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Preface: If! That is quite the title. It will be coming up in various place in this writing. But, the real purpose is to draw attention to the place it becomes a conditional statement, from the actual Written Torah. The conditional statement is in the form of (IF . . . Then). In computer programming this can also take the form of (If, then, or else) where the IF is a test which then branches to various outcomes. — Onward!

There are many ways that we fight against the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. Even against our Father, The GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, GOD of Jacob.

Last time I wrote: What Is The Purpose Of All Of This? located at: http://ask-james.com/wordpress1/?p=1660

Some of the most important things to seek answers to are: Is there a GOD in control of the Heavens and the Earth? Who is this GOD? How can I know that HE is GOD? What does HE want from ME? What happens if I ignore HIM and what HE wants? Is there any proof?

Most if not ALL of those can be found in the Written Torah, the Five Books by the Hand Of Moses. I find that Five items are directly relate ME to the Written Torah. They are:
Who is GOD?;
What does HE want from me?;
How I am to treat those people near me?;
How I am to treat those people not near me?;
And last that I am responsible for everything I do.

[Side Note: For those scholars that hypothesize that these books are written by four writers and a redactor, I say Fools! Prove any potion of the Written TORAH a LIE or in error. Not an opinion, for they are not proof of anything. But use real physical proof as evidence which can be viewed by all and individually evaluated for truth of evidence. From my side, which is that of the ALMIGHTY source for Moses hand and the Five Books of Moses, I know that there are many, many statements of: what was; what is; and what will be. The easiest to evaluate as real physical proof is in the form of the Jewish People; Children of Jacob. There are approximately 7.5 billion people on the earth now. Approximately 14 million Jews on the earth again, meaning that the Jews account for 0.187% of the population of the earth. Many times these A Nation or Nations have risen up to wipe them from the face of the earth. These Jews, for 2300 years have not been: the Tallest; Strongest; most powerful; nor the richest people. So how is it possible that They Are Still Here? “Deuteronomy 32:26 I thought I would make an end of them, I would make their memory cease from among men; 27 Were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation, lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say: Our hand is exalted, and not the LORD hath wrought all this.’ 28 For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them.” The WORD of The ALMIGHTY GOD OF JACOB, hath declared and will not fail HIS WORD. So, the Children of Jacob still exist after 2,855 years.]

How can I know that GOD ALMIGHTY is real?

Short answer: Because the LORD OUR GOD, The LIVING GOD, KING OF JACOB, gives you evidence that HE IS GOD. Life, yours, mine, insect, animal, fish, bird, all life is a miracle. Meaning that it cannot happen by chance. If fact the total universe we now know could not happen by accident or chance, but was perfectly designed and implemented so that Life on this planet could be. HE also demonstrates that always keeps HIS WORD. He demonstrates this by tell what will happen, and then it happens, and calling you attention what HE Said, Did and the witnesses of these facts.

First example with more than 500 years between promise and fulfillment, also the witnesses :
In “Genesis 15: 13 And He said unto Abram: ‘Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”

The story of the Exodus is the fulfillment of those two verses. And The LORD then uses this as evidence that HE IS GOD.
Exodus 1: 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour.
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field; in all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigour.

Exodus 3: 15 And God said moreover unto Moses: ‘Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; this is My name for ever, and this is My memorial unto all generations. [The Three Witnesses.]

Exodus 12:
27 that ye shall say: It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, for that He passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.’ And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment.
36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians.

40 Now the time that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.
41 And it came to pass at the end of four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the host of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 25:38 I am the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, to be your God.

Leviticus 22:31 And ye shall keep My commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.
32 And ye shall not profane My holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD who hallow you,
33 that brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD.

There are many more such as these, based on the fact that HE KEEPS HIS WORD.

Second example using a shorter time frame, less than one year.
Exodus 4: 21 And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘When thou goest back into Egypt, see that thou do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in thy hand; but I will harden his heart, and he will not let the people go.
22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh: Thus saith the LORD: Israel is My son, My first-born.
23 And I have said unto thee: Let My son go, that he may serve Me; and thou hast refused to let him go. Behold, I will slay thy son, thy first-born.’–

Exodus 10: 25 And Moses said: ‘Thou must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt-offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.’
27 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.
28 And Pharaoh said unto him: ‘Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in the day thou seest my face thou shalt die.’”

Exodus 11:4 And Moses said: ‘Thus saith the LORD: About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt;
5 and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the first-born of the maid-servant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of cattle.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there hath been none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog whet his tongue, against man or beast; that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

9 And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Pharaoh will not hearken unto you; that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.’
10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh; and the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.”

Now for the reason for the name of this article. I present the big IFs.

If the god you worship, allows his word to be changed; adjusted; over written; legislated against or removed; then are you worshiping a god or something created by man?

This is the easiest to answer: If any of that is true, then you or man is more powerful than your god. Hence it is not The GOD ALMIGHTY. Only one proof text is needed this time, which is funny because each of these: Judaism, Christianity and Islam have similar commands to: “Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”; okay a second witness:“Deuteronomy 13:1 All this word which I command you, that shall ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”; .

So how important are these Writing Of Moses, Given by the ALMIGHTY GOD?

Even a king that we set up above us, is instructed thus: “Deuteronomy 17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book, out of that which is before the priests the Levites.
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;
20 that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left; to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel. “

IF THE ALMIGHTY GOD, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and ALL there in, gives us Laws, Teachings and Covenants, then sets a conditional statement about how you can be holy, is it then to your GOOD that you perform exactly according to the Statements(The GOD of Abraham; GOD of Isaac; GOD of Jacob declared)? {YES!!}

Now, what is that Conditional Statement? “Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for all the earth is Mine; 6 and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.’”

That was the simplest version of the IF. Others are “Leviticus 26:3 If ye walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them; 4 then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. . . . “ Or perhaps you will hear: Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all His commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. . . . “

More importantly, Why do we ignore the IF in these Statements? I do not have an answer to this one, It totally baffles me!!!
So what happens when you follow you heart, to ignore the WORD OF GOD, after HE gave you the instructions, examples and teachings?

The Consequences for Rejecting and not doing, the IF side of the deal is terrible in results.

Example: Leviticus 26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto Me, and will not do all these commandments; 15 and if ye shall reject My statutes, and if your soul abhor Mine ordinances, so that ye will not do all My commandments, but break My covenant; 16 I also will do this unto you: . . . .” for 24 verses, with the break in the sequence where the LORD say: “18 And if ye will not yet for these things hearken unto Me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.” and so on and so forth.

Perhaps this is not enough. So, how about another example: Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.” and so on, for 53 verses. More precision here than in Leviticus, where we got the Sevens.

Note that since the Garden in Eden, where we only had One Test and failed, then upto and including This Day, most of us continue to fail and actually give no thought to the outcomes we are earning. . . . But, there is Great News. Our Father, for most events is wanting to take you back, if you will only return to HIM and perform Exodus 19:5 and 6. I like this passage in “Deuteronomy 30: 1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt bethink thyself among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, 2 and shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and hearken to His voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul; . . . . “

In a summary, just perform only what the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY’s Covenants, Teachings and Laws as HE Stated Them. “Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”

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I can not save you, no one can, You must Return and do that which is Right.

I can show you the way, if you want to know.

IT is to our benefit to HEARKEN until the LIVING GOD OF ISHRAEL/ISRAEL/JACOB, and to our pain and shame to do otherwise.

My prayer is that The LORD grant you eyes that see, ears that hear and an understanding heart, then you return unto HIM soon!(Isaiah 6: 9 And He said: ‘Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.’)

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