God's Ten Commandments
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febr 20 2006

 

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The 10 Commandments, written by the finger of God in stone.

Not a means to earn salvation, but a mirror of God's rules for mankind to live by, but no one has ever been able to, the law was given for sinners to repent, therefore all have broken the law, because all have sinned. (Rom3:23)
Tim 1:9
Knowing {and} understanding this: that the Law is not enacted for the righteous (the upright and just, who are in right standing with God), but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who strike {and} beat {and} [even] murder fathers and strike {and} beat {and} [even] murder mothers, for manslayers,

So all will understand that we are in need of a Savior, Every one on earth has broken at least  on of these commandments (Rom 3:23). Therefore you cannot depend on salvation by keeping de Law ( of good works )
Gal 3:10
And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse {and} doomed to disappointment {and} destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts {and} commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.

Only Jesus Christ kept all the commandments, so He could pay our penalty and redeem us from the curse of the law, by becoming a curse for us and saved all who accepted this sacrifice.
Gal 3:13
Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);

Now we are free from seeking salvation by keeping the demands of the law, and if we sin we have a faithful God
1 John 1:9
If we [freely] admit that we have sinned {and} confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].

That was God's reason for sending the Lord Jesus and help us to fulfill God's righteous demands of the Law and save us from destruction. What no man was able to do, Jesus did and became the perfect sacrifice on the cross and was able to pay all the debt we owe to God and declare us not guilty, for the awful price (death and destruction) of sin had to be paid. The price was high, it had to be His only Son, no one else was qualified, God Himself bought us back with his own blood on the cross.

Q; Why?
A; Love!

John 3:16 For God so greatly loved {and} dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

Are the laws done away with? No, the law is righteous and good.
1 Tim 1:8 Now we recognize {and} know that the Law is good if anyone uses it lawfully [for the purpose for which it was designed],
1 Tim 1:9 Knowing {and} understanding this: that the Law is not enacted for the righteous (the upright and just, who are in right standing with God), but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who strike {and} beat {and} [even] murder fathers and strike {and} beat {and} [even] murder mothers, for manslayers,
1 Tim 1:10 [For] impure {and} immoral persons, those who abuse themselves with men, kidnapers, liars, perjurers--and whatever else is opposed to wholesome teaching {and} sound doctrine

Rom 7:7 What then do we conclude? Is the Law identical with sin? Certainly not! Nevertheless, if it had not been for the Law, I should not have recognized sin {or} have known its meaning. [For instance] I would not have known about covetousness [would have had no consciousness of sin or sense of guilt] if the Law had not [repeatedly] said, You shall not covet {and} have an evil desire [for one thing and another].

Do we still have to keep the law for righteousness sake? (for salvation)
NO, accept Jesus as Savior to be discharged from the the law.
Rom 7:6 But now we are discharged from the Law {and} have terminated all intercourse with it, having died to what once restrained {and} held us captive. So now we serve not under [obedience to] the old code of written regulations, but [under obedience to the prompting] of the Spirit in newness [of life].

Eph 2:8 For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment {and} made partakers of Christ's salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;
Eph 2:9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]

see also: "How far will Grace carry me"

Do I have to live by the law? NO, by faith in Christ Jesus and the leading of the Holy Spirit (which never contradicts the scriptures)
Rom 8:1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, {who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.}

Rom 8:3 For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],
Rom 8:4 So that the righteous {and} just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live {and} move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].

By becoming a child of God through faith in Jesus, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit who comes to live with us and gives us the power to live according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh (our own desires)
Rom 8:5
For those who are according to the flesh {and} are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on {and} pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit {and} are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on {and} seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.
Rom 8:6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
Rom 8:9 But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God].
Rom 8:10 But if Christ lives in you, [then although] your [natural] body is dead by reason of sin {and} guilt, the spirit is alive because of [the] righteousness [that He imputes to you].

At conclusion a few words from the heart;

I'd like to point out the following, sins salvation is by grace through faith as a gift of God. Many people tend to believe that from now on I can sin and go to heaven, often I wandered why people think like that, breaking the law is still a sin, whether the law of grace to love one an other or the one of the 10 commandments, it is still sin and will lead to God's chastisement

God provided a way for sinners to live in communion with Him,  sin will separate you from God's presence, one's you have tasted the Holy Spirit, and forgiveness, won't you do anything to have more of Him in understanding and obedience,  The bible says that we do not (desire) sin when we have received the Holy Spirit, and when we do sin and confess  (and repent) He is righteous and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness and we are restored onto Him once more. Abusing the Grace of God has severe consequences. This is the attitude towards God as a child of God filled with the Holy Spirit. That we want to live holy before God by faith in Christ Jesus

Heb 12:14 Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration {and} holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.

Yet so many "Christians" live in false security, are notorious sinners, who believe they can get away with living as the World does.

1 Cor 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous {and} the wrongdoers will not inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure {and} immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,1 Cor 6:10 Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers {and} slanderers, nor extortioners {and} robbers will inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God.

As Gill's commentary reads it:
Ver. 9. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

Without a righteousness there will be no entrance into the world of bliss and happiness hereafter, therefore this must be a better righteousness than what a sinful creature is capable of working out, it is no other than the righteousness of Christ.

It was a loss and want of their own righteousness that cast the angels down from heaven, and turned Adam out of paradise and whoever does not posess the righteousness of Christ of, will fall short of enjoying the glory of God.

Because it is not agreeable to the holy nature of God, to his infinite justice and righteous law, to admit any into heaven without a righteousness, since a judgment seat is erected, before which all must stand and those that will be found without a righteousness, will be for ever excluded from the kingdom of heaven.

If any unrighteous persons could be received there, it would spoil the pleasure and happiness of the saints.

Now in this scripture it is said partly, to keep the Corinthians from going to court with each other before unrighteous persons, who have no right to the kingdom of God, and living and dying as they are, will have no share in it, therefore since they are not to be fellow heirs and companions with them in the kingdom of heaven, they should not bring their causes before them in this and partly to reprove them for their injurious and unrighteous actions among themselves, their tricking and defrauding of one another, and with other sins they were guilty of.

And if they would not repent, then it would show, that notwithstanding their christian profession, they were destitute of the grace of God, and unfit to be in the kingdom of God, and unfit to belong in a Gospel Church here on earth, and would be shut out of the kindom of heaven hereafter.

Many today, willfully and consciously turning against God as Israel did in the desert walking in unbelief, and turning away from the truth, (salvation by grace through faith only) and never found the their rest in God.
Please read the following,

Hebrew 3:7-4:116
Heb 3:7
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice,
Heb 3:8 Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] {and} their provocation {and} embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness,
Heb 3:9 Where your fathers tried [My patience] {and} tested [My forbearance] and found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years.
Heb 3:10 And so I was provoked (displeased and sorely grieved) with that generation, and said, They always err {and} are led astray in their hearts, and they have not perceived {or} recognized My ways {and} become progressively better {and} more experimentally {and} intimately acquainted with them.
Heb 3:11 Accordingly, I swore in My wrath {and} indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.
Heb 3:12 [Therefore beware] brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to turn away {and} desert {or} stand aloof from the living God.
Heb 3:13 But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].
Heb 3:14 For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) {and} share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence {and} original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm {and} unshaken to the end.
Heb 3:15 Then while it is [still] called Today, if you would hear His voice {and} when you hear it, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion [in the desert, when the people provoked and irritated and embittered God against them].
Heb 3:16 For who were they who heard {and} yet were rebellious {and} provoked [Him]? Was it not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?
Heb 3:17 And with whom was He irritated {and} provoked {and} grieved for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose dismembered bodies were strewn {and} left in the desert?
Heb 3:18 And to whom did He swear that they should not enter His rest, but to those who disobeyed [who had not listened to His word and who refused to be compliant or be persuaded]?
Heb 3:19 So we see that they were not able to enter [into His rest], because of their unwillingness to adhere to {and} trust in {and} rely on God [unbelief had shut them out].
Heb 4:1 THEREFORE, WHILE the promise of entering His rest still holds {and} is offered [today], let us be afraid [to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late {and} has come short of [reaching] it.
Heb 4:2 For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; {neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe).}
Heb 4:3 For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed {and} prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.
Heb 4:4 For in a certain place He has said this about the seventh day: And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.
Heb 4:5 And [they forfeited their part in it, for] in this [passage] He said, They shall not enter My rest.
Heb 4:6 Seeing then that the promise remains over [from past times] for some to enter that rest, and that those who formerly were given the good news about it {and} the opportunity, failed to appropriate it {and} did not enter because of disobedience,
Heb 4:7 Again He sets a definite day, [a new] Today, [and gives another opportunity of securing that rest] saying through David after so long a time in the words already quoted, Today, if you would hear His voice {and} when you hear it, do not harden your hearts.
Heb 4:8 [This mention of a rest was not a reference to their entering into Canaan.] For if Joshua had given them rest, He [God] would not speak afterward about another day.
Heb 4:9 So then, there is still awaiting a full {and} complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God;
Heb 4:10 For he who has once entered [God's] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own.
Heb 4:11 Let us therefore be zealous {and} exert ourselves {and} strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall {or} perish by the same kind of unbelief {and} disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].
Heb 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing {and} sifting {and} analyzing {and} judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
Heb 4:13 And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open {and} exposed, naked {and} defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.
Heb 4:14 Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended {and} passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him].
Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand {and} sympathize {and} have a shared feeling with our weaknesses {and} infirmities {and} liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.
Heb 4:16 Let us then fearlessly {and} confidently {and} boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

Why would anyone put himself in danger by sinning wilfully, putting aside the knowledge of salvation, not receiving it by faith, but as they understoot the truth, they did not accepted His sacrifice by faith. Therefore there would be no othere remedy left for being saved, rejecting the Word of God in their hearts and being destitude from the grace of God, by turning away, making decision to turn to their former state of a sinner, sinners won't go to heaven? not one has ever entered the Kingdom of heaven, only those who are righteous through faith in Christ. I hope the it is clear that "sinner don't go to heaven" Once you have known (heard)the truth do not turn away from it, but receive it with gladness in your heart for all times.

Heb 10:23 So let us seize {and} hold fast {and} retain without wavering the hope we cherish {and} confess {and} our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) {and} faithful to His word.
Heb 10:24 And let us consider {and} give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love {and} helpful deeds {and} noble activities,
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking {or} neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

Heb 10:26 For if we go on deliberately {and} willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward].

(Gills commentary of Verse.26. For if we sin willfully, &c.]] Which is not to be understood of a single act of sin, but rather of a course of sinning; nor of sins of infirmity through temptation, or even of grosser acts of sin, but of voluntary ones; and not of all voluntary ones, or in which the will is engaged and concerned, but of such which are done on set purpose, resolutely and obstinately; and not of immoral practices, but of corrupt principles, and acting according to them; it intends a total apostasy from the truth, against light and evidence, joined with obstinacy.

After that we have received the knowledge of the truth; either of Jesus Christ, or of the Scriptures, or of the Gospel, or of some particular doctrine, especially the principal one, salvation by Christ; of which there may be a notional knowledge, when there is no experimental knowledge; and which is received not into the heart, but into the head: and whereas the apostle speaks in the first person plural, we, this is used not so much with regard to himself, but others; that so what he delivered might come with greater weight upon them, and be more readily received by them; when they observed he entertained no hard thoughts or jealousies of them, which would greatly distress the minds of those that were truly gracious. Moreover, the apostles use this way of speaking, when they do not design themselves at all, but others, under the same visible profession of religion, and who belonged to the same community of believers; see # 1Pe 4:3 Tit 3:3 Eph 2:3 compared with # Ac 22:3 26:5 Php 3:6. Besides, these words are only hypothetical, and do not prove that true believers could, or should, or do sin in this manner: to which may be added, that true believers are manifestly distinguished from these persons, # Heb 10:38,39,

see also: "Freedom in Christ"

Heb 10:27 [There is nothing left for us then] but a kind of awful {and} fearful prospect {and} expectation of divine judgment and the fury of burning wrath {and} indignation which will consume those who put themselves in opposition [to God].
Heb 10:28 Any person who has violated {and} [thus] rejected {and} set at naught the Law of Moses is put to death without pity {or} mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

Heb 10:29 How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned {and} [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God, and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common {and} unhallowed, thus profaning it {and} insulting {and} outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?

Heb 10:30 For we know Him Who said, Vengeance is Mine [retribution and the meting out of full justice rest with Me]; I will repay [I will exact the compensation], {says the Lord.} And again, The Lord will judge {and} determine {and} solve {and} settle the cause {and} the cases of His people.
Heb 10:31 It is a fearful (formidable and terrible) thing to incur the divine penalties {and} be cast into the hands of the living God!

Many Christians turn and fling away their confidence, because they find it is too hard to live for God. (to follow Christ) not knowing the recompense of reward that awaits those that remain faithfull during the times of testing.

Heb 10:32 But be ever mindful of the days gone by in which, after you were first spiritually enlightened, you endured a great {and} painful struggle,
Heb 10:33 Sometimes being yourselves a gazingstock, publicly exposed to insults {and} abuse and distress, and sometimes claiming fellowship {and} making common cause with others who were so treated.
Heb 10:34 For you did sympathize {and} suffer along with those who were imprisoned, and you bore cheerfully the plundering of your belongings {and} the confiscation of your property, in the knowledge {and} consciousness that you yourselves had a better and lasting possession.

Heb 10:35 Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great {and} glorious compensation of reward.
Heb 10:36 For you have need of steadfast patience {and} endurance, so that you may perform {and} fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive {and} carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.
Heb 10:37 For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay.

Heb 10:38 But the just shall live by faith
[My righteous servant shall live by his conviction respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, and holy fervor born of faith and conjoined with it]; and if he draws back {and} shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight {or} pleasure in him.

But let us be like this, for now and always
Heb 10:39
But our way is not that of those who draw back to eternal misery (perdition) and are utterly destroyed, but we are of those who believe [who cleave to and trust in and rely on God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah] {and} by faith preserve the soul.

In conclusion summery:
The Law
The law was God's standard of life.
The law was given, to expose our sinful nature.
The law lead us to see that no one is able to keep the law.
The law told me that I was a sinner and wouldn't make to heaven. (not able to live a perfect life)
The law made me see that I was in need of a savior.

The Savior
The savior fulfilled the law by paying the penalty for not being able of keeping the law.
The savior made me righteous, for He took my quilt and penalty for breaking the Law.
The Savior cleansed me from all unrighteousness by His blood.
The Savior gave me the Holy Spirit to live a Holy life.and be filled with the Spirit.

The Holy spirit
The Holy spirit empowers me to have victory over sin and temptation of the flesh.
The Holy Spirit convicts me of wrong doing, so I may repent and be forgiven.
The Holy spirit enables me to live a life for God.
The Holy Spirit (the Truth-giving Spirit), He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth).John 16:13

The Word of God.
The Word is a light unto my path and a lamp onto my feet
The Word is God speaking to us, through study and meditation.
The Word is for showing us God's plan for mankind
The Word is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof {and}
conviction of sin, for correction of error {and} discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness
(in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action),

A child of God
A child of God cannot live in sin willfully, he has a desire to please God, and do everything in his power to live a holy life, we do not strive for holiness to get saved, but to please God and to grow spiritually.
Our righteousness is in Christ Jesus, salvation is by faith in Christ Jesus, but by the power of the Holy Spirit and our willingness we are able to yield the fruit of a righteous life. And if we are convicted of sin, we repent quickly and ask God to forgive us, and He is righteous and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness, and that includes all things including the unknown sins, past, present and future.
God will deal with attitudes and unknown sins when we are ready for it, not to condemn us but to strengthen and to prepare us for His purpose of life and eternity. I can relax now, knowing that my salvation is secure in His hands and no one is able to snatch me from His hands.

Free at last, God provided it !!, I accepted it, He keeps me safe and secure. What a Savior!!

2 Cor 5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in {and} through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].

GOD BLESS!
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