Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Moses and the Ten Commandments

God explains ...

I will begn with a statement that will startle you - and perhaps offend the sensitivities of many people. There are no such things as the Ten Commandments.

No, there are not. Who would I command? Myself? And why would such commandments be required? Whatever I want, is. How is it therefore necessary to command anyone?

And if I did issue commandments, would they not be automatically kept? How could I wish something to be so badly that I would command it - and then sit by and watch it not be so?

What kind of a king would do that? What kind of a ruler?

And yet I tell you this: I am neither a king nor a ruler. I am simply - and awesomely - the Creator. Yet the Creator does not rule, but merely creates, creates, and keep on creating.

I have created you - blessed you - in the image and likeness of Me. And I have made certain promises and commitments to you. I have told you, in plain language, how it will be with you when you become one with Me.

You are, as Moses was, an earnest seeker. Moses too, as do you now, stood before Me, begging for answers. "Oh, God of My Fathers," he called. "God of my God, deign to show me. Give me a sign that I may tell my people! How can we know that we are chosen?"

And I came to Moses, even as I have come to you now, with a divine covenant - an everlasting promise - a sure and certain commitment. "How can I be sure?" Moses asked plaintively. "Because I have told you so, " I said. "You have the Word of God."

And the Word of God was not a commandment, but a covenant. These, then, are the ten commitments.

You shall know that you have taken the path to God, and you shall know that you have found God, for there will be these signs, these indications, these changes in you:

1. You shall love God with all you heart, all your mind, all your soul. And there shall be no other God set before Me. No longer will you worship human love, or success, money, or power, nor any symbol thereof. You will set aside these things as a child sets aside toys. Not because they are unworthy, but because you have outgrown them.

2 You shall not use the name of God in vain. Nor will you call upon Me for frivolous things. You will understand the power of words, and of thoughts, and you would not think of invoking the name of God in an unGodly manner. You shall not use My name in vain because you cannot. For My name - the Great "I Am" - is never used in vain (that is, without result), not can it ever be. And when you have found God, you shall know this.

3. You shall remember to keep a day for Me, and you shall call it holy. This, so that you do not long stay in your illusion, but cause yourself to remember who and what you are. And then shall you call every day the Sabbath, and every moment holy.

4. You shall honor your mother and your father - and you will know you are the Son of God when you honor your Father/Mother God in all you say or do or think. And even as you so honor the Mother/Father God, and your father and mother on Earth (for they have given you life), so, too, will you honor everyone.

5. You know you have found God when you observe that you will not murder (that is, willfully kill, without cause). For while you will understand that you cannot end another's life in any event (all life is eternal), you will not choose to terminate any particular incarnation, nor change any life energy from one form to another, without the most sacred justification. Your new reverence for life will cause you to honor all life forms, including plants, trees, and animals, and to impact them only when it is for the highest good.

6. You will not defile the purity of love with dishonesty or deceit for this is adulterous.

7. You will not take a thing that is not your own, nor cheat, nor connive, nor harm another to have anything, for this would be to steal.

8. Say a thing that is not true, and thus bear false witness.

9. Covet your neighbor's spouse, for why would you want your neighbor's spouse when you know all others are your spouse?

10. Covet your neighbor's goods, for why would you want your neighbor's goods when you know that all goods can be yours, and all your goods belong to the world?

You will know that you have found the path to God when you see these signs. For I promise you that no one who truly seeks God shall any longer do these things. It would be impossible to continue such behaviors.

These are your freedoms, not your restrictions. These are my commitments, not my commandments. For God does not order about what God has created - God merely tells God's children: this is how you will know that you are coming home.


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