THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Patsy Shelton
Aug 25, 2003

Exodus 20:1-17, 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 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: 11 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. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Lev 22:31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.

Psm 19: 7-14 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. 12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

I John 14:20-21, 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Come let us reason together. Come let us meet heart to heart, and talk of the things that are troubling to the Lord your God. Oh, in the natural you are concerned about the moving of the tablets of stone of My commandments. But, in My heart I am concerned that those commandments are not written upon the hearts of My people. Some donít even know what they are, and donít understand that upon those tablets of stone, I revealed My heart to My people.

Oh if these commandments were written upon the heart of My people, they would most certainly be living the abundant life, and there would be peace in hearts, peace in homes, and peace in My church. If only My people had kept the ways of Life written upon them, and taught them to their children, Oh how different the world would be. These words upon tables of stone are the rock of revelation that I can build relationships with My people. That My people can build relationships in their homes, and relationships in My church.

So many of My people say that they love Me, but love is an action word. If I were loved, honored and respected by those that are called by My name My commandments would be written upon there hearts. And they sing songs to me of honor, glory and power but they are just words to songs. Pleasant to sing, but they bring me no honor nor glory , and give Me no power in their lives. Why you ask? Because they choose to live life their way, and not walk in the good paths that keeping of My Commandments will bring into their lives.

My Bride is a does of the word, as was My Son. He lived these commandments, He was the word made flesh and everything that He did, and taught, was based upon these commandments written upon His heart.

How can I give them more, and how can I entrust My heart and the things of heaven to them, if they donít heed My instructions? How can I move them into My Glory when they dishonor Me by dishonoring their mother and your father? How can I take them higher when they are bound to the earth because they gossip and lie about others? How can I reveal to them the mysteries of My Kingdom, when they have all kinds of Gods before Me? How can I do these things?

In the keeping of them there is great reward. The reward is the manifested presence of your God in your life. Oh, I say to you these are not idle words written centuries ago for those that lived in that time, but they are eternal words, that will bring eternal goodness, and blessings into the lives of My people. In the keeping of them, out of a heart of love for Me, there is the peace that passes all understanding. They were spoken and then written to be eternally before My people, and when adhered to, the evidence of the keeping of them in their lives are the nine fruit of My Spirit. Their lives will be full of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temprance.

Oh how I long to write them upon he hearts of My people and build upon the revelation on the tablets of stone lives through which the fruit of My Spirit would be manifest.

I ask My people now, ďDo you know them? Are you doing them? Have you taught them to your children? Is My presence being manifested in and through your lives?Ē

Come now and let us reason together. Come now and heed the Commandments of your God for in the keeping of them there is great reward, and that reward is the manifestation of My presence in your life, joy unspeakable and full of glory. And to those that will heed My words, and keep My commandments I will glory in them, and they will glory in Me, saith the Lord God.