Deuteronomy – Deu 5:18 Neither Shalt Thou Commit Adultery

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Deu 5:18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

This commandment is to bring out the loyalty of a spouse. It is to bring out the loyalty of the wife of Christ to her husband. All commandments revolve around Christ as the object and us as the subjects to that object. This commandment is to bring out the idolatry we have in our nature. It is for the purpose of revealing to us what is in our heart, and it is the flute that drags the serpent from our hearts. The word "adultery" is also called "whoring". The exact definition for the word adultery in our verse today is:

H5003
נָאַף
nâ'aph
naw-af'
A primitive root; to commit adultery; figuratively to apostatize: - adulterer (-ess), commit (-ing) adultery, woman that breaketh wedlock.

As you can see, it points to the subjects APOSTATIZING" from their God. We are the woman, and Jesus Christ is our husband.

Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

The city is us all together who have been dragged to Christ in this eon and partaken of the fiery trials which have cleansed us from our family of Babylon. It is hard to let loose of those family members and forget the things of Egypt, but that is what is required of a good wife to her husband. In the story of Jacob leaving his father-in-law is a story that seems to have no resolve to it, because Rachel's sin is never dealt with or exposed. Jacob has served fourteen years for Rachel, seven for Leah whom he did not want and seven for Rachel whom he did want. Even though he ended up with Leah, he really only wanted Rachel.

Gen 31:17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
Gen 31:18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

Jacob's on his way thinking all is good. He's taking his family back home to his father's home. What he did not know was that his beautiful bride's heart was not with his God. She was still serving her father's god.

Gen 31:19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.

So Laban finds out that his gods are missing and figures Jacob knowingly stole them.

Gen 31:30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
Gen 31:31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
Gen 31:32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

Inside Jacob's family, in his heart's desire, are gods hidden away about which he does not even know. Yes, they were literally hidden by Rachel, but she is the love of his life, and it is in his heart's desire that unaware to him there is spiritual adultery.

Gen 31:33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
Gen 31:34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
Gen 31:35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.

So now the idolatry/spiritual adultery is hidden in lies and deception. Remember our study is on adultery, but adultery is idolatry. What is even more interesting about this story is that the wife he did not want was not the one who stole, rather it was the wife he wanted who did the stealing. The unwanted wife is the body. We do not want the suffering, anguish and ugly life. We want the beautiful and easy life that comes with Babylon.

Gen 29:16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Gen 29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

Both of these wives are a parable of the struggling within us as the elect of God. We struggle against committing adultery aginst God. We want the easy life, we want the good life, we want a life without trials and without pain. However, it is in this pain and suffering that we bear fruit to our Husband, Jesus Christ, Who in the end, like Jacob, can take it home to His Father and Creator.

Gen 29:30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
Gen 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

This is an incredible revealing to see that it is the despised and rejected, the 'Leahs' who makes up the body of Christ, that bring forth fruit unto God. It is not catholicism, it is not mainstream Christianity, it is not Islam, it is not Hinduism, it is not any outward large predominate religion that brings forth the Christ; it is the lowly and despised.

1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

The idol is in the heart of the beautiful, not in the heart of the despised. Our idols, the ones which are hidden under us that we don't even know about, are beautiful to us. They are what we desire. God knows this and stops that from producing fruit.

Gen 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

Rachel, the idol-stealing, idol-worshipping, outwardly beautiful wife's womb was barren. Babylon is barren in producing one child to Christ. Not one child can Babylon bring to Christ that He will receive - NOT ONE. The whole is dead.

Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, DOTH TAKE AWAY from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, THE WHOLE stay of bread, and THE WHOLE stay of water,

He takes away THE WHOLE; it is all gone, nothing can be produced by Babylon but death, dead children, who die before they can be born.

Job 10:19 I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Pro 30:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

Hos 9:14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

This is what idolatry/adultery toward God, looks like. But the commandment says thou shalt not commit adultery, which means we have, are, and will commit adultery toward Him. There is adultery toward God in our hearts hidden under the cloak of deception which we do not even know yet. He will show it to us; He will bring it about, and as wormwood our stomachs shall be made bitter by it. Scripture also brings out other names for adultery, like the one below:

Exo 34:15 Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
Exo 34:16 And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

This word whoring is the same thing as adultery. It is a different Hebrew word with a similar meaning;

H2181
זָנָה
zânâh
zaw-naw'
A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple forniciation, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah): - (cause to) commit fornication, X continually, X great, (be an, play the) harlot, (cause to be, play the) whore, (commit, fall to) whoredom, (cause to) go a-whoring, whorish.
Total KJV occurrences: 93

When we think of a whore we think of a paid prostitute who sells herself. In the scriptures Christ is telling us that we are worse than a prostitiute because we don't even get the money; we just sleep around on our Husband and pay them.

Eze 16:30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;
Eze 16:31 In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
Eze 16:32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
Eze 16:33 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
Eze 16:34 And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.

I can't tell you how much money I have paid for books, tapes and CD's of theological thought, sermons and things relating to religion. I have searched for the oldest books, the most renowned by supposed scholars, all to make myself look like something to others. I spent years, hours upon hours listening to sermons about who God was from people who didn't even know Him telling me how to live my life, what a great person I was until I corrupted myself, and I paid them to satisfy their sinful pride on my time. I want to say it was all a waste of time chasing these soothsayers, but that again is carnal thought based on carnal anger because I felt tricked by them. But they didn't trick me, rather it was all the plan of God to pull the serpent from my heart, to show me who I am as his beastly creation. Left to carnivore thought I am a beast and will feed on the most disgusting flesh, all for the gratification of the flesh. I am as a possum feeding on a road-killed skunk in the eyes of God when I listen to the soothsayers. Jesus Christ is our husband, and He alone has the words of truth which free me from being an adulterer of His Word, the Seed that enters the spiritual egg inside us and gives life to a new creation, created in the image of Christ, called The Christ, born of a virgin, not created by the hands of man.

Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Remember earlier in the study I brought up the fact that Rachel's sin was never dealt with. It is never brought out that she was exposed for her sin, the issue was seemingly swept under the camels hair (rug ) and forgotten. In my religious, self-righteous, Babylonian old man I said, "That isn't fair! She brought so much pain and suffering for her husband, yet her sin of stealing and of idolatry is seemingly forgotten, never mentioned again." But it was not forgotten. First of all God closed her womb as we saw earlier because He would not let her produce more idolators through her spiritual womb of thought. But, secondly and most important to me, is the fact that it is through Babylon we must come. We must be judged through Babylon. Our flesh must come to its completion, (shown by the number 10) before we can conceive.

Gen 30:6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

We must be judged (the meaning of the name DanH1835) before we can begin to see the slave laborer of the hireling in us. Bilhah is the name of Rachel's handmaid/slave whom Rachel gave to Jacob to impregnate, and her name means;

H1090
בִּלְהָה
bilhâh
bil-haw'
From H1089; timid; Bilhah, the name of one of Jacob's concubines; also of a place in Palestine: - Bilhah.
Total KJV occurrences: 11

H1089
בָּלַהּ
bâlah
baw-lah
A primitive root (rather by transposition for H926); to palpitate; hence (causatively) to terrify: - trouble.
Total KJV occurrences: 1

It is through years of terrifying trouble (Bilhah) do we produce enslaved children until we are dragged to our wits' end, and Joseph is conceived, which is Christ in us. For years and years I committed adultery against God trying to bring forth a son, a doctrine that would be accepted by Him, but all I could do is bring forth more slaves, which represent all the different doctrines I have been through using the name of Christ. They just had the name, and there was no actual lineage between the two. Years upon years of studies, churches, tapes, theological books, and so on and so on, all children of terrifying trouble, were spent TRYING TO ESCAPE A FALSE TERRIFYING DOCTRINE CALLED HELL.

All of it had the root cause, fear that I could never do enough to make up for the wrong that I thought I HAD CAUSED, to escape an everlasting place where God would torment me for all my sins that I had created. What a connection between people who Babylon would call historical people, and leave it at that! Never was seen the connection between the adultery in Rachel's heart to serve other gods, to the terror of Bilhah producing children to comfort Rachel's fears, which all translate into us trying to produce good works to comfort ourselves from what we know we are. So Rachel is judged, years and years of seeing her enemy produce children, then her own slaves produce children. It is not until the flesh is completed that she is finally able to bear a son.

Gen 30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Gen 30:23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
Gen 30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

This is all about our inward struggle to produce good works (children) we can call our own to satisfy God. It is not until after years of struggle do we finally see our judgment, and Christ is conceived in us, a once barren womb.

Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born (this is inside us), unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

The zeal of the LORD of the hosts inside us will perform the Son being born IN US. It is not our works or our will; it is all The LORD of hosts.

Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

All the years of trying to produce children by Bilhah/terror was the plan of God to bring us to a place of totally trusting in Him and by the death of our old handmaid/old man. When He is born in us, Babylon dies.

Gen 35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
Gen 35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

And Benoni means:

H1126
בֶּן־אוֹנִי
ben-'ônı̂y
ben-o-nee'
From H1121 and H205; son of my sorrow; Ben Oni, the original name of Benjamin: - Ben-oni.
Total KJV occurrences: 1

It is through years of terrifying sorrow that we die from adultery against God in our old man and the New Man, Christ, is born in us.

Next week LORD willing we will cover Deuteronomy 5:19 - Neither shalt thou steal.

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