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You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me Part 1

And God spoke all these words:
“I AM the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:1-2)

Yeshua/Jesus is presently separating the wheat from the tares within the body of believers. If you are awake and a true disciple, this has probably become painfully apparent to you, as you see those whom perhaps you’ve  fellowshipped with for years going through trials, yet showing either no growth in their understanding of God’s Word or their spiritual walks. However, do not be quick to look beyond your own walk, as there is much dross that must be burnt from His bride before we can appear before Him, pure and ready for the Kingdom beyond this world. Lest we forget the 1st Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before Me!”

Jacob’s identity

In Genesis 32:22-32 we read the account of Jacob wrestling with Yahweh/God, and during the altercation He causes an injury to Jacob’s hip socket, blesses Jacob, and then changes his name to Israel. When someone is given a new name in the Bible it indicated a person has overcome and walked into their spiritual identity, into the season of their God-given purpose. God said to Jacob, ““Your name will no longer be Jacob, but rather Israel, for you have struggled with God and with men, and you have overcome.” (v 29 TLV)

If we understand this  statement from the attributes of Yahweh,  we should see:

  • Jacob had grown weary of always wrestling within to prove himself to others, and keep up the traditions of men.
  • Yahweh had been testing Jacob through every season of strife and Jacob was blessed at every turn for seeking His wisdom to endure.
  • Yahweh had more in store for Jacob than he could see during all the years he spent running from and striving with men. Jacob had lost sight of the predestination passed down to him through the generations of his lineage.
  • The wrestling was a spiritual battle, and the outcome was Yahweh seeing Jacob had matured enough to remove his old identity (family, iniquity, etc.) and poured Jacob into a new wineskin. He was a new creation.
Separating the wheat from the tares

Yahweh looks at the heart of man and what He finds helps him know to whom that person belongs. The trials we walk through and how we look on the other side of them helps Yahweh to separate the wheat from the tares; this is His way or attempt to draw His children unto Himself. Time and time again, Yahweh throws people into the refiners fire until we come out untouched and unattached to anything but Him. Either people rise like fragrant loaves of bread, like the bread of life; or, they stay flat like matzo and lose their saltiness.

Since we are made children of God through the Blood of the Righteous Passover Lamb, we are not to stray from Yeshua’s footsteps. Yet, if we look back at the examples of our spiritual ancestors we see patterns which caused them to do just that. Israel’s (Jacob’s) children and their generations, were no exception. He prophesied over them, on their individual attributes and how these would either propel or hinder them in life, before his death. It was their generations who were continually killed off in the wilderness. The boundaries YHVH implicitly set in stone for them, were continually thrust aside as this stiff-necked people could not allow themselves to be liberated from the ways of what Yahweh delivered them from. We see there was little fertile ground amongst the exiles; but the ones who made it to the promised land, were the wheat bowing down ready for His harvest.

Bad habits from Eden to Bablylon

Generation after generation of people, from Eden to Egypt to Bablylon, through today, cannot follow what began as one simple rule (do not eat from that tree), that led to ten words, then 613 laws. Followed by a complete oral law created and then passed down through Israel’s generations, most of whom still could not abide in Yahweh. Why could they not allow themselves to be liberated from bondage? Because man-made traditions, rules, that try to go above Yahweh, quench the Spirit of Elohim from being able to move among or within them.

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(NOTE: Since I was led to write the “As You Wonder Down That Path…” series in late 2021 about why people were being led to study  torah (The Law of Moses), the bane of what the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit showed me has been a revolving theme in what I’ve been shown about the body of Messiah, so it is obviously a concern of the Father!)




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