Sermon given 27 September 2007

The First Four Commandments in the Millennium

by Jon Bowles


Okay so you managed last night - you managed to go ahead and talk about the Two Trees; and you have this group of people that you are dealing with that have been given into your charge. And you were the one that was having to deal with them on this first Feast of Tabernacles. You were actually the new spirit being - never having been a spirit being before - and you had this group of people that you were looking after. And you talked about the Two Trees – the way of give and the way of get and the fact that the spiritual problems needed spiritual solutions.

Then the next day came. Now what are you going to talk about? What are you actually going to discuss now? How are you going to elaborate on that? Where do you go from the Two Trees? What's next? I mean we are looking at a Millennium where the entire Millennium will be spent producing a Utopia, so that the words of Jesus Christ, when Jesus Christ said to the thief upon the cross; " will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:42 paraphrased). It was going to be paradise. Paradise was a garden area around the kind of hunting lodges they used to have in, I think it was, Persian times. This entire earth is going to be transformed into a paradise.

But you know, how? What are you going to tell people that will be needed by them, and how are you going to elaborate on these things? What are you going to actually say to them to magnify and expand on the Tree of Life, because it is the Tree of Life that you need to concentrate on. That is what we will be concentrating on, the Tree of Life. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, hopefully people won't be taking that tree - I mean they will, but that will not be the way it was up to the point of the Tribulation. That day will be past, Satan will be put away. But you have still got to concentrate on the Tree of Life. How are you going to actually go ahead and talk about this? How are we going to go ahead and discuss this with the people there showing them spiritual solutions to the problems and the spiritual way of life that is necessary?

You know the word, Torah, the Law, (Strong's H8451) that is translated as the word 'law' that you find in the Old Testament. The word Torah comes from the word Yarah in Hebrew, (Strong's H3384). Yarah means to point or to shoot. It is when you are pointing, you are shooting for something, you actually are aiming for something, it is what you are aiming for. The Torah is what you are aiming for, it is spiritually what we all should be aiming for.

And particularly it's what we are aiming for in the relationships between all kinds of things; between ourselves and God, between ourselves and each other, between ourselves and the land. There are many rules and laws and writings about the relationship between things. That really is the magnifying of the Law, magnifying this way of give that produces Utopia ultimately. You are talking about the Torah, about the way, about the pointing, about what they are aiming for, because it is looking at the entire earth coming under that way; coming under that rule of God. Actually having the very Spirit of God guiding everything that takes place.

When Christ was asked: "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? [in the Torah, presumably they were talking Hebrew or Aramaic, He said] ...Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind [that's the key one, the second one, immediately He went and tacked the second one on, He said]. And the second is [very much] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:36-39)

So what I thought I would do for the first two sermons that I give, because I have been giving a series of sermons on the Law, on the Commandments specifically, is to show how this first group, the first group of four which is love towards God, when applied in the Millennium, will produce the results it does. That's what I want to deal with today. Then what I will do next time, is deal with the last six, and show how they will also produce the results that are needed, because from those two areas, comes the Utopia. Comes everything that will actually be put in place and we need to be ready to teach these things. That's why I'm telling it now. That's why I'm coming to Kentucky to go and examine these areas, it is because we need to teach this. It is how we expand on the Two Trees, because the expansion of the Two Trees goes into the Torah, it goes into the Commandments, and we can therefore expand it progressively.

Turn over to Isaiah 2: "The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the [Eternal's] house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it [the entire world will flow to this government, this rulership, this loving rulership that will actually be all over this earth ultimately]. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the [Eternal], to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways [direction, the way of life], and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth [the Torah, this is where the teaching will come from, from that Torah, that law], and the word of the [Eternal] from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Isaiah 2:1-4)

So, it is very clear about what it's talking about. It's not talking about anything that has happened so far. You can go throughout history and this is not referring to anything that is historical at all. We are looking at the future. And the reason it will be is because; 'out from Zion will go forth the Torah', will go forth the Law, will go forth the very Commandments of God. If we turn over a few more pages to Isaiah 42:1, we find here Christ being prophesied. It says:

"Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench [that was the first coming, but it then goes on]: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law [again, His Torah, His Law; the Law will be discussed and it will be expanded]. Thus saith God the [Eternal], he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein [verse 7] To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house." (Isaiah 42:1-5,7)

So again, we are looking at people who will then start to see things for the first time. This group of people that you will have in front of you, that you then need to teach will need to be led in that same way. You will have to bring them into the same understanding. You will have to try and inspire them. You will have to try and get them to understand the spiritual basis of things. It goes on into Isaiah 42:21 it says:

"The [Eternal] is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable." (Isaiah 42:21)

So it is a case of taking this Torah, this Law, and magnifying it, making it honourable, making it so that we can really see its full intent. We'll start with the relationship between God and man as our first point; and then go through the four laws themselves:

1. No God before the Eternal.

2. No Graven Image.

3. Not Taking God's Name in Vain

4. Remembering the Sabbath

Those four laws - they come under the relationship between God and man and it is that relationship that it is all about.

The Relationship Between God and Man (PLAY FROM 08:39)

It is the relationship between God and man and here is an earth, has come through the Tribulation, has come now into the beginning of the Millennium - - you then, are the teachers at that time. You are then teaching this way of life to these people and you are trying to get across these things, these aspects of this particular way of life, that will ultimately produce the Utopia.

Turn over to Jeremiah 31:31, which is a scripture that we turn to, to discuss about the New Covenant, this new agreement, that is made with human beings. It is something that is made between Christ and the Church, because it is the marriage agreement. That is the agreement that we have now, we are betrothed to Christ now, waiting for the actual marriage to take place. But it is more than that - it's a family agreement; because ultimately you are looking into the future. You are looking at a time when there will be an agreement between mankind then, and God. But that is not going to be a marriage agreement, they are not going to be part of the Bride, but they will be part of the family and here it says here:

"Behold, the days come, saith the [Eternal], that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the [Eternal]: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the [Eternal], I will put my [My Torah, My] law in their inward parts..." (Jeremiah 31:31-33)

So it is a case of where the Law is. Before that - when we were looking at the Law it was written down, they had the Law, but they didn't have the heart to keep it properly. There was a problem with the people. But here, we are looking in the Millennium and these people will have access to the very Spirit of God. The heart will be receptive and they will be able to understand it like you and I can today. They will have the same receptivity that you and I have. And you will be dealing with these people and you will be explaining to them things that they have never heard of before.

They have not read these Laws - perhaps some of them may have. Quite frankly, the way it is in the UK, people don't even know about the Ten Commandments. I very, very seriously doubt if even ten percent of people in the UK could give you the Ten Commandments. Probably not even one percent could just go right the way through them. But it says here in Jeremiah 31:33:

"But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the [Eternal], I will put my law [My Torah, My way, My pointing, what we are aiming for] in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the [Eternal]: for they shall all know me..." (Jeremiah 31:33-34)

So when we are looking at this relationship between God and man, they will all know God. They will be getting on their knees, and they will have a relationship with God. In addition to that, Christ will be here. So He will be actually, physically dealing with individuals, physical human beings. The family of God will have been resurrected. You and I will be there dealing with these individuals. So, they will know us personally, they will see us. We will walk the earth, like Christ walked the earth after His resurrection, we will walk the earth. So, they will actually know these spirit beings. Jeremiah 31:34 says:

"...they shall all know me [the Eternal], from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the [Eternal]: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." (Jeremiah 31:34)

Once the sin is out of the way, the barrier between God and man is removed. The same as it is with us when we go before God in repentance we have access through the very Spirit of God, to God Himself. They will have the same. And from that contact, comes Utopia. It is very much this relationship between God and man; this relationship that allows people to start to understand things for the very first time and that is what we are explaining.

The first night, you've got all your little darlings into bed, and we can imagine almost in the Millennium that there must be kind of a reception area in Jerusalem or something where people from all over the world will come at night-time when all the humans have gone to sleep, because you don't have to sleep as a spirit being. Just imagine coming into the room and saying; "You wouldn't believe what I've been dealing with today!" You've got all the little darlings into bed and now you're free. It's like your parents that come to the end of the day, and you've finally got them all bathed, all in bed, they are all asleep and you just kind of collapse. Something along those lines has always been in my mind as to what will happen.

But you will be dealing with these people, you will be teaching these people. It will be a family relationship - we will be the 'mother', the Church is the mother of us all, the Jerusalem above, the mother of us all. It will be as a mother to these children, that will be, yes, in the womb, actually growing, ready to be born into the very family of God.

And here is this relationship between God and man. They will have access to God. They will have access they have never had before. They will have the knowledge of God, they will be able to understand the Law. They will be able to take this Book and understand it like you and I can understand it; and a good deal more probably, because they will have instruction from spirit beings directly, that we don't have directly in the same way.

But in the relationship between God and man, another area; it talks in Romans 1:20 they will be able to look out and they will be able to see the various things that are made, it says:

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" (Romans 1:20)

Now today, human beings are without excuse. They can see the things that are made and this creation that we find ourself in, is an awesome creation. From the molecules, from the atomic structure, all the way through to the galaxies.

When we were flying here; I was looking out and looking at the clouds, even the clouds from the top, looked good. They do - they look brilliant, from the top! It could be just kind of grey snudge, but it isn't made like that. They are kind of fluffy and attractive and interesting and moving. They are just beautiful, absolutely beautiful! And throughout creation you find the same thing. Those tortoises we looked at this morning. They've got hinges underneath and it all closes it up, and then it kind of comes down, and a little red eye pokes out to have a look around. It sees somebody in our family and closes up again! But you know, it is beautifully made, absolutely beautifully made. I think actually it was looking at me, but I can't admit to that!

But these things that are made, and the word 'made', (Strong's G4161), we find over in Ephesians 2:10. We find the same word used here, it says:

"For WE are his workmanship..." (Ephesians 2:10)

The word 'workmanship' is the same word being used there, it carries with it, craftsmanship, it carries with it the design of a Creator, the Creator's mindset, that's what it carries with it there. It is not just the things we see physically that have this built into them that we see, from the tortoises, to the deer, to our own bodies, our children; but also, we see that we are His workmanship in a spiritual sense; created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10)

These good works in the Millennium are going to be producing a Utopia by the time comes that that thief on the cross will finally be resurrected. He will be resurrected into Paradise. And so, when we are looking at this relationship between God and man, it is not just between man and some airy-fairy God somewhere, it is between man, and this Creator. This Craftsman or Crafts-God, however you want to phrase it. It is the craftsmanship that is there. This Being, who is the Creator. It is that relationship that we are looking at.

It talks about, in Isaiah 65 "...I create Jerusalem...a joy." (Isaiah 65:18). He is going to be the One that actually creates that. The Plan is there, as Mr Pippy will go into this afternoon, discussing the Plan and how the Millennium fits within the Plan itself, the meaning of today. But Jerusalem is created a joy. And John 10:10 is another classic one where it talks about how:

"...[Christ has] come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

You look at the creation and it's not just - I think it was Darwin who basically looked at the peacock and said; "Why? Does it really need all that beauty to be functional?" It doesn't. You look at some of these birds of paradise and they are absolutely stunning. Even the tortoise, the mottled colouring that was on the outside of the shell – as it pokes its head out, you find it is also across the actual animal itself as well and it is beautiful. It is designed in a certain way. This craftsmanship is there throughout.

We see that this craftsmanship is also extending into human beings. We are going to see bodies that we were actually made with, ultimately as a spirit being, which are going to be beautiful, but we've got to get the character right to go into that body. When we are looking into the future and we are actually teaching people these things, we are teaching them about that. We are teaching about relationships between man and this Being. This Being who is God. This Being who is this Craftsman, Who is crafting His finest creation.

That is what you are going to start to explain to them. That is when we are going to have to sit them down; and it's not just going to be a case of: Okay, we'll have an evening service and talk about the Two Trees on the evening service. Next day; right, we'll talk about the relationship between God and man, and you have got that. Okay fine, we'll move on to the next bit and by the end of the week they are all perfect. As we should know by now, that isn't the way it works. It doesn't work that way. It is a case of teaching by the way. It is a case of teaching as we go through the life, as we work with these individuals.

Here we have this relationship between the Master Craftsman and mankind and we find if we turn over to Exodus 20 here are the ten words, the ten phrases, they sum up and they summarise the thinking of the Torah, the thinking of the Way. The thinking of the Tree of Life as it applies to human beings, these ten areas. The first four are to do with the relationship between God and man. The relationship between man and this incredible Creator, who is a craftsman, who is crafting human beings; who is crafting the relationship between Himself and us, and will do into the Millennium. That's what it's all about. So here in Exodus 20:1 it says:

"And God spake all these words, saying, I am the [Eternal] thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." (Exodus 20:1)

Now these people, when you are actually dealing with them, they will have come out of the Tribulation, and you are then explaining the Law of God, the Torah. You are saying; "Look, this Torah, this Way, these Way pointers; you are looking at the Ten Commandments, or the ten words. They are ten phrases, that succinctly sum up the areas that we need to concentrate on, but by principal they apply to the entirety of human life. If you get that right, you get the tree right, and therefore, the fruit will come. It gives you guidance, it's like having a way pointer, like having a signpost that sticks in the ground and points the way for you, so you can see whether the tree is right or not. This is what we will be explaining to these people as they are there in front of us.

No Other God Before the Eternal (PLAY FROM 22:22)

And it says; "...[Now you have come] out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (Exodus 20:2). And they will.

And it's not just that; you will also explain that the Tribulation and the chaos has come from having gods before the Eternal because it goes on here and says in Exodus 20:3:

"Thou shalt have no other gods [no other Elohim] before me." (Exodus 20:3)

No other Elohim before this Creator, before this Craftsman. Because this Craftsman is going to convert you, from being human to being God. That is how serious this is! He is going to convert you. Now you get another god, you put something else in front of that, and you dilute the process.

What happened in the world you just came out of? What happened in that world? What were the gods? Take money for example. People set their hearts on money. Let's take medicine for an example. People reckon they can go ahead and have health by going down to the doctor all the time. That's not where health comes from. Armies and weaponry to protect ourself, and we can therefore sit in a fortress and protect ourself from all those nasty people out there or whatever it might be. Technology – technology will solve all our problems. These are concepts that are there that are gods before the Eternal that we find in our society today. Education is another one, education based on a wrong philosophy and that philosophy is another one. Evolution; because evolution gives where this incredible creation came from without a God.

These are false gods. They are gods that have been put in front of this incredible Being, who is the Creator; who is the Master Craftsman, who we should be able to see in everything that we look at out of our eyes every day. Their world will have crashed. It will have come apart around their ears, and here are these people who now access to the Spirit of God, who now have access to the leadership that is necessary. We will then be instructing them. Instructing them in this one area - that you don't put something before the Eternal. Turn over to Zechariah 14:12:

"And this shall be the plague wherewith the [Eternal] will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem..." (Zechariah 14:12)

Now here are these armies, 200 million that come down from Russia, China, the India area. They have got to come up and then come down from the north because the mountain ranges of Afghanistan and so on, run north/south or roughly that way. They are coming down into the Promised Land; and it says this is the plague that will actually occur:

"...Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the [Eternal] shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand...[it talks about the plague in verse 15]. And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass..." (Zechariah 14:12-13,15)

Anything that comes in God's way, it basically disintegrates as it stands there. Why does it disintegrate as it stands there? Now here's some Bowles' speculation. From what I read within scripture; it gives me the impression that the reason why we stand here is because God says we stand here. The reason why we exist in a certain way is because God says that is the way we exist.

If you have done any programming on a computer, you can go ahead and make – you know, windows are square, square windows, but if you wanted to go ahead and make windows round, if you had access to the code you could do it. If you said to the programmer; "On such and such a day, such and such an hour, such and such a second, all windows are going to be round", and you had it programmed, and your sub-routine for window shape was changed to be round, but it would check to see what date it was. Come that time if you were operating a Window's machine, you click on something and that second, something went across, bang, and every single window that is on your screen will turn round. You can do anything you like and nothing you will do will stop it. If you don't have access to that code, you can't do anything. You can try and move your mouse, and try and drag out the corners or whatever you want to do, but it doesn't make any difference. If the programmer says it's round, it's round. That's the way it is.

And the thing is, that when you come here, on that day, here we have a Word saying; "Look, these people that come against Jerusalem, they will be standing there one minute and the next minute they will disintegrate." Why? Because the Programmer, the Master Craftsman says so; that's why.

And here we are; 'this no other god before the Eternal', no other Elohim, no other mighty one before the Eternal. You are getting something across to people. You are trying to convey to them an impression, something that is going to help to produce the Millennium, produce the Utopia at the end of the Millennium. You are trying to convey some concept and you are going to say; "Now look, there is a Word involved here in the very existence. Look at what we have as a creation! It is not evolution. We were not monkeys in the way the evolutionists say. That's not the way it works. It was created. There is a Creator. That Word upholds us. That Word keeps everything going. That's why things are the way they are because this Master Craftsman made them this way. And you saw what happened to these people that fell apart."

You can imagine – whether in fact, it will be the same way as it happened with ancient Israel coming out of Egypt where the Egyptian army came across through the Red Sea and not a single solitary soul was there to return to Egypt to tell what actually happened. Nobody came back. Now whether that will be the case, I don't know, but chances are CBN or somebody will be there as well filming it! Or EBN, the European Business News, or whatever it might be, they will be filming this. The armies coming on the job and some reporter, and all these people start to disintegrate. All the people around the world may see these things.

Yet if they see the two witnesses' dead bodies in the streets, why not? Has somebody got their mobile phone out, and they are taking a picture of it, or whatever it may be at that particular time. Perhaps the world has seen it and you will be talking to these people now who are familiar with television or the internet or whatever happens to have survived at that time, whether there will be anything or not at that time, we don't know, but at least you can point people back to that. And then you can turn over to II Peter 3:7 because here they are talking about the flood and what happened then. Why did it happen? Why did the flood occur? Well because the Word of God said it was going to occur. It said; "Right, one hundred and twenty years and that's going to happen." Here it says:

"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store [there's a day of reckoning for all mankind, ultimately, mankind themselves will be destroyed if they don't learn a certain different way, a certain Torah, a certain mindset; get the tree right, get the laws right, get these individual laws correct], reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." (II Peter 3:7)

So again, that comes into the equation; there are no gods before the Eternal – it's a case of recognise where that Word is, it is actually keeping us in existence for a set length of time. The Millennium is only going to last one thousand years and if we don't go along God's way, if we aren't convinced as far as the Torah is concerned, then it is not going to be a case that we will continue into the future. That is not the way it will work. These concepts will have to be put across to the people you are dealing with at that time.

If we turn over to Deuteronomy 8:1, we find here that Israel also had to learn certain things and we have to learn the same thing:

"All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the [Eternal] sware unto your fathers." (Deuteronomy 8:1)

Now here is this group of people that you are dealing with and you say; "Look, it's not just a case of the Word controls reality. The Word controls our morality as well." Reality is the same word as morality and the way we have to conduct ourselves.

This Being, that is the Master Craftsman, that is the One that is the Creator that made all these processes, that made the tortoises the way they are; made the camouflage; made those hinges underneath that kind of goes back and forth and allows the animal to actually come out of its shell. That same mind that is there defines the way we think. Defines the way of thinking that will produce the Utopia. That allows us to understand things and have a relationship with Him, with Him, with this Master Craftsman. Deuteronomy 8:2 says:

"And thou shalt remember all the way which the [Eternal] thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to [test] thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the [Eternal] doth man live." (Deuteronomy 8:2-3)

Our physical bodies are in one piece because of the mouth of the Eternal, and so also is our mental frame of mind as well. It is the mental frame of mind that is there. This is what we need to get across to people. This faithful Creator, this Master Craftsman, it is not just a god, it is not just some kind of an airy, fairy idea; this Individual is real. This Individual wants a relationship with mankind; wants to take this flesh and make it into a God being; take this character of a human mind and convert it into a mind of a God being, so that the power can then be given to this being of a different body. That's what it's all about. That's what we are getting across to these people.

So, when you say; "There is no God before the Eternal," that first concept has got to be inculcated within the minds of the people you are dealing with. No God, you can't put something else before the Eternal. You have got to understand just who this Being is. If you start putting money or medicine or anything else, the kind of things that we had before, it is not going to work. You have seen the results. They put something else before the true God. It didn't work. Let's get it put right. Let's get it put straight. Let's get the concept, let's get the tree right. Let's do it on this particular area first of all. Let's start with this particular area, that we don't put something, no mghty one, before this Master Craftsman, before this Eternal Master Craftsman, who is in the process of having a Plan. In the process of doing something. Something so monumental that the human mind by itself has no concept - would never come up with the concept; it has to be revealed.

No Graven Image (PLAY FROM 36:04)

So we come onto the second Commandment, and the second of these phrases, of these words that sum up this Torah, that sum up this way, this pointing, it's one of the way pointers.

I think I mentioned this before, I always imagined it is like going through a corn field. You are not quite sure where the track is, but you have these markers that stick up above the corn and they are pointing. If you kind of go off the track for some reason and you bumped into a marker. And you say; "Oh, I'm off the track and I need to go back this way." You come back this way and you bump against it on this side and you go back the other way. And you finally steer your way through this cornfield, and the way markers are there.

It is pointing us in the Way. That's what the Torah is all about. That's what the commandments, these words, these phrases are all about. So, if you flip back again into Exodus 20:4, it says:

"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. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the [Eternal] 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; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments." (Exodus 20:4-6)

So, here we see that you don't go ahead and make a graven image. Now I think I brought out in the series I gave on the Ten Commandments the difference between this Commandment and the one that says, 'No God before the Eternal'; no God before the Eternal means you get something else and you put it in place of God. You make it another god before the Eternal. But this one, it's a case that you actually make an image as a representation of the true God or a representation of whatever it was. Aaron talks about "Here are the gods that brought you out of the land of Egypt." The golden calf was there as a representation of presumably the angel, or whatever it was, that brought them out of the land of Egypt. So it is against that.

When we look into the Millennium and we see ourselves teaching, and that's the function of Church. That's why we are here, that's why we are at the Feast. We are here to learn, we are learning to be teachers for that time, we are learning, and the concepts that are in this Book, concepts which are spiritual concepts that are there, so that we can then take them in principle and apply them in the future, to every single situation that we are going to come across, as well as every situation that we come across in our own lives in this time now. But it is for the future time that we will actually teach within the Millennium. In Isaiah 30:

"And therefore will the [Eternal] wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the [Eternal] is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. And though the [Eternal] give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:" (Isaiah 30:18-20)

This particular passage in here is not just talking about the Millennial rule. It's talking about into the future as well, into the Great White Throne Judgment. This particular passage will be true in both cases. The people it is actually dealing with in the prophecy just preceding this section, you will find the majority of those will have died. So, you are then going into both the White Throne Judgment and also the Millennium. But it certainly does apply to the Millennial Rule. It applies to you and me as teachers in the future, and it applies to these people that you will be teaching. Isaiah 30:20 says:

"...yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:" (Isaiah 30:20)

Now, it is going to be hard to have a graven image when you actually have a spirit being there in front of you teaching; and you and I as spirit beings will be teaching. Now I don't know - does a spirit being come with a kind of dim switch, or what exactly do you do? Remember what happened with the One who became Christ, when Moses actually said; "...shew me thy glory." (Exodus 33:18). He said; "Okay, fine. Go in the crack in the rock and as I go by, I will turn my back on you and I will put my hand out and you will just see the back of Me." (Exodus 33:22 paraphrased). I mean the brilliance; "...Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." (Exodus 33:20). Human beings would die. But when Christ was resurrected and actually dealt with people, He appeared as a normal human being. So obviously, we are going to be able to do that. He said; "...Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side..." (John 20:27) "...for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." (Luke 24:39). So, here we are as these beings, looking for all intents and purposes human and we will be dealing with them.

"...yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." (Isaiah 30:20-21)

The teachers will have to know and have to understand the principle of the Law and be able to take the Torah, take the Ten Commandments and take the principle from them; take the Spirit of the Law and apply it in every single circumstance. That's what we are looking at. That's what this is all about.

So when we are looking at graven images, not only will they see the spirit beings, but they will see their destiny as well. They will see what they are to become. They will see their own destiny. Imagine - we have never seen a spirit being; at least I hope no one has ever seen a spirit being, but these people will. They will be dealing with them on a daily basis. Their teachers will be there and they will see them appear in a room and they will deal with whatever problem is there, and they will see them disappear the way Christ disappeared. They will see our ability to move, the ability to do whatever they particularly wanted to do.

So, they will be looking at their own destiny and therefore this graven image, this limiting God, this lessening of the true God, they will say; "No, no, this is a son of God, this is a true God, and this being is now describing the relationship we have got to have with the Father." Now they will never have seen the Father, the Father will not be there until way after all human beings have ceased to exist. If we turn over to I Peter 4:17 it says:

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator." (I Peter 4:17-19)

Now taking the principle out of these verses, in particular verse 19, we are going to be pointing people to the fact that this Individual, this Being, this Master Craftsman is the One that will actually craft them. As a faithful Creator, will create them; will create from that flesh that is there, from this fleshly mind, a different mind, a spirit mind, a spirit-born mind eventually. That spirit mind will then actually be in control of a spirit body which will be given to them. The same as the spirit body the teachers themselves have, and they will see this concept for the first time.

So, part of going through the Ten Commandments, if you are going to expand on the Two Trees, you are going to expand on the Tree of Life which is what it's all about, expanding and going into the future to produce the Utopia at the end of the time, and we are coming to the second of the Commandments, No Graven Image - it is a fact that you don't make something that is limiting God. That is limiting God in any way, that lessens the true God. They will be able to see this and they will be able to see that this faithful Creator – the fact that we will be standing there, they will see that, No, this faithful Creator actually can take flesh and convert it into a God Being. Actually convert flesh into a God Being.

As I said last night, you look at the little baby that is in the condo at the moment, that was born about a week ago, yes something like that. You go back nine months and what was it? A sperm and an ovum and in forty divisions - forty divisions! - a cell dividing once, then twice then three times and so on for forty times. The fingernails get created, the heart starts beating, the eyes, the teeth, the lips, the hair, all the different organs, all working together, all functioning perfectly. And that is from forty divisions of a cell, a single cell - or the two half cells that come together. That is a miracle! I am sorry there is no other word for it! There just isn't, it is a miracle! Yet God, this faithful Creator, made it. So how much the more can He not take a lump of flesh and create a God being out of it?

But He is doing it in stages. The first stage is the human stage, because He gets rid of those who will not go His way; will not choose the right tree, which will choose a different tree, which will go a different way, will attempt to do something different. As long as you get that right first, then you can entrust the kind of body that Jesus Christ has to this individual. They will see merely the human representation of that body, the human form of that body. The kind of form that Christ had when He walked into the room and said, "Hey Shalom!" Everybody just about fell about scared stiff. That's the kind of body that they will see. Yet, this 'no graven image', this faithful Creator, they will start to understand about this faithful Creator.

Just as we are talking about the Word of God, turn over to Isaiah 55:6. Something that we have got to get across to these people in this concept, is that the Word of this faithful Creator and the thinking of this faithful Creator is different; it's not human. It's not the world that we had way back when, when eventually the whole world ended up in the Tribulation and the trouble that was so great that we have never seen the like before or ever will again. It's a different type of world because here it says:

"Seek ye the [Eternal] while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way [we are looking at the Torah, the Way of God, the pointing of God], and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the [Eternal], and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. [Because] my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways , saith the [Eternal. [They are different, and we are looking at this way that will produce a Utopia in the future and it says:] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:6)

So, we are looking at this higher education that is necessary for the entire earth. This concept, this graven image concept, that you don't go ahead and try and limit God. "This is the Being who is going to convert you into the same kind of God Being that I am. Now, you won't be part of the wife of Christ, but you will be a son of God just the same." That's what you will be saying, that's what you will be getting across to them.

Not Taking God's Name in Vain (PLAY FROM 50:43)

Now once they grasp that concept, you then move on to the next of the Commandments, Commandment number three; that you don't take the name of God in vain. Again, there is a spiritual aspect to that, and you have got to put that spiritual aspect into the world tomorrow in order to produce the kind of world that we are looking for. You have got to have this relationship between this Creator and man, and you have got to have the Spirit of God flowing from the Creator into man to produce the fruit, so that the fruit then produces the Utopia. You get your tree right so you can produce the Utopia at the end and that is what it's all about.

But here we looking at taking God's name in vain; you see, these people are to be part of that family. You are getting across to these people what their destiny is. They see their destiny not as just a compost heap, which is the way you look at the world today where you have evolution as the base. The destiny is not to sit in a cloud somewhere or Nirvana or all the other man-made religious ideas; but coming out of this Book, yes, and coming out of the mind of God, you are looking at becoming a very son and daughter of God Himself. These people therefore are to be part of that family. In Ezekiel 36:16, you will be able to sit them down and you will be able to explain where it says:

"Moreover the word of the [Eternal] came unto me, saying, Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way [here are these people, Israelites, that you are going to be dealing with, they will have the rebels purged from them before they come into the land; here you are saying to them that they have defiled it by their own way] and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them." (Ezekiel 36:16-19)

So, they put false gods in front of the true God. They did all the various things that they knew to be wrong, and they put evolution as the basis of their education. Ezekiel 36:20 says:

"And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the [Eternal], and are gone forth out of his land." (Ezekiel 36:20)

They take the name of God. You go into the religions of the world and you find the religions out in Ephraim and Manasseh and so on, and you find they use this Book; but they don't go ahead and worship the same God. They don't worship the God of this Book. Ezekiel 36:21 says:

"But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the [nations], whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord [Eternal]; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the [nations], whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the [nations], which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the [nations] shall know that I am the [Eternal], saith the Lord [Eternal], when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes." (Ezekiel 36:21-23)

So again, you get across this concept; "...I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. (Ezekiel 36:23). In other words, you don't take God's name in vain any more, which is the way the nations of Israel has been conducting themselves. They then start to actually take the name correctly, reflecting the correct name of God and they see that this is the people who actually reflect the name of God. They are Israel, with 'EL' at the end, the name of God. Ezekiel 36:24:

"For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you..." (Ezekiel 36:24-27)

So, we can point out that this is part of the process, this is what is going to happen. One of the aspects, one of the way pointers, one of the things they are going to have to be careful as they go through the cornfield and bump into one of these way pointers, and this way pointer says; "Hey, you don't take God's name in vain. Remember what happened before that ended in Tribulation." This is an area that you need to concentrate on; "that you represent God Himself, you are a begotten child of God. Your mind has access to the Spirit of God. You have access to God Himself through prayer."

Therefore, the fruit that is produced from your life comes from the right tree, and that fruit will eventually produce a Utopia. Here's a way pointer, here's one of the Laws, part of the Torah, part of the Way. And we are looking at this particular way pointer, that you don't take God's name in vain. You don't let people look at what you are doing and take God's name in vain because you are actually called by that name. In Ezekiel 36:31: it talks about how these people eventually;

"Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations [what will then happen is as it says in verse 35]. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden..." (Ezekiel 36:31,35)

It has become the Utopia. Why? Because of the repentance from taking God's name in vain. These people are actually representing and reflecting the name of God in the right way. Why? Because their spirit has been changed, a new heart has been given, the Holy Spirit is in there and they are applying it. Why? Because the teachers are there pointing them in the direction, saying; "This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." (Isaiah 30:21). One of the way pointers being this Commandment; Don't take God's name in vain, and all the spiritual ramifications from that Commandment. It is part of producing the Utopia. It is part of what the entire Millennium is going to be all about. It's a family of Creators, and the creating mind is an outgoing mind, it is a different mind; it is totally different than the world we are in today. It's a different mindset completely. Yet, Christ said over in John 14:9:

"...he that hath seen me hath seen the Father..." (John 14:9)

We need to get across to them as we are sitting down with them, if they are reflecting something which is tearing down God's name, then we can say to them; "Look, Christ said - the One that is the King, the King of Kings - He said that if you have seen me, you have seen the Father; you've got to be the same way. That is how you conduct yourself. You've have got to be seen as Jesus Christ, as a human being walking in the flesh; and you have therefore got to walk in that same way." If we do, then the fruit from that walk is going to be love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. You've got all the qualities that are there. The fruit of that Spirit. Why? Coming out of this one Commandment; we don't take God's name in vain. We don't allow that to be the case.

Remembering the Sabbath Day (PLAY FROM 58:50)

Then, we finally come to the last one, remembering the Sabbath day to keep it holy. When you look at Hebrews 4:9:

"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." (Hebrews 4:9)

The very Millennium itself is actually defined as a Sabbatismos, (Strong's G4520) , as a keeping of the Sabbath. It is a rest from the world that we find ourselves in today. You've got 6,000 years, and a 1,000 year Millennial rule. It should picture the rest that is there. But there is more than that, turn over to Romans 8:19:

"For the earnest expectation of the [creation] waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God...." (Romans 8:19)

...these teachers that you and I have got to become with a mind, that is a spirit mind, ready to teach these same things in the Millennium. It says; "...that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people." (Isaiah 51:16) I am right now saying to Zion, you are God's people! You have got to become teachers. You are going to find yourself in a case where you've got a group of people in front of you when the foundations of the earth have got to be laid again. The foundations of the earth being this Torah, this Law. The Ten Commandments being the phrases that are a representation of that Torah, or that Way, that Way of life. As it says here in Romans 8:1

"For the earnest expectation of the [creation] waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God [that we are to become] For the creature was made subject to vanity..." (Romans 8:19-20)

As I have brought out numerous times, the word vanity, (Strong's G3153), it has to do with chewing, everything is chewing on everything else. You look at the deer – I had some pistachio nuts and was watching the deer. You know how you how you have a half section and you put your thumbnails on either side, and you click them. I had a pistachio nut and "click!". The deer looked up and looked around. He was obviously looking for something. Something was obviously about ready to eat him. He didn't realize it was a pistachio nut that was about ready to eat him, but nevertheless that's what he was reckoning. If there was anything going through his mind that was what it was. Why? Because the creation is subject to chewing, vanity. Everything eating everything else. Romans 8:20:

"...not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope [He allowed the aversion therapy to take place, that's what God is doing, that's why; again, we are making sure that people understand that], Because the [creation] itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Romans 8:20-21)

Now that's what you and I have got to do. When we go into the Millennium, as king-priests under Jesus Christ, we are carrying the correct tree into that Millennial rule and we will then produce the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Now the Sabbath is part of that. It is the means, it is the time, where we are all pointed to the Torah, to the Way. So that we are able to actually see this ultimate rest and the rest of the Sabbath is a type of that. This glorious liberty of the children of God is part of that. It's part of the fact that OK, you work for the entire week, but then you come and you rest and you also make sure that we concentrate on spiritual things and we get our mind focused in the right areas so that we learn these things. So again, this is part of that very process. Turn back to Isaiah 32:1, it says:

"Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment [down to verse 14]. Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever [or as long as conditions exist], a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field [we are seeing a time when these things will take place]. And the work of righteousness [it says a king will reign in righteousness and princes shall rule in judgment] ..and the work of righteousness shall be peace [they will work all week and they will be working in a certain direction and the direction will be to peace; and they come to the Sabbath where they will then learn, they will be taught, and great will be the peace of our children]; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever." (Isaiah 32:1,14-17)

That is what we are looking at. The Sabbath is a part of it, the Sabbath Command. Yes, it pictures the Millennial rule itself, but in the Millennium it will be used to give the spiritual dimension to the people on a regular basis, every single week when the Sabbath comes around. The spiritual dimension will be given which will then produce the fruit which will be the Utopia. When the thief on the cross will eventually be resurrected into the land of the wilderness which has become Eden. That's what we are looking at. That is the purpose of it. Isaiah 32:18:

"And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;" (Ezekiel 32:18)

You can imagine that within the actual environment, you don't join house to house; you don't use field to field. I don't know what the current density rate is, but was it forty something houses to the acre? Something like that. Maybe it was a hundred and forty, but whatever it is, they crammed them in whatever they possibly can get out of every single acre. I was talking to Mr Munro about the tower they were making, the highest tower. I think it's on line to be the highest building in the world already. In there they have something like four hundred condos? They are cramming people into these high density, high rise apartment blocks. It is not the way. You don't get a quiet resting place. On the Sabbath day, how can you walk out into an environment and enjoy the creation?

You see you will be building the actual environment that will allow them to enjoy the creation. When? On the Sabbath - so they go out into a beautiful area. That is the purpose. Remembering that Sabbath day and keeping it Holy. Keeping it Holy and quiet, an assurance forever. The thing is, that quietness, that assurance forever – if you turn over to Exodus 31:12, you find:

"And the [Eternal] spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it [that is the keeping of it] is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the [Eternal] that doth sanctify you." (Exodus 31:12)

That sets you apart and makes you something special. So, the sign of the Sabbath is a sign of God's people. It is to this day, here within this world, but it will be in the Millennium as well. If we go over to Deuteronomy 4:1, we find the same basic principle that God will use in the future, is the same basic principle that He wanted to use in ancient Israel of old, but the heart wasn't right. He is going to use these same words, these same principles and apply it in the future. So, the Sabbath is a sign for somebody to see. Who are the ones going to be seeing?

"Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the [Eternal] God of your fathers giveth you. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the [Eternal] your God which I command you. [verse 5] Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the [Eternal] my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people." (Deuteronomy 4:1-2,5-6)

In quiet resting places. The Sabbath being a sign. It is not denying the name of God; making sure that God's name isn't denied. This is what you and I will need to get across to people. These people therefore, are to make the environment in such a way that the Sabbath will be properly kept. Perhaps people from outside areas will come in and they will see; here are these people resting on the Sabbath day in a beautiful surrounding, in wonderful houses properly made, a Utopia. As Deuteronomy 4:6 says:

"...Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them [this relationship that they have with God], as the [Eternal] our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?" (Deuteronomy 4:6-8)

Including the Sabbath and they will see the Sabbath in operation as a sign for the rest of the world. That's what you are getting across to the people. When you start actually discussing with them and teaching them, and saying; "Look, these are the way pointers." This is a New Covenant Sabbath. It is a Sabbath where people are refreshed. The very environment itself is going to be designed so that they will be refreshed. They will not be in high-rise apartments and all the other things will converge so that come the Sabbath, they will enjoy the environment that they are creating, and they are creating from the right tree to produce the right fruit. This Tree of Life you see coming from the very Spirit of God. The Way of give. The Word of Life that is magnified. That's what it's all about.

It comes out of basically the first Commandment. You love God with heart, soul and might. You can then divide it into those first four Commandments: You have no other God before the Eternal. You don't make any graven image. You don't try and replace Him with something. You can't replace Him with something. You don't take God's name in vain. You don't try and just give an indication of something that tears away from the fact that you are a child of God. The Sabbath is to be kept Holy, remembered.

Even the environment is made in such a way that it becomes a sign to the other nations round about that will look in and see the Sabbath and will see people relaxing, and resting on the Sabbath and being taught of these things. They, themselves will say; "Hey, I want a bit of that action!" That's really what it's about. It's the first four of those Ten Commandments that gives purpose to the people in the Millennium. That's what it does. The purpose is the meaning of life. These people are to become the children of God. This relationship with God.

What I would like to do next time when I speak, is to show how the last six will apply to the Millennium. How those last six will also fit with these first four. But they will be based on those first four, and that is that relationship between man and the true God, and that is between man and the Master Craftsman.