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Friday, October 4 2013

Exodus 22: Freedom By The Law

"But whoso looketh into the perfect Law of Liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed"

The Ten Commandments (see Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments) provide humanity with the inalienable rights to be truly free of harm to themselves or their property. Those rights are made possible by the responsibility to obey God's Law. Unlike Satanic liberalism (see Exodus 13: Liberation, Not Liberal-ation and the Fact Finder question below), the people of the LORD are set free by the Law of God, not from the Law of God - as the loser Satan tried to do with this rebellion.

The Israelites were also given many object-lesson examples, not only how to do right, but how to make right of a wrong. People who did wrong were forgiven because there was not only forgiveness, but restitution. Those who forgave did not do so at their own expense; those who did wrong did not do so without expense.

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"22:1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. 22:3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

22:4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

22:5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.

22:6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

22:7 If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double. 22:8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods. 22:9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.

22:10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: 22:11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good. 22:12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. 22:13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.

22:14 And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good. 22:15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire." (Exodus 22:1-15 KJV)

The LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) is a defender of the weak, for "If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry."

"22:16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 22:17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

22:19 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

22:21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22:22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 22:23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; 22:24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

22:25 If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

22:26 If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down: 22:27 For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

22:29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me. 22:30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs." (Exodus 22:16-31 KJV)

Fact Finder: What is the difference between the true freedom of the LORD and the dead-end "freedom" that is attempted by Satan?
See Liberty Under God or Liberty Under Satan?


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This Day In History, October 4

23: Rebel forces captured the Chinese capital Chang'an during a peasant rebellion. They decapitated the emperor, Wang Mang, two days later.

610: Heraclius became Byzantine Emperor at Constantinople after overthrowing Emperor Phocas. Constantinople was named after Roman Emperor Constantine, the creator of the Church of Rome and many of its doctrines, including "Sunday" worship (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and Why Observe The True Sabbath?).

1209: King Otto IV of Germany was crowned Holy Roman Emperor (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

Santana 1511: The formation of the "Holy League" of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.

1535 The first complete English-language Bible was produced by printer Miles Coverdale.

1582: The Gregorian calendar was ordered into use by Pope Gregory XIII. That year, to correct the season error accumulated by the Julian calendar (named after Julius Caesar), October 4 was to be followed by October 15. The order of the days of the week were not affected, but October 5 to 14 "did not happen" that year. Roman Catholic countries accepted the change, but Britain and its North American colonies did not accept the new Gregorian calendar for another 2 centuries, and Russia did not accept it until 1917. Today, the Gregorian calendar is used over most of the world (see Pope Gregory's Calendar).

1636: The Swedish Army defeated the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.

1795: Napoleon Bonaparte rose to national prominence with his famous "Whiff of Grapeshot" - using cannon loaded with grapeshot ("a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot") to put down counter-revolutionary rioters at the French Legislature.

1824: Mexico adopted a new constitution and became a federal republic.

1830: Belgium became an independent nation apart from the Netherlands.

1853: After Russia refused to withdraw from the Danubian principalities, Turkey (i.e. the Ottoman Empire; listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) declared war, thus starting the Crimean War; Russia against Turkey, England, France, and Sardinia. The war lasted 3 years.

1874: To stop further genocide of his people on the vast plains that they had freely lived on for many centuries before the white Europeans ("the white devils" as many native Americans came to call them) came, Kiowa chief Santana (the English pronunciation of a Kiowa word that means White Bear), known as "the Orator of the Plains," agreed to a military surrender in Darlington, Texas. In blatant violation of the surrender agreement, Santana was then sent to a penitentiary at Huntsville where he was imprisoned with common criminals and forced to work in road crews - thereafter spending his days, in chains, looking out to the open prairie that once was his homeland; he committed suicide in the prison 4 years later.

1883: The famous Orient Express train went into service.

1914: The first German Zeppelin raids on London (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars).

1918: Boris III took over as Czar of Bulgaria after Ferdinand abdicated.

1920: The first successful airplane flight across Canada was made by Robert Leckie and 4 others. Total flying time was 45 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 3,410 miles (5,490 kilometers).

1930: A revolution began in Brazil which lasted into November, when Getulio Vargas became president.

1940: Hitler of Germany (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) and Mussolini of Italy, and their foreign ministers, held a summit meeting in an armored train at the Brenner Pass.

1952: The first cardiac pacemaker was implanted.

1957: The official roll-out ceremony of the first supersonic CF-105 at the Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario. The Canadian designed and built fighter aircraft was the fastest fighter in the world at the time.

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1957: The Russian Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, was launched, beginning the "space race."

1958: The first trans-Atlantic passenger jetliner service was begun by British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) with flights between London and New York.

1963: Hurricane Flora killed 6,000 people in Cuba and Haiti.

1965: Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit the U.S. and address the United Nations.

1993: President Boris Yeltsin stopped a hardline Communist rebellion. After a 10 hour tank assault on the Russian parliament building, he fired Vice-President Alexander Rutskoi, and jailed other opposition leaders.


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