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THE COMMON LAW of GOD Pt. 4 -5th Commandment Honor thy Parents

SABBATH BIBLE STUDY

7-29

(2017)

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A COMMON LAW FOR A COMMON-WEALTH

Honour thy father and thy mother:

that thy days may be long upon the land

which the LORD YHWH thy God giveth thee.

Exodus 20:12

Honour thy father and thy mother,

as the LORD YHWH thy God hath commanded thee;

that thy days may be prolonged,

and that it may go well with thee,

in the land which the LORD YHWH thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 5:16

The word Honor should hereafter in this contemplation be understood for it’s Hebrew and Greek understanding of “heaviness”, that is “weightiness” Just as it pertains to precious metal, thus the Idea of Honor or Esteem is the Idea of literal value or worth. The Commandment is forwarding the Child of Israel to Value his Father and Mother as wealth.

The subject of the 5th Commandment is likened unto all the commandments focused upon thus far, it is a key sentiment to summarize the whole of the subject, thus by neglect of the Honor due parents and parentage the Law of God is as well devalued.

Just as the prior sentiment conveyed in the 4th Commandment regarding the Sabbath day beside the 6 days of work, the whole focus of the whole of the Common-wealth’s practice of Time keeping is observed, so in this way the 5th Commandment regarding the Honor of ones parents will bring into focus the Nation’s Origins, from one’s father and mother throughout the genealogical make up of one’s Ethnic or National people, even to one’s own Kindred Race derived from their first father and mother.

Patrio-tism

Father – ism

In our modern day this Commandment of Almighty God has lost it’s value; The evidence of that loss is seen in the countries or lands which our Nation once occupied, lands which our European ancestors once held by Right of Blood, Sweat, and Tears shed for it as proof of their God given claim. When considering the Right of land ownership by Ethnic descent from a Biblical Reality, it must be acknowledged that all lands settled by any people of any race or species of creature is taken and held by blood, sweat and tears, Nature does witness to this fact, and the biblical testimony to the Children of Israel is no different.

Even the founders of the united states of America spoke in a form of dualism to this point, dualism is said because all of the many references to the duty of the progeny of the children of the revolution stands as a warning and admonition no matter what side of the constitution one is on such as the words of Thomas Jefferson who made the truistic statement that ” The tree of liberty must be renewed time an again by the blood of patriots and tyrants…”; a patriot by exact definition of it’s Latin: patria, one’s father’s country, form pater which is father in Latin, this is Biblical Patriotism, Patriarchal Patriotism, the honor of one’s father and mother is the foundation of the National family unit with in a geographical border or boundary of Land or Lands, the family is lead by the God given headship of the Man who is the Father as seen in Gen_1:26-28, Gen_2:21-25, every law which shall be covered hereafter on Government order, Num_30:1-16. The paternal order is the God ordained order of Family Government, even in reference Parents we testifies to the pair which brings forth offspring, a word which is devalued by any definition beyond the natural fact it carries, that of the Patriarchal quality of the parentage of a family, tribe, Nation and Race of Biblical Origin.

Furthermore, when speaking of a Nation and Country the two are often times confused as one and the same, yet they refer to two adjoined but different aspects of the collective common-wealth, both aspects are channeled into the 5th Commandment: The Nation which is the aspect of common-origin and The Country is the aspect of a common home land. Thus when we speak of a country we speak of land mass and borders not the nation of a common origin. The 5th Commandment covers both in it’s primary sentiment of the Nation from ones individual parents to ones parentage, and also the giving of blessings of Honor towards ones parentage as the prolonged dwelling in the land given to that Nation.

Yet the reward of honoring and fearing ones father and mother is called Inheritance, in the Hebrew the word is Y’RaSH and M’URaSH as far as the idea of possession of inherited traits, which is more or less the idea of Rights, legal Rights inherited from father to son as citizens, members of the common-wealth.

Consider:

Deu 33:4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

While the Land inheritance is generally represented by the word NHeLEh.

Num_33:53 And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.

Num 33:54 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man’s inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

Num 33:55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

Thus, Both Land inheritance and Covenantal Inheritance are inherent in the Paternal Honor .

By ignorant or willful disregard of this Commandment both the Nation and the Land will be lost, the two are invariably linked to the unity of every individual family doing so together as to form a Common-wealth.

With all this in mind consider the Greek LXX of Leviticus 19:3, “Let each one his father and his mother fear” the word fear is translated from a word rooted ina commonly understood word in our English speech, Phobia; in our insane and unGodly age in which we live the doctors of the so called psyche would call this a parentaphobia, the idea of being afraid of ones parents, yet this very heart and mind set should be a soul disposition of fear towards ones parents as a Godly fear. Every child of Godly parents should be afraid of the displeasure his parents will have in them, and thus be a feared that they them selves will dishonor their parents before the face of God almighty. A fear which I wish to punctuate by the end of this compilation.

Infractions upon the Honor

of the 5th Commandment

The first infraction: Physical Abuse

Exo_21:15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

This law prohibiting without exception the physical harm done to ones parents, as a capitol offence, a law which is not meant to be symbolic, and due to it’s simplistic nature it encompassed all forms of physical abuse done to ones parentage: grandparents, elders and those of the physical family in authority by mear age:

Lev_19:32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

This portion of Common Law helps us ascertain the scope of Honor as reaching further than one first father or mother, but unto his grandparents and beyond. It establishes also the Honor that should be had for any gray haired old man as a honorable member of a biblical patriarchal society, when indeed he is such, as one who should never be abused. The Idea of rising up is that which is accredited to kings and rulers, one we are still un-accustomed to understand in the West but perhaps not practice, the rising also carries with it the implication of support or establish, that is help an old man, and also establish the ruling elder as well, it is the onus of the young men to be the strong arm of the wise old man and to keep him in power, for all the young become old.

The next infraction

Exo 21:17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Before losing the thoughts of the Law and it’s greater focus just mentioned in the last infraction on Lev_19:32, consider not only one’s first Father and Mother but that of family rulers of Elders which helps support the God given authority by squarely seating it upon the 5th Commandment:

As mentioned prior in part 1 of this series on the 1st and 2nd commandment, the judges of Israel and of the Church / Ekklasia are to be comprised of literal Elders or Old men of literal Families as shown in Exo_18:25-26 Exo_18:25-26, Deu_1:9-18, Num_1:1-54, Num_11:14-25.

Exo_22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people., is by the law of Exo_21:17, we may see the correlation to this law as being integral one to the other. As mentioned concerning the 1st and 2nd Commandment of God’s Common Law: the word “god” in this text references YHWH GOD given authority to the Elder judges and rulers of THY PEOPLE, by rule of God’s Law. It should not be missed that in the KJV the word translated ‘revile’ of Exo_22:28 and ‘curse’ of Exo_21:17 are the same Hebrew,, both are ‘QuLL’ a word which signifies the opposite of the honor or value of the Commandment, as well this stands true in the Greek LXX text pertaining to the word Curse from Kako-Logon – G2551 ̄

From a compound of:

G2556 -Kako: bad, evil, wicked

and

G3056– Logos: words

literally “speak evil of”

.

The value or Honor intrinsically placed by Nature and natures God, YHWH upon the family order are preserved by these Common Laws which has as it’s preservation the the security of dwelling in the Land of inhabitants by the Blessing inherent to law’s defined particular precepts, statutes, as well as Judgments against this sin.

The support of the families leaning one upon the other will create a Nation, a standing Nation will create a protected Country border, a Land blessed by the prolonged days of the inhabitants who dwell upon it in family order keeping a common Calendar:

Ye shall be holy:

for I YHWH your God am holy.

Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father,

and keep my sabbaths:

I am YHWH your God.

Lev_19:2-3

The calendar Sabbath of the LORD God of the Commonwealth, ordains and offers times of commanded family worship: Weekly, Monthly, Tri-yearly, and yearly worship times on which the Parents of Godly homes are listened to according the holy scriptures, the children are instructed by their elder fathers and mothers to establish this law in a symbiotic maintenance: the sabbath and all commanded festivals of scripture are family, kindred tribal maintenance tools; beyond it contains the Ordained time of National, Tribal and Family appointment of Elders to the position of judges and officers among the people, thus linking the Calendric system devised by Almighty YHWH as the time established for the commonwealth’s electoral conventions:

Deu_16:16-20 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God … in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: …Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

The Christ and the 5th Commandment

The most simple sin specified in the scripture concerning the 5th Commandment our Lord Christ forwards as a rebuke to the ruling Officers called Scribes in His day. As in the modern day these men in civic authority thought God’s Law was not Spiritually important enough to keep the letter of the law, thus they imposed by symantical interpretation another understanding of the Commandment’s and it’s precepts, a situation concerning the 5th Commandment which undoubtedly caused the eventual removal of the remnant of Judah from Judea.

Consider:

Mat_15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Mat 15:5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

Mat 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Exo_21:17;

Lev_20:9 …his blood shall be upon him.

The poetic semantics are not easily seen by the English reader: the Idea of the value of a monetary gift on Parents seemingly payed to the Temple treasury was in replacement for true value of Honor found in life actions and words towards one’s parents, thus this unlawful tradition which is a semantical approach to the literal commandment makes the Realistic Commandment which is Truly Spiritual given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God void. It becomes void by cutting off the judgment from the commandment to replace it with a man made interpretation by the pseudo-letter. In this lesson Christ condemns the idea of replacing the actual Commandment of Law, to the end that is will void God’s Common Law; In modern terms, the governing State has assumed the right to redefine the value of parents to nothing more than a fine, a gift to blind the eyes and pervert the justice of God’s Law by use of the Temple’s State power over the judicial Elders, thus circularly destroying it’s self.

We in our modern societies of European descent find our selves in a worse position than even the Judean’s of the time of Christ, as the cursing of our progenitors has no back lash at all, not even a fine; yet the power base which has replaced the functional honor of the father and mother may easily be comprehended when one finds the idol in society that is unable to be cursed, as simple way evaluate a sociological position.

What is Cursing one’s Father or Mother?

As serious as a sin crime as is mentioned above according the Common Law of God , a word must be given upon understanding the nature of this infraction.

The word Curse above is Kako-logos as describes above. Kako is the general word for ‘bad things’, yet the understanding of ‘Curse’ is in focus.

While the simple understanding of bad or evil speech about one’s parents is simple enough to understand, they are words that cause ones parent to be afflicted by their bad words, either to them or others if the word returns to their ears. As well the simplicity of the Paternal nature of the family must be encapsulated in this sentiment as they are words that a child may use to afflict ones Parents, thus reversing the role by some form of negative control to in-place the words of Isaiah’s curse:

Isa_3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

Isa 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

Yet this Curse must be understood in a strict biblical standpoint which must not be reversed as to allow an ignorant, selfish or wicked parent to silence the child who speaks the gospel which will naturally oppose any sinner in cluding sinful parents.

We have ample Scripture to show that the confession of Christ in our life will create variance even with ones own parents and family, by recourse, the denial of the life of Christ in us to disuad the varance between the Christian and his natural family is in fact a denial of Christ:

Mat_10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

Mat 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Mat 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Christ’s admonition is from Mic_7:6, which is in-turn is a admonition from the Law of Deu_13:6-10, this Christ based or anointed based life is seen in Gideon in Jdg_6:1-32, when the confession of Gideon’s anointing caused him to hew down his father’s baal grove and throw over baal’s alter to set an example, yet Gideon did not speak evil of his parentage, yet his actions and words could be skued by a wicked father to be a form of rebellion. As well a good example may be had in the life of Johnathan son of King Saul, as he was under his wicked father who was pursuing innocent David, Johnathan did not curse his father but did as David did entreat and hinder his godless actions to the benefit of righteousness.

The speech of cursing or speaking affliction on one’s parents is a sin crime which may not be committed no matter if the parents be actually wicked in their life’s actions, it ought not be done ever by one confessing YHWH’s name; no provisions or acceptance is granted for Cursing one’s parents even when one’s Father or Mother is wicked in the most vile way, rather we are to entreat or implore 1Ti_5:1 but never to speak evil words upon or to them, to afflict their person, yet it is important to remember that sin is always sin, and Christian’s are commanded to reprove such.

In our unfortunate day and age this seems to be hard on account of the treatment many children go through at the hand of ignorant, selfish, and ungodly parents, which often cause children to go astray. Yet consider, children in the time of the 40 years of wilderness wondering, when the parents sin caused the children to wander as a punishment was no different, even these Israelite’s forgot the sign of circumcision, the sign of Abraham’s Covenant, which was a selection among the son’s of Adam to give the dominion Mandate as stated in Gen_1:26-28.

Children Obey your parents…

From the Creation of Adam into the time of the patriarch’s then in the time of the Canaanite dispossession, as well seen in the Ethnic segregation of Ezra and Nehemiah’s, the ultimate goal of having Children is to give them an inheritance, in the case of the Covenants made with one’s Ethnic people or ones Racial mandate: to honor Father and Mother is a matter of genetic inheritance of Covenant and Land in a biblical society: among European Christians, this should be one and the same.

As seen in the Law of God through out: Adultery, fornication, and whoredom are ultimate devaluations or dishonor to ones parents and parentage, by allowance of an illegitimate offspring to grow in violation of the Law of God will destroy the Covenant upon which the Law is founded thereby dissolving the bond of all. It is worth consideration at this point that in the list of adulterous fornications of which the prior mentioned infraction of Lev_20:9 was mentioned among is ended by the antithetical statement in

Lev 20:21-22 they shall be childless. Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.

All forms of adulteration are literally a curse and a strike against ones parentage, a dishonor that will cause the Land to spew us out as opposed to prolong our days.

As it pertains to wise, generationally minded, Godly parents the Apostle Paul admonishes the children of these Christian families by the words he spoke to the Ephesian church, who mind you, did not live in the land of Judea or within the borders of old Israel but within Ephesus, a city of Asia Minor where the diaspora of Israel had settled in their Gentile-pagan state as Ephesians, he had admonished them thus:

Eph_6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Eph 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

Eph 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Eph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Consider an other Genesis example is given of a specific mention of an Honor toward parents in this paraphrase of Gen_27:46 – Gen_28:1-9

Gen 27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life (Eve) because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

Gen 28:3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

Gen 28:4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, …Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

Gen_28:7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram…

By continued reading the subject is substantiated in the actions of Esau who is called a fornicator for the strange wives he had taken against His parents honor in Heb_12:16, who by this action and other actions forfeit his birth-right, the inheritance from Adam to Isaac at that time, an inheritance which was to be the Christ’s.

Thus the act of not marrying into the forbidden linage of Canaan as per the dictates of YHWH God known by the Patriarchs, and seen in Israel’s laws trough out the Scripture was one of the first places where we may safely see the Obedience or Honor of one parents to the purpose of prolonged days upon the land in the sentiment of Ethnic purity, contained in the literal listening to ones parents on the matters of procreation, an action which of course replicates the Command it self.

The admonition in Gen 28:7 … Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother… is one which is as elementary cursing or striking ones mother and father who raised them from womb to adulthood, yet this infraction curses and strikes the at the root of ones ancestry, and obliterates the covenant by the adulteration of distinct Ethnic and racial groups which nature and natures God has deemed to be separate since creations time. The people of Canaan were the people who were being destroyed and spewed out of the ‘land of Canaan’ to be inhabited by God’s Chosen people Israel, who’s divided home inheritance was Aram and Haran in what we call Syria, the the place of Abraham’s father’s people. Yet the scripture tells us that the Gen_15:16 the iniquity of the Amorites became full at the time of Israel’s dispossession of Canaan’s land, iniquity that we may plainly in the Laws of Lev_20:1

In Biblical times the ultimate disregard of ones parents and parentage was one who has disgraced his father’s name and inheritance beyond forgiveness as see in the above portions of Genesis. By evident context the same holds true in the following grim and terrible fate that was possible for a stubborn and rebellious child, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

The Perfect Law of God Continues:

Deu_21:19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Deu 21:20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

Deu 21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

It was the last check in the balance of National order for Children to Obey their parents in the Lord: If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Deu_21:18

In the KJV text the word “glutton” may help to confuse the context in uniting it with the prior obedience of Jacob verses Esau the fornicator. In other translations prior to the KJV the Hebrew word ZaLL H2151 was translated rioter, yet in the LXX the type of glutny and riotousness is more described, the APB translations has it as: Our son, this one resists persuasion, and he aggravates, not obeying our voice; he is fond of carousing drunk with wine. sumboloaopon wich literally means “sum+bolo” to union by thrusting (G4862 + G906) the word συμβολη seen as well translated coupling in many translations of the LXX

“coupling” through out Exo in the building of the temple in reference to action which sum-boleh describes.

(More evidence in the following verses to by comparison of the Greek construct in the LXX of Exo_26:4; Exo_26:5; Exo_26:10; Exo_28:27; Exo_28:32; Exo_36:11; Exo_36:12; Exo_36:17; Exo_39:17; Exo_39:20; Deu_21:20; Pro_23:20; Isa_23:18; Hos_4:12😉

In showing this point of dis-honor and dis-obedience to ones parents I wish to end off with the voice of Solomon, a man who according to our Biblical testimony had indeed a struggle with this very grave sin, his testimony as well helps to describe in other words the Hebrew word ZaLL as see in the prior Law of God:

Pro_23:19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

Pro 23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters (ZaLLH2151) of flesh:

Pro 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton (ZaLLH2151) shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Pro 23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Pro 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Pro 23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

Pro 23:25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

Pro 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Pro 23:27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Pro 23:28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

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THE COMMON LAW OF GOD pt.3 – The 4th Commandment. Sabbath and Time (Sabbath Bible Study 6-29(2017)

A COMMON LAW FOR A COMMONWEALTH

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Exodus 20:8-11

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath

commanded thee…

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

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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 the LORD thy God:

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 the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,

and rested the seventh day:

wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Exodus 20:8-11

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee

And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt,

and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand

and by a stretched out arm:

Therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

For those who may have never considered the idea of the Common Law for a Common wealth including a Common Sabbath, let me begin by saying Sabbath observation with out the Blood of Christ upon the alter of the temple of Heaven is empty, a New moon or feast day is empty with out the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb of God who gave himself for us to be a spotless church, so that at this time we as a people, as his people might have a sacrifice worthy for every day the Lord YHWH has given us, that in accordance with tenants of the New Covenant this 4th Commandment might as well be truly written on our heart, mind and soul according to the life of Jesu(s) Christ. BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED!

The 4th Commandment should never be forgotten by the ReNEWed Man, sanctified by the people of God, the people who are called by His name according to the prior Commandment of the 10, the people who have abandoned the Idols of their hearts or the laws of strange god’s beside the LORD YHWH according to the 2nd and 1st Commandment of the 10 as well. The very spirit of every Commandment spoken of thus far in this Compilation series on the Common Law of God resides in this Commandment, and this commandment resides in them, that the words of James may echo clearly in our ears and hearts

Jas_2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

As a reminder, the Law of God and in this case the Sabbath of the 4th Commandment is among the most reasonable service of Rom_12:1 by which we as Christians who are members of the Church present our selves as Living sacrifices “Holy and acceptable” before God. The Sabbath is in line with the good works the apostle Paul spoke of in Eph_2:10 : For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them, these are they according to Deu_28:9-10 which again tells us that if we shall keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways all people of the earth shall see that we are called by the name of the LORD.

It is biblically indisputable that the 4th Commandment establishing the Sabbath Day is a doctrine of specific worship and service appointed for the People who are called by the name of the God of the bible, and the act of making holy what he has deemed, sanctifying what he has sanctified is to walk in his ways.

While so called spiritual Christianity still, for the time being that is, meets on a collective day, the spirit of the 4th commandment has been stripped away from the once held reason why they met on that collective day; a situational context that may help describe the understanding which has been spoken of prior of following the Letter or the Spirit of any Law: in the case of the old rest day of Christendom, sunday, the command was only being observed by force, social construct, and tradition as the ‘Letter’ by a majority, this Letter eventually had no Spiritual impact due to it’s lack Spiritual make up, yet for those authorities that retained the law due to a true love for it’s effect upon healthy society, that is those who loved the law by the Spirit in it’s position as the 4th commandment, it was they who kept the Letter enforce. But once the authorities and minority concluded that the Letter of the Law was no longer Spiritual, and that the 4th commandment was abrogated in disregard to their grandfather’s doctrine, the Letter of that law was nothing more than the ink in a book called the “old testament”, the story of a Letter written in Stone.

This is due to a lack of desire by church goers to be called by God’s name as God proclaims Him self to be known, and a desire by the disobedient and gainsaying people to fashion a tolerant god that will abide in their heart according to their own laws, The having of another God before the God of the Bible, includes unfortunately the modern day Jesus,when he is the harbinger of self indulgence and self worship of the modern self destructing Church world, it is this guise of self which sits among those Idol’s that reside in the heart, an anti-Christ who many say is God, and who many who say they are Christian say “is in their heart”, it is by the residence of this anti-Christ Jesus, believed to be a law breaking son of the God of the bible, the God who wrote this very law of Sabbath into the table of stone with his own finger and numbered it 4th.

As Such the Jesus in the heart of the church world of today is the Idol in violation of the 1st and 2nd commandment being. As well this Jesus of Sabbath breaking is not the Jesus who came in the name of YHWH according to the scriptures, who was a keeper of the 3rd commandment, which shows the Deu_28:1-10 National Lord proclaimed as He who came in the name of YHWH according to Psa_118:26 as stated by

Joh_12:13 : Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Rather than another Jesus and son of God which opposes the Commandments of His father we Have a Lord and Christ which boldly and loudly Proclaims “The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath”. (Mar_2:28, Luk_6:5, Luk_13:15), a claim substanciated by the fact attested to by the testamony of Luk_4:16 … his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

The 4th Commandment was the Custom of the Christ! It is the Custom of the Christ-ian! Regardless of what the happy go lucky televangelist, radio preacher or the local pastor tells us, the Sabbath is a biblical fact and way mark of the Godly Christian life.

Some history to think about

The 4 commandment may be one of the most knowledgeably fought against Commandments by the world at large with only a rival of the 7th on adultery, a connection to be noticed. The idea of taking time which God has given us and keep it holy and sanctify it by rest and worship towards Him is particularly fought against by those who espouse themselves as followers of Christ. It is those who call themselves Christians that have done the most damage to this Commandment since the time of the roman church under Victor who condemned the more biblically lawful observance of Polycrates disciple of John, unto the time of Constantine in the 3rd century who enforced the Julian calendar (created by Julius Caesar) with the mated notation of the bishop of Rome by the guise of the treaty of Milan, which brought the non-Julian observers to surface under the guise of tolerance to the end that Rome might quash the opposition of the sunday church according to the Roman dictate; in more recent history after the establishment of the Julian week was excepted by most European Christians Reformationists and Puritians sought to apply God’s Law to ever level of Society, for the level of the 4th Commandment they sought to see sunday regarded as not only church day but as the sabbath of Christendom, to this the so called evangelical church even now opposes under the doctrine of anti-nomianism teaching for doctrine the abrogation of the 4th Commandment, that is mind you: the idea that the Christ of church fathers such as Polycrates, and the disciples of Luk 23:56 who’ rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.’ before attending to the body of the crucified Christ, as well the Christ of our so called protestant Reformers and Puritian fathers of faith who desired the regard of sunday as sabbath.

Thus, a once wise and understanding people, a people called by the name of Christ and of Christ’s God the Father have fallen to moral ignorance and blindness once again yet this time with the name of Christ on their lips and a copy of the book which can correct the fall, the damage has spread like a flood across the world to wash away the Law of God in it’s practical and most rudimentary application, by once again detaching Christ the King from the Kingdom Law, a law which He has been given by the inheritance of His Father YHWH, He Who Is God, the Ruler of Heaven and Earth, the God of Israel who penned every jot an titel upon the heart of the man Jesu(s) Christ.

 

The Israel of God

A Church which keeps Sabbath

Regardless of at this point of what day you personally believe is the 7th day of the 4th Commandment is according to the weekly calendation; a subject intended to be gotten into by the end of this message.

Consider how important this 4th Commandment is to YHWH GOD, and as a recipient of the New Covenant: a Citizen of the commonwealth and Nation of Israel how important should it be to you and how important should it be to your Nation?

Exo_31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

Exo 31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

The subject of the relavant importance of this Commandment to GOD should never be brought to question, the Commandment is so Important to the LORD Judge, that under His ordained order, under His Common Law, has determined the wilful violation thereof was worthy of Death in this life.

.Exo 31:16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

Exo 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever

There is no case for those who wish to be the people of God and their children as the children of God, who willfully forget the Sabbath and it’s holiness, it’s sanctity, and it’s keeping, rather those who kick against the Sabbath by this scripture are Rejected as the people of God and can not be the Spirtual Israel spoken of in Rom_9:6-8…For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel… thus they are not the Israel of God, The LORD only accounts an Ethnic Israelite a true Israelite as He desired them when they desire His ways and His name to be upon their life, a people who desire to walk after the Spirit in the letter of the Law as best they can.

Yet again I must say for those who hear this message wrong: It is by pure Grace that we have within our grasp the LORD’s willingness to forgive, that the statement may always ring true “By Grace ye are saved” a Grace that is nevertheless through Faith, which work together as the gift of God, No not of our own works, nor of how well we keep any Commandment for we are sinners before the face of a holy God, thus it is the Grace of God which is extended constantly to a rebellious and gainsaying people prone to selfish desire and self worship, that when the fullness of time may come in our lindividual life and in the life our Nation God may send the redemption of His the King into our life to use as our battle cry against sin : BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED!

Consider the message YHWH gave Ezekiel for the rebellious house of Israel:

Eze 20:16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

Eze 20:17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

Eze 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

Eze 20:19 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;

Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

The Sabbath Day is among the most pressing proofs of the service and worship of the God of the Bible, and the willful or ignorant disregard is among the most proving evidence of ones service or involvement in another system of law or morality. Willful is continuously said due to our great shame as Nation, that is a Genetic people who even if ignorant to the vastness of the Manners and Common Customs of the bible we have decidedly neglected the Creation account with it’s Exclamation point, THE SABBATH DAY!

Ignorant is continuously said, because many now do not even think about the 4th Commandment in it’s simplest sence, let alone examine the scripture for an understanding of it’s importance, this started by past generation’s willful neglect thereof.

The point made in absolutely every account of Sabbath’s observation found in the scripture, is the Testimony of YHWH’s 6 days of work followed by the Sabbath day of Rest and the Command, not the recommendation, of His people to do the same, people that are to be like Him and in His Image, a people that are to be holy as He is Holy. A Command made for man as a liberty of Rest and relaxation intended as part of the holy worship of YHWH the creator and sustainer.

Thus, the Children of Israel are Commanded to make subject all thing in their power by the letter to engender the Spirit:

thou, thy son, thy daughter, thy manservant, thy maidservant, thy cattle, thy stranger that is within thy gates:

For in Six Days the LORD YHWH Made Heaven and Earth,

and

On the Seventh Day He Sabbathed, and was Refreshed.

The simplicity of a Common day of worship and Rest in the Name of God the creator is a unifying aspect of the Biblical Church and people. When the sabbath is used lawfully the Commonwealth is unified even by the act of desistance of all labor and business. Consider the blue laws so called, that enforced the desistance of sunday business:

By this family was encouraged, the churches were encouraged, American and European work ethic was supported, the benefit of a Common day of worship was an observably positive part of society, and regardless of my convictions against the keeping of sunday, it must be admitted as a good thing for European people to remember the God of the Biblical creation story, as well the keeping of sunday as a Nation had it’s benefits of the papal tradition placed upon the day known as sunday that is that it was the day of the Resurrection of Christ, and by that tie of events of biblical creation and christ’s Resurrection it was assumed by the non-christian peoples that America, United Kingdom, Europe and South Africa and so on were Christian Nations: Just in the topical keeping of sunday this assumption was made by the citizen and the stranger, due to it’s law upon a society and it’s reverence by the society; a reverence which made the antithesis such as the Speakeasy: a place to go in secret to do business on sunday, eat or get a drink, it was the social tolerance of such that began the repeal of the blue laws. To make the matters worse the churches, particularly evangelicals heaped up the anti-nomian doctrine teaching that the law and commandments had been done away, lead by anti-christian portions of society such as businessmen, jews, atheists and communists all lobbying to repeal the blue laws, to change western culture toward self gratification The repeal in some states happened like this: first the businesses of necessity must be aloud to open, restaurants and grocery stores People need food! department and clothing stores people need clothes! as well as a nice out fit for church, ehh? Soon everything fell under the guise of necessity and who ran the stores and restaurants? The original non-sabbatarians, the non-church goers of course, but eventually the church goers concluding from the fat preachers sermon one sunday teaching that it couldn’t possibly be a sin to do a little shopping on grandpa and grandma’s day of rest: so began to use the stores by the populous, sales went up and no further proof was needed for the necessity, so much that church goers eventually couldn’t ‘afford’ to not work on some sunday’s, bt as long as the offering plate was filled on sunday night or wednesday night the fat preachers didn’t mind work rather than church, besides “it’s a christian liberty”.

A bland version of the death of sunday in America, by JS Lowther

The sunday churchers of America would have done well to observe the words of the prophet Amos:

Amo_8:4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Amo 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah (measure) small, and the shekel (money) great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Amo 8:6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Amo 8:7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Amo 8:8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein?

I hope the mention of Amos’s rebuke for those who desire to do business on the sabbaths and new moons is thought provoking to the prior point, in context it may be read that Amos is describing the abandonment of the new moons and Sabbath’s of the Heavens started by the businessmen who supported the religious system of Samaria, Dan and Beersheba, a system that 1Ki_12:33 tells was started by a calendar change devised by a King’s heart.

One of the reasons the days which our European people used in times past, under Papal and pagan persuasion, have been unable to establish a consistent sabbath day of worship is because of the judeo christian duplicity found on the subject and more damningly the non-intrinsic and thus sign-less basis of the days so named Saturnday and Sunday as well as the whole weekly system. Consider how Commonly in our society saturns day is considered the 7th day of the calendar week of the Gregorian calendar system established by Pope Greg the 8th upon the Julian model which originally used weeks of 7 and 8 days, yet sunday as has been described has overwhelmingly been the day devoted to Sabbath like worship, yet it is regarded as the 1st day of the calendar week. This ability to change the day of worship from the Grego 7th day saturns day to the 1st day sunday is claimed openly to be so by the Papal church authority. Yet in truth this authority is not due to the fact that God has given such power to men, but that the whole calendar system is undeniably derived from it’s Creator MEN: Julius Caesar and Pope Greg the 8th and Not YHWH God, this is easily witnessed by the lack of witness about which day is the Sabbath…there is no sign associated at all with either day.

The 4th creation day ordaining the lights of Heaven must in Reality be closely connected to the 7th day of Rest, the Sabbath of the 4th commandment, easy enough to remember. As a Common Law of a Genetic and National People our Law’s must not be abstract like the grego calendar we live under today, rather it must be organic, that is intrinsic to nature as a fact to the nature of the law of YHWH God: it can never be abolished or changed; thus a Truly Heavenly calendar can not be altered, only ignored or forcibly dissuaded by masters of men.

In the Catholic roman construct of their churches feasts, Sunday takes the precedence, when one studies the history of Easter, X-mas, Lent and sunday Pentecost according to the papal tradition sunday is always the focus point seen clearly in the accepted determination of Anatolius of Alexandria who lived around the year A.D. 230-280, a great mathmatition and man of science who used his God given knowledge to contradict the lunar sabbath of Passover being observed by Christians of Europe and Asia, for the aim of substantiating the keeping of sunday, to replace passover and to establish Easter.

The Julian calendar reformation of Pope Gregory the 8th of the 15 hundreds, when the Julian calendar had noticeably slipped past nature to the eventual detriment of society, the church of Rome had need to wait and issue the adjustment of the calendar only once it had slipped to a time in alignment with the weekly cycle,14 days; As not to disturb the weekly cycle established by the prior Constantinian-Julian system used by the majority faithful, yet folks like George Washington who was born on the day we now use for leap year lost there b-day when the change was issued nearly 200 years after Pope Greg’s decree.

The Calendar of the God of the Bible which we will not begin to discuss is however Organic and Natural, based on observable and infallible proofs able to be witnessed by any one upon the earth in his own voice and language. The only objection which distorts this voice and language is the voice of a man, like a Pope, Emperor or Congress who can only condemn and punish those who will not obey the man made order:

Since the time of Pharaoh king of Egypt who refused to let Israel celibate the feast of YHWH unto Polycrates bishop of Ephesus condemned for celebrating the lunar sabbath of Passover and unleavened bread the words of Daniel persist:

Dan_7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…

 

While men and rulers of men may seek to change the times and laws of God, it is not in their power, rather the opposite it fact:

Blessed be the NAME of God for ever and ever:

for wisdom and might are his:

And he changeth the times and the seasons:

he removeth kings, and setteth up kings:

he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Dan_2:20-21

A Heavenly and Agricultural alternative to the Pagan Julian Gregorian Calendar

for

True Christian Reconstruction

Biblically Speaking

the 4th Commandment not only governs the rest day in the Commonwealth, but the whole calendar system of the Commonwealth.

YHWH’s order is a Heavenly order an order man can not alter, while man may ignore it, it is ever there as a reminder to the people of Israel in connection with the signs of Genesis creation and the Sign of Exodus 31’s sabbath as a reminder of God’s Grace wither Israel knows it or not, YHWH is faithful:

Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

The Heavenly Sabbath is a constant reminder of the Commonwealth of Israel, this Ethnic Nation of Israel is preserved by the King of the Kingdom of Heaven a Kingdom of God:

As most know, who listen to this ministries material know that we follow a Heavenly Calendar comprised of the lights of heaven according to Gen_1:14-19, which lights consist of the Sun, Moon, and Stars; by the three lights mentioned YHWH declares their purpose to be for Signs, Seasons, Days and Years and for Light upon the earth; The 7th day we believe is the accurate Sabbath of God, specifically seen in Exo_31:13 as a ‘sign’ and in Lev_23:2-3 a ‘season or feast’ both translated from the same Hebrew word found in Gen_1:14 ‘moed’, thus this Sabbath day is based purely upon the Heavenly lights of God’s 1st day and 3rd day creation. This system is often called lunar Sabbath, due to the intended overlap of the signs which the moon makes at the end of every week in it’s quarterly phases a 7th day which is enumerated from the new moon every month and holding the new moon as a feast in it’s own right insuperably attached to the last Sabbath of every month and continued into the 1st day of every month reckoned by the renewal of the new moon synonymous words in the Hebrew HeDeS ( pronounced by some as cHoDeSH), therefore the moon in it’s circuit in the Heavens making it’s phase signals the yearly and monthly weeks of the whole Calendar system of the Kingdom of Heaven.

It is from this point forward that due to the overwhelming interconnection found in the scriptures, which naturally or heavenly connects the Day, to the Weeks of Sabbath, to the Months to the Years, and the year to the greatest measurement of time mentioned in scripture the Jubilee, which is an enumeration of every 7 years, which like the new moon in correspondence to the 7th day sabbath out lined above, such is the count of 7 years restarted every 50 years.

As well as the overwhelming interconnection of the Sabbath according to the lunar cycle prior outlined are the Months of the biblical feastly cycle which make up the Agricultural Year, that is that every Sabbath day of this lunar cycle which fall upon the 1’st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th day of every month according to the new moon, in line with every festival named in scripture which has Sabbath days mentioned in it’s observance. Once this is considered from a biblical reality, this sabbath can not be ignored by the ardent bible law observer, as it ties the whole of the scripture together in one lineal system as far as time keeping is concerned.

The Sabbath produced by this Heavenly calendar is the repercussion of 2 very simple rules:

1. The Witness of the lights of Heaven

and

2. The application of Biblical Law as the Written Witness upon those lights we see.

In other words, no other 7 day cycle is capable of being seen in the lights of heaven that matches to the words of God’s law. There is no sign in the heavens, that dictates a sunday, or a saturns day, or any day of that so called week, but in alternative there is a Natural cycle to the moon which offers signs in it’s phases as way markers to the 7th day and seasons of appointed time.

All calendar observation seats upon the foundation of YHWH’s Rest day called the Sabbath, as found in the 4th Commandment, and of the creation week a seen pattern found in the year, month, week and day of the cultural Nation of Israel in the observance of their National feasts:

The Year because at it’s Agricultural start able to be marked for the geographic specific observer by the placement of the sun and moon in the stars, the stars work as the back drop or face of this Heavenly clock, if we may. By matching the Agricultural laws which we find primarily in

Deu_16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. the Brenton Greek LXX tells us:

Observe the month of new corn, and thou shalt sacrifice the passover to the Lord thy God; because in the month of new corn thou camest out of Egypt by night.

This is an important fact as witnessed by the creation week, as we see the Genesis basis as

Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit-tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and it was so.

Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

As we see the 3rd day of genesis creation before the reckoning of YHWH’s lights as Signs, seasons, days and years upon the 4th day, undoubtedly the heavens were arraigned in the creation of the heavens at the very beginning in some way yet it was at the 4th day that the earth began due to the 3rd day vegetation creation to use the light upon earth.

The Yearly cycle of the Bible is an Agricultural cycle which is marked by those who use all 3 lights of Heaven by the star sign called by most the Zodiak, but called in Job_38:32 Mazzaroth.

Once the Agriculture of the Abib or New Corn of Barley is established the first new month of the new year is signaled by the sign we called the new Moon; the new moon is the only signal in the Heavens which works in conjunction with the sun and stars to form an observable month pattern usable for the common farmer and the astronomer. The term new moon and new month and beginning of the month are synonymous in the Bible.

From the moon and it’s quarterly phase of light witnesses as well to the creation of the earth and the creation week, the new moon is born in darkness upon the end of a prior age but increases in it’s changing week by week or sabbath by sabbath until from it’s darkness it is seen as a true sign upon the 7th day of the month at evening, the following day being the 8th day of sun light according to the month.

And the Sabbath or week coming to it’s full perfection of it’s sign lead by the moon to proclaim the season and the intrinsic 7th day feast of YHWH Proclaimed by Lev_23:2-4 …Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

According to Psa_104:19 it is the moon that was appointed for seasons, a word which in the Hebrew is moed (i, im) and is synonymous with the word feast, as in festival as well as the word season prior spoken of in Gen_1:14 .

The Sabbath is a season or feastival time of YHWH, as well the Sabbath is a heavenly sign according to Exo_31:13 , and as thus it is easily understood that from Gen_2:2-3 the sabbath to be appointed by the moon.

The philosopher Philo, a Judean who lived at the time of Christ spoke about the seventh day thus:

And the changes which the moon works in the air, it perfects chiefly in accordance with its own configurations on each seventh day.

And of the Day the smallest and yet greatest part of this Calendar system is as well a testament of the pattern of creation, not to be ignored, as it as well begins as all things in the darkness of creation by the setting of the prior age to be arisen again in time to break forth as the light of the world, to peek at it’s highest brightness at noon day and to set again to prepare for the rebirth of the next day as to hasten along the week, the month, and the year as the most integral part of the Heavenly clock we call calendar.

Within this Heavenly system YHWH has appointed times of this Agricultural year to be times of celebration, we in English also call these feasts, yet in Hebrew they are properly called cHaG H2282: A cHaG is distinct from a season or feast because it is the time period with in the two sabbaths which cap it off so to speak. For the New Covenant recipient there are 3 major annual Agricultural feasts or cHaGs, yet all together there are 1 Passover and Unleavened Bread, 2 Pentecost or feast of weeks, 3 Trumps, 4 Day of Atonement and 5 Tabernacles. The 3 major annual feasts that all males of Israel are required to celibate before YHWH are Celebrations of Agriculture, this is why in the Pentateuch we have the agricultural name for the celebration as well: Unleavened Bread/ Abib -New Ears of barley, Pentecost, the feast of weeks is First fruits of the wheat harvest, and Tabernacles is the feast of In gathering which is at the years end.

When using the Heavenly Calendar as explained prior, which as Lev 23 told us has the Sabbath at it’s base, the whole of the Agricultural Feastivals commanded by YHWH fall neatly and succinctly into place; just as the lay out for the feastivals are capped b two Sabbaths or holy convocation, so by use of the lunar cycle in allowing the moon to appoint seasons the Feast’s Sabbath are included in the regular sabbath cycle as natural building blocks in the month and year.

Now a lot of information on this subject is already available for any one who is willing to look on RNCM website, and free for down load, which will go into the subject of the feasts in much more great detail.

Yet I would like to end this particular message on this note:

Some have said to the few of us that I know, why is it that you don’t just keep the feast days with days that are on the calendar you get from the feed stone or grocery store? It would keep us all together. There are even some who have proposed that reckoning the festivals of YHWH by a realistic Agricultural approach ignores or denies the spring equinox, which is viewed as the start of the solar year, and I’m not arguing that it is not, and some of those questions will inevitably be in the minds of some of the listeners on the net. However, here is the reasoning of why I choose to follow, and I encourage other New Covenant recipients to follow in this fashion as well:

By observing the Calendar of YHWH according to the lights in the Heavens and over laying it upon the Organic, Natural, Intrinsic Agricultural Cycle the feasts of YHWH are no longer abstract archaic reading material, the feast become a Biblical Reality! A Biblical Reality that has the ability bring a Nation together before YHWH in a literal Celebration for all the goods and produce that He gives them by His good blessings! From a Christian Reconstruction mindset, the traditional papal calendar system with it’s abstract sunday and saturday can’t hold a candle to the Heavenly lights of YHWH’s system, the ignorance of Easter and X-mas can melt away in compared to the brilliance of the light of Christ’s Resurrection during the feast of unleavened bread when the actual wave sheaf from your own hand can bring the bead of life all the more close to your walk with him.

The 4th Commandment is not a commandment that only entails the rest and worship to be had at the end of every week, it is a unifying commandment meant to bring the men and families of Christian Israel together in worship as to keep them truly one Nation under God, a Nation who can simply look up into the heavens at any given time, but particularly at the Sabbaths and New moon and remember the sabbath is a sign, a sign made to appoint seasons which remind Israel that so long as the lights of Heaven are shining to the inhabitants of Earth YHWH will not forget you or cast you off!

THE COMMON LAW OF GOD pt.2-The 3RD Commandment (SBS 6-22(2017)

 

A COMMON LAW FOR A COMMONWEALTH

Thou shalt not take the NAME of the LORD

YHWH thy God in vain;

For the LORD YHWH

Will not hold him Guiltless that Taketh His NAME in Vain.

Exodus 20:7 & Deuteronomy 5:11

SABBATH BIBLE STUDY

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Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD YHWH thy God in vain;

for the LORD YHWH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Exodus 20:7 & Deuteronomy 5:11

The Subject of the 3rd commandment is a subject that has entailed many different opinions over the years. Some have claimed, that the use of the actual name YHWH is the idea, that is that it is too holy a name for pronunciation, this is the reason for why we find that the jewish tradition was admittedly followed by most translators of the Hebrew scripture; Some have proposed that the not using the Name YHWH is the idea of the commandment, in that by not using God’s actual name and replacing it with a fill in such as “LORD”, “GOD” as the KJV, or speaking the Name as Adoni meaning in Hebrew “My Lord”, YHWH’s name is rendered vain; And some have even thought that the vulgar use of the name such as “god damn it” or”Jesus Christ” to express anger or curse, is the focus of the 3rd commandment. As always the answer does not come from idealism but from the Word of God Him self. While all of the prior mentioned usages of the LORD YHWH’s Name may be applicable as sin, depending on the intent of the user, the Commandment is specific, and the guilt of the Sinner is to be sure. In the Common Law of God this commandment is not hidden from us nor is it too far from our ability to follow it. While there is undoubtedly damage of Identity by vanity or falsehood in taking the memorial Name of YHWH out of the Hebrew text and replacing it with fill in titles, or by the opposite, by over using the Name YHWH in empty and false ways, placing it into situations and texts where it has no place to be.

The

Meaning

of

THE NAME

As prior discussed in the former portions of this compilation, the Name YHWH literally means “HE Who Is” or “I am that I am”, and the word God we had also described as referencing a Judge of a particular law, of course when we speak of The LORD GOD we are speaking of YHWH ALHI, that is He Who Is Judge or God. This application of the Judgment aspect of YHWH literally calls the violator into a perjurious state when he takes Person of the God of the bible vainly. A literal translation of the Hebrew could as well read “Thou shalt not take the name of He Who Is Judge in vain…”, the very discretion of ever action weighed by one who considers YHWH to be LORD , to be God, and to be Judge of all especially the hearts and minds of men is tried by the conscience of all who call upon the Name of the same.

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People Called

by

HIS NAME

Consider this place of YHWH’s people Israel in this paraphrase of

Deu_28:1-10

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:..The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.

And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

This is why refer to Israel as being “YHWH’s people, or God’s people”, not because they are intrinsically and naturally holy, but because by the Grace of God the promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as well as to every member of one of the 12 tribes is capable to attain the wisdom offered in the perfect Law and Word of God more so than any other people, and so much that the dominion given through YHWH’s Law makes the nation’s who are round about a feared.

Consider the proclamation of YHWH’s name before Moses and the power which it contains:

This is the NAME of the FATHER:

Exo_34:6-7

And YHWH passed by before him, and proclaimed, YHWH, YHWH God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

This is the name of the Father of our Lord, this is the name Israel is called by, this is the name we as his people are to call upon…Its not just a pronunciation, or a title it’s a power, it’s an authority far above any name in heaven or on earth.

Now consider this message to God’s people

2Ch_7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The Message to the Israelites both Lost and found as a people called by His Name

Isa_43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

 

The people sought by God who have abandoned HIS NAME

Isa_65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

And if we hearken back to the introduction message attached to this Series, in

Rom_10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved… a quote from Joe_2:32 and recited in Act_2:21 as well.

There is in this understanding of the 3rd Commandment of God’s Common Law an important Reality intended for God’s National people, that is the Reality of Reality:

For those who claim, call on, or wish to be called by the name of YHWH, the LORD, GOD, the Father, or whatever Name you feel accuratly describes the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob / Israel, if you claim that Name to be upon your life and salvation by that name, when you violate the Commandment as the Scripture defines it you are guilty, and the Named of the Commandment will not hold you guiltless, that’s the reality.

A Biblical Realistic Approach

As such, the biblically Realistic application of the 3rd Commandment is then much more functional and applicable to the heart, mind and Soul of those who call upon that Name, and those who are called by the Name, it is to this people that the promise of guilt for Sin against the 3rd Commandment is offered. For one who falsely takes the Name of the LORD in vain feigningly, as the prophet Jer_3:10, IS DISTINCT FROM one who does not recognize the awesome power and glory of that name, to those Guilt may be perhaps less inputted on account of the ignorance clause found in every law of God, as may be seen in Leviticus 4 and Numbers 15, which may be summarized in

Num_15:29-31 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.

Yet for those who are called, those who have knowledge we are told:

30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

Unveiling the Glory

of the

Spiritual Law:

VAIN…

The only verses in the Pentateuch Law where the Hebrew word שׁוא / SUA H7723 translated in Exo_20:7 ‘vain’ is found is in the following verses beside here:

Exo_23:1; Deu_5:11; Deu_5:20;

In Exo_23:1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. , again the word SUA from Exodus 20:7’s 3rd Commandment is found translated ‘False’,while the context is that of the 9th Commandment.

A Direct correlation of the intent of the Law is seen in the same word SUA found in the 9th commandment of Deu_5:20, Deuteronomy, which is the repeated synopsis or the Deutero-Law of Exodus, Deutero-Nomy in Greek literally meaning Second Law; notice the same word, SUA, used as to give us a more precise meaning and direction of the word and The Commandment:

Deu_5:20 Neither shalt thou bear false H7723 (SUA) witness against thy neighbour. ,

the word ‘false’ used is not the same Hebrew word in the 9th commandment of the Exodus text, the word used for ‘false’ witness is שׁקר / SiQuR, which is used to generally convey the the simple idea of untruth and also translated ‘false’ or ‘falsely’ by it’s Hebrew root SiQ a number of times in the Law, also dealing with false matters Exo_23:7 , testifying falsely Deu_19:18.

A good example of the context of both the 3rd and 9th commandment may be seen in

Lev_19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie(SiQuR-H8266) one to another.

Lev_19:12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely,(SiQuR- H8267), neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Lev 19:13 Thou shalt not defraud (O-SiQH6231) thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

Lev 19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Lev 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

Lev 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

Lev 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

Lev 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD

Solomon summarized the statutes above thus:

Pro_30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Pro 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Pro 30:7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

Pro 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

Pro 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and ‘take the name of my God’ in vain. (Lit. manipulate the Name of God)

By a diligent look at the Hebrew, an over lap of the 3rd and 9th Commandment may be seen easily as the words: שׁוא / SUA H7723 and שׁקר / SiQuR H8267 from the 3rd and 9th Commandments of Deuteronomy 5 and Exodus 20, particularly in the use of it’s root words.

Let us reflect upon applied knowledge

COMMON LAW FOR A COMMONWEALTH

Throughout the Bible it is easily seen how the the focus of the 3rd Commandment is using the

aspect of the LORD YHWH’s name falsely, vainly or empty; provably, the 3rd Commandment

is intrinsically linked to the 9th Commandment by not only language but by context.

As dealings of National Citizens one with the other, as well as in the case of Testimony or Witness to a matter between men of the same Nation, that is those bound by the same Common Law derived from the same God or Religion, and thus ultimantly the same Faith, it is of paramount importance that the Citizens of this Common Nation have the same corner stone of Law, the same bed Rock foundation. In the case of the Christian Israelite’s only Focus: Our Citizenship is that of the Commonwealth of Israel Eph_2:12 as defined by the Law of God alone as it was relayed by the figure and voice of God to Moses from Heaven Exo_20:22 and as thus our conversant citizenship is ultimately derived from Heaven Php_3:20 from Which YHWH God rules and shall Judge the quick and the dead Act_10:42, 2Ti_4:1 as King Rev_17:14, Rev_19:16. Israel is then bound one to another by the Common Law of YHWH, the king of heaven who has chosen Israel into His Commonwealth and Citizenship, it is then that as Brother’s both by the Genetic Nation we all ethnically belong to as well as the Genetic National God of our Common Fathers: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (whom God named Israel), the God whose Memorial Name is YHWH, that is He Who Is the LORD of all. It is by this Bond that the third Commandment both empowers Israel and limit’s Israel in dealings one with the other. The evocation of the Name of He Who Is God, has at it’s center point the establishment and maintenance of a Nation. The Name of the God of Israel it self, and in truth, the agreement of all Authority residing in the one entity of National Faith, National Trust or National Belief is more important than how to pronounce the Name it self, of what Name by sound or sight is the accurate one, rather it is the Knowledge and Faith of the power of the Common God of Israel, by whom the establishment of all Common Law of the Commonwealth of Israel rest, resting upon the Rock who is perfect for all his ways are Judgment, a God of Truth with out iniquity, Just and Right is HE!

Until Christian Israel can TAKE the Name of their National God into their heart and mind and soul, by Faith to Establish Him in their Heart, Mind and Soul, the knowledge of how to Take His Name in Vain is overwhelmingly present in every aspect of our Heathen life. By the very fact that we as a people refuse to hearken unto the Word of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we as a nation take the Name of our Genetic National God vainly by every non-lawful action we deal one with another, and worse when we deal with Him, that is in terms of our Covenant relationship. The very Spirit of the letter of the commandment is established upon Faith in the power of the God of Israel and his ABILITY to Judge the living and the dead, that is Judgment in this life and in that which is to come; The knowledge which comes by faith, that you can not hide your false or vain dealings with your neighbor or with your God, it will be revieled in this life or in that which is to come, YHWH God is Judge and He will Judge US. We will not be guiltless who take His Name in vain.

The Judgment and Condemnation, the death which comes by the Sin against this Spiritual Law we call the 3rd Commandment reaches into the depths of eternity, by the Fact of the meaning of the Name of the Eternal mighty one who spoke it.

Case and point: How we Take the Name of YHWH is our choice by every dealing with God first, and with our neighbor second. How real we consciously Take the Guilt God promises to hold against us by our false Taking of his Name, by our dealings, as those who claim to have Called upon his name for salvation and those who claim to have His Name upon us is a question of how much faith, trust, or belief one really has in the God they call upon.

Consider also an interesting and important aspect of the idolatry connected to the violation of the 3rd Commandment, as able to be seen in the Greek LXX:

Mat-ai-os is the word used in both the 3rd and 9th Commandment of the LXX in both Deut and Exo. G3152 μάταιος/ mataios- From the base of G3155; empty, profitless, or vain, vanity.

The same word is also seen in Lev 17:7, where a similar word to the above mentioned Hebrew word SiQuR is found in the Hebrew text which is SOIR-iM translated devils, which by understanding the meaning of devil holistically a ‘a lie’ we may conclude to the same point:

Lev_17:7 And they shall not sacrifice still their sacrifices to the vain gods G3152 in which they fornicate after them; it will be an eternal law to you unto your generations.

In the way the word vain is used hear in conjunction with the vain devils of false hood referenced, a tie which has intrinsically been established in the explanation of how a lack of Faith in YHWH’s Name and his ability to Judge the quick and the dead is at the heart of the 3rd commandment, so this Greek parallel to the word vain of the Commandment is establishing the same concept. The Context of the scripture is referencing the Israelite Citizen who would sacrifice out side of the Altar of YHWH as presided by the Aaronic Priest, by doing so would usurp the order of Law given by YHWH and would result in vanity, falsehood and the worship and service of devils, which is the same. An example of this may be seen in Jeroboam’s high places as well as in the Idols of Micah and the Danites of the book of Judges, it can of course be seen in the violation of king Saul in offering sacrifice with out Samuel an Aaronite Priest, even though Saul’s sacrifice was to YHWH God of Israel.

The Connection is Rightly established to see the unity between the 2nd Commandment with the 3rd, and how one may take YHWH’s Name in vain by the disobedience to YHWH’s Order and rule of Law, as the violation specified in Lev 17 is that offered Sacrifice of peace offerings was not to be done by any other than by the Priest’s of Aaron, to the end that Vanity did not occur. By coming full circle when such vanity has usurped the Name of YHWH placed upon the priest hood and the alter, and new variations of YHWH or God start to rule the hearts of men, National Israel will no longer have Faith in the God of the 3rd Commandment, another law system will take root, a system devoted to vanity and falsehood lead by the letter and not the Spirit, and eventually the perversion of His Judgments becomes normal in society and we no longer deal rightly with our fellow Citizens as Brothers.

So I say to you, My Fellow Citizens, my Brother’s the Children of my people, in reflecting and considering, in applying and attaining to this commandment in our lives as honest men and women, a people above reproach who truly has the name of our God in our mouth and upon foreheads and in our hands, as people who are called by the name of Christ, as the Heptibah people inclined to do YHWH’s Will, let our prayer be:

Psa_119:34-40

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

AMEN