The 10th Commandment
- You Shall Not Covet -
"You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field…anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Deuteronomy 5:21). “For this you know with certainty, that no …covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah and YAHveh” (Ephesians 5:5). "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed …deeds of coveting and …defile the man” (Mark 7:21). "Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry” (Colossians 3:5). “The greedy man curses and spurns YAHveh (the LORD)” (Psalms 10:3). What do you crave? Do you want YAHveh? He says, “…I give you Myself and that is your reward, you will have no inheritance in this land (world)” (Numbers 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 (see James 4:4). This selfishness will cause you to covet and greedily desire the idols of this world and join with the many multitudes who worship other gods than the one true living God.
Remember gods and idols are anything that siphon off our wholehearted love to fulfill the first and most important commandment: “Thou shall have no other god before Me.” Thou shall love YAHveh (the LORD) with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength not the things in this world. We are to be totally satisfied and passionately in love with YAHshua, our Messiah, our 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.
“These words YAHveh spoke to all your assembly…from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more” (Deuteronomy 5:22). This is what YAHveh (the LORD) has given us. Everyone should shudder and tremble in fear at the breaking of His Commandments. May our hearts be pierced and brought to repentance, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of YAHveh” (Romans 3:23). Let those who wholeheartedly desire to understand and obey YAHveh’s (the LORD’s) commandments seek Him with all their hearts, souls, and strength while He may be found. Repent and be cleansed in the atoning blood of YAHshua the Messiah and make ready for the coming of the King of Glory!
Learn More About Overcoming Covetousness
Our Promised Land inheritance is not handed to us on a silver platter. It is handed to those who deny their flesh and to those who walk in holiness before the Lord. Yes, we have been called out of the darkness into the wonderful light of our Savior! Here’s a devotion and prayer that will help you overcome your flesh!
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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 also 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 (the LORD’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.