Everything God communicates to us serves as a bridge taking us from a temporal, “flesh” state, to an eternal, spirit state thereby leading us to Eternal Life. It is in my search for the spirit-filled understanding of the 4th Commandment that God revealed to me that His 10 Commandments, understood literally, from a rebelling heart, are as stringent laws seemingly to oppress us and make our lives more difficult. But, when our heart is no longer in a state of rebellion- meaning we have submitted onto him- our eyes become opened to the spiritual understanding present all along within His words to us; words written to us by His own fingers.
One night, God revealed to me the true nature of his 10 Commandments to us: A love letter from a husband to us, his rebellious wife. A letter to remind us of our union with Him; a reminder of who He is and HOW we go about reconciling with Him and preserving our union.
The first 4 Commandments are the revealing of His character and the Holiness of the covenant in which we are partaking in.
1. He begins the letter with a declaration of who HE is, His accomplishments, what He has done for us and how He has prepared to accept us as His bride. He is proclaiming his Love for us in a manner that we may understand.
2. Next, He reminds us to not to put anything, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, between Him and us.
3. He then reminds us to not tempt or “test” him with falsehood. In other words, do not “cry wolf” to test his love for us.
4. He then asks that us “Remember your wedding day, Remember your vows, Remember that you are no longer an I but one with Me.” We are now in His rest. Remember our vow to remain in submission to Him.
The next Commandments are ways of maintaining or keeping the union holy (whole). In other words, these are principles to being a good wife.
5. Honor me. Treat me with the highest respect. Accept as valid and conform to my requests and commands.
6. Do not Intentionally plan to cause me harm.
7. Do not give what is mine to another. My honor, my affection; Anything that is mine. Be exclusive to me.
8. Do not take anything strange or foreign, from elsewhere, into our union.
9. Do not misrepresent me or our union to others.
10. Be happy and content with our union and all therein.
“If you keep these things in your heart and in your mind and DO them, you will ‘be Holy as I AM Holy’ for we shall be One.”