The Ten Commandments were originally written in the holy tongue; the language was the ancient Hebrew as depicted. These words have been translated into various languages and have influenced many cultures. However, they have become lost or unrecognizable as the holy tongue in which it was printed. Today it has become foreign to those whom it was given, the children of Israel (so called Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American Indians). Amazingly this world teaches them to reject their heritage, to question the existence of God, and to ignore his words. As a result our people are in gross darkness, ignorant of their glorious history, and living in cursed conditions. Proverbs 6:23 “For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:”
Many misconceptions are believed against the Ten Commandments that must be reproved in order for us to regain a beneficial way of life. In Churchianity it is common for them to speak negatively about Moses, contrary to the scriptures that describe him as a faithful believer in Christ. Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 45:1 “And he brought out of him a merciful man, which found favour in the sight of all flesh, even Moses, beloved of God and men, whose memorial is blessed.” Their doctrine requires for an adversarial view of him as the lawgiver, in order to speak persuasively against the commandments. Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 45:5 “He [God] made him to hear his voice, and brought him into the dark cloud, and gave him commandments before his face, even the law of life and knowledge, that he might teach Jacob his covenants, and Israel his judgments.”
As a consequence of their doctrine, the commandments are considered as an invention of Moses and is outright rejected. See, Mark 7:6-13. We all imagine Moses coming down from the mountain with the two tables of stone, and think that was the way we got the ten commandments. But when studying our history we learn that it is not the full story. An important part of Israelite history is the fact that the commandments were given to them verbally; this took place in Exodus chapter 20. The person saying the commandments to the nation of Israel was NOT Moses. Exodus 20:1 “And God spake all these words, saying,” One of the few times that the Heavenly Father spoke directly to man was to give the Ten Commandments and the whole nation of Israel were witnesses of it. Isaiah 43:12 “I have declared, and have saved [from Egypt with miracles], and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.”
They witnessed that God exists; that experience was so frightening that they asked Moses to become their mediator. Exodus 20:18 “And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.” Verse 19: “And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” Verse 20: “And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.” Verse 21: “And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.” Verse 22: “And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.”
Now that we have seen that God talked from heaven to give us the ten commandments, we could conclude that these are the words of God and not man. Some historians attempt to diminish this glorious event by stating that Moses plagiarized the Hammurabi code. But by learning our history we could see that the ten commandments existed even before Moses, since the creation! 1st Thessalonians 2:13 “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
Unlike those in the world, we shouldn’t be ashamed of Moses’ involvement in regards to receiving the laws. We should embrace the laws of life and knowledge since they effectively work towards our faith in the most High. As he said unto Moses, Exodus 19:9 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and BELIEVE THEE FOR EVER. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.” The Heavenly Father intended for us to believe the teachings of Moses for ever, because they are his judgments in the hand of a mediator. To make those words endure, it was written by his finger in stone. Exodus 24:12 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.”
The same words that he declared to Israel was written by him. Deuteronomy 4:13 “And he declared unto you his covenant [agreement], which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.” We are being told by Moses that God gave us verbally and in writing, ten commandments. They represent the agreement that we made with him; Exodus 19:5 “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar [special] treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:” Verse 6: “And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” This covenant is the reason the nation of Israel is considered the chosen people. See, 2nd Samuel 7:23, Deuteronomy 4:7-8, and Deuteronomy 7:6.
After the most High God spoke to our fathers, Moses went up the mount to receive the two tables of stone. Deuteronomy 9:10 “And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.” The reason the ancient Hebrew is regarded as the holy tongue is because this is the language God communicated with us. Deuteronomy 9:11 “And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.” Why was Moses in the mount for forty days, when it did not take the children of Israel forty days to hear the ten commandments? He remained there that long to receive the rest of the laws, also hidden knowledge.
This addresses the erroneous thought that we are only required to keep ten and not all the commandments. When we made our agreement with God we said, Exodus 19:8 “And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.” What we must understand is that the ten commandments are a starting point in the instructions of the most High, that will teach us about the rest of the laws, statutes, commandments, and judgments. An analogy provided by the scriptures is that the commandment is a lamp, but if you include the rest of the laws then you will have light. Similar to an ancient lamp, without oil there will be no light. See, Matthew 25:1-8. Today the case is the same, a lamp without a bulb and electricity will not provide light. According to Christ, those that omit the laws and prophets are foolish and have no light. Please read, Isaiah 8:20.
Those in the churches speak favorably at times of the ten commandments yet in the same breath state that the laws are abolished. Ignorantly some have reduced the commandments to only two, because they misunderstand what Christ stated. Matthew 22:40 “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
To understand what was meant we must review what took place. In this situation Christ was asked which is the greatest commandment in the law, meaning the most important. Matthew 22:36 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” Verse 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.” Verse 38: “This is the first and great commandment.” Verse 39: “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Those two commandments are not included in the ten, showing us that there are others that we must keep. What Christ meant is that these two commandments abbreviate all the laws of the most High. Likewise the ten commandments are inbred throughout the scriptures and each command is a foundation for a group of laws.
Therefore if you love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and love thy neighbour as thyself; then you will keep all the laws. Romans 13:8 “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” Verse 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.” Verse 10: “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” The greatest commandment gathers together in one all the law and the prophets; it helps us briefly comprehend the first four of the ten commandments. While the second greatest commandment explains briefly the rest of the ten commandments; teaching us to do no ill but to love our neighbor.
In similar fashion each of the ten commandments briefly explains several commandments, statutes, laws, and judgments. For example, Thou shalt not commit adultery is the foundation for the laws of marriage, and it gives the understanding of what fornication is or sexual immorality. Proverbs 10:8 “The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating [babbling] fool shall fall.” As mentioned earlier, in Churchianity they put up stumblingblocks to cause our people to fall. By their unfounded babbling they convince many into believing that the ten commandments is the ministry of death. Using scriptures that are hard to be understood in the letters of Paul. Our unlearned and unsuspecting people fall into disbelief and into the trap of the devil. Psalms 119:6 “Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.”
If you remember what we read earlier, the commandments were called of life. Romans 7:10 “And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.” The reason the writings of the Apostle Paul are difficult to most, is because he taught those that were knowledgeable of the laws and kept them. These already believed the scriptures as God said, that they are of life and that we must believe the laws Moses taught for ever. Proverbs 19:16 “He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.” As Israelites we are still witnesses, that the commandments do not lead us to death or curses. Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 23:27 “And they that remain shall know that there is nothing better than the fear of the Lord, and that there is nothing sweeter than to take heed unto the commandments of the Lord.”
Instead it is sin that destroys our people, therefore those that were faithful understood exactly what Paul meant. Romans 7:11 “For SIN, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.” Meaning, the moment you learn of the commandments you are made aware of your ignorance and sin. Therefore those in Churchianity that preach against the commandments are telling you to love evil. Romans 7:7 “What shall we say then? Is the law sin [bad, evil, or wicked]? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.” Remember the commandment teaches to love God, are we to believe that this is evil?
The law is how we learn what sin is and it does not teach us to be wicked. Instead it reveals why we need to repent; ask for forgiveness and change. The Apostle Paul provided a personal example, by stating that the tenth commandment “Thou shalt not covet” taught him what lust is. Romans 7:8 “But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.” Without the commandment he was oblivious to his sin of concupiscence, which are evil sexual desires. Naturally a person living without the commandments is in the path towards death and destruction. See, Romans 6:23 and Colossians 3:5-6. Therefore the exhortation we are to receive is, without the commandments we will find ourselves to be in death. Psalms 119:19 “I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.”
Those of us that desire to be faithful to the heavenly Father know that by our obedience we show our love. Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 15:15 “If thou wilt, to keep the commandments, and to perform acceptable faithfulness.” Hence we do not desire to continue ignorant, but instead seek the commandments to keep them without delay. Psalms 119:60 “I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.” Once you learn of your sin, you should not postpone repenting since it’s an opportunity to transition to life.
Those that do not keep it and reduce the commandments to nothing are missing out in what the Apostle Paul displayed. That through learning the commandments we gain knowledge! Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 1:26 “If thou desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord shall give her unto thee.” Every person admired for their wisdom in the scriptures achieved it by their meditation and application of the laws. Therefore the commandments are truly a great lamp that will help you discern between the true and false teachers. Often an individual would ask, with the many religions, how could I tell which one is the right one?
Exodus 32:15 “And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand:…” Moses did not come down from the mountain with ten religions. 1st John 2:4 “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth NOT his commandments, is a LIAR, and the truth is not in him.” By the commandments we could sift out the liars and conclude all religions to be vain by process of elimination. Remember that the commandments must be kept as it is written and not according to man. Exodus 32:15 “… the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.” Verse 16: “And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.”
In religion they are misrepresented, for instance, all our lives we are shown the ten commandments written on one side. But according to the scriptures, they were written on both sides of each tablet. We must keep in mind that these words were given to the children of Israel as their heritage. See, Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 24:23. Therefore making the elimination process very easy. Although Churchianity (modern Christianity) openly break the commandments, our people feel inclined to follow them. Believing that the Israelites have been cast away and replaced by religions. Romans 9:4 “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth [belong] the adoption [of sons and daughters], and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;” The service of teaching the commandments belongs to the Israelites.
By returning to your heritage, you will finally find the Heavenly Father and the answer to the most difficult question. Why did God create us? Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” We were created to please God, and by doing so we will be rewarded for our doings. Ecclesiastes 12:14 “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
We hope that you will take the step to learn all the sides of the commandments and do them. That you may receive everlasting life and enter the kingdom of heaven. Revelations 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Shalam (Peace)!