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The 10 commandments ( and nothing more)

  1. 1. Zekeniam YISCHRaEL Sherut haRitztzuy (the ministry of reconciliation) by whom we have now received the ( Atonement) Reconciliation of the Dvar HaRitztzuy Let this day be a day of reconciliation and regeneration [“EHYEH ASHER EHYEH”]( HaYaH (He was), Howeh (He is), and Yihyeh (He will be). I AM My Memorial for generation after generation.”
  2. 2. Shemot 3:13-16 This is MY NAME for ever, YaHuWaH, ALuaHiYM of your father’s Abraham, Yitzchak [Isaac], andYa’aqob [Jacob], has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and this is my memorial for generation togeneration." "Shemoth 6:3," and I appeared to Abraham, to Yitzchak, andto Ya’aqob as hashadday [the almighty]. and my name, YaHuWaH, was not well known (famous) to them. is his name. The ministry of reconciliation Message of Reconciliation Torah sh’Bichtav (Written Torah) Who hath ears to hear, let him hear “Sola Scriptura” (the Scriptures alone is authoritative for faith) (in His Name) YaHuWaH [Yah -hoo-Wah]
  3. 3. is the Name of the Creator. YaHuWShuWaH (YaHuWSCHuA) is His Son ALuaHiYM [Al-u-heem - ALHYM] means "Mighty Ones“ or "Power" Qadosh means Set-apart, Pure. Kodesh (Qodesh) also means "Set-apart"Ruwach (Spirit) is the Ibry (Hebrew) name for His "Presence", pictured as the Counselor, Helper, and Advocate, the One Who "proceeds from the Father"
  4. 4. The 10 Commandments are "The Torah." The Hebrew word "torah" is translated into English as meaning, "The Law." The word actually means much more. The (archaic) root is: yarah (yaw-raw)[Strongs #3384]; to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach: And by implication; to discipline, and show "the way." That is, orWORSHIPPING THE SUN OR THE MOON
  5. 5. Transgressing His Covenant Since the dawn of time (or shortly thereafter) the descendants of Qayin have worshipped the moon. Around 3000 B.C. Uruk was the largest settlement in southern Mesopotamia (Iraq/Babylon). It was most likely the largest settlement in the world at thattime, with around 80,000. people. It is believed to be the Biblical town of Erech (Gen 10:10) the second city founded by Nimrod in Shinar. The people of Uruk worshipped the Moon God Nanna (also known as Sin, as in Mount Sinai), theMoon Goddess Ningal, and her daughter Innana (the New Moon Goddess) alsoreferred to as the Queen of Heaven or the Queen of the South. Throughout other places in the near east she was called, Ishtar, Astarte, Asherah, and Dumuzi (also Tammuz) Debarim 17:2If there be found in the midst of you, within any of your gates which YaHuWaH your Aluahiym gives you, man or woman, who does that which is evil in the sight of YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, in transgressing His Covenant, Debarim 4:13 He declared to you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even the Ten Words; and He wrote them on two tables of stone. Stone: by tradition, it was sapphire, corresponding with the "plane" on which YaHuWaH feet stood Shemot. 24:10They saw the Aluahiym of YISCHRaEL. Under His feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness.
  6. 6. and like which His throne appeared Yechezqel 1:26; Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; and on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man high above it.A man: Heb., Adam. Appearance…resembled…looked like: all terminology ofcomparison and allegory, not literal physical entities, though they are very real. Yechezqel 10:1 Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the keruwbiymthere appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. On Mt. Sinai, Moshe, Aharon, and the elders of YISCHRaEL saw a similar vision of YaHuWaH with a tile work of sapphire under His feet. The word sapphire is related to the Hebrew word for writing or recounting. The word forstone is from the word for building. Thus we could say YaHuWaH throne is built through the recounting of what is written. and the inscription went all the way through the stones so that when held backwards the gaps between the letters spelled something different. This reminds us of the contrast between "The Ruwach of the Torah" and the letter, the curse and the promises, the choice between life and deaththat it offers, and the fact that long after this sinful world is done away with and recreated and the sin against which it spoke is long forgotten, the Word of YaHuWaH will still endure forever. There is even a tradition that in the Messianic kingdom, the letters of the Torah will rearrange themselves and, though all the letters are still present, it will present a different message for the
  7. 7. altered environment to which it will still go on speaking. Moshah wrote the words of the Torah on the slabs after YaHuWaH had carved into them the instructions for building the Tabernacle. Shemot 34:28He was there with YaHuWaH forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread, nor drank water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.Hirsch says this forty-day period was from the first of Elul until the tenth of theseventh month, the Day of Atonement, a period which focuses us on repentance in preparation for that day. A healthy person can go forty days without food (and no one was ever asked to do so), but going more than three days withoutwater is a miracle. But he was directly in YaHuWaHs presence, and needed noother sustenance. Yahshua told His disciples, "I have food to eat that you dontknow about: My food is to do the will of the One who sent Me, and to complete His work." Yochanan 4:32-33He wrote: Around the "blueprint" for the Tabernacle that YaHuWaH had carved onto them, Moshe also wrote the terms of the covenant. He is bringing a new covenant here--or really the same one, but presented in a different order. YaHuWaH realized the people could not handle the ten words until we learned to be a set-apart people, so He begins with that this time before He ever says anything about the ten words. Debarim 17:3and has gone and served other mighty ones, and worshiped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the army of the sky, which I have not commanded; Idolatry is the blemish of blemishes.
  8. 8. Worship of created things mixed with worship of the Creator is not presentable to YaHuWaH. Army of the skies: the rest of the stars, planets, or heavenly bodies. We know from the names of the planets that we have in English today that they were at least associated with objects of worship. There is evidence that, at least with "Mars", there was real reason that men feared the actualplanet, because until 701 B.C.E. it used to periodically come close enough to the earth to cause disruptions in the magnetic fields and major crustal tides, which translated into not only earthquakes but the raising of new mountain ranges.This seems to explain many of the cataclysmic events described in Scripture. But YaHuWaH thus shows that He used these otherwise-horrifying events to theadvantage of His people, so if we are on His right side, there is no cause to fearthe instruments He uses, whatever damage they may do to those who are not--or try to placate them, which is about as futile an endeavor as one could imagine, for, just like wood and stone, they have neither eyes to see nor ears to hear. Appointed: i.e., to be worshipped; alt., "commanded". YaHuWaH has put themthere for an important purpose--for signs and to define the seasons by which He operates. B’Rayshiyth1:14 Aluahiym said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs for, days and years;If the only part of the Torah we had was this chapter, we would have enough tobe able to draw near to YaHuWaH. Appointed times: that is, appointments.Each of the spring festivals indeed coincided with an important event in the lifeof the Messiah in his first coming. It stands to reason that the fall festivals alsosignify on what day the prophesied events that are yet to be fulfilled may takeplace. But they are not just appointments for Him, but for all of YISCHRaEL.The term also means fixed or agreed-upon times. YaHuWaH has fixed the timesfor these, for they are His, though He allows us and even requires us toparticipate in them, which is part of the enacting of the covenant between Himand corporate YISCHRaEL. If you want to be part of His covenant, you mustagree to them. And we must show up at the right time--not the most convenientday nearest to them--or we will not find Him there. But if we call one anothertogether at the right time, we can come with the expectation that the Directorwill be there to meet us, because He made the appointments. The term"appointed" is even used of becoming engaged for marriage. This is exactly
  9. 9. what YaHuWaH intends for us, and He gave us many occasions to rehearse forthe wedding. Today, without the Temple, we can only do rehearsals for theRehearsals, yet they bring us one step closer in our training. The root word for"rehearsals" is "calling out", which coincides with "ekklesia", the assembly thatYahauhshua came to call back out of the Gentile world and back into thecovenant of YISCHRaEL. And no one can do a rehearsal on his own; he canonly practice. If we only show up for some of the rehearsals and not all of them,we will not be in the play; our understudies will be instead. And merely beingpresent in body is not enough, if our attention is not fully engaged. But as we doshow up for the rehearsal and gather in unity with our whole selves turned overto Him in worship, we are indeed rehearsing for the Kingdom. B’Rayshiyth1:15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of heavens to give light on the earth;” and it was so. English German B’Rayshiyth1:16 Aluahiym made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. These two lights were not given names here, only descriptions, because mentended to worship them. Much of Christianity as it has become is based on sun-worship, Islam has moon-worship at its root, and the sun-worshippers condemnthe moon- and star-worshippers, and vice versa. The later Hebrew terms for the sun and moon are simply “the servant” and “the white one”. They work for
  10. 10. YaHuWaH; He does not work for them. They are only to rule the times and seasons, not us. They tell His story Tehillim 19, tell us when to plant and harvest, and show what is going on in the unseenrealm that will soon be manifested in the physical world. We are to watch them, like a clock, for they affect our lives, but we are not to fear them. As the one actually reflects the light of the other, Yahuahshua said that we, like Himself, could be the "light of the world", having been "chosen in Him before the foundation of the world". Eph. 1:4 Long ago, even before the disruption of the world, YaHuWaH loved us and chose us in haMashiyach to be set-apart and without fault in His eyes. Olam Sheawar The World That Was [According as “B-Rë’shíyth bârâ´” [Genesis 1: 1] “Beforehand He chose”us, in Him [“Within the First He chose…”], before the foundation of the world, for us to be pure and unblemished before His sight;] B’Rayshiyth 1:17 Aluahiym set them in the expanse of heavens to give light to the earth,This is not a scientifically-fallible book. The fact that the sun, moon, and starsare all “in” the expanse tells us that the expanse consists of more than just theearth’s atmosphere as such. So there are still waters beyond the heavens; they are not merely rain-clouds, but something beyond what we would call the “universe”. This is a “kink in the rubber band”, but as the narrative of the “stretching out”: continues, it will be brought to further clarity. The term “Kingdom of the Heavens” is used only in MattithYahuw account (the only“Gospel” we are sure was written in Hebrew). So there is something in both of the heavens that separates the one type of water from the other.
  11. 11. B’Rayshiyth 1:18-19 and to regulate the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. Aluahiym saw that it was good. There was evening [dusk] and there was morning [dawn], a fourth day.The creation week is often seen as a microcosm of human history, in which each "day is as a thousand years" Teh. 90:5 You have swept them away, they are as sleep.In the morning they sprout like new grass. the Mashiyach, the Light of the World, entered the scene at the end of the "fourth day" of this "world week". A 6,000-year-old universe need not conflictwith the appearance of age. Trevor Norman and Barry Setterfield compared 163 measures of the speed of light through the centuries and found it (well beyond expected margins of error) to be slowing down in a cosecant-squared curve. Graphs of "light-year"- based accounting and earth-revolution-based timeconverge about that long ago by this measure. The electric permittivity of space has not changed, but the magnetic permeability has been "stretched out" cf. YashaYahuw 42:5; Thus says the Power, YaHuWaH, Creator of hashamayim, Who stretches out hashamayim and spreads out the earth and that which comes out of it, Who gives inspiration to the people upon it and breath to those who walk on it. YirmiYahuw 10:12 He has made the earth by His Power, He has established the world by His Wisdom (chokmah), and by His Understanding (biynah) has He stretched out the heavens: (still stretching-out today!)  LISTEN 
  12. 12. The Torah is not as concerned with things above ("heaven") or beneath ("theafterlife), but with the responsibilities that are right in front of us. We may think we are too sophisticated to worship the sun. moon, and stars today (though people do follow horoscopes), but we worship many things that are meant to serve us. In Yoseyfs dream, the sun and moon also represent ones forefathers The forefathers--either the "early Church fathers" or the ancient rabbinicalsages--while they may have said much we can learn from, were far from perfect and are not to be worshipped. We must also confess that our fathers gave us some lies as an inheritance. Yirmeyahu 16:19 O YaHuWaH, my Strength, and my Fortress, and my Refuge, in the day of affliction (tribulation/oppression), the gentiles shall come to you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, "Surely our fathers have inherited only lies, futility, and there is no value in them." Ends of the earth: can also mean “final [days] of the earth”, which further clarifies the point of reference—our own day. Falsehood: includes the sense ofbeing a disappointment. Vapor: a breath, or vanity—something of no substance. Gentiles: By the first century, Jews spoke of only fellow Jews as “men”; other were counted on the same level as dogs. But this presented one problem: theycould not relegate their exiled relatives, the other tribes, to this category, so they spoke of them as “Gentiles” since they had become like a mixture between man and animal. Everything the Apostles wrote about the “Gentiles „must therefore be taken in this context. The second sentence (not being a people), which wasnot doubled, but extended sevenfold) to 2,730 years, is now at an end, and many who thought we were Gentiles are realizing that though YaHuWaH allowed us some degree of mercy by providing salvation through YaHuWSHuWaH, have still been understanding Him in many wrong ways, and are now being called to jettison many theological concepts and rediscover what it means to be Ysraal and to know YaHuWaH as YaHuWaH and not as anyone else. No benefit:something you cannot “cash in”, but at the root, something by which you cannot ascend; they keep us on the same level where we are. Falsehood: a sham, something meant to deceive. What our parents DID give us served to obscure
  13. 13. what they did NOT give us—the Torah, which they said would kill us! So toascend again, we must call on the merits of our fathers’ fathers, to whom it was given, since we want to be more like them than our immediate ancestors. He gives men wives to help us B’Rayshiyth 2:18 YaHuWaH Aluahiym said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” But they are not to have the final word in decisions, for the husband is the head YaHuWaH appointed. The sun does not bow to the moon. Our children are given to help share the burden, but we must not give in to their foolish whims. We are to honor our parents, but still leave them in order to cleave to a spouse. Many spend all their time polishing and perfecting their cars, and indeed manyof these are named after the gods (Mazda, Mercury, Saturn, etc.). We should notlet our homes fall into decay, but they do not need to take time and energy away from Kingdom work. We also worshipped the sun when we were in Sundaychurches, though we did not realize it. But serving our own desires--any that arenot in line with Torah or even with YaHuWaH priorities for YISCHRaEL today--is the path to serving idols, whatever form they may take. Make sure you are not serving them in place of YaHuWaH. Debarim 17:4 and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire diligently;and behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in YSCHRaEL, inquire diligently. There must be evidence that this person is serving the wrong thing. Without this step, the report could be only hearsay, suspicion, or gossip.But we are not free just to say, "Thats a rumor and it might not be true; Im notgoing to think about it." We are not to become witch-hunters, but neither are wepermitted to be lax, lest Amaleq come and devour some of us. We must found out
  14. 14. if there is substance to it. Verse 6 explains what constitutes reliability. Theremust be a confession or witnesses. The best place to start is to go to the source. In YSCHRaEL: the holiest part of the earth, where there is no tolerance for anything pagan, whatever may be permitted anywhere else. Debarim 17:5then you shall bring forth that man or that woman, who has done this evil thing, to your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones.The gates are where we are to write YHWHs words, and anyone who passesthrough them is served notice that he must adhere to YHWHs standards. InMuslim countries where they still do stone people to death, it is often a"kangaroo court" in which women have no say at all when accused. Here, menand woman have the same rights. A right to be executed? No, to be fairlyjudged, whatever the outcome. Before taking them to the gate--before we evenaccuse someone--we must be sure we have evidence. Every YSCHRaELite mustbe a lawyer of sorts, able to search out whether there truly is a defect insomeones actions, and present a valid case. There must be eyewitnesses, andthe judge will decide if the accusation is true. Only the judge(s) can determinethat someone deserves to be stoned, and he may have to take additional time toinvestigate further himself; it cannot be rushed, though swift justice is also adeterrent. The ancient method of stoning was not to throw small stones at peoplelike children do, but to first throw someone off a cliff to stun him, then knock himout with a large stone to the head, then continue to pile relatively large stoneson him until he was dead and covered up. It formed a memorial to remind othersnot to do the same thing. It is very hard to do this to a person who comes fromour midst, but it is the Torah, whether we like it or not (though wed do best tolearn to like it). YHWH gives fair warning. We can only pray that by the time weagain have the sovereignty to carry this out, we will all have learned enoughthat it will not be necessary. Ideally it should be a rare occasion, but the factthat we ended up steeped in idolatry means that not enough people did love eachother enough to "nip it in the bud" like this before it spread.
  15. 15. 10 words 10 commandments Love YaHuWaH your Might One with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself I Am YaHuWaH. Yahuahshua pointed “the way of righteousness” to his followers Acts 24:14 But this I confess to you, that after The Way, which they call a sect, so I serve the Aluahiym of our Fathers, believing all things which are according to the Torah, and which are written in the Prophets; Matt 5:17Don’t think that I have come to loosen [unravel/misinterpret] the Torah or the Nebim. I didn’t come to loosen [unravel], but to fulfill [give the correct interpretation - to bring them out in fulness]. I have come: a Hebrew idiom for “my purpose is”. To give them their fullest meaning: as seen by the rest of this discourse, where He expands on thecommon interpretations of His day to get to the heart of the matter. "Fulfill" (or complete) was also a technical term used by rabbis to describe a correct interpretation, which "established" it. He reveals what YaHuWaH really intended by the commandments by setting forth specific cases a common
  16. 16. rabbinic method. In MattithYahuw He reiterates, alludes to, and/or amplifies on every one of the ten commandments. Matt 5:18 for most certainly, I tell you, until shamayim and earth pass away 2 Kepha 3:11-12 Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in Set-apart conduct and the fear of Aluahiym, looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the Day of YaHuWaH, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? not even one Yodh (‫ )י‬or accent mark (taga) shall in any way pass away from the Torah, until everything happens. Debarim 30:11-20; For this Commandment which I command you this day, it is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, “Who shall goup for us to heaven, and bring it to us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it? „Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, “Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it?” But the Word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.Behold, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; in that I command you this day to love YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, to walk in His ways, and to keep His Commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, that you may live and multiply, and that YaHuWaH your Aluahiym may bless you in the Land where you go in to possess it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other mighty ones, and serve them; I declare to you this day, that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the Land, where you pass over the Yarden to go in topossess it. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have setbefore you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, thatyou may live, you and your seed; to love YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, to obey HisVoice, and to cleave to Him; for He is your life, and the length of your days; thatyou may dwell in the Land which YaHuWaH swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Yitshaq, and to Yaaqob, to give them.
  17. 17. Yasha 40: 12-25 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and Who marked off the sky with His span, and Who calculated the dust of the earth in a measure, and Who weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who has directed the Ruwach of YaHuWaH, or has taught Him as His counselor? Who did He take counsel with, and Who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice, and taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on a balance. Behold, He lifts up the islands like avery little thing. Lebanown is not sufficient to burn, nor its animals sufficient for a burnt offering. All the heathen masses are as if nonexistent before Him. Theyare regarded by Him as less than nothing, as if they had already been brought to and end and laid waste. To whom then shall you compare the Power (Al)? Orwhat likeness shall you compare to Him ?A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it. He who is too impoverished for such an offering chooses a tree that shall not rot. He seeks a skillful workman to set up an engraved image for him that shall not be moved. Haven’t you known? Haven’t you heard, yet? Haven’t you been told from the beginning? Haven’t you discerned the Foundations of the earth?It is He Who sits above the circle of the earth (in orbit of the earth), and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; Who stretches out hashamayim like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in;Who brings heads to nothing; shall make the rulers of the earth as emptiness. They are scarcely planted. They are scarcely sown. Their stock has scarcely taken root in the ground. He merely blows onthem, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble. “To whom then shall you liken Me? Who is My equal?” says the Qadosh-One. Luke 10:25-28 Behold, a certain Torah scholar stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Torah? How do you read it?” He answered, “You shall love YaHuWaH yourAluah with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with allyour mind; and affectionately love your neighbor as yourself.” He said to him, “You have answered correctly. Do this, and you shall live.”
  18. 18. Can you answer this question But what is the Torah? Is it the 10 commandments alone, or does it include all of the other ordinances and statutes included in what would become, Judaism Yahuahshua spoke the fathers words, neither adding or subtracting Debarim 5:6“I AM YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage. Brought: or snatched, took (even took as a bride). This is probably His most frequent description of His relationship to YSCHRaEL. He constantly reminds us that if it were not for Him, we would still be slaves in Egypt--or attached to whatrever else held us in bondage. I am: recognize nothing else as Me. No matter who is His agent, He is the one who brings salvation. Do these things and you will be on the trail to knowing Him. The first command is therefore to recognize who He is to us. Debarim 5:7 “You shall have no other mighty ones before Me. There may indeed be other elohim given jurisdiction over areas of the world to prevent total anarchy (1 Cor. 8:5; Dan. 10:13, etc.), but none are to obscure Him from us; as far as we are concerned, there are no intercessors exceptYahshua. If we are given access to the highest court, why should we go through other middlemen? And why should we bring the man who had tried to take usinto his harem into the bridal chamber with the one who rescued us and took us as a husband? (The story of Avram, Sarai, and Pharaoh in Ber. 12 is a
  19. 19. foreshadowing of what He would do with His whole people.) Mekhilta remindsus that "against My face" also means "in My presence"--i.e., wherever I am, and that is the entire world. So no matter where we are geographically, we are not to regard anything else as mighty to us. Anything to which we pay too much attention is His competitor, whether something physical or just a scenariocreated in our minds that does not really exist. Fearing things that are not a true threat is one of the curses for not keeping His covenant. (Lev. 26:36) Debarim 5:8 “ You shall not make a carved image for yourself, nor 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: Carved: or shaped. This is not limited to things made of wood and stone; we shape ideas in our minds and then fear them, which is tantamount to worship. We carve out importance for things that might occur, and put them ahead of YHWH, though they have no real value for the Kingdom and are not YSCHRaEL’s priorities. Debarim 5:9you shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them; for I, YaHuWaH, your Aluahiym, am a jealous Aluahiym, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate Me; In the "renewed covenant" (Yirmeyahu 31:29ff), YHWH makes someamendments on His side to strengthen the covenant, and one of these is that this punishment for the fathers’ sins will be rescinded. There are also expanded benefits for Efrayim, which did not remain with the covenant as Yehudah did to some degree (so Efrayim must also be recognizable by that time), and this time we will not break it. But the same actions are required of us on our side of thecovenant; we have to know His commands in order for them to be written on our minds. It will not take place magically. Having His commands written on our hearts means we will no longer think of them as burdensome or as something
  20. 20. that stands against us, but love them and appreciate them for the freedom theyreally do grant us as a nation; they may restrict individuals in some ways, but it is for the benefit of us all when we operate as a whole. If we try to operate inTorah as mere individuals, however, they will backfire on us. Another aspect ofthe renewed covenant is that the city will be rebuilt. Yerushalayim is the capital of a nation, not just a place for individuals to visit YHWH’s House. YHWH’s King will reign there in righteousness. If we walk in covenant, he will take us back into the Land as His namesake was about to do here. A jealous El: A yardstick by which we can determine whether something is worth doing or loving is to ask whether it will make YHWH jealous. Will it require so much of us that it will make us neglect Kingdom duties?In the “Renewed Covenant” (N.T) spoken of in Heb. 8:6ff (quoting YirmeYahuw 31:29ff), YaHuWaH makes some amendments on His side to strengthen the covenant, and one of these is that this punishment for the fathers’ sins will be rescinded. There are also expanded benefits for Efrayim, which did not remain with the covenant as Yehudah did to some degree (so Efrayim must also be recognizable by that time), and this time we will not break it. But the same actions are required of us on our side of the covenant; we have to know His commands (learn them, as verse 1 says) in order for them to be written on our minds. It will not take place magically. Having His commands written on our hearts means we will no longer think of them as burdensome or as something that stands against us, but love them and appreciate them for the freedom theyreally do grant us as a nation; they may restrict individuals in some ways, but it is for the benefit of us all when we operate as a whole. If we try to operate in Torah as mere individuals, however, they will backfire on us. Another aspect of the renewed covenant is that the city will be rebuilt. Yahrushalom is the capital of a nation, not just a place for individuals to visit YaHuWaH’s House. YaHuWaH’s King will reign there in righteousness. If we walk in covenant, He will take us back into the Land as His namesake was about to do here.
  21. 21. Debarim 5:10 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love Me and keep My Commandments. Thousands: that is, of generations, as in v. 9. Some crookedness is so strongthat it passes down through generations. We can bequeath it to our children ifwe do not deal with it. Thus, while this generation was still suffering from some mistakes its parents made (v. 5), they also still benefit from His love for Avraham, Yitzhaq, and Yaaqov. With such a mixed legacy, we must do all we can to tip the scale toward the latter with each new generation. Love and guard...: Fondness for Him alone does not earn us His mercy. Debarim 5:11 “You shall not take the Name of YaHuWaH your Aluahiym in vain: for YaHuWaH will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.Wastefully: emptily, worthlessly, for nothing; i.e., making it void. Forbidding the use of His true Name is one way of doing this. Are we who claim to be Histurning out to be of any benefit to Him? We already have His Name on us; if weare not already truthful, but have to swear by His Name to prove we mean what we say, then we have already disobeyed this command. (Mat. 5:33-37) Thebehavior of any child reflects on his parents, no matter how righteous they may be. Thus this chapter reiterates His three relationships to us: as Father to children, King to subjects, and Husband to wife. Debarim 5:12 “Treasure up the Sabbath day, to keep it set-apart, as YaHuWaH your Aluahiym commanded you.Treasure up: or safeguard. It is our responsibility to build a hedge around thetreasure He has given us. Be stricter than you have to, to be sure it is not lost! Ifwe are trying to find loopholes in it, we have not successfully hedged out ourown will. There is more written about this command than any of the others, yet it
  22. 22. receives the least emphasis today, and what publicity it receives is usuallyinaccurate. Nothing we do on the Sabbath should be common or profane. It is agift--made for man, as Yahuahshua said--but it comes with instructions as tohow it to use it most responsibly for the benefit of all--even our animals. (v. 14)It must be used for us (corporately), not for yourself as such. The Sabbath is thecommandment that forms a hinge between the commands to love YHWH and thecommands to love our neighbors as ourselves. It emphasizes both aspects: Debarim 5:13 You shall labor six days, and do all your work; Six days you can be a slave to your employment, and we can often learn much about the Torah through work than we can through study alone Debarim 5:14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, in which you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your maleservant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.Sabbath: an intense time of ceasing and desisting. The seventh day we should do as much as possible differently than on other days. Work: business, craftsmanship, occupation, public or political activity, or anything in regard toyour own property (other than what is necessary to keep them alive). The term isfrom a root meaning messenger; it means anything we do as a representative of another. We may not allow others to work for us, which rules out purchasinganything from shops which we are encouraging to remain open if we do so, thus forcing others to work. Anyone who is within YSCHRaEL’ites precincts (or under our authority) must also abide by the same regulations, whether or not they recognize any need to do so when they are at home. Visitor: anyone whorecognizes YaHuWaH to any extent is also held accountable to observe His day. What may be done is service to the holy community, especially assembling
  23. 23. together to build up the spiritual house, for the Sabbath is called a "set-apart calling out". (Guarding it does not mean hoarding it from others. This verse does not forbid the service mentioned in v. Unless we are normally slaves, inwhich case we must be allowed to rest. Slaves of those who live under Torah are members of the household who receive the same benefit. In order to avoid the other kind of work, it helps to occupy ourselves directly in service to oneanother.) We are more likely to be of service to one another if we come prepard, having studied in advance so we might provide the "missing piece" in our corporate study. What a glorious slave hood indeed! Debarim 5:15 You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Mitsrayim, andYaHuWaH your Aluahiym brought you out of there by a mighty Hand and by anoutstretched Arm: therefore YaHuWaH your Aluahiym commanded you to keep the Sabbath day. For this reason: It is linked directly to having been slaves, because when we keep the Sabbath, we are truly freed from Egypt, which had enslaved us to the day of the Sun. Under Pharaoh we had to work every day, and we need to remember how wonderful it would have been to have a day off. Additional"prongs" to this juxtaposition remind us that YaHuWaH "redeemed you on thecondition that you will be His slave and keep His commandments." (Rashi) He releases us from bondage every seven days as well. The Sabbath is thequintessential opposite of slavery; the more fences we build around it, the morefree we will be from anyone else who tries to lay claim to us on this day, for no one but YaHuWaH and YISCHRaEL have a right to. The less we go into anyother public, the less occasion they will have to try to use us for their ends. Put into effect: or prepare, carry out, do, perform, institute, accomplish, even"make" or "produce"--i.e., do not do other forms of work, and by not doing so, do carve out a space in time that is an entity in itself and a picture of theMessianic Kingdom when everything on earth will serve YaHuWaHs purposes. It already exists, but we need to make it effective.
  24. 24. Debarim 5:16 “Respect your father and your mother, as YaHuWaH your Aluahiymcommanded you; that your days may be long and that it may go well with you, in the land which YaHuWaH your Aluahiym gives you. This is the only command that has benefits directly attached to it. (Ephesians6:2) Honor: respect, give weight to, treat as important, enrich, do not take them lightly. Compare Prov. 1:7-8; 2:1; 6:20-24. Of course it applies to those who literally donated genetic material to our bodies, with some clarification and qualification: remember how Yahuahshua defines our true parents (Luke 8:20ff). Underlying this command (since it does not say "fathers and mothers") is the reminder not to take lightly what our first parents did that got thembanished from the ground they lived on and shortened their days, so that we canavoid the same error. This is the clear context for this command. They wanted to do things their own way, and if we do not remember them, we are very likely todo the same. And YaHuWaH is our common Father as well; since YISCHRaEL’ssons had four different mothers, Torah (a feminine word) is the common mother of us all. Debarim 5:17 “You shall not murder. Murder: The Hebrew term does not include killing in war or by execution, as some have interpreted it. Adultery is being unfaithful to one to whom you have vowed loyalty, and thus includes idolatry against YaHuWaH. We are not to be intimate with anyone or anything that is not joined to YaHuWaH. The termtechnically always involves having another man’s wife; if a married man takes a woman from a category Torah forbids, that is fornication. YaHuWaH can stillhave some kind of relationship with Nin’veh or Assyria or Egypt, but we are not to have intimate relations with anyone but YaHuWaH. Stealing can include more than just physical things: someone’s ideas (breaking copyrights or failing
  25. 25. to give credit where it is due), someone’s joy, or someone’s reputation (as the last phrase in this verse would cover). Your fellow: literally, "one from your same flock" or "one you graze together with". Since the Samaritan in Yahuahshua parable obeyed the Torah, he proved to be from the same flock as any true YSCHRaEL’ites. This is more than just not lying about them. We must not even listen to slander against anyone with whom we walk in Torah. Merehearsay is never admissible, and if we did not witness a given action, we shouldnever speak as if it were certain. And if there is no profit in repeating something about him, even if it is absolutely true, we should keep our mouths shut;talebearers are to be stoned in YISCHRaEL. In typical English translations, this verse constitutes four verses, thus giving the chapter 33 verses instead of 30 as the Hebrew version has. Debarim 5:18 “Neither shall you commit adultery. Lust for: or take delight in. Envy: desire, wish for, or prefer over what youalready have, with which YaHuWaH calls us to be content (Heb. 13:5), since Heknows what is best for each of us. We might say this was Adam and Chawwah’s original sin. Only in Hebraic perspective can we be commanded to not evenwant these things. YaHuWaH has the right to tell us how to feel, for our desires will cause trouble for our neighbors if we do not control them. Field: Thisphrase was not in Exodus 20, probably because no one owned land at that time, but now they are getting very close to having the Land distributed as YHWH revealed to be appropriate by lot. If one needs more land, he can purchase it, with the knowledge that it will revert to its original owners every fifty years. Proverbs 6:19-33 ties these commands together in an intimate way. Debarim 5:19 “Neither shall you steal.Everyone heard YaHuWaH speak the words in vv. 6-18. The rest was what theyhad to trust Moshe alone to have heard from YaHuWaH and accurately relayed. Added no more: Only the ten commands were written on the slabs--and somehow the instructions for the Tabernacle were included.
  26. 26. Debarim 5:20 “Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor. Debarim 5:21 “Neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife; neither shall you desire yourneighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” Debarim 5:22These Words YaHuWaH spoke to all your assembly on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great Voice: and He added no more. He wrote on two tables of stone, and gave them to me. Yahu(ah)shuaALuaHiYM Yahu(ah)shua HaMashiyach
  27. 27. In His Name blessed be, in His name YAHUWAH be with you. and they answered him, YAHUWAH bless you. " Be not blind to the truth And, hinnei, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard thatYahu(ah)shua passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O YAHUWAH, [thou] Ben David. AndYahu(ah)shua stood still, and called them, and said,What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto Him, YAHUWAH, that oureyes may be opened. So Yahu(ah)shua d compassion [on them], and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. His servant and yours Shalom in Righteousness by the GRACE of YAHUWAH keiYAH nätzräyaRemember me and pray for me that YAHUWAH will be gracious unto me and be merciful unto my sins which I have sinned against him. Peace be to them that read and that hear these things and to their servants: Amein and Amein Freely ye have received, freely giveA rule necessary, and of great extent. A servant in the Gospel Vineyard, though
  28. 28. worthy of his Comfortable support while in the work. Should never preach for hire, or make a secular traffic of the Ruwach (spiritual work): what a scandal isit for a man to traffic with gifts which he pretends, at least, to have received from the Ruwach HaQodesh, of which he is not the master, but the dispenser. He who preaches to get a iving, or make a fortune, is guilty of the most infamous sacrilege The Everlasting Covenant is The Sabbath ALuaHiYM Yahu(ah)shua HaMashiyach be with your Ruwach