Exodus 20: 7 The Third Word: Do Not Use God’s Name in Vain

Exodus 20:7 

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 

What is God’s Name?

The title, God is not His Name. Rather, it, as well as Lord, is a general reference to Gods Personal Name. We learn this in the first part of Exodus as Moses and the Lord have their first back and forth. 

Exodus 3:13-14 

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. 

“I Am That I Am” essentially means “To Be, self-existed, or eternal.”

The Israelites would not speak or write His Name because they felt it was too holy. So, when copying Scripture or writing His Name, they used what became known as the “Tetragrammaton” or “YHVH.”

This became “Yahweh, Yehovah, or Jehovah” but, since His Name wasn’t spelled or spoken for so long, we don’t truly know how it is pronounced. This was partly so that His Name was not used in vain.

Most of the time, we see this as a prohibition against cursing or invoking Gods general Name, or the Name of Jesus, as a curse word, and this should be something that we refrain from. Yet it means something much more. 

Firstly it tells us not to “take” the Lords Name in vain. 

Do we take it?

Do you let it be spoken around you by friends, in movies, on television, or in music?

Do you allow your kids to hear or say it?

The Hebrew word for “In vain,” is “Shav,” and it means “vanity, falseness, emptiness of speech, worthlessness, and carelessness.”

We forget sometimes that these Words were not some entity who is hurling out rules and regulations that man must follow or else, rather, these were coming from a loving Father Who wanted man to know how life should be lived in His world. 

He wants us to prosper not to fail. 

He knows how we are and he knows the things that we will allow to happen in our lives. 

To use His Name in vain:

There is a trivialization that occurs. 

When the Lords Name is taken in vain; when we use His Name as a curse or as a vow, we desensitize others to its true power and it loses its impact. 

There are ramifications that occur

We must be careful how we use His powerful Name because there are consequences. 

We can damn someone possibly through our words if they are important to them. 

We can damn our own intentions, works, or things with our words. 

James 3:5-12 

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 

His Name is powerful and He would rather we use it to call on Him in time of praise, in times of need, and for help. 

In this we will not use or take His Name in emptiness but in glory and power as God intended 

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Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 8

Exodus 20:3-6 

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 

My daughter once told my wife that she couldn’t talk about her issues with me because I always brought up religion. I am not sure just how to take it. I mean I didn’t realize it nor have I ever been able to latch on to a certain denomination or “religion,” but evidently I believe that Jesus is the answer to everything  

But what if it means that I’m not really listening, what if I hear her problems but I’m just throwing out an easy “trust the Lord,” or “Wwjd.”

I have had so many things come up with my family that have blindsided me. Things I should have seen or noticed, and that just floors me. 

What I wanted was for my family to love each other and know the Lord. What I wanted for my family was for us to set down together, eat together, and worship the Lord together. 

I wanted us to come together every week like families used to. I was lucky, I had one family gathering on Saturday and then another on Sunday. We would fellowship and eat very well and this went on for most of my life but I didn’t appreciate it. 

Then that one family member dies, the one who was evidently holding the whole things together and just like that it stops. 

Now we see our families at some birthdays and major holidays and that’s pretty much it because we don’t seem to be able to have the time for gathering anymore and I don’t know why. 

In the last part of this section we learn how God feels about His people worshipping other gods.          

He doesn’t like it. 

He tells us that He is a jealous God. This verse was the ammunition formulated by the Gnostics to prove that this Old Testament jealous tribal god couldn’t be the real one. Why would God be Jealous anyway?

What they didn’t understand or overlooked was that He wasn’t jealous against other gods but that He was jealous for His people. 

Why would God be jealous of something that wasn’t real. No it was the fact that these false gods, these invisible demons were taking man’s minds away from the truth and man was choosing them over the Lord and thereby hating God. 

We also get a glimpse of how the family was structured back then. 

They didn’t have the nuclear family model like most of us know: Father, wife, children, and sometimes grandparent. 

Their family consisted of:

Great grandparents, grandparents, father, wife, and children. 

This explains what the Lord means by visiting the iniquity of those (great grandfather) who hate Him (bow down to false gods) to the third (father/great grandson) and fourth (great grandchildren) generation. 

This was no generational curse but the children being effected by and naturally following what the leader or the eldest of the family was doing. 

Yet it also tells us that His mercy is forever and He shows it to thousands of generations who love Him. 

I pray that my family will be in the thousands who are blessed and I pray this for you as well. 

Yet the problem that remains is:

How do I get there?

For me I’m going to start with trying to get my family back to the same thing I miss. 

Coming together once a week for fellowship to really connect and be present with each other. We can eat together at home or go out somewhere. 

I think that would be a start and even though I’m not going to ever stop talking about Jesus I will make sure that I am truly listening to my family. 

All I ask from you is that you pray for us. 

Maybe you’d like to do the same or let me know if you have a better idea. 

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Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 7

Matthew 11:2-6 

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. 
John knew Jesus, he had seen the anointing of the Lord. He had proclaimed “This is the Lamb of God!”

Yet like all of us; he wondered. 

Is this the truth?

Is this some myth?

Is this man the true Jesus Christ or some fable cobbled together by an ancient Jewish leader and furthered by a group of men later on for sensationalism?

Is this the true Christ?

Or is there another?

Even His contemporaries wondered:

Matthew 16:13-17 

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 

There are three basic versions of Jesus Christ in existence and the most important question that we can ask ourselves and those groups we are apart of is ” Is this the true Jesus or do we follow another?”

1. The human Christ

A physical man who was an illumined vessel of the Christ-spirit sent by the Noma. He learned all wisdom from all major religions yet he did not want to be seen as the Son of God but as a model of how we should live and seek to become filled with the same spirit as we obtain our own godhood. 

This christ is the creation of what eventually became the new age movement and is prominent in systems like Islam. He is the basis for the Matreiya who will return to bring the world together. In Islam he will return to let everyone know that he was truly Muslim and all other religions are wrong. 

2. The Spirit christ

Similar to the first, this persona is mainly Gnostic and available to all who gain greater knowledge in their quest to become like God. This christ was believed to come upon Jesus at His baptism and leave just before His crucifixion. 

This christ can also be identified as the occult/new age Lucifer. Many, especially in main-line Christianity have begun to make this connection.  

This persona came to give the forbidden, hidden knowledge to man to save him from the false god of the Old Testament. The problem is that this Lucifer/christ will also be the type for the false christ to come. 

3. Jesus Christ

The true God-Man, Who came to save man from sin. He lived to show us God. He died on the cross for the world and He will return to rule and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the Only Way to God!

Is the Christ you follow the true Christ?

It’s an important question. You can be wrong on all major themes of Christiandom. End times, baptism, church policy, but you cannot be wrong concerning Jesus Christ!

Do you teach Him?

Do you follow Him?

Do you know Him?

More importantly does He know you?

Matthew 7:21-23 

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 

Be like John and make sure you are following the true Christ and not another!

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Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 6

Helena PetroVna Blavatsky was an occultist, Spirit meadium, and author who gained international fame through co-founding “The Theosophical Society.”

This society taught “Theosophy,” a mixture of many religions, especially Thelema, the religion started by Aleister Crowley. She described Theosophy as “The synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy that would revive an ancient wisdom that ran through all religions. Her theology involved ascended masters, spirit guides, and especially guardian angels and has had a very large influence on the “New Age Movement.”

Her theology begins with Darwin. His book’s full title is not well known:

On the origin of species by means of natural selection: Perserverence of favored races in the struggle for life 

Makes you go hmmmm?

What was developing at the time was that of a biological development of man physically, and through these alternatives religions, a philosophical as well as a religious development of mankind through these masters as well as through awakening to the new knowledge. 

Blavatsky’ s doctrine was much the same as Plato as far as a creator is concerned but seemingly borrowing from Darwin, she taught of the existence of root races, each divided into 7 sub races. 

1. The first race were created from pure spirit and lived on a continent known as ” The Imperishable Sacred Land.”

2. The second race was called “Hyperboreans,” who were also created from pure spirit and lived near the North Pole when it has a milder climate. 

3. The 3rd race lived on the continent of “Lemuria” 

4. The 4th race descended to earth, developing physical male and female bodies with strong psychic powers. This root race lived on Atlantis but were so decadent and abusive with their power and knowledge that their continent sunk into the sea. 

However, she attests that, some escaped to develop civilizations in Egypt and America. 

5. The 5th root race to spring forward was the Aryans, who would further develop into the 6th race, after the coming of Maitreya. 

Maitreya is a figure from Buddhist mythology, but he was brought into mainstream society through Benjamin Creame, who has been speaking to and prophesying his appearance since the 70’s. 

He is now some form of every messiah who will bring together every religion, essentially possibly the antichrist. 

After this civilization will develop into the final race under Maitreya, obviously the new man under the control of the antichrist with this ancient wisdom. An elite master race. 

One of her followers just happens to be Ruth Sanger, the founder of “Planned Parenthood.”  The goal: 

To get rid of the cattle, the bottom, the useless races and support what they believed to be the master race through Eugenics and Planned Parenthood, through the slaughter of millions of babies. 

If we believe those who believe in the Luciferians who are the elite in control of the government, then this is also child sacrifices used along with other pedophile groups in high ranking positions who gain power through all of this. 

Eugenics was around in the 20’s and 30’s before Hitler gained power. It is the practice of bettering the human race through selective breeding.  Now these people were actually sterilizing whole groups of people at the time and this practice and belief spread throughout the US, Canada, and many European countries, while originating in the U.K.  

Hitler simply took these ideas and developed them into what we know today. The fulfillment of the ideals of Eugenics. 

What does it all mean?

Times are supposed to get worse and worse and there is nothing to keep our Savior from returning. 

The end times are near and the man of perdition with rise up and bring in a terribleness that the world has not yet seen. He will be Nimrod, Hitler, and every other representative antichrist we could image on 10 times worse. 

We must be in Christ. We must be His, He must be our Lord and Savior. Jesus is the only way to the Father and salvation. 

It doesn’t matter what you believe about the end times. 

I’ve read Revelation. We won!!!

What matters is wether He knows you and tells you “Welcome” and not “Be gone!”

Know Him today, better yet, make sure He knows you!!!

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Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 5

Eventually, the worship of the divine feminine had wormed its way into Judaism (Jeremiah 44) as well as the Mystery Religion I’m sure. Both were already in the city of Alexandria and became known as Gnosticism 

This may very well be where Plato picked these ideas up and introduced them to the Greek world. 

These views grow and vary over thousands of years until we see the rise of John Dee, an astrologer and advisor to Queen Elisabeth 1, who, with the help of Edward Kelley, developed what he called “The Enochian Language.”

With this he learned to communicate with what can only be the fallen angels of Genesis chapter 6 even though he believed they were speaking with the archangels. 

They learned how to open gates to tha angels in order to summon and have direct control over. Dee merely wanted knowledge about God, the universe, and his own salvation, but all they received were the angelic alphabet and the things needed in order to communicate with these beings. 

Aleister Crowley, in the early 1900s, began to explore these magical things that Dee and Kelly had developed. He was eventually very strong in magical workings because he had the wisdom to develop it even more than Dee had ever understood, even developing it into his own Thelemic religion. 

In 1918 Crowley began a series of magical and sexual ceremonial workings he called the Amalantrah Workings. His goal was to call into our dimension certain intelligences through a magical portal or a rent in space time. 

What came through was something either called, or actually named, Lam. Crowley drew its portrait and Lam looks like what UFO enthusiasts would call a grey. He also wrote that the symbolism of the egg figured prominently into their communications. 

It is generally believed that Crowley intentionally opened this portal in order to allow beings to interact with himself and others who might make it to the same levels. Yet all claim he had the knowledge to close this portal when done. He had also been working with the idea that one could, through sexual magic, cause the scarlet woman mentioned by Dee to manifest in order to fill her into a physical woman and have sex with the whore of Babylon and bring about the anti Christ but not in the way you think. 

In every aspect of any of these religious belief systems, whether it be Thelema, Babylon, or Luciferianism, when they speak of God or Christ, they use the same terms but mean a completely different thing: down is up, good is bad, light is darkness. 

Occult lore tells us that this portal was made even wider by Jack Parsons, founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Dianetics and Scientology. These two claimed to be followers of Crowley. They decided to perform what they called the Babylon Working, modeled after Crowley’s Amalantrah working. Their goal was to fulfill the thinking of Crowley and incarnate the Scarlet Woman into a physical body, conceive a spirit baby, then call it down to fill a physical womb and body so when it grows it would have all the spiritual and force of Babylon. Of course to them this was a good thing. 

Sadly these two didn’t have the knowledge to be able to close the portal as did Crowley. He was even worried about what they would produce. They evidently caused this portal to enlarge to the point that it could not be closed. This working was believed to have been in 1946 and a year and a half later,in 1947, is when we have the  modern UFO era beginning and it has gotten worse ever year. 

No one knows if Parsons or Hubbard ever conceded a moon child. 

Still more to come from the rabbit hole 

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Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 4

The next time we see the Babylonian Mystery Religion and this may possibly where it gets its name is with the introduction of Nimrod. 

The Scriptures tell us that he was a mighty man and hunter before the Lord (many believe that the proper meaning of this is that he was a hunter of man).

He was the first leader to develop a one world government and religious system and built a tower that would reach heaven, not in order to reach out to God, but in direct opposition to the Lord. Many claim that this tower was actually a ziggurat used for occult worship. 

I tend to believe that he was a real person because his name is in many different religious myths, most notably the Koran. 

One interesting note is that, before the languages were confounded by God because they had gone against his command, the people spoke one language which would have had to come out of the Garden and may have been what was later called “The Enochian Language,” the language of the angels. This is just purely speculation for there is no proof one way or the other.

Nimrods people worshipped him as a god. Much of this idea had been preached by Nimrods mother, Semiramis. After his death and the disgrace of Cush and in order to keep proper control over the masses, she marries her own son. 

Coincidentally she just happened to find out she was pregnant, the father unknown, and with the knowledge that everyone knew about the woman’s seed prophecy given to Eve, she had more than enough ammo to device an ingenious plan:

She would give birth to the reincarnated Nimrod. 

Nimrod would be reborn through Semiramis. He had died for the sins of the world and he would be reborn as its savior. 

She had slept with no man but had been impregnated through his holy spirit. She would now be known as the mother of god or what we see as Madonna and son. She was the Queen of Heaven. 

This idea has its roots here but has also been accommodated into every other religion and civilization on earth. Especially into the Roman Catholic Church. 

Mary is deified as the mother of God which is completely wrong. She is the mother of the God-Man, the Son of God, our Savior. It might be splitting hairs but to call her the mother of God tells us that she existed before God and points back to Sophia. Yet we have those in mainline denominations worshipping the sacred feminine. Some pray to the blessed mother because they have been taught the need too because the son is angry. 

Mary herself never saw it that way:

Luke1:

34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Isn’t it amazing how the Holy Spirit went about giving the truth even before these errors come about. We still have scholars arguing over who really wrote the first five books of the Bible, yet Jesus answers this plainly in the Gospels. The same for the book of Isaiah and Jesus gives us the answe as well. It is placed right in front of us but most people don’t want it to be so easy. It’s a shame. 

Semiramis’ son Tammuz also had some myths about him that influenced Jewish tradition as well as ours today. The Israelites even went so far as to name one of their months after him. 

There are also many different speculations as to how Nimrod died. My favorite is the myth that Seth gathered 72 consorts together to kill Nimrod. Seth cut him into many pieces, giving parts to each consort, to spread them all over the earth. This myth ties him to what many secret groups who still practice the Mystery Religion. 

Isis and Osiris

This Egyptian myth tells the story of Osiris, the sun god, and his wife Isis. Most prehistoric cults worshipped the sun. It was the savior of mankind. It brought safety, warmth, the ability to grow food and sustain life. But it went away and darkness came and man would then have to wait for the savior to be reborn. 

Osiris represented the sun in that he was a good god-king who held the respect of those in his kingdom and the underworld. His brother, Set, who is represented by darkness became jealous of his brother and kills him, cutting him into little pieces and scattering them all over Egypt. 

Osiris, who is very cunning and strong magically, sets out to find and gather the pieces of her husband in order to put him back together again. She does so and breathing the breath of life into him is now able to conceive a child. She names him Horus and he defeats Set to take back the kingdom. 

In some myths she finds every part except his penis yet somehow is still able to conceive a son with him. 

This myth supposedly give evidence as to the nature of obelisks and their prominence in almost every continent. These are supposed to be a symbol of what was lost(hidden knowledge, truth)

Obelisks are everywhere. In America, we have one in Washington D.C. and there is another in Rome at the Vatican. Each has the counterpart in the womb or a round structure close by. 

Osiris and Horus are also representative of Madonna and child. 

Not all was just evil back then because not long after Nimrod, we learn of the birth of Abraham. 

One of his contemporaries was a man by the name of Job. It is believed that his book is the oldest book in the Bible. He is a good man who also loves and seems to have a relationship with God as Abraham does. 

I never thought about it before but I was listening to a sermon and the preacher mentioned how the timeframe for Job was so many thousands of years before the oral and written forms of Scripture. 

Yet they did have the story of what God was doing and that seems to be in the heavens. In Job we already have the names of all the consolations and I believe that Gods Word was taught that way before it was changed through Babylonian myth and occultism. 

Just another speculation so don’t hold me to it. 

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Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 3

The counterfeit gospel, or Mystery Babylon, began in the Garden of Eden with a lie from Satan. This began the quest for the hidden true wisdom of God, as well as the concept of man’s self-worship as well as the worship of Satan through Lucifer. 

This belief system has always existed and it’s tenets are briefly explain in this way:

The god that we know of as Jehovah in Scripture, especially in the Old Testament, is an evil, blind, tribal emanation named Adonai, the deluge, or Yaldabaoth from the Sophia, the divine feminine or what came to be known as The Queen of Heaven. Sophia was also an emanation from the Monad, the One, or the god of the New Testament. This great force had three emotions:

Sophia

The Christ Spirit

And Lucifer 

Proponents of this system believe that this evil god, who held great contempt for mankind, trapped his spirit in the flesh. Man has a divine spark inside that can only be triggered by greater knowledge of the true god through their guardian angels or ascended masters. 

Lucifer or as some see him, Jesus, came to mankind and gave him knowledge in order to free him from this evil world. 

They see Lucifer as equal or greater god than the false creator god.  There are numerous accounts and myths concerning this story but this brief synopsis is the general storyline. 

Keep the Queen of Heaven and Guardian Angels in the back of your mind because we will define these terms in a few paragraphs. 

The Mystery Religion is developed even more in Genesis chapter 6 through the episode of the Sons of God and the Daughters of Man. 

Some see this as the line of Seth and daughters of Cain. Some say these Sons of God were fallen angels who possessed men. Some say they are fallen angels who physically came down to have sexual relationships with mortal women. 

I tend to lean towards the latter from verses by Jude and Peter about angels leaving their first estate or habitation. 

Another clue is the fact that these relationships brought about giant offspring called Nephilim or fallen ones. Whomever wrote the books of Enoch seems to have the same idea. 

It claims these angels are what Daniel called the Watchers, and lists all there names. These watchers came for two things:

To muddle the line of the Messiah as well as to teach mankind sorcery, occult hidden knowledge, and how to make war. 

This knowledge found its way to Alexandria where some of the displaced Israelis picked it up. This is probably where the Kabbalah developed if not in the Babylonian exile but we do know that the Babylonian Talmud had a big effect on Jewish theology 

Next: Nimrod

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