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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Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 2

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 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.
5 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;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

The book of Genesis is full of openings for conspiracy, the gap theory in chapter 1, the 2 creation accounts in chapters 1 and 2, and the following:

Genesis 3:

4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

We know this as the temptation and fall of mankind into sin. Satan, through the serpent, convinces Adam and Eve that God did not have their best interest at heart, that He was hiding something from them, holding them back from becoming what they were meant to be. 

They believed him and both turned from God, separating themselves and us from God. 

Here is where the conspiracy begins. There are groups who believe that this episode was a good thing and it begins with Plato. 

Plato, 300 years before Christ, taught that a universal mind or force called the Monad, or the One existed in and around everything. Three emanations came forth from the One: 

The first was Sophia, the sacred feminine, or wisdom. The second was Lucifer, the Holy Spirit, and the third was the Christ spirit, or divine spark. 

Sophia, out of pride, gives birth to Yaldabaoth, known as the deluge. A blind, petty, tribal god who is evil and jealous. He keeps man trapped in sinful flesh hidden from the one true god. He is also known to them as Adonai, the god of the Old Testament. 

Lucifer through His agent Satan or the snake, illuminates and frees mankind to begin learning the truth about god. 

All agree that certain people have the divine spark but they differ on how it is triggered. Some believe that it is through guardian angels while others believe it is through increased knowledge about god. 

Lucifer is a Latin word that means “Light bearer or bringer.” It replaces the Hebrew word “Hellel- “morning star” used in Isaiah 14:

12 “How you are fallen from heaven,

O Lucifer,[b] son of the morning!

Jerome used it when translating the Latin Vulgate pointing to Satan and all the church fathers believed it as well. 

Yet these groups saw Lucifer and Jesus as the same and sadly many in Christianity are following them. 

They believe that the Judaic, Christian accounts of Scripture are false versions of what they know as the truth.

Sadly for them it is exactly the opposite and what we have is the real thing in the Gospel and the counterfeit in their teachings. The real thing in Christ and the counterfeit in Lucifer.  

They believe that Lucifer is a god yet Jesus is God in flesh and we know what happens to Lucifer in Isaiah 14. 

They believe that knowledge leads mankind to know God and attain salvation. 

Jesus is the only way to salvation and it was His death on the cross that opened the way. 

Knowledge of God is wonderful but the true question is not how much do we know about God but does He know us?

Matthew 7:

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

We can know everything about Him but if He doesn’t know us it is useless. Make sure He knows you and that you know the truth from the counterfeit 

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

3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Here God is setting down 4 principles for Israel to live by if they accept the terms of the covenant. 

1) No other gods 

The Hebrews believed at the time that God was still One of many gods but He would be the only one they were allowed to worship. Gods were believed to be territorial at the time as well so to them He was the God of this particular people or territory they were working their way towards. 

There were a couple of rival gods known at this time: 

1) Baal – The god of power

Bael, means “Master or Rlord.” Probably a general term for a variety of local deities. 

Numbers 25:1-3

Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove,[a] and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. 2 They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 3 So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor, and the anger of the Lord was aroused against Israel.

Baal was considered a god of power whose symbol was a bull. He was believed to be a direct descendant of the creator god El.  He could be the prototype for the Greek god Zeus mainly because he is pictured at times holding a lightning bolt in his hand. This deity normally required the sacrifice of children, mainly the first-born male child. 

He was believed to have defeated the gods of the sea, storms, and death. This idea of his defeat of death was repeated every year, as he was resurrected from the land of the underworld, or death, bringing rain and the sunshine to renew the earths fertility. 

2) Ishtar – The goddess of fertility 

Her symbol is the rabbit. Ishtar is the Western European name for her.  “Astarte”  is her Canaanite name, her Greek name is “Aphrodite” in Rome she was called “Venus” but she was mainly known as “Ashtaroth,” or “Asherah.”  She was worshipped near trees and poles called “Asherah poles” or “Groves.”

Worshipping her lead many, especially Israel to become involved in all kinds of sexual immorality. She is the main player in the Sumerian legend of Damuzi (Tammuz) and Inanna (Ishtar.)

In one of the many accounts of “The descent of Inanna” when Tammuz dies, Ishtar, his wife is grief-stricken and follows him to the land of the underworld. She then enters through 7 gates where her earthly attire is completely removed. She is judged and then killed. In her absence the earths crops stop producing and the animals stop reproducing. 

Her faithful servant seeks help from many of the gods but only Enk/Ea responds. He creates some creatures that sprinkle the plant and water of life on Inanna and brings her back from the underworld, however she must obey the conservation of souls law, which required her to find her replacement in the underworld. 

The demons give her several options in her friends and consorts but she couldn’t pick one as they were all in mourning for her. She eventually finds and chooses Tammuz because he is not in mourning at all. Tammuz sister agrees to stand in his stead and it is agreed that they each take a six month stay in the underworld. Inanna is so sad during the six months that Tammuz is gone that her powers of fertility wane only to come back fully when he returns. 

3) Mammon – The god of prosperity 

He would have been the god of money or possessions. 

Luke 16:9-11

9 “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail,[c] they may receive you into an everlasting home. 10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 

Matthew 6:24

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

4) Moleck – The god of success 

Also known as Moloch, this Ammorite deity is pictured as a man with a bulls head and is very similar if not equal with Baal. 

His worship consisted mainly in the sacrifice of the firstborn male child. These children were placed in his arms and burnt. 

Jeremiah 32:26-35

26 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? 28 Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it. 29 And the Chaldeans who fight against this city shall come and set fire to this city and burn it, with the houses on whose roofs they have offered incense to Baal and poured out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke Me to anger; 30 because the children of Israel and the children of Judah have done only evil before Me from their youth. For the children of Israel have provoked Me only to anger with the work of their hands,’ says the Lord. 31 ‘For this city has been to Me a provocation of My anger and My fury from the day that they built it, even to this day; so I will remove it from before My face 32 because of all the evil of the children of Israel and the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger—they, their kings, their princes, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 33 And they have turned to Me the back, and not the face; though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction. 34 But they set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to defile it. 35 And they built the high places of Baal which are in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.’

These gods are still around today. We still worship money, we still want power, and sexuality has taken over our entertainment industries. 

Don’t believe me then think about this for a minute:

Do you put anything before God?

Pray about it. Ask the Lord to show you anything you may be putting above and before Him in your life. You might be surprised at what He shows you. I honestly was. 

Sometimes it is the most innocent and well meaning things but ANYTHING and ANYONE we put above our relationship with God is a distraction and/or a Breach in our relationship to the Lord. 

Do you watch immorality on tv?

If you watch just about anything on tv you do. 

Do you worship money over the Lord?

Do you worry about bills?

Do you work as much overtime as you can?

Do you want more things or are you content with what God has provided?

Money/Mammon won’t save you

Power/success won’t save you

Sex/immorality won’t make you happy 

Only a relationship with the Lord will save you

Only abiding in Christ will give you what you need. 

Only Christ will supply you needs and hopes

Philippians 4

19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 

Matthew 6:

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Trust God and pray that He shows you the things that you may be placing before you walk with Him. 

Then pray for the strength and guidance to take those things out of the way. 

You will be glad that you did. 
 

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Exodus 20:1-2 The First Word

1 And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

This particular declaration had it’s own conspiracy as so many of the “Firsts” of God in the Word. 

For instance:

1). Israel dropped this Word shortly after the exile in Babylon but eventually added it back in. 

2). The Church, being very anti-Semitic as well as claiming God for themselves included the first part of verse 2 “I am the Lord your God,” but added it to the next declaration making the 2nd, the first. 

3). Taking the first out of the declarations causes what became known of as commandments rather than declarations. You can call them what you want but these 10 words declared by God to Israel were part of His covenant with them and to call them anything else, to me changes the Word of God. 

“I am the Lord thy God”

Here the Lord is making sure that the people know for sure just Who is speaking to them by using His personal Name, “Yahweh” as well as His Title, “Eliohim.”

It’s interesting how even then the Lord uses the plural form, Eliohim, signifying “two or more” and speaking of the God-Head. 

“Yahweh” is known as the Tetragrammaton and means “to be, to cause to become, and to exist.” 

Israel used this title because they had the utmost respect for names, especially the Lords. To them, a name meant something, it signified Who and what God was. That’s why, even today, they write G-d when writing His name. Not because of accidentally using His name in vain, but so that His Name couldn’t be erased or defaced, many times only saying “Adonai,” or simply “The Name” when speaking of Yahweh in prayer or publicity. 

Here at Mt. Sinai, Israel still was not sure if there was only one true God of all the universe and they did not know how to completely trust in Him and Him only. 

So God is stating plainly again that He is the God of the Hebrews Who struck down Egypt. He is the One Who brought them here. 

He is the God of the universe and He has chosen Israel out of all the peoples of the world. He had redeemed Israel and those who had been grafted in and He desired to make a covenant with them, yet this covenant had stipulations of obligations of loyalty and obedience towards the principles and ordinances contained within it. 

This was something that the rest of the world did not have, something that caused Israel to stand out from the rest. 

There were blessings and curses for obeying and disobedience. 

What does this mean for us as spiritual Jews?

Are we grafted into the same covenants with Abraham, Moses, and grace?

Israel was a redeemed people, expected to follow the Lord, yet their redemption was 100% from and by God as long as they kept themselves in these Words. 

He is our Lord, our God, Who brought us out of Egypt ( the world.)

Out of bondage. 

Is it legalism or works if we, as Israel, are obligated to the same principles and ordinances when we have already been redeemed?

Can we simply continue proclaiming how much we love these godly principles while we ignore them?

Is redemption the last “work” or obligation to the Lord?

Jesus sums up the 10 Words for us

Matthew 22:

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
So we are to love God and in this lies the first 5 Words. 

We are also to love our neighbor, and in this lies the last 5. 

Romans 13:

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Were these Words just for Israel physically in the past or is it the spiritual implications for the redeemed?

Are you one of the redeemed?

Are these Words perpetual for all of the redeemed?

Are we obligated to keep these Words summed up in the 2 commands by Jesus or do you believe that we are freed by grace?

Do you love God?

Do you love your neighbor?

How do you know?

If you say you do then do you keep the Law?

God has not changed and His Words, feasts, and commands are for our good. 

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