews 11:6). With that faith we have to recognize that He says to thank Him in the midst of this blessing or trial whatever it is, good or bad, because we know that it is His mighty hand in charge of orchestrating these circumstances. Thanksgiving is His due.
Next Up: The 9th Commandment
The book of Revelation states that no one who loves and practices lying (falsehood) will enter His kingdom (Revelation 22:15). Practicing falsehood means that you have not developed a language that is of the Spirit of Truth. 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.
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- Redefining the Feasts of Israel Through the Ten Commandments -
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 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 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.