IT’S AROUND 1300 B.C. ABRAHAM HAS BEEN DEAD FOR AROUND 500 YEARS. MOSES IS BUT DAYS FROM HIS DEATH AND A NEW LEADER HAS BEEN TRAINED TO REPLACE HIM. MOSES IS STANDING ON A HILL IN MOAB AND ADDRESSING THE YOUNG GENERATION OF EAGER WARRIORS WHO ARE ABOUT TO ENGAGE IN A BATTLE AGAINST CANAAN. YAHUSHA’S INSTRUCTIONS HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR 40 YEARS PRIOR THOUGH IT'S APARANT THAT MANY OF THE 1st GEN HAD NOT PASSED YAHUSHA'S WORDS DOWN TO THEIR CHILDREN, THE 2nd GEN. THE PRIESTHOOD IS FULLY FUNCTIONING, THE WILDERNESS TABERNACLE (AND THE INTER-DIMENSIONAL PORTAL UPON THE ARK) IS THE RECOGNISED DWELLING PLACE OF YAHUSHA ON EARTH, AND JOSHUA HAS BEEN INTRODUCED AS MOSES’ SUCCESSOR.
YISHARAL IS CURRENTLY A RACIALLY MIXED NATION OF ABOUT 3 MILLION PEOPLE CONSISTING OF FULL-BLOODED HEBREWS, FOREIGNERS OF SEVERAL RACES WHO HAVE OFFICIALLY JOINED YISHARAL, HALF-BREEDS (THE RESULT OF INTERMARRIAGE WITH THESE FOREIGNERS), AND OF NON-HEBREW SLAVES. THOUSANDS OF FOREIGNERS CAMP ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE ENORMOUS YISHARALITE ENCAMPMENT BECAUSE THEY CHOOSE TO BE FRIENDS WITH YISHARAL, BUT NOT TO JOIN THEM AS PART OF A HEBREW NATION. MOSES IS SPEAKING TO ALL OF THESE PEOPLE, NOT JUST TO SOME, EVEN THOUGH THOSE WHO ARE ACTUALLY HEARING HIS VOICE ARE THE PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES: THE TRIBAL ELDERS AND LEADERS.
Before revising Yahusha’s Instructions here we need to immerse ourselves in this ancient Hebrew culture and keep a few things in mind:
FIRST, the context of Deuteronomy is that THE INSTRUCTIONS BEING GIVEN ARE FROM YAHUSHA. This might be simple and easy for us to accept, however just as it was a completely new concept for Yisharal that there was ONLY ONE LIVING ALAHIM in existence, it was equally as revolutionary that an Alahim (instead of that nation’s king) would establish the Instructions and rules that governed any particular human society. Because up to this point in history IT WAS ALWAYS A HUMAN KING WHO WOULD DECLARE THE RULES, what was right and wrong, what was legal and what was criminal. However for Yisharal, the common understanding of the SOURCE of societal Instructions would forever change.
SECOND, the people who Moses is about to repeat these Instructions too were not present (they were young children) when they were FIRST given almost 40 years earlier, because the first generation of the Exodus who had witnessed the awe of it all were now dead and gone and apparently had not passed the teaching of it along as they should have.
THIRD, we will notice some slight variation in how these Instructions are to be viewed and applied at this point in Yisharal’s journey versus how they were to be viewed and applied 40 years ago at the beginning of their Wilderness journey. This is because the era of living in portable tents, eating the Manna that had been raining down each and every day without fail, and moving from Oasis to Oasis was coming to an end.
Therefore Moses had to explain just how Yisharal was to observe these same Instructions since Yisharal was about to become an established, settled people and stop living as a massive population of wandering Bedouins. And because the context of their existence was changing, MOSES HAD TO REFRAME SOME THINGS SO THAT YISHARAL & THE INSTRUCTIONS COULD ADAPT TO THEIR NEW HOMELAND; but keep in mind that the reframing always stayed within the boundaries of the original Instructions as given (officially) at Mt. Sinai.
Don't forget that the people Moses is now talking to never really experienced the slavery in Egypt. They were born in the wilderness and while it wasn't a glamorous promised land lifestyle of milk and honey it certainly wasn't cruel slave-labor, abuse, rape or murder as many experiened under the Pharaoh.
THE TEN WORDS >>Marriage Vows<< (DEUT 5)
So Moses called together the people of Yisharal and said: "Listen very carefully everyone, because today I’m telling you about all the Instructions and teachings that you must guard in your hearts and obediently follow.
Yahuah our Alahim raised up His Eternal Blood-Covenant of Deliverance with our nation at Mount Sinai (Horeb). And even though most of you were too young to remember, this special Covenant-Agreement wasn’t just for your parents (or our ancestors), but for us too, all of us here today. The Creator Yahuah Himself spoke to your folks out of the fire, but they were all too afraid of the fire and refused to go up the mountain to meet Him. So I intervened and spoke with Yahuah and then told them all the Instructions of His Marriage Covenant (all the behaviours we must live by). Yahuah said:
1. "I am Yahuah your Alahim, the one who brought you out of the bondage of Egypt, where you were slaves. So don't worship any other deities or idols in My face, only Me".
THIS FIRST INSTRUCTION HAS BEEN REMOVED ON PURPOSE BY CHRISTENDOM IN ORDER TO DENY THE HEBREWS ANY AUTHORITY OR COVENANT WITH THEIR CREATOR. THE NEXT INSTRUCTION WAS THEN BROKEN IN 2 SO THAT THERE STILL REMAINED "10 COMMANDMENTS".
2. "Don’t make a carved image that looks like anything in the sky or on the earth or in the ocean! And definitely don’t bow down and serve them, thinking they’re real, for I am Yahuah your Alahim! I’m passionate and jealous and I demand all your love. So if you reject Me and worship idols, I will punish you and your families for generations to come. However if you love Me and obey all My Instructions, I’ll be kind to you and your families for many generations".
SO THE REASON YISHARAL SHOULD LOOK TO YAHUSHA AND YAHUSHA ALONE IS BECAUSE IT IS YAHUSHA (AND NOT SOME OTHER ALAHIM) THAT RESCUED YISHARAL FROM EGYPT THROUGH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN SIGNS AND WONDERS. FURTHER, IT HAS NOW BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT IT IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS TO BOW DOWN TO OTHER DEITIES BECAUSE THEY DON’T EVEN EXIST. THEY ARE FALSE ALAHIMS, NOT IN THE SENSE THAT YAHUSHA IS A BETTER ALAHIM, BUT RATHER IN THE SENSE THAT THEY ARE BUT FIGMENTS OF MEN’S FOOLISH IMAGINATIONS AND EVIL INCLINATIONS THAT SO EASILY ACCEPT ELEMENTAL SPIRITS AND A MYRIAD OF CREATED OBJECTS AS DEITIES OR THINGS TO BE WORSHIPPED.
THE 2ND INSTRUCTION MAKES IT CLEAR THAT YISHARAL IS NOT TO ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY OTHER DEITIES. TO WORSHIP AND SERVE ANYTHING BUT YAHUSHA IS TO WORSHIP AND SERVE NOTHING, BECAUSE (APART FROM THE EVIL DEMON LURKING TO SOAK UP ALL THE ADORATION IT CAN GET) IDOLATRY IS A RIP-OFF, THE DEITIES, STATUES AND IDOLS AREN'T REAL, THE RITUAL, THE ASSEMBLING, THE LITURGY, THE LIFESTYLE AND BEHAVIOUR - IT'S NOT REAL. HOW MANY MILLIONS ON THIS EARTH DEDICATE THEIR WHOLE LIVES TO THE WORSHIP OF NOTHINGNESS!!
YAHUSHA IS NOT A RELIGION, BUT A RELATIONSHIP AND IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL PATTERN THAT THE BLOOD-COVENANT BETWEEN YAHUSHA AND MANKIND IS RELATIONSHIP-BASED. THEREFORE WE GET THE RELATIONSHIP FORMULA IN PHRASES LIKE“I WILL TAKE YOU TO BE MY PEOPLE, AND I WILL BE YOUR ALAHIM”(EX 6:7). OR IN LEV. 26:12,“I WILL BE YOUR ALAHIM AND YOU SHALL BE MY PEOPLE”.
NOTICE THE EQUATION: YAHUSHA SAYS THIS IS WHAT I WILL BE TO YOU, AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL BE TO ME. AND THAT WHILE YAHUSHA OFFERS THIS PROSPECT OF A HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP,IT IS UP TO US TO ACCEPT IT OR REJECT IT.THAT IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF A RELATIONSHIP AND IT HAS THE SAME BASIS TO IT AS OUR HUMAN MARRIAGE VOWS (THAT WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO BE A PHYSICAL AND VISIBLE ILLUSTRATION OF OUR SPIRITUAL AND INVISIBLE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE YAHUSHA).
NOTICE THAT IN A MARRIAGE CEREMONY THE QUESTION IS ASKED TO THE BRIDE,“WILL YOU TAKE THIS MAN TO BE YOUR HUSBAND”,AND TO THE BRIDEGROOM,“WILL YOU TAKE THIS WOMAN TO BE YOUR WIFE?”BOTH SIDES MUST AGREE TO FREELY ENTER INTO THIS RELATIONSHIP. AND BOTH PARTIS MUST UPHOLD THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TOO.
3. "Do not destroy, throw away or ruin My Name for I am Yahuah your Alahim, and I WILL PUNISH EVERYONE WHO DOESN'T USE MY NAME".
MANY USE THIS INSTRUCTION TO PROHIBIT INVOKING YAHUSHA'S NAME WHILE MAKING A VOW, AND DESPITE IT'S CRYSTAL CLEAR MEANING, YISHARAL (NOW THE JEWS) STILL EXCUSE THEIR CHOICE TO FORBIT THE USE OF YAHUSHA'S NAME `OUT OF REVERENCE'.
SHOAH IN HEBREW' (TO DESTROY OR THROW AWAY) IS NOT JUST SIMPLY BLASPHEMING (ASSAULTING) HIS NAME OR CURSING HIM, BUT ALSO THE REPLACEMENT, IDENTITY THEFT AND NON-USE (ABOLISHING) OF HIS NAME THAT'S OF THE UPMOST OFFENSE AND INSULT TO YAHUSHA. HIS NAME IS AN EXTENSION OF WHO HE IS AND THE SOURCE OF POWER AND AUTHORITY FOR HEALING, DELIVERANCE AND EXPULSION OF EVIL. THEREFORE NOT SEEKING TO PRONOUNCE AND USE HIS NAME IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES (AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE) WILL RENDER US ASLEEP, POWERLESS AGAINST EVIL AND OUR DELIVERANCE IS DEFINATELY QUESTIONABLE TOO.
4. "Always guard the Shabath and set it apart for rest, for it belongs to Me. (A SET-APART & ANOINTED TIME & SPACE) You have six days to do all of your work but the seventh day of the week (SAT) belongs to Me, your Alahim. No one is to work on that day! Not you, your kids, your ox, donkey or any other animal, (not even the foreigners who live in your towns). And don’t make your slaves do any work either. This special day of rest will remind you that I reached out My strong hand and rescued your nation from slavery in Egypt with an outstretched arm".
THE SHABATH IS NOT JUST ANY DAY, IT IS A SPECIFIC DAY THAT YAHUSHA HAS SET-APART. `SHABATH' IS ACTUALLY THE PROPER NAME FOR THE 7TH DAY OF THE WEEK, NOT THE FINAL DAY OF ANY ROLLING 7-DAY PERIOD OF OUR CHOOSING. NOWHERE IN SCRIPTURE DOES IT MAKE IT ANY OTHER DAY. FURTHER IT IS THE SET-APARTNESS OF THE DAY THAT IS KEY. YAHUSHA HAS SET THIS PARTICULAR DAY APART FROM ALL OTHERS AND MADE IT SPECIAL. QUESTION: WHO MAKES SOMETHING SET-APART? CAN MANKIND DECLARE THIS? CAN YOU TAKE SOMETHING ORDINARY OR COMMON AND BY THE “POWER VESTED IN YOU” MAKE IT SET-APART? OF COURSE NOT!! MAKING SOMETHING…..ANYTHING…..SET-APART LIES SOLELY WITHIN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF YAHUSHA. SOASIDE FROM THE OBVIOUS BENEFITS OF COMPLETE REST FOR THE MIND AND BODY, THE SPECIAL ANOINTING AND SET-APARTNESS OF SHABATH PROVIDES REFRESHMENT AND RECONNECTION WITH YAHUSHA THROUGHASSOCIATING WITH HIS BEHAVIOUR OF RESTING AFTER CREATION.
AS YAHUSHA SAID, `THE SHABATH IS FOR MANKIND, NOT MANKIND FOR THE SHABATH, AND GUESS WHAT? I'M THE MASTER OF IT ALL!!'THIS MEANS THAT IT'S NOT FOR YAHUSHA'S BENEFIT THAT WE REST AND CERTAINLY NOT A BEHAVIOUR THAT SHOULD BE A CHORE OR A LIFE-LESS RELIGIOUS BONDAGE OF LITURGY . . . IT'S A DELIGHT, A JOY AND AND THRILL.
ON THIS SET-APART DAY IN HIS SET-APART TEMPLE, WHERE HIS SET-APART PORTAL CONNECTS THE DIMENSIONS, YAHUSHA LIVES AND REIGNS ON THIS EARTH, JUST LIKE IN THE ORIGINAL MARRIAGE HOME OF EDEN. HOW PHENOMENAL TO FATHOM THIS!!!
5. "Respect your father and mother, and you will live a long and successful life in the land I’m giving you".
THE 5th INSTRUCTION DESCRIBES OUR PROPER RELATIONSHIP TO THE MOST IMPORTANT HUMANS IN OUR LIFE: OUR PARENTS. JUST AS IN LEV 19 WHERE THE PRIESTS ARE INSTRUCTED TO REVERE THEIR PARENTS, IT'S A DUTY NOT JUST FOR THE PRIESTLY CLASS BUT FOR ALL WHO WISH TO BE PART OF YISHARAL TO RECOGNISE THAT AMONG HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, OBLIGATION TO ONE'S PARENTS REIGNS SUPREME.
THIS INSTRUCTION WASN'T SO MUCH FOCUSSED ON YOUNG KIDS OBEYING THEIR PARENTS (EAT YOUR VEGETABLES, MAKE YOUR BED), BUT MORE ABOUT HOW GROWN CHILDREN WERE TO CARE FOR THEIR PARENTS WHEN THEY NEEDED IT AND CONTINUE TO SHOW RESPECT TO THEIR ELDERS.
THIS ISSUE IS SO HIGH ON YAHUSHA’S LIST THAT HE PUTS `SHOWING PROPER RESPECT TO ONE’S PARENTS AS A HUMAN SOCIETAL OBLIGATION' ON THE SAME LEVEL AS OBSERVING SHABATH IS OUR OBLIGATION TO HIM. PARENTS FROM BOTH DIMENSIONS ARE TO BE HONORED AND OBEYED. IT'S ALSO INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT OF ALL THE 10, THIS INSTRUCTION ABOUT RESPECTING PARENTS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT PROMISES A REWARD FOR ALL WHO OBEY IT, SAYING THAT BY DOING SO ONE’S LIFE WILL BE PROLONGED ON EARTH AND THAT ONE WILL “DO WELL” OR BETTER, “HAVE AN OVERAL SENSE OF WELL-BEING (SHALOM)”.
OFTEN IN SCRIPTURE THE MOTHER IS LISTED BEFORE THE FATHER AND THAT IS SIMPLY TO STATE THAT IN A MALE DOMINATED SOCIETY, ONES MOTHER WAS TO BE RESPECTED JUST AS EQUALLY AS A FATHER.
6. "Don’t murder".
FROM THE VERY FIRST INCIDENT, HUMAN BLOODSHED HAS BEEN A VERY BIG DEAL TO YAHUSHA. REMEMBER THE VIBRATION AND FREQUENCY OF OUR LIFE-FORCE SURGES THROUGH MANKIND'S BLOOD AND TO SHED IT IS TO CUT-DOWN AND ASSAULT YAHUSHA HIMSELF, WHOSE IMAGE WE ARE CREATED IN.
MURDER IN HEBREW IS `RATSACH' AND IT DOESN'T MEAN TO KILL!! ONE WOULDN'T GO HUNTING AND RATSACH (MURDER) A DEER. THE PURPOSE FOR THIS INSTRUCTION IS VERY LIMITED IN SCOPE AND IT SPECIFICALLY MEANS THAT MANKIND IS NOT TO UNJUSTLY KILL ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. LEGAL EXECUTIONS, DEATH IN BATTLE, EVEN MANSLAUGHTER (ACCIDENTAL THAT IS, WITHOUT GROSS NEGLIGENCE) IS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS INSTRUCTION. THE KEYWORD IS “UNJUST” AND LEGAL RETRIBUTION (BY EXECUTION) WAS ACTUALLY EXPECTED AND DEMANDED BY YAHUSHA FOR ANYONE WHO INTENTIONALLY SHED THE BLOOD OF ANOTHER HUMAN BEING WITHOUT JUST CAUSE.
7. "Don’t break up your marriage (or anyone else’s either)"
SCRIPTURAL ADULTERY MEANS TO BREAK WEDLOCK (SEPARATING TWO PEOPLE THAT YAHUSHA HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER FOR HIS PURPOSES). IT MEANS CONSENTING SEXUAL RELATIONS BETWEEN A MARRIED PERSON AND ANOTHER PERSON OUTSIDE OF THAT MARRIAGE. IT COULD ALSO MEAN A WIFE TAKING THE SIDE OF A MAN AGAINST HER HUSBAND IN A SERIOUS DISAGREEMENT. THE MIDDLE EASTERN SOCIETIES OF THIS ERA ALL GENERALLY HELD EXTRA-MARITAL RELATIONS TO BE A VERY BAD THING AND MOST OF THESE SAME SOCIETIES PUNISHED THE PERPETRATOR SEVERELY, USUALLY WITH DEATH. IN REALITY A LAW SIMILAR TO THIS INSTRUCTION WAS QUITE USUAL AND CUSTOMARY AMONG MOST SOCIETIES IN THIS ERA.
REMEMBER ADULTERY WAS PREDOMINANTLY A FEMALE CRIME SINCE A DAUGHTER WAS MAN'S PRIZED POSSESSION AND VERY VALUABLE AND SO WAS A MAN'S WIFE. AND SINCE A MAN COULD TAKE AS MANY WIVES AS HE DESIRED, HIS BEHAVIOUR WAS NOT A CRIME (UNLESS OF COURSE HE PUT HIS HANDS ON ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE, OR DAUGHTER IF THE PROPER ARRANGEMENTS WERE NOT IN PLACE !)
CONSENTUAL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE BETWEEN AN UNMARRIED MAN AND WOMAN (THOUGH RARE AND SEVERELY FROWNED UPON IN THIS CULTURE, AS A WOMAN HAD TO BE A VIRGIN FOR HER HUSBAND) WAS NOT A CRIME. SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE WAS NOT CONSIDERED EVIL BECAUSE SEX IS MARRIAGE AND THE PROPER ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE IF A MOMENT OF PASSION OCCURED.
THIS MEANS EXACTLY WHAT WE THINK TODAY. WE SHOULD NOT TAKE SOMETHING FROM SOMEONE THAT DOESN’T RIGHTFULLY BELONG TO US. SOME HAVE SAID THAT THIS INCLUDES KIDNAPPING BUT THAT'S A BIT OF STRETCH. RATHER THIS IS ABOUT PERSONAL PROPERTY AND THE PROHIBITION AGAINST SOMEONE HAVING THEIR PROPERTY UNJUSTLY TAKEN FROM THEM.
9."Don’t tell lies or say malicious things about others".
IN OUR MODERN VOCABULARY THIS IS REFERRING TO PERJURY. IT DOES NOT GENERALLY MEAN TO AVOID TELLING A “LIE” IN A CONVERSATION (though this was frowned upon). RATHER THIS IS MORE ABOUT MAKING A FALSE ACCUSATION OF WRONG DOING AGAINST SOMEONE THAT COULD LEAD TO A CRIMINAL PENALTY, AND IT’S ABOUT NOT TELLING THE TRUTH IN A COURT OF LAW THAT COULD EITHER ACQUIT THE GUILTY OR CONVICT THE INNOCENT. HAVING SAID THIS, PAUL AND JOHN BOTH STATE THAT THOSE WHO LIE, COMMIT IDOLATRY, FORNICATION AND ARE UNCLEAN WILL NOT BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE NEW CITY.
THE HEBREWS HAVE ALWAYS CONSIDERED ILLNESS & INFECTIONS TO BE A SPIRITUAL PROBLEM (PHYSICAL JUDGMENT BY YAHUSHA). IT WAS BELIEVED TO BE A VISIBLE SIGN OF ONE’S INNER UNCLEANLINESS. THIS NATURALLY BEGS THE QUESTION, WHICH BEHAVIOUR CAUSES IT? THE ANSWER IS AN “EVIL TONGUE” OR “MALICIOUS GOSSIP” (LASHON HARA).
TALKING MALICIOUS AND EVIL ABOUT SOMEONE, OR SAYING WICKED THINGS TO HARM A PERSON’S REPUTATION WAS CONSIDERED WORSE THAN MURDER BECAUSE YAHUSHA USED WORDS TO CREATE THE UNIVERSE, LITERALLY `SPEAKING’ EVERYTHING INTO EXISTENCE! THE WORDS THAT COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS ARE VERY POWERFUL AND MUST BE CHOSEN WITH CARE.
10."Don’t lust after (or desire) anyone else’s stuff (their wife or husband, house, land, slaves, oxen, donkeys, or anything that belongs to them)".
WHILE ALL THE OTHER INSTRUCTIONS SPEAK OF CONCRETE ACTIONS AND OUTWARD BEHAVIORS, THIS INSTRUCTION SAYS THAT A PERSON SHOULD NOT “COVET” SOMETHING THAT BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE, SO IT'S ALL ABOUT A STATE OF MIND.`COVET' MEANS TO HAVE SECRET DESIGNS AD PLANS TO MAKE SOMETHING YOURS THAT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO. SO THIS STATE OF MIND COULD EVENTUALLY TURN INTO AN ACTION OF WRONGFULLY STEALING WHAT'S NOT YOURS IF THE THOUGHTS ARE NOT PUT INTO CHECK.
THE FIRST THING WE'RE NOT TO COVET IS OUR NEIGHBOR’S WIFE (DON'T LOOK LUSTFULLY AT A MARRIED WOMEN AND WANT HER FOR YOUR OWN), NOT FOR ANY SEXUAL REASON AS IS PROMOTED IN RELIGION TODAY, BUT BECAUSE SHE BELONGS TO ANOTHER MAN! IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PERVING ON A WOMAN IN THIS CONTEXT. HOWEVER, HAVING SAID THAT SCRIPTURE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR THAT YAHUSHA'S BRIDE IS TO TREAT THOSE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX WITH THE AFFECTION OF A BROTHER OR SISTER IN ALL INNOCENCE AND PURITY.
VIEWING NUDITY AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR (AND PARTAKING OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE) IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL FORMS OF IDOLATRY TODAY IN THE 21st CENTURY AND NEEDS TO BE PURGED FROM YAHUSHA'S BRIDE. WORSHIPPING THE PHALLUS, ORGIASTIC BEHAVIOUR AND THE OBSESSIVE FOCUS ON THE MALE AND FEMALE HUMAN FORM, THE SELF AND IT'S PLEASURES GIVES HONOR AND ESTEEM TO THE DRAGON, WHO REQUIRES HUMAN VESSELS FOR HE AND HIS DEMONS TO LIVE OUT ALL THEIR DEPRAVITY AND FILTH IN.
THE NEXT THING THAT IS NOT TO BE CRAVED (OR PLANS MADE TO WRONGLY ACQUIRE) IS OUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE. THIS DOES NOT MEAN OUR DWELLING PLACE (THE TENT OR HUT OR BUILDING WE LIVE IN). HOUSE (AS USED HERE) IS THE SENSE OF 'HOUSEHOLD’ MEANING THE PEOPLE THAT FORM YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY. IT WAS A COMMON PRACTICE IN THIS ERA FOR A CLAN OR A TRIBE TO INCREASE THEIR POWER AND WEALTH BY FORCIBLY TAKING PEOPLE, OFTEN ENTIRE HOUSEHOLDS. (REMEMBER JACOB’S SONS BLOODBATH AT SHECHEM, WHEN THEY SLAUGHTERED THE MEN AND TOOK THE REST CAPTIVE IN REVENGE FOR THE RAPE OF THEIR SISTER DINAH? THIS DRAMATICALLY INCREASED THE SIZE OF JACOB’S TRIBE OVERNIGHT BECAUSE THE YISHARALITES’ ACQUIRED ENTIRE HOUSEHOLDS OF PEOPLE).
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE DIFFERNCE BETWEEN OBSERVING, ADMIRING OR EVEN WONDERING IF SOMETHING IS ATTAINABLE IN YOUR LIFE, AND FLAT-OUT OBSESSING, DESIRING AND MAKING FULL-BLOWN PLANS TO AQUIRE SOMETHING (BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE) THAT EITHER DOESN'T BELONG TO YOU OR IS IN NO WAY ATTAINABLE FOR YOU IN YOUR LIFE. THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE AND OUR RELIANCE AND CONTENTMENT IN YAHUSHA IS KEY TO ALL BEHAVIOURS AND DECISIONS WE MAKE.
When we were gathered on the mountain, Yahuah spoke to us in a loud voice from the dark fiery cloud and gave us these instructions, and only these! Then He wrote them all on two flat stones tablets and gave them to me. But when the fire blazed from the mountain, and your folks heard the voice coming from the darkness, the tribal leaders came to me and said, "Today Yahuah our Alahim has shown us how great and powerful His esteem truly is. He spoke to us from the fire, and we learned that mankind can survive, even though Alahim speaks to them. But still, we don’t want to take any chances, incase we’re killed by that terrifying fire, and if we keep hearing Yahuah’s voice, we will surely die! Has anyone else ever heard the only true Alahim speaking from fire, as we have? And even if they have, would they have lived to speak about it? Nup! No way, Moses, you go up the mountain from now on, you go close to Yahuah and listen to Him, then come back down and tell us what He says and we’ll do it, Ok!"
And Yahuah heard what your parents said and replied, “Moses, I heard what the people said and I approve! If only they’d always have a heart like this, to fear and tremble and be THIS WILLING TO OBEY ME! Then they and their children would always enjoy a successful life. Now go and tell them to return to their tents, but you come back here to Me. And after I give you My Instructions and directions, you will repeat them to the people, so they can obey them in the land I’m giving them”.
IT'S INTERESTING THAT YAHUSHA COMMENDS YISHARAL FOR THEIR ATTITUDE OF PREFERRING MOSES TO RECEIVE THE INSTRUCTION, INSTEAD OF THEM STANDING IN HIS PRESENCE AND HEARING THE INSTRUCTIONS THEMSELVES. THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YAHUSHA DIDN’T SEE YISHARAL AS WEAK OR SUPERSTITIOUS OR UNWORTHY TO HEAR HIS VOICE. RATHER HE SAW THEIR REQUEST TO GET THE INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH MOSES AS THE PROPER RESPONSE TO HIS AWESOMENESS AND AN AGREEMENT THAT MOSES WAS HIS AUTHORISED MEDIATOR. YISHARAL HAD GAINED A HEALTHY FEAR AND REVERENCE FOR YAHUSHA AND AS LONG AS THEY KEPT IT AND OBEYED HIS INSTRUCTIONS THEN “IT WOULD GO WELL WITH THEM AND THEIR CHILDREN, FOREVER!”
YAHUSHA WILL GREATLY BLESS THOSE WHO ARE DETERMINED TO SHOW HIM PROPER RESPECT AND FOLLOW HIM IN OBEDIENCE, BECAUSE MANKIND DOES HAVE A CHOICE! YAHUSHA IS NOT GOING TO FORCE ANYONE TO OBEY OR TO BE FORCED INTO SERVICE TO HIM. HE DESIRES A BRIDE WHO WILL LOVE HIM, OBEY HIM, PLEASE HIM AND CHOOSE HIM IN EVERY SITUATION.