Interpretations for the Believer
God’s mercy in restoring the two tablets the Ten Commandments
1 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
[ Me– ( your name goes here)
Two tables of stone– The Old Testament,eg Ten Commandments and the New Testament eg Love your God. Which is the first Commandment of the Ten Commandments.
First– this was the Ten Commandments
Mount– the highest point on your body is your mind.
Ark– this is the covenant you make between yourself, Christ and the Lord. This is your heart the ark between Christ in you and the Lord.
Wood – wood is a figurative expression that points back to Noah’s Ark, in your spirit you rise above the flood waters of sin that sweeps across the land you live in. The biggest sin being sexual immorality. ]
2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
[Tables– is plural, this is the Old Testament and the New Testament eg, Love your God, one commandment.
Thou– this is you put your name in it. We have all broke the first Commandment.
Ark – This is your heart the ark between Christ in you and the Lord. ]
3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
[ I– ( your name)
Ark of shittim wood– this is the wood that the Ark of the Covenant and the furniture of the Tabernacle were made from. It also refers to two plants the buckhorns which is non poisonous and the false buckhorn which is poisonous. The inference here is that you make your Ark of your Covenant with Truth and not with poisonous lies.
Two tables of stone– The Old and the New Testament .
Mount– this is your mind
Mine hand– Your carry the testaments in your hand the Bible.
4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
First writing, the ten commandments If the first writing was the Ten Commandments what was the second writing?
Me– ( your name)
Then you have this mega-church going around telling everyone that we do not have to follow the Ten Commandments that is rich. If that were so why did Christ teach from the Old Testament. Should we throw out the Old Testament? Then you might as well as throw out the rest of the Word the New Testament.
This should help you understand how to interpret the Word. It takes nothing away from the historicity of the Word. It is a simple matter of defining the Word to understand its underlying message which lies in the spirit of the Word.
If you go through the altar of man then you end up with garbage like this ;
In a recent commentary for Relevant, Andy Stanley sparked controversy when he said that Christians have no obligation to obey commands found in the Old Testament.
Stanley, a pastor at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, opened the commentary discussing the controversies over public displays of the Ten Commandments. He said, “But how many times have you seen Christians trying to post the text of the sermon on the mount in a public place? Or the all-encompassing command Jesus gave us? “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” –John 13:34.”
Stanley then argued that Jesus issued his one command to replace all the Old Testament commands. “Participants in the new covenant (that’s Christians) are not required to obey any of the commandments found in the first part of their Bibles.” He continued, “Participants in the new covenant are expected to obey the single command Jesus issued as part of his new covenant: as I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
These commandments are what are called the Noahic Laws the laws for the children of Noah, which ones do we not follow;
- Not to worship idols.
- Not to curse God.
- To establish courts of justice.
- Not to commit murder.
- Not to commit adultery or sexual immorality.
- Not to steal.
- Not to eat flesh torn from a living animal.
The problem with the altars is that they take one verse and make a law out of it and if you are gullible enough to follow it then you get what you pay for nothing. You cannot take one verse and make a case out of it. Your prayers will fall to the ground like chaff. I read a statement from a young person awhile back that stated they were born again since the early 80’s and for three decades they still were fighting depression and laid the blame on satan. The problem becomes what the altars teach you and you do not read the Word to understand the spirit of the Word. I like you became enamoured with the college degree and never checked anything out. Wasted over half my life on the altars of man trying to figure out what sin they were talking about because it was not the sin that handed to me by a stranger, sexual immorality, which lead to manic depression.
So this particular church is of the Baptist persuasion what they teach is what the Word calls dung. Then you have the Catholic and Islam believe in the virgin Mary. Can anyone show me where in the Word that Mary ascended into heaven? Can’t be done. Some pope in the early 1900’s came out and said that the virgin Mary ascended into heaven with all her clothes on, that is rich, it took only 2000 yrs to figure that out. I figure that out in one reading of the Gospels.
So for me I go to the mount with the two tables in my hand and learn from Christ the Holy Spirit and not the altars of man. “The Lord gave them to me”.