Deuteronomy – Deu 5:12-15 The Fourth Commandment

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Deu 5:12-15 The Fourth Commandment

Deu 5:12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
Deu 5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
Deu 5:14 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, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
Deu 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

This commandment is one of the most twisted commandments to make doctrines of men and to heap burdens on people that they cannot handle. Let's first just plainly state what the sabbath is, was and always will be...Jesus Christ. He alone is our day of rest from the slavery of our own personal Egypt. But let's not stray from how we ended up in Egypt;

2Pe 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Now in this commandment we are told not to forget how we came out.

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The LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm."

So Christ is our rest from the labours of our man of sin. He alone is the reason we can have peace in the labour. Knowing that He is the Creator of all things in our aion, we can rest from the trial of trying to make ourselves right with Him.

Mat 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

He is telling us to take a yoke and put it on and that the burden will be light. A yoke is a harness made on an animal for pulling a load or a burden, and it is a burden to tell the world that the LORD Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things. He witnesses to the fact that He and He alone is the Creator of everything that I have ever done or ever will do. This is the story of Egypt, to enslave us into bondage to religion, to make our burden harder by enslaving us to more laws, more ordinances, more religious practices so they can have the power over us. But they are also under this burden because they are being used by the spirits and principalities that are ruling over them through the power of the prince of the power of the air.

In Exodus this process is brought out through the story of Israel and Pharaoh.

Exo 1:8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
Exo 1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
Exo 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Exo 1:11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

So, first we separate Israel from literal Israel to our new man and all the new doctrines which being conceived and birthed into our new land. Second, Pharaoh is our man of sin who tries to take the place of God as a new king. It was probably 35 years ago I first "accepted" Jesus into my life. This started a processs of Israel beginning to grow inside me. But shortly after I claimed Christ another Christ took over, another king, and began afflicting me with burdens I could not perform. "Don't eat that, cut your hair this way, look this way, don't do this, do this, go to this building on this day not that day, read this man's book, don't read this man's book, and so on and so on." There were many guide lines on how I should live my life. These guide lines are the burdens put on me by Babylon. All these burdens were building "cities" for Pharaoh, my man of sin. When it says that Pharaoh said "unto his people...let us deal with them wisely" he was talking to all the ideas we had about God already in our minds. These burdens are the ways we build the image of a god we have imagined. It is the same thing Christ was telling us in these verses;

Luk 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
Luk 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
Luk 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luk 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Luk 16:12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
Luk 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

We have learned in the past that the mammon is our works, good and evil. If I cannot ascribe to the Creator of all things my bad works, He will not trust me with good works. If I cannot give God the credit for my evil works, He will never give me the "much" with which to be faithful. If I cannot ascribe to God as the Creator of my unrighteous mammon, evil works, He will never give me the righteous mammon, good works. This is the story of the Israelites and Pharaoh. At first Pharaoh is God, and we are at peace with Him, but then another Pharaoh comes on the scene who does not like the peace we have and the way we are growing. So he afflicts us with burdens which take our rest from us and put us under costant burdens where there is no rest. When Moses enters the scene, growing up in Pharaoh's house, inside us, He stands for the new man and all that is growing within us. He is a type and figure of Christ before we are given spiritual wisdom. It is when we are being dragged out of Babylon that this process begins.

Exo 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

This is the beginning of our being delivered from the task masters of our lives that have been put on us by the man of sin. We are a child in spiritual knowledge, and our time of deliverance is at hand. When we first begin to see that the man of sin is cruel we come against his doctrines and kill them.

Exo 2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Exo 2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

All of this is a parable of us being enslaved to the unrighteous mammon, to works of the doctrines of the man of sin whose coming is after the working of Satan;

2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Why is he coming into our land? Why is he being sent by God through His hand, Satan, to us? Two reasons, one because he knows we are Israel and two because he is trying to steal God's glory and give it to us, kill us, and destroy us because he knows he has but a short time;

oh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

When we begin to dwell in the heavens, we are free from the devil because he has been cast to the earth. If we are still looking at the flesh and judging according to the flesh, woe unto us for the Devil is coming down from our heavens with a vengeance upon our earth through burdens.

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

We begin to taste freedom and salvation from him but he does not stop because he then begins to attack our earth. This is why it says woe to the INHABITERS of the earth, our flesh, because we have many legions living in our flesh which are still attached to the flesh. These doctrines, these likes, these things of the flesh to which we have been enslaved for years do not want to die. We like the days in the flesh and yearn for the days of the flesh;

Num 11:4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
Num 11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
Num 11:6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.

This is why it says "woe to the inhabiters of the earth" because we do lust after the days in literal buildings, of services where we were in bondage. We lust after doing things in secret and being able to over look it by doctrines like 'once saved, always saved'. Our flesh lusts after these things because now everything is exposed, there is no gourd tree to get shade (Jonah 4:5,6). We miss the "Ser-VICE". We miss the vices we were enslaved to that we call ser-vices. They gave us pleasure to the flesh but no knowledge of the truth. There is no freedom in these places of vices, where we are enslaved to building the cities of Pharaoh with bricks made of straw and clay, which is just another way of saying all the religions of the world being built on perishable works of the flesh. But in our commandment today we are told that we have been delivered from this enslavement and translated into the kingdom of God, in our heavens. Satan is cast out with all his doctrines, and Christ now sits upon our throne ruling and reigning. Our earth becomes a wilderness but our heavens become an oasis.

Isa 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
Isa 41:18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Isa 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
Isa 41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

Rev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Rev 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Rev 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
Rev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night (Gen 1:1-5) in his temple (1Co 3:16): and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
Rev 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
Rev 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Why is it a number that no man can number? Because it is the number of God, not the number of man. It is the number of all that have ever been created, saved from death for the glory of God. This is not doing ANY WORK on Christ to obtain what only He could obtain, the salvation of all. To add one thing of mine to that rest is to break the sabbath. For me to claim that it was by my choosing Him that saved me is working on the sabbath and not keeping it holy. If I add anything to Christ saving mankind from death I have just polluted it. Christ is The Creator and The Creator of the Rest in which we are to rest.

Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made (through Christ); and he rested on the seventh day (Christ) from all his work which he had made.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Everything that is created in verse 2:1 is speaking of when Christ created them and in verses 2:2-3 when it speaks of the SEVENTH DAY, it is also speaking of Christ. He created the seventh day, He created it all and He then rests on His finished work, like the next verse reiterates;

Joh 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Joh 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
Joh 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received THE VINEGAR (sour wine-wrath of God, in creating salvation by dying for all and taking their sin upon Himself), he said, It is finished (finished creating the judgement for rest): and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

What does someone do when they die? They sleep. What are you doing when you sleep? Your body is RESTING from the work of the day. When Christ finished the work, He rested and said "it is finished". What was finished? His creation of the salvation of all mankind, He is the sabbath , the Day of rest from all work to have communion with God;

Mat 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

All the work of the six days had been finished, and He then creates rest in Himself so that in the end all will be able to rest in the finished work of Christ. He drinks it again IN US when we are the lake of fire for all the rest of mankind. He created us, our days, our lives, our very existence and then rested;

Psa 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. (ESV)

This is rest that none can add to or create themselves, therefore none can rest until they are given rest by their Creator. If our very days are formed by our Creator before there were any of them, all six of them, our heavens, our earth, our seas, our beasts, our fowl, then our flesh, then when He creates Christ in me I am going into His created rest. The day of rest is created just like the six days before it; it is a creation of rest created by our Creator.

Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

He swore in His wrath to the people in the wilderness, which is type and figure of our old man, that they, our flesh, shall not enter His Rest (Psa 95:11) Christ, a type and figure of the promised land. They rebelled against His promise and therefore could not see the land of promise. Our flesh, the number six, does not believe in the seventh day. It only knows the days before it, not what comes after it. It cannot see into the future and have faith in the promise of God in a seventh Day. It only knows itself as the day that rules the days before it. When it rests, it rests in what it believes is rest from its works, as though the works in the days preceeding it belong to it.

Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Isa 44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
Isa 44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
Isa 44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
Isa 44:16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
Isa 44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

This what we have done with THE SABBATH, Jesus Christ, our rest who created our creation in 6 days and then rested on his finished works. We think it is our works which creates our own rest, we think it was our own works that delivered us out of Egypt or into Egypt, by our own hands.

Hag 2:17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.

Jer 25:7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.

Isa 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

Isa 31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.

Deu 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

of our faith. Not leaning to the works of the flesh.

Next week, Lord willing, we will cover Deu 5:16, the 5th commandment

"Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee."

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