The Ten Commandment Revisited 1. One God Worship! Exodus 20:3

Text: “Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me (Jehovah Lord God).” 
Exodus 20:3.

Good morning, One-God-Worshipping Christian!  Saved by the Sovereign grace of a truly Almighty Creator Lord God, Jehovah – you now seek to worship Him, ‘ spirit and in truth...’, and to worship Him alone.  Praise God for One-God-Worshipping Christians!

“Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for Salvation is of the Jews.  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”            (John 4:22-24)

Our Bibles, God’s own inspired (God-breathed) Word to mankind – as faithfully translated in the King James Bible – teaches us, not only Who to give worship to, but also how to worship the One true Lord God, Jehovah.  No other worship, in no other name or manner, will ever be recognised by the One true Living Lord God, Jehovah – God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God of king David; God of the apostle Paul; your true Lord God and mine!  Praise His Holy Name!

“Hear therefore, O Israel (regenerate Christians are the Spiritual Israel of today!), and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.  Hear, O Israel: The Lord (Jehovah) our God is One Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”  (Deuteronomy 6:3-7)

The state of ‘the church’ world-wide and international today, a state of luke-warm apostasy and watered down humanism, has come about because of a lack of teaching on God’s Ten Commandments.  The Lord Jesus shouts the warning!

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art luke-warm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.”   (Revelation 3:15-17)

I am now 70 years of age, and even within a non-Christian family when a boy, I can well remember being sent out to Sunday-School regularly, with other poor family children, and being faithfully taught The Ten Commandments from the King James Version Bible. 

Secular schools of my childhood were still faithfully teaching The Ten Commandments in Religious Education classes.  Today?  Few even have a morning assembly, and the ‘politically correct spirit’ has overtaken anything that even looks vaguely like Bible belief!  Do our Nation’s teachers not realise that they are contributing to today’s widespread apostasy and unbelief?  Waken up, British society leaders!  Waken up!

Does Satan now wear the teacher’s robe as he filters out Bible belief and the enlightening Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ?  What a state we are in!  The blind are leading the blind!

“Train up a child in the way he/she should go: and when he/she is old, he/she will not depart from it.”  (Proverbs 22:6)

Our generations of children, being denied the teaching of Holy Scripture, have grown up to be ‘politically correct’, but on their way to a Christ-rejecter’s Hell.  What a sad state the British Nation is in at present in this year of 2017!  King Jesus Christ is not worshipped by our children in this dark and apostate day!  Demons, ghouls, and witches are in vogue!

“In those days there was no king in Israel: every man/woman did that which was right in his/her own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)

Once Christian Nations, having been founded on the authority of The Ten Commandments of God, having abandoned this Divine instruction – have withered in true Christian doctrine and belief; ceased to worship the One true and Living Lord God, Jehovah; and been overrun by every pagan religion under the sun.  Christian churches are turned into furniture storage units, while new mosques and other heathen ‘groves’ of idol-worship have flourished in the vacuum left. Britain, beware!  Heed the watchman’s warning while you may – God is not mocked by your apostasy and failure to teach His Ten Commandments!

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit (capital S) reap life everlasting.”  (Galatians 6:7-8)

After God’s created creatures – Adam and Eve – fell into sin by disobeying God’s Commands, God saw the state of mankind born of fallen woman, and sought to give us Divine instructions as to how we might live our lives before Him, and with each other. 

He gave His servant, Moses, Ten Commandments which were written ‘by the finger of God’ on tables of stone; Ten Commandments that would be the foundation laws of civilized life; laws that, if obeyed, would keep fallen mankind in check, and remind us of our need to have Christ’s righteousness, by faith, if we would ever please our true Holy Lord God.

“And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.”           (Exodus 31:18)

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen...But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is (exists), and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”  (Hebrews 11:1;6)

The First Commandment is: “Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me (Jehovah Lord God).”  (Exodus 20:3)  Paul the apostle of Jesus Christ teaches us: “There is ONE Body (the church), and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; ONE Lord, one faith, one baptism, ONE God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all (all that are born again through Jesus Christ).  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”  (Ephesians 4:4-7)

Thought:  Let us revisit God’s Ten Commandments afresh.  Let us put Jehovah Lord God first in all things; and begin to recall our Nations to repentance and faith in the One True Saviour Lord – the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living Lord God Almighty.  There is only One God – Jehovah – let us worship Him alone.

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