Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Jesus' Commandments-23 (SD80)

Those who Keep His Words
Mat 7:24-25 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock."
    It is only those who are doers of the teachings, commandments and words of our Lord Jesus Christ are the wise for their foundations are based on His words. It is of utmost importance that you read your bible for your spiritual guidance and growth and not from the opinions or doctrines of men, which will destroy you.
Mat 15:8-9 "'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"

Keeping His words is loving God
John 14:23-24 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me."
    Whoever keeps His words love God and those who do not keep His words do not love Him. All those who love God must love his brethren by caring, helping
I John 4:20-21 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

Passed from Death to Life
1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death
    Because we love our brethren we find life.
Those not Keeping His Words
Mat 7:26-27 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
    These are foolish Christians. Many do not keep His words because they are ignorant of them since they do not read the bible. These type of Christians have not been transformed. Without the truth of God's love in them, they will easily be misled, tempted and deceived by heresies, false prophecies, lies and the devil's wiles.
2:Thess 2:9-10 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Rom 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
   Brethren keep to sound doctrines and avoid distorted truth, heresies and hypocrisy. Keep His words and ensure that you love your brethren by having forgiven everyone, so that God finds you worthy of His love because He commends your true love for Him.
2 Cor 10:18 For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

This end the commandments of our Lord Jesus (up to Mat 7 only) and also this SD series (Sound Doctrines).