About 3,500 years ago, an amazing historical event occurred. The new leader of a new nation had a lengthy encounter (40 days)(twice) with one identified as "I AM". The outcome of this meeting produced a couple of stone tablets with a 10-point list of do's and dont's for all the people, maybe as many as 2 million, of this new nation called Israel. The leader, Moses, was to administer and enforce this "constitution" with a promise from "I AM" that in doing so, blessings and prosperity would surely follow the people and the nation. The "I AM" inscribed these instructions with his finger into a rock surface so that no erasing or amendments could be added to change the two stones engraving which would be called The 10 Commandments.
The "I AM", unseen by Moses, would appear in the flesh 1,500 years later. Now he is visible. He is heard by the ears of men, he is seen by the eyes of men, hands have touched him. During his 33 years of living in the land of Judah (a remnant left from Israel), he made several proclamations about those two stone tablets, the physical whereabouts now unknown, and the meaning for the current day. He would say, "If you love me, keep my commandments.", and "If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love." The "I AM" of the flesh gave a summary of the 10 commandments he had written in stone 1,500 years ago by answering a question about the first and greatest commandment. He said, "Hear, Oh Israel"...The first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord, thy God, with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The second is like the first, the "I AM" continues, love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these, the "I AM" concludes, as he sums up again, the two stones into two commands.
Over 2,000 years ago a trial was held for an innocent man. “The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree.” “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony these men are bringing against you”, asked the high priest. Jesus remained silent and gave no answer—Mark 14.55-61. Satan unleashed all of his power through the lie to try and upend God’s plan of redemption and salvation. The spirit of falsehood struck hard against the Spirit of truth. In fact this spirit had been striking the heal of Jesus ever since the day of his birth. From Herod to Pilate, these men lied and believed the lie of the spirit. Three days and three nights came with the crucifixion and all was quiet until the morning of the third day. Faith, loyalty, courage, honesty, and truth prevailed! Jesus rose from the dead and sin and death were both defeated. Jesus has paid the price, no man can pay. John 14.6--Jesus is the way the truth and the life. John 16.13—When He, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth. John 8.32—You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Eph 4.25--