Jimmy DeYoung’s
Prophetic Prospective
Daily Devotional
November 17, 2007

Exodus 20:11 – For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea,
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD
blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

For further study -Exodus 20:1-26

The Ten Commandments have over the years been put in the storage closet
gathering dust because we no longer even read through them ourselves, much
less teach them to our children.

In fact, the government has even removed them from our public school
classrooms and say it is against the "law of the land" to have our young
children read these directives that are in essence a list of ten
directives that express the "righteous will of God."

I am knowledgeable enough about the scriptures to realize that the "Ten
Commandments" are the "law" that no one can keep, thus they are not the
way to secure salvation. Do remember however, these are not "ten
suggestions, but ten commandments.

The "law" is as a "mirror" that we can look into and see what we really
are before God, we are sinners. We have broken and will continue to break
at least one and maybe all of this,  "His law".

This reality then lends to the fact that the "law" had a prophetic
significance. When the Lord gave the "law" to Moses on Mt Sinai He knew
that no one could keep the "law" thus He knew that the Son, Jesus Christ,
would have to come to fulfill the "law" but also be the ultimate sacrifice
that the "law" would require for our salvation.

But as I read through the "law" again, just now, I see a "prophetic aspect
to the law" for the future. As you read the extended reading for today and
think about the Kingdom to come, the government will be a theocracy with
Jesus Christ on the throne as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Is that not what the "law" calls for in it’s essence. Though we can not
keep the "law" today, thus our need for salvation in Jesus Christ. In the
Kingdom to come, we will be in our glorified bodies and we will be
perfect, the law will be written on our hearts, so that we can do each of
it’s articles in absolute detail.

Since I can’t keep the "law" today, it is used to drive me to Jesus Christ
for salvation. But in the Kingdom to come I will love to keep the "law"
with my perfect body, soul and spirit.