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Luke 12:15: NKJV: And He said to them: Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.


The Messiah emphasized clearly these powerful words of the law spoken by HIS Father in a thunderous cloud centuries before at Mount Sinai in Exodus 20:17-19: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house…., nor anything that is your neighbor’s.  ** The Hebrew word covet, spoken by Father God is Chamad meaning beauty, greatly beloved, delectable thing, desire, lust and precious thing. The translated version in Greek spoken by the Messiah is Pleonektes meaning greediness, fraudulency, extortion, desiring more, holding, eager for gain, avaricious which strongly suggest stinginess and obsessive acquisitiveness by possession of money or riches.


Not taking heed is inconsiderate, thoughtless and selfishness for the commanding word of our Lord God. This powerful tenth commandment leads to the sin of disobedience and breaking of all the other Holy Ten commandments of the Kingdom of Love as follows:


The Ninth: Exodus 20:16: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. ** Mankind becomes a perjurer when he follows the rules of the devil, the father of liars, when we tell a lie. (See John 8:44). When we take advantage our friends, family and neighbors in deceit and greed to obtain more we also worship the devil instead of our Creator. Thereby, we are disobedient in breaking two commandments of love.


The Eighth: Exodus 20:15: You shall not steal. ** The sin of theft is because mankind takes what our Lord has withheld from him. His covetous heart and mind urged on by the deceitful liar thrown out of heaven because he wanted to steal the throne and kingdom of the Creator of the universe. Mankind continues to follow this evil god by taking what is not theirs. Thereby, we are disobedient in breaking three commandments of love.


The Seventh: Exodus 20:14: You shall not commit adultery. ** Covetousness causes mankind to sell their soul to the devil to satisfy their own extortion of forbidden flesh. This act of the devil in our hearts and minds is a lustful desire which makes many a hater of God by worship of the devil. The Messiah in Matthew 5:27-28 said: You have heard that it was said to those of old: You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ** Most of mankind is now disobedient in breaking four commandments of love as they bring down the Holy Law of our Lord’s soon coming Kingdom to the level of filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6, Proverbs 23:19-21.


The Sixth: Exodus 20:13: You shall not murder. ** 1 John 3:15: Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.  Mankind  guided by all the nations of this wicked world continue increasingly  to kill their brethren thereby worshipping the Devil, Satan and temporary god of this world as proclaimed  in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (of Christ coming) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple (churches) of God, showing himself that he is God. ** When a man or nation is greedy for gain, the covetousness of the heart and mind will kill to obtain what is not theirs. Five commandments of love are now broken into filthy rags.


The Fifth: Exodus 20:12:  Honor your father and your mother… ** Most of mankind does not walk with our Lord God and our parents in the obedience of the commandments of love. These are our Lord God’s everlasting rules of obedience and everlasting peace. Children of this age seek their personal honor and are rebellious to our Lord God’s commandment of love. Most children of this world demand and get what their covetous heart desires. This is not the way of the soon coming Kingdom of eternal love, peace and joy. Six commandments of love from the mouth of the Lord are now trashed.


The Fourth: Exodus 20:8: Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy……. ** Isaiah 58:13-14: If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable and honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words, then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; and I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.


The Third: Exodus 20:7: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain…** Titus 1:15-16: To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. ** The deceitful lying temporary god trains his servants to defile this commandment by using many euphemisms for our Lord God such as gosh to express surprise. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary Tenth Edition states: gosh (euphemism for God). This expression and many more replaces respect for our Creator with another god with worship of your soul. This is blasphemy because we do not take this Holy Name in spirit and in truth. This is #8.


The Second: Exodus 20:4-6: You shall not make for yourself a carved image…you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God am a jealous God…..visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children……..of those that hate ME, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love ME and keep MY commandments.  ** James 2:10: For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.  #9


The First: Exodus 20:3-5: You shall have no other gods before me. ** Mankind has already placed nine gods of the devil before himself by failure to keep the holy rules of our Lord God. ** 1 Corinthians 5:8: Therefore let us keep the feast (Seven feasts proclaimed by the Lord *Leviticus 23:2-41), not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth (the Passover). ** Colossians 3:5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ** Please put to death your many idols of death in riches, lust, pleasure, etc. ** Romans 6:23: for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Be blessed until we meet again!