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You do not Steal.

8th COMMANDMENT ............ “YOU DO NOT STEAL" We need to look at this commandment in the most simple way we can, without confusion. The instruction is "YOU DO NOT" which means again, we have no argument against stealing. Of course there is no love in stealing, it is a behaviour of hatred. We all know that if we steal in any way shape or form, we are going to be trapped in a behaviour that is not our personality, this behaviour has lead us to a become a slave to a new master of our life, Satan himself. What then does the word "STEAL" mean in the Hebrew? Result of search for "steal": 1589 ganab gaw-nab' a primitive root; to thieve (literally or figuratively); by implication, to deceive:--carry away, X indeed, secretly bring, steal (away), get by stealth. It is a horrible DECEITFUL and hateful thing to steal from someone and if we steal we are manifesting the behaviour of Satan and this is evil, no matter what the circumstance. THEIVING IS THEIVING AND BREAKING A COMMAND IS BREAKING A COMMAND. Breaking a command is a sin, Turah says that once you sin you become it's slave. In this command there is more to look at than the simple truth of the words expressed in this command. There are many examples of the danger of being a thief - Look what Yahusha said about the thief in John 10:1-10: “He (Satan), who does not enter through the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up through another way, that one is a thief and a robber. But He (Yahusha) who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep”. It then goes on to say that the sheep will not listen to the voice of the stranger and they will scatter. Then Yahusha tells us that He is actually the door and all those who come before Him are thieves and robbers (this is an interesting statement). Verse 9 Yahusha says, “I am the door, whoever enters through me shall be DELIVERED and go in and out and find pasture”. VERSE 10. “THE THEIF DOES NOT COME EXCEPT TO STEAL, AND TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY”. Here we can see that the aim of our enemy Ha Shatan is to steal the chosen sheep away from Yahusha, and to bring them into his fold, of those already heading for destruction. UNDERSTANDING THE SIMPLICITY OF "YOU DO NOT STEAL" WILL KEEP US SAFE FROM SIN AND SLAVERY. WE ARE SAFE WHEN WE ENTER THAT DOOR. By Christopher Hilton . . .