The Ten Commandments

The Basic Laws of Love
By Network Minister M. Tichi Close this page to return

When worshipping YHWH, it is important to at least have the basics down, so we will begin by breaking down each of the simplest set of instructions given to us by YHWH, the 10 Commandments, which are inarguably not subject to change, and see where Christian doctrine is flawed within them. Even as a child, upon being taught these basic 10 rules, we knew in our hearts there was a problem with the way people interpreted them.

Hebrews 10:15-16
15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, 16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"

Exodus 20:3-17
First: 3Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Second: 4Thou 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: 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD YHWH thy YHWH am a jealous YHWH, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Third 7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD YHWH thy YHWH in vain; for the LORD YHWH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Fourth: 8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD YHWH thy YHWH: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11For in six days the LORD YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD YHWH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Fifth: 12honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD YHWH thy YHWH giveth thee. Sixth: 13Thou shalt not kill (murder). Seventh: 14Thou shalt not commit adultery. Eighth: 15Thou shalt not steal. Ninth: 16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Tenth: 17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his (Censored Word), nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.

First: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. This includes anything or anyone that one would worship as a God, including Messiah Yahshua (Jesus). YHWH did not descend from heaven to live and be crucified, YHWH was NEVER a human being and Messiah is NOT GOD or a g-d and is NOT to be worshipped as one. He was put in place as our king who is under GOD. It is forbidden to worship or bow down to ANYONE other than YHWH, and that includes a king.

Esther 3:2-6
2And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence. 3Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment? 4Now it came to pass, when they spoke daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew. 5And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath. 6And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.

Messiah Yahshua taught us that this was the most important commandment written, because it is the foundation that true worship is built upon (the cornerstone). He explained total love for G_d first, above everything including “Self”. This “Intent of the Heart” is why we obey ALL of our Eternal Father's Commandments; It is because we LOVE YHWH.

Mark 12:29-30
29And Yahshua answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our YHWH is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy YHWH with all thy heart, and

with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first (primary) commandment.

Second: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them. So what exactly is a “graven image”? Webster’s defines a graven image as: graven -“a : to carve or shape with a chisel (engraved): b : to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface ”; image - 1 : a reproduction or imitation of the form of a person or thing; especially : an imitation in solid form. Images can be made out of anything. The Ancient Israelites used gold, and there has also been use of other metals, stone, plaster, ceramic, porcelain, plastic and wood. These are the same materials that would be used today to make such things as crucifixes, statues of Miryam (Mary), crosses and other such graven images that are being “bowed down to” or kneeled in front of and worshipped as g-ds.

1 Corinthians 10:15-22
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Messiah? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Messiah? 17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to YHWH: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

If one is truly obeying the first commandment and Messiah’s explanation of it, there is placed great caution within the heart to avoid all things having to do with false idols. Do not be confused by the above verse and assume that things like Catholic “Communion” are approved activities. Paul is trying to convey that all sacrifices of the true believer come from within, because the body of a true believer is the temple, NOT a manmade altar. Everything you eat and drink and who you are dedicating it to is stressed here; a Christmas “toast” and meal of thanks is sacrificing to idols (see Pagan History of Christmas and Yahweh's Holiday Memories). Third: Thou shalt not take the name of YHWH thy G_d in vain; for the LORD YHWH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. There are other names for YHWH. He has been referred to as our ONLY God, our ONLY Savior (Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD YHWH; and beside me there is no saviour.), and our Holy Father. It is a little known fact that the word “pope” is a derivative of the word “papa” which means father (Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pApa, from Late Latin papa, from Greek pappas, papas, title of bishops, literally, papa). When the word “holy” is placed in front of the word “pope” the translation is “holy father”. This is an example of taking the name of God in vain and is considered blasphemy. True believers hold the name of our loving Father dear in our hearts and would never take it in vain, and make ourselves out to be equal to or higher than the One and Only Yahweh. Fourth: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of YHWH thy G_d: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the YHWH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. In every translation of the Bible that is found, the word SEVENTH has never been changed to say FIRST. The SABBATH DAY is the SEVENTH DAY (Friday at dusk through Saturday at dusk on the Gregorian Calendar). Are YHWH’s commandments of love subject to change? Absolutely not! No work is to be done on the seventh day except

“good works” as explained by Messiah Yahshua.

Matthew 12:10-12
10And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? That they might accuse him. 11And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days (which is for YHWH’s glory and not our own.)

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. We are to follow Messiah Yahshua’s example of love by obeying this commandment, just as he did. By doing so, we are honoring our Father’s wishes that we REST on the seventh day and do no work. By practicing love through obedience, we are also learning important lessons regarding Yahweh’s Plan of Salvation concerning the Sabbath Millenium. Yahweh is not a fickle G_d (James 1:17). Fifth: honor thy (Earth) father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD YHWH thy YHWH giveth thee. What does it mean to honor your parents? Honor is defined as: “respect and esteem shown to another.” This means no matter how badly they have treated you, you are to hold them in esteem. The human family is symbolic, in YHWH’s eyes, as another teaching tool of humility and respect with love. Respect your parents in all things, but under no circumstances are you to worship them or compromise your faith because of them. Respect is put into place for them. Sixth: Thou shalt not kill (Murder). Just in the Spanish Inquisition, a reported 2000

people were killed by the church, the Holocaust, 6 million, and an untold number of probably millions more murdered and tortured throughout history, as the estimated number of those murdered by the papacy is somewhere near 150 million people murdered just during the Middle Ages, according to David A. Plaisted of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John Fox ("Fox's Book of Martyrs") wrote a detailed book about the murderous practices of the church and the tactics that were used to persecute, torture, murder and rape those the Roman church (and her harlot daughters) deemed as "heretics". You can read the entire book at the following link: "Fox's Book of Martyrs". True believers would never murder another human being because we LOVE everyone, and one does not murder that which they love.

Note: There is a major difference between Killing and Murder.
Killing does not necessarily express "INTENT," while murder always has the "INTENT" to end physical life (and possibly Eternal Life too).

Hebrews 4:12
12 For the word of G_d is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Seventh: Thou shalt not commit adultery. USA Today reported that fifty to sixty percent of married couples admit to adultery. If we cannot be loyal to our spouses, how can we be loyal to God? If "Selfless Love" is "The Intent" of our heart(s), there is no need to seek out other mates. We will be perfectly content with what we have and we will not desire anyone else.

Matthew 5:27-32

27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath (Intentionally) committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced

Eighth: Thou shalt not steal. The personal property values stolen from victims of the Holocaust is innumerable, in the billions or trillions as estimates indicate, although no one will know for sure because most of the property owners were murdered. Not to mention the priceless vessels that were taken from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during its last destruction period, of which certain groups of Israel's people insist are being held in the Vatican. If you truly love Yahweh and love others, you wouldn’t intentionally harm them in any way.

Romans 13:7-10
7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. 8Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9For 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. 10Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling

of the law.

Ninth: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. How many people were burned at the stake in Salem because someone pointed them out as a “witch” without having any proof? Bearing false witness is a lie or deception designed to harm another and/or to profit "Self." Be honest and loving in all works, including inside and outside of the court system. Love would never intentionally cause an innocent person to be prosecuted.

Matthew 5:38-42
38Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Tenth: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his Mule, nor anything that is thy neighbor's. Do not want or lust after things that you don’t already have. Be content with what you were given, be satisfied with the minimum of everything, if that is what you have. More money, fancy cars, nice houses and an abundance of beautiful women are not going to allow you permission to enter the Coming Kingdom on Earth

Matthew 19:23-24
23Then said Yahshua unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of YHWH.

Matthew 6:19-24
19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve YHWH and mammon.

This is not to say that you cannot have things, but it is to say that "things" (worldliness) should not become more important to you than love of YHVH (being Yahweh centered). The commandments should be followed always out of love for YHWH. Some say that the law was abolished, but Messiah Yahshua said that he came to fulfill (magnify or make replete) the law, by teaching us the “Intent of the Heart”, which must be a Selfless Love for Yahweh and His laws (Marriage Vows).

Matthew 5:17-18
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill (make replete, abundantly available, understandable). 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of

heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

All of YHWH’s laws of love must be obeyed with the selfless “Intention of Love”. If you attend any “church” that teaches contrary to these laws, then you are worshipping something other than God.

Titus 1:16
They profess that they know YHWH; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work a reprobate.

Finally, the last lesson is a culmination of all of the above: perfect unselfish love. YHWH gives it to us freely and we are expected to return it to YHWH and others freely, without bias, including our enemies. This is the perfection that YHWH desires His followers to achieve. If this isn’t for you, then the true religion isn’t for you and you might be better off learning in the Christian churches who teach in selfish opposition to these commandments of love. However, if you find that you can uphold the teachings of the One and Only TRUE GOD (Yahweh) with a pure heart filled with sincere intention, then we invite you to explore the rest of the information contained here at The Sabbatarian Network.

The Ten Commandments
The Spiritual Parallels - Part 2
By Network Minister M. Tichi Close this page to return

It is important to know that every single one of YHWH’s actions is a physical to spiritual parallel, meaning, the physical action bears a spiritual lesson within it. You can point to any verse within the pages of the Scriptures and find an underlying purpose to it. Only those with “eyes that see and ears that hear” can understand this concept.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
First: 3Thou shalt have no other gods before me

YHWH admits that He is a passionate and jealous God, like any husband would be with his wife. Husbands fully expect their wives to not have another husband and to be completely loyal to them. This is how YHWH feels about His followers. YHWH has even referred to his “chosen” as the “Bride”. The human family is a spiritual parallel of this lesson. The (believing) husband is the parallel of God, the (believing) wife is the assembly, and the (believing) children that they have together are the individuals within the assembly. Breaking of this commandment has been referred to as “Spiritual Adultery”.

Jeremiah 3:6-11
6The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. 7And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 8And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. 9And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks. 10And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto

me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD YHWH. 11And the LORD YHWH said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Second: 4Thou 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: 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD YHWH thy YHWH am a jealous YHWH, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments

This commandment compliments the first. Since YHWH’s temple is within each of us, we have no need to “see” what we are worshipping, by fulfilling the need to “see” what we are worshipping, we are demonstrating a lack of faith.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16Know ye not that ye are the temple of YHWH, and that the Spirit of YHWH dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of YHWH, him shall YHWH destroy; for the temple of YHWH is holy, which temple ye are.

The Temple that was first built in Jerusalem by Solomon in 959 b.c. was allowed by YHWH solely for the purpose of demonstrating the above spiritual parallel. The only offerings allowed in the Temple were “clean” food products of the land, symbolic of nourishment into one’s own body. Very few were allowed to worship directly in front of the Ark of the Tabernacle where they could “see” it.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Third: 7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD YHWH thy YHWH in vain; for the LORD YHWH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain

This is a case where NAME means REPUTATION (YHWH's "GOOD" Name), therefore the lesson is Do NOT use YHVH's "Good Name" in a personally vain way. For Example, MINISTERS that use "The Name Of YHVH" to further their personal careers are falsely speaking as if they were YHVH's anointed ones, BUT they do NOT speak TRUTH in the name of YHVH, BUT lies. This is basically a deceitful way of worshipping evil (Satan).

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called YHWH, or that is worshipped; so that he as YHWH sitteth in the temple of YHWH, showing himself that he is YHWH.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Fourth: 8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD YHWH thy YHWH: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11For in six days the LORD YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the

LORD YHWH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it

The Sabbath day has much to do with the Plan of Salvation and The Coming Kingdom on Earth, as are all of YHWH’s Holy Days. YHWH’s days are like 1000 years to us and the chosen few will be permitted to rest for an entire 1000 years from their labors at the end of the 6th millenium (after 5999 complete years since Adam sinned) where HaSatan will no longer have any influence on anyone (during the Sabbath Millenium - 7th 1000 years).

Revelation 20:1-3
20:1 ¶ And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Hebrews 4:1-10
1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And YHWH did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not

your hearts. 8For if Yahshua had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of YHWH. 10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as YHWH did from his.

This is the time that Messiah Yahshua will be given to rule as our king.

Revelation 12:5
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto YHWH, and to his throne.

Revelation 19:15-16
15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty YHWH. 16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Fifth: 12honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD YHWH thy YHWH giveth thee

As stated before, the human family is symbolic of YHWH, the Bride, and the Assembly of True Believers. The parents are the leaders of this family and must be respected and obeyed. By doing so, YHWH is shown that you hold a deep and loving respect for Him through unquestioned obedience.

Matthew 15:4-9
4For YHWH commanded, saying, honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of YHWH of none effect by your tradition. 7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Sixth: 13Thou shalt not kill (murder) The inclusion into the “Coming Kingdom on Earth” is referred to as “life”, and the exclusion as “death”.

John 11:23-27
23Yahshua saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25Yahshua said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Messiah, the Son of YHWH, which should come into the world.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Seventh:

14Thou shalt not commit adultery

Again, “Spiritual Adultery” isn’t allowed, and neither is actual adultery. Loyalty above all is expected, anyone who does either is considered a harlot (male or female).

Revelation 17:1-6
1And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahshua: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Eighth: 15Thou shalt not steal.

Intentionally stealing something is the parallel of robbing someone of that which YHWH gives to them, including the gift of righteousness (the crown), which is love. A very definite indicator of worldliness.

Revelation 3:11-12
11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my YHWH, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my YHWH, and the name of the city of my YHWH, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my YHWH: and I will write upon him my new name.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Ninth: 16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

We are all YHWH’s people and are to be faithful and honest in our dealings with one another. In bearing witness and being a witness of YHWH all things must be said out of truth and love.

Matthew 26:59-65
59Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Yahshua, to put him to death; 60But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, 61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of YHWH, and to build it in three days. 62And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? 63But Yahshua held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living YHWH, that thou tell us whether thou be the Messiah, the Son of YHWH. 64Yahshua saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of

power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

Exodus 20:3-17 (Continued)
Tenth: 17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his mule; nor any thing that is thy neighbor's

The parallel here is to trust in YHWH that He will provide for you. Be content and happy having YHWH as your One and Only God, not being distracted by worries so that all focus can be made on obtaining Spiritual Possessions (righteousness - fruit of the Spirit); not physical possessions.

Matthew 6:25-34
25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30Wherefore, if YHWH so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly

Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33But seek ye first the kingdom of YHWH, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Finally, the ultimate parallel of all of these things is simply LOVE in its purest form. Natural affection for YHWH, and for all people, produces the products of the Spirit, undying loyalty, and complete faith and trust in YHWH.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not selfless love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known 13And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Love and blessings to you all.

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