Posted on September 6, 2015
9-6-2015 weekly message
Meditation of the week: Psalms 1:1-6
Main scripture: Exodus 20:1-21
Subject: Ten Commandments to protect the children of God
The LORD God gave the Ten Commandments unto his chosen people of Israel through Moses. Ten Commandments is the general principles of law and statutes and commandments and judgments. Giving the commandments unto them that are canal as well natural men, God wanted them to understand that they couldn’t help sinning before God. Apostle Paul testified, “For all heave sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”(Rom. 3:23)
As a Jew, Apostle Paul understood himself a sinner from the birth, and he was born again of the Holy Ghost through believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. He testified of the law of God:
“What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.”(Rom. 7:7-17)
Yeah! Apostle Paul understood of the sin within him through the law. He also understood, he couldn’t help sinning because of the sin within him. All sinners cannot love God. Only they that received the love of God through the Holy Ghost can love God, for they are spiritual men. Most of the Ten Commandments given through Moses are commanding not to do something. But in other word, those are to love God in all heart firstly, and to love neighbor as they love themselves secondly. How can sinners full of sins within them love God, and love their neighbors?
Apostle Paul testified of the love toward neighbor in the law unto the saints in Rome:
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he
that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”(Rom. 13:8-10)
The Lord God that gave the Ten Commandments came to the world in the name of Jesus; he spoke unto Pharisees and Scribes to rebuke them, for they became the teachers of the law disguising themselves as the righteous men without any mistake to live according to the law.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”(Matt. 5:27-30)
They couldn’t see the sins rooted within them, and they were the religious leaders acting as the hypocrites to show themselves as the righteous. Jesus spoke unto them again to show them what kinds of sins within them, and have them understand that they cannot sinning against the law because of the sins within them:
“Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”(Mark 7:19-23)
Yeah! To keep the law, all sins within them should be taken away. Because of the sin that was committed by Adam, all men are born in the world with the sins in their DNA. But almost all of the Jews that received the law not understand yet, neither almost all of religious men do. Even many of so called Christians not understand this either.
John the Baptist introduced Jesus unto the Jew saying, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”(John 1:29)
Apostle Paul testified of taking away the sins within men unto the Hebrews:
“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.”((Heb. 9:12-15)
He testified of the truth that the blood of Jesus Christ purify the sins within the heart of man to take away them to give him the Holy Ghost. He also testified, only they that received the love of God through the Holy Ghost can love God as well as their neighbors as themselves. This is because that he said unto the Corinthians, nothing without the charity that is the love of God.
King David confessed himself as a miserable sinner after he committed adultery and murder saying,
“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.”(Ps. 51:5)
God gave the Ten Commandments and all the laws for men understand of the sins within them. But the People of Israel have failed to keep the laws of God so that they have been chastened to death; but they are still believe themselves to be righteous through the laws not believing in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, the gospel of Christ for the Jew first (Rom. 1:16).
Therefore, the LORD God gave his law to confine all men under sins. Apostle Paul testified of this:
“Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”(Gal. 3:19-25)
Therefore, the Lord Jesus Christ blotted out the handwriting the ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross to be free from all of them that believe in him (Col. 2:14). Therefore, all of them that are born again of the Holy Ghost are freed from the law through the love of God, and they are able to love God as well as their neighbors. They became one body with Christ through Christ dwelling within them.
But, we are not to forget that we are still dwelling in our sinful body yet. Before we were born again of the Holy Ghost through believing in Christ Jesus, we couldn’t help sinning because of the sins within us. Now all sins within our heart are taken away cleansed by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, but we still could sin because of the sins within our body. As Apostle Paul testified of the law that is good, the Ten Commandments that killed us now became the law that keep us from sinning. In the place in our heart where were our sins before we were saved, now we replenish the Ten Commandments so that the commandments will keep us from sinning to protect us under safety from the sinful world.
King David confessed saying, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”(Ps 119:10)
We are protect from the evil world remembering Ten Commandments; and even more, we are not only living in safety being away from sins, but also we are to be sanctified through keeping all the words of God in our heart. And they that are sanctified through the words of the truth are able to live in life and peace. Apostle Paul testified of the life in life and peace:
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”(Rom. 8:6)
Therefore, the will of God toward his church is to make her as the bride of Christ appear the glorious church without dot and wrinkle, or any such thing: but that she should be holy and without blemish when Christ appear in the air. According to his will, we are not supposed be lazy to be sanctified and to be cleansed with the washing of water by the word of God(Eph. 5:26,27). In addition, we have to be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord (1Cor. 15:56) not anything to be in vain so that we may meet the Lord gloriously. When Christ appear sooner or later, we shall put off the body of sin that is inherited from Adam to be clothed with the glorious body without any sin that is immortal and incorruptible. Then, all our spirit and soul and body shall be blemish unto the perfect salvation. Amen! Hallelujah!