Tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday and what Preacher can resist sending a message out to the world on this special day. Today I have a somewhat different message, a message of the fathers love as shown in the Old Testament.
After the miracle of the Passover and the deliverance of the Israelites from the armies of pharaoh at the Red Sea they arrived at Mount Sinai and Moses ascended the mountain to receive the 10 Commandments (EXODUS 20) from the hand of YHWH:
The TEN COMMANDMENTS
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy G-d in vain
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it Holy
Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the land
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not commit adultery
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s housewife,manservant,maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbors.
These ten divine laws are known as the DECALOGUE
We have failed to keep every one of them in America today.
If only we could return these ten laws to are halls of Congress, what need would we have of the thousands piled up to the rooftop and more printed out each day? What would happen if the homes of America returned to these simple to decrees from almighty G-D? What of our courts and businesses, our schools, our entertainment and sports teams? Would not all benefit? But we refuse to listen and honor Him.
In my lifetime I have seen the removal of these laws from every public building and court of Law. The Sabbath has been totally ignored to the point that it is treated like “just another day” in America. We have decided that we need 24 hour “fitness” shopping, eating , drinking, and even working with a full time Stock Market. But– YHWH says we are to “REST” one day in seven. What does he know that we don’t know?
In addition; not only were the people to rest one day in seven, but the land was to rest one year in seven (Exodus 23:10-12) For six days you are to sow your land and gather it’s produce, but in the seventh year you must let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor among your people may eat from the field and the wild animals may consume what they leave.Do the same with your vineyard and olive grove. For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventhly you must cease, so that your ox and donkey may rest and the son of your maidservant may be refreshed well as the foreign resident.– but they did not do it! As a result, the entire nation of Israel was sent into captivity in Babylon for 70 Years! Jeremiah 25:11 says;
“And the whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years”. The LAND was to be given a rest for seventy years because of the SABBATHS that had to be payed back –for the LAND!
It is clear to me that we are in a worldwide-“LOCKDOWN” just like the children of Israel were in bondage in Babylon; not from the COVED-19 VIRUS, but because we have forsaken YHWH’s laws and refused to keep the Sabbath HOLY! Now we must pay back all the days we have robbed from HIM and the land!
Only when YHWH decrees that we are ready will we “Come out” of this Plague. Jeremiah 29:10 “For thus saith the Lord, that after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.Then shall you call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart”.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. COMING OUT OF BABYLON
THE COMING JUBILEE AND REDEMPTION!
copyright Ted White Ministries